BoD Daily Update: January 11th, 2017

WWE.com NXT Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2017-01-11

 

Finn Balor Injury Update

Balor’s target return date from injury is in early March.

https://twitter.com/davemeltzerWON/status/818912418759774212

 

Paige Injury Update

Paige, who underwent neck surgery this past October, is not expected to be back in action until the Summer.

http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2017/0110/621075/backstage-news-on-paige-wwe-status-and-when-she-expected-back-in/

  • Ioan Morris

    Pre-midday GMT Daily Thread!

  • Adam Wright

    Early Daily Thread on the day the Trump/Russia/Blackmail/Hooker story breaks.

    Yeah this is going to be a high comment day.

    • Ioan Morris

      If Disqus lets that happen.

      • Adam Wright

        it’s working so far.

      • Six Star TatR!

        more like PISSQUS guys vote TatR for next years Doomie Awards

        • Ioan Morris

          People reacting to the Doomies just like Brexit and Trump. Stupid libtard cucks living in their elitist Daily Thread bubble.

          • Six Star TatR!

            I missed whenever it was mentioned previously so I didn’t vote and that’s probably why the results were all so screwed up

          • Ioan Morris

            That is literally the only explanation.

          • Adam Wright

            As did I. The lack of UK representation explains the issues.

    • Russia said it’s fake guys so everyone can go home. We’re being unfair to Trump!

      • Doctor Funkopolis

        Sad!

  • Doctor Funkopolis

    Yeah, Paige ain’t coming back. I’ll just be happy if she actually lives until summer.

    • Adam Wright

      I’m surprised they haven’t let her quit to be honest, considering her relative position on the card, her current attitude and the length of injury.

      • Doctor Funkopolis

        Absolutely. It’s pointless. Worse case scenario is she hurts or kills herself under your watch. Even if she cleans up, I doubt she ever works for them again.

    • Manjiimortal

      She isn’t much of a loss at all anyways, she’s awful in every way that matters in wrestling but for having a unique look. That being said, despite not liking her one bit, I hope things end up well for her, and for this whole business to not end in a tragedy.

      • Doctor Funkopolis

        I actually think she’s a decent worker, poor promo.

        The important thing for me is that she gets cleaned up and starts living better.

      • Wade

        I’m wondering how much the drugs affected the performance.

        • Manjiimortal

          Was she on the stuff back in 2014 already?

          • Wade

            I wouldn’t be surprised if it coincided with the main roster call up and being on the road constantly.

          • Manjiimortal

            Perhaps, but I still think itwas the first case of NXT overhype.

  • Adam Wright

    Current Royal Ruimble Card.

    * WWE Championship Match: John Cena vs. AJ Styles
    * WWE Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens (Chris Jericho suspended above the ring)
    * RAW Women’s Championship Match: Bayley vs. Charlotte
    * Cruiserwight Title Match: Neville vs. Rich Swann
    * 30-Man Royal Rumble Match: Brock Lesnar, Bill Goldberg, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, Big E, Chris Jericho, Braun Strowman, The Undertaker, Baron Corbin, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, The Miz, Eighteen More TBA

    • Ioan Morris

      Lots of potential in the Rumble to set up matches for Mania. Not matches I particularly want to see, mind you.

  • Ioan Morris

    Strowman/Taker, Steph/Sasha, Miz & Maryse/Ambrose & Renee, Big Show/Shaq. I have a good feeling about this year’s Mania.

  • Ha!

  • Paige not expected back….ever.

    A much more accurate headline

    • Ioan Morris

      They seem to be making plenty of hay out of the story on Total Divas.

      • ILikeNeville

        The bit where Mark Carrano tells her to go home, she’s visibly high. Most recent episode. Painkillers at a guess.

        • Ioan Morris

          Surprised they saw fit to show that.

          • ILikeNeville

            Me too. Also, her ‘Alberto’ tattoo. Looks real. Huh!

  • Ioan Morris

    My cat is shit scared of the wind.

  • flamingtoilet

    I really thought Paige had already been released around the same time as ADR.

    • Miko363

      I’m guessing they couldn’t release her due to her injury. If she was healthy my bet is she would be gone.

  • Miko363

    I hate the crappy logic of guys coming out and announcing they’re in the Rumble match. Why doesn’t everyone in the fucking locker room come out and say they’re in the Rumble?

    I guess even in kayfabe terms, the lower card guys are geeks that don’t care about anything.

    • Ioan Morris

      They’re in a big arena, aren’t they? Gotta do the hard sell with big name guys.

      • Miko363

        I understand that part, but you have all those authority figures out there…it takes two seconds for Steph to say “we need to do something to make an impact, I’ve asked The Undertaker to enter the Royal Rumble with one of Raw’s spots.”

        Then the mystery of his Raw appearance is whether or not he accepts, not whether Mick Foley gets a low score on his performance review.

        • Ioan Morris

          Oh right, yeah, him on Raw didn’t make any sense. And they never paid off his threats before Survivor Series, right?

          • Miko363

            Well Smackdown won the match so I guess he was totally cool with everybody again. But he put them all in their place so mission accomplished.

          • Ioan Morris

            Oh yeah, I forgot that part.

    • They should do a bit where R-Truth comes out and announces he’s in the Rumble and Foley comes out and tells him he’s not.

  • Yo.

    • Ioan Morris

      I’m here!

      • What’s up? Any upcoming professional wrestling events that you may be excited about or even attending?

        • Ioan Morris

          You’ll be please to hear that on Sunday I’ll be emanating LIVE from The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England.

          • Six Star TatR!

            ooooh that came around quick

          • Six Star TatR!

            Hey are you gonna miss United/Liverpool?

          • Ioan Morris

            Probably will miss the first half, but will try and find a nearby pub in Blackpool to watch the second half.

  • Miko363

    So Carmella is taking Ellsworth shopping next week?

    If this makes Ellsworth the Kip Dynamite to Carmella’s LaFawnda, I’m sold.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    9 days until the United States becomes a reality show officially.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I knew that Survivor’s popularity 17 years ago would eventually fuck us all over.

    Fuck you, Jeff Probst!

    • The Polish Hammer

      He’s got the eye of the tiger, he does.

  • Marvissey – #11

    SHEEEEEELTON! Where are you? I have a n avatar you need to see =(

    • Six Star TatR!

      Very nice. I’m the biggest Morrissey fan here, Marv!

      • Marvissey – #11

        I know but you barely rate, I miss God’s own idiot

      • Ioan Morris

        Ah, now your xenophobic vegetarian ways make sense!

        • Aaron

          Also his perverse sexual appetites.

          • Thebraziliankid

            Morrisey is xenophobic? Makes sense.

      • I have no idea who he is!

    • He’s sleeping right now.

      • Marvissey – #11

        How did the show go?

        • Oh, I got the shit kicked out of me. But I made everyone in the audience go AWWWWWWWW twice. So, that was a win. I’m guessing a good chunk of my segment had to be edited because of people laughing. Lots of silliness.

          • Marvissey – #11

            Haha, so they felt bad for you? That’s always a good sign. When does it air?

          • I WAS PITIED! It was sweet.

            The show goes live tomorrow or Friday.

  • Marvissey – #11

    Glorious.

  • Lurker

    Why doesn’t WWE sell old ppv posters? I need that summer slam 97 poster in my life.

    • That’s a good idea..

    • What’s that? You want a Roman Reigns poster signed by John Cena? You got it, PAL!

    • Miko363

      Because us old-school fans are just a bunch of nerds who absolutely don’t make up a large part of their audience, no sirree!

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      There are a lot of places like Zazzle that will do them print to order and already have people like National Geographic on them. It’s totally doable.

  • Wade

    NOAH storyline update:

    Lone Wolf veteran Takashi Sugiura has rebuffed all attempts to welcome him back to NOAH from Suzuki-Gun. Instead the “Killing Machine” is in total “let it die, and we’ll build something new” mode.

    He’s started recruiting allies to help him. But he’s specifically picking people that haven’t been tainted by NOAH’s constant failure. He grabbed new gaijin Alejandro Saez (from the CWC) almost immediately.

    Last show, he extended the same offer to promising young lion Kaito Kiyomiya. Kiyomiya spent the last year basically being Minoru Suzuki’s personal rookie punching bag with NOAH ace Naomichi Marufuji egging him on.

    Kiyomiya gladly accepted Sugiura’s mentorship offer and appears to have turned heel.

    • Ioan Morris

      So they’re going meta with “NOAH’s a failure”?

      • Wade

        Sugiura has been.

        He’s been all “No more new eras. I’ll kill it for good so I can build something that doesn’t suck.”

        It’s actually kind of interesting.

        • Thebraziliankid

          Sugiura has the stink of failure.

      • Wade

        Actually, I don’t think he’s saying NOAH itself is, but that the Marufuji/Taniguchi/Yone generation needs to be destroyed.

        • Ioan Morris

          Well… can’t disagree with that.

        • Thebraziliankid

          Destroy the last 2, send Marufuji to NJPW.

          • Ioan Morris

            Not sure there’s anyone who dislikes New Japan more than Marufuji, despite the favours they did him last year.

          • Thebraziliankid

            Really, the paycheck in there must be bigger.

          • Wade

            Maru is the one who negotiated the sale. He’s got some nut against Bushiroad for some stupid reason.

          • Thebraziliankid

            Idiot.

          • Ioan Morris

            And he did it on the same day as King of Pro-Wrestling.

          • Wade

            He probably wanted to beat Okada and drop the title back at WK or something stupid like that.

    • Manjiimortal

      That actually sounds interesting for a change. I guess he figured that with Suzuki Gun out NOAH doesn’t has much longer to live, and he might as well make himself important.

      • Wade

        I know right?

        There’s a lot of the same problems as before, but this is at least intriguing.

  • Wade

    NOAH storyline #2:

    GHC Champion Katsuhiko Nakajima repelled Sugiura’s challenge at The First Navigation.

    He then cut a promo saying he has absolutely no interest in defending the title against the previous generation again and wants only young challengers to step up to face him.

    Nobody’s accepted the challenge yet.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Call Shibata!

    • Manjiimortal

      NOAH has no young generation… and Nakajima himself is a 12 year pro.

      • Wade

        They actually kind of do now.

        Nakajima is still under 30. Masa Kitamiya is legit good. Atsushi Kotege just got moved up and Kenoh too. Kaito Kiyomiya is really good for a lion.

        There are some seeds finally.

        • Thebraziliankid

          Kotoge is Heavyweight now?

          Where the fuck is Harada?

          • Wade

            Challenging for the Jr title against Ohara in the “Battle of Jilted Partners.”

          • Thebraziliankid

            Harada should be going up, he’s better than Kotoge.

          • Ioan Morris

            Feels like they have a tiny roster right now.

          • Wade

            They put everybody in suits to announce their new office building and it was depressing seeing how few guys they have.

            They’re using K-Dojo guys to fill out undercard though.

          • Ioan Morris

            It’s a shame. They should look to 90s All Japan to see how a smaller roster can work. Establish four or five guys as the top natives, then bring in foreigners for certain tours.

          • Wade

            I think they are trying with Nakajima, Kitamiya, Kotege & Kiyomiya.

            The Nakajima & Kitamiya dynamic could easily evolve into a Misawa & Kawada one.

            Sugi and Kiyomiya is kind of reminiscent of Jumbo & Taue on paper.

            They just wasted like ten years refusing to build new stars and it’s going to take a while to turn into something again.

        • Ioan Morris

          I like Kiyomiya’s green trunks.

        • Manjiimortal

          They had some seeds in 2006 too, but only Taniguchi didn’t retire or left at some point. NOAH didn’t know, or couldn’t care about, booking them.

  • Adam Wright

    When Paige debuted in WWE she was in a division headlined by the likes of the Bellas & AJ Lee. So she was one of the best female workers in the company. No she wouldn’t even be top 5.

    • The only top 5 list she’ll make right now is the scumbag chav list.

    • Marvissey – #11

      I never quite understood the appeal. Her gimmick was basically that of a trashbird.

      • But it was different! That’s what got her over….then her not being good is what stopped her overness

        • Marvissey – #11

          Wasn’t she in NXT at one point explaining how the new people didn’t understand the business and work hard enough? lol

  • The Polish Hammer

    So Trump hired Russian hookers to pee on a bed just because the Obamas used it.
    Not even in the White House yet and he’s already having Russia mark its territory.

  • PrideOfCanada

    For those who missed the glory of Alicia Fox’s acting on 205 Live last night, WWE has posted the short segment on YouTube.

    This is must-watch stuff. https://youtu.be/XZC8Cct61Rk

    • Ioan Morris

      I actually made the effort to skim through the show last when it turned out Shane was on Talking Smack. A lot of it was really bad.

      • DAJackson7

        The Mojo stuff wasn’t bad, i don’t like the guy but it shows you how worthless the writers are when everyone who gets a chance on Talking Smack to be themselves knocks it out of the park

    • I just noticed Cedric kind of looks like Mr T.

      • Well…there’s his next gimmick. Mini Mr. T.

        He pities the foos…well, just the little ones

      • Rowlf

        I pity the fool that has to work with Alicia Fox.

    • itwastyped

      That was terrible but generally I was into the batshit crazy Alicia Fox of 2 years ago… which didn’t actually lead anywhere. I think she’s underrated in terms of hotness

      • And underrated in-ring skills too. She carried Melina to a ***** classic!

    • Devin Harris

      She actually started to laugh at the end

  • The Polish Hammer

    Gonna be kind of hard for Paige to return to action in the summer when she’s all knocked up with Bambino del Rio.

    • Marvissey – #11

      *Aborto Del Rio

      • mike

        Ice cold… Lol

      • DAJackson7

        You know she’ll announce it on Twittergram or something then a couple weeks later will “accidentally” fall down some stairs when Del Rio gets in a fight with some jobber in Mexico in the arena

  • mike

    Trump seems pissed about something this morning.

    • maskedcabana

      Missed a golden opportunity to look Presidential.

      • mike

        At least he had the platform today to explain his support of trickle down economics.

  • Ioan Morris

    The guys in 205 Live were wrestling to absolute silence last night. Felt bad for them.

    • itwastyped

      I loved the CWC but the booking of the cruisers since put me off so much that I haven’t even watched an episode of 205 yet, no interest

      • Ioan Morris

        It not like that at all. It’s the usual WWE schtick but with smaller guys.

    • Miko363

      I haven’t watched an episode yet…do they cut the lighting way down or can you see people heading for the exits in droves?

      • They cut the lighting a tad but you do see front-rowers leave

        • Miko363

          Oh that’s not good. Someone paid for front-row seats and can’t be bothered to stay – not a good sign.

  • Ioan Morris

    Also, I like Jack Gallagher. But the whole point was that the character informed the ringwork. You definitely do not need endless skits to hammer home the “gentleman” stuff.

    • maskedcabana

      But the only way you get over in the WWE is having a memorable character, the wrestling is just not enough. You can tell they see him as a breakout star with the amount of promo time they’ve given him.

      • Ioan Morris

        I’d argue he was plenty able to get the character over through ringwork, but I’m not opposed to promos. It’s the skits I don’t like.

  • mike

    Hey Marv, what did you make of the last Sherlock?

    • Devin Harris

      It was elementary?

    • Marvissey – #11

      That episode saved the season easily. Maybe one of the best episodes they’ve ever done. I’ve already watched it twice lol

      • Ioan Morris

        Solid second tier, for me.

        • Marvissey – #11

          I’m just happy the dumb bitch is finally gone and they’ve got the table set for a great series finale

          • mike

            I’m guessing they’ll do a one off special in a couple years.

          • Marvissey – #11

            Maybe, yeah. I wouldn’t mind it just being over though. Like I can’t spend the rest of my life losing my shit waiting for more haha, just let us be free

          • Ioan Morris

            Absolutely.

      • mike

        Yeah, good stuff, and I totally called that the chick on the bus wasn’t just a chick on the bus.

        • Marvissey – #11

          I totally thought the reveal was going to be her as Moriarty. When she took the lens out she was doing all kinds of facial ticks and stuff that reminded me of the pool scene.

          • mike

            I’m glad he’s still dead. People turning out to not be dead is a top five annoying plot point.

          • Ioan Morris

            That a definite Moffat-ism. Eventually erodes suspension of disbelief.

          • Rowlf

            Yeah, that’s happened quite a lot in the last few years of Doctor Who, too (Clara, Missy, etc.)

          • Ioan Morris

            Tell me about it. He doesn’t even bother to try and explain it anymore.

          • Marvissey – #11

            Same, he should stay dead but at the same time no other villain comes close to how awesome he is

  • Adam Wright

    Trumps already gone Godwinn. Accused the Intelligence services of being Nazis.
    It’s going to be one of those days.

    • Russia vs Nazis all over again!

    • Marvissey – #11

      Hey so liberals should totally agree with him then because they don’t like the intelligence services anymore either (as soon as they started lol’ing at Hillary)

      • Supermark25

        Hillary never attacked the intelligence services. That’s the difference.

    • Wade

      I’m already fearing certain posters waking up.

      • Marvissey – #11

        I won’t start I promise. I realized I was mostly arguing with an adult that lives with his parents and makes video games. Of course we have very different opposing viewpoints hahaha

        • Six Star TatR!

          ooh that sounds like something fun happened

          • Marvissey – #11

            Mar Solo told me because I’m not lockstep with him then I can’t possibly know any black people lmfao. It was faaaaantastic!

        • It’s always your fault! You’re the anti-Snitsky!

        • djowalsen: Known Hater

          What wrong with making video games?

          • Marvissey – #11

            Nothing. But arguing with a guy that lives with his parents and does stuff like that is kind of pointless. Like, the two of us are in entirely separate realities (in that I’m in reality and he is not)

    • Ioan Morris

      Brain… unable… to compute.

    • Aaron

      I’d like a press conference; not just about the briefing, but just, you know, a press conference from the next President.

  • Six Star TatR!

    I only watched one Sherlock. I didn’t like it. It was the one where Sherlock dies and then at the end it’s like oh there he is. I remember everyone being like omgwhathow and I was like blurghso

    • Marvissey – #11

      That was a bit weird because fans spent the next year and a half screaming “Sherlock is still alive!” and it was like…well yeah, I mean…did you see the end of the episode? He’s totes alive…

      • That’s like the end of Season 2 of the West Wing, where people ACTUALLY weren’t sure if Bartlett was going to run again. Like, excuse me, it’s all laid out.

        • Ioan Morris

          Ooh, time to listen to West Wing Weekly!

          • The end of season 2 should give some good discussion episodes.

          • Ioan Morris

            Just came to the end of S4 after another rewatch. Only watched 5-7 one time, but started up S5 to get the conclusion of the cliffhanger. I don’t think I should go further.

          • The first 8 episodes of S5 are pretty good.

            Seasons 5-7 are a different tone of the show, but they’re still pretty good. Just a higher percentage of episodes that didn’t work. I’d say to watch them. Jimmy Smits’ character in S6-7 is pretty endearing and it’s scary how Obama-like he is in the couple years before Obama.

          • Ioan Morris

            6 and 7 are way better, ignoring a couple of horrible character decisions. 5 I remember as being dour and adolescent in it’s SERIOUSNESS.

    • OMG that was the only episode I saw as well! I wasn’t impressed either.

    • Ioan Morris

      Probably not the best place to start.

      • I usually start with the first episode.

      • Six Star TatR!

        I think it was just like the most hyped one at that point? And we were like okay mainstream culture let’s hang out for a bit if we absolutely must.

        • Ioan Morris

          I imagine it was mostly nonsensical to you?

          • Six Star TatR!

            Nah, I’m super smart like a detective, I was working everything out in advance. Faked his death with I don’t know, mirrors or something probably

          • Ioan Morris

            One of the irritating things about Moffat’s writing is that he has the capacity to create incredible cliffhangers, but almost never pays them off in a satisfying way. He’ll tend to do some hand-waving and the dramatic equivalent of “Hey, look over there!” That especially seems like a cheat when you already have the scaffolding that the Conan Doyle stories provide.

    • Marvissey – #11

      The first season was really good, and S2:E1 is like one of the best TV episodes ever done. But the show rapidly gets up its own ass in that way only a Moffat/Gattis show can

  • Rowlf

    Just finished Smackdown. Decent show, as always…I certainly didn’t miss Cena handily beating up-and-comers while JBL works himself into a lather screaming about “BIG MATCH JOHN!!!”, though. Ugh.

  • Wade

    I can’t believe TNA taped a match that I’m actually pretty excited to see.

    • …which is?

      • Wade

        Edwards-Lashley in a 30 minute iron man match.

        • Sounds cool, but don’t like the idea of having 2 guys go for 30 minutes when they just wrestled 800 matches beforehand in that week.

          • Wade

            It was still early in the tapings so fingers crossed.

            I really enjoy the dynamic they have though, where Lashley can’t quite catch and squish Eddie and just goes berserk with rage, which makes him fuck up and lose the match.

            It’s been a quiet good part of 2016.

          • It’s like Inigo Montoya vs. Westley all over again!

          • Six Star TatR!

            Maybe they taped it in 3 minute chunks over the week and they’ll piece it together

  • Marvissey – #11

    They do 205 Live after Smackdown right? I’m hoping when I go the entire arena empties out so the only thing left in the crowd is the Marv face

    • They do….but you have to be around the hardcores of the hardcores

      • Marvissey – #11

        I kind of planned on wearing headphones through the whole show and getting severely drunk. I’m not there to watch wrestling, I bought the ticket strictly to get a Marv face on camera, that’s it

  • Bones

    Is Diqsucks still acting up horribly?

  • Adam Wright

    I don’t even bother with reading recaps of 205 Live let alone watch it. When they had the Cruiserweights on Raw, they were just a bunch of interchangeable guys with no personality or individual characters beyond “black” “video game fan” “foreign” and so on. I treat it like Main Event basically

  • Marvissey – #11

    Alright, to the gym! Hopefully the cutie is at the daycare this morning. I’ll spare you all a play by play of our interaction including bad lines ripped from an 80s porno movie that a woman would never actually say, “So she just asked me if I need my muscle tugged.” Or something…

    • Six Star TatR!

      pics pls

      • Marvissey – #11

        Oh she’s hardly worth a pic by comparison

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Deadlift!

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Who’s this supposed to be a joke about? PK?

      • Diddly

        Patrick Alexander from yesterday I think

  • Member when Vince use to look great for his age then suddenly turned into Dracula?

    • Thebraziliankid

      The cocaine brother.

  • zahidf

    What’s the difference between a lentil and a chickpea?

    Trump wouldn’t pay $1000 to have a lentil on his face.

    Actually, the weirdest thing about the story is that he actually seems to have paid a contractor!

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Liberals looking down on the sexual fetishes of the WWC and making jokes at their expense is #WhyTrumpWon

      • zahidf

        Ha. I was thinking it was just a LIBERAL MEDIA LIE. Those women clearly had been stung by jellyfish.

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          I mean, I hope it’s true because it’s hilarious, but at the same time, I don’t approve of the intelligence community leaking this stuff out just to make Trump look bad. I’m fine with the report that the FBI was trying get a read on four people associated with his campaign because that’s actual news. Trump’s weird pissing deal is mean-spirited.

          • zahidf

            I think its more the whole report leaked and the media are focusing on the pissing story

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Right, it’s the most salacious so it gets the most attention, but the focus should be on uncovering the financial ties.

          • zahidf

            Oh definitely. I don’t disagree with that, that’s the stuff the more intelligent members of his team should be worried about.
            Of course, it helps that he is having a meltdown over it.

          • Diddly

            But nobody cares about that.

            Trump might have borrowed money from the Russian mob? “Eh, I don’t see what the big deal is about getting a loan.”

            Trump pees on people? “LOLOLOL HE LIKES HUMAN WASTE AND DOESN’T DO IT IN THE MISSIONARY POSITION!”

          • Aaron

            Our government would never derail itself over consensual, private sex acts.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Paige was never any good.

    • Perfectly fine character to attract the goth audience.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        She had a unique look in that it appears she doesn’t shower regularly, but other than that, I just never saw the appeal.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      I brought one of my non-wrestling fan friends to Raw and he like her best during the “stripper fights” as he called them.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Was it because of her polished tits?

        • djowalsen: Known Hater

          Quite possibly.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Accurate.

    • zahidf

      I’m sure she had some very good matches with Emma in NXT

    • I never had a lot of use for her. She’s basically there to appeal to the smells like cat litter crowd.

  • Miko363

    Maybe it’s been due to my lack of free time lately, but I’m finding myself getting more disenchanted with the entire product. Raw has become unwatchable and 205 Live sounds absolutely pointless. At this point I’m down to parts of Smackdown, the NXT Takeovers and the big Network events. Maybe over the winter I’ll get back into it.

    I think the Network is making the same mistake Netflix is making (in my opinion). Instead of improving the current products, they’re just flooding it with new material, so I sit there for a half hour overwhelmed by the library and then realize I now don’t have time to watch anything.

    Instead of being excited for all the new shows and tournaments they’re adding, I find myself saying “why am I still paying for something where I don’t have time to watch 99% of the stuff on here?” And once you fall behind, you’re kinda screwed.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      I should save myself the $10 a month and just cancel, but you never know when you’ll want to watch Dino Bravo matches. For me that’s about once every two weeks.

      • Miko363

        That’s the thing, I probably watch it just enough to justify the $10 a month, but if I were to be hit with a price increase I’d consider dropping it.

        A year ago I would have been willing to keep it just for NXT alone.

    • zahidf

      Maybe just watch the tournaments fresh, and for the PPV’s, just watch the good matches?

    • DAJackson7

      I only watch Smackdown, and it’s easy to watch, but if they end up doing Cena-Taker at WM I’m probably going to take my first break in 30 years.

  • In conclusion: Fuck yesterday.

  • zahidf

    Obama: “Believe, not in my ability to bring about change, but yours.”
    Trump: “Russian prostitutes didn’t piss on me.”

    Good luck America

    • Matt_Indeed.

      That pretty much covers it, yes.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Now I’m no Trumpaholic, but for a story to be made up about someone and then he be made fun of for denying it seems a LITTLE unfair

      • DAJackson7

        Yeah, I’m like fuck the guy, but even this morning the guy they said was with him over there said he was with his son at USC at the time

      • Aaron

        We don’t know one way or the other; the rest of it where Mr. Trump is accused of directly working with Russia is what I’d like to see investigated.

      • zahidf

        It’s the ties with Russia financially which are probably true.
        Trump has definitely used prostitutes. It’s just whether they were Russian or pissed on him.
        Also, Presidents are supposed to have thick skins.

  • Miko363

    Poor Joe Biden sitting there last night with his “why the fuck didn’t I run?” face.

  • zahidf

    Now I definitely wouldn’t piss on Trump if he was on fire. Because he would enjoy it.

  • mike

    Trump is so wealthy even his showers are golden.

    Man, if it weren’t for the pending violations of equal rights, poor economic policies, and irrevrrsable damage to the environment the next four years would be a riot.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    You could say that Balor will LEGO of his pains by March.

  • This Trump/Urine story has gotten no play at all in the media here.
    I think that’s probably for the best.

    • Six Star TatR!

      there is continuing 24/7 rolling news coverage in Canada of a loose moose I hear

      • Have a moose loose in your town and see if that’s not newsworthy. They’re HUGE.

      • Aaron

        That means something else.

    • Even the Toronto Sun didn’t run the story?

  • mike

    Ok, so is Balor a surprise Rumble entrant then?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I don’t know. Who’s Valor?

      • mike

        Ha ha fixed before your comment

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Well, shit.

  • Miko363

    Oh also, if the BoD didn’t exist, I’m like 95% sure I’d be done with wrestling.

    • I’d probably have never discovered NJPW World, and would definitely be done with wrestling by now.

      • Aaron

        NJPW, where the returning hot heel has super heroic theme music.

    • Oh for sure. That’s my entire fandom at this point.

      I come here, because I’ve always come here, and I like to have a basic idea of at least SOME of what you all are talking about.

    • Facts

      Same here. The Internet made me enjoy Foreign and American independent wresting. I am done with WWE.

  • Facts

    AMC Theaters To Allow Golden Showers For Donald Trump During Movies In Effort To Appeal To Sick Fucks.

  • Wade

    Balor back just in time for an AJ match at Wrestlemania?

    • Or back to have a 6 way ladder match over the US title!

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Balor could really bump well for Strowman in 30 straight matches on Raw, I think.

      Maybe he can stop pretending that his offense would actually hurt anyone besides a 4th grader….and only if the 4th grader was slow in his growth development.

      • Aaron

        Yeah, Strowman ought to work on his offense.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          You gotta admit, Balor should probably be wrestling on 205. That dude is like 170 soaking wet.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            HE’S SMALL!
            Hmmm, doesn’t have the same punch as “He’s FAT!”

          • Matt_Indeed.

            I mean, there’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s just silly watching someone like Joe bump for the guy, when it is so easy to see that Joe would rip his head off in real life.

            Sometimes there are instances when it’s difficult to suspend disbelief.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            I agree.
            My response was in jest, but I feel the same way.

          • The Polish Hammer

            It does if you point at his crotch while saying it.

          • Aaron

            He’s definitely lean.

        • Clark O’Brien

          This one situation where the reality of the situation is stranger than the WWEs view point. A guy the size of Balor would have huge amounts of advantage in cardio and stamina over a guy the size of Strowman, after 10 minutes of running round a 300lb fella would be breathing hard and sweating up a storm. Fine he could do more damage with his strength, but thats sort of the story these matches (done well) have.

      • Wade

        It’s weird that everybody forgot he was a cruiserweight in NJPW for a long time and only in the Heavyweight division for like a year.

  • Discovered a local indy here yesterday that has a 30 min weekly show on cable access. It was super low rent, obviously, but they aim for an 80s style which I appreciated. I’m gonna watch it again and scope the crowd and if they don’t look too frightening then maybe I’ll take The Boy to an event.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I once saw an advertisement for Tommy Rich wrestling at a local indy, and the show was at a Ryan’s buffet.

      • These guys run out of a lounge that’s actually a fair distance away. They advertise as family friendly though.

      • Aaron

        I can eat fried chicken some wheezing disability cheat probably touched AND see Tommy Rich? Score!

    • Diddly

      You should review it each week

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    West Virginia fans storming the court wasn’t that necessary. You’re not Ball State. Pull it together.

    • Aaron

      There’s nothing to celebrate in that state. Let them have something good.

    • Miko363

      Storming the court has become the “THIS IS AWESOME!” of college basketball.

      And one of these days, someone is gonna get maimed or killed in a stampede and everyone is gonna freak out when they could have easily put a stop to it years ago.

    • Diddly

      Any reports of burned couches?

      • Aaron

        Rent A Center already took them.

      • Comdukakis

        only in East Lansing

    • Storming the court is fun, dammit! Since I did it in college, I decree that every college student should have the same opportunity.

    • Comdukakis

      storming the court is dangerous

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Cut ’em some slack….it is West Virginia. They have nothing else to live for.

      • Aaron

        You leave those Real Americans alone.

  • mike

    Of course I’m going to make pee jokes, but the concerning issue is why people just sat on the possibility that one candidate was compromised via blackmail while the other candidate was in the stocks at midday for using her email at home.

    • Adam Wright

      It’d be interesting to see if the intelligence chief who decided to announce the possible re-opening of the inquiry into Clinton’s emails thus bringing it back into the press spotlight also had links to Russia/Trump

      • mike

        He told congress yesterday that he can’t comment on an ongoing investigation despite the fact that he was happy to comment on Clintons investigation. What a cunt.

    • Where’s this the media was kind to Trump but mean to Hilary revisionist history coming from? Trump had a shitload of scandals leading up to the election, but people didn’t care.

      • mike

        I have no idea what you are talking about.

      • Comdukakis

        the media wasn’t kind to Trump but they were unkind to Hillary by doing the false equivalency BS

      • Aaron

        Trump’s ridiculousness was covered; what we didn’t know was how many people would by into his act. Well, here we are.

  • Wade

    The last Okada-Suzuki match (2012 I think?) was like ****3/4.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      The next one will be 7, probs.

    • Aaron

      Suzuki has shown me a lot as a nasty, ratfuck kind of guy. The heroic music is odd, but that’s Japan.

      • Wade

        6 foot tall Taz is the best way I can describe him.

    • jobber123

      That shit is nothing compared to Liv Morgan against Billy Kay.

      • Wade

        It is really strange how the NXT-Bots haven’t processed that it’s back to being a developmental.

    • Ioan Morris

      They had a 2014 G1 match that was ~****1/2. Really, really good.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    So the NFL is going to throw a bunch of money at Dean Spanos to make him stay in San Diego.

    • Aaron

      So awesome. San Diego smacked the League good.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Yes, they did.

        • DAJackson7

          Link?

    • DAJackson7

      Wha???? Thats awesome

    • They should throw a bunch of money at someone else to buy his useless ass out.

  • Leave work early at 3:30, think I’ll have an afternoon to catch up on stuff: FUCK NO, modem at the house died sometime yesterday morning. So I got to watch two episodes of Back to the Territories, find some “not really hidden” stuff on my external hard drive, and fall asleep to a Cornette-Heenan shoot.

    As for BttT: Amarillo with Terry Funk was a lot of funny stories, some decent history of the place, but more a “mini-bio” of the Funks and their careers all over the world. Compared to Mid-Atlantic with Dillon, it was a bit weak as far as looking AT the territory, but as a show it was more than acceptable.

    Calgary with Lance Storm was somewhat similar, except focusing on the Harts with someone not in the family. The highlight was both Cornette and Storm doing their best Stu impressions, although no truly great stories from either as Cornette never worked there, and Lance came up a bit too late to catch the best days of Stampede. I’d like to see this one redone, but I’m not sure even Bret would be able to do it justice.

    • mike

      I bet every Stu quote somehow ends with “stretch ’em.”

      • More like “Let me see your arm, eh…” followed by stretching and screaming.

      • Clark O’Brien

        No, that’s a Pat Patterson impression.

  • Jackson Smith

    Mika on MSNBC was angry at CNN for publishing the Trump story.

    I’d say she sounded pissed but I don’t want Trump to get excited.

  • Miko363

    Speaking of basketball-related safety, can someone please explain to me why little kids are still allowed to sit courtside at NBA games? Guys get pushed or dive into the front rows all the time.

    • They oughta put up nets.

      • Not strong enough, they need cages to keep the spectators safe. Like in the early days of the sport.

        Uh-oh, that’ll trigger someone.

      • Miko363

        Honestly everyone should be a few feet back, but they won’t eliminate a courtside row because $$$.

        Also, cameramen shouldn’t be sitting so close to the court either, but they’re gonna wait for a star player to tear his ACL tripping on a camera before they move them back.

        • If Rodman punting one of them in the balls full force doesn’t change anything, I doubt an injury will.

  • That indy has a bit on their website where a local alternative health clinic offered free services to the champ, but the big masked heel Sumerian Golem showed up instead. Pics of this dude in his mask and tights stepping into an oxygen bath and stuff. It’s neat.

  • http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18449983/new-pacific-pro-football-league-debut-summer-2018

    Does this league make it to Season 2? I’d lay 3-to-1 on NO.

    • Minor League Football! Smell the ratings!

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Sure, if someone is a transgender person who is pansexual that’s their right and we shouldn’t mock them.

    But if someone like getting peed on? GROSS!

    • Marvissey – #11

      I am extremely offended that a president would engage in lewd sex acts (said the GOP in 1997 lol)

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Ha! Funny point.

        • Marvissey – #11

          It’s always fun watching two faced assholes get offended by something they defended like…2 months ago lol

    • Aaron

      It is gross. It’s also hilarious. It’s not a reason to impeach, but it’s pretty funny.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Oh, it’s funny.

    • Adam Wright

      A married man having kinky sex with a prostitute is a hell of a lot more morally shady that someone having issues with their gender identity..

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        It would be… if anyone could actually verify the information

        • It was on Buzzfeed! WHAT MORE PROOF COULD YOU POSSIBLY NEED?

        • Marvissey – #11

          It’s going to be fun in a month to watch people pretend they didn’t buy all of this, sort of like they did with Tom Arnold and his tapes

        • Aaron

          That’s Part Two. I do wonder why Mr. Trump and Obama were briefed.

    • Stan Ford

      If you’re a nice, good, decent person who is into piss play, hey, as long as everyone’s consenting, you go on with your pissy self.

      If you’re a dumb, entitled, loud, arrogant, aggressive bigot who’s into piss play (and seems ashamed of it), it’s fair game.

      This is easy to understand.

  • I’m actually really interested to see how government by twitter works out.

    • You mean you don’t follow the Canada Revenue Agency’s twitter account already?

  • jobber123

    After those Doomie awards it’s probably time to close the doors on this place. When did it turn into 411 here? It was so sudden I missed it.

    • Marvissey – #11

      NXT as best promotion is fantastic.

      • jobber123

        I mean 2016 nxt wasn’t even good. Maybe 2014 you could try and make that argument. But in 2016….does Derrick Rose have like 30 accounts here? That might explain it.

      • Bones

        I don’t watch NXT but hasn’t it generally sucked all year

        • jobber123

          Sucked might be too harsh but it’s been really dull week to week.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Steph’s chin is mesmerizing.

    • Ioan Morris

      Like I said to TatR earlier, we Daily Threaders are the elitist libtard cucks of the BOD. And how!

      • jobber123

        Outside of the great Joe vs Nakamura feud (where the matches frankly didn’t totally deliver) what hot program did they even have? They had a great tag match, a great nakamura debut and nothing else but filler. That weekly show is BRUTAL to watch. I could not believe what I saw.

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          Those matches were sadly underwhelming.

    • Facts

      I am glad Wrestlemania 32 got worst show but man the rest was way too WWE.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      All because NXT won best promotion?

      • jobber123

        Nah a bunch of other ones were bad too, but that was pretty awful.

    • That was weird. To read the day thread you would think that the entire site other than me watches Japan, but I figure there’s a lot of lurkers who don’t?

      If your only choices are WWE, TNA, or NXT then I can see it.

      • Ioan Morris

        If NXT is a promotion then so is Smackdown, I’d say.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Don’t Blame Me I Didn’t Vote

      • I didn’t vote either, but I don’t give any shits.

      • jobber123

        Neither did i!

        • Dwayne

          Then you can’t complain or something

        • Marvissey – #11

          Same, I love all my children equally I could never pick a best poster.

        • Six Star TatR!

          The one week I took a break just happened to be Doomies week. What a catastrophe. Maybe if I was smart I should’ve known it’d be the first week of January but

  • Marvissey – #11

    I don’t really care either way about the unfunny Trump jokes I just wish people would give us a link to the original redditor that wrote them so we can go upvote that person instead lol

    • Facts

      I honestly don’t know what the original story is here. I here Trump in the news and my brain immediately tunes it out.

      • Marvissey – #11

        Apparently he gets Russian whores to piss on him, which to me only made hi a fucking hero

        • The Polish Hammer

          Like I said earlier, Russia is just marking its territory.

    • Clark O’Brien

      [broken image]
      >
      >ISO/IEC 10918#

      I’d never stoop so low as to cut and paste something from another site.
      [img]https://www./images/lubeck_small.jpg[/img]

  • -Baylor MBB is ranked #1 for first time ever
    -WVU 89, Baylor 69
    -ROFLOL

    I missed quite a bit yesterday.

  • Adam Wright

    It amused me to see the guy who endorses Alex Jones & BretBait complain about “Fake News” because the report hasn’t been verified.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    People are trying to find a link between Trump and Russia even harder than George W tried to find a link between Iraq and Al-Qaeda

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      It’s really quite amusing how desperate some people are to get Trump out of office.

      • Aaron

        I’d love it if he left! It’s the Democratic Party’s job to actually oppose him, and they’re being their usual weakass selves. We’re stuck with this maniac.

        • Oppose his policies, yes, but the Electoral College shenanigans were dangerous and the attempt by some House Democrats at the electoral college confirmation were laughably pathetic.

          • Aaron

            Those were sad. Now that he’s starting his government, it’s time to act like an opposition party.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          “It’s the Democratic Party’s job to actually oppose him”

          I’m all for removing Trump from office if he does in fact violate the rules in any way, but people seem to forget that “It’s the [Opposite Party’s] job to oppose him!” also applied to the GOP when Obama was in office.

          People seemed to think GOP congressmen were just supposed to okay Obama’s agenda because Obama was president.

          • Aaron

            Each Party’s job is to win elections, and while governing to actually govern. That does involve compromise, which the GOP was very loathe to do with Obama. I’m not advocating stonewalling everything, but rather the Democratic Party actually having principles. Work with the majority on say, infrastructure improvements but opposing the proposed Muslim ban.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Works for me, too.

      • maskedcabana

        People didn’t think Obama was born in the US. Americans are inherently dumb people.

    • Aaron

      So far we’ve got Mr. Trump being enamored of Putin and making insane statements asking the Russians to hack. There’s nothing criminal yet, just psychotic.

    • mike

      Not having to try all that hard if there’s an investigation into it.

    • Ioan Morris

      “Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIA – NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!”

  • The Polish Hammer

    Tired of all the presidential election talk? Can’t decide on wrestling’s end of year awards? Cast your vote for something that really counts: the tokens to be used in future printings of Monopoly.

    http://www.votemonopoly.com

    Note: No write-in votes allowed, so there will be no Harambe token.

    • I just can’t see kids fighting with each other to be the hashtag.

      • The Polish Hammer

        Me neither. I voted for the rubber ducky!

        • DAJackson7

          Fuck, thats what i added the Rubber Ducky!

        • The Polish Hammer

          My total votes were: cat, dog (Scottie), cowboy hat, trumpet, rubber ducky, plane, sailboat and race car (new version).

    • DAJackson7

      Added Penguin, Tutle, Raptor!, Horse. Kept Race Car, Top Hat, Scottie, and something i can’t remember wasn’t the wheelbarrow or iron though

    • A Wrestling god

      Original car, Fire, T-rex, thumbs up, plane, motorcycle, ducky, scooter

      • The Polish Hammer

        I wondered if anyone would vote for the fire. To me at first glance, it looked like a large poo.

    • Death Rollins

      This is the weirdest layout for a fan vote I’ve seen.

  • RedSox1981

    It’s safe to say that Trump has entered the Tyson Zone, right? Should we go a step further and rename it the Trump Zone?

    • Bones

      No Bill we shouldn’t

  • Marvissey – #11

    There is no easier way to feel like a hamster than by using an elliptical

    • Clark O’Brien

      Shoving sunflower seeds into your mouth and keeping them there for later?

      • mike

        Nah that makes you a baseball player.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Why are you using an elliptical? Are you preparing your calves for catwalk modeling?

      • Marvissey – #11

        Normally I jog through the park next to my house every morning but my hip has been weird the last few weeks so I’ve been coming to the gym instead

    • Six Star TatR!

      Matt’s right, I would be cultivating mass

      • Marvissey – #11

        Eww no, being fat is my worst nightmare

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez

    I was robbed in the Doomie awards. ROBBED, I say!

    • Marvissey – #11

      Like any good vanity award it’s only going to get traded between two people, myself and Brian.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      No Way!

  • Wade

    Just finished Atlantis, Caristico & Mistico vs Los Guerrero Laguneros from last Friday.

    1. Awesome throwaway match
    2. Holy shit is Caristico (Sin Cara/Mistico I) over in Mexico. That was some Hogan/Austin level face reactions.
    3. Wow, Caristico looks like an absolute cock to work with. Him and Mistico II kept doing spots and where they look like Mistico thought they should be synchronized and Caristico just kept going that little bit overboard to make himself look better than Mistico.

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

    • jobber123

      It was really crazy how obvious he was trying to undermine mistico.

      • Wade

        That was like 1996 HBK shit.

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          Well now I’m definitely watching this.

  • Six Star TatR!

    I couldn’t open that googledocs document for the doomies

    • Me neither. I considered sending an outraged email, but then I didn’t.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        What’s a doomie?

        • Wade

          More high school drama.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Andrea Zuckerman wouldn’t stand for this.

          • Wade

            Donna Martin Graduates!!!!!!

          • Facts

            She was like 43 in high school.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Back in her day, they rode black folk to school.

          • Marvissey – #11

            …except no one actually cares…

      • I voted for you! Well, second place, but still!

  • Johnny Clever

    So watching last night’s Talking Smack, and sorry if this has already been discussed…but did Becky Lynch low key call Alexa Bliss the c-word, or is it just a coincidence because based on next week’s match she will factually see Alexa next Tuesday?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      With her accent, she may have been calling her classy, and we would think she said c**t.

    • Jackson Smith

      To be fair, where Becky’s from that’s just calling someone a jerk. It’s not the 50,000 ton nuclear weapon that it is here, lol.

    • The Polish Hammer

      She said Alexa didn’t know how to count.

  • JosephM

    TCM has got a great lineup today, mostly sci-fi: The Thing From Another World, 2001, Satallite in the Sky, Countdown, The Green Slime, Psycho and The Killers.

    • Miko363

      Hot Take: 2001 is wildly overrated. I had to watch it over three or four sittings because I’d get so bored.

      The Thing from Another World and Psycho? I’m in.

      • JosephM

        The Thing is on right now, and Psycho is on at 8.

    • Death Rollins

      Shiiiiiiit. That’s awesome. Green Slime AND Thing from Another World!

  • Jackson Smith

    Tinkle tinkle little czaaaaar, Putin put you where you arrrrre…

  • Bones

    I used outraged emails in my newspaper days to wallpaper the wall behind my desk

    • Marvissey – #11

      We had a guy we all lovingly referred to as Hate Speech Man that would come in once a week to complain about the faggots infiltrating the schools, he was lovely. Dude would write 5,000 word screeds and then come in to scream at me about not printing them.

      • Bones

        Oh yes I had a cop wrote a semi threatening email to me because I didn’t mention his son’s totally inconsequential single in a story

        • Miko363

          But he was totally gonna get a full ride to play ball in the SEC until you screwed it up for him!

    • Aaron

      Citizen outrage is something. I worked for a state representative one summer and got way more calls advocating lowering the age of consent than I thought I’d get. Okay I only got two, but I’d have expected zero.

      • Comdukakis

        actually in all seriousness I would advocate lowering it to 16. Age is an arbitrary number. I know 14 year olds who are more mature in their decisions and would be in that respect than 35 year olds. trying to hold back biology is kinda silly

        • Aaron

          It’s 17 here already, so it’s close. I’d support more lenient Romeo and Juliet provisions, but I don’t think 30 year olds ought to be trawling high schools.

          • Comdukakis

            fair enough. maybe 16 but illegal for someone 20 or 21 and older to have sex with them.

      • DAJackson7

        We had a guy in college who had an age of consent map on his wall……All states color coordinated. Mississippi or Alabama was 16 if you are a virgin, 14 if you are not. Wha????

        • Aaron

          Nobody said state legislators were the brightest bunch.

  • Diddly

    Gotta love utility monopolies. “It was a cooler year than usual and nobody used their heat or A/C and we didn’t make enough money, so your bill is increasing by $20 a month in 2017!”

    • My electricity bill (or as we call it in Ontario, hydro bill, even though hydro means water. Don’t ask, forget I even brought it up) has gone up 160% in the 13 years I’ve lived in my home, even though we get a report every month showing we’re in the bottom 10% of electricity usage for homes in our area who also have electric heating. So I can only imagine what *their* bills must look like.

    • Aaron

      It’s a good thing citizens’ utility boards are so robust and aren’t completely captured by the utilities.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Shame that Finn is still gonna be out, he was my pick to win the Rumble. On the plus side, with all of the big names in it, I now have no clue who’s gonna win the Rumble. That’s a really good thing.

    • Jackson Smith

      Hopefully they’re pulling a Cena and throwing us off the scent.

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        Don’t get my hopes up now!

    • Comdukakis

      I’m really worried this is going to be Taker winning now and wrestling Cena for the SD title at WM, relegating the 2016 WWE MVP AJ Styles to some meaningless multi man match

  • jobber123

    New Day and AA over the young bucks as 2 and 3 should have told me not to read any further. Well I hope USA does you guys a solid and makes Raw 4 hours.

    • Aaron

      At least we got one right.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Boo!

    • Young Bucks do a lot of flips. Can’t vote for that.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Why would you think it would be daily thread inhabitants that voted for these?

      • Wade

        I didn’t even know it happened.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          I don’t think I’ve ever voted for a doomie, and I’ve been here for years.

          • I know I never have, it’s just another circlejerk. We’ve got way too many of those already.

      • Because Com got third place in favorite poster after complaining that no one liked him?

      • Dwayne

        Because that’s what happened. Sure other people voted too, but daily thread was represented. Even though i didn’t vote.

      • jobber123

        Ummm…good point. I’m just bitching into the void

    • Bones

      I didn’t vote but would LOL for 4 hours of Raw

  • Aaron

    Boot, dog, cat, race car, dinosaur, sailboat, rubber duck, scooter.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      What are the only words in the English language Shinsuke Nakamara can say?

    • Bones

      What are things PK likes to play with? I’ll let you guys judge how he plays with them.

  • Facts

    Testicles, Spectacles, Watch, Wallet.

    • Is that the sign of the antichrist?

    • ILikeNeville

      How Test didn’t get over with that as his catchphrase, I’ll never know.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    I can’t wait for THIS WAS THE XFL

  • Jackson Smith

    I’m actually impressed that the same guy unable to resist insisting he had a big dick at the debates has been able to keep it to “Russia has no sway over me” and not “I DO NOT LIKE PEE I DON’T YOU’RE A HUGE LOSER IF YOU SAY I LIKE PEE!”

  • Bones

    I was surprised for the Raw ratings that they weren’t bad all things considered

  • Marvissey – #11

    NPP post (probably already up): “OMG they’re all freaking out about their own awards!” (totally not understanding that everyone is kidding)

    • Wade

      I’m not sure all of us are kidding, sadly.

      • Aaron

        ^ Mad he didn’t win Poster of the Year.

      • Marvissey – #11

        I know I am, and I know Jobber is…and TaTR obviously…

        I don’t really remember who else has been talking about it honestly.

        • ILikeNeville

          Trump is all over Twitter about it, of course.

          • Marvissey – #11

            Hahaha

      • I think that there have been more posts about how talking about the Doomies is stupid than there were posts talking about the Doomies.

        And I don’t think that any of them were serious at all.

    • Comdukakis

      I was kidding?

      • Nobody pays attention to the bronze medalist.

        • Comdukakis

          this is just part of the cycle. Not included in the song, made into a perennial loser in the wrestling 2k17 fed, and now this.

    • Who?

      • Marvissey – #11

        Exactly.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Do people still post at NPP?

      • Marvissey – #11

        I don’t know lol, I just wanted to make a joke. I assume people do?

        • Brian_Bayless

          Last I checked it was just underskill and dougie C&P’ing stuff from here while no one commented.

          • Marvissey – #11

            I hope Underskill has been enjoying the avatars! lol

      • Wade

        I think it’s the same ten guys in their Internet clubhouse.

        • Marvissey – #11

          With four or five of them being outcasts within their own group lol

  • JosephM

    Has the Senate Confirmation hearing for Linda happened yet?

    • Not scheduled yet, apparently.

    • Diddly

      God I would LOVE it if they ask her about wrestling angles.

      “Now this says here you were drugged by your husband while he had sexual intercourse with a woman half his age right in front of you?”

      • Miko363

        They could legitimately ask Trump that question, too.

        • JosephM

          “Mr. President, we need to see all financial records regarding the sale of Monday Night Raw to you and the subsequent sale back. Seems awful suspicious you would make such a quick turnaround on a sale of that magnitude.”

    • HartKiller_09

      That’s going to be the type of must-see TV Raw used to be.

      • JosephM

        Except Steph will overtake the podium and threaten the Senate Committee “Don’t you question my mother! My family beat this government, and we’ll do it again! Now who wants a SLAP!”

  • Wade

    Anyways, that was an awesome CMLL show. Easily the best since the Halloween episode! Highly recommended!

    • Comdukakis

      so I missed Raw and SD and DVRed them. worth watching and FFding through the crap?

      • JosephM

        Smackdown is quite watchable.

        • Comdukakis

          nikki was wrestling Nattie. That’s FF material for me.

          • JosephM

            a) they didn’t actually wrestle and b) they had a decent pull apart brawl.

          • Bones

            Lol there was more heat there than Reigns/Owens

          • Comdukakis

            I despise Nikki

      • Wade

        I only watch the highlights on Facebook now. I’ve been crowing ” Big Card Only” for a while now.

      • Bones

        I threw in the towel on Raw and SD is an acceptable two hours of wrestling

    • Ioan Morris

      I like everything apart from the in-ring content, unfortunately.

      • Wade

        I completely get that.

        I feel the same way about non-Lucha jrs so I can’t judge.

        • Ioan Morris

          I just tried again with the match you posted, but it’s like walking into an invisible forcefield.

          • Wade

            Once you get to the third Fall it feels way more familiar.

            But the psychology can be totally alien.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I really need to catch up on my CMLL.

      • Wade

        Caristico went completely out of his way to show up Mistico.

        It was like 96 HBK shit lol.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Oh wow! This sounds sooooo great! I love how the new Mistico is badass and Caristico is basically coasting on being Rush’s lil bro.

          • Wade

            Opposite roles.

            Mistico 2 is Rush and Lee’s brother.

            Original Mistico is Caristico and goes out of his way to make poor Mistico look like a loser.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I always get the two confused. 😛 I have to look on Wikipedia almost every time I watch…

          • Wade

            What’s funny is that Caristico has started dressing exactly like him too in order to undermine him farther.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    HOT TAKE: The XFL was not a bad idea in theory. Had Vince started it on a smaller scale, it would’ve worked.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I kinda agree, but it also needed more structure. Football needs a minor league.

      • The CFL waves hello!

      • mike

        Unfortunately it has one and our colleges are subsidizing it.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I would agree, except rookies are still too underpowered compared to the older guys. Football kinda needs a place where 21-23 year old guys can play along with some vets on their way down.

    • Comdukakis

      hot take if he lowered everyone’s expectations and called it minor league football instead of hyping up rules changes that were nothing and backstage shit then it would have worked.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Starting smaller would’ve accomplished the former.

    • The problem is that if he did start on a smaller scale, he likely would have never got NBC involved.

      The bigger problem is believing people who thought football was getting “too soft” when it turns out fans actually like touchdowns.

      • Heidenreich

        the gameplay was rough, but it got better as the season went on.

        Too much too soon was definitely a factor.

        • They changed the rules after week four to open up the game (basically copied the NFL’s rules to the letter). It did improve the games but the audience was already gone.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Both true, but having it on NBC in primetime didn’t really work either.

        Now if NBC Sports Network existed then? Good home.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        The “too soft” might have worked today.
        Didn’t our next POTUS call the NFL soft?

  • Marvissey – #11

    So if some kind of terrible event were to occur to Bayless like an assassination or turning off his wifi then the next guy would move to POTY right? It’s like the presidency?

    • Brian_Bayless

      Correct.

      • Marvissey – #11

        Excellent. So………when do you want to go to another game *looks around nervously*

        • Brian_Bayless

          ASAP

          • Marvissey – #11

            I really would like to figure a day around SumSla to get back up there. We were too late and I didn’t get a chance to roam around the building. Fenway requires more study before I can properly rate it.

        • Comdukakis

          so I’m like speaker of the house then

      • JosephM

        I thought this was a constitutional monarchy and succession was familial.

        • Scott is the Head of State and his succession is entirely within his realm. But the roll of POTY is clearly more of a beauty pageant “If the winner cannot fulfill his or her duties…” kind of thing.

        • Marvissey – #11

          Brian Baycrest would make a hell of an avatar if I had anything for pictures of the guy except the top of his head lmao

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I just like how you made Bayless dying and not paying his internet bill the same thing.

    • Diddly

      But then we get to bitch at you when the Daily Thread doesn’t pop up until 10am

      • Marvissey – #11

        That’s fine I’m up at 5 a.m. PST every single day!

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      But would the successor in question have unreliable intel that suggests he likes Golden Showers?

      • Marvissey – #11

        Unreliable? No.

      • mike

        Lol, you’re really determined to die on that hill, eh?

    • Bones

      The next guy (you) would have to review Raw. Enjoy!

      • Marvissey – #11

        Fuuuuuuuuuuck, this was all fun and games then Bones had to go dark

  • HartKiller_09

    Tillerson on Putin potentially murdering political opponents – “Those things happen.”

    • Aaron

      CEOs are not an idealistic bunch.

  • Heidenreich

    So the wife is in LA for work the next three days so I can dive into some of my game backlog.

    Has anyone played FFXV? I’m really interested in how long the “opening montage” is before the gameplay actually gets going. I do only have 4 hours a night, after all….

    • Marvissey – #11

      If you liked GTAV and thought “I wish I had a fire spell instead of a pistol” you’ll love it.

      I….did not

  • Wade

    It’s kind of hilarious that in a lucha context, Caristico combines the skill sets of Hulk Hogan & Shawn Michaels and also combines the political backstage problems too.

    • Aaron

      So Hogan’s bald-faced lying with Shawn’s ability to see it both ways?

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        And Hogan’s bald-headed lying
        Hey-Oh!

        • mike

          Needs more HOWBOUTIT

      • Wade

        Hogan’s big timing and burying combined with Shawn’s mid match antics!

    • Diddly

      Eso no va a funcionar para mí, hermano.

      • Aaron

        Deported.

  • JosephM

    Guys…The Thing From Another World is…kind boring.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    If the XFL continued, Vince could’ve used it as a feeder system to get guys into wrestling.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Its how he got Heidenreich. So, good thing it shut down

      • Diddly

        And Atlas Ortiz… call him Ricky!

      • Heidenreich

        You know, I take a lot of unnecessary shit around here

  • Brian_Bayless

    Big Night of BoD 2k17 Smackdown

    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Kenny vs. Bobby
    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Night Shift vs. Fat Otters
    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Jobber vs. Masked Loser
    Tommy Hall debuts

    And the main event, Team Nationwide vs. The Daily Bagel & Hoss

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I’m never in these things….although I’m not here often, so I can understand it actually.

      • Heidenreich

        We should form a tag team.

      • Marvissey – #11

        You’re on it fairly often and every single time I tell Bayless to fix your character so it has a beard. It annoys me

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Oh. See, I’m not here enough to even know I’m a character on this thing.

      • Mikey

        Did Bonzai unblock you yet? He should.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          I don’t know.

    • LOL Who’s in Team Nationwide? (I can kind of already guess one of them)

      • Aaron

        Peyton, Brick Skills (Nick Piers and Shawn MicSkills); I’ve been pitching Silver Fox as the Ole.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Silver Fox is there too.

          • Aaron

            “I started Nationwide as a one-man insurance agency in 1985. Now we run the wrestling world for some reason.”

    • Aaron

      Hopefully jobber can show off some of the stuff he does in his legendary house show matches. He always sells out the back.

    • Mikey

      Camp Cleveland should dominate the main event scene!

    • Ah, another night where I don’t have to do anything.

      • Bones

        Except lose to me in the Rumble qualifier brother!

        • Right, I’m best when I have someone doing my work for me. Did you not pick up on that? It’s amazing I lost to someone so dense.

    • What’s with the Canadian lockout? No Dream, no Piers, no Night?
      It’s a conspiracy!

      • Oh, is Piers on Team Nationwide? I didn’t know who they were.
        Carry on.

      • I should join up with you and Night.
        We could be The New Eh.

        • This is good!
          Unfortunately Night is already tied up with a race based stable, I’m not sure that he has time for a nationality based stable.

          • You’re right. It wouldn’t be fair to make him choose between his brothers and his countrymen. We should just beat him down.

      • Aaron

        Masked Loser is from Moncton.

      • Go play hockey and pipe down.

    • Thanks for putting me in the main event. I won’t let you down, boss!

    • uh.

      Why am I teaming with bread?

      • Brian_Bayless

        Its Marv & Ferrari. A fine duo

  • Heidenreich

    NBC is the reason it never made it to year two.

    I had my season ticket invoice for the next year already before they pulled the plug, so it was definitely a rash decision to cancel (shocking, I know)

    • Yeah, instead they bought into the Arena League and ran them into bankruptcy too.

  • mike

    Cool, I’ve been waiting for something like 314 Action. They’re getting a donation from me.

    • Aaron

      We could use more STEM people, especially now what with the energy demands and all. Also exploration is neat.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Noooo!! STEM is the biggest misconception! We already don’t have enough STEM jobs in the US. More people in STEM isn’t going to help anything!

        • Aaron

          I’m looking at it in terms of societal need and a naive assumption that we’ll actually invest in solutions versus the whims of asshole bean counters at tech companies.

          • mike

            Yeah, there’s a difference in what stem is now and what it probably should be.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    My wife is down in the new town finding a house for us until Friday evening.
    I may actually play some video games for more than 15 minutes for the first time since March 2015.

    • Marvissey – #11

      It’s a weird way to gauge time right lmao

      There are so many things where I’m like, “Huh I wonder when the last time I got to do this wa….oh yeah it was definitely 16 months ago.”

      • RudoWakening

        This is the best Marvatar

        • Marvissey – #11

          I figured you’d enjoy it! I wish Shelton was around to go nuts.

  • itwastyped

    Anyone played Overwatch? How does it compare to Advanced Warfare which I’ve been playing about 3 months and almost had enough of? (PS4)

  • If you send me an email with a read receipt, I will disable it.

    • Mikey

      I find it insulting to be honest. If you respect me as a professional, you know I’ll read your damn e-mail.

      • Aaron

        Ditto to the “high importance” tag or phone messages with “urgent”. Yeah fuck your urgency.

    • Six Star TatR!

      I hate that. It’s none of their damn business when or even if I read their stupid email

    • Aaron

      I was reprimanded for sending back ten nonsense emails with read receipts to a person who did that to me.

      • Bruce Chung

        I often delivery delay to COB if people email me about annoying things.

    • DAJackson7

      Completely

    • Facts

      I hate those.

      Yes I read your damn email.

      • Philippe Tca

        I wasn’t a fan, but I turned them on for certain clients under monitorship agreements and certain of my bosses, who all the time say, they never got that email. And I’m like. I know you got it, you just forgot. I like having a paper trail for work.But I could never imagine it for a personal account.

  • JosephM

    Okay, now that the creature is wreaking havoc the film has picked up.

    • Clark O’Brien

      If you’re watching the last U.S Godzilla, don’t get used to it.

      • JosephM

        No, I’m watching The Thing From Another World.

  • Death Rollins

    The most disappointing thing about this Monopoly figure vote is that I can’t write in “Child Factory Worker Riddled with Polio.” Where’s the accuracy, Parker Brothers?

  • Mikey

    It’s funny that Paige was the “anti-Diva” and now all she is know for is being on Total Divas.

    • Aaron

      Also her employer is profiting from her personal problems. yay!

  • Six Star TatR!

    Hmm. Looks like UFC in London in March is actually running with Jimi Manuwa vs Corey Anderson as the main. Might not even try to get tickets to this one

    • Diddly

      Literally WHO?!?

      • Six Star TatR!

        two light heavyweights. Manuwa is British but tends to lose as often as he wins.

  • Facts

    We need to enable read receipts for posts.

    • Diddly

      I’m sitting here giggling my butt off imagining Shelton getting read receipts and no responses

      • Facts

        Is he ever returning?

        • Bones

          They always come back

    • mike

      Ok, but only if I get downvoting back.

    • Six Star TatR!

      upvote my post to confirm you’ve read it

  • WWF1987

    I really like FF XV’s combat system.

  • mike

    I dream of a 4 hour work day.

    • Studies show that the 40 hour work week is a terribly antiquated way of doing business. With the advent of modern technology basically streamlining the work process for most professional employees, nobody is actually producing 40 hours of work a week anymore. Eliminating the Friday workday would lead to increased productivity, and would also help stimulate the economy by essentially creating a third “weekend” day.

      • mike

        Mirroring the antiquated factory style classroom we still have, despite mountains of research showing its not the best way to do things.

        • Industry is not interested in producing critical thinkers.

        • We sure love our comfortable conventions.

      • Bones

        Even better are the longer work weeks. Productivity what seriously drops at around 50 and over 50 hours employees are basically not worth what you’re paying in OT

        • Well, a lot of places aren’t paying overtime, they’re playing the “salaried employee” game. But to your point, look at Japan. They have an insane 12 hour workday in most professional settings, but their employees by and large only produce 3 hours of work a day. I mean, is it really that different than America? How much work do we all produce talking on here 6+ hours a day?

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Paying in OT! Hahaha! You’re a funny one…

  • Facts

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18449983/new-pacific-pro-football-league-debut-summer-2018

    Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

  • Mikey

    Do not update Tatr. He hates upvotes.

    • Aaron

      Mikey enjoys football and his favorite city is Cincinnati.

      • Fave team is the current Browns.

        • Mikey

          BOOOOOOOO

          • I know you pine for the return of Manziel .

      • Mikey

        BOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Six Star TatR!

      update me on my upvote totals please

      • no.

      • Marvissey – #11

        Update: You have twice as many in four years as I have gotten in four months.

        • Six Star TatR!

          This is terribly unfair. I lost literally hundreds of thousands of Danimal and Shelton upvotes when those accounts got shut down

          • Marvissey – #11

            Pity.

          • Six Star TatR!

            Also the principle of TatRs Mammogram applies. The more you talk about how great your upvotes are going the slower the rate of receiving upvotes becomes.

        • Six Star TatR!

          Also: It’s only been two years!

          • Marvissey – #11

            2013 was four years ago.

          • Six Star TatR!

            My first real engagement here was like autumn 2014 I think!

    • mike

      Just for that I’m upvoting all his posts.

    • I had a New Year’s resolution not to upvote TatR in 2017 but earlier today I forgot and gave him one. I chastised myself.

  • Finished with my woman cause she couldn’t help me with my mind….

    :: headbangs ::

  • Marvissey – #11

    WOO! Yes! I got curious and went and checked in on the 10 guys and their internet clubhouse. I’m still a star!!!

    • The fuck are you talking about?

    • mike

      Woo!

      I mean, who?

    • The “Internet Atheists” thread in the main forum has lots of good #content.

      • Marvissey – #11

        Oh I only care when they’re talking about me, thankfully they’re still obsessed so my ego has been properly stroked this morning.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        It’s a great forum outside of the thread about the BoD.

        • Marvissey – #11

          Minus some their users being sad and pathetic enough to make phone calls to peoples jobs because they don’t like their wrestling opinions hahaha

          • Kenny_Reigns

            That’s still crazy. Like legit crazy…not bored with nothing better to do crazy.

          • Marvissey – #11

            At the time it was abundantly scary, now it just amuses the shit out me

          • Brian_Bayless

            Now I bet the person who does that is a contributing member to his community.

        • Wade

          We’re already like halfway to becoming our own offshoot community like it.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Halfway? I’d say we’re already there. I really see no difference between us.

      • Wade

        I really enjoy that thread.

      • Aaron

        Pro or con?

        • It doesn’t relate to us at all. It’s just funny internet memes.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Dougie, Are You Still Mad Bro is one of Morrisseys finest songs

  • Has he lost his mind?
    Can he see or is he blind?

  • WWF1987

    Hot take: It would be better if Steph was a babyface commish paired with GM Bryan on Smackdown and heel Shane was commish of RAW paired with GM Foley.

    • Better take: Steph should STAY THE FUCK OFF TV.

      • WWF1987

        I liked her Smackdown GM run.

        • She makes my nuts shrivel when she shrieks.

      • Mikey

        She’s nice to look at, sometimes

        • ew.

          like, she’s a few shots and surgeries and an enlarged clit (I presume) away from being Chyna.

    • DAJackson7

      Smackdown did ir right last night, Bryan showed up once in a back stage bit for like two minutes to set up a match next week. No Shane, no promos.

      • Bruce Chung

        Smackdown does that all the time. Bryan will show up for like one 5 minute skit and not be seen for the rest of the show.

    • mike

      Hotter take, it would be even better not to have any of them on tv.

    • It would be better if Steph was off TV, but if we’re going to entertain this idea, it really should have been babyface Shane and Bryan on Smackdown (that pairing works perfectly in my opinion), and a tweener Steph on RAW with a heel Kurt Angle. Steph and Foley have negative chemistry together, and even in kayfabe the pairing makes no sense whatsoever.

      • Bones

        I thought they had Foley on there just to pimp Holy Foley on the Network then they’d can him quickly after

        • We all thought that. I have no idea why he still on TV. He seems like a total liability at this point, especially with the ongoing concussion class action lawsuit. Foley screaming at clouds on RAW every week seems pretty damning to WWE’s case.

          • Bones

            Agreed 100%. There is definitely something wrong with his brain.

      • Clark O’Brien

        Foley is just in the “TNA Hogan” valley where he is around too frequently to have the nostalgia goggles, and he hasn’t got that spark that made him a great character in the first place

        • He’s also clearly suffering from dementia symptoms and should really not be on television.

          • Clark O’Brien

            In the long run I xan see Mick going full Gordy.

    • PhilStubington

      Hot take. I never want to see any authority figure involved in any story line ever again. They can all fuck right off my TV.

      • Bruce Chung

        Disagree.

        • PhilStubington

          That’s your right. However I disagree with your disagreeing.

          • Bruce Chung

            Disagree.

          • PhilStubington

            What you disagree with the fact that its your right to disagree? Isn’t that paradoxical?

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Steph is a terrible babyface. Reeks of insincerity. She’d still be slapping heels and emasculating them. She has too much of her old man in her.

      • Bruce Chung

        She hasn’t been a real babyface in over a decade.

        She wasn’t terrible when brand split first happened, but then she became heel again to get Rollins over I guess?

  • Kenny_Reigns

    Trump’s Press Secretary bashing Buzzfeed as a “left wing blog” is just giving this thing credibility.

    • Aaron

      They know how to attack, but not how to govern.

    • The Polish Hammer

      Apparently Trump, responding to the “attacks on his character by his enemies”, tweeted “Are we living in Nazi Germany?”
      He’s trolling us at this point. He’s gotta be.

      • Bruce Chung

        Or he’s insane.

      • Not yet, that starts on January 21st.

    • I said yesterday to my girlfriend, the sole reason I believe this whole thing is true is because Trump responded to it. He only responds to things when the other person has a salient point and it’s an affront to his insecurity.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      There are so many layers to this that for Trump to skip all the easy points of defense to once again bash the messenger really looks bad. The entire intelligence community and mainstream media basically said “this could well be bogus,” and Trump comes out screaming “WITCH HUNT!!!”

  • Dwayne

    Another long weekend. Thanks Dr. King

    • Bruce Chung

      My company gets MLK off after we hired 3 black people last year. What a twist!

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Wow. I never got that day off. It’s not fair how the black man gets so much in our society! When has the white man ever benefited?

      • Diddly

        We only got it off in grade school

        • DAJackson7

          In my grade school they called it Robert E Lee day……

      • Bruce Chung

        Nobody knows the pain and burden of the white man.

      • mike

        To quote The Onion, Monday I shall let freedom ring in lieu of the alarm clock.

    • Aaron

      Oh boy, more shitty McDonald’s ads.

    • The Polish Hammer

      We don’t get MLK day off where I work, but Presidents Day is a “floating holiday”. If we show up on Presidents Day, we can take any other day off. I have no idea why this is.

      • Bones

        That’s how it is where I’m at. They give us five floating holidays: MLK, presidents, veterans, Columbus and I forget the other one.

        • Bruce Chung

          Probably a Jewish holiday. Ramadan?

          • Bones

            Nope they are all federal

  • HartKiller_09

    So the guy that accused Obama of not being American because he said so is upset at fake news?

    • He’s upset because the news is real. He confirmed it by responding.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    OMG. Watching Trump throw a hissy fit over a freaking Buzzfeed report is hilarious.

    • Aaron

      Wait, he’s actually having a news conference?

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Yep! It’s great!

      • HartKiller_09

        I’m expecting him to storm out if he starts taking questions.

      • I doubt it. He’s probably hate tweeting again.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          It’s live right now.

    • HartKiller_09

      You see he’s allowed to make things up and report them as facts but you can’t make things up about him and report it. Or report things he actually said or did.

      • Six Star TatR!

        Him saying he didn’t mock that disabled reporter when the footage is everywhere is so crazy

        • HartKiller_09

          It’s clear as fucking day! It’s right there! It blows my mind that not only does he deny it but his followers believe it!

          • The Polish Hammer

            Their excuse is “He wasn’t specifically mocking that reporter. That’s just how he makes fun of retarded people in general.” Because that makes it so much better.

      • Bruce Chung

        Thanks Obama.

    • Brian_Bayless

      You mean the guy who tried to sue a comedian has thin skin?

    • mike

      The one good thing about the next 4 years will be seeing a lot of people exposed for what they are.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    And Trump is taking credit for the car company factories again after the Fiat CEO bluntly said the plan was in the works for 4 years.

    • Bruce Chung

      Ford or GM said something to the effect of “they are making more cars in the USA than ever before”. I’m sure Trump will take credit for that too.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        He literally just did!!

        • Bruce Chung

          That wouldn’t be Presidental.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Gavin Rossdale should have his own national holiday in Britain.

  • Remember that time the Republicans were suggesting that Obama wasn’t born here, and that he was a secret Kenyan Muslim terrorist here to destroy our values? And remember how Obama tweeted that it was a “witch hunt” and how the country was turning into “Nazi Germany?” Oh wait… he didn’t do any of that shit, because he actually had the poise to lead a country.

    • chicagodem79

      Honestly that’s the thing I’ll miss most from Obama, a president with some class. You can agree or disagree with his politics, but the dude has been nothing but a class act putting up with some of the most BS we’ve probably seen from a president.

      • Said the same thing last night. Disagree with his politics if you must, but the guy was all class, dignity, and poise. And if anybody was justified in acting like a total cunt, it was him. But he always took the high road. Always.

    • The Polish Hammer

      Not that Obama was a saint – remember that his first Chief of Staff was Rahm Emanuel, as corrupt a motherfucker as ever stepped foot in the White House – but he was at least able to shrug off criticisms and do his job.

      • chicagodem79

        He’s keenly aware that his perception, especially as a black man, he had to be really careful, no matter what bombs people threw at him, he couldn’t be an “angry black man”, that’s why I give him even more credit. I know I couldn’t have been that classy about it.

      • I find that faults in Obama, too. But you really can’t attack his diplomacy. Not in the foreign policy sense, but in regards to how he carried himself. He was all class.

  • HartKiller_09

    He’s still pissed off at the polls I see.

  • Marvissey – #11

    I’m watching Trump on the CNN feed on YT and the comment thread is hilarious:

    SUCK A DICK TRUMP
    ALL HAIL TRUMP
    TRUMP BITCHES GO WATCH FOX
    HEIL HITLER SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL

    Hahaha, yeah this rocks

    • Kenny_Reigns

      It just shows you he’s the President we deserve.

      • Marvissey – #11

        Absolutely.

      • Brian_Bayless

        A society of Twitter trolls elected the ultimate Twitter troll president. Seems right to me.

        • Marvissey – #11

          I swear I’ve been screeching this since June. He’s a guy that takes pictures of his food and bitches on the internet at 2 a.m. from his toilet. He’s US.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Look on social media. America’s top export is blowhards.

  • The real conspiracy in all this is that by the time 2020 rolls around, everyone will be so exhausted with all this nonsense that they’ll all vote for the blandest career political insiders possible for a century.

    • DAJackson7

      Shit, that Means Kerry v Romney

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I’m down.

    • Marvissey – #11

      So…Hillary still has a chance then

    • chicagodem79

      That’s probably more what we need than “outsiders” at this point.

      • Bruce Chung

        Outsiders that can actually do the job and be trustworthy, more to the point.

  • I also love how Trump openly talks about deporting Mexicans and putting Muslims on a registry, but the minute somebody finds evidence that he likes being pissed on by Russian whores, this country is turning into “Nazi Germany” and it’s a “Witch Hunt.” What a total fucking bitch.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    Ike Perlmetter name drop!

  • HartKiller_09

    Trump’s taking questions. I bet he storms off.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I like how the markets react in real-time to Trump. The peso just hit a new low and biotech ETF’s are getting slammed.

  • PhilStubington

    It seems appropriate to be watching the Trump news conference on Al Jazeera. My thousand TV channels don’t seem to include CNN.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      They’re a pretty solid news organization. My number 3 behind the BBC and the Economist.

  • Wade

    My favorite NPP thread was the one with their version of TBK taking a shitload of steroids, being told that’s an awful idea, doing it anyways and getting a ton of awful side effects. All within like two weeks!

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Ugh

    • Six Star TatR!

      Kinda feel like if that was posted here they MIGHT allege that the whole thing was made up

  • HartKiller_09

    Bragging about how secure his email servers are might be Trump’s pettiness brag yet.

    • Bruce Chung

      Obviously terrible thought, but I almost hope something happens because he’s not being briefed all the time.

      Or I bet he has the CIA and FBI investigate “threats” to Trump Tower.

    • chicagodem79

      Sounds like a challenge for Anonymous! LOL

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Has Trump brought up Meryl Streep yet?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Not yet. He’s talking about how great Russia hacking the DNC is while saying “hacking is bad.”

      • Bruce Chung

        I must be in a better mood since I can stand talking about Trump again.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Oh he’s juggled like 5 distinct, contradictory positions on the DNC hack.

        • Bruce Chung

          #TrumpTruths

  • Bruce Chung

    I hope somebody funds like an Indian clicks farm to create new Twitter handles and just flood the Internet with Trump jokes and see if he just spends 20 hours a day responding to those tweets.

  • Facts

    Why didn’t Joe Biden run for President?

    • Brian_Bayless

      Smart enough not to bother?

    • The Polish Hammer

      Because he’s sane.

    • mike

      I think it was understood that Hillary was the establishment candidate.

    • Marvissey – #11

      Much like any other Democrat with a shot, he didn’t wan to get thrown under the Clinton threshing machine.

      • Facts

        Fucking Clintons.

        *hides from murder attempts*

        • Marvissey – #11

          The only real positive from this entire national abortion is that they are no longer the royalty of the Democratic party. If anything it belongs to the Obama’s now and that’s super ok with me

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Not so fast. A lot of their underlings are still involved.

          • Marvissey – #11

            Sure but at least we won’t have to have those two gargoyles hanging over everything anymore

          • Six Star TatR!

            Hillary will never go away. People think she was robbed. If Only Hillary Had Won will be the cry forever

    • Bones

      His son died right around the time to run and he didn’t want to deal with the shit.

      He didn’t want to run and run into an “accident” at the hands of the Clintons.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      His son died at the beginning of last year and emotionally he couldn’t do it.

  • mike

    The one thing I don’t like about this story is the besmirching of Russian whores.

  • Facts

    I really can’t take 4 years of this.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I have wrestling shoot interviews to go another four years. I’ll take us through these tough times.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Blessed.

      • Facts

        Thank you Bayless!

        • Brian_Bayless

          Sure, the world might be burning down but at least you’ll know how the Italian Stallion got his start in wrestling and hear Charlie Haas’ favorite road story.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    I wish Trump would just go all in and start the Monorail song.

    • Aaron

      I like how he dodged the tax returns entirely.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        It worked in Ogdenville.

    • Bruce Chung

      If he really wants to go all-in, he should start openly talking about nuking China.

  • Facts

    Joe Biden is like your crazy Uncle you love.

    Donald Trump is your drunk abusive father with bad hair

  • Remember when Lex Luthor left a jar of piss on that Senator’s desk during that Superman hearing?

  • chicagodem79

    Maybe this is partially wishful thinking, but I’m almost 100% convinced that something will happen during his Presidency that he will be forced to resign. He’s just not mentally mature enough to handle this.

    • The Polish Hammer

      I’m rooting for anal cancer. I want him to step down (gingerly) due to anal cancer.

      • Bruce Chung

        Ass cancer doesn’t seem funny enough.

        • The Polish Hammer

          I’m not so concerned about level of funny. It’s more about level of pain.

          • Bruce Chung

            Lung cancer is worse I think.

        • Night

          Hair cancer!

  • HartKiller_09

    He still won’t release his taxes?

    • Brian_Bayless

      No other presidential candidate will ever do so again now.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Which is fine. I see no reason why a presidential candidate should release his or her tax returns.

        If he or she had done something shady, the IRS would’ve been all over them. And it’s not like candidates actually do their own taxes.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          So you don’t want transparency in your politics at all? Even on the most innocuous things?

          I’m not trying to be passive aggressive, just genuinely asking.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Of course I am all for transparency, but it depends on the issue.

            I don’t think a private citizen’s tax returns are of any interest to the public.

  • HartKiller_09

    Oh he’s getting pissed.

    • Bruce Chung

      I mean, when doesn’t he get pissed?

  • Marvissey – #11

    The greatest joke ever written here about Trump belonged to Mike Mears, I’ll never forget it: “Trump’s hair must have spent a lot of time at NXT because no matter what it’s always facing the hard cam.”

  • Kenny_Reigns

    So, he’s not divesting from his companies. That’s hilarious! That was the whole point of this presser!

    • HartKiller_09

      But his sons just won’t talk about it around him so it’s cool.

    • Bruce Chung

      In fact, he’s opening a new hotel in DC! Or a new golf course! Or something!

      • HartKiller_09

        But he turned down a 2 billion dollar deal. He just said so to avoid answering a question about Russia and his taxes.

  • Facts

    There is something I have been wanting to get off my chest after the last 8 years.

    My family is conservative and I could say the same for myself but more libertarian.

    But I liked Obama as President and thought he was good and will be sad to see him go.

    Of course I am just not looking forward for what we will get the next 4 years. He may prove me wrong but I highly doubt it.

    • justicegris

      You were waiting 8 years to say that you weren’t looking forward to whoever took over after Obama? 🙂

  • Night

    Four more years!

  • chicagodem79

    Sometimes I think, would I be this annoyed if say, Marco Rubio had won the Presidency. Yeah, I think he’s a slimy twerp, but at least he would know what he’s doing and would act like a grown-up. No matter the politics, I usually try to give people a chance. I just don’t see it with this guy.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I’d take Jeb in a heartbeat right now.

      • Poor Jeb, he was too good for the Presidency. Please clap.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Trump straight up bullied the guy in the primaries and to his credit, Jeb took the high road.

          • It’s the same reason that despite his policies and how he went about things, I’ll always respect the hell out of Obama. That man put up with more shit than any President before him and dealt with it with grace.

            Imagine Trump’s response if Marc Cuban accused him of not being born in this country.

      • Marvissey – #11

        I’d have absolutely voted for him over Hillary.

        • chicagodem79

          Not sure if I would go that far, but I could certainly “live” with a Jeb presidency.

          • Marvissey – #11

            I rolled over and ended up voting for Hillary because the fight wasn’t worth it but damn is she the living embodiment of every single thing wrong with the party.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I still would have gone 3rd party. I just want a liberal.

      • Aaron

        He was much better than George, so he’s a slam dunk over this guy.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          W is still the low bar. I’m not sure Trump can get that bad.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Surrounding yourself with the likes of Rick Perry and Ben Carson is a good start in being worse.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            W started 2 wars we’re still stuck in, caused $8 trillion in debt by himself, and did a ton of damage to the economy. It’s hard to beat that.

          • In defense of W, he had Dick Cheney pulling his strings.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            He was still a grown ass man.

          • But Cheney was more grown.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            So a man in his 50s isn’t responsible for letting another man influence him?

          • I’m using W logic here.

    • Marvissey – #11

      Rubio is way scarier to me than Trump. Double that for Ted Cruz. I’ll take an evil idiot over an evil game player any day.

      • chicagodem79

        That’s a valid viewpoint too, but there is something to be said for the leader of the free world to not be a blithering idiot.

      • Night

        You can outplay an evil game player. An evil idiot will just turn over the board and nuke the world.

        • Marvissey – #11

          Narcissists, by nature, are not suicidal.

          • Night

            Yeah but he’s so narcisstic, he probably thinks he can survive a nuclear winter.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Cruz is the scariest, IMO.

        But Trump is a fucking disaster in the making. He’s not a diplomat and has the mental stability of a spoiled rich kid

        • Marvissey – #11

          It’s going to be so fun!

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Was Rubio the one that was switching his stance of things like every 4 months?

    • Aaron

      He has to understand that reporters will ask him these questions.

    • Bruce Chung

      Presidents come and go along with good and bad policies and decisions.

      I really prefer a President that wouldn’t embarrass the country as much as Clinton and W has/had. And Trump is gonna lap them within 2 years probably.

      • zahidf

        I’d say he already has made the USA a laughing stock

  • Wade

    I think I’m going to watch some Zero One today. I love that their Fire Festival Tournament winner gets to carry around a fucking ceremonial samurai sword for a year.

  • The Polish Hammer

    Bobcat Goldthwait once said “The President is a figurehead. Blaming the President for what goes wrong in the country is like blaming Ronald McDonald when you get a bad cheeseburger.”

    Which makes it completely appropriate that our President-elect could have been the model for Bob’s Big Boy.

    But really, this whole thing is Manchurian Candidate meets Stepford Wives.

    • Bruce Chung

      Trump being President is way more of a conspiracy than other conspiracy theories.

  • Bruce Chung

    “Bills, Sean McDermott discuss coaching vacancy for second time”

    I keep misreading this headline as Bill Demott discusses coaching vancancy.

    • The Polish Hammer

      He couldn’t do any worse than any of the other Bills coaches in the last 20 years.

  • Marvissey – #11

    Alright well that was fun but I don’t care what this woman has to say.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      She was hilarious trying to use the Constitution to explain why modern laws don’t work and using modern laws to explain why the Constitution doesn’t work. It was impressive.

  • Roronoa FunkDoc

    Paper! Snow! A GHOST!

  • The Polish Hammer

    In a brilliant move, Trump now has someone at the podium talking about relinquishing his businesses to his sons and is putting all the reporters to sleep.

  • Bruce Chung

    I hope DC gets slammed with snow this year just so Trump declare war on snow and force the DC city to buy like 2B worth of snow gear from Trump Snowblowers.

    • The Polish Hammer

      American-made* Trump Snowblowers!

      *Made in China

    • HartKiller_09

      The garbage man can!

  • Just remember, the people who had no problem believing Hillary Clinton had a child sex ring going on underneath a pizza shop have a hard time believing that Donald Trump has a lot of links to Russia and may or may not like golden showers.

    • Marvissey – #11

      Also remember that the people deeply offended that he’d commit lewd sex acts voted for Bill Clinton lmfao

      • mike

        We’re not offended he commited lewd sex acts. Those are funny. We’re offended the head of the FBI kept quiet about him possibly being blackmailed by the Russians all while making Hillary’s email thing a huge public issue right before the election.

        • Marvissey – #11

          I guess the problem here being that lots of journalists were aware of these allegations a long time ago and they didn’t matter then.

          • mike

            They sat on them (apparently) because they couldn’t get any documentation, which they just received. Dunno if that’s just jumpsuit though.

          • Marvissey – #11

            I think this one just came up next on the Rolodex of catchy headlines.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Nobody is offended or even deeply offended.

        • Marvissey – #11

          LOL!

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Using Dougie tactics doesn’t make a very convincing rebuttal.

          • Marvissey – #11

            Says the guy that decided I just can’t possibly be a liberal because I don’t agree with him yesterday, sure bud!

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Me doubting your political beliefs really has nothing to do with whether or not saying LOL is a good rebuttal.

          • Marvissey – #11

            But it is an example of a Dougie tactic, which was the point I was making.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            No, a Dougie tactic is saying something and then when forced to defend it, just typing out LOL.

          • Marvissey – #11

            Or when arguing deciding that anything the other person says is fake anyway so why bother?

            If you want proof of the left being “horribly offended” by all of this look to any article from a news website.

            I mean, you are right in that no one is *actually* offended at all, but that doesn’t change the narrative much.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Which article should I look at?

          • Marvissey – #11

            I have to google for you too?

            Here this took 8 seconds of time, http://www.newsweek.com/trump-russian-spies-infamous-golden-shower-memos-541315

            They call his acts sordid, you know, morally distasteful and corrupt. Here let me say it again, LOL

    • Night

      I love how they think Trump is a model American.

      • Trump understands the plight of the people and loves our military!*

        *The guy who lives in a golden penthouse and actually got homeless veterans kicked off Fifth Avenue.

  • Devin Harris

    I’ve read more on sonny Liston in the past two days than the last 36 years of my life combined. I heard rumblings of him throwing the Ali fight but this is the first time I’ve heard of Ali being in on it

    • Marvissey – #11

      I’m starting a book about Ali sometime this week. His story is amazing.

      • Devin Harris

        He lived like three different lives

        • Marvissey – #11

          Yeah. I was drawn to the book by some of the stories about his security team and how completely freaked they were after Martin and Malcom got shot. Ali was ten times bigger than BOTH those guys

          • Devin Harris

            Being so removed it’s hard to imagine how tense those times were. Tv just doesn’t do it justice

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Oh yeah. Everyone thought for sure he was next especially since the FBI was pretty clearly involved in the Martin and Malcom assassinations.

      • Death Rollins

        What book? I’ll have to check it out.

        • Marvissey – #11

          King of the World by David Remnck, I’m not speaking to it’s quality because I haven’t read it yet but I’m stoked for it

  • mike

    Can you impeach someone before they are inaugurated?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Sadly, no, but he’s working on it.

      • Death Rollins

        You don’t have to reach for the stars if you build a really shoddy skyscraper that blots them out.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    He is so getting impeached. There’s gotta be a dozen issues just sitting there waiting to be triggered. The minute he’s sworn in, then tries to conduct some side business, it’s game over. The GOP can’t just sit back because every one of these things they roll over on come back to bite them the next time a Dem gets in the White House. Like I’m amazed anyone can still call Hillary Clinton crooked compared to the huckster that’s about to be sworn in.

    • chicagodem79

      I said it earlier, something’s going to happen to cause him to either be impeached or resign. He’s clearly not built for this, and I would be stunned if he lasted the entire 4 years.

      • Bruce Chung

        He still has a chance to no-show the inauguration.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        With his age and the stress I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump passes in office.

    • Bruce Chung

      GOP establishment isn’t fond of him. But if they go against him too much, they lose their support.

      I think all politicians are crooked in their own ways, but Trump might be on a different level.

      • chicagodem79

        They realize that, he could REALLY fuck things up for them long term if he’s a spectacular failure, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they kept him at arms’ length.

        • Bruce Chung

          I’m still bitter about GOP stealing a Supreme Court nomination from Obama. Not that I care too much about the left or right. But the blatant obstructionism that undermines the entire system to a whole new degree.

          • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

            This is the great tragedy of the American political system. We could be in a golden age if not for the two controlling parties dedicated to letting the country go up in flames lest the other side score positive political points.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        The support will come back. The next guy will tell them the same lies. It’s not like these people are going to swing Dem, and the Democrats are still working on rebuilding their base.

    • Bones

      Someone here had the theory he’s a ruse to get Pence in office.

      No way would Pence get elected but Trump would get impeached and lead us to Pence lol.

    • He’s a pathological liar compared to Clinton. Watch that video where he claims to have such a good friendship with Putin back in 2013.

    • Aaron

      He ran after three questions. This is going to be fun.

  • Diddly
  • Devin Harris

    I’ve been waiting for 20 minutes and still no sign of the tinkster

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Tink is awesome!

      • Devin Harris

        She’s also late

        • Kenny_Reigns

          The iron triangle is awesome, on time, and naming yourself Tink. You can have two, but not all 3.

          • Devin Harris

            lol

  • cultstatus

    When Ricochet signs with WWE, he should pick Rick O’Shea as his NXT name……

    ….I’ll leave.

    • Marvissey – #11

      Peace!

    • Facts

      Rick Shaw

      • Bones

        Would work if he was Asian

        • The Polish Hammer

          I was once in a roleplay fed where I was an American wrestler named Rick Barrs who became inexplicably popular in Japan. During every one of his matches, the crowd would chant “You Rick Barrs!”

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He has to stop saying no to them first. He’s turned them down twice.

      • cultstatus

        It’s a joke, calm down Indie Jones.

    • Philippe Tca

      It’s not any worse that Occam and Razor.

  • HartKiller_09

    The media should no-sell that whole thing and keep grilling him.

    • Marvissey – #11

      They can’t. They need him way more than he needs them and he knows it

    • Bruce Chung

      I’m sure they intent to, but can they keep it up for 4 years and withstand bashing from the right and Trump supports?

      • chicagodem79

        Journalistic integrity says they should, but I guess we’ll see who really has any guts.

        • Bruce Chung

          I don’t entirely blame the media for the Trump coverage during the election, but it feels like they could have done more.

  • RudoWakening

    Now is the part during cardio in which we crank up the Foxy

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Foxxy Brown? A little “Ain’t No N—a?”

      • RudoWakening

        Foxy Shazam! Though I do love Ms Brown and think she had potential to be the greatest female MC had she not gone nuts

  • HartKiller_09

    “I want to bring the greatest people into government”, says that man who brought Linda McMahon into government.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      You win the day haha

    • Shut this thread down and start a new one. This is the high point.

    • Philippe Tca

      She’s a perfectly cromulent pic for her position. She’s an arguably talented businessperson. Heading the SBA seems appropriate. It’s actually one of the few reasonable pics. It’s the “Put an Anti-Vaxxer as head of the commission on vaccination safety” nonsense that I’m confused by.

      • It makes sense when you realize he is a plant working on behalf of the Russians to destroy our Government from within.

  • Devin Harris

    Just remember white people that no dynasty lasts forever. Just ask nick saban

    • Night

      Or the founders of FUBU.

      • Devin Harris

        Legit lol. Shit. That was a good one

    • Aaron

      I don’t want to talk to him.

  • mike

    I’m sure someone here made the obvious “R Kelly could be the inauguration performer Trump is looking for” joke, right?

  • The Polish Hammer

    Trump just said he’s going to repeal and replace Obamacare “within the same week, possibly the same day or the same hour”.

    So many facepalms… So, so many facepalms…

    I mean, he surely realizes this press conference is being recorded, doesn’t he?

    • brocore

      There was a tweet a comedian sent during the election that read, “One day Donald Trump will look a reporter in the eye and say he never ran for President.” I think that’s how Trump responds to most situations, he just flat-out lies because you can’t call him on it.

    • I’m expecting a curtain to drop, followed by a voice that says “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” at any one of his press conferences.

    • Aaron

      “Fuck you, poors” is kind of a replacement.

  • The Polish Hammer

    Not sure if people stopped saying YOLO or if all the people who used to say it are dead.

    • Death Rollins

      They were more right than they knew.

  • Devin Harris

    Once Trump is in we can start making reverse blindside. Now it will be a black kid from the hood helping a liberal white person adjust to living life as a second class citizen.

    • Marvissey – #11

      I want this movie so bad.

    • brocore

      Only if you live in the burbs. Us cityfolk have our enclaves.

    • Andrew Champagne

      Wasn’t “Get Hard” sort of like this movie?

      • Devin Harris

        That was a comedy. Mine would be inspirational

        • Marvissey – #11

          I want to help you write this. For real though.

          • Devin Harris

            Say no more

        • Death Rollins

          Get Hard was inspirational!

    • Aaron

      Hopefully we’ll get better at sports.

  • HartKiller_09

    He can’t give a simple answer without bragging.

  • What’s Up Jerks?

  • HartKiller_09

    So now he’s still going to build the wall but America will pay for it and Mexico will get them back next time.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Fence. He’s building a fence.

    • The Polish Hammer

      “I love the government of Mexico. I love the people of Mexico. They’re wonderful people. I don’t blame them for taking advantage of the United States!”

      Direct quote, people. Direct. Quote.

      • Bruce Chung

        “Whose side is he on?”

  • HartKiller_09

    YOU MAKE THINGS UP ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!

  • Kenny_Reigns

    He literally just legitimized the pee document by saying the intelligence agencies released it.

    • Trump legitimized a lot of stuff with the way he denied it on his Twitter.

      Trump never writes in ALL CAPS.

    • Eric Von Erich

      If so, that’s technically a crime. He is not authorized to release (including confirming) classified information, even information that is already in the press. He is not yet President and classified information is covered under executive orders.

  • Fester

    205 Live was actually alright for once last night.

    The highlight of the show every week is still Dar saying “Alecia Fahhhhhhhkkkkksss”

    • Ioan Morris

      That was one of the alright shows? I skimmed through it and the crowd may as well not have been there.

      • Fester

        Yeah crowd was quiet. But I enjoyed Jack’s segment and the opening segment so I thought it was alright. I guess I haven’t seen any 205 Live yet that I thought was good.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    “Prison Break” is coming back?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Yep! With Wentworth Miller!

  • brocore

    “You’ll be paying a larger border tax if you move production outside the US. We’ll strike a deal with you first to subsidize your production, but you’re definitely going to pay a huge tax.”

    • Aaron

      “Huh?” – treaties

      • Bruce Chung

        He’s not wrong in the sense that everything can be bargained. But his approach is not useful for dealing with others.

        The entire wall thing is a perfect example.

        • Aaron

          Also openly offering subsidies is pretty neat.

          • Bruce Chung

            I tend to believe there’s a tipping point where borrowing from the future will not be possible anymore. I’m worried he’ll be doing so much of that under the table or even openly that the entire financial system could nosedive, again.

        • brocore

          I mean, international trade is kind of a complex thing. You can bargain on small items but flat-out stating that you’re going to levy taxes on companies and impose tariffs on foreign brands isn’t really something you can negotiate or bargain. Pretty much all your trade partners are just going to fuck you into submission until you drop it.

          • Bruce Chung

            It’s okay. Trump’s got this.

            And he’ll line his pockets while he does.

  • HartKiller_09

    He won’t take CNN questions.

    • Bruce Chung

      I tend to think he’ll turn on the right-wing media at some point as well. Not Fox, but like alt-right/extreme right too.

    • The Polish Hammer

      CNN reporter tried to ask a question anyway and Trump completely shut him down.

  • Wade

    I’m hoping President Trump solves the Gordius Knot of immigration and The Wall with the obvious Alexander-like solution.

    We should invade and conquer Mexico.

    • Eric Trump can be Prince Regent!

    • Kenny_Reigns

      We are a country that LOVES going to war and invading other countries while admonishing other countries for the same thing.

      • RudoWakening

        And Alexander wept, for there were no more Mexicans to kill

  • At least the worst thing about Bernie would have been that weird Fifty Shades of Grey shit he wrote in the 70s.

    Possibly.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Oh great, you just opened the door for the “you can’t be outraged/comment/have an opinion on _______ because someone you agree with politically did _______”

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Hillary got the flu and they made out like she might die in office.

      They’d have painted Bernie as straight-up Alzheimer crazy, with death waiting around every corner.

      • Hillary didn’t help herself by denying anything was wrong, until the video came out. Which, of course, ended up being a microcosm of everything wrong with her ideas on privacy.

        • chicagodem79

          Absolutely true, she was her own worst enemy here, and the bad part was it was totally unnecessary.

          • Exactly. If she says she has the flu, the alt-right people look like idiots for making it more than it is. By hiding it, the alt-right people look like they have a case. She took the high-risk, no-reward route.

  • Devin Harris

    12:10 and still no sign of Tink

  • Wade

    Does Mexico have any useful natural resources? Like, they have to have oil right?

    • Marvissey – #11

      Cocai….no they import that. Bunk weed. Tequila. Excellent food. Um…

    • Diddly

      Women in thong bikinis

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Cheap labor.

    • jobber123

      Carnitas!

    • maskedcabana

      Taco trucks.

  • The Polish Hammer

    I can’t watch any more of this press conference. I can actually feel my blood pressure rising further with every word that comes out of this con man’s mouth.

    • Bruce Chung

      That’s why I was avoiding anything and everything Trump for a month. The entire topic bothered me too much.

      I still kind of want an application that can block Trump politics.

  • It’s cute you guys tune in to watch the guy you hate and know is lying to you but still tune in

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Just like RAW.

    • Marvissey – #11

      It’s going to be four years of Monday Night Open Mic’s hahaha

    • Death Rollins

      Vince taught us well.

    • Six Star TatR!

      do presidencies get cancelled for low tv ratings?

    • Wade

      That’s my favorite part of the whole thing.

      It’s an orchestra that doesn’t realize they’re being conducted,

      • Death Rollins

        Another patented Duck-Above-It-All post!

        • Wade

          I didn’t vote!

          *shakes rump*

      • Six Star TatR!

        you gotta admit, he played this stinking election like a harp from hell

        • Six Star TatR!

          ******

      • Marvissey – #11

        My favorite is when people come tearing in to tell us how upset they are by a tweet, as though that wasn’t the point of the tweet lol

    • Fester

      I watch raw every week dude

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I’m in it for the lulz. I’ve literally laughed out loud twice.

      • Aaron

        He’s a clown. We knew this.

      • Marvissey – #11

        Wait, you think this is funny? You must not know any Muslims. Shame on you.

    • brocore

      What are you talking about? This is the most entertaining television you’re going to see all year.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      I’m trying to figure out why “Prison Break” is on the air eight years after it wrapped up

      • Because fox has a template of this show got X amount of views when we cancelled it. if XX of those come back we have a little short run hit like with X-files and 24 .

        Also it gives us CW DC fans more Captain Cold and Heat Wave!

    • Eric Von Erich

      I’m dreading his first State of the Union speech, but I’m sure I’ll watch it.

    • Death Rollins

      My concern is that people naturally pay more attention to him than charisma vacuums like McConnell and weird Stepford alumni like Ryan, and they’re where the damage is gonna come from. Although that Obamacare repeal doesn’t exactly look like it’s wildly successful right now.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I only read people writing about his speaking and snippets.

      Its too depressing to see it unfold.

  • Intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to “leak” into the public. One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?

    I’m a little rusty on my Nazi Germany, is he implying that Hitler liked golden showers?

    • brocore

      What do you mean allowed? They pushed it. The CIA is at war with Trump right now.

      • I was quoting a Trump tweet and forgot the quotation marks.

  • Devin Harris

    This broad has been downstairs eating. Yeah white people you get no Trump sympathy from me

    • Facts

      Muff?

      • Devin Harris

        Nope

    • Marvissey – #11

      Dude…you’re supposed to be doing the eating downstai…oh right you’re black nvm

      • Dwayne

        I’m all for that.

        • Marvissey – #11

          Oh I’m sure but Devin and I like our jokes damn it

  • HartKiller_09

    I can’t believe they elected this fucking idiot.

    • Bruce Chung

      You Canadians should know never to doubt America.

  • Eric Von Erich

    Trump wants an anti-vaccine person to head a safety panel on vaccines. I wonder when he’ll ask Bill Cosby to head the agency tasked with preventing sexual assaults.

    • Just remember, in Trump world, autism is worse than polio.

      • Miko363

        The irony about this whole anti-vaxxer thing is that one of the complaints about illegal immigrants is that they aren’t getting vaccinated.

    • Death Rollins

      R. Kelly’s gonna head the Water Conservation panel.

  • Facts

    Has Trump offered to sell any cure all elixirs yet?

  • Wade

    Since nothing of value is in Mexico, who not conquer it, use their coffers to build the wall and then use it like Arkham City to store our overcrowded prison populations?

    • Ioan Morris

      I thought you liked CMLL.

    • Marvissey – #11

      I googled, their resource list reads like something you’d find in any clump of dirt. Holy shit they have gypsum!

    • Kenny_Reigns

      And move all that cheap labor out of the US?? Are you crazy???

      • Aaron

        There’s plenty of cheap labor. We have plenty of dead-enders who can pick beans.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Ooh there’s your new Prison Break season

  • Facts
  • Bruce Chung

    America will lead the world into the greatest of highs, and the lowest of lows.

    All things are possible here.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Kind of wish the CIA & CNN would just say fuck it and go all-in together on opposing Trump. I mean I know it’d be horrible for democracy and all, but… fuck Trump.

    • brocore

      Haven’t they already? CNN was pushing the British MI6 story like it was a real threat, only for Buzzfeed to come along and rain on their parade by revealing the actual story.

    • Bruce Chung

      CIA took out one President. They can take out another!

      *if people believe the whole Kennedy thing.

      • Death Rollins

        It was DiMaggio getting revenge for Marilyn, dammit.

        • Miko363

          It was LBJ because they were gonna choose another VP for the re-election campaign.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Amazing how Kenny Omega was going to quit wrestling after leaving WWE Developmental.

    Good shoot interview so far.

    • Ioan Morris

      I listened to the Art of Wrestling ep from 2011 the other day. He still praises Regal and Dave Taylor, despite hating the system.

      • brocore

        Wasn’t that when Bill DeMott was at the height of his reign of terror? Yeah, I don’t blame him.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Yes

        • RudoWakening

          When HUGH FUCKING MORRUS is leading developmental and training kids it’s bound to be a disaster.

          • Aaron

            Mr. Hughes has trained some good pros.

      • Brian_Bayless

        He praised Dave Taylor here for teaching him to wrestle as far as holds because he basically taught himself as a teenager.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Everyone loves Regal as a trainer. I wish he was more involved with Evolve.

  • Miko363

    In fairness to Trump, CNN still hasn’t called Florida for him yet.

    • They’re still waiting for Broward County to come in.

  • Hulu just asked what Corolla commercial I want.. and one of them is Beach Puppy ITS LIKE YOU DONT KNOW ME AT ALL HULU! IT IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE BEACH PUPPY!

    • Diddly

      I hate that they ask you. WHO CARES. Just play a fucking ad and get it over with so I can watch m’Seinfeld

    • Marvissey – #11

      They’re brilliant. They give you the same shitty three commercials non-stop and it forced my to pay extra so I can’t see them lol

  • Marvissey – #11

    Meanwhile on the 8.11.1997: Raw Sgt. Slaughter is now the commissioner and he’s already screwed up three promos and I’m only halfway through the show.

    • Six Star TatR!

      He was so terrible.

    • jobber123

      It will all be worth when he cuts the go home promo for his Boot camp match with HHH. That match was horrible but the slaughters promo is cash money.

  • Clark O’Brien

    Why the fuck are Ireland in the UK tournament?

    • Six Star TatR!

      they’ve got no place else to go

      • Clark O’Brien

        The pub?

        • Six Star TatR!

          even the Irish must need a break

          • Clark O’Brien

            Not from what I’ve seen.

    • Ioan Morris

      I don’t think they understand the difference.

    • “Because fuck you.”

      -WWE

    • jobber123

      They cut enough weight to get in!

      • Wade

        Oddly enough, that guy’s been pretty good in NOAH.

    • maskedcabana

      They all talk funny. What’s the difference?

    • brocore

      Because Northern Ireland is a part of the UK?

    • Marvissey – #11

      Be happy we called it the UK tournament and not the “The Official England and What-Not Tourney”

    • The Polish Hammer

      They’re drunk and just decided to show up.

    • Bruce Chung

      Not enough Micks in the tournament?

  • Wade

    We should bring back Colonialism and Empires.

    Like Greece shouldn’t be allowed to have their own country anymore.

    • DAJackson7

      True

    • Starscreamlive

      Did we ever stop?

      • brocore

        We don’t take colonies anymore. We just bomb places and let them figure it out for themselves now.

        • Starscreamlive

          And leave a military presence there forevermore.

    • The Rabid One

      Make Greece, City-States again

  • The Polish Hammer

    I just reactivated my Netflix subscription as soon as I learned that they had the first season of The White Rabbit Project already available to watch.

    Kari Byron on demand? Yes please.

    • slapdabass

      I tried to get into that show, but it just didn’t hold my interest at all.

  • slapdabass

    I’m currently watching Vampiro vs The Demon graveyard match from BatB 2000. It’s so bad it retroactively makes Dory Funk and Harley Race worse.

    • jobber123

      Oh man I forgot that ever happened…even as a teenager I could see that was a horrible catastrophe.

      • slapdabass

        They say the winner is the first one to make it back to the arena. Then they say they dont know where they are fighting and could be “miles away.” So the match could conceivably take days as they just follow Vampiro walking towards the arena.

        • jobber123

          I’d say that’s so bad it’s good…but I’m pretty sure it’s not. It’s definitely entertaining though.

          • slapdabass

            The match that autoplays after it in the collection is the first Hell in a Cell. 15 years later they still do everything they can to bury WCW.

        • Six Star TatR!

          Graveyard next to the arena huh? Good city planning

          • jobber123

            Grave yard by the arena or junk yard by the arena: which goes over better in The Sims?

          • Six Star TatR!

            Also I’m going to put a giant river next to this other arena, and have monster truck contests on top of the arena

          • jobber123

            That saved a mans life!

  • Marvissey – #11

    Even when Disqus is working I still refresh like crazy, I’m Disqus’s battered wife apparently

    • jobber123

      Lol dude you seriously have 365 of these?

      • Marvissey – #11

        I have a huge list already typed up, my wife refers to it as “Exhibit A” lol

        • RudoWakening

          She’s sendin it out to various attorneys and shrinks throughout the PNW

  • Nick Demola

    A friend of mine is texting me quotes from the Trump press conference as if they’re humorous. I have to deal with this shit in real life. Like, my livelihood and the welfare of the system I champion hangs on the whims of this guy.

    So it’s really not funny to me, personally.

    • Marvissey – #11

      The reason I laugh at it comes from not a lack of fear, because I fear him, but more a marrow-deep belief that the only thing that will save the Democratic party is the destruction of the Democratic party.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Nancy Pelosi is still House Minority Leader. It has a long way to go to be destroyed.

        • Marvissey – #11

          Rome was dismantled in a day damn it

          • Kenny_Reigns

            It’s a race to the bottom. Who will be destroyed first – the US or the Democratic Party?

          • Brian_Bayless

            Rome was dismantled primarily due to overextending and overspending on the military, political instability and corruption, and constant infighting. Sound familiar?

          • Marvissey – #11

            Yes, my marriage.

      • chicagodem79

        I’m a little more optimistic than you, I think a better, more inspiring candidate probably would’ve done the Dems a lot better. The whole “white working class” thing annoys me to no end because people act like the welfare of those people are not compatible with minorities/women/others, etc, like you can have one but not the other. Which is beyond stupid, but that seems to be the narrative.

        • Aaron

          Moving farther and farther right isn’t working.

        • Marvissey – #11

          Oh I’m sure a better candidate could’ve won. But it would have done nothing to fix the underlying cancer in the party. It would’ve only maintained it.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            A better candidate was drawing huge crowds in the primaries but people kept telling us he couldn’t beat Trump while the Democratic Party did everything possible to sabotage him.

          • This.

        • brocore

          Yeah, the idea that the white working class and POC can’t get along is fucking insane. It’s bullshit being pushed by high-level Democrats who have deep connections with with the tech sector and business.

    • brocore

      I think most people are like that but what can you really do right now? Laughter is a defense mechanism for many people. You can only scream and yell and shout so much. And right now that isn’t working. Civil disobedience is fine and should be something people engage in, but until there’s a working opposition movement that has a cogent plan for opposing Trump, taking his statements and laughing is a nervous response for many people because we have nothing to work from.

    • zahidf

      Blame the moronic Trump voters

    • Nick Demola

      Just to clarify, the whole damn system is screwed. The whole damn thing is broken. Career politicians making decisions for a public that they haven’t even lived among in decades. Two parties that act like street gangs when it comes to enforcing activities and points of view with their members, and ensuring that other gangs don’t run up on their turf. Trump is a symptom, not the cause.

      It’s just all come to a head in such a sudden way. And in such a drastic way. Blaming Trump or his voters is like blaming Chris Benoit for the steroid problems and early deaths in wrestling. It’s a symptom, not the cause. But damn, this is gonna be a bumpy ride.

  • Marvissey – #11

    So this is weird because Patriot and Shamrock are teaming and when Proto-Kurt Ken Shamrock wins the match Kurt Angle’s music begins to play…so strange

  • Kenny_Reigns

    Drudge has a headline “Media and CIA fall for “golden shower” hoax.” That links to a site called ZeroHedge with screenshots from 4Chan claiming they made the story up with no further investigation.

    This is real news now! The future is awesome!

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      Fake fake news is the wave of the future

    • Marvissey – #11

      It does seem fairly 4Chan right? Like I know people do that stuff and whatever and wouldn’t necessarily be surprised if he did but the idea of “Donald Trump Likes Russian Whore Piss Play” is just a little too tasty for me to buy into immediately.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        It seems 4Chan-ish, but just posting screenshots is a pretty weak effort reporting wise.

        • Marvissey – #11

          Oh absolutely, I just mean the general idea of it all.

          At this point I trust exactly zero national news sources. I’ve just read them all for too long to have a choice.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I only trust foreign news sources. They seem to give a shit.

          • Marvissey – #11

            They have a lot less to lose in a lot of cases. TaTR put it brilliantly one day here, “My myths aren’t your myths.”

          • Brian_Bayless

            TatR is great

          • Marvissey – #11

            Jesus CHRIST don’t let him see this post

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I upvoted it to make sure he sees it!

          • Brian_Bayless

            He wont and that’s why it will be greater

          • chicagodem79

            It’s been interesting to watch foreign news sources report on the American election with bemusement, we’re blatantly a laughing stock right now, and it kind of sucks.

          • Would you feel better knowing most of us have thought you guys were a laughing stock for decades?

          • Brian_Bayless

            Listened to BBC radio driving home during election night.

            Got actual news and not opinion passed as news.

      • chicagodem79

        I agree, on first knowledge, the story seems “too” absurd, but the more he blusters about it, the more I start to believe that “something” happened.

        • Marvissey – #11

          I love that this is where we are. The national media is reporting on watersports hahaha

          God bless us all

    • We all know the New York Times makes up more stories than 4Chan ever will.

      • The Rabid One

        Second in plagiarism, but they are working hard to be first. First, is Monica Crowley

    • Aaron

      Nobody has even confirmed where Buzzfeed got the document. They claim a former MI-6 official, but nobody seems to buy it.

      • brocore

        A bunch of other major news sources (NYT, Politico, etc.) have said they had the info previously but didn’t run with it because it was riddled with errors and unsubstantiated sources. The general consensus is that it was someone who had worked for both the Republicans and Democrats during the primaries.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Since when is freaking Buzzfeed a source of actual news???

        • brocore

          They actually fund a lot of legitimate investigative journalism. Major news companies have been poaching their journalists for a few years now.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            They might produce legit reporters, but I’ve gone on their site enough to know there’s no news on there.

          • brocore
          • brocore

            The point being, they publish legitimate news. It just gets buried underneath all the shitty listicles and faux-feminist outrage pieces.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I love you for arguing Buzzfeed is legitimate news.

          • brocore

            That’s not what I’m arguing. As a whole, no, Buzzfeed is not legitimate news, but they publish legitimate news. That’s the difference.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Any site that has articles like “Which Disney princess are you?” and “You won”t believe what these 22 celebs look like after weight gain” kills their own legitimacy. There’s a reason why the Economist is dry as the Sahara; they want to be taken seriously.

          • brocore

            I’m not saying I don’t disagree with you. That’s why Buzzfeed sucks. They undercut the good work they do, limited as it may be, with the rest of their shitty work. But stories Buzzfeed has broken have been picked up by real journalists in more reputable publications and turned into much bigger stories. So I can’t write them off completely like I can with sites like Daily KOS which ostensibly traffic in the idea of journalism but only regurgitate other people’s writing through the filter of thinkpiece culture.

        • Aaron

          That’s not an argument when everyone came all over themselves when Wikileaks weighed in.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Wikileaks publishes documents with no commentary. They’re probably the most legitimate source in the world.

          • brocore

            Except that whole thing about tracking the metadata of Twitter users, their family members, and the finances of everyone involved. Or their practice of blindly releasing data that contains sensitive information pertaining to political dissidents in authoritarian countries, outing them as potential leaks, their sexual identity, etc.

            No source of news is legitimate right now, and everyone has suspect habits.

          • Aaron

            Other than the whole “Julian Assange is insane and a monster” thing.

    • The Rabid One

      If you have to fake, fake hard.

    • brocore

      To be honest, the leak is dubious. That Drudge is opposed to it shouldn’t indicate that it’s real, just that he’s an idiot who won’t fact-check his own fake news.

    • What if 4chan is actually SkyNet making their first steps to gaining control of the world?

      • Philippe Tca

        I may have anxiety about a lot of things, but one thing that I have zero anxiety about is the ability of Anon and 4Chan to gain control of anything important. As soon as it stops being lulzy, they move on.

        • See: Their attempts to out Mexican corruption, and the “confrontation” they had with a drug cartel.

          • Philippe Tca

            I mean. They’re certainly a force and can do pretty crazy and/or amazing things pretty quickly when you can get them all pointed in the same direction, but keeping them focused on any given task for more than a day or two is impossible.

    • Eric Von Erich

      It’s weird how the rumor mill works. I don’t think the CIA or reputable media are reporting the claims as fact. The intelligence community just wrote a summary saying “this is what people around town are saying, but we can’t substantiate it.” Then the media said “We’ve seen this before but couldn’t substantiate it. Now the intelligence agencies are telling Trump that this has been floating around.”

      Now we have people arguing over the truth of the claims, even though no reputable source ever said they were true.

  • Mikey

    Huh, Browns aren’t going to take Myles Garrett?

    • jobber123

      He’s got be relieved a little.

    • Aaron

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Hahahahaha!!! Of course! This is Courtney Brown/Lavaar Arrington all over again.

      I hate life.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Garrett seems like a much better prospect than both.

        The QB’s in this class are crappy.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          But the Browns are soooooo much smarter than everyone else! They know to ignore evidence and go for the guy that fits their system. It’s how we keep hitting home runs in the draft.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Every pundit seems to think Garrett is the clear cut #1.

            I dont see Kizer, Trubisky, or Watson doing much in the pros

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I know. I want to be like “this can’t be happening” but the Browns have a long history of passing over extremely talented players everyone knows will be super stars for losers who will be out of the league in 3 years. It doesn’t seem to matter who’s running the show, this is their move.

            I remember when LaCanforna reported the Browns fell in love with Trubisky.

          • Aaron

            Smoke.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Seems like smoke & mirrors. Maybe some dipshit team will trade up to take him #1.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I think you give the Browns waaaaay too much credit.

          • Aaron

            The Browns’ management have a really high grade on Garrett.

  • Clark O’Brien

    Its insane Tylee Bate has come this far considering his age.

    • Ioan Morris

      It’s crazy that he’s still 19.

  • The Rabid One

    Much of the current mainstream media is itching to be first in an exclusive they tend to forget the important part of vetting, purposely or not.

    • brocore

      It’s not that they forget, it’s they can’t. There’s a shrinking market for legitimate news sources, and now they have to compete with alternative news sites which have no journalistic standards, so they rush to break stories because that’s the nature of the new media news market.

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        Alternative News Sites, AKA your grandma on Facebook.

        • brocore

          Breitbart, US Uncut, Red State, Daily KOS, etc…

          • The Rabid One

            Infowars. oh god Infowars. Please shoot me

          • brocore

            Alex Jones is a national treasure. One we should keep locked up in the basement of a museum somewhere.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    This entire Trump press conference quietly highlighted why Trump should have been disqualified from being a Presidential candidate in the first place…

    Trump cannot divest himself from his business holdings because too many of them only have market value because his name is on them. He can’t put control of them in a blind trust because his name being his brand defeats the point of a blind trust. So because he can’t divest himself from profiting from his business interests (his sons taking over control of them is irrelevant), that means he is not only subject to federal ethics laws regarding profiting while conducting the country’s business, but he is also theoretically hamstrung in how he serves as President if he follows the ethics rules he’s bound by.

    This core Conflict of Interest should have prevented him from ever being a Presidential candidate.

    • The problem is the Democrats kind of lost the ground on this by choosing Hillary “Have you donated to my family’s foundation, sultan?” Clinton as their candidate.

      • PhilStubington

        Yeah the Clinton Foundation is arguably worse because its whole method of operating was impossible without conflicts of interest. And that’s ignoring the smaller stuff like the whole bloody family being on the payroll.

        • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

          Yet the easiest solution was to just cease operations during the term of her Presidency. They were dragging their heels, but ultimately that’s all it would have taken.

          • PhilStubington

            Should have been shut down when she became SofS.

          • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

            Probably, yeah.

          • Eric Von Erich

            The Clinton Foundation is a fantastic charity. One of the best out there. It would be a shame to shut it down. It would have been better for society for Hillary to just drop out of politics and keep the charity going than for them to shut down the charity for the sake of her political career.

        • Eric Von Erich

          I’m not sure you have things right about the Clinton Foundation. I think that Chelsea drew a salary as some kind of administrator, but not Bill or Hillary. And I am yet to see any evidence of “pay to play”. A number of foreign entities attempted to donate in exchange for favors, but they were never actually given favors. You can’t fault the foundation for foreign people making a mistake like that.

          It would be like if I asked you for a favor and you said “no”. Then I said “what if I give your community center $100?” and you say “I’d thank you for giving them $100, but I’m still not doing the favor.” Then I give the money anyway and you still don’t do the favor.

          This seems to be the way it went down.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        It’s something they’d have had to deal with. But her foundation almost seems a quaint nuisance compared to someone who apparently has global business interests. Of course he won’t release his taxes, so…

    • brocore

      The nuance of what you wrote would go over the heads of at least three-fourths of the actual voting public in this country.

  • Aaron

    This guy who paints the national parks on PBS is a creep.

  • Marvissey – #11

    Forget Trump if you want to know real sorrow watch a Farooq/Crush match from August 1997…that was dreaful.

    HOWEVER..some dude named Rocky comes out in a ref shirt (for like no reason at all lol) and helps the downed ref then counts the pin for Farooq and joins the Nation!

    That was the oddest way to bring a guy back from injury EVER! Out of nowhere Rock just walked out there in jorts and a ref’s shirt hahaha

    • And sockless loafers 19 years before Hideo Itami!

      • JosephM

        Those were a nice touch.

    • Miko363

      In the late 90s, every minority wrestler had to make their return by immediately joining the Nation.

    • JosephM

      It wasn’t really a ref shirt, just striped b&w.

      • Marvissey – #11

        Haha! Oh shit I had to rewind looool

        Dude he could not have found something more similar goddamnit Rocky!

  • PhilStubington

    My favourite bit was the lawyer comparing Trump’s business empire to Nelson Rockefeller. In your fucking dreams mate.

  • Marvissey – #11

    Ok so forget all that it wasn’t a ref shirt but that Farooq/Crush match still sucked

  • The Rabid One
    • Are you saying the trolls-for-rage-hits Daily Mail is a reputable news source? lol

      • The Rabid One

        Dude, it’s more reputable than Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC

        • PhilStubington

          Plus none of them have the sidebar of shame.

      • Aaron

        Sometimes you want to hear why immigrants are destroying society.

        • The Rabid One

          Seriously I like to hear both sides, From Corporate Evil beyond Evil to quit crossing my border you damn foreigner.

      • The Rabid One
  • Marvissey – #11

    I just wait for Trevor Noah to tell me what’s up, it’s easier. And cuter!

    • Brian_Bayless

      People watch him?

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        He’s still on?

      • Eric Von Erich

        I’ve tried several times. It’s agony.

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          I can barely stand a 5 minute YouTube clip. Man I miss Jon and Steven so much.

      • Marvissey – #11

        I try like every two weeks because I’m like “Well maybe the writers have finally started writing a show for a black African immigrant instead of nebbish New York jew” but…lo, that time no come

    • Wade

      I like that he’s decided he’s very bad at the screaming and gloating and is now just trying to be calm and rational.

  • chicagodem79

    Some ESPN Reporter….WTF?

    Yes, this is Grayson Allen’s new and self-made reality but it’s also all of ours. If Florida State assistant coach Dennis Gates is not upset we shouldn’t be either. But the Internet and social media breeds the pitchfork gathering and Allen is gong to be caught in the crosshairs of it all.

    • Wade

      Poor kid.

      This may derail his whole career.

      : (

    • Miko363

      Even compared to most Coach K apologists, this is pretty shameless.

      I don’t give a shit what FSU’s assistant coach thinks. I give a shit about a sanctimonious hypocrite lecturing everyone about integrity and leadership while his star player acts like a punk.

    • IF I were a future Duke opponent’s coach, I’d tell one of my “not going pro” seniors to feel free to teach the little punk bitch a lesson.

      • Fuck it, I’d tell all of them that.

        • And when Coach K confronted my player… nope, he’s confronting me.

    • Aaron

      I can’t wait until he makes the Association. Try that with Steven Adams, big man.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Try it with Boogie Cousins! Please!

        • Aaron

          In a better world he tries Z Bo.

          • chicagodem79

            He’s like the modern day Bill Laimbeer. The NBA hasn’t had a true heel in a long time (although Draymond is coming close), so he’s filling a niche lol.

          • Aaron

            Zach will fight like a man, though. Draymond will throw a nut shot. Allen being put in his place will be sweet music.

          • Bruce Chung

            Tyler Hansborough tried that in the NBA.

  • Marvissey – #11

    I hope Del Wilkes makes a donation or something in Owen Hart’s name every year to honor his fucking up a piledriver and giving the Patriot every PPV match he got in 1997.

    • Wade

      I hope Tom Brandi steals the donation every time.

      • Marvissey – #11

        Boo I hate when the tags are way funnier than my set up lol

      • The Rabid One

        Poor Brandi, Jobber to Marc Mero

      • Aaron

        Del is a real trooper about that.

  • Marvissey – #11

    Mankind before the Mankind/Shawn match on Raw: “I hope that insurance policy you talk about is life insurance. Because when I think about you I get a lump in my throat, it must be emotion. When the match is over tonight you’ll have a lump in your throat too! It will be your liver!”

    • Brian_Bayless

      Do you have a Marvkind avatar?

      • Marvissey – #11

        He’s on the list, it’s hard anytime someone says one I’m like “OK I have to wait on that one until like October so no one remembers” hahaha, just a fucking lunatic over here

  • Nick Demola

    I don’t know if I’ve ever told this story here…

    About three years ago I had a slew of meetings with members of Congress to talk about funding a workforce development system that, you know, actually puts people to work as opposed to the bullshit window dressing that the federal government funded at the time.

    So we are meeting with these people, and for the most part they’re polite. But they don’t give a shit about what we’re saying. Because, you see, we don’t have millions to give to re-election. And there are plenty of votes in talking about creating jobs, but the voters don’t actually hold anyone to those promises, so having a functioning system really isn’t a priority.

    Anyways, the best story I have is from a Representative in Southern California. He’s a Republican, typically middle of the road. We go to his office and the alarm sounds out that a vote is about to be had, so we start to say our goodbyes so he can run out and do his vote.

    Instead, he takes us to a small back office, really a closet. And he tells the guy at the front desk that if the Whip’s office comes by, he’s out of the office. He then proceeds to talk to us for five minutes about how hard it is to be constantly running for Congress, how he has a primary challenge from a sheriff who is just to the right of Hitler who will destroy him if he votes yes on this bill, but he has constituents who would destroy him if he voted no. So he’s just going to simply not attend the vote. Just be absent. It’s a really close vote too. And he has us in this tiny office in the back because if someone comes by and asks why he’s not there, like if he might literally be the tiebreaker, he can point at us and say that he has a vital meeting involving his district, and he’s just not going to be able to make it.

    When it came to hearing about workforce, yeah, he didn’t give a shit.

    The only offices that cared were Virginia Foxx (who wants the whole program abolished), a couple of California Dems who served in local government and understand the system and how important it could be, and… Paul Ryan. He and his staff were intelligent, educated, and really conversed with us on the system. I was thoroughly impressed.

    But that’s our government. Twenty meetings, three people gave a shit, and we got a bill a few months later (through Ryan’s hard work with Patty Murray) that put some more window-dressing on the system as they have moved to lower funding every year since the passage of the bill into law.

    The system is broken. Trump is a symbol of the system. It’s the system that’s the problem.

    • Diddly

      Texas has TWO STATE POLITICIANS UNDER FEDERAL INDICTMENT but they were voted in for their whatever consecutive terms because they’re the incumbent. One of them announced she was resigning a month into the new session so she could get state pension and benefits, AND WAS STILL REELECTED. And Lamar S. Smith of SOPA fame is celebrating his 30th year as a state politician or something.

      • It’s almost as if letting politicians draw up their own districts is a bad idea?

      • The Rabid One

        Yup, happens here in California. However here, the democrats got to write up their own districts until a proposition was passed to stop it. You never seen so many politicians fight tooth and nail against something.

    • PhilStubington

      Four year cycle for congress, non-partisan redistricting, open primaries, overturn Citizens United.

      • I never really understood American primaries. Why should everyone vote for the party candidate, and why should taxpayers have to pay for it? Shouldn’t it only be party members?

        • Primaries are usually party-only, with few exceptions.

    • Marvissey – #11

      There is a certain logic to the old axiom that anyone that wants to be a politician shouldn’t be allowed to be one.

      • chicagodem79

        I can’t 100% buy this because I honestly believe there are some people that go into politics who just really want to help people. The problem is most are not, and those that do go in with pure intentions get corrupted by the process. There aren’t many that can keep the good intentions.

    • The Rabid One

      When an election becomes more important than the needs of the nation. I understand Ryan’s trouble in dealing with all those damn Tea Party-ites

      • Aaron

        Ryan’s views align pretty neatly with them on many issues.

    • The Professor

      What was the SoCal republican’s name?

      • Nick Demola

        Paul Cook

    • I’ve said it before…

      -First, there’s the incumbency rate. Do you have a pulse? Have you not offended the wrong people lately? You’re getting re-elected.
      -Second, there’s what comes next… getting rid of all 535 members of Congress? Congrats, here’s the 535 “second stringers” who are also already bought off. And don’t worry, there’s at least another couple lines of reserves behind that.
      -Third, any attempts by “outsiders” to break up the status quo just run into so many walls and obstacles… short of most of a state (and realistically, STATES) rising up to throw off those “shackles”, it’ll remain D vs R for years/decades to come.

      • Aaron

        Citizens will vote based on factoids and get on with their lives. Unfortunately they’re happy to throw out experienced public servants for blustering nimrods.

        • Experienced in WHAT? Schmoozing with donors and lobbyists? I’m sorry, but I have NO faith in anyone in Congress right now. No matter what letter they put in front of their name… the only difference is who’s paying the bills.

    • Aaron

      Workforce development is a brutal sector. I did it and wanted to kick in a wall.

  • Diddly

    The family of the Well Dunn member that died started a GoFundMe for funeral costs and Chris Jericho paid the full $2500 they were asking for.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Jericho is well-liked by all the wrestlers for a reason

    • Andrew Champagne

      Anyone who hates on Jericho puzzles me.

      • “But he’s a 40-year old man who parties and enjoy his life while simultaneously pursuing his passions! Fuck him!”

        • Aaron

          Fozzy is awful, but some like it.

          • Andrew Champagne

            I’m not much of a Fozzy guy, but my take was more about Jericho the human being.

          • I know next to nothing about their music. But whatever. The dude grew up with two dreams – be a pro wrestler and be a rock star. And he has successfully accomplished both of those things. Plus he seems to be a genuinely good guy, very generous, giving to the younger talent, etc. The biggest gripe I hear is that he “parties too much” and can be aloof. Wow, sounds like a real dick to me…

          • Hayden

            Yeah, the criticism that pops up from time to time about his partying always baffles me. That’s entirely his own business how much he parties, and as long as it doesn’t affect his work, it’s really nobody’s business but his own. Weird thing to rag on a guy about. “He doesn’t live his life exactly the way I live mine! What a dick!”

          • Philippe Tca

            Well that’s Being a Hater 101 though, right? Not only is he living his life different than how you live it, he’s living the dream that everyone had as a teenager. “I want to be a cool rock star and be famous and on TV and party all the time and have sex with models.” He gets to do it. I don’t. so I hate him.

            (I mean. I don’t hate him. He’s great, but the people that DO hate him…)

    • Jericho and DDP belong in the Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

      • Chris B

        DDP’s hall of fame induction should be amazing

      • Night

        Although we rag on him a lot now, Foley should be in there, too.

    • Aaron

      Rex King was in SMW when Jericho was there; good of Chris to help out a guy in need.

    • Marvissey – #11

      That is fucking awesome.

    • Night

      Jericho also donated a chunk of money to pay for Jerry Lynn’s neck surgery.

      • Diddly

        I like to think it’s basically chump change for him

        • Night

          Probably but he still donated the money when a lot of their well-off wrestling contemporaries wouldn’t lift a finger.

    • I think Observer mentioned that Timothy Well was destitute at the time of his death, which is pretty sad.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Jericho is top class

      • Night

        One of my favourite stories about him is in JTG’s book. JTG saw Bret Hart pinning Boris Zhukov at WM6 by looking to the camera and counting the pin and JTG wanted to start doing it when Cryme Tyme hit their finisher. So he did it one night and Jericho took him aside backstage, respectfully talking to him about it and how it wasn’t right for him to do that to his opponent. And JTG got the message but really admired Jericho for talking to him like a man, one-on-one, instead of chewing him out in front of everyone like a lot of other veterans would do.

  • Marvissey – #11

    Mankind and Michaels are destroying each other!
    KING, WHAT ARE HUNTER HEARST HELMSLEY AND CHYNA DOING OUT HERE?

    Oh fuck yeeeeeah, game on baby

    • I’m shocked Shawn and Mankind only had 2 televised matches together considering the crazy chemistry they had. In today’s world they would milk that match for all it’s worth and they would have had 800 matches on Raw by now.

  • Biff ♥ You

    If Undertaker is wrestling Strowman at WrestleMania, I have no clue who Reigns will defend the title against. Maybe Brock and Goldberg in a triple threat, maybe Finn Balor?

    • a guy with two fists and a fighting chance maybe

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        And no chin?

    • The Professor

      Kevin Owens for the the 100th time in five months

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        All the buys!

    • Maybe HHH again since Seth isn’t getting over.

    • Rowlf

      I really hope they don’t do Taker/Strowman. A 50-year old with two bad hips vs a green, lumbering big man is not a good combination.

    • Wade

      I’m hoping Heel Balor!

      • Biff ♥ You

        Yes! It’s time for Bulletproof!

      • Rowlf

        I’m sure Reigns will get cheered over a smaller, internet favourite just coming back from injury. It worked so well with Rollins last year, after all!

    • Taker v Strowman.

      -******

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        “They had perhaps the worst match in professional wrestling history. There was a real lack of energy throughout the entire arena. Everyone was saying it. I heard a lot of people saying it was the most atrocious match they ever saw.”

  • Chris B

    pencil in Trump for promo of the year of 2017, ain’t nothing topping that press conference.

  • Brian_Bayless
    • Chris B

      Uncle Fred FTW

    • Yay my dream team from Survivor Series 91 IRS and Natural Disasters are in it!

    • Biff ♥ You

      I’m ecstatic! Good on John Tenta, I’m happy he’s getting recognized. And Rude, DDP and Regal are all long overdue.

      • maskedcabana

        He’s not a shark, he’s a Hall of Famer.

    • Ioan Morris

      Bryan headlining?

    • brocore

      No headliner this year?

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Probably waiting on that announcement.

    • I know a lot of people will take this comment the wrong way and I’m not saying they don’t deserve to be recognized but that HoF list is weird. Like the first time a whole bunch of career midcarders are going in.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Tugboat is an incredibly weak HoF’er

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Still better than Arn Anderson. What did that guy ever do except look old?

          • Biff ♥ You

            This opinion is so far away from being correct, it would take light years just to get in the vicinity of the galaxy where correct resides.

          • mike

            ……

        • Biff ♥ You

          He passes the Koko B. Ware test.

        • Wade

          Tugboat > Arn Anderson

      • brocore

        They should definitely start lowering the number of inductees to three or four each year.

    • Night

      I’m happy for Quake and Christian.

      • I feel bad for Christian. He’s a big wrestling fan and I’m sure he hated the way his career ended with a forced retirement.

    • Wonder if Bray & Bo will break kayfabe.

    • So it pays to have a kid with a prominent spot in the company if you want to get in the HOF

      • Aaron

        And also to be a real-life captain.

    • Eric Von Erich

      I might be biased in favor of the 80s and early 90s, but to me the one that doesn’t seem to belong is Christian. I know he’s a former world champ and had a 15+ year career, but I never found him very compelling (as a wrestler or character) and I don’t think he would have achieved anything of note without riding Edge’s coattails.

      In summary, he has the credentials of a Hall of Famer, but he’s not one that I’d think of as a Hall of Famer. Then again, a lot of other Hall of Famers fit that bill.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Tugboat got the “Hogan’s buddy” role then was generic fat heel guy and went to WCW and tripped while coming out through a wall. I’d say Christian had a more storied career.

        • Eric Von Erich

          Fair enough. He was Hogan’s buddy and Dusty’s brother in law. Talk about a guy riding coattails. But like I said, I’m biased to the guys who were on tv when I was buying the toys. I have much fonder (if distorted) memories of them and they stand out as worthy of my personal HOF.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Christian definitely belongs in my book. He would get in on tag credentials alone, let along a career with multiple IC and WHC reigns, and also simply one of the more prominent guys that have endured from the AE with his partnership with Edge.

      • DAJackson7

        If they gave Christian a win over Cena and he didn’t go to TNA we would say it’s no doubt

  • Marvissey – #11

    Uh…well that was a bit of a letdown. Rick Rude came out and hit Foley with a chair, Shawn won the match and then Undertaker came out so Rude, Chyna and H got on the apron while Taker walked down…

    And I’m waiting for an official DX moment but then Paul Bearer comes on the Tron and promises that next week Taker will burn in hell….fade to black

    • HartKiller_09

      Was it the next week Shawn busted Undertaker open with a chairshot?

      • Marvissey – #11

        I don’t know I’ll find out right now!

        • HartKiller_09

          if I recall it’s stiff and Undertaker returned the favor during the Hell in the Cell match.

          • mike

            Whatever the reason he fucking smacked the soul out of HBK with that blue chair.

  • Wade

    You know what would explain HHH turning on Rollins?

    Rollins badly injuring the crown jewel of Triple H’s baby, Finn Balor of NXT.

    WM33: Heel Balor defeats Reigns for the title. Rollins defeats HHH.

    Heel Balor vs Rollins is our Spring Raw Main Event feud!

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      That’s a fantastic explanation. Vince will never go for it.

    • brocore

      Just what we need. 205 Live main eventing RAWs for a few months.

    • Biff ♥ You

      We’re not that lucky

    • Aaron

      You’re still going on about reasons for something? Get with the times, man! Vince already forgot.

  • PhilStubington

    Does anyone know when a tag-team match was last match of the year?

    • Night

      Maybe Edge-Rey vs. Benoit-Angle?

    • Ioan Morris

      2002/3? Whenever that Edge/Rey vs Benoit/Angle match was.

    • Mr.Snrub

      PWI was in 2001 with the TLC match between Edge/Christian Vs Dudley Boyz Vs Hardy Boyz

    • Aaron

      If you do, HOLLA HOLLA HOLLA

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    So I assume if WikiLeaks had released this Russian dossier then Trump, the GOP, and the media would have admitted it was legit, right? I mean it’s funny everyone lambasted Clinton over her leaks, saying “well why aren’t we seeing anything negative about Republicans or Trump?” Turns out they already had it, but no one would run with it because Julian Assange didn’t shit it out.

    • thatguyJMM

      If Wikileaks released it, they would be “fake news” all over again. I don’t remember the GOP being so pro-Wikileaks when Chelsea Manning released what she did to the site, but now that they’ve got something on Clinton….

    • The Rabid One

      Your confusing legit items that were leaked with fake items that were leaked. The DNC things were true emails, this has about as much truth as a Vince McMahon Brass ring.

      • Yup. For all the DNC / Podesta email leaks, not one claim has been made that they’re fake.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        No no no — I’m not comparing their contents or veracity thereof. I’m just pointing out that everyone just bailed on the question of provenance & intent with the Hillary emails, while everyone is going out of their way to try and debunk this.

  • So what WrestleMania does James Ellsworth get inducted into the Hall of Fame before? I’ll go with 47.

  • Aaron

    I hope Captain Mike wears his surely ill-fitting letterman’s jacket.

  • HartKiller_09

    This Booker guy’s cutting a promo on Sessions.

    • Aaron

      Cory Booker has a future. He’s getting his name out there. Also Sessions is icky.

      • HartKiller_09

        I respect you, Bookerman.

    • brocore

      Setting himself up for 2020.

    • thatguyJMM

      He is great. I’m happy he was smart enough to know he could do more good by not getting distracted by running for governor against Christie in ’13

    • Eric Von Erich

      Now, can you dig that? SUCKAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    • Matt_Indeed.

      He’s the future of the party. This is his Obama ’04 DNC coming out.

  • Going nostalgic today via Amazon Prime Music with Sabbath, Dio, a bit of Men at Work, and Bee Gees.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Men at Work should always be paired with Toto.

      • I was considering some Toto, oddly enough. I actually know less of their songs. I can think of 3 – Rosanna, Africa, and Hold The Line.

  • With IRS getting in please tell me they keep the room frosty so he isn’t sweating all over the podium

    • HartKiller_09

      IRS is going in?

    • DAJackson7

      I hate when they induct the WWWF old gimmick names. Should have been Mike Rotunda, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall. Not IRS, Diesel, Razor. Not saying use real names on people, but if someone if known for different names, use real names. Piper is still Piper, same with Steamboat, Savage, Flair etc…

  • Biff ♥ You

    WrestleMania could be eight hours long this year: two hour pre-show, five hour main show plus overrun and the post show.

    • itwastyped

      Isn’t the main show 4 hours?

      • Biff ♥ You

        5 hours

        • Mr.Snrub

          The main card is 5 fucking hours? You can’t be serious!

          • Part of me hopes they’ve learned their lesson from last year and won’t have, for example, a 30-minute Rock segment. The other part of me knows Vince McMahon thinks he needs to fill some time to keep this from being just a rasslin’ show.

    • Wade

      Also three hour NXT show the night before.

    • won’t be making the mistake of seeing this at a bar like last year. haven’t been back to the bar since. to much of my life escaped me there

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Got an offer on the house 4 days after it went on the market!!!! Full asking price!

    • The Rabid One

      That’s how the market is right now. Quick and to the point if your home is in a hot area.

  • HartKiller_09

    I like to think Sessions went out of his way to make black friends to prove he’s not racist. The Exterminator! That’s what we called him in high school. Linebacker!

  • Marvissey – #11

    The signs had grown in number through all of 1997 but August 18th is the official start of the arena looking like it will for the next two years. When everyone holds up their sign you seriously can’t see a single fucking person across from the hard cam. It’s just a sea of signage, I’d guess at least 75% of them being for Austin.

    • Marvissey – #11

      And this isn’t even a notably smark town, it’s Atlanta

    • really need to get back on watching so i can get to 97…and then everyone can read me saying the same things you are saying but from me in about 5 months!

      • Marvissey – #11

        I’ll be hating 1999 by then!

    • The Rabid One

      I like the fact, as previously pointed out, that I get to know random people’s sexual orientation.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    I wish Bayless would do write-ups of BoD Raw instead of the WWE Raw.

    • “Mar Solo threw a punch at Kenny Reigns… and then another… and then another… and then Reigns randomly went out of the ring… then came back in… then went back out.”

      Yeah, covering a WWE video game gameplay doesn’t sound fun.

  • Brian_Bayless

    EVOLVE 76:

    Tracy Williams & Fred Yehi (c) vs. Timothy Thatcher & Jeff Cobb for the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles
    Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Ethan Page
    Matt Riddle vs. ACH
    DUSTIN vs. Jason Kincaid
    Jaka vs. Peter Kaasa
    Chris Hero vs. TBD

    EVOLVE 77:

    Timothy Thatcher (c) vs. Jeff Cobb for the EVOLVE Championship
    Chris Hero vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (Hero’s final EVOLVE match
    Matt Riddle vs. DUSTIN in a No DQ Match
    Fred Yehi vs. ACH
    Tracy Williams vs. Laredo Kid

    • Dwayne

      Thatcher is boring as fuck.

      • Brian_Bayless

        He needs the right opponent. I dont know if he can work with Cobb without it being a complete style clash.

        • Dwayne

          What did you think of Cobb vs Riddle?

          • Brian_Bayless

            They’ve had a better match in AAW.

            Thought their EVOLVE match was ***1/2

        • Dwayne

          I liked Gulak and him fighting in hardcore style matches. But in a regular match it’s not good

      • Kenny_Reigns

        He’s really, really awful. I tried and tried to give the guy the benefit of the doubt, but I just can’t anymore.

        • Dwayne

          Yeah I’m surprised because you were a defender of his

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I know. I really liked the story of him vs Catch Point. I got too caught up in it. Can’t win them all.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      ACH in Evolve is awesome!!

  • All I’m seeing in news feeds is the insane back and forth between Trump and Acosta.

    • brocore

      And just think, this is the future of Presidential press briefings for the next four-to-eight years.

    • HartKiller_09

      He got pretty snippy at the female reporter who asked him about Russia and his taxes. And then had the nerve to ask it again when his answer had nothing to do with Russia or his taxes.

  • mike

    Is Earthquake in the HOF?

    • Mick

      Just the World Series one.

    • No…and we hit our dead guy quota with Rude this year

  • Wade

    Tugboat > Christian

    • Dwayne

      How so?

      • Because HE’S FAT!

        • Dwayne

          Interesting logic

          • I thought the > sign meant bigger.

    • thatguyJMM

      Ok, but then how do Christian and Arn Anderson match up?

      • Diddly

        Christian: Has a rat face that needs to be covered by a blue dot, was in TNA

        Arn: Bald and wore old man glasses, was in WCW

        • thatguyJMM

          Ok, so I guess the hierarchy goes Tugboat > Arn Anderson > Christian

        • Starscreamlive

          Arn always looked like a grown ass man out there ready to beat someone down.
          Christian? He was pretty good playing the kazoo.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Erick Rowan > Tugboat

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Tugboat > Randy Orton

      • Wade

        Randy Orton > Tugboat

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Typhoon > Randy Orton

  • Marvissey – #11

    Eeeeeeewwwwwwww…..Rick Rude is cutting a promo about how he’s an insurance policy and he says, I swear I even rewound to make sure:

    “What I’m saying is that if you’re wise, you’ll want to own a piece of The Ru. If you want to be in good hands, get Ru, it pays.”

    aaahhhhh, don’t do this Rick

    • Don’t worry, it won’t last long.

      • Marvissey – #11

        Yeah DX forms at the finale of this so hopefully that’s the end of this terrible idea haha

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Hey man, get the The Ru.

  • Robert

    Do bars still show wrestling PPVs? We used to go to them all the time to watch the shows, but I haven’t done that in years.

    • Dwayne

      I never saw a wrestling ppv at a bar. UFC and boxing, yes

      • mike

        I saw x7 at a bar. It was amazeballs.

    • Brian_Bayless

      With the network I doubt they show WWE PPV’s at bars

    • Mr.Snrub

      Watched almost all of 2001 ppv’s in a bar back when, at Vengeance the crowd broke out into a rendition of Oh Canada when Y2J unified the world titles.

      No seriously this actually happened!

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Ariel Winter, she’s FAT! (in all the right places)

    Kinda NSFW
    http://people.com/celebrity/ariel-winter-shows-off-risque-thong-tan-lines-vacation/

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Ok.

    • Wade

      What is it with you and women with shoulders like linebackers lol.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        What’s even more confusing is he posted a lady who’s not an oldie

      • Brian_Bayless

        Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Nasty!

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Watch out…he’ll block ya!

    • DAJackson7

      I have no idea who that is and after seeing her pictures i really don’t care to learn., she does nothing for me

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        THEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK AT IT, OTTER

        • DAJackson7

          Well i wanted to look to see if she was hot, now that i have seen her, eh.

    • chicagodem79

      Damn she barely looks like the same girl that started on that show.

  • Diddly

    The WWE proudly presents the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2031!

    Headliner: James Ellsworth
    80s Guy: Pat Tanaka
    Attitude Era Guy: Gangrel
    Dead Guy: Test
    Foreigner: Genichiro Tenryu
    Woman: Kelly Kelly
    Tag Team: The Bodydonnas

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    The Blues did a masterful job getting everyone sucked into the Winter Classic and the bozo old-timers game, now everyone is tuning out again. St. Louis should refuse upgrades to the arena and let Kansas City take them. Call them the Kansas City Burnt Ends or something.

    • Yes, because pro hockey did SO WELL in Kansas City last time.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        They are better people and better sports fans and will tell you so themselves. They really need the Blues.

    • DAJackson7

      Well if Allen could stop some damn shots they would have a chance

  • Ioan Morris

    Not only will Wrestlemania be long (not necessarily a problem), but so far it seems like there’ll be a LOT of shitty wrestling.

    • Marvissey – #11

      I vote on that Sunday we rewatch the six best Mania’s instead of Mania 33.

      • WM30 rewatch? I’d be in, I might actually get a look and see if I ever got on camera.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        But then we’ll have to switch over to WM33 when we’re done.

      • Ioan Morris

        A Blog-voted best of Mania card would be cool.

        • Marvissey – #11

          Dude YES!

          That’s what we should do, two threads: One for Mania 33, and one for a nostalgic rewatch of other Manias.

          Duck will be able to shit on us for this for months and it will be wonderful hahaha

          • Ioan Morris

            I don’t know how we’d go about it logistically, but I’ll start thinking about it.

          • Wade

            I wish the Network would let you make playlists, because I’d be all over it.

          • Marvissey – #11

            That really needs to be the next step, and with some ability to share them. The BoD would have a BALL sharing playlists of “Jericho’s Best Matches” and…sigh…”Billy Gunn’s Greatest Moments”

          • I call “Chris Benoit’s Best Promos”!

          • The Rabid One

            That’s all of two

          • Marvissey – #11

            “The Best of NXT” and it’s just a playlist of every single episode and Takeover lol

          • Ioan Morris

            They’re missing a trick there. I was saying how cool it’d be to be able to compile whole feuds.

        • Let’s make Extant watch all 32 Wrestlemanias again!

          • Arachnaman won’t get you THAT much cred.

      • The Rabid One

        I say we vote for anyone of these
        WrestleMania III Savage v Steamboat (that’s the main event for me dammit)
        VI Hogan v Warrior
        VII Savage v Warrior
        VIII Savage v Flair
        XI Bam Bam v Taylor
        XIII Austin v Bret
        XIV Austin v Michaels
        XV Austin v Rock
        XVII Austin v Rock

    • PhilStubington

      Well at least us Brits can watch it next day with the FF button to hand.

    • Not a single rumored match interests me. This has potential to be the worst show in company history.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    The Hawks are playing like hot fire again and Paul Millsap has been pulled off the trade block.

    • Dwayne

      Hawks never do anything in the playoffs though

      • Robert

        They’re just getting ready to be swept by Cleveland again.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        In fairness to the Hawks, we’re years from any Eastern Conference team doing anything in the playoffs. Hanging onto Millsap and making a run to the semifinals is better for their balance sheets.

  • Why are people feeding Duck?

    • Wade

      I don’t know lol

    • mike

      Don’t look at me, I’ve had him blocked for months.

      • Marvissey – #11

        Really? I equal parts love and hate him, which is exactly how I feel about my brother.

        We’re trolls from a different mother I feel.

        • mike

          My time for jibber jabber is equal to that of Mr T.

      • Six Star TatR!

        Aww really? But he’s a very good guy

    • The Rabid One

      I hear he’s quakers

    • Dwayne

      I like to hear him support his nonsense. I play into people’s bullshit sometimes for the hell of it

    • Diddly

      Because this bread expires tomorrow and I can’t eat all of it

    • Matt_Indeed.

      It’s our only entertainment around here sometimes?

  • Robert

    Damn, I meant to watch Okada/Omega last night and got distracted by Duke/FSU and Obama. Wonderful speech by Obama, by the way.

    • Wade

      Make sure to check out Naito-Tanahashi too.

      Amazing match that’s being totally overshadowed.

      • Brian_Bayless

        I gave that ****3/4

        • Wade

          I did too.

          • Brian_Bayless

            I love how all four of the final matches at WK 11 told different stories.

            Returning young lion comes back a star
            One guy finally wins a big match
            Rising Star beats long-time star
            Incredible match of the year as the man in the promotion retains.

      • Aaron

        I liked Shibata – Goto more. Naito does great character work, though.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Naito’s charisma is off the charts. Love how he bullies the refs.

  • mike

    I wonder if The Ru is available in my area…

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Company went out of business April 20, 1999.

      • mike

        *suspiciously checks if the president of the company had any policies for himself.*

      • Diddly

        I spent way too much time thinking this was a Columbine joke

        • Starscreamlive

          Holy crap, I did not know Columbine was the same day Rick Rude died.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    LOL I had no idea George Karl talked about Carmelo and Kenyon Martin being fatherless. What an idiot.

    • Robert

      He seems like a really bitter old man.

    • Dwayne

      He’s an asshole. He hasn’t won with anyone but all he can do is bash his players.

      • RedStorm

        He’s a loser that was always surrounded by losers.

        • He’ll forever be the reason the Sonics crashed out, including that series against the Nuggets.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Now you see how he was run out of town at every stop even while winning 50 games a year.

  • Johnny Clever

    With all the talk in the Observer Recaps about the steroid trials, a question that’s been on my mind:

    Is Jinder Mahal on the juice? Because his look just screams roid body to me.

    • Dwayne

      There is a wellness policy in place

      • Matt_Indeed.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        • Dwayne

          I thought you needed a laugh

    • Marvissey – #11

      Do they allow conjugal visits in Nevada? Because that’s the only way he’d get on The Juice!

      YEEEAAAAAAH

  • Marvissey – #11

    In August 1997 Shawn tries to end every promo with, ‘Believe me when I tell ya!”

    I don’t know Shawn, I only trust the bottom line…

    • mike

      Tell ’em, Tri!

  • Robert

    Did Shawn really return to Raw after losing his smile by doing a backflip in the ring? If so, how did he make it out of the arena without someone backstage killing him?

    • RedStorm

      Taker didn’t have time to aggressively tape his hands to chase him.

      • Robert

        I so wish there was bootleg footage of Undertaker threatening Shawn’s life if he didn’t lose the belt to Austin.

        • Hayden

          He would have threatened Shawn had he needed to, but it never came to the point of Taker actually having to do that.

    • Dwayne

      One story that was funny to me was the Harris Boys catching him alone and one of them holding him up by the throat when they were on the way out

  • Marvissey – #11

    Flash Funk gets his second attempt at a 30 seconds of promo time in ALL Of 1997 on August 18th lol

  • Robert

    LOL, in a business full of assholes, Shawn Michaels has to be at the very top of that list, with some room between him and whoever is at #2.

    • At least he never gave into peer pressure! A true legend!

      • The Rabid One

        That’s because, he was the peer pressure. 🙂

    • Edward M

      Post Jesus or Pre Jesus?

      • Robert

        Pre-Jesus. Hall & Nash were about the only thing between him and a crippling ass kicking in 1995.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Give him a break, he lost his smile.

    • Bruce Chung

      I always loved that he tried to out-politick Hogan, but failed miserably. Hogan is the master.

      • Hayden

        And instantly reverted back into old Shawn when he failed.

        • Bruce Chung

          Oh yeah. Glorious.

        • Miko363

          You know what? I don’t care…the video of Michaels flipping and stumbling all over the building at SummerSlam while the Benny Hill music plays in the background is one of my all-time favorite wrestling clips.

          • Bruce Chung

            Everybody kind of won.

            Hogan disappeared again.
            Michaels turned face again immediately.
            We all got stories of that encounter.

    • Hell no. He’s in the top tier, but there’s PLENTY of company to go around.

  • Marvissey – #11

    Flash Funk is wrestling the cruiserweights. Shit only one part of his body is already 205 pounds.

    His dick. I’m talking about his dick. This is a dick joke.

    • Dwayne

      So is he sexy enough to be on your tv?

      • Dwayne

        Excuse me, “Funky” enough?

      • Marvissey – #11

        Nah my latent homosexuality is also latently racist

        • Dwayne

          I only go for the Japanese

  • Matt_Indeed.

    FULL ASKING PRICE, BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!
    FULL….ASKING…..PRICE.
    YOU COULD HANG A TOWEL FROM MY CROTCH RIGHT NOW.

    • Aaron

      Well a napkin anyway.

      I’m mocking your genitals.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        You can’t slow down the bone right now!

    • Marvissey – #11

      CONGRATS DUDE! That was fucking fast!!

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Thanks man. I couldn’t be happier.

    • Congrats!

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Thanks!

    • The Rabid One

      Someone give this man a burrito

  • Clark O’Brien

    This Galagher/Daivari stuff would be great if it was filmed in front of people who wanted to see it instead of tired people there to watch the main roster.

  • Wade

    I vote for this “The Duck” person as the 2017 Poster of the Year.

    He seems to make good points a lot.

    • Bobby

      Was he the one that tried to argue that Tugboat was better than Arn Anderson? Because… that was not a very good point.

      • Six Star TatR!

        Aye. No wonder he left

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Well, points at least.

    • Aaron

      nebb’s pet rock forever.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    http://hubpages.com/animals/WhatTheDuck

    Ducks can turn to cannibalism out of boredom.

    • Also rapists.

      • The Rabid One

        Or inter-species breeding. I saw Howard the Duck.

        • Aaron

          People read this site, you know.

    • Aaron

      Or worse: lucha libre advocates.

  • Six Star TatR!

    Josh Matthews is a worse commentator than anyone on WWEs commentary roster

  • maskedcabana

    Looks like Woody Harrelson’s signed on for the Han Solo movie. Everybody’s getting a piece of the Star War gravy train.

    • The Rabid One

      You can only drink so much from Jennifer Lawrence

  • Six Star TatR!

    No, Matthews is worse. He loses his voice constantly because he’s always shouting, he interrupts his co-hosts EVERY time they say anything that lasts longer than 3 seconds, he’s just atrocious at his job. He snipes all the time and comes across like a total dick.

  • Hayden

    Who’s better, Tugboat or Billy Gunn?

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Tugboat

    • Wade

      Billy Gunn

    • Starscreamlive

      They would’ve made a great tag team. “Rock-a-boaty”. Or maybe Tug-a-Billy?

      • Hayden

        “Tug-a-Billy”

        *shudder*

        • Starscreamlive

          It would’ve worked for Billy and Chuck too.

    • Aaron

      Earthquake

    • HartKiller_09

      Did Tugboat retire early or something? He pretty much disappeared after 1994.

  • Robert

    EVERYBODY
    HERE COMES TOO COLD SCORPIO!

    I’ve gotta find that old WCW entrance theme album.

    • Aaron

      Party people!!!

  • Marvissey – #11

    This is going to be a miserable two months as I watch Farooq cut grunting promos while The Rock is riiiiiight theeeeere

    • that Miavia guy? he’ll never be anything

      • Marvissey – #11

        It’s funny because he really is absolutely no one right now. You can actually watch Vince stop caring about The Blue Chipper in real time after WM13

    • Robert

      Yeah but Farrooq sounds like he could kill a man with just his voice.

      • Dwayne

        APA was perfect for Ron because he was all about kicking ass. But he wasn’t really the best choice to lead a stable

        • Robert

          The APA was such a great gimmick

    • Dwayne

      The thing is they had no idea to do with the nation anyway. You needed a charismatic leader and Farooq is more of an ass kicker than a leader.

      • Robert

        New Jack?

        • Dwayne

          Haha. That would have been great

  • Robert

    As long as Byron Saxton and David Otunga are employed, Josh Matthews is NOT the worst wrestling announcer.

  • HartKiller_09

    I’m surprised Trump didn’t name both his sons Donald.

  • Nick Demola

    One last political thing…

    I’m an independent. And not in the sense of “I’m not a Democrat or a Republican” but because I look at issues and think them through and can’t tell you for certain where I’ll go on a specific issue until I do so.

    I believe that government exists to ensure that people have enough security and enough safeguards in place to allow them to live their best lives, however they define that for each person individually, so long as the pursuit of that best life doesn’t involve subjecting others to constraints that prevent them from their pursuit of their best lives.

    The government we have now, and the governments that exist around the world now, for the most part, exist to maintain the power of the people who currently reside in powerful positions, without regard to how the system hinders the abilities of those who don’t reside in those positions. Not saying that they intentionally TRY to hinder their abilities, just that they don’t care whether they do or not. So long as in the end the status quo is maintained.

    When a guy like Trump is elected, he becomes the boogeyman. I have emails from Liberals and Libertarians saying that Trump must be taken down. Like if we do so, everything gets better.

    I am far more interested in conversations about the system as a whole. Knowing that individual administrations will bring their own challenges, of course, but also being aware that there are certain things that happen that are created to keep conversations about real, systemic change on the shelf, with short-term messages constantly being provided to fill the vacuum of conversation around government.

    If you are a person who thinks Trump is dangerous, well hey, I don’t disagree. But don’t spend the next four years talking about how to Beat Trump. That’s just a waste of four years. Study the system, get to know the machine, get involved locally. Take that time and effort and put it towards the larger conversation.

    Because I promise you, in four years it’ll be another boogeyman, another distraction. And until we stop collectively having the attention span of a swarm of gnats on meth, we’re never going to get to the core issues that need to be discussed and the change in direction that needs to occur to make sure that people can one day truly live up to their greatest potential, which should be what a healthy society and government promotes.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Tldr