• Aaron

    Yay Disqus!

  • JosephM

    Truly a first world problem: I have so much disposable media to watch and I have no clue what I want to watch tonight.

    • Curtis Williams

      I missed Sunny and Workaholics last night so that’s on the docket for me.

    • JimbobJones

      I’m at that point with everything.

      I honestly think I’d be happier with LESS options in stuff.

      I recently got rid of a big swath of my board game collection (about 15%), and it felt pretty good, Adding that to me not buying many games recently, and it calmed me down to not have “option overload”.

      As for TV/media — I have cable (my wife still has it for E! type shows), Hulu, Netflix, HBONow, a 4TB shared harddrive nearly full of movies and shows, and for wrestling I have NJPWWorld, FloSlam, and a ton of DVDs (all ripped to that same drive).

      The sad thing is, with all of these options, about 80% of the time I just end up watching the same stuff I’ve watched over and over.

      • jobber123

        I think I’m losing my mind with so much stuff to watch. I have like 30 different movies or tv shows I want to see right away plus fucking so much wrestling. Like I need 40 hours to do all this. And it ends up freezing me instead of getting organized and watching it.

        • JimbobJones

          Yeah, that happens to me, too.

          “What do I want to watch? Wow, look at all this stuff!!! Fuck it. I’ll watch Big Trouble in Little China for the 500th time”

          I once sent my teenaged nephew up to my office to pick a board game for us to play (I had just over 100 at the time. Now I have just over 80). He came back down about 15 minutes later with nothing and said “I couldn’t decide. Too many choices”

          I don’t think humans are wired for this.

        • JosephM

          I feel the exact same way. There’s just too damn much. I used to love when DVDs first came out. I’d pour over all the bonus features, savor the picture and sound. Now I don’t give a damn about any of it.

      • Ioan Morris

        Got any two-player board game recommendations? Preferably easy to pick up.

        • JimbobJones

          Have you played any “strategy type” games before? (Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, etc?). What type of things are you interested in? (You’ve got kind of an open-ended question here 🙂 )

          If you were to ask me my favorite 2 player games, those would be Battlecon (think Street Fighter in board game form) and Mage Wars (I love Mage Wars Arena, but it’s hard to get to the table — Mage Wars Academy is mugh lighter). I also enjoy Android: Netrunner, Warhammer: Invasion, and Star Wars: X-Wing.

          Two player games I’d recommend to less “gamery” gamers? Coloretto is super easy to pick up and play, and Small World isn’t horribly complex. (And both can be played with more than 2 people). I’ve heard great things about “Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small”, “7 Wonders Duel”. and “Lost Cities” (none of which I’ve played. It seems when I play 2-player games, I tend to like super-thematic ones, whereas more “strategic” games, I like with more people)

          San Juan plays well with 2, Ascension,

          • Ioan Morris

            This is great, thank you. I’ll look into the ones you suggested. I appreciate it’s a broad question! Netrunner sounds like a fun concept and, like you said, 7 Wonders Duel and Lost Cities both seem to be well regarded.

          • JimbobJones

            I love 7 Wonders (the regular game), so I imagine the Duel game is good (probably great). I just have a good number of 2-player games that I love to play (and my normal gaming partners when I play 2-player games have my same taste), so for “normal” games, I tend to make sure to have a range of player numbers.

          • JimbobJones

            No problem.

            I forgot to mention in my post that if you haven’t played it, Ticket to Ride is a fantastic game, and a great starting point for this kind of game. (And can be played by 2 – 5 people)

    • Phrederic

      I have to watch a turtle right now. And it is aggravating.

      Dogs and cats will nap, this turtle is just constantly scratching the inside of their cage.

  • Brian_Bayless
    • jobber123

      I’ve always hated that show. I don’t know why. I can listen to almost any kind of inane sports talk as background or to kill time but that show always really bugged me. I kind of like Trey Wingo but only because he is the most stereotypical example of that dumb espn host so he cracks me up. I like his TV show but I don’t know if I would ever check out the new version of Mike and Mike either.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Mike Greenberg is the worst

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      I’m not up nearly early enough to watch those two.

      I will say that chick on First Take is pretty hot.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Ooooooooooh, oooooo–ooooo-oooooooooh…..

    DO THE HUSTLE….

    • JimbobJones

      Doodoo doo doodoo doodoo doo doo
      Doodoo doo doodoo doodoo doo doo
      Doodoo doo doodoo doodoo doo doo
      Doodoo doo doodoo doodoo doo doo

  • jobber123

    Is Disqus working now?

    • Thebraziliankid

      No

      • jobber123

        🙁

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      Fuck no.

  • Thebraziliankid

    It’s amazing that 2 years ago few people saw NJPW in this blog, now a lot of guys are into it.

    • jobber123

      You were the one that convinced me to give it a try. I didn;t start watching until right before WK8 and you were the one who kept saying to watch it NJPW now.

      • Thebraziliankid

        NJPW definitely saved my love for wrestling around 2013. A lot of people jumped around G1 climax 23.

        • Ioan Morris

          That was the first one on iPPV, right?

    • Phrederic

      I watched before it took off and I thought their shows were way too long.

      Makabe was their world champion, it was…not very good.

    • Ioan Morris

      That was mostly the reason I offered to review it. Wanted to help people get into it without the holier-than-thou thing.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      I jumped on with the WK9 PPV in English.

      That was the start but it has expanded a lot since then. Every Wrestle Kingdom seems like an even bigger deal in the west

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    If you’re a Scrubs fan, Hooch (Phill Lewis) actually IS crazy

    In late December 1991, Lewis was arrested after he killed Isabel Duarte, a resident of Bethesda, Maryland, in a car crash. He was charged with manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.[6][7] His blood alcohol level at the time measured three times the limit for legal intoxication.[8]

    The court sentenced Lewis to five years in prison, but suspended four, citing Lewis’s work after his arrest with a prison-based theater troupe which performed in jails, schools and churches, to highlight the consequences of drug abuse. Lewis was also ordered to serve two years’ probation after his release and to perform 350 hours of community service.[6][7][8]

    • Curtis Williams

      Mr. Moseby noooooooo

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        I always think of him as TC from The Wayans Bros.

  • Bones

    I assume Dicksuqus isn’t working?

    • Brian_Bayless

      This is from their support site:

      “Hi Discuss Disqus community,

      A lot of folks here have reached out about issues within the embed in which comments are not updating in real-time. Disqus is on it, and we’re working to resolve the issue as
      soon as we can! Recently we’ve been working hard to make Disqus 100% HTTPS everywhere, and real-time was unexpectedly affected as a result.

      We apologize for the inconvenience this is causing. As a workaround, you
      can try refreshing the page when you suspect that you may be missing out on some real-time comments. If you have any additional details you’d like to share, please do so in this discussion below and avoid posting multiple discussions in this channel. That way, we can consolidate the information and provide updates in one place.

      Thanks for your patience as we work to fix the problem.”

      • JosephM

        Translation: Fuck you and shut up!

  • Bones

    Wouldn’t this start to hurt Scott’s bottom line if us idiots quit showing because Disqus isn’t working?

    • jobber123

      Disqus is all fucked on every site that uses it so I don’t think there is anyone else who can fix it.

  • Phrederic

    So, how excited is everybody for The Defenders?

    I think this is my Avengers. Y’know how everybody was super excited for it? Like, really, really excited? I wasn’t, cause I thought (and still think) that the core Avengers heroes are mostly super lame and I don’t like the cosmic shit at all.

    But The Defenders. Mystical kung-fu shit. Mini-series (my favorite medium). Crossovers. Grittiness. Ethnic and gender diversity. Really unpleasant and dark interpretations of special abilities.

    It’s like a second-Christmas. It’s even coming out near my birthday.

    • JosephM

      I’m excited just to get Krysten Ritter back on my TV.

      • Phrederic

        I’m a huge Jessica Jones fan.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I’m the other way. I like but don’t love the Marvel Netflix shows. I’ll watch but it’s not exactly the fervor I have for, say, the DCCW annual crossovers. Like, I’m looking forward to the Supergirl/Flash musical episode more than The Defenders

      • Phrederic

        I overall like the DCCW stuff less than I like the Netflix stuff.

        The crossovers are their best work however.

        But even still, a crossover episode is mostly just filler. Defenders might…legitimately move plot forward.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          It’s weird to say but it’s almost too bleak to enjoy. They’re well-crafted and such, but it’s hard to binge when the atmosphere really dampens the heroics and there’s a LOT of padding in those shows. They could all be cut to 8-10 per season and not lose much.

          • Phrederic

            I agree with you on the 8-10 episode thing.

            I think there’s a reason Stranger Things worked really well at 8, and GoT does 10.

            Just because 13 episodes is traditional doesn’t mean it’s good.

            The grimness doesn’t bother me. Arrow was best when it was about Ollie being a crazy man working through severe PTSD, and not…”oh we’re stopping the bad dudes with spin kicks.”

            They’re different types of shows. DCCW is pure popcorn, but I’ve never been as invested in their success and failure, I watch the shows to riff on them.

  • Thebraziliankid

    It’s funny that a 30k stadium for a soccer team is a respectable number, but in American Football is a failure.

    • Bones

      The biggest stadium in the USA is I think Michigan Stadium, they can stuff 110K in there.

      But pro teams won’t get that big and usually top out around 60K because they make the money off the luxury boxes.

      • jobber123

        I can see this post!!!

        • Thebraziliankid

          If you can see

          YOU CAN FIGHT!

        • Aaron

          You unblocked Bones, finally?

          • Bones

            That’s his mistake

          • jobber123

            It’s been long enough. I can finally forgive him.

        • It seems like Disqus is coming back… maybe.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      That’s because it’s MLS. We’re not exactly top-flight futbol. The NFL basically is our EPL/Bundesliga in the hierarchy and they can pack 60K with ease as long as you’re winning.

      • Thebraziliankid

        Depends on the stadium, Anfield is around 40k

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      The smallest NFL stadium right now (Soldier Field in Chicago) holds more than twice that. And there’s college stadiums that hold over 100k.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        And can pack six figures weekly, the big Big Ten schools in particular

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          It’s really only the Big 10 that plays in these huge stadiums. No one uses the Rose Bowl, right?

          • Bones

            UCLA uses the Rose Bowl.

            SEC has some big stadiums too. Bama can get 100k in there and I think A&M is about there too with their recent renovation.

          • The Silver Fox

            Neyland Stadium in Knoxville is one of the biggest (102,000+). Been to a few games there, it’s damn impressive.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    So instead of paying $150 million to build a new stadium (or just keep playing in the one they’re in) the Chargers are going to spend $550 million to move to a city that A: doesn’t want them, and B: doesn’t give a shit about the NFL anyway to play in a 30k seat soccer stadium for the next 2 years.

    Someone want to explain this? Because I don’t get it.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      MONEY MONEY YEAH YEAH (eventually)

    • jobber123

      People here are more upset than they are letting on in the media but no one is ever going to go up to LA to see the team. They killed this base. There is no base in LA, and the Raiders and 49ers have huge strong holds of fan bases in LA too. The cowboys probably have more fans there than the Rams or Chargers. This is going to be ugly, but hopefully for them the new stadium will be the actual draw.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        That’s it. They’re gonna be the fourth biggest team in that market (because it’s still Rams and Raiders connected to LA and the Cowboys are HUGE in that area too) and you’re just going to increase apathy among the current fanbase, who aren’t exactly Cheesehead-esque in their Charger fervor to begin with. And it’s a city that did just fine without pro football anyways because that meant you got the best games on TV each weekend instead of shitty local matchups. They’re going to matter very, very little in Los Angeles.

        • jobber123

          That new stadium will have to blow Jerry World away and be the best one in the US or I don’t think they will ever do sell outs.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            For over $2 billion it fucking better be.

          • jobber123

            Dude but just look at what a piece of shit the 49ers new stadium ended up being. If they somehow fuck it up like that this will end up a major disaster.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Goodness, Levi’s is soulless as hell. At least Minny’s glass exterior gives it a cool look and even the new Falcons place has that retractable Transformers butthole of a roof. Levi’s is just utterly generic, but hey, lots of tech and green power inside!

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            And turf that has to be replaced after every damn game.

          • Adam Moore

            Really? Wow.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I don’t know how they spent that much on that shithole. At least with places like the Death Star and Yankee Stadium you can see where all the money went.

          • Bones

            Isn’t it in a really shitty location too?

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Yeah, it’s a pain in the ass commute to Santa Clara and shacked up in the same lot as a theme park.

          • Bones

            I did hear there were pretty bad logistical issues with it.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            When I went to Mania there, I planned well and took a bus shuttle from the BARt stations, because all normal forms of public transit was a logistical nightmare. Even with the shuttle, it took us 90 minutes just to escape the parking lot and the folks waiting for the rail trains probably stood there for hours post-show.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I don’t know Cali too well, but it’s like an hour drive from the city proper.

          • jobber123

            They somehow put it in a spot where it gets way more sun than its supposed to and gets much hotter than they ever intended and takes out a huge chunk of the seating….but they still sell tickets to those parts. Plus the actual field has something wrong with it, but no one knows what. The soil its on just has like ass cancer or something. It;s a dump.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Yeah, I was in the sun during WM, but had the foresight to bring sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen. And at least the weather that day was terrific and not hitting 90 or anything.

          • jobber123

            How could they fuck that up? It’s shocking how bad that place came out. And it’s in Santa Clara. Just a total fucking fail. As a fan I find it super embarrassing.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Yeah, the fans fucking hate it too and York for running Harbaugh out of town. Niners attendance is gonna be in the shitter for a while.

          • Benjamin Lowe

            That Stadium looks like a laundry basket on Steroids

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Upvote for “The soil its on just has like ass cancer or something.”

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          I would think there’s more Steelers and Giants fans in LA than Charger fans.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Because of the lack of local teams and lack of Charger success, it;s definitely a cross-pollination of fans. Cowboys are popular because they have training camp in my hometown of Oxnard, just 40 minutes away from LA, and they draw big crowds and Jerry is pretty great about taking care of the fan experience. Plus, SoCal gang connections lol

          • jobber123

            Yup, and probably bandwagon Pats fans too. I hope the Chargers plan on going 13-3 next year because if they aren’t a top team no one is going to go see them in some tiny arena.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            LA is kind of like Florida, though not quite as bad, but a lot of people that live there aren’t from there and stick with whatever team they grew up with.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Exactly. In my immediate family alone, we have Chargers, Raiders, Cowboys, Steelers, and Dolphins fans.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Dolphins?

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            My stepdad was stationed in Florida for a good chunk of time when he was in the Navy.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Ah, fair enough then.

            By law I’m required to hate them.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Bottom line, the owners always get their way.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        The rest of the owners seem opposed to it.

  • JosephM

    Here’s a microcosm of how there’s too much easy access media now- The Simpsons World section on the FXNow app. You’re telling me I can watch every single Simpsons episode any time I want!?! *Ka-Booooooom*

  • mike

    Just did a video interview for a telecommute gig. No live person, just questions, 30 seconds to prep, and 3 minutes to answer. That was a little weird. Plus my glasses kept reflecting the screen and they couldn’t see my piercing blue eyes.

  • Thebraziliankid

    Fun fact: Maracanã has the record attendance for a game in all sports history, around 300k.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Posts are showing up!

    • mike

      I see Bayless. GUYS, I SEE BAYLESS!

      • Brian_Bayless

        New notifications are popping up.

        Its a Thursday miracle!

    • Ioan Morris

      • Ioan Morris

        It’s happening!

  • Bones

    Holy shit I don’t want to jinx it

  • Thebraziliankid

    Do you guys care about all seats stadiums in sports? In soccer there’s a extreme backlash, rightfully so

    • Ioan Morris

      It’s a good thing for safety.

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        Compromise: a designated standing section.

        • Ioan Morris

          I’m not keen. There are good reasons not to do it, and it’s not like people don’t stand to watch games anyway.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      There’s starting to be a backlash here too. Just Google “Marlins Park”.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Yes, because I’m not crazy and do not want to stand for three hours rubbing elbows with a bunch of rowdy drunkards. Gimme a seat!

      • Thebraziliankid

        You basically kill the Ultra culture by having seats, no big flags, no flares, no chants.

        • Bones

          Raiders fans with flare guns…that’s an excellent idea!

          • Thebraziliankid

            Not flare guns.

        • Ioan Morris

          Anfield has flags and chants. Don’t need violence or danger for those things.

        • Phrederic

          …is that a bad thing?

          • Thebraziliankid

            Yes, it’s a gentrification of soccer. There’s a whole spectacle with supporting your team in soccer.

            Here’s a example.

          • Phrederic

            How many people die every year due to soccer riots that would be much harder if everybody was sitting?

          • Thebraziliankid

            Only 5% of Ultra members have a criminal record, being part of a group doesn’t make you violent. There’s a lot of media bullshit to help make the stadiums gentrified. Basically all you see is empty game, poor people won’t go anymore.

          • Phrederic

            Being part of a group does in fact make you more likely to be violent.

            Have you not heard of mob psychology?

            Woodstock 99 wasn’t about if people have criminal backgrounds. But people are scum, if they aren’t organized properly people will die.

      • Phrederic

        People stand?

        I’ll stand at a concert when shit is going on. At a fucking sports game where nothing is going on?

    • mike

      I’m a baseball fan. You stand for four hours.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        People do it at AT&T Park and I don’t know how lol. Esp. since it gets cold as fuck next to the river every night.

        • Thebraziliankid

          It’s delicate situation, basically. Football is Brazil is getting gentrified, you can’t do shit.

    • Marvtie Lange – #12

      I think there should be a mix, mostly seating with a few areas for standing. I see people at games that seem to enjoy standing so they should be allowed to do that I guess? I never would, I’ve done SRO once and left the game after two innings to sit in the bar across the street and watch it on TV

      • Thebraziliankid

        TGGI.

  • mike

    All right, enough of this trying to get stuff done, time for pizza.

  • JosephM

    So what am I watching after my conundrum? The Eighties doc by CNN- I’ll get an entire decade this way.

  • Thebraziliankid

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctqcwuq4slg this type of supporter is dying in Soccer.

    • Ioan Morris

      In South America?

      • Thebraziliankid

        Yes, total gentrification.

        • … that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

          If the price for less hooligan fights/riots is slightly less “energetic” fans at the game, that’s a fair trade.

          • Thebraziliankid

            It’s bullshit, riots are usually low. Energetic fans are what soccer is made.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I’m kind of surprised there’s no riots at NFL games.

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        Argentina, specifically.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Not really. Watch the Rome derby sometime.

      • Thebraziliankid

        At least in South American there’s a issue.

  • It’s gonna be an F5 kinda night isn’t it?

    • Brian_Bayless

      Disqus is working!

  • Bones

    I think it’s a general problem with sports teams in Florida and Southern California.

    Most people there are transplants and don’t give two dicks about the local teams.

    • Marvtie Lange – #12

      It’s so weird because, having no loyalty to the team that actually plays there, the attendance numbers must be so totally bipolar. Like at PetCo I watched them play the Cubs to a 75% packed house and the next night the Angels were in town and it was empty lol

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Hell, I’m from the area and my sports teams are all over the country. I just never reallyhad a loyalty to a team JUST BECAUSE it was next to me.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Even when Boston teams are dogshit they almost always sell out.

  • Is Impact on in the US? It’s been 4 minutes of commercials in Canada so far.

  • Comdukakis

    Time for Knicks and bulls

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Ew

    • jobber123

      I can still remember when that was a can’t miss affair.

      • Comdukakis

        It’s basketball. Good enough for me

      • Comdukakis

        The can’t miss is the implosion of rondo and rose

        • Brian_Bayless

          Rondo is going to be playing in China by next season at this rate.

          • chicagodem79

            The funny part is the Bulls are so inept, they are making Rondo seem the most reasonable and level headed in this entire episode. The way they’ve communicated with him is shameful.

  • Benjamin Lowe

    Why move your team from one apathetic football town to another it makes no sense at all

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      MONEY MONEY YEAH YEAH (eventually, they hope)

    • Comdukakis

      Money. Specifically fleecing taxpayers

      • To be fair, the LA stadium isn’t taxpayer financed.

        But the message for other cities is clear: If you don’t pay up, we can leave whenever we want.

        • Comdukakis

          Yeah but they tried to holdup SD for taxpayers money

          • Benjamin Lowe

            San Diego should’ve prevented the team from leaving by blocking every road out of the city and if they tried to fly out send military jets to blow them out of the sky

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          And the Chargers are just renting it for 8 Sundays. They have nothing to do with the construction at all.

        • Hopefully the cities call their bluffs. If Benson (or WHOEVER) wants to get another sweetheart deal for the Saints or Pelicans… well, good luck wherever you end up.

          San Antonio can have that problem.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            San Diego did call their bluff. The city put funding the stadium to a public vote and it failed.

          • Exactly, that should ALWAYS be the answer.

          • Except it wasn’t a bluff. They gone.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Yeah, true. But it’ not like they moved to the east coast or anything.

          • chicagodem79

            And there aren’t many people in San Diego shedding a tear lol

          • Comdukakis

            Good. I would have rather the red wings leave Detroit than the poor people of that bankrupt city subsidize a billionaire

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I would rather they not exist, but I’m biased.

          • Oh well.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      There’s no way something like this would happen in Europe.

      • Tell that to Wimbledon AFC.

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          Well, continental Europe

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      How was San Diego not begging to take that Vegas deal?

  • Theberzerker #HUSStag

    Here’s a thought…if Dave is right and Taker’s Mania opponent is from RAW and not Strowman, maybe it’ll be a handicap match against Jeri-KO.

    Either that or he fights and loses to Roman. Vince is delusional enough for either, I think.

    • Comdukakis

      Jericho isn’t leaving for awhile on a handicap match. Hes putting over KO

      • Theberzerker #HUSStag

        Tour is in the summer. Few PPVs between that and Mania.

        • Comdukakis

          He’s got festivals in april

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Woody Harrelson is PUMPED about going to a galaxy far far away

    “”I never would’ve imagined that I’d get this opportunity so I’m really pumped about it. I really like those directors [Phil Lord and Chris Miller], I think they’re really great,” he said. “You know let’s face it, almost any movie if the director’s great then the movie has a shot, but if they’re not obviously you’ve got very little chance of a good movie. I just feel great to be a part of that. What a cool thing.”

  • Benjamin Lowe

    Instead of moving to LA The Chargers should relocate straight to hell

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      “Dean Spanos, you can go to hell” has been my sentiment for ages.

      • Benjamin Lowe

        Why didn’t someone just shoot that dumbass right between the eyes Ditto for Jed York maybe the Chargers wouldn’t have moved if Spanos was out of the way

    • Baltimore already has a team.

  • Bones

    At least it’s not as bad as Atlanta when they fleeced taxpayers/moved away from black people.

    • Oh those white folk in Cobb County got fleeced good by their own government.

      • Comdukakis

        If only the big bossman could have been there to prevent it

  • RudoWakening

    ‘Aquemini’ time

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      One of the GOAT

  • WWF1987

    Bulls vs. Knicks on TNT with Butler out. Woof.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Today’s national slate sucks.

  • Bones

    It’s sad when Mark Davis is the best/least of a shithead NFL owner in California…

    • Comdukakis

      It’s the haircut.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Makes him seem too “Special” to hate.

  • WWF1987

    So Disqus work yet?

    • Comdukakis

      It is for now

  • Thebraziliankid

    Who’s the biggest NBA heel team?

    • WWF1987

      Clippers.

    • Bones

      Usually the Lakers, but they suck now

    • Comdukakis

      Isn’t really one. Maybe gsw for the rich get richer

    • jobber123

      Warriors

      • Phrederic

        Just because Draymond will kick you in the penis doesn’t make him a bad guy.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      [insert LeBron team]

      • Phrederic

        Or whatever team has Derrick Rose on it.

        Cause he’s a rapist.

        • Comdukakis

          And skips out on his teammates

          • Phrederic

            I suppose that’s bad too.

            And the rape.

      • Thebraziliankid

        NWO MIAMI.

  • WWF1987

    Derrick Rose might ask for a max deal this off-season. The NBA is crazy so I think he might get it. I could see the Bulls locking him up.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      LOL

    • chicagodem79

      I can guarantee you there is a 0% chance of that happening lol.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Whoever does deserves everything that comes their way.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      If I were the coach/GM/owner/Phil Jackson he’d be on indefinite suspension right now.

      • chicagodem79

        I still cannot believe he went AWOL from the team and wasn’t even suspended 1 game, just absurd.

        • Comdukakis

          Brent Barry currently excusing his behavior and claiming he too responsibility. Family issue my ass

          • chicagodem79

            Even if it was, there’s still no excuse for not bothering to answer their calls or to let anybody know what’s going on. I just can’t fathom that.

          • Comdukakis

            Hushed rumors are he fought with Hornacek then left in a huff

          • chicagodem79

            Yeah I heard that too, some other rumor was that he was so distraught that he thought about just leaving the NBA for a bit before he was talked out of it. That’s even more strange.

          • Comdukakis

            Well with the trade, all the injuries, I can see it.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          I mean, if you got family problems (and I ain’t buying that line of bullshit at all, but that’s a whole other topic), then fine. But you can’t just send a text or something? My boss would kick my ass if I no-called-no-showed and probably shitcan me, and ESPN doesn’t care if I don’t show up to work. Just makes the whole team look bush league.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        The reason he’s not is because their only other PG is Brandon Jennings and he’s booty

    • Brian_Bayless

      He’s gonna have to resort to a one-year “prove it” deal.

  • Bones

    Chargers planning to hire Anthony Lynn as coach

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      I wish the Bills would have kept him.

      • Thebraziliankid

        But you have a defensive master, REX RYAN!

        • Bones

          They shitcanned him

          • Thebraziliankid

            Good.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            That was like 3 weeks ago.

    • Comdukakis

      Good lions keep a good defensive coordinator in Austin

    • Brian_Bayless

      Bills should have kept him.

      • Bones

        After that presser by their GM, who in their right mind would want to work there?

        • Brian_Bayless

          Good point.

          They are lucky to get a guy whose defense tanked after losing Josh Norman.

  • Benjamin Lowe

    The Chargers and Rams won’t last long in LA they’ll be run out of town on a rail just like Trump will be run out of the country in a massive landslide in 4 years

  • Thebraziliankid

    Once again mentioned, I would to see a 30 for 30 about Japanese wrestling in 2000-2005. Basically cover the downfall of AJPW and NJPW (with the later having a rise years later), NOAH becoming the number #1 in Japan.

    • Danny Omega

      I would watch that

  • The Silver Fox

    5 biggest college football stadiums (all over 102,000):
    Michigan
    Penn St
    Ohio St
    Texas A&M
    Tennessee

  • Phrederic

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_hooliganism#/media/File:SS-Galizien-Banner.jpg

    Beautiful.

    Yeah, I’m okay with stopping “Ultra fans.”

    • Thebraziliankid

      That’s a problem with Europe in general, not just in football.

      • Phrederic

        I’m okay with stopping them.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      There’s a big, big difference between hooligans and ultras.

      • Phrederic

        Whatever they’re called, if you’re supporting the SS, I’m okay with putting in measures to limit them.

  • WWF1987

    I watched SNME #30 today with Savage/Jake and Sid’s heel turn on Hogan. It was a fun 45 minute show.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      If shows were still 45 min, I might still watch regularly

      • WWF1987

        SmackDown is 80-85 minutes without commercials. That’s fine for me.

    • Night

      I liked when Sid destroyed the Barber Shop.

      • Night

        And Virgil’s face.

    • TPrincess

      That was pretty much the Savage-Jake blowoff wasn’t it?

      • WWF1987

        Yep. Savage destroyed him then celebrated with Elizabeth. Jake hid behind the curtain after the show and claimed it wasn’t over.

        • And when Jake went to hit Savage-Liz with a steel chair as soon as they walked through the curtain, Taker cemented his face turn by stopping the chair shot.

  • Benjamin Lowe

    You know what the difference between 45 year old Arrowhead Stadium and most of the old crumbling football venues in Southern California do you

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Player suicides in the parking lot?

    • Comdukakis

      Assholes who attack opposing fans?

      • Comdukakis

        Wait that happened at dodgers stadium too

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          DODGER* Stadium.

          • Also not a football venue.

          • Comdukakis

            Stop ruining my joke

          • Comdukakis

            Autocorrect added an s. I’m on the kindle

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            YOU DONT OWE THESE PEOPLE AN EXPLANATION

    • Danny Omega

      More shit clogged toilets?

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    The Sid heel turn was cool, but I still think he should have debuted as a heel

  • Facts

    Anybody seen the new Magnificent Seven? Love the original from 1960

    • Danny Omega

      It’s meh

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      I thought it was a lot of fun

    • Night

      I did. Some great action sequences but the movie itself was meh.

      • Facts

        I read the body count for it just now and thought it was overkill. I bet it is a weak script

    • The Silver Fox

      Okay film, but cannot compete with the original.

    • Starscreamlive

      Good film. It was fun. Does not come close to being a masterpiece like the original though.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Up by 21 points over Bonzai in the Battle for the #1 overall team in Fantasy Hockey.

    • Night

      You guys should have a BoD RAW feud.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Yeah, and it took 5 of my players including a goalie to be Out or on IR to do it lol

      • Hopefully they’re still there… wait, nevermind, we don’t even play again. Oh well.

    • Comdukakis

      Much better than basketball huh?

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Yup. Although I’m running the risk of falling to 9-5 despite the highest scoring team in the league. Everyone has to bring their A-game against me.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    It was cute when people thought the Knicks were doing well. It’s still a shitty roster and dysfunction junction in the front office. Their tailspin is not surprising at all to me.

    • Night

      The best was in the offseason when they claimed they would be turning a corner with the acquisition of Rose.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Then they went out and got Noah too lol. Same ol Knicks, drafting a team that would’ve been awesome five years ago.

    • chicagodem79

      The issue is, in the Eastern Conference, even mediocre can make the playoffs, so if you want that extra payday of playoff games, I can understand why, even if it doesn’t make long term sense.

  • Benjamin Lowe

    The Cities who are getting threatened by greedy owners that threaten to relocate the sports team to another city unless they pay millions of dollars for a new stadium should tell the owners to go to hell and pay for their own god damn stadium it’s not like these owners are strapped for cash

    • Phrederic

      Sports are bigger than religion to Americans.

      That’s like in 1312 Spain telling the Catholic Church to build their own goddamn cathedral.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Fuck, Texas packs 10,000+ for HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

        Jesus what in the goddamn

        • Phrederic

          Yeah, so you, as a politician are gonna tell people “hey, the sportsball might go away.”

          Good fucking luck.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      What gets me is… I get it if you’re the Cowboys or Yankees, you gotta show off, you know? But not every stadium has to cost $1.5 billion and be the jewel of the league for a year until the next new one opens. Just build a place that doesn’t totally suck.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Shit, Dodger Stadium is 50 years old and still leads baseball in attendance every year.

        • The Silver Fox

          I think I’d rather attend a game at Dodger or Kaufman Stadium than most of the stadiums built in the last 15 years or so.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            It helps that it has a gorgeous backdrop, location is nice, weather is fantastic, and unlike, say, the Oakland Dumpiseum, they keep it in good shape.

          • The Silver Fox

            Dodger Stadium and Petco Park are the 2 parks I’d still like to visit in California. I’ve already been to AT&T Park and previously been to Candlestick Park.

          • Comdukakis

            Hated candlestick. Colder there than a sub zero day I’m Michigan

          • The Silver Fox

            Either Candlestick Park or Shea Stadium is my least favorite of the 12 ballparks I’ve been to.

          • The Silver Fox

            Either Candlestick Park or Shea Stadium is my least favorite of the 12 stadiums I’ve been to.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          New Era Field sold out every game and it’s generally considered to be one of the worst stadiums in the league. I’m just saying, this is Buffalo, we don’t need some billion dollar palace, and if it means the tickets that are $90 now will be $300 in the new place, we don’t want it. Build it on the cheap.

          Personally I think they’re fine where they are, but Goodell is insisting we need a new stadium.

  • Comdukakis

    Kristine ledlow is kinda cute

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak
    • Phrederic

      Is that…controversial?

      • Comdukakis

        Did I say hot take?

        • Phrederic

          I DON’T KNOW IF I’M MISSING SOMETHING?

          Are their sideline reporters that aren’t at least kinda cute?

          • Comdukakis

            David Aldridge?

          • Phrederic

            I’d fuck him.

    • I have googled her, and I concur.

      I also learned from this that there is a website called Wikifeet: The Collaborative Celebrity Feet Website

      • Comdukakis

        Ewwww

      • Bones

        Rex Ryan has that bookmarked

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        The worst was reading the article by Mara Wilson on how she wound up on one of those sites as a child. Fucking ew.

        • I read that.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            No wonder child stars gets fucked up so easily.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Me too. She seems really nice, helps that she had decent parents.

  • Comdukakis

    Oh jeez. Fuck this family stuff. Rose is a liar!!!!!

  • RawisStoned

    I have to admit the LA Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders do have nice rings to them

    • Thebraziliankid

      But you do miss the San diego SUPER CHARGERS theme.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        This x100.

      • RawisStoned

        I don’t know. Never heard it. I’m a Giants fan

    • Comdukakis

      No. fuck Vegas

  • Phrederic

    Brooklyn Nine Nine is not as good of a show as Parks and Rec.

    • RawisStoned

      Brooklyn 99 is way overrated.

      • Phrederic

        Is it overrated at all?

        I don’t really hear much people talking about it.

    • Night

      It’s not but it’s not bad. I enjoy it.

      Parks and Rec is in my personal top sitcoms ever, maybe number two after The Simpsons.

      • Phrederic

        Yeah, mostly I just realize how spoiled we got with sit-coms.

        30 Rock, Community and Parks and Rec were all on TV at the same time. That is honestly insane.

        • Comdukakis

          Never liked 30 rock, but the office was great

          • Phrederic

            …get out.

          • Comdukakis

            Of town?

          • Phrederic

            I did not care for The Office and I really don’t like Steve Carell.

          • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

            Community was awful, but the other two are all-timers.

  • Night

    Well, at least Tomi Lahren is easier to look at than Skeletor.

    And by Skeletor, I mean Ann Coulter.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      i don’t think there’s ever been a hotter chick that I’ve hated more.

      • Brian_Bayless

        I dont hate Tomi because its just an act.

        She says the same stuff middle-aged angry talk-show hosts do but since she’s hot its supposed to have deeper meaning or something like that.

        • Night

          You can still hate her because her act can be destructive.

          • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

            If people are that strongly influenced by someone like her, then we deserve to be destroyed

          • Phrederic

            …we deserve to be destroyed.

          • Night

            Look at who your future president is. He’s like the absolute worst of America.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Our country isnt that bright.

      • Night

        Her looks don’t really affect me despite my joke. It’s more that since she’s so young and attractive, she can really add strength to that shitty alt-right movement.

        • Phrederic

          I’d still hate fuck her.

          The appeal is that she’s so awful.

      • Phrederic

        Celebrity wise?

        I think that Ellen Page is an idiot, but mostly I think that she’s just untalented.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          =(

          I think Ellen is hot and talented. And the lesbian thing is A-Ok by me, cute girls going down on chicks is what America is all about.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Even though shes from Canada

          • Phrederic

            She has one character that she can play competently.

            And she thought her character from Hard Candy had the clear moral high-ground.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Ellen Page’s SNL hosting gig was really awful.

        • Night

          Why is Ellen Page an idiot? She seems pretty bright and gets involved in worthwhile ecological causes. And she’s a good actress.

          And she’s Canadian!

          • Phrederic

            She thought her character from Hard Candy was the ‘hero’ of that movie.

            She’s acting dumb. Which means she’s dumb about acting, her personal involvement in things doesn’t interest me.

          • Night

            So what? Lots of actors believe their characters are morally correct. That’s how you get into a character.

          • Phrederic

            I remember her talking about her character was a symbol of female empowerment.

            There’s a difference between “hey, I believe my character is in the right” and “I played a serial killer and didn’t acknowledge that they were in fact a bad person.”

            If whomever played Dexter said that Dexter was the moral center of that show, they’d get my mockery too.

          • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

            I read an interview once with that despicable Lena Dunham. She was saying how her character’s this, and that Allison Williams’ character is “the bitch.” Have you even watched your own show? From what I’ve seen I wouldn’t classify her that way, or they’re at least both bitches. I read somewhere else where she was purposely shitting on Williams’ character out of spite. Dunham is just the worst.

          • Phrederic

            Ugh, that’s terrible.

            Allison Williams is the only person on that show that deserves a career.

          • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

            It’s a federal crime that Williams is stuck being degraded on that show. And yet she’s never nude on it, but that honey badger who writes the whole thing is always getting naked. Yuck.

          • Phrederic

            I will love Allison Williams forever for being willing to humiliate herself as Peter Pan on the stupid live-action theatre NBC production.

            She seems to be willing to laugh at herself. That’s a good sign.

          • Thebraziliankid

            And she survived a interview with Bolsonaro (our Trump)

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            And a cute lesbian! We cannot discount that, that’s important dammit!

          • Phrederic

            The thing started with “I think they’re attractive despite their other flaws!”

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    I, Robot and I Am Legend are both decent movies with premises much more interesting than the Will Smith-driven movie product

    • Thebraziliankid

      Concussion with another actor, i.e Don Cheadle, could’ve been a better movie. At least he would not try to have OSCAR BAIT moments every single time.

    • Night

      I like Will Smith but he’s definitely lost something. I blame his fucking kids.

      • Thebraziliankid

        He needs a life intervention now.

        • chicagodem79

          Yeah I’m totally over him now, he’s gone off the deep end.

  • Facts

    Look up the current mayor of Reno Nevada

    • Ok, but this had better not be sending me to a celebrity feet website like Com did.

      • Comdukakis

        What??? I did?

      • Facts

        No shes on Wikipedia

    • Not bad.

    • Phrederic

      She’s giving me the crazy eyes.

  • Bones

    Time for Chi Town Rumble!!!!

    First of the Flair/Steamer trilogy!

    • Brian_Bayless

      I do like those fat fuck Commandoes.

      • Bones

        They vanished after Starrcade 88 🙁

  • RawisStoned

    When you know the Halloween Phantom is Rick Rude, it’s so obvious that it’s Rick Rude

  • RawisStoned

    Oh come on!!! He finishes him with the Rude Awakening!

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    I would be surprised if Vince doesn’t have Tomi Lahren on RAW at some point

    • Aaron

      “And now, the woman you sick fucks spank it to on the news or whatever…”

    • chicagodem79

      I’d MUCH rather see Christley come on RAW instead of Satan’s daughter.

  • chicagodem79

    It’s still weird seeing the renovated MSG. It’s a fantastic stadium and they’ve done a nice job with the rehab, but the old school MSG with its quirks was still fun.

    • RawisStoned

      I loved the old short walkway

      • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

        It’s just not a wrestling show at MSG without it. I hate nondistinct arenas.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I miss the old arena setup for sure.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    So I assume Disqus works now.

    • chicagodem79

      For now.

  • RawisStoned

    Also Eric Bishoff makes a damm good Vampire

    • Night

      At Halloween Havoc?

      I remember when Wrestlecrap did an article on it and the author called him Fagula. Got a lot of email flack for that one.

      • RawisStoned

        Well I mean he is a very handsome vampire, a few years before Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise did it. Ahead of his time really

  • YAY SHIT WORKS SOMEWHAT CORRECTLY AGAIN!

    • Comdukakis

      Congrats on the bowel movement

      • Oh, no, my boy, those trains run on time every time.

        BUT DISQUS DOESN’T SUCK FOR NOW!

  • Mdh1985

    There was a match in Japan this year that is kind of infamous for being cartoon like and/or inappropriate. Can someone inform me what that was?

    • Most of them?

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Something from DDT most likely

      • Mdh1985

        Richocet osprey or something ?

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          That’s new japan. I personally didn’t think it was inappropriate

        • Aaron

          That’s the one.

  • Yesterday at work I told everyone about the Donald Trump story and relayed the chickpea/lentil joke that I stole from someone on here who almost certainly stole it from somewhere else. It was a hit, and people are now stealing it from me.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Well, now you have to tell it…

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

        Donald Trump has never paid to have a lentil on his face.

        • Comdukakis

          Heyyoooooo!

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    A Tomi Lahren shoot in Playboy would do gangbusters if they were still in the tits and ass business

    • Night

      Yeah, but it would cost her millions from her church-goin’ fans.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        No way. Those repressive fucks are the ones who would buy the most copies

        • chicagodem79

          Yeah they would be buying up those copies on the downlow for sure lol.

  • Phrederic

    Shailene Woodley to me is the most recent “hey, this actor is clearly not very smart, their PR person should get them to stop talking.”

    Though being an idiot is better than being Miles Teller, who is both dumb, arrogant and bad at acting.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Milles Teller gets X-Pac heat for me.

      • Phrederic

        He is very bad at his job.

        And everything that I’ve heard him say makes him out to be a grade-A prick.

        • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

          I kind of liked him in That Awkward Moment. It was kind of funny that he and Johnny Storm were both in that movie before the Fantastic Four debacle.

          • Phrederic

            There’s a lot of shit I haven’t seen.

            I thought he was bad in Whiplash.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      I don’t get why she is in a starring role. She’s awful and not good looking. not usually a recipe for success

      • Phrederic

        I’ve never seen her in something, I’ve just heard interviews and she comes across as a total airhead.

        Also, Divergent, her shitty YA sci-fi series that was supposed to make her Jennifer Lawrence didn’t do very well, so the final movie was gonna be made for TV and she’s like “I didn’t sign on to this franchise to do television” and it’s such a bitchy, arrogant line.

        You’re in a fucking movie franchise, getting paid probably millions of dollars, and you’re complaining that you might be on TV? GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE!

        • RawisStoned

          I liked The Fault in our Stars. I’m a softy that way

          • Phrederic

            Never saw it.

  • Bones

    Hayes vs. Russian Assassin number what the fuck ever.

    They know how to heat the crowd up.

    • Comdukakis

      Jack victory?

      • Bones

        I think so, I forget who the other one was.

        • The Silver Fox

          The Angel of Death was the other one I believe.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    I have to chokeslam AND Tombstone this wanker THREE TIMES?

    This is going to take for fucking ever.

    • Bones

      I bet Taker thought the same thing at WM32

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        It still blows my mind that they actually did that match.

  • Thebraziliankid

    I hate Miles Teller, but I admire his ball of saying in the Premiere of Divergent he only did it for the money.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      I love the story that the director of Fantastic Four hand-picked Tellers and fought to have him in the movie…and the two of them engaged in fisticuffs during the filming.

  • Comdukakis

    Jamie Foxx is not an action star

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      He was good in the ray charles biography.

      • Thebraziliankid

        Django Unchained, don’t forget that one too.

      • Phrederic

        And then he thought he was Ray Charles, remember his music career?

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          Now I ain’t saying she a gold digger…

          • Phrederic

            Blame it on the Goose, gotcha feeling loose…

            Okay, I kinda like both those songs.

    • chicagodem79

      Eh, I dunno, I think he can pull it off.

      I was listening to the Ringer Greatest Sports Movies of all Times podcast with Bill Simmons, and they were going over Any Given Sunday and how that movie was a breakout for Jamie Foxx. He’s come a LONG way in his career, I give him props for that.

      • Comdukakis

        Yeah I liked him on in living color

  • Benjamin Lowe

    I find it really annoying that most Arena’s and Stadiums decided to put LED into their venues as it is nothing but a complete and total eyesore

  • Phrederic

    Remember when the actor who plays Falcon did a really crazy interview and said absolutely batshit things?

    And remember that Terrence Howard is a total lunatic? Like he doesn’t believe in the number 2 or some shit?

    • Comdukakis

      Fuck the number two….I mean Cena

      • Phrederic

        Cena is poop.

  • Comdukakis

    Fred hoiberg sucks

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Need a middling coach to sink your franchise?

      Why not Hoiberg?

    • chicagodem79

      He’s a nice guy, but I think he’s over his head. He’d be better off with a young team that doesn’t have veteran egos because he doesn’t have enough NBA chops to deal with vets yet.

    • Aaron

      He’s a mid-major college coach.

  • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

    I discovered I now have PopTV in HD, which makes it slightly more attractive to watch. Then I saw what Damian Sandow is doing now. Wow. Just wow. I know TNA doesn’t have the influence Vince McMahon did to change Adrian Adonis’ character when he got fat, but…wow.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I don’t care too much for Shailene Woodley and her hippie ways, but I would put it in all her orifices even if she probably doesn’t shave her body hair off-set and smells like a wet campsite.

    • Comdukakis

      Really playing up the gimmick tonight arentcha

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        I’m 15 minutes away from being off work for three days and time is slowing down. I need to go home and BE STROKIN

        • Brian_Bayless

          Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Nasty!

    • A..al..alright?

    • RawisStoned

      Fun Fact. She played the original Kaitlin Cooper on The OC.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        That’s right, you are correct!

      • Phrederic

        Was she replaced by somebody?

        • RawisStoned

          Yeah Willow Holland in season 3. She showed up much older and…much hotter.

          • Phrederic

            Willa Holland?

            Damn, I think I actually knew that.

            Willa is far hotter than Shailene.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Shailene has more boobs so she gets the edge for me.

          • RawisStoned

            Well she grew them long after her stint as Kaitlin had ended

          • Phrederic

            Willa has dat ass.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            I’m definitely more T than A. give me Hayley Atwell over Chloe Bennet.

          • Phrederic

            Me and Billy Gunn share more than being tall and white.

            We love to lick them, we love to stick them.

          • RawisStoned

            I actually think Kaitlin was a vastly underrated character. They should have introduced her in season 2 and also kept Trey around, (Volcheck was fine but really he was just a poor man’s Trey)

    • Phrederic

      She’s really not extremely attractive, she is the epitome of average Hollywood white girl.

      • RawisStoned

        To be fair you need average white girls to play average white girl roles

        • cabspaintedyellow

          The thing is, she typically plays the person everyone loses their shit and goes gaga over.

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          Also Asian girls for whatever reason.

        • Night

          Nah just get Meryl Streep. She can do anything!

        • Phrederic

          That’s fine, but I don’t get the whole “OH MAN SHE’S SO HOT” stuff.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Yeah, she’s not unattractive but she’s not fall down crazy hot like say, Scarlett Johansson was at that age.

          • Phrederic

            Some people get better with age, but I dunno, she seems like a flash in the pan.

  • Phrederic

    Or Amanda Seyfried talked about how she got paid “LITERALLY” 10 times as less money as her male co-stars in Les Mis?

    And how she blames herself for not negotiating her contract better, but it’s like…your agent negotiates. And they get paid based on what their star makes, so there’s no reason to fuck you on this. Unless like, they negotiated for multiple stars, so they got less money for you, and more money for somebody else.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      A ton of actresses have come out about their shitty (in terms of market value) pay. I agree they should be making more coin, but fuck, get on your agents and tell them to show you the money goddammit

      • Phrederic

        Right…also, Russell Crowe is going to get more money than you.

        Also, I don’t think that problem with the gender gap in pay is “not enough female millionaires” I think that fighting for more pay for the lower-level people, like producers, camera people, editors, costume…

  • WWF1987

    Who’s pre-ordering the Switch?

    • Benjamin Lowe

      I’m considering it as it seems a million times better than the Pee-U

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I don’t know about pre-ordering but I imagine if it’s $250, I’ll have one by the holidays

    • Night

      I don’t want to be in my thirties and playing Mario games.

      • But they’re fun.

        • Dwayne

          Grown folks can’t have fun

          • Normally I’d say that you’re preaching to the choir here Dwayne, but if you’re going to play a video game it should be fun.

      • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

        It’s really not bad. That’s about all I still play. I also have a throwback Atari, somewhere in this house.

    • chicagodem79

      Probably gonna wait for a year for it, see what the consensus is. As much as the Wii U sucks, it’s good enough for the few new gen Nintendo games that I do have

    • Bones

      Adrian Beaterson?

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      When can you start pre-ordering?

  • Benjamin Lowe

    When VInce Yells at the commentators why don’t the Commentators yell back at Vince and tell him to fuck off

    • Bones

      They value their paychecks

    • Night

      Because he’ll fire them and they have families to support.

    • Dwayne

      Because that would be fucking stupid

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Did you hear that clip of Cole apologizing to Vince because he asked about saying something for the umpteenth time that night? You say “yes vince” if you like your checks.

    • Classic B.Lowe!

  • Bones

    Hayes is actually trying to make something of this, but Victory sucks too much.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    I don’t think much of reality shows, but I especially don’t get the real estate ones.

    You’re a kindergarten teacher, your husbands a horticulturalist and somehow you have 5 million dollars for a downtown penthouse?

    • chicagodem79

      How many ways can they make show off the premise of “rehab shitty house in an arbitrary amount of time” to put on the market to flip.” It seems like there are a zillion of those shows.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      Well a lot of them are in Canada. I don’t understand the exchange rate, but maybe that’s part of it?

  • Benjamin Lowe

    I bet in a few years we’re going to get a 30 for 30 special on the rise and fall of NASCAR which will be called out of gas

    • The Silver Fox

      This idea of introducing breaks into the races, turning them into heat races, would be enough to end my nearly 40 years of watching NASCAR.

  • Brian_Bayless

    After Tito Santana was shown with his family hyping up “No Holds Barred”

    Jesse: It never occurred to me that “No Holds Barred” has Spanish subtitles
    Vince: Um, no it does not
    Jesse: Well how did Chico understand it then?

    • RawisStoned

      The shit they got away with then….I really miss that

      • Dwayne

        Wrestling needs more racial jokes again

        • RawisStoned

          Jesse was a heel. That’s what heels do

          • Dwayne

            I liked Jesse. I know what heels do

          • Miko363

            So if they did this in today’s WWE, we’d all be cheering the racists.

  • Bones

    That’s 15 minutes of my life that I’ll never get back…1/2*

  • RawisStoned

    Yeah…Shaline Woodley is ok…not that hot

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Her face is whatever but her body is pretty tight and she’s not afraid to take the gear off, so that gets her a star bump.

      • RawisStoned

        I do value body over face so yeah…I’d nail her

        • Dwayne

          You don’t see the face when you’re hitting it from behind

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Or when the lights are out

  • Benjamin Lowe

    If you want to build a stadium build it in the form of Lambeau field, Texas Stadium, Mile High Stadium, Pre Renovation Soldier Field, The Orange Bowl, Old Tampa Stadium, LA Coliseum, The Rose Bowl & Pre Steinbrenner Yankee Stadium

    • The Silver Fox

      Or modern versions of Forbes Field or Griffith Stadium.

    • RawisStoned

      As much as I hate to admit it Seattle did a really good job with making Quest Field a true home field advantage

    • Little acknowledged fact: Texas Stadium was an awful building. Unique but not beloved by people who worked there.

    • maskedcabana

      Those stadiums weren’t built with luxury boxes in mind. That’s the real cash cow, the rest is just icing.

  • Bones

    Sting vs. Butch Reed…let’s see if Stinger can drag a decent match out of Butchie

    • RawisStoned

      I mean WWE Hall of Famer Koko B Ware couldn’t do it so I would say The Stinger’s chances are pretty slim.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Is the Great Disqus Dumpster Fire of 2017 over?

    Also, someone come up with a better name for it.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      The Great Disqus Toss(-off) of 2017.

  • chicagodem79

    LOL, as soon as the Bulls put a slow white guy on Carmelo, he’s starting to make shots.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    Speaking of Woodley, this girl I used to date said I reminded her of the main character in The Fault in Our Stars.

    I’ve never seen the movie so I dunno if it’s a compliment. But that remark stuck with me.

    • You remind me of this Indian guy with a French name that I used to chat with occasionally online.

    • RawisStoned

      Your missing part of a leg? Sorry man

  • Benjamin Lowe

    Which is a bigger dumpster Fire the Cleveland Browns The San Francisco 49ers The LA Chargers The LA Rams or NASCAR

    • Bones

      In order:

      1. 49ers
      2. Browns
      3. Rams
      4. Chargers
      5. NASCAR

      • chicagodem79

        I was going to say, I think I’d vote for the Niners first. They built a new stadium that no one seems to like, they have an arrogant head coach and clueless ownership. The Browns are just sad vs comically bad, the Rams have a POS owner, but they may be better now without Jeff Fisher. The Chargers have some talent, just a shitty stadium situation. Don’t really have an opinion on NASCAR.

        • Bones

          Kelly got pink slipped so they don’t even have a coach right now. No good one will work for their dipshit owner.

          • chicagodem79

            Ha, I didn’t even know he got fired. Tells you how closely I’m following the NFL these days lol.

        • RawisStoned

          The niners stadium was a cool setting for mania. I mean I would not want all daylight for and entire show again, and that really had nothing to do with the stadium itself but still…

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      I wouldn’t call NASCAR a dumpster fire, they are just hitting a rough patch where all the stars retired. But they still have Joey Logano and a ton of guys that can be elevated or called up. They’ll be fine.

    • WWF1987

      49ers.

  • cabspaintedyellow
    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Yeah, I stand corrected.

    • Dwayne

      The 403 forbidden pic is the hottest. So hot it’s forbidden

    • RawisStoned

      I…Yes…yes

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Too skinny.

      • Dwayne

        Napoleon likes them thick

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Affirms my believe: OK face, airtight body

      • RawisStoned

        Do you need a few minutes to go do your thing?

    • Danny Omega

      Meh, she needs to eat some Big Mac’s and then we’ll talk.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    I, Robot. We get it, Will. You were jacked. Put a shirt on

  • cabspaintedyellow

    I feel like Nintendo called it the Switch just so children could start asking parents to go get them a switch for once, instead of the other way around.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      Most people in America don’t know what a switch is.

      • WWF1987

        That sick fuck Adrian Peterson does.

      • RawisStoned

        My niece was throwing a tantrum once. I waited until my sister was out of the room then told her with dead calm in my voice to go cut me a switch. She had no idea what that meant. But she shut the fuck up immediately

        • cabspaintedyellow

          More parents/uncles/aunts should use vague threats the kid won’t understand. I feel like it’d be more effective than saying, “If you don’t listen, I’m taking away your Playstation” or whatever.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          Nice. My niece likes punching me in the stomach.

  • Stranger In the Alps

    Here I am!

    • Hey everybody, it’s this guy! You remember him, doncha?

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Are you sure?

    • RawisStoned

      Whats your take on Shailene Woodley?

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Rock…you…like a hurricane?

  • Benjamin Lowe

    Who bets Trump loses the 2020 Election in a massive landslide

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Actually I’m 80% sure we’re in for eight years.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Not I. I’m not underestimating White Middle America wanting their country back from elitists and colored/gay libtards.

      • cabspaintedyellow

        It’s also just statistics, at this point. The last one-term President was damn near 30 years ago, and he was coming off of eight years of a Republican president. So there was Red Party fatigue by the time Clinton showed up in 92.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          I could see either Dem voters digging in and making a better effort to get out the vote or a fully controlled Red government encouraging Middle America to keep it that way for a variety of economic or anti-progressive reasons.

          • chicagodem79

            It comes to having a candidate that inspires everyone in the blue tent. Hillary didn’t do that, and they paid for it.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Exactly. Kellyanne Conway is a blowhard shit but she’s right in that “I’m not Trump” is not a message.

          • cabspaintedyellow

            Dem voters really, really don’t care though. That’s the problem. They love protesting and organizing and petitioning and tweeting and all that shit, but voting? Eh, fuck it, we’re good anyway.

            Middle America treats voting as a holy calling. You don’t need to phone bank Ernest Huckleshaw to get him to the polls.

          • chicagodem79

            But that wasn’t the case when it came to Obama getting in and getting re-elected, so voters believed in HIM, but not necessarily the rest of the party, that’s what they have to overcome, somebody charismatic and believable at the top, and more good candidates at the lower levels.

      • RawisStoned

        Honestly I am middle of the road and voted for Hillary but after the election so many of the left got so annoying that I finally said fuck it, I’m glad he won. And I am a theater guy so some of those people are my friends.

    • maskedcabana

      The Dem’s bench is pretty shallow. Someone’s gotta step up.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Cory Booker?

        CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKA?!!!?!?!?!!?!?

        Ssssss….sssss…dawg…dawg…..

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          Nah.

      • cabspaintedyellow

        It’s actually kind of insane that Trump’s victory makes Kanye’s declaration a few years back of a 2020 presidential run somewhat plausible.

    • Massive landslide as a qualifier makes me say no.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Depends on the candidate.

    • Only if some really massive scandal goes down. Otherwise I think he’s got a fair shot of reelection.

      • cabspaintedyellow

        He was inundated with one scandal after another. He’s teflon at this point.

        The only way to crush him in an election is to stick to policy, none of that stupid-ass “Vote for me because I’m not him” bullshit.

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          He’s absolutely not Teflon. Look at his favorability rating.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Dems just need to put out someone who doesn’t have the 2nd-worst favorability numbers in nominee history.

          • cabspaintedyellow

            I just mean Teflon in terms of elections.

            Any one of the scandals that hit Trump during the election would have led to an electoral curbstomping for just about any other candidate.

          • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

            There are so many to choose from. I wasn’t really aware of him making fun of the disabled reporter at the time, but that should have been enough. And then the grab them by the pussies thing? That one I thought was the nail in the coffin. Sigh.

        • maskedcabana

          But this will be actually policy scandal. If things don’t improve with GOP control of damn near everything, he’s done.

    • Aaron

      Nope. He may lose, but gerrymandering makes a blowout unlikely.

    • Danny Omega

      4 years as prez is gonna suck what little soul he has right out of him. We’ll see if he even has it in him to run again, he is no spring chicken.

      • chicagodem79

        I said it yesterday, I give it 50/50 odds he won’t finish out his first term either due to some scandal, or health reasons.

      • cabspaintedyellow

        Yeah, this is probably the one thing saving us from eight years, the notion that he wouldn’t want to stay on for another four years. I feel like the entire campaign was to refresh his brand, and to have a title that none of the other rich people on Wall Street who look down their noses at him can ever have for themselves.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      If the Dems can keep from looking like obstructionist fools (big IF), then I think the GOP itself will primary him out after 3 years of him not living up to one campaign promise. Of course if the GOP continues to roll over then it’s pretty much a toss-up.

      My money is still on him marching himself to impeachment within 6 month. His refusal to divest from his businesses pretty much creates a constitutional crisis from Day One.

    • Curtis Williams

      I thought he would lose THIS election in a landslide. No deal.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    I have no idea who Sharlene Woodboodle is…

    • Some skinny broad that I just heard of.

    • RawisStoned

      Of course you wouldn’t. That’s not her her name

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Cheyenne Woodbury?

        • RawisStoned

          Well…closer anyway

          • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

            Bokeem Woodbine?

    • Dwayne

      That’s cool

    • The girl from Divergent and the Fault in our Stars and the Secret Life of Teenagers?

      I mean, since you’re not a teenage girl or someone who spends a lot of time around teenage girls, you wouldn’t.

  • RawisStoned

    Speaking of celebrities is it true that the beautiful, sexy, and lovely Selena Gomez is dating something called The Weekend?

    • Dwayne

      Weeknd

      • RawisStoned

        So he’s to lazy to spell his entire name. I think Selena can do better

        • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

          Is that supposed to be like “weakened?” How clever.

    • Canadian guy.

      • RawisStoned

        Well he’s polite I suppose

    • chicagodem79

      Well, at least she’s legal now, although she still looks like she’s 16 lol.

      • Dwayne

        16 can be legal in some states

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Yep.

        • chicagodem79

          She used to look like she was 13, so she’s growing up a bit lol.

      • Curtis Williams

        It’s okay, she’ll look her age when she’s 34

  • It wouldn’t hurt the democrats to find someone who wasn’t as warm and fuzzy as a cactus. Every president that I remember in my lifetime had at least some manner of charm – excepting maybe Bush Sr only because I barely remember him… Not Hilary. She’s unlikable.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Trump has charisma, but I wouldn’t call it charm.

      • Sure, I guess, but she doesn’t really have that either.

        • cabspaintedyellow

          Oh, I’m not saying she does. Just that he doesn’t.

          Hillary is like the econ teacher you have in high school who will let you chew gum in class, but demands undivided attention when she’s going over the material.

      • chicagodem79

        People like rude and boorish behavior these days, he’s the epitome of that.

    • Aaron

      They found literally the one person who could lose to that maniac and ran her.

  • razor172

    LA doesn’t have football for over 20 years, then they get the Rams and the Chargers in under a year. Having to deal with those franchises doesn’t seem worth it though.

    • chicagodem79

      Instead of seeing the best NFL games every week, now they’re forced to see 2 mediocre to bad teams, good luck LA lol.

    • Let’s face it, L.A. was doing just fine with USC as its pro football team.

    • Curtis Williams

      And they get two teams they don’t give a shit about.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Now Ariel Winter, THAT’S a girl with some dangerous curves.

    • Curtis Williams

      Are we sure she got a reduction because damn.

  • maskedcabana

    For the Dems to win, they’ve got to up their social propaganda game. Trump’s side was on the pure offensive and the Dems were always 3 steps behind.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I think Dems now realize they can lie and the truth won’t matter. Just say a bunch of shit you may or may not do, and get people to vote based on those promises. Dominate the narrative with what you’re going to do, not all the bad shit the other person has already done.

      • chicagodem79

        That’s the sad part about this entire election. We all know politicians lie, but we’ve never had somebody so blatant about it, but yet it didn’t matter at all. What incentive do you have for even bothering to be truthful these days?

        • cabspaintedyellow

          I was stunned and horrified at how many people on FB shared the fake news story about someone with info against Hillary suddenly turning up dead. Just a completely fabricated story they easily could have verified as false just by highlighting the article title and clicking “search google”. But they were all, “How could we let someone like this be President? I’m scared.”

      • maskedcabana

        Obama won with “Hope and Change”. Simple but effective.

    • Aaron

      The problem is liberals aren’t as likely to get in line. They have to vote for someone or something rather than against. It’s the advantage the right will always have – their people will vote no.

  • Curtis Williams

    The NFL not doing everything in their power to make sure the Raiders go back to LA is up there as dumbest business decisions. It’s a license to print money.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Watching the CNN documentary series on the 80s. Lots of interesting stuff in the music and television centric episodes. And there are some interesting clips about Reagan. He was a master at being diplomatic about statements in the press. Even if you didn’t like the guy, you could kind of see how he would have curbstomped Mondale so badly. (Seriously, Mondale only won ONE state!)

    • And just 12 years prior, a generally unlikable and uncharismatic candidate (Nixon) smoked George McGovern by the same margin.

    • I’d love to adjust one piece of history: the Savings and Loan collapses from 1986-1995 moves back one presidental term, to become 1982-1991.

      How much closer is Reagan-Mondale in 1984 if we do that?

      • cabspaintedyellow

        Still not close enough for Mondale to have a realistic shot.

        Reagan was a zeitgeist candidate that inspired insane devotion. People wanted to vote for Reagan, and enthusiastically. Trump is actually a lot like him, in that regard. To beat a candidate like that, you need someone who the other party will be just as excited to vote for, and not in a “we gotta beat this other guy, get out and vote!” sort of way. People have to BELIEVE in the candidate to truly create that kind of zeitgeist reaction. That’s why Kerry didn’t beat Bush.

    • Sexy Miz

      You lost me at “CNN Documentary”. Not wasting my time on FAKE NEWS.

  • WWF1987

    Huge TNA spoiler from tonight’s tapings.

    .
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    ..

    .

    .

    Josh Barnett defeats Bobby Lashley to become the new TNA World Champion

  • Starscreamlive

    https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/status/819723152276090880

    Are they supposed to be paying tribute to Gorgeous George and his valet Jeffries?

    • maskedcabana

      Liberace and Matt Damon.

  • chicagodem79

    I love when you do a google search of Ariel Winter, the first suggested search term is “ariel winter yoga pants”.

    • Dwayne

      Can’t go wrong with that

  • juvydriver

    I was surprised to hear that Jim Cornette didn’t like the Okada/Kenny Omega match and thinks Omega should have gotten his ass kicked and thrown out of the wrestling business.

    • Dwayne

      Cornette wishes it was still the 70s

      • Aaron

        Have you seen those vans?

      • maskedcabana

        Where wrestling bears is totally acceptable and believable.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Please tell me you’re joking. He can’t have fallen THAT far into self-parody?

      • juvydriver

        I know he doesn’t care for Omega, but I think he’s working a lot of this to get people to listen to his show b/c this is what they expect from him.

    • jobber123

      I didn;t hear this. What was Cornette saying?

      • Dwayne

        I didn’t hear that but I know he hates Omega because he apparently made a joke out of the business

        • Brian_Bayless

          Corny hates Omega since DDT when he wrestled the girl.

          Read all about it here

          http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2017/01/12/rf-video-shoot-interview-with-kenny-omega/

          • PeteF3

            He also called out Omega for lying about getting out of an ROH booking, saying he had an injured ankle when he ended up working a show in Japan that same week.

          • Brian_Bayless

            According to Omega, he was already gone from RoH before Cornette got the book but who knows.

          • PeteF3

            Cornette outright said that Adam Pearce was booking.

      • maskedcabana

        Corny said Omega should have been banned from every promotion for his matches against a blow up doll and 9 year old girl.

        • Aaron

          DDT is complete nonsense, but you don’t judge an actor by one bad role.

      • juvydriver

        On his most recent podcast. Didn’t think it was a wrestling match but a demonstration of moves.

        • And that’s one where as much as I like Corny… he’s fuckin’ wrong.

          • PeteF3

            Sort of. It’s hard for me to evaluate the dragon superplex for a 2-count as anything other than a “demonstration,” because it sure as shit didn’t have any actual impact on the match other than a cheap holy-shit pop.

          • jobber123

            I don’t agree at all. They used it to set up Okadas next feud. Suzuki got a lot of heat for dropping him on his neck like that. Its not as hot without that move. Did they have to do it, no. But they definitely used to set up other shit.

      • PeteF3

        I see some of Cornette’s points, but on the other hand it’s ironic that he pointed out TM/Dynamite and Flair/Steamboat as matches that were better than this one, because “they did too much and it’s a spotfest and they just demonstrated moves” were the exact criticisms that those matches got from portions of the viewers and fellow wrestlers at the time they happened.

        • jobber123

          I feel like Cornette is just cutting promos and working here. But maybe he really thinks that too. I think it’s a five star match, and I could see someone saying its the best match they ever saw. I honestly liked Tanhashi vs Naito almost as much. But I marked for that dangerous ass dragon superplex . That definitely seems like it should be worth an extra star since they could have easily died.

        • aboynamedart

          I listened to the rant today. Only about 4 minutes of the 13-minute segment were actually about the match. The rest was about his pre-existing grudge against Omega. Virtually no mention of Okada or acknowledgement that he’s — at best — not following NJPW.

    • Nah, Corny’s never liked Kenny for some of Kenny’s earlier exploits in DDT. (shrug)

    • Brian_Bayless

      Cornette also blasted Meltzer for loving the match

    • Starscreamlive

      Once you get on Cornette’s bad side, there’s usually no coming back. He’s gonna trash everything you do from the moment you piss him off, even if you do turn in some quality work.

      • Sexy Miz

        He was convinced to change his mind on his negative review of Goldberg/Lesnar match in the middle of his podcast.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Aaaaand disqus is right back to shit mode.

    • Working fine for me.

      • cabspaintedyellow

        Back to working for me.

  • Sexy Miz

    In the words of Dogbert, information is now streaming towards our brains like a fire hose into a teacup.

    The election of Donald Trump reflects the common man’s desire for simple, unchanging, unchallenging explanations, with little, if any, regard for “truth”.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      I think people just wanted to read whatever confirmed their priors.

      • Sexy Miz

        They were already doing that. It was Trump that distilled things to minimalism. No messy explanations, just a simple invitation to trust in HIS priors.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    You know, Naito is pretty great.

    • cabspaintedyellow
      • Matt_Indeed.

        I wasn’t saying it was a revelation to anyone, but I’m still relatively new to NJPW.

        • cabspaintedyellow

          I know, I’m just taking the piss.

    • Dwayne

      Indeed

    • PeteF3

      Naito > Omega all day long.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Naito’s charisma is off the charts.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Yeah. I don’t find him to be as good in the ring as Okada, but I don’t claim to be anywhere near even a casual watcher at this point, so I could be wrong.

        • Aaron

          He’s not technically on the level of an Okada or Omega, but his character work is superb.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Yeah, really good character.

          • jobber123

            His translated interviews on AXS are so awesome. He comes across like a total superstar wrestler and larger than life figure.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Yeah, that’s where I’m watching. Just finished Naito v. Ishii.

    • Thebraziliankid

      He was having Roman Reigns reactions until late 2015. That’s a magnificent u-turn.

    • Sexy Miz

      Bring him to WWE and give him a suit of armor.

      Knight. Get it?

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Don’t bring anyone to WWE.

  • johntcole

    Note to WWE, have Samoa Joe win the Rumble and beat Cena or AJ at Mania for the title.

    Thank you.

    • PeteF3

      Man, if there’s a year to run an out-of-nowhere Rumble winner, this is the one. Undertaker, Goldberg, and Brock don’t need title matches for WM.

      • johntcole

        I just want Joe to do this before he’s too old to.

        He’s busted his ass and been great for 18 years and deserves it.

    • Sexy Miz

      I have a whole other post dedicated to my pick.

      • johntcole

        Miz is great too, don’t get me wrong.

  • Sexy Miz

    At least fan hatred of Cena led to epic heat in matches with Van Dam, Punk, Lesnar, etc.

    But nobody can capitalize on Roman Reigns hatred. People just hate on Reigns without rallying behind an alternative.

    • Thebraziliankid

      That’s actually pretty good point.

      • Sexy Miz

        I’d love to see fan reaction yo a Reigns/Miz match.

        • chicagodem79

          Miz is SO good at being a heel, I think eventually he would get the right reaction, but he’s also a million times more entertaining than Roman Reigns, so it’s an interesting call.

  • Brian_Bayless
  • Ghost of Church

    Ghost’s WWE Thoughts

    1. When they gonna be getting the belt off of Owens? He bores me and I don’t even watch Raw anymore.

    2. Is HHH on a milk carton? Still waiting for that explanation. Might as well come out and say he sent a text to himself that said, “Stick Rollins.”

    3. The Chin and Carmella? I can see it. Sort of like an uglier version of Santino and Maria.

    4. What I’ve gotten out of Aggressive Ziggler- Crews is such a loser.

    • Mr.Snrub

      1. The Rumble
      2. The Rumble and his return promo on Raw the next night now that any football on mondays is officially over
      3. Lower Mid-card angle, no harm done
      4. Apollo Crews has no character whatsoever

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Another scorcher for everyone….NJPW? The best thing going in pro wrestling.

    • Brian_Bayless

      They present their wrestlers are stars better than anyone else by a wide margin.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Yeah, I really dig the interview segments and the press conferences. The entire package is jam up.

        • jobber123

          Yeah I love the way they do that. That show is really great.

          • PeteF3

            Wouldn’t it be better if you had Inoki’s daughter come out and browbeat everyone instead?

          • Brian_Bayless

            She can call Shibata a B+ player

          • jobber123

            They would make her and Ishii do a segment where it makes Big Steph look a foot taller than him, and then she would call him a fat hobbit and he would have to cry.

          • PeteF3

            Then her husband confronts Los Ingobernables and all 4 of them cower in fear.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            *slaps Okada and laughs at him*

        • aboynamedart

          I cannot imagine being a reporter at the NYD presser and seeing Minoru Suzuki rolling in. Most terrifying man in wrestling right there.

          • Thebraziliankid

            He’s actually a nice guy backstage.

          • Aaron

            Guys who can beat up entire villages are often nice guys.

          • aboynamedart

            You know, I’ve actually heard that! He also did a playing card promo and was pretty good-natured from what I could see.

        • Aaron

          Coors as a sponsor makes it more real.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Shit always gets real with the silver bullet.

          • Aaron

            My local bar *just* started carrying Coors. They held out since back when the Coors family didn’t boycott Apartheid South Africa. The point? I like Coors.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            ….

          • Aaron

            For the taste of said awful beer, not the shitty politics of the previous management, I ought to add.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Yeah, you really should have.

          • PeteF3

            Let me know when NJPW has a Coors Light turnbuckle.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            I mean pretty close, it says Coors light on the ring mat.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    *smashes the everloving fuck out of his tablet across the corner of the table and then frisbees it across the room* Fucking piece of shit.

    • PeteF3

      Coach Belichick?

    • mike

      What tablet?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Some stupid piece of shit Verizon Ellipsis 10. This is my second one. The first one wanted nothing to do with my WiFi so I got another one. This one wants nothing to do with my WiFi unless I am fucking sitting on the router and the sim card is fucked up so I keep getting disconnected from the fucking 4G as well. These things fucking suck. Like, really really bad.

        • mike

          That sucks.

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/threads/verizon-unveils-ellipsis-10-tablet.68213/

          ” Looking for a powerful tablet with a stunning display, clear sound and massive battery life? The new Ellipsis® 10 tablet offers an astonishingly crisp and vibrant 10-inch full HD display, the largest capacity battery of any 10-inch tablet on Verizon’s 4G LTE network and is available exclusively from Verizon.”

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Those are all true statements. Shit looks good and the battery lasts a lifetime. That’s it.

  • PeteF3

    Small sample size, but I’ll offer my hot take: CWF Mid-Atlantic might be 2016-17’s best indy promotion.

  • Thebraziliankid

    I like the moment of Minoru Suzuki’s card opening where he gets a Kenso Suzuki card, he just shits from nice guy to angry and says “fuck that guy”.

  • jobber123

    New Years Dash was hot and all but I think the real money would be if they had a heel authority figure come out and berate Suzuki for messing up HER main event, buried Okada just because and then she punished them both by making a match between them for some reason every week on TV to build up to the PPV.

    • PeteF3

      Omega should probably invoke a rematch clause, beat Okada on the next show to win the title, and then Okada can invoke his rematch clause and win the title back from Omega at the next PPV.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Then they fight in a cage, but only because there’s a cage match show in June every year.

    • maskedcabana

      You obviously haven’t seen NJPW last authority figure. Where do you think Steph got the slapping from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Lw8_AKZW6I

  • mike

    I usually keep good beer in the upstairs fridge and project beer down in the basement workshop fridge. Project beer is usually Coors Light or Keystone Light.

  • Mikey

    Miller Lite tonight

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Fuck your swill!

      Miller is okay, I just like shouting randomly at people.

      • Mikey

        My Dad hates Miller Lite and always calls it swill lol. That or asking if I’ll have anything else with my water

    • Aaron

      Look at this rich guy.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Jesus, you’re poor.

        • Aaron

          Thankfully I have Dirt Cheap beer.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Nattie Light, eh?

          • Aaron

            Nah. I haven’t had it for years, but local discount liquor store Dirt Cheap has its own beer. It’s not good. It’s worth the extra 50 cents for a sixer of Busch.

    • mike

      That was the first beer i got into binge drinking.

      • Mikey

        Easy hangovers

    • Starscreamlive

      Only Miller I like is High Life.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        The Champagne of Beers!

        • Starscreamlive

          Only the best for me! 🙂

    • A single hop IPA.

  • Mr.Snrub

    Renee Young’s All-Time favorite match…

    Hollywood Backlot Brawl – Rowdy Roddy Piper vs Goldust Wrestlemania XII

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      …..seriously?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      That isn’t even a match. It’s a stunt exhibition.

    • Aaron

      It’s an interesting match.

    • Starscreamlive

      I can see Ambrose choosing likewise.

  • Aaron

    I like how Pabst bought out all the cheapo local beers.

    • Mikey

      Pabst is pretty awesome

    • I’ve had a lot of cheap beers in my day but I’ve never had Pabst or Miller.

      • Aaron

        They’re okay.

    • Curtis Williams

      My go to when I’m too broke for a Guinness

  • mike

    Favorite beer -Guinness. Never have had a hangover from it.

    Honorable mentions: Tecate, Potosi, Sapporo, Old Speckled Hen.

    • Dwayne

      I like Tecate and Modello

      • mike

        Mexican beers are summer beers for me. Ice cold and light.

    • Aaron

      I used to drink OSH regularly until one night I decided to drink 12 cans and then shots. Pain. Much pain.

      • mike

        I had a bad can once and havent had it since. Gun shy.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I love Guinness.

    • Mikey

      Guinness is fantastic

    • Aaron

      I generally drink whiskey, but I’ll try any heavy Scotch Ale. I like New Glarus, Founders, Belhaven, Civil Life and cheap stuff like High Life and Stag.

      • mike

        Favorite whisky right now – Redbreast. I also like our local stuff from the mississippi river distillery.

        I also dig Scotch as well, but cant drink too much.

      • mike

        And spotted cow is the bomb.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Turning in. Later fellas

  • mike

    Theres something comforting in knowing that no matter what, I can go get a 12 of keyystone light for $5.99

    • This is one area where Canada truly sucks. Lack of cheap beer.

      • Aaron

        On the other hand you get to prepay for your new liver.

    • I believe that the lowest legal price per beer here is 1.25.

    • Jesus. If I’m gonna drink beer, it’s gonna be *good* beer.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Always a good sign when the piece of shit has to buffer in order to show you video in the lowest resolution possible.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Where did you get this tablet?

      From a flea market in Istanbul?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Nope. From the Verizon store.

        • mike

          My tablets are all wifi only. Im usually not out of wifi range when i use it.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Yeah, this one is fucking annoying. I should have just bought a fucking laptop. Fucking hate those too.

          • Might I suggest an abacus?

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            You are not helping. Just please go enjoy some ice cream far away from me.

          • Done and done. 🙂

  • Mikey

    Miz winning the Rumble actually would be decent.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Miz has something most don’t have in the E, heat!

    • No, wark.

      • Mikey

        WARK!?!

    • Aaron

      Hi Duck!

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I’m one of the biggest Miz marks on the blog, and it’s a hard no from me.

      • Mikey

        Better than Roman or Taker

        • Seeing you win it would be better than Reigns or Taker.

        • cabspaintedyellow

          Now that you mention it, I have no idea who I even want to win the rumble. So it might as well be Miz.

          • Way to make a stand there, cabs.

          • cabspaintedyellow

            Miz isn’t a hill I feel like dying on.

          • Nor should anyone.

  • Curtis Williams

    Dennis using the force to make that lady lay back down is great.

  • I like a lot of different kinds of beer.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Hey! This guy likes variety and exploring his options!

      LET’S GET HIM!

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Liar.

  • Tried using the alternate view, or whatever you call it, of Disqus. Most recent post that way?

    3 hours ago.

    Go home, Disqus. You’re drunk.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Breitbart users think disqus is fixed.

  • Brian_Bayless

    And Disqus turned back to shit.

  • LScisco

    Man, Disqus needs to get itself in gear

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    *sigh* Jesus Christ. So like….. If I wanna watch videos in app form (YouTube, WWE, Adult Swim, etc) that’s fine. You wanna watch videos in a web browser? Oh, well you can go fuck yourself with a rusted spike.

    Love,
    Your tablet.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    I’m on mobile with Chrome and everything is working great for me.

  • Welcome to the BoD. We occasionally discuss wrestling, politics, circumcision, the best pizza (not Sbarro), and Star Wars.

    And we all agree that disqus sucks donkey dicks.

    Poorly.

  • Bones

    Is it slow or is it acting up again?

  • Curtis Williams

    He did it again! And she laid back down again!

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Wait, forget about WWE’s Rumble, who is the odds on favorite for the BOD Rumble?

  • Aaron

    These popsicles are made from fruit and vegetable puree and contain no added sugars.

    • . . .

      but…i….uh….

      WHAT THE FUCK IS THE POINT???

      fuck.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I have had those before. Strawberry rhubarb is great.

      • Aaron

        I like that they don’t melt quickly. I’m having orange now.

  • Fuck it. Bed & Wrestling Revolution 3D on my phone for me.

    Gnight BoD.

  • Curtis Williams

    This ending is fantastic

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    …..Now everything works….
    *stares at tablet*
    …now…everything works…..
    *twitches*

    ……yaaaaaaay.

    • You endure a great many trials and tribulations.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Nah, I am just hair triggered and get set off easily nowadays.

  • Napoleon Blownapart
    • Rick Poehling

      OH MY GOD. I must have missed that promo. I need it in my life right now.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Gorilla: Look at Koko’s hair
    Heenan: That’s hair? That’s afro turf.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Xhamster have an app yet? That would help my problems considerably.

  • LScisco

    Didn’t expect Titan Sinking to give me a circumstantial story of the Steph-Macho relationship

  • JosephM

    I wanted to go to bed with good things on my mind- so I’m rewatching the DIY vs Revival 2/3 falls match from Toronto.

    • LScisco

      The Doomie Award winner….

      • JosephM

        One of the best finishing sequences I have seen in a good long while.

        • LScisco

          I don’t watch much NXT so I need to catchup on it

    • Things from Toronto are good.

    • Rick Poehling

      Their match last night on NXT was pretty good, too. Just an example of two teams that can do no wrong against each other.

  • chicagodem79

    Wow, the Google Pixel Phone is positively Nintendo Classic-esque in its scarcity. Here people are selling them on Craigslist for $1,000 for the XL 128 GB, not available on Verizon (but the regular one is), and all XL’s are out of stock at Google.

    • JimbobJones

      I kind of get it with “new types” of technology, but for phones? It’s idiotic.

      “This phone is slightly faster than the one I have in my pocket! I MUST HAVE IT NOW!!!”

  • chicagodem79

    Detroit at Golden St.? Yawn.

    • Aaron

      It can’t be as boring as Bulls – Knicks just was. 1995 it is not.

  • LScisco

    I think I’m going to take on the task of watching all major WWF programming in 1995 for the blog. I’m not sure if this is good for my sanity, though.

    • chicagodem79

      1995 had a few worthwhile things. I think the Big 4 shows were good (although YMMV with the super duper fast 95 Rumble), the other PPVs were hit and miss from what I remember.

      • LScisco

        Yeah the IYH shows had some decent quality and were just 2 hours. The Big 4 were pretty solid, especially Survivor Series, which is one of my favorite WWF shows

        • JosephM

          Survivor Series 95 is legit great.

          • LScisco

            Only thing that really sucked was Bigelow-Goldust. The Taker-Mabel match was also dull but that was because everyone knew when Taker tagged in it was on like Donkey Kong so the rest was filler

    • For the people here? Fuck ’em, they don’t deserve it!

  • Bones

    It’s time for Flair vs. Steamboat Part 1

  • LScisco

    It’s too bad we’ll never get a shoot interview with Vince. They could put that stuff on a 50 disc DVD set and I’d buy it tomorrow.

  • HartKiller_09

    Watching a random 1992 Superstars….I didn’t notice as a kid but Warrior really was smaller off the juice.

    • chicagodem79

      Which is why the rumors that it wasn’t the real Ultimate Warrior that ran in at Wrestlemania 8 made sense at the time.

      • HartKiller_09

        I can see that. Shorter hair and definitely leaner.

  • JosephM

    Revival/DIY- Toronto. Stil *****.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      And a better match than Omega/Okada.

      • *******?

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          At least ****** 1/2

      • JosephM

        Yeah, since I only have that currently at ****1/2.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        I was in the arena for the DIY vs Revival match and even with that bias simply cannot put it over Okada vs Omega.

  • LScisco

    What were stupid wrestling things you believed as a kid? I remember being told Giant Gonzalez was killed by being hit by a car at a Wal-Mart and that the Undertaker’s hands would glow if he took his gloves off.

    • Bones

      That it was real

    • JosephM

      I remember learning quickly that wrestling was all show, but since I was a fan of David Copperfield, I looked at it like a magic trick. But I did always wonder if when they brawled to the back if once they got passed the curtain did they just stop and shake hands.

    • HartKiller_09

      Andre died as his father’s funeral and fell into the grave.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Ken Shamrock was literally the worlds most dangerous man

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Huh..So the key is to I guess not do anything with it for an hour after you get it home and reconnected to the house WiFi? I just wanna hit somebody with it now.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      I’m beginning to think you’re at least part of the problem…

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I will keep fighting with it until I ultimately break it. Like the last one.

    • What the hell kind of shit tablet are you dealing with?

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Whos ready to Switch??

    • Bones

      Adrian Peterson

    • maskedcabana

      DJ Switch spinning some chill tunes right now.

    • JosephM

      Like Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits?

    • Too busy enjoying the Paper Mario run. I’ll catch the highlights later.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Like with tree branches?

  • Daniel Swinney

    Forgotten great Daniel Bryan moment: The day after he cashes in MITB on unconscious Big Show, has a WWE.com segment with Kofi Kingston about their upcoming match that night on Raw. They’re both being super passive aggressive and Kofi is like. “Good luck tonight. Oh, but I won’t be unconscious.” Bryan just grins and goes “Weeeell ya might be.”

    • JosephM

      But the day after on RAW he teamed with Punk and Ryder against Miz, de Rio and Ziggler.

      • Daniel Swinney

        Well whatever, it was within a week or so. It just popped back into my mind.

        • JosephM

          Your reality is ruined, time is an illusion!

  • chicagodem79

    After sitting on that Okada/Omega match for a few days, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m going to be one of “those” people and not give it ************* or whatever Meltzer gave it lol. Personal preference, I just REALLY hate when MDK moves like a damn dragon superplex doesn’t get a pin. A move which damn near could kill somebody gets kicked out at 2? Just can’t buy it.

    • LScisco

      This is one of my problems with wrestling today. I see a really cool move and then someone kicks out like its a vertical suplex. That was my problem with TNA

    • maskedcabana

      Even Meltzer felt that move was total unnecessary and dangerous.

      • JosephM

        Unecessary and dangerous…but that’s how you get that sixth star baybeee!

      • chicagodem79

        If it was the finish, I would buy it totally. I forget which PPV it was, but when Dean Malenko DDT’d Scotty 2 Hotty off the top rope, that got a pin because it was a fucking DDT OFF THE TOP ROPE. It wasn’t Dean’s finisher but it ended the damn match and was believable.

        • Daniel Swinney

          Backlash 2000. God I love that show.

          • JosephM

            More entranceways need swinging scythes.

    • Bones

      YOU TRULY DON’T APPRECIATE GREAT WRESTLING!!!!!!!!

    • Rick Poehling

      I don’t know. I get exactly what you’re saying and I do agree with it, but that match had a very specific story that was being told, and Okada kicking out of that move fit in with what they were trying to do. The whole build of the match was about who was going to take NJPW forward as the figurehead, and in that context those guys kicking out of every big move on earth to put them over as the top superhero in the company made sense on some level, plus it set up the ending where Okada went over with the Rainmaker after all the accumulated damage had built up. I can see both sides of the coin, honestly. My problems with that match were at the beginning, not the end.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    It could be Verizon frowns on that.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      It didn’t this morning.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    For those not watching Switch, I’ll be posting updates.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      It’s now?? Ugh…too late at night…

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I just turned it on.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    On screen 60 second countdown while a DJ plays trance. Well ok then

  • Kenny_Reigns

    I’m watching the Switch presentation. I hate myself…

    • Meh, just don’t get too caught in the hype.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I’m watching a video game press conference at 11 PM. I think it’s too late not to be caught in the hype…

    • Why…?

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Because my curiousity hates sleep, apparently.

  • LScisco

    I really don’t understand why Bret picked certain matches for his DVD set. I don’t know why of all Hart Foundation matches he wanted the WM 7 match with the Nasty Boys (except that it’s the Hart Foundation’s last hurrah as a team). So many better selections.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Because he’s sentimental.

    • JosephM

      “See how good I was to carry those two talentless Nasties and my drugged up brother in law to a ***1/2 match ALL BY MYSELF!”

      • LScisco

        Ha, that may have been it. I would’ve preferred the Harts-Brainbusters match from SummerSlam 89

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        “After the match, they came up to me with tears in their eyes and said I was the best wrestler they ever worked with “

        • JosephM

          “Then I had sex with a beautiful Polynesan woman. I called Julie later to make sure she had taped the match, not the entire event mind you, just MY match. But all she could do was complain about how sick she was. She never thought about ME!”

    • Night

      Maybe they limited his choices.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    The wrestling fan in me wants to start chanting USA USA while the Nintendo pres is speaking Japanese

  • Rhett Lashley, the offensive coordinator at Auburn, a team that JUST MADE THE SUGAR BOWL, will leave Auburn to take the same position at FUCKING UCONN LOLLLLLLLL.

    • LScisco

      UConn seems like a terrible gig. Non-P5 conference, their facilities are crap, and your recruiting ground is basically nil

      • It is. They just re-hired Randy Edsall, who once bailed on them to take the totally awesome gig at Maryland.

        • LScisco

          They did? Missed that news story. Quite frankly that’s probably the best hire they could make.

          • They were probably worried Handsome Bob Diaco was gonna attempt to manufacture another rivalry that the other side didn’t care about.

      • Bones

        That cockhead Edsall is back there too. Unless he wasn’t getting paid at Auburn something had to be wrong.

    • Bones

      Well though Dave was he “offensive coordinator” at Auburn. I find it hard to believe that Malzahn didn’t call the plays.

      That’s like at FSU they have “co-offensive coordinators” but everyone knows who calls the plays.

      • Regardless of whether he called the plays or was Malzahn’s coffee intern, that’s a HUGE drop-off. He’s not going to be the head coach at UConn, he’s gonna be the OC. At UConn. Who is bad.

  • RudoWakening

    One of the chefs on this episode of Chopped’s style is urban foraging. Fuck outta here with that

    • Bones

      He digs through garbage?

      • RudoWakening

        He goes out and picks bulbs and petals and shit. He’s from San Francisco.

    • Ugh. How hip.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Release date: March 3rd. So close already!

    Price: $299

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      $250 felt like more of the sweet spot, but not bad.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Yeah still ok. I wanted 249

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Switch online will start free but be a paid service in the fall

    • Ooh, DQ11 having an online component (like DQ9’s dumbass “free DLC” that is now unobtainable because the servers that had it are gone) would make that game a NOPE.

      DQ10 was pretty much a NOPE already.

  • Curtis Williams

    I get that it’s Thursday tradition, but TNT should feel free not to have a double header if there’s no interesting games

    • Bones

      They could be contractually obligated to do so

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    The pc gamer in me does not like paying for online play.

    • maskedcabana

      Pretty standard now with all consoles which sucks.

    • LScisco

      It’s good to see PC games thriving again. I wish a good PC golf game like PGA Championship Golf 2000 by Sierra Sports would re-emerge because customizing courses and such was supposed to be the future. EA Sports ticked off the community and other alternatives have their flaws.

    • Reason (some low number, there’s not many overall) I don’t/barely care for consoles now.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Switch will also be region-free, so import away!

  • LScisco

    Reading Titan Sinking and I almost spit out my water when there was a line in the book about how Bret saw Vince “with tears in his eyes” after hearing the news that Savage legit quit the company and how he resolved never to do that to Vince.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    The lunch pail was great.

  • Curtis Williams

    The Pistons have the ESPN game tomorrow night too.

    Y tho?

    • Mikey

      Expected to be better than this.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Currently showing the home hookup and the undocking of tablet and controllers

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    I do love that it won’t be region locked.

  • Robert

    Let me take you on a funky ride
    All around the worrrrrrrrrld
    If you let me get inside your mind
    Feel your spirits flyyyyyyyyy

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Play on TV, tabletop style with a stand in the back of the tablet, or straight up portable

  • LScisco

    Maybe after I recap 1995 WWF (which will take a while) I’ll have to give the Blog a dose of 1995-1997 USWA. Such great legends there such as Doug Gilbert, Macho Warrior Ric Hogan, the Spellbinder, and Flash Flanagan!

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    2.5-6.5 hrs battery life

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Battery life is not great.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Turn off the wi-fi lol

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        I wonder how possible that will be.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          Hopefully easy. I have to turn off my 3Ds Net otherwise it’s battery life is doody

    • chicagodem79

      Yeah I noticed that too, it’s not great at all, but if I were to ever buy something like this, I probably wouldn’t “take it mobile” very often.

  • LScisco

    I honestly think the PS3 might be my last console or at least until the various apps I use for the Network, Netflix, etc. no longer work.

    • Mikey

      My PS3 starting shitting on me for the WWE Network so I got an Apple TV. I won’t ever by a video game system for myself again.

      • LScisco

        Mine was doing that in the fall but an updated fixed it. Runs flawlessly now. I still don’t have a smart TV or a flat screen TV.

        • Mikey

          Damn. I didn’t realize they made anything but flat screen TVs.

          • LScisco

            Well, they don’t anymore but both my TVs were made in the early 2000s and neither have crapped out.

          • Mikey

            Wow good for you

          • LScisco

            My parents have a Sanyo that was purchased in 1996 and it’s still going strong. It’s pretty crazy.

    • I’ve got a PS4 I still haven’t hooked up after nine months, and the Switch is on the edge of my interest.

    • Bones

      I have a PS4 and 360 and I play games on the 360 more. I haven’t bought a PS4 game since Fallout 4 earlier in 2016.

    • JimbobJones

      My most recent console is a Wii.

      Neither of my kids have asked for a new one. When they want to play games, they either play games on their tablet/phone/iPod or play PC games.

      (My 13-year-old’s favorite game is STILL “Beyond Good and Evil”, which came out the year she was born)

      • Hunter

        please cultivate her interest in GOOD games, I’m soo proud of her for enjoying an actual video game and not some micro-transaction piece of marketing dredge

        • JimbobJones

          Actually, we got her a laptop, and I made sure it was good enough to play decent games (not a bunch of new ones — we weren’t spending THAT much on a laptop)

          Recently, she finished Arkham Asylum, Mirror’s Edge, the first Walking Dead game, and previously was on a Double Fine kick with Psychonauts and Costume Quest (though she didn’t love the second one as much as the first).

          • Hunter

            Nice! That’s definitely a gift she will appreciate, good parenting. That’s one reason I’m glad I’ve built my game library up on steam, my nieces and nephews are gonna get a full on education in the evolution of game development some day

  • Since we’re talking games, I’m just gonna put this out there:

    Verdun added the Scottish Highlanders as a playable faction yesterday. So…there’s that.

    • LScisco

      Is that a WW1 game?

      • It is. It’s like Battlefield 1, only with some semblance of realism and minor details like that.

        • LScisco

          Interesting. Then again, how fun is a WW1 game like that? I mean trench warfare wasn’t really known for heroic battles (realism question).

          • I’m not gonna lie, a lot of rounds end in a draw (no surprise there), but when you actually manage to take an enemy trench and hold onto it, there’s a real sense of achievement there lol.

            It’s also heavy on teamwork and tactics and such, a lot less heroball, so to speak.

          • LScisco

            That does make sense. Can’t have one dude just seize a trench and expect to hold it against all odds.

          • Especially since there are some classes where the loadouts don’t lend themselves to heroball.

            Oh, you want to be a German grenade specialist? Here’s five grenades and a sharp shovel, hope your teammates can cover you.

    • I’m about to start a Scotland game in EU4. By the way, which Paradox game did you buy recently?

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Man those controllers are tiny. Trump-sized

  • JimbobJones

    I dunno. The preview videos of the Switch just made it seem like it had too many moving parts. A lot of stuff that could break, and be hard to replace.

    • Hunter

      It’s amazing how the most basic of engineering/design concerns, seem to elude people as they attempt to innovate. Just look at the recent apple airbud fiasco, taking the phone accessory people most often have to replace and making it an expensive and exclusive prerequisite. Little parts and modularity are the death of manufacturing

  • maskedcabana

    Those controllers look so uncomfortable.

    • Jeremy Rinehart

      That was my thought as well

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      It’s like a dreamcast controller, except a lot heavier.

      • Converge241

        Dreamcast controller is big but not as heavy as original Xbox controllers

    • Are we really surprised that the people who brought us the N64 controller would have a boner for wacky controllers?

      • I still like the N64 controllers… the “wackiness” just worked. Same with the Gamecube.

        • LScisco

          The N64 controller was AWESOME for Goldeneye at the very least.

          • Way less so for Mortal Kombat 4, though.

        • Hey, the Wavebird was FANTASTIC. That was the first wireless controller that I think a lot of people had that actually functioned properly 100% of the time.

          • I’ve got three WaveBirds, I know how fantastic they still are.

          • Three WBs and one wired with an extension. 007 Nightfire with four humans, six AIs, and everyone the same generic character with no name indicator is HILARIOUS.

          • “Who am I shooting?”

            “ME, DAMNIT!”

        • JimbobJones

          Gamecube used regular-type controllers, I believe. Maybe slightly more chunky than the PS ones, but not by much.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            The Game Cube controller was great.

        • Converge241

          N64 controller was my fav controller ever for hockey games. It just worked oddly well

    • LScisco

      I saw a picture of them and was not impressed

  • Bones

    Flair/Steamboat is solid gold every time.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    You can capture video and screenshots in the controller like the other systems and can be used for motion control

  • maskedcabana

    “Fuck yo couch, Mario.”

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Wrist straps!

  • chicagodem79

    I love the unnecessary stuff they throw into these presentations lol.

    • LScisco

      Kinda like when they unveiled WWE Network and DX did that horrible promo?

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Controllers will come ik multi colors and have a Wii-style wrist control. Shoulder buttons on the controller even when separated

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Wrist strap*

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    I never played a Dreamcast or a Gamecube. Never once

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That’s a shame.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Yeah, no reason other than money

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      Dreamcast was the first console I bought with my own money.

      I’m not good with money.

      • Dreamcast was solid, no shame in that choice.

        • djowalsen: Known Hater

          Hey, at least I got all the games on clearance for cheap!

        • Jeremy Rinehart

          Ahead of its time

        • JimbobJones

          Yeah, I don’t get the dilemma here.

          You had Shenmue, Sonic Adventures (which was decent), Grandia 2, Skies of Arcadia, Resident Evil Code Veronica, the 2K Sports games (when they were awesome), Virtua Tennis (crap, I need to play that again), Jet Grind Radio, Crazy Taxi, Soul Caliber, and the Power Stone games.

          I need to actually replace my system, as I still have all of my games.

    • chicagodem79

      I’ve never played a Sega system in my life. I had a Gamecube at one point, but that was many moons ago.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        I had a Genesis but always preferred by SNES

        • chicagodem79

          I was a Nintendo guy until Playstation came out, I’ve been Playstation ever since, although I did get the Wii U for Mario Maker and a few other games.

      • RudoWakening

        I was one of two people I know that had the Sega Master System

        • I knew one person that had it, but he only had a couple crappy games for it.

          • Converge241

            I knew many folks who had had all kinds of the usual systems including a few with Master. Only 1 dude I knew had a SATURN

        • JimbobJones

          I didn’t have the Master System, but I had the plugin expansion for the Genesis that allowed you to play Master System games.

          After playing games like Phantasy Star, I was PISSED at myself for getting an NES instead of a Master System. NES had the licenses, but a large portion of their games were crap.

          Master System was technically the better system, but its marketing sucked, and they just didn’t have the same creativity when it came to games.

    • Gamecube was home to perhaps the most underrated game of the decade: Pikmin.

      • JimbobJones

        It also had Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, which was fantastic.

        • YOUR MEMORY CARD HAS BEEN ERASED.

          …or has it?

          • JimbobJones

            I don’t get why another game never used that. It was brilliant.

          • The closest I can think of was Psycho Mantis making the controller move before the boss fight in the first Metal Gear Solid. But yeah, those little small cracks in the fourth wall can add a lot.

    • Converge241

      Dreamcast was cool. Still use it for an emulator disc of the NES games. I loathed GameCube. No offense to anyone who liked it
      ,

      • JimbobJones

        Why?

  • Chris B

    has Nintendo talked about third party developers yet?

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Ive read that some are iffy that this will have mass appeal

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        As usual.

      • Chris B

        I just want to play Madden again on Nintendo

        • Madden 13 on the Wii U was actually damned solid… shame the Wii U never got two tablet support because Madden H2H with the pads for playcalls/audibles would have been so fucking awesome.

  • Bones

    Easy ****1/2 for Flair/Steamer Chi Town Rumble

    • Jeremy Rinehart

      It’s my favorite of their 3 matches

      • Bones

        They are all fantastic. It would be like choosing from your three children.

        • RudoWakening

          Clash VI for me

          • Bones

            If you put a gun to my head that’s mine too

      • Robert

        Same here.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Rumble, sensors, and motion in the controllers even when apart

  • Bones

    Windham/Luger, Rotunda/Steiner, Midnights/Cornette vs. Rose/Victory/Paul E were also pretty decent, two matches were long and drawn out crap.

    Chi Town Rumble gets a thumbs up from me.

  • LScisco

    Looking back its’ funny how the graphics on the N64 used to blow me away. I remember thinking WCW vs. NWO World Tour was damn near lifelike!

    • Jeremy Rinehart

      It’s amazing how much better the SNES graphics have aged

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Super Mario World is still great

        • Jeremy Rinehart

          Absolutely

        • LScisco

          I pop in that game from time to time. It’s still lots of fun.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            The Tubular level is still impossible

    • HOLY SHIT I CAN SEE LINK BLINKING

      • LScisco

        I remember reading whole ARTICLES about the fact that people saw Shaq SWEATING in NBA 2k on the Dreamcast, lol

        • Jeremy Rinehart

          I remember that!

        • There was a line in a Nintendo Power talking about the Kobe Bryant Courtside game for Gamecube that “THE ARTISTS ACTUALLY RENDERED ALL OF ALLEN IVERSON’S TATTOOS!”

    • chicagodem79

      The graphics for the original Playstation blew my 16 year old mind lol. The 3D effects were incredible lol.

      • LScisco

        NFL Gameday blew me away since I was used to the overhead view of Madden on the SNES.

        • Gameday suuuuuuuuuuuuuucked so much ass, gameplay wise, though.

          • LScisco

            Didn’t realize that at the time since I never had a Playstation. I remember renting a few of their games for the PS2 and they sucked!

        • I forgot which year, but I remember my friend DESPISING that game because it was so “fucking hideous” compared to the other football games at the time. I think it was one of the later ones.

          • They kept that franchise rolling into 2005 (TWO THOUSAND AND FIVE) and it looked the exact fucking same as Gameday ’99.

          • LScisco

            Yeah NCAA Football 2002 and beyond beat the crap out of Gameday

          • I loved the intros for the NCAA series FAR more than I should.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      I remember in the opening of Metal Gear Solid 2 where Snake looked directly at the camera and I was like “man, this stuff is getting too real.”

    • Converge241

      Mario 64 was mind blowing

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    I don’t know about playing with each other on that time screen.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Tiny

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Game announcement: 1-2 Switch minigame style of software thst letsyou do stuff like gun draw duels

    • So something like WarioWare.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Looked like it. Could be cool if it has WW’s ingenuity

  • Kenny_Reigns

    This presentation is making me WAY less excited. Those controllers are tiny!

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    1-2 Switch emphasizing the minigames will focus on players looking at each other rather than the screen

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    1-2 Switch is YOUR first launch game announced

    • Brian_Bayless

      What is switch.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Alright. Now to smoke and periodically stare at my tablet like a drunk does to that one unsuspecting idiot across the bar. Just gonna look at it and glare until it goes “What?” and I go “YOU SONOFABITCH!!” and lunge at it

  • Bones

    Okay so Chi Town Rumble ended and it says watch live programming…

    TOTAL DIVAS

    Someone who just watched Chi Town Rumble sure as shit wouldn’t be watching that.

    • That’s them throwing a bone to the wives and girlfriends of those who sat through a 30 year old NWA show.

      • Bones

        I was joking around with Bonita II, asked her if she wanted to come over and watch Chi Town Rumble.

        She said to save it so when hell freezes over we can watch it together.

        • Converge241

          Ha. Trying to convince the wife to watch Omega Okada on AxS tomorrow

    • Converge241

      What if you saw Meltzer in the front row for BOTH.

  • maskedcabana

    Take a shot each time they saw Switch and snap their fingers.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Id be Scott Hall hammered by now

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Next game: looks like a fighting game a la Wii boxing but facing each othet and more over the top a la Smash Bros. focusing on extentable character arms presumably to keep kids from clocking each other up close

    Title: “Arms”

    • Kenny_Reigns

      It looks awful. It’s like Nintendo isn’t taking this seriously. It’s a bunch of demo software. Who cares?

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Its Wii all over again but we’re ten years past that now

        • Kenny_Reigns

          That’s exactly what I was thinking!

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Arms is really odd looking.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      More gimmicky than a night of TNA with Russo at the helm

  • Sign of the times: People donate $7K to charity to stop a game’s “tick-tick-tick-tick-tick…” sound caused by a skip.

    That $7K was raised in 15-20 minutes.

  • LScisco

    So if this Switch deal fails then Nintendo is screwed, right?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Noooo. They have money for days. They’ll be fine.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Live Arms demo. If you were hoping Nintendo would turn down the gimicks in light of Wii U’s failure, FUCK YOU PAL

    • That’s one thing Nintendo’s never been afraid of: Systems trying to break the “console standard”.

    • chicagodem79

      Eh, it’s a game for kids to play at a 2nd grader party, no harm no foul.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Rep: “What did you think?”

    *insert Community booing gif here*

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    New Splatoon! Now were talking!

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      That’s what that is?

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Yeah. Splatoon was fun as hell

    • chicagodem79

      This announcer sounds like he’s high.

  • Bones

    I feel rebounds in the NBA are overrated. How many guys get uncontested boards?

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Oh shit, Splatoon will have an accessory that will turn your controllers into motion controlled virtual dual paint guns. Thats stupidly awesome

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Corporate Presentation from a guy in a lab coat and a holding dual splatter guns.

  • Mikey

    Going to watch a bit of this Warriors-Pistons game.

    Feel bad for SVG. Really good coach but this team just isn’t going to click. And lack of stars really hurts them.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Splatoon 2 not launch, but summer

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contra_%28video_game%29?wprov=sfla1

    The first video game I have any memory of playing. I must have been around 6 at this time.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    It’s MARIO!!

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    MARIOOO

    In a big city setting?? Hm….

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Lots of environments. Doing a good job making it feel big in scope

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Mario bringing the awesome

  • Mikey

    Last system I gave a shit about was Wii. Used to get hammered with my suite mates Freshman year of college and play Wii bowling.

    • I got a wii basically for the bowling. I had a couple of games but that was the only one that I ever played much of.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      For me it was PS2. After that I switched to PC

  • chicagodem79

    Bowser looks like a damn pimp LOL

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Giant 3D Mario platformer? In!!

    Super Mario Odyssey

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Awesome.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    AND HIS HAT IS ALIVE!

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Goddamn that looks AWESOME. Granted its Mario but damn.

    • chicagodem79

      Mario running around in NYC is actually a pretty damn cool idea.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        That shot of a boss battle atop a skyscraper was MONEY

      • LScisco

        Do cab drivers bitch at him for jumping on their cars?

  • So I gather that nintendo is doing a thing?

    • New system coming out early March.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Official Nintendo Switch presentation

    • Brian_Bayless

      Its no BoD 2k17.

  • Bones

    Jesus are they going to whack this current gen of systems this quickly?

    • chicagodem79

      I think this is more admitting the Wii U was a total failure so they had to get back in the game.

    • Just Nintendo.

    • LScisco

      Short attention spans with the millennials, PAL!

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    We’ll be waiting. Holiday release for Super Mario Odyssey

    Heres Zelda!

    • Jeremy Rinehart

      I think it’s Dragon Quest

      • Jeremy Rinehart

        Or not

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Holiday. Switch won’t be in stock anywhere until next year sometime.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Jesus….Then my phone goes all wiggy. God dammit, technology!

  • chicagodem79

    One thing I didn’t catch, does this thing load physical media, or is it all digital software now?

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      SD carts I believe

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Not sure. I didn’t see any disc drive.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Xenoblade 2, getting some big guns with the casual shit out of the way

    • Kenny_Reigns

      They got me back with that!

  • Brian_Bayless
  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Third party time! Dragon Quest 10 & 11 on the docket, as well as DQ Heroes 1&2

    • RudoWakening

      YEEEEESSSSSS

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    80 games in development? Is there even 80 Wii U games?

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      149 i believe

      • Jeremy Rinehart

        Huh. I always see the same 8 or 9 at the store

        • Some are digital-only…

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    Has kinect gotten any better or is it still a joke?

  • What’s the word on Zelda? I saw it’s launching at $299?

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      No Zelda yet. 299 on March 3.

      • What comes with it for that price?

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          No word on bundled games yet

          • Probably none, or at best something small with a more expensive price point. Similar to NintendoLand with the Wii U Black, or nothing with the Wii U White.

  • Stranger In the Alps

    I’m suggesting Bayless have me debut in BoD 2K17 soon with The Undertaker’s entrance but IRS’ ring gear. I think it’s perfect.

    • Did you know that nintendo has a thing?

      • Stranger In the Alps

        I knew that. But I try not to make a big deal of it or else I’ll just be talking about it like everyone else.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I can manage that.

      • Stranger In the Alps

        “Oh shit, the lights just went out! I’m about to shit mysef. Now there’s fog and fire everywhere. Oh man, who is this guy?”

        Then here come the suspenders and tie.

        • Brian_Bayless

          The Deadman: Office Employee edition.

          • Stranger In the Alps

            Make sure I’m a ginger too.

          • Brian_Bayless

            A ginger it is. Maybe even a Phantom of the Opera mask

          • Stranger In the Alps

            Brilliant! You’re not BoD Poster of the Year for nothing.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Too bad the game doesnt have an option of bringing an accordion folder to the ring. That’s scary stuff!

          • Stranger In the Alps

            You’re killing me!

          • Brian_Bayless

            And you’ll be killing the opposition.

            Start off against any of the four enhancement talent: Masked Loser, Homeless Pete, Trunk Barlow, or Jobber.

            After getting through that gauntlet, go on to face the rest of the competition.

          • Stranger In the Alps

            Make this happen and give me the heads up when it does.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Wednesday Night. Starting about 10pm EST.

          • Brian_Bayless

            We need a height/weight too.

          • Stranger In the Alps

            5’11…225 should work.

          • Brian_Bayless

            We kayfabe that to 6’1 and 245 lbs.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Looks like a new Shin Megami Tensei

  • chicagodem79

    As a person who grew up in the 90s during the Nintendo/Sega wars, it’s STILL weird to see them cooperating.

    • Jeremy Rinehart

      Seeing the Sonic/Mario games was REALLY weird

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Esp since it was a minigame Olympics as opposed to a AAA platformer

    • Aaron

      Next: Bonk’s Adventure

      • Kenny_Reigns

        That would be awesome!!

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Skyrim coming to Switch. Now you can play it on the plane or crapper

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    The interpreter is kind of lost here.

  • maskedcabana

    Best translator ever.

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Thanks for bringing nothing to the table, Sega.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    New “No More Heroes”? may just use the main character but be a new series

  • LScisco

    This talk of Mario in NYC makes me think they need a historical Mario. He shows up at Pearl Harbor, Valley Forge, Rome during the Renaissance, etc.!

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Mario is Missing?

      • LScisco

        That game sucked, c’mon man….

      • Jeremy Rinehart

        I kind of liked that game

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    The English translator is turning into Kalisto cutting a promo

  • dirtyearsbill

    Watching this week’s Smackdown on the dvr. Here is the power of Smackdown right now: I’m super into this Nikki Bella/Natalya feud. Never would’ve guessed these two could put on such an entertaining program.

  • chicagodem79

    Wow….that was painful lol

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Made Asuka’s english sound like The Rock

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    EA’s turn

  • maskedcabana

    This guy is the Great Khali compared to the translator.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    FIFA to the Switch

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Boo, FIFA.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    That was six minutes to sum up: “FIFA will be on Switch”

    • I’m surprised the trailers and hype videos for FIFA games aren’t just long, super-close-up, borderline homoerotic views of their latest rendering of Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Hehe. I like when Jeremy Kyle turns into this, like, bastard hybrid of mad Clair Huxtable and a British school teacher and just starts shouting at his guests.

  • This nintendo thing is on the BBC website.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    And…fin. Super Mario, Splatoon, and Xenoblade looked cool, but the bench doesn’t look deep yet and no Zelda was puzzling

    • chicagodem79

      I said it earlier, interesting idea, but I can’t see myself getting this until it’s on sale at $249 next Christmas (which it’s destined to be).

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        When supply will magically vanish.

  • Also I just learned that Brits call drunk driving “drink driving.”

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Mario Kart has battle mode

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    NBA 2K and Mario Kart on the way, one day

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Mario Odyssey is the only game I want to play so far. Mario Kart too, I guess.

    • chicagodem79

      I’m a total sucker for Mario games, and it looks just interesting enough for me to try it.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        It does look fun. I will probably wait for Zelda to show up before buying one.

  • Stranger In the Alps

    I was looking into buying a used NES for nostagia when I saw that the last officially licensed game released was Wario’s Woods in 1994. I had no idea it hung on that long after the SNES came out.

    • I knew that.

    • NES, PS1, and PS2 all had new releases pretty deep into the next gen.

    • There were even a handful of games that were released for both systems.

    • Aaron

      The Retron 5 is pretty cool.

      • Stranger In the Alps

        Yeah, it does look cool. A little out of the price range for a nostagia trip, however. I can find beat up but functioning NES consoles for $50.

        • Aaron

          I sold mine at a profit when I uh found some games online

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Oh iys still going. Sounded like they were wrapping up.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    More info on the Switch website once this is over

  • maskedcabana

    Lotta people going to be stuck with the color controllers console.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Id rather have that one than the plain jane one tbqh

  • Curtis Williams

    I can’t blame Randy for staring at that chick’s tits. She’s straight up tittin

  • SURE I’LL WATCH VIDEOS OF BILLY CORGAN HANGING OUT IN AN EMPTY CORNFIELD IN BUMFUCK, ILLINOIS WHAT ELSE DO I HAVE GOING ON?

    • Aaron

      My hometown!

    • Stranger In the Alps

      And a new backyard fed was born.

      • It’s funny, he’s going on some weird Lex Express meets John Cougar Melloncamp tour thing visiting random small towns in America, and like half the comments are “Dixie Sucks” or some variant thereof.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Wait….Billy Pumpkins is doin’ this?

          • Yes.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Is he going around stumping for an election he already missed?

          • It feels like he’s live-blogging his mid-life crisis.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Man, he could have been doing this from one of those fake offices in The Impact Zone.

        • Stranger In the Alps

          There you have it. Trump supporters spurned on by their hatred of Dixie Carter. She really is at fault for everything.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Watch out. That’s how you end up watching random British talk show clips and old beer commercials and toy reviews.

    • I once watched a guy eat a stick of deodorant on there.

      • I hope Billy doesn’t do that because I don’t know if my body can handle the mental gymnastics it would take for me to defend that as a bold creative decision.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Reggie!

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Streets are quiet in New York?

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Reggie: “Theres no shortage of players…”

    BUT PLENTY OF SHORTAGE OF HARDWARE

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Why are they not showing Zelda?

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      There.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Zelda event tomorrow

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    It’s going to be a launch title isn’t it?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Yep.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Closing on Zelda….will we get a launch date in a minute????

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I think so.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Zelda is YOUR launch day killer app

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      *shrugs*

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Theyre not leaving money on the table there!

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    There it is.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    HOLY FUCK that trailer

  • Curtis Williams

    Fun fact: There are only four participants still in WWE from the ’07 Royal Rumble

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Zelda is going to sell more Switches in 6 months than the Wii U did during its life span

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      That looked AMAZING

      • Kenny_Reigns

        It did!

      • Jeremy Rinehart

        Its not Zelda II, but it’ll do

  • Kenny_Reigns

    Zelda is always a launch title now. How is this a surprise?

    • chicagodem79

      They kind of had to. This is a big launch for Nintendo, a flop with this system and you would have to start to ask some serious questions about their viability going forward.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        But they always launch with a Zelda game.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          No they do not sir

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      No it hasnt. N64 didn’t see Ocarina till year 3, Wii U didnt get an original Zelda till Breath of the Wild, which most will buy it on Switch

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I thought Skyward Sword launched with the Wii U. My mistake. This is just like Twilight Princess, then.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    It looks awesome. People just won’t be able to get their hands on it.

    • chicagodem79

      Well, maybe with the Nintendo Classic fiasco maybe they learn their lesson about having enough available.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        We can hope.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Huh. Apparently Triple H and Khali battled in a Indian Broken Glass Arm Wrestling contest. Extreme arm wrestling. I like it.

    • Bones

      JCVD and Tong Po did it better

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I now want a long fused M80 thumb wrestling match. Tape M80s to each competitors thumb, light ’em and ring the bell. Try to pin your opponent before the fuse burns out.

        • Bones

          JPP knows how this works

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Johnston Paddington Pinkerton? Mercy, that’s a name I haven’t thought about in forever.

  • chicagodem79

    I’m curious what the price point for the average game will be. Would be nice if it wasn’t 60 bucks, but I guess we’ll see.

    • chicagodem79

      *wasn’t

      • Aaron

        It’s odd how game prices have stayed relatively stable.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          They used to run 70-90 in the 1990s, holy shit

          • Napoleon Blownapart

            Catridges were expensive.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Still thinking $60 with some third parties going 10 bucks less

  • Phrederic

    So Apple wants to get into the cinema business and release iTunes exclusives or some shit.

    Yes, they are fabulously wealthy, and yes this is probably good for content creators who will get literally billions of dollars to create something for them.

    But at the end of the day, this is going to end up costing them a shit-ton of money.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      That’s where Adam Sandler will go after Netflix has had enough of his shit.

      • Phrederic

        Probably.

        I think Apple is about to get fleeced.

        Like, Dr. Dre is bringing them some TV show. I’m a Dre fan but…to think that’s gonna work, at all, is insane.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          His TV show is just going to be old reruns of Grady.

          • Phrederic

            Okay, listen to this.

            “We already know that Apple has Planet Of The Apps, where celebrities widely mocked on Twitter judge apps, and Vital Signs, a scripted show from Dr. Dre that has an orgy in it. (Sam Rockwell is portraying Ego. Yes, the concept.)”

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            He would be better off with old episodes of Grady.

          • Phrederic

            Probably.

            That sounds like a fucking disaster.

    • chicagodem79

      The consistent money flow is in content vs hardware, so I get it from that standpoint.

      • Phrederic

        Right.

        But think about this, there’s a difference in “iTunes exclusive releases for media” and “we will pay to create content for iTunes.”

        Distribution and content creation are two separate things, and sure, Netflix and Amazon made the jump, but…Apple is an older, more established company, they’re fat and lazy, I don’t know if they have the agility to make that leap.

        • chicagodem79

          They may not have the agility, but they see the writing on the wall for hardware and devices. The company has such high expectations on Wall St, the second they don’t deliver, their stock price plunges. They’re caught up in the Wall St rat race to increase revenues no matter where they come from.

          • Phrederic

            Right, but their stock is actually undervalued for their profitability because A) they don’t actually payout any money ever and B) they’re expected to fail because lol, it’s Apple and they’ve been coasting on two inventions in 15 years.

            I get that they need to make that move, but partnering with existing studios seems smarter than “hey, we’re just going to throw money at celebrities we have preexisting relationships with.”

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Nintendo.com is down.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Well, I’ll hand it to Nintendo for launching with a big-money title people will want. They sometimes drop the ball on that

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Luigi’s Mansion?

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Thats a B+ player. Gotta have Mario or Zelda on Day 1 if youre the Big N

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I like a company that learns from it’s mistakes.

  • I miss the old days of video games like Electric Company Math Fun.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Finally finished the prologue to the Lord of the Rings. I can finally actually start reading it now! Woo!

  • Phrederic

    I literally hate my housemate so much that every sound they makes me mad. I hear them in the kitchen and I get upset cause I know they’re fucking something up.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Find out what annoys them and do it all the time.

      • Phrederic

        I have 18 days left of living with them.

        I start my job and they leave, it’s a fucking brilliant system.

    • Mikey

      Sounds like you shouldn’t be living with them.

      • Phrederic

        When does January end?

        Yeah, that’s when I will no longer be living with them.

        • Mikey

          That’s good. Getting your own place?

          • Phrederic

            They’re leaving.

            I’ll see how my job positions itself and how long I’ll be staying in the area. I hope to leaving to Atlanta by the end of the year and getting a lease for less than a year is a little silly, IMO.

          • Mikey

            My uncle lived in Atlanta for a decade and my cousin on the other side of the family has lived there for five years. City full of transplants so you’ll fit in.

          • Phrederic

            I spent some time working there last year (to set up my eventual move) and that’s the vibe I got.

            I liked it quite a bit.

          • Mikey

            It’s fun. If I could live in any city in the south it’d be New Orleans but Atlanta would be a close second

          • Phrederic

            I have never been to NOLA and I deeply wish I have. That and Austin are pretty much the only American cities that I haven’t yet visited yet want to.

            The food alone…speaking of which, I should probably make something for myself.

          • Mikey

            It’s terrific. My brother lives there and it’s like a mini country because it’s so different from anywhere else.

          • Phrederic

            Like, they’re the 1 state out of 50 that has a different legal system?

            Just the strange blend of cultures, truly unique. I’d want to go there with money cause…y’know…I’d go crazy.

    • Mr Monkey?

  • Mikey

    My brother is a video gamer. I just texted him and he’s very excited for whatever it is that many of you are excited about.

  • Mikey

    Wheels came off the wagon for DEEEEETROIT BASKETBAAAAAL

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    I don’t know why but the mere $50 difference between the rumored $250 tag and the announced $299 tag took much of my excitement out of the Switch. Mind you, I wasn’t all that excited for it. Not a Nintendo guy. But for some reason $250 felt like “hell why not it’s only $250!” whereas $299 is like “damn that’s three hundred bucks I don’t even like games that much I’ll wait for a price drop.” This is not rooted in any logic.

    • Phrederic

      That’s the deep art of advertisement and marketing.

    • chicagodem79

      I’m sure they probably did some type of study with consumer price sensitivity of 249 vs 299. I actually had the same thought, 249 MIGHT get me to bite on launch day, 299, there’s no chance and I”m waiting until the inevitable price drop, even with a couple of games which I have a lot of excitement for (oddly enough, the Mario game coming out during next Christmas probably keeps me from buying it right away anyway).

      • Phrederic

        I’m so leery of launch day stuff.

        Not only for price, but why not wait to make sure it actually works? Remember how release Xbox’s had the Red Ring of Death? And they…then fixed that problem?

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          Or any Bethesda game ever.

          • Phrederic

            Right, right.

            It’s a beautiful system, getting people to pre-order a goddamn beta that the fans will then patch for you.

          • JimbobJones

            That’s not really true.

            The earlier Bethesda games weren’t really plagued with issues. I had Morrowind from nearly the minute it came out, and there weren’t too many bugs.

            The problem is that, once they became popular, they began to have more and more problems.

        • chicagodem79

          Well launch day is geared towards the brand loyalists, who are also less price sensitive than an average consumer, so from that standpoint, this doesn’t totally appeal to me like say, whenever the PS5 comes out, I probably would be a launch day buyer of that if I had the financial means to do so.

          • chicagodem79

            *takes off senior market research analyst hat off* LOL.

          • Phrederic

            I understand bilking hardcores for all their lunch money, I’m a wrestling fan, I get it.

            But me…I’m not willing to be cool or cutting edge enough.

          • JimbobJones

            Between Steam, Gog, and games I’ve gotten from Humble Bundle, I have something like 500 games. I’ve tried about 1/2 of them, and beaten (over the years) maybe 1/4 of them.

            I just got Assassin’s Creed 1, 2, 3, and a bunch of expansion stuff for them for $15 (I only ever played a bit of the first one)

            I literally have no desire to spend $299 or even $249 on a game system with a single game.

            The last $250 I spent on game stuff, I got about 170 games (through bundles).

            Expensive-ass consoles just aren’t worth it to me.

          • Phrederic

            Consoles would only be worth it if I had friends and we were to play fighting games.

          • JimbobJones

            I’ll give you that. Fighting, Wrestling, Driving, and Sports games are really the only reason to have consoles. Even with a controller, they don’t really play the same on PC.

    • I will likely NOT be buying a Switch in March. Maybe around Christmas. That’s a big maybe.

    • P.K.

      Haven’t bought anything Nintendo since the GameCube…That’s not going to change any time soon…

  • In winter I like to wear my earflap toque around even indoors.

  • P.K.

    Josh Barnett has joined TNA Wrestling!

    Who fucking cares?

    • Phrederic

      Let me test spoilers here.

      hello PK

      • P.K.

        Hello

        • P.K.

          DAMN IT

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          That didn’t work.

          • P.K.

            No shit…lol

        • Phrederic

          Spaces I think, between the stuff.

          EDIT: Nope, it’s spoiler, not spoilers.

    • Phrederic

      Sweet, spoilers work.

      Okay, spoilers on that.

      He wins the title from Lashley

      • P.K.

        Really? I didn’t bother to read that much into it…lol

        • Phrederic

          At least that’s what I got from some grainy images and people posting about it.

          lolTNA amirite?

    • Mikey

      Not many people, I would hope.

  • Jackson Smith

    Why’re the comments updating AS they get posted? What is this madness, Disqus?!

  • LScisco

    Love this description of the Adam Bomb gimmick “But he was hampered from the off when he got saddled with the distasteful gimmick of Adam Bomb, purportedly a survivor of the Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown, which in reality didn’t cause any casualties at all.”

    • chicagodem79

      I never actually knew the backstory of the Adam Bomb gimmick, that’s the first I’ve ever heard of that lol.

      • LScisco

        Yeah I just figured he was some radioactive dude but that was it.

        • They always announced him as from Three Mile Island, but I never realized he was supposed to be a “survivor”

      • Jackson Smith

        Oh, I remember that, Vince went over it when he debuted. Plus he was announced as hailing from Three Mile Island.

    • Jackson Smith

      LOL, Adam Bomb was “distasteful”

    • So there were a lot of survivors then. His story checks out.

      • Adam Bomb was the only “radioactive” one, though.

        • LScisco

          Which was somehow cured when he became a babyface (since he ditched the contacts)

          • chicagodem79

            Man wrestling used to be so weird lol.

          • I miss it. That kind of weird campiness made it more fun. Now, everything is too serious.

          • The positive energy from the fans did it, like it helped all babyfaces in the 1980s come back from a beating to win.

  • Mikey

    The #BrokenMatt love has seemed to tame recently. I hope both Matt and Jeff end up in WWE.

    • LScisco

      If they do, I hope they end up on Smackdown! because Broken Matt would die on RAW after Steph slapped him.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Or he does the Curly bit where he slaps her back and they go back and forth one more time until both draw at the same time to which Matt grabs Stephanie’s hand and they dance.

      • Mikey

        That’s anybody though. I’m not disagreeing but I could have mentioned any wrestler and you could have stated they would be slapped by Steph

        • LScisco

          Fair point. I can just see her screaming “DELETE THIS!” and slapping him.

          • Again, I would be a happy man if this happened.

          • Mikey

            I think if they came back, have Matt come back Broken but have Jeff come back as his usual self. #BrotherNero was fun but I think WWE fans would want Jeff Hardy because of how over he was.

    • Jackson Smith

      It should’ve a long while ago

      • Mikey

        Ah, it’s great. I have several friends that have only viewed wrestling this year because of that

        • Jackson Smith

          To me it stopped being funny when they were trying to be CAMPY! and HAVING FUN! and all. So pretty much everything after the contract signing in which Matt Hardy was too fat to roll under the bottom rope in one take, lol. It’s the difference between The Wicker Man remake and Snakes on a Plane – trying to make a cult classic doesn’t come off anywhere near as good as trying to be good and winding up with ridiculousness.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Hehe, this lady has the silken Chinese hair of Hulk Hogan circa 1982.

  • LScisco

    I can’t believe no one voted for the awful Kevin Dunn remake of the Final Deletion for the year’s Worst Moment

    • Phrederic

      I think people need to remember shit for it to be the worst.

    • rxchrisg

      The new day thing? It was like 5 minutes long,who cares?

      • Phrederic

        And it didn’t matter at all.

        • rxchrisg

          I actually kind of liked it,but yeah,it just kind of reminded you they didn’t like the Wyatts. Inoffensive.

          • Phrederic

            It was a clear rip-off but it was literally five minutes long and…it was just a backstage brawl that was done outside with shaky cams.

            Hardly the worst segment of the year.

            Old Day is RIGHT there.

          • chicagodem79

            But at least with the Old Day skit, they acknowledged it was awful almost right away, so at least that gets a few points back.

          • Phrederic

            +3 out of -billion

      • Jackson Smith

        And as much as I hate Dunn like everyone else, I just never got the “they’re ripping off the Hardys!” thing from it. WWE’s been making garbage segments on location for a long time.

        • rxchrisg

          I mean with that logic golf is ripping off final deletion because it also happens outside.

  • Phrederic

    Speaking of worst segments, I get remembering the best matches and shows of the year, but who the fuck remembers the worst matches and shows of the year?

    There’s so much wrestling, and the bad stuff is mostly just really disposable, who’s going to remember how good the June WWE PPV was?

    Literally who remembers how bad a Raw match between Titus and Darren Young in May was? Who has the time to keep that information in their brain?

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Some of the stuff is so bad it stays in your mind long afterwards. Like that Titus promo.

      • Phrederic

        Sure, but throwaway matches on Raw? Titus and Darren have had plenty of bad matches, is their May one worse than their July one? I DUNNO BILLY!

    • LScisco

      Well, as someone noted below it has to be REALLY bad to remember it. Honestly, much of 2016 was a blur for me and I really only remembered AJ Styles vs. Cena, the Miz promo, how much I disliked WM 32, and the awful Titus promo.

      • Phrederic

        I’m literally trying to remember what the top storyline was last February.

        Triple H…had the belt? And was feuding with Dean Ambrose for it?

        Was that the deal?

        • Jackson Smith

          That was the Roadblock month, yeah

        • LScisco

          They were the last two in the Rumble basically and it was who went to WrestleMania, hence the “Roadblock” name. Amazing I even remember that.

        • I was at that show. It was a fun match. I don’t remember why they fought though.

          • Phrederic

            Dean threw a crotch chop while lying on the floor.

        • Mikey

          They wrestled in March at the first and superior Roadblock.

          Jericho cut a hell of a promo at that show.

          • Phrederic

            …he was a babyface? Or did he just turn heel against AJ?

          • Mikey

            He turned. And he said he was the greatest Canadian or something like that.

            When the “We Want Bret” chants started he paused and said something to the like of “he’s not coming”

          • Phrederic

            Okay.

            Yeah, I remember not liking Jericho’s ringwork at all this year, but he was pretty good on the mic.

    • chicagodem79

      Frankly, WWE is so boring at times, it makes it hard to remember stuff good or bad….especially on Raw. Everything on Raw seems like a blur to me at this point.

      • Phrederic

        Exactly.

        So people voting for the worst show it’s like…do you really remember? Or are you just throwing shit you heard other people bitch about on the list?

    • Jackson Smith

      It’s gotta be REAL bad, not some disposable shit TV match. Worst of the Year for me was the classic MY VAAAAAG match between Shelly Martinez and Rebel and no one can call that unmemorable, lol.

      • rxchrisg

        I don’t know what this is. Do I want to know?

        • Phrederic

          TNA shit.

          Shelly wore really bad gear, yelled out “MY VAAAAG” and hit the world’s worse suicide dive.

      • Phrederic

        I’d go with worst as being the biggest failure.

        Like Trips vs. Roman, cause it was supposed to be a big coronation and nobody cared. Was it worse than 2 stars when it comes to the ringwork? No…but it was the biggest failure.

        • Jackson Smith

          Ah. Well, I like that concept around “worst” and I certainly appreciate the example you chose.

          • Phrederic

            Cause the worst match of the year will be between two indie goofs. Or if Eva Marie wrestled Dana Brooke.

            But nobody watched it and the stakes didn’t matter.

            Last match at Mania? People watched it and the stakes DID matter.

    • rxchrisg

      Unless it was some terrible debacle,yeah I wouldn’t remember. Most televised wrestling is of at least a certain quality. Titus Young isn’t “bad,” he’s just I don’t give a fuck.

      • Phrederic

        Also, wrestling is pretty goddamn disposable. It’s designed to be watched and thrown out.

        I generally don’t remember really, really bad things. Past like 2 months? Totally gone.

        • rxchrisg

          Yeah there’s either match of the year contenders or things you’ll never watch again for the most part.

          • Phrederic

            Even MOTY I don’t…really rewatch.

            The only matches I’ve really watched multiple times are the 2/3 falls Cesaro/Sami match and a really quick Morrison/Bryan match on Raw in early 2011.

    • Aaron

      My Vag is burned into my brain

  • LScisco

    Thinking back to the 1995 Rumble that match was so poorly booked. No reason for Backlund and Owen to get tossed that quickly in a match already lacking in star power.

    • Jackson Smith

      Hey, it sure put the new champ over like blazes.

      Not.

      Edit – oh, I thought you meant the title match. The Rumble itself I have a soft spot for as an HBK mark, but being SO Goddamned short just saps it.

    • Mikey

      I thought it was decent tbh. They did the 30 second intervals which really helped with the talent that they had and Shawn delivered a show.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      By far the worst rumble booking was kane and show tossing young talent such as ambrose and wyatt like garbage. Jaw dropping.

      • LScisco

        I don’t disagree. It’s like they wanted fans to just crap all over that Rumble.

      • Bones

        And they wonder why there were two consecutive crowd revolts at the rumble. That was atrocious

      • Jackson Smith

        “SEND OUT GOLDUST”

      • Mikey

        You forget Ziggler. He had just come off of that Survivor Series performance and then he was thrown right down the drain

        • Bones

          That was the final fuck you/I’m never taking Ziggler seriously again moment.

          • Mikey

            Smackdown did its best to revive him. Maybe the heel turn will help but remember that the fans basically willed him to turn face in 2013.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Now is the time where for the third time I attempt to watch the OSW episode of Hardcore Homecoming.

  • LScisco

    And although I hate the quick times for the ’95 Rumble, I LOVED the finish. I think it’s one of the best Rumble finishes ever.

    • Jackson Smith

      Great finish, yeah. And I love the added story that Vince told Shawn repeatedly to do ONE swing as he didn’t want to risk any fuckups due to sweaty hands or anything and 90s Shawn being 90s Shawn he just went ahead and swung like five times anyway.

    • chicagodem79

      Your 1995 WWF viewing has inspired me to rewatch Survivor Series ’95…..LONG LIVE THE WWE NETWORK lol.

      • LScisco

        Yeah, I love how I can just pop on any damn PPV I want now. I’m probably the only person who watched Fall Brawl ’93 last night haha

      • Bret-Diesel was the number one match when I did my Survivor Series Top 10 rankings.

        • chicagodem79

          Haven’t seen it in awhile, but from what I remember, I would definitely not argue with that.

        • Jackson Smith

          I adore that match. Great story and one of my favorite finishes of all time to this day.

        • LScisco

          Yeah, I love that match. Even as a kid I didn’t care for Diesel and I remember when Vince announced Bret won the belt on RAW that I broke into a spontaneous and silly celebration.

        • Aaron

          I’ve got it just behind Bret – Austin.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      Had there been a February PPV at the time we would have had a Bulldog/HBK match. Bulldog kinda got fucked over there.

      • Hayden

        Yep. They played his music! He was perfectly reasonable to think he had won when that happened.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          And Fink announced him as the winner.

  • rxchrisg

    Ok help me out. Someone says I can have his chrome cast,he’s not using it. I have an iPhone that runs the last most recent OS (not the newest). I have a paypal. Is that all I need to watch NJPW on my TV?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That should do it.

      • rxchrisg

        Sweet. Probably going to cancel WWE after the Rumble and get NJPW

  • HA! Closed the paper BEFORE 1 am!

    I should get a bonus!

    • Phrederic

      Now time to mainline some scotch.

  • Phrederic

    Okay, here’s an awful wrestling moment this year I did remember.

    Mitch the fucking plant.

    And that awful Jericho/Ambrose cage match.

    Ambrose matches that run over 20 minutes are generally all bad.

    • Jackson Smith

      I love Ambrose more than probably anybody here, and that cage match….woof. That was abysmal. That showed every single minute that supposedly got tacked on to the match right before they went out there, yep.

      Mitch the plant though I thought was a great show of Ambrose’s skill at connecting, seeing as how he got a PLANT over more than the 3 years and running golden boy has ever been, lol.

    • Bones

      Ambrose getting squashed like a bug at Mania

      • Phrederic

        Oh…I don’t like Ambrose so it didn’t bother me.

        But it was baffling.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          I don’t like him either and even I think he should have went over there.

          • Bones

            I don’t know if he should have went over Lesnar, but that match should have been way more competitive with Ambrose throwing everything, including the kitchen sink at him.

          • Phrederic

            Lesnar is honestly awful for the talent.

            Remember him making Rollins look completely bitchmade?

          • Bones

            Oh what they’re getting out of him at this point vs. what they’re paying him cannot be worth it

          • Phrederic

            There is no way it could be.

            But hey, Goldberg right?

          • Phrederic

            Or at least looked in any way competitive.

      • Jackson Smith

        That was horrendous. Ambrose wins and it’s a huge moment, or at least goes down in a huge blaze of glory….made no sense at all until Dean said on Austin’s podcast that Brock was just lazy and wanted to do his suplexes and that’s it.

    • LScisco

      I like Amborse the character but don’t really care for Ambrose’s matches at all. Didn’t care for the series versus Wyatt and didn’t care for the series with Rollins. I did like the AJ Styles match where AJ won the belt because it was booked like an old school match from the 80s and 90s.

      • Phrederic

        I didn’t like the rematches cause AJ isn’t a vile enough heel to justify Ambrose’s anger.

        Like, AJ is no worse or more evil as a heel than Alexa Bliss, and you don’t see Becky threaten to beat him in a parking lot with a bat.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      They were trying to recreate cactus jack’s classics,but foley’s matches had great pacing,booking and intensity which separate them from your average czw match.jericho-ambrose had none of those.

      • Phrederic

        Foley is a really underrated worker.

        Beyond a bump machine, he knew how wrestling worked.

  • chicagodem79

    Oh man, Perfect back on commentary, I SO thought he was coming back into the ring.

  • Bones

    The moment they killed Reigns dead/point of no return was crying in the confetti at Survivor Series last year.

    • The Professor

      It was losing to sheamus very quickly after that

    • LScisco

      That had Steph booking written all over it (even if she isn’t running creative anymore). I mean you book a badass to cry? No wonder the crowd rejects this dude.

      • Bones

        You remember Austin crying when he got dicked over right?

        • LScisco

          Of course! He cried like a baby after McMahon fired him at Judgment Day and then got on the house mic and told the WWE Universe he loved them, that his legacy was ruined, and that he would miss whooping some tooshie in the company.

    • Jackson Smith

      That was in ATL, right? I was so pissed I didn’t stay the extra day and pick up a ticket on stubhub with THAT as the ending, I happened to be in town for one of my best friend’s weddings that weekend.

    • Aaron

      The highlight of that event was Funkdoc fist bumping Reigns.

  • The Professor

    One of the worst moments was the entire league of nations/ new day match. So the tag champs lose again. Then hbk, foley and austin come in to beat up league of nations. Great way to make the tag champs and 3 recent champions (including one who was world champ just a few months prior) look strong

    • Most of the booking of last year’s Mania was a complete head scratcher. I have no idea what they were going for, and I’m not sure they do, either.

      • chicagodem79

        Still have never watched last year’s Wrestlemania. I wear it as a proud badge of honor lol.

    • Mikey

      I agree new day should have won. But the legends, especially Austin, got a far bigger pop than anyone else. Being there live, that was my favorite part of the show.

    • The LON was sooooo bad. Like Corre level bad.

      • Phrederic

        They should’ve been great, cause all four dudes have some levels of talent.

        But four big bastards who will beat the tar out of you is too complex for WWE.

    • Bones

      Xavier eating a stunner well because…

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        I pointed that out immediately and most responses I got were “WHO CARES! STONE COLD! THEY’RE GETTING OVER BECAUSE IT’S STONE COLD! IT’S FUN!”
        Okay…

    • Phrederic

      WM 32 was probably the worst show of the year in the sense that nothing good happened at it, and a lot of bad happened.

      Even AJ barely got to a 3 star match.

  • Zelda at launch. Yeah, I’m blowing some money on March 3rd.

    • That was happening regardless.

      • Honestly, if there was no Zelda until summer like originally predicted I would have held off.

    • LScisco

      Legit question: What’s the big deal with Zelda? I just never got into it. I remember feeling sorta bad that my mom bought me that game for the N64 one Christmas because it got rave reviews and she assumed I wanted it and I never played it much.

      • It’s a great adventure series that combines action, puzzle solving, and just a pretty awesome world in general.

  • Mikey

    Everyone may forget but after Roman destroyed HHH after TLC 2015 and then beating Sheamus for the belt were the two biggest babyface pops he ever has gotten and it seemed like he was turning the corner. By Rumble 2016, it was gone

    • Bones

      That goes back to Survivor Series 15…I do think he was turning a corner around then too, but booking failed him.

      • Mikey

        They keep trying to have him show emotion. Silent badass with a temper would have worked fine.

        Addition by subtraction

        • Aaron

          See Goldberg, B.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          He really should be like the Samoan Goldberg. Let his actions do the talking.

          • Mikey

            They keep trying to push him as their new star like Cena. Hate him or love him, Cena can talk.

          • Aaron

            Cena can also get people behind him. Reigns needs a territory system.

    • Phrederic

      Burned through it too fast.

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      Well his nap at the Rumble didn’t help matters

      • Mikey

        They went right back to booking him like shit.

        • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

          Owens took a horrible bump and wobbled out to the Rumble. Reigns took a cardio break. He looked like a bitch shoot and kayfabe at the same time.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Well so far my tablet is playing this video pretty well. I expect the browser to crash in 20

    • Maybe if you sent some positive vibes towards the tablet, it would work better. Ever think of that? Hmmm….?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        It’s been good so far. This video used to murder my other one. For some reason the world DOES NOT want me to see the OSW review episode of Hardcore Homecoming.

        • Hunter

          It’s the encoding format the OSW fellas used for the watch alongs, screws up even oh my desktop. It’s a surpsingly hefty video to stream and vimeo isn’t exactly perky

        • That one’s…different.

  • Phrederic

    Hope Shibata wins brawler of the year.

    Guy is a superlative talent at his sort of match.

    • Aaron

      He’s more than a brawler, though. Same with Ishii who I’d still shoehorn in because he deserves recognition.

      • Phrederic

        Shibata has topnotch selling.

        He really makes his matches look like fights.

        • Aaron

          I loved the Goto match. Those two were locked in and told a great story.

          • Phrederic

            They’re also best friends and have had a ton of matches.

            They were feuding in like…2012.

  • Bones

    I mean hell they have to hit the point of no return with guys from 15 years ago they can drag back.

    Who am I kidding we’ll have Cena and Orton beating guys at WM 40.

  • LScisco

    My favorite part of the Triple H-Roman feud was when Triple H returned, beat Roman to a bloody pulp, and the crowd popped like Triple H was returning from injury in ’02 and chanted “YES!” every time he smacked Roman’s head into the steps.

    • Jackson Smith

      LOL, I remember that and love it dearly. Detroit was howling for Roman’s blood and Hunter the “Heel” both gave it to them and crotchchopped him to Hell for good measure. The YES! chants in time to Hunter banging Roman’s head off the announce table were amazing. One of my favorite moments of the year, easy.

    • Mikey

      Even during that feud, Hunter would shit talk the crowd, and they’d be silent. Like “fine, we won’t boo you, but we sure as hell aren’t cheering him either”

  • chicagodem79

    Hakushi, Barry Horowitz, Marty Janetty, and Thurman “Sparky” Plugg vs 1-2-3 Kid, Dr. Tom Pritchard, Rad Radford, and Skip……….wow, this is quite a battle. But amazingly enough, this match has more heat than an average WWE match today.

    • LScisco

      My ONLY problem with that match is that it basically ignored the Horowitz-Skip feud that it was the culmination for and was used as a vehicle for the Kid’s recent heel turn. Granted, they got more traction probably out of that direction but it just never sat well with me since I thought it was “Barry’s moment” (at least as a nine year old mark)

      • chicagodem79

        I do agree Barry should’ve gotten so more shine out of this match, but the 1-2-3 Kid turning heel definitely had more legs.

        • LScisco

          I will say that nine year old me was a big Marty Jannety fan in 1995. He came back with a decent push and I was into the guy until he formed the New Rockers.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      It’s actually a pretty good match.

      • LScisco

        IIRC Holly replaced Avatar and the Kid replaced Jean-Pierre LaFitte (who in kayfabe was “bought out” of his slot by DiBiase)

  • Phrederic

    Confession time.

    I did not in fact watch Goldberg/Lesnar.

    I heard how the match went before I got around to seeing it, so I just skipped it.

    I usually watch on delay, and have skipped a ton of matches if I heard they suck or don’t like the talent.

    I haven’t watched a full Randy Orton or a full Kane or a full Bray Wyatt match in years.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Outside the takeover specials, I haven’t watched a single wwe show in full since Wrestlemania. Just not worth the time anymore.

      • Phrederic

        I watch and play Hearthstone and skip a lot.

  • Fuck. Just realized I missed a small bit of hair behind my ear when I shaved my head today.

    • Everyone’s been looking at you like you’re a weirdo all day.

    • rxchrisg

      When I used to shave my head I always missed a little spot. One time I tried to use a regular face razor to hit that tiny little skip (rather than get the electric back out of the drawer) and I ended up looking like Austin refusing to tap to Bret.

  • chicagodem79

    The crowd is chanting “Barry….Barry….Barry”, gotta love it lol.

    • LScisco

      You could argue that Horowitz was pretty over in 1995. Not at main event levels but perfectly fine for a midcarder.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        Hakushi should have went to WCW. He would have been a great CW guy.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      That is by far and away the best PPV from 1995 from either company.

      • Bones

        No Uncensored? You had YAPPAPI and KING OF THE ROAD!

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          King of the Road gave us Goldust. FUCK that match.

          • rxchrisg

            King of the Road is my favorite bad thing. I’ve probably seen it like 60-70 times,no hyperbole.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Yappapi was way later. It was just a standard strap.

    • Jackson Smith

      Horriblewitz was over in those few months – it sounds ridiculous but it was true.

  • chicagodem79

    The crowd is going apeshit after every Hakushi move. Like crazy pops, it’s amazing lol.

    • LScisco

      I still wish we got an HBK-Hakushi match at least once in 1995. Should’ve been at the KOTR. I would’ve loved to see that go to a draw instead of HBK-Kama

  • chicagodem79

    JR: “He almost knocked the price tag off of the Kid”. Pretty bad ass line by JR there.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      JR was great until 2002, after which he became a shill.

      • Mikey

        He got good again in 2007 and even was good on Smackdown til they made him color commentate with Grisham. That’s when all hell broke loose

  • LScisco

    I remember being shocked at that 1-2-3 Kid heel turn. I don’t know if they considered putting the IC belt on Sid before then, though, because that Razor-Sid match was originally for the IC title and then it suddenly wasn’t.

  • chicagodem79

    LMAO, Horowitz jobbing to a leg drop by the 1-2-3 Kid.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    Bret Hart-Lafitte was probably the best wrestling feud in 1995.

    • P.K.

      Bret vs anybody was the best wrestling fued in 94-97

  • Stranger In the Alps

    Just found a UWFi show on Amazon Prime called UWF Heartbeat from 12/22/88 which features a match between Bob Backlund and Nobuhiko Takada and a match between Norman Smiley and Akira Maeda. Looks interesting.

  • Bones

    Is anyone else not really feeling the directing the WWE is going towards Mania?

    • LScisco

      I don’t even see WM as the culmination of anything anymore. It’s just a big damn vintage show like Slamboree

      • rxchrisg

        It was so bad last year. My favorite part was Shaq. The Reigns HHH match was pretty decent but you knew ahead of time the guy you hate’s going to win,kind of takes the fun out of it.

    • Phrederic

      I mean…I don’t know what it could be.

      If S’mo Jo gets called up and Finn is back in time for it.

      That’d be a REALLY stacked roster.

    • Mikey

      It’s not going to happen til after Rumble

      • Phrederic

        Basically.

        I was pretty cynical about 31 and it turned out to be PRETTY good.

        32 was just a disaster.

        • Mikey

          31 turned out to be great given expectations.

          I’ve been to the last three Manias and I’d rank them in the order I’ve gone to. I hope 33 is at least above 32

          • Phrederic

            It very well could be.

            Apparently WWE wants a good match to go last…which is just absolutely insane.

    • P.K.

      I think it’s great…Getting the Titles off those 2 losers KO/AJ and putting them on real stars like Reigns/Cena will boost business in a big way…I also love how the WWE is creating new maineventers like Baron Corbin and Braun Stroman…I think its great that Goldberg and Taker are back too…

  • chicagodem79

    HOLY FUCK, a POWERBOMB OFF THE TOP ROPE from Jannetty to Skip. He’s done for.

    • Phrederic

      Wasn’t that Skip’s finish?

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    I’m only playing this so I can unlock Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman.

  • Mikey

    Napoleon mentioned best feud of 1995. I was quick to think ECW

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      Tommy/Raven is the best feud ever, forget 1995.

      • Mikey

        That was more 96, no?

  • chicagodem79

    LOL, Sid snaps Jannetty’s neck on the top rope, that’s enough for the win for the 1-2-3 Kid. Jannetty is selling it like he’s choking to death.

  • I actually read someone’s take today that sports in the U.S. should emulate how the Premier League crowns a champion (the best regular season team wins, no playoffs).

    …no.

    • Phrederic

      Even soccer fans I know are like “yeah, I like soccer a lot, but playoffs are awesome, we need those.”

      • I mean, it seems like you’d have a situation where a team clinches the title before the last game of the year, and you’ve literally created a dead period of legitimately meaningless games. Unless you’re in danger of getting relegated, after you crown a champion, who really gives a shit?

        • Phrederic

          Right…it’s like, the games should get MORE interesting as the year goes on, not less.

          Playoffs do that automatically.

    • Mikey

      Wouldn’t mind the NBA toning down on the playoffs. Cool when an 8 takes down a 1. But the two month process gets tiring, especially in today’s NBA

      • Bones

        No need for best of 7 in the first round or 3 days off between games.

        • No reason for OVER 50% OF THE FUCKING LEAGUE to make the playoffs, either.

        • Mikey

          That’s the NHL too

          • Counterpoint: Playoff hockey is just the best, though.

          • Mikey

            It’s for sure exciting. Plus my NHL team won the Stanley Cup last year and Cleveland won the AHL title

          • Bones

            Pens fan?

      • rxchrisg

        I love the NBA but the season is meaningless when every team gets into the playoffs and the playoffs are 6 months long.

      • Curtis Williams

        The playoffs should be condensed for a longer off season

    • Hayden

      A very good argument can be made that the best regular season team winning is the truest way to determine who the best team is that year, but yeah, fuck that. Playoffs are too exciting to ever get rid of.

      • That was essentially the argument the guy was making, which, I suppose is true, but you’d also have to overhaul a lot of the way the schedules for our sports are made.

  • LScisco

    Just wondering if anyone has tried to compute this but was Bret or Shawn a bigger draw?

    • Phrederic

      Pretty sure Bret was cause he drew overseas and Shawn didn’t draw at all.

      Or are you talking overall?

      Cause maybe Shawn drew more in the aughts.

      • LScisco

        Overall or even just in the 1990s (which might be a fairer way to compute because Bret couldn’t wrestle in the 2000s). I figure Bret’s overseas drawing power would give him an advantage.

        • Phrederic

          Right, plus the business dropped into the toilet with Shawn as champ, that’s a huge black mark on his record.

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        He was the first major wwf superstar in India. Drew big crowds all over the country when he went there.

        • Phrederic

          …when did WWE start touring India?

          • LScisco

            1997?

          • Napoleon Blownapart

            Not wrestling, more like a promotional thing. I think they started wrestling tours in the early 2000s

          • Phrederic

            Yeah, cause I thought the big tours were like…Europe and then some of the Middle-East in the 90s.

            They didn’t start hitting Asia until the 2000s.

    • Mikey

      Bret drew more as a champion, for sure.

    • P.K.

      Bret was better…Period…Shawn’s run as the queèr stripper WWE Champion was the darkest period in wrestling history…Until they made Softcore Seth Rollins WWE Champion.

      • LScisco

        ROFL funny dig on Rollins at the end

        • P.K.

          It’s true tho…His Title run was a fucking joke…

          • Bones

            So is Owens’ unfortunately

          • LScisco

            No objection from me. Rollins and Owens have had very weak title reigns because the WWE loves this “whiny heel” approach.

          • Bones

            I’ll be shocked if he walks out of the Rumble with the belt

          • Phrederic

            He needs to lose that fucking title.

          • P.K.

            Yup…That fat indy loser has been a total flop…Jericho should’ve been Universal Champion and then dropped it to Roman..

  • TomaxAndXamot

    LOL @ Nintendo Switch having 2 launch titles. Even thought one of them is Zelda, still a blunder when the previous gen had NO GAMES.

    • rxchrisg

      I’m buying an NES tomorrow

  • LScisco

    I really wish I could’ve seen Bret Hart wrestle in person. I got to see Hogan, Flair, and HBK but never Bret.

  • chicagodem79

    HOLY SHIT this women’s match is insane, Vince has no idea what’s going on here so JR is basically calling the match lol.

    • LScisco

      Aja Kong baby! Stiffing the shit out of everything!

      • chicagodem79

        And she just took TWO suplexes RIGHT ON HER DAMN HEAD.

        • LScisco

          That whole match is significant because it is like the last big women’s match in the WWF until 1998

  • Phrederic

    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=wD9A8kwk-I8

    Scott Steiner is in a Mexican film.

    Holy shit this is excellent.

    • P.K.

      Tremendous

    • LScisco

      Seems to fit since he struggles to speak the English language!

      • Phrederic

        GIVE HIM A FUCKING MIC!

  • Bones

    I think someone said on here that Miz gets heeling.

    When he was handing out his participation trophies and getting cheered…he…quit…doing…it…

    • Phrederic

      He’s a guy who should NEVER be babyface.

    • LScisco

      Ha, the Miz is the one person in the company that I just legit hate. I’m apathetic towards Cena and tired of his act, but I hate the Miz and love seeing him get beat up.

      • Phrederic

        Dolph Ziggler is a guy I enjoy seeing beaten.

      • Bones

        That’s a successful heel. If you want to see someone get their ass kicked, they’re going it right.

    • P.K.

      Best heel in the WWE… Period

    • Aaron

      The next SD is in Memphis. Oh yes.

      • Bones

        Seriously….?

      • LScisco

        Well the whole Luchadora thing will get eaten up with a silver spoon, we know that.

        • Aaron

          SD is an updated Memphis. I love it.

  • LScisco

    I just really want to know where this whole Miz-Bryan deal is leading. It’s an intriguing story but the problem is that it won’t be able to pay itself off to anyone’s satisfaction.

    • Phrederic

      Miz kills Bryan with a suplex.

      …okay it’s not likely, but it’s a way out.

    • Bones

      The surrogate idea has been tossed around quite a bit.

      • LScisco

        Joe would be a fun payoff for that

        • Phrederic

          Joe should debut as a heel, I think.

          • LScisco

            Yeah, you are probably right about that.

          • Phrederic

            Him showing up to send Dean Ambrose to the hospital to set up a Mania match for the IC belt?

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    Ivory has aged insanely well.

    • Phrederic

      She’s 50, right?

      She looks better than Lita.

  • chicagodem79

    Wow that’s a legitimate **** match between the women. LOL @ the Orient Express music playing after Aja Kong won

  • LScisco

    I always wish Bret Hart returned at Montreal in 2005 when Shawn cut that epic promo. There would’ve been an earthquake throughout Canada.

  • Mikey

    Miz and his heeling act is amazing. I started watching wrestling because of great acts, not because of ******* matches. Steve Austin didn’t have the biggest peak of all time because of ********* matches, lol

    • Bones

      That’s proving true. Ringwork across the board has probably never been better while the lack of compelling characters has probably never been worse.

      • Phrederic

        Better characters make the ringwork better.

        Remember people calling that 2.5 star Miz/Dolph match 4 stars cause they liked the story?

      • Mikey

        Kenny Omega and Okada had a wonderful match a few weeks ago. But it means shit compared to a match Austin and HBK match at WM 14 that was ***1/2

        • Phrederic

          …I wouldn’t be sure of that.

          New Japan just jumped to the number 2 North American promotion based on that show.

          • Mikey

            Are you really trying to compare the Peak Austin era to a match that may have gotten NJPW over Ring of Honor?

          • Phrederic

            Honestly New Japan is probably more profitable than WWE was in March of 1998.

            And part of that is because Naito is both a mega-heel and a mega-babyface that’s selling tons of merch to bored, disaffected Japanese youths.

          • Mikey

            Holy shit!

          • Phrederic

            Did anybody think in 93 that WCW would be kicking WWF’s ass in 2 years?

          • Bones

            They had television in America on a major cable network, you can only see it online here. I think this is a bit of apples and oranges.

          • Phrederic

            Being “internet” only isn’t as meaningless as it was 10-15 years ago.

            Netflix and Amazon are probably making more money than a lot of cable networks.

          • Bones

            Look I’m not saying it’s not good, I haven’t seen enough of it, but saying they could overtake the WWE is a bit of hyperbole.

          • rxchrisg

            They maybe could if a lot of “ifs” happen. They probably won’t.

          • Phrederic

            WWE ten years ago?

            Maybe not.

            But WWE today?

            Cold as it is?

            It might.

          • Bones

            Granted the WWE is generally stale/uninteresting/use whatever word, but they would need major financial backing one, two a good television deal, three a lot of the wrestling fans in the 1990s probably aren’t coming back at this point.

          • Phrederic

            I think a better bet would be to partner with somebody like Crunchyroll.

            I think there’s already a crossover with anime/comic book fans and wrestling fans. So you get people that are internet savvy already, and you can bypass TV deals.

            Sure, it’s less money, but New Japan isn’t really reliant on TV to draw money from what I understand. They sell merch and tickets to spot shows.

          • Bones

            And that would do what against the hundred of millions Vince and Co. can shit out?

          • Phrederic

            Vince is already trying to poach their top guys.

            What else can they do? America is where the fucking money is.