BoD Daily Update: January 13th, 2017

ESPN.com WWE UK Championship Tournament Preview

http://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/18460482/wwe-united-kingdom-championship-tournament-preview-part-1

 

WWE Planning For More International Tournaments?

WWE Officials are making plans to do similar tournaments such as the UK Tournament around the world, with the plan to crown the first WWE Asian and Latin Champions.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

Highspots Releases Newest Installment of the “An Officer and a Gentleman” Series

Hosted by Dan Barry & Chuck Taylor, they welcome guest Sami Callihan. You can view the video by clicking on the link below.

  • AnInternetToughGuy

    AJ Styles #1!

    • USA hauk, puh!

      • Iran #1! Russia #1!

        Uh. Shiek? Yeah…you can’t both be #1.

        I never understood why no one ever said that.

  • So…will today be the day Disqus works again?

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Probably not.

    • It was working pretty well last night.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Why do these YouTube thumbnails always gotta be guys lounging around in shorts?

    • AT least they’re wearing shirts

      • djowalsen: Known Hater

        Yeah, a lot of time they look like really cheap and sleazy gay porn videos.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      They all look like guys who should be working at Blockbuster in 1997 too.

  • Clearly WWE needs to bring back the Canadian Championship, because it’s fucking embarrassing that the only wrestler to hold that title was Dino Bravo.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WWF_Canadian_Championship

  • Hey everybody

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Hello.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Hi

    • THAT’S NOT YOUR CATCHPHRASE!

  • nintydayfiance

    Well Dunn v 1-2-3 Kid and Bob Holly is an underrated match.

  • as I’m ripping Murder, She Wrote episodes.. I just saw Mr. belvedere show up in the preview window of an ep! how exciting

    • Is it the episode where he becomes addicted to pinball, because that was a real problem in the 80’s.

      • It’s a murder She wrote up he is guest starting on so i doubt. Though JB Fletcher did get hooked on an arcade game in an ep once!

  • Ioan Morris

    That UK title! *wolf whistles*

  • So now that I have NJPW world what is a year a should watch like start to finish (I’m assuming this would be a recent year where everything would be up there.

    • Brian_Bayless

      2016 was really good. The G1 Tournament was great.

    • Ioan Morris

      2016 was great.

      • Ioan Morris

        You could watch WK10 for context, then New Year’s Dash for the start of the next year of stories (Omega seizing the Bullet Club).

        • Axs did show that

          • Ioan Morris

            Ah right. Maybe 2013 then? Watch the formation of the Bullet Club?

          • cool. Yea I will probably end up watching all of 2016 in order I just was curious what else since I saw a lot of 15 and 16 on AXS.

          • Ioan Morris

            I reviewed all of 2016 here if you wants some extra notes to follow along with.

          • sweet.
            2017 the year i try and become one of the cool kids in the know about all the happenings in that mysterious orient!

      • yeah…I guess I could do that. Since Axs only hand picked matches and didn’t get to the whole year I guess I could do it all

  • WWF1987

    I’m watching Sicario this morning.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Found a townhouse to rent while we look for a new house!
    Everything is coming up Indeed.

    • Brian_Bayless

      What happened to your house that you had to sell?

      • Moving over a state (or more), IIRC.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          What dis guy said.

          • I remembered you’re moving to Georgia, I forgot from where. Thus the “or more” disclaimer.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            SC….so one state. 🙂

      • Matt_Indeed.

        We’re closing on Feb 15th!
        Had an offer for full asking price 4 days after it went on the market.

    • DAJackson7

      Buy one next to AJ !

  • Ioan Morris

    Glad I’m going to the second night of the UK tourney. I don’t think the first will be anything special.

    • WWF1987

      I watched a bit of the preview last night. It looks like fun. I just hope they let these guys be who they are like the CWC was and not force them into WWE-style like the Cruiserweights now.

      • Ioan Morris

        I think they will. The first night seems designed to spotlight the guys who are getting further; nothing wrong with that.

    • zahidf

      Generally true of most tournaments, that the later bouts are the fun ones.
      You should look into going to the Progress Wrestling’s Super Strong Style May Bank Holiday weekend tournament. 16 men, 3 nights. I may get a three day ticket.

      • Ioan Morris

        Will do.

  • besides last year what’s a great recent NJPW year?.. or what is a bad/lesser one to not watch all of?

    • WWF1987

      2013 and 2014 were great.

    • Ioan Morris

      2012 to 2015 (plus WK10) feels like a distinct block. The whole Tanahashi/Okada feud plays out on top, plus Bullet Club, Naito’s failed face run and turn, etc.

      • so start with WK of 2012?

        • Wade

          I’d say New Beginning instead?

          WK is like Wrestlemania where it is mostly a finale of the previous year.

          • Ioan Morris

            I think it’s worth it for the return of Okada, plus you get to see Devitt before the heel turn. A bit of place setting.

          • That’s what I figured. I know WK is the blowoff show but knowing what was blown off probably helps set things up

    • 2000 to about 2007 is pretty skippable, although there are notable highlights, usually involving Yuji Nagata’s title defenses during the (way too brief) periods where they gave him the ball.

  • WWF1987

    I’m going to get a Chromecast for NJPW World.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Temp was in the -30 range last night. My nuts have shrunk more than RAW’s ratings.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Stuck inside because of the ice storm.

    • DAJackson7

      Must be north of me by a bit, it’s not sticking to roads down here yet

  • Wade

    I can’t tell if it’s a good or bad idea for WWE to try to invest in building a Chinese scene to try to compete with Japan.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Its going to be a money loser for a long time as there is no wrestling scene in China.

      • If they market it like a transformer movie vince will be a billionaire again

      • maskedcabana

        But if they’re successful, it’s a huge untapped market to make money off of.

        • Brian_Bayless

          I guess but they cant even train guys from the ground up here

    • Ioan Morris

      Seems like a precarious market in which to invest.

    • They’ll probably do better there in the long run. There’s still a lot of bad blood for the Japanese in China stemming from the occupation.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      If wrestling was popular in China wouldn’t there be some kind of robust scene there already? Feels like hubris on WWE’s part that they think they’ve cracked the code to making Sports Entertainment™ a big deal there. A once-a-year tour, sure, but more than that…

      • VINTAGE VINCENT KENNEDY MCMAHON!

  • DAJackson7

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Miko363

    If they put the UK Title on Shawn Michaels next Monday night the WWE can take all my money.

  • Six Star TatR!

    Hello! Site okay today?

  • OK so I think I will go through all of 2016…and probably watch WK 11 again.. or at least the second half. That way more firmly on top of everything and everyone that’s happening now.

    Then I will go back and watch 2012-2015.

    Right after I finish this Kobashi Misawa match.

    I have never been a expert of Japanese wrestling but I was more of a AJPW/Noah guy back in the day so wanted some Kobashi and Misawa

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      BURNING LARIAATOOOOO

  • MyronB

    What we really need is a successor to Dino Bravo as the holder of the prestigious WWE Canadian Championship.

  • Facts

    I do love me some wrestling tournaments.

  • Ok so I was watching an old school on the network the other night it was the MSG show after mania 7.
    Neidhart was on commentary….can we talk about this outfit

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a40/thejyav/Screen%20Shot%202017-01-12%20at%208.14.35%20AM.png

    • mike

      When Owen came back to the WWF he and Anvil teamed up and they both looked like that.

      • I know they had the jackets…….I think it’s that hat that really is like Jim… do you own a mirror? not even Coke can explain that whole wardrobe

        • mike

          Its the early 90s, that was actually really fashionable for fhem.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Yup. Early 90’s. Clip art as clothing.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Drew Galloway’s contract with TNA runs out next month.

    WWE should bring him back.

    • Could…but Drew’s apparently making $200K in TNA so the WWE will really need to smash the piggy bank

    • Ioan Morris

      If they were serious about a weekly UK show, he’d be a good name for it.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Noooo. He’d have to be told to change his awful “I’ll DIIIIIIIIIIE for WRESTLING” character

      • mike

        Dying for wrestling. How unoriginal.

      • Wade

        I liked when Eli Drake was making fun of him for that and how he had to “stand behind marble mouth as he said he’d die for wrestling, next to…some other guy who’s not even here anymore.”

        • Six Star TatR!

          Oooh good. I’m glad someone is making fun of him for it. It’s so inappropriate. “I’D DIE FOR A SHOT AT THE KING OF THE MOUNTAIN TITLEEEEE” while 4 people in the audience care

    • Buster Abbott

      Vince’s chosen one!

  • Bones

    Well I did have Phred last night say that NJPW could take over the WWE in the USA…

    • Wade

      That’s…optimistic.

      • And by “optimistic” you mean “kinda stupid and unrealistic”, just in a nicer way.

        As much shit as some of us give WWE, they’re in a pretty good spot for at least the near future.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Fooli

    • Ioan Morris

      Uh… no. Not sure where people are getting this HUGE INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION stuff from. They’re running two shows in the US. It’s a big deal for them, but it’s very much dipping the toe.

    • I think they could be ROH/ MAYBE even NXT big here but even that is a stretch without the WWE machine to pimp NXT

    • maskedcabana

      Financially, NJ is like 1/20th the size of WWE. It’ll cost a lot of money for that to ever happen.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        All they gotta do is come up with like $500 million to spend to earn $520 million in gross profits. Piece of cake.

        • Miko363

          They should start selling special Japanese gold.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I have a better shot of my shoot interview recaps being published in USA Today than for that to happen.

    • It could happen.

      I could also drop 200 lbs, become a rock star, and fuck the last 50 years of Playboy Playmates in their prime. At once.

  • Wade

    Meanwhile in AJPW, here’s Joe Doering’s return match from overcoming brain cancer!

    Kento Miyahara, Jake Lee & Naoya Nomura vs Suwama, Joe Doering & Hikaru Sato

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rpFLy6HWM0Q

    • Ioan Morris

      Good for him.

      • Wade

        He’s figured out how to channel Stan Hansen and fights like a raging bull now.

        • Ioan Morris

          AJPW ripping off themselves from a more successful era feels like a good idea.

          • Wade

            There is a need for “traditional Puroreso” since NJPW is so WWE influenced. I like this as a starting point.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            They should all work like Rikidozan!

          • Ioan Morris

            I think it’d take AJPW a while to get back to that. Fingers crossed for more steady growth this year.

          • Wade

            Long road for sure.

            Next Sumo show in August though.

          • Ioan Morris

            What date? Seems risky with the final three nights of the G1 there that month.

          • Wade

            I think it’s summer, but I’m not sure.

            Maybe get some spill off from the G1 crowds to attend, kind of like EVOLVE does with WWE.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I remember when WWE signed Doering to a Developmental Deal and thought he might turn into something.

      • Wade

        He looked pretty good in that match.

  • WWF1987

    Nintendo’s Switch presentation was disappointing.

    • I think the Wii was a disappointment. Wouldn’t be surprised if Switch is as well.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Has the rumor about the performance drop going from docked to portable been confirmed/debunked?

        • No idea.

          How goes the issue with your job, if you don’t mind my asking?

          • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

            Stuck in limbo. Probably won’t know anything til the end of next week. The only positions they suggested to me when they dropped the hammer was cashier & maintenance. I’ve already got a lead at another job lined up in case everything goes south.

          • It’ll work out for the best.

  • Ioan Morris

    Jobber said like night that ITV will probably commission a World of Sport series. I assume that’s from the Observer? Can anyone confirm?

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Yay! More Grado!

      (Hangs self)

      • Hey, if ITV wants to dump some money in the WC, shit all over it, then flush it down… (shrug)

  • And for those wanting more distractions, a damned solid lineup for this morning’s AGDQ:

    Just finished: Shadows of the Empire
    Coming up: Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Metal Slug 3, Contra, Super C, and Contra 4

    • mike

      Super Star Wars games were hard. Played them a few times and gave up.

      • DAJackson7

        Super Star Wars games were ridiculous . Never made it past the first or second level

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I loved Shadows of the Empire for n64!

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Gamestop has several Switch preorder options, but they’re all bundles that require you to buy a bunch of games you probably don’t want.

    • Bones

      Fuck GameStop

  • Brian_Bayless

    Sad story about Timothy Smith (Timothy Well) in the Observer:

    “He always told a story about his departure from the company in 1995. He had a baby son and he and Doll’s contracts expired. Vince McMahon brought them both into his office at television and “He looks us both in the eyes and says to us, `You boys got off to a bad start so we would
    like to resign you for two more years.’”

    “Talk about happy, we said, `Great Vince, and all the ass kissing B.S.,” he noted in a letter to friend Beau James in 2013. “That weekend,we all went home. Everyone rested up before WrestleMania. That following Monday, I was living in my new home in Atlanta. Fed-Ex knocked. I opened the door to what I thought was all of our new stack of plane tickets. But instead it was a letter saying, `We are sorry but we no longer need your services anymore.’”

    He actually blamed others in the company. He believed Vince would have never told them to their face that they were getting a new two-year contract if it wasn’t true. But he felt that the way they had been used, always losing, that he and Doll found it hard to believe it themselves when they were told. He always blamed others in talent relations.

    Smith was one of the plaintiffs in the latest concussion lawsuit filed against WWE.”

    • Well. That’s a special kind of fucked up.

    • Wade

      For all the fucked up things about Vince, I really don’t think he sees guys as disposable playthings. He’s an asshole, but not an inhuman one.

      • Six Star TatR!

        My feeling would be that Vince didn’t lie, he just changed his mind and completely forgot he’d said anything different before

        • “I have big plans for that gu-

          -oh, hey! Look at the meaty thighs on THAT one!”

      • Night

        He once went into a locker room and laughed at Boris Zhukov in front of everyone for being there, claiming he forgot to fire him.

      • Night

        Didn’t he do a segment about Pillman’s death with his grieving widow on national television the day after the guy died?

    • Marvklar – #13

      …marvklar

  • Miko363

    I know there was talk about Miz winning the Rumble and feuding with Cena. I love what Miz has become on Smackdown so i don’t hate this idea. My fear is that they only took the IC title off him so he can be a throwaway February feud for new champion Cena to kill time until Mania before getting shunted back down the card.

    It’s too bad they won’t clear Bryan because the real money is in Bryan coming out of retirement to try to shut Miz up once and for all at Mania.

    • Wade

      Miz should have had Kane’s spot after WM30.

      • Miko363

        Wyatt should have gone over Cena and had Kane’s spot after WM30.

      • Ioan Morris

        That would’ve been *much* more interesting.

        • Wade

          I’m also a big believer that Miz should have won the 2012 Rumble and had Jericho’s spot against Punk at WM28 to pay off his “conspiracy against me” storyline.

  • RudoWakening

    Friday the 13th bitches!

    • Marvklar – #13

      Marvklar!

      • RudoWakening

        All people, places, and things are known as Marvklar.

        Bonus points awarded for the esoteric South Park reference.

  • Ioan Morris

    Kenny Omega on Talk is Jericho today. Good stuff so far, but saving the rest for later.

    • Hopefully Kenny didn’t hear Cornette’s rant on him https://youtu.be/x7_qRfhCy5Y Jimmy hates Kenny even more than Russo

      • Wade

        Why do people still listen to Cornette?

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          Comedy?

        • Thebraziliankid

          Cornette talking about the good’ol days is still great, he gives a lot of details of backstage stuff in the 80’s and 90’s.

        • He’s still a great talker and promo guy.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Unless its about the 80s, Wrestling History, or Smoky Mountain I don’t.

          He is still excellent when it comes to the history of wrestling.

          • I find it funny he doesn’t even know basic WWE history and things that happened whilst he was there that he didn’t remember.

      • maskedcabana

        Cornette’s like Russo, he knows what to say to rile up people. He’s just doing it for attention/clickbait.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Well, now it’s the Six Star Podcast.

  • Spud seems happy with his life choices lol http://i.imgur.com/Rj9mb1h.jpg

    • Facts

      hahahahaha

    • There are a lot of bad choices in that picture…

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    The temp on my weather app just ticked over to -30…

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      That’s not fit for humans.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      Our low here today is 63. -30 doesn’t even seem like a real number.

  • juvydriver

    Anyone have a Google Home device?

  • Wade

    If TNA were to create a mini division around ‘Swoggle…

    Would Rockstar Spud joining the division and being their Big Show be the greatest possible use of him? I would find that absurdly entertaining.

    • That would be entertaining.

    • DAJackson7

      I hate that i laughed at this and then realized that TNA should totally do it

  • Misawa really fucked his mouth up diving into the railing in this one huh?

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    I’m afraid to go outside — my Tauntaun will likely keel over dead…

  • djowalsen: Known Hater

    Replace that bed in the background and it looks like they filmed this Sami Callihan shoot interview in a college dorm common area.

  • Bones

    Dean Spanos is a real cocksucker.

    The NFL was going to give him 300 million, they have to pay a 650 million relocation fee and their proposed stadium in SD would have cost 1.2 billion. Spanos’ family is worth 2 billion but the cheap asshole couldn’t find the money as opposed to gouging the public?

    • Brian_Bayless

      He was getting ripped by local sports radio here.

    • DAJackson7

      Yeah, he threw away 900 million, which would have been more than enough to foot his part of the bill even without a referendum

      • Bones

        Kroenke is a dick but no public money is being used to build that stadium

    • Bruce Chung

      Not that I want to defend a billionaire, but even they might not have liquidity. And maybe the NFL financing is like 20% or something insane.

  • DAJackson7

    Awe son of a bitch, the work server blocked WWE Network, what the crap am i going to watch all day while everyone is out of office for the ice storm

  • Wade

    I’m just hearing Josh Matthews screaming about how big an asshole Spud is for big booting a mini in the face.

    And now I’m picturing a skit where Spud proves that he is in fact short enough for the division.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      “The World’s Tallest Midget”

    • Marvklar – #13

      Marvklar

  • Thebraziliankid

    I feel bad for Bonzai, Spanos is killing San Diego SUPER CHARGERS.

  • What’s the deal with ITV and World of Sport anyway? Wouldn’t it be easy for ITV to do business with WWE, which would have a better chance of success? Or if ITV doesn’t want to do business with Vince, they can go with another established brand like NJPW. Just seems like a lot of hard work and a lot more risk of building a new company from the ground up.

    • Ioan Morris

      WWE are already on Sky Sports. Reviving WOS means they have original content, plus they have all the archive footage.

      • Weren’t WWE also on Sky Sports during the Channel 4 era?

        • Ioan Morris

          Yeah. I can’t remember exactly, but I think Channel 4 had four PPVs a year.

          • I think you’re right. Do you know what types of ratings WWE did on Channel 4? I know the reason Channel 4 ditched them wasn’t because of ratings but because of their risky content.

          • Ioan Morris
          • Six Star TatR!

            I remember that Rumble 2000 broadcast. They took numerous advert breaks during the PPV, it was incredibly annoying. I know it was good that more people got to watch, but since we had Sky, all that Channel 4 deal meant was shittier versions of the PPVs Sky weren’t able to show. I think all Sky PPVs were still free at that point, they hadn’t started charging £14.99 or whatever

          • Ioan Morris

            I might still have the videos of Backlash 2001 and the Invasion PPV. Yeah, the ad breaks were not good.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Feels like Hell is literally freezing over in anticipation of next Friday.

    • Marvklar – #13

      Marvklar marvklar, marvklar!

  • Facts

    Bayless needs to do the BOD G1 Tournament at some point.

  • Bruce Chung

    What were the ratings this week? Disqus sucked so I haven’t been around.

    • Raw probably won again. I’m sure Stephanie doesn’t even bother checking the ratings anymore.

    • Brian_Bayless

      RAW won

    • BoD Raw ratings tanked because I was left off the show

      • Marvklar – #13

        Marvklar marvklar, marvklar marvklar MOL

    • Bones

      Raw’s weren’t bad all things considered

  • Brian_Bayless

    Dylan Hales & Kris Zellner podcast on the Indy scene as they look back at 2016 and forward to this year.

    http://placetobenation.com/premier-podcast-brand-3-the-indy-talkers/

  • johntcole

    Watching the Sonic R speed run on GDQ, man that game had a soundtrack that was too good for it.

  • These Misawa and Kobashi guys are pretty good

    • Wade

      It’s a shame both their stories ended so sadly.

      • Thebraziliankid

        Kobashi is still alive and happy!

        • Wade

          He got run into the ground like Boxer from Animal Farm and then cut like a jobber when his body finally gave out.

          That sucks they didn’t even keep him around ceremonially.

          • Thebraziliankid

            I know that, but he has a stable life and does his events from time to time. Dumping Kobashi made some guys go back to AJPW in 2011.

          • Wade

            Oh yeah.

            He’s super happy looking now and is an AJPW “House Legend” for big events.

            I meant his career ended shitty.

          • Thebraziliankid

            He had at least goodbye show.

      • what happened to Kobashi?

    • Meltzer won’t give them ****** because Dave doesn’t live in the past!

    • Facts

      I really miss Misawa.

      I have really gotten into 90’s AJPW.

      • Thebraziliankid

        NOAH took a dive and never recovered since his death.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Kobashi is the Man.

  • Daniel O’Reilly
    • Damn you Meltzer! Just leave the company alone!

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Teachers! Leave them kids alone!

    • maskedcabana

      What a hoot.

    • I think they knew it but couldn’t do anything about it. They aired four minutes of commercials beginning at 8 p.m. before Impact finally came on, so they must have figured it was better showing the wrong episode than no episode at all.

  • Did Noah create stars or where they kind of screwed by relying on the same superstars they came in with getting older and older?

    • Ioan Morris

      Jun Akiyama was supposed to be their ace, but I read he wasn’t keen to be that guy.

    • Wade

      They tried to push guys but picked very wrong guys.

      • Thebraziliankid

        TAKESHI RIKIO!

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          Takeshi Morishima!
          #fat

          • Thebraziliankid

            Morishima was a good monster heel.

          • RudoWakening

            This.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            If you say so. I didn’t really care for him.

    • Thebraziliankid

      They had their chance making a transcedental type of guy with KENTA and Marufuji, but they took too much time to push them.

  • FUN FACT: Anthem spelled backwards is Meh TNA.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      This is one of the great ironies of the modern age.

    • Thebraziliankid

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAAHAHAHHA

    • mike

      Dude that’s great.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      I thought I saw this before here…. Hmmmmm

      • Third time, actually. But it should get more exposure when LOLTNA happens.

    • This has crossed into running joke territory. Good work.

      • Did someone say running gag? (You said joke, but close enough)

  • mike

    Corny is great for wrestling history, and he’s also great at story logical progression. He can really break down why something doesnt work from point A to B,C,D etc.

    Where he falls flat are hi s ideas of what wrestling should be. That’s why I always say he’s more an editor type than a writer type. He’s quality control, not content production.

    • I really don’t get how you end up that out of touch.. I mean maybe it happens to everyone but he should realize.. hey that just doesn’t work anymore because… I trued to run a company that way and went out of business

      • mike

        As far as your average indy promotion is concerned, SMW did fairly well, relatively speaking. But yeah, he’s no different than Vince when it comes to just not having your finger on the pulse of things.

      • Here’s the funny thing: While Corny did close SMW, he was nowhere near truly “going out of business” unlike Heyman in ECW and his millions in debt or WCW and it’s gigantic losses.

        He just didn’t feel like hustling to struggle to break even anymore.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Its tough to stay relevant for a long period of time in wrestling.

        • Yea I get that and Like I don’t know what the future of pro wrestling is.. I know what Vince is doing now is stale and things need to change. I don’t know what that change is but I also know it’s not going back to what ever 70/80s view Corny things it should be.

          • mike

            Some aspects of it could stand to come back. NXT feels a lot like the old JCP tv shows, and its my favorite WWE show at this point.

    • Bones

      He cannot seem to fathom that 1985 isn’t coming back anytime soon

  • see tiger suplex off the ramp… I just don’t get how this guy’s neck would give up still trying to do this stuff at 46

    • Facts

      You are watching the Noah match from 03?

      • yes

        • Facts

          5 stars and yeah them doing that spot was not wise on their end.

          Misawa died from taking so much abuse for his body.

  • Thebraziliankid

    Kenta Kobashi survived fucking cancer to have the best run in his career being the GHC champion.

    • Cena survived the cancer that was HHH too.

    • ……Not quite. It was amazing that he came back from cancer to continue to wrestle for several years, but he never main evented after that. He lost his last world title in 2005, and left to get treatment for cancer later that year.

  • Ioan Morris

    I really hope OSW Review do the Invasion as their next story arc. So much stuff to get into.

    • mike

      I suggested the return of Hulk-Mania to the WWF.

      • Ioan Morris

        I suppose that would complete the trifecta.

        • mike

          Tri!

          Oh, trifecta.

  • Brian_Bayless
  • Thebraziliankid

    Kenta Kobashi also created the greatest finisher ever, Burning Hammer.

    • RudoWakening

      He only hit it 10 times or something like that.

      • Thebraziliankid

        7, that’s the appeal. It was the ultimate MDK finisher, there should be a unwritten rule: never kick out of that move.

    • Facts

      One of my favorite wrestlers and one of my favorite finishers.

    • Manjiimortal

      Actually the move was originally created by Kyoko Inoue, whom called it the Victoria Driver, during her match with Manami Toyota in December 1996, but the way Kobashi came to do it is slightly different from Kyoko’s.

  • more some what newbie NJPW questions. so do they not have a shows at all between Dash and New Beginnings?

    They have TV in Japan correct? If so how do they fill tv if they don’t have a show for a month?

    • Wade

      They do house Show tours, but they have significantly less product…which helps prevent burnout.

    • Thebraziliankid

      NJPW does tours, they usually do a 2-3 weeks break and them make some house shows to hype the main show in the month.

    • maskedcabana

      I believe it’s the same thing as the AXS NJPW tv show.

    • Ioan Morris

      They have the Fantastica Mania joint tour with CMLL which started today, of which they’re showing the last three shows on World.

  • Wade

    Jun Akiyama’s surprise birthday party in the ring with with special guest Kenta Kobashi was one of my legit favorite moments of last year.

    The crowd hearing Kobashi’s music, going confused silent, and then exploding once they realized what was happening was amazing to watch.

  • Thebraziliankid

    I wonder how NOAH would’ve been if Misawa picked KENTA to beat Kobashi. The match writes itself, it’s Master vs Student.

  • Bruce Chung

    Crowd shots of WWE is the future

    http://botchedspot.com/

    • Thebraziliankid

      I like the HHH and his kids series.

      • The whole kids series is good stuff.

    • Bones

      Lol the R-Truth drop kicking Epico part

    • Go back one… Vince whacking George Jetson would probably make him a face to some on here.

      • Bruce Chung

        I saw that too. It would have been funnier if he threw in a Reigns is a robot reference in there.

      • And the 2017 predictions aren’t bad, although by now the LU one might need a couple more sacrifices.

  • Facts

    If you want to see an awesome tag team, check out The Holy Demon Army from 90’s AJPW.

    • RudoWakening

      Or the Miracle Violence Connection (also, best team name ever)

  • Diddly

    Taking my car in after lunch to have the brakes looked at. They’re fucking up, which sucks because they’re only 2 years old

  • Thebraziliankid

    Disqus is acting like shit again

    • Marvklar – #13

      …marvklar

  • Thebraziliankid

    Cornette, in short, hates everything that isn’t the southern/memphis style of wrestling.

    • He does. Sometimes it’s a good thing, sometimes it’s unfortunate.

    • Brian_Bayless

      So do some Twitter wrestling “personalities”

    • Bones

      What’s wrong with Memphis?

      • Thebraziliankid

        I like Memphis. The problem with Cornette is that he thinks that’s the ONLY acceptable style.

    • Dwayne

      Nothing is wrong with that style. It’s just a bit close minded to think that’s the only acceptable style.

    • Wade

      He got way too much influence over the IWC by being one of the first guys to record TONS of shoots.

      His side of everything got out first, so it gets parroted as being “right.”

      • Dwayne

        What’s funny to me is he does all these shoots and podcasts while at the same time hating fans knowing too much about the business. Who does he think watches or listens to that stuff?

    • Manjiimortal

      Cornette is a bitter old fuck that can’t stand the way the business has evolved. He’s also a complete failure in terms of being a promoter and a booker, so everything he says regarding those matters should be listened to while eye-rolling. Plus, he basically defends that wrestlers should go back to be bully jocks that only got into wrestling because they couldn’t cut it to actually make it to pro football, rather than being a bunch of wrestling nerds, most of whom are a 1000 times more athletic than anyone from ages past.

      Basically, fuck Cornette and his insufferable bitterness.

  • Six Star TatR!

    FUN FACT is an anagram of F U TNA and then there’s an extra F and a C tho

    • Marvklar – #13

      MOL

    • Philippe Tca

      F**K U TNA, F***ING C**TS?

  • hmm… think I’ll start with at least cherry picking some WK10 before moving on to dash 2016 because.. I mean why would I not watch some AJ/Nakamura Okada/Tanahashi

  • Thebraziliankid

    I remember in a Kevin Steen (Owens) shoot of how Cornette was pissed that his feud with El Generico, who had also Colt Cabana and Corino, people Corny hates was getting more over than his mega push of Davey Richards.

  • I’m not saying everything Anthem touches turns immediately to shit, but the last press release issued by Anthem Sports is from September 2016 announcing a partnership with the New York Daily News. Six weeks later, NYDN lays off 20% of its workforce.

    http://anthemse.com/category/media/press_releases
    Also, the Anthem Sports website has no mention whatsoever of Impact Wrestling. But at least from the site you can see where Impact gets its owl / eagle / phoenix / bluebird of happiness.

    • maskedcabana

      Pretty common to cut the fat when you acquire something new. The company that bought UFC laid off a bunch of employees when they took over.

      • mike

        Some of whom were Dana’s “you’re my guy so here’s a job”

        • Thebraziliankid

          Chuck Liddell & Matt Hughes.

          • mike

            I would bet money Hughes negotiated that job while he was champ. PRIDE reportedly offered him one million dollars for one fight, which would have been way more than he’d made in a fight to that point.

            But Hughes was smart enough to think long term.

          • Thebraziliankid

            He was fired now, he was having a legends deal, kinda like in the WWE. According to Forrest Griffin,who also has the deal, a lot of guys are being fired because they don’t show up for work, unlike him or Minotauro, who are extensively acting as UFC ambassadors.

          • mike

            Forrest is all over the place. Boy still can’t sit still.

          • Thebraziliankid

            Like he said, he lives in Vegas, goes to the office every week. Same thing with Minotauro, lives in Rio, always in the office, does some commentary from time to time in brazilian transmissions.

          • mike

            Lol i remember for a while they were trying to paint the picture that Chuck was doing actual financial work for the company. Dude can hardly put two sentences together anymore.

          • Thebraziliankid

            He was basically sitting his ass on home and collecting a paycheck.

      • They didn’t acquire the New York Daily News, they just did some partnering for fantasy sports. I just found it funny it was Anthem’s last big news item and what’s happened to the Daily News since then.

    • mike

      From Rush’s album cover for Fly by Night?

      • Know your place in life is where you want to be; don’t let them tell you that you owe it all to me.
        Keep on looking forward; no use in looking ’round, hold your head above the crowd, don’t let ’em bring you down.

      • rxchrisg

        Skaarsgard isn’t coming and I just can’t pretend.

  • jesus.. old man Greta Kabuki was in the battle Royal in 2016?

    • Wade

      He was in an AJPW 8 man tag in November!

      It was awesome!

      • he’s almost 70 right?

        • Wade

          Yeah.

          When him and Dory Funk Jr tagged in and stared each other down the place exploded!

          • Were they arguing over who gets the last Depends?

          • Wade

            Luckily, Chavo Sr., Ultimo Dragon, Osamu Nishimura & Tajiri were in the match and helped pull apart the brawl!

          • So…who got the Depends?

          • Manjiimortal

            Ah yes, the classic Japanese old men tag match where the crowd just wants to have fun and goes wild for crazy combinations. A true classic.

    • Daniel Swinney

      someone photoshop great kabuki’s face on greta garbo’s body

  • I’m guessing the reason Haku was eliminated while Kabuki came to the ring was so Haku didn’t accidentally kill him

    • Which is why Goldberg shouldn’t wrestle Taker despite some fans wanting it.

      • ew.

      • Daniel Swinney

        I would rather see Goldberg vs Kalisto. Or really, any tiny cruiserweight who can dodge like 8 spear attempts.

        • See *NOW* we need El Matadores.

          • Daniel Swinney

            “El Torito looks a lot bigger tonight, Michael.” “I didn’t notice any–” (unmasks) “WAIT IT’S GOLDBERG!”

  • The most recent Magnificent 7 movie was very meh.

    • Facts

      I asked about that one last night.

      • I sort of made the mistake of watching the first film like two weeks prior. They barely borrowed the premise, and whoever directed the new one used every. stereotypical. western. cliche there is.

        I’m sure if I’d watched Seven Samurai again first, I wouldn’t have made it through this version. On its own, it’s kinda ok. Next to Kurosawa’s film? Nope.

        • Facts

          I love Seven Samurai and The Magnificent Seven from 1960.

          I am really on the fence on the 2016 version.

    • juvydriver

      So, not mehgnificant?

      • . . .

        HOW DID I NOT MAKE THIS JOKE???

  • mike

    Fun fact: an anagram for TatR is Ratt

    Funner fact: because of a dispute between members, there are currently two bands touring as Ratt.

    • Which members?

      Also, sort of the same thing for Great White. You have them and Jack Russell’s Great White.

      I made the mistake of buying the Great White album without Russell. Fucking horrible.

    • slapdabass

      That’s 2 too many.

      • mike

        Their good stuff is good, their bad stuff is terrible.

        • Go ahead and look at youtube clips of Stephen Pearcy singing anytime after, say, the year 2000. it’s fucking atrocious. Like, I can’t believe ANYONE pays to hear him sing level of bad.

  • Bones

    A lot of good games tomorrow for college hoops fans. I know there’s not many here.

    • Diddly

      My interest has nosedived since my team started sucking

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I don’t care for college sports in general, but because I live in KY, I have to wear a UK hat and sweatshirt and pretend that I do.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Duke vs. Louisville, FSU vs. UNC, and Butler vs. Xavier should be good.

    • Daniel Swinney

      As a Tennessee fan, our team was already just a “thin but plays really hard and has close games against top-ten teams but won’t make the tourney” squad… then our second-leading scorer was dismissed. So yeah, I’m pretty much done before things got started.

      • Diddly

        The state of basketball in Texas is even more pitiful than the football. Remember a 2-3 years back when zero teams from the state made the tournament?

        • Daniel Swinney

          Tennessee. I know I originally wrote UT, then I edited for confusion. But yeah, Texas and A&M don’t seem to be what they were either.

          • Diddly

            Well… my original comment still stands lol

          • Diddly

            I’m hoping Rick Barnes can make you guys competitive. The SEC becoming a decent basketball league would be great.

          • Bones

            They’re too busy cheating at football to care about hoops

          • Daniel Swinney

            The weird thing is that so far his recruiting hasn’t been great but he’s actually been getting really tough performances from so-so players, like a bizarro version of himself. But if the recruiting doesn’t pick up, I’m not so optimistic.

          • djowalsen: Known Hater

            That is pretty much the EXACT same situation at Texas. It’s kind of scary.

    • Like, hula hoops? That, I might watch.

      • Daniel Swinney

        It’s actually dolphin-training exhibition season.

        • Well, aside from the fact that I don’t believe dolphins should be held in captivity, I’m in.

    • Dwayne

      Fuck college hoops

  • slapdabass

    Everyone knows how much it bugs WWE when another company gets a ton of attention. With all the praise Okada and omega are getting, I wonder if they are going to give AJ and Cena 30 minutes to try to steal some of the spotlight back.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Roman and KO will get it.

      • HHH and Seth will get it at WM.

        • slapdabass

          I was wondering if that’s why undertaker’s plans changed. To try to add a few more stars to whatever the matches were going to be.

    • Well, it’s not just WWE as a company, right? I’m sure the wrestl-

      uh. Superstars.

      – want to try and top that match.

  • Wade

    I like Grayson Allen in college BBall, but that’s about it.

    • DO. NOT. FEED.

    • Duck, Duke. Duke, Duck.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Man….. you trippin

      • djowalsen: Known Hater

        I see what you did there.

  • mike

    I signed up for a free month of TIDAL to test out their new MQA streaming service. I cant tell the difference between MQA and regular hi-resolution files, but holy shit the selection on TIDAL is amazing.

  • Mikey

    Good Morning to the BoD.

    Is Disqus still working?

    And has New Japan overtaken WWE in the United States as Phred believes it will?

    • Bones

      HAHA I asked this earlier

    • mike

      Well, Russia took over our election. Anything is possible I guess.

    • Wade

      That’s…such a bizarre belief to hold from him.

      Like dumber than usual.

      • Ioan Morris

        Is it though?

        • Mikey

          It is. Anyone who believes that New Japan will become more popular in the United States is not talented at studying businesses or market trends. They just lack skill tbh

          • Ioan Morris

            I mean from Phred.

          • Mikey

            Ah, well, no.

          • Brian_Bayless

            They could be the #2 most popular company in the U.S., especially if TNA and RoH continue to head in their current direction. Even still, that’s a spot way behind the WWE.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Delirious has to go. He’s not a very good booker.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Look at that roster besides the foreign talent.

            It really sucks.

          • Mikey

            It’s really bad. Why can’t they produce anything from the States?

          • Brian_Bayless

            They’ve lost a lot and the better workers are drifting towards EVOLVE, especially with the WWE connection.

          • rxchrisg

            I believe they are number 2. I think interest in WK11 pushed them past ROH.

            And I don’t think anyone here is saying that they’re going to blow out WWE like the nWo did,but they easily could have the majority of the Japanese fanbase and the portion of the US fanbase that bitches about WWE. If they were on CR or just had better apps for America they could make a profit on shirts,SHFiguarts,and whatever else. Meltzer said they sell more shirts than anyone besides Cena already

        • Wade

          I mean NJPW has higher awareness than it ever has here, but it just doesn’t have the existing infrastructure or finances to expand here.

          They’ll withstand any siege in Japan, no problem, but WWE isn’t going to be threatened here in any real way.

          • Ioan Morris

            No, I mean is it dumber than usual from Phred?

          • Wade

            Oh right, lmao.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          It’s possible in the long run, but the US is way too xenophobic and isolationist to embrace a form of entertainment that’s primarily in a foreign language.

          • Ioan Morris

            I’m talking about Phred who somehow managed to piss you off with his views on the Vietnam war.

          • Wade

            That’s my favorite Phred thing ever lol.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Oh. He’s not dumb so much as very young.

          • Dwayne

            I was very young too but I didn’t say shit like that lol

          • rxchrisg

            Dragon ball Z? Super Mario Bros? Bruce Lee?

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            Dubbed into English
            Videogame, barely speaking in most games, translated
            Action star with horrible dubbing

          • rxchrisg

            Good ol JR announces US NJPW. he speaks a form of English allthough he slurs a little.

          • Napoleon Blownapart

            I honestly prefer the Japanese commentary.

          • rxchrisg

            I prefer a fat guy farting into a mic over Jim Ross.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            The wrestlers aren’t cutting English promos, though.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Dragonball Z was subbed.

            Super Mario Bros was translated to English.

            Bruce Lee movies were in English.

            Unless NJPW’s wrestlers start cutting promos in English, it’s not happening.

    • Yes and yes.

    • Dwayne

      You can’t take what that kid says too seriously.

      • Mikey

        It taught me to stay far clear of the late night thread. I have worked late schedules this week so I just happened to be up late.

      • Daniel Swinney

        I remember stumbling across something written by him on a site that was far, far removed from anything to do with pro wrestling. Maybe some kind of book review? When I saw the name I was like “woah”.

    • Marvklar – #13

      Marvklar

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        Cool story bro.

        • Marvklar – #13

          Marvklar?

    • I don’t get it. Which is fine.

    • mike

      Lol

  • Brian_Bayless

    Brooklyn giving the Celts the #1 pick in the draft will be great.

    • Mikey

      Is that the worst trade in NBA History? It’s going to cripple the Franchise for a decade and they didn’t even make a conference finals.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Has to be. They got bounced in the 1st and lost the 3rd pick last year and likely the #1 overall this year. McHale probably called King to laugh at that trade it was so bad.

        Would love to see Lonzo Ball as a Celtic.

        • Dwayne

          Nothing at all to show for it either. It was a dumb “win now” move that got them nowhere.

        • Mikey

          At the time, everyone knew it was bad too. A better put together Celtics team couldn’t beat the Heat and then they gambled on Garnett and Pierce when they were much older and worse.

      • Wade

        I think that old Gail Goodrich for the #1 pick that ends up being Magic Johnson is still #1 ever.

        • Mikey

          That’s fair. That’s probably it.

          • Wade

            I think NO cut Moses Malone to make room for Goodrich too.

    • Dwayne

      I feel Billy King was really working for Boston all along

      • something something “it was me Austin” something

      • Bruce Chung

        Nah. He’s just the worst NBA GM of all time.

        Even with a mandate from ownership to win now, he could have gotten better deals.

        • Dwayne

          Yeah. I don’t really think that but I absolutely agree that he was the worst. All that hype about the Nets moving and changing their brand died in 2 seasons.

  • Ioan Morris
    • This ends with Corny managing Omega doesn’t it?

    • Daniel Swinney

      Ugh, the complaint about “trying to cripple himself.” If he didn’t get injured or injure anyone doing the so-called “unnecessary, dangerous spots” in the match, then maybe those spots are within the skill level of him and his opponent.

      That said, great delivery by Corny.

      • also… isn’t wrestling suppose to entertain the fans? they were pretty entertained in his match with that girl

        • Clark O’Brien

          Corny is entertaining, but its silly hearing the most prolific shoot DVD interviewee complaining about “exposing the business” on his weekly podcast thats primarily about discussing backstage wrestling stuff.

      • Ioan Morris

        I’m amazed Cornette didn’t cripple himself doing the rant. Sounded like he was about to have a stroke.

    • Yikes.

    • juvydriver

      That page is a rabbit hole…

    • And now I want to visit Failblog. It’s been a pretty long time since my last visit.

  • Bones

    Jordy Nelson is OUT

  • I’m sad that the Bauer & Pollock podcast is ending. That was one of the few genuinely informative/enlightening NEWZ sources.

    • Mikey

      That was great. What was the reasoning behind ending the podcast?

  • If Omega ends up a face, champion and the face of NJPW…. does NJPW bring the girl back to face him?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      She’s DDT for life.

      • I think they could work out a deal. She has to be a teenage now right? that makes her a pure heel

      • Daniel Swinney

        I would genuinely love to see someone spend their entire life in what is essentially an alt-comedy company starting at like age 8.

      • Marvklar – #13

        Marvklar, marvklar. Marvklar! Marvklar

    • Ioan Morris

      She might well be wrestling in Stardom now. I don’t know.

  • Mikey

    For Summerslam next year, I’m going to go to both the Evolve Show and NXT.

    • Dwayne

      I’ll probably see you then

      • Mikey

        Alright. I’ll go with you guys as long as Kenny doesn’t hate me.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Why would I hate you??

          • Mikey

            Just joshin lol.

      • Marvklar – #13

        Marvklar! Marvklar Marvklar Marvklar…marvklar?

        • Dwayne

          Who is this weirdo?

          • Marvklar – #13

            MOL

  • Ioan Morris

    How is BJ Whitmer still in ROH? For being a company guy, presumably.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Also broken neck.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Yep. Carey loves him, so he’ll always have a job. Sucks for people who like good wrestlers, but that’s ROH for you.

      • Aaron

        Yeah, that’s why they signed the Bucks.

        Too easy.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Boo!

  • Just played a game called THE HOWLER, where you control a hot air balloon by speaking/shouting into your microphone.

    A friend of mine watched my stream. They’d gone to an NXT show last night and told me how he got to sing Glorious with the rest of the crowd. So in honour of that, I moved my balloon by singing Glorious.

  • Wade

    I’m appreciating the dedication Marv is putting into today’s bit.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I do, too, although I don’t get it.

    • What’s he doing? I’m just tuning in.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        It’s a bit from an Oooooold South Park episode.

    • Marvklar – #13

      Marvklar Marvklar *marvklar’s marvklar* ……..Maaaaarvklaaar

  • I think something on Marv finally snapped.. we should probably start a go fund me

  • AnInternetToughGuy

    I can’t help but laugh everytime I see “marvklar”

  • Brian_Bayless

    Here is the RoH roster, per their website:

    Adam Cole
    Adam Page
    Alex Shelley
    Trent Beretta (who wrestles occasionally while not on tour with NJPW)
    BJ Whitmer
    Bobby Fish (On a per-show deal)
    Caprice Coleman
    Cheeseburger
    Chris Sabin
    Christopher Daniels
    Colt Cabana
    Dalton Castle
    Donovan Dijak
    Kazarian
    Hanson
    Jay Briscoe
    Jay Lethal
    Joey Daddiego
    Kenny King
    Lio Rush
    Mark Briscoe
    Matt Sydal
    Matt Taven
    Rowe (Expected to be heading to WWE)
    Rhett Titus
    Rocky Romero (Same as Trent)
    Silas Young
    Will Ferrara

    • Wade

      “Dalton Castle and a load of garbage.”

      • Brian_Bayless

        They are wasting Castle in RoH.

        • It really is confounding why they don’t see how far he can take them with a mega push

        • maskedcabana

          He should be at least TV Champ right now.

      • Aaron

        Bad Influence are always fun. Oh and Cole.

        • Wade

          Got to collect all the 2006 TNA guys I guess.

          Sounds very familiar to something we used to make fun of…

          • 2006 TNA?

          • Wade

            Lol yeah, TNA grabbing the entire 2006 WWE roster.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Its still weird to me that Lethal is only 31 years old.

    • Mikey

      I’m trying to think of something WWE related that is akin to the push that Hangman Page is getting but I can’t think of one.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Adam Page blows.

      • Aaron

        Dino Bravo.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Honestly, he had no skills.

    • Ioan Morris

      Had Sydal wrestled anywhere since getting out of Japanese prison?

      • Kenny_Reigns

        He wrestled a show somewhere. Maybe PWG? I think that’s all, though.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Last PWG show.

    • Diddly

      Funny how Ray Rowe is so boring at indy shows here because they book him in short matches against the same people every show, but he’s fun to watch in squash matches in ROH

    • Kenny_Reigns

      They have a few others guys, too. Marty Scrull is one. Will Ospreay is exclusive to them in the US.

      I’ve said all along Adam Cole is the franchise. If he leaves, it’s going to be rough.

  • slapdabass

    Just got sling and discovered that not only does it have AXS, they have several NJPW episodes on demand. Neat.

    • Diddly

      I need to remember to watch tonight

    • maskedcabana

      Just in time to watch Okada/Omega tonight.

      • slapdabass

        I have to work tonight, but I’m really stoked to see they archive some stuff. Hopefully I can catch it later. I bet JR loses his shit.

    • slapdabass

      AJ vs Okada for an entire episode? Why, yes, please.

  • Six Star TatR!

    I have not the slightest clue what Marvklaar means.

    • Aaron

      Nobody upvote this man.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      South Park
      Season 3
      Episode 13
      “Starvin’ Marvin in Space”

      • mike

        Starvin Marvin indeed.

    • mike

      I understand why people like sp, but it’s just never been for me.

  • Bruce Chung

    That Gerald Wallace trade was so bad. But King doubled-down on Wallace after he got hurt and opted out.

    “Wallace, who will turn 30 on July 23 and is in his 11th NBA season, was averaging 13.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 42 games for the Blazers. He is slated to make $9.5 million this season and has a player option for 2012-13 at the same amount.

    Asked if he was concerned about the possibility of Wallace opting out, King responded, “Not really.””

    King doubled-down on Wallace by re-signed him to a 4 year-$40 million dollar contact.

    Wallace was injured for most of the 2012-2013 season after signing this brand new contract.

    Then Wallace was traded to the Boston Celtics on July 12, 2013 , in a multi-player deal that sent Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry to the Nets.

    So Gerald Wallace is part of the 2 worst trades in Nets history, and possibly the single worst trade of all time in the NBA.

    He played 85 regular season games and 7 Playoff games for the Nets.

  • Mikey

    I only have to work til 1:15 today. And then I’m off Monday.

    And I just found out that I won a paid vacation for work to San Diego.

    • Wade

      Beautiful city!

      • Mikey

        You lived there right? I’m super excited as this will be my first trip to Southern California.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Visit Jobber

        • Wade

          Beware of rain.

          Car crashes EVERYWHERE.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      You should ask the residents about their football team!

      • Aaron

        “Brah, we only have like, surfing and competitive burrito making. Duuuuuuuuude…”

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Congrats!

      • Mikey

        Thanks!

    • DAJackson7

      Dude i love San Diego, i go every couple years

  • Wade

    The Paul Rudd stuff was the best part of Parks n Recreation.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      That character was hilarious.

      • Wade

        We actually had a real life version just win our state governor election.

        It was fantastic.

  • Bones

    It’s not millennials the final minutes of NBA games are shit

    http://deadspin.com/nba-we-might-speed-up-the-end-of-games-because-of-crap-1791147040

    • juvydriver

      Replay is killing the last few minutes of the game and it also makes coaches not need to manage their timeouts. Why bother trying to keep them if you can just ask for replays all the time.

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    The new Mario game looks awesome.

  • Mikey

    @WiffleBat:disqus Did they state why they are no longer proceeding with Bauer and Pollock?

    • I haven’t listened to the show yet, but from what Court was saying on twitter they both were too busy to the point where they couldn’t find any time during the week when they were both free to record a show. Apparently they’d tried several times in the last few weeks and it hadn’t worked. He said they’ll still pop up on each others shows now & then though.

  • Andrew Champagne

    If WWE does an Asian tournament without Kota, no buys.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He doesn’t seem to be too keen on working for them.

      • Bones

        Why would he be?

      • Andrew Champagne

        He worked an NXT tour in California and had an easy **** match with Bobby Roode at the LA show I went to.

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          What luck you had.

      • maskedcabana

        I think it’s more that he doesn’t want to be tied down to the WWE or any promotion really.

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        He doesn’t want the schedule.

  • Robert

    Never really understood gimmicks on this blog. I just like to hang out and talk about shit. Guess I’m the Chris Candido of the blog.

  • mike

    You know how you can tell the Russian hooker story isn’t true? They expect me to believe Trump paid a contractor.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      It’s probably bad for democracy but I enjoy the intelligence community fucking with him like this.

  • Bruce Chung

    Reading all of Billy King’s moves as a GM…

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/executives/kingbi99x.html

    He basically lived off of constructing Iverson’s 2000 Finals team, drafting Andre Iguodala in 2004.

    He also traded Iverson from Philly to Denver (not a terrible trade).

    It still pretty much confirms to me he’s the worst GM of all time.

    • Robert

      Worse than Sam Hinkie?

      • Bruce Chung

        Easily.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        At least Hinkie had a plan…

        • Robert

          A plan with no end date in sight.

          • Bruce Chung

            Philly can always trade Embiid if they want to go that route.

        • Bruce Chung

          He’s gonna probably hit about 50% on his picks too I think, which helps.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            He did some good. I think his process would be great if it wasn’t for the Sixers charging full price for tickets.

          • djowalsen: Known Hater

            Let’s not go overboard here. Sam Hinkie’s plan was to lose, get draft picks and then hope everything works out. I have no faith he could actually build a team if the time came, at some point.

          • Robert

            Yeah, I don’t see it as some shrewd master plan either.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            Oh for sure.
            But it’s hard to grade without knowing.
            I still think King is worse.

          • Bruce Chung

            NJ/Brooklyn had talent, pieces, cap space, and picks.

            King took all of those things and got them nowhere.

          • Bruce Chung

            He got lucky that he got fired before he had to really build the team. Because his record for actually building the team wasn’t good. But he got saved by management before it could get worse.

          • Bruce Chung

            And I’m not sure if that was his fault or not.

            He never lied. He said we’re gonna bottom out, it’ll suck for 3-5 years, but we’ll get picks and rebuild that way. I respect that.

            If he was a better GM, he’d probably have the team on it’s way already instead of being later in the schedule. But didn’t destroy a franchise. It was already a mess when he got there.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Hinkie had a long term (albeit frustrating) plan.

  • Wade

    Thinking about the idea of a WWE Asian Tournament, I really wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t end up being some sort of partnership with Wrestle 1. Tajiri is already in house for WWE and he already negotiated a surprise Ibushi W1 appearance during the CWC.

    Mutoh would GLADLY accept being in the WWE HoF and it would make sense.

    As far as talent goes, I could very easily see Jiro “Ikeman” Kuroshio being a breakout guy like Jack Gallagher is.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Didn’t wrestle-1 do a cross promotion with tna? It didn’t end very well.

    • Night

      Ho Ho Lun is going to win the tournament because WWE wants into China.

    • DAJackson7

      The problem with a WWE Asia tournament is that a vast majority of their fans won’t be able to tell the characters apart unless they have masks

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Marv and I have disagreed on many things this week, but “Marvklar” is worthy of a standing ovation.

    • mike

      Meh

      • Six Star TatR!

        *mehtna

        • mike

          So gooooooood….. if i had any ‘shop skills I’d make them a logo with a mirror….

    • Marvklar – #13

      Marvklar marvklar, Mmfao

    • N O .

  • Robert

    Still haven’t gotten around to Okada/Omega, but I think I’ll skip the AXS TV version. Breaking it up with commercial breaks is just gonna bug me.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      I’ve heard it’s pretty good.

      • Robert

        What do you know about this Dino Bravo guy?

        • mike

          He’s amazing.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            Shun!

          • mike

            Let’s see you do pushups with Earthquake sitting on your back.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            Is he dead?
            I can probably accomplish this…

          • mike

            Hmmmm. Been dead about ten years. Not sure how bad you decompose in that time.

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          HE IS THE WORST IN THE UNIVERSE

          Apparently.

      • I heard it was no Melina vs Alicia Fox, but what is?

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      DVR it.

  • thatguyJMM

    Been at work for 75 minutes and have done nothing outside of pick up my FedEx packages.

    • mike

      I replied to an email!

  • Robert

    It would be so great if in 2-3 years, Ho Ho Lun comes back as some super awesome wrestler that can have 4 star matches regularly.

    • Wade

      He knows how to build sympathy during heat sequences and show fire during comebacks.

      That’s the most important part.

      • Aaron

        Yeah, but “stop hitting that insurance salesman” is easy heat.

    • I’d be great if in 2-3 years Ho Ho Lun became a wrestler

    • Andrew Champagne

      I thought he was the worst guy in the CWC and that they made a mistake having him go over Daivari.

      • Night

        I thought Anthony Bennett was the worst. Ho Ho Lun was limited but at least the stuff he did looked fine. Bennett was awful in all regards.

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          I still can’t believe Cleveland drafted him #1

    • Diddly

      Or as a Christmas character named Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho

  • mike

    Dino Bravo > Fred Ottman

    • Bones

      Tugboat > Arn Anderson

      • mike

        I was actually being serious.

        • At least Typhoon didn’t care about doing jobs.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Arn Anderson > Ho Ho Lun

    • Brian_Bayless

      Ho Ho Lun > Dino Bravo

      • mike

        I havd no clue who that is

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          CWC guy.

    • JosephM

      YOU TAKE THAT BACK ABOUT UNCLE FRED!!!

  • mike

    Arn Anderson > almost everyone

    • Dwayne

      I’ll take Barry Windham over Arn. Tully too

      • mike

        Arn’s ring psychology was better than both. More consistent than Windham, who just didnt give a shit at too many points in his career. Tully’s character and promos were pretty good though. Hmmm.

        Well, at any rate, the Brain Busters were amazing.

      • Daniel Swinney

        Arn was my 4th favorite Horseman, but still amazing.

    • But not better than Tugboat!

  • Diddly

    Who participates in the WWE Africa tournament? Justin Gabriel, Saba Simba, The Truth Commission, and Akeem?

    • Bones

      Kofi

      • Aaron

        He’s Jamaican.

        • Bones

          I thought they said Ghana at some point

          • Aaron

            His parents are Ghanaian and he’s from Boston, but the Jamaican gimmick was hilariously cringeworthy.

    • And all the Sheltons.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Faarooq, D-Lo, Kama, Mark Henry

    • Aaron

      Kamala

    • Night

      Kamala.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Colonel DeBeers

    • Brian_Bayless

      Adam Rose

    • Col. DeBeers
      Botswana Beast
      Aldo Rose

    • Bones

      Col. De Klerk and Sgt. Krueger

  • Wade

    This is the Wrestle 1 guy I can see getting a Gallagher-like reaction from WWE fans:

    https://rutube.ru/video/ef9024ac10dea09ab11bffdd0481914f/?ref=search

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I love Watermellon Jacket guy!

      • Wade

        They had a tour with him as the main eventer called “Everybody Loves Most Handsome!”

  • JosephM

    WWE Samoa tournament, I’m sure the winner there would be full of surprises.

    • Diddly

      Dammit now I want to see The Faces of Fear murder the Usos

      • Daniel Swinney

        They’re Tongan ya big racist!

    • Aaron

      Kevin Owens, because he thought the tournament was sponsored by Samoas cookies and pinned Reigns for a shoot.

      • JosephM

        Are you trying to make some sort of statement about the body mass index of Owens?

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          #FatOwensFat

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          “HE’S BIG BONED!”

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          His body mass cannot be measured by any known indices.

        • Aaron

          Yes. It is higher than is optimal.

  • mike

    I would just like to clarify that my detest for Ottman’s awful wrestling and gimmicks in no way extends to John Tenta, who I think was amazing and very underrated.

    • Aaron

      He was also a shark.

      • mike

        At least he wasnt a fuckin Zodiak, or a YETAY

      • Starscreamlive

        Now that makes me wonder if Tenta is Sharkboy’s dad.

      • Diddly

        And then when he got tired of being a shark, he was a man

  • Mikey

    Going to spend tonight watching the return of The Vampire Diaries as well as the Okada-Omega match on AXS.

    • WWF1987

      No LeBron vs. Boogie showdown?

      • Mikey

        Ah sheeeeit. Well that’s on at 10:30 PM so I can watch both lol.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Why didn’t Papa Shango ever really have ppv matches?

    • Wade

      No B-PPVs.

    • WWF1987

      Wasn’t around lol

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        For example, Shango vs Tito is a dark match at SummerSlam.

    • mike

      His program with Warrior got cut short, didnt it?

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Yeah I believe so

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Good to see that Disqus is working again (for now). Also, man, WWE seems to really want to kill international indy feds by creating their own indy feds.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      How long until they have a Japanese indy fed?

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        When they get out just enough New Japan talent.

    • Diddly

      They wanted to do this International stuff back in 2006!

    • JosephM

      “See Dad, the new way isn’t to buy out the competitions, just create your own brand of it to compete with your promotional machine behind it and drive them out!”
      “What does this have to do with Roman Reigns Paul?”

    • Starscreamlive

      I think you just jinxed it. Disqus just cut out on me again.

  • Diddly

    WWE India Tournament: Jinder Mahal, Tiger Ali Singh, The Great Khali, Mahabali Shera, and the rest of the field is made up of those Indian CAWs from Khali’s wrestling school.

    • Diddly

      Special Guest Commentator is Babu from Seinfeld, who calls every heel a “very bad man” and does the finger thing

    • Night

      Sonjay Dutt!

      • Diddly

        Too busy selling Global Force Gold, unfortunately

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      We’re Asians too.

      • Diddly

        But this is WWE, where geography doesn’t matter

    • Bones

      Raja Lion!

    • Dwayne

      Tatanka is Indian too

      • Night

        Damn, that just opens up a whole new avenue!

        Come on down, Charlie Norris!

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Jinder eliminates Shera in 0:05 seconds so that no one else has to witness the Shera Shuffle.

      • Sounds the type of thing Vince would love though.

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          Sadly yes. He would push Shera to the moon for that dance alone.

    • After every match the announcer would say “thankyou please come again”.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Tatanka, pal!

      • Aaron

        Tomahawk and tech support Indians in one tourney. What a time to be alive.

    • Aaron

      Sabu!

    • And a couple of stick thin 12 year olds from WWE’s facebook page.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Obvious Survivor Series teams we never got:

    – Papa Shango, Kamala, & The Headshrinkers (1992)

    – Shawn Michaels, Rick Martel, & Beverly Bros (1992)

    – Bret Hart, British Bulldog, Owen Hart, & Jim Neidhart (1991) (Bulldog was hurt)

    – Diesel, Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon, & 1-2-3 Kid (1995)

    • Night

      Bulldog wasn’t hurt in 91. He was in the match.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Sorry, I was thinking of 92 when he was hurt

        • Dwayne

          Hurt or fired?

          • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

            I think Bulldog was fired in early 93 but I could easily be wrong

  • mike

    I’d love to have a few beers with Ronnie Garvin.

    • Bones

      He’d love to shit on Dusty too

      • mike

        That’s fine. As lovable as Dusty was, he could sure be a total cunt at times.

  • Mikey

    WWE is pushing Sasha-Steph on their website. I think the match is going to happen.

    • Finally Sasha will learn how to work

    • mike

      Cant wait to see Sasha have to go 50/50 with a non wrestler, lol

    • Steph is going to break Rock’s WM match length record from last year!

    • JosephM

      Even though we don’t see it this way, in the company’s eye, working with Steph is a big spot, so it says a lot about how they look at Sasha.

  • Somebody the other day said they thought the XFL could have worked if it had been built up more steadily. This got me to thinking: Think of all the scandals that have beset the NFL in recent years; legal problems for players, drug abuse (prescription and recreational), and the concussion issue and attendant player suicides. Think about how badly the Goodell and the NFL (a mass media titan) have botched and bungled the handling of those issues. Now imagine VINCE trying to deal with any of them let alone all at once, and with much more scrutiny and much less sympathy than he gets from the media as a wrasslin’ promoter.

    • Bones

      It would be highly comical

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      I mean… Donald Trump was elected president of the united states.

    • mike

      They aimed at competing with the NFL instead of college.

      Tom Brady’s agent is going to start a league to lure away college players by paying them, thus creating a real minor league system for footbal. If you are going to do anything, that’s what you do.

      • What they need to do is bring back NFL Europe. Even if they have to have it in the US. IT’s no coincidence that a lot of the depth issues that the NFL is suffering now started when that league folded.

  • Robert

    WWE Parts Unknown Tournament.

    Name the field.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      That alien from E.T.

    • juvydriver

      Missing Link

    • DAJackson7

      Ultimate Warrior

    • Brian_Bayless

      Barbarian

    • The Silver Fox

      The Moondogs

  • Diddly

    WWE Oceania Tournament: Shark Boy, The Shark, Bobby Fish, Sheamus with his old Lobster Head theme, Leviathan

  • Wade

    BOOOOO!!!!!!!

    The TV movie starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson got preemptively canceled.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      That wasn’t Joseph Fiennes. It was Jason Biggs.

    • Night

      They should have gotten Da Mack to play him.

    • It was only a 30 minute TV Episode off an actual show….it still sucks but it wasn’t like a madcap 90 minute movie

  • Aaron

    WWE Every Woman’s Fantasy tournament: Eddie Gilbert wins unopposed.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      You misspelled bastion booger.

    • mike

      Not enough Tony Garea

  • Mikey

    Hopefully Steph wears that outfit that she wore from Summerslam 2014 again!

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      He ass looked really good

  • mike

    As good as Heenan was on commentary, WWF was really lacking something when Ventura left.

    • Night

      Heenan was funny as hell but Ventura was the best colour man ever. He wasn’t just cracking jokes…he was playing up the heel aspect but doing it in a logical way, too.

      • mike

        He really knew how to get things over in a way that made each thing more of what it was.

  • Aaron

    So people from Indiana are now officially called Hoosiers *snicker*

    • mike

      It’s Indiana. Putting a ball through a metal hoop may actually be one of the most significant things to happen there.

      • Aaron

        I find it funny because in and around STL “hoosier” is the preferred way of describing trashy people.

      • chicagodem79

        The only good thing about Indiana is cheaper gas that I get there occasionally rather than in Chicago or the suburbs, that’s literally about it lol.

        • Aaron

          Also the Republicans move there. “Derp derp taxes I’ll drive an extra hour a day to save $500 a year!”

    • We were unofficially called that?

      • Aaron

        Yup. The gubmint updated the official term from “Indianans”.

    • Now? Always!

      I mean, you can’t call them Indians.

    • Facts

      Indiana is full of weirdos.

      • Aaron

        I don’t know. Peyton lives there so… okay.

  • WWE Sesame Street Tournament: B. Brian Blair, Booker T., S.D. Jones, Magnum T.A., Barry O., Big E, Triple H, and the 1-2-3 Kid.

    • thatguyJMM

      JTG, Henry O. Godwinn, Phineas I. Godwinn, and TL Hopper in the wild card slot

      • chicagodem79

        And they wrestle at the TLC PPV!

    • Diddly

      J.C. Ice
      Koko B Ware
      B.A. Billy Gunn
      Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J
      Villano IV and V
      A.J. Lee
      A.J. Styles
      Mr. J.L.
      J.J. Dillon
      Big T.
      V.K. Wallstreet

  • It took 3 hours of uploading on my work computer, which also killed it explaining my absence but here is pictures from last night’s NXT show at Indianapolis!

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10101810072167984.1073741864.32302904&type=1&l=517bf2f796

  • Mikey

    Reckon I’ll go see LaLa Land at 4:00 PM today.

    • Brian_Bayless

      It was an excellent film.

      • Mikey

        Awesome. I’m pumped lol .

  • Diddly

    WWE Musical Tournament: Honkytonk Man, Jeff Jarrett, The Maestro (with Symphony), The Flying Elvises, Disco Inferno

    • chicagodem79

      Forgetting rappin’ John Cena man lol

      • DAJackson7

        and R Truth, who can also do the Sesame Street one!

    • DAJackson7

      The Drifter!

    • Miko363

      What about Man Mountain Rock?

    • Brian_Bayless

      Men on a Mission, PN News

    • Aaron

      Three Count!

    • DAJackson7

      Van Hammer

    • chicagodem79

      Road Dogg

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Debut Papa Shango in the 80s and I bet he does big business with Hogan.

  • ILikeNeville

    Aww, our guinea pig Luna died. She is survived by Nikki and Brie Bella.

    Also, Jim “The Anvil” Neidpig, and Bret “The Hitpig” Pig AKA The Pig Foundation.

    At least everyone has a date now.

    • Marvklar – #13

      Marvklar marvklar’s

      • ILikeNeville

        This reminds me of that time I didn’t get what was written on Frank’s hat on an episode of 30 Rock but couldn’t tell anyone out of shame.

        • ILikeNeville

          Oh, I get it! I get jokes.

  • Aaron

    WWE Wow That’s Bigoted Tournament: Adrian Adonis, Boy Tony, Kamala, The Godwinns, Mr. Fuji, Chief Jay Strongbow, The Wild Samoans, The Gangstas.

    • Miko363

      Saba Simba

      • Aaron

        Piper outing him as Tony Atlas was a kindness. Vince really could have just helped the down on his luck guy without… that.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Los Guerreros

      • Mexicools

        • Aaron

          That’s the one.

    • chicagodem79

      Farooq

    • Diddly

      Billy and Chuck

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Muhammed Hassan

    • Bones

      Kerwin White

      • Aaron

        What great music.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Harvey Whippleman

    • Night

      Not enough spots in the tournament.

      • Aaron

        This would take a month.

    • The Silver Fox

      Domenic DeNucci, Spiros Arion, Adrian Street (though he would probably be the toughest of anyone outside maybe The Samoans), Ivan Putski

      • Daniel Swinney

        Was Adrian Street that bigoted of a gimmick? I thought his character was more of just a straight guy with a flamboyant style who liked to play mind tricks, which is pretty cool. I rarely actually saw him but knew about him from mags and thought he was punk rock as fuck by wrestling standards

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Didn’t Stephanie confirm somewhere that she takes it in the dumper?

    • DAJackson7

      Howard Stern a few years ago

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Good on her

    • Marvklar – #13

      Marvklar marvklar marvklar, marvklar marvklar! Mmfao

    • Mikey

      As a teenager, that was a great episode of Howard Stern. From like 2002 or so.

    • HartKiller_09

      Anal sex strikes me as a McMahon Family tradition.

  • Daniel Swinney

    Is it a hot take to say after watching one episode of The OA that this show sucks?

    • ILikeNeville

      I don’t understand why anyone felt the need to do a prequel to The OC in the first place. Not even any of the same characters or actors! Super lame.

      • Daniel Swinney

        I’d watch The OB.

      • The Rabid One

        Maybe the OC all started in Rancho Cucamonga… the RC.

        • ILikeNeville

          Oh, where they make the cola?

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      I watched the first episode a few weeks ago and completely forgot about the show until you mentioned it

      • Daniel Swinney

        I was left like, “So am I supposed to end up rooting for the redemption of some jock asshole based on the recommendation of this mysterious lady who says a bunch of bullshit things about the bullies being the ones who really need help?”

    • I will have to give it ago at some point. I’ve hear it’s MUST WATCH and HORRIBLE from various people

  • chicagodem79

    Uh oh, is Disqus dead again?

  • Bones

    Is it slow or Disqus acting up?

    • DAJackson7

      Well your comment just showed up. Maybe it had a hiccup

    • Night

      Trust the process.

    • I won’t worry till everyone starts posting Marvklar marvklar Marvklar marvklar

      • Bones

        That’s better than Marvspin

  • chicagodem79

    Well, I guess in the lull here, it’s a perfect time to finish off my performance review at work lol.

  • The Rabid One

    Discus just slowed down. No!!! We need more random comments.

  • Bones

    Why is Simmons comparing the NFL playoff teams to Wire characters in 2016?

    Deletes podcast.

    • Brian_Bayless

      He wrote an all-time awful column comparing the year LeBron first hit free agency to the film “Almost Famous.”

    • Bruce Chung

      That’s an old pod.

      I stop and delete his and other pods that I listen to but get off track quickly.

      • Bones

        No it came out today

        • Bruce Chung

          He did it again? No DL.

  • Bobby

    http://i.imgur.com/6GS36B8.jpg

    Sara Underwood, man. NSFW

  • Robert

    How is there not a Friday the 13th marathon on tonight?

    • Bones

      They’ve seriously slacked on Jason marathons

    • The Silver Fox

      I think I’ll watch my favorite one (Part VI: Jason Lives) tonight.

    • Because those movies suck?

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    There’s so little trust in the Chiefs that they are -1.5 point favorites over the Steelers, who have an injured quarterback that plays terribly on the road. I’d take them, but what a vote of no confidence from Vegas.

    • Aaron

      That game will be booked if they have to book it. Pittsburgh will go to New England.

      • Bones

        Goodell wants NE or Pitt vs Dallas

        • Aaron

          I wouldn’t be surprised if he got it. This has been a bad year.

    • Andy Reid himself is worth -3 points.

  • Brian_Bayless
  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I shall go: Seattle (+5), Green Bay (+4.5), Kansas City (-1.5) and New England (-16).

    • Bones

      You know Nelson is out?

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        But Aaron Rodgers is playing!

        • Bones

          Yeah and how did their offense look without Nelson last year?

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            I don’t remember, but I’m not betting against Aaron Rodgers unless it’s in Seattle.

  • The Rabid One

    So the Chargers are coming to LA and the reaction was meh.

    • Dwayne

      Getting a second team that’s not very good isn’t much to be excited about

    • Aaron

      Much like the Rams.

      • The Rabid One

        We did have a bigger reaction to the Rams, but their season turned out to be meh and blah.

    • Night

      Is anyone really excited when an NFL team moves? Most feel bad for the fans of the team that is leaving than feel good for those who are getting a team.

      • Dwayne

        Also. the local fans in the area are already cheering for someone else or not watching at all. It takes time for the fanbase to grow.

      • Aaron

        The owners, because free stadium.

    • Roronoa FunkDoc

      Their logo is hilariously lazy

  • Bobby

    Pittsburgh vs. Dallas would be a classic match-up, and I’d much rather see that than New England again.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      There’s just zero chance this year that someone in the AFC can stop the Patriots. And unfortunately for non-Patriots fans, he has at least 3-4 really, really good years left.

      • Dwayne

        This isn’t the first time someone said that about the Pats.

      • Brian_Bayless

        As a Pats fan, they’ve played an extremely soft schedule. A team that can pass well can beat them .

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          Alex Smith, Brock Osweiler and injured Big Ben on the road aren’t getting it done

        • Diddly

          And a team with a defense like the Bills can shut them out!

        • Dwayne

          Also a team that can get pressure on Brady

          • Brian_Bayless

            Chiefs worry me in that regard but the Pats can throw on them with ease I think, regardless.

        • Aaron

          There aren’t so many of those, especially in the AFC. If the Chiefs pull the upset, hello Super Bowl.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Green Bay scares me the most to be honest. But without Nelson, I don’t see them getting pass the Cowboys.

          • Aaron

            Rodgers could cause serious pain. The Cowboys still feel young. Belichick could confuse Dak.

          • Brian_Bayless

            The Pats can carve up the Cowboys D.

      • Bones

        I’m not entirely sold on NE’s defense.

        They’ve ran through a laundry list of shitty teams and quarterbacks.

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          Any NFC team left would present problems, but I’m still taking Brady/Belichick over the field.

          • Bones

            Oh I would too but it’s not like they are some unstoppable juggernaut

    • Bones

      Their first game this year was one of the better regular season games. I would like to see it again.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Fun Fact: The Patriots have not allowed a rushing TD since they traded away Jamie Collins.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      I can’t wait until Matt Patricia gets a head coaching job somewhere, goes 16-32 in three seasons and comes back groveling.

    • Mikey

      Isn’t he on the Fake Browns now?

      • Brian_Bayless

        yes

      • *ONLY Browns

        • Mikey

          They’re still fake tho

          • Nope. They may suck, but they’re real. A genuine NFL franchise.

          • Mikey

            I’m looking to have them moved to San Antonio.

          • Aaron

            Sour Grapes Mikey

          • Yeah, I’m sure you can pull that off.

            GO MIKEY GO!

          • Aaron

            He wants to eliminate all other options in a vain attempt to force people to like the sport he likes. It’s sad.

          • He likes football. He just doesn’t like the current Browns.

          • Dwayne

            Nah, that city has a pro team to be proud of. They don’t need a loser.

      • Starscreamlive

        The real Browns are the Ravens, right?

        • Mikey

          Yes

        • Dwayne

          The Ravens didn’t take any of Cleveland’s history with them. The team left but basically left everything behind for the new Browns. The Ravens were treated like an expansion team

    • You guys are going down to the Te…hahahahaha sorry… I tried

      • Brian_Bayless

        We shut them out earlier this year, with our 3rd string QB

    • Bruce Chung

      Playing bad teams helped their confidence I think.

  • Mikey

    Man is Bill Simmons horseshit. Even if Mailbags are a bear to read now and that used to be his bulletproof column.

    • I think once he got a taste of broadcasting, he lost his desire to write anymore.

      Same thing happened to Tony Kornheiser, but he knew it and walked away.

      • Mikey

        It’s a shame.

        • Bruce Chung

          His sports stuff is somehow just worse than ever. It’s hottakes or just illogical.

          His sports movie all of fame stuff he started recently isn’t too bad.

          For me, I really rather just listen to him BS and be a guy. His original thing. His sports stuff seems awful to me now.

          • Mikey

            He lost what he was

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Kornheiser also loves doing radio maybe more than anything else.

    • Bruce Chung

      I said a while ago he lost his fastball. He should stick with talent acquisition.

      I think he’s also trying too hard after Any Given Wednesday got cancelled. His pods feel forced. I only listen to the ones with Cousin Sal, and I delete them in an instant if I don’t like them.

  • Bones

    I hope Alex Smith is up for one of his patented 15-25 140 2 int performances. Along with some Reid clock management.

    • Mikey

      HERE WE GO

    • Brian_Bayless

      The latter is a given

  • Diddly

    So apparently Anthem aired the wrong episode of Impact on the Fight Network last night

    • Starscreamlive

      LOLTNA

    • Bruce Chung

      Does it even matter?

    • Dwayne

      Only 2 people would have noticed

      • Chris Regal noticed, but he didn’t care because every episode is like Citizen Kane.

    • They started with a black screen at 8:00, an ad for NJPW at 8:01, another black screen, a minute long ad for a no-stick pan at 8:03, another black screen then I turned the channel. So I missed the intro but the opening match was Bennett vs. Moose.

      • Diddly

        I think I’d prefer the ads

        • That non-stick pan does look pretty sweet!

    • WWF1987

      Watch it break their all-time ratings record.

    • The Rabid One

      Meh TNA

  • Vintage

    The shortlist for who’s writing the John Cena “Fuck this guy!” tell-all book is down to Ryback and Alex Riley.

    http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-ryback-john-cena-alex-riley/2/

    “John [Cena is] blocked on my Twitter. I blocked him, he’s legit [blocked], I blocked him a long time [ago]. He [has] been a piece of sh*t to me since Day One. And people, the guy, I was nothing but nice and respectful to him and I know Alex Riley just came out and [admitted he had issues with Cena] and when people hear what really happened with that, they’re going to lose their sh*t. Like, and I know, I have a pretty good idea of what happened with that and the guys in WWE. And, one, it’s f*cking hilarious. And, two, it’s hilarious what people will find out about John. So he used to sh*t-talk me when I was in the ring. I remember I was in there against Mark Henry. You’ve got to remember, I came up with all these guys in developmental and I know everyone who’s sitting backstage. No, John [used to talk trash], I used to be back there for John when Riley was in the ring, when the company was f*cking with him because John was hot at him because of what happened and all this.

    “But John would sit back there and bury Riley in front of everybody for no reason, and Alex Riley is f*cking money and he was money from Day One. Busted his ass, had awesome theme music, worked his ass off, went out there and got a reaction from the people, but because of John Cena and I swear to God, I swear to f*cking God, because of John Cena, his career is over in the WWE for no f*cking reason outside of John and his personal issues. Unbelievable.”

    • Robert

      Here’s the thing, Ryback – people don’t care.

    • Ryback has Cena Nuff!

    • Bruce Chung

      Does Ryback have a podcast called Ryback Whines?

      • Vintage

        I’m under the assumption that that’s the title.

    • I wonder if Cena had a crisis of faith when he found out Ryback had blocked him on twitter

    • Robert

      Where does this guy’s inflated sense of self come from?

      • Vintage

        His ego increases with every concussion he dishes out.

        • Robert

          It’s like he really thinks people are hanging onto his every word. They’ve moved on, dude.

    • There comes a point where you think “Maybe Ryback has a point.”

      And then you read “Alex Riley is fucking money.”

      • chicagodem79

        Alex Riley wouldn’t be Alex Riley if it wasn’t for the Miz.

        • Alex Riley on NXT Season 2 looked like a future WWE Champion. He carried himself like a superstar.

      • Alex Riley WAS fucking money. He was a star.

      • Hayden

        Yeah, you kinda lose all credibility with statements like that, haha.

    • Diddly

      Why are so many of his words sic-ed in?

      • Vintage

        I’d have to actually listen to his podcast to find out and I’m not doing that.

      • Robert

        It’s like you have to fill in half of his shit yourself to figure out what the hell he’s talking about.

    • The Rabid One

      Ryback, still dumb as fuck.

    • Also, JTG.

  • Wade

    I enjoy how whenever there’s a talent walkout or upheaval in the wrestling world, the Kaientai Dojo guys are ALWAYS there to be scabs and full the roster holes.

    It’s happened like seven times in Japan and even in America (to a lesser extent) a couple times!

  • Robert

    OH NOES! The Ryback blocked Cena on Twitter! How does John deal with the rejection?

    • Bruce Chung

      Bella Twins.

      • And if they don’t work, fat chicks.

        • Diddly

          On top of a bed filled with millions of dollars in cash

          • Night

            I bet his bed sheets are very brightly coloured and monochromatic.

    • DAJackson7

      Find out on this weeks edition of Total Bellas! Also, Nikki tries a new scented douche and Brie gets mad at her cause now shes changing the inside along with all the stuff she has changed on the outside!

  • I’d ask Marv if he heard about the guy flying the little drone into the Space Needle’s roof… but I don’t think I’d understand his response.

    • Dwayne

      Yeah. I don’t think this is the day to have a normal conversation with him

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Oh Christ, is he still doing it?

  • Bruce Chung

    Always liked this Hardee’s commercial

  • WWF1987

    The Switch is essentially a Zelda machine until Q3 of this year.

    • Diddly

      I think I’ll hold off on getting one for a year or so

      • WWF1987

        Same. I was going to pre-order, but I’ll stick with my PS4 until holiday season.

        • chicagodem79

          I’ve never been much of a Zelda person, the game that really intrigued me was the new Mario game, but that’s not coming out until Christmas so I have no reason to even think about buying it before then.

          • Diddly

            I have a Wii U so I can easily grab Zelda there to tide me over, then once the Switch craze dies down I’ll grab one and rebuy Zelda because I’m that kind of person.

    • Vintage

      Splatoon 2 is money when it hits this summer. That’s Nintendo’s new hotness.

    • Dwayne

      I don’t see myself buying anything Nintendo again.

      • WWF1987

        They’ve had 1-2 years since they really stopped developing for Wii U and THIS is what they came up with last night? Zelda, Mario, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and that’s it?

      • Robert

        My stepson has the Wii U and the 3DS. I just don’t get the buzz for Nintendo stuff. All of the games look like the kid games I played when I was young. Nothing that would appeal to me at this age.

        • Dwayne

          That’s how i feel. It seems to be pretty much geared towards kids or people who are nostalgic about their childhood. I did get a wii for the house a few years ago and it hasn’t been played in forever.

          • Robert

            We played Wii Bowling and Tennis for a few months when it first came out, but it’s been boxed up for years now.

          • Dwayne

            Yup. Pretty much the same thing. Wii bowling and the Wii sports stuff is fun to play when it’s still a new experience and then you just move on.

        • Bruce Chung

          I haven’t had a Nintendo system since Cube.

          I’m sure I would enjoy any number of their games, but they can’t get me to try them. They are still too Japanese-centric I think.

          • rxchrisg

            LOL the only thing I like about them is they’re Japanesecentric. I hate Anericanish video games.

  • Bruce Chung

    Loved this spoof/fake Hardee’s one

  • Vintage

    The newest word on the Switch is that, indeed, your paid online service will include a free NES/SNES game (possibly updated with online play), but you only get the game for that one month.

    They can’t possibly justify a $50 price tag for that nonsense. Not when I’m getting current MULTIPLE free games from Xbox and PlayStation for free every month.

    • WWF1987

      I might be done with Nintendo for awhile. I can’t see the Switch doing any better than the Wii U.

    • Jack Boliver

      Do you mean you would only be able to play the game for that one month? Or it’s only available to download for that one month?

      • Vintage

        Sounds like you’d only be able to play the game for that one month. Then you must buy it.

        • Jack Boliver

          Wow, that’s utter horse shit.

          • chicagodem79

            This is why I will NEVER EVER get rid of my NES and SNES lol.

          • Aaron

            That’s how the computer hooked up to my TV came with 100% legal games somehow. Yup, 100% legal.

    • Diddly

      Gotta protect that Intellectual Property!

  • I like how every Wrestling Newz site says how Fight Network aired the wrong episode of Impact in Canada and uses the same three tweets from FN, but none say whether the episode that did air was a repeat or one that’s supposed to air in the future.

    Because, of course, they have nowhere to cut and paste that information from.

  • Bones

    It was hilarious when that one dork from Wrestlezone got shit on by Twitter folks for copy and pasting Meltzer’s stories then acted like a douche about it.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Isenberg. He’s a tool.

    • Mikey

      Isenberg sucks.

      • Mikey

        And Bones, that’s ya boy from PGH. All those CSR hacks are from PGH

        • Bones

          I was reminded of this…

          • Mikey

            I saw Isenberg out one night on the Southside when I was there about five years ago.Seemed nice.

          • Bones

            Jesus I haven’t been down to the Southside in a couple of years

    • Brian_Bayless

      It was funny as he wanted an opinion on WK 11 but said Meltzer was biased then everyone shit on him for WrestleZone C & P’ing everything from the Observer and he acted like a baby.

      PK then went over to one of his articles and shit on him in the comments.

      • Mikey

        LOL, is that article still up

      • Diddly

        Did PK call him a queer?

        • Wade

          No. He used the accent.

      • Bones

        They couldn’t post gifs. Marv tried and I won’t tell you which one.

  • Diddly

    I’m a Nintendo fanboy so I buy all of their consoles and name games, but over the last decade I’ve barely played anything. Most of the stuff I just buy for my collection; most of my Wii and Wii U games remain in the shrinkwrap.

    • Robert

      Sell that stuff, man.

      • Diddly

        Honestly I sold my SNES as a teen and regret it every day because actual SNES consoles are expensive, as are the games, and Nintendo forces you to rebuy the digital versions

        • Bruce Chung

          I’m thinking of buying a SNES and maybe PS1 again. I can’t remember if Suikoden 2 plays on the PS2 or not.

        • chicagodem79

          I was lucky, I never got rid of my SNES, I did get rid of my NES, but I bought back in before the retro craze, so now I have a top loader, which if I sold it today with all the games I have, I probably could make $500 off of it, but I’ll never sell it lol.

          • DAJackson7

            The Mrs’ brother has all Nintendo stuff and all he talks about it is “its worth a lot of money” Alright dude, you live with your mom and people who pay that much aren’t going to once they have kids and a life, get out now while the getting is good

          • Bruce Chung

            Sometimes I wonder if I should have kept my Neo Geo. I told it about a decade ago with like 30 games for the 360 Elite.

          • DAJackson7

            Yeah i mean it’s probably worth more now, but that bubble is going to burst within the next few years

          • chicagodem79

            It’s a niche market, video game collectors are either the aforementioned people with a lot of disposable income and either no kids/family yet, or empty nesters who are nostalgic who already have put their kids through college.

          • Bruce Chung

            One of the reasons I was hesitant about it is I spent a lot of $$$ I spent near the end of it’s useful life getting the newer SNK games at the time like KOF98 through KOF02 I think?

            KOF98 I bought from a NY importer in Chinatown for like $800.

          • rxchrisg

            Matrimelee!!!!

          • rxchrisg

            I would much rather have a Neo Geo than an Xbox.

          • chicagodem79

            Well, I guess there’s always eBay lol.

          • rxchrisg

            Nah,it goes up every year. I have a wife and kids and I’m spending like 100 today on an NES and game(s). The more complex and off putting today’s games get,the more popular NES is going to be.

            There’s a reason why Mario /Sonic/Link t shirts and coffee mugs are usually the pixelated versions of the characters. Those are the classics. It’s why looney tunes still come on TV sometimes but space jam doesn’t.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            ….And the other Looney Tunes movie is never mentioned at all.

          • chicagodem79

            Bring up a good point about complexity. Sometimes you just want a game where you don’t have to think a whole lot and just have fun, that’s why these classic games still have value.

          • rxchrisg

            Nothing irritates me mire than the bullshit puzzles in games like Resident Evil.
            Plus I hate how games now are like a book-you’re playing it every night for a week,then it’s over. I prefer to play street fighter II or Mario on my day off,then maybe some other game next weekend. I understand it’s cause I’m old,and teens have more disposable time and money,but here we are. I don’t begrudge people playing Fallout but it isn’t me.

          • Bruce Chung

            I think I only lost/sold my SNES a decade ago from my last big house moving.

        • rxchrisg

          Store near me sells refurbished SNES systems for like 90 bucks.

          • chicagodem79

            Which is crazy because if I remember right, when they originally came out, they were 100 bucks.

          • rxchrisg

            Oh certainly it surprised me,my point is just its not too late to get in at a price you can afford

  • Vintage

    Other than Mario Kart 8, they’ve mentioned nothing about Wii U ports or remasters for the Switch. Having said that, it’s going to be a fucking shame if they just leave Super Mario Maker and its 1,000,000,000+ courses to die.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I kinda forgot about that game. I kinda wanted it for a hot minute before realizing I would need a Wii U and I don’t like Mario that much.

      • Vintage

        There are pretty much 4 reasons to own a Wii U: Super Mario Maker, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8, and Splatoon.

        • chicagodem79

          It’s funny, I like Mario Maker, but there’s a part of me that hates the physics of all the old school games aren’t exactly like the original. It’s like 90% of the way there, but not quite.

        • The Rabid One

          My son has 3 of 4 of those games. He plays those now off and on but now he constantly plays minecraft.

        • rxchrisg

          The same 4 reasons to own Switch!

          • Vintage

            ZELDA! ZELDA!!!

      • rxchrisg

        I have 3ds so I bought it for that. It’s not the blowaway game changer it could have been,but I reccomend you buy it if you have 3ds or 2ds.

    • Diddly

      Mario Maker is the biggest letdown of a video game in recent memory. The old graphing calculator software worked better

  • Bones

    Adrian Beaterson needs a Switch game called Switch.

    Beat your kids genitals with a stick and act like an unrepentant fuck about it.

    • Night

      Hey, he’s just tryin’ to get his kids to ac’ right!

      • Aaron

        (pathetic excuse about how “Black Southerners hit their kids”)

        • Night

          It’s the Christian thing to do, Aaron.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Adrian Peterson’s Switcheroo Switch Whoopin’ Simulator

    • mike

      Hey, you try raising a kid without leaving marks on his balls.

      Wait, what?

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I am glad I held onto my NES. I am also glad those fellers at Game Crazy let me buy their SNES because the one I got from Goodwill sucked. Those were good dudes.

    • rxchrisg

      I’m buying an NES later this afternoon. I’m done with all this patching and cinema scenes and online and FPS and all this other bullshit.

  • Vintage

    Fred Ottman is apparently in better health.

    http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-tugboat-typhoon-shockmaster-fred-ottman-hospitalized/

    Also, what’s the etiquette here? Do they have to use his humiliating Tugboat gimmick in the headline? Why not just call him Typhoon, his most dignified gimmick? Hell, even use Shockmaster, since he kinda owned it on the E&C Show?

    • mike

      E&C even got Brutus to have fun with the Zodiak gimmick.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        That episode is where we learned that Brutus has his nips pierced for some reason.

        • mike

          Probably Hulk got his done first.

  • The Rabid One

    How about that Switch presentation from Nintendo. The translator they used was so lazy; it felt like he was falling asleep during the presentation.

    • Aaron

      Did they play Will Smith’s “Switch” at any time?

    • Vintage

      They needed to inject that dude with caffeine. I thought that was the mood of the entire room until I started hearing the bombastic Japanese inflections in the background.

      • Aaron

        I thought Ben Carson was in DC.

        • The Rabid One

          He probably doubles as a Japanese translator.

      • The Rabid One

        That one Japanese producer that yelled at the beginning of his intro made me laugh but for all the wrong reasons.

        • Aaron

          I’ll assume it’s the NJPW announcer.

    • Diddly

      They needed the old My Body Is Ready guy

      • Vintage

        He was at Nintendo New York, prepping for a big press junket this morning.

        • The Rabid One

          Prepping us for Zelda and a launch date title

  • Facts

    The SNES I have has turned yellow.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Mine has only around the controller ports.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        There also seems to be a lot of coffee stains and what looks kinda like blood…..The hell?

    • Maybe Trump pissed on it.

    • My original did that years before it broke down. My new one (“new” being three+ years) has yet to have any issues.

  • Robert

    I’d probably have the same reaction to going back to play an original NES game that I did to Minecraft – “what the fuck are these horrible graphics?”

  • Brian_Bayless

    Scott Steiner is the villain in a Costa Rican Bollywood film and the trailer is glorious.

    http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/scott-steiner-movie-trailer/#.WHkbnH3aPLQ

    • Needs more Steiner.

      GIT MAH MONEY!

    • DAJackson7

      I wish that movie was in English, him kissing his bicep sold me

      • I imagine the director told him to learn Spanish for the role, then Steiner looked at him menacingly before kissing his bicep before the director said “or you can speak English, that’s cool too!”

  • Facts

    Marklar!

  • Bones

    I still have my NES, SNES, N64 and PS2 in boxes at my Dad’s

    • DAJackson7

      My ex ran off with my ps2 back in day. bitch

    • SNES is at my grandmother’s house (Christmas Day, got in some NBA Live 95 and Super Baseball 2020 against cousins.), NES, GEN, GC, PS2, and PS3 are all at home with the PS2 currently hooked up, IIRC. Dreamcast is here at the store, in the safe.

      • Whoops, forgot Wii U, that one’s hooked up also at present.

  • Aaron

    Classic game consoles: the new base ball cards.

    • DAJackson7

      That’s what i’m preaching

    • chicagodem79

      But the cool thing about them, those things are fucking tanks, who knows how many times I’ve dropped my SNES and the controllers, and they still work like a champ, unlike today’s systems.

      • Bones

        My PS2 took a shitkicking from college and kept on ticking

        • mike

          The motor on mine was starting to go when I traded mine in for a PS3.

        • Bruce Chung

          That’s kind of surprising. PS2’s hardware was relatively crappy compared to xBox. I did the Walmart exchange trick like 4 times because they broke down.

          • Bones

            That was a staple in college. This game blows or I beat it, take it back.

    • Diddly

      BUY ME BONESTORM OR GO TO HELL

      • Aaron

        THRILLHO

      • Rowlf

        “Buy two, I’m not sharing with Kaitlyn!”

  • mike

    I think my brother has our Sega Master System and 20 or so games.

    • Aaron

      Alex Kidd!

      • mike

        Top of my head:

        1. Fantasy zone
        2. Fantasy zone 2
        3. Fantasy zone maze
        4. Great baseball
        5. Hang on/astro warrior
        6. Choplifter
        7. The ninja
        8. Phantasy star
        9. Miracle warriors
        10. Gangster town
        11. Safari hunt
        12. Pro wrestling
        13. Rocky
        14. After burner
        15. Rambo 3
        16. Quartet
        17. Golden axe
        18. Some racing game that was basically Pole Position

    • Dwayne

      Shinobi was my shit

  • chicagodem79

    I have:
    NES
    SNES
    N64
    Gameboy
    Nintendo 3DS
    Nintendo Wii U
    PS3
    PS4 Pro

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      NES
      SNES
      Genesis
      Dreamcast
      Game Gear
      Game Boy Advance
      N64
      Wii
      PS One
      PS2
      PS3
      Atari 2600

    • N64 is the one I’d get next if I had the room, maybe this year.

    • Facts

      SNES
      Gameboy
      N64
      PS3
      Xbox One
      Wife

      • chicagodem79

        LOL, Chicagofem bought me a Gameboy for my birthday a couple of years ago, so I give her credit, although she rolls her eyes everytime it comes up haha.

    • Bruce Chung

      All I have today is 360 Elite.

      Maybe PS2.

    • Rowlf

      Master System
      Mega Drive
      Game Boy
      SNES
      PlayStation
      Gameboy Advance
      N64
      Dreamcast
      PS2
      Xbox
      Gamecube
      PS3
      Xbox 360
      Wii
      WiiU
      PS4
      Xbox One

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      NES (although it’s missing)
      SNES
      N64
      Gameboy
      DS Lite
      Gameboy Advance
      GameCube
      PlayStation 3
      Dreamcast

  • mike

    I never buy current consoles. When the ps5 comes out maybe i’ll upgrade to 4. Probably not.

    I do enjoy emulators, even if it isnt *exactly* the same

  • Bruce Chung

    So did people hear about the guy who protested the Obamacare…not knowing he was on Obamacare…and not knowing Obamacare = ACA?

    http://observer.com/2017/01/obamacare-hater-goes-viral-after-learning-he-has-it/

    • Vintage

      Politicians continue to thrive on the stupidity of the populace. It’s a story as old as time itself.

    • chicagodem79

      That’s probably very common with those subset of people.

      If Obama’s name is on it, it must be horrible no matter what.

      • Vintage

        He’s BLACK!

    • Aaron

      *Millions

    • thatguyJMM

      Zero sympathy from me. Honestly I wish these people would burn their own houses down and blame Obama instead of burning the country down and blaming Obama

      • Bruce Chung

        I want all of those people to receive no government help of any sort and see how it goes.

        • thatguyJMM

          That’s exactly what they want for everyone else!

    • The Rabid One

      That was entertaining. I see the extensive problem of ACA, especially for the middle-class. However, to not understand that ACA and Obamacare is the same thing. How do you not know, what do you think Obamacare was, a new form of Car insurance.

  • mike

    Ive only ever owned Master System, Game Boy, PS2, and PS3.

  • Vintage

    So Disqus seems much better this morning. Are we over the hump?

    • PhilStubington

      I hope so, I’ve kind of given up hanging out in the Daily Thread for the last week.

    • It behaved last night… seems to be much better than it was over the past few days.

  • Dwayne

    I like my PS4 just fine

  • Facts
    • Vintage

      Do you miss being on TV?

      God, no. That was a chore. I enjoyed it, but it just ate up so much time personally, and I couldn’t produce and direct, which is what I love to do. I love to help create new stars and tweak this and help them grow here. I can’t do that as a talent because you have to have your head wrapped around that. I’ve done both in the past, but it’s not what I prefer to do. It takes an extraordinary amount of energy to be able to do that. Trying to both is difficult. It really is.

      Compare this with Stephanie, who seems like she’s just dying to give herself as much airtime as possible.

      • Night

        She’s gotta get ready for that inevitable run for political office.

        • If she slapped Trump, would that make her the babyface or Trump the face?

        • Aaron

          She’d better move. Connecticut won’t have it.

  • mike

    My wife’s christmas present to me this year was a stack of usec ps3 games. Minecraft, lego star wars 7, ratchet and clank, and some hack and slash game. And a second controller.

    Her thinking is that my nephew is getting old enough to play games with me.

    • Rowlf

      Ratchet And Clank is excellent. LEGO Star Wars is pretty good too.

  • Aaron

    A computer hooked up to the TV and the most legal of game downloads.

  • chicagodem79

    Some of my fondest memories as a kid was my brother and I playing Tecmo Super Bowl on NES and battling to some 6-3/10-7 games. I got really good at the game for awhile, I used to whoop everybody’s ass at that game lol.

    I’m still pretty decent at it, but I wouldn’t enter a tournament or anything.

    • Aaron

      I was always the Giants because of LT.

      • chicagodem79

        I always used Houston because of the run and shoot offense.

    • Dwayne

      I was always competitive at fighting games

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I am a destroyer of worlds in that game but I would never play another human. They would read my defense right away and it would get frustrating.

    • Bruce Chung

      I considered myself the greatest X-Men CotA player in the USA for a number of years, and even the world for a while.

      I played it again recently, and I can’t do a 1/10th of the thing I used to.

    • The Rabid One

      I played Tecmo World Wrestling to death on my NES.

  • PhilStubington

    Damn – the thread is showing new posts as they appear. The pain is over?

    • Night

      Trust the process.

      • Bruce Chung

        It not working allowed me to not come here, freeing up time for me to brood more.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      For now.

  • mike

    My best friend had a snes, we played a shit load of Super Play Action Football, super mario world, Chrono Trigger, and Metal Marines.

    • chicagodem79

      I actually just started playing Super Mario World again recently, trying to beat the game and find all 96 worlds without going online and seeing all the tricks, trying to play off memory. Should be a good challenge for me.

      • DAJackson7

        I did that a couple months ago. I had to go online 🙁

      • I’ve 96ed SMW a couple times, but I could see myself doing it again when I can actually get weekends off.

        • Hayden

          “I’ve 96ed SMW a couple times”

          Kinky!

    • Aaron

      Mario Kart and Saturday Night Slam Masters were fun

      • mike

        The Kart was a great party game. Just as fun for casual people as serious gamers.

    • TPrincess

      Was Super Play Action any good? I remember NES making a big deal out of Play Action Football and then Tecmo Super Bowl came out and it was over.

      • mike

        It was really good. College level was the most fun.

        • It was clumsy compared to Tecmo, but more “realistic” as a result.

  • PhilStubington

    One other person is typing…

    who cares what they are typing – the BoD is working again.

  • Dwayne

    I became more of a gamer with age. When I was a kid I preferred going outside to gaming.

    • Night

      But not swimming. Our people don’t do that.

    • Robert

      I fell out of gaming by the time I got to college. I preferred chasing women. Never got back into gaming after I graduated.

      • Night

        That’s EXACTLY what happened to me. Once I left high school and got to my co-ed dorm, I could give a fuck about gaming.

        • Aaron

          Too many other fucks to give, amirite.

        • chicagodem79

          At my dorm, the girls hung around the dudes playing the games since literally the entire dorm would enter into the tournaments, so it was kind of interesting lol.

      • chicagodem79

        I became less of a gamer once I graduated from college and got a full time job lol. I was never an obsessive gamer, but I would play a few times a week.

      • Dwayne

        I was able to find time to do both in college lol. I had a girl who played games with me

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Same here, although that may have something to do with the fact that I didn’t have memory cards until I was around 13 to 15 years old.

  • mike

    Not many people know about Metal Marines, but it was one of the best warfare strategy games I’ve ever played. Shit got tense when you were waiting for the alarm that the enemy was attacking.

  • thatguyJMM

    I wish GameStop didn’t eat up every other game store. I miss going to the mall and going to Software Etc, Electronics Boutique, and World of Nintendo and seeing different stuff in all 3 stores

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      There, there was a World of Nintendo?!

      • thatguyJMM

        In my local mall there was. I don’t beleive it was an officially licensed store or anything. I’m sure Nintendo didn’t like that

        Although now that I think about it, it might have been called Wizard’s World. I must have gotten a lot of SNES games there to think it was called “World of Nintendo…” possibly could have been called that, then changed to Wizard’s World when the inevitable lawsuit came down

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          Ah, got it. Still, if only we had an actual store like that.

          • Vintage

            There is in New York, but that’s about it.

          • Yeah, it was more a “trial” that just didn’t get past NYC and a couple other large cities.

    • Robert

      I remember Electronics Boutique

    • Vintage

      I actually see a lot more local game shops pop up now.

    • chicagodem79

      Funcoland FTW!

    • Dwayne

      I thought EB became Gamestop

      • thatguyJMM

        It did. EB, Babbage’s, Funcoland, pretty much all of them were absorbed into Gamestop.

  • Vintage

    Ah, the story of Vince shitting his pants.

    http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-vince-mcmahon-shart-story/

    Do you think as soon as HHH put his hands on the stained underwear, he was just thinking, “Fuck, this better be worth it.”

  • Vintage

    A retrospective of The Three Amigos, which turns 30 this month.

    http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/three-amigos-30th-anniversary

    How is there not an anniversary Blu-Ray edition out there?

  • Rowlf

    Split-screen Mario Kart 64 and Goldeneye 007 N64 multiplayer sessions, those were fun times.

    • DAJackson7

      Everyday in college

  • Vintage

    I sadly missed most of the retro Contra runs at AGDQ this morning. I did catch the tail end of the Contra 4 run, a game I mainly remember being super hard as shit.

    • Contra race was pretty good, Super C got sloppy at the end but no continues needed.

  • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

    funny that all of you are talking gaming here. Haven’t owned a video game system since middle school (back then it was a PS1 with Mortal Kombat 1-3, GTA 1, WWF Warzone, and some other random things like Crash Bandicoot).

    But during the Christmas holidays, had a ton of fun hanging out w/ an old friend playing MLB The Show on his PS(3? 4?), so suddenly I’m thinking of getting a system and a few games now.

    Suggestions? (Both for a system, and for a few games)

    • chicagodem79

      Depends on if you’re interested in playing new gen games or old school games. If you like the new gen games, I’d recommend getting either an XBox One (or 360) or PS3/PS4. If you like the classic games, then I’d go with trying to find an old school system (or if you can find an NES Classic, that would be even better).

      • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

        I’m open to both. say, MLB The Show (already on my list) and the new WWE video games (whichever one has the Attitude Era storylines). but also more old school shit.

        Is there a big compatibility issue for new games going from PS 3 to 4?

        • DAJackson7

          3 doesn’t work on 4 at all

          • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

            bah, seriously? I would have expected the opposite (I recall a friend’s PS2 games wouldn’t work on my old PS1)

            that sucks.

          • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

            Yeah, the only way to play old games now are either getting them when they rerelease them, or buying them digitally on one of their online game stores.

          • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

            clearly video game producers have gotten a lot craftier since my middle school days.

          • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

            It’s all about microtransactions now my friend….microtransactions..

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          WWE’13 for the Xbox 360/PS3 has the Attitude Era storylines, WWE 2K16 for the Xbox One and the PS4 focuses on the the Attitude Era from Steve Austin’s perspective.

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        And if you’re interested in a series, get the collection of games from a franchise that they sell together.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Ok first off, Crash Bandicoot isn’t a random thing. Secondly, get the Crash Bandicoot collection that comes out this year for the PS4.

      • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

        I just googled that, and I think I’ll get a PS4 with my tax refund this year and THAT.

        (so much for the kitchen upgrade.)

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          They’ve been selling them at really good prices recently. Got mine for just a little bit over $240.

          • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

            hey, maybe I can get both!

            I’m in the market for a massive kitchen equipment upgrade. got some All Clad skillets and a cast iron dutch oven for Christmas, next is a serious set of knives (Wusthof!) and a heavy duty cutting board in April – but those will be spendy.

            But reliving my middle school days with a PS4 seems more fun right now…

          • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

            If you go with a PS4, you won’t regret it.

    • DAJackson7

      The SHow is awesome and easy to play if you set the controls right. I can do the “use two sticks” crap, i just need to hit a button

    • Rowlf

      PS4, with Uncharted 4, Grand Theft Auto 5, The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt, Batman:Arkham Knight and Rise Of The Tomb Raider is a good start, I’d say.

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        Kingdom Hearts series as well if you want to see how Square Enix was able to make Final Fantasy and Disney mix up very well together.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    I remember watching my cousin play games like Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64, Mario 64, and a hand full of other for the N64 and Playstation all the time when I was like 7 or 8 years old. Watched him beat several games as well. I think that’s one of the reasons why I enjoy Let’s Plays. They bring be back to those times when I was younger.

  • PhilStubington

    Four Games. One Ticket. You do NOT want to miss the 2017 NFL London Games.

    £60-£250. Hmmm.

    • Vintage

      Well, yeah, I mean… why WOULDN’T you want to shell out hundreds of pounds to see world class teams like the Jaguars and the Rams?

      • Dwayne

        People over there don’t know the difference

  • mike

    Didnt matter if the other guy was better, you could talk mad shit when you got the red shell.

    • chicagodem79

      Not sure if this was a glitch, but my favorite thing from SNES Super Mario Kart, this only happened in the 150 CC races, if you dropped a green shell or banana peel on the arrows before the jump right in the line with the other computer players (this is Mario Circuit 2 in the Mushroom Cup), the computer player that ran over the item won’t be able to make the jump for the rest of the race and is stuck going in circles. It was one of my goals to make 2 or 3 computer players do that so you can just sit and watch the other players go round and round for minutes lol.

  • PhilStubington

    The 2017 London games are as follows:

    Baltimore Ravens Jacksonville Jaguars

    New Orleans Saints Miami Dolphins

    Minnesota Vikings Cleveland Browns

    Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Rams

    • mike

      That is NOT how you build a following.

    • Robert

      What did London ever do to the NFL?

    • Vintage

      Saints/Dolphins might actually be decent. Could even be good.

      England should impose sanctions on the United States for sending them the Browns.

      • Robert

        Fuck that. I hope England keeps the Browns.

        • djowalsen: Known Hater

          Revoke their passports while they’re out.

      • PhilStubington

        Have registered interest in tickets for that one.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      One of those games might be good.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Jesus Christ those games suck

    • Jackson Smith

      When you’re setting up 4 games aimed at creating a following for your sport in a different culture, you make sure only one of the games has a super elite dynamic QB. That’s just obvious.

    • chicagodem79

      So are the Jags/Dolphins/Browns/Rams officially the “home” teams. You only see teams that have poor attendance do these games because they wouldn’t send a popular team over there and have them lose a home game. Jerry Jones would shit a brick before he would allow the Cowboys to lose a home game to play in London lol.

  • mike

    Lol, used to do the low sweep to my friend on Mortal Kombat over and over. If you time it right, no can defend. He used to get SO pissed.

    • Robert

      Yeah, I knew a dude that did that to me. I used to be ready to fight for real

      • mike

        Lol, every time we played he’d fight anxious, knowing if I hit that sumbitch once the round was over.

    • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

      one of my fucking friends used to do that half the time.

      it was so great when I could go invisible, then basically mix uppercuts/throws/run or the big hit combos in MK3. FINALLY SOME VENGEANCE.

    • Dwayne

      I frustrate people in Mortal Kombat to this day. The new one.

    • rxchrisg

      I used to do that cheesy scorpion spear than uppercut.

  • Vintage

    Can you imagine if Trump’s harebrained Muslim ban actually happened, right down to the provision that Muslim citizens wouldn’t be able to get back in? How many of the NFL players going to the London games wouldn’t be able to step back into the country?

    • Comdukakis

      how does one prove or disprove they are “Muslim?” That’s the detail that no one can figure out. After all there are christians from middle eastern countries and of middle eastern descent. Do you ask them to burn a Koran or something?

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Better stable: League of Nations or OWN?

    • Lol, OWN was a disaster. The entire stable was 1998 Warrior and The Disciple…. so OWN was better that the League of Nations, yes.

      • mike

        And Renegade, albeit unofficially.

  • djowalsen: Known Hater

    I wonder, if Trump get’s really cozy with Putin, could Putin hand over Snowden?

    • thatguyJMM

      Scary, but I bet that is part of the plan

    • Vintage

      That’ll be his Bin Laden moment. Fitting.

    • Comdukakis

      I expect Trump to pardon Assange and offer him asylum here.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Pardon Assange from what?

        • Whatever.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            The US can’t pardon a guy for charges in another country.

          • Comdukakis

            they can though if he gets charged here for hacking shit

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Which would be impressive since he’s not a hacker.

            You do know what hacking actually is, right? It’s not putting e-mails on a website.

          • Comdukakis

            he’s the public face of an organization that specializes in publishing stolen materials. that is a criminal. And shame on the left (and me) for not seeing that when we all that it was hilarious that the shit was bad looking for the other side. Then again at least then he thought he was doing good. Now he’s a piece of shit getting paid to do dirty work

          • Of course not, it’s if he manages to get here somehow. And even then if Sweden’s loud enough, they just might get him back.

        • Comdukakis

          pardon isn’t the right word but he’s charged with rape in Sweden and even if the FBI/Justice Department recommend charges against him for his shenanigans in this election, Trump will find a way to take care of his bought and paid for buddy

          • Kenny_Reigns

            The US can’t do anything about charges in Sweden.

            The NSA and the FBI have said Assange didn’t do anything in this election. All he did was publish documents someone gave him. The current working theory is he didn’t get them from Russia.

          • Comdukakis

            LOL. ok. Yep, not russia

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Snowden isn’t in Russia anymore.

  • PhilStubington

    Have registered interest in tickets for the New Orleans Saints Miami Dolphins game.

  • The Rabid One

    This I do agree with, as Disney and SCE and others should not get away with firing their employees and outsources foreign workers via a Visa just to save money. Screw them.

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/the-new-plan-to-stop-h-1b-visa-abuse-give-them-a-big-raise/

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      I remember there was a story a few years back about a guy who worked at Disney World for 2 decades and was moving up the ranks, got fired simply because they found a cheaper way for someone to do the same job he did.

      • Comdukakis

        that’s American capitalism in a nutshell. It ain’t illegal immigrants or going overseas that kills jobs, it is automation and higher productivity through technology. We are getting to the point where there simply aren’t enough jobs and with self driving vehicles, self serve kiosks at fast food places, etc. it will only get worse

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That’s been the way in engineering for over two decades.

  • Robert

    Do the London games really do good business? If not, they should tell Goodell to eat a dick.

    • Six Star TatR!

      I think every one sells out, at least so far

    • PhilStubington

      Normally 70-80k gates.

    • maskedcabana

      Ratings are up in Europe for the NFL in general.

    • Even TNA does decent business over here. We’re just marks for American shit.

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  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    There’s a new wrestling promotion based in KC that will run twice-a-month shows there and STL, trying to recreate the territory system. The first show was last night. I might try to go occasionally.

  • What really sucks for those London games are the interconference games. (Saints/Dolphins and Vikings/Browns). With the NFL schedule, you only play a team from the other conference at home once every eight years.

    So for you Saints fans in Miami or Vikings fans in Cleveland, better luck in 2025.

    • maskedcabana

      That’s their fault for living in Cleveland.

  • Six Star TatR!

    Anyone get those Pop! figures? Do you just like put them on your desk or something?

    • Funko Pop! ?

      I’ve got them on a bookshelf at the house. Eight up top, and the other four one shelf down.

      • Six Star TatR!

        Ah okay, who do you have? I wonder if Mrs TatR could POSSIBLY actually want these new Gilmore Girls ones.

    • mike

      On my work desk i have a Joe Maddon bobblehead. On my home desk i have a Jesus bobblehead.

      Big Lebowski Jesus, not bible Jesus

      • Clark O’Brien

        I take it nobody fucks with it.

        • mike

          It even has the coke nail right!

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      I got a Dorbz of Harley Quinn at a White Elephant party. It just sits on my desk next to my Homer statue and my American flag beanie baby

  • Clark O’Brien

    Brothers round and catching up on Smackdown through his Sky account on my ps4. Nikki Bella still sounds like an awful bitch when she’s trying to be a face. This whole angle is trying to ve a worked-shoot but anyone that would care about backstage stuff can’t help but be confused by the bullshit being spouted from the lone Bella.

    • If Nikki is good enough for Cena to unload his spunk on her, she must be good enough to cheer!

      • Comdukakis

        yeah but he would never use his pull to get her a push….right?

        Fuck Cena. And fuck the people riding his jock in that other thread

        • Six Star TatR!

          I’ve never heard of this thread but it sounds like an awful thread

          • mike

            Prolly the Ryback thread.

          • Comdukakis

            that’s the one. Scott claims that since Cena “secretly” (and yet we know about it) does stuff for kids, he could’t possibly be a jackass for the last 10 years backstage.

          • Jackson Smith

            I know it’s his blog, but that was honestly pretty awful. Because he gives toys to kids he can’t POSSIBLY be a selfish asshole at work.

      • Clark O’Brien

        I agree with Punk, on her own she’s an 8.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          Shes not even Brie in my book.

          • Clark O’Brien

            The boobjob stopped that for me too.

    • Comdukakis

      Nikki is like Randy Orton. A horrible person in real life and no matter what she does it comes across on RAw or SD.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      And yet, Smackdown has made much more compelling storylines with 2 women that the fans despised over the years, an underused NXT wrestler in Alexa Bliss, and the more overlooked Horsewomen in Becky Lynch, while Raw continues to make the best women wrestlers of their time so dull, boring and at times just a bunch of chumps.

      • Clark O’Brien

        Nikki Bella vs Natalya is like a bit of old Raw dog shit stuck on Smackdowns shoe.

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          Still, I never expected a crowd to chant “Let them fight” at the refs that were holding them back on Tuesday.

  • PhilStubington

    To make it worse my football (soccer) team is owned by the clown who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars. That’s why we keep getting them in London.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Bonzai’s Friday Five!

    Top 5 Game Show Themes

    1. Jeopardy
    2. Price is Right
    3. $25000/100000 Pyramid
    4. Family Feud
    5. Match Game

    • Comdukakis

      Jeopardy and Match Game are the only themes that really ever stood out to me

    • HM: Press Your Luck, Tic-Tac-Dough, and Double Dare

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Press Your Luck would be my immediate HM

      • Although in fairness, TTD’s “winner theme” was better than the intro, it got rid of the slower lead-in.

    • chicagodem79

      1. Press Your Luck
      2. Tic Tac Dough
      3. Double Dare
      4. $25,000 Pyramid
      5. Scrabble

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Nice sneaky pick with Scrabble

        • chicagodem79

          Extremely catchy song, and Chuck Woolery is like literally one of my favorite TV people ever.

    • mike

      Price is Right and FF are my 1/2

    • 1) Match Game / Hollywood Squares Hour
      2) $100,000 Pyramid
      3) Press Your Luck
      4) Blockbusters
      5) Classic Concentration

  • mike

    My uncle won on price is right a few years ago. It was surreal watching him on TV with Drew Carrey while i was in the office.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I didnt get called up but i went a few years ago and got on camera a few times

      • Night

        Man, with all the old ladies in the audience, you must have felt like a sultan in a harem.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          INDEED

          Plus, the models onstage somehow look hotter in person.

          • Rachel Reynolds replied to one of my tweets. Top five moment in my life.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            In person, she’s the type of lass that can get guys to not be able to form complete sentences when talking.

          • That’s exactly what I want to believe. Glad it’s true!

    • chicagodem79

      If you don’t mind me asking, what did he win? I always hear a lot about people not taking the prizes because the taxes were too much.

  • Hayden

    Super Smash TV was great chaotic fun. It got INTENSE in the later levels trying to ward off ridiculous numbers of enemies from all sides.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Love Smash TV, esp since at the time it was probably the most violent game I played until the original Mortal Kombat

      • Hayden

        The boss fights were crazy, too.

        “Mu-toid MAN!”

    • Clark O’Brien

      Big money! Big Prizes! I love it!

  • PhilStubington

    Time for the Revival / DIY rematch. Should be good.

  • PhilStubington

    WTF – that Billy and Peyton beat down on Asuka was fucking embarrassing.

    • Clark O’Brien

      The guys just standing there not doing anything made it feel awkward.

      • PhilStubington

        Yeah that’s exactly what I meant. Plus throwing the paper cup at her!

      • Daniel Swinney

        “Don’t break it up, maybe a boob will fall out.”

        • Clark O’Brien

          See a little touch like that would have made it more reslistic.

    • Comdukakis

      it’s time for Asuka to go up. Vacate the belt and move on.

      • Clark O’Brien

        They should find a tough Joshi to replace her then have a good hard hitting feud to send her off too.

  • Robert

    I will smash your face into a car windshield, and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      One of the all-time movie insults mainly for the absurdity

      • mike

        Best one ever:

        “I used to fuck guys like you in prison.”

        • Jackson Smith

          *throat rip*

          • mike

            Thats the best part. As soon as he said that, you KNEW one of them was about to die.

    • Jackson Smith

      DOROTHY MANTOOTH IS A SAINT

  • mike

    The problem with Ryback is no one cares about Ryback.

    For a “tell all” about Cena to amount to anything, it would have to be someone like Punk, who by all accounts ive seen got along with Cena just fine.

    • Comdukakis

      give it a few years. Shoots will come that shit all over Cena. And rightly so

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        The guys who were denied ice packs will be first

        • Comdukakis

          all of them will. well at least the ones not pathetically hoping to get a spot as an extra in the buddy cop pic that Cena is doing at the time

    • Night

      I think the Shield guys all hate Cena.

      • DAJackson7

        All the Nexus guys should……..

    • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

      Punk would bitch about anyone and anything. For him to work that much with Cena and never have a complaint…

    • Robert

      Ryback is insufferable. He was a midcard dude that had a nice run, but no one is clamoring for his return to the ring. Nor are we desperate to hear what he thinks.

  • Hayden

    I was a home player on Video & Arcade Top 10 many years ago. The dude I was assigned to won, so me and him both won copies of Super Adventure Island II for SNES, haha.

  • Robert

    It’s called Sex Panther by Odeon. It’s illegal in nine countries… Yep, it’s made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good.

    They’ve done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.

    • Jackson Smith

      That doesn’t make sense.

    • That doesn’t make sense.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Brian, Im going to be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline

  • Hayden

    I’m curious what Riley’s “I’ll come out with my Cena story when the time is right!” angle is. Just say whatever happened, dude.

    • Night

      There’ll never be a “right time”.

    • Daniel Swinney

      What if the right time is right after the main event of WrestleMania when he delivers a shocking beatdown?

    • Cena gave him the gay AIDS. On the plus side Riley can cut in line at waterparks now.

      • Jackson Smith

        Until he goes down a dry slide and rips his back wide open in the wade pool.

        • I thought the 500ml of bottled water was more than enough 🙁

          • Jackson Smith

            “AIDS. Everyone out.”

        • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

          so much easier to just do the fake daughter thing.

    • slapdabass

      He wants that sweet Kayfabe Commentaries money.

  • Jackson Smith

    Brian, I’m gonna be honest…that smells like pure gasoline.

  • Jackson Smith

    Your hair….looks STUPID.

  • Night

    I wonder if Cena ever had a Beefcake like Hogan did.

    • Dwayne

      I don’t

      • Night

        Well, I’m wondering at this particular moment.

    • Jackson Smith

      Hogan may have been a selfish bastard too, but not only did he have a Beefcake, he had a Nasty Boys, he had a John Tenta, he had a whole gang of friends he looked out for when Billionaire Ted came to talk turkey with the Hulkster. Cena doesn’t even have that! lol All he has is his inflatable girlfriend he helps out!

      • The Rabid One

        Hogan had his clique we shall say

      • Dwayne

        Most of Hogan’s buddies are the ones who made good money with him or because of him

    • DAJackson7

      He really comes off as someone who has zero friends

      • Comdukakis

        well he does have girls he cheated on while he was married and he has nikki who he either treats like shit or WWE somehow thinks having their main face act like a dick on a reality show somehow sells tickets.

    • mike

      Vince

    • Comdukakis

      Cena takes care of Cena. And whatever wayward backstage girl had the misfortune of letting him fondle her while he hid his wedding ring

      • Dwayne

        Somehow I don’t think the ring was a deal breaker.

        • Comdukakis

          not when they thought letting a serial cheater have sex with them would get them a push. Thank god that culture seems to be dead in the WWE now.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    One of the nice things about Price is Right tapings is that they’ll let you walk down Contestant’s Row at the end so you can at least see what it’s like being in that spot if you were called up

    • Night

      I bet you stole that yodelling mountain climber prop.

      Or a plinko chip.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        I wish, but they did play Plinko when I was there and it was awesome!

        • Night

          I love how they know that Plinko is the most popular game but they never overdo it.

          • chicagodem79

            That’s because they have to hand out cold hard cash in that game vs some random item in other games lol.

          • Well, other than that day when they did six Plinko games.

            But even that was a one-time event.

          • Comdukakis

            I like the golf one. Does Drew do that one or was that just a Bob Barker thing?

      • Jackson Smith

        I would want to swipe a Plinko chip so bad…

        • chicagodem79

          I’d want the huge ass dice from the dice game lol

    • That’s really cool of them actually.

  • Daniel Swinney

    There should be a stable of young disrespectful upstart wrestlers in WWE called “The Ice Pack.”

    • Night

      They do a beatdown on Cena led by Seth Rollins.

      “My knee was hurt, Cena! My knee! All I wanted was the sweet relief of ice!!!”

      • Daniel Swinney

        “What’s he doing Mauro??” “Seth Rollins with that ice pack around his knee… My God a knee drop from the top rope!! Mama mia! That’s cold comfort for John Cena!”

        • Night

          “I’m putting you on ice, John! For good!”

          “Get ready for the big chill!”

          • Hayden

            “It was ice knowing you!”

          • Daniel Swinney

            We’re one step away from Arnold as Mr Freeze here.

          • Cool

      • justicegris

        Originally I laughed, now I’ll be bummed out if this doesn’t happen

  • justicegris

    Professional milestone: was able to use Andre vs. Hogan in a relevant analogy to a client today. Might be able to retire.

  • PhilStubington

    Nicky Cross Vs Asuka = no buys I think.

    • Daniel Swinney

      I mean I already have WWE Network so it’s not a “buy” but I hella wanna see that.

      • PhilStubington

        It might well be a decent match, but I can’t remember the last time Nicky Cross actually wrestled.

        • Daniel Swinney

          I think as a babyface in that rando six-woman tag. I’ve loved her character work though. Especially when she punched EY in the face.

          • PhilStubington

            NXT women’s title matches at specials typically go 15-20 minutes. That’s a big step up.

          • Daniel Swinney

            I was under the impression she was a well-reputed worker from the indies though.

          • PhilStubington

            I believe she is.

          • Clark O’Brien

            Thats an easy pop though. I do think a psycho like Cross is the best thing to put against Asuka.

        • maskedcabana

          She’s had a match or 2 on the weekly show a month or so ago.

    • Hot Take: Asuka is actually impeding progress at this point for the other NXT girls. She’s needs to drop that belt and either move up to the main roster or head back to Japan. She is doing more harm than good now to the NXT Women’s Division by making everyone else look second rate. She’s a division killer.

      • PhilStubington

        No argument from me. Originally I thought they should cycle in some underused talent from the main roster to keep her occupied (I’m sure Natty and Emma could have good matches with her). But since they won’t do that, they need to get her the fuck out of there.

        • Daniel Swinney

          Asuka vs Emma (I think Asuka’s second Takeover match) is maybe my favorite Asuka match.

          • PhilStubington

            They had good chemistry, Emma has the build that she looks like she could hang with Asuka and when she was doing the quite submission heavy stuff it was a good fit style wise.

      • Scottyflamingo

        Whoever beats her will get a huge rub, but who could that even be that would be credible?

        • That’s the disconnect for me. It’s one thing to have this dominant champion, where the intrigue is “who can possibly beat her?” It’s another thing to have someone so clearly in a class of their own, that the conversation becomes “nobody can beat her. this is just getting stupid.” It’s a fine line, but Asuka has crossed it. When you can’t find a single challenger who would even look credible in the ring against her, you’ve gone too far with it.

  • Robert

    We need a BoD rumble, Anchorman-style.

  • mike

    Lol, i had no idea Com hated Cena that badly. This is a riot

    • Dwayne

      It feels like a personal grudge lol

      • Comdukakis

        it is in a way. Yeah I think he’s a piece of shit and I have no respect for guys who cheat on their wives and screw over (pun intended) other wrestlers in the back by taking their girlfriends, BUT he also is the reason I literally stopped watching wrestling for 10 years.

      • mike

        Part of David Lee Roth’s stage gimmick was always to pretend some dude in the audience was shit talking him so he could go “hey pal, i’ll fuck your girlfriend!”

        Dave knew how to get the pop without leaving the enemies, lol.

        • Robert

          “SIT DOWN, FAT BOY!”

        • Daniel Swinney

          Jimmy Pardo (comedian and podcaster) claims to have been at a Todd Rundgren show where Rundgren got mad(?) at someone and exclaimed from the stage, “I’m gonna cum all over you!!”

    • Robert

      yeah this is a new revelation to me

  • Jackson Smith

    “Either you’re hurting me on purpose or you’re a dumbfuck, which is it? WHICH IS IT?!”

    • mike

      I think we now know.

    • Ryback threatened to sue before WWE told him to take his tweet down.

      • Clark O’Brien

        He denied being a “steroid guy” too, so I’m sure he’s not a liar.

    • To be fair, as funny as that exchange sounds, Punk was being a total dick. It’s not Ryback’s fault that WWE decided to put a guy on TV and push him when he didn’t have his shit together. That’s something you go to Vince about, you don’t humiliate a guy for making a mistake.

      • Robert

        Punk being a dick? The hell you say.

      • mike

        I totally believe Punk was probably a miserable cunt to work with, but i also totally believe he tells the truth about all the shit that went down in WWE.

        • Oh I’m not denying the truthfulness of what he says. He speaks with enough conviction that I will take his side of the story on almost anything. Certain guys you can tell are full of shit. He seems honest.

        • maskedcabana

          He seems pretty naive in not getting his back checked out or falling for Vince’s “I’ll get you next time, Pal.”

          • In his defense, almost everybody who has ever worked for Vince has fallen for the “I’ll owe you one, pal!” bullshit. I’m pretty sure Vince had the entire roster in 1989 thinking they were going to be the one to replace Hogan.

          • mike

            When he got his big money contract he decided to try and make it work. Ive done the same thing at a job i hated, too.

      • Scottyflamingo

        Have you seen that table spot? Ryback was being careless with Punk.

        • I’m sure he was, but I’m not sure he deserved to be humiliated like that in front of the boys.

          • Scottyflamingo

            Was it in front of everyone or did he take him aside?

          • My takeaway is that he reamed him out in front of the boys and made him confess to being a “dumbshit,” which seems over the line. If it was in private, I could have more understanding. I could be wrong though.

        • HartKiller_09

          Definitely. I’ve seen press slam spots like 1000 times, it’s not hard. Tilt the guy slowly and drop him when he’s level. Ryback just tossed him.

      • Jackson Smith

        I think he said he did go to Vince after and it was the culmination of a lot of hurt-making mistakes, not just one. Plus he was being reeeeeeal unsafe on that one, IIRC.

        • I get it. It still seems a little harsh to lay into a guy for making a mistake, but I can understand frustrations building to that point.

        • HartKiller_09

          Is that the table spot? Because if so, that’s like 110% on Ryback.

          • Jackson Smith

            Yeah

        • mike

          That’s how i took it. At a certain point you just get tired of taking risks with your body when Vince pushes looks over talent almost every time.

  • Dwayne

    I wish Com won poster of the year. He deserved it after having a rough 2016

    • Comdukakis

      um thank you I guess?

      • Dwayne

        It’s good. I mean, it won’t make anything better but I saw you won 3rd and I was like damn, too bad he didn’t get higher lol

        • Comdukakis

          just make me try harder for next year. More Cena hate, more riveting basketall opinions, more sappy stories about watching wrestling with the daughter. MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!

          You are all welcome.

          • Dwayne

            People like you here!

          • Comdukakis

            of course they do. What’s not to like?

          • Dwayne

            I have to learn your secrets of popularity

          • Comdukakis

            EVERYONE likes you

          • Dwayne

            See, just for posts like that i’ll make sure you get that first place vote next time!

          • Comdukakis

            I just stand out because I’m opinionated. Like Marv stands out. And Bayless has the whole “being the adult in the bunch” going

          • Bruce Chung

            Your time is coming.

          • Comdukakis

            that post sent chills down my spine. By the way I moved. I don’t live in Michigan anymore. So dont come looking for me

          • Bruce Chung

            Detroit was uninteresting when I was there for whatever reason.

          • Comdukakis

            You gotta go at night. In certain neighborhoods. Then it gets REAL interesting

          • No one likes me. Teach me your ways.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            That’s not true.

          • <3

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I agree! He’s always one of my favorites even if we somehow disagree politically all the time despite both of us being super liberal. Lol

  • Top Five Price Is Right Pricing Games:

    1) Plinko (duh!)
    2) Dice Game
    3) Any Number
    4) Cliffhangers
    5) Three Strikes
    Worst game: Clock Game

    • Comdukakis

      the clock game? Is that the one where they go higher or lower then start shouting 765, 766 766, 768. YAY!!!!

    • Robert

      Where’s the Punch Game?

      • I never seem to see anyone win the top prize on Punch-A-Bunch.

    • Robert

      Cliffhangers used to give me bad nerves as a kid lol

    • Comdukakis

      I liked the putting green one best. Plinko was cool. Cliffhanger was good. The golden road one was to damn hard

    • chicagodem79

      I like the Golden Road mainly because you KNEW shit was going down if that game came on, there was usually some absurdly expensive prize on there. Of course the game was ridiculously tough too.

      • Golden Road is awesome for the prizes, but the game itself is shit.

    • Aaron

      Hole In One… Or Two!

      • Comdukakis

        Does Drew do that one? That’s my favorite

        • He does, but that’s the game I probably miss Bob the most on. The man took his inspirational putts seriously.

          • chicagodem79

            Yeah he would be pissed when he missed lol. And it made the contestant look like a dumbass if they couldn’t make it (usually from a closer distance) and he could.

      • chicagodem79

        Bob Barker at 109 years old was still draining putts on that game before he retired. That was awesome lol.

      • chicagodem79

        Never liked when they changed it to Hole in One…….Or Two. Keep that pressure on, one putt for the car lol.

    • Marvklar – #13

      1) Marvklar
      2) Marvklar
      3) Marvklar
      4) Marvklar
      5) Marvklar

  • Jackson Smith

    Plinko is so awesome I watch the ripoff version Chris Hardwick’s hosting on NBC. Stuff falls down a wall, it’s great! lol

    • Comdukakis

      they should bring back Singled out

    • Bones

      They should throw Hardwick down the wall, I would watch that.

    • I tried to watch this week, but the couple playing were so annoying and stupid that I was actively rooting against them.

      • Comdukakis

        sounds like every show of Deal or no Deal. I so rooted for them all to get jackshit.

        • Yeah, this is how I feel about almost every NBC game show.

          • The Twenty-One revival was cool, but NBC’s been way more miss than hit overall.

      • Jackson Smith

        Yeah, that’s kinda how I feel about all the couples? lol Hardwick has to go through a whole spiel about “how we wanted to give good people/the REAL heroes a break” and it just turns into a whole gladhanding thing.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    “Japan firm considers 3-day weekends as nation rethinks culture of long work hours”

    Given Japan is one of the only developed places worse than the US when it comes to time off, it’s a long overdue reflection :p

  • Robert

    If you couldn’t get the Big Wheel all the way around, you should have fallen into a trap door.

    • Bruce Chung

      Trap doors are kind of passe. Catapults are more fun.

      • Clark O’Brien

        They should have this play then fling them into the ceiling
        https://youtu.be/1ytCEuuW2_A

        • Bruce Chung

          Well obviously.

          I’m a big fan of people being hurled.

    • Hayden

      With spikes at the bottom!

      • Bruce Chung

        No spikes. Just alligators.

  • Scottyflamingo

    I watched NXT to see if I could see myself. Yes, I could…along with the goof next to me taking pictures every 5 seconds and the guy who spent the show turned around with his back to the ring for most of the show so he could talk to a guy behind us about the proper use of Roman Reigns.

  • PhilStubington

    Hot take. I like NXT but they need to get the belts off both Auska and Nak pronto. Auska is a division killer and they need to shift the belt to someone like Peyton or ember who can have credible challengers. Nak still can’t cut a promo to save his life and is looking increasingly lazy in the ring.

    • Scottyflamingo

      I feel like Nak Vs Roode is going to be very meh with the crowd not caring after the entrance themes are done.

      • PhilStubington

        Yeah its the weakest looking Takeover yet. None of the title matches look promising. That said if Roode goes full dipshit heel like he did in Australia it could be fun.

        • Weakest build for sure. Not referencing the Takeover AT ALL on the international NXT specials was a bad, bad move

    • In defense of Nakamura, would you be going full tilt every night against Riddick Moss and Steve Cutler? Dude is being wasted down there and he knows it. He’s bored.

  • Scottyflamingo

    Speaking of Price is Right, there was always an urban legend about an old lady that spun herself under the big wheel.

    • Clark O’Brien

      If anyone finds a video just link it as a reply to any of my comments.

      • Scottyflamingo

        I’ve looked. The closest I got to something as good was the stoner that bid 420 on everything.

  • Night

    When I look back at the time period, I have no problem with Nexus losing to Team Cena/WWE at Summerslam. Nexus had been destroying WWE guys for months, including Cena, and so the hero of the company assembles an all-star team of babyfaces (and heels) to take on a mutual threat at the biggest PPV of the summer. That’s cool and the good guys even brought out Bret Hart to help them.

    But it’s how the finish went down that bothers me. It comes down to Cena and Nexus gives him everything he can handle and he overcomes the odds and wins with the usual. And just like that, Nexus, a hot heel stable, is done when it still had legs and could have probably have extended to Survivor Series. The finish could have been done in a way that still protected Nexus and it’s equally frustrating because Barrett, Gabriel and Sheffield were close to becoming big stars, especially Wade who had blown everyone away with how confident he was on the mic as Nexus’ leader and the poise he showed. But instead, Cena had to be the one who came out on top and no one benefitted but John himself.

    • DAJackson7

      That whole angle should have played out till Wrestlemania and someone (probably Cena’s attention grabbing ass) beats Barrett for the title he held since Survivor Series. But fuck Cena.

    • Bruce Chung

      “Good Guy Cena”.

    • Jackson Smith

      Ehhh, I wouldn’t even go that far in the build of Nexus. They debuted in June and Cena threw them into the inCenarator in August. That’s two months and SummerSlam would’ve been their first real win of any consequence outside of Raw beatdowns.

      And yes, Cena was an enormously selfish douchebag for what he did, whatever “golly gee, guess you were right!” lip service he did afterward to keep his cred with the boys after. No matter how many toys he not-so-secretly delivers to kids, lol.

      • Night

        I remember when Edge was on Jericho’s podcast talking about it. It was a couple years later and he still seemed angry about it.

        • DAJackson7

          Yep, and the fact they wouldn’t let him kill himself at WM against Taker

    • maskedcabana

      Barrett was the only one worthwhile from the Nexus and the whole angle should have been used to launch his career. The other guys kind of drug him down.

    • Daniel Swinney

      When Cena kicked out of the DDT on the concrete, they should have cut to Jake Roberts and Ricky Steamboat watching on a monitor in the back, where Jake turns to Ricky and says, “Ha. You pussy.”

    • DAJackson7

      Mind you, Cena is same jackass that is going to derail the best thing the WWE has going right now at the Royal Rumble, just because he thinks he deserves it or something.

    • Daniel Swinney

      Imagine that SummerSlam coming down to, say, Cena/Bryan vs Barrett/Otunga (or whoever). Cena gets DDT’d on the floor and eliminated, but Bryan taps them both out (ending with Barrett of course.)

      • DAJackson7

        No, it wasn’t just bad cause Cena beat them all, they needed to go over anyone to build momentum.

        • Daniel Swinney

          They could have still gone over 6 guys!

  • Dwayne

    Please help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered. Goodbye everybody!

    • Night

      Okay, I’ll hold Bonzai down but you gotta do the actual neutering!

      • Bruce Chung

        Cutting his balls off sounds fun.

  • mike

    More people would like me here, but there’s like 40 mikes. We should all start feuding and changing avatars every day.

    • Dwayne

      Mikey isn’t really Mike

    • Hayden

      Never change that avatar.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I love you, my fellow Cleveland brother. Although, you do get a little carried away in your love of the WWE sometimes.

      • Dwayne

        Haha.

    • Comdukakis

      I feel more “me” with the angry miz girl avatar. It just suits me and how I post

      • mike

        I love Hipster Arn because I’ve gone a bit hipster and Arn is the GOAT.

        • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

          now I want a hipster Arn promo.

    • Daniel Swinney

      I just come here to make my upvotes, fuck the fame bruh

  • Robert

    They should bring back that long ass microphone that Bob Barker used to have.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Holy shit, porn star Jezebelle Bond just tweeted back at me. She was tweeting back at some dude saying that Trump mocking the disabled reporter is not the same as him mocking a disability, to which I tweeted her the “And some people think cucumbers taste better pickled” clip from the Law & Order Chappelle’s sketch. Her response to me was “How much do I love you right now? You get me!”

    Between her and Alana Evans, Im starting to make a nice XXX friends list. GETTING MY FOOT IN THE DOOR, Bonzai’s coming to a red light district website near you!

    • Brian_Bayless

      Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Nasty!!!!!!

    • Robert

      Today, a man you have become.

    • Scottyflamingo

      My Twitter reply brags all boil down to wrestling, though I did get Stacy Kiebler.

      • Clark O’Brien

        I made Tazz sad and got replies from Paul Bearer and Cornette.

        • Scottyflamingo

          How did you make Taz sad?

          I’ve gotten replies from Corny two or three times.

          • Clark O’Brien

            I questioned his call of “the old golfcart into the something something” on his first TNA ppv. I ended it with “FTW” more like “WTF” he then replied I didn’t know how hard it was to commentate and wrote a facebook post about the subject. I felt bad.

      • Daniel Swinney

        I’m followed by Kevin “Goatboy” McDonald.

    • Dwayne

      She loves you, bro. It’s all yours now.

    • Robert

      That fine ass MILF Brandi Love is from here, but I had to stop following her after she went super pro-Trump all the time on Twitter.

      • Comdukakis

        that’s disappointing. her lesbian stuff is pretty great.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Ew gross

      • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

        good thing there are plenty of other skinny/blonde MILFs out there.

    • HartKiller_09

      I impersonated Brian Burke and had a couple of NHL players retweet me, or favorite me, or something like that.

    • Night

      Does Maude know this side of you?

    • mike

      My current favorite is Angela White.

      Jaysus!

      • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

        that woman is utterly smoking.

      • Robert

        Good lord that woman is something else.

      • Bones

        She’s like Gianna but with a better face

        • mike

          Yeah my wife said she liked Gianna but her face was totally busted.

          I think she had some bad work done at some point.

          • Bones

            True her face was just off couldn’t place exactly what it was. The nose?

          • Robert

            Yeah her nose was a bit of a pig nose. Not exactly, but I think you’ll understand what I mean.

          • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

            Gianna was a solid 10 from the neck down.

            also, btw. Peta Jensen. Daaaaaaaaaaamn.

      • chicagodem79

        I had no idea who this person is, so I just googled her…..oh my lol.

        • Robert

          Yep. For a long time, she only did photoshoots or solo scenes. Once she started doing full porn, my goodness.

        • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

          I just hope you’re not at work.

          but oh my is pretty much my reaction.

          • chicagodem79

            No I’m working from home today, that’s the only reason I did it lol.

  • I’m watching this one-step-above-backyard-wrestling match with some guy who looks like King Hippo against a guy I thought was a really good Sabu ripoff.

    It took me about ten minutes to realize this is the actual Sabu.

    • mike

      Was the first clue him tripping over a chair and biffing his face into the ring post?

    • If he successfully executed ANY of his signature spots, then it was not the real Sabu.

      • He went for an Arabian Facebuster and almost ate it climbing the ropes.

        That’s better than him showing two forms of government ID and having his grandma verify his identity.

      • Daniel Swinney

        Every time I see a Sabu match I wonder if I imagined the time when people would claim Sabu as the best worker in the world.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I watched a match of his from like 1992 the other day and he was so smooth and crisp. I mean, it was obvious he was going to kill himself with that style, but he looked great 25 years ago…

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Best retired TPIR game: Penny Ante. Unfortunately they left the game set outside and it got destroyed in a downpour

    • chicagodem79

      Upvote for Penny Ante and the goofy sound effects during the game.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        I loved that PRRRRRRRRRRRR effect!

    • Giant pennies and guessing prices on household items, right?

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Yep!

    • Honorable mentions: Poker Game and Hurdles.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Poker Game was a good one too.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    Toby Keith, Lee Greenwood, 3 Doors Down, and Jennifer Holiday are your Innaguration performers.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Woof.

    • DAJackson7

      Ted Nugent not playing shocks me

    • HartKiller_09

      I’m surprised Toby Keith wasn’t his running mate.

    • Scottyflamingo

      Damn I was hoping for the Nudge.

    • chicagodem79

      Jennifer Holliday?!?!?! I……did not see that coming lol.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        She’s not confirmed yet. She’s trying to get on the card, though.

    • Comdukakis

      3 doors down? is this their attempt to get relevant again?

    • Night

      LOL…an all-star line-up there.

    • Robert

      Jesus Christ

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I HAVE THE BEST A-LISTERS, TREMENDOUS, YUGE STARS

    • mike

      No Hank Williams Jr? He’s a fox news favorite!

      • Scottyflamingo

        Hank was feuding with them last I heard.

        • mike

          Weird.

    • Bruce Chung
  • Bones

    I eagerly await the anger when AJ gets inCENArated at the Rumble and is thrown into the multiperson ladder match at Mania.

    Thanks for carrying the split AJ!

    • Comdukakis

      yep, it’s happening based on rumors of the WM card. AJ is getting depushed.

      • Night

        Hey now, he might get the honour of taking on Shane McMahon!

        • Comdukakis

          uggh. Just wait until Cena beats AJ then goes over at WM against someone (not AJ). Then we shall see who many people here are still on the “Cena is a great guy bandwagon”

          • HartKiller_09

            I’ll say the same thing about Cena I said about Flair – guys in the position to make millions of dollars aren’t indifferent to whether they remain in that position or not.

          • Comdukakis

            exactly. I’m not saying he’s worse than Hogan or Flair or Dusty or whatever. I simply don’t buy this “he’s a selfless dude” BS that has become common around here and other places the last couple years

          • DAJackson7

            Exactly . It’s like when a guy cheats on his girl but acts all super nice to her face to make it better. Thats what Cena does with kids to make himself feel better for fucking over everyone on the roster

          • Bruce Chung

            Good Guy Cena knows what he’s doing.

          • HartKiller_09

            Oh he knows what he’s doing. Tweets about how this guy deserves a break, knowing it’s not up to him but he’ll get credit for trying. Puts a guy over. Then wins two rematches, but he put him over once. He tried!

          • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

            “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it”

            people are gonna be quoting Upton Sinclair until the end of capitalism.

    • Jackson Smith

      That’ll be pretty gross, yep.

    • Bruce Chung

      One of these days we’ll all learn to not care.

      • Night

        Trust the process.

    • Nah, they’re not gonna inCenarate AJ.

      C’mon, man, can’t be cooling him off before the Hulkster returns, brother.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Worst TPIR game ever has to be Professor Price, right?

  • PhilStubington

    I don’t know what they do with Nak. He’s not working as NXT champ, but his promos are nowhere near good enough for the main roster.

    • Brian_Bayless

      The Joe feud kinda sucked I thought.

      • PhilStubington

        Joe’s promo work was fucking brilliant. Nak did nothing to heat the feud up and the matches were underwhelming.

        • Scottyflamingo

          Nak acted like he never took Joe seriously and the whole thing was a joke.

          Obviously he has what it takes to follow in Cena’s footsteps.

    • Comdukakis

      he’s Sami Zayn on the main roster. Gets a pop, won’t sniff a belt or get main events.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Yep. I don’t see the benefit of having him move up.

        • PhilStubington

          Sami can at least string more than two sentences together in English.

          • Comdukakis

            Sami is fine with a fiery babyface promo. But much like Nak, he ain’t winning anything more than a token IC or US belt run

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Nakamura can speak English, but not well enough to be a main eventer in the WWE. Having a translator kills his charisma. I honestly don’t know where you go with him.

          • Comdukakis

            manager. but WWE doesn’t do that anymore.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I really wish they’d go back to managers. Stokey Hathaway in Evolve did wonders for TJP.

      • Respectfully disagree. I think there is an intangible to Nakamura that people will eat up. He has this Mick Jagger/Michael Jackson kind of rock star swagger that will help him connect with the crowds and overcome the language barrier. If they book him correctly, which of course is the disconnect with everybody these days. Odds are they debut him with a 20-minute promo segment or something equally counter-productive.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I don’t think he ever leaves NXT at this point.

      • Night

        Which means he’s debuting very soon! With no build-up whatsoever!

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I know, right? I never get this stuff right.

    • It’s not that Nakamura isn’t working as NXT Champ, it’s that NXT completely changed all around him over the course of his reign. He has nobody there to work. He just sticks out as a guy who is too good to be there, and as a result, he is (both in kayfabe and in real terms) becoming lazy and complacent. He’s another one, like Asuka, where they either need to get him on Smackdown like yesterday, or shake his hand and let him go back to NJPW. He no longer fits on the NXT brand.

      • PhilStubington

        He’s had Joe to work with and now he’s transitioned to Bobby Roode. That’s way difference from the huge gap between Auska and the rest of the women.

        • Yeah, I hear you. But I don’t see Bobby Roode as a good opponent for Nak. Not that he isn’t credible, but I don’t see their styles meshing. Even with Joe, a guy everybody thought would have amazing matches with Nak, I don’t think they ever cracked ***.

          • Comdukakis

            I thought they were better than that

          • Well, your mileage may vary, but we can all agree the matches fell a bit short of expectations.

          • Comdukakis

            that is true. that certainly didn’t live up to the pedigree of Nak/Zayn, Finn/Joe, etc.

          • Even the Finn/Joe series fell a little flat for me, personally.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        He’s not becoming lazy…he’s always worked down to the level of his opponents. He used to phone it in all the time in NJPW outside of the huge shows.

        • maskedcabana

          I think it’s also that they’re conscious of not overworking him due to his age and body. He’s got a lot of miles on his body and don’t want to burn him out in his first year.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Oh, totally! I don’t blame him for holding back because he would kill himself with his style:

        • Well there you go. He’s working to the level of Tino Sabbatelli and Steve Cutler. No offense to those guys, but you’re not going to get **** Nakamura matches when he’s in there with guys who are still learning how to run the ropes.

    • maskedcabana

      If he gets called up, he’ll need to go to Smackdown where he’ll have a better chance at getting over.

  • mike

    Twitter brags? Couple of retweets from Corny and got Lance Storm and Missy Hyatt to answer which of the Flair/Steamboat trilogy was their favorite.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Jim Rome reads my tweets on his show sometimes. That’s all I got.

    • Daniel Swinney

      I have gotten “likes” by alt-comedy darlings such as Maria Bamford and James Adomian. And a follow by Kevin McDonald, ex-SNL, which is pretty random but my biggest celebrity follower.

      OH and I had this gimmick account called “Mike Pence joke” where I just kept a search box open for the phrase “mike pence none the richer” and I would just immediately retweet whoever posted that joke. Then a lot of them would be like, “Well folks…” and post a screenshot of what had just happened. Including Motion City Soundtrack drummer, Tony Thaxton!

      This was during one of the Presidential debates, and it was seriously someone new every 30 seconds posting that joke.

      https://twitter.com/mikepencejoke

    • Comdukakis

      the wife got likes from Bayley and Neville

  • Hayden

    So, turns out the NES Classic can be modded and more games added to it.

    • Yeah, that one got busted a week ago. Obviously it’s a warranty breaker, and downloader beware, etc… , but it’s been done.

      • chicagodem79

        You knew it was going to happen sooner or later. I refuse to pay a scalper’s price for that thing, so I won’t get it until they are regularly in stock, but I’m not surprise at all.

  • Scottyflamingo

    The best analysis of Shane McMahon I’ve heard was that yes he was tough enough to take the bumps and athletic enough to work the matches, but having the character of Vince’s spoiled son going toe to toe with actual wrestlers just shit on everything and made it look like anyone could do it.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Him going 30 minutes with Taker in the Cell and shrugging off three finishers — including one on the steps — is one of the all time “exposing the business” follies

      • The Polish Hammer

        Is “exposing the business” really such a concern any more? I would think everyone but the very youngest of fans understands that these guys are playing roles in a story.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          Not a concern in terms of “this is fake” but it always works best with an effort to suspend disbelief. As soon as Shane kicked out of a Taker finisher, I couldnt suspend it.

        • Comdukakis

          I think exposing the business now means “piss off the fans because it is like peeling back the curtain mid Star Wars movie at the ciniplex

          • Kenny_Reigns

            This is a really good point. We know actors in movies are acting, but we don’t want that curtain pulled back too much.

        • Scottyflamingo

          I would equate it to Gary Shandling’s senator character walking up to Hulk in Avengers and pimp slapping him. We all know movies are fake but you have to suspend disbelief.

          • If Russo was booking the Avengers, that would have resulted in Mark Ruffalo dropping to the ground, feigning a heart attack, and everybody dropping character to attend to him, with the other actors clearly saying “Mark, are you okay?” on camera, while the guy running the projector gets on the house mic and tells everybody this is not part of the movie, while you’re watching it all unfold on the screen.

      • And it could easily have been explained if Taker had ripped off his baseball shirt and underneath was a Kevlar jacket or something to show how Shane was able to take moves that finished most men. But, well, you know ….

    • Night

      I can see him bumping around with a guy like X-Pac but going toe-to-toe with Kurt Angle and the Undertaker? With those punches?

      Fuck off with that noise.

      • Scottyflamingo

        His first match was fine. He wrestled Test, but it took the Mean Street Posse to even make it close to equal.

      • chicagodem79

        Against Angle, he got his ass kicked and merely survived. I think that’s actually a good example of a Shane match that didn’t bother me.

      • Even the Angle match was plausible. Angle had already wrestled two matches that night, and Shane was still getting his ass kicked 95% of the match. It’s when they have him going toe to toe with Undertaker and kicking out of his finishes that things go to shit.

    • HartKiller_09

      That’s what annoys me about the McMahons. At first the idea was that they had no idea what they were getting themselves into but their egos made them believe they could compete with wrestlers. And then they’d get the shit beat out of them when the match happened.

      Then somewhere along the line they became equal to wrestlers.

      • Eh, it was only really Shane. Vince was never presented as a serious wrestler and Stephanie was very tongue-in-cheek

    • mike

      My analysis: he’s not an athlete.

    • thatguyJMM

      Nothing about that storyline made me want to see the match.

      *Shane comes out after 9 years of thankfully not being on TV*
      Shane: This show is boring! I could ruin this company with the stuff I know
      Vince: Ok! Put your lockbox where your mouth is and face the Undertaker!
      Shane: You’re gonna hit me and I’m gonna miss!

    • I was fine with Shane up until his most recent comeback run. All of his Attitude Era matches were overbooked to hell and back, with run-ins, weapon spots, huge bumps, etc. They never made Shane look like he was equal to anybody. he had a lot of heart, and most of the time he was in there with guys like Angle, he was getting his ass kicked 90% of the time and busting out some crazy “hope” spot to stay in the match. I can buy that. But having him kicking out of Taker’s finishers and shit was just insulting.

      • Scottyflamingo

        The Angle match was pretty ridiculous.

        • How so? Angle wrestled two matches earlier in the night, and he still beat Shane’s ass 95% of the fight. Shane barely got anything in. He was just able to survive because he had heart and kept fighting when most people would have quit. I can buy that.

          • And Shane lost in the end.

          • chicagodem79

            Yeah that was a total ass beating, almost to the point I’m surprised Shane wasn’t seriously injured after that match.

  • Robert

    Current faves: Samantha Bentley and Kimmy Granger. Both are delightfully slutty.

    • Dwayne

      I don’t know them by name.

      • Robert

        I can dig it

        • Dwayne

          But I will look them up

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Current fave: Annabelle Brady

    • Comdukakis

      Alex Chance a little chubby in a cute way with a great rack

      • Dwayne

        You’d like a chance with that, huh?

        • Comdukakis

          wife wouldn’t much like that chance

    • nebb28- Aaron Judge Hype Train

      mike’s already mentioned Angela White. I’ll add Peta Jensen there. growl.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      For a second I thought you meant Kimmy Gibbler from Fuller House.

  • PhilStubington

    Hot take. The Revival vs DIY chemistry is some of best between two tag teams I can remember.

    • Night

      I’m more surprised that they held off with Ciammpa’s heel turn. Seemed it was right there.

      • PhilStubington

        Have you watched the DIY TM61 match from the Australia taping? It was grand.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      It’s damn good.

      I’m just happy to see Gargano succeed. I’ve watched that guy come up from a nothing indie in Cleveland to where he is now.

      • Mikey

        He kinda sucked when I was in college

        • Kenny_Reigns

          He sucked for a long time, but he was learning then.

          Do you ever go to AIW shows? I think you’d enjoy them.

          • Mikey

            Yep, I just went to their Double Dare tag team show. I’m in Lakewood so their shows are fairly close to where I live

    • Agreed. I thought Revival vs. Alpha were just as good. Insane chemistry.

      • PhilStubington

        The more I see them, the more I think that was down to the Revival.

        • Comdukakis

          Alpha is solid too but Revival is the key

          • PhilStubington

            At the time I though it was the other way round. Have changed my mind since.

      • Comdukakis

        Revival is simply awesome

    • Comdukakis

      it’s up there with the legendary stuff like RnR/Midnights and Brainbusters/rockers.

  • mike

    Funny, most of my favorite porn stars arent the prettiest ones. I like a certain amount of imagined a