• Night

    Night Thread!

  • Night

    Beners!

  • Night

    Creamies!

  • Night

    Pegging!

  • Night

    Whatever freaky stuff Bonzai is into!

  • Vintage

    The turds behind Epic Movie have somehow conned their way to another spoof.

    http://variety.com/2017/film/news/star-wars-spoof-star-worlds-sells-1201988742/

    Oh man, I bet there will be plenty of stupid references that don’t have anything to do with anything!

    • I guess they keep making money.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      The last few didn’t even make it to theaters, so I imagine this is gonna go languish in VOD/Netflix hell like their last outings.

  • Anyone wanna photoshop me a pint of Hossen-Daaz so I can use it as my avatar?

  • Vintage

    NO! You cannot be serious!

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-considering-jeffrey-loria-as-ambassador-to-france-231240192.html

    The sentence you’re about to read is 100 percent real, and not some crazy mad-lib we just made up. President Donald Trump is considering Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to serve as ambassador to France.

    That is a thing that may actually happen, according to the New York Post. Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus has reportedly pushed Loria for the position. According to the Post, he’s already won a sign-off from Trump on Loria.

    Just…….fuck, man!

    • How has he not called Jerry Lewis? Seemed like a complete gimmie to me.

    • Impeachment cannot come fast enough.

  • GREEN MIST BLINDS

    The company I work for got bought out by a big corporation today, not sure how I feel about it

    • The place where I worked when I first got to WI was bought by Microsoft. WHen it happened, I figured the office would be closed in a year. It took 3.

    • mike

      Better security? The grant program I work for lost its major source of funding, so I’m kinda looking eslewhere.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      It sucked when AT&T bought out the place I worked for. It was a living Hell.

    • Happened to me a week ago!

  • Vintage

    The New Day Collection is a good reminder of how great the New Day were before the banality of the record set in. That night where they challenged Cena was a great promo to start the show (up to the point where Cena went with the whole “There’s a time to have fun and there’s a time to be serious” spiel), but the collection sadly skipped the end of the night, where the New Day laid out Ziggler and paraded his corpse out to the ramp with Xavier going “Are we serious enough for you now, John?”

    That whole deal was a missed opportunity and kinda pisses me off, now that I reflect on it.

    • Sexy Miz

      I totally forgot that that happened. Now I’m pissed too.

  • mike

    47 days until baseball. Time to see if the Cubs can repeat*

    *This has not been said since 1909. In the 19-aughts, however, the Cubs would kick the shit out of you.

    • It feels like it just ended.

      • mike

        It’s been forever. Over 3 months!

    • Sexy Miz

      I’d like to see what a game between the 1908 Cubs and the 2016 Cubs would look likw.

  • mike
    • Sexy Miz

      Electronic music died with the SID chip.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Well, shit, it’s not a fire, it’s a giant piece of slab ready to fall off the top of a constructed tower. DON’T DO IT AUSTIN! NO NO HOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!

  • Reading some still people hating on the Naomi title win… It’s ok to admit you don’t like her and didn’t like Alexa losing (which I think is the real cause for the issue). But can you really say she doesn’t deserve it? Can you really say she hasn’t worked hard for close to a decade? She’s more Trish than perhaps Trish herself – model turned decent wrestler. Are you really that upset that she interrupted title 1 of Alexa’s likely 10 title career?

    I’ve come to respect people who can stick at a job for a long time no matter how crappy or unusual it is. So when folks like Naomi or Bray Wyatt get some acknowledgement for sticking to this fake sport, I can give them their credit. Wyatt is like still dead like a cold Pop Tart to me, but I’m enjoying a hard working guy get his due, at least for this week.

    • Phrederic

      I don’t think deserve has much to do with it.

      What’s next? Who gets over? What is helped?

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        This guy, he gets it.

      • I get you but I was mostly going for the ‘she doesn’t deserve it’ line. I’m mostly just but we can’t *really* say she doesn’t deserve a title run.

        Since you asked… Naomi gets more over, and more credibility. When she’s putting over Alexa and other girls for the rest of her career, it adds a little more to it.

        • Phrederic

          Anybody who risks their life in a ring, who travels 90% of the year. Who punishes their body through exercise and diet.

          They bust their ass to entertain us.

          So do they deserve the esteem of a fake title? They deserve a whole of a hell lot more.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I haven’t been impressed with her the last few years. There was a time that she was pretty good, but she’s regressed for me, esp. in light of Alexa and the Horsewomen. So I guess she was good back in 2013-14 when she was above the Bellas work-wise, but now, she feels pretty middle of the road of what she offers compared to others in the company.

      • I get you, it’s like a Val Venis or Bob Holly going over Benoit/Jericho/Eddie in 2000. Naomi’s a little antiquated now.

        Objectively, Alexa has the upside but isn’t a better wrestler than Naomi. In fact she was quite the botch machine in the EC match

    • wnyxmcneal

      I didn’t know people cared about the Smackdown Women’s Title.

    • What’s in the box?!

      Deserve has nothing to do with it, Alexa is one of the better heels and characters in the company, made no sense for her to drop it anytime soon.

      • Yeah I don’t think Alexa should’ve lost Sunday but people are running the ‘she doesn’t deserve it’ line. You can just say ‘I like Alexa and didn’t want her to lose’ rather than implying Naomi swooped in like an Eva Marie and beat a Becky Lynch

  • Going to New Yawk City in June for work..

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Greatest WWE PPV ad

    • mike

      One of the moments I realized being a hardcore wrestling fan just wasn’t for me anymore.

    • I remember that. I never got the snapping.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        You just have to do it between your thumb and middle finger.

    • This is my new favorite. It’s the only time Roman showed charisma.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        That’s a good one too.

  • P.K.
  • Phrederic

    Did I mention that I did not like Arrival?

    • wnyxmcneal

      I thought it was pretty good not holy shit. Everyone hates me now.

      • Yeah.

        Now.

        • Night

          Legit LOL.

      • Phrederic

        It reminded me a lot of Interstellar.

        • wnyxmcneal

          I liked Interstellar, but understood every third word. And half of those words were Murph

          • Phrederic

            I enjoyed Interstellar more than most.

            But it was a dumb fucking movie.

      • Night

        It was decent.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      No Amy Adams tittying, so that’s an instant 1/2* loss. Her body is loco.

      • Phrederic

        Amy Adams is great, but you don’t need to look that deep to find a great performance from her.

      • wnyxmcneal

        That’s how you know you love her

    • ProjectBlue

      Eh, it was just ok, watched it while snowed in last week. Nothing spectacular, ended up liking Interstellar a lot more

      • Phrederic

        It was very highly praised.

        Like I was told it was legitimately smart sci-fi.

        Twas not.

        Amy Adams was good. Jeremy Renner was good. That’s about it.

  • The World Leader in asskicking and backstabbing*: Good ‘Ole Scotland!

    (*I really felt bad about having to beat the hell out of France… but they weren’t just gonna give me that #1 finish. At least I saved them from LA REVOLUTION! twice.)

    • wnyxmcneal

      Model UN?

      • Europa Universalis IV. Had to hold off Ming (they got a whoopin’ in 1810), then had to make France suffer from 1814-1819 to hold their score down just enough. Nobody else was even within 30% of the three of us.

  • mike

    Three teams historical championship droughts were comparable to the Cubs (107 years): the white sox (87 years), red sox (85 years), and to a lesser extent, the Phillies (77 years).

    Also, the Rangers, Astros, Brewers, Padres, Nationals, Mariners, Rockies, and Rays, have never won.

    Guess the Cubs drought wasn’t TOO bad.

    • Night

      I dunno, dude. Over a century…

      • mike

        It’s kinda funny watching the FB friends I have who are white sox fans. for a while there all they had was one WS win in recent years. Now the cubs have a more recent one and a MUCH better chance at getting mroe in the near future.

        • Night

          I’ve seen and met many Cubs fans but have never met a person who was a diehard White Sox fan.

          • mike

            There aren’t many. FB research is showing that the Cubs are kinda taking over parts of the south side. they can’t draw to their ballpark, but they have a sweetheart deal with the city to get reimbursement if their atttendance is low.

          • wnyxmcneal

            Aren’t the White Sox the black people team?

          • mike

            Probably more Mexican, but it’s tradiitonally been more of an economic thing than a racial

  • P.K.

    Bruce Pritchard just released a podcast about No Holds Barred today

    • Night

      Dunno if it can beat the How Did This Get Made crew.

      • P.K.

        Who?

      • Jackson Smith

        That is one of my favorite podcasts of any type anywhere, and that was BEFORE I was thrilled to discover Paul had done enough research to discover the story of Vince and Hulk’s Lost Weekend.

        • Night

          It’s fantastic. That one and Bloodsport are the best ones they did.

          • Jackson Smith

            Have you listened to the latest one, about the 1993 XTREME SKATEBOARDING flop Airborne? Hysterical, caveat included that it may be because I’ve seen it 152 times on the various HBO/Cinemaxes growing up.

            But I do have to think Kumali Nanjani’s reaction to discovering the lead actress is/was married to Verne Troyer in real life loses nothing in translation even if you haven’t ever seen the movie in question.

          • Night

            I did! It was really good. I love Nanjiani although I wish Jason was there. He would have gone crazy for that movie.

          • Jackson Smith

            Yeah, same reaction. The panel did a really good job but I definitely wanted Jason there to react to Mitchell Goosen’s shark dream, haha.

          • PATRICKisLEGEND

            Oh god I love Airborne.

          • Jackson Smith

            “The guy who played Mitchell is currently a real estate agent in Texas. So there IS some justice in the world.”

          • PATRICKisLEGEND

            I am listening to this immediately… never tried this podcast before.

          • What’s in the box?!

            Are they on you tube? Wanna check them out.

          • Jackson Smith
          • What’s in the box?!

            Thanks, man

          • Night

            They might be. Some people post the entire podcasts.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Joe Maddon deserved Manager of the Year before the Cubs even won it all, when he pretty much fucked Bryce Harper up for the rest of the season

    From May 9 — the day after the Cubs series — through the end of the regular season, a span of 116 games, Harper hit just .238 (135th out of 148 qualified batters) while posting a .395 slugging percentage (127th) and a .752 OPS (101st)

    • mike

      From what I’ve seen so far, Maddon is a package deal. Some of his decisions (like leaving Chapman in) are head scratchers, but on the whole he’s going to outmanage most people in the league on a nightly basis.

  • Edward M

    http://images5.aplus.com/uc-up/02444d48-d6e0-413e-a78d-179c1c4e22a3/02444d48-d6e0-413e-a78d-179c1c4e22a3.inline_yes MLK’s daughter’s message on how to deal with Trump. In essence, pretend Trump doesn’t exist, don’t debate anyone who supports him, and then quote a wife beater about non-violence. If this is the best the left has to defeat Trump, we are fucked.

    • wnyxmcneal

      The King kids aren’t the best ambassadors. That family is nuts

      • Edward M

        I hate it when anyone refuses to debate, or even worse refuses to say someone’s name. It immediately makes me think they have a weak case or are hiding something. I feel like debating makes my position better, and sometimes I modify it as a result of a debate, if someone brings forth new information.

        • wnyxmcneal

          The King kids have been feuding with each other for years. It’s a dysfunctional family

    • mike

      Mock him incessantly because his fragile ego can hardly take it.

      • What’s in the box?!

        That’s what I say, make so bad he won’t wanna run again.

        • wnyxmcneal

          Fun obscure fact: He’s already filed paperwork to run in 2020

          • Edward M

            I can’t imagine how someone would want to go from being a billionare getting his dick sucked by supermodels everyday to being a man in the world’s worst job and a tool of Putin and various Wall Street or religious figures.

          • wnyxmcneal

            I never thought he actually wanted to be president, but I think there’s something to being the most powerful man in the world

          • He won’t make it to 2018.

            Flynn is the first domino to fall.

          • wnyxmcneal

            As someone who spent a whole 18 months shitting on Trump’s chances, I’ll believe when I see it

          • Is the sitting president filing to run for a second term that unusual?

          • wnyxmcneal

            I don’t know. I just know it’s so he can start raising money for his 2020 re-election campaign

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        It’s important to keep putting the screws to his administration every day, to not be complacent and make him think he’s being hero-worshipped. This can’t be a thing that dies down after a couple of weeks or months, he needs to be put foot-to-the-fire every goddamn day of the job.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      That’s, like, the opposite of good advice.

    • There are like 177 fronts against Trump right now. A few are bound to be bad.

      • Edward M

        This is probably the worst front against Trump I’ve ever seen.

        • Well I didn’t follow the link, but I imagine pretending Trump doesn’t exist is a bad idea.

  • Night

    I watched John Oliver’s newest show and like always, it was great. But the best part was when he showed a clip of Trump on Air Force One during a photo op where the Empire carpet jingle was playing in the background.

  • What’s in the box?!

    Watching Rocky 3, now I’m imagining what wrestling would have been like if Hulk did the Thunderlips character instead of Hulk.

  • So apparently DC is trying to get MEL GIBSON to direct the Suicide Squad sequel….

    • mike

      He’ll be all over it until he realizes it’s not about people strapping bombs to themselves and blowing up Jews.

    • Night

      That might be interesting. He’s a good director but if he agrees to it (very unlikely), no way is the studio going to be able to influence him like Snyder and Ayer.

  • Well I’ve just listened to like 7 or 8 Huey Lewis and The News songs. I feel quite 1980s now.

  • Bones

    My dad listened to a shitload of Huey Lewis when I was a young lad and it still cracks my friends up how if we’re out anywhere and I can sing Huey word for word.

    • mike

      Love Huey.

    • My parents listened pretty much exclusively to music made in 1965 and earlier.

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        Their early work was a little too ‘new-wave’ for my taste, but when ‘Sports’ came out in ’83, I think they really came into their own – both commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He’s been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor. In ’87, Huey released this, ‘Fore’, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is ‘Hip to Be Square’, a song so catchy most people probably don’t listen to the lyrics – but they should! Because it’s not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it’s also a personal statement about the band itself!

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          I always love Bale’s little shimmy.

    • SpiralTap

      Found Patrick Bateman Jr’s account.

      • What’s in the box?!

        Gotta wait till he mentions Phil Collins.

  • Bones

    Another very underrated musician is Bruce Hornsby. I love me some Hornsby.

    • The Silver Fox

      A favorite of mine. Also from my hometown. Scenes from the Southside is one of my favorite 80’s albums.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I hope Bryce Harper puts up two more “solid” years — only once in five seasons so far has he put up an OPS over .850 (for comparison, Jim Thome had a CAREER .956 OPS in 22 seasons!), only once has he posted a SLG higher than .486 (guys who slugged around .486 last year include Christian Yelich, Brad Miller, JBJ, and Ian Kinsler), and only once had an average higher than .274. If he has “solid but hasn’t made the jump yet” numbers of his non-2015 years, it’ll be really interesting to see if the Yankees really will cash out $400m-$500m for him at that point.

    They’ll still charge balls-out for him of course, but I think if he keeps putting out what he has 80% of his career, you can’t pay him 4/10 of a billion.

  • wnyxmcneal

    The tennis player who agreed to go on a date with a guy over a SB bet is at the Nets game.

    • Night

      Hey, did you see Hacksaw Ridge? Any good?

      • wnyxmcneal

        First half is a little eh but it gets really good. Andrew Garfield goes a little too far on the hick scale

    • ProjectBlue

      It’ll probably be the last time she’s seen alive

  • Bobby

    So Raw needs a belt now that Brock has jumped ship to Smackdown so they just hand Triple H one.

    Sounds about right.

    • Night

      And so began one of the worst runs (maybe the absolute worst) of the post Attitude Era.

      • SpiralTap

        It physically hurts me when I think of how I actually sat through that whole fucking era.

    • wnyxmcneal

      The internet had a stroke over that. That and pretty much everything HHH did until WM XX

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Jesus. Trump’s answer today on the rise in anti-semitism:

    “Well, I just want to say that we are, you know, very honored by the victory that we had ― 316 Electoral College votes. We were not supposed to crack 220. You know that, right?” he asked Netanyahu. “There was no way to 221, but then they said there’s no way to 270. And there’s tremendous enthusiasm out there.”

    Trump finished his answer by pointing out that he has many friends who are Jewish, as are his daughter, son-in-law and three of his grandchildren.

    • SpiralTap

      DID SOMEONE SAY 316

      *GLASS SHATTERS*

    • Night

      Fucking idiot. Asked about anti-semitism and talks about himself for the whole answer.

    • Impeachment can’t come fast enough.

      A friend today said someone weds to convince Trump to take a card ride in Texas. I thought that was a little much.

      • Texas would bow to him like he was Allah.

        He needs a ride through Harlem.

        • wnyxmcneal

          He can give out turkeys for Thanksgiving

    • wnyxmcneal

      I’ll allow it!

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I hope whenever he has a colonoscopy, he gets filled with white dog shit.

      • Sexy Miz

        Why does the shit have to be from a white dog? Are you a dog racist?

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          Because white dog shit is normal shit that’s decomposed and gross, so it’s worse.

          • Sexy Miz

            I don’t think white dogs shit any different from minority dogs.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak
  • Sexy Miz

    Say what you will about the Funkasaurus gimmick, but the guy went all in on it.

    Emma should have done the same.

    • SpiralTap

      Can’t wait for the makeover from Emma to Emmalina to Emma to Emmasaurus.

      • Sexy Miz

        Kinda like what happens when you use Google Translate multiple times.

    • I liked it, even though the dude clearly couldn’t dance.

  • SpiralTap

    I’m torn in the UK title match. Tyler Bate is just so damn likable, but Trent Seven’s gimmick with the whole Mayor of Mustache Mountain thing is just so damn ridiculous that I can’t help but love it.

  • maskedcabana

    Authors of Pain are pretty decent when they’re just destroying jobbers.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      They’ve been solid in everything I’ve seen of them… and I think I’ve seen everything.

    • SpiralTap

      At least they didn’t powerbomb a guy’s head into another guy’s face tonight.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      BRING IT ON
      SO WHATCHUGONNA DO ABOUT IT
      BRING IT ON
      IS THAT WHATCHU GOT

  • What’s in the box?!

    Clubber Lang’s trash talking is GLORIOUS, no wonder Mr. T became a star.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      HEY WOMAN
      HEY WOMAN

      • What’s in the box?!

        He’s a fucking bad ass

    • maskedcabana

      Is wasn’t because he loved his momma?

  • The Silver Fox

    Evening listen: Diesel and Dust by Midnight Oil.

  • ProjectBlue

    Arrow just doesn’t do flashbacks well

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I hope next season has flashbacks to S1, back when Tommy actually existed and Laurel still had her original face.

      • Mikey

        Wayyyy too much CGI for the latter.

    • I haven’t watched since the 3rd season, but the show was built on them.

      • ProjectBlue

        The early stuff at least served a purpose but they kept going far too long. Tonight’s ep is giving them to a new character that I just don’t give a shit about

  • SpiralTap

    I love Tyler Bate’s reaction to pinning the fat guy in the finals of the UK tourney.

    • Night

      I didn’t really pay attention to that tournament. Is that title actually going to be defended and such?

      • SpiralTap

        It’s being defended on NXT tonight.

    • Comdukakis

      The fat guy wasn’t in the finals. He beat Dunne in the finals not Trent Seven

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Now why don;t you tell all these nice people why you been ducking me?! POLITICS, MAN! THEY WANT TO KEEP ME DOWN! THEY DON’T WANT ME TO HAVE THE TITLE BECAUSE I’M NOT A PUPPET LIKE THAT FOOL UP THERE!

    • What’s in the box?!

      Shut up old man! He’s a national treasure.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        DONT GIVE THIS SUCKA NO STATUE, GIVEEMGUTS!!

  • Macklin Sillypants Jackson

    Hell or High Water was pretty good. I always enjoy Ben Foster when he pops up in roles.

    • Night

      It really picked up as it went. Bridges was really good.

      • Macklin Sillypants Jackson

        I got No Country For Old Men vibes from it. Especially from Bridges’ character and his conversation near the end.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      AWESOME movie.

    • P.K.

      I thought it was great

  • SpiralTap

    So everyone saw the tweet from that dude with the pic of Trump with the entire McMahon family, captioned “‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin has stunned 46% of the people in this photo, President included,” right?

    Because Twitter should just be shut down after that. There’s no topping it. That dude won Twitter.

    • Night

      And there’s still time to improve that number!

      • SpiralTap

        Aurora Rose better hope she catches that beer when Austin tosses it to her.

        • Night

          I bet Declan will do a Rock-bump off it.

    • Macklin Sillypants Jackson

      A pic with the McMahon family and Trump shouldn’t that be 100%? Austin got all of them. Unless you mean grandkids too.

      • Night

        The grandkids are included.

      • SpiralTap

        Grandchildren plus Marissa.

    • I didn’t, but thats fucking awesome.

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    Trailer for Airborne makes it look AWFUL.

    They didn’t hit the tone of the movie at all.

    • Jackson Smith

      The Disney voice narrator!

    • mike

      Seth Green and Jack Black are in that!

      • JosephM

        And it was shot in Cincinnati, they do skateboarding around the old Riverfront Stadium.

    • P.K.

      That movie kicked ass

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Laurel Lance now vs. Laurel Lance then

    http://surgeryfeeds.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/katie-cassidy-plastic-surgery.jpg

    JESUS CHRIST, it’s like she looked at her jaw and screamed DELETE DELETE DELETE

    • SpiralTap

      She probably got sick of being asked “why the long face?”

    • ProjectBlue

      I hope she went into the surgeon asking for that old fashioned transvestite look, otherwise yeesh

  • What’s in the box?!

    No wonder Clubber kicks Rocky’s ass, he’s training hard while Rocky is goofing off in a fancy gym with musicians and people selling merchandise, he even takes breaks to take pictures and dance, no wonder he got whooped like a goon.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      The underlying theme of the movie is that in order for Rocky to figure out how to beat a black main, he must be trained by a black man. Then they get to the final fight, and Rocky forgets EVERYTHING HE LEARNED, and just kind of decides that Lang’s punches don’t hurt him anymore.

      Ain’t so bad! Ain’t so bad!

  • Guardians of the Galaxy is the most I’ve ever liked Dave Batista.

    • I enjoyed that picture despite the presence of a talking raccoon.

    • SpiralTap

      Even more than Hollywood Batista?

    • maskedcabana

      It’s second only to making fun of Cena for “kissin’ babies and hugging fat girls” .

    • Mick

      His tweet mocking the McMahon family today was pretty damn likeable.

  • mike

    Man, GSP played the UFC like a fiddle. Waited until the other draws went on hiatus, threatened to join union, and has a beatable MW champion to challenge.

    • WWF1987

      He’s the man.

    • Night

      I hate Bisping. He’s mouthy way before he ever accomplished anything and was crazy-protected by UFC for a long time to keep him strong as a UK draw. But he shouldn’t be taken lightly. He has a way of pulling things out.

      • mike

        I can’t stand Bisping. One win in a row against a nobody and he’d be yelling for a title shot.

      • Bones

        Not as protected as Chuck was…until Rampage came along.

        • mike

          I don’t know if he was as much protected as PRIDE just paid more money and Chuck didn’t have teh guys to fight. Chuck fought everyone they had.

          Tito, on the other hand….

          • Bones

            Chuck fought grappler after grappler, someone that could bang with him KO’d him.

          • mike

            They didn’t HAVE any serious striking threats to him at that point. THey were still getting handled by PRIDE.

            And Dana didn;t shy away from taking him to Japan and throwing him to the wolves in PRIDE. Didn;t protect him one bit.

          • Bones

            I still LOL at seeing Overroids in that tournament.

          • mike
    • Bones

      I’d rather see Jacare grab one of Bisping’s limbs and torque it awkwardly or choke him silly.

      • mike

        I’m flexible, i’d take either. Or both.

  • SpiralTap

    Billie Kay & Peyton Royce vs Ember Moon and Jane Cena.

    I would fuck everyone in this match. Maybe even the ref, just for kicks.

    • Night

      Jane Cena?

      • SpiralTap

        I keep forgetting her name.

        ….

        LIV MORGAN, that’s it. She’s like a blonde Rhoda.

  • Jackson Smith

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R54IGGrreg&t=44m50s – Kumail Nanjiani reacts to the news that the lead actress in Airborne is married to Mini Me.

    • Night

      I love this one:

      • Jackson Smith

        “What’s its mission?”

        • Night

          LOL June is so funny.

          • Jackson Smith

            Jason’s wheeze laugh at June’s questions is only topped by the Royal Rumble Insider’s wheeze laugh.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      I’m listening to this whole thing now… belly laughing to myself. This is amazing.

      • Jackson Smith

        Bringing the hilarity of How Did This Get Made? to someone else, well…

        “YES! YES! I WANNA HIGH FIVE EVERYONE IN THE WORLD!”

  • The Silver Fox

    Musicians from my childhood neck of the woods: Clarence Clemons, Bruce Hornsby, Steve Earle, Ella Fitzgerald, Gary “U.S.” Bonds and Pearl Bailey.

  • JosephM

    Saw Izzy’s reaction to Bayley’s win on Monday, no surprises there.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Laurel Lance’s face now looks like that intro to Mario 64 where you could stretch out Mario’s face

  • Vintage

    I am really not a fan of Diet LayCool. They are painfully average.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      They’re better workers, Australian, and probably going down under on each other, rimming and all. They’re OK by me.

  • WWF1987

    GSP fighting at 185 will be interesting. He used to walk around at about 190 so this weight cut won’t be dramatic at all.

    • mike

      I would actually question how well he could make 170 these days.

  • JosephM

    New Legion on tonight right?

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I hate that it goes against Sunny. Because I’m watching IASIP.

      • Bobby

        That’s what dvrs are for.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          Yep, but I keep forgetting Legion is on mine lol

    • Vintage

      I still don’t know what to make of that premiere. It was like the X-universe’s answer to Memento.

    • I have no idea what the hell was going on in that pilot.

    • Jackson Smith

      I went back and forth on whether I liked it like 3 times while watching the pilot. I ended up on yes and season pass’d it.

  • Bobby

    I didn’t know there was a new King Kong movie until just this afternoon.

    Trailer for it looks pretty damned good, by the way.

    • SpiralTap

      Yeah, it actually doesn’t look bad.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I like the Vietnam vibe I’m getting from it, and I hope it’s good and profitable so it fast-tracks Godzilla vs King Kong

      Plus, Brie Larson….hnnnnngggggg

  • Stranger In the Alps

    The prosthetic leg gag in GotG is the best!

    • ProjectBlue

      Loved the eye callback later

  • Vintage

    Under the fun of the Perfect 10 gimmick, Tye Dillinger is kind of a terrible promo.

    • Comdukakis

      He’s not really special at anything

  • JosephM

    More Nikki Cross on my screen please!

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      More Nikki Cross on my peen please!

  • SpiralTap

    What’s the NXT Dashabot’s name?

    • Vintage

      I just realized it’s not Dasha.

      Where do they keep digging up these people???

      • SpiralTap

        Who the fuck knows?

        I’m only now figuring out that Charly Caruso is Raw and Dasha Fuentes is SmackDown.

      • maskedcabana

        They’ve got their blonde haired women announcer in Renee so they need to get a brunette now.

        • SpiralTap

          But they have more brunette women announcers than there were members of nWo circa 1998.

  • Vintage

    “I know guys like Eric Young. I used to be one of those guys. Maybe I still am, who knows?”

    You’d be a lot more interesting if you were, Roddy.

  • mike

    I once saw a movie that was like the opposite of Airborne.

    This kid moves from Ohio (where he;s really into hockey) to California, where he has to learn how to surf to fit in. The friend he makes is Brian Austin Green, and his aunt is the mom from Growing Pains.

    • JosephM

      i missed the part about the film being opposite of Airborne. Nevermind.

      • mike

        Right, that’s Airborne. I’m talking about the other movie I saw.

  • Bones

    Kudos for GSP for striking a deal at the right time. Aside from Conor, who moves the needle for them now?

    • Vintage

      As much as Dana hates to admit, it’s Jon Jones. The trick is getting him to actually make it all the way to the show.

      • Night

        There’s still money in a Jones vs. Cormier title fight.

      • Bones

        There’s still money in Jones, but he can’t get out of his own way.

        • Night

          He’s such a waste. He should be the superstar of MMA, the LeBron of the sport.

    • ProjectBlue

      Brock moved a needle then everyone got mad at him

    • mike

      Ronda would still draw, but not at record breaking levels, and she’ll be done soon regardless.

      • Vintage

        Ronda’s done now. Psychologically, she’s broken.

        • mike

          If she’s serious about returning, and is willing to go to a real gym, she’ll be ok.

          I think she could beat Holm with a better camp. I don;t know if anyone is beating Nunes anytime soon.

  • Mikey

    Katie Cassidy was a lot prettier before the surgery. I still like her but I agree with Bonzai

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      She was perfectly fine back then, but now, her overly sculpted jaw shape is just startling and scary.

  • WWF1987

    These constant 10 GB updates for NBA 2k17 are getting annoying.

    • P.K.

      Yup..

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I’m gonna run out of HDD space before I get another game!

      At least external HDD support is FINALLY coming.

    • Comdukakis

      It’s all online play fixes

      • WWF1987

        Yeah, but you can’t get the current rosters and future roster updates without downloading it.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        I know, and I never play online!

        • Comdukakis

          Yep. May be a placebo effect but somehow it seems about three patches ago my defensive AI got dumber

  • JosephM

    When Ciampa turns on Gargano it’ll be just as sad as when KO attacked Jericho.

    • Comdukakis

      No. That Jericho turn was devastating

  • Vintage

    This is a nice promo from DIY, but there’s no getting around that they outright got their butts kicked at Takeover.

  • Vintage

    Ellering: In two weeks, you get your rematch! Make peace with your loved ones!
    Ciampa: Johnny, I love you, man!
    Gargano: I love you too!

    Ha! Ok, that was good.

  • SpiralTap

    Holy shit, this promo is pretty great.

    Ellering grants DIY their rematch, and then tells them to make peace with their loved ones.

    DIY tell each other “I love you.”

    Fucking awesome.

    • JosephM

      Best part after that “Okay we’ve made peace, lets do this RIGHT NOW!”

  • Vintage

    I’m absolutely loving this three-way feud with DIY the babyfaces, the Authors as the monster heels, and the Revival as the total weaselly assholes. This is great!

  • Vintage

    Alright, if you’re around, you might want to turn on NXT, because there’s a lot of buzz surrounding this Trent Seven/Tyler Bate match.

    • Comdukakis

      Don’t see anything in seven. I like Bate

      • SpiralTap

        You’re banned from Mustache Mountain.

        • Comdukakis

          Fair enough

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    He learns nothing. He comes into the movie better looking than everyone, completely centered, great on rollerblades… and he ends the movie the exact same way. He brings nothing to the mix.

  • maskedcabana

    Ohno’s entrance music’s pretty good.

  • Vintage

    I caught a glimpse of the Ohno promo from the side and thought he was Brian Kendrick for a second there.

  • Jackson Smith

    Watching the new “Workaholics.” Nice to see Cary Elwes is dropping the lbs.

    • SpiralTap

      Did he get fat?

      The last time I saw him was in the first Saw.

      • Jackson Smith

        Yeah, he was pretty fat the last couple years.

  • P.K.

    So DIY is a queèr tag team? Doesn’t surprise me….

    • Dwayne

      They get mad pussy

      • P.K.

        Fucking crossdressing wrestling fans doesnt count as ‘mad pussy’….Crackhead Cesaro probably paid for pussy before hooking up with Gragano

        • Dwayne

          I saw Gargano at the indie show. He had the fat broads creaming

          • Comdukakis

            I take it pk is calling gargano a queer?

          • Dwayne

            Yeah. I entertain his bullshit sometimes.

          • Comdukakis

            Whatever passes the time for you

          • Dwayne

            We had a really cool conversation about college degrees and stuff the other day

          • Comdukakis

            When he acts like a human being he can be an interesting guy. I just finally tired of the nonsense

    • Bones

      Well it wasn’t the double accent, so must not be that queer.

  • mike

    I’ve said it before, but Vincent D’Onofrio spends a LOT of time talking to people on Twitter. Dude makes time for people and is super nice.

    • ProjectBlue

      Even the wacks he handles nicely. Dude is amazingly at peace with himself and beliefs

      • mike

        Without knowing much about him, I would have pegged him as being too “artistic” for all that.

        • JosephM

          Must be one of those types that feeds more off of the immediate interaction between artist and audience.

          • mike

            Lol, right now he’s handing out virtual bear hugs to anyone.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Is NXT still a thing?

  • SpiralTap

    I consulted Wikipedia, and even they don’t have the name of NXT Dashabot.

    • maskedcabana

      Kayla Braxton apparently.

    • Brooks

      Devin Taylor?

  • JosephM

    They’re giving this a lot of time I see, 20+ minutes.

  • mike

    Huh, so I guess that “Val Kilmer has cancer” story from a while back was totally false.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I hate those Authors of Pain names

    Call one Mr. Henry, call the other Mr. Brown, breaking all kinds of laws around, gonna turn this hellhole upside down!

    GONNA KICK YOUR SORRY ASS SO WHATCHUGONNA DO

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    So you can tell a porn isn’t great when while watching all you notice is whoever’s kitchen this was shot in, they have the same stove as you.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      When I can recognize the music was used in another porn.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Another thing I pick up on is the room in general. You can determine whether or not it’s gonna be in English pretty quickly depending on the layout of the room. Pea green furniture and rugs hanging on the wall? Prolly some kinda European..

  • SpiralTap

    Percy Watson had all kinds of charisma as a weird Eddie Murphy ripoff when he wrestled.

    It’s all gone as a commentator.

    • Vintage

      OH YEAH!

  • Jackson Smith

    Allegedly the NC State coach is playing the Tar Heels right now under the knowledge that he’s gonna get shitcanned if UNC blows them out, lol, that’s nice.

    • Bones

      They beat Duke and get assfucked by Wake by 30.

      Is Gottfried still their coach?

      • Jackson Smith

        Yep

        • Bones

          Plus that kid they have at point, he’s basically Lil Russ 2.0

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    This is a nice house show spot.

  • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

    Hey Bonzai- is that Samaire Armstrong (Entourage, Resurrection) playing Wild Dog’s junkie girlfriend in flashbacks? She looks super familiar, and that’s the best answer I’ve come up with.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I’m on the Best Coast so I havent seen this week’s but I dont see it on her IMDB resume.

      • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

        Weird. I didn’t know if his past has been shown like that before. I won’t spoil anything else for now.

      • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

        Well, I will spoil one thing. Wild Dog was Spanish in Old School.

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    Found a free one of Airborne… must watch.

    http://sockshare.net/watch/EdBrYgdj-airborne-1993.html

  • SpiralTap

    So is Bate legally a midget or what

  • mike

    I really miss WCW.

    • SpiralTap

      Did you watch the WCW Desire video again?

      • mike

        YEP

        • SpiralTap

          Mah man.

    • JosephM

      I really miss Munch’ems. You remember Munch’ems? They were these really tasty crackers.

    • riraho

      I bet Vince is happy but that was the end of pro wrestling as we knew it. Its not the same anymore and i can’t believe anyone invests in it any longer.

    • Dwayne

      I loved WCW Pre Hogan was my favorite time.

      • SpiralTap

        They were so good in early 1994 and really going places.

        Then Hogan.

        • What’s in the box?!

          “That won’t work for me, brother.”

        • Dwayne

          When they became the 80s WWF all over again, I couldn’t handle it

          • SpiralTap

            Honky Tonk Man being a thing and Brutus Beefcake main eventing fucking Starrcade.

            Hard to believe that a year earlier, Flair/Vader had an all-timer.

          • Basscase

            Hogan is directly responsible for Stone Cold.

      • Basscase

        Skee-a-vone gives Hogan credit for helping to make money for WCW when he came in.

        • Dwayne

          It was obviously a good business decision

        • mike

          Company lost money until 1997, even thought they cooked the books with Hogan’s pay.

          • Basscase

            Ok, maybe he meant he gave them cred. My bad.

          • mike

            From what I heard, in 97 they made enough to wipe all the losses since Hogan’s signing, so it paid off in the (short) long term, until their booking caught up to them.

          • Basscase

            Really, the nWo angle made them tons of money, and it doesn’t take off without Hogan. Tony said they’re still selling nWo shirts now.

        • Comdukakis

          Hogan opened up doors for wcw with a ton of partners. It was a smart move by bichoff

      • The Silver Fox

        1989, 1992 and pre Bash at the Beach 1994 are my favorites

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I miss a serious number two.

      And I’m not talking about a heavy shit in a porcelain bowl.

  • What’s in the box?!

    Best training montages, Rocky 3 or 4? I go for 4, just because he climbs a fucking mountain.

    • Basscase

      Rocky 4 doesn’t exist. So 3.

      • Night

        Uh, fuck yeah it exists. It’s Rocky vs. Communism.

        • What’s in the box?!

          He ends the cold war, for fucks sake!

        • Basscase

          Rambo 3 was a better fight against communism.

          • What’s in the box?!

            I dunno, I mean in Rocky 4 he wins over the Russians and gives a speech that basically ended the cold war.

          • Basscase

            Yeah, after getting his brains beat in for 14 rounds.

            Rambo 3 ended communism the old fashioned way – a missile to the face.

        • Mick

          Rocky 4: Great movie or greatest movie?

    • mike

      2 is my favorite.

    • Comdukakis

      Four

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Roughly 1/3 of Rocky 4 is spent in a montage.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        The one where he drives by himself for a five minute clip show is the best. And by best, I mean funniest.

        • JosephM

          There’s no easy way out!

          • Basscase

            There’s no short cut home!

        • PATRICKisLEGEND

          That one started and my wife burst out laughing.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Three. He was actually getting better.

      • Basscase

        Three also had the speech before the training.

  • Jackson Smith

    “You were in the XFL?! Did you know He Hate Me? Did he like you? Would he like me?” Good episode of Workaholics, lol.

  • riraho

    The baseball scene in Naked Gunn is peak comedy.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      “……strike?”

  • mike

    Watching Memphis on Amazon Prime. Can’t believe Dave Brown never did a national TV broadcast. He had the classic look and a GREAT voice.

    • Biscuit Done Died!

      He made too much as a weatherman

      • mike

        There was a point though, when they tried Tony out to replace Gorilla and it didn’t work, where I would think Vince would throw money at a guy like that.

        Or Bischoff, for that matter.

        • Biscuit Done Died!

          Lance was the one that confused me. He made good money running the station I’m sure, but he’s a perfect foil for 80s Jesse.

  • SpiralTap

    lmao Trent Seven teasing a Superplex when he’s the one facing the ring

    • JosephM

      Supergordbuster

      • SpiralTap

        He motioned to the crowd to move out of the way.

        Or maybe I”m just retarded and not familiar with these guys outside of what I’ve seen from WWE.

  • mike

    That WCW Desire video is amazing, but it needs a montage of Flair twirling in his robe to go with the Sting and Hogan transitions.

    • SpiralTap

      That’s literally the ONLY thing that could improve it.

      But man, that Sting transition…..

      Chills.

      Every

      Single.

      Time.

      • mike

        *unapologetic and complete Sting mark*

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Hey, that’s pretty good, and that Sting transition is the best part.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    OWWWWWWWWWWW FAUXHAMMER

    WHY DONT YOU APE MY BEAT?!

    I WANNA BE OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW FAUXHAMMER

  • Vintage

    That was a fine match. The only thing I can think of when I see Full Sail giving them a polite ovation is “Man, this would die horribly on Raw.”

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      They were kinda dead-ish for this.

      • Comdukakis

        Trent Seven sucks

      • Vintage

        I attribute that to Full Sail not knowing who either of these guys are. They aren’t the typical indie darlings they go nuts for.

        • SpiralTap

          Yeah, Full Sail only knows indies and puro.

  • cultstatus

    Kendall Jenner rocking a Wolfpac shirt is one of the weirdest things I’ve seen.

  • Mick

    WCW desire video link please?

    • Mick

      All I see is self made ones.

      • mike

        It is fan-made. WWE sure as shit ain’t gonna do one.

    • SpiralTap

      It’s fan-made, but it’s extremely well done.

  • johntcole

    Well there’s a double entendres preview pic if I ever saw one

  • Vintage

    I have no clue what’s going to happen in 2030, but it blows my mind that in 2030, Tyler Bate will just be hitting his prime.

  • What’s in the box?!

    “I’m afraid right! Wanna hear me say it, hear me break down? I’m afraid!” Yeah, the baseball episode of South Park is the first thing that pops up in mind when I watch this scene

  • The Silver Fox

    There’s really only 4 or 5 WCW PPV’s after Hogan’s arrival that I really like: The Great American Bash ’96, Bash at the Beach ’96, Souled Out ’98, Spring Stampede ’99 and possibly Starrcade ’95.

    • Basscase

      Havoc 95 was awesome for a variety of reasons.

      • Dwayne

        I loved that show

        • Basscase

          Even with the Hogan foolishness, the Horsemen angle was awesome, and the junk was kept short.

          Shoot, I want to see it now again.

          • Dwayne

            I watched it many times. It was awesomely booked. the Hogan/Giant nonsense was hilarious. The Lex heel turn and the yetayyyyy!

      • mike

        SULLIVAN MY SON!

    • What’s in the box?!

      World War 3 ’95 and Superbrawl 6 aren’t bad either.

      • The Silver Fox

        Never seen WW3 and haven’t seen SuperBrawl 6 since 1996.

        • Basscase

          WW3 had a great Sting/Flair match and the battle royal itself was well done at the end.

          • What’s in the box?!

            And Hogan’s awesome nonsensical promo in the beginning.

      • Dwayne

        Fall brawl 96

    • cultstatus

      SuperBrawl 98 is fantastic.

      • Comdukakis

        Was there live. 99 too

    • Mikey

      Fall Brawl 1996

  • Phrederic

    So is there a British wrestler that cracks six feet?

    Oh wait, they fired him.

    And he could talk too.

    • Basscase

      Magnus?

      • Phrederic

        Surprised Magnus never got a try-out with WWE.

        • Basscase

          Has the look and the Mickie connection (ahem).

        • Vintage

          I vaguely remember he was on their wishlist for years, but he was never interested, for whatever reason.

          • Phrederic

            But…he was interested in TNA…and GFW?

    • SpiralTap

      Guess you could say that they

      Had some BAD NEWS for him.

    • Vintage

      He walked away. Told WWE, “I’m afraid I have some BAD NEWS!”

      • Phrederic

        Due to poor booking.

  • mike

    Watching this Memphis stuff, I also miss honest-to-god marks.

    • SpiralTap

      Samesies.

      The last indie show I went to was in West Virginia like two years ago, and I only went because my cousin was doing the ring announcing for the night and I got in for free.

      In front of me was a granny, and it was still real to her, dammit.

      Easily the best part of the show.

  • cultstatus

    That dude should make a ECW desire video.

  • SpiralTap

    Now that NXT is over, I’m gonna watch the WCW Desire video for the first time in like a day.

  • Comdukakis

    Rush Limbaugh says Obama is creating a shadow government using the media to attempt a coup

    • Jackson Smith

      LOL

    • Phrederic

      I mean, there is a shadow government.

      It’s called the government.

    • Vintage

      What’s it like to live that kind of life, where everything is a conspiracy?

      • Bones

        Ask Jesse the Body

      • Phrederic

        Pilled up.

      • Comdukakis

        Have to ask the suckers rush is playing each day by pandering

      • Stranger In the Alps

        I feel sorry for those who believe most everything is a cover-up for something else. Usually the fake news readers. The Alex Jones audience: how do they breathe with all the chem-trails?

        • What’s in the box?!

          Agreed,I mean, there are some conspiracies I believe in, but that’s maybe 3-4, dunno how people think everything is a conspiracy

          • Stranger In the Alps

            I don’t hold to any conspiracies. I believe there are half-truths and lies, but I don’t hold them to the point that they consume me.

    • ProjectBlue

      That post article over the weekend “detailing” it was all kinds of insane

      • Vintage

        A serious enough chunk of people will slurp that up with a spoon, but Donald Trump being in Russia’s pocket, well, that’s just PREPOSTEROUS!

    • maskedcabana

      Fire up the FEMA camps.

      • Stranger In the Alps

        You mean the converted Walmarts?

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      We can only hope

    • cultstatus

      Thank god.

  • Vintage

    So this episode of NXT taught me that No Way Jose delivers a way better babyface promo than Roderick Strong. Woof.

  • mike

    Lawler and Bill “superstar” Dundee having a sit-down at the broadcast booth.

  • The Silver Fox

    Favorite old school territories:
    1. Mid-Atlantic
    2. Mid South
    3. Memphis
    4. World Class
    5. Georgia

    • Dwayne

      I need to see more Memphis. I put Mid South over Mid Atlantic.

      • SpiralTap

        I was about to flip out on you, but then I realized that I’m obviously biased, being in the Mid-Atlantic region, coming from a family of unabashed Horsemen marks.

        • Dwayne

          I’m from WWF territory

        • The Silver Fox

          I’m biased to, having grown up in the heart of Crockett country.

          • SpiralTap

            I’m super jealous of my sister, who is 12 years older than me.

            In the 80s, whenever they would come to town, Flair would always talk to my sister before every show, because she physically reminded him of his oldest daughter.

  • ProjectBlue

    This felt like a 20 hour Arrow ep. I’m starting to think I’d be ok with the show getting axed and they become as needed for the other shows

    • Mikey

      It draaaaaaaged. I didn’t hate it but when I figured it was about over and I saw 830 I was shocked

      • ProjectBlue

        It’s not helping that I don’t really care about the newbies

  • mike

    I don’t know if I’ll ever understand the appeal of face Jerry Lawler.

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      He’s a townie

  • cultstatus

    The best part about the WWF Desire video is the transition of Savage/HBK/Angle is also the company’s three best workers in the 80s, 90s, and 2000s.

    Also funny the last shot of Jericho with the belt followed by Vince looked bummed that he put the title on him.

  • mike

    Ticket cost to Lawler/Dundee:

    $4, $5, or $6. You get to see some young kid named Bruce Pritchard.

    • Basscase

      Listening to him explain to Jim Cornette why the Red Rooster gimmick failed for Terry Taylor was interesting.

    • The Silver Fox

      I’ve seen some old posters from the Hampton Coliseum, Norfolk Scope and the Richmond Coliseum (all of which I attended shows at as a kid). The admission cost for me until I was 12 was $2.50 or $3.00.

  • SpiralTap

    Oh my GOD, that Sting transition in the WCW Desire video. And the fluidity of the Hogan transition.

    Jesus fuck, can WWE hire this guy right goddamn now and send Bucky Beaver to the firing squad?

  • mike

    Ok, they’re actually selling me on Lawler/Dundee

    • Basscase

      Guys with personality will ALWAYS sell.

  • What’s in the box?!

    Best Hogan match in WCW? I always go towards either BATB against Flair or the cage match at Halloween Havoc.

    • Chris B

      i’m a sucker for the Roddy Piper match from Starrcade

    • cultstatus

      Luger from Nitro 97, or Goldberg from Nitro 98.

    • Basscase

      Scott Hall or DDP on Nitro were both surprisingly good.

  • cultstatus

    Watching fan made updates of the Desire video and they all include Benoit. Fucking edgelords.

  • mike

    Oh, that’s what Ken Patera looked like when he was in shape.

    • Biscuit Done Died!

      He was a specimen.

      • mike

        Can’t talk for shit, but looks like a million bucks.

        • SpiralTap

          Yeah, the one episode of Memphis I watched the other day had a Patera promo.

          Jesus fuck, it was awful.

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

      Yeah, as opposed to looking like Richard Simmons later.

    • The Silver Fox

      He was pretty good as Mid-Atlantic champ in the late 70’s.

  • Chris B

    listening to Prichard’s podcast on Zeus … it’s amazing. In 1989 Hogan and Zeus drew 1.9 million for Summerslam and 1.2 million for Survivor Series, the same year Flair was having all time classics with Steamboat and Funk.

    Incredible.

    • Basscase

      Zeus was presented very well. Wrestling, nah.

    • WWF1987

      Pure wrestling doesn’t draw.

  • Bones

    Alright…Duke and Virginia, let’s get it on

    • Mike Mears

      One school with a student body full of obnoxious prep school kids that plays a hideous style of basketball…and Duke.

      • Bones

        Well look at the father of UVA’s coach, where do you think he learned that hideous style of hoops?

        • Mike Mears

          Why do you think Wisconsin basketball is my least favorite thing in sports?

  • Mike Mears

    That WCW Desire video is pretty great. Needs more Benoit though. Even WWE Network doesn’t pretend he never existed.

    • SpiralTap

      The search function and chapter stops certainly do.

      • Mike Mears

        I never use those anyway.

        • SpiralTap

          I used the search function for the first time in nearly three years a couple weeks back.

          It’s somehow worse than Wikipedia’s search engine.

          I use the chapter stops when I go to a show for one particular match.

    • cultstatus

      Desire video is about celebrating history, I think we can skip the midcarder who murdered his family.

  • mike

    “Now Bill, you’re not saying that Lawler isn’t a great athlete just because he doesn’t have the same workout schedule as you…”

    “No, he WAS great. The Cadillac used to be the best car, then the Lincoln took over. There’s the Cadillac, I’m the Lincoln.”

    I wanna time travel and see this match now.

  • Chris B

    Bosch is a super fun cop show … Jeri Ryan still bangin’

  • Curtis Williams

    I turned El Rey by accident and Del Rio vs Mundo is on from Season 1. Vampiro hasn’t been the announcer from the jump?

  • Basscase

    Tony’s podcast this week was worth it for the Orndorff-Vader story.

    • SpiralTap

      Wait, Tony?

      As in Tony Skee-a-vone?

      • cultstatus

        Tune into his podcast to find out!

      • Basscase

        Yep. His podcast isn’t bad. Could do without the swearing though.

        • SpiralTap

          What’s the name?

          I have to check this out.

          • Basscase

            Look under MLW, for What Happened When.

  • Vintage

    http://deadspin.com/texas-gov-greg-abbott-is-so-bad-he-made-the-nfl-look-l-1792413403

    I am in constant amazement that people thought Texas couldn’t elect a bigger shithead to be their governor after Rick Perry and the Texans just said “Hold our beer.”

  • HILLYBILLY JIM! PICK UP THE COTTON!

    God, Iron Sheik was on the GREAT shit that week.

  • cultstatus

    It seems like podcasts really killed the shoot interview business.

    • cultstatus

      Also all the interesting guys from the 80s/90s have already done like 10 shoots apiece and nobody currently working wants to burn bridges.

    • SpiralTap

      Fine with me.

      I’d much rather hear a wrestler shooting the shit with another wrestler about the old days.

  • Chris B

    I don’t blame WCW for putting Goldberg’s title win on Nitro … 40,000 people losing their shit in a full-looking Georgie Dome is way more impressive than the Cox Arena in San Diego

    • cultstatus

      Yeah, the problem was the followup. He should have started mowing down all the top guys on PPV after that. Could have done a year and half worth of main events at least.

      • Chris B

        agreed there was some ppvs in the fall he wasn’t even on.

        btw, underrated part of that Nitro is how fucking great Scott Hall made Goldberg look.

    • WWF1987

      I blame them for not doing the rematch on PPV.

      • Chris B

        sadly I doubt Hogan would be down for dropping two in a row

  • Roseanne Marrv – #46

    Jeff: “But that means you could schedule all your classes on a Monday and take a six day weekend!”
    Troy: “Yeah…you could do a lot of things…”

    • WWF1987

      I miss Community.

      • Roseanne Marrv – #46

        “Tell the drama club their tears will be real today.”

        This episode is legendary.

      • SpiralTap

        I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO fucking into that show during season 1.

        For some reason, I never watched it again after that season ended.

      • maskedcabana

        Peaked at season 2 and never recovered.

  • RedStorm

    Everyone with an Instagram should follow gabriella.anova. She looks like Kaitlyn, but more human.

    • SpiralTap

      Kaitlyn was so pretty before she retired.

      • RedStorm

        This girl is like Kaitlin before the steroids.

  • Curtis Williams

    Not sure why WWE called all those tribute videos “Desire”

    • RedStorm

      The My Sacrifice ones?

      • Curtis Williams

        That and “Lonely Road of Faith”

  • Curtis Williams

    Oh shit Melina

  • cultstatus

    Curious to see how many top guys Goldberg could have faced on PPV defending the title before running out. Let’s see:

    July 98: Hennig
    August 98: Hall
    September 98: Giant
    October 98: DDP
    November 98: Luger
    December 98: Hart
    January 99: Flair
    February 99: Nash
    March 99: Savage
    April 99: Sting
    May 99: Steiner

    That is almost a year of fresh match ups with top guys, and it doesn’t even take into account the rematches you could do. Then you can move on to second tier guys like Benoit, Jericho, Konnan, Booker, Jarrett, Guerrero, fuck even Rey Mysterio would have popped a buyrate back then.

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      That’s the political gauntlet from hell.

      • cultstatus

        I’d tell them to job clean or sit out your contract at home.

        • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

          I think he needed to lose, that wasn’t the problem. They problem was never getting him through the gauntlet back to Hogan.

    • Curtis Williams

      Goldberg wouldn’t work with any of those midcarders.

      • cultstatus

        They wouldn’t be midcarders if you build them up.

        • Curtis Williams

          No, I mean Goldberg would probably go “fuck that”. He didn’t even want to work Jericho and he built himself up.

          • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

            Didn’t build himself up enough to feud with Godlberg, though. There were plenty of guys who should’ve gotten matches/feuds before Jericho in 98.

    • Chris B

      I just rewatched his win over Hogan … those were bigger pops than Austin was getting. Incredible that they fuck him up so bad.

    • WWF1987

      Bigelow.

  • Curtis Williams

    Del Rio should of never left LU

  • RedStorm

    Hey Shawn Micskills, I listened to your song. It’s a solid track. Keep up the good work man.

  • RudoWakening

    Totally skipped the gym today like a fucking goon

    • Biscuit!

      (pulls up in station wagon)

      • RudoWakening

        **unplugs tv during Itchy & Scratchy**

        • Biscuit!

          PLUG IT IN PLUG IT IN

          • RudoWakening

            The modem or the tv?

          • Biscuit!

            THE TV THE TV

    • SpiralTap

      Total jabroni move.

  • RudoWakening

    Scott Tenorman Must Die on Comedy Central right now

    • The Silver Fox

      I think that’s still my favorite episode.

  • Brian_Bayless

    BoD Smackdown in 15 minutes

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Am I…er..me and Unkie Dave booked?

      • Brian_Bayless

        Not tonight.

        I think I’ll give you Dwarn next week in a No Holds Barred match

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          I will eat his children.

          • Brian_Bayless

            That’s the spirit!

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Wait. Do they still have inferno matches? I wanna set him on fire and leave him at the gates of hell.

      • Biscuit!

        The Night Shift!

    • RawisStoned

      So this is a video game you all play?

  • The Silver Fox

    The Ken Patera that I remember:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tyXBS-Z2sYE

    • Dwayne

      Patera is crazy as hell

    • Biscuit!

      Clean-shaven David Crockett is just wrong.

  • Dwayne

    I actually like the fake Midnight Express theme on the WWE Network

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      No! Bad! Bad Dwayne! Baaaaaaaad!

    • Bones

      I didn’t know you spell Duck D-W-A-Y-N-E…

      • Dwayne

        That hurts my feelings

    • RawisStoned

      I used to start humming the Midnight Express theme every time I saw Alabama football highlights. Totally serious at first I didn’t even realize I was doing it.

  • RudoWakening

    “That’ll be $6”
    “And how much is that in pubes?”

  • jobber123

    Nick Foles was released by KC. Jets?

    • RawisStoned

      As a Jets hater I say sure sounds like fun…for the rest of us

      • jobber123

        I can picture him as the starting qb there next year very easily lol

        • Dwayne

          Nah. I know the Jets. They wouldn’t do that

    • Brian_Bayless

      Jets are apparently really big on Mike Glennon

  • jobber123

    I like Walton and Vitale as an announcers but that was kinda brutal

  • Bones

    On the Duke/UVA game we have Ravech, Bilas and Collins.

    • jobber123

      I like the concept but Vitale and Walton together is something else.

  • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

    “Coach Gary”, you did a good job on Modern Family, even though it’s not like they asked you to do anything too difficult.

    Like turn your head to the left or right.

  • WWF1987

    Horizon Zero Dawn looks like a Tomb Raider/Zelda: Breath of the Wild combo.

  • Biscuit!

    “Some guys at MIT are saying Captain Picard is better than Captain Kirk!”

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      “They’re out of their minds!”

      *types furiously*

    • RudoWakening

      Best. Episode. Ever.

      • Biscuit!

        It’s way up there. Of course Homer Loves Flanders is the best, but hey.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Some Celtics fans are pissed the C’s wouldnt give up Terry Rozier and a 1st for Serge Ibaka. I wouldnt give up much for a declining rental in Ibaka

    • Biscuit!

      The Raps sure didn’t.

      • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

        Don’t call them that.

    • WWF1987

      Ibaka’s not the same OKC Ibaka people remember.

    • Big D Wangston

      Id say what’s really crazy at the moment is how well James Young has been playing lately.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Yeah and he’ll get more PT with Young out too. He was like the youngest player in the league his rookie year. He’s showing something now and has muscle and everything too.

        • Big D Wangston

          Smart is on a real roll now too.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      Celtics are sitting pretty with the Nets picks. I’m not trading unless I get a superstar in return.

      • Big D Wangston

        Gotta imagine it would have been one of their own picks

        • Biscuit!

          They took the Clips’ pick, so maybe so.

        • Buffalo Hopscotch

          Even still, I’m keeping them all. If trading your own pick along with the Nets one is the juice you need to grab a Boogie Cousins or something, then you do it.

  • HartKiller_09

    I hate the sports lull between football and baseball. I like hockey and all but it’s not the same.

    • Dwayne

      The worst is mid summer when there is nothing but baseball

      • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

        AMEN.

      • RudoWakening

        You mean best, Dwayne. Best.

        • Biscuit!

        • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

          He knows what he said.

    • Biscuit!

      They’re playing bas-ket-ball
      We love that bas-ket-ball

  • SpiralTap

    Fuck, why didn’t anyone tell me that there’s a new TalkNShop episode of Jericho’s podcast?

    Jericho drinking and shooting the shit with Gallows and Anderson with special guests Enzo & Cass is right up my alley.

  • Night

    What, it’s not Magaggie’s birthday?

    • Biscuit!

      I made a cake for you to ruin right over there!

  • SpiralTap

    Oh shit, there’s not even Cass.

    It’s just Enzo.

    Even better.

    • Biscuit!

      “About your chicken fetish…”

  • HartKiller_09

    Oh Puzder withdrew from nomination. This is such a shit show from top to bottom.

    • Biscuit!

      Why would you pick a guy whose company has been popped for wage theft the head of Labor? Literally any other department would have been less gross.

      • HartKiller_09

        Because he’s a bright guy? Tremendous pick? One of the best people and Trump only wants the best? Fake news?

      • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

        Well when you can get the former CEO of like the fifth biggest burger chain you can’t say no!

        • Biscuit!

          Also screw them for getting rid of their old menu. I liked the chicken and roast beef.

          • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

            Yeah they used to have Roy Rogers type stuff. They still have a Frisco Burger

          • Biscuit!

            Yeah, but now their burgers are too big. I prefer sandwiches that don’t require unhinging my jaw.

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      I’m smelling impeachment!

      It’s off in the distance, like a vaguely unpleasant scent you can’t quite place. But it’s coming.

      • HartKiller_09

        Oh it’s going to happen. This Russia thing isn’t going to go away because he says it should and it’s not going to be no big deal because he says it’s not.

  • SpiralTap

    I wish podcasts had chapter stops so that I could skip the plugs.

    • Night

      Are you crazy? And miss the messages about squarespace and stamps.com?!

      • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

        I’ve actually gotten $10 of free stamps from stamps.com trials, but not because of Jericho.

    • WWF1987

      Has anyone here ever bought something because they heard it advertised on a podcast?

      • SpiralTap

        I sure as shit wasn’t inspired by Jericho shilling Bouque.com just now.

      • That’s a hard no.

  • JosephM

    Hot Take: Ronan the Destroyer is one of the more memorable villains in a MCU film.

    • The only villain he’s more memorable than is the Dark Elf from the second Thor movie.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    WWF Metal is one of those weird shows in that while some people know about it no one can say they ever watched it.

    • SpiralTap

      I’m still confused by that show.

      Were Metal and Jakked the same thing or what

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Yeah, once we start getting into the C,D, and E shows I lose track.

        • JosephM

          WWF Afterburn!

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Good god! Forgot about that one. And there was WWE Experience at some point as well..

          • Big D Wangston

            Blast Off. WGN’s exclusive WWF show that lasted weeks.

      • What’s in the box?!

        They were, just different names for it in certain parts of the country for some reason.

      • Biscuit!

        Like Challenge and Cavalcade.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      I watched it every week. Was on Sunday afternoons in Australia, so I’d spend my afternoon watching the WCW Nitro replay (which was shown first on Saturday nights) and then Metal.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Huh! Well, I’ll be jiggered.

        • Buffalo Hopscotch

          Mind you, I went years with only having WWF Superstars as my only source of wrestling (which was on at midnight on Fridays), so when we finally got cable and had more than a clip show to watch, I watched EVERYTHING

          Was lucky in that the WCW/WWF shows never clashed. Raw was on Tuesdays, Nitro on Saturday and then a few shows like Heat and Metal as well.

    • I always liked the Saturday night shows but they all blend together.

  • SpiralTap

    Six minutes in and we already get Gallows’ Fink impression.

    I fucking love it.

  • Brian_Bayless

    BoD Smackdown

    Camp Cleveland vs. ComBo
    Mister E Mahn vs. TatR
    Dwarn vs. Aaron
    Biff vs. Shawn Mic Skills for the Million Dollar Title
    Peyton vs. Bonzai

    https://www.twitch.tv/brian82855

    • Biscuit!

      Get out the working boots, kid.

    • Oh I’d just love to grind my boot into that limey bastard’s face, but sadly I’ve got to go to bed. I’ll check the newspapers tomorrow.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Your match is next! The Canadian Dream vs. Squid Currency

      • Biscuit!

        Top guys do top guy things.

  • Phrederic

    Remember when the alt-pop stars were uglier than the mainstream pop stars?

    Now we have Grimes, Banks and Marina Diamandis as the alt-chicks while the mainstream is giving us Ke$ha and Sia.

    • RudoWakening

      You forgot Bethany Cosentino

      • Phrederic

        She’s attractive sure, but she’s not blow-away Hollywood hot.

        Marina Diamandis has one of the most insane bodies I’ve seen in my life. She has the body that creepy Hollwyood execs dream up.

    • Big D Wangston

      And super-heavyweight Adele

      • Phrederic

        Yeah, fucking Adele. Can’t believe I forgot her.

        Or Tove Lo. she’s not ugly or even unattractive, she has her…moments, after all.

        But the underground chicks blow the mainstream pop acts away in terms of pure physical hotness, it’s very bizarre.

      • Sexy Miz

        She should sing KO to the ring at WM.

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

      Swigga beer for Banks. She played a free show around here awhile back and I wanted to go, after seeing the “Begging for Thread” video in rotation at my store. Alas, couldn’t find anyone to go nor anyone to watch the kid.

      • Phrederic

        I was going to see her but that shit sold out in an instant.

        Ah well. Glad she’s doing well.

        Also, as great as she is, dunno if her live show would be super lit. By her own admission she’s a super introverted person and doesn’t really like the spotlight, she likes making awesome music.

  • Zoe Sandala is too hot for words.

    • Phrederic

      And sometimes she isn’t green or blue.

      • JosephM

        Sometimes (like when she played Nina Simone) they made her black.

        • Phrederic

          …little mean.

          • JosephM

            Oh that got a shitton of flack, I mean that had to actually darken her skin so she could play Simone. Yes she’s a woman of color, but it didn’t sit well with a lot of people.

          • Phrederic

            Hrm…that’s a thing.

            Obviously blackface has a whole bunch of problems with it.

            But if you want a guy to play Lincoln, you’re going to ugly them up.

            If a guy has a prominent schnozz or ears, you’re going to use prosthetics? Shouldn’t…skin color be the same as that?

            I get why people would be upset, but it’s the right call.

  • Bones

    Virginia is impressive. As in they have quite the ability to drag teams down to their level of crap and be somewhat successful.

  • JosephM

    Remember WWF Excess? A lifestyle/highlight/interview hybrid show on a 2hr block Saturday nights?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Vaguely.

    • Excess was the right name for it.

    • Big D Wangston

      The Insider part with Mean Gene was awesome

    • Roronoa FunkDoc

      They actually showed a match I requested via e-mail lol

  • Facts

    Watching Rio Bravo. Damn good movie. Wife sure does love her Shonda Rhimes programs.

    • Sexy Miz

      Too close to Dino Bravo for me to risk watching.

  • Brian_Bayless
  • Phrederic

    Shailene Woodley is another actress who I’m surprised got the big Hollywood push.

    She really doesn’t have…The Look.

    She’s getting these big juicy Next Big Thing roles while Alexandra Daddario is starring in a fucking…Bay Watch remake?

    I don’t get Hollywood anymore.

    • Brian_Bayless

      She was pretty good in the Descendants

      • Phrederic

        I didn’t check it out, my mom gave it a pretty bad review and I generally trust on her that sort of thing.

    • Night

      Shailene is a better actress.

      • Phrederic

        Since when has that stopped them before?

        And I would not know.

        I can’t get over how dumb she comes across in interviews.

        • Night

          That Baywatch remake has Rock in it. And the potential to be a huge comedy hit.

          • Phrederic

            Sure, sure.

            But I can’t believe some exec didn’t see True Detective and go “GET ME HER AGENT NOW!”

            Like, Lili Simmons has been in more shit than her.

    • She started on a stupid teen pregnancy show on the ABC Family channel that produced like no other stars.

  • Sexy Miz

    Linda McMahon was confirmed with large bipartisan support.

    Let that sink in: Linda McMahon was one of Trump’s BEST picks for his Cabinet.

    • SpiralTap

      There aren’t enough shots in the world to help me cope with that.

    • Biscuit!

      I for one lucked out. The new head of my agency passed 100-0 and actually has qualifications.

      • Phrederic

        What agency is that?

        • Sexy Miz

          The Department of Stuff Trump Doesn’t Give Two Shits About

        • Biscuit!

          Veterans Affairs. He was the deputy head of the medical division.

          • Phrederic

            I guess Trump fears fucking over Vets TOO much.

          • Biscuit!

            He has a hard-on for privatizing, but Vets generally oppose it. It’s best to take the L.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      [x] Not a Russian agent

      [x] Functionally literate

      [x] Hasn’t said anything stupid to the media in the past month.

      I kinda get it.

      • Sexy Miz

        She knows Nikolai Volkoff. Can probably sing the Soviet National Anthem if requested.

      • Phrederic

        She’s perfectly qualified for that sort of vanity pick.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    It’d be a pretty amazing twist if we learn, a few months down the road, that what HHH told Owens that got him to turn on Jericho was…

    “You could be a huge star, but I’m not going to allow it if you keep Jericho around. He’s getting too popular. Now, you can either go out there and take out Jericho yourself, or I’ll have Joe/Strowman go out there and do it for you. But they’re not going to take it easy on him.”

    • Phrederic

      Or maybe give Owens his own agency?

      • cabspaintedyellow

        I mean, I’d love it if HHH weren’t involved at all. But apparently, he’s got to have a hand in anything that gets over without him.

        • Phrederic

          Is Owens over at all?

          I think he’s in a fucking death spiral.

  • P.K.

    I hear that National Cunt day is happening on March 8…A bunch of stupid cunts are going to skip work that day and masturbate to pictures of Donald Trump..

    • You’re the best troll here.

      • P.K.

        What’s a troll?

    • Big D Wangston

      March 14 is Steak and Blowjob day

    • On National Pizza Day my work ordered pizza for everyone, so this day intrigues me.

      • Night

        Your work will order cunts for all!

      • Biscuit!

        Your PM is really dreamy.

        • Dude, I was just watching something about Ivanka swooning, but I got bored after 12 seconds and I didn’t see it.

          • Biscuit!

            I saw the photos and it’s hilarious. It makes me proud to be getting my citizenship.

  • ComBo seems like an Unlikely Duo.

  • SpiralTap

    Enzo telling the story about the genesis of his pre-match spiel.

    There’s an NXT taping, and Enzo has 4-5 months of experience. He’s kicking back, eating donuts, and Dusty walks in and says “Enzio (not a typo), got your gear? Go to the fucking ring.” Enzo went out and winged the whole “bada boom, realest guy in the room” deal.

    Cena was backstage, and Tyler Breeze turned to John Cena and said “who is this guy?” Cena replied “he and the tall guy are like a tag team in NXT promo class, but they don’t wrestle.”

    • He still only sort of wrestles.

      • cabspaintedyellow

        He really should just be a manager. It takes a certain kind of skill to pull a bad match out of Cesaro.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Some people are just born with the gift of gab.

      And some are put on this Earth to never wrestle.

      Enzo is the embodiment of both the sentences above.

      • Biscuit!

        All he needs to do is get his ass kicked and he’s the next Handsome Jimmy.

  • I don’t get the duck at the end of Guardians.

    • That’s Howard the Duck.

      • Phrederic

        I mean.

        I still don’t get WHY you’d want to remind people of that shit.

        • JosephM

          I like Howard the Duck. I mean, I was SEVEN when the film came out but still, I like that film.

          • Phrederic

            DUCKTITS!

          • JosephM

            WhooHoo

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Because the original comic was the best thing Marvel ever published.

          • Phrederic

            I think probably most people remember that goddamn movie.

      • cabspaintedyellow

        BY GAWD, THAT’S HOWARD THE DUCK’S MUSIC!

      • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

        No, it’s not.

        https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ca/Howard_the_Duck_screenshot.jpg

        THAT is Howard the Duck, and I’ll fight anyone who disagrees*.

        *I will not be fighting anyone who disagrees.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Howard is a gift.

  • HartKiller_09

    I’m feeling more confident the Trump/Russian whore/piss party stuff will turn out to be true.

    • What’s in the box?!

      Maybe they’ll leak it if he has to end up resigning just for shits and giggles.

    • I mean, at this point something has to give. The intelligence community doesn’t want to even share shit with him because they’re afraid the Russians will get it.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Lost in the shuffle of ridiculousness this week: multiple intelligence agencies confirmed portions of the Russian dossier. Nothing involving Trump, but numerous other portions of the report detailing meetings between various individuals. In other words, if the stuff about Trump & hookers is made up it’s likely the only part of that dossier that’s untrue.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I totally believe all of it. Everything but the whores has been confirmed.

  • Brian_Bayless

    The Cuyahoga Plunge!

  • Buffalo Hopscotch

    I’m not sure if I like Don Callis on NJPW World. I know he had the flu on the last show, but doesn’t do it for me yet. Maybe he’ll get better as he goes.

    • Biscuit!

      I like him a lot so far. He focuses on match story and isn’t as annoying as Corino.

      • Buffalo Hopscotch

        I’m sure it’ll get better if/when he and Kelly get more experience together. I did like Naito being pissed that Corino was gone though.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Hidden Figures was excellent

  • Brian_Bayless

    The ComBobulator !

  • Since Flynn is out of a job now, perhaps him and his son can open a pizza shop together that doesn’t have a child-sex ring in the basement?

  • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

    So I guess the new season of Archer‘s a dream season since Archer’s apparently dead/dying/in a coma.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Now, Mister E Mahn vs. TatR

    https://www.twitch.tv/brian82855

  • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

    Poor Sweet Dee, LOL. She’s not THAT bad.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I’ve never understood how Dee is supposed to be unattractive.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Physically, yeah I never got that but as a person she’s as bad as the rest of the gang.

        • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

          Yeah, but they make it sounds like you’d have to be insane/blind/drunk to want to bang her. It’s like the Peggy Bundy thing. I mean, she’s a lazy mean bitch, but Al shouldn’t need THAT much stimuli to want to fuck her once in awhile. If they’d gone with the original idea of San Kinison and ROSEANNE, then yeah, those jokes make a LOT more sense.

      • Buffalo Hopscotch

        It’s even funnier that it’s her husband calling her ugly too.

        • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

          And he’s gay now! It’s getting complicated.

  • Miko363

    “RUSSIAN” BOAT OUTSIDE CT IS A FAKE BOAT MADE OF UNSOLD COPIES OF LOSING NY TIMES! THOUGHT DEMS RESPECTED ENVIRONMENT! TERRIBLE!

  • Squid bastard.

  • RudoWakening

    Can’t stop listening to Angel Olsen’s newest album.

  • HartKiller_09

    The intelligence community is illegally leak information that also doesn’t exist! Fake news!

    • The irony of Trump loving Wikileaks when it benefitted him.

      • HartKiller_09

        I don’t know if complaining about these leaks while loving Wikileaks even cracks the top 5 Trump hypocrisies. If he’s talking he’s probably contradicting something he said.

  • Jackson Smith

    Been watching Starrcade ’97, just about up to Hogan/Sting. I like how we’d EXPECT WCW to get a lot of wins here, but naaaaah….it’s like Russo before Russo came!

    • mike

      The problem with so many stories tied to the nWo is that wcw wins early in the show might take away from Sting’s win. They painted themselves into a corner on that one.

    • What’s in the box?!

      Atleast DDP won the US title, 9 year old me cared about that one almost as much as the main event.

  • Bones

    I think that Tatum kid for Duke is going to be pretty good in the NBA

    • Jackson Smith

      Duke players being good in the pros, that’s a shaky proposition.

      • Bones

        He has a NBA-type body plus his game is more NBA than college.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I think Lonzo Ball is gonna be really good.

  • Biscuit!

    Mister E with his patented 80s offense.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Running double axe handle. Like the kids love to see!

  • What’s in the box?!

    Second match on Nitro I’ve seen between Regal and Benoit where Regal gets busted open by a headbutt from Benoit. He is gushing.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      Did they do the super zoom out “hey, we’re now watching from the nosebleed section” bit?

      • What’s in the box?!

        Not as bad as the first time it happened, the first one was unwatchable after they switched camera angles.

  • Jackson Smith

    Nick Patrick had his perm mullet looking ready to fly on this show.

  • Jackson Smith

    “[Hogan’s] face and persona is recognized on all seven continents.”

    I don’t think Hulkamania ever ran wild in Antarctica, Buffer dude.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      It was a very brief tour in 1986. Three days. They didn’t really draw a big house.

    • But did someone at one of the scientific stations down there ever see the Hulkster before heading south? I’d be willing to bet on “yes” just on numbers.

    • What’s in the box?!

      The alien from The Thing survived for years watching nothing but Hogan matches on one of the TVs.

  • That ref was out of position.

  • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

    Danny DeVito is a treasure, and I’m gonna be sad when he leaves us.

    • He’s a bald little man.

      • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

        YOU’RE a bald little man!

    • Jackson Smith

      It is a rare name actor who would agree to play Frank Reynolds and do and look the way he has.

      • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

        Oh, he absolutely does not give a shit and it’s great.

      • Buffalo Hopscotch

        From all accounts it isn’t much of an act.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      The way he says “whores” still cracks me up after all these years.

      Crazy that they didn’t want DeVito in the show originally.

      • Jackson Smith

        HUUUUUUURS

  • Jackson Smith

    We ever find out whose kid recited the Sting poem?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Turns out it was a young Shia Labeouf

      • What’s in the box?!

        But he didn’t scream YOU WILL NOT DIVIDE US

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          He hadn’t gone full crazy yet. Shit, we weren’t even at Even Stevens yet.

  • Son of a…

    I want a rematch.

    • Brian_Bayless

      At BoD Fastlane!

  • Brian_Bayless

    And there goes the undefeated streak!

    Up next, Dwarn vs. Aaron

    https://www.twitch.tv/brian82855

    • Bones

      Oh?

  • Jackson Smith

    Sting looks tanned and in as good as shape as that bodysuit can show off. I don’t get it.

    • What’s in the box?!

      “that’s not gonna work for me, brother.” that’s why.

      • Jackson Smith

        Exactly, LOL

        • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

          Hogan and his orange roid skin/body has no right to criticize how anyone on the planet looks. Fuck him.

    • HartKiller_09

      As a gym dickhead, he may not have looked as cut or muscular as he had in the past covering it with the bodysuit and showoff off his arms hid it. But I definitely don’t think he looked out of shape looking at him now. At the time I was just let down he was wearing the stupid bodysuit.

  • Jackson Smith

    That basic laser light show and Sting just walking down the aisle…man, Vince would’ve had some ideas to make that Starrcade entrance be awesome as fuck.

    • What’s in the box?!

      I always find it funny he just walked out to that match when everyone was expecting some crazy entrance.

      • Jackson Smith

        Especially pre-Owen, Vince would’ve had Sting at least ziplining down or something. Some big flying sequence, lol.

  • Tad Cooper

    Watching tonight’s NXT and… William Regal does not look well. Not being funny here, is he having health problems these days?

    • He was out sick during Takeover.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Apparently yes.

      I would honestly be devastated if Regal got seriously ill.

      • Tad Cooper

        Definitely… especially since the guy fought hard to get his life back on track.

  • Jackson Smith

    112 signs with Cartman on them…yep, it’s a wrestling show from the last boom period, all right.

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

      Yuck. I associate 98 wrestling with ICP and South Park. I’m not sure which is more cringe-worthy.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        ICP. South Park can still be good from time to time.

        • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

          I’ll take your word for that. I hate the show’s creators, and I associate the shoe with that era. And I’m over the foul-mouthed adult cartoons like that and Family Guys, especially now that I have young kids hanging around.

  • Biscuit!

    Time to show this spot wrestler how the pros do business.

  • Tad Cooper

    Tyler Bate coming out to a bastardized version of “Sledgehammer” is kind of cool…

  • The Professor

    Got back from seeing lego batman. Good movie

    • Tad Cooper

      Loved all the inside jokes… Will Arnett does an awesome job as the voice of LB as well.

      • The Professor

        i did like the fact that billy dee williams was two face

        • Tad Cooper

          Makes you wonder what would have happened if they went through with it in the live-action films rather than having Tommy Lee Jones do his bad Jack Nicholson as the Joker impression.

  • Tad Cooper

    I like the idea of defending the UK Championship on NXT. I think that’s a better idea than doing a full-on British show every week.

  • Jackson Smith

    “We’ve won Nitro back!”

    Good thing, Tony.

  • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

    Grubs.

    Grubs pizza.

    Baseball.

  • I did love Trump’s defense of “I’m a germaphobe” in regards to the hookers pissing on him.

    The guy with the extremely long awkward handshake, who slept around during the 80s without a condom, and bragged about grabbing women by the pussies and kissing them, is a germaphobe.

  • Jackson Smith

    Collar and elbow tieup…I can just hear the disgust in Austin’s voice now, lol. “This is a blood feud and you hate each other, UH UH!”

  • Biscuit!

    Slow down, kid! Learn to work!

  • Brian_Bayless

    Aaron working the leg to get this punk to slow down

  • Tad Cooper

    Percy is getting marginally better as a NXT commentator. Marginally. I suppose it helps to have Nigel on the panel and not mocking him mercilessly as Graves would. 🙂

  • What’s in the box?!

    Mongo hits Barbarian with the briefcase and wins?! Aren’t Samoans supposed to have hard heads?

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Now I have the Sting theme in my head.

    ……Why did we go with the weird Pride: Bushido entrance at WrestleMania!? That was so dumb!

    • Jackson Smith

      Why’d they go with a lot of shit vis-a-vis that match, lol….that match is one giant WTF from start to finish.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        The biggest WTF was when some bird managed to swoop down and lay an egg on the back of Sting’s head. When did that bird come into the arena?

      • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

        Because we needed to beat WCW once and for…the time being, pal!

  • Finishing Road to new begining tokyo… Anita being pissed that Corino isn’t doing commentary
    Callis: “I’m here to put you over…..lots of good things to say about you” !!

  • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

    Mac digging the stripper was great.

  • Tad Cooper

    The Brits getting a good reaction from the Full Sail crowd. As opposed to the slow death they would endure if they were doing this match on the main roster/RAW. See Also: Cruiserweights, The.

  • What’s in the box?!

    “I’ve been World champion more times than you’ve had pieces of ass, pal!” Ric Flair is the man.

  • Biscuit!

    I did what I could with the kid. High spot high spot high spot. Not ready.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Dwarn wins.

    Next, Biff vs. Shawn Micskills for the Million Dollar Title

    https://www.twitch.tv/brian82855

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      That rotten outsider fuck! I will wear Dwarn’s skin as a coat!

      • Biscuit!

        He’s sloppy and has no pace.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          He’s not one of us. He doesn’t belong.

  • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

    Okay, maybe Sweet Dee kinda deserves it, LOL.

  • ProjectBlue

    Really solid season so far (Sunny)

  • SpiralTap

    WWE is publishing a book called The Official WWE Book of Rules (And How to Break Them).

    Unless it includes the “one pinfall breakup attempt” tag team match rule, NO BUYS.

    • Tad Cooper

      Hopefully there’s a whole chapter on the Art of the Distraction Finish.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Holy shit, Dee just Oldboy’d that guy!

  • Jackson Smith

    Too bad Heenan wasn’t calling this one. He would’ve been good as the #1 Hogan hater in the world who had been proven right seeing the man finally go down in flames.

    Well, you would think that’s how it’d go, anyway. Speaking of which, Hogan wins clean, LOL

  • mike

    Watching CW battle royal to determine Jericho’s contender.

    Heenan: “I don’t even care about this match. I’m more impressed with Jericho’s introductions of the cruiserweights.”

    Tony: “Are you kidding me?”

    Bobby: “No, Kidman’s in the ring.”

    • SpiralTap

      Once again, I point out the cruel twist of fate that, in this age of podcasts, the greatest talker in the history of the business is alive and unable to speak.

      • I’m glad we at least got that goofy segment of him and Mean Gene trapped in the closet with Moolah and Mae Young.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          I like at Wrestlemania 17 when Bobby accidentally refers to Mean Gene as “Tony” during the gimmick battle royal.

          • I forgot he was there! Geez, what a difference three years made.

          • He said it wasn’t an accident he did it on purpose but admits it was a mistake to put Gene in the same breath as Tony

          • SpiralTap

            Heenan was on fucking fire during that match.

      • So true… in like I want to say 2002 he (being from Indianapolis) came back to town and hosted the local afternoon drive for our big talk station.. He read the weather read the news took callers it was great

      • cabspaintedyellow

        My heart weeps for the Bobby The Brain podcast we’ll never get.

        • SpiralTap

          He literally would never need a guest.

          But imagine him going on about Trump or some such nonsense, and Gorilla cutting him off with “WILL YOU STOP?”

          I legit wanna cry right now because that will never happen.

          • cabspaintedyellow

            Heaven will get it, and all the ads will be awesome.

            Like, in Heaven, NatureBox is a monthly subscription service that allows you to bang very earthy females.

  • Tad Cooper

    I like this Tyler Bate kid. I want to see a match between him and Gallagher at some point.

  • Jackson Smith

    Poor Hollywood. Got screwed by some WWF interloper!

  • mike

    Wow, Tony even know who some of these guys are.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Its NationWide!

  • “I don’t wanna go back in! I’m not a well man! I’m not well!”

    Classic Brain.

  • mike

    “He’s really catching on to professional wrestling, is the scouting report I got from Juventud Guererra.”

    “Yeah but the scout you were talking to does baseball.”

  • HartKiller_09

    “We’re going to bomb America!”

    “I plan to implement a big league 30% tax to any country that bombs us.”

  • Tad Cooper

    Bate vs. Seven for UK title a very good match on tonight’s NXT match. And Percy mostly shut the hell up during it, which was even better.

  • Buffalo Hopscotch

    Episode 174 of Raw is bizarre.

    Ross announcing Diesel and Razor Ramon are returning, hyping up Kurt Angle having a meeting with the WWF, Bob Backlund bringing back the Iron Shiek, Sycho Sid doing tug of war with an elephant.

    • SpiralTap

      Sid had a tug of war with Kevin Owens?

  • OK Shawn……redemption time

  • mike

    Man, I forgot Janetty was in this, and he went out with 10 guys left.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    In your opinion, at what point do spoilers for a piece of media become fair game? A year? Two years? Five? Twenty? Never?

    For instance, me saying that Dee pulled an Oldboy in the latest episode of Sunny is kind of a spoiler for Oldboy. But Oldboy came out fourteen years ago.

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      I have no idea what’s going on. Oldboy?

      • cabspaintedyellow

        The latest episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia that just finished airing shares a plot twist with the movie Oldboy.

        • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

          I saw the episode, just not familiar with Oldboy.

          • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

            And we need to stop typing “Oldboy”.

    • SpiralTap

      It depends on the likelihood of me watching/reading said media.

    • The Professor

      tv show 1 week (because next episode would have aired)

      movie 1 month (ones that would have already see it in theaters would have seen it already)

  • mike

    Aw, El Dandy is out.

    • SpiralTap

      El Dandy doubted himself.

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      Well, good for him, but the name was a dead giveaway.

  • mike

    Juvy gets Kidman out. Thought Juvy was walking away with this live.

  • I gave Shawn time to recover

  • mike

    THAT’s NOT CICLOPE!!!!!!!

  • mike

    God I get chills from that every time.

    • Jackson Smith

      Crowd going batshit for Dean Malenko? Is niiiiiice

  • Sorry I wasn’t around much tonight but they taped Modern Family live so I was pretty busy

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      Liar.

      AND you missed my sick burn. 🙁

    • The Professor

      that show is still on?

  • Come on Shawn..stop playing Marty and fight back!

  • mike

    Man, Tony doesn;t have a ton of great calls, but that was one of the best.

    • Biscuit!

      He had this one, which he nailed.

      • mike

        You rarely saw guys lay Crockett the fuck out like that, lol

      • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

        He sounds SOOOO concerned, LOL.

        Shit, you can almost hear the smile on his face.

  • SpiralTap

    Chris Jericho literally just said on his podcast that when Konnor was “sidetracked” for two months, Viktor was at his best.

    Guessing Konnor isn’t popular backstage.

    • is Konnor the fat one or the little one?

      • SpiralTap

        Konnor is the fatty.

    • Phrederic

      I…kinda like Viktor. Plus he has some Hart lineage so maybe Jericho is sticking up for his Canadian boy.

      And Konnor…considering his gimmick was once “I have a rat-face and ergo like cheese.”

      Yeah, methinks he isn’t popular.

  • Phrederic

    So, I dunno if people were talking about this here.

    But apparently the “kinky” shit in 50 Shades is actually tame as fuck (beyond the abusive/serial killer shit).

    Like, the big thing was a spreader bar and some pussy-eating before they got to missionary sex.

    Like…seriously?

    • Jackson Smith

      Yep, heard that. The “kinky” shit in those books is the most vanilla stuff involved in BDSM possible. It’s for an audience that thinks spanking is scandalous.

      • Phrederic

        I was hoping we’d get ridiculous fan fiction sex.

        Not…super tame “skimmed through Wikipedia’s BDSM articles” sex.

      • Haven’t read it. Won’t. Can’t be better than Story of O or Rice’s Sleeping Beauty series, or Exit to Eden.

        Besides, anything born as Twilight fan fiction should just go up in smoke.

  • Brian_Bayless

    And we have a new Million Dollar Champion!

    • Biscuit!

      Backstage politics.

  • Brian_Bayless

    And now, Peyton vs. Bonzai

    • Biscuit!

      Bunch of locker room lawyers.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Odd random cameo: Benioff & Weiss as lifeguards on the waterpark episode of Sunny.

  • Bones

    Wow Tatum is cooking UVA here

  • Why exactly am I giving Bonzia the rub tonight?

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Love?

    • Gay.

    • mike

      Add a nice tug.

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      His arms need the rest.

      • Grampa…can I sit on your lap?

        • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

          • That a yes or a no?

          • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

            I plead the Fifth.

          • as in a fifth of booze?

  • mike

    Lol, Bill Dundee vs some geek named Ken Raper.

    Yes, Raper.

    • SpiralTap

      That has to be a typo.

      • mike

        They’re straight up saying Raper on commentary.

        • Heel?

          • SpiralTap

            Unless, he’s a gringo, he can’t be a face

          • Well, Raper kinda screams heel.

    • Biscuit!

      Leatherface!

  • What’s in the box?!

    Rockabilly finally changed his look a bit, he dyed his hair brown! Totally didn’t remember that. Also, from having worked with him for a few months and getting to chill with him, Scorpio deserved better than being Flash Funk.

  • mike
  • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

    The Captain Sisko/Jake Sisko relationship was so awesome.

  • mike

    LOL, Dundee beats Raper with Lawler’s fistdrop.

  • Thanks for the tune up match booker man

  • Jackson Smith

    Watching Jericho/”Goldberg” from Fall Brawl ’98 now. Hmmm, doesn’t SEEM like the fans are cooling off on Goldberg any by that initial reaction to his music…

  • mike

    Lol then Dundee puts on Lawler’s crown.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    Well, all the trouble I went through yesterday was for naught, because I’m pretty I’m shitcanned.

    And really, if I’m not that basically says all that needs to be said.

    • Sorry sir.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        I’m not fucking sorry, why should you be?

        Oh, LOL at “Hossen-Daaz” Like, I’m pissed I didn’t think of that.

        • Neither did I. Basscase here did. Really seems obvious though, doesn’t it?

          I don’t know the story behind said shitcanning, but that’s ok. I just hope it works out for you.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Well, it’s still up in the air.

          • TELL THEM TO MAKE UP THEIR FUCKING MINDS ALREADY.

            fuck.

            😉

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I know, right? One day I’m getting a raise, next day I’m getting fired? The fuck?

    • Phrederic

      What the fuck happened?

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        Just lost my shit. Again.

        • Phrederic

          I mean…there are other restaurants.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            No shit. Which is why when the bartender got mouthy I slapped him and said “I’ve forgotten about more punk ass clowns that would kick your fucking ass that you’ll ever meet, you fucking faggot!”

            For the record, I regret using “Faggot”. Not one of my proudest moments, for sure.

          • Phrederic

            …yeah I’d probably fire you too.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            For slapping him or for the gay slur?

          • Phrederic

            Slapping, if half of what I’ve heard about kitchens is true, if you fired somebody for a slur…they’d be empty.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Oh, everyone hates this little prick, I just did what everyone else wanted to do.

          • Phrederic

            Hey, I’m sure your reasons were just.

            But if you don’t fire a dude for that…that’s a nasty lawsuit waiting to happen.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            It was a light open hand slap. Like, the idea was to clown him, make him look a bitch if front of a bunch of people, not cause any injury. If I wanted to actually hurt him I would have stabbed him or smashed his head with a Labbat’s bottle or something.

          • Phrederic

            Regardless…I believe that technically is assault.

        • Phrederic

          Either way, it’ll work out.

  • SpiralTap

    Maybe it’s actually Ken “Rapier” Wit and the gimmick was lost in translation?

    • mike

      Maybe he likes rape

      • Well, who doesn’t?

        • SpiralTap

          The victim?

          • What’s in the box?!

            Except in sixteen candles.

          • Gotta break some eggs to make an omelette.

            (JOKING. I do not support rape. Just sayin’)

          • SpiralTap

            lmao holy shit

          • Just kinda came to me.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Well, that’s good. Supporting rape is definitely a bad thing, I think we can all agree on that.

      • SpiralTap

        That’s why I listed it twice.

  • Night

    What’s a battle?

    • Biscuit!

      He said “what’s that rattle?” There must be some pipes rattling.

      • I think it’s the sound of Bonzia’s broken ribs when he tries to breath

        • Biscuit!

          I hear he’s having a few removed. I didn’t ask why.

  • maybe bones and I should fight tonight… I almost worked up a sweat

  • mike

    Jimmy Hart can cut a damn promo

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Arrow time

    Parental advisory warning? I think thats a first for this show

    • are you ok to watch it after that beating?

      • Biscuit!

        He’s an expert in beating.

        boom

        • Brian_Bayless

          Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig Nasty!

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Youre just keeping my title thats all. You may have beaten me in the Chamber BUT IT DOESNT MEAN ANYTHING YET

    • Phrederic

      DIdn’t they say they’re doing a gun violence thing?

    • Gene Parmesan

      Warning…A Very Special Episode about to air.

  • Biscuit!

    Huh. Now what’s that say under your hand there?

    Oh, it’s an unrelated article.

  • Brian_Bayless

    The Papa Elbow claims another victim

    • uh..this sounds waaaaay too close to fisting.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Hey Thea, you still exist.

    • Phrederic

      Her booty still exists.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        The rest of her could use some curves

        • Phrederic

          Why ruin a good thing?

  • The Rabid One

    Hey you know that Suicide Squad… Yeah part 2 is gonna add an extra dose of crazy, if the rumors are true.

    Mel Gibson may direct part 2

    • This sounds kinda like I may not eat ice cream tomorrow. It’s possible, but not likely.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      Yeesh. If he trying to get back into someones good books with that move?

      • The Rabid One

        Imagine if he saves the DCEU

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I still take this with a Vision sized pinch of paprika

      • The Rabid One

        You may have to eat some spicy chili, if it happens. Considering WB desperation, anything is possible.

        • Buffalo Hopscotch

          Maybe they’re doing a Affleck “Please for the love of God, try to save us and we’ll give you whatever you want for your next movie”

  • Bones

    #LOLDUKEWINS

    They’re picking up some steam

    • RedStorm

      Pussy K left at the perfect time and came back at the perfect time. Great win against UNC, but none of the other teams are good or as good as people thought.

  • btw, a fucking Culver’s has BOGO concrete mixers (like blizzards) between 2p-5p during the week.

    I mean, what am I supposed to do? NOT buy two large for the price of one?

    C’mon now.

    • Brian_Bayless

      #HOSSDEALS

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Culver’s sounds good. I would like a messy burger right now.

    • a fucking Culver’s near my job is doing this. not sure if they all are.

  • Gnight BoD.

  • RedStorm

    So when did we start pretending Oakley was a great player? I’ve even heard “all time great”. Holy hyperbole Batman!

    • He was very good… great is pushing it… all time is crazy talk

      • RedStorm

        All it takes is very good current basketball players to praise him and everyone acts like he’s top 15 in NBA history. I don’t think he was ever a top 5 player on his own team.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      Maybe if you’re talking about just the Knicks, but NBA wide? Nah.

      He’s more reputation nowadays I think. A good player, who was a fantastic enforcer, but there were plenty of more skilled players than him.

      • RedStorm

        Melo, Ewing, Clyde, Willis, LJ, Debusschere, Earl the Pearl, Bernard King, Bill Bradley, Oakley. I would put all of those guys ahead of him. But I guess he’s top 10.

  • What’s in the box?!

    Furnas and LaFon use the excuse the fans aren’t behind them for them not having a lot of success thus far, could they have sounded like bigger losers? Goons!

  • ok later gang gonna finish my NJPW show before bed

  • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

    So if the new Daniel Tiger is Daniel Striped Tiger’s son, who’s the mother? Lady Aberlin?!?

    • Gene Parmesan

      Henrietta Pussycat?

  • Also maybe do some pushes and run a few miles since I thought I would have had a workout tonight but Bonzia couldn’t even get me winded

  • Bones

    NC State doubled their effort against UNC from the first time.

    Bad news is they still lost by 25.

  • mike

    Different wrestlers give predictions for LAwler/Dundee – Morton says “I seen both guys wrestle both ways.”

    That means heel and face, right?

    • Biscuit!

      Scientific and rule breaking.

      • mike

        Ah. Thought morton let slip on that one.

  • mike

    Fuck, Prime just had the one Memphis from 83. They’ve got a ton of 86 though. I see Bam Bam and the Blade Runners on the covers, though.

  • Buffalo Hopscotch

    The debut of Barry “The Stalker” Windham here against TL Hopper. Not sure what the idea of this character was.

    • Biscuit!

      A plumber.

      • mike

        Dusty’s dad?

      • Buffalo Hopscotch

        Yea, but like, why? I just can’t understand the point here? He’s a plumber who wrestles? OK…And?

        • Biscuit!

          Most likely Vince saw Tony Anthony and thought “plumber”.

          • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

            Or Vince was faced with a large bill after Earthquake and Typhoon visited the house during a company BBQ.

          • Biscuit!

            “DEAR GOD TUGPAL!”

          • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

            “Did…did a HUMAN do this?!?”

        • Topher0820

          Vince was into guys with regular job gimmicks in that period for some reason. There was Duke The Dumpster Droese too

    • Roronoa FunkDoc

      And then Stone Cold blew the whole gimmick up when he did guest commentary for one of his matches and said, “Oh please, that’s Barry Windham in camo and facepaint!”

  • What’s in the box?!

    Rocky v Owen, Bulldog and Bret are on the stage and Davey Boy gives Rocky a thumbs down as he walks out lmao

  • congrats to Biff on the weight loss.. looks like he lost about 25 pounds…of gold and diamonds

  • Phrederic

    Zac Farro is back in Paramore…that is somewhat surprising given that their last interaction was basically him signing a letter calling Hayely a fake Christian and a maniacal mastermind using the band to start her solo career.

    Of course, it’s been like 5 years.

    • RedStorm

      Unless they only play All We Know and Riot….NO BUYS. Interesting that only one of the brothers came back, and they’re still just a 3 piece, and she doesn’t play anything.

      • Phrederic

        I was a fan of their most recent album.

        And…she plays the crowd like a fiddle. That’s worth more than an instrument.

        • RedStorm

          I don’t mean that in a negative way at all. I’m just saying they’re only a 3 piece and only 2 play instruments. Maybe they can use a drum machine like in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

          Brand New Eyes was good, but their self titled wasn’t good to me.

          • Phrederic

            I appreciate that they weren’t trying to remake their old shit.

            And they got Zac Farro back, so they have a drummer and a guitarist.

            They only need a bassist…technically she does play bass.

          • RedStorm

            I just read the story. So bizarre, he announced he’s only recording the album and nothing else and the band announces he’s back full time.

          • Phrederic

            Huh…contract stuff maybe?

            Cause…like…why do you give a fuck about having him play on your album if he’s not going to tour?

          • RedStorm

            This band has gotten so bizarre. Every person that leaves either has a horrible falling out or a lawsuit filed.

            It almost seems like he doesn’t wanna tour and they got pissed and announced it to make him look bad if he says no.

          • RedStorm

            Also, they have 3 touring musicians who only play the live shows.

  • Brian_Bayless

    New Observer is up

  • congrats to my best friend Shawn McSkills

  • What’s in the box?!

    Jerry Lawler calls Owen the most underrated star in the WWF, JR agrees and there’s a few seconds of silence before Vince talks, Vince didn’t sound too comfortable.

    • SpiralTap

      Clear evidence that Vince pushed Owen to his death.

    • Phrederic

      Well, why would he be?

  • Brian_Bayless

    Meltzer went ***** for Naito vs. Elgin

    • Biscuit!

      It was a superb match. They’re on a roll with high-quality mains.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      Fair enough. I’d have it at ****, but not ever bothered by people rating matches differently.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      I find it REALLY hard to believe that anything involving Elgin is *****.

  • Bobby

    Did The ComBo win tonight?

    I’m kinda upset that after all these weeks, I’ve only seen me wrestle once. You’ve gotta throw these on youtube, Bayless.

    • Brian_Bayless

      You won

      • Bobby

        2-0 as a team. Whoever the tag champs are better be watching their backs.

  • Topher0820

    FINALLY THE NETWORK HAS NATIVE CHROMECAST SUPPORT ON IOS

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      …yay?

      • Topher0820

        It means i can finally watch the network on my bedroom TV

  • Brian_Bayless

    From the Observer:

    “I don’t know when or how extensively at this point, but the plan right now is that Angle will be doing at least some wrestling in WWE. He would have to pass a physical, and obviously at best it would be very limited”

    • Phrederic

      …that’s getting pretty close to what it’d take to stop me from watching WWE for a while.

      • SpiralTap

        Yeah, the thought of one of the best ever lacing up his boots just grinds my gears to no end.

        • Phrederic

          It’s the thought of letting a man die in the middle of the ring.

          • greaterpower99

            I agree with you there. I’m a fan of Angle but he needs to put his health first.

        • Phrederic

          And lol at Angle being one of the best ever.

          • SpiralTap

            Ok, now I know you’re fucking with me, bucko.

          • Phrederic

            I’m not at all.

            I think my primary rep on this site for a long time was my dislike of Kurt Angle.

          • SpiralTap

            I don’t show up often enough outside of night threads, but I’ll make note of this.

          • Phrederic

            I was the guy who really liked ADR and really didn’t like Kurt Angle.

          • Bobby

            Well that’s just fucking terrible.

          • Phrederic

            Believe me, I got roasted a lot for that.

            I have my reasons.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            You had a rep? I just figured you just materialized during a live watch and never bothered to fuck off.

          • Phrederic

            I am a figment of your imagination.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            All of you are. I created all of this.

          • Phrederic

            I’m going to take over.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            No you’re not. There are three of me and one of you.

          • Phrederic

            Yeah, but which is which?

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            They all blend together until I start talking

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        What would it take for you to quit.? How can we get you out of pro graps tonight?

        • Phrederic

          If WWE cleared Daniel Bryan to wrestle.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            That’s it?

          • Phrederic

            Not the only thing.

            Gotta be honest, Bayley winning the title on Raw is putting Raw women’s division on the skip list.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Eh, we’re almost there.

          • Phrederic

            If Owens leaves Mania as champion…

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      Temperature in Hell today: 25°C.

  • What’s in the box?!

    Rocky is so hated the crowd pops big for Owen beating him, just three more months and he’ll come back as a heel and it’s all history from there.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Meltzer on Emmalina:

    “Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that the Emmalina idea was dropped because WWE producers after rehearsals felt she couldn’t pull off the character, which was supposed to be a throwback to Sable or The Kat, which is notable given that’s the exact opposite direction it appeared the division was going. You could argue it’s a step backwards in time that doesn’t fit, or it’s WWE trying to use women to not just appeal to the fan base into women’s wrestling but the fan base into selling sex. The reason for the long delay before her debut is they really wanted her to do the character so kept giving her more time to get it down, before finally giving up on it with the claim she wasn’t committing hard enough to the role and they just decided to let her be the heel Emma character she had been doing before she had back surgery. The word we get is the story is accurate”

    • Biscuit!

      Good for Emma.

    • Phrederic

      So she just goldbricked them into getting what she wanted?

      …either that’s brilliant or she’s going to be doing a six month jobber tour and getting fired.

      • RedStorm

        She’s not new, she should know how petty the E is.

        • Phrederic

          Remember her getting fired for shoplifting?

          • RedStorm

            She should know how lucky she is to still have a job. And also know how they can be fickle.

          • What’s in the box?!

            I remember her on the Edge and Christian show and them making a joke bout it, it was pretty funny.

    • Bobby

      What exactly was Sable or Kat’s character?

      • Phrederic

        TITTIES!

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      Emma is about to get splattered by Nia Jax and sent back to the beach

  • Biscuit!

    I’d really like NJPW World to get a Roku channel.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    The fuck is going on here? Soccer has 11 guys, right? Why do I only have 10?

    Oh yeah, one of my guys got red carded and ejected.

  • simonbanks420
  • Brian_Bayless

    Meltzer’s EC Ratings:

    Mojo/Hawkins: **
    Becky/Mickie: ***1/4
    Crews & Kalisto/Ziggler: *1/4
    Tag Team Scramble:*3/4
    Nattie/Nikki:**3/4
    Orton/Harper:***3/4
    Alexa/Naomi: **1/4
    EC Match: ****1/2

    • SpiralTap

      Seems about right.

    • Edward M

      Reduce everything by about 1/2 star and I’d agree.

  • Phrederic

    Man, all you guys that think Angle is one of the best ever…did not watch is TNA run.

    • What’s in the box?!

      He had some good matches there.

      • Phrederic

        With some of the best wrestlers in the world.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      I don’t. He was decent, but like a GOAT? Fuck no.

    • SpiralTap

      You could say the same for Ric Flair.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        I’ve always thought Flair was extremely overrated.

      • Phrederic

        Flair had more than 5 good years in his career.

    • Bobby

      His prime rivals anyone’s in both character and work rate.

      People get old and their skill set erodes. It happens to everybody.

      • Phrederic

        …no.

        • Bobby

          To which part?

          • Phrederic

            First line.

    • greaterpower99

      Admittedly I’ve never really followed TNA, but from what I’ve seen his matches there were frequently on a par with his WWE run.

      • Phrederic

        His matches with Joe and AJ?

        • greaterpower99

          Mostly yes. But also good matches with Sting and Christian, and even a shockingly decent one with Mick Foley in ’09, i think. I’m sure there’s others, but like I said I never really followed TNA.

          • What’s in the box?!

            His two matches with Desmond Wolfe were damn good, and he had great chemistry with Jeff Hardy too.

          • Phrederic

            Christian was basically TNA’s Shawn Michaels during his time there.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    REALLY? I have to play with 9 guys?

    This shit is rigged.

    • What’s in the box?!

      How do you keep getting red carded? Or did someone get injured?

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        I dunno. Like, don’t really know soccer.

      • RedStorm

        Probably either double yellows or just awful slide tackles.

        • What’s in the box?!

          That’s what always happened to me whenever I played FIFA, so lame.

          • RedStorm

            I once got a red in FIFA for going up for a header. I lost.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          One was a double yellow, yes.

  • SpiralTap

    Reply to this post if you’re a tardy magoo who doesn’t think Kurt Angle is one of the GOAT so that I can block you and your useless opinions.

    Maynard is exempt because he’s Maynard.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      This smells like a trap. Also kinda like carp.

      • SpiralTap

        BLOCKED

        • Bobby

          But if you blocked him, then how will he know?!

          • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

            Or care?!!

          • SpiralTap

            DAMMIT BOBBEH YOU SPEAK ENGLISH

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Eh, that’s fine. Without Shelton to keep us bonded you are just some guy I see from time to time arcing ropes about SmackDown.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      “One of” like in the top 20? Sure. Not in Top 5 discussion though

    • Biscuit!

      You can’t block the Snapfam.

      • SpiralTap

        Dang.

    • Phrederic

      For an American who wrestled in WWE in the early 2000s he’s one of the GOATs.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Angle hit 4-stars or better with a lot of people, but I wouldn’t put him in a GOAT discussion

    • Night

      He’s one of the best all-around performers there ever was. There wasn’t one facet of pro wrestling he wasn’t great at.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Absolutely. He was great. Not a contender for GOAT though

        • Night

          If injuries and drug problems hadn’t damaged his longevity, he would be GOAT.

          • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

            No doubt

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      A lot of the matches he hit **** with were with people that regularly hit **** themselves.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Yeah, but that’s not a knock on him.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          No, not at all. He never really had the chance to carry someone shitty.

        • Phrederic

          No.

          He’s good, not great.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Just like, HBK or Benoit could carry me and you to ****. So having a good match with them isn’t really impressive, ya know?

          • Phrederic

            Exactly.

            As soon as he left WWE and wrestling Shawn, Benoit and Eddie, his psychology went to shit.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Well, he went to TNA.

            In a way, you kind of have to give Angle a pass on this. HBK had great matches with Sid and 90s Taker. Maybe Angle could have carried terrible guys like them to ****+ matches too, but he never had to try.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Somehow this statement makes me clamor for a Kurt Angle/Sid match.

          • Phrederic

            Half of genius is putting in the work.

    • He hit four stars consistently and “got it” faster than anyone else. It certainly helps that he debuted during the peak of WWE’s popularity, but he took every opportunity presented to him and made it work.

  • SpiralTap

    Yeah, what the fuck happened to Shelton?

    • Phrederic

      Real Shelton?

      His shoulder got fucked.

      • SpiralTap

        No, I mean poster Shelton.

        • Phrederic

          Oooh.

          I have no idea.

          I miss the dude though.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    So did they really think Eddie & Rey were going to repeat their Havoc 97 performance at WM21? Was that the plan?

    • What’s in the box?!

      Rey’s mask had other plans.

    • SpiralTap

      Anyone who thought that needs to be shot in the forehead.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      They couldn’t even pull it off at World War 3 and that was like a year after that match.

      • What’s in the box?!

        A month after, but yeah, it was impossible to top it.

    • Night

      Rey and Eddie in WCW were far different performers than they were in WWE.

    • Edward M

      It was certainly a possibility if Rey didn’t choose the world’s worst mask. On paper, it should have been a fantastic match.

  • johntcole

    Tyler Bate vs Trent Seven was really good. Seven would look better without the gut though.

    • Mordecai Jones

      I think the tits and chub give him something unique. He’s a weird blend of sumo wrestler/old school rassler/average IWC dude

  • johntcole

    Looking at that Kassius Ohno hype vid tonight, boy are people who haven’t seen him yet going to be surprised with how he looks now

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Covered with tats and a eunuch?

      • johntcole

        Something like that

      • SpiralTap

        That would be preferable to him being a fucking hambeast.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          He’s fucking Lena Dunham!?

          Wait…Misread that.

          • johntcole

            Maybe he’s trying to cut weight now, hopefully

      • johntcole

        oops

  • RedStorm

    These announcers for the Knicks/Thunder are horrendous. They’re just hangin from Melo’s nuts and just stumping for him like crazy.

  • Edward M

    The Emmalina character would have worked if they made it very obvious she was only getting opportunities for acting slutty and all the “real” women wrestlers are annoyed. A throwback character to the old Tits and Ass days could actually make a good contrast to today if she was an entitled heel.

    • SpiralTap

      Yeah, I’m not really understanding how the gimmick didn’t work out.

      But SmackDown would’ve made the character work. Just sayin’.

      • RedStorm

        Apparently she just mailed it in.

        • Phrederic

          Which I think is her gaming the system.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Yeah. That gimmick didn’t have a place, but they keep all these other randoms employed?

      • Biscuit!

        They already had Eva Marie.

        • SpiralTap

          Isn’t she done with WWE?

    • Phrederic

      That was Summer Rae in NXT.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Have y’all seen the new ad for SuperCard with weeping Ric Flair?

  • Night

    That move where his tag partner, like Edge, tosses Rey to the top rope where he ranas a guy off it is one of the craziest tandem moves ever.

    • What’s in the box?!

      Such a great near fall in that match against Benoit and Angle.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Man, if that Rey-Eddie match delivers, then WM21 is even more of an all-timer

    • LScisco

      Rey ruined that match with his constant mask adjustments

      • SpiralTap

        I have literally zero use for Rey’s entire WWE run outside of Batista murdering him for his heel turn.

        • Fester

          this

        • Mordecai Jones

          Misterio contra Los Yakuza on Smackdown was good times. Very overlooked series with Tajiri. Deserves looking!

    • Edward M

      The problem with WM21 is both the world title matches were letdowns. What made that even worse, is both the world title matches had fantastic rematches on B Show PPVs that followed it. Too bad those matches weren’t on the PPV. A Rey-Eddie match that delivers, along with the Cena-JBL I quit match and HHH-Batista Hell in a cell (and don’t forget Angle vs HBK) would give WM 17 competition for greatest PPV of all time.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Plus Money in the Bank

    • What’s in the box?!

      Their match at judgment day was pretty great, if that happened at WM along with the two main events delivering, we’d have the greatest WM of all time.

    • greaterpower99

      I maintain that it’s a pretty good match, even with the mask adjusting.

  • RedStorm

    Knicks were up 20. They’re down 15.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Holy shit lol

      • RedStorm

        It’s impressive. They were up 20 in the first and down 2 at the half.

    • LScisco

      That’s what James Dolan’s “slave mentality” does to the players -Draymond Green

      • RedStorm

        James Dolan – asshole. Charles Oakley – asshole. Draymond Green – asshole.

        Nothing to see here.

  • What’s in the box?!

    What are some matches between two good wrestlers that for some reason never clicked? Booker T and Christian immediately pop up to me. Never seen them have a good singles match together.

    • LScisco

      HBK-Hennig comes to mind immediately for me. SummerSlam ’93 was a big disappointment for that pairing

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Shawn Michaels and Mr Perfect

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Jericho-Edge

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      HHH-Angle was good, but not great, considering the level of performance from both guys at the time

      • What’s in the box?!

        Oh yeah, 2000 Triple H should have had an all time classic with Kurt.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Instead he had to wrestle a punch drunk and retarded Angle due to that stupid table spot.

          I am sure they fought a bunch in 2000, I only remember SummerSlam.

          • What’s in the box?!

            Their match at the Rumble in 2001 was also disappointing, better than Unforgiven, but nothing great.

    • Phrederic

      Joe-Misawa

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Holy hell! That happened in Ring of Honor, right?

        • PeteF3

          Joe-Kobashi was in ROH and was a pretty great spectacle. Joe-Misawa happened in NOAH and…I haven’t seen it, but I haven’t heard it pimped anywhere as anything good.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Oh. All that jive bleeds together to me

          • jabroniville

            From what I think Manjimortal said, the crowd laughed at Joe’s offense, because in Japan, the only guys who directly copy moves (like Joe does) are Comedy Wrestlers. Might have messed up the mojo in the match.

          • Phrederic

            Right, Joe is basically a Misawa cosplayer.

          • jabroniville

            Plus he uses the Kawada kicks and stuff. In the West, it’s a lot more common to just swipe iconic moves, though even THEN they usually don’t copy current wrestlers (RKO/Diamond Cutter).

          • Phrederic

            The only exception is like…everybody using the figure-four back in the day.

    • PeteF3

      Stan Hansen and Jumbo. The matches were good, but considering those guys might be 1-2 in the history of great workers, never transcendental.

    • Edward M

      Orton and Cena, they have had about 30 chances, but end up having the same *** match every single time.

  • Phrederic

    Speaking of Emma…how strange is it that the first ‘wave’ of the new generation of women’s wrestlers is already kinda…gone?

    Summer’s out forever with an injury. Paige is trying to get fired and Emma is…a weird dinosaur act.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      She’s a lizard lady now?

    • LScisco

      Emma didn’t get a really strong push, though, so I’d say there’s still time for her to do something.

      • RedStorm

        I don’t know if she has much time left.

        • Phrederic

          Back injuries are kind of clock starting, y’know?

          • RedStorm

            Injuries are a bitch.

      • SpiralTap

        Ema died the second they teamed her with Santino.

        Fucking idiots.

        • What’s in the box?!

          She redeemed herself in NXT with the heel turn.

          • SpiralTap

            Oh yeah, she was great teaming with Dana, but she broke her back or some bullshit, and RIP Emma.

    • SpiralTap

      Summer wasn’t a part of that because she was always ass in the ring.

      • LScisco

        Loved her as a manager for Fandango

        • SpiralTap

          Nope.

          Original Fandango dancer or bust.

          • Phrederic

            Ann Dango.

          • SpiralTap

            I would kill my mother to be with Ann Dango.

      • Phrederic

        She was NXT’s top woman heel.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      ” Change is the only constant in life.”

      • Phrederic

        War…war never changes.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Is there even the slightest possibility whatsoever that Emma didn’t just bomb the Emmalina character on purpose so she could go back to being Evil Emma?

      • Phrederic

        …yes?

        She could also be very bad at acting.

    • Edward M

      Paige is trying to get herself fired, so they end up making a movie about her. It’s like WWE is Office Space.

      • jabroniville

        They’re weird that way. It’s like she’s Carlito or Del Rio- some people they just LOVE and will push endlessly, even as they actively don’t want it.

  • LScisco

    At least the women’s division has turnover

    • SpiralTap

      It’s Takeover, not Turnover.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      I’ll turn over Becky and put it in her butt.

      • Phrederic

        *high five*

    • jabroniville

      Yeah, except that shit works like Logan’s Run.

  • What’s in the box?!

    One thing I will give credit to Todd Pettengill for is his voice overs for video packages were great.

    • LScisco

      He was great in his role

    • jabroniville

      He is a radio guy. As a “hype guy” he came off as a nerdy little weirdo, but a good radio voice is great when it’s just your voice.

  • SpiralTap

    Drinking and listening to Prince is the best way to celebrate the one year anniversary of the one time I had alcohol poisoning

  • What’s in the box?!

    Austin stuns Taker, stands over him talking shit and gets choke slammed, damn, that was fucking awesome.

  • Jackson Smith

    And to bring the day full circle, Sam Bee tonight used the “itty bitty ting, it’s not the same!” Vanilla Ice clip to mock Paul Ryan’s flip flopping on just about everything to support anything Trump does.

  • RedStorm

    LeBron says “better him than me” about Love’s injury. And then rolls both ankles on one move.

  • PeteF3

    Random-ass PTW just uploaded to Youtube…

    Gorilla: “Do you have any clue what tonight’s feature bout is?”
    Heenan: “Sure I do. It’s Hercules against Fred Sanford.”
    “NOT FRED SANFORD! The Junkyard Dog!”

  • What’s in the box?!

    And Stone Cold becomes the first of many people to get thrown off the stage, hell of a ending to this Raw.

  • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

    Dean Ambrose comes across on Total Divas like equal parts badass cool and best bro that you’d putz around town with on a Saturday night, bar hopping and stuff.

    Daniel Bryan comes across like the biggest hippie to ever hippie.

  • RedStorm

    Jimmy Butler to the Celtics will put the Celtics over the top. I also think the Raptors and Wizards could legit beat the Cavs in a series.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      Not sure about the Wiz, but Raptors could, though it’d be hard to do in a 7 game series.

      Butler to the Celtics would certainly make things interesting. Bulls management don’t seem to be huge fans of Butler after all the shit they’ve supposedly pulled on him.

      • RedStorm

        I think Ibaka is an underrated x-factor in that series. He pulls Thompson away from the basket and makes him completely useless.

      • RedStorm

        And the Wiz 100% depends on their jump shooting. If they’re on they could win 4-1 4-2 but if they’re off it could be a repeat of that Magic-Hawks series a few years ago where it was like 86-42 going into the 4th

    • Jackson Smith

      Gonna make me really sad to lose Jimmy Buckets.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    Also, hooked my weed man up with the Rican, and this fucking asshole shorted him on 6 grams.

    I am BEYOND fucking pissed about this. Never mind I now owe the Rican like 60 bucks, but I put my name out there, and not only is this man gonna drag ass to get there, he’s gonna come with a short bag? Nah, homie. The Rican said “You know where he lives, right?” Yeah, I do, get the gun, I’ll pay for the bullets.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I just got an eighth of some fine shit. I wanted a quarter but fuckers don’t listen sometimes and my more steady quarter provider is in Mexico on honeymoon or some shit.

  • Biscuit!

    “Your old meat made me sick!”

    “I’m so sorry. Please accept this five pounds of frozen shrimp.”

    • The Great American Beard

      *sniffs* “This shrimp isn’t frozen! And it smells funny!”

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Lol you guys werent kidding about Arrow being a Very Special Episode, but still as well done as it could for a show like this.

    Onto Sunny!

  • jabroniville

    Holy shit- just changed my cable so that I’m paying less. But, like, WAY less. Saving sixty bucks a month now. It’s at the point where I’m a bit stunned I didn’t do this before, but the cable company (Shaw, in Canada) has a deliberately shitty website that makes it hard to navigate or find out what you’re losing.

    But seriously, those savings projected outwards are like 720 bucks a year. And I’m only losing the channels I never watched.

  • SpiralTap

    205 on the live stream.

    It’s weird how the 30-day defense limit only applies to cruisers.

    Swann missed like, what, three weeks, and had to vacate the title?

    Racists.

    • JimbobJones

      I think it’s “Weightists”

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    This fucking guy…

    “I’m gonna fuck him up!”
    “Nah, your concern is stopping me from killing that motherfucker.”

  • Bones

    Tomorrow is my Friday so there’s that.

  • jabroniville

    Heh, I sent Scott a question asking why Mabel got so many chances in the WWF/E. Then 20 minutes after sending I went “oh shit- he was Taker’s friend, wasn’t he?”

    But even THEN he got a lot of shots. More than Henry Godwinn did.

    • SpiralTap

      BONE STREET KREW 4 LFE

      • jabroniville

        I thought it was Back Stage Krew.

        Either way it was Taker being a weird Biker Cosplayer. Such a weird thing.

    • The Professor

      he was huge

      • jabroniville

        Yeah, but so were plenty of guys who didn’t get so many shots.

        I mean, I was a HUGE Mabel fan. Bigger than anyone on this site, I would bet. But… he was clumsy. He hurt people. He was a failure as a top heel. MOM sucked. Viscera was a Jobber. And yet… he had probably an eight year run combined. Lasting through the New Generation AND Attitude AND 2000s Eras in wrestling. That’s a long goddamned time, especially compared to a guy like Yoko.

        The only way I could really figure it was that he was a huge guy who could bump and was willing to job. So he lost a LOT, but guys tended to look pretty good whupping a 500-lb. guy’s ass.

  • Phrederic

    GOAT wrestling shoot?

    As a sleeper I’ll put Luke Gallows on Art of Wrestling.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      I’ve only ever watched one in full, the Eric Bischoff interview in 2014

      • Phrederic

        Luke Gallows is super fucking funny.

        His story about getting into wrestling was gold.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    *randomly remembers Bucky Larson: Born To Be a Star and starts screaming in terror*

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    For no good damned reason I am gonna look at my PS3 trophies. It’s gonna take forever to load and I am pretty sure I only have like, twelve.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I have over 1,100 right now lol

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    “Protesters get up at DNC forum in DC, demanding Perez “commit to supporting primary challengers” against Dems who vote for Trump noms.”

    Wouldn’t this include Bernie since he also voted for Trump nominees?

    • LScisco

      Sounds great. Drive out the moderates and Blue Dogs.

      GOP did this for several cycles and it screwed the party in 2010 and 2012 when they lost races they should have in places like Indiana, Missouri, and Delaware

      • The Professor

        but they won huge in the 2010 primaries

        • LScisco

          They took back the House but they didn’t win back the Senate. The GOP could have had 55+ Senate seats at this point if they didn’t lose winnable races in those 2010 and 2012 cycles.

        • Biscuit!

          Going super far right hasn’t hurt them yet.

        • Phrederic

          Because the lefty Dems shat the bed.

      • Biscuit!

        They lucked (kind of) into Mr. Trump, whose manic insanity tapped into crummy Rust Belt people.

        • LScisco

          Yeah that’s the way I view it. I don’t think any of the GOP’s contenders would’ve beaten Hillary this cycle. The media hyped Rubio and Kasich but would’ve turned on them quickly like they did McCain in 2008. Sad state of affairs, really.

          • Biscuit!

            Kasich and especially Bush would have been eviscerated and we’d just have someone even more compromised and insane than Mr. Trump in the future if we’d had a normal candidate this time. This revolt was coming.

      • The Professor

        I really wish there was a centrist party. I cannot vote for the far left or the far right

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          Democrats aren’t far left, not even close. Not even in California.

          • The Professor

            LOL ok

          • Napoleon Blownapart

            My cousin works in democratic politics in the Bay Area. I can say this statement with near 100% certainty.

          • Jackson Smith

            Dude, Hillary Clinton was the Democratic nominee in 2016. Because of THAT I can say with certainty the Democrats are quite far away from “the far left party.”

          • Phrederic

            Yeah, Far Leftists don’t quibble over public housing being an option or endorse capitalism…at all.

          • Phrederic

            Far Left is Communist.

          • The Professor

            so is far right nazi/fascism?

          • Phrederic

            Monarchist is traditionally the right in the historical right/left paradigm.

            Fascism has some leftist components of it. Namely being populist and espousing ideas of equality (between one ethnic group, the Nazis were meritocratic to any Aryan German).

          • Apropos of nothing, fuck Charles Maurras with a rusty garden trowel.

          • Phrederic

            Might be into it.

            I’ve read a fair amount of the philosophical backings of fascism…generally pretty shoddy stuff.

          • Jackson Smith

            No kidding, but some people really did buy that “Hillary’s a liberal” nonsense.

          • Phrederic

            That’s for sure.

            As long as you’re arguing for capitalism having a positive role (even a small one) you are not Far Left.

      • Jackson Smith

        They ARE still in power. Granted, they had to wait another six years to pick off McCaskill, but hey.

    • Biscuit!

      David Shulkin passed 100-0. Primary everyone?

    • Jackson Smith

      More like a crosshairs on Munchin and those like him.

      And honestly, after the horror show of Debbie, we need to get away from these centrist Third Wayers.

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        If the Democrats successfully primary Manchin in West Virginia, they will lose the Senate race. We need to pick and choose our battles.

        • Jackson Smith

          That’s the only concern I have with it – finding a candidate who could actually replace him. As soon as we could, though…

          And the drama around Perez just circles around not wanting another Debbie.

          • The Professor

            so if he votes with democrats 2/3 or 3/4 of the time, isn’t that good enough?

            Eventually you have members of each party just beholden to the party and not to the voters.

          • Jackson Smith

            It depends on what he’s voting against. Having to strip the public option out of the ACA because of jackoffs like him is monumentally frustrating – and then a bunch of those Blue Dogs lost anyway in the next cycle. So agitating.

          • LScisco

            Some of those Blue Dogs lost because they were primaried. Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas is a prime example.

          • LScisco

            Newt Gingrich once said that if you want to be in the majority you are going to have a diverse collection of ideas and people won’t always agree. He said when you look around your caucus and everyone thinks/votes the same that is when you are in the minority.

          • The Professor

            very well put

            Look at the democrats in 40s-70s; they had control of congress for the vast majority of that time. However, on vote roll calls, they had to separate north and south democrats

          • LScisco

            Ha at the idea of a far-left liberal ever winning West Virginia

          • Jackson Smith

            I’m not asking for a liberal, just someone a leeeeeettle more left than that guy.

          • LScisco

            Democrats just need to re-embrace the 50 state strategy Howard Dean used. Republicans need Susan Collins and Murkowski. Without them they’d be in the minority. When Snowe left they immediately lost that seat to Angus King. GOP needs some liberal members out of the Northeast (a wasteland for them) and Democrats need some conservatives out of the South

          • Jackson Smith

            Of course, Dean worked very well as DNC head. Then we got Debs and her pal who wouldn’t campaign in Wisconsin.

          • LScisco

            Obama is really to blame for a lot of the Democrats problems. Unlike Bill Clinton, he never tried to build up the DNC and he operated his own campaign outfit and thought he was above it. He should’ve replaced DWS as DNC chair WAY before the election when liberals called for it but did nothing. Part of me wonders if he intentionally sabotaged Hillary to be honest.

          • Jackson Smith

            I certainly wish he had put in his own apparatus there. The last part though, of course not – he didn’t want to turn over the most important job in the world to this buffoon.

          • Phrederic

            Obama also won the Dems a bunch of seats when the party moved with him.

          • LScisco

            Not exactly. He had coattails but his coalition never transferred to another candidate. If Obama wasn’t on the ballot his voters never showed up.

          • Phrederic

            People also ran away from him.

          • Napoleon Blownapart

            Or florida. There’s talk of primarying Bill Nelson. Bill Nelson!

          • LScisco

            Insanity. I like Bill Nelson since he’s a big NASA guy.

  • About a week ago, I referred to LSU Basketball as a dumpster fire. I may need to revise that.

    Maybe “chemical spill”. Maybe “the Exxon Valdez”. Maybe “Chernobyl”. Dumpster fire is too optimistic.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Bleh ep of Sunny up until the ending, which was fucking great

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      Boy, when you’re wrong, you’re wrong all the way.

      From your first cigarette to your last dying day.

    • Curtis Williams

      I’ll let it slide. They were bound to run into a wall with how fantastic these eps have been

  • jabroniville

    Anyone ever sell comics before? You ever get better than a pittance for them?

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Comics are one medium where I’ve always preferred the movies/tv shows to the books.

    • RedStorm

      I’ve sold gaming systems, games, CDs, and books, but never comics. I like to hoard all of them.

      • jabroniville

        Yeah, I just felt like making a little bit of money off of stuff I know I’ll never read again. It seems wasteful to keep them around, especially if somebody else might get something out of them.

      • jabroniville

        My brother gave me his Xbox years ago, and I’ve hoarded it in a corner ever since. I should sell that.

    • Rick Poehling

      I manage a comic store. What do you want to know?

      • jabroniville

        Just curious as to what most people pay for random comics. The local used bookstore gives 25 cents per book.

        I’m not sure what my nearby comic shop will give, but they were pretty clear on just maybe looking at some stuff and giving me store credit. They initially said “no”, but I guess once they realized I was a regular and actually there, they started looking into it.

        I’m planning on selling a few runs, but new stuff isn’t worth much. Oddly, a Suicide Squad #1 that I gave away for nothing has sold for tons on eBay- apparently it’s the only recent comic that’s worth something.

        • Rick Poehling

          I normally recommend Craigslist or eBay if we don’t buy them. My shop’s focus is on pre-70s superhero stuff; that’s the goods. Most in-print stuff is either turned down or given bulk rates at best, for the simple fact that old comics are a pain in the ass to deal with.

          It’s kind of like this – we average about one to two long boxes that people try to sell us per week. We’ll cherrypick the good stuff and bulk out the rest, and the bulk rates are pretty harsh, something like a dime to a nickel per book. The reason behind that is simple – if we take in the books, we have to have an employee process them, which means checking against inventory to see if we need it, then it has to be bagged, boarded, and filed. Anything else either has to go to storage or to the quarter bin. All of that takes time and labor, and we factor that in.

          Back issues are the biggest losers in comics. Everything good comes out in Trade Paperbacks anyway nowadays, so selling the individual issues past sell date is tremendously difficult. I’ve long been an advocate of not buying back issues at ALL outside the very specific stuff that sells, because all it does it tie up labor for almost zero reward, but the owner is an old-school comic guy who wants to carry back issues, not thinking about the strain that it puts on his resources. We have one full-time guy who works a full 8-hour shift on Saturday who only focuses on replacing back issues, and he’s been behind for months.

          You come into the shop with New Mutants 98? I’ll buy it. You come into the shop with the entire New Mutants run minus 98? I give zero shits. Comics are all about very specific issues where significant stuff happens. The rest of them are recycling material. Sell what you can to the shops, then sell the rest on Craigslist for a quarter apiece.

          For said good stuff, you should be demanding between 40-60% of the book, depending on what it is. I’ve even gone to 70% if I know for a fact that the book is an easy turn and I don’t have to put any work in selling it. Amazing Spider-Man #300 is a prime example of that; I can pay what I want for that book and sell it within a week of getting it every single time. So I’ll buy it every single time.

          Hope that helps a bit.

          • jabroniville

            haha, yeah, I actually have that NM issue, as part of a near-complete set I bought one time. I wonder if I should try and sell THAT, and just make up the “lost issue” in a trade? It’s probably not in anywhere close to “mind” condition, though…

            Nice info, otherwise. I imagine the best back-issue sales are from inconsequential, non-famous runs from years ago, or else “big milestones”. Especially in this economy, nobody wants to be buying 20-dollar ’80s comics. It makes sense that the local bookstores will take them, because they literally just grab the comics and shove them in longboxes, with no attention paid to boarding & bagging.

            The local store was a bit weird. I emailed them about my comics, then phoned them two days later, and got nothing. It wasn’t until I actually showed up that they actually explained what they were willing to buy, and they went from “nothing” to “yeah, bring some of that in and we’ll see”, even though I wasn’t pushing them. Very peculiar.

          • Rick Poehling

            Yeah, we run into that a lot. Comics were heavily overprinted in the 80s, and we always get dudes who come in and are like ‘these comics are 30 years old!’ expecting that they’re getting thousands of bucks. When we explain what’s going on, they’re a bit disheartened.

            You hit the nail on the head with regards to back issues, though. Indie stuff like, say, the first prints of TMNT or Johnny the Homicidal Maniac always have huge premium prices because they’re actually rare. It’s the random books that throw people – guys who see that Incredible Hulk 181 is worth a couple thousand dollars, for example, and assume that everything from that era is worth that kind of money. Of course, 181 is the first appearance of Wolverine. New Mutants 98 is the first appearance of Deadpool. ASM 300 is the first Venom. That’s the type of thing you need, big significant stuff.

          • jabroniville

            Had my mind blown when I randomly saw a local shop was selling NM 98 for 400 bucks. I was like “I OWN THAT!!!” Just part of a massive collection I got. It hadn’t been taken care of, and I just keep it in the giant grab-bag I bought the set in- two gigantic bags of comics. Granted, I was raised in the early ’90s of comics, when shit became worthless, so I never thought anything I owned would be worth money.

          • jabroniville

            Haha, I should mention that the closest store to me became infamous when Mal Reynolds was treated rudely by staff, and called all the Browncoats on the store. It was hilarious to me, because the owner he raged at was an INFAMOUS prick, prone to raising prices on everything and then running around making sure people didn’t read more than one page of the book.

            How harsh are you on the “Byrne Stealers”?

          • Rick Poehling

            Is that a John Byrne reference? Because I’m not sure that I know what you’re referring to.

          • jabroniville

            Sorry, I assumed that was common among store owners. Byrne once said that anyone who reads a comic in a store without paying for it is a thief who “stole” it. So fans who did that started jokingly called it “Byrne Stealing”.

            Some are harsher with it than others. The guy in Warp One (the one called out by Reynolds, who’s a local Edmontonian) was infamous for doing it if you read for even 20 seconds. One store lets you do it non-stop. I once got overzealous reading an FF issue and got kicked out of the Comic King in West Edmonton Mall (“Time for you to GO, buddy- I don’t appreciate you coming in here to READ for twenty minutes”).

            The best employee at the local Wizard’s (my store) says he doesn’t care, so long as you don’t, like, SIT DOWN and start reading through trades (which folds the covers).

          • Rick Poehling

            I have never, ever kicked a customer out of my store for reading unless it’s closing time. I know that guys do it, but it makes absolutely zero sense to me – comics need to be read in the first place to make someone a fan of the medium, so I can’t imagine people who actually do that. Yeah, if they’re damaging the books, that’s a problem, but most of the time, I want them to read away. 9 times out of 10, they’ll buy something.

            The entire industry gets a bit too uptight about things sometimes. And John Byrne is a douche.

          • jabroniville

            haha, glad to hear it. I was in my early 20s when I got booted out of that store, and kind of smirked at the guy and played it off all douchey, though I was pretty annoyed about it for a while.

            I think it switched owners a few times, changing to those CLASSIC “comic book guy” types (overly-loud, laugh uproariously at everything remotely funny in a Cartoon Network show, eat smelly, sticky-hand-making food while handling books), before it lost its location to the casino in the mall.

            And yeah, I agree- I’ve read a TON of books at the local bookstore. I only ever collected “Fables” because I Byrne-Stole a whole trade there once- I promptly BOUGHT IT and then bought the entire run as it came out. Reading through the books is how I find out if I’ll like it… it’s actually when I DON’T read them that I get disappointed- I’m still annoyed about the second run of Wolverine & The X-Men (after Aaron left)- I left the book too long without reading it, and when I finally sat down and plowed through all twelve issues… it was awful. Something like 60 bucks down the drain for a terrible book.

          • Rick Poehling

            Dude, I’m glad to hear you read Fables, because I think that it’s the best book that Vertigo has put out since Preacher and it’s one of my most reliable sellers. If I can get a customer to March of the Wooden Soldiers (4th trade), then I can keep them hooked for pretty much the whole run.

            Our shop intentionally tries its hardest to appeal to kids and families, because the owner had a bad experience much like the one you described with a comic book guy and it drove him nuts. We always have free comics for kids just for that reason.

          • jabroniville

            Yeah, Fables was AWESOME for a long time. I REALLY think it fell off a cliff during the last couple of trades, though. Especially the random Snow/Rose war. And I was PISSED that they ended the Beast that way. But overall, it was excellent.

            Did your owner get booted out of a store for reading, then?

          • You and Rick seem like pretty knowledgeable comic guys, are there any like, comedy comics out there you’d recommend?

          • jabroniville

            Hmm… Archie has been pretty fun for the Waid run. Deadpool generally gets a lot of laughs. Going a bit older, Jason Aaron’s Wolverine & The X-Men was a funny superhero comic.

            I don’t read a lot of straight-up comedy unfortunately.

          • Rick Poehling

            Chew. Just ended its run. Image book about a guy who’s a detective and also a Cibiopath, which means that he gets memories and images from things that he eats.

            You can probably see where that goes. Book is funny as hell.

            Sex Criminals, also by Image, is more serious but still really funny. I think it’s the best book currently being published. It’s about a girl and a guy who can stop time when they orgasm, and they use that ability to rob banks to save a library. It’s fucking awesome.

          • I think I’d be more interested in Chew than Sex Criminals, but I’ll keep an eye out for both.

          • Rick Poehling

            Sex Criminals isn’t for everyone, mostly because it takes sexuality both seriously and not seriously at the same time. They’ve introduced other characters who can do the same thing, one of them being asexual, one being into Japanese tentacle porn who can create a fairy, stuff like that. But beyond the silly stuff, the book is tremendous at paying heed to its characters; noone really gets drawn like a porn star, for example, as they seem to know that the material is too salacious if they don’t take parts of it seriously. Being in Nebraska, for example, limits my customer base on that book, but I like so much about it that I push it anyway.

            Also, there’s I Hate Fairyland (or Fuck Fairyland, if you want the mature version) by Skottie Young that’s pretty popular. Not my cup of vodka, but I know guys who get a kick out of it.

          • Are these two closer to manga-style or more…Western, let’s call it?

          • Rick Poehling

            Sex Criminals is very hyper-realistic, the characters are drawn as such. Fairyland is much more in the comic book style, big and loud and colorful.

          • Rick Poehling

            I think that Bill had some issues with the Toyland stuff that he never recovered from; at that point, we started the long circling back to Snow and Rose being the focal point of the book, where I always felt that the strongest parts of the book were the big ensemble he had to play with. And the Camelot arc to end it was definitely sub-par compared to the rest of the series, for sure.

          • jabroniville

            Which issues with Toyland? I remember finding most of it boring, until the “big reveal”. THAT part was good. But spending a whole trade on two kids was a bit odd.

            But yeah, it had a GREAT supporting cast. Flycatcher, Riding Hood and Boy Blue were awesome. My favorites were actually Beauty and the Beast, who were a TREMENDOUS Bickering Married Couple. I loved how he was all demure and kindly, and she was kind of a snarky, constantly angry woman. Yet they were totally Fairy-Tale-Love-Story. It was unique.

          • Rick Poehling

            It was a boring story, and trapping Therese in Toyland wasn’t my favorite thing in the world. It felt like Bill ran out of ideas and just decided to leave her there, but not before Dare bought it to ensure that more hell rained down on Snow’s family.

            I had a friend who literally stopped reading the book after Boy Blue’s death, because Blue was his favorite character and it upset him too much. I loved King Cole, mostly during the arc where Charming ran for mayor. Flycatcher and Riding Hood is probably my favorite love story in the book, to be honest. And Gepetto vs Frau Totenkinder when Gepetto comes to Fabletown is awesome as well. Oh, and Cinderella the secret agent.

            Man, I like that book.

          • jabroniville

            What happened with Frau & Gepetto again?

            I loved when King Cole suddenly glad-handled the Arabian Knights people and showed his skill. And how Snow scolded Charming for thinking being Mayor was some easy job. She pointed out that while she had the skill and talent, Cole’s were just as important. He had PEOPLE SKILLS.

            Plus the time Snow scolded Bigby for his whole “it’s all about MONEY with that guy…” thing. She carefully pointed out that EVERY government needed money, and that you couldn’t run anything without it.

          • Rick Poehling

            Just their dynamic when Frau scolded him for trying to do magic, stuff like that. I missed her when she left after the Mr. Dark fight, honestly.

            Cole was a great administrator, something that they put forth in the book a bunch after initially making him kind of a bumbler in the early issues where Snow did all the work. Charming finding out that being Mayor involved actual work in fulfilling your promises was great, especially after he promised glamour spells for everyone up on the farm and then couldn’t deliver. Stuff like that totally worked for me.

            How did you feel about Jack? I kind of hated him, a lot.

          • jabroniville

            Yeah, I wasn’t enamored with him. I liked him as a pain in the ass antagonist, and how he got humiliated a lot (like when the Beast came and took all his Hollywood money, then turned into the Beast just when Jack taunted him- “Or maybe I’ll just sit the fuck back down”). But the “Jack of Fables” crossover was AGONIZING, because I don’t like him as a protagonist. That whole thing seemed fucking pretentious as hell, way too metatextual for its own good. Meta comics NEVER work for me.

            And the whole “hey let’s just sit out all of time and then rework reality into what we want it to be”? Bleh.

          • Rick Poehling

            Oh man, the Great Fables Crossover. I had such high hopes for that, and it ended up being one of my least favorite arcs the book ever had.

            Almost forgot – Hansel being a witch serial killer and an envoy of the empire. I loved that stuff.

          • jabroniville

            Oh yeah, that was fun. I was really disappointed that they eventually just stopped adding to the cast. THAT is the kind of thing that can keep a book going. Granted, it would be a bit weird to suddenly have everyone act like they’d known these guys all along, but there were all kinds of random “hey, look- it’s _____ from the Homelands!”

            And what the fuck was with that bit where Ali Baba or whatever left Charming in that cave? It seemed telegraphed that he’d had Charming killed, but they never went anywhere. Dude just later popped up in “Fable Ladies” or whatever it was.

          • Rick Poehling

            I didn’t even want Charming to come back. He died a hero during the war, as Sinbad related the story. I thought that was a tremendous way to go out, but they did bring him back in ‘Fairest’, so whatever.

          • I remember doing something similar with video game strategy guides back in the days before the internet was commonplace.

          • jabroniville

            Yeah, I used to do that too. Even for games I never played. I remember reading an SF/SNK Strategy Guide, and an impatient Asian kid asked (in a very thick accent) “Are-you-going-to-BUYIT?” I gave the thing to him, and he presumably bought the thing.

          • A buddy of mine got kicked out of a Funcoland because the managers noticed he was writing down cheat codes on a piece of paper he’d brought in with him.

          • jabroniville

            Heh. I remember in a bookstore where a manager came up to a guy doing something like that. He had this awkward “We, um, are happy to let people read things in the story- but, um, note-taking is not a thing… that’s supposed to be happening”.

          • Rick Poehling

            Also, condition matters a LOT when you get to the premium books. For example, the New Mutants 98 can range literally in price from $150 to $700, solely based on how good a shape it’s in.

          • jabroniville

            Hm, I got it out now. Nots ure how to grade it, but the cover’s got some “spottiness” on the whites (like from the black ink of the comic in front of it, whatever you call that), and has that “bend” when you put too many stapled comic books next to each other in a tight space. Plenty of issues have some graininess from the page sitting next to them, if not a near-reflection.

          • Rick Poehling

            Had to tell without seeing it. Even if it’s in rough shape, so long as the corners are relatively sharp (a lot of 80s & 90s books had a problem in that area), the staples are tight, and the cover looks good, it’s no less than at least a hundred bucks. People are eating up anything Deadpool with a goddamn spoon.

          • jabroniville

            Oh, I was gonna mention- eBay isn’t a good bet, since I’m Canadian. Nobody wants to pay our shipping prices, especially on just a couple of books.

            The guy recommended I wait a few years to sell the Hickman’s run of Avengers for the purpose of selling a complete run, since it’s not very old yet. I was just kinda like “… but I want to get rid of it NOW…” It was a pretty “meh” book, all things considered. Some bright spots, but not a big thing.

            I wonder how the local stores are doing, too- there are PLENTY in town, and I almost never see them go out of business, but I doubt they’re swimming in money. They seem to do better on Magic cards than comics.

          • Rick Poehling

            I run the Gaming department in my store in addition to buying comics here and there (My official title is Gaming Manager, but I’ve been there for 10 years so I pretty much get to do what I want), and Magic and Pokemon are still going strong after all these years. It’s pretty amazing.

          • jabroniville

            From what I hear, Magic went down for a bit… then WOTC got off their asses and essentially revolutionized the push, focusing on younger kids. Because amazingly, getting kids into the stuff raises their prospects.

          • Rick Poehling

            That’s relatively accurate. It’s always been the leader of the CCG industry outside of a few years where Pokemon was king, but they definitely refocused on what made the game work and got out of what didn’t. I still play in tournaments myself.

    • Unless you’re selling at a convention, you’re almost always guaranteed to make pennies on the dollar back.

      • jabroniville

        yeah, I would imagine. The local bookstore is essentially “50% store credit, 25% cash”, which nets 25 cents a book, since they sell them for a dollar. Comic shops seem to make very little money, so I imagine they won’t just funnel cash your way.

  • RedStorm

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping was way funnier than it should have been.

    • Phrederic

      So was 21 Jump Street.

  • Curtis Williams

    “God dammit Frank, you shot a woman!”
    “Who cares?”

  • Rick Poehling

    ““It’s about super serving our most passionate fans, and one of the things we have learned is they will consume just about everything we throw at them,” said Chief Strategy and Financial Officer George Barrios.”

    Translation – more Roman Reigns is coming, because fans are stupid. Got it.

    • Phrederic

      HAHA I LOVE IT MAGGLE!

  • Curtis Williams

    lol at Mac smiling thinking Dennis was going to kiss him

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      “Just say GI Joe, why do you have to make up a fake name?”

  • Does anyone actually LIKE Dick Vitale? Like, anyone outside of his employers?

    • P.K.

      He’s awesome baby!!

    • RudoWakening

      Nope

  • P.K.

    Brook Lopez is the first NBA player to make 6 three point shots and have 8 blocks in a game…

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      And most importantly

      NOT A QUEER

      • P.K.

        Agreed

  • Jackson Smith

    “Who do girls want to have sex with more than anyone else?”

    “Jugglers.”

  • Jackson Smith

    Sweet Dee’s never been hotter after doing something that awful, lol.

  • I’m interested enough in that movie Get Out that I want to know what happens in it, but I’m not sure if I’m all the way interested enough to actually go see it or that level of interested where I’ll read the Wikipedia article about it for the plot.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      Someone is still up?

      • Shit, it’s only 1:52 am here. This is like my 7:30 pm for regular folks.

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          I am fucking seething right now.

          • About your hookup fucking over the Freakin’ Rican still?

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Yeah. Like I’ve said in the past, word is bond and shit, ya know.

            I put my name out there and got FUCKED.

          • I don’t know how loyal you are to your weed guy, but that’s some “I’mma take my business elsewhere” shit. That’s fucked up if you were trying to get some new business for the guy and he goes and screws over the potential customer after you stuck up for him.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I thought he was my boy and he did me dirty as fuck.

          • I mean, if nothing else, there’s apparently a surplus of weed going around up there, I just don’t understand why a guy in that game would piss TWO people off who partake in that product when there’s probably a shitload of competition they can go to and seem like pretty frequent customers.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Dude… The Rican was like “You know where he lives, right? Cause I’m gonna fuck him up.”

            No, you’re giving me a ride over there, and I’m gonna fucking murder this asshole, he’ll be fucking dead six times before he hits the fucking ground.

            I can’t even remember that last time I was out for blood like this. I guess my stepdaughter’s father, but that might even not count as I’ve never actually met him in person.

          • There’s only two (well, three) people I feel that way about.

            One, if my ex-girlfriend’s husband puts hands on her, I’mma go on a one-man Crusade on his ass.

            The other two are Mrs. C’s parents.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Well, ask my stepdaughter why I have an issue with her father. But grab a seat, it’s gonna take a while.

            And Mrs’ Cs parents, yeah… I’ve never met them or her, but I’d take a shot. And I’m not talking about liquor.

          • Weirdly enough, her parents live LITERALLY in the next town over from my mom’s family up in Maryland. What bums me out is that my mom’s family would be way more accepting of Mrs. C despite being pretty much 100% Catholic than her own parents. Her cousins and such would understand, but not her parents.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            My mom has absolutely HATED any chick I’ve ever dated. Except for he chick from Syria, oddly enough.

          • My ex’s parents HATED my ass until I stopped dating their daughter. They’ve actually been pretty sweet to me since then. In hindsight, considering I was High School Dave at the time, they were right to want her with somebody better.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            For some reason my mom and my brother DESPISE my ex-fiance. And her mom fucking hates my guts.

          • At the time, I felt like heel DDP.

            YEAH, I’M A NASTY, GRIMY LOOKING ASSHOLE AND I’M WITH THIS GIRL! I OUTKICKED MY COVERAGE, HATERS!

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I get why my brother doesn’t like her, like she pisses me off and fucks off, and he’s gotta clean up the mess. And they are not people persons to begin with, so it’s pretty understandable that they don’t like each other. I don’t see what problem my mother has, but she’s like 18 different kinds of crazy anyway, I gave up long ago trying to figure that shit out.

          • jabroniville

            Why?

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Got fired (maybe) and got fucked over big time.

          • jabroniville

            That sucks. What got you maybe fired?

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Just generally being pissed about my job. Oh, and I bitch slapped the bartender and called him a faggot.

  • jabroniville

    Wow, just cut my cable down from 184 to 121 bucks without taking away anything I liked. Of course the company made their website as hard to get through as possible, so I had to ask for help, THEN phone them to get everything hooked up properly.

    Just a minor downgrade in connection speed (I don’t download stuff often enough to make it worth it), and I axed all of my superfluous channels. A 25 dollar base fee for TV, plus about 7-8 extra channels.

    • Who’s your provider?

      • jabroniville

        Shaw Cable in Canada. We have a very big lack of competition up here, meaning everything’s about the same price. The federal government FINALLY forced the companies to offer “a la carte” options for TV, and “pick and pay” channels, so you don’t have to buy giant bundles for everything. As I never watch MuchMusic, Nickelodeon or whatever, it works fine for me. I downgraded 64 dollars and missed NOTHING.

      • jabroniville

        What options do they have in your neck of the woods?

        • Not many. We have, depending on where you live exactly, Charter, which was kinda crummy, Knology, which was pretty good, and Bright House, who we have now and has been awesome. Very few outages, and they handle cable, internet, and phone (my parents live outside of their cell phone coverage, so they actually need a landline) pretty well, AND they’re great about sending technicians on schedule.

          Now, they’re a bit pricey, and they don’t have a la carte cable pricing, but I’m willing to pay for channels I don’t watch for that level of service. Aside from that, you have to go satellite and that’s MAD expensive here.

          • jabroniville

            Oh yeah? How much do you pay for their service? 184 is apparently CRAZY here. I think I was paying for an outdated “cable set-up” that I didn’t realize was so behind the times.

          • I’d have to look at the bill to know the exact number (my girlfriend handles the bills and such), but it’s a lot closer to $100 a month here (in Alabama).

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    Lie awake in bed at night, and think about your life, do you want to be different? Try to let go of the truth, the battles of your youth, because this is just a game. It’s a beautiful lie, it’s a perfect denial…

    • Sexy Miz

      DESTRUCITY IS WHEN YOU MAKE A TRUCE BETWEEN YOUR DESTINY AND YOUR REALITY! IN ITS DESIGN, DESTRUCITY REPRESENTS A CONSTELLATION EXISTING IN THE HEAVENS WHICH SYMBOLIZES THE “EIGHT DISCIPLINES” BY WHICH WARRIORS CHOOSE TO LIVE THEIR LIVES. BROUGHT TO EXISTENCE BY THE DESTINIES OF THOSE WILLING TO DIE FOR THEIR BELIEFS, BROUGHT TO EXIST AS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE LIVE BY BELIEF IN THE EVOLUTION OF THEIR HIGHER SELVES-CONSTANTLY EVOLVING TOWARD A COMPLETION OF THEIR CHOSEN DESTINY-ALL WITH STRENGTH IN THE DENIAL OF “SYSTEM BELIEFS”-THE VERY BELIEFS THAT AMPLIFY DIFFERENCES IN AND CREATE RIGHTS, WRONGS, JUDGEMENTS, AND OPINIONS OF PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS. SKRONK!

      • Rick Poehling

        I love you, Miz.

        • Sexy Miz

          SKRONK!

  • Sexy Miz

    The most valuable skill you can teach yourself is the ability to toletate bullshit.

    • HOT TAKE: This is what college teaches you more than anything else.

      • RedStorm

        This is what college used to teach you. Now it teaches you to tolerate others as long as their worldview matches yours. They want you to have an open mind while teaching everyone to think the same way. I went to college 2007-2011 and I’m taking some more courses now for a different field of study. It’s really shocking how much it changed, at least up here in the northeast.

    • jabroniville

      Yeah, just deal with it via some griping

      • Sexy Miz

        Face the world with a smile, then vent your rage right here…on the Blog of Doom! :thumbs up:

        • jabroniville

          I work retail. Anyone in my line of work pretty much gets it.

          Old men who decide they’re too good to wait in lines anymore. Old ladies physically incapable of EVERYTHING buying hundreds of dollars worth of stuff. People who can’t even manage to work out how to pay properly.

          • *Service Industry Brofist*

          • jabroniville

            How many times have people sworn to you that their rejected card “just worked earlier today”?

            Or heard “If it doesn’t scan, it’s free- HUH-HUH!!”

          • “Hey, do you have any more *insert product here* in the back?”

            Yes. Yes we do. We’re just hiding it from you. After all, we bought it from the wholesaler entirely so we could keep it in the back and make sure you never got to actually buy it.

          • Sexy Miz

            But I’d still ask even if there’s only a 1% chance of success.

          • I’d get it if and only if you were buying everything of that type already on the shelf and you wanted more. Then, fine, I’ll go look in the back. But if there’s NOTHING in that spot, there’s probably a reason why that’s the case.

          • Sexy Miz

            How do I know the last person didn’t come and buy everything on the shelf one minute earlier?

          • jabroniville

            That never happens. Just accept it and move on. The only stuff we EVER have in “The Back” is the 18L water jugs, because those only fit a certain amount up front. MAYBE the ultra-hot seasonal stuff that’s expected to fly out (flowers on Valentine’s Day, etc.). Everything else is just gonna be buried, even if we did have it.

          • Sexy Miz

            Regardless, you’re there for my convenience, not the other way around.

          • jabroniville

            ah, you’re just trolling. Never mind then.

          • Sexy Miz

            Tuning out the truth. I get it.

          • RedStorm

            Thats like when Michael asked the financial analyst to “crunch the numbers” for the Michael Scott Paper Company.

          • jabroniville

            Haha, yes, the mystery of The Back. And that sad face they get when you tell them “we never keep anything in the back”. I’m rather blunt like that- I just tell people that even if it was, we’d never find it. It’s not like they label it.

          • FOR GOD’S SAKE, YOU SEE HOW BIG THIS BUILDING IS! YOU CAN ALSO SEE HOW MUCH OF IT YOU CAN ALREADY SEE WHEN YOU WALK IN! WHERE COULD WE POSSIBLY HAVE SPACE IN THIS DIMENSION FOR A “THE BACK” SECTION?

          • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

            When I worked at a ShopKo store in college, I used to tell everyone that what they were looking for would come on the Tuesday truck. There of course was no Tuesday truck, and I was off Tuesdays.

          • Sexy Miz

            They’re all just trying to get by. And there’s a good chance you’ll end up in similar situation someday yourself.

          • jabroniville

            That’s why it’s OK to make fun of the old. Because we’ll probably all be there some day.

          • Sexy Miz

            Most places I go to aren’t automatic. You give the card to someone that does the work for you. It’s not particularly demanding labor.

          • jabroniville

            Up here it’s all self-serve. It’s considered a security thing to give a cashier your card. I don’t even like touching them.

          • Sexy Miz

            If they’re smart enough to remember a name, 16 digit number, and security code in a single glance, then they probably aren’t working as cashiers.

          • jabroniville

            It’s because they can scan/photograph/read them electronically. It’s why you’re not supposed to use card readers that are just connected by a wire- they should be ANCHORED.

          • RedStorm

            It’s also ok because they won’t be here for much longer so they won’t be offended long.

  • Sexy Miz

    Protip: Before washing your hands, blow your nose into your open hand. You’ll have clear nasal passages, ward against chaffing, and save yourself a Kleenex.

  • Sexy Miz

    CUT THE MUSIC!

    WHAT I’D LIKE TO HAVE RIGHT NOW, IS FOR ALL YOU FAT…OUT OF SHAPE…BLOG OF DOOM COMMENTERS TO KEEP THE NOISE DOWN, WHILE I TAKE MY BOXERS OFF, AND SHOW MY BATHTUB WHAT A REAL WELL-ENDOWED MAN LOOKS LIKE!

    HIT THE MUSIC!

  • Sexy Miz

    If Hulk Hogan is hard up for money, there’s always the porn industry. He could earn six digits for the lead role in No Holes Barred.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    You know what, it’s like this.

    Joe and Chef, I’m not mad at you, far from it, You two are the best people I’ve ever worked for. Chef throws me cash all the time and Joe has kept me around when I should be on strike But I’m wondering what we’re even doing as a business right now. 17 fucking weeks not counting the playoffs, and we’re closed? Your daughter does NOTHING and you comp 2 or 3 $300 meals every week and want to bitch about payroll? And then wonder why I don’t give a shit.

  • P.K.

    Don Cheadle as Captain Planet was the fucking shits…

    https://youtu.be/TwJaELXadKo

  • P.K.
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