BoD Daily Update: February 17th, 2017

Lance Archer Update

Archer underwent surgery for a herniated disc in his lower back. He will be out of action for several months.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

Tony Nese Update

Tony Nese both returned to action this past weekend at WWE Live Events

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

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  • PrideOfCanada

    “Both Rich Swann and Tony Nese both returned to action this past at WWE Live Events”

    Yeah, a few of us figured out that Rich Swann was back when he wrestled on 205 Live this week.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Didnt watch 205 Live. I’ll edit

      • PrideOfCanada

        Yes. Should have put more emphasis on “a few.”

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Very, very few of you.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Transcripts of Trump’s press conference yesterday. He truly is a real-life Willy Loman

    https://www.boston.com/news/national-news/2017/02/17/transcript-donald-trumps-news-conference-at-white-house

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    Who the fuck is Lance Archer?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      The guy who shot Lance Bass.

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        HiYo!

    • what you don’t go out of your way to keep up on NJPW

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        Pft.

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        I mean, I couldn’t pick Okada out of a lineup, but I’ve at least heard the name.

    • Lance Hoyt. He was that big dude in the good days of TNA with that ugly ass tramp stamp

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        The guy who was Titan, or something?

        • The : Duck

          Dallas

          • PATRICKisLEGEND

            What’s there another tall, stiff that was kind of the same thing… Tryton or something?

            I can’t tell these scrubs apart.

          • The : Duck

            Pretty much.

            TNA was this guys really early career and as a worker he turned into what we always thought Test would or best case scenario could. He’s a hell of a Tag big man.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Archer developed into a good worker.

  • Miko363

    I’ve concluded that Donald Trump is a genius. He’s using taxpayer dollars to cover short term business and travel expenses, including sending his sons to hotel openings in Dubai while actively trying to get himself impeached once he no longer needs those expenses covered.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Sounds like a super long con. I would be worn out.

      • Miko363

        He has nothing else to do. By many accounts he just goes home and watches TV at night.

        • He’s fucking 70. What else is he gonna do?

          • Miko363

            I don’t get why he watches TV at night. He should be watching People’s Court and King of Queens re-runs.

          • DVR FTW?

        • TatR!

          Does he even like TV? He seems to hate everything he watches. He’s worse than the BoD and Raw

  • Mikey

    Double strength coffee at work is fairly warm. Lovely.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Draymond Green just can’t keep his mouth shut.

    • Brian_Bayless

      He’s an idiot

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Yes. I’m convinced if he wasn’t a ball player, he’d be in jail for doing something super dumb.

    • Miko363

      He’s your classic guy a team puts up with as long as they’re winning, then ships him out the moment the title window closes while they can still get something for him. See Rondo, R.

    • Mikey

      What did his dumbass say now

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Said James Dolan had a “slave owner’s mentality”.

        • Mikey

          It’s just stupid. Dolan is a moron but Draymond just is not a smart guy

        • Brian_Bayless

          He’s probably never met him and hasn’t worked for him so it makes perfect sense, right?

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Then he sort of apologized afterward, kinda.

        • WWF1987

          I wonder how Draymond feels about how his shoes are made.

    • WWF1987

      The sky is blue.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    There’s something about Sinatra and coffee in the morning.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Drinking my dark roast coffee black. None of that cream or sugar shit.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      You’re a real man’s man, Bayless.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Damn straight.

        Save that creamer for grandma’s book club

        • Matt_Indeed.

          “And the queers.” – P.K.

    • Why? Coffee tastes bad.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        WRONG.

        • Not good.

          As in, unpleasant.

          Like, foul in one’s mouth.

          Similar too (I hear) licking a donkey’s asshole.

  • Coffee and Smallville. Quiet baby, sleeping wife, parents gone. Peace. So rare.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      SOMEBODY SAAAAAAAVE MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

      • These early seasons are really terrible.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          I think Smallville starts getting really good in Season 4, and stays good until about Season 8.

          • Really huh. I only ever watched season 1 enjoyed it at the time and then never was able to get back on it.. think I got through some season 2a few years back but realized there was much better stuff to watch.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Yeah, Season 4 is where Lois comes in, and Chloe goes from being the most annoying character to the best one.

          • It’s funny thats a show I owned the first season of but doubt I’ll ever get around to watching any more off. too much stuff out there.

    • Miko363

      You really learn to appreciate those moments going forward. Of course, you end up sitting there so confused by it all that nothing gets accomplished, but it’s still good.

      • There’s so much I could be doing right now…

        • Like…getting me ice cream.

          • “No Way Jose” Gomez

            There’s coffee flavored ice cream

          • Eww. No.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Place sort of near my work has Coffee Oreo ice cream and its wonderful

          • *horrible.

          • “No Way Jose” Gomez

            Sounds like heaven

          • Brian_Bayless

            Its wonderful

          • Coffee-flavored ice cream, champ? Let me know whatchoo want and I’ll have it sent your way.

          • Jesus. Seriously with the coffee. I don’t get it. Never acquired a taste for it. Don’t even like the smell. Probably because no one in my family drank coffee growing up. I believe my grandfather would have 1 cup of Folger’s in the morning when he got up, and that was it. No one else I was around drank it.

          • Alright, no more coffee talk around the champ.

          • LLOL Nah, it’s fine. Just saying it’s one of those things many people enjoy that I don’t.

        • Miko363

          It’s like when you go through the Network, Netflix, etc. and there’s just too much shit on there, so you spend a half hour going through list after list of shows and then realize you’ve wasted the half hour and now it’s too late to watch anything.

          That’s basically what happens.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            I hate that! I do it constantly.

          • TatR!

            I do this a lot. Then I remembered I did the same in stores before all this streaming malarky. Stare indesively at wall after wall of videos or dvds and end up with nothing because I couldn’t decide

    • WWF1987

      I’ve never seen Smallville. Is it on any streaming service?

      • I just re-upped Hulu because it has recently been added to the Hulu library.

        • WWF1987

          Oh nice. I might hop on that.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            I think it’s on Netflix….or it was.

          • WWF1987

            It’s not on it now.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            That sucks.

          • It frustratingly never was. Soon as I saw it added to Hulu, I jumped at the opportunity to sign up and rewatch it.

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez

    I would have coffee but I got blood work to do this afternoon.

    • Blood work? Is that like bleeding hardway?

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        Yep. Gonna have Dusty Rhodes help me with that

        • uh.

          he ded.

          If he’s a zombie, that could be interesting.

    • I always schedule blood work first thing in the am. No way I make it past 9 or 10 am without food/coffee.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        I don’t mind, as the day will go by fast

  • Mr.Snrub

    >Kevin Nash ‏@RealKevinNash – The world’s hottest 21 year old wears a shirt that I wore to the ring 20 years ago. Thanks @KendallJenner . For making my week. My love!

    Big Sexy? More like Big Creepy amiright?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Jesus.

    • TatR!

      That was just a colossally ill-fitting t-shirt

  • WWF1987

    Watching last week’s Arrow. i like this season of the DC shows much more than last.

    • Mikey

      Agreed. This week’s Arrow sucked though

      • Mr.Snrub

        New Black Canary is being pushed harder than Justin Credible.

        Way too contrived for me so far and her name is Dinah? Fuck off with that noise!

        • Eh, there’s basis for it in the comics. I’m ok with it.

        • Her name should be Martha

          • zahidf

            They should have Arrow about to murder someone, have the bad guy say ‘tell my mum MOIRA that I love her’, have Oliver say ‘But that’s my mothers name’ before killing him anyway,

    • I agree…which will make your watching of this week up so so painful

    • zahidf

      Yup. Supergirl has stepped up loads ( though needs a better overall big bad if they don’t want Hank Henshaw as the main big bad), DC Legends is much better with much better bad guys, Arrow makes more sense and the team is a good idea, and Flash has a better overall plot ( Though bit meh about Savitar)

  • Sexy Miz

    Tony Nese is back, with a freshly cleaned cock.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Ferrari….Erica Durance. That is all.

    • She probably tastes much better than coffee.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        That we agree on.

    • She was an absolutely perfect Lois Lane. Just nailed the character, I remember thinking. And she was gorgeous.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I agree completely. She was the perfect Lois, and she was a 10.

      • Mr.Snrub

        One of the few Lois Lane’s where i understood why Superman/Clark fell in love with her.

        The rest were all shrieking mimi’s.

  • Sexy Miz

    I was psyched to read about a Vance Archer comeback, but it appears I misread the headline.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Big fan of his team with Curt Hawkins?

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      I thought it was Archer Sterling for a minute there

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        Shit, got that backwards

  • Down Under Aussie (in Aus)

    My first sports article was published online today!

    https://realsport101.com/news/sports/aussie-rules/top-5-storylines-coming-into-the-2017-afl-season

    It’s about Australian football though, so hopefully one of the other 5 or so Australians on here read it.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      You should write one on the upcoming test series against India.

      • Down Under Aussie (in Aus)

        I kind of hinted I could do cricket but I think the site already has a few cricket writers.

  • Brian_Bayless

    I want to get lunch now.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      How about brunch?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I’m so hungry. I didn’t have breakfast.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    This is why I can’t get rid of my DVDs. Smallville is apparently no longer on Netflix.

    And with netflix taking series and movies away (or rotating them), I can’t lose my collection. THANKS FOR NOT BEING 100% convenient, Netflix!

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      At least you’ll have Disney movies for a long time to come

    • Mr.Snrub

      The big hollywood studios are trying to rob Netflix. Overcharging for everything because they rightly fear them.

      Only a matter of time until the big studios pull out of Netflix entirely and try to launch their own streaming services, it’ll probably take at least 2 of the big 6 studios teaming together to really get the ball rolling though.

      • Biscuit!

        Hulu’s TV service will be interesting.

        • Diddly

          Hulu is owned by NBC, ABC, and FOX though

          • Biscuit!

            Yes, and they’ve got CBS on board as well. This will not help Netflix re: TV shows.

          • Diddly

            Ah, I thought you meant like they were going to pull their stuff from Hulu

    • Smallville has never been on Netflix, as far as I’ve seen, and I’ve subscribed for a long ass time now.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        I remember seeing it on Netflix

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I could swear it was on there for a few months. Maybe I was hallucinating.

  • THANK GOD Tony Nese is back on the road to wrestlemania!

  • Matt_Indeed.

    My wife struggled through Smallville with me. By the end, she absolutely hated it. This is one of the reasons I’m apprehensive about really working through Arrow, because I already don’t like it and I’ve only watched 9 episodes.

    • As that was my last year I can say you are right around the point where it starts clicking. If you don’t like the second half of season one it probably isn’t for you

    • Mikey

      What happened with Gilmore Girls?

    • TatR!

      9 episodes is far past the point where you should stop watching something you don’t like

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I haven’t watched an episode in months, so yay me.

    • It hasn’t even started to get awesome yet, but I can see it not being for everyone.

  • Basscase

    The Hardys’ act is so nonsensical, so over the top, that it’s actually pretty good.

  • johntcole

    Bill Maher defending his booking of Milo Yiannopoulos on his show, which has caused one guest to back out

    “My comments on Islam have never veered into vitriol. Liberals will continue to lose elections as long as they follow the example of people like Mr. Scahill whose views veer into fantasy and away from bedrock liberal principles like equality of women, respect for minorities, separation of religion and state, and free speech. If Mr. Yiannopoulos is indeed the monster Scahill claims — and he might be — nothing could serve the liberal cause better than having him exposed on Friday night.”

    • Matt_Indeed.

      That’s not how it works. Nobody right wing watches Bill’s show.Having Milo on is giving a pulpit to a troll who wouldn’t normally get the audience he’s about to have.

      • johntcole

        But if only liberals watch his show he’s not going to convert anyone.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Just enraging liberals, yes. But soundbites may come out that air on other news outlets, giving him more press.

        • TatR!

          any videos will go viral of him saying something stupid, the crowd booing, and it’s another Look At The Intolerant Liberals viral hit

          • johntcole

            That happens all the time

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          Why on earth do we need to convert anyone?

    • zahidf

      Some of Maher’s stuff on Islam is problematic. I wouldn’t say islamaphobic, but I would say he seems to express a lot more disgust with Islam than other religions
      Saying that, I’m all for him booking Milo if he genuinely challenges him, rather than nod along. TBF to Maher, he does seem to go for guests who talk shit

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Maher’s disgust is with all religion.

      • johntcole

        Maher has said worse about Christianity.

        • Biscuit!

          Debatable.

    • TatR!

      “having him exposed”? These people have no shame. They can’t be “exposed”. Every controversial appearance is a victory.

      • Biscuit!

        Stop stifling free speech, libtard. Bigoted morons deserve a 100% pass on everything, including censure and losing their jobs because reasons.

        • TatR!

          would you like to come on my show biscuit to be exposed i mean explain this further

          • Biscuit!

            I would love to put together some 30-second clips taken out of context to spin the story I mean appear on your show.

    • TatR!

      I miss my cat Milo who died in July so much. I HATE that the name Milo is everywhere now attached to that guy.

    • Biscuit!

      More importantly it’s Bill Maher’s show.

  • God Damn that ep of Arrow this week… Where is Bonzia? I need to bitch.

  • Napoleon Blownapart
    • Amateur

    • DAJackson7

      55

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        Awesome!

        • DAJackson7

          Crazy chicks, while not dateable, are good for one thing………..

  • johntcole

    Bill Maher and Jim Cornette would get along smashingly just for their disdain of organized religion.

  • WWF1987

    I see Curry leaving the Warriors when he becomes a free agent. His brand has taken a big hit compared to last year. He’s not mentioned nearly as much in the media.

    • Thebraziliankid

      To where?

      • WWF1987

        Charlotte maybe.

    • Biscuit!

      The cap is an issue for the Warriors simply because of how underpaid their stars are.

    • The : Duck

      I’m kind of shocked The Disease of More hadn’t ravaged them yet. I was expecting a public Draymond or Klay tantrum by now.

      • Biscuit!

        The incessant ball kicking and “slave owner” bit about Dolan are troubling.

      • WWF1987

        Give it time. I’m banking on a total Draymond meltdown soon.

        • Biscuit!

          He was melting down during title runs. Oh, it’s coming. He’s a weird guy.

          • WWF1987

            He’s so similar to Cousins.

          • Biscuit!

            Just not as good.

  • HAHAHA the chick at Birth.movies.death hailed this week’s ep of Arrow as it’s return to greatness

  • The : Duck

    Block B of the CMLL Parajes Increiables “Team With Your Worst Enemy” Tournament is tonight.

    Teams:

    Atlantis & Euforia
    Dragon Lee & La Mascara
    Guerrera Maya Jr & Dragon Rojo Jr
    Mistico II & Negro Casas
    Rush & El Terrible
    Stuka Jr & Hechicero
    Titan & Ripper
    Valiente & Ultimo Guerrero

    Winner fights Block A winners Volador Jr. & Cavernario next Friday.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Did any wrestler just kicked the other in the balls and left?

      • The : Duck

        Rey Bucanero did to Angel de Oro!

        Pearl Harbored his partner and got rolled up like an idiot lol

        • Brian_Bayless

          I loved Bucanero but he’s broken down now.

          • The : Duck

            It was the epitome of filler team.

          • Brian_Bayless

            The guy has had some bad injuries the past several years. He can still heel it up though.

      • The : Duck

        Oh and Rush & La Mascara waited patiently for Pierroth & Diamente Azul to lose on their own merits and jumped Azul as soon as the bell rang.

        • Thebraziliankid

          That’s sounds like a fun tournament.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Dragon Lee should try and get more NJPW work. He’s so much better there.

      • The : Duck

        His style just doesn’t translate to Lucha.

        And between the crowds various issues with his brothers and his own superpush without paying dues, he’s just about turned into Mexican Roman Reigns.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Lee working NJPW and getting occasional US Indie shots would get him insanely popular.

          • The : Duck

            Everywhere but Mexico it seems.

            The crowds are already wary with the Superman push and Anniversary Show main event as is. Being Rush & Mistico’s brother isn’t giving him more crowd support.

          • Thebraziliankid

            Turning him heel won’t save him?

          • The : Duck

            Not really as easy as that in Mexico I think.

            He’s not really big enough to catch anybody and his offense is all face moves.

      • Biscuit!

        Also an extended run with KUSHIDA, Ospreay, Takahashi etc will help his career more than anyone in CMLL.

      • WWF1987

        Reports are that he’s working a lot of NJPW this year.

        • The : Duck

          I hope Mistico comes with him. He really deserves a fresh start.

  • johntcole

    Flair vs Savage at Mania 8 is still so, so wonderful. Savage being a man possessed, Flair cheating like a bastard, Elizabeth at the end…

    • WWF1987

      Yep. I just recently finished WM 8 with my WWF chronological watch. The follow-up on TV has been pretty good with them revealing the photos with Savage being with Elizabeth in them, not Flair. Photoshop!

    • TatR!

      I would’ve kept the title on Flair. Let him have some conclusive victory, Liz beats the crap out of Flair with her shoe or something, but just… let Flair keep the belt

      • TatR!

        that should be let SAVAGE have some kind of overall victory

  • Basscase

    I don’t care for the Phillies much, but:
    Chris Christie (who has an approval rating lower than any other NJ governor in history) talks about how bad the Phils and their fans are.
    Phillies tweet later: “We love our fans and their support as we “bridge” to a brighter future!”

    Well played.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Hope he enjoyed his meatloaf. They don’t serve them in jail.

      • Basscase

        Has their been anyone recently with a fall from grace as bad as Crispy? From presidential hopeful to punchline.

        • Biscuit!

          The most recent example I can think of is George W., who has been essentially stricken from the record. Our current guy was, is and always will be a punchline so I DQed him.

        • Night

          Anthony Weiner?

          • Biscuit!

            He’s in some interesting times right now. Stories are surfacing that he was catfished by Russians.

          • He’s still on a much smaller scale than Christie.

      • Biscuit!

        They’re probably not as good as White House meatloaf. It’s the best meatloaf.

  • Facts

    Got a fucking ticket yesterday after work because both of my brakes lights are out/won’t light up. Apparently my bulbs are all fine and it is something else. I hope this brake pressure switch fixes the issue.

    • The : Duck

      Wiring or socket.

      Hope it’s the socket, because chasing wires is the worst part of car repair.

      • Facts

        Yeah I don’t know two shits about vehicles. I know more about electronics somewhat.

        • DAJackson7

          Do the backup light work? If so, its not a fuse. If not, it’s a fuse.

          • Facts

            yes

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        $20 dollar could turn into a $200 one easily

    • Biscuit!

      It might be a fuse. Those are easy.

  • johntcole

    This is so, so wrong and anti-PC, but still so, so funny

    I don’t get a hateful vibe from it

  • The actress who plays Chloe Sullivan is nice enough, but she wears this red shirt that really accentuates her assets.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Gonna buy tickets for RoH Best in the World this June in Lowell, MA.

    Want to see what foreign talent they bring in. Saw Dragon Lee, Takahashi, Yano, KUSHIDA, Jay White, and Naito in September.

    • WWF1987

      Lucky.

      • Brian_Bayless

        EVOLVE is running the next night too

        • WWF1987

          Damn. You’re in a hotbed.

          • Brian_Bayless

            EVOLVE is running ten minutes away from my house and RoH is about 20 minutes away.

    • zahidf

      Elite I reckon

    • Mikey

      You going with some of the P2B guys?

      • Brian_Bayless

        I posted in the chat group if anyone wanted to go and no one responded.

        I’ll ask a friend if no one else wants to go

        • Mikey

          Bummer. I’d go if I was in Massachusetts

    • Biscuit!

      Ugh, we just got some lame-o named Kamaitachi. He was lame in that gimmick. Really lame.

  • zahidf
  • johntcole

    Evolve has pretty good looking cards next week

    EVOLVE 78 – Feb. 24th – Joppa, MD
    EVOLVE Championship Match: Timothy Thatcher w/ Stokely Hathaway defends vs. Fred Yehi
    Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Keith Lee
    Drew Galloway vs. Jeff Cobb
    EVOLVE Tag Team Champion Tracy Williams vs. ACH
    Matt Riddle vs. Anthony Henry
    Ethan Page with The Gatekeepers vs. Jason Kincaid
    Chris Dickinson & Jaka vs. The Gatekeepers
    Darby Allin vs. Austin Theory

    EVOLVE 79 – Feb. 25th – Queens, NY
    EVOLVE Championship Match: Timothy Thatcher w/ Stokely Hathaway/Fred Yehi winner at EVOLVE 78 defends vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
    Drew Galloway vs. Matt Riddle
    Ethan Page with The Gatekeepers vs. Darby Allin
    EVOLVE Tag Team Champion Tracy Williams vs. Keith Lee
    ACH vs. Jason Kincaid
    Jeff Cobb vs. Jaka
    Four Way Freestyle: Thatcher/Yehi loser at EVOLVE 78 vs. Chris Dickinson vs. Austin Theory vs. Anthony Henry

    • Brian_Bayless

      Theory has a lot of potential.

      I dont get the Anthony Henry hype. Saw him live and did nothing for me or the crowd and his promo work is pathetic. That said, his style will mesh well with Riddle if they keep it strike-based.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    I’m all for throwing Gillberg and James Ellsworth in the Andre Battle Royal at WrestleMania. That’s the kind of WWE Approved Fun I can get behind

    • Night

      I wish there was more of a follow-up with that match. It could have been a launching pad for Cesaro and Baron Corbin but instead, it gets forgotten almost immediately.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        It took them about seven months to figure out how to use Corbin correctly. Four months of which involved matches with Ziggler. Dude’s on fire now though.

        • Night

          They probably thought pairing him with Dolph would help him learn.

          • Biscuit!

            “Don’t Do What Dolphy Don’t Does”

          • Could’ve made this a lot clearer

      • johntcole

        Corbin is doing fine now though.

        • Night

          Absolutely. It’s more that I want the match to matter, you know?

  • TatR!

    This is the WCPW show that’s here in Nottingham next month. My friend told me last night that Omega was going to be there but he’s not listed:

    “The Pro Wrestling World Cup is a first of its kind 64-man tournament. Taking place over 10 different nights during 2017 and featuring the very best independent professional wrestlers from around the world.

    The Nottingham show on March 21st is the preliminary tournament for competitors from England. The night will also feature a minimum of three further contests taped for WCPW’s programming.

    Bullet Club (The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes and Adam Cole) will also be in action on the night.

    ENGLISH QUALIFIER COMPETITORS

    – Jimmy Havoc
    – Martin Kirby
    – Marty Scurll
    – Nick Aldis
    – Rampage
    – Will Ospreay
    – Zack Gibson
    – Zack Sabre Jr”

    • Ioan Morris

      I doubt Omega would be there as the New Japan Cup is happening until March 20th. Looks like a good show though. You gonna go?

      • TatR!

        Maaaaaybe. It’s only £15. It was a fun boozy night last time. Probably will.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    In honour of Togi Makabe’s 20 year career NJPWorld has uploaded 227 matches of his for free.

  • TatR!
    • Biscuit!

      She needs sleep.

      • Diddly

        Too busy filming that movie about her life!

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Hopefully that’s just a bad photo because she doesn’t look good

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      It looks like someone performed cosmetic surgery on her lips

    • Not for the better

    • Mikey

      She looks like absolute shit!

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Poor girl made money too early.

  • The : Duck

    AJPW Champions Carnival 2017 blocks were also announced last night:

    Block A

    Kento Miyahara-Current Triple Crown Champion
    Daisuke Sekimoto-BJW Champion-2016 Champion
    Zeus-Current World Tag Champion
    Joe Doering
    KAI
    Jake Lee
    Ryouji Sai

    Block B

    Suwama
    Kengo Mashimo-K-Dojo Chsmpion
    Takao Omori
    The Bodyguard-Current World Tag Champion
    Shuji Ishikawa
    Daichi Hashimoto
    Naoya Nomura

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Is this like the G1 tournament? Not familiar with AJPW

      • Thebraziliankid

        Yes. Winner gets a title shot for the Triple Crown if he’s not the champion, but the champion never wins.

        • The : Duck

          I actually think Misawa won once and challenged Stan Hansen to prove he could beat him. I believe he failed.

      • The : Duck

        Pretty much.

        Same format, but winning the tournament is more prestigious than the title shot it grants.

    • Ioan Morris

      Sekimoto vs. Miyahara! Ohh yesss.

      • The : Duck

        It was ***3/4 last year!

        • Ioan Morris

          Also CC?

          • The : Duck

            Sekimoto won so he got to challenge Miyahara for the title in May or June.

    • Ioan Morris

      Did not know Omori was still around.

      • The : Duck

        I actually like him better as old, grizzled tag guy.

        Get Wild is super fun.

        • Ioan Morris

          I was watching a No Fear match from 2000 last week. I wondered what he was up to.

          • The : Duck

            He actually had a really good match with Miyahara for the title a couple weeks ago. The Get Wild vs Miyahara & Lee RWTL Final was awesome too, actually.

    • Ioan Morris

      Why are they giving away Doering vs. Miyahara so soon? Unless there’s an angle coming?

      • The : Duck

        I think Doering beats him and wins the whole CC.

  • Mikey

    Never got the obsession with Paige here. She is decent but there are girls in WWE who are ten times hotter.

    • Being British helped

    • The : Duck

      Black hair and British

      • Mikey

        And heroin addict looking?

        • The : Duck

          Not at the beginning.

    • Miko363

      When she first showed up, I thought she was gorgeous, and it was nice to see someone who wasn’t a spray-tanned, fake-titted wannabe model. Of course, she became a mess very, very quickly.

    • Night

      It’s probably because she has a unique look that’s different from any other female wrestler in the company. I can see why it’s endearing.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        She was different, I think that’s what it was. The fishnets helped.

    • Biscuit!

      Not everyone needs big hair and a spray tan, Pauly.

    • The Polish Hammer

      She looks like she actually knows how to do the sex.

  • So Tilda Swinton has surged a head in the betting for the new Doctor.
    I guess a big wave of money is getting bet on her similar to how Capaldi suddenly was odds on fav right before he was announced for the gig.

    I’ve said before that I’m not really for a woman doctor because I think it changes The Doctor a little too much and you don’t need it. the show has had numerous strong female characters through out the modern run.

    Swinton …is odd enough and androgynous enough that I think I’d be ok with it. Also this is the closest we will ever get to David Bowie as The Doctor

    • Night

      She only plays Asian character anymore, though.

    • Ioan Morris

      Nope. Don’t want it.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Why not? Not enough penis?

        • Ioan Morris

          Pretty much.

          • The Polish Hammer

            There are devices available to solve that.

      • I was very much that way but I do have to say if they are going to ever make The Doctor a woman… I can’t think of better than her I mean people’s names like Olivia Coleman are getting brought up for godsakes

        • Biscuit!

          I enjoy her comedy work.

          • Coleman is a fine actress and broadchurch is great but..I’m not interested in her running around swinging a sonic screwdriver 13 times a year

    • The : Duck

      That seems like stirring shit up for the sake of publicity and Dr. Who is usually better than that.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Don’t watch Dr. Who ,but swinton is an underrated actor imo

    • Ioan Morris

      There’s also no way Swinton’s giving up a profitable film career to come to Cardiff for a few years. I should know.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      The main reason I’m like “Eh, whatever” about things like this is that producers aren’t casting a female Dr Who or a black James Bond because it’s the best choice for the role, they’re usually doing it to appeal to people who aren’t even hardcore fans of the characters. Like to get brownie points with the people who complain about everything.

      I get trying to expand your audience, but it’s not like there is going to be a surge of new people tuning in because Dr Who is now a woman or James Bond is now black.

      Of course, the next thing will be “Why does it have to be a WHITE woman?”

      • rxchrisg

        EVERY time the doctor transforms there’s rumors about the new one being a girl,black,whatever. It’s never true.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          Maybe they should go full retard and have the doctor be American

  • The Polish Hammer

    The Marty Friedman era of Megadeth is my favorite, despite Mustaine’s public lamentations that he was pushing the band into pop territory. But I’ve developed increasing respect for Chris Poland’s guitar work as well.

    • TatR!

      Yeah, can’t go wrong with 1990-1994. Cryptic and Risk have massive flaws and some truly terrible tracks (how does Almost Honest even exist let alone get released as a single?) but I still rate a lot of stuff on there

      • The Polish Hammer

        What kills me is that I was so stoked when Al Pitrelli was announced as Friedman’s replacement. The man is a world class talent. But the one Megadeth album he played on – The World Needs a Hero – was awful. I don’t know how Mustaine managed to fuck that up.

        • TatR!

          That is their weakest album by far. Guitar wise, there’s nothing going on. Everything sounds flat, tinny, the solos are slow (even I was able to play some of them during my guitar days) and yeah, just really poor all over. Definitely the lowest point.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      https://youtu.be/aU-dKoFZT0A

      I never got this particular track. If you’re American, would your last words really be in French?

      • TatR!

        All Americans die in french

    • Thebraziliankid

      I like Cryptic Writings more than some people, Risk is total garbage.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      He had a good thing with Chris Broderick

      • The Polish Hammer

        Broderick was only recent guitarist under the Mustaine regime who looked on stage like he was actually having fun playing. I guess that clashed too much with Dave’s “stare at the floor and mumble into the mic” ethic.

        • “No Way Jose” Gomez

          Also Dave writing everything

  • Biscuit!

    It’s not called Medical Assistant Who, people.

    • TatR!

      Some of my favourite Dr Who moments have been the doctor standing up, pissing against a tree. Now the doctors going to what, crouch down and piss on the ground? Fuck off

      • Biscuit!

        Plus every fourth week it’s just going to be the Secretary lying around in sweats eating iced cream.

        • TatR!

          *googles menstrual cycle of time lords*

          Oh look doesn’t fucking exist because a female timelord is stupid pepe the frog

        • interesting… can a woman timelord use their TARDIS to some how skip around through time and not have a period…

        • Diddly

          She’ll tell everyone not to get her anything on the Doctor Who Christmas Special, and someone will fall into the trap, angering her!

          • :ring ring:
            Rory: hello?
            Doctor: Hi rory it’s me the doctor
            Rory: Doctor! what is it has something happened
            Doctor: no…just calling… what yeah thinking about
            Rory:……

      • maybe she could have an extra large sonic screwdriver to make up for the lack of penis

      • The Polish Hammer

        There are devices available to solve that.

      • Ioan Morris

        Exactly! I won’t be buying a replica sonic handbag thank you very much!

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Dr. Who, Medicine Woman

    • Nurse Who?

  • BBC never got back to me on my spinoff proposal
    The erotic adventures of Amy and Rose
    I sent them 3 seasons worth of scripts and everything

    • TatR!

      here comes the obvious yeah but all the pages were stuck together and they couldn’t read them

    • DAJackson7

      I would watch that

      • rxchrisg

        I’d watch.

  • Biscuit!

    “I don’t know what phallocentric means, but no girls!”

  • Thebraziliankid

    I always watch from time to time Austin/Dude Love, that intro is already ***** by Patterson.

    • PeteF3

      “That number is 618…” “Oh, COME ON!”

  • Big Ell

    Hmm. Hulk Hogan tweeted that George the Animal Steele died. I heard yesterday he was sick but nobody else has reported his death yet.

    • It’s not like Hogan doesn’t have a history of burying guys before their time

    • The Polish Hammer

      I did a quick check and the only sites confirming it right now are all quoting Hogan’s tweet.

  • TatR!

    5:30: Lego Batman
    8:00: Taking Back Sunday live

    This is top level Friday

  • nintydayfiance

    Kudos to Lance Archer for still being around.

    • Ioan Morris

      He’s a great heel these days.

  • Mikey

    Seeing “Fist Fight” tonight at 7:30 PM with my little brother. I wanted to move the location closer to my place in the suburbs but he wasn’t pleased with that so it looks like we’re watching it downtown.

  • Anyone watch the prisoner? is it worth the hype

  • Thebraziliankid

    Is there a 30 for 30 about NFL draft busts?

    • The Polish Hammer

      That would require a miniseries at least as long as Ken Burns’ Civil War.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    Did anyone here listen to Meltzers rant on the “you deserve it ” chants? He wasn’t a fan at all.

    • Ioan Morris

      Go on…

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        TLDR Fans chant it every single time a wrestler has won the title, not just when he had to actually overcome huge odds. Basically agrees with cena’s promo.

        • Ioan Morris

          I agree.

    • Biscuit!

      That’s a bit rich coming from him.

    • he was bitching about it on twitter too but no I haven’t heard the audio.

    • The : Duck

      I agreed with him.

    • Brian_Bayless

      His point was that if everyone gets a belt, how much is it really worth then the Wrestling Twitter pukes said he was racist and sexist.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        People must have nothing better to do than to try to pick apart words of a pro wrestling journalist in order to accuse him of racism and sexism.

        • Bruce Chung

          Seriously. It’s pro wrestling. It barely deserves to be defended.

      • Night

        How was it racist? Colour me intrigued…

        • Brian_Bayless

          They said he only did this because Naomi won the belt, which is false.

  • johntcole

    I think WWE putting Bo with a now heel Bob Backlund could work.

    I mostly want to hear Backlund rant to the crowd again about it not being 1982 anymore.

    • Biscuit!

      Of course Bob would get face pops in about 30 seconds.

      • johntcole

        Do… most WWE crowds wish it were 1982?

        • Biscuit!

          They do like crazy, off the wall characters.

          • johntcole

            Oh sure.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Is Teddy Hart the biggest fuck-up in modern pro wrestling history in the sense that he could’ve been a huge star on name value alone and just couldn’t be professional enough for fifteen minutes at a time?

    • Thebraziliankid

      Yes, he was the youngest guy ever signed to a developmental, was athletic as hell in his prime, just couldn’t keep himself from trouble.

      • Diddly

        And now the only person booking him is Brandon Stroud

        • rxchrisg

          When I met Brandon Stroud he pretended he wasn’t him because he’s above me lol

    • Brian_Bayless

      He’s mentally ill and self-medicating with drugs. Sad. Oddly enough, everyone seems to like the guy.

      • Night

        You wrote that like a Trump Tweet with the “Sad”.

      • Bruce Chung

        Is he mentally ill because he’s actually diagnosed as such, or because people think he is due to all his fuck ups?

        • Brian_Bayless

          Everytime he speaks its a tangent. That’s abnormal

    • Night

      He’s definitely up there.

  • johntcole

    Nicole Bass hasn’t died yet but she is brain dead and is going off life support today

  • The : Duck

    AJPW plot update:

    Jiro “Ikeman” Kuroshio screwed up his knee and will miss four months. This caused him to have to abdicate his TV Championship. After a tearful speech he turned the belt over to AJPW owner Jun Akiyama who told him he’s always welcome to compete in AJPW once he’s healthy again.

    After Jiro left, a well dressed messenger arrived with an unsigned letter saying “I have returned. Return MY title to around MTV waist.”

    Akiyama said fuck that, and that whoever it is will fight him for the TV Title.

    • Ioan Morris

      I saw that Akiyama say that he won’t compete in CC or challenge for the triple crown again.

      • The : Duck

        Yeah, he wants the young talent to rely on themselves to get over on top.

        • Ioan Morris

          So he’s stepping down to TV title instead. That’s cool. Have you ever watched Akiyama/Misawa from 2000?

  • Ioan Morris

    Re: Doctor Who, I just rewatched the 3rd Doctor story Inferno with the missus (yes, she’s willing to watch BBC sci-fi from 1970, what of it?). She gave it 9/10 – not full marks only because it was “too disturbing” and gave her a nightmare last night.

    • flamingtoilet

      BBC scifi from the 70s is pretty great. You’ve found a keeper.

      • Ioan Morris

        Definitely! I’ve somehow convinced to watch the Pertwee run as Doctor Who in chronological order.

        • TatR!

          Pretty nice of her to agree to that! Pretty nice! Pretty damn nice check her text messages what is she up to

          • Ioan Morris

            Haha.

        • flamingtoilet

          Janis is making an effort on the early stuff. We’re going to a convention and Peter Davison is going to be there, so I’m hoping that sucks her in even more. She likes Troughton era stories to a point but hasn’t quite committed to much beyond the modern era.

          • Ioan Morris

            Persevere!

          • flamingtoilet

            It should work- last year’s big guests were Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury, which got her interested in those stories. Davison should work his magic as well.

          • Ioan Morris

            Earthshock is modern feeling story. Caves of Androzani is a classic obviously, if she can handle an awful monster costume.

          • flamingtoilet

            Yeah, both those are on the list- just hate that one of the best Fifth Doctor stories is also his regeneration story.

        • My wife offered to watch Dr. Who with me and I asked her why she thought I would want to do that. She shrugged I shrugged and we’ve never watched a single episode of Dr. Who.

    • that’s a good one

  • You deserve it chant: who gives a fuck…
    I’m listening to Dave and Bryan talk about it now
    you hate that chant? The fans show their appreciation for a guy and chant basically: “you work very hard for us and now you are being rewarded for this so congrats to you!”
    That is something Bryan hates?

    • Devin Harris

      Sasha certainly deserved it. I mean she’s a grizzled vet at the ripe old age of 24. She definitely paid the price

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        She did it for her idol Eddie Guerrero

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Well, let’s be real here. Here father, Eddie Guerrero, died when she was very young

    • Adam Wright

      It’s my favourite chant ever. And you can tell from the wrestlers reactions they appreciate it as well.

      • right? like GRRRRRRR I HATE WHEN THEY SHOW APPRECIATION TO THE PERSON PUTTING THEIR BODY ON THE LINE FOR MY ENTERTAINMENT GRRRRRRR

    • rxchrisg

      I hate people who hate that. MAH RASSLIN SRS BSNESS!!

  • Devin Harris

    Is Jeff Hardy the only jobber to ever make it to world champ? I don’t mean a guy did some jobs early in his career. I mean the guy spent 4+ years on tv jobbing and then somehow became a star.

    • Night

      Foley?

      • Devin Harris

        He did like three jobs on tv. I mean someone who was doing this on tv for a good while

        • Keldor King

          So you’re looking for an out-and-out jobber, not necessarily a JTTS or below?

          • Devin Harris

            Yeah, when Hardy showed up on WWE tv we knew without a doubt he was there to job. Someone like that.

          • Keldor King

            Yeah, I’d say Hardy is likely the only one by a country mile. Closest would probably be Foley as Night said.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Every big guy in Japan starts as a jobber.

    • Basscase

      DDP?

      • Devin Harris

        He was at the bottom of the card but was he really considered a jobber?

        • Basscase

          I’m struggling for names. Not many world champs, and very few that were treated as professional losers early on.

          • Devin Harris

            I couldn’t think of anyone either

    • Adam Wright

      Bradshaw?

      • Devin Harris

        Was he a tv jobber?

        • Adam Wright

          from his debut in the WWF until the formation of the APA, he flitted between jobber and lower midcarder

          • Devin Harris

            To me he was always kinda pushed/kinda not. I never believed he was full Mulkey Brothers territory like the Hardy’s were.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      James Ellsworth (as linear champ)

      • Devin Harris

        No

  • Mikey

    Bryan Alvarez is funny on the retro stuff but his takes on modern wrestling can be very frustrating. Coupled with his whiny and nasally voice, he can become insufferable.

    • Basscase

      I only listen to his and Vinny’s recaps of TNA (when they had them).

      • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

        I’m enjoying their NWA:WCW reviews lately, then watching the funny stuff like Wampa Lex Luger on the Network.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    Also he’s getting a LOT of heat on twitter for saying Bayley isn’t a draw with teenage girls.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      How dare Meltzer use his facts to support a point!

    • Ioan Morris

      Is that provable yet?

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        There was a massive drop in viewership in that demographic just before her title match. Much bigger than usual.

        • DAJackson7

          Well shit, that was past my bedtime and i don’t have school the next day. So that’s kind of a given

    • Teenage girls watch wrestling? I thought it was pre-teen girls that Bayley was supposed to appeal to?

      • TatR!

        it’s the pre-teen girls and older men with beards demographic

        • Night

          The Hossographic?

          • TatR!

            blugh

          • Mikey

            #HossRules

    • Mikey

      Bayley is incredibly overrated.

      • Biscuit!

        YOU’RE incredibly overrated!

        • Mikey

          I think I’m rated okay.

    • Bruce Chung

      He’s probably right. She’s probably a much better draw with tweens and young girls.

      • Exactly. I can’t believe anyone would ever assume teenage girls were the target for the Bayley character.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          Pro wrestling fans who have no idea how women think or what appeals to them.

          I have a feeling there is a large number of them that fit in that category, and they’re exactly the type who would spend time trying to tell Meltzer that he is wrong

  • Bruce Chung

    Draymond Green clarified his statements about Dolan. That’s disappointing. I’m sure he meant exactly what he said. Must have gotten a call from Silver and Kerr.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    If people think that Bayley’s gimmick appeals to *teenage* girls, they must not know any actual teenage girls.

    Girls? Yes. Teenage girls? No.

  • Thebraziliankid

    Is Manziel still alive?

    • Mikey

      yes

      • Thebraziliankid

        I don’t think he lives long enough.

        • Mikey

          He’s apparently clean right now.

    • Keldor King

      Physically, yes. Career, no.

  • also for BoD events feel free to chant you deserve it at me… because we know it’s true

  • Devin Harris

    Everyone is saying it’s absurd for Vince Young to make a comeback but the qb ranks have never been worse. Vince Young, Tebow, Manziel they all have a fighting chance to at least be a backup.

    • Keldor King

      And in all 3 cases, should. Provided that Manziel really is clean as he is alleging.

      • Devin Harris

        It’s always politics. If everything was even I think Manziel could win a backup job. Maybe even a starting on in the right situation

        • Keldor King

          The other thing is likely salary. Not many teams are going to open up the purse to pay a backup a starter salary. And not many QBs are looking to take backup money when THEY feel they are a potential starter.

          • Devin Harris

            You are probably right. On talent alone he should have a job, but once you factor in the other things it makes sense why the Case Keenum’s of the world continue to be employed

    • Any QB with two hands has a fighting chance!

    • Basscase

      Mike Vick is better than Vince Young. Mike Vick didn’t get a call.

      • Devin Harris

        but not because the other 30 backups are better. Vick didn’t even want to play when he was with the Jets.

  • Bruce Chung

    I’m sure it’s been brought up…but Revis charged with 4 felonies.

    • Basscase

      I think he’s innocent. When he’s facing someone, he’s always 10 yards away.

  • Vince Young is not making it because he is a headcase and who wants a headcase for a back up QB

    • Unless your definition of “making it” includes the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

  • Devin Harris

    Whose rise to the top is more amazing Jeff Hardy or DDP?

    • Brian_Bayless

      DDP. He was in his 40’s when it happened

    • Mikey

      I think DDP. Jeff was always a wrestler, he was just so young when he started.

      • Devin Harris

        but he was on tv for 3+ years as a jobber. Foley stopped showing up on WWF tv after three times cause he said he was getting too much recognition.

    • DDP
      Hardy at the it factor and the crowd pleasing moves
      Page was a fat trash annoying guy who went from announcer to manager to world champion

      • Devin Harris

        but Hardy was a complete nothing in 99. Go back and look at what they had on. That guy became a star. I’m not saying I disagree but this is not a runaway contest

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      DDP since he banged Kimberley in the process.

      • Twenty years later and this is still hard to believe.

    • TatR!

      DDP was kinda pushed down the throats a bit in 98.

    • Keldor King

      DDP. Watch the early stuff from both. Hardy, while not particularly great, at least could bump and showed potential there. DDP’s early stuff is quite lousy. And like it has been pointed out, he was near 40 when he started.

    • Basscase

      DDP because he doesn’t make you cringe when he wrestles.

      Always think Jeff is gonna murder himself.

      • Devin Harris

        It was about the only way to wash away the jobber stink. Let me almost kill myself every night.

    • Adam Wright

      Jeff Hardy, he literally went from backyard wrestler, to indie wrestler/owner, to extra (he was the guy opening the entranceway doors at KOTR95) to jobber, to tag team midcarder, to insanely over tag team, to singles, to midcard singles, to main event singles, to champion. And we saw 90% of it in one federation.

      • Devin Harris

        Neither one really should have made it out of the opening match. Just crazy when you think about it.

  • TatR!

    Taking Back Sunday Albums Ranked:

    Louder Now
    Tell All Your Friends
    Where You Want To Be
    Taking Back Sunday
    New Again
    Tidal Wave
    Happiness Is

    • The : Duck

      That’s a good band.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I wore out Where You Want To Be.

  • Ioan Morris

    Celebrating Seiji Sakaguchi’s 50 YEARS in wrestling, here’s his favourite match for free, facing Inoki at MSG in 1978: http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00020_1_1/e/sp/1562

  • Played the fighting tutorial for FFXV last night and I may be completely over it. Let’s see if the opening can bring me back in.

  • Mikey

    Jeff Hardy outsold Cena in merch in 2008. He could come back and be a bigger star than anyone they have on the roster outside of Cena.

    • I find this stance unlikely. But I REALLY can’t stand Jeff Hardy.

    • Basscase

      Matt Hardy would instantly be more over than 3/4 of the roster.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        Yep. Even if they didn’t let him back as Broken Matt, everyone knows what’s up and will cheer him like crazy

      • Bruce Chung

        The issue isn’t getting over on return. The issue is staying over with a shitty Creative team and Vince telling you to say nursery rhymes.

        • Basscase

          Broken Matt Hardy stating nursery rhymes would work well with his character. The ONLY character it would work with.

    • Adam Wright

      The problem isn’t that he was over. The problem is that he is/was a liability between his high risk style, his addictions and his felonies restricting him from travelling internationally, I understand why no major company is willing to take him on.

  • I still say this whole Hardys going around the world to fight all the tag team champions (just when their contract is expiring in TNA) is a brilliant move to show up in WWE with the tag titles.

    or at least I will keep my fingers crossed until they are dumb enough to stay in that shit hole

    • TatR!

      I haven’t followed the angle but how did Jeff and Matt get back together again?

      • Matt DELETED Jeff and brought him back as brother nero

      • Mikey

        Matt won the Final Deletion match and Brother Nero became Broken as well.

      • Basscase

        Brother Nero followed Matt, then they started having feuds with Decay and such (IIRC).

      • zahidf

        Matt Deleted Jeff and replaced him with Brother Nero after the first Final Deletion

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I mean, if TNA is dumb enough to throw them a stupid amount of money to wrestle at tapings every six weeks like they did for James Storm, go for it. At least with Dixie gone you’ll probably actually get the money

      • yeah it really is up to what they want from life right now.
        If you want one more run in the big league then now is the time.
        If they are happy playing in their sandbox and getting paid to do whatever they want.. more power to them

        • Devin Harris

          Matt has no desire to go back and Jeff doesn’t need to go back.

          • look at this guy.. wins one royal rumble and suddenly has the inside scoop to the Hardy compound

          • Devin Harris

            brother, I would let you wear one of my robes but your arms couldn’t fill out the sleeves. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

          • ::points at the BoD Mania sign:::

    • Night

      WWE would ruin them.

  • Basscase

    I think what’s lost in Jeff’s ascension vs. DDP is at least Jeff was buried in a tag team that got over, then (through lots of body-jarring spots) was able to get over on his own. Plus, the ladies loved him.

    Compare to DDP, who……who liked him anyway? Although TBF, he’s the example of the now Randy Orton School of Over/Not-Over, in his finisher was WAY over.

    • DAJackson7

      DDP’s whole moveset starting in 98 was impressive. He was an all-arounder then

    • Devin Harris

      DDP became a star because of his friendships, but fans started respecting him in ’96 because he was working hard every night.

    • Bruce Chung

      DDP was over in WCW. He has the charisma and can cut effective promos. His look really appealed to rednecks. I remember thinking he sucked back then.

      • DAJackson7

        Should have cut his hair sooner. Na lost it in a match to boot.

  • zahidf

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/17/trump-immigration-roundup-national-guard

    ‘Draft memo calls for unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement, including targeting undocumented people nowhere near Mexican border


    MAGA, kick out all the foreigns. Get your guns ready!

  • Adam Wright

    Apparently Nicole Bass isn’t dead. She is on life support and is brain dead. She will be taken off life support today/tomorrow

    • Ioan Morris

      Well, that’s morbid.

      • Adam Wright

        from what I’ve read her family announced her death early because they are already grieving.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      What happened to her?

      • Adam Wright

        All I can see is that she was hospitalised with an illness.

    • Diddly

      So we were swindled by FAKE NEWS from the DISHONEST MEDIA?!?

      • Miko363

        Her doctor lies worse than Hillary! SAD!

  • RudoWakening

    Taking my dad up to the neighbourhood clubhouse gym so he can keep up the rehab and I can get in a workout

  • Mikey

    Who is going to end up being the Bad Guy on Flash?

  • Ioan Morris

    What is John Cena’s favourite fruit?

    Jackfruit.

    • Ioan Morris

      Unrelated: I’ve been looking up how to cook jackfruit.

    • Adam Wright

      None, he prefers Fruity Pebbles to the real stuff.

      • Ioan Morris

        I do imagine him as a fussy eater.

        • Bruce Chung

          It’s funny he made the Bella family read and sign like a 50 page contract on do’s and don’t’s in his mansion for Nikki’s recovery.

  • johntcole

    RIP George Steele

    • Matt_Indeed.

      There will be far less turnbuckle pads in heaven!

      • TatR!

        I guess heaven needed… turnbuckle stuffing all the over place

    • Adam Wright

      It’s been a bad couple of weeks.
      He was one of the true classic gimmick wrestlers, in that you honestly find it hard to believe that in real life he was a school teacher.

    • Basscase

      I never saw any of his heel stuff, but rooted for him HARD against Macho Man.

    • Really?

      :: interwebs ::

      Well, damn. But, you know. 79 is solid.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Is there really anything better than the beginning of Razor Ramon’s theme in wrestling? I don’t think so.

  • Mikey

    Is Wally West getting his own TV show? Who else would be on it because he ain’t carrying a show on his own.

    • Adam Wright

      I hope he ends up on Legends of Tomorrow, because he can’t carry his own show, I don’t want him dead but having two permanent speedsters on the same show is going to get repetitive before long.

    • Night

      I think the rumour is that there’ll be a Young Justice-type show coming.

      • Mikey

        Oh cool. Fridays will be wide open on the CW

    • zahidf

      It’s a ‘young justice’ type of show with other young characters from the other shows ( so, Thea from Arrow, e.t.c)

  • Ioan Morris

    A council seat in England (Forest of Dean) swung from UKIP to the Greens.

    • TatR!

      I can’t WAIT for Nuttall to lose in Stoke

      • Ioan Morris

        I hope so, but fuck, these days there’s probably plenty of idiots who thinks it’s good that he lied about having friends at Hillborough, or some other mentalist logic.

        • Adam Wright

          Outside the Northwest, most people don’t care or have already forgotten about that lie

          • zahidf

            Its more that it’s in the news a lot and he is now shown to be a liar.
            I don’t think he will win Stoke, even before the Hillbrough stuff.

    • Adam Wright

      council seats mean nothing as a indicator, more often than not it’s due to local factors.

      • Ioan Morris

        No, but that’s as big a swing as you could get. Fracking perhaps, I don’t know.

  • Here is a topic… some of the little things you hate most about wrestling
    for Alverz it seems to be “you deserve it”

    some of mine:
    first and for most the GD Tiny Towel
    Roman cocking the first before the superman punch… even for multiple superman punches
    Bayley’s :whooooaaaaa sway finger guns thing:
    Becky’s fire thing she does
    Just about everything Ryback did back in the day. As I said back then Goldberg was a badass for kicking a guys ass not for constantly motioning to the crowd to constantly chant his catchphrase or show how strong he is by high stepping with a guy in the air.. you know instead of kicking his ass

    • Also will add Orton flipping over and pounding the mat before RKO…
      something like warming up the band for sweet chin music is one thing but jesus… Randy

    • Adam Wright

      “TEN”
      “We want puppies”
      wrestlers hoisting opponents over their heads in Battle Royals then throwing them to the mat, rather than outside.
      Replays that aren’t split screen, so you can’t see the current action.

      • the crowd 10 or everything about Tye and 10?

        • Adam Wright

          when the crowd chants 10, to every count out, you lose the drama.

    • Ioan Morris

      Specifically WWE: Wrestlemania Moment, This is Awesome, crowd reaction cutaways.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Wrestlers who break up pins in elimination matches or stop wrestlers from throwing out someone else in a battle royal

    • Biscuit!

      “Sports Entertainment”
      “Championship” – it is a BELT. The physical item is a BELT.
      “WWE Universe”
      anti-smarks

    • * Commercial breaks mid-match
      * Byron Saxton
      * Having to defeat the champion to get a title shot against the same champion
      * Rematches the day after the PPV
      * The lost art of cheating behind the ref’s back

      • Basscase

        The 3rd one I’m ok with. They did non-title matches in the 80s to build the feud.

        All the others, yep.

    • Hm. Let’s see.

      Creative not listening to the fans; shoving Reigns down our throat, dicking DBry around, stuff like that.
      Superman Punch
      Spear
      Dean’s boomerang thing
      matches that degrade into big move, cover, kickout, sit around til the next big move, repeat
      people talking backstage and pretending a camera isn’t there

      • Oh, and classic heelin’. Foot on the ropes, cheating behind the ref’s back, etc.
        I miss managers, and they way they can help get a heel over.

    • zahidf

      Commercial breaks mid-match
      Single matches between two wrestlers a couple of weeks before the PPV they are wrestling at.
      Handicap matches
      20 minute long promos
      I don’t really care about crowd chanting. I watch most wrestling with the commentary off anyway.

    • Daniel Swinney

      Guys lying dead after a simple transition move, waiting for a five-knuckle shuffle/people’s elbow/worm.

  • Devin Harris

    Re: you deserve it

    It’s fine when it’s organic, but when was the last time that happened? If fans are doing it every two weeks how special can it be?

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      It’s a symptom of the “Everyone Gets a Trophy” culture. EVERYONE deserves it.

      • Biscuit!

        Maybe if Old Man Vince didn’t book 700 title changes. Always blaming the kids…

      • Daniel Swinney

        These damn participation trophies are cluttering my lawn.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      I wanna say when Daniel Bryan won the belt?

      • Devin Harris

        It feels like fans keep trying to manufacture that over and over again. It’s a moment that will probably never been duplicated.

    • johntcole

      They meant it for Bray. And I guess for Naomi too.

      • Adam Wright

        Naomi especially, it was her hometown crowd and just like the Jeff Hardy discussion below, we saw her go from a nobody back-up dancer to a good wrestler, to a champion.

        • justicegris

          That “good wrestler” step in there seems like a bit of a stretch. 🙂

  • Ioan Morris

    George Steele was the first wrestling figure I owned. One of those hard rubber ones.

  • Basscase

    Does Gillberg get a “You Deserve It” chant if he wins a match?

    Because I feel like he would. And it’s dumb.

    • Bobby

      Meh. It’s harmless.

    • Bruce Chung

      That chant should always be on. Everybody deserves it.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    “Well, I woke up Sunday morning
    With no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt.
    And the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad,
    So I had one more for dessert.
    Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
    And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
    Then I washed my face and combed my hair
    And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.”

    If that’s not the best song about alcoholism, I don’t know what is

    • Brushing your teeth with a bottle of Jack?

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        That’s one line in a song. Sunday Morning Coming Down is an ode to being a functional alcoholic

  • TatR!

    The you deserve it chants all the time are great because then it’s all the more conspicuous when nobody says it to Roman Reigns

    • Basscase

      They DID say it to the Big Gas – when he won the title in Philly.

      • Buster Abbott

        When Roman wins the belt next, a chant of “You Don’t Deserve It” would be hilarious

  • DAJackson7

    I was watching Raw 1000 last night since the My Career in 2k17 is a drain and i can you right now that Naomi does not derserve it. She was a worthless backup dancer and still is

  • It’s awesome Steele got the chance to be in a great movie like Ed Wood and a role he was perfect for

  • Night

    I think WWE has bigger problems than if the fans decide to cheer something for a recent title winner.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      According to Meltzer, the biggest problem is fans chanting “you deserve it.”

      • flamingtoilet

        “Man, wrestling would be great if it wasn’t for all the fans”

      • where does Wade weigh in on it I wonder

        • Night

          Wade is probably mad because fans are cheering for a heel like that because it breaks kayfabe.

        • Miko363

          As long as the heels don’t tweet out of character thanking the fans, he’ll remain calm.

          • Night

            Wade Keller is a boring old biddy.

          • Miko363

            Wade Keller sucks!

    • Devin Harris

      It’s all apart of the same problem. The title is meaningless because they hand it to everyone. Since they are handing it to everyone, they all get a chant. Problem is none of it actually means anything. It’s just stuff people doing.

      • Night

        The thing is, I think it’s okay for a guy like Bray Wyatt to get that chant. Maybe not because he’s a heel but the guy has been working hard for a long time now, getting pushes, shunted down the card, getting jobbed out to Cena and the Undertaker, etc. Him winning the world title is actually pretty cool to me.

        • Devin Harris

          For the chant to mean something, the title has to mean something. How much does the title really mean if Wyatt/Orton is 5th from the top of the card? We are saying he deserves “it”, but what really is “it” now?

          • Night

            That’s a good point.

    • Bruce Chung

      Yeah. Fans needs to react better or else the E can’t use crowd shots effectively.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Elizabeth Olsen is exceptionally prettier than her sisters. Good lord.

    • Night

      I find it funny because there was all these dudes who couldn’t wait for the Olsen Twins to become “legal”. And then they did and became these ghoul-like creatures.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        They have always kind of looked creepy.

      • Mikey

        Miley Cyrus falls under that category as well.

    • Diddly

      And she bares it all on camera too!

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Did she really?

      • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

        WHEN?!

  • Oh add to my list handicap matches

  • Powerless has been a little better than I was expecting, although the main title sequence music might be the worst in sitcom history.

    • Night

      But those opening credits with the characters as background characters of famous DC images? Fucking awesome.

  • Ioan Morris

    Time to go for a walk, so I can pretend I’ve done something with my day.

  • Tad Cooper

    RIP George “The Animal” Steele. We know you’re eating that big turnbuckle in the sky right now.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      RIP.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I mean, I kind of see the fans’ point….
    Daniel Bryan and Naomi deserve the same “You Deserve It” chants.
    ……”YOU DESERVE THE SAME YOU DESERVE ITS!!” *CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP*

  • Biscuit!

    Yup, Sideshow Bob, chattin’ it up on the ol’ chatbox.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Nicole Bass dying right when WWE starts bringing back old divas.
    ….timing is a bitch.

    • Adam Wright

      The Kat had a better chance of being brought back for a one-shot than Nicole Bass

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I had a better chance at being brought in and wearing a dress than Nicole Bass.

    • Diddly

      Didn’t Bass claim that Hardcore Holly sexually harassed her?

      • Adam Wright

        HE’S HARDCORE *clap clap clap* HE’S HARDCORE

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I don’t know. I don’t keep up with WWE lawsuits.

      • DAJackson7

        Brooklyn Brawler

  • https://nickpiers.com/2017/02/17/why-im-not-a-big-spider-man-fan/

    I wrote a thingy on Spider-Man today. Not really sure what inspired it.

    • I’m gonna guess Spider-Man.

      • Right, but I don’t know what made me suddenly say “You know, I feel like writing about Spider-Man.”

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      The Clone Saga is really not a great introduction to Spidey at all.

      • Funny that it hooked me for a few years and then I hated it.

        • Dwayne

          I wanted Ben Reilly to stay as the real Spider-Man. Going back on that killed it for me

          • It also would’ve made the Spidey mythos way too convoluted for new fans to get into the character.

          • Dwayne

            You can’t avoid things being convoluted. Look at X-Men for example. There is a reason they had to do an Ultimate Universe and a million reboots.

          • The X-Men have ALWAYS been convoluted, though. I can’t understand how anyone can follow that mess. Spidey’s mythos is far simpler, as it should be.

          • Dwayne

            The fact that they threw out 20 years of continuity because the editor thought Parker shouldn’t be married was worse than the clone saga to me.

          • Yeah, that made me swear off at least the main Spider-Man comics completely. As I said in my article, I refuse to read any of his comics unless they undo that in some way. Which they’ll never do, of course.

            And like I said in the article, it’s ridiculous because one of Spider-Man’s main draws is the balance he makes between his superhero and ordinary life. He deals with realistic, human relationships all the time. Adding in some kind of divorce or something would be part of that. And from Mary Jane’s point of view, it’s PERFECTLY understandable that she can’t continue to be with him if he’s Spider-Man.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    Meltzer and Alvarez’s “you deserve it” discussion made me embarrassed to be a wrestling fan and I love the Young Bucks!

    • Night

      I like Dave in terms of how he reports the facts. But I don’t really care for his editorializing.

      Alvarez is just annoying.

      • Dwayne

        word

    • TatR!

      were they embarrassing or the fans are embarrassing?

      • Alvarez seems to hate nothing more than the fans telling a wrestler they deserve it…it’s the kenny omega to his Cornette

        • hate not have

        • Daniel Swinney

          I love how people attached to the wrestling industry act like anyone outside of the industry has any responsibility, ever, to respect the industry’s hierarchy and traditions.

    • I mean… i’ll cut them a little… you talk about wrestling on the air that many episodes a week…eventually you are going to get worked up about some really stupid shit

    • Eric Von Erich

      What were they saying? Were they just telling each other they deserve it?

    • Dwayne

      Sometimes they say some really dumb stuff.

  • Adam Wright

    According to a recent Gillberg interview, he was at Wrestlemania 17 ready to wrestle in the Gimmick Battle royal and he was pulled seconds before going out because they were hoping to get Goldberg under contract soon and they didn’t want him freaking out.

    • Devin Harris

      and he came what? Two years later?

    • Bruce Chung

      Probably a good call.

      Goldberg is potentially worth a lot more than a fun jobber gimmick.

  • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

    That’s a shame about Archer.

    • Night

      What? Did the show get cancelled?

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        Lance Archer

    • TatR!

      I always thought he was really good at… wait, hang on, I had something for this

      • Night

        Archery?

      • Biscuit!

        Phrasing!

  • https://twitter.com/AP/status/832608704855937024

    Welcome to the new fascist America, folks.

    • Biscuit!

      That’s probably a red herring.

    • Night

      USA! USA!

      • Biscuit!

        *anything to distract from Russia

        • Miko363

          I already told you guys, that Russian boat was a paper mache boat made from unsold copies of the Lying New York Times! Filling the ocean with paper and glue! TERRIBLE!

          • Biscuit!

            You’re right, and as an answer to your question about Montreal, here’s a 90-minute diatribe about my victory.

          • Miko363

            We need some reporter to ask him if Montreal was a work. I’ll promise I’ll subscribe to their paper.

          • Biscuit!

            I’d subscribe to Stormfront if they did it.

    • TatR!

      “considers”, no source. That’s not really news, AP

      • Well, it was one of Trump’s promises.

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          So are we surprised that he’s actually intent on keeping those promises?

          • Not so much surprised as horrified. I’m still dumbfounded he was even chosen as party leader the moment he mentioned the wall.

          • Daniel Swinney

            It’s newsworthy when someone fulfills a psychopathic promise, yes.

    • Adam Wright

      AP is arguably the most unbiased news outlet in the western world.

    • DAJackson7

      The thing is…if i was in a country illegally they would kick me out. So they enforce the law, no biggie. Do the paperwork, not hard.

      • Biscuit!

        Except mobilizing the Guard to do it is very… unusual.

        • DAJackson7

          That part is off putting for sure. They have US Marshall offices in every state, send them with local guys. You know guys that do this every day. Sending the guard is a stupid idea

          • zahidf

            What could go wrong with letting thousands of men with guns go around rounding up the foreigns?

    • The : Duck

      I know the whole Pro-Trump argument is “Fake News” and what not…

      But putting that out there with no source or context and basing it around “considers” is exactly the kind of stuff that makes people believe him that news is made up.

      • Biscuit!

        It smacks of senior officials wanting to change the subject.

        • The : Duck

          It remind some me of when Bush would threaten to outlaw being gay when people got mad about Iraq.

      • Adam Wright

        It’s based on a 11 page draft memo.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      As awful as it is, it’s not fascism. That word has a very specific definition.

    • “Unauthorized immigrants.”

      What the fuck? Why aren’t they “illegal?” It’s a fucking felony.

      I’m not sure it’s a proper use of the National Guard if he does it, but I’m still in favor of deporting illegal immigrants. Still wholly in favor of legal immigration, and no, I don’t feel like diving down that particular rabbit hole today.

      • Biscuit!

        I’m not in favor of wasting resources on a loser’s game like chasing down individuals. It’d be better to pop employers, but they sure look and spend the right way.

        • Well, yes. I’ve said this since fucking high school when I had to write a paper on the subject. Fine THE FUCK out of employers, and the problem will largely go away.

          • Biscuit!

            If we’re going after individual actors, focus on the gross sex traffickers, not a guy who wants a job. I understand the guy who wants a job and we can make a good system for that guy.

    • Facts
    • The : Duck

      Also, that’s not really fascism.

      Fascism is government control of everything which is like the opposite of the carnage and deregulation the Republicans want.

      Fascism come from extreme left wing politics combined with authoritarian stances,

  • Adam Wright

    I am biased in that I always prefer wrestlers that I’ve seen from very early in their career be awful, slowly improve and become decent-good wrestlers, to guys that come in already fully formed. That’s why I have a soft spot for wrestlers like Naomi, Miz, Bray, Jeff Hardy, etc.

  • As it’s starting to sink in, Steele’s death seems to sting a bit more than most wrestlers, even if he didn’t die prematurely. I think it’s because we never heard a bad thing about him, and he knew how to work his gimmick, limited as it was, heel & babyface.

    Ah, well. None of us get out of this alive.

    • Basscase

      Gotta respect someone who went out and did his thing without complaints. And the stuff he did was memorable.

      I mean, he got “Mine” over. That’s talent.

      • word.

        • Basscase

          BTW, I’m thankful to know that if I’ve contributed nothing else to the blog, it’s “Hossen-Daaz”.

          • This will remain my screen name…

            …until something else amuses me. 🙂

  • Bruce Chung

    WWE Fan Reactions 2K18.

    Take on the role of Kevin Dunn, WWE’s TV producer, as you film the best crowd reactions in the world in a variety of settings. Raw. Smackdown. PPVs. WrestleMania.

  • TatR!

    Justin Trudeau or The Rock

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      The Rock. The Rock didn’t praise Fidel Castro after he died.

      • Biscuit!

        Eh, boilerplate is boilerplate.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Trudeau. He’s more liberal and he’s gorgeous.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I love them both so much.

    • Biscuit!

      Both children of famous Canadians.

  • Adam Wright

    This is getting more like a spy thriller every day.

    An Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half-brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia’s national police chief has said, citing information received from Malaysian authorities.

  • Eric Von Erich

    Apparently Nicole Bass’s status has been updated to alive, but probably not for long.

  • Also…. The What chant for anyone other than austin is WAY worse than you deserve it
    That is the crowd putting themselves over the person trying to cut a promo

    • Matt_Indeed.

      “What” literally stopped me watching promos for nearly 10 years.

    • Eric Von Erich

      I can at least buy the “what” chant as happening in kayfabe. The audience is getting under the skin of someone who’s coming out to talk at a wrestling event. Hell, I’m surprised “what” chants don’t break out at more public speeches.

      “You deserve it” is the audience breaking the fourth wall.

      • WHAT?

      • Biscuit!

        Eh, kinda. I can buy “you deserve it” for an athlete who worked hard and won the day.

        • Eric Von Erich

          For a subjective award, like MVP, I could see it. Not really when it comes to a title belt, gold medal, or a league championship.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Aw man, George Steele died? He lived a full life, but that’s still a bummer

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      An inspiration to all men with hairy backs.

  • Diddly

    My only exposure to George The Animal Steele came via The Oddities

    • BANNED

    • Adam Wright

      You really need to watch Wrestlemania 2

      • Diddly

        I’d rather not

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Technically mine as well. I always thought him peculiar, but that was before I knew anything else about him.

  • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

    Sucks to hear about George the Animal Steele. He had a really sweet vibe on those shoot interviews he did, almost like listening to your grandfather or something.

  • Dwayne

    I don’t deserve it

    • Matt_Indeed.

      You really don’t, Dwayne. You really don’t.

      • Dwayne

        But I still got it.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          You do, Dwayne. You really do.

  • Miko363

    We desperately need a snarky crowd to chant You Deserve It at Roman Reigns while Taker has him in a ten minute nerve hold at Mania.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Also, “you’ve still got it ” at taker, because why the fuck not .

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        I wonder if “You Don’t Got It” would be too complex a chant for a self-aware crowd…

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      I did a spit take lol

    • Stan Ford

      A shithead heel should try starting an “I DESERVE IT” chant while working a chinlock.

  • Basscase

    Even the junk he was associated with was kept light – Wrestlecrap did an induction with him and Mr. Fuji against Hulk Hogan and Mean Gene. Barely a peep out of what Steele did.

    • Adam Wright

      He had a dumb elocution electro shock thing on TNT.

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        HOW NOW BROWN COW

      • Basscase

        True, but given his gimmick, it fit.

        Nice sort of bookending when he helped Steamboat at WM3.

    • Daniel Swinney

      WrestleCrap inducting TNT type stuff was always dumb. “Oh you mean this intentionally silly wrestling spoof thing was stupid? Ya don’t say.”

  • TatR!
  • Matt_Indeed.

    I ate a giant philly cheese steak the other day for lunch and the people in the cafeteria chanted, “You still got it!”
    I think they meant I still had a glob of pepperjack cheese on my face.

    • If it was pepperjack cheese, it wasn’t a *philly* cheese steak, you monster!

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Sorry. I like pepperjack.

        • Then enjoy your Albuquerque cheese steak.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    It’s amazing how many people think immigration is a problem to be solved rather than a process to be managed.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      The solution to the problem is to learn how to manage it.

      #NailedIt

    • The : Duck

      It needs to be regulated and used for economic boon. We’ve had great luck up here and were actually hoping for a ton of Syrians.

      • Biscuit!

        STL was looking as well – the Vietnamese and Bosnians really helped the city.

        • The : Duck

          Bosnians helped us a ton too.

      • Daniel Swinney

        You’ll feel foolish when the fugees cut everyone’s head off that doesn’t practice sharia law.

        • Biscuit!

          The creemee ban will be the end.

          • The : Duck

            If you’re not willing to fight for a black raspberry or maple creemee, you’re not a real man.

          • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

            Why would I fight for something as disgusting as THAT?!?

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        Replace Syrians with Laotians, and that’s my community.

    • Biscuit!

      Maybe if you foreigners would stop not being from here.

      • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

        Yeah, we need more immigrants from America, damn it!

    • Because for many people, being against immigration is an acceptable form of racism.

    • Supermark25

      HEY I WANT to do manual labor for minimum wage

    • Stan Ford

      There will always be people looking to circumvent the system for various reasons both related and unrelated to cost, but I bet more people would play the game if immigrating here legally didn’t cost several thousand dollars in forms that need to be filled out in triplicate, get filled out again after the first sets get lost, take 6 months to get in touch with the guy who tells you it’s gonna take another 6 months to have your application reviewed, etc.

      At a certain point, it’s just a no-brainer to buy a dead guy’s SS# off a drug cartel and pay them to sneak you in stuffed into the hollowed out dashboard of a Honda Civic.

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        This, a thousand times this. The process is so cost-prohibitive that it compels people to go another route.

      • Eric Von Erich

        That’s the hazing process that tests if you want it bad enough. If you aren’t willing to go through it but still want to be a citizen, you (and your parents) should have had the decency to be born here.

  • Adam Wright

    One of George Steele’s last matches was defeating Jeff Jarrett in a Bunkhouse Brawl on Nitro in 2000.

  • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

    Death is sad, but a wrestler living eight decades is like a unicorn.

    • Supermark25

      He was only a wrestler for like 3 months a year, so it’s understandable

  • Brian_Bayless

    Might get a buffalo chicken panini for lunch

    • YOU DESERVE IT

    • Garvin1987

      Are you gonna review it or wait wrong guy.

      • RIP Danimal

        • Garvin1987

          Eh. He wore out his welcome.

        • Biscuit!

          He’s still alive.

          • Is he or are you just assuming that because Hogan hasn’t tweeted about his death?

          • Daniel O’Reilly

            He has apparently shown up here a time or two, for whatever that’s worth.

          • Biscuit!

            I have sources.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I’m so fucking hungry.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      YOU. You’re on my shit list bookerman. 🙁

  • Bruce Chung

    Watched the Kris Bryant prank yesterday. Then I read up on Maddux again. Love that guy.

  • zahidf

    Trump 2032!

    ‘If Mugabe dies, we will field his corpse as a candidate for elections to prove that people love him says Amai Mugabe’

  • The : Duck

    Ooh. AJPW version of Best of the Super Juniors started last night.

  • Biscuit!

    “It’s time for more deeeeeeeeeeeeeeementia with Dr. Demento!”

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I have to distract myself for another 40 minutes or I may eat my fist.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    Another Trump speech coming up soon, boys. Looks like noon or 1.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      jesus. Is this going to be an everyday thing?

      • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

        It’s America’s favorite new sitcom: Darn That Trump!.

    • Garvin1987

      Is this part of his 2020 campaign rally?

    • The : Duck

      This will be fun to watch the reactions to.

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      I warned you that this was going to be a regular thing, LOL.

      Now let’s see if the media takes the bait (Spoiler: they will).

    • Biscuit!

      “Look over there! Look over there!”

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Is it a rally or press conference? If it’s the former the networks shouldn’t air it.

      • Biscuit!

        Air every second, then tear it to shreds.

        • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

          You realize that’s what Trump wants though, right?

          • Biscuit!

            I don’t think he personally does, but he’s a jabbering mental patient. The only way to stop his cronies is vigilance.

          • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

            It would fit the same strategy he used during the campaign: use the media against itself. I don’t see why that would change now when he has a direct line of communication straight to the public via his station.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Trump’s strategy to drive the opposition into the mental ward: CONFIRMED

    • Brian_Bayless

      He’s gonna stroke out

      • Basscase

        That’s my biggest concern.

    • Bruce Chung

      At some point the media has to stop feeding the troll.

      • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

        They should cover it with a few lines on the evening news: “The president made some remarks today, nothing of note was said”. That’s all, and let’s move on.

        Of course they won’t do that, because that’s not how the game is played.

    • He really needs to tighten up his promo work. These rambling monologues are more ’02-era Triple H than ’89-Flair. He’s not selling any tickets right now.

    • Night

      Probably to dispute the National Guard thing.

    • Stan Ford

      I cannot WAIT until he finds out that Shep Smith called him out ON Fox News.

      He’s gonna blow a gasket.

    • Diddly

      Come for the Trump Press Conference, stay for the PATRICKisLEGEND racism

    • Brian_Bayless

      Listening to Morning Joe and the consensus among Trumpsters was they thought he was great yesterday and they were laughing at the media. Trump’s mind control is second to none.

      • Bruce Chung

        People just don’t want to think for themselves. Everything has to be easier and simpler.

      • Stan Ford

        I’m not even sure it’s that. Imagine being a person who turns on him NOW. Who was OK with him and everything about him until NOW.

        Imagine having to explain that. Justify it. And from a feeble, defeated position, no less.

        People would rather go down with the ship than admit they never should have boarded.

        • Brian_Bayless

          The last line is always true. People rather do anything than admit fault.

      • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

        Well, what else can they say? “We’ve handed power to a delusional cokehead and we’re all fucked”? They’re stuck with him, so they have no choice but to spin and spin and spin some more.

      • It’s not mind control. The Trump supporters are anarchists. They know he’s a dangerous idiot, they just have so much residual hate and malice from 8 years of having to endure a Black president that they want to see the country burn.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Trump plays the victim and speaks in extremes. Mind control 101

          • “No Way Jose” Gomez

            Even those who supported Hillary eventually admitted that, yeah, she wasn’t the best choice after all. People I know who supported Trump haven’t come to that same conclusion

        • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

          Pretty much.

          “This guy is crazy and probably on cocaine!”
          “Is he white?”
          “Well, yes, but…”
          “Then everything is fine!”
          “But…”
          “EVERYTHING. IS. FINE.”

  • Facts

    Listening to a Jim Cornette shoot yesterday and it involved a quick story about a wrestler dropping acid before a cage match and then freaking the fuck out in the match because he saw spiders climbing all around the cage.

    We need that to happen in modern times.

    Two wrestlers drop acid before a cage match in a shoot and whoever leaves first wins the match. It would be great to see.

    • Biscuit!

      That had to be Chris Colt, who was decades ahead of his time.

      • Facts

        Yeah that’s the guy I think.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Whoever faces Bray at Mania should do that.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    ” A DHS official says memo was “a very early, pre decisional draft… and was never seriously considered by the Department”

    • Biscuit!

      aka “look over there”

  • Supermark25

    If Trump does mobilize the Guard to round up imaginates, military members are allowed to not follow orders if they feel they are wrong. Might get interesting. I’m just glad I got out.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Time out, is that what he’s speaking on today or something?

      • Supermark25

        Read down a little. It was a AP report from a supposed early memo.

    • Stan Ford

      There were whisperings before he was sworn in that several high ranking military officials across several branches had stated privately that they would not follow any commands they considered unethical.

  • Mikey

    Was Mike Bennett really feuding with Earl Hebner at one point.

    • The : Duck

      Yeah. Jobber was freaking out for weeks about it lol

      • Mikey

        What a winner. I remember way back when people thought he’d be great for WWE.

        • The : Duck

          It’s like they thought he was what Eli Drake actually is.

  • The : Duck

    I endorse the idea of Yuma Aoyagi being referred to as “Rockstar” Aoyagi going forward like AJPW seems to be going towards.

  • Night

    She’s fresh, fresh…exciting…

  • RedStorm

    One of my favorite South Park scenes is when Stan plays Shock the Monkey outside of Wendy’s house. I laugh hysterically every time.

    • Garvin1987

      I watched the NAMBLA episode the other day and I can’t believe how well that still holds up.

      • RedStorm

        Man I love that episode. So much of the old stuff still holds up and makes me laugh till my sides hurt.

        • Diddly

          Even though I enjoy rewatching the political episodes, the “timeless” episodes are still the best

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Well, unfortunately, adult men are still molesting kids

        • Garvin1987

          Well, yes, but I mean in terms of how funny it still is.

  • Bruce Chung

    Indiana Pacers are on a 6-game losing streak. But it’s not that bad.

    “During the six-game losing streak, the Pacers played the Wizards and Cavaliers twice each, Milwaukee on the second night of a back-to-back and the Spurs.”

    • Dwayne

      That’s a tough schedule.

  • Bruce Chung

    At some point Trump is getting the Bush shoe thing. Except Trump won’t dodge it, and then claim he did dodge it later on.

  • I liked Olbermann’s idea. Air every Trump speech/rally/press conference, but air it on a delay. At the bottom of the screen, have a Fact Checker ticker that points out every lie he tells and provide the correct information for the public.

    • TatR!

      but who

      will fact check

      the fact checkers

      • Biscuit!

        The Kremlin, so we’re good.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      When someone other than Olbermann recommends it, I’m cool with it. I refuse to do support anything that would give him kudos though. lol

    • Eric Von Erich

      They don’t even need to do it on delay. They aren’t subtle lies. What he’s saying is so obviously false that they can easily do it in real time.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      People won’t watch unless it’s live.

      • Good, that would have an equally effective impact. Either you don’t watch or you watch the truth. Works for me.

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      Just stop paying attention to him. Who says you have to interrupt programming and air every damn word he says? If he actually says something important, then break in. Otherwise, treat him like the nuisance that he is when he just wants to rant and rave for an hour.

      • But that just lends credence to his “the media is out to get me!” bullshit. Let the media give him all the coverage he wants, but then they, and here’s the twist, DO THEIR FUCKING JOB AND REPORT THE FACTS!

        • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

          But then he just ignores said facts, calls the media liars, and folks believe him. It just makes everyone look bad when the press corps is all “but Mr. President…” and he just mocks them like it’s a stand-up routine. Stop giving him a platform to make you look like clowns, media folks!

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez

    I guess Hogan was right about George “The Animal” Steel

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    At least turnbuckles are finally safe

    • WWF1987

      Not with Seth around.

  • Bruce Chung

    Are the Pirates trying to trade Cutch? What is going on there?

    • WWF1987

      Who knows. They’re moving him to RF though.

    • RedStorm

      They listened to offers all offseason and didn’t like what anyone offered. I heard the Mets offered outfielders and pitchers and they said no. So now they’re moving him to right and sitting on him. They’ll probably move him at the deadline if they’re out of contention.

  • Adam Wright

    Starting the Sunday Night Heat 1 week before Over The Edge 1999 and I realise I haven’t actually seen Owen Hart wrestle for a couple of weeks. Even the Blue Blazer hasn’t done a run-in for a week or so.

    • TatR!

      interesting. are you saying perhaps he was already dead and there’s a conspiracy here

      • Adam Wright

        Rikishi may have considered him a threat to The Rock.

  • Garvin1987

    Since Trump is in campaign mode, we should really let the next president pick the Supreme Court justice.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Nicely done, Rugged Ronnie

    • Eric Von Erich

      The republicans have the ability to call for the vote. So it would be up to the democrats to launch a 4-year filibuster.

    • Biscuit!

      Also he’s a compromised leader. Might want to hold off on his picks until he answers a lot of questions.

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

      I used that as an avatar on the cWo years ago too! Such a quality moment.

  • The Polish Hammer

    I deserve nothing. I fought, scratched, scraped and clawed for everything I have. And what I have is a mortgage, a migraine and a tax audit.

    I think I might be doing this wrong.

    • Bruce Chung

      You sound like Grimey.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I remember I got audited and the IRS sent me a bill for like $37.

      This is why I don’t give a shit about politician’s tax returns. If they’re going after me for peanuts, they’ve obviously combed over the returns of big fish that could owe them REAL money.

    • Biscuit!

      You really did a bad job picking parents.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Audits are done at random in some cases. You might be fine.

    • Eric Von Erich

      Did you get receipts for those scratches?

  • Mikey

    Of the regular BoD posters, who do you think would make the best booker of a wrestling promotion? And who do you think would be the worst?

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      Best: Duck
      Worst: Duck

    • Biscuit!

      Best: Silver Fox
      Worst: You

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        Silver Fox would recreate late-’70s Mid-Atlantic, though. That’s a mixed bag.

        • Biscuit!

          He’s also watched a lot of other stuff. I’d openly rip off Dallas and Memphis.

    • Stan Ford

      How much would you enjoy a Curt Hawkins world title reign? This is important.

      • Mikey

        Very little

        • Stan Ford

          🙁

      • The : Duck

        I would make him a way too big cruiserweight and be Kane against the little people.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Best: Dave
      Worst: Cultstatus

    • Night

      Definitely not you. You would give Cena even more of a super-push!

      • Mikey

        I’d bury Lesnar though and make have him get squashed in all his matches, so that makes up for it.

    • Well, this probably isn’t what you wanted people to do, but I’d vote for myself. I think I’d make a fantastic booker. I understand what makes money. I’m not anti-IWC to the extent that somebody like Duck is, but I also get that putting Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn at the top of your national television product is a great way to get people to tune out. Plus I always do a fantastic job in EWR and Smackdown vs. RAW GM Mode. I have the resume!

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        There’s a collection of us here who fantasy book on the regular. You should join us.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        If you have me, “No Way Jose” Gomez, as your top act, I guarantee you increase in attendance and merch

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Who should be on top right now, then?

        • Who would be my “Ace?” Or just in general which guys would I have on top?

          • Daniel O’Reilly

            Both, if you like.

          • RAW: My top acts are Roman Reigns (heel), Braun Strowman, Bayley, Enzo/Cass, and when he returns, Finn Balor is my Ace. Jack Gallagher is also prominently featured as my comedy/opening match guy. I build Big E in the midcard.

            SD: My top acts are Bray Wyatt, Baron Corbin, Becky Lynch, The Miz, and AJ Styles is my top face for the time being (until I find a true Ace – i.e. whenever I can sign Adam Cole). No Way Jose gets called up to be my comedy/opening match guy. I give Mojo Rawley a solid midcard/IC Title push.

          • “No Way Jose” Gomez

            Nice!

        • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

          Heel Roman Reigns on RAW, babyface AJ Styles on SmackDown.

          #NAILEDIT

    • TatR!

      also state whether your choice is an uggo or a non-uggo

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Someone who can manage egos.

      • TatR!

        i believe this is meant to be uggos

    • The : Duck

      Best: Bayless
      Worst: Cult

      • Mikey

        Why do you think cult would be the worst? That seems to be the most common.

        • Cesar Romarvo – #48

          Because he’s a bleating moron.

        • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

          Because he can have some really bad opinions on wrestling, and doesn’t have the right temperament for the gig.

          • Mikey

            I can see a 100% recreation on 1996 WCW or 1995 ECW

        • The : Duck

          He tends to respond positively to everything that’s pushed. But then postures like it’s an enlightened reasoning.

          He’s the guy who tricks himself into thinking One Direction is secretly subversive.

          • TatR!

            Classic Duck. Now do cult.

          • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

            THE ETHER

          • Cesar Romarvo – #48

            Hahaha

    • Eric Von Erich

      I’d be the best. Hard to say who would be the worst; I’m sure I’d complain equally and incessantly about everyone else.

    • WWF1987

      Bayless has an experience edge.

    • Diddly

      Best: Aaron, since the show would become reruns of old Simpsons episodes

      Worst: Curry, since he would fight all of the wrestlers

      • Devin Harris

        lmao

    • Best: Murphy
      Worst: Scott

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Also, someone who has a pulse on modern pop culture.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Bayless

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      Best: None of us
      Worst: All of us.

      Only based on the fantasy booking I read here, mind you. We’re just as bad as the writers we criticize. Everyone thinks their ideas are the best, but it’s easy to say that when it ain’t your money on the line.

    • Mordecai Jones

      Best: Friendship guy. Worst: The secret Vince Jrs here who spend all day being as creepy as possible about the women’s division and women in general, so that’s covering a lot of ground.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Better entrance music:
    Degeneration X
    or
    nWo
    ?

    • RedStorm

      Which version of DX? There have been many. Including RUN-DMC.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Classic versions of both

        • RedStorm

          I’d have to go DX

    • WWF1987

      Tough. I’ll go DX.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      DX

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      DX

    • Adam Wright

      DX

    • The Polish Hammer

      At the time, nWo. But over time, DX has held up better.

    • nWo and it’s not even close.

    • Bruce Chung

      nWo. It still has more impact when it hits.

    • Mikey

      I’ll go DX. Better music to workout to.

  • I was really freaked out by George Steele’s hairy back and shoulders the first time I saw a picture of him. RIP.

    • TatR!

      a touching speech, not a dry eye in the house

  • Hayden

    “What? No. Terry Bollea does not have a ten-inch penis. HULK HOGAN has a ten-inch penis.”

    • The Polish Hammer

      So I says to the genie, I says “Why would anybody ask for a ten-inch pianist?”

  • Garvin1987

    Early season South Park episodes that still hold up really well: “Damien”, “Tom’s Rhinoplasty”, every episode of Season 2, “Spontaneous Combustion”, “Two Guys Naked In A Hot Tub”, “Chinpokomon”, “Red Badge of Gayness”, “Are You There God? It’s Me Jesus” and “World Wide Recorder Concert.”

    They were on a killer run in those first three seasons. I can watch any episode on repeat.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Season 19 with PC principal was great.

      • Garvin1987

        Absolutely

        • Thebraziliankid

          It’s just amazing how that season criticizes even some shit they did in the past.

          • Garvin1987

            That’s why I enjoy them so much. They aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves.

          • Thebraziliankid

            You can definitely seem them saying “hey we’re sorry” in some moments.

    • Diddly

      Tiiiiiiny, tiny penis!

      • RudoWakening

        He assured me that I had one of the largest penises he had ever seen; that it was dinosauric and much larger than his, which he assured me was very small

  • Robert

    I liked how Jesse would go off on Animal Steele during the Savage/Steele/Steamboat angles.

    • Dwayne

      What George was doing would be called sexual harassment

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        But Elizabeth wouldn’t put out!

        • Devin Harris

          He made her uncomfortable in the workplace

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Then she shouldn’t have been walking around all sexy-like

      • Robert

        Hey, wrestling has clearly established that it was okay. Remember, you could win the services of a woman for 30 days based on the result of a wrestling match.

        • Dwayne

          That’s true.

        • Devin Harris

          Well, they agreed to it

        • Bruce Chung

          I get the sense that angle would have been more tragic if it was Kamala instead of George Steele.

      • Biscuit!

        Kidnapping also

  • Devin Harris

    Does WWE employ focus groups?

    • Brian_Bayless

      Vince

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Yes, both formal and informal.

    • Biscuit!

      They’ve said the crowd is a focus group, but yanno.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Why would you need anyone not named McMahon?

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez

    If we’re gonna book a wrestling promotion here, I’d want Kenny and Worst as color commentators. Kenny will provide insightful commentary and put over workers fair and square, and Worst will shit on everything in return

  • The : Duck

    I like when Cult narrates playing EWR on here.

    His genius booking is doing 1996 WCW to the letter in 1994 WCW.

    Brilliant!!!!!!

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Have I mentioned you’re one of my favorites?

    • Mikey

      I like it when he reviews legal documents.

      • The : Duck

        I like when Jobber sees it and is like “You’re not interpreting that right.”

      • Cesar Romarvo – #48

        LOL yes, nothing like have your bartender bar back door man pretending he’s a lawyer

  • Garvin1987

    If you selected me as booker you would get:

    WWE Champion: Mojo Rawley
    U.S. Champion: Billy Gunn
    Tag Team Champions: J&J Security
    Women’s Champion: Sasha Banks with valet Tim Kail

    • WHAT HAS SASHA BANKS EVER DONE TO YOU?

      • Garvin1987

        I’d be putting her with the best IWC promo since Eric S.

        • Guess you gotta fill a three hour show somehow.

        • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

          I’ll never forget interviewing Eric S. That guy sounded like a used Amway salesman.

    • Biscuit!

      Hi PK!

      • Garvin1987

        I didn’t say anything about stroking Roman Reigns! In fact, Rawley would squash Reigns.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      So egalitarian of you: a penis (Mojo), an ass (Billy Gunn), boobs (J&J) and ovaries (Tim Kail). Sasha can be the requisite workhorse.

    • RudoWakening

      Goddamn, I would fucking hate your show so much

    • Brian_Bayless

      RAW

      Universal Title: Keep it on Owens. Title is kinda meaningless and with Owens no longer doing buddy midcard comedy, make him more serious and at the same time, build up challengers. Hotshotting to Goldberg then Lesnar does nothing.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    You know who bother me? Posters who don’t have avatars. Especially the guys who have been here forever. Get a fucking avatar, you heathen.

    • TatR!

      Well we can have one with no avatar, then he’s That Guy With No Avatar

      • Devin Harris

        The Man That Avatar’s Forgot

    • Dwayne

      Yeah. Those guys are basically all one poster to me.

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      Some people just aren’t as privileged as us. To that end I’m willing to donate to those that have less.

    • ProjectBlue

      Never!

  • Adam Wright

    I present, my all time favourite worst fantasy booking idea. This was originally on the 411mania forums shortly after the Brand Split.

    HERE’S MY IDEA FOR SMACKDOWN NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!! HOGAN AND ROCK PREPARE TO FIGHT ANGLE AND SOME OTHER LOSER!!!!!! HOGAN AND ROCK COME OUT TO TALK FIRST!!!!!!!! HOGAN SAYS THAT ANGLE IS NOT THE “REAL” AMERICAN AND THAT HE IS!!!!!!!!! ROCK IS THERE WITH HIM AND SAYS “WELL JABRONI, START ACTING LIKE THE REAL AMERICAN THEN!!!!!!!! HOGAN SAYS “OH YEAH BROTHA!!!!!!!!! WHATCHA GONNA DO WHEN THE REAL AMERICAN RUNS WILD ON YOU?!?!?!!!!!!!!!! HOGAN RUNS TO THE BACK WHILE ROCK STAYS IN THE RING!!!! ROCK IS KINDA CONFUSED….BUT AFTER A FEW SECONDS, REAL AMERICAN MUSIC STARTS TO PLAY!!!!!!! RED AND YELLOW IS BACK!!!!!!!!! BUT WAIT THATS NOT ALL!!!!!!!! HOGAN IS CARRYING A TOMMY HILFIGER BAG(CHEAP PLUG FOR THE WWF)!!!!!!!!! HE GETS TO THE RING, AND PULL S OUT ANOTHER PAIR OF YELLOW TRUNKS!!!!!!!!! HOGAN THEN GETS ON THE MIC AND SAYS TO THE ROCK “THESE TRUNKS HAVENT BEEN WORN SINCE I BODYSLAMMED ANDRE THE GIANT!!!!!!!!….I NEVER THOUGHT I’D LET ANYONE EVEN TOUCH THEM, LET ALONE WEAR THEM!!!!!!!!!!, BUT ROCK, I LOVE YOU MAN AND I WANT YOU TO WEAR THEM TONIGHT IN OUR TAG MATCH AGAINST ANGLE AND (WHOEVER)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIKE ME ROCK, YOU ARE ALSO NOW….A REAL AMERICAN!!!!!!!!! ROCK SAYS IT WOULD MY HONOR TO WEAR THIS TONIGHT BLAH BLAH BLAH….!!!! OK SO NOW HOGAN AND ROCK PREPARE TO FIGHT AS A TAG TEAM, HOGAN COMES OUT TO REAL AMERICAN….BUT INSTEAD OF ROCK COMING OUT NEXT THE NWO COME OUT!!!!!!!!!!! THEYVE BEEN TRADED TO SMACKDOWN FOR ANGLE AND (WHOEVER)!!!!!!!!!!! HOGAN IS SHOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL 3 COME TO THE RING, HOGAN GETS IN A FEW SHOTS BUT EVENTUALLY IS OVERPOWERED BY THE NWO!!!!! HOGAN GETS TAUNTED FOR A BIT, THEN AS X PAC AND HALL HOLD HOGAN, NASH SAYS “TAKE A LOOK AT SOMETHING HOLLYWOOD!!!!!!!!!” HE POINTS TO THE BIG SCREEN…..ITS ROCK BACKSTAGE SQUATTING…IN HOGANS YELLOW TRUNKS!!!!!!! BUT WHATS HE DOING?!?!?!!!!!!!! OH MY GOD HES TAKING A DUMP IN THE VERY TRUNKS HOGAN WORE AT WRESTLEMANIA 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOGAN IS FORCED TO WATCH ROCK SQUATTING AND EVENTUALLY POOPING IN THE TRUNKS!!!!!!!!!!! ROCK THEN COMES OUT, AND WHILE HOGAN IS BEING HELD DOWN ROCK BEATS HOGAN WITH HIS OWN MANIA 3 TRUNKS FILLED WITH POOP!!!!!!!!!! (HEY MAE YOUNG GAVE BIRTH TO A HAND THIS COULD HAPPEN!!!!!!) TOTAL HUMILIATION!!!!!!!!!!!! THEN TO TOP IT ALL OFF SCOTT HALL PRESENTS ROCK WITH AN NWO SHIRT…BUT NOT JUST ANY SHIRT THE VERY FIRST NWO HOGAN SHIRT THAT HOLLYWOOD EVER WORE BACK IN WCW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT INSULT TO INJURY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROCK PUTS IT ON AND DECLARES HIMSELF THE NEW LEADER BLAH BLAH….AND THEN, SQUATS WHILE HALL HOLDS A LIGHTER UNDER ROCKS BUTT AND NASH HOLDS THE YELLOW MANIA 3 TRUNKS UNDER HIS ASS…ROCK FARTS AND THE TRUNKS LIGHT ON FIRE AND BURN UP!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE NWO LEAVES LAUGHING, AND HOGAN IS LEFT IN THE RING ALONE AND CRYING HOLDING HIS BURNT MANIA TRUNKS REMAINS WITH ROCKS SHIT STILL FRESH ON HIS FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT THE CROWD CHANTS HOGAN!! HOGAN!! HOGAN!! HOGAN!! AND HE GETS UP PISSED OFF AND SAYS REVENGE WILL BE HIS!! REAL AMERICAN PLAY…CUT TO COMMERCIAL….!!!!!!!!!!

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      My ears hurt just by reading all that

    • TatR!

      I don’t know man, I can think of about fifty worse booking ideas you’ve had

    • Garvin1987

      This must have been from Ash.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      That gave me a headache after the first two lines.

    • Hayden

      He seemed to enjoy the parts involving shit a little too much.

  • Ioan Morris

    Just listened to a podcast about New Japan’s first show in 1972. Supposedly it was taped for broadcast, so fingers crossed it shows up on World in time for this year’s anniversary.

  • Devin Harris

    I think most of us would fall victim to Vince syndrome if we were booking. We wouldn’t book what the majority of people wanted to see, we’d book for ourselves believing everyone else should like it too

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      I’d book whatever made the most money.

    • The : Duck

      I think I’d be worse.

      I’d keep going with none of the backsliding we’ve seen from Vince this year.

    • Dwayne

      If any of us become bookers, we should book the opposite of what we want to see.

      • Devin Harris

        A show filled with women’s wrestling?

        • Dwayne

          These guys love the divas division

          • Devin Harris

            So yeah, let’s keep them all away from booking wrestling promotions

        • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

          Can you imagine if Bonzai booked?

          So many lesbians…

    • Universal Champion Andy Akeko.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      I think my big fear would be the reverse, actually: I’d start out by booking what I think would make money, but I would give ear to the fans too often. Bookers should take fan input into consideration, but only to a point. Sometimes they really don’t know what’s best for business.

    • Ioan Morris

      I think I’d be content with the PWG/Super Dragon model.

    • Uncle Lovematic Grampa X

      We all have our blind spots.

      Kenny would book the Young Bucks Hour just to prove a point, for example. The rest of his ideas might be great, but still.

  • RudoWakening

    T-minus 4 hours until I take my niece and nephew to Lego Batman

    • Thebraziliankid

      COMPUTER, I’m Home!

    • Diddly

      Guys let’s start quoting it to annoy TatR

  • Garvin1987

    If you selected me as booker, not only would Sasha be champion, she’d break Bruno’s record.

  • TatR!

    Right. I’m off. Lego Batman then Taking Back Sunday. Laters!

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Somehow I read that in Simon Pegg’s voice

    • RudoWakening

      Be sure to tell all your friends!

      • Wharf Rat Fink

        *MakeDamnSure to tell all your friends.

        You’re cut from the team pal.

        • Hayden

          *PAL

        • RudoWakening

          That’s not cute

    • Mikey

      Have a good time, Tatr. Make sure your IG is on point.

  • Robert

    We’d need someone who would book WWE like DDT, when necessary. The List would have been a 2-time champion if such a booker had been in place.

  • Cesar Romarvo – #48

    The thing about Cult shows is that he has access to plenty of napkins to book on, so that’s good

  • SodaPop

    Psst. Skinner says the teachers are about to crack any minute purple monkey dinosaur.

    • Robert

      For a second, I thought you were talking about the Alligator Man.

      • SodaPop

        That Skinner would have spit chew all over the union to get them to crack.

  • Devin Harris

    If I were booking Cena would be in the middle of a 4 year title reign.

    • The : Duck

      I’d have had Roman be undefeated as Champion since SS 15.

      No, I’d still do the HHH Rumble to WM stuff, but not the Sheamus stuff.

    • Dwayne

      I would have pushed Roman but for real. None of the corny stuff

      • Devin Harris

        Cena is the biggest star they have so he’d be my champ. When he’s truly ready to walk away then I’d put it on whoever is next in line for that spot

        • Dwayne

          The thing is he has become a part timer himself.

          • Devin Harris

            I wouldn’t use him part-time. At least not on tv. I don’t see the point.

          • Basscase

            Cena holding the title as a part-timer, coming out and taking on worthy challengers would be a great role for him right now.

    • Mikey

      I like this idea.

  • Basscase

    If I were the booker, I’d label the next 6 months “The Reigns of Terror”, where Roman beats Undertaker in 4 minutes, wins the world title later that night, wins the tag titles teaming with Moppy (because everyone knows Roman carries the promotion), takes the US title back in a 15 man tournament, and wins the Women’s title because Chicks Dig The Mane of Roman Reigns.

    As stated, I’ve sent in my application to the writing team.

    • SodaPop

      Good luck with that. Also, don’t quit your job. Just in case.

    • Bruce Chung

      I always wanted to see a wrestler booked as a badass, but not a face or heel, and see how the crowd would respond. Ideally the wrestler would not have any charisma either.

  • One good thing about the Trump administration: Tim Kail hasn’t written about wrestling since the inauguration.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      ” Okay – time to try and take a break from the breaking treason-related news.

      Gotta catch up on #RAW and this #FestivalOfFriendship.”

      Must’ve been hard for him.

      • He may have lost all interest after Sasha lost the feud with Charlotte.

    • I still need to review Part 2 of the goodbye

      • I’m not sure that “need” is the right word.

  • Ioan Morris

    Interesting factoid in the New Japan debut show podcast about everywhere doing mostly 2/3 falls until Vince changed it.

    • The : Duck

      All WWWF title matches were like that I believe.

      • Ioan Morris

        The reckoned VKM changes it in 1981?

        • The : Duck

          I believe so. Every Bruno match I’ve looked up was 2/3.

    • Biscuit!

      The NWA title was 2/3 in most territories.

  • Garvin1987

    Thanks Adam Wright for reminding us how terrible the 411 forums were. That place was 60 percent Knock Lesnar, 20 percent Vince Jordan and 20 percent Matthew Roberts with forum features designed to kill your browsing session and your computer.

  • Ioan Morris

    Pink Floyd fans, does anyone have their March 6th 1972 show in Tokyo?

  • Mikey

    Devin is the best booker here.

  • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

    If Biff were the Bookerman… (H = Heel, F = Face, T = Tweener)

    WWE Champion: Roman Reigns (H)
    IC Champion: Cesaro (F)
    US Champion: Sami Zayn (F)
    Tag Champions: The Revival (H)
    Women’s: Nia Jax (H)
    Cruiserweight: Neville (H)

    Top Babyfaces:
    AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, Sami Zayn, Rusev, Cedric Alexander, Becky Lynch, Bayley

    Tweeners:
    John Cena, Kevin Owens

    Top Heels:
    Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Brock Lesnar, Big E, Sasha Banks, Charlotte

    • Thebraziliankid

      Switch AJ in the Heel spot and Cena should be a Heel, to make the kids DIE!

  • Ioan Morris

    If it does get added to World I’ll review it: http://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=7996

  • Adam Wright

    Michael Hayes brings out the Hardy Boys from nowhere to help take on the Brood. It’s the very start of the Hardys push.

  • The : Duck

    I appreciate everybody who upvoted me as “Best Booker.”

    I would have turned Daniel Bryan heel as a Sellout Hippy after WM31 and put Roman (who pinned Brock) over him.

    Then I’d have Poor Sport Dan help Rollins cash I need MitB on Roman.

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      I appreciate the 8 upvotes for complinsulting you

    • Thebraziliankid

      NO NO NO

      Bryan should’ve won the rumble and slayed Brock in WM, screw Roman.

      • The : Duck

        He should have been in the last two with Roman and lost honorably after a near win.

        Then he needs to throw a temper tantrum like “No” Bryan and refuse to shake hands.

        • Thebraziliankid

          No, keep Roman’s coronation by next year, build him in the midcard, let him slay Rusev for the US title.

  • Devin Harris

    Having your biggest star in the midcard or without the title doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

    WM 8: Hogan mains because he’s the star. The title match is in the mid cause they are nobodies

    SS90: Hogan midcards cause he isn’t champ. Fans leave after his match instead of staying to see the champ

    WM IV: Savage vs Dibiase in the finals but Hogan has to get involved because that’s who the fans came to see.

    • The : Duck

      What’s your proposing is the NJPW Heavyweight philosophy.

    • Ioan Morris

      Savage and Flair are nobodies…

      • Devin Harris

        not really but I think you get the point

        • Ioan Morris

          I do.

  • Mikey

    Denver Nuggets are going to be good.

    • Dwayne

      They are a young team on the rise

      • Mikey

        Jokic is a beast. I’m reading Simmons mailbag and I can’t believe how awesome he is playing.

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      They take sweet floaters

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        #poopjoke

  • Bruce Chung

    I don’t know if this is true or not…but it’s hilarious.

    “New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says President Donald Trump made him order meatloaf when they dined together at the White House this week. Christie and his wife, Mary Pat, joined Trump at the White House on Tuesday. The Republican governor said while guest hosting a New York sports talk radio show Thursday that Trump pointed out the menu and told people to get whatever they want. Then he said he and Christie were going to have the meatloaf. ‘‘This is what it’s like to be with Trump,’’ Christie said. ‘‘He says, ‘There’s the menu, you guys order whatever you want.’ And then he says, ‘Chris, you and I are going to have the meatloaf.’’’

    • Basscase

      Even Iron Sheik would think this man has been humbled too much.

  • Thebraziliankid

    One the things that helped fight anxiety/depression and all that shit was watching other sports, like basketball and football.

  • Thebraziliankid

    I think this blog has evolved over the years to become a gentleman’s club.

    • Ioan Morris

      …that’s been taken over by a bunch of nerds.

    • But not the good kind of gentleman’s club.

  • Cesar Romarvo – #48

    LOL there’s a guy on CNN with a sign that says “Stop Adolf Twitler”

    • Diddly

      Sounds like the kind of guy who would write “Blandy Boreton” in wrestling show recaps

      • Cesar Romarvo – #48

        Yes! Exactly! That guy is awesome!

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    IMO a booker should be know how to manage the talents egos. Who here can do that?

    • Thebraziliankid

      Scott, Bayless.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Phil Jackson, Popovich.

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      Ferrari.

    • Basscase

      Someone who doesn’t care about upvotes.

    • Dwayne

      PK

    • Mikey

      I can.

    • Daniel Swinney

      I’ve directed a bunch of actors if that counts for anything.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Dave. He’s got the right amount of intelligence, charm, and ability to interact with anyone. There’s a reason so many people of such diverse backgrounds consider him one of the best guys on here.

    • ProjectBlue

      I want to rip my hair out whenever I’m leading something for other teachers; psychotic, messenger shooting asses

    • The : Duck

      Duck.

      Everybody loves talking to me!

    • Biscuit!

      Kenny

  • Devin Harris

    WCW had the same problem with Flair. They could never move him down the card cause he was the biggest star. Correct me if I’m wrong but I think he headlined every ppv until he left in ’91. In situations like that if you don’t want a guy to be at the top of the card then you have to let him go.

    • Basscase

      Havoc 90 he teamed with AA against Doom. I get your point, though – your biggest stars should be your headliners, because it’s about making money, not telling stories.

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

      His title match with Hawk was the co-main of the Bunkhouse Stampede show, but since it’s a title match I think it counts as headlining.

  • cultstatus

    AP is reporting that Trump is considering mobilizing 100K National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants.

    • Adam Wright

      He’s announced a press conference this afternoon, supposedly to announce that very measure.

    • Biscuit!

      Look at this hand, no not that hand, this hand.

    • Ioan Morris

      I need a peppermint tea.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Drudge is saying that’s a lie and even if it was true, Obama did it anyway.

      It’s no wonder Trump gets away with this stuff.

  • The : Duck

    My pick to win the CMLL tournament Block tonight is Valiente & Ultimo Guerrero.

    Mistico & Negro Casas would be really cool too.

    They shouldn’t put Dragon Lee & La Mascara in it.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      I’m no expert in lucha libre but I believe these guys have been around for a really long time. Is CMLL not creating new stars?

      • Kenny_Reigns

        CMLL has created a ton of new guys.

        • Dwayne

          Rush is great

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Rush is amazing and could be the top heel in any promotion in the world.

      • The : Duck

        They don’t really care about “new” because they have like twenty main eventers and constantly cycle guys in and out.

      • The : Duck

        Oh, and the winners Face Volador and Cavernario who are both young.

        • Thebraziliankid

          Volador is 36, he’s old.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Why not Dragon Lee & La Mascara?

      • The : Duck

        You can hear fans not liking the super push without the dues paying in the crowds. It could happen, but I’m not a fan of pushing him that hard.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Yeah…but he should be super pushed.

  • I’m want to go to KFC for lunch, but then I’d have to put on pants.

  • cultstatus
    • DAJackson7

      Well, there goes one theory, but at least he’ll die in a gutter. Hopefully it’s called Lucas Street or somethi9ng

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Damn. I really, really wanted Sith Jar Jar to be a thing.

  • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

    Actually, if I were booking, I’d be building up to the shock heel turn of John Cena outta nowhere, forming a new heel stable out of Hollywood John and Heel Roman, with Baron Corbin as the muscle and the Usos as the toadies, respectively. My ultimate goal would be to create a sympathetic underdog babyface that could draw in male viewers with his grit and determination, but female viewers with his handsomeness and vulnerability: Johnny Gargano.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Cena should be loathed by all, he needs to become Kanye West.

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        Hollywood Rock killed it.

        Hollywood Dave killed it.

        Hollywood John would kill it.

        • Thebraziliankid

          Him becoming Kanye is my version of Hollywood Cena.

        • Night

          The question is…does he move onto actual tights or does he still wear the jean shorts?

          • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

            If Kane hadn’t used this look for his Corporate era, I would have Cena wrestle in slacks.

  • Biscuit!

    In Biscuit Championship Wrestling, Cena never turns but actually acts like a face.

    • Diddly

      Drederick Tatum and Lucius Sweet would be a fun Lesnar/Heyman combo

      • Biscuit!

        This parole hearing is over!

    • Bruce Chung

      I misread that as Bruce Chung Wrestling.

    • Mikey

      He is a face. He’s the Champ!

      • Biscuit!

        Hi Vince!

      • Bobby

        Well. not anymore.

    • Night

      In the NWF (Night Wrestling Federation), Cena is treated like the Red Rooster.

      • Biscuit!

        Like the cock of the walk!

        • Night

          He’s definitely a cock.

        • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

          I like to make it my mission in life to use Cock of the Walk at least once every day.

    • Ioan Morris

      In New Wales Pro Wrestling, he’s in weekly segments where he visits a therapist to discuss his aversion to relationship commitment and having children.

  • Bruce Chung

    Ford is moving forward with plans of Mexico factory apparently.

    • Night

      Wait’ll Uncle Trump hears about it! USA! USA!

      • Biscuit!

        Ford will just say “fake news, we meant Moscow” and it will be fine.

      • Miko363

        He’s gonna make Chris Christie eat so much meatloaf if this happens.

  • Dwayne

    If i was booking, Big E would also be getting a big solo push.

    • Night

      Heel or babyface?

      • Dwayne

        Face.

    • Biscuit!

      Racist

    • Ioan Morris

      Big E and Rusev in a good long feud.

      • Dwayne

        Yeah. Rusev would be a top heel .

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        Great minds, etc.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      I’d push him as a heel personally, but agreed.

      Heel Big E vs. Babyface Rusev would be a good off-month program in FantasyLand.

  • The : Duck

    IF Duck was booking:

    Big Cass would win King of the Ring and start trying to act like a king (but still talking like he’s from Queens) and be led around and introduced by Sir Enzo.

    They’d get angry when it is proposed they are not in fact royalty.

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      See this is why I selected you as best!

    • Ioan Morris

      Enzo as the jester who the king kills when he’s bored of him.

  • Cesar Romarvo – #48

    In the World Wrestling Fedmarvation Cena would only be a three or four time champ because he would’ve held the title for long long stretches through the 00s. I think the only people I’d have strongly put over him are Edga, Batista, Roman and Styles. Also in my fedmarvation CM Punk spent six years fetching Hunter’s coffee.

    • The : Duck

      I’d agree with this, with the addition of Bryan in 2013 instead of Batista.

      • Cesar Romarvo – #48

        Yeah I forgot about him, he’d go over Cena too obviously.

  • Mikey

    If I was a booker, I would have made lots of money with Randy Orton as a top draw.

    • Dwayne

      Face or heel?

      • Cesar Romarvo – #48

        Gotta be heel, lord his face character is ass flu

      • Mikey

        Psycho face

    • Ioan Morris

      Has Orton ever been a draw?

      • Mikey

        He could have been if used effectively. He’s a superior talent than Okada and look where Okada is now used correctly.

        • The : Duck

          He’s Okada with no TNA run to scare him straight.

          • Thebraziliankid

            That was basically NJPW saying “stay humble”

        • Ioan Morris

          I disagree with that assessment. He’s not a top level guy in the ring. Cena is and that’s why he’s always been higher up.

          • Mikey

            I think he’s better than Okada. has a better dropkick to boot.

          • Ioan Morris

            Again, I disagree, but you’re talking No.1 and 2 in the world probably.

    • The : Duck

      I’d combine this idea with Marv’s. He’s the one guy that Cena just can’t win the title from. With the caveat that Orton gets his title after Cena is injured in 2007.

      Cena just can’t beat home in that reign or the 09 or 13 runs.

  • Biscuit!

    Also in BCW the typical wrestler will be about 6-6’1″, 220-260 and in his 30s. There would be a couple of legends, one of whom is pure evil and some young guys, one of whom is an arrogant jagoff. This would make the giants and cruisers scattered about look special.

  • Cesar Romarvo – #48

    In my Fedmarvation I’d have had Hunter spend years and years trying to beat Cena and never getting it done. Like, it would drive Hunter to madness and explain why, after he becomes the Authority, he doesn’t like the title being on the biggest most profitable face.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Tippy-top Marvatar

  • Brian_Bayless

    If I was booker, Luke Harper would have gotten my sharp-dressed man gimmick.

  • Mikey

    @Brian_Bayless:disqus I like your basketball team. But it’s hard to not hate them after reading Bill Simmons’s writing on them.

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      He’s doing an Andre documentary apparently. I can’t wait to hear an Andre/Bill Russell comparison, I fucking guarantee that will happen at some point in the film

      • Mikey

        100%. About making their team better, throwing up before a big game, his dad loved Andre.

    • The Big Book of Basketball did me in. Could have been titled The Big Book of Celtics and not required a single word change.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Yeah, he is insufferable.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I’m sick, it’s raining, and I got called into work on my day off.

    This is gonna be a six-star day.

  • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

    If I were booking, I’d be building up to a Baron Corbin (face) vs. Braun Strowman (heel) monster versus monster match

  • Eric Von Erich

    Some things I noticed about Star Wars in Rogue One:

    – Every activity requires its own planet. Mining of a resource takes place on one planet, refining of that resource on another, document storage on another, etc. Wouldn’t it make sense to refine the resource near the mine?
    – That activity takes place in a single, crowded city on the designated
    planet. Why don’t the people spread out a little? There’s a whole
    planet.
    – Weather does not vary on a given planet. There are ice planets, jungle planets, rainy planets, desert planets.
    – There are lots of alien species, but species that don’t look human usually don’t socialize with their own kind. Any time there’s a scene in a bar, there are lots of humans and only one of each other kind of alien.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Welcome to the problem of virtually every sci-fi TV show/movie property ever.

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

      You’re right about the planets. With every movie, there’s more new planets with human activity, and we only see like a city block on most of them. I’ve been reading the Lego Star Wars movies in 100 scenes book to my son, and he asked me if each planet has our seasons. The answer seems to be each planet has one, like you said. C’mon, Lucas.

      • Bruce Chung

        Can’t blame Lucas for Rogue One.

        • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

          He, um- set the tone for the whole series?

  • Ioan Morris

    Orton’s best match? Has he had a genuinely top level match with anyone other than Cena?

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      His matches with Christian in 2011 were pretty good, I thought.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Foley at backlash 2004

    • Mikey

      Yep, last man standing with HHH was great; his matches with Christian were fantastic; match with Foley was great; matches with Undertaker were very good.

      • Ioan Morris

        The Foley one was great.

    • Biscuit!

      The Sandbag Special he put on Reigns at SumSla.

    • riraho

      They are all tied for first…and last.

    • The : Duck

      HBK at Sur Ser 07
      Backlash 07 and 08 multi mans
      Edge on Raw 07
      HHH at No Mercy 07
      Bryan street fight on Raw 13
      Christian at SumSla 11

      • The : Duck

        Taker at WM21 and SumSla05.

    • Mordecai Jones

      Best match was Foley, best series with Christian. Everything else makes me cry in some way or other

  • Hayden

    Cena’s heel character the last couple of months despite him still wrestling heels: WWE’s attempt at a compromise for fans who wanted a heel turn?

    • riraho

      LOL at them compromising with the fans.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      If it is, it’s a dumb one. Go all the way, don’t half ass something like this. It is just muddying up everything

  • Ioan Morris

    Face Big E vs. heel Reigns could be a fun feud.

  • Adam Moore

    I’m rewatching Jurassic World. I think it’s a fine inclusion in the series and it’s a gorgeous film. I just have no idea who thought Bryce Dallas Howard was an acceptable leading actress.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Uh-oh, who kidnapped Adam?

      • Adam Moore

        ??

    • Diddly

      That British assistant chick being tortured still bothers me

      • Adam Moore

        It was a bit excessive.

  • Brian_Bayless

    If I was booker, The following would take place after the draft

    To RAW: Ambrose, American Alpha, Miz, Crews, Kalisto
    To Smackdown: Cesaro, New Day, Rusev

    • Mikey

      Rusev could be so awesome.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Let Rusev & Lana sort of take Miz & Maryse’s Smackdown role.

        As for the rest: Cesaro can be pushed as DB’s favorite, New Day can split up and fill time on SD.

        Ambrose can rejoin the Shield on RAW, Alpha gets to have long matches to show their strength and get over more, Crews immediately attacks someone his forst night to become heel, Miz can be a non-HHH stable strong heel, and Kalisto can be a cruiserweight.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      You send Alpha to RAW, you might as well dismantle the tag team division on SmackDown, because it’s got JACK.

  • Cesar Romarvo – #48

    I was thinking about this whole “making a new Sable” thing and imagining how fascinating it would be if they replayed that abuse angle only with Sable’s husband now. Like part of that angle in 97 and 98 was that Marc was a “little guy” so it was easy for faces to defend Sable’s honor. What do you do if you know someone is hitting their wife and that dude happens to be able to eat worlds?

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      The face heat for guys trying to do it would be off the charts. Imagine Brock pushing Sable around and Sami Zayn’s music hits

  • The : Duck

    I remember when Ferrari did his Summerslam reviews and Orton quietly put in like 8 of the Top 30 matches.

    • Biscuit!

      He’s known to sneak in good shit when nobody’s looking.

      • Hayden

        *sneak in a good shit

  • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

    Since I didn’t want to be a dick on FB- George is survived by his best friend Mine.

  • Cesar Romarvo – #48

    CNN anchor coming back from break: “And we’re looking in on that Boeing plant, President Trump has arrived. Do you see him? I’m just kidding! *giggles to herself* He’s not there yet. Joining us now from the White House…”

    This is some kind of mass hysteria.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I’m no Trump fan, but seeing the press have absolute meltdowns and these kind of wacky moments are quite amusing

      • Cesar Romarvo – #48

        The news industry has slipped in its own jizz and broken its neck. It’s the best thing going today.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          I mean, they will literally report ANYTHING that dribbles out of DC regardless if it’s true, false, sorta true, sorta false, because they all want to be FIRST.

    • The Polish Hammer

      OMG MOAR FAKE NEWZ!

      • Cesar Romarvo – #48

        But that’s the thing right? Wouldn’t the smartest strategy to his fake news stuff to be to respond with a soul crushing level of professionalism?

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Not only am I miserable and sick at work on my day off, one of my supervisors came in to chastise me about a change that he told me to do then forgot to tell me ‘nevermind’.

    At this rate, I’m throwing someone out this second-story window before the end of the day.

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      Like the McPoyle off the roof

      “OH MY GOD are you ok?!”
      “Yeah, it’s not that far down. That was kinda fun…”

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Thinking more Maureen Ponderosa off the roof, but with less cat dancing.

        • Cesar Romarvo – #48

          Have you seen this weeks episode?

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Yeah, that was a GLORIOUS ending.

          • Cesar Romarvo – #48

            Crap, ok. I tried watching last night and got kinda bored and went to bed. I’ll give it another shot.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Yeah, it’s merely OK until the last two minutes, then it makes an incredible swerve.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    I hate when people you work with send you an email, and then 3 or 4 minutes later come to you and ask if you read it yet

  • The : Duck

    Duck rebooks WWE Title reigns, WM21-WM25:

    Cena-WM21
    Edge-NYR06
    Cena-Rumble06
    Orton-No Mercy 07 (Cena injury)
    HHH-Judgement Day 08
    Orton-WM25

    • Night

      zzzzzzz…

  • Ioan Morris

    I think I’d have Orton & Cena as tag champs at this point. Headline house shows with them defending, lift the prestige of the belts higher than ever, make stars out of whoever eventually beat them.

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Agreed, one million percent. Orton and Cena as a Latter-Day Super Powers-style tag team would be the absolute perfect fulcrum to getting over a new babyface team one day (ala #DIY, or even American Alpha)

      • Ioan Morris

        Keep them ultra strong without sacrificing the development of singles stars.

    • Hayden

      And they could do that cool finish where Cena tosses the opponent into an RKO that they did when they were forced to team years ago.

    • Dr. Bob (Rowlf)

      Orton & Cena vs American Alpha could be a fantastic match.

  • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

    Working under the parameters of the current product/brand split, at the next Draft (hopefully in April after WrestleMania), I’d draft the following people to new shows (caveat – each brand has X-amount of ‘locks’ that prevent a select group of people from being drafted, and each brand gets one NXT pick apiece):

    RAW Draft Picks: Dean Ambrose, Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, Kalisto, The Usos, Dolph Ziggler, Naomi, Nikki Bella, American Alpha and The Revival (NXT).

    SmackDown Draft Picks: Cesaro, Rusev, The New Day, Gallows and Anderson, Sasha Banks, Sami Zayn, Emma, Cedric Alexander, Jack Gallagher and Shinsuke Nakamura (NXT)

  • Wharf Rat Fink

    On my third play through, while I do still love the storytelling and atmosphere as much as ever, I realize a lot of Red Dead Redemption is just “shoot like 50 people to advance the story by a tiny increment.” There’s enough varying things that are possible in the game that missions should really involve more than just rampant shooting. Hopefully they iron that out in the sequel.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      That’s a pretty typical Rockstar issue with GTA as well. I feel only San Andreas and GTAV break the “go here, shoot them” mold.

      • Wharf Rat Fink

        I quit GTA 4. I got a decent way through before I finally realized i fucking hate that game and don’t even want to know how it ends. Drive and shoot and drive and shoot. Fuck that.

        • Diddly

          I’ve been slooooooooowly replaying it over the last week now that it’s backwards compatible on Xbox One. The driving is so awful, I don’t know how I ever played this game originally.

          Looks like total shit too, but I’ve probably played too much GTAV over the last 5 years.

        • ONITA100

          Only GTA game (post 3), iv never beaten and don’t care to go back and do so

  • The : Duck

    WM25-30

    Orton-WM25
    Cena-HiaC09
    Miz-Raw after SurSer10
    Cena-WM27
    Punk-MitB11
    Rock-Rumble13
    Cena-WM29
    Bryan-Summerslam 13
    Orton-Summerslam 13
    Bryan-WM30

    • Mikey

      What is this list?

      • Big Ell

        seems like WWE champs? Del Rio should be in there too.

      • Daniel Swinney

        WWE title wins?

      • The : Duck

        Title reigns of WWE title changes in DuckWorld!

  • tannerfamilyfun92
    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      That almost crosses the threshold from bikini top to nipple floss.

    • Bruce Chung

      I like Upton more than McKinney.

    • ONITA100

      Sweeeey lord

  • The Polish Hammer

    Vending machine at work just stocked Caramellos. They won’t be there for long…

  • tannerfamilyfun92
    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Ick. I hated that movie.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        One of the only bones of contention between my wife and I is that she likes Hook and I don’t.

        • Diddly

          It’s a 90s kids thing

    • Bruce Chung

      I don’t remember Hook that well, but I recall Rufio was a punk before bending the knee.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      It’s crazy that 25 years later, he still has the same exact voice.

  • Thebraziliankid

    I love how Brady in Brazil is referred as “Gisele’s husband” in every sports news.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He should be! She’s an international superstar and he’s just big in one country.

      • Thebraziliankid

        My girl is like “I want you to have that haircut”

  • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

    It’s amazing how cool AJ Styles comes across, even with that haircut. Goes to show you what a badass moveset can do for you, I guess.

    • Thebraziliankid

      The soccer mom hair is starting to look weird.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I like the haircut. It’s very modern and cool. Very K-pop inspired.

    • Wharf Rat Fink

      It’s not so bad now that he’s grown it out more.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I dunno…..that haircut looks STOOPID, with two “o”s.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      He’s a good professional wrestler, beyond that he’s a rube.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Alabama high school football coach bans Saban from his school because of his lack of ethics, loses his job.

    You can’t go against the Alabama God

    http://deadspin.com/high-school-coach-loses-gig-after-banning-nick-saban-fr-1792481319

  • Napoleon Blownapart
    • tannerfamilyfun92

      This is one of those “You’re a horrible person if you say they’re less beautiful,” except any reasonable person outside of those with fat fetishes would say they’re are less attractive. For cartoons, anyway.

  • Facts

    The Next ‘Star Wars’ Book Will Reveal the Fate of Jar Jar Binks

    • The Polish Hammer

      A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

      He ded.

      END.

    • Diddly

      FAKE NEWS. Jar Jar is Snoke

      • Thesyckid

        If Russo wrote episode 8

  • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

    I just had a random realization: the original SHIELD theme, where they use the NATO Alphabet to spell out SHIELD (“Sierra! Hotel! India! Echo! Lima! Delta!”), that’s actually Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose calling it out. I always thought it was some random dude, but if you listen closely you can tell it’s them.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      LOL glad you finally found this out!

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        I never really thought about it, to be honest.

    • Adam Moore

      Hey, did you know at the beginning of Rock’s theme, that’s him saying his catchphrase?

      • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

        …………………./´¯/)
        ………………..,/¯../
        ………………./…./
        …………./´¯/’…’/´¯¯`·¸
        ………./’/…/…./……./¨¯
        ……..(‘(…´…´…. ¯~/’…’)
        ……………………..’…../
        ……….”…………. _.·´
        ……………………..(
        …………………………

        • Adam Moore

          Well done.

      • Hayden

        WHAT?!?

    • Mikey

      I don’t think people should be hard on you for this. Unless I saw a WWE.com clip of them doing it, I wouldn’t have known either.

      • Adam Moore

        Oh I was just giving him a hard time because that’s just me.

    • Devin Harris

      I didn’t know it either. Hell, it took the longest to realize they were spelling out SHIELD.

  • Thebraziliankid

    Short hair and beard AJ was his best look.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Good enough to be a top or just a bottom?

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      I liked his New Japan look, with the emo cut and beard.

      • Thebraziliankid

        Yes, perfect lenght.

    • Mikey

      He needs the beard for sure. His TNA pretty boy look screamed “I’m an INDY Lifer”

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I should stop being surprised the BoD has strong opinions on the looks of men and those opinions are all 30 years old.

      • Thebraziliankid

        I’m not 100% heterossexual.

        • Night

          No one is.

      • Mikey

        YES!

      • Napoleon Blownapart

        I believe in taking care of myself. With a balanced diet and a rigorous exercise routine.

  • Thebraziliankid

    Daffney was really hot.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      From Frasier? Oh yeah.

  • The Polish Hammer

    Just heard someone down the hall yell “Who took all the Caramellos?”

  • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

    Not sure if the Bookerman posted this update a few days ago, but apparently there is a rumor floating around backstage that the Orton/Wyatt match at WrestleMania may become a triple threat with Luke Harper. Not sure how credible that is, but file it away for reference later on.

    • Thesyckid

      Would make sense if he beat Orton at EC. Kinda of hard to shoehorn him in there now.

    • Dr. Bob (Rowlf)

      I mean, a Wyatt triple threat is a good idea, and Harper’s a talented guy who deserves his due, but it’s quite a leap for him to suddenly be a WWE title challenger at Wrestlemania after months (years?) of doing very little of note.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Most of these rumors are sourced by just kind of watching the show.

    • Vintage

      Might as well. Roll the dice and try to get someone new over.

    • Mordecai Jones

      Former IC champ. A couple of big screwjob wins on SD and it will make sense on paper.

  • Thebraziliankid

    Davey Richards in less than 6 months married Angelina Love, he’s crazy.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He got her pregnant faster than that.

      • Thebraziliankid

        Davey is a fuck up.

    • Vintage

      Because Angelina Love totally doesn’t seem like the type that would get tired of him in another six months and then decide to divorce him, take half, and full custody of any kids. No sir.

  • Bruce Chung

    Really glad I wasn’t in DC yesterday as they protested with a Day Without Immigrant worker.

    Hell, I could have called in too.

  • Thebraziliankid

    The Rock is a very handsome man.

  • DAJackson7

    Fucking shit i hate filling out 401 shit for retirement i have no idea about any of this

  • Mikey
    • Not sure how much that helps out the Knicks. Still lots of money tied up in long term contracts. Not to mention the kind of damage J.R. Smith would do in a big market.

      • Night

        Still won’t stop them from making bad trades. That’s what they do.

        • RedStorm

          In a perfect world they’ll trade Rose and Melo and could bring in JR and trade him to another contender that needs a shooter for some picks. I’m not a Knicks fan, so this isn’t wishful thinking.

    • Devin Harris

      It’s done?

      • Mikey

        Nah, just making up a trade. I wish. I want Melo now.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Why on earth would you want Melo on the Cavs?

          • Mikey

            He’s a great scorer. LeBron will put him in his place too.

    • Thesyckid

      This is like a trade you make in a video game. Just keep adding lower drafts picks till they accept

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I dunno, I feel they’re really gonna need Frye’s size. Without him, only Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love are over 6’8″

      • Thesyckid

        Kevin is tall when he’s not in a wheel chair

    • Bruce Chung

      Knicks can get LeBron in this deal too I bet.

  • Hayden

    Tazz: and this Orton kid’s got potential, he’s athletic, he’s a good-looking kid –
    Cole: Randy Orton’s a GREAT-looking kid, Tazz.
    Tazz: whoa! Easy, Cole.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    My day keeps getting even better: I was assigned to do a photo package for the Pac-12 basketball Hall of Honor class, spent two hours on it, then when going through quality check, learned that I was supposed to do a package for each of the 12 selections, not just one package with all 12 guys, which is what I was told.

    OH MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA………………….OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    • Hayden

      Mama Mia!

    • what about that travesty of an Arrow Ep?

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        You know, I didn’t mind it. Yeah, it was Very Special Episode-y (not sure why they needed a parental advisory when the show has done far worse mass shootings) but I thought they handled it as well as they could and I liked they keep Ollie out of the suit. Apparently, it’s going to have a ripple effect the rest of the season, so I’m intrigued where it goes. Cautiously optimistic.

        • I hated. and can even agree they treated the subject fairly ok but jesus it was wrote like an after school special and also
          Fuck you all for suddenly acting like this is some unconscionable horror. You have had Mad Dog gunning down people this entire season not even going back to all the shit that’s happened for the previous 4 years.

          No body was talking like the character but instead talking like a PSA speech

    • RedStorm

      “PAC-12 Basketball: Hey we had a good run in the 60s and 70s”

  • Vintage

    Alright, I need something running in the background. Hey, let’s try Powerless again!

    “Ron, I didn’t know you and William H. Macy were from the same place!”
    “What are you talking about?”
    “Oh, I’m from Atlantis.”
    “I thought you said you were from Atlanta.”
    “No, that’s Donald Glover. And it might be racist that you heard that.”
    “Classic white person making white person assumptions.”
    “I’m half Filipino.”
    “I thought you said you were half Philadelphia.”
    “What the hell is half Philadelphia?”

    Stupid TV. BE MORE FUNNY!

    • Imagine if it aired on CBS and each of those lines would be punched up with a laugh track.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      A show that underwent about three retools is a show that probably should’ve been shitcanned (see also: The Michael Richards Show)

  • johntcole

    I’ll never bash a wrestling segment with a prop that says “ICE CREAM BLUEPRINTS”

  • RudoWakening

    Time for a haircut and a beard trim. Don’t worry, Kenny. I’m only getting it evened up, not taking any length off

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Thank God. My instagram would get increasingly boring if you cut too much shit off.

  • johntcole

    Did anyone here watch the second WWNLive Styles Battle tourney? Was Tracer X really that bad?

  • Vintage

    Rusev is a Clippers fans, because nobody’s perfect.

    http://uproxx.com/prowrestling/wwe-rusev-nba-all-star-dunk-contest/2/

    That promo’s great, though. He deserves better than to be jobbing to Enzo.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Rusev likes Real Madrid, no is perfect.

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez
    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Marv hears “sub-Mariner” and responds that they’ll probably be over .500 this year.

      • Biscuit!

        I doubt that.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        *in Ms. Krabappel mode*
        HA!

    • Oh goodie

    • Vintage

      Oooooh, somebody’s about to have their origin revamped to fit movie rights!

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        Which in turn will revamp their comic origins!

    • Dwayne

      Namor is a badass

  • johntcole

    Cena rumored to be gone till Survivor Series.

    • Night

      Good.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Maybe he can dust off Rock’s “via satellite” gimmick

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Yikes

    • DAJackson7

      That’s still too soon

    • Vintage

      “There’s a lot of superstars that I say I’ve got one foot out the door and I’m gone off to Hollywood, never to come back. What am I doing here tonight? I’m setting the record straight. I’m not done! I’m not leaving!”
      -John Cena

    • Bruce Chung

      Part-timer John
      Part-timer John

  • The : Duck

    I don’t know about anybody else…

    But when I’m talking about a wrestler’s look, I’m mostly concerned with the design like a superhero movie costume.

    I could give two shits if they’re ugly or out of shape, unless that directly affects the costume design concept (i.e. Don’t portray a bodybuilder when you have a beer gut Dana).

    • Biscuit!

      Mmm… Dana.

      • Mikey

        She still has cannons. She just put on some pounds

    • Night

      I like noticing the little things. Like when Rock only wore elbowpads with no wrist-tape. Never really saw that.

      • The : Duck

        Owen’s gear was always awesome for that.

        • Night

          There was a brief time when Orton didn’t wear tape or elbowpads. It really made his tattoos stand out on his arms.

    • I had lots of fun as a kid designing cool wrestling outfits for guys with my felt tips.

  • johntcole

    I don’t know why so many are happy with this Trump press conference as if it’ll get him impeached now.

    It won’t.

    • Vintage

      I’m more concerned about the 100,000 National Guard that Trump’s mobilizing as his immigration gestapo.

      • johntcole

        Looking up on that, it’s blown way out of proportion

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      He’s not going to be impeached.

    • Jackson Smith

      I don’t know of anyone who is “happy” by the president acting like an unhinged nutbag.

      • johntcole

        Well people you think it’ll somehow get him thrown out.

        And a Trump isn’t a nutbag, he’s a troll.

        • chicagodem79

          He’s without a doubt, a troll AND a nutbag.

        • Jackson Smith

          I don’t think that’s either or, you know?

          • johntcole

            Trolls are mostly just huge assholes

        • Vintage

          Republicans won’t benefit much longer from an unhinged loon, especially when one of their own guys that’ll play ball is next in line.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Pretty much anything Trump has done since he took the oath of office has been cited as something he could be impeached for by someone.

  • The : Duck

    Chris Hero has an excellent, distinctive look for his character and his throwback jerseys look cool.

    • Night

      Kassius Ohno.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      That’s what I’m gonna start saying about myself. I’m not fat, I’m “distinctive”

    • Thebraziliankid

      Hero with pants and t shirt was a great look for me.

    • Brian_Bayless

      His strikes lot a more impressive now than when he was skinny in NXT.

    • Thebraziliankid

      HE’S FAT!

    • Mikey

      He’s fine. It’s all about presentation like you said.

  • Jackson Smith

    Ooooh, the n-word episode of “Family Matters” is on

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Nerd? Cause it is Urkel

      • Jackson Smith

        Not that one, lol, the one where Laura gets the really bad one spraypainted on her locker for trying to get a black history class started at school.

        • Vintage

          If that episode aired in 2017, the episode would defend the spraypainter’s right to free speech.

          • Jackson Smith

            “B-b-but you can’t REALLY call that person racist, they might be economically insecure!”

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            That would be that Tim Allen’s show’s take.

          • Jackson Smith

            I’ve never seen an episode but I’ve heard the show’s basically “All in the Family” if Archie was really right on everything, even if you don’t want to admit it.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            It’s basically a “I’m a hardcore Christian right-winger, but these black/gay/foreigner folks aren’t bad!” kind of show.

        • And then Urkel singlehandedly kicks all of their asses, becomes President of the NAACP, and brings racial harmony to the world… and Laura still won’t date him because she was too busy not fucking anybody else and being average looking?

          • chicagodem79

            YES…..SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT…Laura wasn’t all that at all…….TOTALLY overrated lol.

          • I always thought that was part of the joke. She was basically the black Meg Griffin.

      • Vintage

        NEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRD!

    • wait I don’t remember this what now?
      did Urkel drop the N Word?

      • Jackson Smith

        Laura tries to start a black history class and gets the n-word tagged on her locker. Then Grandma Winslow tells a rather touching story about getting her first library card.

        • I feel like I’m missing nothing in not having seen this.

          • Night

            Typical white guy response.

            “We shall overcome….”

          • What’s your name?

          • Night

            LaDarius.

          • Toby.

  • Biscuit!

    Oh good, an anti-science yokel is head of the EPA. Caring about pollution is for homos. You some kinda homo wanting clean water, homo?

    • chicagodem79

      I have a feeling whomever the next president is will have to spend the first 6 months of his/her presidency undoing all the damage of this one.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Just 6 months?

    • And you’re gay, too!

      • Biscuit!

        Gay cuck

  • Thebraziliankid

    Young KO wasn’t fat.

    • If Young KO was the guy we saw on TV today, I’d say push him to the moon.

  • The : Duck

    I just tried to simplify the WHC lineage to trim fat and put together a better booked and credible Champion timeline.

    I was totally lost when I got to WM26. Like, that draft was an outright pillaging and I’m not sure who you give the belt to instead of Swagger.

    I ended up having to start Rey’s Reign three months early by beating Jericho and making the Punk feud for the title.

    • Swagger as WHC was quite possibly the worst booking decision ever. The guy was literally trading wins with Santino Marella in the weeks leading up to MITB. From an overall company perspective, I’m sure WWE has made other poor decisions that cost them more money, but Swagger as WHC absolutely destroyed any concept that the World Title meant anything or was worth shit. That is the fabric of a wrestling promotion. And they threw it away for JACK SWAGGER.

      • The : Duck

        I was looking around the SD roster at that point and…the better options are Rey, SES Punk and Big Show.

        I give the nod to 2010 Rey.

        • Literally any of those three would have been better. I don’t see why SES Punk couldn’t have gotten a run. The angle and the stable was getting over huge and Punk was in rarified air as a God-level heel during that run.

  • Thebraziliankid

    I do think KO’s t shirt and jorts look are great.

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

      Jorts over tights! Because just wearing gym clothes wasn’t low-rent enough.

  • johntcole

    I’m wondering how many of the 63 million people who voted for Trump will take extreme action if he is somehow impeached

    • Night

      Probably none. They probably think “impeached” means he gets a buttload of peaches.

      • johntcole

        That and they’ll probably be OK with Pence.

    • chicagodem79

      And then people will take extreme action on the people who took the first extreme action. It’ll be a never ending cycle…..although thankfully nothing ever happened to Obama, so we’re getting ahead of ourselves.

      • johntcole

        I think we’re all too pussified to take the country in another Civil War

  • The : Duck

    Good idea to end Middle America vs Coastal Elites standoff:

    Build walls around the cities to keep the MA people out.

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      We don’t even need walls, just close the freeways!

      • The : Duck

        It would be hilarious how fast everything turns into Midgar.

        • Cesar Romarvo – #48

          I assume banning them doesn’t mean I can’t still get tomatoes delivered right, otherwise

    • On behalf of MA, fuck you.

      • The : Duck

        *shhh Hoss. It’s reverse psychology.*

  • Political stunt that probably wouldn’t work the same way today: The little girl who wrote a letter to Andropov.

    • Vintage

      If the Trump camp just made up a little girl’s letter that praised his policies and had him read it during a presser, it would drive everyone nuts.

  • Dwayne

    All star weekend was fun last year. Especially Saturday night. I hope the dunk contest will be good without LaVine

    • Thebraziliankid

      I hope Durant/Westbrook solve that shit in a cage match.

    • Mikey

      I hope to watch some of it tomorrow. Going to some dive bars with my buddy afterwards.

      • Dwayne

        Celebrity game tonight

        • Mikey

          I’ll catch the second half of that.

  • HartKiller_09

    I hope that plane is made of AMERICAN STEEL!

    • Biscuit!

      Made by American scabs, for sure.

      • The Rabid One

        just don’t scratch it.

  • Facts

    Dune seems like one weird ass movie.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      The 80s flick? It’s weird, long, and AWWWWWWWWWFUUUUUUUUUUULLLLL

    • Never saw it nor read the book.

  • Mikey

    Any indy wrestling going on this weekend that is supposed to be good?

    • :: chokeslam ::

      yes. Right now.

      • Mikey

        You should attempt to join Ring of Honor

        • Gawd no. Far too lazy to actually do it for a living.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    AMERICAN STEEL
    AMERICAN STEEL
    AMERICAN STEEL
    AMERICAN STEEL

  • Cesar Romarvo – #48

    *fact checks whether or not it really was the Wrights that flew first*

    • The : Duck

      Glenn Curtiss!!!!

    • The Rabid One

      Some French guy says he was first

      • Sitting in a catapult as it’s launched doesn’t count.

        • The Rabid One

          What if it was a trebuchet

  • Vintage

    “The Boss Baby” is what happens when Alec Baldwin gets a little too sauced on Match Game and agrees to something on a dare.

    • Seems legit.

      That show is horrible. Well, the one episode I suffered through was.

  • HartKiller_09

    Assuming he’s not shot or impeached by then I bet Trump is still giving speeches a year from now about all the jobs he’s going to bring back to the country…and American steel.

    • Night

      I think he’s going to burn himself out with this shit.

      • Vintage

        He’s too much of a narcissistic blowhard to admit to anyone he’s burned himself out.

        • Night

          For sure. He’ll be burnt out and blame it on Hillary and Obama.

  • johntcole

    So I’d like to see Cena get his 17th title in early 2018 and lose it to, hmm, let’s say Samoa Joe at Mania 34 and it’d be his last title reign.

  • HartKiller_09

    Now will the wall also be made of American Steel?

    • Bruce Chung

      This Wall is gonna be like 2 B to build.

      • HartKiller_09

        Oh he’s going to negotiate that down though,

        • johntcole

          So how does he force Mexico to pay for it.

          I kinda doubt the government will let him declare war over it.

          • HartKiller_09

            I’m sure he has a plan, which is the best plan, believe me, it’s great, you’ll love it, and Mexico will pay for the wall and buy American Steel while they have the checkbook out.

  • The Rabid One

    28 days of the Trump Presidency and by ex-brother in law has yet to be deported. Do I call ICE now.

  • chicagodem79

    Most overrated “show tried to portray them as super hot, but they really weren’t” characters on TV all-time:

    1)Laura Winslow Family Matters
    2)Donna Martin 90210
    3) Still thinking about #3 lol

    • Facts

      Donna Martin had one large man chin.

    • Night

      Laura got a lot more attractive as she got older.

      I think early on, she wasn’t supposed to be hot anyway. It’s just that Steve was moony-eyed over her.

      • chicagodem79

        I mean yeah, she did get marginally more attractive as she got older, but Urkel’s GF (RIP) was a LOT hotter.

      • Dwayne

        Her friend Maxine was hot!!

        • chicagodem79

          Couldn’t think of her name right away lol….yeah, Steve came out WAY ahead in that lol.

          • Night

            No, you’re thinking of Myra. Maxine was Laura’s friend who dated Waldo.

          • chicagodem79

            Dammit you’re right….but I also do agree Maxine was hotter than Laura too! LOL, Myra was off the fuckin charts lol.

          • Dwayne

            Yeah Myra was also Theo’s gf on the Cosby show. Maxine was Laura’s friend

          • Night

            Apparently she and Malcolm Jamal-Warner were a couple. He was by her side when she died.

          • Dwayne

            Yes. They had a real relationship

    • Dwayne

      Donna Martin was ugly.

      • Dwayne

        One of those girls who looked too much like her dad

    • Mikey

      Donna wins for me. Laura at least was kinda pretty.

      Tori Spelling looked like a dude.

    • RawisStoned

      I thought Donna was pretty during seasons 2 and 3

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

      3). Stephanie McMahon WWE, 1999-

  • Random thought: It would actually be kind of cool if they acknowledged the Husky Harris/Bray Wyatt connection, and retconned the whole deal to make it so that Randy Orton’s punt on Husky Harris basically scrambled his brain and sent him into a deep depression from which “Bray Wyatt” was born. Would add another dimension to this ice cold feud that needs all the help it can get.

    • Husky who now?

      – WWE Creative

      This is a really great idea, but there’s no way in fucking hell they’d come up with it, or that they’d run with it if they did.

    • The : Duck

      Somebody said last night that a fan asked Bray why the change and he said “He needed power. I needed a vessel.”

  • Biscuit!

    Sure you’ll work for $5 an hour in a hot, sweaty factory, but JERBS right?

    • Cesar Romarvo – #48

      Well, yeah.

    • Brian_Bayless

      until you get fired the first day you call out sick.

      • Biscuit!

        Maybe you shouldn’t be made of cells. Damn media.

  • Vintage

    I will always remember Family Matters for being one of the few sitcoms that actively retconned out a family member to make them never exist.

    Judy Winslow flew too close to the sun.

    • Mikey

      That always bothered me when I watched.

    • Jackson Smith

      And then she went into porn.

    • Brian_Bayless

      She went upstairs and never came back

    • Happy Days. Richie’s older brother Chuck. In later episodes, they talk about Richie being an only son.

    • Night

      They axed other cast members, too. Like Rachel and her son Richie.

    • chicagodem79

      I always liked how the Fresh Prince handled the new Vivian coming in that first season. Will noticing something different about her never fails to be funny lol.

      • Night

        No, it was Jazz and Will looked at the camera with a funny look.

        • chicagodem79

          It has been years lol.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        “Who’s playing the mom this season?”

      • RawisStoned

        On Boy Meets World Morgan disappeared for a season, came back with a different actress and said “Boy that was the longest time out ever.” Thought it was clever. New Morgan was better anyway.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Didn’t the grandmother also totally disappear? And the aunt?

  • HartKiller_09

    He actually pauses for applause after he hits his catch phrases.

    • Biscuit!

      “We’re going to act just like the fourth world shitholes that make our goods!”

  • HartKiller_09

    Strong Border!

  • Daniel Swinney

    I just saw a recent pic of Chris Hero for the first time in years, and sure, he’s fat, but after all the talk about his weight I was expecting him to look Butterbean.

  • Mikey
    • Bruce Chung

      It doesn’t involve Chris Paul or Dwyane Wade. Trade denied.

    • Darren Jowalsen

      I don’t know, that JR Smith contract is a little long but this is the Knicks.

  • Vintage

    Aw man, someone mentioned Laura’s friend Maxine and it reminded me of the true moment Family Matters jumped the shark.

    When Waldo Geraldo Faldo was written out of the show.

    • HartKiller_09

      Was he murdered in Chicago?

      • Vintage

        He went to culinary school and cheated on Maxine off-camera or some bullshit.

    • Dwayne

      I stopped watching by that point

  • Jackson Smith

    A day after Tapper tells Trump “do your job and stop whining,” he mocks Breitbart on Twitter with “good doggy, go get your treat from Bannon.”

    • Vintage

      Tapper gets it. There’s no point in playing nice with Trump, because he’s going to vilify CNN no matter what, so fuck it.

  • I’m now picturing a full-on 1989 Joker promo from Wyatt. “You created me, Randy! You CREATED ME!” while they play footage of the punt on Husky Harris. Of course, they would never show the punt again or acknowledge heads injuries, but a man can dream.

  • The : Duck

    After attempting to retroactively streamline a lineage of the WHC and eliminate unnecessary reigns and try to make more reigns mean something, Edge still ends up a combined six time champion for me with only one reign lasting more than three months lol.

    He’s just perfect to be an irritating transitional champion.

    Cena and Orton lend themselves to long reigns, Edge really doesn’t.

    • Night

      Mother Ducker, ain’t nobody got time for your wrestling shit. We talkin’ ’bout Family Matters!

  • Dwayne

    When Steve Urkel first did the Stephon thing it was cool but when Stephon became a regular character it was too much

    • Night

      The Bruce Lee stuff was pretty funny.

  • Facts

    Why didn’t Urkel end up with Myra?

    Laura didn’t give a shit about him.

    • Night

      Myra was too obsessed with him or something.

    • Myra was an 11/10.

    • Vintage

      Myra went psycho stalker in the final season.

      Seriously.

  • What the fuck was Urkel doing pining over Laura when he was hitting THIS?!

    http://www.inpapasbasement.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Myra_Monkhouse_Michelle_Thomas_Family_Matters.jpg

    • Night

      Damn!

    • HartKiller_09

      She’s dead now.

    • Facts

      Oh sweet baby Jesus!

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      As hot a Laura Winslow was, Myra was on another level

    • Clark O’Brien

      Jaleel White and hitting a girl. There’s a joke there but I think I’ve said too much.

      • Is he one of these domestic violence guys? That would make me very sad.

        • Clark O’Brien

          There was a report a while back of his girlfriend filing charges.

  • Robert

    I was done with Family Matters when they started the Stefan Urkell shit

    • Dwayne

      Yeah that shit got stupid

    • The Rabid One

      Same here, whenever that character popped up, time to change the channel.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Stephon is definitely the shark-jump moment for me. That’s when the show devolved from “normal family sitcom with the nerdy annoying neighbor” to the Winslows fighting pirates in the 17th century.

    • Night

      It’s true. But no family sitcom stays strong forever.

    • I think they almost had to give in to Jaleel White’s constant requests to let him show some range. He might have been the most pigeonholed actor of all time, and he knew it.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Girls in the audience certainly loved it. He was a good-looking fellow.

        • It’s a shame, because by then it was almost too late to salvage him. White could have been a Teen Idol type actor with a different character. He was SO good at playing the geek that people forgot he was a good looking cat who could just as easily portray “cool.”

  • Kenny_Reigns

    What was the point of that?

    • Biscuit!

      “Me big, me strong, weapon strong, me kill evil enemy, obey.”

      • Kenny_Reigns

        It wasn’t even that much substance.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Do Trumpsters care about substance though?

          • Biscuit!

            ^ elitist

        • Biscuit!

          The base needs it fed more slowly. Right now they’re being told what to fear (not Leader).

  • Facts

    Waldo Geraldo Faldo

    • RawisStoned

      I thought it was cool that they gave a one dimensional character a skill and purpose

  • Bruce Chung

    https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2017-nba-predictions/?ex_cid=rrpromo

    Washington Wizards are the 5th mostly likely team to win the NBA Finals.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Celts vs. Wizards seems like a really fun 2nd Round matchup in the East

      • Bruce Chung

        Boston doesn’t match up well with Washington. Whose Thomas gonna guard? Porter?

        • Brian_Bayless

          Smart & Bradley can be with Thomas in the backcourt and Crowder at the 4.

          I also think the Celts are gonna make a deadline deal.

          • Bruce Chung

            I’ve heard that for the last 3 years.

          • Brian_Bayless

            I don’t think a major star deal, I think a deal that can add depth. A rebounder or possibly a rim protector, although those are not easy to find.

            Big deals happen in the offseason.

  • The Rabid One

    Me and my buddies scared Jaleel White once. I shall tell ye a story.

    • Robert

      Wrote a song about it. Like to hear it here it go!

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I also loved when they aged up baby Nicky in Fresh Prince from an infant to 5-6 years old the next season.

    Jazz: “THAT’S baby Nicky?!”
    (Will makes a “He got BIG” motion to the audience)
    Jazz: “Man, I’m going back to the streets where things make sense!” *walks out*

    • Night

      There’s an episode where Will takes Nicky to a preschool interview and they get there and play with a big ball. Will bounces it to Nicky and it knocks the kid down. Nicky sells it like he’s OUT.

      Made me laugh so hard.

    • RawisStoned

      Morgan on Boy Meets World after being gone for a season, “Boy that was the longest timeout ever.”

    • Dwayne

      At the same time with the new Aunt Viv

      • RawisStoned

        new Aunt Viv was nicer. Old Aunt Viv had more “don’t fuck with me” attitude

  • Facts

    I remember that episode where Urkel and Carl become wrestlers.

    • Jackson Smith

      Bushwhackers!

    • Night

      Fucking Bushwhackers.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I loved when Fresh Prince decided to just say fuck it and destroy the fourth wall

    “….if we so rich, how come we can’t afford no ceiling?”
    *pan to studio lights*

    • Robert

      Oh yeah, they broke the fourth wall often. I loved it.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        “Who’s Omar?”
        “Oh he’s the dude who be spinning me over his head in the credits”

        • Robert

          LOL. That was classic.

  • RawisStoned

    I don’t care what anyone says…New Becky was better then Old Becky. Old Becky was a bitch

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      “They say she’s the same….but she’s not the same!”

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

      Sarah Chalke>>>>>>>>>>>>>old, short-haired Becky.

  • Jackson Smith

    Fresh Prince very special episodes – Carlton takes drugs, Will gets shot, Will and Carlton get pulled over for no reason.

    • RawisStoned

      The pulled over one was really good

    • RawisStoned

      Also your forgetting “Will reunites with his father”

      • Vintage

        I’m amazed anyone could forget that. They laid it on thick with that one.

        • RawisStoned

          Will and Uncle Phil were money in that episode

      • Jackson Smith

        Oh yeah, the Will’s father is a bum episode. “Why don’t he want me, man?”

        • RawisStoned

          Legit chill moment

        • Robert

          That ending gets me every time.

    • Bruce Chung

      They weren’t even speeding IIRC.

    • Didn’t Carlton take a caffeine pill or something? lol

      • Daniel Swinney

        I think it was meth that he thought was vitamin e.

        edit: I remember him being in a hospital saying the last thing he remembered was doing the Running Man to “I Will Always Love You.”

      • The Rabid One

        Wasn’t that Saved by the Bell

        • Robert

          I’M SO EXCITED!
          I’M SO EXCITED!
          I’M SO….SCARED!

    • The Rabid One

      DWB is a good enough reason as any

    • Daniel Swinney

      Does Carlton loses virginity count?

    • Will doesn’t take Black History Class seriously is my favourite just for the promo Aunt Viv cuts on him.

      • chicagodem79

        Yeah she ripped him to shreds on that, awesome lol

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Jawas

      I don’t remember Will getting shot, though I’m quite familiar with the other ones.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        Man how could NOT forget that, especially at the end
        “YOU OWE ME!!!!”

  • The Rabid One

    It was 1995 and my compadre, who is a brother owned a 1977 Montecarlo. So me, my compadre and my other friend went to Blockbuster in Pasadena, ca. We saw this skinny black dude exiting the store, as we got out we recognized him as Jaleel white. But, we all got out of the Montecarlo at the same time, two of us yelled; Hey it’s Urkel!

    I never saw a brother run and jump so fast into a BMW, than I saw on that day.

  • Mikey

    I really liked Family Matters. It was a great show til it got too crazy

    • Biff Thanks You, Nick Demola

      Cool theme song for a late-’80s/early-’90s sitcom, too.

  • HartKiller_09

    Carl Winslow’s risking his life every day making city cop salary and trying to support God knows how many kids and dependents that are living in his house. And he can’t even enjoy a pizza and a basketball game on his day off without Urkel showing up and flying a jet pack through his fucking roof.

    • The Rabid One

      Carl should have Rodney King’d Urkel a long time ago.

    • Bruce Chung

      Thinking back…how did Carl support the family on a cop’s salary?

      • HartKiller_09

        I don’t know! Harriet kinda worked here and there. Maybe his mother was getting some social security once she moved in?

      • The Rabid One

        OT

  • Dr. Bob (Rowlf)

    Hilary from Fresh Prince was HOT.

    • chicagodem79

      And she got MUCH hotter as she got older, she went from ok, to gorgeous in the later seasons.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Moreso in Major Payne

    • Robert

      Yes she was. Good googly moogly.

    • In Class Act too.

    • Dwayne

      Hell yeah

    • RawisStoned

      Ashley was hot

  • Daniel Swinney

    It looked like Trent Seven basically gave up a pinfall victory over Bate to go for a single-leg crab.

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez

    Poll time: Myra Munkhouse or Topanga?

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Topanga

      BIG AMERICAN TITTIES COUSIN

    • Jackson Smith

      Topanga with the bewwwwwbs.

    • Night

      Myra.

    • The Rabid One

      Topanga was all that and chips

    • Facts

      My wife kind of looks like Topanga.

      Hmm.

    • chicagodem79

      I refuse to choose lol

    • Robert

      Topanga. God I wanted to hit that some kind of bad.

    • SMOAKAMANIA IV by Ja