Wrestler you grew up liking but now hate

Is there any wrestlers you were a mark for as a kid but now looking through informed eyes you don’t see the same way?

For me it’s HHH. I was a massive fan between 1998-2001 and then stopped watching wrestling for a while. I came back to catching up with the show (mainly through podcasts, WOR and sites like yours) and the way I think of him has totally changed.

I’ve mentioned before, but I was 100 percent on the Lex Luger train all through his run in NWA and WCW, but he lost me with the WWF run for good.

Global Force rebranding

Now that IMPACT! is rebranding as Global Force, will my Global Force Gold still be valid?

Yes, but the exchange rate will be like WWE stock where you have to buy 200,000 of them to equal one of Vince’s shares. I’d invest in a stronger currency, like the peso or the fake money that AC/DC drops from the ceiling during "Money Talks".

inside cradle

Good morning, Scott –

There are a lot of terms in wrestling that are common, but make no sense (squared circle, pier 6 brawl, etc.). Another one we hear a lot is “inside cradle” – so does that mean there’s such a thing as an “outside cradle”?

Am I thinking too much on this?

Yes. Inside cradle means you hook the inside leg. Outside cradle means you hook the outside one, like an Oklahoma roll. Flair pinned Steamboat with an outside cradle at WrestleWar 89, for example.

BoD Daily Update: July 19th, 2017

Update on Kurt Angle/Jason Jordan Storyline

The Angle/Jordan storyline is set to become the central storyline on RAW over the next few months as the American Alpha team will be done for good with Chad Gable remaining on Smackdown

http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/jason-jordan-angle-gable-lengthy/#.WW74nYjyvIU

 

Former WWE Champion Signing With GFW?

Its been reported that Rey Mysterio met with GFW officials in Nashville and apparently has a contract offer from the company

http://pwinsider.com/article/111012/big-name-in-nashville-for-gfw-talks.html?p=1

 

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Smackdown – July 18, 2017

Smackdown
Date: July 18, 2017
Location: Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton

It’s the go home show for Battleground and Jinder Mahal has brought the Punjabi Prison with him to Smackdown. My guess would be to get people interested in what the match is going to look like if they haven’t been around for more than ten years, which is about as good of an idea as they could have for this. Let’s get to it.

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#NevilleAJSummerSlam


Let’s start this hashtag movement and end the cruiserweight division. Daniel Bryan announces the superstars of the 205 division are now exclusive property of Smackdown. Except this new crop of superstars will do exactly what he did in his career and defy limits and break through the glass ceiling. There’s no more limits for these men and it’s gonna start with a dream match at SummerSlam, Neville vs Styles to unify the titles.

Smackdown gets the standouts of the mess and the rest go to NXT and start fresh. Kendrick and TJP could be a great new tag team.

​Yeah! And we’ll start an internet petition while we’re at it! #InternetPetition​

Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Survivor Series 1990

Live from Hartford, CT

Airdate: November 22, 1990

Attendance:  16,000 (13,000 paid)

Hosted by Gorilla Monsoon & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

A mere two days after Clash XIII, this show occurred LIVE on PPV. Oh. My. God. What in God’s creation is in that EGG? Read on!

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Chris Candido – Clique Member

Hi Scott,

In the Action Zone recap, they mention that HHH & Chris Candido came in at about the same time, which makes me wonder something: How different would the WWE be right now if Candido had been in with the Clique instead of HHH?

Candido, at that point, was a worlds better worker than HHH and probably would’ve been shielded from the Bodydonnas treatment he ended up getting. HHH, not the most impressive figure at that point, would’ve probably floundered as a blue-blood and eventually jumped back to WCW, living out his career as a Ray Traylor-type journeyman.

Hell, once the Tammy/HBK "encounters" started up, combined with the attitude era, IMAGINE how crazy that would’ve been.

Thoughts?

If you don’t think Vince isn’t gonna push Hunter over Candido 99 times out of 100, I dunno what to tell you. Candido was pretty much brought along as luggage with Sunny and Hunter was a project from day one, given a gimmick of being Vince’s snobbish neighbor.

Angle/Gable

Jason Jordan goes on Raw or Smackdown next week to officially break up American Alpha, stating that now that he knows his true wrestling pedigree (no pun intended), he can’t waste his time being a low-card tag team member as clearly, considering how great he must be because of his dad, Gable is the weak link.

Gable confronts Jordan and challenges him to a match at SummerSlam where Gable beats Jordan fairly easily. Gable makes a comment to some interviewer about how maybe Angle’s greatness is a bit overhyped considering how his son couldn’t even hang with him. This brings forth Angle, or Jordan, to issue a challenge for Angle vs. Gable.

If, by chance, WWE sees a legitimate star in Chad Gable, especially if moreso than Jason Jordan, it would be worth making Jordan look bad for a bit to try and make Gable into a star. The guy has been compared to Kurt Angle ever since he showed up in NXT. So, to me, the only logical reason for Jason Jordan to be inserted into this storyline is to get to this match and strap the rocket to Gable.

Make any sense?

Jason Jordan is a black hole of charisma. They should just have a match where the winner gets to be Angle’s actual illegitimate child.