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Nick Mondo’s The Trade

Because I posted an old CZW show review on here (and important people read the Blog of Doom) the company behind ‘Sick’ Nick Mondo’s film The Trade sent me a review copy to have a look at, which is terribly nice of them. I watched Mondo’s earlier documentary Unscarred years ago but that was produced by people still in the mid-2000s mentality of STITCHES ARE FOR BITCHES, WEAR THE SCAR YEAHHH so let’s see what mature film-maker Matthew Burns (the man behind the sickness) can make for himself.

(Note: The subject matter is death matches, so if you’re not up for a bit of the old ultraviolence then don’t click.)

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Fwd: Tammy Sytch is a mess- Film At 11

———- Forwarded message — http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/14/ex-wwe-diva-tammy-sytch-arrested-3-times-in-3-days/ I know she's completely screwed up her own life and this is essentially all her own fault, but damn… I still can't help but feel a little bit sorry for her. It would've been nice to see her make some kind of return to the WWE but I'm sure that won't ever happen.  -Paul. ————————— Never say never.  She is a hall of famer,  after all.

People Like Wrestling Show, Film At 11

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/118-daily-updates/26699-raw-numbers-through-the-roof

Guess I'm gonna have to hurry up and do that review already.  Now if only they could remember how to do the whirlwind of media to build up PPVs, which actually generate MONEY for them.  But regardless, this site did record numbers yesterday for a RAW episode, so obviously the show was a huge deal.  

Play By Play Dead, Film at 11

Hey Scott,
Just wondered what you and the blogees make of JR’s recent outburst about the state of commentary on Raw. Is it right that the company should now make explicit their focus on storylines rather than the story of the match?
http://twitter.com/#!/JRsBBQ/status/125600671729844224
http://twitter.com/#!/JRsBBQ/status/125603106850480128

If they need their announcers to explain their storylines, they’re doing a shitty job of creating storylines.  And even so, with the Punk-HHH feud, they needed HHH to go out there and basically tell people why they were fighting because it was such a nonsensical mess.  And of course you have the Swagger-Ziggler “storyline”, where we’re never really clear on whether they’re teaming or hate each other.  Basically it’s just another buzzword for them to tell the investors and justify their ridiculous decisions. Edit to also add:  I think the best summation is Peter Griffin pitching the show “Handi-Quacks” to the FOX animation department, where he goes off on a ridiculous run about the storylines and twists and turns and making the audience feel something, and it’s of course a badly drawn cartoon about retarded ducks.  That’s really what it feels like listening to them at this point. 

Play By Play Dead, Film at 11

Hey Scott,
Just wondered what you and the blogees make of JR’s recent outburst about the state of commentary on Raw. Is it right that the company should now make explicit their focus on storylines rather than the story of the match?
http://twitter.com/#!/JRsBBQ/status/125600671729844224
http://twitter.com/#!/JRsBBQ/status/125603106850480128

If they need their announcers to explain their storylines, they’re doing a shitty job of creating storylines.  And even so, with the Punk-HHH feud, they needed HHH to go out there and basically tell people why they were fighting because it was such a nonsensical mess.  And of course you have the Swagger-Ziggler “storyline”, where we’re never really clear on whether they’re teaming or hate each other.  Basically it’s just another buzzword for them to tell the investors and justify their ridiculous decisions. Edit to also add:  I think the best summation is Peter Griffin pitching the show “Handi-Quacks” to the FOX animation department, where he goes off on a ridiculous run about the storylines and twists and turns and making the audience feel something, and it’s of course a badly drawn cartoon about retarded ducks.  That’s really what it feels like listening to them at this point. 

Vince goes completely insane, film at 11

From today’s Observer news update:

WWE sent out a survey question yesterday that was pretty mind-boggling: Imagine a 24-hour cable network that was run by The WWE. It featured a mix of WWE-made programs, including new shows, repeats of Raw and SmackDown from USA and Syfy and "classic" or "historical" programs featuring shows from different promotions like classic WWE footage, WCW, ECW, NWA, AWA, etc. from years past. It would have two new weekly WWE live in-ring shows (wrestling), but not SmackDown or Raw. It would have a daily live in-studio viewer interactive show similar to SportsCenter. Additionally, this network would include WWE’s "classic big 4" pay-per-view events including WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and Royal Rumble to the lineup at no additional cost. Rather than having to pay for them, they would now be specials with the same match quality you’re used to seeing on pay-per-view for no additional cost. These 4 events would only be available on The WWE Network. In addition to The WWE Network, you would receive approximately 30 additional channels including NFL Network, NBA TV, Biography Channel, Fox Business Network and Fuel TV. How interested would you be in upgrading your service for an additional $7-$12 per month to a tier which would include the WWE Network described above?

You might as well take a pile of cash and burn it on the streets of Greenwich rather than proceed with this retarded idea.  WWE 24/7 is already a flop, revenue-wise, and going through with this idea would be SUICIDE for the company and destroy one of their only big revenue sources left.  But Vince is determined to launch this stupid network and show up UFC, so there you go. 

Vince goes completely insane, film at 11

From today’s Observer news update:

WWE sent out a survey question yesterday that was pretty mind-boggling: Imagine a 24-hour cable network that was run by The WWE. It featured a mix of WWE-made programs, including new shows, repeats of Raw and SmackDown from USA and Syfy and "classic" or "historical" programs featuring shows from different promotions like classic WWE footage, WCW, ECW, NWA, AWA, etc. from years past. It would have two new weekly WWE live in-ring shows (wrestling), but not SmackDown or Raw. It would have a daily live in-studio viewer interactive show similar to SportsCenter. Additionally, this network would include WWE’s "classic big 4" pay-per-view events including WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Survivor Series and Royal Rumble to the lineup at no additional cost. Rather than having to pay for them, they would now be specials with the same match quality you’re used to seeing on pay-per-view for no additional cost. These 4 events would only be available on The WWE Network. In addition to The WWE Network, you would receive approximately 30 additional channels including NFL Network, NBA TV, Biography Channel, Fox Business Network and Fuel TV. How interested would you be in upgrading your service for an additional $7-$12 per month to a tier which would include the WWE Network described above?

You might as well take a pile of cash and burn it on the streets of Greenwich rather than proceed with this retarded idea.  WWE 24/7 is already a flop, revenue-wise, and going through with this idea would be SUICIDE for the company and destroy one of their only big revenue sources left.  But Vince is determined to launch this stupid network and show up UFC, so there you go.