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Title: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Scott on April 03, 2007, 12:08:52 AM
Haven't watched in a while, but had to tune in tonight for the results of WRESTLEMANIA.

1) The show started off with Shaun Micheals and John Cena defending their tag team titles against 20 tag teams in two 10 tag team battle royals during the first half hour.

2) The Wrestling Hall Of Fame inductee ceremony was neat. Always great to see the old time greats get some air time again.

3) Vince McMahan getting his head shave and Donald Trump getting the Stone Cold Stunner.

Fell a sleep around 10pm and missed the rest of the show.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Yaddo 42 on April 03, 2007, 02:02:58 AM
My wrestling watching fan days ended long ago, but I sometimes see part of Smackdown on Friday night before work since there's so little on then. They've really amped up the production, the bombast, and the visuals over the years, and the women have gotten better looking in a trashy sort of way. Yet the sense of fun just isn't there for me.

I had heard about the McMahon vs. Trump proxy hair match, color me unsurprised that Trump kept his hair. Wikipedia says Trump did get a Stone Cold Stunner from Austin, that might have fun to watch.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Ash on April 03, 2007, 08:25:10 AM
the sense of fun just isn't there for me.

I agree.
Pro wrestling is still ok to watch every now & then, but there seems to be something missing.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Jack on April 03, 2007, 10:14:44 AM
I used to watch wrestling in the first half of the '80s, but lost interest long ago.  Now if they'd come out with a women's wrestling show...  :teddyr:

There was a pretty funny scene on one of those shows not long ago though - two wrestlers were out in the parking lot beating the tar out of each other, and the announcers were excitedly exclaiming about how unbelievable the action was, then we got a quick camera shot of the announcers and they had their heads down, reading all this stuff off their scripts.   Too funny.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Scott on April 03, 2007, 11:06:04 AM
My main years for Pro Wrestling viewing were (1980 - 1985). I haven't really been a big Pro Wrestling fan since about 1985 but did have a major ressurgence for me during the WWF/WCW/ECW days of the later 90's.

1) Ric Flair would say that Pro Wrestling goes through cycles of popularity about every 10 years.

2) Nick Bockwinkel once said that over exposer will kill Pro Wrestling. With satillite television it's hard to keep the "acts" fresh. With the old regional promotions before satillite a wrestler could move from territory to territory and find a new audience for his "act". Now with satillite they have no where to hide. Before they could go to another region and then return at some later time with the fans anticipating and remembering the chaos he created with just a mention of his return.

3) Vince McMahan once had a strategy for killing Pro Wrestling so he could ressurect it later on, but Turners WCW stopped him in the 90's and ECW brought a whole new brand of extreme matches.

4) Terry Funk was correct when he said that WWE has to change their format with the Titantron and such to give the matches a different aura. A different atmosphere. Perhaps this is what WWE has done with their new ECW show and TNA with the octagon ring, but nothing will beat the old close up studio matches of the 70's and early 80's where you felt like you were close to that action and could even hear the voices of ther wrestlers better.

It's hard to bring in fresh new talent with ring and mic skills that come from years of experience. That's why you see a bunch of muscle guys with no real talent in the WWE now days. Hulk Hogan could get away with it because of his instant charisma, but most aren't born with that. Actually Hogan did have to develope the act over a number of years before he became big and then the film ROCKY III put him over the top. Pro Wrestlers have to develope a character over time which comes with years of being and watching things in the ring from veterans who know the business.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 03, 2007, 11:58:46 AM
Wrestling today feels like a carciature of itself. At least years ago they attempted to create some sustained level of believability and at least played it up like it was a real sport adding to the overall illusion but nowadays they don't even seem to try very hard at making it take on any semblance of reality. It usually just feels like guys are going through the motions out there now and everything is so pre-scripted nowadays, with wrestlers running through their pre-planned spots that when fans naturally respond in a way unexpected, the wrestlers unlike those from years back and a few of the veterans still around (who tend to get far better response from the fans than the newer guys) no longer seem to know how to improvise on the spot in order to work and excite the crowd watching.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Scott on April 03, 2007, 12:40:13 PM
Yea, I think The Undertaker is a good example. When they had him talking more a year or two ago with the motorcycle he wasn't doing so well, but you leave him alone with only an entrance and departure and you have an interesting character, but when you follow them behind the scenes you loose a lot of the mystique of the individual wrestler. Not all the talented wrestlers can talk and not all the talkers can wrestle. Even when you get both they get boring with over exposer. After all it's a show and not real competition, so exposer is a killer.

The wrestlers from 70's and early 80's had a mythos. They were indestructible and when they did get hurt it there was a very serious tone to it. They would come on camera and beat a jobber in a match designed to exhibit all the skills of the "star" then when the match was over maybe an interview about the weeks coming matches in various local towns and that was it. The Dark Ages of Wrestling. They also developed the flying break "fall" during those years and the studio matches were perfect for sound effects coming from the ring falls and stomping punches and kicks.

Now they have "stars" fight in every televised match. There are no "jobbers" anymore and the crowd is to prominent and distracting from the in ring psychology of the match. There was a time in about the late 80's you started to hear the crowds shout "boring" during the matches. Unfortunately they picked the unhappy fan over that special something that made it magic. Guess times change and you can't bring it back. Perhaps a new "era" will come into the Wrestling world through a wrestler or style that will come about through new media outlets. Not sure how they can do it because they tried with the Raw/Smackdown/and now ECW old and new school. They tried creating other entities within themselves, but it's still clearly WWE.

They just had Chris Benoit submit to John Cena a couple weeks ago. Can you believe that?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 03, 2007, 04:43:33 PM
Sometimes you'll see the wrestlers screw up their intended spot and then repeat it over again despite this flub....making me and  I assume many other viewers groan because it's so obvious what they're doing, that one guy is laying there waiting for the other guy to do a fancy flip on top of him, whatever. The old-time wrestlers tended to know how to cover their butts in the case of such mistakes and often called their matches in the ring as they were happening without all this laid out scripting and spot for spot stuff that goes on nowadays. These old pros actually used and manipulated the crowd to their ends and the crowds back then ate it up. I miss the old smoke-filled arenas atmosphere with the little old ladies who cried foul whenever the heel would cheat and often would get visually upset with said heel. I miss the cries from the audience for blood, violence and mayhem with at least a portion of said audience fooled by the exhibition going on in front of them.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: D-Man on April 03, 2007, 09:26:20 PM
I used to be a big Wrestling fan back when I was a kid.  I briefly came back to it in the late 90's/early 00's, when the cruiserweights of WCW caught my eye, primarily.  I briefly watched the WWF then as well, but they were more about selling T-shirts with catch-phrases all over them then wrestling.  Unfortunately, WCW was plagued by old men hogging the spotlight, the company was absorbed by the competition, catch-phrases eventually won out over talent, and I haven't watched any Pro Wrestling since. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Scott on April 04, 2007, 09:33:11 PM
The old-time wrestlers tended to know how to cover their butts in the case of such mistakes and often called their matches in the ring as they were happening without all this laid out scripting and spot for spot stuff that goes on nowadays. These old pros actually used and manipulated the crowd to their ends and the crowds back then ate it up.

They did know how to work a match and work the crowd.

I miss the old smoke-filled arenas atmosphere with the little old ladies who cried foul whenever the heel would cheat and often would get visually upset with said heel. I miss the cries from the audience for blood, violence and mayhem with at least a portion of said audience fooled by the exhibition going on in front of them.

At least the fans were able to suspend their beliefs in "reality" for a brief time through the talent of those in the ring.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Scott on April 04, 2007, 09:37:07 PM
I used to be a big Wrestling fan back when I was a kid.  I briefly came back to it in the late 90's/early 00's, when the cruiserweights of WCW caught my eye, primarily.  I briefly watched the WWF then as well, but they were more about selling T-shirts with catch-phrases all over them then wrestling.  Unfortunately, WCW was plagued by old men hogging the spotlight, the company was absorbed by the competition, catch-phrases eventually won out over talent, and I haven't watched any Pro Wrestling since. 

The "Monday Night Wars" between WCW and WWF were great during the late 90's with Steve Austin, Mick Foley, NWO, and many more.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 17, 2007, 12:21:19 AM
Wrestling fans? good listen to this ... In an interview with CBS Sportsline, Brock Lesnar says he would be willing to fight former pro wrestling colleague Kurt Angle. thats fight as in MMA

"If somebody wants to set it up, I'm all for it," confirms Lesnar, who makes his MMA debut on June 2 against Hong-Man Choi.

I cant wait to see him fight in MMA.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Scott on April 17, 2007, 01:33:47 PM
That would be very interesting.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Derf on April 17, 2007, 02:30:47 PM
Wrestling fans? good listen to this ... In an interview with CBS Sportsline, Brock Lesnar says he would be willing to fight former pro wrestling colleague Kurt Angle. thats fight as in MMA

"If somebody wants to set it up, I'm all for it," confirms Lesnar, who makes his MMA debut on June 2 against Hong-Man Choi.

I cant wait to see him fight in MMA.


It would be interesting, but TNA (Angle's current place of employment) won't allow him to fight with MMA. Plus, considering that Angle has broken his neck numerous times and is in nowhere near top shape, an MMA style fight could conceivably kill him. In TNA, he can work around his limitations; in a "real" fight, that wouldn't be possible. Angle has wanted to fight in MMA for a while, but it wouldn't be in his best interests to do so.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Scott on April 17, 2007, 05:15:07 PM
I didn't know Kurt Angle had neck injuries. He should probably even stop wrestling altogether.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 18, 2007, 12:31:23 AM
Yes its true Angle's neck is in bad shape. So I guess Lesnar wont fight Angle but Brock will still make a MMA debut.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 18, 2007, 11:24:25 AM
Angle at this point I believe is a complete nutcase so I wouldn't at all be surprised to see him either kill himself in the ring or in an MMA fight, which he'd probably get slaughtered in given his current mental and physical condition.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: StackAttack on May 03, 2007, 10:23:03 AM
i remember seeing brock lesnar almost break his neck when he wrestled angle and thinking that he was one tough son of a b***h to keep wrestling after that. then i found out he was complaining about his wrestling schedule being too much work for him and watched he and goldberg put on the laziest last match ive ever seen when they fought at Wrestlemania 20 and have no respect for him ever since. i dont like the recent news about the undertaker and bobby lashley being injured though, especially since undertaker might have to take off 6 months for surgery and give up the title that hes more than earned with all his hard work over the years.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: clockworkcanary on May 04, 2007, 07:27:19 AM
I hope you're right about Taker.  I've been a long time fan of the dead man.  I haven't been keeping up in the last couple years but, to my knowledge, Taker hasn't lost a Wrestlemania to date, so I hope if they make him job the title this time, it's to someone really worthy (that's a big "over" for some lucky up-and-comer).


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: StackAttack on May 04, 2007, 07:43:21 AM
yep clockworkcanary undertakers Wrestlemania streak is alive and well. he just won the title against batista a few weeks ago to make his record 15-0. this is why its so heartbreaking to see the man get shelved with an injury. he rarely gets a shot at a championship role and here he is getting his bicep torn right off the bone not a month into it. chances are hell have to drop the title back to batista but theres speculation that kennedy could take it or that shawn michaels will be sent to Smackdowns roster to headline.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 25, 2010, 10:54:35 PM
I like watching the WWE.  I started watching as a very young kid, around '87 at 3 or so.  Personally my favorite time for what they've done is mid '95 until mid '01.  Companies like ECW helped forge it into a more 'adult' oriented product aimed at the 18-35 demographic.  And, I believe WWE or WCW wouldn't have been as successful without it.  They changed the product from kid oriented to an older audience who wanted to see faster, more athletic matches.  Guys like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley, Al Snow, Chris Jericho, Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn, Sandman, Rey Mysterio Jr, Dean Malenko or Rob Van Dam likely never would've gotten a run in the WWF without some success from ECW.

I still watch WWE today, and it's much more PG oriented, which is fine.  To stay alive as a business they have to adapt.  In the '80s, marketing to kids made them huge money.  In the "Generation X" of the '90s, that was dead and they needed to go the Howard Stern/X Games/Springer route and make it more appealing to adults.  Now, they've grown up and have kids, so it's for kids again.  Vince McMahon would be out of business if he didn't do it that way.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 02, 2011, 09:25:06 PM
My wrestling watching fan days ended long ago, but I sometimes see part of Smackdown on Friday night before work since there's so little on then. They've really amped up the production, the bombast, and the visuals over the years, and the women have gotten better looking in a trashy sort of way. Yet the sense of fun just isn't there for me.

As someone who lived thru the waning golden days of wrestling in the mid-late 70's when it was a UHF phenomena, AND a young adult in the early-mid 80's as it began to commercialize into the franchise it is today, I will endlessly agree with you that it's not what it used to be.  Back then, it was FUN.

Today, it's all commercial. It's like some sort of soap opera and nothing more than flash, smoke and mirrors. I stopped watching years ago.

Yet there are those die-hard people who will spend every cent of their hard earned money on every wrestling video, or the 60 or 70 doallr price tag for the next Wrestlemania when it comes to Pay-Per-View.  I still struggle to understand why...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 02, 2011, 10:38:53 PM
My wrestling watching fan days ended long ago, but I sometimes see part of Smackdown on Friday night before work since there's so little on then. They've really amped up the production, the bombast, and the visuals over the years, and the women have gotten better looking in a trashy sort of way. Yet the sense of fun just isn't there for me.

As someone who lived thru the waning golden days of wrestling in the mid-late 70's when it was a UHF phenomena, AND a young adult in the early-mid 80's as it began to commercialize into the franchise it is today, I will endlessly agree with you that it's not what it used to be.  Back then, it was FUN.

Today, it's all commercial. It's like some sort of soap opera and nothing more than flash, smoke and mirrors. I stopped watching years ago.

Yet there are those die-hard people who will spend every cent of their hard earned money on every wrestling video, or the 60 or 70 doallr price tag for the next Wrestlemania when it comes to Pay-Per-View.  I still struggle to understand why...
They still have some good people involved.  The problem is the WRITING of the shows.  Personally, the only time I buy one of the wrestling dvd's is if it's someone I really, really like: Roddy Piper, Ric Flair, Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin.

For me, the best period of time they had was 1995-2001.  After that it's been dwindling.  You ever see Kurt Angle? That guy's amazing.  A legit Olympic gold medalist who transitioned to pro wrestling. 

For me, the ONLY Pay-Per-Views I'll bother watching are, for me, the "Big 3" of the WWE: Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and SummerSlam.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 02, 2011, 11:06:55 PM
My personal favourite period was the 1980s...everything seemed to be going gangbusters, Hulkamania was taking off, wrestling was very popular and there seemed to be a different federation on so many different channels...we had the WWF, the NWA, the AWA, World Class, Calgary Stampede, the UWF, Memphis, Florida, Montreal Canadian International and so much more. Wrestlers could move from one company to another so things always seemed fresh...also you didn't know who might show up where, what was going to happen next, etc...much more mystery. The late 90s was a boom period too no doubt as the feds all started to push things to the extreme adding a more adult attitude to the then product. Nowadays things are gone back to the PG days and unfortunate wrestling has gotten way, way too predictable...it's rare a real surprise occurs anymore and it often seems like it's just the same group of wrestlers fighting each other constantly. I don't buy the PPVs anymore but I have to admit to enjoying trading old footage from the past, preferably 80s stuff.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 02, 2011, 11:31:41 PM
The late '90s had 3 'major' companies, WCW, WWF, and ECW.  I preferred ECW and WWF to WCW.  But WCW did have a great cruiserweight division for the high flyers.

The offshoots we got here in Philly from ECW's success included CZW, ROH, CHIKARA, and a few others. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 03, 2011, 06:37:54 PM
The late '90s had 3 'major' companies, WCW, WWF, and ECW.  I preferred ECW and WWF to WCW.  But WCW did have a great cruiserweight division for the high flyers.

The offshoots we got here in Philly from ECW's success included CZW, ROH, CHIKARA, and a few others. 

EC F'nW!!! 

I went to their very first show in PA at the Allentown Field House, and what a riot.  They had each and every wrestler on their card, and Francine and Buelah.   :hot:

Prior to the show, I met Joey Styles and Lance Wright in the Ritz restaurant on the other side of the fairgrounds entrance. It's a little hole-in-the-wall type of place.

My friend and my fiance' (now my wife) were both with me and we all got to talk to them for a while before the show. Nice guys, both of em'.

The promoters were expecting trouble though: The row chairs were tied together at
the legs with tie wraps to prevent them getting thrown at the ring. Somehow the chairs wound up getting separated and thrown into the ring anyhow.

Apparently, they underestimated the power of Allentown wrestling fans.  :bouncegiggle:   

It was this incident, and some incidents in NJ that eventually got ECW and extreme wrestling banned in those states as some damge to the buildings was done, and some people were hurt in shows put on in those states.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 03, 2011, 11:09:39 PM
The late '90s had 3 'major' companies, WCW, WWF, and ECW.  I preferred ECW and WWF to WCW.  But WCW did have a great cruiserweight division for the high flyers.

The offshoots we got here in Philly from ECW's success included CZW, ROH, CHIKARA, and a few others. 

EC F'nW!!! 

I went to their very first show in PA at the Allentown Field House, and what a riot.  They had each and every wrestler on their card, and Francine and Buelah.   :hot:

Prior to the show, I met Joey Styles and Lance Wright in the Ritz restaurant on the other side of the fairgrounds entrance. It's a little hole-in-the-wall type of place.

My friend and my fiance' (now my wife) were both with me and we all got to talk to them for a while before the show. Nice guys, both of em'.

The promoters were expecting trouble though: The row chairs were tied together at
the legs with tie wraps to prevent them getting thrown at the ring. Somehow the chairs wound up getting separated and thrown into the ring anyhow.

Apparently, they underestimated the power of Allentown wrestling fans.  :bouncegiggle:   

It was this incident, and some incidents in NJ that eventually got ECW and extreme wrestling banned in those states as some damge to the buildings was done, and some people were hurt in shows put on in those states.


ECW remains, hands down, my all time favorite promotion.  In fact, Blue Meanie lives around here.  Saw him at a bar, and damn near openly wept cause I'm a big fan of his. :buggedout: :question:

Nice guy though, we talked.  Turns out we have mutual friends.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Umaril The Unfeathered on January 04, 2011, 01:15:27 AM

The late '90s had 3 'major' companies, WCW, WWF, and ECW.  I preferred ECW and WWF to WCW.  But WCW did have a great cruiserweight division for the high flyers.

The offshoots we got here in Philly from ECW's success included CZW, ROH, CHIKARA, and a few others. 

EC F'nW!!! 

I went to their very first show in PA at the Allentown Field House, and what a riot.  They had each and every wrestler on their card, and Francine and Buelah.   :hot:

Prior to the show, I met Joey Styles and Lance Wright in the Ritz restaurant on the other side of the fairgrounds entrance. It's a little hole-in-the-wall type of place.

My friend and my fiance' (now my wife) were both with me and we all got to talk to them for a while before the show. Nice guys, both of em'.

The promoters were expecting trouble though: The row chairs were tied together at
the legs with tie wraps to prevent them getting thrown at the ring. Somehow the chairs wound up getting separated and thrown into the ring anyhow.

Apparently, they underestimated the power of Allentown wrestling fans.  :bouncegiggle:   

It was this incident, and some incidents in NJ that eventually got ECW and extreme wrestling banned in those states as some damge to the buildings was done, and some people were hurt in shows put on in those states.



ECW remains, hands down, my all time favorite promotion.  In fact, Blue Meanie lives around here.  Saw him at a bar, and damn near openly wept cause I'm a big fan of his. :buggedout: :question:

Nice guy though, we talked.  Turns out we have mutual friends.

Same here. ECW was always my fave. One of the nastiest things I think I'd ever seen, was when this huge wrestler took Tommy Dreamer up abut 20 feet, and dropped him thru 5 or 6 tables, where he hit the ground with this resounding thud.

Then you had Sabu, the guy who never stayed on the ground-always up on the ropes and doing some acrobatic feat. The scars on his body tell the story. That guy was nuts.

Stevie Richards and the Blue Meanie. How can you forget those two? What a lucky duck you are to have met the Blue Meanie too.  ECW is still the best, I agree.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 04, 2011, 11:39:53 AM
RVD was tremendous too.  And TV champ for 23 months. 

I liked Meanie in WWE, following Goldust as Meanie-Dust.  Ha.  Works in like, a porn shop during the day but wrestles at nights and weekends.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on January 04, 2011, 08:10:55 PM
My favorite time for WWE was mid 80's to late 90's and 93 to 99 for ECW.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 04, 2011, 10:59:16 PM
ECW 2000 was, well, scary.

Good wrestlers: CW Anderson, Tajiri, Super Crazy, Little Guido.

But virtually no good tv shows and no business.  No wonder they went out of business.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Nightowl on February 05, 2011, 06:20:49 PM
I use to love wrestling. I haven't watched it since WWF became WWE. I loved the stone cold vs. mcmahon years. Now its just silly and goofy.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 18, 2011, 12:06:45 AM
The Rock coming back Monday night really took me back to when I was a teenager and just looked at him in awe.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 18, 2011, 12:46:11 AM
It was a great moment, seeing the Rock back in a WWE ring.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 18, 2011, 08:43:46 AM
Without a doubt, the most entertaining speech in WWE in a long time...just the Rock talking is way more entertaining than anything else they have to offer on TV these days although I did like C.M. Punk's dastardly style win over Cena too. The Rock's comments about Cena had me rolling in laughter. "U can't see me" (squeaky voice)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 18, 2011, 09:56:47 AM
It says a lot when a guy who's been gone 7 years gets a bigger ovation than guys who've been 'popular' for the past 5.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on February 18, 2011, 01:10:20 PM
I'm happy Rock is back, WWE needs him really bad! ROCK VS CENA! = AWESOME.

I heard rumors and read somethings that some old school wrestlers may be showing up for Mania?

If so... I want to see Ultimate Warrior, PSYCHO SID and "Macho Man" Randy Savage make a come back!!!

BTW... a question whats going on with Hogan and TNA last few months anything? NWO? Nothing good?

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Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 18, 2011, 01:21:25 PM
Looking at the card for TNA's most recent PPV, it looks like it featured mainly former WWE mid-carders and old WWE style storylines. The days of Samoa Joe, A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels stealing the shows seem to be done.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 19, 2011, 01:03:41 AM
It says a lot when a guy who's been gone 7 years gets a bigger ovation than guys who've been 'popular' for the past 5.

Yes it does, an excellent point made on your part. The Rock didn't run buckshot over the entire roster like Cena has for the last 4 years or so.

Although to be fair Miz has only been gained popularity this year.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 19, 2011, 09:49:22 AM
It says a lot when a guy who's been gone 7 years gets a bigger ovation than guys who've been 'popular' for the past 5.

Yes it does, an excellent point made on your part. The Rock didn't run buckshot over the entire roster like Cena has for the last 4 years or so.

Although to be fair Miz has only been gained popularity this year.
Miz is gonna be one to keep an eye on.  He has the potential to be another big breakout star.  Given his past with MTV and 'reality shows' and the press he got winning their title, only a matter of time.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: 10,000 Volt Ghost on February 21, 2011, 03:38:40 PM
I started watching it again after a 6-8 year hiatus. I like the Miz, the guy that looks like William Regal 2(I think he has Nexus or something) and that guy that comes out to Flight of the Valkyries.

I saw the advertisement for the elimination ppv and heard they were using the HOWIE SCREAM which made me chuckle.

RIP Benoit :(


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 21, 2011, 03:44:49 PM
Looks like it's going to be Cena vs. Miz for Miz's WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 27 & Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio for Edge's World Heavyweight Championship. The rumor mill has Undertaker vs. Triple H in the works too with HBK as possible special guest referee. Was kind of hoping perhaps Sting would join WWE and shock us all but it doesn't look like it. Trish Stratus made her return at Elimination Chamber and apparently will be a new trainer on Tough Enough...seems they set up an angle with her & Kelly Kelly against Laycool. The promos definitely seem to be pointing to an Undertaker return tonight. C.M. Punk vs. Randy Orton in a grudge match seems pretty likely for Wrestlemania too and likely some type of match with Big Show vs. The Corre.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 22, 2011, 01:36:31 AM
After RAW it's becoming a little clearer what's going to happen ina  few weeks at the biggest show of the year. I'm hoping for a good build up and that unlike the last two years ( Taker vs Michaels, Taker vs Michaels 2) it don't be a one match show.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 22, 2011, 12:39:39 PM
I started watching it again after a 6-8 year hiatus. I like the Miz, the guy that looks like William Regal 2(I think he has Nexus or something) and that guy that comes out to Flight of the Valkyries.

I saw the advertisement for the elimination ppv and heard they were using the HOWIE SCREAM which made me chuckle.

RIP Benoit :(
Daniel Bryan is a great wrestler.  He's the one using "Flight of the Valkyries."  He's very much like a Benoit type. 

After RAW it's becoming a little clearer what's going to happen ina  few weeks at the biggest show of the year. I'm hoping for a good build up and that unlike the last two years ( Taker vs Michaels, Taker vs Michaels 2) it don't be a one match show.
A few of the matchups look promising.  CM Punk/Orton should be entertaining.  Miz/Cena with Rock as the Special Ref.  HHH/Undertaker with HBK as the Ref.  Lawler vs. Cole should be interesting considering Cole's lack of experience but, eh.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 22, 2011, 07:45:32 PM
Personally I think Alberto Del Rio is a great heel too and I hope he wins the World title. Him vs. Edge should be pretty solid too. Definitely WWE seems to focused on building new stars which is the way to have a bright future IMO. And then you have solid veterans like HHH & Undertaker who you know will steal the show most likely. Wonder if we will get Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan...seemed to be hinting at something between them on Raw. Morrison had some great matches with Sheamus and Bryan had a good one a while back on Raw. Sheamus is limited but really has worked hard to help other guys get ahead lately (either that or he's in the doghouse for some reason?)...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 22, 2011, 11:17:38 PM
Sheamus is limited but really has worked hard to help other guys get ahead lately (either that or he's in the doghouse for some reason?)...
I read some reports that his initial 'push' was cause him and Triple H work out together.  But Kevin Dunn, Vince's right hand man since the '80s, doesn't like him all that much and has been putting him in less than stellar programs.  I'm sure that now that HHH is back both on camera and off, it could change.  I could see Sheamus/Morrison/Bryan having a solid Triple Threat at WreslteMania.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 23, 2011, 08:44:28 AM
I started watching it again after a 6-8 year hiatus. I like the Miz, the guy that looks like William Regal 2(I think he has Nexus or something) and that guy that comes out to Flight of the Valkyries.

I saw the advertisement for the elimination ppv and heard they were using the HOWIE SCREAM which made me chuckle.

RIP Benoit :(
Daniel Bryan is a great wrestler.  He's the one using "Flight of the Valkyries."  He's very much like a Benoit type. 

After RAW it's becoming a little clearer what's going to happen ina  few weeks at the biggest show of the year. I'm hoping for a good build up and that unlike the last two years ( Taker vs Michaels, Taker vs Michaels 2) it don't be a one match show.
A few of the matchups look promising.  CM Punk/Orton should be entertaining.  Miz/Cena with Rock as the Special Ref.  HHH/Undertaker with HBK as the Ref.  Lawler vs. Cole should be interesting considering Cole's lack of experience but, eh.

so did last years card but it felt like everything was really rushed except Bret vs Vcine which went 20 years and a day and Taker and Mciahels



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 23, 2011, 01:13:14 PM
I actually watched Wrestlemania 26 again over the last couple of days..overall I thought it was a pretty solid show. The most disappointing matches were Bret vs. Vince and the women's 10 person tag but both featured non-wrestlers so I guess that's about all one should expect. Bret's beatdown on McMahon just came across as way too heelish, like a bitter old man beating up an even older man. Taker-HBK was the best match by far with the best story and rightly closed the show. I liked Edge-Jericho and the Money in the Bank match too although both had some botched spots and I'd say they were the next best matches on the show. The Orton-DiBiase-Rhodes match was much better than I expected as was the opening tag with Miz-Big Show vs. R-Truth & Morrison - not a bad short match to open the show. Punk-Mysterio was too rushed and Cena-Batista was just average I thought. Triple H-Sheamus was too long but a bit better than I expected too. The Battle Royal bonus was no better than one that might appear on Raw.

Ranking the matches:

1. Taker vs. Michaels
2. Edge vs. Jericho
3. Money in the Bank 10 man ladder match
4. Orton-DiBiase-Rhodes
5. Punk vs. Mysterio
6. Sheamus vs. HHH
7. Cena vs. Batista
8. Miz-Big Show vs. Morrison/Truth
9. Bret vs. Vince
10. 10 Women's Tag
11. Battle Royal


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 24, 2011, 09:17:50 AM
I was wondering if anyone else watches NXT. It's like the perfect bad movie in my opinion.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 24, 2011, 11:41:26 AM
I started watching it again after a 6-8 year hiatus. I like the Miz, the guy that looks like William Regal 2(I think he has Nexus or something) and that guy that comes out to Flight of the Valkyries.

I saw the advertisement for the elimination ppv and heard they were using the HOWIE SCREAM which made me chuckle.

RIP Benoit :(
Daniel Bryan is a great wrestler.  He's the one using "Flight of the Valkyries."  He's very much like a Benoit type. 

After RAW it's becoming a little clearer what's going to happen ina  few weeks at the biggest show of the year. I'm hoping for a good build up and that unlike the last two years ( Taker vs Michaels, Taker vs Michaels 2) it don't be a one match show.
A few of the matchups look promising.  CM Punk/Orton should be entertaining.  Miz/Cena with Rock as the Special Ref.  HHH/Undertaker with HBK as the Ref.  Lawler vs. Cole should be interesting considering Cole's lack of experience but, eh.

so did last years card but it felt like everything was really rushed except Bret vs Vcine which went 20 years and a day and Taker and Mciahels


As a fan, I wanted to like that match.  I just couldn't.  Bret is in a condition where he CAN'T be physically touched.  Vince is like, 67.  So it turned into a dreammatch that was just a really really underwhelming segment of Bret using a chair for 12 minutes of a 20 minute match.  Just should've been left off.

I was wondering if anyone else watches NXT. It's like the perfect bad movie in my opinion.
I watched the first two seasons.  Once it went strictly online, I haven't seen it.  It's really bad.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 28, 2011, 01:14:00 PM
I don't know if anyone watches TNA here but they did a promo package last Thursday that looks like a very intentional ripoff the Undertaker return videos. It's on their YouTube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLxjcgSGGkA&feature=player_embedded

I found it to be hilarous.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 28, 2011, 02:20:06 PM
Maybe they resigned Sting? Or could it be Abyss?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 01, 2011, 10:31:39 AM
I think they re-signed Sting. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 01, 2011, 11:57:06 AM
I think they re-signed Sting. 

As do I.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 01, 2011, 01:49:17 PM
Yes read online they resigned Sting and plans are for him to face Jeff Hardy at the next PPV.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: 66Crush on March 01, 2011, 05:43:08 PM
Did anyone read Chris Jerico's book? I read a little of it and thought it was cool. They really made him prove himself at WWE. They didn't care how big a star he was at WCW, He had to start from scratch. He took all the crap and finally got respected. It's a good look at the psychology involved in wrestling. He talks about McMahon being a real tyrant and chewing him out over a match with Chyna. He also talks about how Kane is really a super smart guy. Good read.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 01, 2011, 08:11:29 PM
Did anyone read Chris Jerico's book? I read a little of it and thought it was cool. They really made him prove himself at WWE. They didn't care how big a star he was at WCW, He had to start from scratch. He took all the crap and finally got respected. It's a good look at the psychology involved in wrestling. He talks about McMahon being a real tyrant and chewing him out over a match with Chyna. He also talks about how Kane is really a super smart guy. Good read.

Is that in his first or second book? I own his first book but haven't read it since I bought it and have a horrible memory.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: 66Crush on March 01, 2011, 10:39:19 PM
This is the new one I think it's called "Undisiputed" or something like that. I don't have it, I just read about 20 pages on Amazon, and based on what I read so far, I liked it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 01, 2011, 11:41:44 PM
Did anyone read Chris Jerico's book? I read a little of it and thought it was cool. They really made him prove himself at WWE. They didn't care how big a star he was at WCW, He had to start from scratch. He took all the crap and finally got respected. It's a good look at the psychology involved in wrestling. He talks about McMahon being a real tyrant and chewing him out over a match with Chyna. He also talks about how Kane is really a super smart guy. Good read.
Turns out Kane was like, an English teacher or an English major or some such. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 02, 2011, 08:42:16 PM
Did anyone read Chris Jerico's book? I read a little of it and thought it was cool. They really made him prove himself at WWE. They didn't care how big a star he was at WCW, He had to start from scratch. He took all the crap and finally got respected. It's a good look at the psychology involved in wrestling. He talks about McMahon being a real tyrant and chewing him out over a match with Chyna. He also talks about how Kane is really a super smart guy. Good read.
Turns out Kane was like, an English teacher or an English major or some such. 

For some reason I want to say is a Spanish teacher.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 06, 2011, 12:52:01 PM
I'm trying to figure out how Christian fits into the biggest show of the year. It's clear he'll be involved in Edge vs Del Rio in somehow. I think he'll somehow get into the match or be in Edge's corner to take away Del Rio's advantage of having Ricardo in his corner. Maybe even he'll win Money in the Bank match that night, if they decide to do it, and cash in on the winner of Edge and Del Rio.

There's so many possibilities and I'm not exactly sure there this is heading. I think this.  :smile:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 06, 2011, 01:15:00 PM
They could so something intriguing like that but I suspect we're more likely to get Edge & Christian teaming up yet again, perhaps one night only, on Smackdown to face Del Rio and probably Drew McIntyre...but even then, they could still go down a route like that of they really wanted to...so far no Money in the Bank has been announced for Wrestlemania but I suspect there will be one just to fit in a bunch of the guys without matches...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 06, 2011, 11:08:15 PM
I'm trying to figure out how Christian fits into the biggest show of the year. It's clear he'll be involved in Edge vs Del Rio in somehow. I think he'll somehow get into the match or be in Edge's corner to take away Del Rio's advantage of having Ricardo in his corner. Maybe even he'll win Money in the Bank match that night, if they decide to do it, and cash in on the winner of Edge and Del Rio.

There's so many possibilities and I'm not exactly sure there this is heading. I think this.  :smile:
I have a feeling Christian will turn on Edge.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 07, 2011, 10:25:35 AM
I also think Zigger will be invovled the match  in some way.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 07, 2011, 01:16:44 PM
I know the Rock is making a comeback at WM so I was wondering if any others will at WM? (legends?)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 07, 2011, 08:27:31 PM
Well apparently "Bullet" Bob Armstrong (Road Dogg and Brad Armstrong's dad)  & Abdullah the Butcher are going into the WWE Hall of Fame.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 07, 2011, 11:23:54 PM
I know the Rock is making a comeback at WM so I was wondering if any others will at WM? (legends?)


Looks like "Stone Cold" Steve Austin will be involved.  And, if you count them as legends, Undertaker is fighting Triple h.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 07, 2011, 11:32:07 PM
I also think Zigger will be invovled the match  in some way.

Looks like I was wrong about this.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 08, 2011, 12:15:31 AM
Sunny is going in the Hall of Fame.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 08, 2011, 07:46:45 PM
Thanks for the info guys... however whats up with Steve Austin? How will he be involved at WM?

Yes... Undertaker IS a legend in my eyes. BUT Undertaker vs HHH 2? Why?

Sidenote* I'm thinking he's gona go 25-0 and retire.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/25ivvdk.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 08, 2011, 08:07:43 PM
Austin's the special guest referee for Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole, who will probably be seconded by Jack Swagger. Wouldn't be at all surprised to see Jim Ross get involved in this too.

Kinda interesting Sunny going in the HOF with HBK given they have some history...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 08, 2011, 09:56:07 PM
Austin's the special guest referee for Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole, who will probably be seconded by Jack Swagger. Wouldn't be at all surprised to see Jim Ross get involved in this too.

Kinda interesting Sunny going in the HOF with HBK given they have some history...

"Sunny days"  :teddyr:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 08, 2011, 09:59:18 PM
Sunny is hot :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 09, 2011, 10:55:31 AM
Thanks for the info guys... however whats up with Steve Austin? How will he be involved at WM?

Yes... Undertaker IS a legend in my eyes. BUT Undertaker vs HHH 2? Why?

Sidenote* I'm thinking he's gona go 25-0 and retire.

I think they're only doing Undertaker/HHH 2 cause there's nobody really 'big' enough to face Undertaker.  He doesn't really have a storyline going with anyone.  Plus, they've faced off numerous times before so they do have some history, and can go until 'Mania without having to have a match.  Plus, HHH is gonna be becoming an executive in full force soon, so they kinda need a way for him to retire.  And he seems to not wanna wrestle anymore, so it's a way for him to bow out.

As for Undertaker, tentative plans have him retiring right around next years WrestleMania.  If he wins that then he'd be 20-0.  Right now, he's 45.  Not entirely old, but by wrestling standards, up there in age.  Given his past with injuries and all, and considering his outside business ventures, he's looking to retire at a relatively young age, and possibly work for WWE in a behind the scenes position if he chooses to take it.  I read that, if he were to lose at 'Mania next year, it'd be to a younger guy, like a Miz or some such, to sort of give them a 'rub' for being the guy to beat the streak.  But it looks like Taker and WWE want the streak intact, as it's part of his legacy.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 09, 2011, 11:13:45 AM
I hope to see him live before he retires. :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 09, 2011, 11:33:53 AM
I hope to see him live before he retires. :thumbup:


I did a few years back at a RAW in Milwaukee a few years ago where they had Wrestlemania remwatches. Taker took on Mark Henry that night. Taker's entrance sent shivers down my spine. I also had goosebumps everywhere. Truely a one of a kind expereince.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 09, 2011, 11:39:36 AM
Thanks for the info guys... however whats up with Steve Austin? How will he be involved at WM?

Yes... Undertaker IS a legend in my eyes. BUT Undertaker vs HHH 2? Why?

Sidenote* I'm thinking he's gona go 25-0 and retire.

I think they're only doing Undertaker/HHH 2 cause there's nobody really 'big' enough to face Undertaker.  He doesn't really have a storyline going with anyone.  Plus, they've faced off numerous times before so they do have some history, and can go until 'Mania without having to have a match.  Plus, HHH is gonna be becoming an executive in full force soon, so they kinda need a way for him to retire.  And he seems to not wanna wrestle anymore, so it's a way for him to bow out.

As for Undertaker, tentative plans have him retiring right around next years WrestleMania.  If he wins that then he'd be 20-0.  Right now, he's 45.  Not entirely old, but by wrestling standards, up there in age.  Given his past with injuries and all, and considering his outside business ventures, he's looking to retire at a relatively young age, and possibly work for WWE in a behind the scenes position if he chooses to take it.  I read that, if he were to lose at 'Mania next year, it'd be to a younger guy, like a Miz or some such, to sort of give them a 'rub' for being the guy to beat the streak.  But it looks like Taker and WWE want the streak intact, as it's part of his legacy.

I have to agree completely with that.

This is because until this year they seemingly made no effort to make new stars ie Miz, Del Rio, etc. combined with Shawn Michaels retiring, Batista leaving, and Jericho leaving there are few drawing matches to use. Cena vs Orton vs Triple H in all forms has been done to death.

Taker vs HHH 2 is a big draw as it has rarely been done. They also need Rock and Austin involved to give it that big time feel as this is the first time since WM 21, unless Im' mistaken, where both title matches have two new talents in them.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 09, 2011, 10:47:17 PM
I hope to see him live before he retires. :thumbup:
It's worth it.  I went to a ECW/Superstars/SmackDown show done in Philly back in November '09.  I had gone to a non-televised event that summer, which was interesting enough, but the biggest stars there were just Jeff Hardy and John Cena.  The Smackdown show was what I wanted to see cause Undertaker and Jericho were there.  The main event for the night was Jericho and Big Show vs. Kane and Undertaker.  Undertaker's entrance was pretty damned cool and he got the loudest ovation of the night.  Although, the second biggest highlight of the night was when the cameras stopped rolling.  We got out of our seats to leave, and we were in the rows close to the ring.  We're leaving and Jericho's grabbing the mic yelling at us "You don't leave til I tell you to leave.  The show's not over jackasses.  You in the red jacket, sit yourself down" and he starts going off, and then Rey Mysterio came out and tried to shut him up, and then Undertaker, setting up a special match between the three.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 12, 2011, 10:18:49 PM
I still am not 100% sure how Christian fits into Wrestlemania.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 12, 2011, 10:22:33 PM
At this point they might give him a throwaway match with that big fat guy that's with Del Rio. 

Unless they're having some kind of a battle royal type thing or some such.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 12, 2011, 11:48:15 PM
So far no Money in the Bank match for Wrestlemania...so I'd say a battle royal with the winner getting a title match might be interesting if they do one instead of a throwaway forgettable one like they've done the last few years.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 13, 2011, 12:57:06 AM
So far no Money in the Bank match for Wrestlemania...so I'd say a battle royal with the winner getting a title match might be interesting if they do one instead of a throwaway forgettable one like they've done the last few years.

I remember a few years back when Kane won a battle royal and became "ECW" champion by defeating Chavo in record time later that night.  Maybe Christian will do that to Del Rio or Edge.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 13, 2011, 12:58:20 AM
At this point they might give him a throwaway match with that big fat guy that's with Del Rio

Unless they're having some kind of a battle royal type thing or some such.

Big Brodus Clay, the runner up from NXT Season 5. How he got on tv before the winner still makes no sense.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 13, 2011, 07:42:49 AM
I loved going to the live ECW shows in Trenton and Philly back in the 90's... awesome times.

It will never be the same. (November to Remember 1996) I got Tazz's auto back in the day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-AJn-huDzc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 18, 2011, 11:23:00 PM
So Chirstian beat Del Rio in the cage tonight much to my surprise. I think at this point he's either going to be inserted into the title match or he'll be in Edge's corner.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 18, 2011, 11:28:13 PM
I'd say he'll be Edge's back-up to counteract Brodus Clay in Del Rio's corner. Maybe a betrayal?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 21, 2011, 04:31:03 PM
So ther was an article on John Cena in yesterdy's Parade Magazine. It talks about his Make a Wish contributions and how he's one of only 4 people to do 200 of them. He says he "can't wait to get to 500."

I've been sick of his on screen character for a few years now but he's awesome in real life.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 21, 2011, 05:06:59 PM
I was a big fan of Cena back when he was rapping.  I still like him but not as much.  I met him at an event and he was nice and whatnot.  Can't say that's how he is all the time but he seems genuine with the Make a Wish Stuff.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 22, 2011, 11:48:06 PM
I have a strong feeling HHH vs Taker will mainevent Wrestlemania.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 23, 2011, 11:30:18 AM
I have a strong feeling HHH vs Taker will mainevent Wrestlemania.
I heard that somewhere.  Don't know.  Last year HBK/Undertaker main evented.  It'll likely happen again this year with HHH.  I was thinking that the Miz/Cena match might.  Don't know.  If Rock's involved in the match at all with Cena, who knows.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 26, 2011, 12:19:02 PM
Since 2007.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/BIGWIGGUM/Cena1.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 26, 2011, 09:09:02 PM
I heard that Christian my be in the title match at Wrestlemania.  Potentially a triple threat match now.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 27, 2011, 01:04:26 PM
I have a tough question, not a quiz. :wink:

Who was the first to bodyslam Andre the Giant?

Stan Hansen, Harley Race, Kamala or The Masked Superstar?

I've searched the web for this, but SO many different answers.

Safe to say - It was NOT Hulk Hogan lol.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 27, 2011, 03:19:54 PM
I'd say most likely Don Leo Jonathan who feuded with Andre back in his early Jean Ferre days. Jonathan was a big man himself at 6 foot 6 and weighing 285 pounds so I'd imagine he probably slammed Andre back in those early days. They feuded in 1972 if I'm not mistaken. But Andre actually debuted in Japan so the real truth could be some Japanese wrestler back in the early 1970s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAsnSY5Xh_o



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 27, 2011, 06:22:57 PM
Cool, thanks for the info. :thumbup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8M8I2SYEiA&feature=related

Random clip...  "and IF you do drugs, you go to Hell before you die. Please" LOL!

Capt. Lou Albano. I always liked him.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 27, 2011, 09:40:27 PM
Cool, thanks for the info. :thumbup:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8M8I2SYEiA&feature=related[/url]

Random clip...  "and IF you do drugs, you go to Hell before you die. Please" LOL!

Capt. Lou Albano. I always liked him.

Thanks for the info Capt.  Where were you when I needed that info?  Had I known that then, maybe I wouldn't have had the life I've had the past few years. :bluesad:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 28, 2011, 05:48:07 AM
@Happy, Sorry to hear that. I wish you well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY6SwacLVlk&feature=related

"Bodyslam city! It's all over, Brain."


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 28, 2011, 10:28:41 PM
@Happy, Sorry to hear that. I wish you well.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY6SwacLVlk&feature=related[/url]

"Bodyslam city! It's all over, Brain."

People are worse off than me.  But yeah, anytime someone says drugs are hell, they aren't lying by any stretch.  Ah well. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 29, 2011, 05:53:31 AM
So it appears that Chirstian will be in Edge's corner this Sunday. Color me extremely disappointed.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 29, 2011, 06:41:24 AM
Undertaker vs HHH 2 at WM! (No Holds Barred Match) WOW! I wonder what Shawn will do?

Random match. Undertaker vs. King Haku. A rare match that took place in Japan 92.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7xWAqNs8mY&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: 66Crush on March 29, 2011, 08:57:35 PM
People seem to have a lot of hate for John Cena. They hate seeing him win all the time. But it won't last forever. When I was a kid, I hated seeing Hulk Hogan always win. But looking back on it, it would have been a mistake to do it any other way. Hogan was the face of the brand. He was cast in the role of the hero. It's the same with Cena. Hulk was smart enough to realize that by the mid 90's people were sick of that. So he wen't "Bad" and joined the NWO. Which I think was the best thing he ever did. As much as I hated "The Hulkster" I loved "Hollywood." Cena's star will fade. And he will either re-invent himself and come back strong or he will quietly fade away. But I don't hate the guy. He's just playing the part he was cast in.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 30, 2011, 07:21:56 PM
Who do YOU want to win at Mania this Sunday?

WWE Champion The Miz vs. John Cena - Cena, then a quick fight with the Rock!

The Undertaker vs. Triple H (No Holds Barred Match) - Undertaker! You know he will.

World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio - I dont care

Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole with special referee "Stone Cold" Steve Austin - Lawler, but stunned.

John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler & Lay-Cool - Snooki? WTF? NO!

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk - Orton!

Eight-Man Tag Team Match - I dont care

United States Champion Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan - who???

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes - I dont care


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 30, 2011, 08:26:52 PM
WWE Champion The Miz vs. John Cena - I think Miz wins due to Cena-Rock getting into it.

The Undertaker vs. Triple H (No Holds Barred Match) - Undertaker - yeah don't think the streak ends here.

World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio - Edge but gets into it with Christian

Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole with special referee "Stone Cold" Steve Austin - Lawler and then Stone Cold stunner, J.R. comes out and beats up Cole!

John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler & Lay-Cool - Lame! Morrison vs, Ziggler would have been so much better. And how come Divas Champion Eve isn't on the card?

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk - Orton wins but Punk gets revenge in the end with a beatdown. I expect Ted DiBiase to join Punk soon, perhaps a new Legacy group under Punk.

Eight-Man Tag Team Match - No one cares. It'll probably be Santino et al but it should be the Corre...how stupid is it they spell their name Corre?

United States Champion Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan - this might be a show stealer. Bryan is probably the best all around wrestler on their roster right now and Sheamus works hard too.

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes - Rey more than likely. I'd really like to see Cody & Ted under Punk like I said.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 30, 2011, 09:19:34 PM
WWE Champion The Miz vs. John Cena - Logistically, one title is guaranteed to change hands at 'Mania.  I don't think it'll be this.  I could be wrong, and BOTH could change, but I see Miz holding onto it until the show after 'Mania, which is Extreme Rules on May 1st.  I see Rock potentially costing Cena the match and Cena 'invoking his rematch clause' at Extreme Rules.

The Undertaker vs. Triple H (No Holds Barred Match) - I see HBK potentially screwing HHH in this match.  Best friends or not, I say this based off of the promo on Raw.  HHH said something to the effect of them 'telling each other when they needed to hang up the boots."  Or some such.  It's 'no holds barred.'  I see HBK coming out and giving the Sweet Chin Music to HHH as a sign he should 'hang em up.'

World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio - I see Del Rio winning this by a mile.  I see the potential story being something along the lines of Del Rio hiring Christian as another enforcer type or some such, Christian screws Edge, then has a feud with Edge.  Then, at some point, a falling out with Del Rio, setting up a title shot for Christian.

Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole with special referee "Stone Cold" Steve Austin - Lawler wins, hands down.  At some point, Austin either attacks Swagger or bans him from ringside, leaving it just Lawler/Cole.  I don't see a Stunner to Lawler at all.  To Cole though, Stunners abound.

John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler & Lay-Cool - Morrison's team, hands-down.  I doubt they're gonna bring back Stratus and bring in a 'semi' celebrity only to have them lose.  Doesn't make sense. 

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk - Logically, Orton should win.  But I see Punk winning.  Or maybe it's just that I like Punk better.  Either way, I see it as one of the highlights of the show.

Eight-Man Tag Team Match - I don't care about the Corre at all.  Plus, with Ziggler and Lay-Cool losing their outing, a heel group has to win ONE match, so I see that happening here.

United States Champion Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan - Bryan can pull a great match out of Doink the Clown, so I see him carrying Sheamus to a decent match.  And winning the title back.  I think most fans don't care much for Sheamus and he only won the title so there could be a match at the show.  I expect Bryan to win it back, unless there's a DQ and they carry their feud to the next pay per view.

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes - Rey wins.  Seems a throwaway match of sorts.  With Sin Cara coming in, I don't think these two will be feuding for much longer.  I'm assuming they'll have some Rey/Sin Cara stuff but don't know how soon they'll get to that.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 31, 2011, 01:33:37 AM
Who do I want to win at Mania this Sunday?

WWE Champion The Miz vs. John Cena - Miz

The Undertaker vs. Triple H (No Holds Barred Match) - Taker

World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio - Del Rio

Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole with special referee "Stone Cold" Steve Austin - Lawler

John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler & Lay-Cool - I don't care about this one at all

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk - Punk

Eight-Man Tag Team Match - The Corre

United States Champion Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan - Danieal Bryan

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes - Cody


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on March 31, 2011, 06:13:24 AM
19-0! I can't wait.

My cousin called me and said 'Undertaker WILL LOSE'. He's a big HHH fan.

I can't wait to laugh at him. Hurry up Sunday!  :twirl:

If I recall... I called him and laughed when Warrior beat Hogan years ago. LOL.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/23ru3hk.gif)

"When the moon and the stars align. I will beat you, Hogan!"
"The power flows through the veins! (long pause) AHHH! Warriors! SNARL!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 31, 2011, 07:05:58 PM
More I think about it, more I think Del Rio wins too. Christian most likely accidentally costs Edge the title setting off a new feud.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 01, 2011, 11:32:55 AM
So now that we've disucssed who we want ot win, I thin now it's time to post who we think will win.

WWE Champion The Miz vs. John Cena - Miz, I think Rock screws Cena over

The Undertaker vs. Triple H (No Holds Barred Match) - Taker, it's the streak!

World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio - Del Rio, he's been groomed for this since day 1

Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole with special referee "Stone Cold" Steve Austin - Lawler

John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler & Lay-Cool - John Morrison's team because he has the drunk troll Snooki on his team

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk - Orton, gut feeling

Eight-Man Tag Team Match - The Corre, Santino is on the other team he almost always loses

United States Champion Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan - Sheamus

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes - Mysterio, he almost always wins


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 01, 2011, 12:10:23 PM
Same as who I hope wins, pretty much.

I'm ony watching WM for Undertaker vs HHH and the return of Stone Cold and the Rock.

Now Snooki? I mean really, man. I don't get it?

(http://i52.tinypic.com/nd5xjn.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 01, 2011, 06:58:24 PM
Honestly I'm kind of disappointed with this card...Taker-HHH should be good but most of the rest probably won't be all that great although Del Rio-Edge & Sheamus-Bryan has some potential. Still I won't be getting this on PPV.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 01, 2011, 07:43:55 PM
I agree, this WM has a VERY weak card.

Way things going... I wouldn't be surprised to see Gillberg return as well. LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWufnwYOm4I


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 01, 2011, 08:20:02 PM
I don't know if I wanna spend $54.99 for it.  But I like Daniel Bryan, and it's got The Rock and Stone Cold involved...who knows when BOTH will be on the same card, especially with Undertaker and HBK...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 01, 2011, 11:52:08 PM
I don't know if I wanna spend $54.99 for it.

I hear that man. I'm going to be watching it at a friends house free of charge.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 02, 2011, 09:27:16 PM
I don't know if I wanna spend $54.99 for it.

I hear that man. I'm going to be watching it at a friends house free of charge.
I'm tossing the idea around.  I mean, on one hand, there's nothing like a WrestleMania.  Eventually it'll be on dvd, but I may not want to rewatch it over and over.  And in like, two months it'll be on WWE Classics On Demand.  I don't know. :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 02, 2011, 09:55:41 PM
I usually get the DVD but moreso for the Hall of Fame ceremony than Wrestlemania in all honesty.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 03, 2011, 04:26:31 PM
Pretty soooooooooon! WrestleMania! HHH... will... rest... in...

... to be continued!

Is it ok if I post the results later tonight, guys?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 03, 2011, 04:47:07 PM
It's O.K. with me. I'm not buying the show (I'm waiting for the DVD) but I'd probably look up the results regardless...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 03, 2011, 08:35:57 PM
I'm watching it now.

Eessh...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 03, 2011, 09:04:39 PM
(http://i56.tinypic.com/nz3p5h.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 03, 2011, 10:12:21 PM
I cannot believe WWE is actually banning the word "wrestling" from their shows!?! Guess we're going to get loads of entertainment crap shoved down out throats now....TNA, here's your chance -- wrestling, wrestling, wrestling.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 03, 2011, 10:24:39 PM
That match just ended awkwardly...I don't know guys. :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 04, 2011, 01:04:48 AM
That match just ended awkwardly...I don't know guys. :buggedout:

I'm assuming that's from Taker vs HHH as I thought the same thing.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 04, 2011, 05:37:14 AM
Yeah, the HHH-Undertaker one. I was thinking maybe one of em got hurt and they called an audible.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 04, 2011, 09:25:33 AM
HHH vs Undertaker match...

Yeah, that last chair shot made me nervous, but HHH's tombstone looked even worse.

IMO Undertaker will go 20-0 at Wrestlemaina... then retire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvTNyKIGXiI

Take it easy, man.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 04, 2011, 03:34:15 PM
Lame what they did to Sheamus and Daniel Bryan...putting them in a dark lumberjack match and then in a battle royal won by the Great Khali?! Why? Sounds like it was a disappointing show from what I read...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 04, 2011, 04:29:49 PM
I was very disappointed that Sheamus and Daniel Bryan got bumped from the card as the match would've been great. I'm expecting them to fight tonight.

As for WM last night I might be in the minority as I liked it. It wasn't a one match show like the last 2 years. Nothing was truely awful besides a Hornswoggle backstage skit and The Corre gettting squashed in 2 minutes.

Snooki did surprisingly well too.

It was a good WM not but an not an alltime great. I'd give it a B.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 04, 2011, 09:22:18 PM
I was very disappointed that Sheamus and Daniel Bryan got bumped from the card as the match would've been great. I'm expecting them to fight tonight.

As for WM last night I might be in the minority as I liked it. It wasn't a one match show like the last 2 years. Nothing was truely awful besides a Hornswoggle backstage skit and The Corre gettting squashed in 2 minutes.

Snooki did surprisingly well too.

It was a good WM not but an not an alltime great. I'd give it a B.
How do you not like a skit in which William Regal 'raps' and Zack Ryder sings the song "Friday"?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 04, 2011, 09:41:45 PM
Disappointed to see so many potentially great heels (C.M. Punk, Alberto Del Rio, the Corre, DiBiase, Sheamus) getting buried these days although Cody looked great on Raw tonight.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 04, 2011, 10:45:00 PM
I was very disappointed that Sheamus and Daniel Bryan got bumped from the card as the match would've been great. I'm expecting them to fight tonight.

As for WM last night I might be in the minority as I liked it. It wasn't a one match show like the last 2 years. Nothing was truely awful besides a Hornswoggle backstage skit and The Corre gettting squashed in 2 minutes.

Snooki did surprisingly well too.

It was a good WM not but an not an alltime great. I'd give it a B.
How do you not like a skit in which William Regal 'raps' and Zack Ryder sings the song "Friday"?

I liked everything about the skit but Hornsoggle


but Cena vs Rock next Wrestlemania is gonna be huge


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 05, 2011, 10:38:16 AM
I was very disappointed that Sheamus and Daniel Bryan got bumped from the card as the match would've been great. I'm expecting them to fight tonight.

As for WM last night I might be in the minority as I liked it. It wasn't a one match show like the last 2 years. Nothing was truely awful besides a Hornswoggle backstage skit and The Corre gettting squashed in 2 minutes.

Snooki did surprisingly well too.

It was a good WM not but an not an alltime great. I'd give it a B.
How do you not like a skit in which William Regal 'raps' and Zack Ryder sings the song "Friday"?

I liked everything about the skit but Hornsoggle


but Cena vs Rock next Wrestlemania is gonna be huge
It'll be huge.  If it happens.  It may be booked now.  But, as they put in fine print: "Card may be subject to change."  Things could happen.  Cena could get hurt and miss the event entirely.  Rock may be off filming a movie or whatnot, unable to attend or what have you.  Lots could happen. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 05, 2011, 08:07:47 PM
Makes big sense with Wrestlemania being in Rock's old Miami stomping ground next year...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 05, 2011, 08:51:18 PM
Makes big sense with Wrestlemania being in Rock's old Miami stomping ground next year...
It's been years in the making.  It should be huge when it happens.  Now I just gotta sit through the rest of the sh*t they're gonna shovel out in the next 11 months.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 05, 2011, 09:33:38 PM
Looks like a likely Cena-Rock tag team to me...lame how they totally destroyed the Corre...yeah that was a real good career move for Barrett....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 05, 2011, 09:46:58 PM
Is Rock even gonna be involved in anything this year between today and say, the Royal Rumble?

I assume not.  I know Fast and Furious is coming out in two weeks, and I think he's filming a movie in a couple months.  I would assume he'd be back by the Rumble to re-build his 'feud' with Cena, in the 'Road to WrestleMania.'

Unless he just does Monday Night Raw appearances every few weeks in between movie shoots.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 05, 2011, 10:30:27 PM
Is Rock even gonna be involved in anything this year between today and say, the Royal Rumble?

I assume not.  I know Fast and Furious is coming out in two weeks, and I think he's filming a movie in a couple months.  I would assume he'd be back by the Rumble to re-build his 'feud' with Cena, in the 'Road to WrestleMania.'

Unless he just does Monday Night Raw appearances every few weeks in between movie shoots.

That's what I think he'll do.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 11, 2011, 01:33:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4fdPltPJRU&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 11, 2011, 11:19:06 AM
Ah... XFL. LOL. :bouncegiggle: :twirl: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 11, 2011, 11:38:13 AM
I am only one of 2 people that I know who watched every game from the XFL.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 11, 2011, 08:47:46 PM
I am only one of 2 people that I know who watched every game from the XFL.  :thumbup:
I tried to catch as many as possible.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 11, 2011, 09:38:04 PM
Edge seems to be announcing his retirement right now on Raw... :bluesad:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 11, 2011, 09:42:25 PM
Edge seems to be announcing his retirement right now on Raw... :bluesad:
Yeah.  Seems for the best though.  Not worth risking any permanent injury.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 11, 2011, 10:27:54 PM
It's for the best, but it still sucks.  :bluesad:

With Edge gone there aren't many still around from when I was a kid.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 12, 2011, 07:50:59 AM
So your time was when the Headbangers and Gangral were popular?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 12, 2011, 09:36:49 AM
So your time was when the Headbangers and Gangral were popular?

To give you a time frame the first Wrestlemania I saw live was Wrestlemania 9. Attitude was at it's peak/just beginning when I was in high school.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 12, 2011, 09:56:03 AM
So your time was when the Headbangers and Gangral were popular?
That's about the time I started re-watching it.  I started watching back in the late '80s (I was born in '84, so I was about 5), and when I was very little, Hulk Hogan, Haku, and Hillbilly Jim were around, as was Jake the Snake.  I fell out of it in the early mid '90s or so, then ECW kinda resparked my interest, with Raven and Sandman and the cruiserweights.  Then I started rewatching the WWF when Mankind and Steve Austin showed up.  The "Attitude" era was a huge hit when I was in high school, and every kid was watching it.  The Rock, Austin, DX, and the like were very popular.  Been watching it since.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 12, 2011, 12:14:52 PM
So you both came into WWF around the "Attitude Era." That's cool. When did you start, xJaseSFx?

I was born in 73 so I go way back. I remember my dad watching wrestling all the time. The very first thing I can remember was Blackjack Mulligan putting "The Claw" on his opponents and my dad saying the censorship is going to put a red X up on the screen so we can't see the blood. Yup, then a big red X came up as Blackjack was putting on The Claw, everytime. Thats as far back as I can remember...

Oh yeah, maybe 81-83? I forget the year, my Grandfather watched wrestling as well. His favorite was Ivan Putski. I remember him telling me Ivan's finisher was "The Polish Hammer".

So it's between Blackjack Mulligan or Ivan Putski that would be the very first wrestler that I have ever seen.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 12, 2011, 07:57:32 PM
I was born in 1973 and I started watching at age 6 so I started around 1978-79 I guess. I recall Jimmy Snuka battling Bob Backlund in the cage for the WWF World title and doing the dive off the top of the cage only to miss as one of my earliest memories of watching. I also saw some local wrestlers that used to appear on George Cannon's Superstars of Wrestling and local hero was Hartford Love who battled against Sailor White. My Dad's favourite was Tito Santana and I recall his winning the Intercontinental title and then his feud with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine. I watched the WWF, the AWA, Canadian International Wrestling as well around this era. Recall Dino Bravo as the main guy in Canadian International Wrestling and his having intense feuds with King Tonga and the Masked Superstar. AWA World Champion Rick Martel used to appear as well as well as AWA World Tag Team Champions the Road Warriors - recall Martel & Bravo battling the Warriors and Martel & Bravo battling Tonga & Superstar. Also there was a great feud between the Rougeau Brothers and the Garvins (Ronnie and Jimmy) managed by Precious. Recall loving the Spoiler at a very young age when he appeared in the WWF, the first villain I really loved. He was a very clever cheater and he could walk the ring ropes like the Undertaker back in those days. I was amazed by him. Also recall the Long Riders impressing in the AWA and International Wrestling, Stan Hansen upsetting Rick Martel for the AWA World Championship, the birth of Hulkamania and the title moving from Backlund to the Iron Sheik to Hogan and the rise of Rowdy Roddy Piper as arguably the greatest heel in wrestling history, Piper's Pit. Also recall being amazed by how massive Andre the Giant seemed to be when I was a kid and how quick he could move in those days. Really I've never stopped watching since I was 6 aside from a few years when I was in university when I really didn't have the time...kind of lost track in the mid-90s and again a little after the 2000s but I eventually caught up with most of what I missed too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 12, 2011, 09:54:28 PM
My personal favorite time watching was the ECW stuff.  Seeing the likes of Sabu, RVD, the Dudleys and the Blue Meanie, amongst others, were fun.  Then seeing them all come into the bigger companies like WWE and WCW was a fun time.  I do have to say though, at the tender age of five, I had a Rowdy Roddy Piper lunchbox. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 13, 2011, 06:06:35 PM
I grew up watching WCW Saturday Night, The Action Zone, Super Stars, and the early days of RAW.

I think the reason I became a fan was becasue my dad says he took me to see Hulk Hogan in a match when I was really little, like in grade school. It would also explain why he's one of my all-time favorites. Sadly I don't remember this.

But I do remember my dad getting us tickets to see a red hot Goldberg squash The Giant.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 13, 2011, 06:11:28 PM
I found this, thought I'd share it.

http://vids.wwe.com/11743/wwecom-exclusive-john-cena-expre


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 13, 2011, 06:14:04 PM
@Jase, Yeah Piper's Pit was the best. IMO Roddy Piper is greatest heel in wrestling history. :thumbup:

My favorite... yup, Piper's Pit with Jimmy Snuka! LOL! "You want bannanas? Coconuts?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZbZseTuQ1I

@Happy, My favorites were Sabu, RVD, Dreamer and TAZZ! I was at 3 or 4 live events. Late 90's.

I watched Rock 'n' Wrestling on saturday mornings as well! Early 80's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu9TbilwhOw

@Bob, WCW's NWO was my favorite!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 13, 2011, 08:52:26 PM
@Jase, Yeah Piper's Pit was the best. IMO Roddy Piper is greatest heel in wrestling history. :thumbup:

My favorite... yup, Piper's Pit with Jimmy Snuka! LOL! "You want bannanas? Coconuts?"

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZbZseTuQ1I[/url]

@Happy, My favorites were Sabu, RVD, Dreamer and TAZZ! I was at 3 or 4 live events. Late 90's.

I watched Rock 'n' Wrestling on saturday mornings as well! Early 80's.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu9TbilwhOw[/url]

@Bob, WCW's NWO was my favorite!


Oh man, those guys were great!!!!! The original group that is.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 15, 2011, 10:43:02 PM
Glad they're finally pushing Christian..he deserves it big time. And surprisingly R-Truth is getting one too - he's not great but he does work hard seems to me. Guess the former TNA guys might finally be getting ahead now that they're moved far enough away from TNA and paid some new dues again in WWE. They need to push more young guys especially now Edge has retired (and wow was his speech classy) like C.M. Punk, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, John Morrison - all these guys are really talented in-ring and have huge potential.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 16, 2011, 08:55:13 AM
Glad they're finally pushing Christian..he deserves it big time. And surprisingly R-Truth is getting one too - he's not great but he does work hard seems to me. Guess the former TNA guys might finally be getting ahead now that they're moved far enough away from TNA and paid some new dues again in WWE. They need to push more young guys especially now Edge has retired (and wow was his speech classy) like C.M. Punk, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, John Morrison - all these guys are really talented in-ring and have huge potential.
Christian really should've gotten further of a push back when he was 'Captain Charisma', doing The Peep Show in '05.  Long time coming if you ask me.

@Jase, Yeah Piper's Pit was the best. IMO Roddy Piper is greatest heel in wrestling history. :thumbup:

My favorite... yup, Piper's Pit with Jimmy Snuka! LOL! "You want bannanas? Coconuts?"

@Happy, My favorites were Sabu, RVD, Dreamer and TAZZ! I was at 3 or 4 live events. Late 90's.

I watched Rock 'n' Wrestling on saturday mornings as well! Early 80's.

@Bob, WCW's NWO was my favorite!
Piper's great.  Been a big fan since I was a kid. 
Used to love Tazz.  He was a badass in ECW.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 16, 2011, 09:09:37 AM
Somewhat off topic but Roddy Piper was in my neck of the woods for an indy show last year. I got my picture taken with him and he autographed by copy of his DVD, which is excellent by the way.

I'm also glad that it looks like WWE is finally getting serious about pushing Christian as the top face on Smackdown. I'm somewhat optimstic about this. He's bee booked strongly every since his return. However, he was booked just as strongly in 2005 on RAW to be a top challenger to Cena for a few months, then for reasons I'm still not sure about they inserted Jericho into that feud, after which Christian was jobbed out on Smackdown after the draft and took his talents to TNA. That isn't to say I don't like Jericho, I do, i just don't understand why he was seemingly randomly inserted into the feud.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on April 18, 2011, 01:23:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veIgWzJYr_o

Here is one of my favorite Dreamer promos... hurts my head. :wink:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 18, 2011, 09:33:26 PM
Was surprised to see the R-Truth heel turn tonight when John Morrison took Truth's spot at Extreme Rules. That was really well done but I really think they could have done it without having Truth smoke on air...don't think that quite jibes with the PG rating either....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 18, 2011, 10:25:49 PM
Was surprised to see the R-Truth heel turn tonight when John Morrison took Truth's spot at Extreme Rules. That was really well done but I really think they could have done it without having Truth smoke on air...don't think that quite jibes with the PG rating either....

Yeah, I too was surprised by that. I thought Morrison was gonna turn heel on Truth.

With the draft being next week I was wondering what everyone was thinking in far as who is going where.

I think Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, and Zack Ryder are heading to Friday nights. I think that Big Show and Kane are heading to Monday Night Raw.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 18, 2011, 10:40:39 PM
I think Smackdown seriously needs some star power now that Edge has retired so I suspect a major star or two.

To Smackdown:   

C.M. Punk
Ted DiBiase
Sheamus
Daniel Bryan

To Raw:

Cody Rhodes
Big Show
Drew McIntyre
Wade Barrett (becomes leader of Nexus again)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 19, 2011, 10:08:41 AM
CM Punk will likely go to SmackDown.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veIgWzJYr_o[/url]

Here is one of my favorite Dreamer promos... hurts my head. :wink:


I like this one, by Raven, during the midst of his feud with The Sandman.  Been watching ECW on that WWE 24/7 channel. Good good stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4hzksUNsEU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 19, 2011, 08:34:54 PM
They were hinting at New Nexus turning on Punk...be weird if they turned him face although he does have a fan following out there...think more likely Punk just gets ousted and sent to Smackdown and Barrett comes to Raw and takes over...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 23, 2011, 02:39:17 PM
A few pages back someone mentioned their favorite moment of the PG era, so I thought I'd share mine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVSUelir4Z0

That was the first time in a long while that I was completely 100% shocked by something for enjoyed it. It also marked the first time in years my friends and I talked about somethingrelated to wrestling for hours after it happened since Vince bought WCW.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 23, 2011, 08:23:32 PM
A few pages back someone mentioned their favorite moment of the PG era, so I thought I'd share mine.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVSUelir4Z0[/url]

That was the first time in a long while that I was completely 100% shocked by something for enjoyed it. It also marked the first time in years my friends and I talked about somethingrelated to wrestling for hours after it happened since Vince bought WCW.

That was a good moment. 

Think they kinda handled the 'aftermath' weakly but that certainly made people talk for a bit.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 24, 2011, 12:41:16 PM
A few pages back someone mentioned their favorite moment of the PG era, so I thought I'd share mine.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVSUelir4Z0[/url]

That was the first time in a long while that I was completely 100% shocked by something for enjoyed it. It also marked the first time in years my friends and I talked about somethingrelated to wrestling for hours after it happened since Vince bought WCW.

That was a good moment. 

Think they kinda handled the 'aftermath' weakly but that certainly made people talk for a bit.



I think what stared their demise what Sheffield getting hurt. He was a big part of their beatdowns. Then for reasons I'm still not sure about Darren Young was booted from Nexus. Of course Cena making them look stupid while he was fired didn't help. Neither did Daniel Bryan being fired over choking Justin Roberts with his tie.  However, looknig back they were doomed from the start when they didn't win the 7 on 7 match back at Summer Slam. That really killed them since they're whole thing was being one. It's too bad too, they made me really excited for that ppv for the first time in a  while.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 30, 2011, 05:40:22 PM
So here's what the shows look like after the draft.

RAW: Alberto Del Rio, Beth Pheonix, Big Shows, Brie Bella, Chris Masters, CM Punk, Curt Hawkins, DH Smith, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyer, Evan Bourne, Eve, Gail Kim, Goldust, Husky Harris, Jack Swagger, Jerry Lawler, John Cena, John Morrison, JTG, Kelly Kelly, Kofi Kingston, Maryse, Mason Ryan, Melina, Michael Cole, Michael McGillicutty, Michael Tarver, Mr. McMahon, Nikki Bella, Primo, R-Truth, Ranjin Singh, Rey Mysterio, Santino Marella, Skip Sheffield, The Miz, Triple H, Tyler Reks, Vickie Guerrero, Vladimir Kozlov, and Zack Ryder.

SD: Alex Riley, Alicia Fox, Brodus Clay, Chavo Guerrero, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Hornswoggle, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Justin Gabriel, Kaitlyn, Kane, Layla, Mark Henry, Michelle McCool, Natalya, Randy Orton, Ricardo Rodriguez, Rosa Mendes, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Tamina, Ted Dibiase, The Great Khali, Teddy Long, Trent Barreta, Tyson Kidd, The Undertaker, Wade Barrett, William Regal and Yoshi Tatsu.

Once again, as is tradition, SD got raped in the draft.  :thumbdown:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on May 01, 2011, 09:11:41 AM
So here's what the shows look like after the draft.

RAW: Alberto Del Rio, Beth Pheonix, Big Shows, Brie Bella, Chris Masters, CM Punk, Curt Hawkins, DH Smith, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyer, Evan Bourne, Eve, Gail Kim, Goldust, Husky Harris, Jack Swagger, Jerry Lawler, John Cena, John Morrison, JTG, Kelly Kelly, Kofi Kingston, Maryse, Mason Ryan, Melina, Michael Cole, Michael McGillicutty, Michael Tarver, Mr. McMahon, Nikki Bella, Primo, R-Truth, Ranjin Singh, Rey Mysterio, Santino Marella, Skip Sheffield, The Miz, Triple H, Tyler Reks, Vickie Guerrero, Vladimir Kozlov, and Zack Ryder.

SD: Alex Riley, Alicia Fox, Brodus Clay, Chavo Guerrero, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Hornswoggle, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Justin Gabriel, Kaitlyn, Kane, Layla, Mark Henry, Michelle McCool, Natalya, Randy Orton, Ricardo Rodriguez, Rosa Mendes, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Tamina, Ted Dibiase, The Great Khali, Teddy Long, Trent Barreta, Tyson Kidd, The Undertaker, Wade Barrett, William Regal and Yoshi Tatsu.

Once again, as is tradition, SD got raped in the draft.  :thumbdown:

what if The Rock went to Smack Down? Then, it'll be like the early stage of SD- The Undertaker, Kane, The Rock, STone Cold, those four made SD SUPERIOR to Raw, IMO. Since Stone Cold usually Referees matches, he's sorta out. So now, If The Rock went to SD, wouldn't SD be better than Raw?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 03, 2011, 04:10:53 PM
So here's what the shows look like after the draft.

RAW: Alberto Del Rio, Beth Pheonix, Big Shows, Brie Bella, Chris Masters, CM Punk, Curt Hawkins, DH Smith, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyer, Evan Bourne, Eve, Gail Kim, Goldust, Husky Harris, Jack Swagger, Jerry Lawler, John Cena, John Morrison, JTG, Kelly Kelly, Kofi Kingston, Maryse, Mason Ryan, Melina, Michael Cole, Michael McGillicutty, Michael Tarver, Mr. McMahon, Nikki Bella, Primo, R-Truth, Ranjin Singh, Rey Mysterio, Santino Marella, Skip Sheffield, The Miz, Triple H, Tyler Reks, Vickie Guerrero, Vladimir Kozlov, and Zack Ryder.

SD: Alex Riley, Alicia Fox, Brodus Clay, Chavo Guerrero, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Hornswoggle, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Justin Gabriel, Kaitlyn, Kane, Layla, Mark Henry, Michelle McCool, Natalya, Randy Orton, Ricardo Rodriguez, Rosa Mendes, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Tamina, Ted Dibiase, The Great Khali, Teddy Long, Trent Barreta, Tyson Kidd, The Undertaker, Wade Barrett, William Regal and Yoshi Tatsu.

Once again, as is tradition, SD got raped in the draft.  :thumbdown:

what if The Rock went to Smack Down? Then, it'll be like the early stage of SD- The Undertaker, Kane, The Rock, STone Cold, those four made SD SUPERIOR to Raw, IMO. Since Stone Cold usually Referees matches, he's sorta out. So now, If The Rock went to SD, wouldn't SD be better than Raw?

Maybe. Even though Smackdown didn't have nearly as much talent as RAW it was the better of the two shows last year to me once it became apparently Nexus was going to be fed Cena.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 08, 2011, 12:37:40 AM
Well I'd say SD still has the best wrestlers in terms of in-ring but Raw now has the more name talent...wonder if they turn Orton heel again to go after Christian??


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 08, 2011, 11:22:34 AM
So from what I've been reading, it looks very likely that The Undertaker is basically considered "actively retired" at this point, in terms of his status within WWE.  He still has a contract with them, and may do promotional appearances, but in terms of in ring action, looks like it may not happen in the very forseeable future.  Which is part of the reason Michelle McCool has been taken off the road for now.  She's gonna be at home with him. 

As for WWE's future plans with him, talks are in place to have his retirement match at WrestleMania 28 next year in 2012.  The opponent is uncertain as of now.  The optimal plan is to have a 'younger' guy win and 'retire' him, as Undertaker looks like a headlining act for the Hall of Fame next year.  However, certain people within WWE, including HHH, Undertaker and Vince McMahon himself feel that the 'streak' is a highlight for fans and feel that he should go 20-0 and then step down, stating that he's 'unbeatable' and to tarnish that would dishearten some people.  On the other hand, they feel it could be a huge milestone for newer wrestlers, to be "That Guy" who broke it.  Problem is finding that guy. 

Shame.  Undertaker's been consistently entertaining, going back to when I was 7 years old.  He's certainly not 'old', only being around 46 or something.  But he is badly beaten, with knee and rib and back injuries.  From what I understand, he's been smarter than most pro wrestlers, actively saving his earnings in preparation for retirement, and having a slightly successful business outside of WWE.  And from all accounts, executives in WWE have said that they'd love to give him some sort of deal to either A.) work behind the scenes as a creative consultant/road agent similar to Arn Anderson and HHH, or B.) have a "legends" deal where he does interviews on tv shows and do random appearances in a non-wrestling capacity. 

I'm just glad I did get to see him live, at least once.  Granted, it was a tag match on SmackDown, but as a lifelong fan of the guy, I'll take it.  And for the record, it was a tag match in Philly, between Undertaker and Kane, versus Jericho and Big Show.  So I got to see Jericho too. :smile:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 09, 2011, 11:51:06 AM
That's really too bad about Taker. He's one of the few still in WWF/E from when I was a kid.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 09, 2011, 04:46:21 PM
I don't care when or where... I need to see Undertaker LIVE before WM 28 or his retirement plan.

Even if it's an autograph session... I don't care.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2uqdv0y.jpg)

He's my favorite wrestler of ALL time! Even more so then Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 09, 2011, 06:38:25 PM
So I got a new job justifying the actions of heels in the realm of professional wrestling.

The first article is R-Truth turning on John Morrison.

Link is below for anyone who wants to check it out.

http://bit.ly/kfxQVi


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 09, 2011, 09:28:33 PM
That's really too bad about Taker. He's one of the few still in WWF/E from when I was a kid.  :bluesad:

Same here.  He debuted as Undertaker when I was 7 or so.  Good long run, to be sure.  But, I'm sure he'll be utilized to a degree, even if it's in a non-wrestling capacity, potentially as an on-air character like a GM or announcer or such.  And he's in a better spot than say, Flair, Hall, Hogan or others who never saved their money or had issues with bad business decisions or alcohol and drugs. 

From what I heard, if anything, he may have a limited match at SummerSlam in August, potentially a tag match, leave til the Royal Rumble, then do a short run leading to his match at Mania.

I don't care when or where... I need to see Undertaker LIVE before WM 28 or his retirement plan.

Even if it's an autograph session... I don't care.

([url]http://i51.tinypic.com/2uqdv0y.jpg[/url])

He's my favorite wrestler of ALL time! Even more so then Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan.

Again, this is just talk.  But seeing as it's been like, 3-4 years since he's had a real steady schedule, it sounds more likely to be true.  They may want to use him as an attraction of sorts, like a special referee or guest manager down the line to draw fans in to the arena.  I only recently started going to events about two years ago, so I was very lucky to see him when I did.  He was mainly doing pay-per-views at the time but was doing an angle against Jeri-Show so made it so SmackDown.  By the way, his entrance? The loudest ovation I'd heard, and I saw John Cena and Jeff Hardy at a show. :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 12, 2011, 04:39:31 PM
You guys remember Jason Sensation right? Anyway I like his Ric Flair Impression... he's funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-TAFmkHa-k

NSFW


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 13, 2011, 12:37:38 PM
So I was really out of it last week and didn't catch Smackdown. I just got done watching it through the epicness of hulu to see that Christian had his knees cut out from under him.

I personally would've much rather enjoyed Christian holding the belt for a while instead Orton holding it yet again.  :thumbdown: :thumbdown:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 13, 2011, 10:15:23 PM
So I was really out of it last week and didn't catch Smackdown. I just got done watching it through the epicness of hulu to see that Christian had his knees cut out from under him.

I personally would've much rather enjoyed Christian holding the belt for a while instead Orton holding it yet again.  :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
I'd prefer Christian to have kept it.  Man deserves it.

I'm hoping at some point, maybe this Over the Limit pay-per-view, or even the next one in June, Christian regains it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 13, 2011, 10:54:35 PM
Orton really doesn't need as he's over fine without it but it would give Christian a great boost and firmly establish him as a top guy...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 16, 2011, 01:43:07 AM
Just finished watching Rise and Fall of WCW. Aside from the predictable revisionist history that is to be expeced in WWE DVDs it's really interesting. It's pretty much the opposite of what WWE did in the Monday Night Wars DVD where they completely and totally buried WCW. That's not to say WCW isn't criticzed in this one, but I think it's a a more fair and honest look at what WCW. I highly recommend it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 16, 2011, 05:38:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awT-zUK0m-M

I'm* still looking for that promo when Taz shoots on Sabu...

"April 19th... Im going to choke you out" says that over and over and over lol. - something like that.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 16, 2011, 10:20:05 PM
Just finished watching Rise and Fall of WCW. Aside from the predictable revisionist history that is to be expeced in WWE DVDs it's really interesting. It's pretty much the opposite of what WWE did in the Monday Night Wars DVD where they completely and totally buried WCW. That's not to say WCW isn't criticzed in this one, but I think it's a a more fair and honest look at what WCW. I highly recommend it.
WCW does get sh*t upon way too much.

However, they made some of the worst decisions ever made by an organization, so, meh. :smile:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 18, 2011, 11:48:30 AM
I remember this like it was yesterday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHpd1jBWuH0


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 18, 2011, 12:45:02 PM
Above ^ Yeah that was funny, I remember that...

Side note... A random brain fizz...

Am I going crazy or did HHH at somtime crawl into a coffin and rape a realdoll? Something like that?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 18, 2011, 01:06:49 PM
Yeah, HHH had sex with a mannequin. Back around '02 they started to add to Kane's backstory. Apparently at one point he dated a lady named Katie Vick, and at one point I believe he accidentally killed her in a car crash and had sex with the corpse. So in an act of mockery before a ppv match, HHH recreated it to get under Kanes nerves.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 18, 2011, 03:46:23 PM
Above ^ Yeah that was funny, I remember that...

Side note... A random brain fizz...

Am I going crazy or did HHH at somtime crawl into a coffin and rape a realdoll? Something like that?


Katie Vick, so tasteless I stopped watching for a while.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcBOB_xGW5I


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 18, 2011, 04:43:57 PM
Yeah that's it! LMAO!  Thanks guys. Wow... damn that was lame. :bouncegiggle: :twirl: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 18, 2011, 08:33:18 PM
Old school WWF fans might like this. 
"Land of 1,000 Dances" by The WWF Wrestlers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtCtZ5x9EJI


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 19, 2011, 08:07:04 AM
Paul Orndorff, JYD, Don "The Rock" Muraco, Jesse Ventura, Sheik and Volkoff! AWESOME!

But where is Hulk Hogan?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: lester1/2jr on May 19, 2011, 05:37:31 PM
I used to go to Boston Garden sometimes as a kid with my dad and see some of the cards. saw Andre once circa like 82 or so.  :cheers: loved watching it on tv but the live events were better because it was two awesome guys fighting, not just a big guy and a schlub guy. and throwing stuff in the ring was fun.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 19, 2011, 07:07:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MISUHTo2NDs&feature=related

PS. Hey I didnt know Awesome Kong was in the WWE now... cool.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 19, 2011, 07:39:02 PM
Mick Foley Tricks the Rock. :bouncegiggle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY32f39_j04

Paul Orndorff, JYD, Don "The Rock" Muraco, Jesse Ventura, Sheik and Volkoff! AWESOME!

But where is Hulk Hogan?

Hogan, for whatever reason, wasn't involved much with the initial 1985 "Wrestling Album" that the WWF had produced.  Something about the schedule they had him on at the time, I think he did a reported 300 WWF appearances that year, in addition to doing a couple of acting gigs and doing the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he didn't have time to participate.  But I believe in '87, on the followup cd "PileDriver", he was available to participate.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 19, 2011, 07:43:44 PM
I remember an old video of Mcmahon and Hogan singing and I think Hogan had a guitar?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 19, 2011, 07:57:57 PM
I remember an old video of Mcmahon and Hogan singing and I think Hogan had a guitar?



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCqF5xXIrgk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 19, 2011, 08:03:42 PM
Yep that's hilarious!!!

A more recent appearance by Bill Shatner on Raw gave us this...(if only it were real?!)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHg2z9ZgdEc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 20, 2011, 11:57:04 AM
I wasn't sure where to put this so move it if need be.

One of my all time favorites "The Macho Man" Randy Savage died today.

 :bluesad: :bluesad: :bluesad: :bluesad: :bluesad:

http://m.tmz.com/article_head.ftl?id=http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/20/randy-savage-car-accident-macho-man-dead-dies-died-killed-wwe-wrestler-florida/


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 20, 2011, 12:28:50 PM
True legend! We will never forgot Macho Man Randy Savage! RIP. :bluesad:

(http://i52.tinypic.com/11hxagk.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Nightowl on May 20, 2011, 04:13:39 PM
He will be missed. RIP


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 20, 2011, 05:33:54 PM
 :bluesad: Very sad news indeed. "Macho Man" was undoubtably my favourite wrestler during my teen years. I was thrilled when he became WWF World Champion in 1988. "Oooooh Yeaaahhhhhhhhhh! Macho Madness! Digggg Ittttttt!" It was a fun time to be a fan. "Macho Man" frequently stole the show in his matches in the 80s against the likes of Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Hulk Hogan, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, Tito Santana and in the 90s he had quite a series of matches with Ric Flair too as well as a memorable feud with the nWo before he joined them and feuded with DDP. Great performer. Always entertaining.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 21, 2011, 05:19:21 AM
I'm having a hard time sleeping....it's not everyday that a childhood hero dies.  :bluesad:

The first thing I remember involving Macho Man was when Jake Roberts had the snake gnawwing on his arm.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sbv54NTqEmo

I remember him being an announcer for most of his WWF tenure when I started watching, guess that really shows my age.

The first real work of his I saw on a consistant basis was on WCW Saturday Night.

I really liked his hats as a kid.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 21, 2011, 10:48:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iVVyxtClfs&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: 66Crush on May 21, 2011, 11:49:13 PM
I was both shocked and sad over Randy "Macho Man" Savage's death. He was on my short list of favorite wrestlers. His match with Steamboat at Wrestlemania 3 is one the best to this day. R.I.P. Macho Man.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 22, 2011, 05:27:32 PM
I was looking for something on YouTube and I stumbled upon this. I got a damn good laugh out of this.

DANGER ZONE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q6hRZ1f9PY



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 22, 2011, 05:53:16 PM
I do have to say, Savage was a favorite of mine growing up as a kid and into my teens.  I was hoping at some point he would've made some amends with the WWE and Vince McMahon, figuring he'd have been a slight asset, in terms of doing some sort of Legends deal (road agent, special referee at events, autograph signings, Hall of Fame.)

Some rumblings were going around the past few days that've said, essentially, Vince should induct Savage next year, as he has now passed away.

Which raises the question: What was the bad relationship Vince and Savage had? Many stories have come out as potential truths:
A.) Macho leaving abruptly in '94 to go to WCW
B.) Macho allegedly having an altercation at a bar with Vince, culminating in Macho punching McMahon
C.) Macho apparently sleeping with a then 18 year old Stephanie McMahon

The problem being: around '93/'94, Vince had begun primarily utilizing Savage as an announcer of sorts, with limited in ring activity.  The steroid trial had begun, and Savage didn't want to be an announcer at that point, feeling he had a few decent years left as a competitor.  Having seen some friends take decent money in WCW, Savage apparently did give notice to Vince, however Vince felt that it was a slap in the face to take it, as he offered him decent money and a reduced schedule.  But, this doesn't strike me as something to not make amends over, as other guys who'd gone to WCW (Hogan, Nash, Hall, Hart, DiBiase, X-Pac, Bossman) have all come back to the WWE over the years in various capacity.

However, I could see Savage punching Vince, potentially over leaving, if Vince started berating him for the decision. 

The most persistent one is the Savage/Stephanie rumor.  To my knowledge, any alleged affair/sexual relationship between the two happened after Stephanie had turned 18 at some point in 1994.  If it had happened before the 18th birthday, I'd assume Savage had've been arrested for it.  I think the reason it's the most persistent is due to the unwillingness of the McMahon family to comment on it publicly, and for the most part, privately as well. 

Hmmm? :question:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 22, 2011, 06:22:13 PM
"Macho apparently sleeping with a then 18 year old Stephanie McMahon"

Damn! I did NOT know that, even MORE props to the one and only "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

(http://trendingroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/22509__randy-savage-dead-car-crash.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 22, 2011, 08:22:14 PM
"Macho apparently sleeping with a then 18 year old Stephanie McMahon"

Damn! I did NOT know that, even MORE props to the one and only "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

([url]http://trendingroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/22509__randy-savage-dead-car-crash.jpg[/url])


Allegedly.

Nobody's talking about it.  So I assume it's true.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 23, 2011, 03:51:52 PM
Oh ok, cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EK-Mr6KbB8&feature=related

World War 3. 1995 Interview. "A million percent!" :smile:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 23, 2011, 04:26:02 PM
The Ultimate Warrior payed tribute to Randy Savage.

You'll want to put your pop-up blocker on.

http://www.pwmania.com/artman/videos-ultimate-warrior-pays-tribute-to-randy-savage

Savage also got a graphic tribute last night before the PPV and I'm really hoping he gets a nice video package tonight.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 23, 2011, 04:53:05 PM
I'm gona watch that right NOW! Thanks. Warrior is my favorite. :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 24, 2011, 05:08:15 PM
The showed the video tribute below last night.

http://www.youtube.com/user/WWEFanNation#p/u/1/ibG6MyMcmlA


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 24, 2011, 09:52:43 PM
So, George "The Animal" Steele did an interview and said the bad blood between Savage and McMahon stems from Savage having a great in ring career with the WWF, helping launch WrestleMania, and McMahon was trying to reward Savage by really grooming him to be an executive and such.  He took Savage under his wing, had him sit in at creative meetings, do announcing, help in production (sorta what HHH does now), and considered Savage a really close friend who got to travel on the WWE Corporate Jet, limos with McMahon, first class hotel rooms, and Savage up and signed a WCW contract without any notice or trying to renegotiate to stay.

Anyone who brings him up at meetings gets yelled at and berated with Vince screaming to never bring him up.  One time, a writer mentioned an angle for Savage, and Vince just stared blankly into space, then looked and said "I never wanna do business with that man again" and dropped it.

Word going around is that basically Vince wanted nothing to do with Savage but knew if he didn't give any kinda video tribute to him, it'd look bad.  Who knows if he'll end up in the WWE Hall of Fame next year or not.  Likely, as he's dead and Vince won't have to talk to him.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 26, 2011, 07:23:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfaaYt9_DDo

Something you just DONT ever do at an oldschool ECW show. That guy was lucky Taz didnt beat him.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 26, 2011, 09:29:32 PM
I still love CM Punk, but I like his earlier years.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=924zoWZ6HCE&feature=related

I miss ECW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxVo5K3y4P8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 27, 2011, 12:29:00 PM
I got the Samoa Joe and CM Punk ROH shoot from 05. Hilarous!



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on May 28, 2011, 09:59:58 AM
I miss ECW
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxVo5K3y4P8[/url]


Yep... we all miss the old ECW.

Who knows, maybe someone will jump on a remake of an oldschool ECW video game someday. I'm talking BLOOD, F this F that! Tables, chairs, barbwire bats and interactive promos! Crazy interactive fans!

Rated M. It would be the best wrestling game.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 28, 2011, 07:49:31 PM
I loves me some classic AWA...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7hVP0HSMNo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h6k8fOMpgA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYhoEYImewU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 29, 2011, 11:53:12 AM
A 53 Year Old Terry Funk wins the ECW World Title and hops into the audience to celebrate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3fTyysJKCI&playnext=1&list=PLF0F67099C6E1AAB4


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 31, 2011, 04:30:47 AM
RAW technical difficuties was great last night. Shades of some of films on MST3K for about 10 minutes or so.

 :teddyr:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 31, 2011, 10:52:57 AM
WWF Attitude. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2lDioC2L7I&feature=related

A game from 1999 with potentially the best overall roster: Stone Cold, Mankind, Kane, Undertaker, HHH, D'lo Brown, Val Venis, Godfather, Shawn Michaels, X-Pac, The Outlaws, The Headbangers, TAKA, Dr. Death and others.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 01, 2011, 07:08:48 PM
Lookie, lookie. The whole FN show...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOXJtU2D-Q4&feature=related

You WILL be 'shocked' to see who Justin Credible's mystery opponent was!

This user uploads most of the entire shows from the old ECW PPVs!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 01, 2011, 10:21:47 PM
So Chyna has a hardcore porn coming out. From the look of the trailer, wow.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 02, 2011, 09:56:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jY18YTCoLA


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 02, 2011, 12:40:01 PM
So Chyna has a hardcore porn coming out. From the look of the trailer, wow.


Even more? I know she had some porn out a few years ago too, right?
She was on Howard Stern talking about leaked porn, years ago it seems. (I think she was drunk though)
---

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ccog02xSIo&playnext=1&list=PL7C165210DF70224E

GETTT MYYY BAGGGGZZZ!!!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Nightowl on June 02, 2011, 01:10:37 PM
So Chyna has a hardcore porn coming out. From the look of the trailer, wow.

Another one?  :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 02, 2011, 03:26:20 PM
So Chyna has a hardcore porn coming out. From the look of the trailer, wow.


Another one?  :buggedout:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWLBljvEG-M


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 02, 2011, 05:23:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHkJgpJMLFA&NR=1

I dare anyone to count the "You know"s I think it makes the Guinness Book of World Record.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 02, 2011, 07:43:40 PM
So Chyna has a hardcore porn coming out. From the look of the trailer, wow.

Even more? I know she had some porn out a few years ago too, right?
She was on Howard Stern talking about leaked porn, years ago it seems. (I think she was drunk though)
Yes.  More. 

The one from 2004 was a home-made movie made starring Chyna and X-Pac, whom she was involved with at the time.  At the time they shot it, both were using heavy amounts of cocaine, marijuana, and pills, and they released it to cash in on the infamous 1 Night in Paris, calling it 1 Night in Chyna, hoping it'd relaunch their careers.

But, she sought out the president of Vivid Entertainment recently, having just signed with TNA, and declared she wanted to make a brand new movie.  It is a hardcore movie, loaded with porn stars, titled Backdoor to Chyna.  By the title, you can imagine what's involved.  I saw the trailer, she shot it in March of this year.  She's with women, men, all sorts of stuff. :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 02, 2011, 08:06:09 PM
"titled Backdoor to Chyna.  By the title, you can imagine what's involved."

(http://static.thehollywoodgossip.com/files/a-porn-star-with-two-first-names.jpg)
Ron: No... whats it mean? HA haha.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 03, 2011, 11:28:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxfeHHJa4J4


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 04, 2011, 08:53:11 AM
(http://www.ifight365.com/wp-content/images/wwesatnightshot2.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 04, 2011, 11:41:50 AM
I loves me some classic AWA...

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7hVP0HSMNo[/url]

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h6k8fOMpgA[/url]

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYhoEYImewU[/url]


Looking at that old AWA footage it's really easy to tell that Vince gutted that territory along with the others. It's really surreal looking at that for me since I wasn't around during Vince's talent raid and my only access to such old videos is through the revisionist history on  DVD's Vince's company keeps releasing.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 04, 2011, 02:45:59 PM
Banned Wrestling Moves.  :twirl:

#1. The Jumping Inverted Tombstone Piledriver.

(http://4gifs.com/gallery/d/185854-1/Rope_climbing69.gif)

#2. The Macho Elbow Drop On Hamsters.

(http://4gifs.com/gallery/d/185396-1/MachoMan_Elbowdrop_hamster.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 05, 2011, 10:08:36 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U79COQRZso&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 09, 2011, 11:07:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST7gMjM-U0Q&feature=related

Warrior: "where only pain and creatures of bad habits live, they know that we shall prevail!"


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 09, 2011, 11:17:07 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XP4gWpyIww&feature=channel_video_title

Something BIG is about to go down... it seems, it even made the news.

http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/06/09/the-ultimate-warrior-accuses-hulk-hogan-of-wife-swapping-and-cocaine-use/?test=faces

How will Hogan respond? I wonder...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 09, 2011, 10:20:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWJ1SiJX3KE


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on June 10, 2011, 12:00:43 AM
I believe the best moment in WWE's history was not even in the WWE, it was in the WWF, it was a famous move, by The Rock, and it was dubbed......
A DOUBLE ROCK BOTTOM!!!!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 10, 2011, 04:24:07 AM
(http://roflrazzi.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/funny-celebrity-pictures-you-know-ill-rock-bottom-your-ass.jpg)

Rock vs Vin Diesel LOL.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 10, 2011, 09:19:10 AM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XP4gWpyIww&feature=channel_video_title[/url]

Something BIG is about to go down... it seems, it even made the news.

[url]http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/06/09/the-ultimate-warrior-accuses-hulk-hogan-of-wife-swapping-and-cocaine-use/?test=faces[/url]

How will Hogan respond? I wonder...


I saw something about this on tv a few days ago..... very curious what will end up happening


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 10, 2011, 11:17:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGuQVUy4jlw


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 10, 2011, 03:07:15 PM
Quote
I saw something about this on tv a few days ago..... very curious what will end up happening


Yeah... I can see it now... next PPV...

(http://comedycentral.mtvnimages.com/images/shows/roast/hoff/video/roast_hoff_hogan_01_v6.jpg?width=400&height=323&crop=true)

Well you know something, Brother?... you want to take cheap shots, man? Brook's freind was hot, man. When is the last time you had a hot girl, brother? You know something, man. I thought I knew you, man. Brother, well I guess not.

Ha haha, *snarls* Cocaine use? BROTHER! No, man! That was powdered vitamins, brother! *SNARLS*


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on June 10, 2011, 03:13:29 PM
Quote
I saw something about this on tv a few days ago..... very curious what will end up happening


Yeah... I can see it now... next PPV...

([url]http://comedycentral.mtvnimages.com/images/shows/roast/hoff/video/roast_hoff_hogan_01_v6.jpg?width=400&height=323&crop=true[/url])

Well you know something, Brother?... you want to take cheap shots, man? Brook's freind was hot, man. When is the last time you had a hot girl, brother? You know something, man. I thought I knew you, man. Brother, well I guess not.

Ha haha, *snarls* Cocaine use? BROTHER! No, man! That was powdered vitamins, brother! *SNARLS*


one of the two reasons why I stopped watching TNA  :lookingup: :bluesad: the other being Bischoff. :hatred:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 10, 2011, 03:24:13 PM
Well I guess "no PPV". Hulk Hogan threatens to sue after Twitter remarks.

http://theeword.co.uk/seo-manchester/twitter_sparks_celebrity_legal_tussle.html

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/728330-report-hulk-hogan-to-sue-the-ultimate-warrior

I wonder what Ultimate Warrior was thinking to do such a thing? People sue. Did he not know that?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 10, 2011, 05:34:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edVB9DXA6xA
Lance Storm talks Flair, Luger and Goldberg.  He doesn't necessarily bring them down, maintains they're nice guys and such, but has some funny stories about all three.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 17, 2011, 07:49:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EzRmjDXWpc
Roddy Piper's song from the Wrestling Album, "For Everybody", with various clips.  Originally titled "F**k Everybody", WWF officials changed it to "For."


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 21, 2011, 01:15:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGUWPXeiho4


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 21, 2011, 02:07:31 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGUWPXeiho4[/url]


I always wondered if he did that for REAL. Like an insult or payback of sort... a lesson maybe.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 23, 2011, 08:12:35 PM
Ted DiBiase the Million Dollar Man was on that show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous many years ago...

(http://cdn3.iofferphoto.com/img/item/182/448/727/best-of-ted-dibiase-the-million-dollar-man-in-wwf-11-discs-free-postage-5ce90.jpg)

Was he really rich or was that just a gimick? They never said how he got rich, I do know his parents were wrestlers.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 23, 2011, 08:52:24 PM
Ted DiBiase the Million Dollar Man was on that show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous many years ago...

([url]http://cdn3.iofferphoto.com/img/item/182/448/727/best-of-ted-dibiase-the-million-dollar-man-in-wwf-11-discs-free-postage-5ce90.jpg[/url])

Was he really rich or was that just a gimick? They never said how he got rich, I do know his parents were wrestlers.


gimmick


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 23, 2011, 08:53:33 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGUWPXeiho4[/url]


I always wondered if he did that for REAL. Like an insult or payback of sort... a lesson maybe.


I have to think that kissing Vince's ass was a punishment for those who did it. There's really no other reason for it I think.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 23, 2011, 08:58:44 PM
Ted DiBiase the Million Dollar Man was on that show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous many years ago...

([url]http://cdn3.iofferphoto.com/img/item/182/448/727/best-of-ted-dibiase-the-million-dollar-man-in-wwf-11-discs-free-postage-5ce90.jpg[/url])

Was he really rich or was that just a gimick? They never said how he got rich, I do know his parents were wrestlers.

It was a gimmick.  But from what I read, DiBiase and McMahon were very much about "Staying KayFabe", meaning they wanted to really present him as rich as that was his gimmick.  So McMahon would actually pay the extra expense to fly DiBiase First Class on every flight, rent limos, and get 4-Star Hotel Rooms.  I read he once went out with a wallet full of hundreds on a business dinner and returned the rest to McMahon back at the hotel. :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 23, 2011, 09:17:58 PM
But then how did he get on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 23, 2011, 09:27:35 PM
But then how did he get on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous?
Cross Promotion.  The WWF was popular at the time, and tv shows and movie producers were clamoring to get WWF guys on the show.  It was scripted.

And Robin Leach appeared in the WWF on some ppv's.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 23, 2011, 09:44:06 PM
Cool. Thanks for the info :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 23, 2011, 10:40:19 PM
I gotta find an interview with him. He talked about it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 24, 2011, 12:27:04 AM
I gotta find an interview with him. He talked about it.

I saw it on YouTube  a while ago.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 24, 2011, 10:56:35 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyID3kPuRzw&feature=related

Thank you, Million Dollar Man :wink:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 27, 2011, 11:11:00 PM
Punk's promo at the end of raw was great. I really wanted to hear him continue.  :thumbup: :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 28, 2011, 10:17:46 AM
Any news on Undertaker?... after WM I didnt hear anything at all.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 28, 2011, 11:38:34 AM
CM Punk's Promo from Raw last night.  Can't wait til next week.  Love the "Hi Colt Cabana!" in the middle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXbecTTtS74
He speaks the truth though, regardless of if it's scripted or not.  He did a similar angle in ROH a few years back.

Any news on Undertaker?... after WM I didnt hear anything at all.

He's essentially considered retired at this point.  He does have a contract with them, a WWE Legends deal, but due to injuries and such, they're pretty much running without him.  Last word I heard, was that if he doesn't retire before WrestleMania 28, he will have a match at WM 28, and bow out with a 20-0 record.  I'm thinking they'll do something like Flair or some such where he'll be inducted in the Hall of Fame the night before, then bow out.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 28, 2011, 06:55:49 PM
Thanks for the info, Brother. :thumbup:

Yeah, I'm sure He'll bow out after the next WM with his 20-0, but I can't help but wonder who He'll face...

Still many months away. I wish for Ultimate Warrior or Sting to face him in his final match, that would be awesome!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 28, 2011, 07:33:29 PM
Thanks for the info, Brother. :thumbup:

Yeah, I'm sure He'll bow out after the next WM with his 20-0, but I can't help but wonder who He'll face...

Still many months away. I wish for Ultimate Warrior or Sting to face him in his final match, that would be awesome!
I'd like those two matchups but Warrior is pretty much out of it due to histories with McMahon.  Sting, it'd come down to his TNA contract.  I think it's up in January, so it could happen.

Honestly, HHH mentioned on Raw he'd like  a rematch.  Not a bad choice, but they're uncertain if they wanna have it be 20-0, or help "elevate" a younger guy like Miz and have Miz win.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 28, 2011, 08:00:42 PM
Thanks for the info, Brother. :thumbup:

Yeah, I'm sure He'll bow out after the next WM with his 20-0, but I can't help but wonder who He'll face...

Still many months away. I wish for Ultimate Warrior or Sting to face him in his final match, that would be awesome!
I'd like those two matchups but Warrior is pretty much out of it due to histories with McMahon.  Sting, it'd come down to his TNA contract.  I think it's up in January, so it could happen.

Honestly, HHH mentioned on Raw he'd like  a rematch.  Not a bad choice, but they're uncertain if they wanna have it be 20-0, or help "elevate" a younger guy like Miz and have Miz win.

I like the way you think  :cheers:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 29, 2011, 11:05:00 PM
Punk's promo on Raw was the best thing I've seen in WWE in quite some time. Let's hope they make use of it in a better way than the last interesting thing they did... the birth of Nexus. Honestly though Punk's promo reminded me more of the Attitude era...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 30, 2011, 06:23:52 PM
About Punk's Promo... I think that was real. :twirl:

BTW. He said he's gone after the match... to where?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 30, 2011, 06:41:42 PM
About Punk's Promo... I think that was real. :twirl:

BTW. He said he's gone after the match... to where?

if he leaves, which I'm not sure if he, is my guess would be Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 30, 2011, 09:26:08 PM
About Punk's Promo... I think that was real. :twirl:

BTW. He said he's gone after the match... to where?
Depends:

1.) If he's LEGIT done with WWE, I could see him splitting his time between New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor.

2.) If he re-signs some deal with WWE, I could see them giving him a "Jericho" style deal, where he comes in for a few months, goes away for a few months for outside projects.  I'm not sure but I think he has some small movie roles in line, and a comic book or some such.  So he may get that deal.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on June 30, 2011, 10:38:23 PM
Cool, thanks for the info, Guys. :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on July 01, 2011, 03:23:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDFYYQQMoTE&feature=related

I SAID PUT IT ON!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 01, 2011, 05:34:33 PM
About Punk's Promo... I think that was real. :twirl:

BTW. He said he's gone after the match... to where?

if he leaves, which I'm not sure if he, is my guess would be Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling
Those two would be the likeliest of places for him to go. 

I highly doubt he'd go to TNA.  First off, he flat out the Jarrett's and Carter they don't know how to operate a promotion.  Secondly, if he has hopes of returning to WWE in the future, don't go to the main competitor. 

He could also go to CZW, which is another Philly based company.  DragonGate USA is a viable choice.  I highly doubt him in CHIKARA, because, despite the good wrestlers there, it's heavily a comedic promotion, with a wrestling chipmunk named CP Munk.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 01, 2011, 08:37:01 PM
Perhaps Pro Wrestling NOAH? But I really think WWE would be foolish to let him slip away as you know he's really stirred things up big time right now...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on July 01, 2011, 08:40:42 PM
Yup, I know what New Japan Pro Wrestling is, Vader wrestled there for many years, no?

Anyway... what is Ring of Honor?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 01, 2011, 10:11:44 PM
Yup, I know what New Japan Pro Wrestling is, Vader wrestled there for many years, no?

Anyway... what is Ring of Honor?

CM Punk vs. Homicide, Ring of Honor 2004
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Mu6-zuIRM
CM Punk hits the Pepsi Plunge- A Top Rope Pedigree.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz51K-c8Y8s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_of_Honor
Ring of Honor is a small company that founded shortly after ECW folded.  It features a lot of fast paced matches, a lot of technical wrestling.  Think the Cruiserweight Division of WCW.  But, over the years, several stars have called it home, namely: CM Punk, Chris Daniels, Sonjay Dutt, Samoa Joe, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, The Amazing Red.  A lot of technical wrestling, lots of tag teams, etc.  A really great company.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 02, 2011, 02:51:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziv6MnVIRQg


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 02, 2011, 08:32:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozYjDat1Tj8&feature=fvst
Killswitch Engage- This Fire Burns...CM Punk's Titantron.  Love Killswitch.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 07, 2011, 12:06:04 PM
........enjoy


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV-i-H-Vbew


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on July 07, 2011, 12:17:10 PM
I'm goin Wresslin' oh edit my bad, 'Rasslin' :twirl:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on July 08, 2011, 02:59:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLhytQ67fs

The Goonies, Andre the giant, Captain Lou Albano, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Wendy Richter, Iron Sheik, Classy Freddie Blassie and "Great, Great Grandfather Captain One-Eyed Pegleg, Booze-Guzzlin' Mean Lou Albano"

(http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/cyndi-goonies/4.gif) (http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/cyndi-goonies/6.gif)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h6YJIzfpKg&feature=related part 2


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 08, 2011, 06:27:04 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLhytQ67fs[/url]

The Goonies, Andre the giant, Captain Lou Albano, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Wendy Richter, Iron Sheik, Classy Freddie Blassie and "Great, Great Grandfather Captain One-Eyed Pegleg, Booze-Guzzlin' Mean Lou Albano"

([url]http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/cyndi-goonies/4.gif[/url]) ([url]http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/cyndi-goonies/6.gif[/url])

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h6YJIzfpKg&feature=related[/url] part 2


the lengths you go to try and get me to see The Goonies  :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 08, 2011, 07:09:53 PM
Land of 1,000 Dances by The Wrestlers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue_mMXeDjg4
Look at all these '80s WWF guys. :bouncegiggle:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxLhytQ67fs[/url]

The Goonies, Andre the giant, Captain Lou Albano, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Wendy Richter, Iron Sheik, Classy Freddie Blassie and "Great, Great Grandfather Captain One-Eyed Pegleg, Booze-Guzzlin' Mean Lou Albano"

([url]http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/cyndi-goonies/4.gif[/url]) ([url]http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/cyndi-goonies/6.gif[/url])

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h6YJIzfpKg&feature=related[/url] part 2


the lengths you go to try and get me to see The Goonies  :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:

You NEED to see the Goonies.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 08, 2011, 07:18:44 PM
"Eat Your Heart Out, Rick Springfield" by "Mouth of The South" Jimmy Hart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXqxx-6o1M&feature=related

"Stand Back" by Vince McMahon :buggedout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCqF5xXIrgk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 08, 2011, 07:25:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXlOWjobOZU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on July 08, 2011, 07:55:15 PM
Land of 1,000 Dances by The Wrestlers
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue_mMXeDjg4[/url]


At 0.31 right after "The Hammer"... who the HELL is that? Blue and black face paint...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 08, 2011, 08:15:29 PM
The Missing Link!

Actually it was a veteran Canadian wrestler named Dewey Robertson who re-invented himself into the crazed out of control muscleman, The Missing Link! He was mostly known for his time in WCCW but he was also briefly in the WWF in the 80s. He's mostly remembered for grabbing his own head by the spot of hair on the top and launching his own head at opponents repeatedly throughout matches! He was actually very entertaining in his fashion. Crazy gimmick!

(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/m/missinglink/08.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYfqUSVGbyU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 08, 2011, 08:25:44 PM
I loved The Missing Link and George "The Animal" Steele when I was a kid.  And Hillbilly Jim, come to think of it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on July 08, 2011, 09:07:28 PM
The Missing Link!

Ah ok. I know that name, but not the wrestler. I have no clue why... I know the others really good.
I met George "The Animal" Steele at that HorrorCon a few years ago in NJ, cool dude. :thumbup:

My total list of wrestlers I met in Person... Tazz, Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff and George "The Animal" Steele.
My wish list to meet! Undertaker, Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior!

How about you guys? Met any wrestlers? Do you have a wish list to meet any?

Haha. I'm really bad at that 'met ment and meet'... sorry.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 08, 2011, 09:40:51 PM
Honestly no I haven't although I wish I had. The closest I came was the Repo Man responding directly towards me and a group of others as he made his entrance at a live event. I'd love to meet C.M. Punk, Bret Hart, Ric Flair, Harley Race, Undertaker, Road Warrior Animal, Bobby Eaton, Stan Lane and Arn Anderson.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 08, 2011, 09:55:22 PM
I can name 4 that I met directly. 

The Blue Meanie- A then-local radio DJ named Kidd Chris is a former pro-wrestler and was good friends with Meanie.  Kidd got fired from his job here in Philly and held a 'going away' party at a small (very small) bar here with his band.  I went, as it happened to be my birthday and I got to pick the bar.  Lo and behold, during a cover of a Van Halen song, Meanie hopped onstage to a thundering of applause and people shouting "ECW!" at him.  He hopped offstage and as myself and a friend were getting drinks, he happened to be next to us with his girlfriend.  We had a nice talk, he mentioned going to Ohio for Al Snow's wedding, and it turns out we have two mutual friends. :buggedout:

Kane- He happened to come to my local mall for an autograph thing.  He was kind enough to actually talk to everybody, cause normally they kinda look at you and say "hi" and that's about it.

Drew MacIntyre- This is a bit of a stretch at "Meeting", but, every summer the WWE does a house show down in Wildwood, New Jersey, on the boardwalk.  Myself and a few friends had bought a couple first row seats about two years ago.  During his entrance, he kinda stopped and posed near us.  I kinda just drunkenly yelled out that he sucked and asked where his lovely skirt was.  He kinda just laughed and looked at me like  huh?:question:.  Then he hopped in the ring (it was less than ten feet from where we were, place is small), grabs the mic, points at me and starts doing a promo. :teddyr:

Dean Malenko- Met him at a house show, although at this point he was retired and working as an agent.  I spotted him sitting by the guardrail, near the lighting board.  A match was taking place, and it was a quick exchange of something like, "Aren't you Dean Malenko?" "Yeah".  "Big fan", "Appreciated man" and a quick handshake.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 08, 2011, 10:13:52 PM
met directly: Rob Van Dam, John Cena, Roddy Piper, Iron Sheik


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: venomx on July 09, 2011, 07:33:58 AM
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-kVaGiwCBtY/0.jpg)
"F$@! Y^#@!... ^%#&!@ %^@... You @$$$@%#@!" "I break Hogan's back, then make him humble!"

When I met The Iron Sheik I was hoping for that, but no... he was really calm and cool lol.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 12, 2011, 10:05:33 PM
([url]http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-kVaGiwCBtY/0.jpg[/url])
"F$@! Y^#@!... ^%#&!@ %^@... You @$$$@%#@!" "I break Hogan's back, then make him humble!"

When I met The Iron Sheik I was hoping for that, but no... he was really calm and cool lol.


He was for me too...I was kinda surprised.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 13, 2011, 11:01:22 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etF5YdJwBmY&feature=related
Not really WWE, but damn.  What a pop for the Sandman.  He was in WCW for about a year, gone from ECW.  His contract was up, and he shows up about a week before November to Remember 1999, returning to his home at the ECW Arena.  Rat-hole arena, but damn, did all 2000 or so those fans appreciate it. :buggedout:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d6JgyXycXI&feature=related
DX Invades Nitro


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 13, 2011, 11:26:37 PM
I always wondered what WCW would've done if DX got in


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 13, 2011, 11:30:59 PM
An interesting question...would wrestling today be better if WCW in some fashion had survived (not been purchased by WWE)? Ever wonder if wrestling might have been different if Verne Gagne had recognized Hogan's true star potential in the AWA? What if the NWA had remained in territories and Vince hadn't expanded? Who would have been the 90s NWA World Heavyweight Champion??


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Nightowl on July 14, 2011, 12:16:38 AM
No, If not bought by Vince it would have faded away one way or another. It was entertaining, but boring at times. Goldberg was your only new real superstar out of the bunch. Really no breathing room for new comers to come along and make a name for themselves.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 14, 2011, 09:44:26 PM
If the executives at Turner didn't wanna get rid of WCW due to the loss of money, it'd likely be a different industry.  I honestly think the ratings would be tied right about now.  When Vince Russo took over, the ratings actually did go up.  Then they got rid of him, they went down.  Brought him back, they started to go up, but not to where they were when he was there initially.  Goldberg, and DDP to an extent, were the only two stars who really did 'break out' in terms of mainstream appearances.  Jericho, Big Show, Guerrero, and a few others only got that success once on WWE tv. 

Speaking of WCW, I found this video:
Sting- Seek and Destroy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txnEQIA97O8

He was one wrestler, besides Flair, that made me want to watch WCW as a kid.  I remember when I was 6 or so, seeing him with the orange and brown facepaint, more of a surfer.  One guy I always sort of wanted to see pop up in WWE yet never has.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 15, 2011, 11:52:44 PM
Taker has a new look these days

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n304/vampdude/Undertaker.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 16, 2011, 08:19:41 AM
Taker has a new look these days

([url]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n304/vampdude/Undertaker.jpg[/url])

What?!

Yeesh.

I hope he comes back eventually.  Doubt it though.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Nightowl on July 16, 2011, 10:15:33 AM
Wow! he doesnt even look like the same guy. I miss the good ol' days with him and Paul Bearer and the ol' purple & black colors...memories


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 17, 2011, 11:23:50 PM
(http://www.wwe.com/f/ep/image/2011/07/20110717_mitb_cmpunk4_vs_r.jpg)


 :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 18, 2011, 10:30:19 PM
Soo...Punk is the WWE champ, or RAW champ, whatever that belt is called.

And...Cena wasn't fired.

And...HHH told Vince that he's been relieved of his duties.

And, there was an 8 man tournament that went nowhere.

And Punk got to watch the Chicago Cubs.

Worst RAW to follow up a ppv ever. :bluesad:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 18, 2011, 10:58:50 PM
Soo...Punk is the WWE champ, or RAW champ, whatever that belt is called.

And...Cena wasn't fired.

And...HHH told Vince that he's been relieved of his duties.

And, there was an 8 man tournament that went nowhere.

And Punk got to watch the Chicago Cubs.

Worst RAW to follow up a ppv ever. :bluesad:

those last 30 minutes really really killed the rest of the show, which was great


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 19, 2011, 09:57:59 AM
So, Punk is Twittering pics of his belt in the fridge, and hanging out with Colt Cabana.

And, as if he's a trusted news-source, X-Pac confirmed that Vince has indeed stepped down and HHH is in charge.

Cause, the co-star of 1 Night In Chyna is now a news-source.

I hope Punk turns up somewhere soon.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 20, 2011, 01:43:16 PM
Lots of great stuff going on in WWE these days... really hope they keep moving in a positive direction building more and more new talent. Great to see the recent successes of C.M. Punk (you know this whole thing had to be planned yet they way they played it really got fans going and wondering - hope this leads to seeing more of Colt Cabana who was an awesome talent WWE let get away, be cool maybe if they've got something worked out with ROH or Japan and Punk does show up their with the WWE Championship, the one with the lineage stretching back to Bruno, Bob Backlund, Hogan, Savage, Graham and Rogers), Daniel Bryan (winning MITB), Alberto Del Rio (also winning MITB), Christian regaining the World Heavyweight Championship...lots of intriguing possibilities happening. It's been a long time since guys fan actually like started getting pushed this way...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 20, 2011, 03:27:23 PM
remember this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp7QaKFOsHs


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 20, 2011, 03:27:38 PM
Punk in New Japan is a possibility. Yuke's owns 55% of New Japan. Yuke's also works with THQ on the WWE series of video games. There's talk of ROH possibly being in a partnership with WWE, a pseudo farm league, so to speak.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Damien Valley on July 21, 2011, 10:09:03 AM
Punk in New Japan is a possibility. Yuke's owns 55% of New Japan. Yuke's also works with THQ on the WWE series of video games. There's talk of ROH possibly being in a partnership with WWE, a pseudo farm league, so to speak.

I wouldn't exactly just call it a farm league.  It's been the top and most popular indy promotion for the last eight to nine years.


I'm not surprised WWE is going this direction.  Their stock is way way down literally.  Their PPV buyrates are atrocious.  They need to do something to get back their core demographic which is leaving in droves.  The 18 to 45 male.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 21, 2011, 09:21:51 PM
Punk in New Japan is a possibility. Yuke's owns 55% of New Japan. Yuke's also works with THQ on the WWE series of video games. There's talk of ROH possibly being in a partnership with WWE, a pseudo farm league, so to speak.

I wouldn't exactly just call it a farm league.  It's been the top and most popular indy promotion for the last eight to nine years.


I'm not surprised WWE is going this direction.  Their stock is way way down literally.  Their PPV buyrates are atrocious.  They need to do something to get back their core demographic which is leaving in droves.  The 18 to 45 male.
Yeah.  I am a huge fan of ROH.  Going back to the days of them having a tv show on here in Philly waaaaayyyy back in '03 or so.  Back when they had Christopher Daniels, Bryan Danielson, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, and CM Punk all in one building, along the likes of Mikey Whipwreck and Jerry Lynn.

When I say a 'pseudo farm league', I meant that only in a passing remark.  Kinda like how ECW was a farm league of sorts.  An independently run promotion, where WWE would essentially loan them money and talent in exchange for a gimmick and such.  I don't think it's happened yet, but I could see it happening.  Primarily due to HHH having more say.  Stephanie wants to do some entertainment style stuff, and HHH knows 'wrestling.'  Merging the two should work out.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 26, 2011, 11:36:13 AM
CM's appearance on RAW last night. :teddyr: :teddyr:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9GbxqYwzHk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhzUCEciXM4&feature=fvst


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 26, 2011, 08:26:56 PM
They kind of rushed his return after I believe ratings dropped without him last week... it would have been neat if he had actually shown up in Japan with the title but anyways, I don't think he's ever been more over than he is right now.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 26, 2011, 10:35:14 PM
They kind of rushed his return after I believe ratings dropped without him last week... it would have been neat if he had actually shown up in Japan with the title but anyways, I don't think he's ever been more over than he is right now.
Yeah.  I feel it's a bit rushed as well.

He is insanely popular right now.  I think they felt, in a way, they had to rush it.  Cena's getting more boo's everyday.  Cena/Mysterio could've sold SummerSlam, but with Punk getting the biggest reactions of his career, they probably want to capitalize as soon as possible.  I'm hoping they're in it for the long-term, barring any injuries to Punk or Cena.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 27, 2011, 10:26:53 AM
I'm starting to think Punk has a chance to be the next Austin


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 27, 2011, 10:50:06 AM
I'm starting to think Punk has a chance to be the next Austin
Roughly, yes.  Unless they manage to screw it up.  It is the "PG" era after all.  But I think bringing in Jim Ross could help. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 27, 2011, 06:20:03 PM
I'm listening to a Punk interview on a podcast where he's not in character, very interesting stuff

http://www.grantland.com/podcasts


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 27, 2011, 10:04:24 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84yacsM03H4


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 27, 2011, 10:48:24 PM
Undertaker Tribute.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWQjv4XOixQ

I've been a longtime fan of wrestling, going back to having wrestling toys at the age of 3 in '87.  Undertaker's been at the top of my list of all-time favorite wrestlers.  Unfortunately, I didn't get the opportunity to see many live shows due to financial situations.  However, I did get to attend a couple back in '09.  Fortunately, one of those was a SmackDown taping that Undertaker was at, teaming with Kane against Jericho and Big Show.

Granted, the past few years he's been relatively retired with a limited schedule.  But to just see that entrance, even at a Smackdown, makes me happy.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 27, 2011, 11:41:03 PM
A sad reality... :bluesad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXM3mvHNQxk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 28, 2011, 12:05:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf8C4FrbLvQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTm14rV3hhU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdja7EUf4IQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WUA8IDvPX8&NR=1

These are AWESOME!!! :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 29, 2011, 09:51:24 PM
Mick Foley video.  People can say what they want about him, "garbage wrestling", etc.  But, as a kid, I watched him go from WCW and Japan, to here in my hometown doing ECW shows, then getting the big call up to the WWF.  Maybe a generational thing, but in my top five or so of favorite wrestlers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWJ1SiJX3KE

Eddie Guerrero wins WWE title for the first time.  One of the most deserving title wins I've seen.  Shame he's dead. :bluesad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP2UXDq028s


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 29, 2011, 11:19:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-fMGSe97VQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA5arwOq3jA

The original top wrestling faction! Look at all that gold! It's all about the gold! (or it should be)...The first three versions were the best though!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 30, 2011, 12:07:37 PM
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/BIGWIGGUM/riceflairln21.jpg)

 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on August 03, 2011, 02:20:13 PM
http://www.cracked.com/article_18918_the-9-most-unintentionally-depressing-pro-wrestling-gimmicks.html?wa_user1=1&wa_user2=Sports&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended (http://www.cracked.com/article_18918_the-9-most-unintentionally-depressing-pro-wrestling-gimmicks.html?wa_user1=1&wa_user2=Sports&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=recommended)

how many of you remember these gimmicks?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 03, 2011, 03:45:14 PM
Actually I'm not so sure some of those gimmicks were really so bad. After all Hornswoggle, Roadkill and Eugene all had some success in those roles. Some more ridiculous ones they left out that really didn't get very far included: Papa Shango, Bastion Booger, Mantaur, Giant Gonzales, Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz, The Goon, T.L. Hopper and Nailz.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 03, 2011, 04:14:52 PM
Actually I'm not so sure some of those gimmicks were really so bad. After all Hornswoggle, Roadkill and Eugene all had some success in those roles. Some more ridiculous ones they left out that really didn't get very far included: Papa Shango, Bastion Booger, Mantaur, Giant Gonzales, Abe "Knuckleball" Schwartz, The Goon, T.L. Hopper and Nailz.

I remember all those as well as the ones mentioned in the article, the great memories of the past  :teddyr:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 03, 2011, 04:40:26 PM
Memphis and Continental Wrestling had some of the silliest ones ever including some familair movie characters...they had wrestling versions of Lord Humongous (actually this was Sid Vicious under an hockey mask and he looked cool), Freddy Krueger, Leatherface (who also competed in Japan), The Mummy, The Battman. Calgary Stampede also had a Jason the Terrible (Jason Vorhees style) character.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 03, 2011, 10:05:38 PM
Memphis and Continental Wrestling had some of the silliest ones ever including some familair movie characters...they had wrestling versions of Lord Humongous (actually this was Sid Vicious under an hockey mask and he looked cool), Freddy Krueger, Leatherface (who also competed in Japan), The Mummy, The Battman. Calgary Stampede also had a Jason the Terrible (Jason Vorhees style) character.
I remember WCW having one of the Armstrongs as "Arachniman", an obvious attempt to utilize Spider-Man.  They just used gold and Purple. :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 04, 2011, 12:06:43 AM
Yeah he's on the above Cracked list. He actually looks more like The Shocker, a Spidey villain, to me.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 04, 2011, 12:17:19 AM
I've seen my fair share of crappy gimmicks. The only one that got my very very angry and deeply offened me was Eugene.  :hatred: :hatred: :hatred:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 04, 2011, 12:23:26 AM
What's really sad about the Eugene character who was initially very popular in WWE is that Nick Dinsmore is such a talented wrestler it's sad he has to rely on such a gimmick.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 04, 2011, 12:34:16 AM
The sad thing is the Eugene character was his idea. His career was over from the moment he showed up as one of Bischoff's relatives.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on August 04, 2011, 12:25:23 PM
Another Article from our 'friends' at Cracked.com
http://www.cracked.com/article_15212_the-8-most-insane-moments-in-professional-wrestling.html (http://www.cracked.com/article_15212_the-8-most-insane-moments-in-professional-wrestling.html)
Personally, I liked #5 the best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGUJYLDgR8k
WTF?!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJKDGXvr7ig&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LchAsMRV10&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 05, 2011, 03:19:51 PM
I like this theme, but you already know that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeY0_uPsMTA&list=FL_A-Hy19Hx0M&index=1


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 05, 2011, 11:05:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt7EXn5zOcI

Oh man was WCW cheesy as heck in 1990 or what???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2MYAzUHwWg

Black Scorpion Tribute!  :bouncegiggle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhysjJkA-5s

More cheesy terrible gimmicks!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 06, 2011, 08:45:45 AM
WrestleMania 17 Gimmick Battle Royal.  Features the likes of Doink the Clown, The Goon, Brother Love, Sgt. SLaughter, Earthquake, Repo Man, and others.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqJAI-7UIp4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbSJbGf4cas&feature=fvwrel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ7vUAB25_o



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on August 06, 2011, 12:46:53 PM
I read that Eugene once played as Doink the Clown, so Eugene played as two crowd favorites. :teddyr:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on August 06, 2011, 02:37:46 PM
I know Sting is in TNA, but look at his new image
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCF9-FvaR7k&feature=related
apparently, Sting gone Cookoo


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 06, 2011, 05:54:18 PM
I read that Eugene once played as Doink the Clown, so Eugene played as two crowd favorites. :teddyr:

Nick Dinsmore is vastly underrated.  He found fame in WWE as Eugene.  They did have him do a few matches as Doink when the Doink character was needed.  Others have stepped in on occasion as well.  I think Jericho did it once, but I'm not too certain. 

As a kid, I really LOVED Doink.  Especially as 'evil' Doink, when he'd pop kids balloons with a cigar and throw stuff in the audience.  He got over with that, so they made him a 'good guy.'  Which, hardly EVER works unless it's a performer as good as Roddy Piper or Steve Austin. 

I know Sting is in TNA, but look at his new image
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCF9-FvaR7k&feature=related[/url]
apparently, Sting gone Cookoo

Yeah, I saw that a couple weeks ago on Impact.  Overall, this has somewhat become the 'de facto' "Wrestling" thread, as we've included stuff from ECW, WCW, NWA, etc.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 06, 2011, 07:00:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NitENUvWN68


 :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

A lost art?....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 06, 2011, 08:32:59 PM
yeah Jericho was Doink once, he put someone in the walls of Jericho while he was wearing the clwon custome


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 07, 2011, 11:01:44 AM
Kai en Tai are EVIL....INDEED!  I loved this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61A1dK9GXnI


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on August 08, 2011, 02:00:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwzjPb36p6M


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 08, 2011, 02:15:10 PM
best feud ever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W356F8uCYwI


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 08, 2011, 09:34:09 PM
Mean Street Posse attacks Crash Holly at Airport
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VaU8O8tWok

Mean Street Posse entrance theme.  Dug these guys alot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUrc8mEcH2M


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 14, 2011, 10:02:00 PM
I'm still not quite sure what to make of the end of the last night tonight with Nash and everything.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 15, 2011, 11:47:13 AM
What happened?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 15, 2011, 12:14:08 PM
Punk pins Cena, HHH didn't see Cena's foot on the rope. As Punk celebrates Nash comes out of the crowd and powerbombs him. Del Rio cashes in the briefcase and is champion. HHH had a WTF look on his face.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 15, 2011, 01:40:45 PM
I like Del Rio. Hope it leads to some interesting stuff with Nash though.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 15, 2011, 05:22:21 PM
Nash can certainly talk so it could lead to some interesting exchanges between him and Punk. Probably has to do with Punk referencing all these people but not mentioning him.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 15, 2011, 07:25:03 PM
Jericho needs to come back.   :teddyr:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk-_cRAc1ok&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 17, 2011, 10:03:32 PM
Random Ric Flair Disco Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTKqvl143Vc

Random Ric Flair DuckTales Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AIZ280Bzsg&feature=related

And, finally, Flair vs. Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PipOWwt7wXY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 20, 2011, 11:49:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wsWh1HNA5E


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 20, 2011, 09:19:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUx2E78fLY4
Hell...it's The Rock.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 25, 2011, 11:27:37 AM
Is it just me or does Nash's hair dye job look really bad.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 25, 2011, 12:08:42 PM
No it's not you. It does look bad. Looks like we're likely to get some sort of unsanctioned match between Punk and Nash soon. Nash has worked well with smaller guys in the past including Rey Mysterio and Shawn Michaels. Hope he helps put Punk over as well. Of course not sure how well Nash can go at this point still the match has some potential interesting aspects..can Punk avoid Nash's powerbomb and perhaps take him down with strikes and kicks. Can Punk get him up for the GTS? Will any more of Nash and Triple H's old buddies turn up?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 25, 2011, 06:06:53 PM
Heard rumblings of both HBK and potentially X-Pac coming in.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 25, 2011, 07:21:46 PM
WOW  :buggedout: :buggedout: :buggedout:

the story of how Ric Flair, a man who should have a small fortune at this point in his life is broke as hell

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6891795/the-wrestler-real-life


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 25, 2011, 07:46:43 PM
WOW  :buggedout: :buggedout: :buggedout:

the story of how Ric Flair, a man who should have a small fortune at this point in his life is broke as hell

[url]http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6891795/the-wrestler-real-life[/url]

I love the guy as a performer, and was happy he bowed out in 2008.  Then he came back to TNA as an old, broken, bitter poor old man.

Quite sad really.  Interesting story.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 26, 2011, 06:27:12 PM
WOW  :buggedout: :buggedout: :buggedout:

the story of how Ric Flair, a man who should have a small fortune at this point in his life is broke as hell

[url]http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6891795/the-wrestler-real-life[/url]

I love the guy as a performer, and was happy he bowed out in 2008.  Then he came back to TNA as an old, broken, bitter poor old man.

Quite sad really.  Interesting story.



Flair is suing over the article

http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2011/0826/543527/ric-flair/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wrestlinginc_news_twitter+%28WrestlingInc.com+Pro+Wrestling+News+-+Twitter%29


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 26, 2011, 10:38:36 PM
WOW  :buggedout: :buggedout: :buggedout:

the story of how Ric Flair, a man who should have a small fortune at this point in his life is broke as hell

[url]http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6891795/the-wrestler-real-life[/url]

I love the guy as a performer, and was happy he bowed out in 2008.  Then he came back to TNA as an old, broken, bitter poor old man.

Quite sad really.  Interesting story.



Flair is suing over the article

[url]http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2011/0826/543527/ric-flair/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wrestlinginc_news_twitter+%28WrestlingInc.com+Pro+Wrestling+News+-+Twitter%29[/url]

Probably just to get money in the bank since he apparently has none.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 27, 2011, 12:28:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC5AV4C4XxY&feature=feedrec_grec_index


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 27, 2011, 04:09:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJNOoZJYUW0

Classic Sports Legends: The Legend of Bruno Sammartino - pretty cool little look at the life and times of Bruno Sammartino back in the day. A lot of kayfabe here though. Still some cool old WWWF footage.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 27, 2011, 07:41:38 PM
"Man in The Box" by Alice in Chains.  A Tommy Dreamer ECW tribute.  I miss this promotion, and this guy.   :cheers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMr8UX2aXTs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOznZP2XdnY
Mr. Socko!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 27, 2011, 10:16:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiizQ-59us8

"The Hitman" was my hero in the 1990s.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Nightowl on August 27, 2011, 10:23:56 PM
The Hitman was awesome, I miss him.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 27, 2011, 10:34:43 PM
A couple of more cool tribute to "The Best There Is, The Best There Was and The Best There Ever Will Be"!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZNi-m4asjg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT6SCLc00i8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 27, 2011, 10:50:51 PM
And this man was my hero in the 1980s...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDvXVP2iSNs


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=571PaiNOjK4

R.I.P. "Macho Man" Randy Savage (and Miss Elizabeth)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 28, 2011, 10:37:10 AM
Chris Jericho.  In my top 3 all time favorites. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3c57Rc5VO8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QawuGVl09L0

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper.  Loved him as a kid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EzRmjDXWpc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZbZseTuQ1I


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 29, 2011, 10:13:18 PM
So apparently they've now combined the Smackdown and Raw rosters into one. Guess that means a lot of guys are about to get lost in the shuffle big time. Sad to see Punk already dropping down to mid-carder (as honestly he's about the least boring thing they have on their show these days as I'm terribly sick of both Orton and Cena being rammed down our throats week after week). So apparently Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne are now tag champions probably because they have no intention of pushing Kofi anywhere for the time being. Wouldn't be surprised to see more guys they don't know what else to do with turn up in the tag division (remember the glory days of established tag teams who dressed and acted alike and teamed for years?, seems like a century away these days instead of just the 80s, early 90s.)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 30, 2011, 05:50:25 AM
I don't like the RAW super show idea

this lives little room for the midcard talent

also, Del Rio the champion mind you was not on tv last night, but hey we got Randy Orton instead  :thumbdown: :thumbdown:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 30, 2011, 10:35:17 AM
So it looks like HHH vs. Punk at Night of Champions.  Apparently.  I missed some of Raw, saw they had Nash/Punk, then later on heard it's now HHH/Punk.


Doink!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP6DOkak2tA


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 30, 2011, 02:02:40 PM
Yeah right at the end of the show, they changed it to Punk-HHH which seems rushed to me. I really think they should have done a bit of Punk-Nash first to help further establish Punk and then moved on to HHH later...yeah I hate the doing away with the two different brands as it's bound to put a lot of talent out of work in short order I expect. Wrestling really needs a real second brand like in the old glory days of ECW, WCW and before that the NWA, World Class and AWA.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 30, 2011, 04:12:42 PM
If the WWE gets rid of anyone, I'm sure ROH or TNA will scoop up em.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 30, 2011, 06:32:34 PM
But neither ROH or TNA is even near being a blip on the radar next to the gigantic WWE which still has no real competition IMO. They are not this generation's WCW or ECW, not even close.

Del Rio is on Smackdown tonight. They are having a Smackdown Supershow live tonight mixing Raw and Smackdown talent and it's Del Rio vs. Sin Cara and Christian vs. Randy Orton in a steel cage match for the World title as the main events.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 30, 2011, 07:41:27 PM
I don't know what's going on with Del Rio but they replaced him with Daniel Bryan in the match against Mil Mascaras' nephew, Sin Cara. And it looks like Sin Cara may now be turning heel all of a sudden. Weird. That doesn't seem to suit him at all.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 30, 2011, 08:24:39 PM
Here's one of my favourite wrestlers of the last decade who TNA has totally misused. ROH and Japan however have done much better by him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPPL13UraFY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVUg3Fd-inM


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 30, 2011, 08:32:11 PM
I don't know what's going on with Del Rio but they replaced him with Daniel Bryan in the match against Mil Mascaras' nephew, Sin Cara. And it looks like Sin Cara may now be turning heel all of a sudden. Weird. That doesn't seem to suit him at all.
Del Rio is down in Mexico.  He has had some problems with a visa.  I don't think the visa's up yet, but he has to take care of it now, otherwise he won't be allowed to travel with the WWE, as it's due to expire soon. 

As for Sin Cara, they do have a new guy under the mask for now.  It's not Mistico as it originally was.  Mistico failed a Wellness Policy, suspended for 30 days, and was re-sent home recently.  It's uncertain for now if he's gonna be fired or not, but they have a developmental guy under the mask.  The character's a hit with fans, especially kids, and they invested money in the character so they wanna utilize it. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 30, 2011, 08:44:31 PM
But neither ROH or TNA is even near being a blip on the radar next to the gigantic WWE which still has no real competition IMO. They are not this generation's WCW or ECW, not even close.

Del Rio is on Smackdown tonight. They are having a Smackdown Supershow live tonight mixing Raw and Smackdown talent and it's Del Rio vs. Sin Cara and Christian vs. Randy Orton in a steel cage match for the World title as the main events.
I agree with you there, for the most part.  But one has to remember, that while the NWA had a good run with Flair before Turner bought it, once he took over, WCW became a joke.  WCW was a big joke for a good 5 years or so before Bischoff took over, going so far as to rent out a 20,000 seat arena and only drawing a crowd of 400.  Bischoff took over and hired a bunch of recent WWF castoffs and made a run with it.  ECW was then what ROH is kinda doing now: a small indie fed with limited tv exposure getting a following through fans on the internet.  The biggest difference one could make is the companies in the '90s had several things going for them: a different tv landscape, the rise of the 'net, a more mature audience, and a crop of guys who had the chance to not only compete on the indie scene, but bounce around to Mexico, Canada, and Japan before coming into the ECW, then WCW, then the WWF.  Jericho's a perfect example.  By the time he got to the WWF in '99, he was still a YOUNG guy, but had the chance to compete in Canada, Mexico, then Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Japan, Germany, then ECW, then WCW.  He took that time and learned lucha libre, Japanese Strong Style, brawling and promos in America, etc.  New guys now, they don't get that chance.  A lot of them remain stuck in the indies, and if they're signed to a WWE deal, they're stuck in the FCW, learning the "WWE Style", where they're forced to do 8 minute matches and that's it.

TNA somehow has decent ratings, and could frankly compete with Smackdown.  It may not overtake Raw's ratings.  The problem with TNA is they tend to want ex-WWE guys like Matt and Jeff Hardy, Shannon Moore, etc, but those guys have pretty bad home lives that detract from any contributions they could make on tv.  Jeff was popular, showed up drugged up, and Sting pinned him in 90 seconds.  Just recently they announced they're bringing Jeff back.  On the day he's due in COURT no less.  So they're wasting all this time and money on a guy who may potentially be facing jail time or a reduced tv presence if he's not allowed to travel.  I am a fan of TNA to a degree but they make bad decisions.  Vince Russo is a decent writer, if he has a good editor in charge.  He even said himself, he was great in the WWF cause Vince McMahon would pour over his Raw Run-sheet, look at every segment, and then tell Russo which one's were good, and which to change.  In WCW he didn't have an executive do that.  They just put anything on the air, regardless. :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 07, 2011, 11:35:39 PM
Here's one of my favourite wrestlers of the last decade who TNA has totally misused. ROH and Japan however have done much better by him.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPPL13UraFY[/url]

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVUg3Fd-inM[/url]


Man Joe was one of my favorites when he first came to TNA. It was the first I've ever seen of him. Since he lost to Angle it's been all down hill for him.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 08, 2011, 12:24:22 AM
I made a big ole' goof earlier. Alberto Del Rio is Mil Mascaras's nephew, not Sin Cara. I really would like to see Joe in WWE but I'm not sure they'd use him right either.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgxXYt04oUg


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 10, 2011, 09:32:45 AM
I remember reading that while he was in ROH and just coming into TNA, WWE attempted getting Joe. He'd done b-level WWE shows like Heat and Jakked.

But they needed him to tone up and alter his ring style, and he refused.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 10, 2011, 10:55:42 AM
I have given up on TNA and might be willing to give it another shot once/if Hogan and Bischoff no longer have total control. However, I really like this theme from when Jeff Hardy turned heel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3_hOR0iN60&list=FLpXz7uvIHm2hFpfrJlafsGA&index=9


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 10, 2011, 01:50:40 PM
Joe was probably right to refuse that given it would have made him look like all the rest when right now he has a unique look and style. TNA actually used Joe very well up until Angle came in the promotion. And then it was like TNA turned into WWE castoff central from thereafter. A.J. Styles seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle over there as well and they also misused Christopher Daniels.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 12, 2011, 10:25:46 PM
So, it's official.  The WWE Network that Vince McMahon has wanted for a couple years now is confirmed.  Interesting.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 13, 2011, 09:49:57 PM
So, it's official.  The WWE Network that Vince McMahon has wanted for a couple years now is confirmed.  Interesting.

I'm really hoping that it's on free tv

talk about a time waster...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 15, 2011, 09:00:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DhryircdIM

Lots of great old familiar faces here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGVJNNRW5aI

A little 50s style old-school grappling.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 18, 2011, 02:45:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqUl6n92DJg


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 18, 2011, 03:36:40 PM
what the hell is this?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OcvSPbtT_Y


 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 18, 2011, 06:34:10 PM
I actually still own that on cassette.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 18, 2011, 08:35:41 PM
I actually still own that on cassette.

I own the cd still.  Little known fact: it was produced, in part, by Simon Cowell.  Yes, the dude from American Idol.  It features this ditty that I love:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoChk5pZIQ


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 18, 2011, 08:40:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJKW3lEdVEI
Edge and Christian are my all time favorite tag team.  And that says a lot, considering my huge fandom for ECW and the Dudley Boyz.  I feel the WWE NEEDS another tag division.  I remember being enthralled in the '99-'03 or so era when they had teams like E&C, Hardys, Dudleys, Too Cool, Al Snow and Blackman, APA, Billy and Chuck, the New Age Outlaws, Mean Street Posse, Headbangers, etc.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 18, 2011, 10:45:55 PM
Honestly late 1980s WWF Tag wrestling was awesome too...you had Demolition, the Hart Foundation, the Rougeau Brothers, the Killer Bees, the British Bulldogs, the Bolsheviks, the Bushwhackers, the Young Stallions, the Powers of Pain, the Brain Busters, the Rockers, the Colossal Connection, the Twin Towers and so many more.

I like Miz and Truth as a tag team but they still seem like singles grapplers to me as does Air Boom. True tag teams dress and act alike and stay together for years and are mainly interested only in tag team gold..kind of like the underused Usos. Really sucks they released D.H. Smith as I`d like to have see the Hart Dynasty reform.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 18, 2011, 10:55:33 PM
boy, that ending to the main event tonight was a cluster that left me totally confused


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 18, 2011, 11:05:11 PM
Honestly late 1980s WWF Tag wrestling was awesome too...you had Demolition, the Hart Foundation, the Rougeau Brothers, the Killer Bees, the British Bulldogs, the Bolsheviks, the Bushwhackers, the Young Stallions, the Powers of Pain, the Brain Busters, the Rockers, the Colossal Connection, the Twin Towers and so many more.

I like Miz and Truth as a tag team but they still seem like singles grapplers to me as does Air Boom. True tag teams dress and act alike and stay together for years and are mainly interested only in tag team gold..kind of like the underused Usos. Really sucks they released D.H. Smith as I`d like to have see the Hart Dynasty reform.
The late '80s teams were good too.  Remember though, I was around 5 or 6 at the time.  My memory of a lot of those matches are still shady.  I did see a few on WWE's "Greatest Teams" 3-Disc set.  I've been looking through YouTube as well.  I liked some of ECW's teams too: The Eliminators, The Gangsters, Dudleys, etc.

Harlem Heat was good too.  I'd like the WWE to re-ignite the division but it seems a backburner thing.  I read recently that the Kings of Wrestling from ROH were signed, or approached about signing.  If so, that could be a good thing if they really amp up the division.  In a perfect world, WWE would sign the Kings of Wrestling, The Briscoe Brothers, Haas & Benjamin.  Then keep Air Boom together, Miz-Truth, and a couple other WWE teams.  Doubt it'd happen though.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 20, 2011, 10:48:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58qfXc2561c&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 20, 2011, 11:42:05 PM
Enjoyed a lot of Raw last week. Some really good movement forward in several storylines and they managed to make Punk look strong despite his loss at Night of Champions, Henry looked mega strong and unstoppable (I think he's doing great as World Champion - great to see him get a real push as he'd worked really hard recently IMO), managed to create a further spark of intrigue with Cena-Punk as Cena seemed to show perhaps some jealousy as he raised Punk's arm - for a minute I expected him to turn heel on Punk. Also they're keeping things going with Triple H spinning more out of control as COO firing even more people with Miz and Truth who I really suspect will be nevertheless back in short order along with Nash. A little bit more focus on building up mid-card guys and a tag division would improve things just that much more.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 23, 2011, 08:33:09 AM
Looks like Taker no longer looks like a  hippie.

(http://www.wrestlingvalley.org/wv/01/19418/19418.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 23, 2011, 09:40:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWQjv4XOixQ


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 23, 2011, 10:03:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0qwjiEHB20


"Hogan!...No Hold Barred!!"  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 23, 2011, 10:06:57 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0qwjiEHB20[/url]


"Hogan!...No Hold Barred!!"  :bouncegiggle:

And, sadly, two of those people in that video are now dead. :bluesad:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 24, 2011, 12:33:26 AM
 :bluesad: Sadly that's true but you gotta love the energy they showed there.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 24, 2011, 07:50:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCbdJqK6ZeE


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 24, 2011, 11:05:46 PM
Jase, you may like this.  Not sure if I mentioned it.  But, on October 1st, I'm going to a Yokozuna Tribute Show down here in Philly.  Advertised to appear are:
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
Rikishi
"Road Dogg" Jesse James
Gene Snitsky
Samu
2 Cold Scorpio
Steve Corino
Mikey Whipwreck
The Sandman
Viscera
Homicide.

More to be announced later.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCbdJqK6ZeE[/url]

I've recently gotten more into Steamboat's work.  They had him spotlighted on WWE Classics On Demand, as well as being spotlighted on some Flair dvd's.  As a young kid around 5 or so in the late '80s, I didn't appreciate the 'ringwork' as much as the flair and other stuff like Sting and Hogan and Warrior had and such. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 25, 2011, 09:03:46 AM
speaking of Yokozuna - why hasn't a Yoko DVD ever been made?

easily one of my favorites as  a kid


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 25, 2011, 02:08:05 PM
Yokozuna was pretty cool and could move well in the ring until he ballooned up to over 600 pounds. When he was 505, he could really go surprisingly good. He actually started in the AWA as Kokina Maximus and was a member of the famous Wild Samoan family.

Steamboat in-ring was like poetry in motion to me, just beautiful to watch his technique and how effortless he made moves look that had to be hard to accomplish night after night. Guys like Steamboat, Flair, Savage, Santana, Martel really made me appreciate wrestling at a young age.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 25, 2011, 07:46:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a5LYjSR_Y8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 25, 2011, 08:20:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i-sRAdk7YE
This guy here, is a favorite of mine.  RVD.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 25, 2011, 08:36:25 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i-sRAdk7YE[/url]
This guy here, is a favorite of mine.  RVD.


I actaully met him and got his autograph the day of No Way Out 2003 when he took on Goldust. RVD has a nice firm handshake.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 26, 2011, 09:12:59 PM

I actaully met him and got his autograph the day of No Way Out 2003 when he took on Goldust. RVD has a nice firm handshake.
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Ha.  Maybe he wasn't high?  :bouncegiggle:



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 26, 2011, 09:57:27 PM
I just love how Cole said LAwler was suffering from "anal bleeding"  :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 26, 2011, 10:33:47 PM
Who's the Man?

The Man they Call...

VADER!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0FNGOoMkRg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y9-JvOPRhU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDa8ny2Fuds

What a monster Vader once was.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 27, 2011, 10:20:37 AM
I was a big fan of Vader, it greatly disappointed me how he didn't really accomplish much in WWF


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 27, 2011, 11:39:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vsatw98ioY&list=FLpXz7uvIHm2hFpfrJlafsGA&index=67


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 27, 2011, 06:55:27 PM
I really think Vader was hampered by two things as he went to the WWF - Hogan no-selling his Vader powerbomb in WCW and Orndorff kicking his butt behind the scenes. I think it made it a bit harder to sell Vader as an unstoppable monster following this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqwL312hJ9Q

Cheesy AWA music video devoted to the Midnight Rockers. Rock on baby! Shake your booty!  :wink: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 27, 2011, 09:36:01 PM
DDP!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqyNQuYeyGQ

Trent Acid.  Unfortunately, passed away at 30.  Had a mean Yakuza kick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs1nfxexDUQ


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 27, 2011, 11:09:13 PM
DDP was so cool in the late 90s in WCW. Just couldn't help but root for him - "Self high-five!"

When I was a little kid, Andre the Giant was such a huge favourite! Later I'd even still root for him after he turned heel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSTiegEvHbQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IEMeY2c97Q


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 29, 2011, 08:17:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHpITvqp4Cg
A tribute of sorts to a favorite of mine, CM Punk.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 29, 2011, 10:52:38 PM
Good stuff.

Personally lately I've been missing WCW...perhaps it all the footage of Vader and DDP I've been watching lately. Interesting those two were both HUGE stars in WCW but never made much of an impact in WWF/WWE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OFrzlTh_tY


And who can forget those great WCW cruiserweights, something else WWE never seemed to be able to successfully replicate no matter how they tried...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDSu4rBvRQk
 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 30, 2011, 10:15:50 AM
Here's the thing I liked about ECW.  The ability to take a guy like Taz, who's much smaller than most pro wrestlers at the time, and make him a dominant, kick-ass, take no names type, and make him the champ:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_-bNxHMMdA

Also, the Sandman: :wink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8ol6fDqR2I

DDP was so cool in the late 90s in WCW. Just couldn't help but root for him - "Self high-five!"



I loved DDP in WCW.  When he initially debuted as the Stalker to Undertaker's wife, I popped like a little kid.  Then, it went downhill after that and he got buried on tv. :hatred:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 01, 2011, 07:55:06 PM
Weren't we talking a while back about people who slammed Andre the Giant?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY41wT2DjSI

I still suspect Don Leo Jonathan also slammed Andre in Andre's Jean Ferre days.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 01, 2011, 08:48:05 PM
The Dudley Boyz.  I was happy to see these guys successfully transition from ECW to the WWF.  They were a little bit toned down from their ECW stint, at least on the mic, but countless others have transitioned and been unsuccessful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQlViSbkUE

Lance Storm.  Here's a guy, who's probably still in my top five favorite wrestlers of all time.  He trained with Jericho breaking in the business, made it to ECW, then went to WCW and was a top guy there for a bit.  I believe he held the WCW Hardcore, WCW Cruiserweight, and WCW United States belts all at the same time, and even challenged for the World Title.  Then, WCW went out of business and he got to the WWF.  I think the problem with his run in the WWF was the WWF had recently acquired talent from both ECW and WCW, in addition to the roster they already had.  A lot of wrestlers got lost in the shuffle then.  Honestly, if they put him on SmackDown, and let him feud with the likes of Kurt Angle, Jericho, Benoit and Guerrero, as well as Edge and Mysterio, he'd have had a different WWE run.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFJ6z_UmyKM


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 02, 2011, 06:22:31 AM
Hawk really gave really.....strage interviews

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grNQQKEfJ7U&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 02, 2011, 06:35:51 PM
This looks interesting...but I cannot seem to find out if it's been released anywhere as of yet....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXj03oH1_UE


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 02, 2011, 09:05:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKfsp0GvRek
The New Age Outlaws were ace.

This looks interesting...but I cannot seem to find out if it's been released anywhere as of yet....

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXj03oH1_UE[/url]

Yeah.  I wanna see that if it comes out.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 05, 2011, 10:13:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS0a-selPKo&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 06, 2011, 12:17:32 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS0a-selPKo&feature=related[/url]


I read somewhere that when WM was on tv earlier this year that Taker was given some hilarious theme which didn't really fit his image  instead of this


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 06, 2011, 05:49:36 PM
Undertaker was given the song 'E.T.' by Katy Perry and Kanye West.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 07, 2011, 07:02:28 PM
Undertaker was given the song 'E.T.' by Katy Perry and Kanye West.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiSgfLGQJ4E

 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 07, 2011, 09:25:28 PM
Undertaker was given the song 'E.T.' by Katy Perry and Kanye West.



[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiSgfLGQJ4E[/url]

 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:

The funny thing is, I actually like Katy Perry and dig that song.  He just shouldn't keep it as a song.  Doesn't fit. 

Same when he had Limp Bizkit.  I don't really like Bizkit, but they fit with his gimmick at the time.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 12, 2011, 10:07:05 AM
Hulk Hogan was just on Sports Center and came off very well

I wouldn't be surprised if his appearance ends on YouTube some time today


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 12, 2011, 08:03:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JduC54l7T8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQC5EMxU6Bw

In the 1980s, Tag Team wrestling was great in the WWF, NWA and even the AWA.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 12, 2011, 08:56:07 PM
Here's a rare match:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2oEXXVGuGo
The Hart Foundation vs. The Pitbulls.

Prior to them being in ECW. :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 12, 2011, 10:52:04 PM
Not at all uncommon for young wrestlers to do the job and put over established talent. Called paying your dues back in the day. Actually many top stars also became jobbers towards the end of their careers too including former WWF World Champ Pedro Morales.

Here's a young Mick (Jack) Foley vs. the Killer Bees.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhKE6HJHK-w


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 12, 2011, 11:11:30 PM
Speaking of jobbers/enhancement talent, King Kong Bundy shown here against two jobbers started off as a jobber himself named Chris Canyon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNymUMCfUJQ

And speaking of Kongs, there's been a few in wrestling...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WywHO99nf-k

 :buggedout: :bouncegiggle: :teddyr:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 13, 2011, 09:09:05 PM
Junkyard Dog  :wink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKrlk26I-2A

Hillbilly Jim's "Don't Go Messing With A Country Boy".  Loved this guy as a kid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NMvRnpDCzo


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 13, 2011, 11:41:22 PM
I loved Lance Storm in WCW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=_mvdkeEh6Ds

"Don't blame Canada! Blame yourselves!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8gzI2rYYBI



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 14, 2011, 08:27:19 AM
Lance Storm was a favorite of mine in ECW and WCW.

Then he was labeled "Boring" by Stone Cold Steve Austin in the WWE.

Shame.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 14, 2011, 11:21:42 PM
Kane grew his hair back......it looks....strange

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ytVeOlI9Lc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 18, 2011, 09:13:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJxh61ViBk
Kurt Angle.

I can say this guy's my favorite of all time.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 19, 2011, 08:56:34 AM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJxh61ViBk[/url]
Kurt Angle.

I can say this guy's my favorite of all time.


I think he is the best ever.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 19, 2011, 08:03:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWJ1SiJX3KE
Mick Foley should be getting inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJxh61ViBk[/url]
Kurt Angle.

I can say this guy's my favorite of all time.


I think he is the best ever.

Yeah.  He certainly ranks in the top 3 of all time.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 19, 2011, 09:23:34 PM
Angle and Foley are both great no denying.  Angle is arguably one of the greatest performers of all time right up there with Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Bret Hart, Steve Austin, Ric Flair and a few others. Don't follow him as much in TNA but I know he's probably the best talent they have.

C.M. Punk may be calling himself the best in the world today but this man laid claim to that before him and had a point in doing so...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx2q07tNrE8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gniwN4LlC5s


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: RCMerchant on October 20, 2011, 04:59:46 AM
I haven't ever posted on this thread cuz-well-I haven't really watched wrasslin' since the 70's....in Michigan it was called BIG TIME WRESTLING.
BUT! I did have some favorites back then!
Bobo Brasil!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11_Z7U8OfbM&feature=related

The SHEIK!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSdafNJjd_U

2 other favs-Haystacks and Killer Brooks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnYGB6xrvxU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 20, 2011, 07:21:31 AM
Angle and Foley are both great no denying.  Angle is arguably one of the greatest performers of all time right up there with Shawn Michaels, Undertaker, Bret Hart, Steve Austin, Ric Flair and a few others. Don't follow him as much in TNA but I know he's probably the best talent they have.

C.M. Punk may be calling himself the best in the world today but this man laid claim to that before him and had a point in doing so...

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx2q07tNrE8[/url]

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gniwN4LlC5s[/url]

Jericho's a favorite of mine.  Hear he may be coming back.

I haven't ever posted on this thread cuz-well-I haven't really watched wrasslin' since the 70's....in Michigan it was called BIG TIME WRESTLING.
BUT! I did have some favorites back then!
Bobo Brasil!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11_Z7U8OfbM&feature=related[/url]

The SHEIK!!!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSdafNJjd_U[/url]

2 other favs-Haystacks and Killer Brooks!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnYGB6xrvxU[/url]

The Sheik is insane.  Like watching that guy's matches.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 20, 2011, 07:32:09 AM
Sabu- The Sheik's real life nephew.  He's crazy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9hGwzbCMc0

"Stone Cold" Steve Austin.  Except for maybe Hulk Hogan, Austin's up there as probably the most popular of all time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCnrHNK7Wco


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 24, 2011, 09:48:46 PM
I miss the Russian menace in wrestling. Foreign heels today are just not the same.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ekiqxAMaf0

And this was one of the first wrestling feuds to really capture my imagination as a kid - the Rougeaus vs. the Garvins with the Rougeaus seeking revenge after their father was beat down by the Garvins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkpiZg_SJLk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 26, 2011, 08:04:27 PM
The Rock asks "Who's Al?"  :bouncegiggle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I37iy7bJbU4&feature=relmfu

AC/DC- Hell's Bells...Undertaker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuoiC-aZJrI&feature=related

Ruckus- from CZW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlEQC1lGWH0



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 27, 2011, 11:06:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNTwxyYaZKU
Love Piper.  Love when he says to Hogan: "You think if they didn't hate me so much, they wouldn't love you so much?"


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 27, 2011, 08:58:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rE0-ek6MZA&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 28, 2011, 12:25:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRIDQonQJUM&feature=related

 :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 01, 2011, 09:11:30 PM
HOOOOOO!...Hacksaw Jim Duggan.  Really dug this guy as a kid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOtCtCWxCo0


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 03, 2011, 09:03:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLz_u0pnIGs
Mikey Whipwreck was underrated.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on November 03, 2011, 11:35:48 PM
A lot of the best wrestling I've seen over the last decade or so has come from these two places:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmRbhhCqRGg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO7el6-ryOE


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 04, 2011, 08:38:54 AM
CHIKARA is pretty ace stuff. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QTXh4cB3oE&feature=related

Instead of CM Punk and Colt Cabana, it's CP Munk and Colt CaBUNNY :bouncegiggle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsSn5LT5CsI

Jase, you might like this guy if you haven't seen much of him.  He used to be in ROH, now runs CHIKARA:
Mike Quackenbush.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owFBXxoELhM


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on November 04, 2011, 09:14:35 PM
Sure it had a bit different rules and was played off as kayfabe real but it was still at heart pro wrestling - Bushido. Great stuff!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYkxlsKWuCY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 09, 2011, 08:00:25 PM
"Glass Shatters" by Disturbed.  Their remix of Stone Cold Steve Austin's theme.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa-InpeDb-c

Undertaker's "Rollin" theme by Limp Bizkit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0l3m0cykqY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on November 09, 2011, 10:11:13 PM
The British Bulldogs were a fantastic tag team.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn0o9KCGEe8

I always liked this short-lived tandem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14vuo0PR1W4

But have to agree with the # 1 pick:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWRd139Pd1o


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 10, 2011, 10:24:01 AM
Edge and Christian are still a favorite of mine.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBJtF4Saooc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz-MSaChrYk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 17, 2011, 11:03:58 AM
This past Sunday, the 13th, was the 6th Anniversary of Eddie Guerrero's Death.   :buggedout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3MXB80RjMs

Can't believe it's been 6 years already.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58qfXc2561c&feature=fvwrel


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on November 19, 2011, 03:39:19 PM
This past Sunday, the 13th, was the 6th Anniversary of Eddie Guerrero's Death.   :buggedout:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3MXB80RjMs[/url]

Can't believe it's been 6 years already.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58qfXc2561c&feature=fvwrel[/url]


seems like just yesterday he passed.....and then WWE promptly exploitated his death

simply disgusting and made me ashamed to be a life long wrstling fan


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 19, 2011, 09:17:18 PM
This past Sunday, the 13th, was the 6th Anniversary of Eddie Guerrero's Death.   :buggedout:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3MXB80RjMs[/url]

Can't believe it's been 6 years already.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58qfXc2561c&feature=fvwrel[/url]


seems like just yesterday he passed.....and then WWE promptly exploitated his death

simply disgusting and made me ashamed to be a life long wrstling fan

I'm not overly fond of the explotation parts of WWE. 

I have to say, though, I've been a wrestling fan a long time.  I'm used to these guys dropping pretty regularly.  But Eddie's death still gets to me and when I watch some of these tributes online, it gets me in a bad way. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on November 20, 2011, 01:55:53 PM
This past Sunday, the 13th, was the 6th Anniversary of Eddie Guerrero's Death.   :buggedout:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3MXB80RjMs[/url]

Can't believe it's been 6 years already.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58qfXc2561c&feature=fvwrel[/url]


seems like just yesterday he passed.....and then WWE promptly exploitated his death

simply disgusting and made me ashamed to be a life long wrstling fan

I'm not overly fond of the explotation parts of WWE. 

I have to say, though, I've been a wrestling fan a long time.  I'm used to these guys dropping pretty regularly.  But Eddie's death still gets to me and when I watch some of these tributes online, it gets me in a bad way. 


yeah me too, I remember that I bought one of his DVDs only because I read that all the proceeds were going to his family


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on November 20, 2011, 02:17:44 PM
now on to something more uplifting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqUl6n92DJg&list=LLpXz7uvIHm2hFpfrJlafsGA&index=14&feature=plpp_video

right now I believe he's the best at the world at what he does and when he wins the WWE title at WM (I'm convinced he wins the Rumble) it might spark a bit ratings spike and create a big media buzz at in Attitude era level..at least as much as when he did this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Is9SdaC-X8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 20, 2011, 10:46:38 PM
CM Punk's been a favorite of mine for a while.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTrd8k6mzTk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcC8N4fDhfY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x50VT5xxY9Q&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 26, 2011, 10:58:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDvXVP2iSNs&feature=related

also:

Jason Segel recently hosted Saturday Night Live.  Did a great Andre the Giant impression.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6-FL_G-VTA&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on November 29, 2011, 12:51:47 AM
The son of a plumber common man who became a world champion, a man with charisma like few others in his time - : "The American Dream" - Dusty Rhodes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GuPfpgr0c0

Another American Hero and a WWF World Heavyweight Champion to be proud of - "The All-American Boy" Bob Backlund.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvuqWwei0g

Great performers both!! Two of the all-time best.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 29, 2011, 11:15:52 AM
Rowdy Roddy Piper.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EzRmjDXWpc

Legion of Doom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zusRSfHaVcU&feature=related

Steve Austin's probably ranked my all time favorite.  No doubt a great performer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly0NDg8ve8I&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 30, 2011, 08:09:17 PM
This video I remember seeing back around '02 or so.  It's sort of a retrospective WWE Desire video done by WWE, emphasizing their "Attitude" era/early 2000's performers.  A lot of "Invasion" clips, featuring Kurt Angle, The Rock, Stone Cold, Undertaker, RVD, Benoit, Y2J, Booker T, etc.  Loved this timeframe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECT82UWPgmg

Sting needs more recognition.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBAWGwZY_MU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on December 01, 2011, 12:08:58 AM
The son of a plumber common man who became a world champion, a man with charisma like few others in his time - : "The American Dream" - Dusty Rhodes!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GuPfpgr0c0[/url]



speaking of Dusty Rhodes he will bare his all this January when he appears nude in the upcoming independent Christmas horror movie "Hell Elves" occording to Spoony Experiment forums. I don't know where they the info from.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 01, 2011, 08:06:12 AM
The son of a plumber common man who became a world champion, a man with charisma like few others in his time - : "The American Dream" - Dusty Rhodes!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GuPfpgr0c0[/url]



speaking of Dusty Rhodes he will bare his all this January when he appears nude in the upcoming independent Christmas horror movie "Hell Elves" occording to Spoony Experiment forums. I don't know where they the info from.

Ewww....that's disgusting.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on December 03, 2011, 02:00:07 AM
Speaking of "The Rowdy One" who's been popping up quite a bit lately in WWE...well he certainly did things his way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3odeHJyhGQ

Preferred those old kayfabe days where wrestling mattered more than entertainment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IExeohD58pY

Eddie Gilbert sadly seems largely forgotten nowadays but was a heat magnet in his Memphis/UWF heyday..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoq2NVO2U5w

Not something you see everyday - Randy Savage & Lanny Poffo during their tag team days in Memphis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMdUAS4OHb4


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 03, 2011, 10:06:19 AM
The Dudley Boyz are always entertaining.  I wouldn't be surprised if they ended up in the Hall of Fame one day (although, given the stuff that happened, it may not happen)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQlViSbkUE


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 07, 2011, 07:39:46 PM
Norman Smiley and his Big Wiggle Dance  :bouncegiggle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U758NFYCD-A

"Screamin" Norman Smiley vs. "Bertha Faye" Rhonda Singh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHHRL2Sn-7s&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on December 07, 2011, 10:10:25 PM
Dolph Ziggler's been awesome in ring the last while...probably their best all around talent and perhaps the most hard-working at the moment too. Cody Rhodes too has been aces and happy to see Daniel Bryan making it to the top of the card. Also very happy C.M. Punk is WWE Champion again.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on December 07, 2011, 10:21:21 PM
Norman Smiley and his Big Wiggle Dance  :bouncegiggle:
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U758NFYCD-A[/url]

"Screamin" Norman Smiley vs. "Bertha Faye" Rhonda Singh
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHHRL2Sn-7s&feature=related[/url]


as awful as WCW towards the end "Screamin" Norman never failed to entertain the hell out of me


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 07, 2011, 10:27:05 PM


as awful as WCW towards the end "Screamin" Norman never failed to entertain the hell out of me
For some reason that final year and a half of WCW was my favorite.  But, Norman was great.  Always entertained me. :wink:

Dolph Ziggler's been awesome in ring the last while...probably their best all around talent and perhaps the most hard-working at the moment too. Cody Rhodes too has been aces and happy to see Daniel Bryan making it to the top of the card. Also very happy C.M. Punk is WWE Champion again.
I've been liking Ziggler a while now.  Saw him in a match right around when he debuted as Ziggler with Christian, and it was pretty decent.  Hopefully, he gets even better from here.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on December 09, 2011, 08:47:47 PM
Some bizarre wrestling crossovers with popular singers that stick out in my memory...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTW-5vSVEoU

"Headlock on My Heart" by Dolly Parton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUKCgWt0Kno

Phil Collins vs. The Ultimate Warrior

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AcIqwFEf7c

Vampiro with the Misfits in his corner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jifupX5YUc

Jerry Only himself in action vs. "Dr. Death" Steve Williams in a steel cage no less!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VrqhYvg3Cs

Vampiro tag teams with the Insane Clown Posse.

Sometimes wrestlers like to try their hand at singing too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8CEKTXn8Jk



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 09, 2011, 11:27:51 PM
"Dig It' by Macho Man, from WrestleMania: The Album
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UoChk5pZIQ

"USA/Hacksaw" by Hacksaw Jim Duggan.  From WrestleMania: The Album
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCYX11Dzws0


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 12, 2011, 11:03:00 PM
Not sure if these will play...had to log in cause they were 'age restricted':
CZW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cbfud4_vcs&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fresults%3Fsearch_query%3DCZW%26oq%3DCZW%26aq%3Df%26aqi%3Dg10%26aql%3D%26gs_sm%3De%26gs_upl%3D2586l5510l0l5883l5l3l0l0l0l0l389l976l2-1.2l3l0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkyomW4PorU&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on December 13, 2011, 11:24:10 PM
those CZW guys are nuts, stapleguns, lighttubes, and what not are used on a regular basis on their matches which consist of blood baths


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 13, 2011, 11:47:59 PM
Yeah. CZW is crazy.

Used to watch the weekly show. They did have some talent over the years, notably Tajiri, CM Punk, AJ Styles, The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer, Trent Acid and Ruckus.

Now, it's most known for 'show up and bleed for $25'.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 13, 2011, 11:49:25 PM
Kane returned with a mask and chokeslamed Cena.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on December 14, 2011, 12:43:35 AM
Kane returned with a mask and chokeslamed Cena.


my favorite part about that was Kane looking like Predator  :thumbup: :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 15, 2011, 08:28:06 AM
Brooklyn Brawler defeats HHH.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWWoaUQ4xaQ

A young AJ Styles vs. The Hurricane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR5tIFlhetw


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 18, 2011, 11:07:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZroldvAXck0
Bryan Danielson finally won the WWE title...it's the FINAL COUNTDOWN!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on December 18, 2011, 11:41:22 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZroldvAXck0[/url]
Bryan Danielson finally won the WWE title...it's the FINAL COUNTDOWN!


yeah, good for him he earned it

back when he was ROH World Champion I interviewed him on my college radio show........he was the man  :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 19, 2011, 10:15:24 AM
Foley's in my top ten. :wink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iGZjyUyy5w&oref=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fresults%3Fsearch_query%3DMick%2BFoley%2Btribute%26oq%3DMick%2BFoley%2Btribute%26aq%3Df%26aqi%3Dg5g-m1%26aql%3D%26gs_sm%3De%26gs_upl%3D6146l11706l0l12068l18l17l0l4l4l0l405l2539l0.1.5.2.1l9l0

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZroldvAXck0[/url]
Bryan Danielson finally won the WWE title...it's the FINAL COUNTDOWN!


yeah, good for him he earned it

back when he was ROH World Champion I interviewed him on my college radio show........he was the man  :thumbup:

I've been a huge fan for years.  So elated he won.  Between him, Punk, and Ryder, WWE has some good stuff going on.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on December 19, 2011, 09:43:21 PM
Who'd have thunk it, two former ROH World Champs on top in WWE? Both popular with the internet fans too. Hmm, things do actually seem to be changing...I don't think I've seen so many credible world champs and top contenders in WWE as they have currently in quite some time....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 19, 2011, 10:29:50 PM
Who'd have thunk it, two former ROH World Champs on top in WWE? Both popular with the internet fans too. Hmm, things do actually seem to be changing...I don't think I've seen so many credible world champs and top contenders in WWE as they have currently in quite some time....
Agreed.  So happy.

But, it's WWE.  Give it time til we're disappointed again.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on December 19, 2011, 11:42:23 PM
I think it's cool that the fans are finally starting to really affect what's going on with the shows these days as they well should. Signs of potential Cena and Show heel turns? Fans embracing Zack Ryder, C.M. Punk and Daniel Bryan? Kane really making an impact in impressive fashion upon his return. So many interesting and exciting things going on. Even the tag division showing improvement with Epico & Primo and the Usos (now if only they'd add five-six more full time teams)...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on December 20, 2011, 07:41:14 AM
Ricardo Rodriguez, hardcore legend

(http://i.imgur.com/GlIbn.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 20, 2011, 11:00:51 AM
South Park did a great wrestling episode.  In this clip, the boys watch Edge and John Cena.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IK4QLBnZP8&NR=1&feature=endscreen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhlRRrc1XTE

I was a Hulkamaniac as a kid :buggedout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFwXmz1KGoQ


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 02, 2012, 09:51:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT8rlUwOozw&feature=g-vrec&context=G25806b8RVAAAAAAAACg


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 03, 2012, 10:35:34 PM
And now Jericho is back! "The end of the world as we know it"? ---hmm we'll see. Would make sense for him to go after Punk but they seem to be putting him a babyface role which to be honest I really don't think suits him.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 03, 2012, 11:18:05 PM
KANYON is vastly underappreciated.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbdYoUD1mAg

Random "Kanyon Cutter".  Kanyon started dressing as DDP, going around as "Positively Kanyon", and would do random Diamond Cutters to people.  In this one, he stops his car in the parking lot, does it to a lot attendant, yells "BANG!" and drives away.  I miss these days. :bouncegiggle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blAHjuUhADE

And now Jericho is back! "The end of the world as we know it"? ---hmm we'll see. Would make sense for him to go after Punk but they seem to be putting him a babyface role which to be honest I really don't think suits him.

Who? Jericho? Jericho seemed to be getting the heel response last night.  Got that initial pop when he came out, but was smart to not really do anything, which works best for his character.  Punk seems to be fairly popular.  Given the right amount of promos, I could see them feuding.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 04, 2012, 09:52:34 AM
Undertaker (American BadAss version) gets interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel, then has a pillow fight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_FiofKzylY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 05, 2012, 12:59:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvwLQtDDtT4&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 06, 2012, 11:16:38 PM
DDP's WWF Debut.  That was a POP if I heard one.  Shame they crapped all over DDP eventually cause he was a WCW guy.  Deserved better.  DDP was great.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEY4DJs6II0

The InVasion has been taken to the EXTREME!!  :teddyr:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHfkZPVNpIg&feature=related

RVD is, well, one of a kind.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-A_GY-ysWA


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 09, 2012, 12:21:49 AM
Some very tough grapplers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7kwFNvWdF0

"Chief" Wahoo McDaniel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAibN-r8A3c

Greg "The Hammer" Valentine

Both in action here against "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair.

And proof one should not "try this at home"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWUs_vUB02M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NL-dslTLJg


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 09, 2012, 07:33:27 PM
I can't watch any of the videos you just posted :(

Can't wait to see what happens tonight. Cena/Kane and Jericho.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 09, 2012, 08:53:41 PM
Really? They're all working for me.

Anyways I'm also curious about how Johnny Ace will continue to try and screw over CM Punk. And the continued progress of Daniel Bryan's heel turn...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 09, 2012, 09:31:35 PM
I just can't see it cause I'm on
my phone. Computer broke.

Edge is in the WWE Hall of Fame.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 09, 2012, 09:52:46 PM
Brodus Clay finally debuted.

The funkasaurus?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 09, 2012, 11:38:02 PM
Geez it was lame how after all those awesome monster promos for Clay, they turn around as give him the Flash Funk gimmick.

And Jericho still doesn't talk but bawls his eyes out? All night long I was going "What the Frak?!"


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 10, 2012, 09:27:51 AM
Jericho probably cried cause he regrets coming back to the poorly booked WWE.

Brodus Clay= fail.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 10, 2012, 02:17:33 PM
Raw was painful to watch this week although I liked Kane's promo...

Also really wonder about Punk's condition...they seemed to be trying to protect him in that match and he seems very limited. Are the injuries catching up with him?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 10, 2012, 06:19:58 PM
I think it's a combination of injuries, and as of now the plan is for him to (hopefully) keep the belt until WrestleMania. Or, at least, in the title picture.

Del Rio is out, Miz is occupied with Truth, Cena with Kane.

I read Jericho is supposed to feud with him, but he's had two weeks of silence.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 10, 2012, 07:07:35 PM
With so many guys out with injuries (Orton, Del Rio, Sin Cara), they really need to add some more star power. Obviously there's Jericho but I really think they need someone completely new and fresh. Suppose Rey Mysterio and Undertaker may soon be back and perhaps Triple H as well. Still really wish some of those bright young stars who've never been in WWE before might make an "Impact" eventually...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 10, 2012, 07:41:14 PM
Undertaker's gotta be retiring soon. Apparently there's his match at 'Mania. If he just does one match a year with a few promo appearances on Raw, he could do it for a few years. But it seems they're pushing for a THIRD match with HHH.

I like both, but I don't know if I can watch a third. Unless, HBK is the ref, and he gives HHH some Sweet Chin Music.

Four Horsemen are going in the Hall of Fame. I doubt Flair will show up.

I'd like to see AJ Styles or Samoa Joe in WWE. But, I read that WWE are uninterested.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 10, 2012, 08:56:52 PM
Could Flair show up or would that not be a violation of his contract with TNA assuming he's still with them. Yeah, doubt he'll show up too but the crowd will be disappointed if he doesn't I expect.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 10, 2012, 09:05:17 PM
It may be a violation of his contract, even though he's not 'performing.'

Seems odd to induct the Horsemen without him. Be like inducting the nWo without Hogan or DX without HHH or HBK. 

Who knows though.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 10, 2012, 09:06:59 PM
Although, Flair may 'be there', I just think he can't appear on tv. But since they film it for dvd and, I'm assuming the WWE Network, it'll be interesting.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 11, 2012, 09:01:54 PM
all hail our new lord and savior the Funkasaurus

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/BIGWIGGUM/FUNK.jpg)

I loved it and apparently so did the folks on Twitter


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 15, 2012, 02:12:19 AM
This will never not be funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6UN1nKuXnw&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 15, 2012, 09:07:02 PM
Classic cheese

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOSFpzPlO4Q

Actually I've always been a fan of ladies wrestling too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbqpRVLfO8g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toqfSga_e3I


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 18, 2012, 12:08:15 AM
Jericho and Ralphus explain how Konnan screwed them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1evkQxy5-I

AJ Styles vs. The Hurricane, WWF Metal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR5tIFlhetw

Jerry Lawler invades ECW!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-UealwXerk

Stone Cold's "Pop" at the height of his popularity.  Huge ovation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEg1a4FGvTM


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 18, 2012, 12:21:17 AM
So the Funkasaurus thing is starting to grow on me. Brodus Clay brings so much energy to it and in today's bland WWE, it's starting to get over it seems. Not sure what the heck they're doing with Jericho but suspect he'll speak when the time is right for him - actually I noticed his facial expressions the last two weeks mirrored the ending of that week's upcoming Smackdown.

Mick Foley getting back in the ring? Hmm doubt he'll be able to go in any serious fashion but it would be cool to see him do one last hurrah of sorts at Wrestlemania. Wonder who he'd go up against..perhaps Johnny Ace himself?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 18, 2012, 12:44:33 AM
Some great AWA talkers.  :thumbup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afFWyrtqxDc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC8gXRby4Dk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDXeDfiYz3A


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 18, 2012, 09:55:56 AM
So the Funkasaurus thing is starting to grow on me. Brodus Clay brings so much energy to it and in today's bland WWE, it's starting to get over it seems. Not sure what the heck they're doing with Jericho but suspect he'll speak when the time is right for him - actually I noticed his facial expressions the last two weeks mirrored the ending of that week's upcoming Smackdown.

Mick Foley getting back in the ring? Hmm doubt he'll be able to go in any serious fashion but it would be cool to see him do one last hurrah of sorts at Wrestlemania. Wonder who he'd go up against..perhaps Johnny Ace himself?
A match like the Rumble would be great for Foley, cause he could work somewhat limited in it, as there's so many competitors in it at the same time that the focus wouldn't necessarily be on him to 'carry' the match.  J.R. pointed out that he isn't really physically capable of doing a full run, but one or two matches a year.  I could see him having some battles with Johnny Ace, perhaps over 'control' of RAW.  Or, a match with a young guy like Ziggler, putting Ziggler over.  Heard some talk of fans wanting to see a Mankind/Undertaker match at 'Mania, but looks doubtful.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 18, 2012, 10:02:42 AM
Nova was great.  Shame his stint as Simon Dean in WWE didn't pan out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpKmMt42N1I&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Damien Valley on January 18, 2012, 01:54:25 PM
I'm real excited for the Royal Rumble.  I live in Kansas City and I'm driving to St Louis to go to it and then I'm driving back that night to see Raw live the next night here in Kansas City.

I was hoping they would do 40 guys again but I guess their roster isn't as big as it was last year.  I mean I think they have enough guys but I don't think enough of them are relevant enough.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 18, 2012, 10:06:43 PM
I'm real excited for the Royal Rumble.  I live in Kansas City and I'm driving to St Louis to go to it and then I'm driving back that night to see Raw live the next night here in Kansas City.

I was hoping they would do 40 guys again but I guess their roster isn't as big as it was last year.  I mean I think they have enough guys but I don't think enough of them are relevant enough.
I was also hoping it'd be 40 guys again in the Rumble.  But, some people like Yoshi Tatsu and Curt Hawkins haven't been on tv in months it seems.  Pretty sure half the audience forgot about them.  I've never been to a ppv.  They had the '04 Rumble here, the one Benoit won, but I ended up not being able to get out of work.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 18, 2012, 10:26:24 PM
Mankind wins the WWF title for the first time.  Longtime Cactus Jack fan, so when he won it, I was so happy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-N2MnuwlXw

My personal favorite title win.  Eddie Guerrero defeats Brock Lesnar for the WWE title.  Deserved it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3HZZIsCO4c

The Headbangers vs. Matt and Jeff Hardy, from February 1997.  A somewhat 'rare' match before the Hardys took off.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vViuWL4DGAE

I hear the Headbangers are trying to come back to WWE.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 18, 2012, 11:16:04 PM
I remember the Hardyz being enhancement talent for a number of years before they took off


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 18, 2012, 11:21:59 PM
I remember the Hardyz being enhancement talent for a number of years before they took off
Indeed.  I remember a match, I believe around '95 or so, with I think Jeff vs. Scott Hall.

May have been Matt...but I think it was Jeff.  I recall an interview in a magazine with Hall who mentioned calling Jeff "Vanilla Ice", due to both being blonde and looking similar.  But, I know Matt was around at the time as well, cause back then still had the "WWE Superstar vs. "Jobber" type of match.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 19, 2012, 02:24:45 PM
The Hardys often stll had some pretty darn good matches in their enhancement days. Recall them in their very early days battling against Edge and Christian on some WWE B-show or another. I miss the enhancement guys...I kind of looked forward to seeing guys like Barry Horowitz, Steve Lombardi, Tom Stone, Dusty Wolfe, Pete Sanchez, Jake Milliman, Tony Leone, Jose Estrada, Jose Luis Rivera, Barry Hardy, Duane Gill and Brian Costello to name but a few of 'em.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 19, 2012, 10:06:02 PM
The Hardys often stll had some pretty darn good matches in their enhancement days. Recall them in their very early days battling against Edge and Christian on some WWE B-show or another. I miss the enhancement guys...I kind of looked forward to seeing guys like Barry Horowitz, Steve Lombardi, Tom Stone, Dusty Wolfe, Pete Sanchez, Jake Milliman, Tony Leone, Jose Estrada, Jose Luis Rivera, Barry Hardy, Duane Gill and Brian Costello to name but a few of 'em.

seeing those jobbers reminds me of the greatness of Gillberg!!

and how shocking and exicted I was when Horowttz beat Skip on SuperStars all those years ago and got a massive push for a bit


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 19, 2012, 10:45:46 PM
Doink the Clown vs. Brooklyn Brawler, with Vince McMahon and Johnny Polo on commentary.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0pzJlb2d_o

Gillberg vs. Shane McMahon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpyNCAg-GWE

The Hardys often stll had some pretty darn good matches in their enhancement days. Recall them in their very early days battling against Edge and Christian on some WWE B-show or another. I miss the enhancement guys...I kind of looked forward to seeing guys like Barry Horowitz, Steve Lombardi, Tom Stone, Dusty Wolfe, Pete Sanchez, Jake Milliman, Tony Leone, Jose Estrada, Jose Luis Rivera, Barry Hardy, Duane Gill and Brian Costello to name but a few of 'em.

Love those jobbers.  Good stuff.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 19, 2012, 11:23:50 PM
Here's some more enhancement guys I liked to see work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZxBTii94Lo

Reno Riggins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCgNGdVJ7uk

"Hurricane" Scott Hudson and sometimes partner Randy "TNT" Greenway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsK4-isTRIc

Dennis Stamp


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 20, 2012, 09:11:57 PM
Dean Malenko, Chris Benoit, Perry Saturn and Eddie Guerrero debut on Raw.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YINmV62KoW4

I remember watching this and when they sat down in the front row, I was shocked.  I hadn't known they were out of WCW at the time...only a few short weeks to boot.  I flipped out.  I like all four of them.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 21, 2012, 09:53:46 PM
These are from WWE All-Stars, the video game.  It's a thing called "Fantasy Warfare", where they build up a match between a "legend" and a "Current" WWE Superstar.  But...the video is done as if it's a promo for a PPV. 

Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. CM Punk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYaRzfbiWb0

Hulk Hogan vs. John Cena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xHd48zZX2A&feature=related

This is just a HBK tribute I found online.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rWepn1qAnk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 22, 2012, 10:34:04 PM
Sometimes wrestlers impressed in other ways than just in the ring...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I3ZFEnyaic

"Crusher" Jerry Blackwell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XAnN_8frlE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZGNtXDDNeo

Dino Bravo, Scott Steiner and Road Warriors showing off their power. Granted 'roids may well be behind a lot of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP-IUGod6mM

Pepper Gomez cast iron stomach challenge


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 22, 2012, 11:20:05 PM
Dean Malenko is vastly underappreciated.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owzgJxBLVeQ

I miss ECW. :bluesad:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyNDADN9e9U


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 23, 2012, 05:57:13 PM
A WWE Confidential story on DDP.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZI3ojLam9c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqyNQuYeyGQ


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 23, 2012, 09:05:07 PM
Hmm so both Chris Jericho and Mick Foley whom C.M. Punk name dropped not so long ago have returned to the WWE...could perhaps others mentioned by him (Batista, Brock Lesnar, Colt Cabana, Luke Gallows) make the their return? Would love to see all those guys show up as Rumble surprise entrants but would be most thrilled if Colt Cabana as Colt Cabana was let loose upon the WWE although I'm not sure how it might go over.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 23, 2012, 09:17:45 PM
I'd love it if Cabana came in.

As for Brock, he could. I believe he has a WWE Legends deal.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 23, 2012, 11:13:04 PM
I miss the 80s AWA and 80s NWA (Jim Crockett Promotions): great talking was always a huge part of the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqlFbsU3rNs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdCkgCeTRgo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM45_54oXTY

Loved these NWA video releases!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 24, 2012, 02:12:46 AM
I'd love it if Cabana came in.


wasn't Colt around for a cup of coffee 2-3 years ago as Scotty Goldman?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 24, 2012, 10:06:34 AM
Hmm...so HHH is gonna be on Raw next week.

Wonder if Undertaker will show up :question:

I'd love it if Cabana came in.


wasn't Colt around for a cup of coffee 2-3 years ago as Scotty Goldman?
Indeed, that was him.  Shame.  Much more talented than that.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 24, 2012, 11:02:19 AM
shame about HHH coming back Monday, he's my least favorite of all time  :thumbdown:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 24, 2012, 05:30:30 PM
I like HHH. Sometimes.

There was that stretch in like '02-'03 or so where he WAS Raw...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 26, 2012, 09:20:05 PM
I miss seeing Kurt Angle in WWE. Know he made his mark in TNA but don't feel he's been at the same level there the last while or so...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoFBQSLYUMM

Jack Swagger, who I do like as a performer, feels like a bad imitation of Angle a lot of the time unfortunately. Kurt is probably the biggest star WWE let slip away.

Another big one who got away, or I guess he made his own choice really - definitely seems to walk to the beat of his own drum, and WWE never seemed to know how to use right anyway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i-sRAdk7YE

WWF wasn't the only place to get a bit weird, recall Jason the Terrible in Stampede fascinating me as a kid, wasn't even familiar with the Friday the 13th movies then...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mv8ATcaGm0


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 26, 2012, 10:13:21 PM
Edge...shame he retired. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCMmZzN_f0M

"We're going Extreme"...Tommy Dreamer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPiX8uHa5aY

Stampede was the one with Jason the Terrible? Wow.  I recall seeing that years ago, wasn't sure which promotion.  I remember a group in the '60s having a wrestler named George Ringo, the Wrestling Beatle.  But...I don't think there's video of it. 

Angle is great, and definitely a top-ten type of wrestler.  Shame his 'personal' issues went down like they did.  RVD may be in WWE again soon.  Apparently his contract with TNA is up soon and he's got some friends at WWE.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 26, 2012, 10:23:43 PM
Terry Funk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtdK8-fmSuE

Steve Corino should've gotten a run in WWE.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_chf1-HunWU

The Repo Man!...I liked this guy as a kid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArFAswWa-1Q


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 27, 2012, 08:35:16 PM
I`m not fussy about the way they`re treating Drew McInytre as I like the guy and his often hard-hitting style. Hope there's going to be something positive come out of it in the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WpPRHM1a5E

But then I've always liked the British grapplers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KENmpTnfIT0

"The Ripper" Paul Burchill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4zIR4sqfdQ

William Regal and Dave Taylor


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 27, 2012, 09:51:09 PM
The Hurricane Beats The Rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQs1VD6eYN8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl_fR-mSmh4&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 27, 2012, 10:26:26 PM
The Hurricane Beats The Rock
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQs1VD6eYN8[/url]



it still boggles my mind how they failed to make Hurricane into a main event player after that big win


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 27, 2012, 11:00:43 PM
Can't believe how popular the Outlaws were.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdsBbonKJ3U

Hell in The Cell...Undertaker vs. Mankind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iaw6-i0LtPo

The Hurricane Beats The Rock
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQs1VD6eYN8[/url]



it still boggles my mind how they failed to make Hurricane into a main event player after that big win

Agreed.  He seemed incredibly popular, sold boatloads of merchandise.  I dunno. :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 27, 2012, 11:10:31 PM

Hell in The Cell...Undertaker vs. Mankind
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iaw6-i0LtPo[/url]


that night Foley became one of my all time favorites.....I've never seen an asskicking like that and he just kept coming back like  a terminator


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: A_Dubya on January 28, 2012, 01:07:16 PM
Give Undertaker some credit too. He had a broken bone in his foot that night going into the match, and still managed to pull off what both guys thought would be a stinker.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 29, 2012, 08:58:34 AM
Mick Foley will never get enough credit. He's a bit more than a 'glorified stuntman'.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 29, 2012, 05:48:49 PM
So who will win the Royal Rumble? I think it'll be Jericho and perhaps without him even speaking or getting involved much in the action.

Other predictions:

Daniel Bryan escapes the cage after Big Show-Henry take each other out assuming Henry can go, understand he injured himself at the last Smackdown.

Johnny Ace screws Punk but the decision is overturned by someone else who gets involved and Punk goes on to retain.

Kane and Cena - suspect that one goes to DoubleDQ, or double countout or double knockout - but Cena will move closer to the dark side before it's over.

Surprise rumble returns - Rey Mysterio, Batista, Brock Lesnar, Goldust


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 29, 2012, 08:30:51 PM
Brian's won the Rumble so far.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 29, 2012, 09:53:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-EAMLib0pU
Backseat Boys should've been bigger stars


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 29, 2012, 10:53:16 PM
wow who'd a guessed Sheamus would win it

I thought Jericho would win myself


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 29, 2012, 11:58:28 PM
Yeah I was surprised how right my predictions were going until the Rumble that is, that was truly unpredictable. Never thought Sheamus would win. Imagine he'd target Daniel Bryan now. I hope Bryan survives the Elimination Chamber though. Big surprises at the Rumble I certainly never saw coming - Ricardo Rodriguez was hilarious, Road Dogg was surprisingly good too and Duggan got a huge pop. Interesting how those old-timers got far more response than many of today's more bland superstars. Weirdest thing - only one Uso was in the Rumble? Was surprised they left Cena, Kane, Mark Henry, Brodus Clay out of the Rumble and I was a bit disappointed there was no major return of a superstar.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 30, 2012, 03:19:59 PM
so Mike Tyson is gettting inducted into the hall of fame

and rightfully so

http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7519926/mike-tyson-inducted-wwe-hall-fame


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 30, 2012, 05:18:11 PM
I liked the bit in the Rumble where Foley and Santino had the sock vs. the cobra:)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 01, 2012, 10:33:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzFLlBTk-sQ&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 01, 2012, 11:18:47 PM
So it looks like Undertaker-Triple H III at Wrestlemania this year....sure it'll be a good match but honestly it feels a bit too much "We've seen this before to me". Jericho targets Punk - figured that and the announcers don't pick up on Jericho thinks he the best wrestler in the world? Loved the Bryan-Punk match for as long as it lasted. Was surprised Sheamus didn't appear on Raw after his initial early appearance. So how long before Kharma targets Beth Phoenix? That should be good when it happens and will they remember the stuff with the Bella Twins?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncpip1e0J60&feature=g-all-u

Warning, this is funny but pretty offensive (a lot of overuse . most of it inappropriate of the "N" word). But a certain level of truth here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEDGLh02IlY

This version of The Nation might just be the best faction of them all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-fMGSe97VQ

Imagine if the Nation could have went up against these guys. What a faction war that would have been.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 01, 2012, 11:28:01 PM
Wonder if this will be Undertaker's last go-round. He's pushing like, 47. Not entirely old but, well, not much left for him except the streak.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 02, 2012, 12:02:39 PM
I hope they announce Macho Man Randy Savage for the Hall of Fame.

I know Edge is popular, and deserves in, but to be there before Savage is a disgrace.

Considering how insanely famous and popular he was.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 03, 2012, 10:54:43 PM
Bruno Sammartino should have been the first entry but you know, he'll never agree to inclusion. Backlund belongs in there too. And yeah definitely Savage too. Wrestlemania's in Florida, probably some more Florida names will go in - maybe even Kevin Sullivan? Man was he ever strange back in his Florida heel days...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaNZ4XUq8Ic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3sTGAKFOeg


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 04, 2012, 09:53:10 AM
I just bought the new 4-Disc Stone Cold dvd. 
"Sheriff" Steve Austin returns to Raw.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axLNp-p5IcI

Stone Cold Beer Truck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_FWK_jm3ms

What?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7_LreuSY3Y


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 05, 2012, 09:47:28 PM
Booker T and Goldust were entertaining.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7fcpPR4bFA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvgm_0IT-lE&feature=related



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 06, 2012, 09:57:38 PM
Wonder if this will be Undertaker's last go-round. He's pushing like, 47. Not entirely old but, well, not much left for him except the streak.

I would love to see him vs Cena next year at WM


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 06, 2012, 10:11:18 PM
Wonder if this will be Undertaker's last go-round. He's pushing like, 47. Not entirely old but, well, not much left for him except the streak.

I would love to see him vs Cena next year at WM
Well, same here.  I look at it like this: if Undertaker maintains his schedule of promos and such from roughly the Rumble til 'Mania, with just 'Mania being his one match all year, he could substantially go 25-0.  Say what you will about WWE...but it's video production pieces and promo pieces highlighting a Superstar is pretty damned good.  They could make this match with Cena...probably without Undertaker even being in an ARENA until Mania.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 06, 2012, 10:16:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRNo1P9QZcw&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 07, 2012, 03:55:36 PM
I miss when wrestling was full of wild, crazy characters and was totally upredictable week after week , guys like Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, The Iron Sheik, the Ultimate Warrior and of course Hulk Hogan, the 90s had it pretty good too with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, The Undertaker, Mankind to name a few, even the early 2000s wasn't too bad with Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, Rob Van Dam added to some of the 90s guys...now too many of the guys seem all the same (aside from a few veterans like Jericho, Taker, HHH, Big Show and some good young talent in CM Punk and Daniel Bryan), look all the same, seem interchangeable and sadly forgettable and the nuttier guys, I kinda like R-Truth, are now played more for laughs and comedy. Now they market it as WWE product, years ago the Superstars made the product themselves and were obviously alotted more freedom to let loose their own characters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WUA8IDvPX8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qckABmCCuy0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1tNY5tVG3A



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 07, 2012, 10:14:40 PM
I was a young kid in the '80s, but recall seeing the old shows with Hogan, George Steele, Savage, Ted DiBiase, etc.  While I liked it, I fell in love with wrestling in the late '90s with that great run it had from '96 til around '01 or '02.  With performers like Steve Austin, The Rock, Undertaker, Mick Foley, HBK, DX, The New Age Outlaws, and seeing the rise of people like Edge, Christian, The Dudley Boyz, Matt and Jeff Hardy, the rise of the cruiserweights like Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OQCc3L9BwI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAzapBhPQlI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDSu4rBvRQk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kDLzP_VxfU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 07, 2012, 10:24:05 PM
WWF History...from Bruno Sammartino to Jericho...this video is about ten years old but still worth it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84yacsM03H4


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 08, 2012, 10:09:23 PM
...now too many of the guys seem all the same (aside from a few veterans like Jericho, Taker, HHH, Big Show and some good young talent in CM Punk and Daniel Bryan), look all the same, seem interchangeable and sadly forgettable and the nuttier guys, I kinda like R-Truth, are now played more for laughs and comedy. Now they market it as WWE product, years ago the Superstars made the product themselves and were obviously alotted more freedom to let loose their own characters.

I agree with the highlighted statement, but I don't entirely blame the current group of wrestlers here either.  Personally I started seeing a big big shift around 2005 or so.  The last truly great group of talent came to the WWE around 2001 or 2002 or so.  And those were leftover WCW and ECW guys. 

A bunch of the wrestlers in the late '90s were the last 'bastion' of guys who not only worked independant promotions, but got a chance in WCW, ECW or WWE.  Some even got the tail end of the old 'territory' system that existed at one point.  Not only that, but a lot of those guys also got international travel.  Perfect examples would include Mick Foley.  Mick Foley came in the business around '86 or so...the very end of the territory days.  He worked a bunch of them, then got to go to Japan.  Then got WCW, then ECW, and made it in WWE.  Jericho is a perfect example: worked in Calgary, Mexico, Japan, Smokey Mountain Wrestling, Germany, ECW, WCW, and WWE.  Getting to 'learn' your craft all over the place helps you infinitely. 

Newer guys (Cena, Orton, Heath Slater, Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, Santino, etc.), never really had that opportunity to work on a gimmick or character, and are used to the training grounds of the WWE farm league of OVW, HWA or FCW.  Some guys (Cena and Orton notably) have, fortunately, worked with some of the 'legends' out there like Foley, Undertaker or Eddie Guerrero who helped them improve somewhat.  But the newer guys like the Barretts or Ryders or whomever didn't get that chance.  Sadly, it shows in some cases, as the matches these guys have look the same.  They'll work the same match night after night, and even if they botch a spot in a match, they'll retry it immediately.  In a company like ECW, if a person messed up, they'd be greeted with a very loud chant of "You Fu**ed Up!".  Sadly, the only guys today who may have lasted in ECW are likely Daniel Bryan and CM Punk.

You can see it in their work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6jwi7ulGyM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUyCWi6q0ZI


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 08, 2012, 10:34:57 PM
...now too many of the guys seem all the same

that's why I like Zack Ryder and The Funkasaurus: they look different and I actaully like them and their gimmick


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 08, 2012, 11:28:07 PM
I like those guys too but honestly I think both are being a tad limited by their gimmicks in reaching their potential although they'll probably be stepping stones for them - Clay you can get a sense could do a lot more in-ring, what with suplexes and everything and I don't feel Ryder's really even been given a chance to really go yet.

R-Truth does have some of that unpredictably I was talking about in that you don't know for sure what he's going to do or say week after week - he seems a true crazy character.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 08, 2012, 11:32:23 PM
Ryder found his voice and broke out.

Too many don't wanna lose their jobs so just do as told.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 09, 2012, 07:56:38 PM
Yeah but at the same time, so many being alike makes them all easily replaceable too which I suspect WWE likes, one guy acts up, just substitute him with another guy much the same....also believe it or not, I also feel enhancement guys of yesteryear, many of whom were veterans from the territory days also helped teach a lot of the young guys a few things too and definitely helped build the newcomers up - now Brodus Clay just beats a bunch of the same old same old style guys on his rise up the ranks.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 09, 2012, 10:07:46 PM
Yeah but at the same time, so many being alike makes them all easily replaceable too which I suspect WWE likes, one guy acts up, just substitute him with another guy much the same....also believe it or not, I also feel enhancement guys of yesteryear, many of whom were veterans from the territory days also helped teach a lot of the young guys a few things too and definitely helped build the newcomers up - now Brodus Clay just beats a bunch of the same old same old style guys on his rise up the ranks.
That's exactly it.  The thing is, a lot of them, too, complain about "They don't give me a push."  Steve Austin complained, pitched his character, came up with promos, and busted his ass to make it.  They saw it work, and he got shots at belts.  Mick Foley and Vince came up with the Mankind character, it worked. 

Ryder thought to do the Long Island Iced Z videos.  CM Punk came up with the shoot thing.  Luckily they worked out.  The rest aren't really contributing, it seems. :question:

Shame.  It'd be a much more exciting program if they could.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 09, 2012, 10:16:13 PM
The FINAL COUNTDOWN! :wink: :bouncegiggle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lme8ftxhNec


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 09, 2012, 11:00:05 PM
Three great old school heels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzu-ZfIbCZk

"Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jx1EUtVv6I

The Magnificent Muraco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHVZR7UUjiQ

Greg "The Hammer" Valentine


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 10, 2012, 09:57:01 AM
Piper's Pit was awesome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZbZseTuQ1I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_6MvI0CDmE&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 10, 2012, 10:51:28 PM
I think a good tag team should emerge in WWE.  Tag teams can be fun.
Dudleys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njQlViSbkUE

Hart Foundation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8gzI2rYYBI

KIngs of Wrestling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hafns5N6PaQ

Briscoe Brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOFg0NIxXfQ


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 12, 2012, 05:13:55 PM
To do a tag division justice, they need more full-time tag teams, not teams that split up or makeshift teams. They shouldn't have split The Hart Dynasty or Cryme Tyme and honestly I think they should consider bringing those teams back if they're serious about a tag division. Epico & Primo, the Usos and Hawkins & Reks a tag division does not make. Also wish Deuce & Domino were still around. They could also perhaps form some teams with some of those guys they aren't using much now in any positive way.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 12, 2012, 05:31:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HZGLAJMakg

Awesome tribute!

And some real old-school Japanese style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0n_EKNRJVA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-886UEype0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJCW0CioxRc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 12, 2012, 07:18:30 PM
To do a tag division justice, they need more full-time tag teams, not teams that split up or makeshift teams. They shouldn't have split The Hart Dynasty or Cryme Tyme and honestly I think they should consider bringing those teams back if they're serious about a tag division. Epico & Primo, the Usos and Hawkins & Reks a tag division does not make. Also wish Deuce & Domino were still around. They could also perhaps form some teams with some of those guys they aren't using much now in any positive way.
Sadly, in WWE, I think the days of 'true' tag teams are long gone.  The last 'great' time for actual teams was the late '90s/early '00s.

They'd rather pair up some guys, see who's more 'popular' then give that guy the push.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 12, 2012, 08:23:27 PM
Natalya's farting gimmick has to be the stupidest thing they've done since the guest host fiasco


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 12, 2012, 09:30:41 PM
Surprised she hasn't quit.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 13, 2012, 12:01:37 AM
money talks and TNA is horrible....but since she can wrestle she'd be a great fit in ROH


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 13, 2012, 01:55:50 PM
Could go to SHIMMER too, that'd be a good spot for Natalya


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 13, 2012, 08:09:26 PM
I'm thinking she's in the doghouse there for some reason.

Weird as right now would be a good time for her to turn on and challenge Beth Phoenix.

They could actually build a decent women's division what with Beth, Natalya, Kharma and Tamina.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 13, 2012, 09:55:52 PM
Perry Saturn back in his jobbing days at Peter Motts, losing to Tatanka.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfNqxPpgKDE

SABU!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS2HBa492MU

Screaming Norman Smiley defeats Bam Bam Bigelow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npfDo8toHpc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 15, 2012, 08:41:26 PM
just finished (http://dv1.us/p0/161/118161-d0.gif)

the negatives:

no matches 1 on 1 matches vs AJ Styles or Christian

Don West on commentary

it would have been much better had the first disc been the documentry and the 2nd one have matches, instead it's his legit back ground with horrible transitions into the matches

the stupidity of the King of the Mountain match is in this DVD

the positives:

the bulk of the matches are great: 2 vs Sting, 5 vs Samoa Joe, 1 vs Jay Lethal, 1 vs Yuji Nagata

the documentry is very good

it's over 7 hours long

definately worth to $4 I bought it for

it's a real shame that this is the only Kurt Angle DVD ever made

overall I'd give this 5 out of 5 Olympic Gold Medals


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 15, 2012, 10:07:16 PM
Speaking of Kurt Angle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJxh61ViBk
I did have an old WWF videocassette tape on Angle, but there was no documentary.  Just a bunch of clips of him being goofy and some matches.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncXb-KYzphQ


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 16, 2012, 06:00:16 PM
speaking of Kurt Angle it looks like he's trying to make the Olympic wrestling team

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/17027704


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 16, 2012, 11:54:31 PM
Here's the WWE's newest hires:
Claudio Castagnoli...they renamed him Antonio Cesaro
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6OK83OU2wY

Chris Hero...they've named him Kassius Ohno
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5kCknG7oVo

Together, they competed as The Kings of Wrestling, shown here battling El Generico and Colt Cabana.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l2FkqMmlFA

Hopefully, since they have a history with CM Punk, and Jericho back in the fold and Daniel Bryan, the WWE will let them, you know, wrestle.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 17, 2012, 06:58:04 PM
Can't say I'm too thrilled with those sad names they've been unfortunately saddled with...hate when WWE changes guys from the identities they've already established. But hopefully if given a chance, they might be able to overcome even that. Didn't WWE sign Tyler Black like a long time ago...what happened to him?

I actually saw CM Punk and John Cena cut local promos for upcoming events up here in Canada. I really hope they bring those back full time.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 17, 2012, 10:52:34 PM
I'm not going to lie.....I want Santino to win the Smackdown Elimination Chamber


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 17, 2012, 11:59:54 PM
I bet he's either taken out before the match or destroyed in it at some point by the Great Khali.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 18, 2012, 01:48:56 AM
honestly, if I wasn't super sick I would get a  last minute nose bleed ticket to the Chamber Sunday taking place 20-30 minutes from where I life soley because Santino will be in the main event

and I can see him making it to the final 2 tapping out to Daniel Bryan


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 19, 2012, 08:50:48 PM
Amazing Red is pretty good.  I'd always wanted to see him in WWE but, he'd never get a proper push.  The best time for him to have been there was '02-'05 or so, when they had distinct Raw/Smackdown rosters, and Smackdown had the likes of Christian, Ultimo Dragon, Rey Mysterio, Tajiri, Shelton Benjamin, Ultimo Dragon, Jamie Noble and Little Guido.

Top Ten moves of Amazing Red
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANDu6fJThR8

AJ Styles vs. Amazing Red
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0NSqXp9g9U

Rey Mysterio's always a favorite.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3XIYn1vXQs


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 20, 2012, 12:21:02 AM
so here's the results from the worst wrestling show I've ever attended

http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/archive/09092008/mainarticle


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 20, 2012, 12:44:23 AM
Well you were right about Santino bob in the Elimination Chamber....he did make it to the end before falling to Daniel Bryan.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 20, 2012, 10:50:16 AM
Well you were right about Santino bob in the Elimination Chamber....he did make it to the end before falling to Daniel Bryan.

I've always been really good with figuring that sort of thing out, hell if you could gamble on prowrestling I'd probably be a millionare by now


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 20, 2012, 07:43:22 PM
Great wrestlers become legends. Colorful, entertaining grapplers certainly stand out but most of all those guys who could get you involved either rooting them on or making you want to see them get their head handed to them be it for being an arrogant jerk or just plain a nasty, unlikable fellow. Sometimes the heroes would be driven to stooping to the villain's methods to ultimately deal with them and give them a taste of their own medicine.

These men are legends...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtq74Z65tKc

"Superstar" Billy Graham, who inspired guys like Hulk Hogan and Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzfdaZR6_R4

"The Living Legend" Bruno Sammartino here in action against fellow legend the villainous Freddie Blassie. The newsreel footage hardly took wrestling seriously though as one can tell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL3LJMQmKpA

Nick Bockwinkel and Jerry "The King" Lawler, both men very adapt at getting fans to cheer or jeer them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N0SAqrBjss

So many legends...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 20, 2012, 10:08:15 PM
so here's the results from the worst wrestling show I've ever attended

[url]http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/archive/09092008/mainarticle[/url]

Was it just an ECW taping, or was it a combined SmackDown/ECW show?

I went to one in '09/'10 and it was a combined event.  ECW was first up from 7:00-8:00 or so, then they taped SmackDown.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 20, 2012, 10:31:17 PM
so here's the results from the worst wrestling show I've ever attended

[url]http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/archive/09092008/mainarticle[/url]

Was it just an ECW taping, or was it a combined SmackDown/ECW show?

I went to one in '09/'10 and it was a combined event.  ECW was first up from 7:00-8:00 or so, then they taped SmackDown.


both, it made Smackdown look like Wrestlemania compared to the crappiness of ECW


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 20, 2012, 10:36:51 PM
so here's the results from the worst wrestling show I've ever attended

[url]http://www.wwe.com/shows/ecw/archive/09092008/mainarticle[/url]

Was it just an ECW taping, or was it a combined SmackDown/ECW show?

I went to one in '09/'10 and it was a combined event.  ECW was first up from 7:00-8:00 or so, then they taped SmackDown.


both, it made Smackdown look like Wrestlemania compared to the crappiness of ECW

I loved the original ECW, but I wish they didn't bring it back.  There's a whole generation of kids who think it's what the WWE gave us, instead of the classic '93-'01 shows.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 20, 2012, 10:52:56 PM
Ron Simmons
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rok64b9HTA



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 23, 2012, 10:32:03 PM
Ultimate Warrior's new reality show, The Warrior Show.  In this episode, he tries to train heavy metal group Asking Alexandria.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4LajSyRojE

A pretty decent CM Punk interview.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ik6VvbXND8&feature=player_embedded

Punk responds to Chris Brown.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrh9QPkwooI&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 24, 2012, 12:08:40 AM
Cool stuff Happy. Just reinforces why I am a huge fan of Punk and it's so great he loves old school wrestling.

Speaking of old-school,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7N2yxli9xA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GNP0G31j3Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_la_BZbwxU0


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 24, 2012, 12:32:25 AM

Punk responds to Chris Brown.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrh9QPkwooI&feature=related[/url]


I've been following the back on forth between the 2 of them on Twitter

Chris Brown has the audacity to try and play it off as he's in the right for what he did  :hatred: :hatred: :hatred:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 24, 2012, 09:55:03 AM
Cool stuff Happy. Just reinforces why I am a huge fan of Punk and it's so great he loves old school wrestling.


I like that Punk makes a point once in the video, where he says that too many people are content to sit back and do as told.  Promos are suggestions, most of the time. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 24, 2012, 08:43:44 PM
I agree. Guys need to step up and show a little of their own personality (assuming they actually have some).


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 24, 2012, 10:00:07 PM
Here's an old ECW match I forgot about:
Rhino (with Steve Corino and Jack Victory) vs. Christopher Daniels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8DoWsIpuRg

From Sunday Night Heat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChoItTF_Yp4&feature=related

Mr. Kennedy vs. Sean O'Haire on Velocity (as Ken Anderson)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xJeRiIzp0Y&feature=related

Bruiser Mastino (Kane) vs. Sting, in WCW '93
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOsFUIyeXnc&feature=related



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 26, 2012, 04:35:14 PM
CM Punk did some jobs early on when he went to WWE too. Think Cena mentioned that he did as well.

I miss the territories, so many different options out there back then.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_AQgQCTXUo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0HHhd3UCsc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaYXKV-bqVM


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 26, 2012, 06:59:14 PM
Steve Corino vs. Jerry Lynn...two vastly underrated wrestlers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8GPfOPyUz4

Mikey Whipwreck is underappreciated.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLz_u0pnIGs


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 27, 2012, 02:44:55 AM
it's too bad Jerry Lynn never had a decent run in WWF or WCW

he deserved much better then Mr. JL or be the jobberific Lightweight champion


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 01, 2012, 11:18:07 AM
The next few posts are gonna be little tributes to my top-ten favorite wrestlers of all time.

Here's number 10:
I think this is a partial TitanTron/footage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANj5fbudfYI&feature=related

Sandman returns to ECW after his brief stint in WCW.  The arena came unglued when he showed up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEITL8D0uxw

It's a testament when even Vince McMahon says he doesn't understand the appeal or popularity of the Sandman.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 01, 2012, 10:04:53 PM
Number 9.) Shawn Michaels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZZji9Wagw0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxDVzlNWq7s&feature=related

Probably odd to see Shawn ranked so low, and just above the Sandman.   :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 02, 2012, 02:38:34 AM
I tried to make a Top 10 list but ended up with 20 faves...

#20: Samoa Joe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZdLAfCrBiI


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 02, 2012, 09:46:15 AM
8.) Tommy Dreamer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMr8UX2aXTs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPiX8uHa5aY
When Tommy breaks down and cries.  Deserved it. :wink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=re8dqaVAkG0

I tried to make a Top 10 list but ended up with 20 faves...



I'm probably gonna end up with 20.  Keep thinking of more I like.  If I did 15 or 20, Joe would be in there.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 02, 2012, 06:45:09 PM
Yeah and I also keep thinking of more and more grapplers worth mentioning but then perhaps it's best to just stick to personal favourites...Happy, pretty obvious you're a huge classic ECW fan.

Anyways my # 19 (probably not a pick everyone would make): Rick Martel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT4ePnOtkxk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of_s_G8hppc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 02, 2012, 09:19:58 PM
Yeah and I also keep thinking of more and more grapplers worth mentioning but then perhaps it's best to just stick to personal favourites...Happy, pretty obvious you're a huge classic ECW fan.

Anyways my # 19 (probably not a pick everyone would make): Rick Martel


Indeed.  A huge ECW fan.  Have probably two-three more guys on my list who at least spent some time in the organization.  Also, Rick Martel :thumbup:.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 02, 2012, 09:32:07 PM
7.) Rowdy Roddy Piper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EzRmjDXWpc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf2dsnoc_dQ&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 02, 2012, 10:02:07 PM
6.) Eddie Guerrero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3MXB80RjMs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClpLSB7Hihs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3HZZIsCO4c

Five spots left. Tougher than I imagined.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 03, 2012, 09:37:46 AM
5.) Hulk Hogan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2OR6Kjo5m4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U79COQRZso

He was the guy when I was a kid.  First memories of WWF tv I ever saw were with Hulk Hogan. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 03, 2012, 04:51:50 PM
I have three spots left and like, fifteen people I can choose from.

Have a feeling Flair, Punk, or Foley will be left out. As is Terry Funk, Booker T, Sting and a few others.

I wanna do a tag-team favorites as well.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 03, 2012, 07:07:09 PM
4.) Ric Flair
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVsj7Rl-DJM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeQEGjAXE2w&feature=related

3.) Mick Foley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWJ1SiJX3KE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxk7Hl2uRHk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 03, 2012, 07:38:08 PM
2.) Stone Cold Steve Austin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ySZc0QmSNU&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly0NDg8ve8I

1.) The Undertaker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWQjv4XOixQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JMYzO_1nHc&feature=related

Close running were CM Punk, Jericho, Sting, Booker T, Dusty Rhodes, Edge, Randy Orton and Samoa Joe.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 04, 2012, 02:00:57 AM
good group Happy  :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 04, 2012, 02:00:38 PM
Pretty solid list Happy, most all of those guys worked damn hard and were entertaining.

I know a number of wrestlers I consider to be outstanding who didn't crack my fave 20 but I'll get to them later after I clue it up. There will be a little bit of overlap with your choices Happy but I have to admit I have far less ECW guys and far more 80s guys but then the late 70s-80s was the era I watched it with the greatest interest and love although I'm also fond of the mid-to late 90s and ROH in the 2000s. I have to admit to liking wrestling wrestlers, guys who focused on what they did inside the ring.

# 18) Greg "The Hammer" Valentine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbP8dEx_KJE



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 04, 2012, 02:28:04 PM
# 17) Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCbdJqK6ZeE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGzabFYDiTM

Sorry for the songs associated with these tributes although I kind of like the first one. The clips are great though.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 04, 2012, 02:50:56 PM
When I initially wrote down a list at home, pretty much all of my top favorites were ECW guys. I was borderline tempted to do three top tens: ten WWE, ten WCW, and ten ECW.

Ultimately I ended up where I did, with some guys known primarily for their ECW time (Dreamer, Sandman). Others spent some time there but moved on to greater acclaim in other companies (Austin, Foley, Guerrero).

I was gonna put HBK higher. But, he came a bit before my time, and others I grew up following from the bottom to the top.

Undertaker had to be 1 for me. Although I recall a short WCW run, I was around 6 years old when he debuted as Undertaker. He's had so many incredible feuds and matches with such a range of opponents. I recall matches with Flair, Hogan, HBK, HHH, Foley, DDP, Kane, and countless others. Definite Hall of Fame wrestler with an "old school" mentality. I'm just glad I got to see him live, albeit once, for a brief Smackdown match teaming Kane/Undertaker vs. Jericho/Big Show.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 04, 2012, 02:52:33 PM
By the way, Jase, any list with Samoa Joe and Steamboat is great so far.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 04, 2012, 02:58:43 PM
I'm sure some picks of mine well surprise but I went with guys I personally liked the best ... lots of top name guys aren't on it.

# 16) The Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiQo-Z8lGu0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp395uZk1Zc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 04, 2012, 04:34:51 PM
Another great with tremendous strength and charisma that rivalled Hogan and the Rock in his era - and who sure was entertaining in a fight and certainly appealed to many ethnic fans....

# 15) Bruno Sammartino

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyOnl_1ME8s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoy12scN3vE


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 04, 2012, 05:07:21 PM
I like The Rock a lot. Was tempted to throw him in there.

If I did 15-20, he would be.

Sammartino I don't know much of, other than his announcing stint. Never saw many matches.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 04, 2012, 05:11:40 PM
Sammartino was a great brawler, one of the very best and his had some great cage match/grudge match wars with a number of opponents (George Steele, Stan Hansen, Larry Zbyszko, Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, Killer Kowalksi). Usually Bruno would try and have a clean match but the villain would use dastardly techniques against him leading to an eventual showdown in which Bruno let loose and gave the villain a taste of his own medicine. He was WWWF Champion for over 11 years altogether.

Like Rock and Bruno, it was more about having that "it" factor than in-ring skills but Hulk Hogan had  "it" in spades. While he wasn't my favourite personally (I often cheered his opponents), he never failed to get me interested in watching him and his matches and he rarely failed to entertain his massive fanbase of Hulkamaniacs.

# 14) Hulk Hogan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFwXmz1KGoQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6HcPSSIm60


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 04, 2012, 05:32:17 PM
I was a huge fan of this grappler in the late 90s. Man did he ever work hard night after night.

# 13) Mick Foley (Cactus Jack/Mankind/Dude Love)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iGZjyUyy5w


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 04, 2012, 09:01:17 PM
Entertaining in that in your face, I'm going to do my own thing rebellious way, you just never knew what "Stone Cold" was going to do next week after week...

# 12) "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbvA2oQHXCw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCnrHNK7Wco



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 04, 2012, 09:43:44 PM
Entertaining in that in your face, I'm going to do my own thing rebellious way, you just never knew what "Stone Cold" was going to do next week after week...

# 12) "Stone Cold" Steve Austin

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbvA2oQHXCw[/url]

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCnrHNK7Wco[/url]



I do like how it became a running theme of him just driving different vehicles into the arena.  Like, a lot of people have one or two cars, maybe 3 if they got teens.  Stone Cold doesn't have a Toyota or a station wagon, he's got a Zamboni, a Cement Truck, a Monster Truck, A Beer Truck. :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 04, 2012, 09:52:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feSx9jppWvg
I love this clip.  In The Rise and Fall of ECW, Jericho tells a short story about some events in ECW.  There was a time when Jericho held the TV title, and Paul Heyman waited so long to get hold of Jericho that Jericho threatened to quit and send the title back, due to lack of direct flights from Winnipeg to Philadelphia.  Paul Heyman eventually contacted him at 5AM and said that there were to bereavement tickets waiting for him.  Paul waited so long that he lied to the airlines and said that Chris Benoit died, and Jericho needed to get to Philly immediately. 

This is the tail end of the clip, and Jericho mentions that Heyman once got Ron Simmons a ticket under the name of Seymour Goldstein, and Ron Simmons goes "Give me something to work with, here.  Do I look Jewish to you? Damn!"


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 04, 2012, 10:25:50 PM
It was the unpredictability that I loved about a lot of 90s wrestling when the attitude era really got going and WWF let guys do their own thing with their characters moreso...honestly it's probably what lead to WWF winning the war with WCW if you think about it. That said, the next one on my list I'm sure most would rank far higher (obviously Happy certainly did) and I considered moving him further up the list but he just seems to fit best with the guys I've been naming recently so...

# 11) The Undertaker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OBXvqwaEtU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUPNf5LWa40

I'll probably put up # 10- 6 tomorrow.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 05, 2012, 02:03:38 PM
A lot of folks seem to have forgotten how popular this grappler truly was in his heyday when he was WWWF/WWF Champion from 1978-1983...fans to used to pack in MSG to see Backlund defend his championship against a host and wide variety of challengers and Backlund could carry almost anyone to a great match...Many years later, he'd reinvent himself later in his career as Mr. Bob Backlund and actually managed to get in another brief heel run as WWF champion.

# 10) Bob Backlund

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SvuqWwei0g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyaXh2zjvd8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 05, 2012, 02:34:33 PM
This man was extremely popular wherever he went and he could pretty much do it all, talk, brawl, wrestle, dance the dance and walk the walk. He might not have looked like much but boy did he ever catch on with fans wherever he went be it in the South or in the North. He had more charisma than most. In the 70s and early 80s, few were bigger attractions. Later in his career and after years of being the competition's booker in the NWA, Rhodes moved to WWF and they stuck him with a ridiculous polka dot dancing gimmick but he even managed to make that work and get over.

# 9) "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GuPfpgr0c0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e79asjNZ10


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 05, 2012, 05:09:23 PM
I only really know Backlund from his appearances in the '90s/early '00s.

Saw some footage. Great at what he did.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 05, 2012, 07:05:14 PM
I was gonna wait til Jase finished his list.  But my computer's still kinda crapping out.  So I figured I'd do a list of tag-teams I've liked over the years.

10.) Harlem Heat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GhBi6WTVB4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wrtT6uEe5w


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 05, 2012, 08:36:02 PM
No probs Happy. Actually I have a tag teams list too I could add later as well as one for factions. Anyways Backlund was great and I think I was always surprised by his power lifting up huge guys over his head routinely as if it were nothing night after night. Backlund always felt somewhat legit to me and is the first World Champ I recall from early childhood. The next guy if this was a greatest list instead of based on personal preference would perhaps be the top of the list, or very near it, as one of the greatest in-ring performers in history...

# 8) "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwhGbJCZzE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig5PV2g9C6Q



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 05, 2012, 08:55:56 PM
Another great ring general, a class act and fantastic champion in every way...he always seemed to be the smartest wrestling champion of them all to me. Most often managed by Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, it was always such a great fit with Bockwinkel as Champ.

# 7) Nick Bockwinkel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL3LJMQmKpA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYcA83NkEUo


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 05, 2012, 10:30:15 PM
In terms of being a wrestling performer, this guy just might have been well...perfect.

# 6) "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWfY0OPM8Kw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt87ZufqbJw


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 06, 2012, 09:36:56 AM
9.) The Backseat Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-EAMLib0pU&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 06, 2012, 02:35:07 PM
Another guy who's undoubtably one of the greatest wrestling performers in history..the one and only...

# 5) "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyhEoofiFnY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kbuopqyg58


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 06, 2012, 03:09:35 PM
This guy was perhaps the greatest heel of all-time and just as naturally then became one of the most popular grapplers in history...

# 4) Rowdy Roddy Piper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3odeHJyhGQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gO23dEoTzI


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 06, 2012, 04:15:00 PM
This entry was essentially my favourite wrestler of the 1980s-early 90s...

# 3) Randy "Macho Man" Savage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dymq_vgIMg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDvXVP2iSNs


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 06, 2012, 07:05:28 PM
The next entry became my favourite wrestler after Macho Man went to WCW and I couldn't see him in action as often from then on...Canada's own..."the best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be"....

# 2) Bret "The Hitman" Hart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZNi-m4asjg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT28F-oSTDQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCvR8q0jwwo


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 06, 2012, 07:41:24 PM
Finally my current favourite for close to the last decade. Honestly haven't had a long-term favourite like this since Bret even though I did cheer for the Rock, Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle in between...

# 1) CM Punk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSqKsJ8qmtM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqUl6n92DJg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhxbWU1oc_I

So many great wrestlers didn't make the list but this was based entirely on personal preference, if it had been about the greatest wrestlers ever, names like Lou Thesz, Harley Race, Jack Brisco, Dory Funk Jr., Verne Gagne would have been in the mix even though most of those guys were before my time. Some more recent greats I considered but ultimately left off the list included Daniel Bryan, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, Booker T, Big Van Vader, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, The Magnificent Muraco, Superstar Billy Graham, Wahoo McDaniel, Andre the Giant , Triple H and actually there's even more I could go on and on.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 06, 2012, 11:16:14 PM
Finally my current favourite for close to the last decade. Honestly haven't had a long-term favourite like this since Bret even though I did cheer for the Rock, Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle in between...

# 1) CM Punk

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSqKsJ8qmtM[/url]

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqUl6n92DJg[/url]

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhxbWU1oc_I[/url]

So many great wrestlers didn't make the list but this was based entirely on personal preference, if it had been about the greatest wrestlers ever, names like Lou Thesz, Harley Race, Jack Brisco, Dory Funk Jr., Verne Gagne would have been in the mix even though most of those guys were before my time. Some more recent greats I considered but ultimately left off the list included Daniel Bryan, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, Booker T, Big Van Vader, Terry Funk, Jerry Lawler, The Magnificent Muraco, Superstar Billy Graham, Wahoo McDaniel, Andre the Giant , Triple H and actually there's even more I could go on and on.

I was gonna throw Punk on my list as well.

Should've.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 06, 2012, 11:31:19 PM
both  great lists guys


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 07, 2012, 12:04:12 AM
8.) The Headbangers.  They weren't great.  But I enjoyed the hell out of them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upJI7VlaWZw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vViuWL4DGAE

7.) The Rock 'n Roll Express
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JduC54l7T8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnNX6lly_tk&feature=related

6.) The Briscoe Brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOFg0NIxXfQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsPCs9qbH9I

both  great lists guys

You should do one.  Kinda interested in who you'd pick.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 07, 2012, 12:57:11 AM
Some interesting and different tag team picks Happy. Always felt the Headbangers were underrated and the Briscoe Brothers are perhaps the best actual long-term tag team of the last decade...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 07, 2012, 10:08:31 AM
5.) The Steiner Brothers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt4sFC9KTP8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctFuAsaYcas

4.) The Road Warriors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zusRSfHaVcU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WQWU2_M9qM&feature=fvst

4.) The Acolytes/APA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npHlhbkp8fc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StDrv4On_-M&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 07, 2012, 05:23:19 PM
The APA should be three.

Also realized I've left off The Hart Foundation. Hmm.

Two spots left and a bunch of teams I wanna throw on them.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 07, 2012, 08:28:16 PM
2.) The New Age Outlaws.  I still can't believe how popular two mid-card jobbers became once paired with each other.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQgMBTJRPcg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdsBbonKJ3U

1.) The Dudley Boyz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcaBWilEFl4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkj7HGxESD4

Honorable mentions go to Edge and Christian, The Rockers, The Hart Foundation, The Eliminators.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 08, 2012, 12:24:53 AM
my favorite 20 in no real order

20 Roddy Piper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf2dsnoc_dQ

19 Mick Foley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Kof3rWex6A

18 Hulk Hogan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sziZLFB5rw

17 Bret Hart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btS0OVdqkb0

16 The Undertaker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oj2uUJ51jA



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 08, 2012, 12:25:59 AM
15 Edge and Christian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6-TgC9xL4U

14 Kurt Angle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAiwmRVclrs

13 The Rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcIYOgcCcnM

12 Chris Jericho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpRCh524bsQ

11 Scott Hall

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLtgt7YFRZU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 08, 2012, 12:26:59 AM
10 Stone Cold Steve Austin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa-InpeDb-c

9 Mr. Perfect

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2avsX6TSDhY

8 Yokozuna

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLQqjBFo85w

7 The Million Dollar Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEgjLEs-9M4

6 Jake The Snake Roberts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX812fjtdCU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 08, 2012, 12:27:47 AM
5 The Ultimate Warrior

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riPIhzbz498

4 Chris Benoit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANHWFJzsdSE

3 Macho Man Randy Savage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia9X6Z66UDg

2 The Rockers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73RFwjnJJ3I

1 CM Punk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqUl6n92DJg



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 08, 2012, 12:59:51 AM
Yokozuna!

Wow. Should've remembered him.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 08, 2012, 09:51:52 AM
CHIKARA!

Frightmare is becoming a favorite.  He competes in CHIKARA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP0ZNvq9otI

The Super Smash Brothers win, Mortal Kombat style.  "Finish Him".  :bouncegiggle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScHUX1ojyF8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYk0DLLDous&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 08, 2012, 10:57:55 AM
honorable mention to Vader, Ric Flair, The Hardys, Sting, The Sandman and Santino Marella


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 08, 2012, 09:34:40 PM
Pretty solid lists guys. Perhaps not surprising they would be a bit 80s-90s oriented with a few modern guys too still you picked guys who were good workers and great entertainers. You guys are too young to recall the 70s and early 80s like me. I know the 60s-70s had some hugely popular wrestlers and tag teams, guys who I've seen on video who amazed me - particularly The Fabulous Kangaroos, Freddie Blassie, Gorgeous George, Ricki Starr, Harley Race, Whipper Watson, Lou Thesz, the Miller Brothers, d**k the Bruiser, Hans Schmidt, Fritz Von Erich, the Funks, Verne Gagne and Buddy Rogers.

Anyways I've decided to do a Top 20 Favourite Tag Teams list too so here goes...

# 20) The New Age Outlaws ("The Road Dogg" Jesse James and "Badass" Billy Gunn)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnSa6B7hBrY

# 19) Doom (Butch Reed and Ron Simmons)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHugqduWWZM

# 18) Harlem Heat (Booker T. & Stevie Ray)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NONPHr2YlNY

# 17) Rick & Scott Steiner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctFuAsaYcas

# 16) Steve "Dr. Death" Williams and Terry "Bamm Bamm" Gordy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WQp1kQ_V6w


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 08, 2012, 11:56:31 PM
50K was stolen from a WWE bank account, suspect charged

http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Suspect-charged-with-stealing-50K-from-WWE-3391483.php


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: A_Dubya on March 09, 2012, 09:25:24 PM
My favorite tag team ever:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS1VV-XVE2M


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 09, 2012, 09:38:19 PM
# 15) The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSVLr129FDU

# 14) The Fabulous Kangaroos (Al Costello & Roy Heffernan) (this film helps show just how good the Kangaroos were)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0aJCkKdzSI

# 13) Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14vuo0PR1W4

# 12) The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UWD68FItRA

# 11) The Dudley Boyz (D-Von & Buh Buh Ray Dudley)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8mAkziOHGc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 12, 2012, 08:16:49 PM

thanks to Cena......


(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f55/BIGWIGGUM/CLEVELANDsteamer.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 12, 2012, 08:56:17 PM
Bret Hart wants to give El Dandy a title shot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZe6LvqQaVk

The Misfits were in WCW for a while. :buggedout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jifupX5YUc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 12, 2012, 10:24:10 PM
# 10) Deuce and Domino (they split these guys way too soon)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ5sOmNXQN4

# 9) The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Jacques & Raymond Rougeau)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn701jXWtkE

# 8) Edge and Christian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz-MSaChrYk

# 7) The Brain Busters/Horsemen (Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU2wBgEAnWY

# 6) The Midnight Rockers/The Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lQw1Yhmk_Q


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 14, 2012, 07:14:45 PM
# 5) The Hart Foundation (Bret "The Hitman" Hart & Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS3fdparcrc

# 4) The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn0o9KCGEe8

# 3) Demolition (Ax & Smash)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuR9Z4dkCUI

# 2) The Legion of Doom: The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWRd139Pd1o

# 1) The Midnight Express ("Beautiful" Bobby Eaton & "Sweet" Stan Lane)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJ7UxHkV9Hg


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 14, 2012, 10:20:43 PM
You know I'm an ECW fan.  Nova was an underrated performer with great offensive moves.  Shame he didn't last long in WWE.  I wonder what him and Punk would've done, or him and Daniel Bryan.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpKmMt42N1I&feature=related

I loved Dusty Rhodes feud with Steve Corino.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nfm9p_HhkM4

A rare ECW match between Scott Hall ( :buggedout:) and Justin Credible
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKlqKYyGq5U


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 15, 2012, 11:45:48 AM
recent pic of the Taker confirming he is bald

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/419695_287744334629558_100001819802528_689599_1735800183_n.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 16, 2012, 10:49:27 PM
Fantasy Warfare: Ricky Steamboat vs. Kofi Kingston.  This would be a great matchup if it happened.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GlpqgbHMIc

D'Lo Brown.  Used to like this guy as a teen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C_SjD7fP88


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: moregore on March 17, 2012, 11:40:18 PM
I too prefer the 80s and 90s era wrestling, NWO Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Goldberg, Macho Man, Rowdy Piper, The Undertaker, Scott Hall, the current product leaves me blah


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 23, 2012, 08:35:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO845fjlMI0


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 25, 2012, 12:51:40 AM
it's hard to believe that Del Rio was facing Edge for the big gold belt at Wrestlemania last year....and now it looks like he isn't even going to be on the card this year


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 27, 2012, 10:22:11 PM
Top 10 Factions time....

# 10) nWo (The New World Order) : the idea started great (and Hogan turning heel was huge!) and the initial three members up to the first 5-6 was fine but when the group expanded further and further to the point it seemed almost everyone was a member at some point or another and they rarely ever seemed to lose or have anyone get the upper hand on them, well I think that hurt their momentum and fans interest started to wane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H095_MEGyM

# 9) The Jersey Triad (Diamond Dallas Page, Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon): This trio was great. Three guys from Jersey getting it done. Kind of similar to the Freebirds in some ways with a guy good at talking, a big man good in the ring and another smaller guy who could get the job done in-ring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peWjtYFmhb0


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 28, 2012, 10:34:49 AM
my Wrestlemania predictions:

Cena over Rock

Taker will beat HHH in the cell

Punk over Jericho

Daniel Bryan over Sheamus

Cody Rhodes retains the IC  title over Big Show

Orton defeats Kane

Team Johnny over Team Teddy

Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos over Eve and BethPheonix


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 28, 2012, 10:16:58 PM
my Wrestlemania predictions:

Cena over Rock

Taker will beat HHH in the cell

Punk over Jericho

Daniel Bryan over Sheamus

Cody Rhodes retains the IC  title over Big Show

Orton defeats Kane

Team Johnny over Team Teddy

Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos over Eve and BethPheonix
I could see Sheamus winning.  Jericho winning as well.  Bryan and Punk both held the titles for a reasonable amount of time (in today's WWE, at least.)  I doubt both would win at Mania though...so I could see Punk win at 'Mania, with Bryan losing, and then Punk losing at the next ppv.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 28, 2012, 10:35:25 PM
Factions/Stables...mine would be a bit different from Jase

10.) The J.O.B. Squad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtj7GRVRgDc

9.) bWo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTO_n5GTVYE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5K7me-bAgs

Consisted of "Big" Stevie Cool, Da Blue Guy, "Hollywood" Nova, Chastity, Thomas "The Inchworm" Rodman, 7-11, "Nacho Man" Ricky Salvage, The Catman, Dick Togo, Men's Teioh, and Taka Michinoku.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 29, 2012, 06:47:50 PM
Wrestlemania Predictions:

Cena over Rock (think the crowd will be heavily pro-Rock though)

Taker will beat HHH in the cell (I could see something happening here that leads to HBK having another run perhaps)

Punk over Jericho (I think Punk initially wins but is later stripped of the title or the decision reversed at the hands of  Johnny Ace - due to excessive violent brutality perhaps after his attacking Christian and probably laying waste to Jericho here too)

Daniel Bryan over Sheamus (actually I wouldn't be surprised to see Bryan lose by DQ or countout to retain his title as well, think he squeaks out of it with the title though).

Cody Rhodes retains the IC  title over Big Show (suspect Rhodes or Show is either DQed or counted out here and Show flips out following match).

Kane beats Orton in underhanded fashion (to keep the feud going)

Team Johnny over Team Teddy

Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos over Eve and Beth Pheonix (Honestly I think Eve and Beth will win here but no one will remember it in the end and Kelly and Maria will still end up celebrating).

Continuing on with factions...

# 8) The Triple Threat (Shane Douglas, Chris Candido and Bam Bam Bigelow)

Probably the best ECW faction...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nElh18LgWs

# 7) The Dangerous Alliance (Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton & Larry Zbyszko): the dominant faction of WCW in the early 1990s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpormSbD9ho


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 29, 2012, 09:42:18 PM
Pretty sure whoever is teaming with Maria Menounous will win.  Anytime there's a 'celebrity' type event...however minor of a 'celebrity' here, they win.

8.) Raven's Nest/Flock.  The ECW one, although I liked the one in WCW as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHJ0ir1FySc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VZlYshYU_8&feature=fvsr

7.) The Radicalz...guess one could say they were a stable.  They were around awhile.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YINmV62KoW4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkTA3xs0PGY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 01, 2012, 03:52:03 PM
WrestleMania 28 is in about two hours.

Always get pumped for tonight.

Wonder if Kharma will appear?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 01, 2012, 04:43:41 PM
WrestleMania 28 is in about two hours.

Always get pumped for tonight.

Wonder if Kharma will appear?


I'm hoping she does


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 01, 2012, 05:07:59 PM
Hmm is Lord Tenshi the former Albert? The head sure looks like his.

Honestly I now think the Rock will win tonight. After all, he might have more Wrestlemanias in him yet. And I suspect the show will end on an high and it's in Miami, Rock's hometown.

And back to the factions...

# 6) The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael "P.S." Hayes, Terry "Bamm Bamm" Gordy and Buddy "Jack" Roberts, later versions including Jimmy "Jam" Garvin and Badstreet [Brad Armstrong under a mask]): the Freebirds were one of the earliest factions and I do consider them one as they almost always had 3 or more members.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oniMVVUc7Jc

# 5) DeGeneration X (Triple H, X-Pac, The New Age Outlaws and Chyna, earliest and latest version was the tag team of Triple H & Shawn Michaels - the 5 person group is the version I truly consider a faction)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHpwWUIsqOk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 01, 2012, 06:01:51 PM
6.) The Triple Threat (ECW)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nElh18LgWs

5.) The Filthy Animals (WCW)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Zk_4WQ-6g


Hmm is Lord Tenshi the former Albert? The head sure looks like his.

Honestly I now think the Rock will win tonight. After all, he might have more Wrestlemanias in him yet. And I suspect the show will end on an high and it's in Miami, Rock's hometown.



Word going round is that Albert's gonna be involved with Johnny Laurinaitis.  Tenshi would be him.

As for Rock/Cena...I can argue it ending either way.  Rock apparently signed a good deal with WWE, and may have one or two more matches this year (potentially), plus a couple next year.  He's been announced for 'Mania 29...so take that for what it's worth.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 01, 2012, 06:43:24 PM
Rock vs. 'Taker would be huge assuming 'Taker still has more in him.

# 4) Evolution (Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton & Batista): This faction dominated the early 2000s and were very impressive capturing numerous championships between them - typically with HHH as World Champ, Orton as I-C champ and Batista and Flair as tag champs. The group would build up Orton & Batista and helped turn them into megastars. Arguably as close to the Four Horsemen as the WWE ever got.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aDXQCamREA

# 3) The Hart Foundation (Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart & "Loose Cannon" Brian Pillman): In 1997, this faction was red hot and honestly I suspect played a part in helping turn the tide back in WWF's favor during the Monday Night Wars- the whole U.S. vs. Canada (and the World) rivalry was very well done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8gzI2rYYBI


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 01, 2012, 07:14:59 PM
J.R. is calling this. Happening early, only an hour into the show.

Undertaker has virtually no hair.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 01, 2012, 07:49:27 PM
Undertaker wins to go an unmatched 20-0 at 'Mania.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 01, 2012, 09:23:01 PM
 :thumbup: to that. Rock vs. Taker would be cool if possible in the future. They never faced each other at Wrestlemania before.

Read Brock Lesnar might have signed with WWE and Batista is also rumored as being at the show. Wonder if they'll play a part?

Factions...

# 2) The Nation (The Rock, Owen Hart, D-Lo Brown, The Godfather and Mark Henry): I really enjoyed watching this group circa 1998 and they had a great run together and a memorable feud with D-X. Really helped build most of these guys up at the time and many went on to have greater success later on. There were several other versions of The Nation of Domination but I consider this group to be by far the most successful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEDGLh02IlY

# 1) The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson and manager J.J. Dillon, the earliest version with Ole Anderson was pretty solid too, other versions much less so)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-fMGSe97VQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSJJZ8qhs2I




Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 01, 2012, 10:40:10 PM
very very surprised that Rock won  :cheers:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: A_Dubya on April 01, 2012, 11:23:27 PM
very very surprised that Rock won  :cheers:

Same here. Thank God. Lesser of 2 evils.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 02, 2012, 11:01:33 PM
so Brock Lenar is back.........honestly never thought I'd ever see that again after how he left


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 03, 2012, 09:05:52 AM
4.) The Ministry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW865X2Hfo4

3.) The 4 Horsemen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-fMGSe97VQ

2.) nWo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H095_MEGyM

1.) DX
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHpwWUIsqOk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snW-5AHxYTA


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 03, 2012, 08:15:00 PM
I considered adding the Ministry and the Corporation too but ultimately decided against it but yeah I really enjoyed those two factions which eventually merged in the late 90s. Another underrated faction that was pretty good was The Varsity Club (Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotundo & Rick Steiner and later Sullivan, Rotundo, Steve "Dr. Death" Williams and Dan Spivey). And yeah the Brood, also part of the Ministry at one point, were pretty good too. Helped launch Edge & Christian at any rate.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 03, 2012, 08:51:35 PM
Some AJ Styles.  I like AJ Styles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LkHjFGJATw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoBFoURsaBM

In retrospect, I likely would've added The Varsity Club in place of The Filthy Animals.  I was a big fan of The Ministry.  Corporation as well.  Seemed kinda weird merging them.  But I remember this:
"It's me, Austin!"...and then...CEO Austin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgDwI1EC5iY



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Swordmaster1982 on April 05, 2012, 08:13:50 PM
I love classic real wrestling from 1987 back.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 05, 2012, 11:58:21 PM
Was thinking of doing a top ten 'cruiserweight' thing.
10.) La Parka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWu6FS6Uc_0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkJ8_uNMM_I

9.) Lance Storm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFJ6z_UmyKM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoS9-cnIUIA

Storm's fairly 'big' for a Cruiserweight.  But he fits the division as he's too 'small' to be a heavyweight, and is a former WCW Cruiserweight Champ.

I love classic real wrestling from 1987 back.

We talk about that here.  Jase, I believe, is a big fan of the 'classic' timeframe.  I like what I can find on youtube, as having been born in the mid-'80s I'm mostly familiar with the newer stuff.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: moregore on April 06, 2012, 02:55:07 AM
Saturday Nights Main Event were awesome Hogan even had his own cartoon show in the mid 80s I remember seeing it when I was a little kid


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2012, 08:57:59 AM
8.) Juventud Guerrera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2imJLsVFQnA

7.) Ultimo Dragon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz3u9rNrmb4&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 06, 2012, 09:42:19 PM
I'll tackle a Top 10 too.

10) TAKA Michinoku

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbi64SclU1I

09) Juventud Guerrera

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2imJLsVFQnA

08) Ultimo Dragon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urM6BVrc7Cs


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2012, 10:16:59 PM
6.) Ruckus (although, never did make it to the 'big leagues', he'd have been in their light-heavyweight category.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlEQC1lGWH0

5.) Billy Kidman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0XhnxNwBoE


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 08, 2012, 09:09:37 AM
4.) Yoshiro Tajiri
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z4WS60Jmnc

3.) AJ Styles*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_9OPNVKrsA

Wasn't sure if I'd include AJ.  He's found success as a heavyweight wrestler, but his beginnings were in the WCW Cruiserweight division, in CZW's Junior Heavyweight division and the X Division. 

There's a couple people I'm gonna leave off, notably Jerry Lynn, Super Crazy and Jericho.  Love all three, but most people nowadays overlook Jericho's history in the Cruiserweight Division. 

Not sure if I'll add Dean Malenko, either. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 08, 2012, 12:12:29 PM
07) X-Pac/Sean Waltman/The Lightning Kid (hey, he was a fantastic cruiserweight grappler)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0pNC_f46as

06) Flyin' Brian (the original WCW Light Heavyweight star)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATNXU5C2tbY

05) Eddie Guerrero (one of the greatest)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0F2Gu3GGqw



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 08, 2012, 12:21:40 PM
6.) Ruckus (although, never did make it to the 'big leagues', he'd have been in their light-heavyweight category.)
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlEQC1lGWH0[/url]

5.) Billy Kidman
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0XhnxNwBoE[/url]


who's Ruckus? I never heard of him

I love classic real wrestling from 1987 back.


I was a kid way back then so I never saw anything live until maybe the 1990s, but I really appreciate the product back then which I saw eventually via DVDs and what nor


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 08, 2012, 03:12:38 PM
Ruckus is known for being in the companies Ring of Honor and Combat Zone Wrestling. Also competed in Japan and Mexico. Won several Junior Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight belts.

At one point was 300 pounds but was one of the best high flyers I've seen. He's now around 220 pounds.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 08, 2012, 04:18:36 PM
04) Rey Mysterio Jr. (perhaps the most successful cruiserweight luchadore)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7A4kvN6P7o

03) Dean Malenko (the man of 1000 Holds)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7uUq9UbkBY

02) Tiger Mask (the Japanese legend)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HITnKke3t9g


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on April 08, 2012, 05:33:42 PM
saw this image on 9gag, and decided to put it here.
(http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/3622571_700b.jpg)
This happens to be one of my fav music genre.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 08, 2012, 07:06:56 PM
And finally # 1) The Dynamite Kid (who was so incredibly good in his era, most people nowadays have no idea - sadly he tore his body to pieces to do so)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xRYi8sxJ2Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Ks90kH6aY


There's been so many great cruiserweights over the years...even top stars in the heavyweight division arguably at times qualified. Guys like CM Punk, Shawn Michaels, Matt Hardy, Jeff Hardy,  Chris Benoit, Christian, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan and A.J. Styles all come to mind in this regard (heck even the legendary Danny Hodge was a junior heavyweight) and then there's some other great cruisers who deserve at least a mention including Paul London, Billy Kidman, Tajiri, Lance Storm, Jushin "Thunder" Liger, Psicosis, La Parka, Gregory "Hurricane" Helms, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Nunzio/Little Guido, Jamie Noble, Brian Kendrick, Low-Ki, The Amazing Red, Blitzkreig, Jerry Lynn to name but a few.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 08, 2012, 10:10:33 PM
2.) Eddie Guerrero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3MXB80RjMs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3HZZIsCO4c

When Eddie won the belt from Lesnar...such a good moment.  Well deserved, Eddie. :bluesad:

1.) Rey Mysterio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imdxvdKb8ig


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 08, 2012, 10:21:32 PM
Great list Happy. All fine talents there. Obviously I was influenced a bit by the 1980s again with mine although I've heard guys like Chavo Guerrrero Sr. and Tatsumi Fujinami were tearing it up in the late 70s, early 80s too. I've got an idea for a new list. Why not a tribute of sorts to our favourite enhancement guys?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNfIy0a4fXA

#10) "Iron" Mike Sharpe ("Canada's Greatest Athlete" or so he claimed)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzvx3YXhwgo

# 9) "The Brooklyn Brawler" Steve Lombardi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU6d8qZWAs4


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 11, 2012, 07:50:31 PM
with the draft coming up in a few weeks...this is what I would do with the rosters

RAW
CM Punk
John Cena
HHH
Undertaker
The Rock
Brock Lesnar
Chris Jericho
Christian
Mark Henry
Jack Swagger
Lord Tensai
Kharma
Beth Pehonix
Rey Mysterio
R-Truth
Epico
Primo
Bre Bella
Alex Riley
David Otunga
Goldust
Mason Ryan
Tyler Reks
Curt Hawkins
Darren Young
Heath Slater
Zeke
Jinder Mahal
Tyson Kidd
Nattie
Derrick Bateman
Maxine
Johnny Curtis
Titus ONeal
Alicia Fox














SD
Randy Orton
Sheamus
The Miz
Santino Marella
Daniel Bryan
Alberto Del Rio
Ricardo Rodriguez
Brodus Clay
Dolph Ziggler
Kofi Kingston
Zack Ryder
Drew McIntyre
Big Show
Cody Rhodes
Goldust
Eve
AJ
Kelly Kelly
Nikki Bela
Kane
Evan Bourne
JTG
Michael McGillcutty
Ted Jr.
Hunico
Camacho
Sin Cara
Khali
Yoshi Tatsu
William Regal
Ryback
Wade Barrett
Justin Gabriel
The Usos
Rosa Mendez
Damien Sandow


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 11, 2012, 08:56:22 PM
Honestly the draft seems pretty pointless nowadays with guys appearing on both shows, especially Raw.

Back to great and memorable enhancement guys:

Here's two memorable AWA regulars

# 8) "Sodbuster" Kenny Jay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmRANMbgUsA

# 7) Jake "The Milkman" Milliman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V2Koi8q64g


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 11, 2012, 09:13:32 PM
with the draft coming up in a few weeks...this is what I would do with the rosters

RAW
CM Punk
John Cena
HHH
Undertaker
The Rock
Brock Lesnar
Chris Jericho
Christian
Mark Henry
Jack Swagger
Lord Tensai
Kharma
Beth Pehonix
Rey Mysterio
R-Truth
Epico
Primo
Bre Bella
Alex Riley
David Otunga
Goldust
Mason Ryan
Tyler Reks
Curt Hawkins
Darren Young
Heath Slater
Zeke
Jinder Mahal
Tyson Kidd
Nattie
Derrick Bateman
Maxine
Johnny Curtis
Titus ONeal
Alicia Fox














SD
Randy Orton
Sheamus
The Miz
Santino Marella
Daniel Bryan
Alberto Del Rio
Ricardo Rodriguez
Brodus Clay
Dolph Ziggler
Kofi Kingston
Zack Ryder
Drew McIntyre
Big Show
Cody Rhodes
Goldust
Eve
AJ
Kelly Kelly
Nikki Bela
Kane
Evan Bourne
JTG
Michael McGillcutty
Ted Jr.
Hunico
Camacho
Sin Cara
Khali
Yoshi Tatsu
William Regal
Ryback
Wade Barrett
Justin Gabriel
The Usos
Rosa Mendez
Damien Sandow

I don't know who half of those people are and watch Raw weekly.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 11, 2012, 09:22:40 PM
Jase, I'd love to do a top ten 'enhancement' list.  But, I can't really think of many off the top of my head.  Although, here's a semi-list:

Brooklyn Brawler vs. Red Rooster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owHjsYyfwc4

HHH vs. Brooklyn Brawler, TAKA Michinoku and Sho Funaki.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH1iH2WawdI


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 12, 2012, 02:13:29 PM
with the draft coming up in a few weeks...this is what I would do with the rosters

RAW
CM Punk
John Cena
HHH
Undertaker
The Rock
Brock Lesnar
Chris Jericho
Christian
Mark Henry
Jack Swagger
Lord Tensai
Kharma
Beth Pehonix
Rey Mysterio
R-Truth
Epico
Primo
Bre Bella
Alex Riley
David Otunga
Goldust
Mason Ryan
Tyler Reks
Curt Hawkins
Darren Young
Heath Slater
Zeke
Jinder Mahal
Tyson Kidd
Nattie
Derrick Bateman
Maxine
Johnny Curtis
Titus ONeal
Alicia Fox
Kaitlyn


SD
Randy Orton
Sheamus
The Miz
Santino Marella
Daniel Bryan
Alberto Del Rio
Ricardo Rodriguez
Brodus Clay
Dolph Ziggler
Kofi Kingston
Zack Ryder
Drew McIntyre
Big Show
Cody Rhodes
Goldust
Eve
AJ
Kelly Kelly
Nikki Bela
Kane
Evan Bourne
JTG
Michael McGillcutty
Ted Jr.
Hunico
Camacho
Sin Cara
Khali
Yoshi Tatsu
William Regal
Ryback
Wade Barrett
Justin Gabriel
The Usos
Rosa Mendez
Damien Sandow

I don't know who half of those people are and watch Raw weekly.

a few of them are jobbers and guys stuck on NXT who are occasionally on TV


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 12, 2012, 02:49:19 PM
I've seen Regal three times in the past year.

Once on Raw this week holding back Cena, and twice more on Zack Ryder's YouTube show.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 12, 2012, 06:04:49 PM
Well Happy, a lot of folks online do rate The Brooklyn Brawler (AKA: Steve Lombardi) as their favourite enhancement guy. The fact he's proven so memorable over the years shows he was indeed one of the most popular of the job guys.

# 6) Reno Riggins (one of my all-time faves, I always loved seeing him out there as he'd have surprisingly great matches with guys like Mr. Perfect, Randy Savage, Rick Martel and others)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZxBTii94Lo


# 5) Duane Gill (Gillberg) & Barry Hardy (so I'm cheating a little with this one but I really loved watching these guys as a team, Gill would go on to greater fame and some slight success as Gillberg - these guys also wore masks at one point and competed as  The Executioners)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHTlbcxTxJw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP7-prvm6W4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9iFmCTaMfc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 12, 2012, 06:06:48 PM
I've seen Regal three times in the past year.

Once on Raw this week holding back Cena, and twice more on Zack Ryder's YouTube show.

I think Regal is like the GM on NXT or something. He's also their color commentator and very good in that role from what little I've seen.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 12, 2012, 08:57:16 PM
Mike Quackenbush is a fairly decent wrestler/writer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owFBXxoELhM

Frightmare.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP0ZNvq9otI

I've seen Regal three times in the past year.

Once on Raw this week holding back Cena, and twice more on Zack Ryder's YouTube show.


I think Regal is like the GM on NXT or something. He's also their color commentator and very good in that role from what little I've seen.

Regal's actually vastly underrated on the mic, and in the ring.  He's great whenever he's a commentator or in a 'character' role, like Commissioner Regal a few years back.  I recall a time in like, '08 or so, when he seemed to be fairly popular with the audience and primed for a WWE World Title after winning King of The Ring, but got popped with steroids and suspended.  Shame.  Man deserved it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 13, 2012, 03:40:30 PM
# 4) The Conquistadors (so OK I'm cheating a little again but who didn't love watching these gold suited latin-american masked grapplers in the 80s, under the masks they were Jose Luis Rivera and Jose Estrada - they even got their moment to shine of sorts in the 1988 Survivor Series)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0KBbY06q9A

# 3) Tom "Rocky" Stone (who seemed to be in all the major feds as a regular enhancement guy over the years and often had surprisingly entertaining bouts in said role)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCyZGIKgL4g

# 2) Dennis Stamp (another great enhancement guy who had surprisingly entertaining bouts making other grapplers look like a million bucks)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUUYjpIg59Y


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 13, 2012, 06:57:18 PM
This is from the old N64/PS1 game WWF Attitude.  Personally I dig the whole "Attitude" era the best.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2lDioC2L7I

The Mean Street Posse...loved these guys.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUrc8mEcH2M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj5I1ZHqgIc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 15, 2012, 03:52:01 PM
# 1) Barry Horowitz (I always looked forward to seeing Barry in action with whomever he was making look good week in and week out, Horowitz was actually always a pretty solid in-ring worker and they even gave him a push at one point following his shocking upset win of Skip, he'd briefly form a tag team with Hakushi but it wasn't too long before he was back to being the top regular enhancement guy be it in WWF, WCW or wherever. Horowitz actually had moderate success outside of WWF and WCW and even held titles in other feds in Florida and Global if I'm not mistaken.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJRu1BQ9m6o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-FgOSHR0TA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaNjIPgRTu8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjiV7KYDgZw

Worthy of Honorable Mentions: Leaping Lanny Poffo, The Mulkey Brothers, Jim Powers, Playboy Buddy Rose, Pistol Pez "Shaska" Whatley, The Italian Stallion, Colin Delaney, Nacho Berrera, George "Scrap Iron" Gadaski, Sonny Rogers, Goldie Rogers, Brian Costello, Frankie Williams, Baron Mikel Scicluna, Johnny Rodz, Barry O, Terry Gibbs, Tiger Chung Lee, Rocky King, A.J Petrucci, Buddy Lee Parker, Charlie Fulton, George South, Jimmy Jack Funk, Joey Maggs, Outback Jack, Pat Rose, Pete Sanchez, Rene Goulet, Rusty Brooks, Houdini, Ricky Ataki, Todd Becker, Greg Robertson, Steve Olsonoski, Tony Leone, Ken Glover, S.D. Jones, Dusty Wolfe, Ken Timbs, Daryl Nickle, Dangerous Danny Davis, Mario Mancini, Scott Casey and Red Tyler.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 19, 2012, 06:32:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0opU_wz0j34

Pretty cool old news item until the female journalist veers into trying to prove wrestling is fake and then shows footage of a chop and a smack that actually does make contact to prove her point?! Gotta love the Ramones music set to this and how great Hogan was way back as an heel.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 19, 2012, 10:37:16 PM
seeing that clip of Horowitz  beating Skip on Superstars reminded me of how excited I was as a kid seeing him finally get a win


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 20, 2012, 07:06:51 PM
How I wish this old ROH stable would reform - The Second City Saints! Why not Ace Steele too as a manager/second? Doubt it'll happen but it would be so cool if it did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKs3tMAhUuA


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 24, 2012, 08:59:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqBLuSzBzxw&feature=fvst


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 24, 2012, 09:27:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIcTlIE0p3I

All the elements of what would become pro wrestling are there and perhaps even more...a lot of these guys were very legit in their day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-6OdotH_4Q

Pretty controversial stuff back in the days of kayfabe or when wrestlers claimed wrestling was as presented instead of pre-planned or an exhibition.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 24, 2012, 09:32:29 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIcTlIE0p3I[/url]

All the elements of what would become pro wrestling are there and perhaps even more...a lot of these guys were very legit in their day.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-6OdotH_4Q[/url]

Pretty controversial stuff back in the days of kayfabe or when wrestler claimed wrestling was as presented instead of pre-planned or an exhibition.



Actually watching a thing on one of the A&E channels about the history of pro wrestling, from the early days in the 1900's until the modern age with the entertainment it's become.  Interesting stuff.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 06, 2012, 01:05:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsCzsqU4uTo


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 04, 2012, 05:07:15 PM
CM Punk was in Philly recently.

Announced that WWE has designed a new belt for the WWE title, and he hopes to be the guy to debut it, but that's WWE's call.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 04, 2012, 07:08:23 PM
So Randy Orton has been suspended for a wellness policy violation...guess Smackdown! needs a new top babyface. I hope they do change the WWE title, the spinner belt has had its time although I believe it may actually be the most valuable version of the title...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 04, 2012, 07:11:51 PM
Orton is contracted through 2019.

It's his second violation.

Have a feeling he won't last 7 more years.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 05, 2012, 12:30:05 AM
from LordsofPain

Randy Orton's future with WWE is uncertain following their announcement Wednesday that he was being suspended for 60 days for his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program. SuperLuchas.net reports the SmackDown wrestler met with Chairman Vince McMahon, Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events Paul Levesque and Executive Vice President of Television Production Kevin Dunn at the organization's headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut on Friday.

A WWE source described the meeting's atmosphere as "hostile;" it was determined that a further decision concerning Orton awaits. The report adds there are "several" officials lobbying for his termination as a cost-cutting measure. They feel his lucrative ten-year contractsigned in January 2010can no longer be justified if he is brought back in a mid-level role. His second suspension hinders WWE from continuing to feature Orton in headline role since a third drug-testing policy infraction would result in automatic termination.

McMahon is especially infuriated with Orton, who felt he had matured in recent years. The nine-time world champion's suspension reportedly stems from a positive drug test for the anabolic steroid Dianabol, which is banned by the United States Congress under its Controlled Substances Act. He also reportedly tested positive for marijuana, which is subject to a $2,500 fine.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 05, 2012, 08:44:30 AM
Was reading that Ric Flair is 'potentially' coming to WWE, and they may want him to manage Dolph Ziggler.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 06, 2012, 04:05:04 PM
Wondering if, and when, someone is gonna defeat Punk for the belt. I think he had it for ten months so far, pretty long by today's standards.

Honestly, I could see Ziggler holding it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 08, 2012, 07:45:54 PM
He already had a program with Ziggler back in January. I suspect Big Show may have another title run very soon though.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 08, 2012, 09:33:44 PM
hard to believe that Punk's reign is now over 200 days, it still feels very fresh to me

as for who I think will beat him for the belt....as it stands now the nly people I can see doing that are Cena, Big Show, HHH or Brock Lesnar


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 08, 2012, 11:49:07 PM
Lesnar would not win the belt. His schedule is so light he would be home with it.

HHH is barely part-time.

Ziggler could have another program. Orton is out, Mysterio is out. Could see Bryan or Kane taking it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 10, 2012, 02:54:14 PM
I think Kane will be too distracted by A.J. to win that is unless A.J. has been in cahoots with him all along. I could see Bryan winning though. A.J. is the wonder factor there...just whose side is she really on? For some reason I expect Big Show to beat Sheamus for the World title.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 10, 2012, 07:53:59 PM
Hopefully Show wins a belt.

A heel turn would be worthless unless there's a belt.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 11, 2012, 10:33:20 PM
I'm way late to post this but I've been away... sorry.

I was so happy when Undertaker beat HHH for the 2nd time...

Hey. I see Brock is back now! Do you think Undertaker will retire or go 20 -1 with Brock at the next WM?

Any news on Undertaker? I don't watch the reg RAW and Smackdowns anymore.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 12, 2012, 12:11:59 AM
Hasn't been seen in-ring since Wrestlemania. Suspect that he'll mainly appear at the show from now on...

Brock's appearances look like they're going to be limited as well..suspect something with Triple H for Summerslam perhaps?

Me, I'm a huge fan of Colt Cabana. Here's some Classic Colt Cabana!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE0MAISlirA

And hey VenomX, welcome back!! :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 12, 2012, 07:44:00 AM
Vader appeared on RAW last night. Defeated Heath Slater.

I have read that HBK has been contacted about being on the 1,000th episode of RAW. Undertaker, too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 12, 2012, 07:48:43 AM
@JaseSF
Cool. Thanks, man.
Yes, last post I sounded like a kid on sugar lol. Oh well that's just me...

ANyway. Thanks for the Undertaker info. I hope he gets some ring time again... soon.

As for Colt Cabana, it be cool to see him fight a 'classic' AJ Styles huh?

@happy
VADER?! LOL holycrap If I didnt research that I would never believe it... Thanks for that info.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 12, 2012, 08:18:22 PM
Vader looked understandably out of shape but the crowd really popped for him. It was fun seeing him out there again and he looked like he truly squashed Slater at the end.

Wonder if we'll see more old faces in the coming weeks...suspect we will. Perhaps some might even return full-time?

The first heel wrestler I truly liked as a kid...he also wore a mask.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIhui0ECyDE

The Spoiler!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 12, 2012, 09:12:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcBKNbFpknQ

I remember when they had to forklift Yokozuna out of arena.
Vader broke Yokozuna's shin or something. I think mid 90's?

Quote
Wonder if we'll see more old faces in the coming weeks...suspect we will. Perhaps some might even return full-time?

I've read rumors about Sid making a come back... that would be so cool! :smile:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 12, 2012, 10:09:33 PM
Plan is to have a few old-timers around in some capacity for the next two months or so.

Potentially longer since Raw is now gonna be 3-hours permanently. Heard about talks with Flair, Sid, HBK.

Foley has a legends deal, as do both J.R. and Austin, I believe.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 13, 2012, 09:11:35 PM
A little tribute to the WWE, 2001 or so.  Personally my favorite year they had, although that '97-'02 run was great.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onBAA5vmpfg

History of the WWF
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84yacsM03H4

Stone Cold.  My favorite wrestler of all time.  How WCW screwed up with this one, and held him back boggles my mind.  Worse, he went to ECW and it's like nobody at the WWE saw that he had personality and an ability to speak.  So he was "The Ringmaster" and DiBiase was his mouthpiece.  Luckily they allowed him to be himself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly0NDg8ve8I


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 13, 2012, 09:29:20 PM
(http://www.wwe.com/f/tout/image/2010/12/5973224.jpg)

Stone cold IS The Attitude Era. :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 13, 2012, 10:38:19 PM
I'm more a fan of 80s wrestling myself. Hated to see kayfabe go but I guess it was inevitable. I know I posted these before but these help illustrate IMO just how cool the 80s were:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM45_54oXTY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QABwHrH6JE0

And here's another cool video tribute with cool footage from several decades with WWF and NWA and AWA world champs... well cool aside from the choice of music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnm7hC_YC1I


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 13, 2012, 10:56:28 PM
I'm with you man. 80's wrestling was the best! :smile:
Heres a classic 85 match for you... remember this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SguU_BM-1T8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 13, 2012, 11:15:27 PM
I only know a little of the '80 stuff. Started watching at 3 or 4, around '87 or '88.

So I kinda grew up with the New Generation and Attitude eras.

ECW was my favorite promotion.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 14, 2012, 03:44:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U9bFgV5c-U

Mid to late 90's ECW = Incredible. I was at few live ECW events back in the day. :wink:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 14, 2012, 04:16:06 PM
ECW, in '95, '96, '97 was incredible. Could argue '94 as well, with Raven, Funk, Cactus Jack, Dreamer, Benoit, Malenko, Jericho, Pitbulls, Guerrero, and the cruiserweights.

I still watched it from '98-'01. Most mainstream fans, though, only watched it after WWF took off with Austin and 'borrowing' the adult concepts and hardcore wrestling and thought of ECW as the imitation.

ECW still had good workers at the end: Little Guido, Tajiri, Super Crazy, CW Anderson, Lance Storm, Whipwreck, and Simon Diamond amongst others.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 14, 2012, 04:37:03 PM
LOL. My Uncle Jim looks like a clone of Little Guido...

Anyway. I'm going crazy to research this maybe you remember?
Who was the blonde guy with the cast on his leg or foot? Late 90's early 2000-3?
Wheelchair maybe? He was at a live event, I was there. Nova beat him up. Any clue?

Not Shane Douglas. This guy was out of shape and alot taller...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 14, 2012, 04:49:29 PM
Found it. Jack Victory. That was driving me crazy. :twirl:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 14, 2012, 05:48:13 PM
Jack Victory was hanging with Steve Corino for a bit.

Can't remember if they split at some point.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 14, 2012, 09:35:10 PM
Posted this before.  But, I like Foley a lot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWJ1SiJX3KE

RVD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-A_GY-ysWA


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 14, 2012, 09:48:28 PM
Was wondering. Did Mick ever wrestle RVD?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 14, 2012, 10:55:24 PM
I don't recall an RVD/Foley bout.

Did they cross paths in TNA? I haven't followed TNA closely but know both were there.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 15, 2012, 12:22:25 PM
I don't recall an RVD/Foley bout.
Did they cross paths in TNA? I haven't followed TNA closely but know both were there.

Hmm I not sure... maybe? I dont watch TNA anymore...

To everyone here... whats your favorite wrestling games?

My top vote: Wrestlefest Arcade. :thumbup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO529MYnous

I also enjoyed WWF No Mercy (Nintendo 64) back in the day. That game was great!

and lets not forget WCW World Championship Wrestling on the Nintendo 8bit. Yes, it's old now... but still.

(http://botchamania.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/wcw-roster.png)

with that said...
I also had the new PS3 WWE ALL Stars game... it was awesome but I had to trade it in...
The camera flashes every few secs or when you do a 'move'... made me sick. No joke.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 15, 2012, 03:32:52 PM
Little bit ago, we mentioned Austin. As much credit he deserves, Vince McMahon was as great as Austin was, and very willing to put his own body on the line. Made Austin a bigger star.

As for video games, a few I like:
WWF Attitude
WCW/NWO Revenge
WWF No Mercy
WWE Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain

Whichever Smackdown game also has ECW, with Punk, Dreamer, Funk, Sabu and Sandman.

ECW Anarchy Rulz was fun, but essentially a ripoff of the Attitude game with Japanese moves.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 15, 2012, 09:08:18 PM
I recall playing that Wrestlefest Arcade game quite a bit as well during my college years believe it or not. A really fun game. I also really enjoyed the 90s Royal Rumble Arcade game.

Some of my personal faves I have in my own collection:

WWF War Zone
WWF Attitude
WWF Smackdown! 2: Know Your Role
WWE Smackdown!: Here Comes the Pain
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006
WWE All-Stars
WCW Nitro
Showdown: Legends of Wrestling (mainly for the rosters, CAW and arenas and general old-school feel)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 17, 2012, 07:54:53 AM
^ yup. I forgot about WWE Smackdown!: Here Comes the Pain... that was a good game too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 17, 2012, 10:34:13 AM
I do own every Smackdown game, although only a couple are favorites.

WWF Metal: Samoa Joe losing to Essa Rios
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQwALrvIf20


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 17, 2012, 02:59:03 PM
I'm usually good at finding stuff on the net...
but I can't seem to find any footage of New Jack fighting Brian Knobbs at an independent show a few months ago.
(this was a real fight) it's all over youtube but no video or photos.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 18, 2012, 04:19:46 PM
I wonder if another 'legend' will appear tonight.

In the countdown to the 1,000th Raw, they're supposed to have some legends.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 18, 2012, 05:30:34 PM
If it's Sid I'm gonna start watching Raw again.

Long shot - if it's Warrior I'll be so happy. I'll watch it again for sure!

(http://www.wrestlingvalley.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/ultimate-warrior.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 18, 2012, 07:20:22 PM
So far they've not been announcing them ahead of time.  So you gotta watch to see them.

Although, they did announce that Cyndi Lauper will be on tonight.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 18, 2012, 07:24:22 PM
Cyndi Lauper... hey maybe Roddy Piper will return?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 18, 2012, 07:31:25 PM
Cyndi Lauper... hey maybe Roddy Piper will return?
I'm hoping.

It is in New York tonight.  Although, not sure if it's at MSG, or Long Island.

Either way, they launched the "Rock'n'Wrestling Connection."


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 18, 2012, 07:47:23 PM
I was a bit of a Hogan fan growing up. :wink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U79COQRZso

Eddie Guerrero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClpLSB7Hihs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3MXB80RjMs

Shame Eddie's dead. :bluesad:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 18, 2012, 08:16:49 PM
Big Johnny was 'fired.'

Foley is on Raw.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 18, 2012, 09:28:40 PM
Quote
"Rock'n'Wrestling Connection"

I loved that cartoon...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whSGHoXo0Ik


So it was Foley heh? Meh.

edit* did anything exciting happen on Raw?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 18, 2012, 11:23:57 PM
Show was solid.

Paul Heyman announced Lesnar will NOT face HHH at SummerSlam. HHH assaulted him.

Big Johnny was faking his injuries, and Otunga seemed mad at him.

Piper was there.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 18, 2012, 11:36:27 PM
Ha... I called Piper too. :twirl:

I just watched it on youtube... it was fun to see Slater get trashed. He was so annoying.

Btw Cyndi Lauper looks good still.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 19, 2012, 08:56:48 AM
The best part of that horrible segment was at the end, with Michael Cole apologizing for a horrible segment.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 19, 2012, 11:44:14 AM
I was watching rise and fall of WCW last night... I had no idea they were killin WWE so badly.

I used to switch between the channels - RAW / NITRO then back again lol (yup, good old days)

well with that said - Imo Vince Russo and Nash trashed the place.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 19, 2012, 04:07:34 PM
Russo, and Ed Ferrara actually increased ratings and created some stars.

But when they started a 'writing committee' and Arquette and Russo won the belt...nail in the coffin.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 19, 2012, 04:10:11 PM
Nash killed it.

Goldberg had that run, won the belt. If they were smart, they could've had that match between Hogan and Goldberg on ppv, and made millions instead of on free tv.

Then Hogan allows Nash to win the belt in exchange for Nash losing it to Hogan and reforming nWo.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 19, 2012, 04:53:31 PM
Everybody said they had a bad feeling when Russo ran the place...

(most people thought it was a conspiracy)

But you're right... in the end - Nash killed it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 19, 2012, 07:40:20 PM
Guys like Nash and Hogan running the place and not allowing anyone to really go over them aside from a rare few they knew wouldn't get over in the end - that was the death of WCW, that and not allowing any new stars to grow aside from Goldberg who was kind of an unexpected fluke. At that point in his career, Hogan should have been jobbing to a whole bunch of guys to help build new stars. They really missed an opportunity with Bret Hart whom they could have called their "real world champion" ala Flair years before. But those established stars needed to be putting over some of the younger talent to give them the rub they needed to reach the next level. Instead we just got beatdowns and domination by Hogan et al week after week. If they'd actually lost a few matches here and there to guys aside from Flair and Luger and to some of the younger guys working their butts off in great matches week after week like Jericho and Eddie Guerrero, it could have probably had many more years than it did.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 19, 2012, 08:39:53 PM
In Russo's defense, I do have to say that WCW was a mess way way before he even got there.

It's been stated before that the people running WCW had no foresight to how to properly produce a show.  They'd be going on the air live at 8:00, and by 7:45 all that was known was the first match of the show at 8:05.  This is a company that once paid to fly 80 wrestlers to an arena in Denver, only to utilize about 20 of them.  They then sent the other guys a paycheck for literally $0.00.

They were smart enough to hire guys like Jericho, Benoit, Malenko and Guerrero, but a full YEAR after they had their shot here in ECW.  But then never gave them any real storylines or chance to expand beyond mid-card status.  The first three months Russo ran the company, he immediately utilized Bret Hart, Eddie Guerrero, Shane Douglas, Rey Mysterio, Norman Smiley, Vampiro, Mike Awesome and a few other younger guys like Kidman who never had that chance.  And, ratings went up.  But, people in Turner's camp wanted the ratings to jump from 1.8 to what the WWF had, a 6.2.  It needs to build.  So he was ousted in favor of Nash.  Who immediately discontinued any story ideas and spotlighted DDP, Nash, Steiner, Flair, Bagwell and Sting.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 19, 2012, 08:51:22 PM
Kurt Angle's a favorite.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUORrfhX_6g

Bret Hart, too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyWWyXIhKt8

Sandman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8ol6fDqR2I


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 19, 2012, 09:56:09 PM
(http://www.bannedinhollywood.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hulkster.gif)

My top WWF favorites...

1. Undertaker
2. The Ultimate Warrior
3. Hulk Hogan
4. Mr. Perfect
4. Stone Cold
5. Sycho Sid
6. The Rock
7. Rick Rude

(http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs6/2262439_o.gif)

My top ECW favorites...

1. Taz
2. Sabu
3. RVD
4. Tommy Dreamer
5. "The Franchise" Shane Douglas
6. Pitbulls
7. NewJAck
8. Classic Dudley Boys w/ sign guy.

(http://www.gifsoup.com/view4/1086479/alex-wright-dancing-o.gif)

 :bouncegiggle:

My top WCW favorites...

1. Classic NWO!
2. Macho Man
3. Crow looking Sting
4. Alex Wright
5. ( I have to think about it.)





Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 19, 2012, 11:06:26 PM
Alex Wright was decent in the ring.

I can't really think of straight-WCW guys I liked, unless you go kinda old-school to the '80s when they had Dusty Rhodes, Funk, etc.

In the late '90s, the ones I liked were ex-WWF or ex-ECW.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 19, 2012, 11:51:27 PM
WWF/WWE

1. Randy "Macho Man" Savage
2. Bret "Hitman" Hart
3. The Undertaker
4. CM Punk
5. Andre the Giant
6. "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig
7. Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff
8. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
9. Hulk Hogan
10. The Rock

HM: Magnificent Muraco, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Kurt Angle

WCW:

1. Big Van Vader
2. Diamond Dallas Page
3. Booker T.
4. Sting
5. Lord Steven Regal
6. Ron Simmons
7. Ricky Steamboat
8. Goldberg
9. Scott Steiner
10. Rick Steiner

HM: Dean Malenko, Chris Benoit

NWA:

1. Ric Flair
2. Sting
3. Barry Windham
4. Tully Blanchard
5. Arn Anderson
6. Dusty Rhodes
7. Nikita Koloff
8. Ricky Steamboat
9. Terry Funk
10. Wahoo McDaniel

HM: Road Warriors, Lex Luger, Magnum T.A., Ivan Koloff, Dick Murdoch, Steve Williams, Mike Rotunda

AWA:

1. Nick Bockwinkel
2. Rick Martel
3. Larry Zbyszko
4. Curt Hennig
5. Mad Dog Vachon
6. Baron Von Raschke
7. The Crusher
8. Ken Patera
9. Crusher Jerry Blackwell
10. Bobby Duncum

HM: Greg Gagne, Verne Gagne, The Blackjacks, Mr. Saito, The Road Warriors, Adrian Adonis, Jesse Ventura, Jim Brunzell

ECW:

1. Rob Van Dam
2. Taz
3. Sabu
4. Raven
5. Terry Funk
6. Shane Douglas
7. Bam Bam Bigelow
8. Tommy Dreamer
9. Jerry Lynn
10. 2 Cold Scorpio

HM: The Sandman, The Dudley Boyz, Public Enemy, New Jack, The Eliminators. The Pit Bulls, Steve Corino, Rhino, Tajiri



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 20, 2012, 09:06:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOBIG2fsgnI


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 20, 2012, 01:13:37 PM
Ok. How about Favorite PPVs? :thumbup:

WWF.
Wrestlemania 6 - Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior
1990 Survivor Series - Undertaker's Debut

ECW.
Hardcore Heaven (1996)
Barely Legal (1997)
Heat Wave (1994)
November to Remember (1993)

WCW.
Halloween Havoc 1998 - Hogan vs. Warrior


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 20, 2012, 02:36:29 PM
Should probably also add the following:

UWF:

1. Steve "Dr. Death" Williams
2. Chris Adams
3. Sting
4. "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert
5. Terry Taylor
6. Rick Steiner
7. Terry Gordy
8. Michael Hayes
9. The One Man Gang
10. The Missing Link

World Class:

1. Kerry Von Erich
2. Jerry Lawler
3. Kevin Von Erich
4. David Von Erich
5. Michael Hayes
6. Terry Gordy
7. Jimmy Garvin
8. Chris Adams
9. Iceman Parsons
10. Bruiser Brody

HM: Fantastics, Midnight Express, Samoan Swat Team, Abdullah the Butcher, One Man Gang, Kamala

Calgary Stampede:

1. Owen Hart
2. Makhan Singh
3. Dynamite Kid
4. The Great Gama
5. Vulkan Singh/Gary Albright
6. Jason the Terrible
7. Brian Pillman
8. Steve Blackman
9. Bad News Allen
10. Chris Benoit

HM: Bruce Hart, The Mongolian Stomper, "Lethal" Larry Cameron, Davey Boy Smith, Bret Hart, Bulldog Bob Brown, Kerry Brown, Leo Burke, The Cuban Assassin, Jerry Morrow, Ron Ritchie, Johnny Smith, "Rotten" Ron Starr, Biff Wellington

Favourite PPVs eh?

WWF/WWE

WWF Wrestling Classic
WWF/WWE Wrestlemania III, IV, VII, VIII, X, XII, XIII, XV, X-7, X8, XIX, XX, 23, XXIV, XXV
WWF Survivor Series 1987, 1988, 1992
WWF Summerslam 1988, 1992
WWF King of the Ring 1993, 1998
WWF Bad Blood 1997
One Night Stand 2005, 2006
WWF/WWE Royal Rumble 1992, 1993, 2000, 2003, 2004
In Your House: Canadian Stampede
WWE No Way Out 2008


NWA/WCW

NWA Chi-Town Rumble '89
NWA WrestleWar '89, 1990, 1991, 1992
WCW SuperBrawl I, II, III, IV, V, VI
WCW Spring Stampede 1994
WCW Slamboree 1993,  1994, 1995
NWA/WCW Great American Bash 1989, 1992
WCW Beach Blast 1992, 1993
NWA/WCW Halloween Havoc 1989, 1998
NWA/WCW Starrcade 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1997

I've got to go right now but I'll continue with ECW and TNA ones later...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 20, 2012, 03:09:54 PM
Awesome favorites. :thumbup:

I forgot to add Starrcade 83...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 20, 2012, 03:43:33 PM
OK continuing:

ECW:

November to Remember 1997
Living Dangerously 1999
Barely Legal 1997
Hardcore Heaven 1997, 2000
Anarchy Rulz 1999

TNA:

Sacrifice 2005, 2006
Victory Road 2004
Genesis 2006
Lockdown 2005, 2008
Slammiversary 2005, 2006
Hard Justice 2007
Hardcore Justice 2010
No Surrender 2006
Bound For Glory 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Turning Point 2005, 2006
Final Resolution 2006, 2007
Unbreakable 2005

AWA:

SuperClash III

UWF:

Beach Brawl

I used to enjoy the pre-PPV shows like the Starrcade and Great American Bash shows in NWA prior to 87 and 88 when they both went to PPV and the Big Event in the WWF and Showdown at Shea shows. Also the AWA had its annual SuperClash and Star Wars cards and World Class had its Parade of Champions show.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 20, 2012, 03:44:52 PM
Technically Starrcade '83 wasn't on PPV although it was on closed circuit TV. The first PPV Starrcade was 1987. The first PPV Great American Bash was 1988.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 20, 2012, 03:52:30 PM
Venom should've been here when we did the top teams and such.

I got a top favorites from each company. PPV's, too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 20, 2012, 10:02:03 PM
Quote
Venom should've been here when we did the top teams and such.

Yeah, sorry. I'm always late to the party. :twirl:

Quote
Technically Starrcade '83 wasn't on PPV although it was on closed circuit TV

Oh. I didn't know that. It was still awesome. :wink:

How about everyone's favorite finishing moves?

(http://www.mr-perfect.com/images/perfectplex_wm5.gif)

1. The Perfect Plex!
2. Classic Undertaker's Tombstone pile-diver
3. Jake the Snake's D.D.T
4. Stone Cold's Stunner (it's funny how people bounce back up lol)
5. 3D drop on a table. (Classic Dudley Boys. ECW days)
6. Every Taz plex and the choke.
7. Air Sabu
8. Paul Orndorff's Piledriver!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 21, 2012, 06:23:41 AM
Finishers:
1. Berkocet, by Nick Berk
2. Angle Slam. Kurt Angle.
3. Jackhammer, Goldberg
4. Stunner, Stone Cold Steve Austin
5. Styles Clash, AJ Styles
6. Pepsi Plunge, CM Punk
7. Ki-Krusher, Low-Ki


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 21, 2012, 10:24:47 AM
How do you change a light bulb when you first wake up? Easy... just watch Warrior do it. :twirl:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ex7AVXznjo&feature=related


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 21, 2012, 12:56:40 PM
Finishers:

1) Paul Orndorff's Piledriver
2) Vader's Power Bomb
3) Jake Roberts' DDT
4) Daniel Bryan's Yes Lock
5) Bryan Danielson's Cattle Mutilation
6) CM Punk's Pepsi Plunge
7) KENTA's Go to Sleep
8) Diamond Dallas Page's Diamond Cutter
9) Booker T's scissors kick
10) Samoa Joe's Muscle Buster
11) A.J. Styles Styles Clash
12) Road Warriors' Doomsday Device
13) Jimmy Jam Garvin's DDT
14) Ric Flair's Figure Four Leglock
15) Midnight Express' Veg-O-Matic
16) Mr. Perfect's Perfect Plex
17) Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar Dream
18) The Rock's Rock Bottom
19) Steve Austin's Stone Cold Stunner
20) Undertaker's Tombstone Piledriver

Actually I'm sure I'll think of even more given time.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 21, 2012, 01:03:57 PM
Quote
Paul Orndorff's Piledriver

How did I miss that? That was a vicious pile diver! :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 21, 2012, 08:35:52 PM
The Canadian Destroyer is a great finish.

The Burning Hammer...Kenta Kobashi.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP_23tMm580


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 21, 2012, 09:48:24 PM
Quote
The Canadian Destroyer is a great finish.

Oh yeah!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4vCFivHD00&feature=related

That's ridiculous! :twirl:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 22, 2012, 09:16:19 AM
Backdrop Driver...Dr. Death Steve Williams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBfBor6D950&feature=g-vrec

Jack Evans 630 Splash
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6HU8lWMn9o


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 22, 2012, 04:56:10 PM
I don't know if you guys are into UFC/MAA?... if so... UFC 148 Silva vs. Sonnen 2 is July 7. :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 22, 2012, 06:06:34 PM
I like UFC. I just never order events cause they run close to $60. I'm not rich.

Odd sidenote about UFC: Ed Bishop, the writer and co-star of famed b~movie Redneck Zombies is a producer and editor for UFC. If you watch the tv shows and video packages he likely was in charge of it and you'll see his name in the credits.

I only know that cause I talk to him from time to time and his cousin lives here in Philly. His cousin was one of the little boys drinking moonshine in Zombies


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 22, 2012, 06:16:57 PM
Same here, not rich. That's why I go to Applebees or sports bars, they usually play live UFC events.

We order a few burgers and watch UFC. :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 22, 2012, 07:33:55 PM
One bar across the street from my job used to have UFC stuff.  Some nights I'd get done and go over.

Haven't seen them have it in a while.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 24, 2012, 06:10:44 PM
UFC/MMA bores me to tears to be honest with you. That said I do like that old UWFI Bushido stuff I've seen which, arguably the forerunner to MMA, as I understand it was actually a work although they claimed it was real. On occasion I will watch some old boxing footage but no, I prefer my fights to be worked I guess.  :bouncegiggle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgNYyhFIZCQ

Granted some of the top name pro wrestlers do have some MMA in their background nowadays (Alberto Del Rio, Brock Lesnar) and some have always participated in both (Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock). Was Inoki-Ali real or a work? Whatever the case, it was boring as heck. How about Andre-Chuck Wepner?

Is UFC a work? Whatever the case, this interview with Ernest "The Cat" Miller is pretty damn funny!  :bouncegiggle: "the Cat" would whomp all dem guys!  :wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdsKnh91iEU




Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 24, 2012, 07:48:34 PM
I didn't even know what UWF Bushido was until you wrote that article. I had no idea Dan Severn did UWF.

That trailer looked amazing! I need to watch some full matches ASAP. (I'm looking on Amazon now)
Real or fake who cares... did you see those belly to back suplexes. Holy mackerel!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP1slwIgiLs

I found one.

PS. Thanks for that info.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 24, 2012, 08:35:25 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gSsrKxL9p8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 24, 2012, 08:41:44 PM
They used to play full 1-hour shows of UWFI Bushido: the Way of The Warrior on the Fight Network up here. I taped a bunch of them. I don't recall Severn being there that long but he did pop up occasionally. Also briefly there was Bob Backlund and Bad News Allen (who of course has a legit judo background) although both men were well past their primes by that point. A frequent jobber in the U.S. named Tom Burton was actually a fairly big star in UWF and was a consistently entertaining performer there. Their regulars included Nobuhiko Takada, their champ and biggest star who beat just about anybody who was anybody there, Gary Allbright (known as Vulkan Singh in Calgary Stampede wrestling), a huge man who could suplex you to Hell, Kazuo Yamazaki who also beat just about everybody aside from Takada. Other regulars included Naoki Sano, Yoji Anjoh, Tatsuo Nakano, Masahito Kakihara, Kiyoshi Tamura and Kenichi Yamamoto on the Japanese side with Tom Burton, Billy Scott and Mark Fleming being more frequent American competitors. All of these guys impressed me at one point or another. According to Wikipedia, Vader, Iron Sheik, Pez Whatley and Norman Smiley all competed there as well.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 24, 2012, 09:49:46 PM
@ Jase...
Quote
Norman Smiley
  :bouncegiggle: :twirl: :bouncegiggle:

@ HappyG... Hell yeah! CZW was so awesome. Necro Butcher was my favorite. That sitZ brutal!

(http://www.obsessedwithwrestling.com/pictures/g/greenphantom/03.jpg)

Barbed wire and lightbulbs for the win!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 25, 2012, 04:28:55 PM
I may be working the ring crew at some local events, including CZW, CHIKARA, and MECW in Maryland.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 25, 2012, 07:54:10 PM
Player Uno wins, Mortal Kombat style, with the Dig Dug Driver.   :bouncegiggle:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScHUX1ojyF8

CHIKARA Tribute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0pWcBYRfco

A special match in CHIKARA, representing team World Wildlife Fund:
CP Munk and Colt CaBunny
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsSn5LT5CsI


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 25, 2012, 09:08:09 PM
I may be working the ring crew at some local events, including CZW, CHIKARA, and MECW in Maryland.

Thats awesome.

Here's an oldie... I had no idea Percy Pringle knew Mark before his WWF days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyKnYqpUvsQ&feature=related




Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 25, 2012, 09:22:36 PM
Sid Vicious just beat Heath Slater on RAW!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 25, 2012, 09:26:18 PM
You mean another legend I called!? Holy crap! I need to see that. :thumbup:

Ok well, so far... so good. Now I wish for Ultimate Warrior to show up!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 25, 2012, 09:41:05 PM
Warrior would never show up.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 25, 2012, 09:47:17 PM
Idk, man... I'm not giving up just yet. :smile:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 25, 2012, 10:03:55 PM
Damn... he's still big as hell. Just watched it on youtube... He's chewing gum the whole time lol. :twirl:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 25, 2012, 10:06:35 PM
Seeing Sid again was cool but Heath Slater still sucks.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 26, 2012, 07:03:41 PM
Speaking of Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff...

(http://pwnage.ro/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/fatality.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 26, 2012, 10:41:20 PM
Orndorff was considered pretty bad ass back in his day. Actually Vader behind the scenes proved little match for him apparently years later.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzu-ZfIbCZk

and for you Venom...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2WcaKxMG3o

Wonder if there's still some bad blood with Arn Anderson over the stabbing incident...would be surprised if there wasn't?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 26, 2012, 10:53:37 PM
Thanks, man. Sid ruleZ the world. :thumbup:

Here's one for you.

(http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/m/mikerotundo/12.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 26, 2012, 11:06:29 PM
Pretty sure that's the late Nancy Sullivan-Benoit on Captain Mike's left.  :bluesad:

Anyways did you know old I.R.S.'s son is Husky Harris?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 26, 2012, 11:14:27 PM
I had no idea IRS even had a son. Cool info though.

Oh... Benoit. No I didn't who she was... I just looked it up though. That is sad.

Here's another rare pic I've found.

(http://www.midsouthwrestling.com/Woman/woman297.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 26, 2012, 11:22:52 PM
Mr. Perfect's son is in the WWE, as well. Under a new name.

Eddie Guerrero's daughter, Shaul is under contract to WWE, training in FCW. However, her new name is Racquel Diaz.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 27, 2012, 11:34:40 PM
On this day last year CM Punk delivered THAT promo which propelled him into superstardom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Is9SdaC-X8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 27, 2012, 11:38:36 PM
Punk's current title reign must be the longest in quite a while for that title.

I have a feeling the New Age Outlaws might just be one of the Raw surprises down the road. Hope I'm right.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 27, 2012, 11:43:27 PM
The Outlaws have to pop up.

Sadly, their 'pop' when they show up would trump any current Superstar.

Currently I have on a dvd with Sabu vs. Terry Funk, 1997, ECW Title match. Barbed Wire, no ropes.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 27, 2012, 11:53:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=5PJKrvKNr_w

Thats just too funny. :bouncegiggle: :twirl: :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 28, 2012, 11:08:32 PM
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=5PJKrvKNr_w[/url]

Thats just too funny. :bouncegiggle: :twirl: :bouncegiggle:


Same reason is why I loved the angle where 3 Count had Tank Abbott as a fan.  :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 28, 2012, 11:29:39 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_M2FoTlL4Q-E/TCFrHB3g3UI/AAAAAAAAAOs/p1b55qy_OPY/s1600/ice+cream+bars.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 29, 2012, 10:50:32 PM
Hey guys. Any ideas or a guess what may happen on the 1000th episode of Raw... ???


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 30, 2012, 10:56:31 AM
Hey guys. Any ideas or a guess what may happen on the 1000th episode of Raw... ???

I'm betting a lot of former stars will be there.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on June 30, 2012, 09:51:28 PM
Yup, pretty much :twirl:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 01, 2012, 09:59:36 PM
I loved Smackdown!, when it was on Thursdays.  From '99-about '04 or so.  When it moved to Friday's I haven't watched as much, although from what I've seen recently it's gotten better than the mid to late '00s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjDzR7s_CnM&feature=related

Met the Blue Meanie.  Stevie Richards, too. :buggedout:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO845fjlMI0


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 01, 2012, 11:20:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuGkgAEafEY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 02, 2012, 09:51:32 AM
more Zeus....because I'm going to end up getting No Holds Barred

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vsatw98ioY&feature=autoplay&list=FLpXz7uvIHm2hFpfrJlafsGA&playnext=1

but I am kind of curious if the match will be an extra feature on the bluray edition of the comedy gem


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 02, 2012, 10:19:39 AM
Zeus was awesome. I wish he had more ring time.  :thumbup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0qwjiEHB20

Whats's your name? Zeus: 'ZZZzzzzeeeuuusssssssssSS'


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 02, 2012, 03:14:44 PM
Why release No Hards Barred on dvd? I mean, other than to embarrass Hogan and Tom Lister, who played Rip and Zeus.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 02, 2012, 05:09:03 PM
Why release No Hards Barred on dvd? I mean, other than to embarrass Hogan and Tom Lister, who played Rip and Zeus.


(http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/no-holds-barred/23.gif)

Zeus: (growling) AHhh ha! I see. It was the UNIBROW, wasn't it? (growling)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 02, 2012, 10:28:48 PM
Why release No Hards Barred on dvd? I mean, other than to embarrass Hogan and Tom Lister, who played Rip and Zeus.


I loved it as a kid and have been waiting for it get released for years. I'm betting there are others who feel the same way.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 02, 2012, 11:42:38 PM
Yeah I'd like to get it too. Recall watching it at a Drive-In back in high school. Surprisingly fun cheesefest that film. And it's got Stan Hansen in it too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 03, 2012, 01:57:56 AM
A whole bunch of different guys have done great power bombs and power bombs variations, who's the ten best in your opinion? Mine are:

10) Steve "Dr. Death" Williams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvB2-NxmYhw

09) JBL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBF1wWQMJO4

08) Jack Swagger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxe9YVOUnUA

07) Vader

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wu5XqJzAyE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x7jR45pBW0

06) Batista

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fRlEA1IjjU

05) Brock Lesnar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEKqgpxZzKk

04) Sid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UE1sGejT8M

03) Mike Awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hQ_DZzWmT0

02) Kevin Nash/Diesel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olz9ahTfgo8

01) Undertaker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZqCXGEtR5I


Honorable Mention: Bubba Ray Dudley


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 03, 2012, 11:45:36 AM
My picks would be Sid and Diesel... is the 'Razor's Edge' considered a type of powerbomb?
If so, Razor Ramon as well.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 03, 2012, 05:25:16 PM
The Razor's Edge is an elevated/throwing bomb.

I like a few bombs. The Orange Crush bomb comes to mind. Nova's Powerbomb/Falling Elbow to Groin move, too.

The Last Ride.

Also, Candido and Benoit's top rope bomb.

Splash Mountain too, which is basically a Razors Edge from the top.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 03, 2012, 05:51:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t0oFWON8GI


Wow, I really overlooked Kenta Kobashi's Orange Crush. Yeah I'd consider the Razor's Edge a powerbomb variation.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 03, 2012, 09:08:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IYtCn8PrSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaxiHrIpYyA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryUcR1g8EjM


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 03, 2012, 10:32:21 PM
Blue Thunder Bomb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwIastRR3DM

This is technically a powerbomb although it looks more like a piledriver.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfhHMl02SjM

Nova was great in ECW.  Then became Simon Dean in WWE.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpKmMt42N1I

Dusty! He's just a common man!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d1RL_dgJIs


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 05, 2012, 07:06:12 PM
Just watched Survivor Series 1989 and 1990 last night. Full, both on youtube. :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 06, 2012, 12:54:23 AM
Top 10 Piledrivers time.  :buggedout: :smile:

10. Kane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N5OKc1MuuY

9. Mankind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftGA4UJlNyQ

8. Ted DiBiase

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYrTD30E3x4

7. "Cowboy" Bob Orton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo8GtTlFoag

6. Harley Race

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2v4C8Yao7w

5. Petey Williams

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMydROsyCSI

4. Terry Funk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZTjPGLSG6o

3. Undertaker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GOnr7277ac

2. Jerry "The King" Lawler

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAWE3I8FObQ

1. "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goJ_gWmghu8

Honorable Mentions:

Tommy Dreamer
Bob Sweetan
The Andersons





Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 06, 2012, 12:58:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARGAdIiLblM

Even more piledrivers!  :buggedout: :thumbup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ktEHtuum0

And Andy Kaufman...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79xBj28OcJ0

A Jerry Lawler old-school music video tribute. Cool!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 06, 2012, 08:45:09 AM
Package Piledriver- Kevin Steen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLT6pIvZEeE

Canadian Destroyer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBpvkPRPc5Q&feature=related

Quackendriver 2- Mike Quackendriver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y93qlKrqaU0

Cradle Piledriver Jerry Lynn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAnzYQT_4K8

Air Raid Crash.  An over the shoulder/belly to back driver.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THTLzL4Rm3k

Steiner Screwdriver, Scott Steiner
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWaYuKFPKD4

Also like:
Greetings From Asbury Park-Bam Bam Bigelow
Tombstone Piledriver- Undertaker
Tommy Dreamer has a sick one too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 06, 2012, 11:27:05 AM
Best Piledrivers...

Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff
Undertaker
Ted DiBiase
Jerry Lynn


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 06, 2012, 12:49:52 PM
Yeah Jerry Lynn should have probably been in the top 10 above for his cradle piledriver. The Andersons and later Tully & Arn used the tag team spiked piledriver.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 06, 2012, 02:23:16 PM
Justin Credible's - thats incredible driver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz572FFYBYg


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 06, 2012, 05:13:26 PM
Jerry Lynn's terribly underrated. I love his cradle piledriver.

I was gonna put up Justin Credible's Driver, too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 06, 2012, 06:08:41 PM
Aside from his stuff in ECW and WWF, Lynn had some great bouts in the early PPV days of TNA with the likes of A.J. Styles, Low-Ki and Amazing Red.

Just watched Andre the Giant vs. Alexis Smirnoff on WWE Vintage Collection...never knew Smirnoff was in WWF in 1985 before.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 06, 2012, 06:19:37 PM
My favorite was Lynn vs RVD in ECW. (reversal city!)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 06, 2012, 06:29:47 PM
Lynn was terribly underused in WWE. Shame really because they could've utilized him similarly to Angle, Benoit, Guerrero and Malenko.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 08, 2012, 09:00:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCUBcH_nSRQ&feature=related
I loved The Oddities.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 09, 2012, 12:02:34 PM
Didn't they have ICP in WCW?...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 09, 2012, 01:28:58 PM
I think ICP had stints in ECW, WWF, and WCW.

They joined Vampiro in WCW after punk group The Misfits left. They feuded with Mike Awesome.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 09, 2012, 04:29:38 PM
Ah, that's right... now I remember the WCW and ECW gig.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 09, 2012, 06:26:54 PM
There's also Juggalo Championship Wrestling.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 09, 2012, 08:24:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxVo5K3y4P8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 09, 2012, 09:01:52 PM
Great vid, Happy. :thumbup:

Remember when Taz shoved barb wire in Tajiri's mouth then locked the Tazmission!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vivz6e_EVnM


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 09, 2012, 11:35:11 PM
And Bob Backlund returned to WWE Raw tonight and quickly made Heath Slater tap to the Cross Face Chicken Wing. Yay! Yeah I admit I marked out for that a bit. Sadly I don't think many knew who Backlund was anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyaXh2zjvd8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Venomx73 on July 10, 2012, 10:17:41 AM
I remember Backlund. I watched the RAW gig, still looks like he has some spark... That's cool.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 10, 2012, 10:57:10 AM

I literally turned off my tv last night when the the Anonymous GM was revealed. Out of everyone on the roster for the big build up and reveal of who it was they chose the little troll as the mastermind.

 :hatred: :hatred: :hatred:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 10, 2012, 03:22:42 PM
I think that was a last minute deal with Hornswoggle. Whomever they may have had in mind, possibly a legend, may have been unable to do a contract or some such.

But it does kinda make sense. We never really see him involved. And, when that started, he WAS a mute. And he was always around despite no storylines.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 12, 2012, 04:11:37 PM
Mr. Excitement would've been a  much better choice. Infact, when he first became a regular on air character I was convinced he was the GM.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: clockworkcanary on July 12, 2012, 07:07:14 PM
Ok, sickest and/or funniest promos:

Sickest: Jake the Snake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaDxp_NV34s

Funniest: Macho King, Zeus, and Sherry (love when Zeus spits all over the bars as he talks)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0qwjiEHB20


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 18, 2012, 12:23:53 AM
1000th episode of RAW next Monday....gotta say that's a damn impressive run for a weekly episodic tv show


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 18, 2012, 04:01:15 PM
It's damn impressive for a WRESTLING based show.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 18, 2012, 04:27:08 PM
I wonder many episodes "Superstars of Wrestling" ran back in the kayfabe era and they didn't consider wrestling a weekly "episodic series" but a weekly sports show...I'd assume it's quite a lot.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 21, 2012, 06:38:02 PM
Hey guys, some interesting stats about WWE RAW can be found here:

http://blogs.thescore.com/aftermath/2012/07/19/a-look-at-stats-from-the-first-999-episodes-of-raw/ (http://blogs.thescore.com/aftermath/2012/07/19/a-look-at-stats-from-the-first-999-episodes-of-raw/)

Check it out.

Suspect there will be a few surprises on Raw Monday and probably even more returns of some who've already showed up. Road Warrior Animal squashed Slater on Smackdown this week...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 21, 2012, 07:30:38 PM
Another cool article on the best RAW matches...

http://camelclutchblog.com/top-50-wwe-matches-from-the-first-1000-raw-episodes/ (http://camelclutchblog.com/top-50-wwe-matches-from-the-first-1000-raw-episodes/)

Pretty cool list there.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 24, 2012, 12:53:50 PM
Here's my take on CM Punk turning heel. They did it because Punk was getting more over than Cena. They can't have that because despite beeing heavyily booed for the last 3-4 years they have become fixated on the idea that he has to always be the face of the company. Always. Yet another perfect chance to finally turn Super Cena heel and they didn't do it.


 :hatred:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 24, 2012, 01:06:47 PM
Punk works best heel.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 24, 2012, 01:31:12 PM
I agree Happy. I don't think Punk ever really wanted to be a babyface and has more fun as an heel. Now that might not stop fans from cheering him though like it didn't stop them from cheering Austin back in the day. Cena is a more natural face as is the Rock. Technically it makes sense what Punk did. Cena waited until Show beat him down mercilessly last week before coming out so why should Punk care about Cena? And he's long expressed his dislike of the Rock.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 27, 2012, 08:38:52 PM
Disappointing Steve Austin didn't show up for the 1000th episode given he was arguably the hugest star in the history of WWE Raw. So apparently WWE has released Kharma. Sad, I hoped she might reignite the pretty much forgotten by this point women's division. Layla has to be the most colourless Divas champion in quite some time. Maybe WWE should just abandon the women's division completely at this point if they aren't going to highlight talent like Natalya, Beth and Kharma.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 27, 2012, 10:37:12 PM
Austin is recovering from some surgery which was why he wasn't there


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 27, 2012, 11:01:37 PM
That I did not know.

So now Alberto Del Rio is number 1 contender to Sheamus's World title. YAWN, didn't they just do that match?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 28, 2012, 12:02:59 AM


So now Alberto Del Rio is number 1 contender to Sheamus's World title. YAWN, didn't they just do that match?

Yeah...and it sucked.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 28, 2012, 07:47:00 PM
I know Austin is recuperating and all but, the highest points of RAW were with him.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 30, 2012, 09:43:41 AM
I didn't really notice that he wasn't there since there were a lot of clips shown with him in it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 30, 2012, 05:20:01 PM
Seemed a bad tease is all. Showing clips and such...then nothing.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 31, 2012, 01:16:45 PM
So A.W.'s rape "joke" last night...that was totally unexpected and out of left field. At least he apologized for it on his Twitter, but geez, I  wonder what possessed him to say that.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 31, 2012, 03:53:41 PM
The McMahon's preach and support the First Amendment. Want their talent to step up and be noticed. AW says he wont be censored, then makes said remark and is censored.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 31, 2012, 08:38:52 PM
So Punk is a tweener for now although they're obviously leaning to turning him full-blown heel. I think they should drag out the tweener status as long as possible IMO. To me, Daniel Bryan completely stole the show on Raw Monday. He was great in and out of the ring.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 09, 2012, 09:13:52 PM
I thought WWE NXT was better than Impact Wrestling tonight...it had better and longer matches despite Impact Wrestling running two hours to NXT's one. It was cool to hear Jim Ross doing commentary with William Regal on NXT too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 10, 2012, 08:11:38 PM
Smackdown and Raw the last two weeks has been surprisingly wrestling heavy...hope it continues. On NXT learned Jinder Mahal is apparently related to former Calgary Stampede wrestling great The Great Gama Singh.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 10, 2012, 10:46:36 PM
Raw's been superb. Don't watch SmackDown as much, so can't comment


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 14, 2012, 10:15:32 PM
Both shows have been more in-ring oriented lately which I feel is a good trend. Now if only they'd bring back an at ringside interview right after stuff taking place instead of it all being backstage... Brock takes out HBK Monday...hmm possible HBK vs. Brock match in the future maybe?! They never wrestled as I recall...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 15, 2012, 03:51:32 PM
I think I'll purchase SummerSlam. Looks solid, and I like Lesnar.

Lesnar/HBK could happen. Lesnar HAS to win that if it happens. Not quite certain the dates Lesnar has left though. Even though he's contracted til 'Mania, he only has to show up certain times and if they're all used, WWE is screwed


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 23, 2012, 09:11:57 AM
I got  a feeling Punk will be defending the title against Lawler.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: tracy on August 25, 2012, 12:51:45 PM
I'm not sure if this is the place for this but I recently read a story in the Ft.Worth Star Telegram that Kevin von Erich's sons are about to enter the ring professionally.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 26, 2012, 06:46:07 PM
It's actually a very common trend these days for the sons, and sometimes daughters, of wrestlers to become wrestlers these days...just off the top of my head there's these pro wrestling kids and fathers - Nattie Niedhart (Jim Neidhart), Richie Steamboat (Ricky Steamboat), Brett & Ted DiBiase (Ted DiBiase), Randy Orton (Cowboy Bob Orton), Tamina (Jimmy Snuka), Camacho (Haku), Michael McGillicutty (Curt Hennig), Husky Harris (Mike Rotunda/IRS) and that's actually just the tip of the iceberg these days it seems.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 26, 2012, 10:39:00 PM
Aren't The Uso's the sons of Rikishi...and like, third cousins to The Rock?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 26, 2012, 11:23:21 PM
Yes they are and Mike Rotunda also has another son competing named Bo Dallas. Of course there's also Cody Rhodes.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 30, 2012, 06:49:22 PM
Anyone else remember actually seeing the trailers for Grunt! The Wrestling Movie? It vividly stands out in my memory from when I was I believe twelve years old. Also really recall the advertisments for The Great American Bash '86 video a year later and the War Games ads..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR-OBOmzwQE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM45_54oXTY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 30, 2012, 10:28:26 PM
So, the highlight of RAW was Kane~anger management.

I love that Bryan, Punk and Kane are all over the show.

WWE needs to push Ziggler.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 31, 2012, 09:40:35 AM
So, the highlight of RAW was Kane~anger management.

I love that Bryan, Punk and Kane are all over the show.

WWE needs to push Ziggler.

I am also enjoying tht Big Show seems to have disappeared.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 31, 2012, 08:56:31 PM
There's been a lot of pretty solid wrestling matches on both Raw and Smackdown the last few weeks with stories actually tending to get told in and around the ring. They need to bring back the ringside interview though. Ziggler's match with Jericho was really good a couple of weeks back. He's in Smackdown's main event this week with Randy Orton. I see a couple of guys still not getting used right in WWE though notably Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes but at least Rhodes is still in the mix. I have no problem though with WWE using Santino and Heath Slater as jobbers as both guys are entertaining win or lose.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 01, 2012, 05:34:43 PM
Swagger hasn't won in months it seems. McIntyre either it seems.

Last year was terrible though.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 01, 2012, 08:25:40 PM
I think both Swagger and McIntyre need gimmick overalls and giving them a male manager who can actually talk probably wouldn't hurt either of them. Swagger does some awesome moves and is very solid in-ring, I think he should be like this unstoppable submission master who never talks but kicks serious butt in the ring. McIntyre too could be repackaged in similar fashion...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 02, 2012, 02:52:52 PM
Swagger could be like a Angle or Shamrock.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 03, 2012, 01:45:01 PM
I think his biggest problem is no one takes him seriously because of his lisp. Back if he stopped talking and just started taking guys down and out, he could be something - would need a manager though ala Lesnar with Paul Heyman.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 03, 2012, 11:54:16 PM
Heyman may be busy with Punk now.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 04, 2012, 04:13:27 PM
There have been rumors of Punk possibly leading a new nWo style stable. Would be interesting if Punk were aligned with all those guys he named way back when...don't think Punk honestly needs a manager as bad as Swagger does though. Punk can talk with the best of 'em.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 04, 2012, 04:19:06 PM
Since last night I've been really enjoying the idea of a Brock Lesnar and CM Punk team.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 04, 2012, 09:48:07 PM
With Heyman as the mouth, Punk & Lesnar could be great.

Maybe get Cesaro in there and a few others.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 07, 2012, 07:31:27 PM
In an ideal world, I'd love to see a group that included Punk, Lesnar (who obviously would only pop in on occasion), Jack Swagger, Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho, all current and former World champs. They could even call themselves The Best in the World and who would argue with that? Of course that's perhaps too many huge stars for one group though. Or perhaps Punk could form some type of Youth Rising ROH inspired group in WWE with him, Bryan, maybe Seth Rollins and a few others. Also guys like Drew McIntyre, Tyler Reks could perhaps be the muscle for the group. Or maybe they'll go with another group of champions/former champions - Punk, Lesnar, Cesaro, Miz and the Prime Time Players (presumably future tag champs).


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 10, 2012, 10:42:47 PM
Apparently Jerry Lawler's collapsed at ringside tonight...'not part of the show.'

Hopefully all works out. :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 10, 2012, 10:44:54 PM
I got a real bad feeling about this.  :bluesad:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 01, 2012, 01:29:39 PM
Stone Cold E.T.  :bouncegiggle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMmAsqtGRmk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 07, 2012, 11:04:07 PM
Best in the World!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGQH1mIRERA


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 09, 2012, 01:43:15 PM
So last night CM Punk legit attacked a fan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_728554&feature=iv&src_vid=dBXmwMLPCAs&v=WAniQ0L2S3U

Who's at fault 3 people I think: Punk for obvious reasons, security for not making a  clear path for Punk in the crowd and allowing fans to get that close to him since he stupidly turned heel, the fan to touched him.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 09, 2012, 08:01:56 PM
They've gone about it all wrong that's for sure. Punk should have spent a long time turning heel very gradually but no, they just turned him automatically. I really think they turned Punk because he was essentially a threat to Cena's top spot as company poster boy. But you know I find Cena becoming more and more unlikable despite all of Punk's efforts to make himself a dastardly evil heel. WWE so obviously has painted Punk as an heel and seem to refuse to let fans continue to cheer him on - they no longer seem to like those shades of gray that were once popular. Now we're supposed to like Cena, hate Punk and WWE brass doesn't seem to like it any other way. Honestly I would have preferred instead of what they've done had they turned Cena heel and keep Punk a straight babyface as that would have been a hell of a lot more interesting. Could have easily done it by having Cena get frustrated by his inability to defeat Punk and win the championship....Cena turning heel would have been huge. Punk turning full-on heel very quickly seems sadly anticlimactic. It could have been handled so much better.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 09, 2012, 08:39:49 PM
Here's some guy named Brian Danielson.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZroldvAXck0


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 27, 2012, 11:20:13 PM
Here's some guy named Brian Danielson.
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZroldvAXck0[/url]


What ever happened to that guy?  :wink:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 28, 2012, 08:01:15 PM
Arda Ocal on "The Score" up here in Canada seemed to be hinting at Colt Cabana soon coming to WWE (not sure what he knows) and also hinting at stuff about Ric Flair as Raw is upcoming in North Carolina I believe....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 28, 2012, 10:48:27 PM
I hear rumblings of Flair being GM and/or Ziggler's new management. Flair was supposed to GM months ago but TNA sued WWE.

As for Cabana, well, as long as he isn't his old character, it might work.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 08, 2012, 05:10:54 PM
CM Punk's "Best in The World" dvd~anyone here NOT have it yet? I got it & watched 3 times already. Best WWE dvd in a couple years.

I'm planning on getting WWE's 'Attitude Era' 3-disc set and 'Top 50 Finishing Moves' set.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 08, 2012, 08:49:43 PM
Chris Kanyon was underrated.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQveI6G-hGg
Positively Kanyon's "Path of Destruction"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baCK0DXwkZU
Kanyon Cutter to Parking Lot Attendant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blAHjuUhADE

DDP was underrated as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqyNQuYeyGQ


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 13, 2012, 08:02:48 PM
Today is November 13th.

We lost Eddie Guerrero on this date 7 years ago.

Seven.

Time goes by fast.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on November 18, 2012, 10:24:19 AM
Is it just me or has Smackdown become incredibly dull and boring since Wrestlemania? I feel like I can miss it and relatively speaking not miss anything.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 18, 2012, 01:52:51 PM
Smackdown is a shell of what it used to be. Combination of the roster & creative staff. It was great when it started, but my favorite timeframe was '02-'04. Paul Heyman was creative director and his roster included: Angle, Big Show, Hogan, Piper, Edge, Los Guerreros, Benjamin & Haas, Rhyno, the cruiserweights, Christian. The matches and angles were must-see.

Now, not so much.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on November 22, 2012, 09:03:26 AM
When I think Thanksgiving, one can not help but think of The Gobbledy Gooker!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JODV1xJNlrU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 22, 2012, 07:21:09 PM
Shudders at Gobbledygooker.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on November 23, 2012, 01:59:46 PM
I found the bad wrestling movie I Like To Hurt People in its entirely on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCEMqPcH394&feature=g-vrec


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on November 24, 2012, 04:55:28 PM
They should ring back King of the Ring. Here's what I would do.

Round 1

Jack Swagger > Orton
Ryback >Tensai
Sin Cara > Heath Slater
Christian > Alberto Del Rio
Drew McIntyre >William Regal
Wade Barrett >Rey Mysterio
Antonio Cesaro >R-Truth
Zack Ryder > David Otunga
Kofi Kingston > Santino Marella
Cody Rhodes >Damien Sandow
Kane > Brodus Clay
Mark Henry >Alex Riley
Jinder Mahal > Camacho
Booker T > Sheamus
Dean Ambrose > Seth Rollins
Big Show > The Great Khali


Round 2

Christian > Sin Cara
Wade Barrett  > Drew McIntyre
Kofi Kingston > Zack Ryder
Cody Rhodes > Kane
Jack Swagger > Antonio Cesaro
Mark Henry > Jinder Mahal
Ryback > Booker T
Dean Ambrose > Big Show


Round 3

Wade Barrett > Christian
Jack Swagger > Kofi Kingston
Cody Rhodes > Dean Ambrose
Ryback vs Mark Henry Double DQ

Semi Finals

Cody gets a bye
Jack Swagger > Wade Barrett

FINALS

Jack Swagger > Cody Rhodes


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 25, 2012, 12:31:51 PM
Sounds good.

KotR was great.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on December 05, 2012, 08:36:33 PM
CM Punk officially passed  John Cena the other day and now officially has had the longest WWE/F championship reign of anyone in the last 25 years.

(http://www.wwe.com/f/wysiwyg/image/2012/12/20121129_Infographic_642var_CMPunk_Reign_381.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: A_Dubya on December 22, 2012, 02:44:40 AM
Best of King of the Ring is on Netflix. Relive Yokozuna destroying Hogan, Jerry Lawler going apes**t on Bret Hart, and the birth of Austin 3:16.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 22, 2012, 10:39:29 PM
Angle winning in '00 was great.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on December 24, 2012, 08:46:40 AM
CM Punk's current reign is now officially the longest run since Hulk Hogan's 1984 reign.

Only 5 men have a a title reign in the 400 day territory.

Sammartino, Backlund, Hogan, Morales, Punk.

Congrats to our WWE Champion, on the DL list.......

That's pretty amazing. Where would Punk be if not for the Nash/Del Rio idiocy? 440ish?

EDIT: I checked and since Punk's reign would backtrack to Money in the Bank 2011 he would be at 526 at this point.


Anyway, this just reinforces my belief that whoever beats Punk for the title is going to get a HUGE rub and that it should a first time champion who isn't as incredibly limited as Ryback.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on December 25, 2012, 08:26:41 PM
Yeah Ryback is incredibly limited. I hope they keep the title on Punk until at least Wrestlemania. Hope they don't have the Rock win it at the Rumble as his appearances are so limited and sporadic. Really hope we see something with Punk and Lesnar at some point in the future. If I could pick who should upend Punk, I'd probably go with one of The Shield - probably Dean Ambrose. Although you know it would make sense for Ziggler to target Punk now he's aligned with A.J. given their history. Also wouldn't mind seeing Kane and Daniel Bryan getting back in the title picture.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on December 26, 2012, 05:47:14 PM
I really like the idea of Kofi beating Punk at Mania for the title.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on December 27, 2012, 01:31:29 PM
As good as Kofi is, I still can't see him as WWE Champion quite yet. Still I'd take him over them putting the title predictably back on Orton and/or Cena yet again.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on December 30, 2012, 08:12:02 AM
THQ went under. They owe WWE 45 million dollars. That's a lot of pennies.

http://www.screwattack.com/news/thq-owes-wwe-45-million-chairman-vince-mcmahon-reportedly-furious


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 01, 2013, 09:22:56 AM
CM Punk is the first WWE superstar since 1987 to hold a world title for an entire actual year. First since Hulk Hogan did it for the entirety of 1985, '86 and '87.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 28, 2013, 12:56:54 AM
 The longest reign in 25 years and a part timer, who worked 2 hours the last 2 years, ends it with a f**king elbow drop and no new star benefits from beating Punk #fail


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 28, 2013, 08:34:37 PM
But...the 'publicity' from having a Hollywood star trot around the belt to his next late night interview or red carpet is worth it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 29, 2013, 09:20:42 PM
The Rumble was so predictable. Rock - Cena II - honestly, it's just lame by this point. Cena's  current act is so tiresome similar to the way Hogan was getting circa the mid-90s. Rock is just the same old schtick too. Punk, who has worked very hard has been made to look unfairly weak. What happened to the clean wins he scored over John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Rey Mysterio  and many others? It's all forgotten nowadays. Still they could salvage things if it turns out Punk really didn't know what Heyman was up to. The other obviously predictable Wrestlemania set-up is Brock-HHH II. Hmm no original matches at Mania..sounds lame. So who's to face Taker this year?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 29, 2013, 11:34:49 PM
So who's to face Taker this year?

If I had to guess maybe Punk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 30, 2013, 01:41:46 AM
That's IF 'Taker has one this year.

And, honestly, I wouldn't want Punk to face him. It's a given whoever faces him will lose, but at least in the cases of HBK & HHH, there was a slight possibility they'd win.

I heard there's a chance Undertaker takes off this year.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 30, 2013, 06:07:42 PM
Triple H hinted at the Slammys that we haven't seen the last of Undertaker so I'd be surprised if he didn't turn up...Chris Jericho might be an interesting choice to face Taker. I'm kind of hoping for some kind of CM Punk vs. The Shield match myself but of course that might never happen. CM Punk vs. Big Show might make an interesting match for Wrestlemania too. Honestly, what babyfaces are left for him to face? If Punk does take on Taker, he'd lose but I suspect it would be interesting and entertaining.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 30, 2013, 07:04:54 PM
From the looks of what happened at the Rumble, Jericho will be resuming his feud with Ziggler.

If 'Taker is at 'Mania, best bets are matches with Punk and/or Lesnar. Or some kind of tag match: HHH & 'Taker vs. Lesnar & Punk.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 04, 2013, 11:12:59 PM
Actually that would be awesome.

Watching Raw tonight, I'm completely stunned with Bruno Sammartino actually going into the WWE Hall of Fame. Never thought that would happen while he was alive....granted he really belongs in there big time and his going in gives the WWE Hall of Fame more credibility than it's ever had before.

What a fantastic match between Punk and Jericho on Raw tonight. Easily the best match so far this year.

Love the new direction for Jack Swagger and hints at a return to heeldom for Daniel Bryan. Really wish they wouldn't job out the great Antonio Cesaro and Wade Barrett though. Love watching those guys..they still give it their all night after night. Mark Henry looked awesome in his return too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 05, 2013, 12:08:39 AM
The WWE Champion never showed up last night not counting commercials for Rock's movies. This is just one of many reasons I thought it would be incredibly dumb to give him the belt since he's too busy to make every show.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 05, 2013, 07:00:31 PM
It makes sense though, business wise. He's on tv in commercials, doing interviews for his films and the like and can promote the WWE as well, putting over the roster in the process.

Titles mean nothing anyway.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 18, 2013, 12:08:09 AM
Punk isn't going to get his win back from Rock is he?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 18, 2013, 04:52:12 PM
I don't see Punk getting his win back from Rock.

Unless he inserts himself in the title match at 'Mania and it's a three way elimination, but I don't see it happening.

I don't see Undertaker being at 'Mania this year unless he comes back tonight. He's had surgery recently. I think he wants to go out big at a 'Mania. If anything, take some time off this year, and come back next year. Next year is WrestleMania 30. Have him win and go in the HOF the same weekend.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on February 19, 2013, 12:35:38 PM
I don't watch WWE  :tongueout: but speaking of Wrestlemania, New Orleans will hold it next year.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 19, 2013, 08:24:13 PM
New Orleans is a great choice. They usually have good crowds there.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on February 20, 2013, 07:08:36 PM
New Orleans is a great choice. They usually have good crowds there.

Thanks! :smile: I also find it a good choice, since the Super Bowl has been held here 10 times.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 20, 2013, 09:08:52 PM
They were in New Orleans for Chamber...and the crowd was dead.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on February 21, 2013, 12:00:51 AM
They were there for the 2001 Royal Rumble as well.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 21, 2013, 05:54:46 PM
Guess it depends. But...the shows have been kinda horrible lately.

Getting a little better, but nowhere near great.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 21, 2013, 09:47:26 PM
Jack Swagger was arrested for a DUI and marijuana possession...wonder if this quells his current push...

I didn't see Elimination Chamber but I heard good things about it. Of course, Rock nowadays is not all that interesting a draw for me. Let's face it, he's more entertainer than in-ring performer and truthfully, he probably always was. In most of his best matches, he was being practically carried by someone else...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 26, 2013, 10:08:50 PM
Cena-Punk's match on Raw this week will probably outdo any match they have at Wrestlemania this year. Best two matches I've seen so far this year: Punk-Jericho and Punk-Cena. Punk seriously comes across as having lost his marbles lately though with the "god" stuff...that seems to be the way they're going with him...cult leader whose lost his marbles...hmm maybe a return of certain group might yet happen (in a new form no doubt)..They also showed a glimpse of an Undertaker return apparently at an house show. So who will Taker face, perhaps a six-man against the Shield or perhaps it will be Taker-Punk.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 27, 2013, 10:37:07 AM
I think Taker might team up with Ryback and friends to take on The Shield, or The Shield and Punk, or go one on one with Punk.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 27, 2013, 01:50:08 PM
Based on Punk's promo this week, and with next week being 'old school' Raw,  I see him facing The Undertaker.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: El Misfit on March 21, 2013, 08:07:55 AM
(http://www.wrestlingrumors.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Paul-Bearer-RIP.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 21, 2013, 08:41:07 AM
([url]http://www.wrestlingrumors.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Paul-Bearer-RIP.jpg[/url])


The fact that they are exploiting his death the same way they did with Eddie Guerrero disgusts me.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 21, 2013, 11:08:12 AM
Is anyone else not really excited about this years  Wrestlemania?

The only match I'm really looking forward to is Ryback vs Mark Henry.

Everything else is rematches  or really thrown together at the last second.



Also WWE put an alumni page up for jurt Angle

http://www.wwe.com/superstars/kurt-angle

I never thought I'd see that happen.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Umaril Has Returned on March 21, 2013, 06:25:03 PM
Is anyone else not really excited about this years  Wrestlemania?

The only match I'm really looking forward to is Ryback vs Mark Henry.

Everything else is rematches  or really thrown together at the last second.



Also WWE put an alumni page up for jurt Angle

[url]http://www.wwe.com/superstars/kurt-angle[/url]

I never thought I'd see that happen.


Wrestlemania is just like Ozzfest these days, it's only a name.  Callme old fashioned, but I used to like Vince McMahon's old "Professional Wrestling Hour" that showed on pre-cable TV and some UHF stations. 
There wasn't so much glam, glitter, and all this soap opera stuff back then. They wrestled, and they had little interviews with the commentators and said some of the funniest insults to each other while doing it.
I guess times have changed and it's all about money now. Not my cup a' tea.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 23, 2013, 09:00:36 PM
Just about the only two matches I wanna see are CM Punk vs. Undertaker and HHH vs. Brock Lesnar.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: ChaosTheory on March 24, 2013, 01:55:52 PM
Just about the only two matches I wanna see are CM Punk vs. Undertaker and HHH vs. Brock Lesnar.

 I sincerely hope Brock The Cock gets his ass handed to him.


Hi Happy! We've missed you!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 24, 2013, 11:01:07 PM
Ranking the matches at WM29 by quality here's what I'm thinking:

1 Triple H vs Lesnar
2 Del Rio vs Swagger
3 Sheamus, Orton and Big Show vs. The Shield
4 Henry vs Ryback
5 Kane & Bryan vs Ziggler & Langston
6 Jericho vs Fandango
7 Undertaker vs Punk
8 Rock vs Cena


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 25, 2013, 04:49:25 PM
Depending on how healthy Taker is, Taker-Punk could surprise you. Personally I think Ryback is overrated. He cannot really do as much as Goldberg could in his day. Very limited performer. Henry is actually much more capable and deserves to win but I somehow doubt he will. They really need to add a Intercontinental or U.S. title match to this card. Perhaps a battle royal to determine a challenger for one or the other...personally wouldn't mind seeing Barrett vs. Cesaro but doubt that'll happen.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 28, 2013, 09:52:08 PM
Just about the only two matches I wanna see are CM Punk vs. Undertaker and HHH vs. Brock Lesnar.

 I sincerely hope Brock The Cock gets his ass handed to him.


Hi Happy! We've missed you!
Been awhile. Miss coming here regularly and everyone.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 29, 2013, 08:29:11 AM
Punk and Taker have never really had any chemistry.

It's looking like Wade vs Miz will be added to the card for the Intercontinental Championship. I really think this will be a good match.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 05, 2013, 09:05:05 AM
WM predictions:

Miz over Wade Barrett
Damien Sandow, Cody Rhodes, Brie Bella and Nikki Bella over Brodus Clay, Tensai, Naomi and Cameron
Fandango over Chris Jericho
Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston over Kane and Daniel Bryan
Ryback over Mark Henry
The Shield over Big Show, Sheamus and Orton
Alberto Del Rio over Jack Swagger
Brock Lesnar over HHH
Taker over CM Punk
Cena over Rock


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 10, 2013, 09:05:00 PM
I haven't watched the show yet. Couldn't justify the cost right now but I've heard that Punk-Taker and Lesnar-HHH were the best bouts as is pretty much what I'd expect. Also heard the crowd popped huge for Daniel Bryan.

Watched Raw and really enjoyed the show. The audience was an hoot and really added a great atmosphere to the show although Orton and Sheamus seemed p**sed off that the fans were crapping all over their match. Perhaps if the guys did something unpredictable every now and again (instead of moving from spot to spot), that wouldn't have happened so severely. Ziggler cashed in Money in the Bank on ADR and the fans popped big. Cena hinted at an heel turn and Ryback laid out Cena, who was booed unmercifully all night seemed to me. Was slightly disappointed that there was no surprise return on the show as often happens following Wrestlemania but was happy to see Barrett regain the Intercontinental title from Miz. Personally I feel that Antonio Cesaro and Kofi Kingston were unfairly left out of this year's Wrestlemania and were more deserving of a spot that Clay and Tensai although Team Rhodes Scholars deserve more praise than they get too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 10, 2013, 09:33:10 PM
Well, Albert and Clay never appeared at Mania. They were dropped. Raw was fantastic


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 11, 2013, 09:35:03 PM
Wrestlemania cost an arm and a  leg and was average. RAW was on free tv and was light years ahead of it. This doesn't seem right.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 23, 2013, 01:53:32 PM
Who do you think Undertaker will face at WM2014?

Brock or Ultimate Warror?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aic9G8PED0


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: pizdatrica on July 23, 2013, 01:54:59 PM
Am I the only one who believes this so called "wrestling" is 'murican idiotic entertainment for mindless people :P


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 23, 2013, 02:03:33 PM
Did you ever watch wresting in the 80's or early 90's? It's very mindless. Thats what makes it so great!

I cant stand WWE today, although it's always been entertainment...
I'd much rather watch WWE over any - ANY TV shows out today...

Thanks, WWF for all the GREAT memories. So who cares what you say  :smile:

Oh by way - to Jass, Bob and Happy - it seems Warrior makes a hint at Undertaker in that video. 0:14-0:19


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: pizdatrica on July 23, 2013, 02:07:32 PM
What I'm trying to say is that it is all staged, with some huge brainless hunks of men making angry faces and saying stuff that only a mentally handicapped 9-year-old boy would find amusing :P and maybe this is a stereotype but every time I've met a fan of wrestling he seemed like a person of less intelligence.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 23, 2013, 02:10:20 PM
you make a good point lol - I gave you karma  :twirl:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Chainsaw midget on July 23, 2013, 02:15:58 PM
Am I the only one who believes this so called "wrestling" is 'murican idiotic entertainment for mindless people :P
Nobody that uses the term "murican" has earned the right to call others idiotic or mindless. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: pizdatrica on July 23, 2013, 02:17:37 PM
Am I the only one who believes this so called "wrestling" is 'murican idiotic entertainment for mindless people :P
Nobody that uses the term "murican" has earned the right to call others idiotic or mindless. 

Well, don't wrestling fans usually seem idiotic and mindless :P


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Chainsaw midget on July 23, 2013, 02:27:30 PM
Am I the only one who believes this so called "wrestling" is 'murican idiotic entertainment for mindless people :P
Nobody that uses the term "murican" has earned the right to call others idiotic or mindless. 

Well, don't wrestling fans usually seem idiotic and mindless :P
They don't strike me as any more or less idiotic than people who say 'murica.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: pizdatrica on July 23, 2013, 02:33:26 PM
why does that word bother you so much? it's just a provocation of hillbilly speech  :teddyr:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 23, 2013, 02:37:42 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oFMYMv78NuY/TfTQcgiofrI/AAAAAAAAAY4/eg7M-K26XCA/s320/WWF-WWE_Survivor-Series-1988_Gorilla-monsoon_Jesse-TheBody-Ventura.jpg)

Jesse: Did you see that, Gorilla? Chainsaw came off the top rope with a flying clothesline!

Gorilla: Yes I did Jesse but it seems pizdatrica has alot of fight left in him...

Jesse: Yeah well.. I say he used a foreign object! Where the ref!?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Chainsaw midget on July 23, 2013, 02:47:13 PM
why does that word bother you so much? it's just a provocation of hillbilly speech  :teddyr:
Well, for starters, I'm a country boy myself and dislike when people go out of there way to associate being southern with being stupid. 
Second, I'm a former American soldier and have a strong dislike of anybody that insults the entire country simply because there's a small group of people the person doesn't like. 

But the point you should really care about is that it's a really stupid sounding insult.  Look, the point of insulting somebody is to make them look bad; so it stands to reason that if you are going to insult somebody, you shouldn't use words that make you sound like  a drooling moron yourself.  It's like going, "you're so stupid you do this" and then you slam your head against the wall as hard as you can five or six times.  Maybe the person is that stupid, but at that point, you don't look any better yourself. 

 



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: pizdatrica on July 23, 2013, 02:57:03 PM
Well, I wasn't saying it as an insult, but as a mere word that shows how I feel about a certain form of entertainment through stereotypical characteristics that most people are already familiar with.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 23, 2013, 03:31:55 PM
Going back to what I was saying before SummerSLam started early.  :twirl:

I really do believe Warrior may face Undertaker at WM2014. He does kind of make that hint, sort of.

Just hopeful.  I always wanted to see them battle at WM.

and I think we can agree to a "return of Ultimate Warror" VERY soon in the WWE.  :wink:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 23, 2013, 05:16:15 PM
I always find it odd people knock wrestling for being scripted but have no problem watching movies or other scripted tv shows like CSI or Friends. It's all entertainment.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 23, 2013, 05:18:17 PM
Who do you think Undertaker will face at WM2014?

Brock or Ultimate Warror?

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aic9G8PED0[/url]


Honestly I'd rather see Undertaker face Brock.

Put Warrior in there with Cena or another younger guy. Plus Warrior should be in the Hall of Fame.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: pizdatrica on July 23, 2013, 05:26:13 PM
I always find it odd people knock wrestling for being scripted but have no problem watching movies or other scripted tv shows like CSI or Friends. It's all entertainment.

Yeah but CSI doesn't market itself as being real


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 23, 2013, 05:35:28 PM
I always find it odd people knock wrestling for being scripted but have no problem watching movies or other scripted tv shows like CSI or Friends. It's all entertainment.

Yeah but CSI doesn't market itself as being real
Neither does the WWE. Entertainment is in the title.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 23, 2013, 06:09:12 PM
For someone who thinks WWE is a joke - I must say, you spend alot time on this topic.
But I guess... to each his own.

anyway...

Im kind of nervous about Brock facing Undertaker at WM14... I feel he may be "the guy to end it".
I hope Im wrong... I really do.

(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/001/058/326/The-Undertaker-vs-Brock-Lesnar-UFC-121_display_image.jpg?1309317556)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 24, 2013, 03:22:53 PM
I don't think Brock would be the guy. Simply, due to the fact he walked out and waited ten years to return, and is on a part time schedule.

Also, I see the streak never getting beaten.

Also, Undertaker's said if anyone does, he wants it to be a younger guy who'll be around awhile and get the most mileage out of saying they broke the streak.

Perfect example of that would be a Bray Wyatt or Dean Ambrose, someone that's kinda popular now, not yet a world champ, but beating the streak would elevate them.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 24, 2013, 06:59:36 PM
Anyone else looking forward to the Legends of Mid-South Wrestling DVD or Blu-Ray? Looks like a pretty loaded set.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pncMWGoJaLs

I really do miss the days of territory wrestling. Happy to discover a promotion that runs shows in Atlantic Canada and even my home province in LCW (Legend City Wrestling)...cool stuff and a lot of fun. Wish they had more and an half hour show but I still enjoy watching it every week. Gonna have to make a point to take in a show someday soon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0hUTgNDZwc



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 24, 2013, 07:06:52 PM
JYD! Hey... did he ever make hall of fame?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 24, 2013, 07:32:15 PM
Anyone else looking forward to the Legends of Mid-South Wrestling DVD or Blu-Ray? Looks like a pretty loaded set.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pncMWGoJaLs[/url]

I really do miss the days of territory wrestling. Happy to discover a promotion that runs shows in Atlantic Canada and even my home province in LCW (Legend City Wrestling)...cool stuff and a lot of fun. Wish they had more and an half hour show but I still enjoy watching it every week. Gonna have to make a point to take in a show someday soon.

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0hUTgNDZwc[/url]



I've never seen Mid-South, but just looking at the talent involved, I may pick up the set. They got a new ECW set as well.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 25, 2013, 07:11:51 PM
(http://dorkshelf.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Hot-Docs-GLOW-Gorgeous-Ladies-of-Wrestling.jpg)

I miss that so much...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: A_Dubya on July 26, 2013, 11:59:52 PM
Is anyone else not really excited about this years  Wrestlemania?

The only match I'm really looking forward to is Ryback vs Mark Henry.

Everything else is rematches  or really thrown together at the last second.



Also WWE put an alumni page up for Kurt Angle

[url]http://www.wwe.com/superstars/kurt-angle[/url]

I never thought I'd see that happen.


Wrestlemania is just like Ozzfest these days, it's only a name.  Call me old fashioned, but I used to like Vince McMahon's old "Professional Wrestling Hour" that showed on pre-cable TV and some UHF stations. 
There wasn't so much glam, glitter, and all this soap opera stuff back then. They wrestled, and they had little interviews with the commentators and said some of the funniest insults to each other while doing it.
I guess times have changed and it's all about money now. Not my cup a' tea.


I agree with that last statement. It's always been about money, even when I grew up watching in the late 80's, but at least in those days, it wasn't just shilled incessantly and thrown in your face every 10 minutes. I really noticed this trend starting in 2008 with WWE, and currently, I just watch from afar....if I even watch at all anymore. I'll always have the memories of WWF, WCW, ECW and SMW in my head though.

Also, to the person knocking wrestling for being scripted, I have always been bewildered by why people care that it's fake. I have had conversations before with my father, a brother and random other people, and it just baffles me. What is the obsession of non-fans to point out (as though they are discovering the theory of relativity)  "hey, this is not a real fight, but a predetermined scripted show" like it's breaking news in 2013? I don't think many people over the age of 12 would believe it's real.  Do these same people point out that Back to the Future or Ghostbusters isn't real?

I didn't watch pro-wrestling because I think it's real, dude. I watched it to be entertained by certain characters I can relate to, emotional investment in storylines, and what happens in the ring...just like I dunno, most people watch phony films or reality TV shows.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Chainsaw midget on July 27, 2013, 12:05:43 AM
Quote
Wrestlemania is just like Ozzfest these days, it's only a name.  Call me old fashioned, but I used to like Vince McMahon's old "Professional Wrestling Hour" that showed on pre-cable TV and some UHF stations.
There wasn't so much glam, glitter, and all this soap opera stuff back then. They wrestled, and they had little interviews with the commentators and said some of the funniest insults to each other while doing it.
I guess times have changed and it's all about money now. Not my cup a' tea.
Back then wrestlers had character.  They were over the top and fun.  Now everyone seems to want to be taken seriously. 

I miss the days when you could change the channel to the wrestling match and see a Drill Sergeant and a clown fighting with a policeman and a neon cowboy. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 27, 2013, 08:31:31 AM
Quote
Back then wrestlers had character.  They were over the top and fun.  Now everyone seems to want to be taken seriously. 


EXACTLY. :thumbup: Thats why I don't watch WWE today, I still catch what Undertaker is up to though.

(http://myyearwithoutsport.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/wwf-wrestlers-80s.jpg)

Look at those unique characters - pure awesome


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 30, 2013, 07:14:05 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REs8td6VvDI

I've found this on youtube, October 31, 1985 Halloween show, enjoy! :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 30, 2013, 11:59:11 PM
Raw goes through these stretches lately where it'll be really good...then it kinda sucks.

There's a few wrestlers currently I like, but I recall a time from '99-'03 where eceryone was popular.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 31, 2013, 12:46:43 PM
I recall late 80's early 90's everyone was popular.

(http://www.mr-perfect.com/images/perfectplex_rr90.gif)

What the heck is going on with wresting today?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 31, 2013, 01:47:49 PM
To me, wrestling has had two really huge popular periods that I recall in my lifetime but no doubt it's always went through periods of prosperity and decline. The best periods for wrestling I'm talking about are the Hogan era 1980s WWF & Flair 1980s era NWA which arguably stretches into the early 1990s. Then when Hogan left WWF, the popularity of wrestling declined. Of course there was also controversy surrounding the steroid trials in the early 90s and suddenly wrestlers like Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and big guys like Vader and Yokozuna gained in popularity but as a whole, interest seemed to decline and things didn't really get hot again despite Hogan jumping to WCW I'd argue until 1997 and the Monday Nights Wars. The emergence of the nWo and the rise of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin as well as the emergence of ECW in the mid-90s changed wrestling again and the Attitude Era under Austin led wrestling into arguably even more popular heights than the Hogan era. Also in the late 90s, kayfabe was eliminated and the WWF in the early 2000s changed to a more corporate like structural entity where no talent became bigger than the company as a whole. With the death of WCW and ECW, WWE had no real competition and wrestling has essentially become a more watered down imitation of itself in many ways. Wrestlers nowadays generally work the WWE style and stick mainly to the same style of match practically all the time, with the main focus being to have each wrestler hit their signature spots at certain times and rarely change or update their characters. It doesn't help there are fewer enhancement guys to help build young talent so now guys get exposed and generally have much shorter WWE careers or just become stagnant and stale from too much exposure in matches on TV that would have only been on PPV or saved for main events in the past. Also some promising young talents simply get cast as glorified jobbers nowadays. i.e. Raven and Stevie Richards were big stars in ECW who basically became jobbers in 2000s WWE...

Daniel Bryan is the first guy I've seen in years who seems to have that "it" quality but WWE is already trying to undermine him getting bigger than the company. C.M. Punk had it too a couple of years ago but has become somewhat stagnant since. They don't want guys getting bigger than the company nowadays. WWE is much more corporate focused on WWE product being WWE product.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 31, 2013, 01:50:11 PM
WWE essentially owns the industry. Late '90s there was ECW and WCW. Fans could watch a guy start out as a rookie in ECW, go to WCW and then be established by the time they made it to WWE. Plus, creatively, with competition you strive to be better. TNA hardly registers as competition, so WWE can trot out the 'same old same old' each week. Lot of the wrestlers now are lazy to an extent. A guy like Tatsu or JTG are happy to get a WWE paycheck and not have to appear on tv or contribute to their characters or even be on tv. It's more than being on the indie circuit.

The best guys, past or present, strive to be the best and contribute ideas not only for themselves, but others. Example: Steve Austin, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Undertaker. All strived to be the top, all made it.

As a fan, you can tell the difference.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 31, 2013, 02:03:29 PM
WWE essentially owns the industry. Late '90s there was ECW and WCW. Fans could watch a guy start out as a rookie in ECW, go to WCW and then be established by the time they made it to WWE. Plus, creatively, with competition you strive to be better. TNA hardly registers as competition, so WWE can trot out the 'same old same old' each week. Lot of the wrestlers now are lazy to an extent. A guy like Tatsu or JTG are happy to get a WWE paycheck and not have to appear on tv or contribute to their characters or even be on tv. It's more than being on the indie circuit.

The best guys, past or present, strive to be the best and contribute ideas not only for themselves, but others. Example: Steve Austin, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Undertaker. All strived to be the top, all made it.

As a fan, you can tell the difference.

Happy, that nails it all down big time. Very well said.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 31, 2013, 02:28:45 PM
Quote
They don't want guys getting bigger than the company nowadays

Why? It's not like they can run off and start a show of their own...
or can they? Is that what the company is afraid of? I dont get it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 31, 2013, 02:39:26 PM
Quote
They don't want guys getting bigger than the company nowadays

Why? It's not like they can run off and start a show of their own...
or can they? Is that what the company is afraid of? I dont get it.
Hogan got big, left, did movies, went to WCW.

Rock got big, left. Won't go to TNA, but it cost a pretty penny for him to come back.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 31, 2013, 02:52:29 PM
Good points. :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 31, 2013, 03:44:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofPKXHGKJbk#at=47

http://www.wwe.com/inside/randy-orton-attacked-by-audience-member-26136332

Cape Town, South Africa


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 04, 2013, 08:19:04 AM
Kurt Angle was arrested, with something like his fourth drunk driving incident.

He's entering rehab.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 04, 2013, 10:49:41 AM
Where the hell was he for the longest time? Past 5 years? TNA? I miss Kurt's WWE days.

and why did he leave WWE in the 1st place?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 04, 2013, 11:23:00 AM
Where the hell was he for the longest time? Past 5 years? TNA?



yup


Quote
and why did he leave WWE in the 1st place?

That really depends on who you ask. Kurt goes into that on his TNA DVD. If I remember correctly he says he had a meeting with Vince during which McMahon said something like he was a nobody before he joined WWE after he was granted his release, with the idea being Kurt would come back when his batteries were recharged. That comment p**sed off Angle so much he jumped to TNA where we is now working a much lighter schedule.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 04, 2013, 12:32:57 PM
Oooooh. Thanks for the info. :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 04, 2013, 03:37:59 PM
Kurt also wanted to go to rehab in '06 cause he was taking 100 pills a day and wanted to go to rehab. Kurt also wanted a lighter schedule, and Vince said no.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: A.J. Bauer on August 04, 2013, 05:15:31 PM
I never watched WWE. Or really any wrestling. The Spoony One references wrestling in his videos, but if I wanted to see these I don't know where to start. There was something about Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and a hummer?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 05, 2013, 11:00:54 AM
I never watched WWE. Or really any wrestling. The Spoony One references wrestling in his videos, but if I wanted to see these I don't know where to start. There was something about Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage and a hummer?


The white hummer angle.......I really don't know where to begin with this. Click on WCW on the link below, it explains it better and I ever could.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WallBangers/ProfessionalWrestling



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 05, 2013, 11:16:22 AM
Two white hummer videos for you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkURI9m8zHo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_V8rMWUIks

Is it just me or did Nitro have alot of hit and run angles?... trapped in cars etc...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 05, 2013, 05:23:09 PM
WCW had what I believe is the first and only instance where a match was a 'Monster Trufk' match where they had them in monster trucks, sumo style.

Giant falls to his death but recovers in time to be back for the main event


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: A.J. Bauer on August 05, 2013, 05:34:02 PM
What would I have to search if I wanted to watch the old stuff?

(Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 05, 2013, 06:30:47 PM
 Well for Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage... Imo 88 to 93

I would start at Wrestlemania 5 and work my way up.

Hogan VS Savage - Rick Rude VS Ultimate Warrior

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH6qvXePPvQ

Also, you can find alot of WWF Saturday Night's Main Events but don't type WWE - type WWF

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPIsGLqmRIE

If you want to watch Undertaker's debut start at Survivor Series 1990.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbUpRtIAQD0

Debut at 58:36


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 06, 2013, 10:53:07 AM
If you're look for hilariously bad stuff here's Zeus.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA10RgMRRpE

There's a lot more of Zeus on YouTube.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 06, 2013, 12:01:15 PM
Heres some more "bad" interview, promos for you...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6YKICReUCYhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ex7AVXznjo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4GvuoG8h3Yhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_T1GgRIpxc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaarFlq36YMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrckJV-jJ2g

You'll probably be VERY confused after watching them. But that's the fun. You won't see stuff like that today.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 06, 2013, 05:27:46 PM
David Arquette, the dude from Scream, won the world title.

That's awesome.

If you want 'good' stuff, I'd suggest WWF from '85-'90. Or WWF stuff from '97-'01, with The Rock, Cactus Jack, Steve Austin.

Any footage on youtube of ECW is good. They had great stories, plus a mix of hardcore wrestling (chairs, blood) as well as Mexican wrestling (high flying flips) and Japanese stuff (hard clotheslines, etc)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 06, 2013, 07:06:36 PM
The AWA had arguably the best wrestling prior to the 1980s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VqXG51mXoU

World Class was hugely popular in the early 1980s too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_AQgQCTXUo

ECW actually owes more than a little to Memphis Wrestling if you really stop and think about it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlbTFUy3k08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udUGGFa3BNQ

Memphis was wild and crazy in the 1980s....and before that even.

In Canada, we had Calgary Stampede and when I was just a kid, Canadian International Wrestling out of Montreal...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb69OTXsJoE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq5VbK4cCS0

The NWA in the 1980s offered great wrestling from Georgia, Florida and the Mid-Atlantic. Of course, Mid-South Wrestling was pretty hot too in the early to mid-1980s before becoming the UWF. WWF and its expansion changed everything. We went from multiple healthy wrestling territories and a large breeding ground for growing talent and a great way for stale talent to reinvent themselves to basically just WWE and smaller independent promotions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuoj5Dv0o8w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0HHhd3UCsc

By the mid-90s, wrestling has it used to be had pretty much disappeared. By the late 90s, it pretty much died along with kayfabe.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 08, 2013, 02:13:49 PM
Thinking of picking up the new ECW dvd set. ECW was superb.

Also want the Attitude Era dvd.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 15, 2013, 01:19:04 PM
Summerslam is the 18th.

I may watch it just to see Brock take Punk apart...
I'll even watch the Cena, Bryan match just to see whats the buzz.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 15, 2013, 06:13:00 PM
I am intrigued by the Cena match.

I've a feeling Orton will cash in on the winner.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 15, 2013, 07:49:58 PM
Who will Orton face at Summerslam? - is Undertaker in this show?

Btw this will be my 1st Daniel Bryan match I've ever watched... I hope it's good - due to hype.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 15, 2013, 10:03:15 PM
Undertaker is not on this one. He was going to face The Shield but had surgery recently so he's out.

Daniel Bryan is superb. His stuff in Ring of Honor is great. Best technical wrestler in years.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 16, 2013, 08:59:57 AM

I've a feeling Orton will cash in on the winner.

Same here.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 18, 2013, 04:48:23 PM
SummerSlam 1991

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/photo_large/public/photo/image/2013/07/011_SS_08261991_0656.jpg)

That was 22 years ago! I can't believe it...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on August 18, 2013, 11:11:12 PM

I've a feeling Orton will cash in on the winner.

Same here.

And he did exactly that, cashed in on Bryan almost immediately after the match ended.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 18, 2013, 11:24:29 PM
With Ric Flair working with WWE again and HHH helping Orton win the belt, odds Evolution shows up at RAW tomorrow?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on August 19, 2013, 08:39:48 AM
They had a chance to make a new star last night instead they p**sed it away......I hate it when I'm right sometimes.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 19, 2013, 01:14:46 PM
Rant... I did give it try.

Spoilers

1st thing - where was the crowd's energy? I know it's not the heyday anymore but still...

The Rock - where was he? Didn't he say he'll 'never leave' again?... if I recall...

Shawn Michaels - What... the... hell was up with him? LOL. He looks like an old hillbilly... damn time flies!

CM Punk - did Brock really have to beat Punk to 'HELL and back' just to finish him off? Punk is too small to have superhuman abilities. How do you kick out after 2 powerbombs then a HUGE gorilla pins you down? I was lost during this match.

Daniel Bryan vs Cena - the kid has somegthing I'll give him that - Imo he's way to small too be fighting people like Cena (then BEATING HIM) what ever... like I said - he does have spunk - but so did like 30 others in ECW 90's. I'm sorry but he does not make it in my top 30 list... no offense but he looks like that little warrior from Golden Axe.

HHH - lol, why did he cut his hair? I see he's a heel again huh?

Randy Orton - GOOD JOB! I would do the same thing. (I did feel bad for Bryan though)

I guess i'm just too old school. But I did give it a try. :twirl:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 19, 2013, 04:50:50 PM
Smaller guys nowadays do tend to be the better wrestlers these days (not really sure why)...the bigger guys are usually terrible (Ryback) or have pretty much had their heyday even though some still dominate (Triple H, Brock). Guys like Chris Jericho and Rey Mysterio have proven size doesn't necessarily matter as much as all that.

The WWE have been having guys kick out of finisher after finisher since the late 90s, which is when I'd say it really became more predominant. Before that, it was mainly only something Hogan or Warrior (perhaps occasionally Savage) would do.

I didn't see the card but the match I figured might steal the show was Del Rio vs. Christian. Really like Del Rio's work as a heel recently and his reasoning for turning on the fans as they cheered Ziggler cashing in Money in the Bank over him. 

The Rock was seriously injured in his Wrestlemania match with Cena and believe said he might never wrestle again due to it. Of course, I wouldn't be surprised if he did eventually make a comeback. Shawn Michaels pretty much is a hillbilly hunter type these days. I don't think many take him seriously anymore.

Wrestling nowadays tends to pretty much be all the same. Wrestlers follow carefully laid out, plotted out matches and basically just recycle the same tired storylines over and over again. The excitement and fun and unpredictably is just not there anymore. It seriously hurts the quality of wrestling that there's no more WCW or other serious competition for WWE.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 19, 2013, 10:22:25 PM
Bryan is great. If you've got time, you've got to look up old matches on YouTube. The man is a workhorse. A modern day Bret Hart or Chris Benoit. Crowd LOVES him.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 22, 2013, 06:44:23 PM
Was very disappointed by Raw Monday...replaying the old Corporation vs. rebel storyline again. Daniel Bryan doesn't quite fit the role of Austin that well though seems to me. I would have preferred we saw the old heel Orton who no one could trust. Throwing Triple H into the mix just isn't working for me...now had it been Punk Triple H doublecrossed, that seems to fit a bit better somehow.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 23, 2013, 04:49:21 PM
They're hoping, barring injuries, the Corporation story goes through WrestleMania.

CM Punk was scheduled to defeat Lesnar at Summerslam.

Vince changed it, because Lesnar is penciled in to face Undertaker at WrestleMania, and they didn't want Lesnar looking 'weak' with a losing record coming out of SummerSlam. They'll be building him back up by January.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 23, 2013, 05:13:25 PM
Lesnar is penciled in to face Undertaker at WrestleMania

Cool. I'd like to see that... I guess it's a no go for Warrior then?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 23, 2013, 06:23:46 PM
Warrior has no contract with WWE at the moment. His contract lies directly with 2KSports, producers of the next WWE game. WWE only allowed Warrior at their HQ to film the commercial. Vince doesn't mind, as it means more people buy it = more money for him.

Warrior had a meeting with Vince today. I highly doubt it included discussion about a match. Likely, it involved a potential Hall of Fame induction plus potential merch-toys, shirts, dvd.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 23, 2013, 07:27:54 PM
Yeah, ummm... I just want to thank each and everyone of ya'll... for all you done to your bodies...

(crying)  IT'S STILL REAL TO ME DAMNIT....   I mean...

Thank you guys. You're awesome.

Thanks so much, Mr Funk for saying what needed to be said!





Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 23, 2013, 09:53:52 PM
WWE is a corporate empire nowadays...WWWF was a wrestling territory. WWF was the transition between.

I hope the corporate vs. opposition angle sees Bryan get some allies. (Right now, it'll probably just be Big Show, Mark Henry and Dolph Ziggler). Would love to see some sort of ROH alliance in WWE with Bryan, Punk, perhaps a few others. Shaking hands, respect - these things were key elements in ROH back in the day. They do seem to play into a lot of Punk and Bryan's storylines too.

I like the Los Matadores promos, hope they impress when they debut.

Alberto Del Rio is such a great heel World champion. Hope he keeps the title for a long time.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 24, 2013, 07:07:31 PM
Have actually been watching a bit of TNA lately. Actually think they have a superior women's division and much better ladies matches. Of course they also tend to give them more time than WWE does. Like Austin Aries, Booby Roode and Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles still can deliver but honestly, was pretty much disappointed with everyone else although Bully Ray does make a great top heel. Samoa Joe seems to have gained weight and seems completely lost in the shuffle over there nowadays. He really needs a change of scenery. Wasn't overly impressed with Magnus, Manik or really anyone else.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 24, 2013, 10:07:22 PM
TNA seems close to out of business. But who knows.

WWE offered Samoa Joe a contract ten years ago, but said he was 'too big.' Yet, WWE employs Mark Henry, Bray Wyatt, and quite a few more 'big guys.'


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on August 25, 2013, 07:16:09 PM
TNA seems more concerned with having new title belts made (what was wrong with the last X Division title design, anyway?) than it does with paying its talent, apparently. Well, except for people like Hogan.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 28, 2013, 06:16:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX4_Imj_B1M

Longtime fans will appreciate this.  A "History of the WWF" video, from...I'd garner the mid '70s to the early 2000's.  There's footage of Rocky Johnson, Peter Maivia, The Rock, Bruno Sammartino, Andre the Giant, Bret Hart, Undertaker, Steve Austin, etc.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 28, 2013, 06:18:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJlcakPplZk

A "Hall of Fame" tribute to Mick Foley.

Some fans didn't like him...too violent, too crazy.  I respect the hell out of the man, and while the Hall itself doesn't mean much, it was great seeing him get in.  I was sure he was gonna be the 'headliner' until they got Sammartino in last minute.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 01, 2013, 04:31:03 PM
WWE currently feels to me like it's in a time warp from 2003-2006 where Triple H was beating everyone under the sun who the fans wanted to see as champion.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 01, 2013, 05:16:38 PM
Foley does it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD06HqJb42w

Classic '80s WWF.  All the wrestlers singing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue_mMXeDjg4


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 01, 2013, 05:25:48 PM
That put a smile on my face. :smile:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 01, 2013, 05:33:52 PM
Slick- Jive Soul Bro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQh4gYVXn0Q

"Speaking From The Heart" by "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MhfDPZEMdw


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 01, 2013, 06:27:18 PM
The current Corporation angle reminds me of the same angle that pretty much ran in late 1998-early 1999 but back then it was much cooler, edgier and of course had more attitude. Then you had the colorful Rock as centerpiece of the Corporation early on and Stone Cold Steve Austin and DeGeneration X as its early adversaries. Later it would get more convoluted but early on back then, it was actually a pretty cool angle. Now you just have Triple H playing the old Shawn Michaels commissioner role only nowadays there's no one to fight alongside Daniel Bryan like DX or Stone Cold and Orton is as dull as dishwasher as the "face" of the company.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 01, 2013, 09:48:13 PM
(http://img.poptower.com/pic-10422/hacksaw-jim-duggan.jpg?d=600)

HOOOOOOOOOO!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 01, 2013, 10:41:41 PM
The current Corporation angle reminds me of the same angle that pretty much ran in late 1998-early 1999 but back then it was much cooler, edgier and of course had more attitude. Then you had the colorful Rock as centerpiece of the Corporation early on and Stone Cold Steve Austin and DeGeneration X as its early adversaries. Later it would get more convoluted but early on back then, it was actually a pretty cool angle. Now you just have Triple H playing the old Shawn Michaels commissioner role only nowadays there's no one to fight alongside Daniel Bryan like DX or Stone Cold and Orton is as dull as dishwasher as the "face" of the company.
Orton's bland, always has been.  He's got the same dumb look on his face, no matter what.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 01, 2013, 11:20:22 PM
CM Punk is my favorite in a long time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDpb2nTiB14


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 02, 2013, 04:14:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_E2nDlnhn8


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 02, 2013, 07:19:10 PM
The 1980s had so many great tag teams...no other era ever really had so many great teams as this period of time.

Road Warriors, Demolition, Brain Busters, Rock n' Roll Express, Hart Foundation, British Bulldogs, The Midnight Rockers, The Fabulous Freebirds, The Midnight Express, The Fantastics, The U.S. Express, Badd Company, Buddy Rose & Doug Somers, The Long Riders, The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff, The Sheepherders/Bushwhackers, Ted DiBiase & Steve Williams, The High Flyers, Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch, The Dream Team, The Bolsheviks, Ivan & Nikita Koloff, The Fabulous Ones, The Garvins, Chris Adams & Gino Hernandez, The Von Erichs, The East-West Connection, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtkd7itiiTE

I loved the AWA growing up..even though arguably its best period was the 1970s. Early 80s was pretty solid too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLm0JoXCnsk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 03, 2013, 04:54:40 PM
A complete recap of one of my all time favorite bad wrestling feuds: Big Boss Man vs Big Show.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKYjskv9xWY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on September 03, 2013, 08:59:43 PM
One of my favorite 90s matches, and an underrated one at that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LqVSPWsO48


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 04, 2013, 06:47:16 PM
(http://www.thewrestlinglegendsforum.com/wrestlecrap/berserker/berserker0.jpg)

"Husss... Husss, Husss... Husss, Husss... Husss, Husss... Husss, Husss... Husss"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2z8sj2IBJ4


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 04, 2013, 08:27:32 PM
Ah Berzerker, also known as John Nord, The Barbarian, Nord the Barbarian and Yukon John Nord. Berzerker was a rip-off of sorts of Bruiser Brody whom he actually teamed with in the AWA as the Barbarian.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYHQCl4nP1k

Some classic wrestling clips there. Miss the way wrestling used to be...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZijJ_cbodW8

Madison Square Garden tribute...the new Blu-Ray/DVD doesn't look like it truly does history justice there though. They definitely need more than one volume with all that history...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQUxPrZrNHs

Maple Leaf Wrestling was so important to us as kids growing up back in the day.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 08, 2013, 07:09:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjzYFgo31fY

Hey, YO...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 08, 2013, 09:11:04 PM
Good old days depending on when you grew up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4wl7eMMoKM

late 80s, 90s, early 2000s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HZGLAJMakg

60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, even some more recent - this one is awesome!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1IjvUY45UQ

little 70s- 80s, 90s, 2000s, recent...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnm7hC_YC1I

80s, 90s, even some 60s, 70s...great, great stuff. All of this helps show why I am and remain a fan.




Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 08, 2013, 10:31:31 PM
Robert Flores ‏@RoFloESPN 4m

Its the worst nWo of all time. #Cowboys RT @mikefreemanNFL: This is...I don't know what this is: http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BTsGV6fCMAA4oj6.jpg


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 09, 2013, 06:51:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c83rE5oo-FA


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 10, 2013, 07:51:00 PM
D-Generation X returning last summer at Raw 1000.  I'm happy it wasn't just HHH and HBK.  It was a good moment.  Me, I preferred DX to the NWO.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSp0zfzA2rs


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 10, 2013, 08:29:12 PM
So Daniel Bryan finally got the upper hand at the end of a Raw. More than likely, he loses at the PPV now. I've noticed this to be a trend in WWE, when a guy has the upper hand on the RAW heading into a show, he almost always loses on that show. Orton bores me so much as champion but Triple H makes a great heel as he always has. Hope the stuff with Goldust and Cody leads to Dusty getting involved somehow...perhaps a War Games match where if Dusty's team wins (not Dusty competing, him in their corner), he becomes C.O.O or something like that. That could be cool.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 11, 2013, 02:11:58 PM
Imo this was the BEST wresting game ever made. WWF Wrestlefest arcade.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/403022cfc6008627ea7a86d3f96f6d4a/tumblr_mnm48zjSzj1sr9734o1_500.gif)

(http://webspace.setel.com/mrob/images/fest/doomsday.gif)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb7420Au4Y1qa6za8o1_400.gif)

What was YOUR favorite wrestling game?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 11, 2013, 08:57:23 PM
"If You Only Knew" by the WWF Wrestlers.  From "Piledriver: The Wrestling Album 2."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX7kL-y5K2I

Piledrivers abound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARGAdIiLblM

Steve Austin Tribute. Cult of Personality.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4zxxsPTO7o


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 11, 2013, 08:58:30 PM
Imo this was the BEST wresting game ever made. WWF Wrestlefest arcade.

([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/403022cfc6008627ea7a86d3f96f6d4a/tumblr_mnm48zjSzj1sr9734o1_500.gif[/url])

([url]http://webspace.setel.com/mrob/images/fest/doomsday.gif[/url])

([url]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb7420Au4Y1qa6za8o1_400.gif[/url])

What was YOUR favorite wrestling game?

Me...I still play WWF No Mercy for the N64.  Great graphics, roster, etc.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 12, 2013, 08:05:53 AM
Quote
Me...I still play WWF No Mercy for the N64.  Great graphics, roster, etc.

Yes. That was awesome... my 2nd favorite. :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 29, 2013, 07:39:19 PM
This is how Undertaker should retire.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6umxthz1Ys


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 29, 2013, 08:49:57 PM
I'm really enjoying the Administration angle going on in WWE right now. Just wish they wouldn't throw away Zack Ryder and Justin Gabriel as fodder for the Shield. Would really like to see those guys step up as surprise contributors in support of Daniel Bryan. Triple H and Stephanie are delightfully evil and twisted and one just wants to see their eventual comeuppance hopefully after a good, sustained long build. Still find Orton rather bland as the face of WWE though although at least he seems to have gone back to being the Viper who doesn't give a damn about injuring others once more. Too bad they don't have some charismatic young talker to fit that role instead...Cody Rhodes perhaps could be adapted to it, maybe?

TNA meanwhile is trying to recycle the 2011 CM Punk angle with AJ Styles and Dixie Carter. Sadly while Styles is a terrific wrestler, Carter has been terribly unconvincing in her role as evil b***h so far. She's no Mr. McMahon, that's for sure. TNA has fantastic wrestlers, their storylines however tend to be utter crap.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on October 03, 2013, 08:35:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efaAA1ev8J0

Joey Styles: "Oh my gooooodddd!"


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 03, 2013, 09:56:59 PM

TNA meanwhile is trying to recycle the 2011 CM Punk angle with AJ Styles and Dixie Carter. Sadly while Styles is a terrific wrestler, Carter has been terribly unconvincing in her role as evil b***h so far. She's no Mr. McMahon, that's for sure. TNA has fantastic wrestlers, their storylines however tend to be utter crap.

To be fair TNA was fantastic before Hogan came in and turned everything to complete and utter crap.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 04, 2013, 04:48:49 PM

TNA meanwhile is trying to recycle the 2011 CM Punk angle with AJ Styles and Dixie Carter. Sadly while Styles is a terrific wrestler, Carter has been terribly unconvincing in her role as evil b***h so far. She's no Mr. McMahon, that's for sure. TNA has fantastic wrestlers, their storylines however tend to be utter crap.

To be fair TNA was fantastic before Hogan came in and turned everything to complete and utter crap.
Depends which era you watched. I watched TNA during the weekly ppv's on Wednesday's. I was shocked it lasted. Once they got to Spike, they had a decent run. Can't entirely blame Hogan. There's writers and executives above him. Although, he obviously has some influence.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 04, 2013, 08:00:34 PM
Goldberg pretty much says his entire career was a fluke. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBWtCjL__BY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 04, 2013, 08:11:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY2_zFvJuiY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on October 04, 2013, 08:45:44 PM

TNA meanwhile is trying to recycle the 2011 CM Punk angle with AJ Styles and Dixie Carter. Sadly while Styles is a terrific wrestler, Carter has been terribly unconvincing in her role as evil b***h so far. She's no Mr. McMahon, that's for sure. TNA has fantastic wrestlers, their storylines however tend to be utter crap.

To be fair TNA was fantastic before Hogan came in and turned everything to complete and utter crap.
Depends which era you watched. I watched TNA during the weekly ppv's on Wednesday's. I was shocked it lasted. Once they got to Spike, they had a decent run. Can't entirely blame Hogan. There's writers and executives above him. Although, he obviously has some influence.

TNA would be in much better shape, financially and otherwise, if for once they decided to stop with the potshots and focus on ironing out all the problems with their own company before they even acknowledge there's such a thing as "WWE". Paying your talent is more important than getting four world title designs in six years, Dixie.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 04, 2013, 10:31:52 PM
Building your talent is also very important too. TNA has always been terrible at that.  AJ Styles, Bobby Roode & James Storm are about the only guys they really built up over the years and nowadays only Styles is taken seriously out of them. Guys like Sting and Angle and Hardy should have been used to put over bright up and coming talent or at least build them up. Some of the celebrities, MMA guys and other non-wrestling athletes they've had on there had to have been a terrible waste of money over the years too. The best period I liked TNA was when Samoa Joe first came in and was feuding with Styles and Christopher Daniels, also liked some of the Raven stuff even if his career was on its last legs and some of the AMW (Storm & Harris) stuff believe it or not. They had some great tag feuds so I guess that was what - 2004-2006? Nowadays I like Austin Aries, Chris Sabin but those two should be battling each other - not in some four way gimmick match. TNA's storylines are terrible these days...Sabin turning heel has some mild interest. The rest seems so forgettable although Bully Ray had a decent match with Ken Anderson a few weeks back on there. I find that TNA tends to build to a potentially interesting match only to normally turn it into some horrible gimmick match...think they have a long history of doing that actually.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on October 08, 2013, 05:58:18 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/a74603cb468daec4c6c52fdf26a65809/tumblr_ml2aemn26f1rg89a6o1_1280.jpg)

Curt Hennig aka Mr. Perfect and Scott Hall aka Razor Ramon. 1985.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 08, 2013, 09:00:39 PM
ECW!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0rwPCdomjU

Sandman's return to ECW gets a huge pop.  For a small arena...it's loud.  And great seeing everyone singing Metallica.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etF5YdJwBmY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on October 22, 2013, 04:36:40 PM
Don't know if this is "off topic" here or not, but how many people are looking forward to WWE 2K14's release?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: zelmo73 on October 22, 2013, 07:06:24 PM
(http://fotozup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/funny-wrestling-085.jpg)

Wrestling is NOT gay!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 22, 2013, 08:09:45 PM
Yeah.  I can't wait for WWE2k14.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on October 23, 2013, 12:13:58 PM
Yeah.  I can't wait for WWE2k14.

Same. I find the games to be better than most of the current WWE product nowadays. Want to see Daniel Bryan have a WWE Championship reign of more than five minutes, or give Cesaro and Ziggler the pushes they deserve, or even job Cena out from everyone from 3MB to Virgil? There you go. :)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 23, 2013, 03:08:49 PM
Yeah.  I can't wait for WWE2k14.

Same. I find the games to be better than most of the current WWE product nowadays. Want to see Daniel Bryan have a WWE Championship reign of more than five minutes, or give Cesaro and Ziggler the pushes they deserve, or even job Cena out from everyone from 3MB to Virgil? There you go. :)
I put in last years game last night. Zack Ryder was defending the WWE title against Miz, Undertaker was Mr. Money in the Bank and cashed in on Road Dogg, who defeated Steve Austin for the US Title. Cena was jobbing to Justin Gabriel and Orton is out injured.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on October 23, 2013, 04:35:42 PM
Yeah.  I can't wait for WWE2k14.

Same. I find the games to be better than most of the current WWE product nowadays. Want to see Daniel Bryan have a WWE Championship reign of more than five minutes, or give Cesaro and Ziggler the pushes they deserve, or even job Cena out from everyone from 3MB to Virgil? There you go. :)
I put in last years game last night. Zack Ryder was defending the WWE title against Miz, Undertaker was Mr. Money in the Bank and cashed in on Road Dogg, who defeated Steve Austin for the US Title. Cena was jobbing to Justin Gabriel and Orton is out injured.

I need to get the rest of my Universe mode set up. Changed Raw and Smackdown into Nitro and ECW, respectively. Tried to put as many former WCW talents on Nitro as possible.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on October 26, 2013, 05:27:40 PM
Don't know if this is "off topic" here or not, but how many people are looking forward to WWE 2K14's release?

I've pre-ordered it. Looks pretty cool. Nice to see Macho Man feature into the ads.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 27, 2013, 07:43:21 PM
Hardcore Championship top ten moments. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKmDAtMhVdo

HBK Tribute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZZji9Wagw0

Undertaker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI2mBWrGlNk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on October 28, 2013, 07:50:49 PM
Okay, I'm done with current WWE until Cena drops the World Heavyweight title. This has gotten old.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 28, 2013, 08:01:54 PM
That was a good match with Sandow though.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on October 29, 2013, 12:27:34 AM
After seeing Sandow losing to a Super Cena, who only had one good arm which was beat down before he cashed in as well as in the match against Del Rio the night before I'm on hiatus from WWE. I was half way learning there before a guy with basically a dead arm was fed an a young up and comer after the cluster of a main event last night now I'm on hiatus out of pure apathy.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 29, 2013, 09:51:28 AM
I miss The Oddities.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUkvlimCGuc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on November 03, 2013, 03:34:15 PM
I have really enjoy Ring of Honor since stumbling upon their tv show by accident several months ago. They have one of the best big men I've seen in a while in Kevin Steen.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 20, 2013, 07:18:58 PM
I have really enjoy Ring of Honor since stumbling upon their tv show by accident several months ago. They have one of the best big men I've seen in a while in Kevin Steen.

Haven't watched ROH regularly in years.  But, when they were an upstart around 2002, I watched a lot.  WWE's own CM Punk and Daniel Bryan started there.  TNA's AJ Styles and Samoa Joe as well.  Eddie Guerrero had a few matches there on hiatus from WWE, and Rey Mysterio as well, post WCW but pre-WWE.  Steen is great. 

CM Punk vs. AJ Styles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vheK4XqI7GQ


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 20, 2013, 07:27:23 PM
Seth Rollins of The Shield vs. Daniel Bryan, pre-WWE.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhywAx6jy4I



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on November 22, 2013, 11:10:38 AM
That's great.

I absolutely love the ROH Samoa Joe and CM Punk Straight Shootin' DVD. Easily one of the funniest things I've ever heard.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on November 27, 2013, 09:56:25 AM
Tommy Dreamer's always been a favorite.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMr8UX2aXTs



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on November 28, 2013, 08:13:52 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JODV1xJNlrU


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on December 10, 2013, 09:41:01 AM
CM Punk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHpITvqp4Cg


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 09, 2014, 08:29:19 PM
sooo... who do think Undertaker will face at WM?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 09, 2014, 08:46:37 PM
I miss the wild and crazy characters of wrestling's yesteryear. Like they could have controlled, tamed down or softened the likes of Mad Dog Vachon, Baron Von Raschke, the Crusher, Terry Gordy, Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen anyhow. No one really controlled those guys...

The hard-hitting wrestling style of All-Japan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ngW16LX1BQ

Thanks for the memories classic AWA!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLm0JoXCnsk

Post-match interviews back in the day, bloody and raw.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peNGm1EK79Y

Da Crusher!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNu1rwXnBkA

No one handled a microphone quite like Nick Bockwinkel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVxr9zAj-6w



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 09, 2014, 08:55:06 PM
The rumor mill seems to be suggesting Lesnar.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 09, 2014, 09:22:54 PM
The rumor mill seems to be suggesting Lesnar.
Rumors also say Batista vs. Lesnar.

Apparently, Undertaker asked to face either Daniel Bryan...or a rematch with Dean Ambrose.

I don't see Taker losing.  I think 'Mania in '16 will be in Texas, which would put Taker at 25-0.  Or, 24-1.  He doesn't want to lose the streak, but said he'd be willing to put someone over.  So if that's true, I'd see him winning this year, next year and then it'd be in Texas where he's lose/win, depending.  But he said at 25-0 he'd want out as of today he's 48 or so, by then he'd be early 50s.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 11, 2014, 02:31:11 PM
Hey guys, let's post some of those wrestlers you truly believed to be legit tough guys... you know the type, guys you'd want on your side in a real fight, who probably left some laying left and right in their day. Guys who struck you as being legit in any case.

Here's five guys who struck me as that way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJWjPJCvsbc

Ken Patera

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzu-ZfIbCZk

"Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDMbzkAJcQs

Kevin Sullivan (gotta love Sullivan's Twilight Zone theme music  :thumbup:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9_662a5IBw

Mad Dog Vachon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHjkB3WZXwk

"Dr. Death" Steve Williams

There's so many more guys like that from wrestling's past (even some nowadays as well)...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 11, 2014, 04:42:54 PM
Great topic...

#1 Prime - Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff. I agree.

#2 Prime - Iron Sheik.

#3 99% of the 90's ECW guys, thats for sure! Too many to list :)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 11, 2014, 10:47:10 PM
I would also like to add...

Prime - Roddy Piper and Bob Orton.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbGtnQchz4U


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 11, 2014, 11:08:51 PM
Guys I'd say are 'legit' tough:
New Jack
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sECmQbwXo4Y

Brock Lesnar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t_vsYSmuGY

Kurt Angle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u247v6_Gvtg

Ken Shamrock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOPXQAfHdJg



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 11, 2014, 11:24:34 PM
Yup. We'll we all know Ken Shamrock is 'legit' tough :)

I also agree with Brock Lesnar being (for real) tough!

and I add... Vader and Undertaker too :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJf1Bgfzx-U


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 11, 2014, 11:38:35 PM
I'd add Bam Bam Bigelow to the mix.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIsgPTtWjQA


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 12, 2014, 11:02:34 AM
The Oddities have one of my all time favorite wrestling theme songs.  I don't even like ICP much but this is good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu31jSCIxiU

Jericho's theme is always fun.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V37_CpZ05mQ




Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 12, 2014, 12:11:55 PM
Golga AKA Earthquake

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsT/tve74593-19910424-1877.gif)

Man....... I really miss the good old days of WWF  :bluesad:

anybody have a time machine I can use?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 12, 2014, 09:47:01 PM
I guess you can add Shawn Daivari to the 'legit' tough list as well lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1EnMUNYhZc


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on January 12, 2014, 10:34:22 PM
sooo... who do think Undertaker will face at WM?

I'm hoping they finally pull the trigger on Taker vs Cena at Wrestlemania


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 13, 2014, 02:42:24 PM
"Legit-tough" tag teams:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIUNg3j4J2M

The Road Warriors

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctFuAsaYcas

Rick and Scott Steiner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcCVlH4cUgA

The Blackjacks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNd4x084x58

Stan Hansen and Bruiser Brody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WQp1kQ_V6w

Steve Williams and Terry Gordy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmub6BuyOtQ

The Vachons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3gBegDbDFQ

Dick the Bruiser and the Crusher

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NDbAmJ0g5Q

The Faces of Fear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_PvbyjcDic

The Varsity Club


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 13, 2014, 05:38:09 PM
+ 1 for The Blackjacks. I agree.

How about - The Pitbulls. ECW


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 13, 2014, 06:26:36 PM
Agree with Pitbulls and would also add the following:

The Eliminators

The Andersons

The Funks

Doom (Butch Reed & Ron Simmons)

The Briscos

Hey, what world champions struck you as being legit for the role? Here's some names that I consider somewhat legit, others I consider to be very, very tough.

Lou Thesz, Strangler Lewis, Frank Gotch, Bob Backlund, Verne Gagne, Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, Jack Swagger, Mad Dog Vachon, Danny Hodge, Dory Funk Jr., Jack Brisco, Killer Kowalski, Terry Funk, Harley Race, Bruno Sammartino, The Crusher, Ron Garvin, Ron Simmons, Steve Williams, Vader....there's probably even more names out there.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 14, 2014, 11:11:13 AM
Taz was a beast in ECW.  It's a shame he didn't get a good shake in WWE and some fans now only recall his run for commentary.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onCiRlmT6Zo

Mikey Whipwreck was great as well.  Superb matches.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8PaYrxuYjk


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 14, 2014, 11:12:26 AM
Agree with Pitbulls and would also add the following:

The Eliminators

The Andersons

The Funks

Doom (Butch Reed & Ron Simmons)

The Briscos

Hey, what world champions struck you as being legit for the role? Here's some names that I consider somewhat legit, others I consider to be very, very tough.

Lou Thesz, Strangler Lewis, Frank Gotch, Bob Backlund, Verne Gagne, Kurt Angle, Brock Lesnar, Jack Swagger, Mad Dog Vachon, Danny Hodge, Dory Funk Jr., Jack Brisco, Killer Kowalski, Terry Funk, Harley Race, Bruno Sammartino, The Crusher, Ron Garvin, Ron Simmons, Steve Williams, Vader....there's probably even more names out there.
Terry Funk is what they call 'crazy tough.' 

Roddy Piper was never a world champ, but very tough and should've been.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 14, 2014, 05:04:07 PM
I agree. Roddy Piper should have been a world champ.

(http://www.wrestlecrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/piper-wind-up.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on January 14, 2014, 05:12:39 PM
I agree. Roddy Piper should have been a world champ.

([url]http://www.wrestlecrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/piper-wind-up.gif[/url])


That's the great thing about the games, to me - you can do whatever you want with them. Make Piper a world champ? Go nuts.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 14, 2014, 09:04:49 PM
Cena-Taker has to happen at WM eventually I'm guessing. Just hope they don't end the streak with Cena. Personally I don't think it should end but if it ever does, it should be to build a complete unknown - a monster breaking on the scene such as perhaps Rusev from NXT (or some unknown monster that will have an impact like Yokozuna or Vader in the early 90s) but even then, ending the WM streak isn't necessary...last year, Taker helped establish the Shield post-Wrestlemania...

Actually you can probably tell the more legit guys...they'd be the first 12 on the list of world champs...some more tough guy champs--Hansen, Fritz Von Erich, Dick Beyer (Dr. X/The Destroyer), Pedro Morales...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 15, 2014, 09:27:22 AM
Rest in Peace, Mae Young.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRrUPF1uGvM


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 15, 2014, 12:40:52 PM
R.I.P. Mae Young. Now she was certainly tough in her day. And what a love she had for the wrestling business too.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 15, 2014, 05:00:34 PM
R.I.P. Mae Young.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on January 15, 2014, 05:41:21 PM
R.I.P. Mae Young


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 15, 2014, 09:46:15 PM
Ultimate Warrior, Hall of Famer. 
Ultimate Warrior is heading to the WWE Hall of Fame (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdkOeMeCvpY#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 15, 2014, 10:18:57 PM
Ultimate Warrior, Hall of Famer.  
Ultimate Warrior is heading to the WWE Hall of Fame ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdkOeMeCvpY#ws[/url])


YES! WOOHOOO! about time

(http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/2/TheUltimateWarrior1.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 15, 2014, 10:24:20 PM
HHH said in a recent interview that "The Warrior will have a live microphone and can say whatever he wants."

Well, that'll be interesting. :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 17, 2014, 06:25:02 PM
Did we ever do our top ten favorite wrestling theme songs yet?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 17, 2014, 07:56:26 PM
Warrior with a live mic -- that could potentially be quite controversial (his political views are pretty out there and potentially offensive to many) and almost certainly crazy.... :buggedout:

It could make the Iron Sheik`s speech look like art....just saying...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 17, 2014, 09:08:17 PM
Did we ever do our top ten favorite wrestling theme songs yet?
Not sure.  May have.  But there's so many and mine change all the time.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 17, 2014, 09:39:25 PM
If I were to do a top ten, it'd be hard.  I'll cheat on some, though, as I've some ECW guys and they used real songs.

10.) Tommy Dreamer, "Man In The Box" by Alice in Chains.
Tommy Dreamer Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMr8UX2aXTs#)

9.) Ken Shamrock, "The Ultimate"
ken shamrock WWF theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAORcaaqJWI#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 18, 2014, 12:57:21 PM
I always liked the ECW theme.

Original/Old ECW Theme Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hgctU-rpZI#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 18, 2014, 09:11:45 PM
8.) "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase
Ted Dibiase Million Dollar Man Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_JTzEppKy8#ws)

7.) The Oddities
The Oddities Titantron Download HD ( The Greatest Show ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu31jSCIxiU#ws)

6.) Gangrel/The Brood.
Gangrel theme + titantron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIT0oVQ661U#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 18, 2014, 09:18:48 PM
5.) Kurt Angle--WWE theme.
WWE Kurt Angle Old Theme Song "Medal" HD + Titantron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-rybe5jryM#ws)

4.) "The Game" by Motorhead, HHH.
Triple H Theme Song Titantron 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYWcV2DIIHU#ws)

3.) "Break The Walls Down!", Y2J.
WWE Attitude Era Chris Jericho Theme Song - Break Down the Wall V2 + Full Titantron ᴴᴰ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V37_CpZ05mQ#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 18, 2014, 10:46:15 PM
Yup, Gangrel's was awesome.

I also like...

PITBULLS ECW
White Zombie - Thunder Kiss '65 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPNFVj-pISU#ws)

RVD Mr Monday night! ECW Kilgore cover - Pantera's Walk.
ECW Rob Van Dam Walk Theme (Legit Version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItsVjDYDrWs#)

Tazz ECW
Taz ECW Entrance Music (Survive If I Let You) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgA5oaHx9ho#)

Beat me if you can, SURVIVE if I let you!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 18, 2014, 10:55:36 PM
2.) Hulk Hogan.
Hulk Hogan - Real American HD (Official Video) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKM1AAzeRCg#)

1.) The Sandman.  When the opening riff's of Metallica enter, you know someone's getting hit by a drunk dude.
ECW The Sandman Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj8auZV7Zt8#ws)

So many other good ones though that I left off:
Stone Cold
DX
New Age Outlaws
Mankind
Undertaker


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 19, 2014, 03:12:51 PM
Demolition

Demolition Music Video (Theme Song) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyLv4vofNKY#ws)

More later...



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 19, 2014, 04:29:25 PM
Road Warriors "We Are Iron Men"

Road Warriors 2nd Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrmxypQv1PY#)

Midnight Express

Midnight Express Entrance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-wl-8a3RV4#)

Randy "Macho Man" Savage (Pomp and Circumstance)

WWE'12: Macho Man Randy Savage Theme Song - "Pomp And Circumstance" (Remix) + Download Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A3Z13XQDio#ws)

Owen Hart (Nation Theme - Enough is Enough)

Owen Hart 5th Theme (Nation) [Beast Remake] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzHXCLwZ8Mo#)

Nation of Domination

The Nation of Domination 1996-1998 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KavLF-QzAc#)

More later...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 19, 2014, 04:54:11 PM
Badd Company (Bad Company)

Top 50 tag teams of all time...#44 Badd Company (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa_W0T0MXqA#ws)

Mankind

Mankind Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TxdjjNnLTo#)

The Fabulous Freebirds (Bad Street U.S.A.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ2WAgL_cDM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ2WAgL_cDM#)

Evolution

WWE Themes: Evolution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXMOvMba2bM#)

C.M. Punk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g04as9V7Z0w#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g04as9V7Z0w#ws)

Abyss

TNA Abyss 2011 Theme Song 'Down in the Catacombs' (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZC1x8ZZrAQ#)

Raven (WWF Theme)

Raven ECW titantron with his 2nd wwe theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQah7W0W6A8#)

Hulk Hogan (Eye of the Tiger)

AWA Hulk Hogan 1st Theme(with Custom Titantron) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffOzazr1w0o#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 19, 2014, 08:14:24 PM
Batista quitting WWE was one of the best segments.  Can't wait to see him tomorrow night.
Raw: Batista quits WWE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D2fulVqmQc#ws)

El Generico is competing in NXT as Sami Zayn.  I can't wait for him to come to the main WWE roster.
Top 25 Moves of El Generico / Sami Zayn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmK1i2JCIGI#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 19, 2014, 08:28:33 PM
Junkyard Dog  (Another One Bites the Dust) - He used this before "Grab Them Cakes"

junkyard dog dancing with kids after a win (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEANstyOMtk#)

Goldust

WWE: Goldust Entrance Video + Download Link (HD) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s3hQqvdKBM#ws)

Christian (Just Close Your Eyes)

WWE Christian Theme Song - Just Close Your Eyes + 2012 Titantron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcbv223jZwA#)

Deuce and Domino (I'm All About Cool)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofrcCB8qnks# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofrcCB8qnks#)

Jake "the Snake" Roberts (Trust Me)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyajybLikRQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyajybLikRQ#)

The Undertaker (Ministry of Darkness)

Undertaker Ministry of Darkness theme song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9v1Qe5s5qM#ws)

"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair (Also Sprach Zarathustra)

Ric Flair Entrance Theme 1987-89 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU0dS9lgIP8#ws)

Honorable Mentions:

The Quebecers
The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (All-American Boys)
Slick/Akeem (Jive Soul Bro)
The Dungeon of Doom/Faces of Fear
Diesel
Razor Ramon





Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 19, 2014, 08:39:13 PM
great choices  :smile:

but my all time favorite lol

WWE Kamala Theme Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkFj4nz5QKg#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 20, 2014, 08:28:44 PM
I was thinking of some of my favorite 'Finishers."  

Olympic Slam by Kurt Angle ranks in my top favorites.
Kurt Angle - Angle/Olympic Slam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kEn4PvE5og#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 20, 2014, 08:59:54 PM
Jake the Snake's DDT
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IVc2Izs4cYI/TtYMmRm7W7I/AAAAAAAABdw/keaQ1i-jqtw/s320/WWE_WWF_This-Tuesday-In-Texas-1991_Machoman_vs_Jake-TheSnake_third-DDT.jpg)

Ken Shamrock's ankle lock
(http://images5.fanpop.com/image/polls/1060000/1060943_1340648746480_full.jpg)

Mr. Prefect's perfect plex!
(http://www.mr-perfect.com/images/perfectplexhogan_movespage.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 21, 2014, 08:00:14 PM
A couple other moves:
Five Star Frog Splash
30 Second Fury - Five Star Frog Splash! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK36sJm8qkg#ws)

Kryptonite Krunch- Nova
Nova Finisher - Kryptonite Krunch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZSq9x6HxP0#)

Gringo Killer, Homicide.
Homicide Finisher-Da Gringo Killa. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OXrgMj8_O8#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 23, 2014, 02:43:26 PM
Paul's Orndorff's Piledriver

Paul Orndorff vs. Spike Huber Piledriver (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idB8SH6BOP8#ws)

Jimmy Jam Garvin's DDT (Jake Roberts is of course the king of the move though) - cannot find a video of it but he used to really nail guys with that, so did Arn Anderson come to think of it.

The powerbombs of Vader, Sid Vicious, Kevin Nash and Batista come to mind.

CM Punk's Pepsi Plunge

CM Punk's Pepsi Plunge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz51K-c8Y8s#)

Bryan Danielson's Cattle Mutilation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZXxAwXW9UQ# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZXxAwXW9UQ#)

Samoa Joe's Muscle Buster

Samoa Joe - Muscle Buster (Finisher) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t0694uCLE0#)




Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 23, 2014, 08:34:30 PM

Gringo Killer, Homicide.
Homicide Finisher-Da Gringo Killa. ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OXrgMj8_O8#[/url])


Holy crap dude! Ouch!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 23, 2014, 08:41:23 PM
How many times did Paul Orndorff fire Bobby Heenan? It looks like 2 or 3 times, no?

1985, 1987...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 23, 2014, 09:54:06 PM

Gringo Killer, Homicide.
Homicide Finisher-Da Gringo Killa. ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OXrgMj8_O8#[/url])


Holy crap dude! Ouch!

Here's a double team version.  :buggedout:
Chasyn Rance gets Killed by WWE Superstar Kaval a.k.a. Low-Ki and TNA Wrestler Homicide (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4Os1jZZlMk#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 23, 2014, 10:03:12 PM
Package Piledriver, Kevin Steen
Package Piledriver to Kenny Omega (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX78tnLykiE#)

Brainbustaaah!, El Generico
BRAINBUSTAAAAHHHH!!!!! Montage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M3CRTrnuJk#)

Burning Hammer, Kenta Kobashi
Kenta Kobashi debuts the burning hammer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuEoimAW604#)

Diamond Cutter
DDP - The Master of the Diamond Cutter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY2_zFvJuiY#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 24, 2014, 07:24:14 PM
WWF Saturday Night's Main Event XVIII - 26th Nov 1988 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKI-pl-oLUQ#ws)

WAAAAAAAAAR!... "This is the Ultimate Warrior and paint on my face is warpaint!"

"I'm gonna spoil your Thankssssgivinnnnng!"


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 24, 2014, 07:33:14 PM
CZW is some crazy stuff. 
CZW Theme Music Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiz6_ixIqC0#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 25, 2014, 06:14:57 PM
Bob Backlund's Crossface Chickenwing was awesome. Here's some great Mr. Bob Backlund stuff.

Bob Backlund destroyes Jobber (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNZg8Kp6P9k#)

Bob Backlund Snaps on Arnold Skaaland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFwtjILNN28#)

Bob Backlund - Cross Face Chicken Wing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eov_8n8GaUU#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 26, 2014, 11:30:38 AM
100 Greatest Royal Rumble Eliminations.
100 Greatest Royal Rumble Eliminations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up8f8KdqrpA#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 26, 2014, 07:29:13 PM
I have been playing WWE 2K14 and man, I love it!

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/ep_trending/public/video/thumb/2013/11/vg14_walkthru_wm3hogan.jpg)

edit - I just beat Andre at WM 3 now I'm at WM 5 Hogan vs Savage.

I love the promos. They use old footage from WWF

I can't wait to unlock Warrior and get the NWO DLC pack! More dlc - Rude, Jake...

IMO the graphics are awesome - so much detail on the classic guys!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 26, 2014, 11:06:27 PM
I've just watched the Rumble.

I've never seen so many people booing the ending of a major show so loudly. Reigns eliminates Ambrose and Rollins, and beats Kane's record 11 eliminations. Kane sneaks in from crowd, eliminates Punk. Batista wins, and no Daniel Bryan.

Batista celebrated to a thunderous rain of jeers and cries of 'No! No! No!' And chants of 'Daniel Bryan!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 26, 2014, 11:07:08 PM
Venom...2k14 is superb.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Rictras Shard on January 26, 2014, 11:18:22 PM
I was disappointed. I just don't find Batista interesting enough to be a main event draw at Wrestlemania. I'm not sure I'll be ordering it now.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 27, 2014, 05:53:08 PM
Ah... I was able to beat Hogan at WM6 but I didn't unlock Warrior.
I guess I need to hit all the 'historical moments' in order to...

I'm really loving this game tho... this now ranks in my top 3 WWF games!

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/krod.com/files/2011/06/hogan-warrior-.jpeg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 27, 2014, 07:25:05 PM
A free download of Warrior came with the early release of the game...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 27, 2014, 07:27:45 PM
Can't believe how WWE is trying to bury Daniel Bryan...he's clearly the most over guy in the company by far these days. But then WWE hasn't liked anyone getting "bigger" than the company in quite some time...they didn't give RVD that push back in the early 2000s when he was red hot over either....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 27, 2014, 07:30:29 PM
Ah... I was able to beat Hogan at WM6 but I didn't unlock Warrior.
I guess I need to hit all the 'historical moments' in order to...

I'm really loving this game tho... this now ranks in my top 3 WWF games!

([url]http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/krod.com/files/2011/06/hogan-warrior-.jpeg[/url])

I believe you had to pre-order the game in order to get the code to unlock Warrior.  Otherwise you can only play as him in the WM 6 match and that's it.  Also, I'm stuck on WrestleMania 29.  I beat the first match for WM29, but you also I believe have to play as HHH/Brock Lesnar and then the Cena/Rock rematch.  The Lesnar/HHH match I'm stuck on.  You have to do all sorts of stuff, such as 'steal' Lesnar's Kimura Lock and use it against him, but I can't seem to hit the right buttons combo.

Also, I've tried the "Beat the Streak" mode for besting Undertaker at Mania.  So far, I've only beaten him once, with Brock Lesnar.  If you beat him with a prior opponent, say Kane or Kevin Nash, you'll then unlock Undertaker's attire from the proper match.  So if you face him with Kane, you'll get Taker's WM14 attire, etc. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 27, 2014, 07:32:33 PM
Please - tell me you're joking... thats why I wanted this game...

Vader Noooo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3I7p5lvkwQ#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 27, 2014, 07:43:58 PM
I thought Warrior mentioned it in that commercial he did? 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 27, 2014, 07:46:43 PM
Yeahhh... I guess... damn it. Ahh Im so upset...

edit - It looks like you can buy the Warrior code from ebay for $9.00...


This is ridiculous... lol


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 27, 2014, 07:59:01 PM
Daniel Bryan makes an important decision: Raw, Jan. 13, 2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttiGTC5B2gg#ws)

After this Raw ending, why wasn't Bryan just given the damn title? 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 27, 2014, 11:24:47 PM
Jake the Snake, Hall of Famer. :teddyr:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 28, 2014, 05:46:33 PM
Jake the Snake, Hall of Famer. :teddyr:


"Trust me"

(http://superluchas.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/jakerobertsthesnake.jpg?w=680)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 28, 2014, 08:11:46 PM
Word is WWE is scouting KENTA, from Japan.  If so I'd assume he'd have to change his two finishers.  He's known for Daniel Bryan's Flying Knee and CM Punk's Go to Sleep.  They "Borrowed" them from him.
The Top Ten Moves of KENTA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou3RU9bgc9Q#)

Eddie Guerrero defeats Brock Lesnar.  My favorite title win in the WWE. 
Eddie Guerrero wins WWE Championship (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkx-p_JpYyk#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 28, 2014, 08:31:55 PM
WOW - I can't believe that put the Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon famous ladder match in 2k14...

Awesome. JUST awesome...

(http://www.voxcatch.fr/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Shawn-Michaels-vs-Razor-Ramon.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 28, 2014, 08:36:34 PM
WOW - I can't believe that put the Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon famous ladder match in 2k14...

Awesome. JUST awesome...

([url]http://www.voxcatch.fr/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Shawn-Michaels-vs-Razor-Ramon.jpg[/url])

I loved playing as that match, honestly. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 28, 2014, 08:39:27 PM
yes - Im still on it _ I cant take down that belt lol...

I also enjoyed the Ric Flair vs Randy Savage WrestleMania VIII match.

2K14 beats 'no mercy 64' as of today, no joke.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 28, 2014, 08:47:10 PM
They've got the Iron Man match in this, between Hart and Michaels.  That's pretty fun.  And I love the 'video filters' they put in here, so it looks like the videotape they used in the '80s, etc. 

I don't rank it higher than No Mercy, but it's definitely in my top three. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 28, 2014, 09:05:55 PM
The Iron Man match really? Thats awesome I cant wait for that!

Yeah - for me - as of now it's 1st Wrestlefest arcade, 2nd 2K14 and 3rd No Mercy 64.

It may even beat Wrestlefest arcade at the end of the day - in my book  :wink:

(http://www.wwe.com/f/wysiwyg/image/2013/08/SSlam1988Warrior.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 28, 2014, 09:29:10 PM
They kinda 'shorten' the match a bit, and you can't pin Hart or get pinned.  Like, it'll jump from the 5 minute mark to 15 minutes, to the 28 minute mark.  Kinda didn't like that, but I suppose it's for the best as most likely a lot of people would get pinned if it were the full 60 minutes. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on January 29, 2014, 03:07:41 PM
I haven't had a lot of time to play the game but I've loved what I've seen of it so far. Did experience a WWE 13 style glitch in one exhibition match I had though. I'm actually stuck back at WMIII and the match between Steamboat and Savage. I'm having trouble getting Steamboat to get the proper move in for the win. I can win as Steamboat but it won't unlock Savage (who I really want to unlock) without hitting that move...Of course I've actually really enjoyed playing that match over and over. Initially Savage kept beating me...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 29, 2014, 08:34:47 PM
I just got to the Monday night war part - "The Attitude Era" WM 2000

The classic 90's Undertaker was spot on! I'm so happy with this game.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 29, 2014, 10:00:39 PM
I haven't had a lot of time to play the game but I've loved what I've seen of it so far. Did experience a WWE 13 style glitch in one exhibition match I had though. I'm actually stuck back at WMIII and the match between Steamboat and Savage. I'm having trouble getting Steamboat to get the proper move in for the win. I can win as Steamboat but it won't unlock Savage (who I really want to unlock) without hitting that move...Of course I've actually really enjoyed playing that match over and over. Initially Savage kept beating me...
Do you have Xbox or PlayStation?

I've the Xbox version.  You don't have to 'counter' any specific move, apparently.  I was Steamboat and got Savage in 'critical'.  Then, after he hit the elbow drop and I kicked out, Savage was standing and I used the analog stick as a rollup leverage.  I had focused on reversing a move into a pin and kept failing, and you don't have to.  It's hard to explain.  I did end up unlocking Savage.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 29, 2014, 10:03:28 PM
Well, I don't quite know if this is real or a 'work', but CM Punk walked out of the WWE on Monday.

Said he's tired of dealing with that whole scene. 

If it's true, well, I'll follow wherever he goes.  If a work, could be interesting. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 29, 2014, 10:12:20 PM
I just got to the Monday night war part - "The Attitude Era" WM 2000

The classic 90's Undertaker was spot on! I'm so happy with this game.
I loved from WM 2000-WM XX or so.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 29, 2014, 10:30:30 PM
Im at the 4 way - HHH - Rock - Mick - Big Show match

I'm stuck... I can't beat the Rock... even after Vince McMahon hits him with the chair, I have no idea what's going on with this match - even Stephanie shows up towards the end lol.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 29, 2014, 10:52:32 PM
Been a while since I've done the Mania mode...you're HHH right?  Steph really shouldn't affect anything.

I recall only playing it twice...first I didn't beat him, second time I did.  But I stocked up a couple finishers....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 30, 2014, 06:44:48 PM
The Rock counters everything that I can throw at him lol - he's difficult...

(http://www.wrestlingsuperstars.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/The-Rock2.JPG)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 31, 2014, 10:35:11 AM
I loved when the WCW invasion of WWE was taken...and I quote, "to the EXTREME!"
WWE "Monday Night Raw": ECW Superstars invade WWE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2hKTuU5hMA#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 31, 2014, 06:02:42 PM
YUP! I remember that like it was yesterday :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on January 31, 2014, 08:24:45 PM
Preview clip C "Timeline WCW - 2000 - Vince Russo" - A Flair for the Desert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_U7JYcnNPw#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on January 31, 2014, 09:18:55 PM
Stone Cold Steve Austin Theme Song Official Video - Limp Bizkit My Way (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bva_mc-S4w#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 01, 2014, 09:49:40 PM
I always kinda dug this version of the Stone Cold theme, by Disturbed.
Stone Cold Steve Austin-"Disturbed"-Glass Shattered (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa-InpeDb-c#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 02, 2014, 09:53:04 AM
CHIKARA is fun. 
CHIKARA - Lets play Baseball (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MYKRsJUR0s#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 02, 2014, 09:53:49 PM
Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, Ric Flair on Baywatch [19th February 1996] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCVneEZfPwA#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 03, 2014, 07:38:51 PM
Venom, did you beat the 4-Way at Mania yet?  I did when I originally bought it, but tried again yesterday and lost.  Harder than I recalled.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 03, 2014, 07:45:09 PM
HBK.
WWE Desire - Shawn Michaels (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZZji9Wagw0#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 03, 2014, 08:20:56 PM
Venom, did you beat the 4-Way at Mania yet?  I did when I originally bought it, but tried again yesterday and lost.  Harder than I recalled.

oh yes - way past that!  :smile:

I really wish I had unlocked Randy Savage during the Steamboat match though...

Dont know how


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 03, 2014, 08:28:17 PM
You have XBOX or PS3?  Controls may be a little different. 

I've the Xbox360.

Basically, I get Savage in critical before he even hit the elbowdrop.  So that way, once I kick out of his finish, I hit him with a couple strong strikes so he's standing groggily, which allows me to utilize the right analog stick for a quick roll-up leverage pin.  You have to use the leverage pin, which would be a roll-up or school-boy, etc.  I thought I had to Irish Whip him in the ropes to do it, but no. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 03, 2014, 08:47:47 PM
360 - and thanks for that info - so i need to roll him up then... got it


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 07, 2014, 04:49:44 PM
With all the undercard guys WWE has these days, I think they should bring back the Hardcore title...it would give guys like the members of 3MB, Zack Ryder, the Miz and a few others something to fight over. Think of some of the great matches guys had over that title back in the day - guys like Raven, Al Snow, Rhyno, Hardcore Holly, Steve Blackman and so many others. Don't think they should bring back 24/7 though...that made it too comedy driven.

WWE Hardcore Championship History (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJIVZRK3w_g#ws)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 07, 2014, 05:00:50 PM
Maybe WWE ought to consider bringing back the Cruiserweight championship as well given all the lighter weight talent currently in NXT (Sami Zayn, Tyson Kidd, Adrian Neville, Corey Graves, etc.)...


Cruiserweight Title Tribute (WWE/WCW) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs2l82pOpN8#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 07, 2014, 09:59:09 PM
I'd like a return of the Hardcore Title. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 07, 2014, 10:06:36 PM
Undertaker.
Undertaker Tribute-For Whom The Bell Tolls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3pqTlb_Ico#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 11, 2014, 10:18:21 AM
Lita is in the WWE Hall of Fame this year.
2014 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee: Lita: Raw, Feb. 10, 2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NeGOoyi6fM#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 12, 2014, 06:42:23 PM
Ultimate Warrior vs. Andre The Giant (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xkiGavjk7M#)

You know - THIS 'pre match promo' may be the most pumped I've ever seen Warrior LOL!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 13, 2014, 09:07:06 AM
Dudley Boyz
Team 3D/Dudley Boyz/Dudley Brothers tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egG64CZOZNM#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 14, 2014, 05:26:03 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me28boQykv1rk5wnbo1_500.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 14, 2014, 08:52:07 PM
Ric Flair going nuts. :bouncegiggle:
Best of Ric Flair going nuts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCxWUKMJfEI#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 15, 2014, 07:19:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/R7n73.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 15, 2014, 08:59:48 PM
WCW/nWo Thunder Intro [HD] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVGyyCbSXsM#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 15, 2014, 09:12:47 PM
Triple H vs. Kaientai and Brooklyn Brawler
Triple H vs Brooklyn Brawler & Kaientai (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw8t9oFRhmc#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 15, 2014, 09:17:31 PM
Brooklyn Brawler was Kimchee. Yes, I just found that out...

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Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 15, 2014, 09:21:45 PM
He was also one of the Doink's, I think around '93 or '94 after Matt Borne left.  Also, he's had the pleasure of wrestling Rocky Johnson and The Rock.  Think the only other person who can claim that is Hogan. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 16, 2014, 02:55:13 PM
Not sure...did Jerry Lawler wrestle the Rock at any point? Rock did have a run in Memphis early in his career I believe...

Does WWE have too much top talent? You wouldn't think this would be the case with CM Punk leaving (still hoping it's not permanent although you can't blame him really)...

It seems something is wrong when guys like Damien Sandow and Dolph Ziggler are pretty much members of the JOB Squad at this point. Similar happened back in the early 2000s when a whole bunch of ECW and WCW guys came in to WWE and guys like Raven and Tazz amongst others basically ended up similar. Perhaps it's that the same guys are staying at the top longer these days (Cena, Orton). Also a lot of new talent (Shield, Wyatts, Langston) is arising and emerging from NXT...



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 16, 2014, 07:16:16 PM
Wouldn't say it's too much top talent.  It's their unwillingness to push guys to the top of the card.  Orton, Cena, and a few others have been trading the belt back and forth for a decade.  Ziggler wins it, gets a pop, and they immediately job him out and push him back down.  Bryan wins it, gets a pop, they put it on Orton and now Bryan's in the mid-card feuding with Kane. 

They've got 3 hours to fill...3 HOURS, and it's the same six or so guys in the same segments.  Back when Raw had only TWO hours they fit so much in.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 16, 2014, 07:23:02 PM
They've got 3 hours to fill...3 HOURS, and it's the same six or so guys in the same segments.  Back when Raw had only TWO hours they fit so much in.


I agree.

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Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 16, 2014, 08:46:33 PM
Ziggler is probably getting punished for speaking up too as I understand he did that recently. But seriously to be jobbing him in less than 5 minutes to Del Rio when the 2 had great matches not very long ago is ridiculous. Sandow is not being used well either and has been basically nothing but fodder for others despite looking great in practically every match he has. On the plus side, Cesaro is finally getting a well deserved push and even pinned Randy Orton on Smackdown Friday.

Miz too is underused. Not that he was even great but he does work very hard when given the chance. Kingston looks great so much but lacks that edge he needs. Perhaps these guys need to get a good manager, form an heel faction and let loose on everyone....

I'm happy to see Jack Swagger who I've always felt was very underrated finally getting some attention lately as well. No doubt Zeb Colter (formerly Dutch Mantel and Uncle Zebekiah) has a lot to do with the success lately of Swagger and Cesaro.

You're right Happy. They just want to keep Cena and Orton on top as long as possible even though fans are sick and tired of them. Now if WCW were still around, some of those talents I named would be moving there and things would be a lot more interesting and WWE would be forced to produce a better product. As it is right now, they're giving us what they want and we'll like it or else...nothing.

TNA looked great the last two shows over in Scotland if anyone caught those. MVP has returned but in TNA. Abyss is the edgiest I've seen him in a while too. The American Wolves are also on side with MVP and looked great there on Thursday's show teaming with Samoa Joe.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 17, 2014, 02:53:18 PM
Actually the last TNA show was in Manchester, England, the one before was in Scotland. Anyways, they were both pretty solid shows I felt.

The Rock (as Flex Kavana) vs. Jerry Lawler

The Rock vs Jerry Lawler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR_8MtmufOc#)

Takes a while to get past the weather forecast here but it's funny how they play Rocky Johnson off as a boxer when he was wrestling for a while when they did this....

Buildup for Jerry Lawler vs Rocky Johnson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j48oMj62AAA#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 17, 2014, 05:06:35 PM
I wonder whats the hold on the mania card?

who is Undertaker facing? Who is Cena facing? Brock?... any word?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 17, 2014, 05:17:50 PM
Not as of yet...no.

I think they should do Cena vs. Taker (hopefully though Cena doesn't win) because well, that match should happen while it still can. Apparently WWE is working on a contract with Sting. Rumors are he may be a GM. Hogan is also supposed to soon be returning in some fashion....

So far Wrestlemania's main event appears to be: Batista vs. Orton (Yawn!) (some believe Daniel Bryan will be added to this match though). That's the only match really set up so far...looks like Triple H might face someone, either Bryan or Roman Reigns. So much not yet set up for this card. They really need to get to work on creating some feuds/rivalry. Nowadays they just tend to throw Wrestlemania together at the last minute more or less. Remember the build years ago to stuff like Hogan vs. Andre, Hogan vs. Savage, Hogan vs. Warrior, Hart vs. Austin, HBK vs. Hart, Warrior vs. Savage...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 17, 2014, 05:34:53 PM
Remember the build years ago to stuff like Hogan vs. Andre, Hogan vs. Savage, Hogan vs. Warrior, Hart vs. Austin, HBK vs. Hart, Warrior vs. Savage...


Yes... back in good old days! Omg WrestleMania 30 sounds like it's going to be boring no?

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsH/tve74507-19910119-1877.gif)

That's ashame, man...




Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 17, 2014, 06:28:57 PM
I can't remember WWE being this bad so close to WrestleMania in eons.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 17, 2014, 08:20:58 PM
HHH was supposed to face Punk, but since his walk-out, it seems Bryan may step in.  Punk was supposed to face Kane at Elimination Chamber. 

Brock is supposed to be back I think next Monday, as that's the launch of the network and they want all top stars there.  Undertaker will be at Raw Monday too, so they could set that up.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on February 18, 2014, 05:54:13 PM
I think the main event will end up being Batista vs Orton vs Daniel Bryan or Batista vs Orton vs Brock Lesnar vs Daniel Bryan


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 18, 2014, 06:21:18 PM
I think the main event should be Undertaker vs Brock - Hogan as the special referee

Cena then gets in a fight with Undertaker - setting up a next story line... ???


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 18, 2014, 07:48:41 PM
Woopache, by Ric Flair.  :tongueout:
Woopache (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTKqvl143Vc#)
 
Ric Flair vs. Liu Kang
Ric Flair vs. Liu Kang: The WOOOO Off (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PipOWwt7wXY#)

Shao Khan vs. The Rock
Kahn-frontation with The Rock 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0QZr2xnX44#)

Kurt Angle/Shao Khan promo
Shao Kahn rubbing it in on Kurt Angle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0c1k4CNM5k#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 18, 2014, 09:29:30 PM
Wasn't so long ago people wanted Sting vs. Undertaker. Sting doesn't seem in good enough shape for that nowadays though...

The days of build-up to Wrestlemania matches seem to be a thing of the past. Nowadays they just seem to throw it together although Orton-Batista do have a past, they just aren't interesting enough for me to care.

I suspect Triple H will wrestle somebody. Honestly I was hoping there last year we might get DX vs. Punk & Bryan at Wrestlemania before Punk walked out...

Who's there for Brock to take on who'd be interesting?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 18, 2014, 09:37:15 PM
Who's there for Brock to take on who'd be interesting?


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Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 18, 2014, 11:11:43 PM
Who's there for Brock to take on who'd be interesting?


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I'd honestly heard a rumor of Warrior vs. Ryback.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 18, 2014, 11:20:34 PM
Wasn't so long ago people wanted Sting vs. Undertaker. Sting doesn't seem in good enough shape for that nowadays though...

The days of build-up to Wrestlemania matches seem to be a thing of the past. Nowadays they just seem to throw it together although Orton-Batista do have a past, they just aren't interesting enough for me to care.

I suspect Triple H will wrestle somebody. Honestly I was hoping there last year we might get DX vs. Punk & Bryan at Wrestlemania before Punk walked out...

Who's there for Brock to take on who'd be interesting?
Sting vs. Undertaker could still happen, and be interesting.  Here's my take on it: They seem to want to do Lesnar vs. Undertaker this year, and with it confirmed that every huge star in WWE, including Undertaker and Lesnar at RAW next week, they could do a six-week build for Lesnar/Taker.  Taker only has one match a year and both can put on a good match. 

Sting supposedly has a contract in front of him that's all but signed.  WWE wants him for the network to promote WCW programs and be on future dvd's.  they want Sting for the Hall of Fame.  WrestleMania 31 is in California.  Have Sting sign a short-term 1 year deal starting the day after WM30.  Sting debuts after Mania on RAW, he can have a short run in the WWE, having a few matches.  Then, around the Royal Rumble, have him say he's never won it, and intends to do so.  He draws #1, lasts til #30 comes out.  Have Sting about to win, when the lights go out, Undertaker is in the ring, they have a brawl.  They challenge each other to a match at WrestleMania 31.  Have HHH say "Well, you've had a Hall of Fame career, but you can't beat Undertaker."  Have Sting go in the Hall of Fame at WM31, loses to Undertaker. 

Undertaker has a gym in his home and a ring in said gym.  His last five matches or so at Mania, he's had his opponent down to that ring to go over every minute detail of their match.  He can have Sting and Lesnar down to do such so he can do a great match.

Honestly, I see Undertaker retiring at Mania 32.  Mania 32 is in Texas, he's from Texas.  If he wins at Mania 32, he'd be 25-0.  A great number to go out on.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 19, 2014, 12:17:47 AM
Sad news to report.

Nelson Frazier, known as Mabel/Viscera/Big Daddy V in the WWE, has passed away.

43 years old, heart attack.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 20, 2014, 10:48:05 PM
R.I.P. Big Daddy V (Viscera, Mabel) - I thought his Big Daddy V run in ECW was his best. He could move surprisingly well for such a big guy. Kind of miss the super heavyweight wrestlers like Bundy and One Man Gang although health-wise one can understand why we tend to see less of them.

Big Daddy V Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax06EY88BNo#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 23, 2014, 08:03:07 PM
Hulk Hogan returns tomorrow on RAW. 
The Best Hulk Hogan Tribute! WWE Desire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U79COQRZso#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 23, 2014, 10:04:08 PM
Ha - maybe just in time for Warrior vs Hogan 3?

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Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 24, 2014, 08:20:33 PM
Undertaker Tribute-For Whom The Bell Tolls (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3pqTlb_Ico#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 25, 2014, 09:11:44 PM
So it looks like Taker-Lesnar, Triple H-Bryan and Batista-Orton are set so far for Wrestlemania XXX. Really wish Punk would come back but not sure who he could face. Personally I'd love to see him lure HBK out of retirement for one more match...of course, while Vince McMahon seems to believe he's coming back, I'm not so certain. If not, I imagine next week's Chicago Raw could prove interesting...could also see him being thrown in with Orton-Batista if he returned as many fans seem to associate Batista even though I'm pretty sure that not accurate (I really believe he's just burnt out with wrestling) with his leaving....Hogan is hosting Wrestlemania this year. Might be interesting to see him interact with Warrior as from what I understand, Warrior hates Hogan...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 25, 2014, 09:36:56 PM
Punk was supposed to have a match with Kane at Elimination Chamber and HHH at Mania.  Seems Bryan's been thrown in that angle now.

If Punk were to come back, could easily see him taking it back, and Bryan thrown in the Title match last minute.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on February 26, 2014, 01:08:36 PM
Actually Daniel Bryan wanting to face Triple H does kind of make sense...with the whole proving himself to be worthy of A plus status stuff.

Punk could be used in a similar fashion to prove himself worthy too I admit. The Batista-Orton match though isn't really the main event as far as I'm concerned. I suspect people will be more interested in Bryan-HHH and Taker-Lesnar.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 26, 2014, 04:54:52 PM
Hogan is hosting Wrestlemania this year. Might be interesting to see him interact with Warrior as from what I understand, Warrior hates Hogan...

Oh yeah... it's going to be VERY uncomfortable.

Quote
Taker-Lesnar

Finally.

and otherwise WM looks to be lame this this year Imo.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on February 26, 2014, 08:43:52 PM
Actually Daniel Bryan wanting to face Triple H does kind of make sense...with the whole proving himself to be worthy of A plus status stuff.

Punk could be used in a similar fashion to prove himself worthy too I admit. The Batista-Orton match though isn't really the main event as far as I'm concerned. I suspect people will be more interested in Bryan-HHH and Taker-Lesnar.
Things got a bit mixed up.  McMahon was supposed to be involved in the angle, and it looks like he won't be around, and Punk walked out.  Either way, it makes sense.  HHH has been screwing with Punk since 2011, and with Bryan since SummerSlam.  So, there you go. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on February 27, 2014, 03:39:40 PM
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Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 02, 2014, 09:24:32 PM
Rumors are saying it looks very likely CM Punk will return tomorrow in Chicago.

Hmm, wonder if he gets added to Orton-Batista since both of them are basically heels and darlings of the Authority at the moment...

Also Shield and Wyatts are scheduled to collide again tomorrow. Looks like a must watch Raw.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 03, 2014, 08:29:32 PM
Brock tossed Mark Henry into a table like he was a little featherweight...

That's some REAL power, man! Undertaker will have his work cut out for him this time.

I believe and hope Undertaker will still win at Mania though.

(http://www.popcults.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Paul-and-Undertaker.jpg)

OOhhooo Yeeeah... HALL OF FAME!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 03, 2014, 11:40:25 PM
The rumors were wrong. Punk didn't return. Perhaps he really is done with wrestling. Wrestlemania is looking pretty sad to me at this point. Probably the worst card since XI. Only Lesnar-Taker has any real interest. They've dragged the beating down Daniel Bryan thing out too long...perhaps they might add the stipulation to HHH-Bryan that if Bryan wins, he gets a title match and then he'll be later added to Orton-Batista too...really the only way they can make Mania appealing to many this year...I couldn't care less about it at the moment.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 04, 2014, 01:23:19 PM
WWE today seem seriously out of touch with the fans. I don't think they would survive if they had competition like WCW in the 90s today. If they weren't the only game in town, I'd predict they were on their way out of business. They seem about as in touch as Gagne was in the 80s...or WCW was circa 1999-2000. In the interview Punk gave shortly before walking out, he explains a lot of what's wrong with WWE today...(like Wrestlemania being thrown together last minute unlike the huge build-up storylines of yesteryear)

CM Punk Leaves WWE (Video From 1.24.14) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9si8cIjAaVo#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 04, 2014, 08:22:00 PM
Brock vs Undertaker is the only 'main event'.

WWE NEEDS to whip up something real fast and real great to make this 30th Wrestlemania work.

Something out of this world...

Hogan vs somebody maybe? How about Stone Cold vs Rock '1 last time match'?

Maybe Warrior vs Sid Vicious - Gimmick tag-team match... IDK.

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Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 04, 2014, 11:27:01 PM
The powers that be in WWE know they're the only game in town so they'll book whatever they want more than likely ..whether the fans like it or not. Sadly, many fans will blindly buy it regardless because WWE is the only wrestling fix for most. No doubt many will be disappointed by a lot of it though. Lesnar-Taker should go on last unless Bryan is added to Orton-Batista. Cena's opponent looks like will be Bray Wyatt. Suspect the Shield will face one another (they broke them up too soon, the Shield-Wyatts rematch should have happened at Mania). Nothing against Wyatt whom I like but there's nothing really at stake in that match. Remember years ago when the matches had stipulations when someone lost. Look at the builds we got to stuff like Savage-Steamboat. Wrestlemania III just for one example had built up feuds even in the undercard with Race-JYD and Jake the Snake-Honky.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 05, 2014, 09:43:36 PM
Ya know that does sound like a good idea...

Undertaker vs Brock for the last match, just put Hogan as the special guest referee!

Have Warrior join in - interference. The place will go nuts for Warrior!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 05, 2014, 09:57:49 PM
I could see Hogan using his powers as Mania host to put Bryan in the title match.  They've had hosts do that before.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: messedup on March 06, 2014, 10:17:49 AM
I could see Hogan using his powers as Mania host to put Bryan in the title match.  They've had hosts do that before.
Hogan might not have time for that with all his WWE Network Advertising.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 06, 2014, 12:47:36 PM
If WMXXX doesn't end with Daniel Bryan as World Champion leading all the crowd in huge chants of "Yes!", WWE will have missed the boat IMO. If not at Wrestlemania, it should happen by Summerslam. If it doesn't happen, it'll mean WWE continued their recent tradition of burying the fans' choice (RVD, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan) in favor of their own choices (John Cena, Randy Orton, Batista).


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 06, 2014, 06:36:40 PM
John Cena, Randy Orton, Batista = year after year... PPV after PPV... so on...

What has it been? 5... maybe 6 years of the SAME thing?

Yeah - Imo its just not that exciting anymore... that's sad. I miss 'WWF' and classic ECW, WCW.

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'OH MY GOD!'


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 06, 2014, 08:23:51 PM
WWE can't stretch Bryan out til SummerSlam.  If they do, there'll be nobody watching. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 06, 2014, 08:30:46 PM
RVD!
Rvd Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i-sRAdk7YE#)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 06, 2014, 11:42:53 PM
Punk did at least have that historic WWE title reign but sadly pretty much throughout was being overshadowed by guys like Cena, Ryback,, Sheamus, and then the Rock. You could argue Booker T. was another fan favorite overlooked perhaps a bit too long by WWE...

Booker T tribute Can You Dig It Sucka (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY4ygpdrHvA#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 07, 2014, 06:28:28 PM
CM Punk Playing the Saint [HD/Tribute] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChOmUEz89AA#ws)

Think we all miss Punk. WWE could not see the forest for the trees.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 07, 2014, 09:35:51 PM
I miss ECW. 
ECW Tribute Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZeTgHb7zSo#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 07, 2014, 10:02:06 PM
ECW definitely helped wrestling move away from silly gimmicks in the 90s and into the more edgy, adult attitude era.

WWE Attitude Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNfT_mP9yPQ#ws)

My personal favourite period though remains the 80s...

WWF History - Superstars of the 80's and early 90's part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBO-6bCPhMI#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 07, 2014, 10:11:20 PM
Unfortunately I missed most of the '80s stuff.  I started watching at 3, in '87.  I've been able to cop dvd's and go on the 'net to find stuff, though.

WWE Desire - History of the WWF (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggf6pjWIhd4#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 07, 2014, 11:10:27 PM
1985 to 1995 for me... BEST times. WWF

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Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 08, 2014, 02:05:52 PM
Another cool thing about the 1980s is it wasn't just the WWF, on cable you could potentially find here in Canada - AWA wrestling, NWA wrestling, UWF wrestling (would eventually be absorbed by the NWA), Calgary Stampede wrestling, Canadian International Wrestling (early-mid 1980s Montreal, this would eventually be bought out by WWF), and there was also a Pro Wrestling This Week show which showcased highlights of everywhere else including Memphis, Continental, WWC Puerto Rico, Portland, Florida and WCCW. Through trading tapes and renting VHS videos I also found NWA videos, AWA videos, even Japan videos. Wrestling seemed to be everywhere in the 1980s what with the huge popularity of Hulkamania. I recall having to book the latest VHS video release for rental, particularly from WWF, weeks ahead of time. Eventually the WWF would take over most of the cable stations as their main wrestling offering and slowly but surely most of the other federations started to die out, the NWA expanded also but they ran out of money (and many talents jumped to the WWF) and couldn't ultimately compete with the WWF even when the NWA and AWA and others combined efforts with Pro Wrestling USA. In this show, they did an angle where they claimed Bob Backlund was still WWF champion since he never was pinned by or submitted to the Iron Sheik...

NWA-AWA Pro Wrestling USA 1984-10-20 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6nDe1VkXgM#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 09, 2014, 12:36:22 PM
so Kurt Angle is now a past of the cast for Sharknado 2  :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr:

if he doesn't try to give it an ankle lock I riot


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 09, 2014, 06:36:19 PM
Christopher Daniels of TNA vs. Taka Michinoku in 1998
Christopher Daniels vs Taka Michinoku (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH1nJO_T-uo#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 09, 2014, 08:05:01 PM
TOP 50 TAG TEAMS IN WWE HISTORY! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1ksN2mgMsI#ws)

wwe.com (http://www.com) rated their top 50 tag teams in history a while back. While I liked their top 10, the list is pretty questionable in a lot of ways especially the inclusion of several make-shift tandems. The Steiners are way too low here and teams like Legacy, Kane & X-Pac & Laycool shouldn't even be on the list. Some quality WWF teams they forgot:

Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch
The Godwinns
The Headbangers
The Amazing Rocca & Miguel Perez
The Mongols
The Executioners


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 10, 2014, 06:52:47 PM
Speaking of Tag Teams, I'd rank my top two with these:

Dudley Boyz
Team 3D - Dudley Boys Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKA_E1uxyg0#)

Edge and Christian. 
"Best of" Edge and Christian Tribute Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJKW3lEdVEI#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 10, 2014, 08:52:22 PM
Looks like WWE is doing a new Ultimate Warrior collection release on Blu-Ray and DVD. This one doesn't look designed to bury him...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 10, 2014, 09:00:04 PM
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/f8/61/9d/f8619dd996b56944ad0c935a5b387325.jpg)

I'm going to sign up for the WWE network subscription. I can watch all the great PPV's...

Anyone else?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: messedup on March 11, 2014, 12:30:43 PM
Looks like WWE is doing a new Ultimate Warrior collection release on Blu-Ray and DVD. This one doesn't look designed to bury him...
It's about time...I mean he is going to be conducted to the HoF this year after all.

Btw: Just watched a trailer for a Scooby Doo Wrestlemania Movie...anyone watched it yet?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 11, 2014, 06:38:09 PM
I hope HHH beats Daniel Bryan at WM30

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k283/iffygriffey3/GIFS/HHH-Angry.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 11, 2014, 07:46:34 PM
That would fly in the face of everything they've built up to for months...Bryan is the most over guy in the company right now. Triple H's time is in the past. Bryan's is now. Apparently that was the original plan with Punk though (they suspect it's why he left) so you never know...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 11, 2014, 08:02:44 PM
Apparently Linda McMahon is inducting Ultimate Warrior in the Hall.  That should be fun.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 11, 2014, 08:33:28 PM
Apparently Linda McMahon is inducting Ultimate Warrior in the Hall.  That should be fun.


Warrior "Thank you Linda" - - - 3 hours later  :twirl:

(http://whatistheexcel.com/wooobooru/_images/48f2a520f8fc30f9d5a377e116b7c234/1975%20-%20pointing%20ultimate_warrior%20wwf.png)

I can not wait to hear his speech. When is Hall of Fame btw?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 12, 2014, 07:40:01 PM
Apparently Linda McMahon is inducting Ultimate Warrior in the Hall.  That should be fun.


Warrior "Thank you Linda" - - - 3 hours later  :twirl:

([url]http://whatistheexcel.com/wooobooru/_images/48f2a520f8fc30f9d5a377e116b7c234/1975%20-%20pointing%20ultimate_warrior%20wwf.png[/url])

I can not wait to hear his speech. When is Hall of Fame btw?


night before Wrestlemania


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 12, 2014, 08:05:39 PM
So who do you guys think will win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal? I suspect it'll likely be Rusev but wouldn't be surprised if they gave it to Big Show considering his similarities to Andre. Seems kinda weird to have a 30 man battle royal so soon after the Royal Rumble...

Andre the Giant Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IEMeY2c97Q#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 12, 2014, 08:45:04 PM
They usually have some kinda battle royal at Mania anyway.  Half the time it's the pre-show match.  This year they're just throwing it on.  I guess not enough room to fit everyone.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 12, 2014, 09:10:16 PM
It's a way to get more guys on the show no doubt. I have no problem if they select some of those guys who work hard and wouldn't get on the show otherwise...think Ziggler is in it. More than likely so will be Sandow.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 12, 2014, 09:17:08 PM
I dont know about you guys but Im ready for a new 2014 Gimmick Battle Royal...

(http://www.wwenews.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/gimmick-battle-royal.jpg)

You know... Warrior, Hogan, Sid... maybe throw Mike Tyson in the mix, why not lol.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 13, 2014, 07:22:19 PM
Jim Cornette offers his opinions on Johnny "Ace" Laurinaitis. 
jim cornette shoots on johnny ace (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4d7CvIjNDM#)

I lol'd at this. :bouncegiggle:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 13, 2014, 09:43:35 PM
Some  Wrestlemania dream matches you'd like to see eventually go down...sadly many of these now seem unlikely with Punk seemingly being done with wrestling...

WWE Wrestlemania 31 Promo "CM Punk vs Stone Cold Steve Austin" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu0GsS-Jbt4#ws)

WWE 2K14 Promo : Shawn michaels Vs Cm Punk [ Custom Promo ] | Wrestlemania 30 Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlFvg9ApJus#ws)

CM Punk vs Triple H Wrestlemania 30 Promo HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4UtGY4e00k#ws)

(actually Punk vs. HHH probably would have been a cool match)

The Undertaker vs Sting Wrestlemania 30 Promo HD (Streak vs Career) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xjzii6jtIc#ws)

The Undertaker vs John Cena Wrestlemania 30 Promo HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCnDwMHEt5c#ws)







Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: messedup on March 14, 2014, 07:01:42 AM
Sting on WWE...now that would be a blast.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 14, 2014, 06:51:56 PM
Idk about CM Punk or Cena... meh - BUT STING vs UNDERTAKER would be HUGE!

That's like a whole new level. That's a DREAM match in my book!

(http://cdn3.whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Undertaker-Vs-Sting-WWE-TNA.jpg)

Also - I hear rumors that Brock may end the streak. Maybe just to hype the match? Who knows anymore.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 14, 2014, 08:48:01 PM
Some dream showdowns did happen...

Ric Flair - Bob Backlund interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcXSS2uyE-o#)

Harley Race & Bob Backlund (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YF67XhcTrM#)

Harley Race vs Superstar Graham (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ZBlczmY9E#)

PCP:JME Martel vs Flair AWA/NWA Unification Match (1985) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ter1k5_Gd24#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on March 16, 2014, 10:22:16 AM
Happy 3/16, everyone.

WWE Best Stone Cold Stunners (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTjrmVGIXA4#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 16, 2014, 03:12:27 PM
Demolition should be in the Hall of Fame.

WWF Tribute - Demolition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uURmGQLnZwI#)

So should the Macho Man.

Epic Tribute to THE MADNESS - RIP Macho Man Randy Savage (1952 - 2011) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho0xUzsj5jk#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 16, 2014, 06:15:47 PM
Macho Man and Elizabeth should have been in the Hall of Fame years ago, Imo...

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/ec/88/8d/ec888d6df9a2526ea6b120627c259f60.jpg)

No one EVER will be able to replace Randy.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 16, 2014, 06:53:31 PM
Scott Hall. 
E60: The Scott Hall Story (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL4IbTRRtSc#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 16, 2014, 07:47:30 PM
An early '90s song by the WWF Wrestlers.
WWE Superstars perform "WrestleMania" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSbyk0VReyo#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 17, 2014, 04:09:46 PM
1992 Summerslam Spectacular: Nasty Boys Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AojmW_cfuxA#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 17, 2014, 06:19:04 PM
SlamJam by the WWF SuperStars.   :teddyr:
SlamJam - Actual Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq5_MNbQZkw#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 17, 2014, 06:55:06 PM
Actually watched Phil Brooks' (AKA: CM Punk) appearance on Talking Dead. He looked better than he has in quite some time. Just didn't look so ultra-worn out. Think this break is doing him some good in terms of his health.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 19, 2014, 03:52:51 PM
(http://www.rantsports.com/pro-wrestling/files/2014/03/HHH.jpg)

High five!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 19, 2014, 08:16:50 PM
I miss the Hardcore Championship.
WWE Top 10 - Hardcore Championship Moments (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKmDAtMhVdo#ws)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 19, 2014, 09:08:52 PM
I miss late 90's ECW...

(http://www.freewebs.com/bjswrestlingtapesanddvds/ecw.jpg#ECW)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 19, 2014, 09:43:35 PM
ECW!
ECW Tribute Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZeTgHb7zSo#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 20, 2014, 09:45:08 PM
Rowdy Roddy Piper Career MV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4WRtE_5Aio#ws)

Rowdy Roddy Piper was awesome in his day. A true maverick they really could not tame...

Am I the only one who finds this year's Wrestlemania to be rather lackluster? I find WWE wrestling kind of boring lately without Punk who seems to be done with wrestling. No one they have on their roster currently is anywhere near as good a talker.

Best Match from Each Wrestlemania (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0VHiXqp_OQ#)

I agree with most of this guy's picks except for 10 (there I would pick the ladder match, still he made a pretty good pick). 29 would be Punk-Taker.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 20, 2014, 10:04:29 PM
Quote
Am I the only one who finds this year's Wrestlemania to be rather lackluster?

Yes. Have to say, but I find the WWE boring. The last 5 years have nothing on the last 20 yrs. Nothing.

I am also sad to say when Undertaker retires - I retire from watching wresting...

Undertaker is the last of the greatest. (in my time anyway)

Mid 80's to mid 90's WWF will live in my heart forever - as well as mid 90's to 2000 ECW and WCW.

This is my honest personal opinion.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 20, 2014, 11:20:22 PM
My interest level dropped dramatically after Punk walked out. I do like Daniel Bryan. You're right wrestling I'd say since 2002 has been going largely downhill in terms of quality. Of course, perhaps I view the past through rose-colored glasses a bit but I recall loving wild and crazy characters in wrestling...not just guys with boring forgettable names. My favourite period is the 1980s. After that, I'd probably place the 70s next and then the 90s. The 2000s I'd probably place below the 60s in terms of quality....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on March 21, 2014, 12:06:52 AM
So here's a video of Kane teaching a class on Austrian  economics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8xphl-CyvU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8xphl-CyvU)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 21, 2014, 07:06:52 PM
I've gone from being a hardcore fan of wrestling, to just about only watching Raw and the occasional ppv.

I was in high school from '98-'02. 

Back then, I watched:
RAW
Smackdown
Nitro
Thunder
Sunday Night Heat
WCW Worldwide
WCW Saturday Night
WWF Metal/Jakked
ECW Hardcore TV
ECW on TNN.
WWF LiveWire
WWF SuperStars

They even had that Women of Wrestling program on a local station here.  I watched that too.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 21, 2014, 07:14:07 PM
Stone Cold Steve Austin Tribute Cult Of Personality (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4zxxsPTO7o#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 21, 2014, 08:27:26 PM
Love him or hate him, the hulkster in wrestling has always been entertaining...and definitely a name I associate most with the wrestling I grew up watching...

The Best Hulk Hogan Tribute! WWE Desire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U79COQRZso#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on March 21, 2014, 09:07:10 PM
(http://blogs.citypages.com/gimmenoise/hulk%20hogan.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 22, 2014, 08:50:05 PM
My favourite wrestler as a little kid was the one and only Andre the Giant...

andre the giant tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_7I0fIPlbs#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 24, 2014, 08:37:04 PM
Macho Man, a favorite since childhood. 
Official Tribute to Macho Man Randy Savage 5/23/2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S77s7aGekE#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Chainsaw midget on March 28, 2014, 08:54:58 AM
So apparently this exists. 

http://youtu.be/cwy5uUTeQnY


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on March 28, 2014, 04:19:38 PM
So apparently this exists. 

[url]http://youtu.be/cwy5uUTeQnY[/url]


Yep. Saw that at Walmart once. Happy that there's an official animated AJ Lee now, though.  :tongueout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 29, 2014, 05:18:10 PM
Yeah, they actually had a guy in a Scooby suit accompany Sin Cara to the ring on Raw last Monday. It was ridiculous but apparently it's excuse enough to push the new Hunico Sin Cara and continue to bury the much more talented Damien Sandow.

The Wrestlemania 30 card is more fleshed out now. It includes the following now:

The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar

Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Winner of Triple H/Daniel Bryan

Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan

The Shield vs. Kane & the New Age Outlaws

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

Andre the Giant 30 Man Memorial Battle Royal

The Usos vs. Los Matadores vs. Rybaxel vs. The Real Americans (Fatal4Way for the Tag titles)

A.J. Lee vs. every other diva on the roster apparently in some type of Divas title invitational

So far no CM Punk in the picture. I can understand why Punk would leave. He basically hasn't been in a title match in over a year and has basically become a mid-carder the last year. He was banged up and looked off his game. WWE also misused him booking him as basically a buddy of Cena's which made no sense whatsoever. Punk should be booked as the cool anti-hero (kind of like Steve Austin used to be), not as crowd glad-hander. At the Royal Rumble, he actually seemed surprised when Kane eliminated him like it caught him off guard or something. Nowadays WWE like to pretend he doesn't exist because he walked out while still under contract. Hopefully if he ever does come back, he'll be back to his old self.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 29, 2014, 07:39:38 PM
I just bought a couple tickets to a WWE live event happening here in a couple months.  That should be pretty fun. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on March 29, 2014, 07:42:32 PM
CM Punk vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin. 
WWE All Stars: CM Punk vs Stone Cold Steve Austin Fantasy Warfare Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYaRzfbiWb0#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on March 30, 2014, 08:28:09 PM
Fans nowadays probably don't realize just how popular these two champions were: their title reigns in WWWF/WWF will likely never be matched again nor will they.

2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Backlund: Raw, Jan 21, 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoo2xRcHcbM#ws)

A special look at WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPjszZQy1TU#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 01, 2014, 07:48:26 PM
I hope wrestling can get back to being fun. Hope Wrestlemania 30 ends with the fans actually happy for a change...

The good old days when wrestling was always so much fun...sometimes shocking, sometimes surprising, sometimes disturbing yet always so much fun...

WWF TRIBUTE (1987-1993) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogaJocc6ZQw#)

WWF TRIBUTE (1994-1997) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27jAYRcHqfg#)




Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 01, 2014, 08:16:48 PM
Attitude Era
End of an Era - The Memory Remains (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYvBSNA1jys#ws)

Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Guerrero Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FYBQGls5Hc#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 02, 2014, 03:41:10 PM
This years Hall of Fame class is stacked!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 02, 2014, 07:34:58 PM
(http://www.gifsplosion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/chris-candido-blonde-bombshell.gif)

(http://www.gifsplosion.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/mr-perfect-curt-hennig-perfect-plex.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 04, 2014, 07:05:28 PM
(http://www.wwe.com/f/video/thumb/2014/03/Razor_HOF.jpg)

The one and only...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 04, 2014, 07:16:33 PM
Ultimate Warrior  :bouncegiggle:
Ultimate Warrior is heading to the WWE Hall of Fame (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdkOeMeCvpY#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 04, 2014, 08:30:45 PM
Yup. ^

This year's hall of fame is the best Imo...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 04, 2014, 08:40:54 PM
Last year's was solid too.  Foley, Sammartino, Booker T, Trish Stratus. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 04, 2014, 09:18:17 PM
I agree, this year's and last year's Hall of Fame class were great. Macho Man really needs to be included soon though. Perhaps next year. Are these two in there yet?

Tribute to Da Crusher (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYLMH8xkToU#)

Baron Von Raschke promo (1982) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azVGCAJtmTo#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 05, 2014, 12:57:22 PM
Here's how I see things going down this Sunday at WrestleMania and the match order.

 

FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH FOR THE WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) (c) v The Real Americans (Cesaro and Jack Swagger) v Ryback and Curtis Axel v Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando)
Winners : Usos

Daniel Bryan v Triple H
Winner Daniel Bryan


VICKIE GUERRERO INVITATIONAL FOR THE DIVAS CHAMPIONSHIP - AJ Lee (c) v Aksana v Alicia Fox v Brie Bella v Cameron v Emma v Eva Marie v Layla v Naomi v Natalya v Nikki Bella v Rosa Mendes v Summer Rae v Tamina Snuka
Winner :Tamina Snuka
Wrestler who loses the fall : AJ Lee



The Undertaker v Brock Lesnar
Winner  Undertaker

30 MAN ANDRE THE GIANT MEMORIAL BATTLE ROYAL - Alberto Del Rio v Big E v Big Show v Brad Maddox v Brodus Clay v Christian v Cody Rhodes v Damien Sandow v Darren Young v Dolph Ziggler v Drew McIntyre v Fandango v Goldust v The Great Khali v Heath Slater v Jinder Mahal v Justin Gabriel v Kofi Kingston v Mark Henry v The Miz v Rey Mysterio v R-Truth v Santino Marella v Sheamus v Sin Cara v Titus O'Neil v Zack Ryder v Three mystery participants
Winner : The Miz

John Cena v Bray Wyatt
Winner: Bray Wyatt


The Shield v Kane and The New Age Outlaws
Winners: The Shield



TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - Randy Orton (c) v Batista (Royal Rumble Winner) v Winner of Bryan/HHH
Winner : Daniel Bryan
Wrestler who loses the fall : Randy Orton


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 05, 2014, 02:15:18 PM
My picks:

FATAL FOUR WAY MATCH FOR THE WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP - The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) (c) v The Real Americans (Cesaro and Jack Swagger) v Ryback and Curtis Axel v Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando)
Winners : Usos (agree after Real Americans split)

Daniel Bryan v Triple H
Winner Daniel Bryan (agree but it will involve someone or a group stopping interference of Triple H's buddies)


VICKIE GUERRERO INVITATIONAL FOR THE DIVAS CHAMPIONSHIP - AJ Lee (c) v Aksana v Alicia Fox v Brie Bella v Cameron v Emma v Eva Marie v Layla v Naomi v Natalya v Nikki Bella v Rosa Mendes v Summer Rae v Tamina Snuka
Winner : Naomi
Wrestler who loses the fall : Tamina Snuka (leading to split with AJ)



The Undertaker v Brock Lesnar
Winner  Undertaker (agreed)

30 MAN ANDRE THE GIANT MEMORIAL BATTLE ROYAL - Alberto Del Rio v Big E v Big Show v Brad Maddox v Brodus Clay v Christian v Cody Rhodes v Damien Sandow v Darren Young v Dolph Ziggler v Drew McIntyre v Fandango v Goldust v The Great Khali v Heath Slater v Jinder Mahal v Justin Gabriel v Kofi Kingston v Mark Henry v The Miz v Rey Mysterio v R-Truth v Santino Marella v Sheamus v Sin Cara v Titus O'Neil v Zack Ryder v Three mystery participants (suspect this will be Adrian Neville, Rusev and DDP)
Winner : Rusev (if not in it, then Big Show)

John Cena v Bray Wyatt
Winner: Bray Wyatt (but Cena will get upper hand following match)


The Shield v Kane and The New Age Outlaws
Winners: The Shield (agreed unless the Shield splits here)



TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP - Randy Orton (c) v Batista (Royal Rumble Winner) v Winner of Bryan/HHH
Winner : Daniel Bryan
Wrestler who loses the fall : Randy Orton (agreed)

Predict we will also see Austin, the Rock, and Warrior in some capacity. Not likely CM Punk returns but if he did, it would be huge.

Next night on Raw, RVD and Sting appear I predict.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 05, 2014, 02:18:34 PM
Yup - good calls bob  :thumbup:

I think you're right on but a few...

Daniel Bryan v Triple H
Winner - HHH - by cheating.

30 MAN ANDRE THE GIANT MEMORIAL BATTLE ROYAL
Winner - I think '1 of the mystery participants.' I'm hoping for Warrior, Sid or Hogan.

Edit -

Oh thats right! good call Jase, Maybe RVD or Sting at the BATTLE ROYAL!




Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 05, 2014, 06:00:07 PM
It's going to see a little odd seeing Triple H in what I think will probably be the 2nd match of the night at the biggest show of the year because whoever wins HHH/ Daniel Bryan will need time to get their wind back for the last match of the night.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 05, 2014, 08:00:53 PM
Could see RVD being in the Battle Royal.

Also, while it's unlikely, both The Rock and Steve Austin are in New Orleans and expected to do something at the show.  While I don't expect them in the match, it'd be a fun surprise if it happened.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 05, 2014, 08:10:50 PM
Picture this - BATTLE ROYAL - The Rock and Stone Cold return and are the last 2 in the ring!

I wish.

(http://escobar300.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/wrestlemaina-19.png)

That... would be something to cheer about!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 09:49:42 AM
Warrior's HOF speech was truly... ultimate!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2014, 09:56:08 AM
Mr. T Treat your mother right (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_rBidCkJxo#)

Should've been Mr. T's acceptance speech last night.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 01:57:45 PM
The Undertaker pays his respects to 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee Paul Bearer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSbPEHonEno#ws)

not gona lie - this made me tear up a little... big fan of Undertaker and Paul.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 06, 2014, 05:08:15 PM
Apparently there are unconfirmed rumors CM Punk has been seen in New Orleans and may have attended the Hall of Fame ceremony. Is he there to just support fiance AJ? Or might something huge be about to happen what with Austin talking smack about him so much online lately...there's also rumors he was seen at a Blackhawks game so who knows???


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 06:26:18 PM
GREAT open! Hogan, Rock and Stone Cold at once! Could it get any better?
-
OMG WOW! - Cesaro VERY... VERY impressive! Just wow. Now I'm a fan.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2014, 08:46:54 PM
Great open match with Bryan and HHH.

Cena/Wyatt was good.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 08:55:11 PM
OMG OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! UNDERTAKER!!!!!!!!!!!!

WTF! 21 -1 1st match in my life that made me cry... no lie. I dont care how I sound.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2014, 09:00:26 PM
Undertaker retires.  Hall of Fame next year.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 09:01:08 PM
This is unbelievable.

THANK YOU UNDERTAKER FOR THE LAST 23+ years! You will always be my favorite!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2014, 09:05:23 PM
I'm assuming there'll be no Sting/Undertaker next year.  Streak's over.  What's the point. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 09:11:41 PM
I'm still in shock, man. That's a HELL of a push for Brock.

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsC/tve72796-19901122-1877.jpg)

I've never heard the crowd so silent - ever. Such a sad day for a lot of fans.

THIS proves - nothing is forever.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2014, 09:19:19 PM
Brock just became the biggest heel ever for winning.

I'd applaud if he walked out again.  Came out on Raw and said "I'm done." and left. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 06, 2014, 09:20:43 PM
You know it's ending with a big face win now in the final match. I'd be shocked by anything else.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2014, 09:23:47 PM
If anyone other than Bryan wins, there'd be nobody in the audience at Raw tomorrow.  They'd tear the arena apart tonight. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 09:25:04 PM
Maybe Sting will keep Undertaker around for a few more years - who knows...

But like you said - whats the point?

Side note - I was hoping Mr T and Piper were gonna fight lol.

Yeah. I see Bryan winning now. Not a fan, but still - Jase is right - can't end WM like this.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 06, 2014, 09:27:10 PM
Bryan has to win. That'll send everyone home happy.

Wonder if Kurt Angle will return to WWE for one more run now he's left TNA?

Shocking we never got Cena-Taker or even Cena-Punk at WM for that matter....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 09:29:49 PM
Its funny you say that - I always thought Cena was going to be the one the ends the streak.

They sure fooled me.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2014, 09:30:16 PM
He'd have to pass the physicals, and I don't think Angle could.  

I'm a huge fan of Bryan, so I hope he wins.  Liked him way back in ROH.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 09:36:56 PM
Yup. Here comes HHH and his beautiful wife, Stephanie.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2014, 09:40:35 PM
SuperDome will burn to the ground if Bryan loses.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 09:53:40 PM
I'm glad for Bryan. GOOD JOB KID!

The most shocking Mania ever.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2014, 09:57:08 PM
Daniel Bryan Final Countdown 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alk77SsCP8Q#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 06, 2014, 09:59:03 PM
Ohhhh... What a night.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 06, 2014, 10:01:03 PM
brock lesnar tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t_vsYSmuGY#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 07, 2014, 12:51:39 AM
I'm still shocked that Taker lost. Everyone at the party I was at was in stunned silence for at least 5 minutes after it happened.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 07, 2014, 11:56:13 AM
Surprising they chose a part-time guy like Lesnar to do this but perhaps Taker is finally ready to retire once and for all. Can you imagine the boost CM Punk would have had last year had he ended the streak instead? Would he even be gone right now?

Very happy for Daniel Bryan. He's worked very hard to get to this point and really deserves it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 07, 2014, 05:27:44 PM
(http://static.sportskeeda.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10250185_10152277333367999_7070918232328842223_n-2155783.jpg)

All this... still unreal. What a night. 21-1 and Cesaro slamming Big Show out of the ring.

(http://i2.cdnds.net/14/15/618x394/showbiz-wwe-wrestlemanio-30-24.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 07, 2014, 06:23:08 PM
If Lesnar doesn't use this to claim he should be # 1 contender to the title, it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense.

Not sure where WWE goes with this as Lesnar is pretty much just a part-time guy...maybe he attacks and takes out another legend...who knows?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 07, 2014, 06:25:25 PM
Cesaro vs Brock. I'd watch that.\

RAW - HHH is NOT happy lol. Wow he's P!$$ED. Rematch time.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 07, 2014, 07:22:57 PM
The Wyatt's.  Nice. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 07, 2014, 07:56:43 PM
Will Sting show up?...

-

RVD is back.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: WingedSerpent on April 07, 2014, 09:01:27 PM
Surprising they chose a part-time guy like Lesnar to do this but perhaps Taker is finally ready to retire once and for all. Can you imagine the boost CM Punk would have had last year had he ended the streak instead? Would he even be gone right now?

Agreed.  Personally, I think the streak should have ended against Shawn Michaels when they fought a few years ago. It would have been better to give that win to a long time star.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 07, 2014, 09:20:19 PM
(http://cache.diva-dirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/paige-championship.png)

New champion!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 08, 2014, 07:53:14 AM
Cesaro will be a huge breakout star this year.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 08, 2014, 07:34:32 PM
Hopefully yes but then, I felt that way about Dolph Ziggler last year. Now he's hardly even used on Raw anymore. Alberto Del Rio isn't used as much either...nor the Miz. Lot of guys getting lost in the shuffle these days. Think having just one world title actually takes some focus away from some talent...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 08, 2014, 08:29:39 PM
undertaker sacrifice tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxHpHXX2izA#)

The Undertaker has been a favourite for a long time. Feels like the end of an era with what went down at Wrestlemania.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 08, 2014, 08:33:02 PM
Hopefully yes but then, I felt that way about Dolph Ziggler last year. Now he's hardly even used on Raw anymore. Alberto Del Rio isn't used as much either...nor the Miz. Lot of guys getting lost in the shuffle these days. Think having just one world title actually takes some focus away from some talent...
And now more guys are getting called up from NXT.  Paige and Rusev just debuted, soon Rose and Dallas. 

One good thing that Russo and Ferrara did in the '90s was actually find time to spotlight lower card and mid card guys.  Hell, even Taka Michinoku and Funaki had a spot on tv.  And there was less time back then, it was only two hours.   :question:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 08, 2014, 08:50:43 PM
Yeah so many guys aren't getting used nowadays...turning guys babyface seems the kiss of death for some of them in terms of them getting something to do. Rumors are that Ziggler and Miz were going to form some sort of heel faction...not sure how that would go down though. Apparently Miz is making another film now. Damien Sandow has become a jobber (not that there's anything wrong with enhancement guys but Sandow shouldn't be one) now apparently...such a waste. Even Sheamus seems to be getting lost in the shuffle a bit.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 08, 2014, 09:30:21 PM
I hope El Generico/Sami Zayn makes it up to the main roster.
Top 25 Moves of El Generico / Sami Zayn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmK1i2JCIGI#ws)

Here's a young Damien Sandow jobbing to Stevie Richards on Heat back in '02.
Aaron Stevens (Damien Sandow) debut in WWE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3mOCgKhZBA#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 08, 2014, 11:15:30 PM
Ultimate Warrior passed away, at 54 years old.

Bummer.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 09, 2014, 12:15:24 AM
What a shocker!  :bluesad: RIP Ultimate Warrior (James Hellwig)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 09, 2014, 08:00:33 AM
R.I.P. Warrior
Ultimate Warrior - Yesterday (Rest In Peace) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghjve9yLL-w#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 09, 2014, 05:33:07 PM
OH MY GOD!

No...

RIP Mr. Warrior. No one can ever replace you. You will always be remembered.

(http://www.pwpix.net/superstars/u/ultimatewarrior/gallery/photoscans/1/gallery1/026.jpg)

Ultimate Warrior and Undertaker will ALWAYS be my favorite wrestlers.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 09, 2014, 07:35:18 PM
Ultimate Warrior brought such energy and enthusiasm every time he appeared....here's some nice tributes I found on youtube.

WWF Tribute - Ultimate Warrior (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQQuxl_uYBY#)

ULTIMATE WARRIOR Tribute -- AnAkA "THE GLORIFIED CRUSADE" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avqv4gCgoEU#)

The Ultimate Warrior Tribute (VIDEO GAME STYLE) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YXcX0ucfQM#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 09, 2014, 07:42:29 PM
Ultimate Warrior returns to "Parts Unknown"  :bluesad:

THANK YOU, Mr. Warrior for everything you have done in the world of wrestling!

You were truly - Ultimate!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 09, 2014, 08:32:10 PM
The Ultimate Warrior reflects on his legacy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTSc4MP5ofk#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 09, 2014, 08:48:24 PM
In memory of Warrior - please post up your 3 top favorite Ultimate Warrior matches.

(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/YZP5r8tXswc/0.jpg)
1. Ultimate Warrior vs. The Undertaker: Body Bag Match - both matches. Yes, there was 2.

(http://nerdtoriousblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/wm_6_hoganwarrior.jpg)
2. Ultimate Warrior vs Hogan WrestleMania 6

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hj-iaGE4EII/Ug0ShBOPXyI/AAAAAAAAVKE/OiWMblrQxoQ/s1600/Ultimate+Warrior+vs+Rick+Rude+Steel+Cage+Match.jpg)
3. Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude (Steel Cage Match)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 09, 2014, 08:52:50 PM
Weasel Suit Ultimate Warrior vs Bobby Heenan LA Sports Arena July 15th, 1988 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af1ZNyFAOAM#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 09, 2014, 08:55:11 PM
1. Ultimate Warrior vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage (WMVII Retirement match)

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/2098437/VII.jpg)

2. Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan

(http://jeffreyklyles.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/hogan-vs-warrior-wrestlemania-6.jpg)

3. Warriors (Utlimate Warrior, "Modern Day Warrior" Kerry Von Erich & LOD [Road Warriors] vs. The Perfect Team (Mr. Perfect, Ax, Smash & Crush of Demolition)

(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/iljFbumfsKQ/maxresdefault.jpg)

Honorable Mention: Warrior vs. Ravishing Rick Rude


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 10, 2014, 10:32:03 AM
I'm still stunned Warrior passed but at least he made peace with Vince and was inducted while he was around
 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: Couchtr26 on April 10, 2014, 12:57:47 PM
I have a friend who still watches quite a bit and told me about him passing.  It is unfortunate and miss the time when he was wrestling. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 10, 2014, 07:00:08 PM
Ultimate Warrior and Undertaker w/ Paul Bearer promo - WWF - June 1992 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxxOGY9q3V8#)
Papa Shango and Bezerker and The Undertaker and Ultimate Warrior promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZuNqxO0VZQ#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 10, 2014, 08:49:49 PM
Warrior's theme...
Ultimate Warrior Entrance Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36OHZ51o2qo#ws)

And for the hell of it, a tribute to The Blue Meanie
Blue Meanie Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO845fjlMI0#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 10, 2014, 09:08:32 PM
To Happy G - Warrior's theme is the BEST!

Crazy Ultimate Warrior Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj2Ea53DFL4#ws)

LOL. I have never seen this promo before... funny stuff!

Can someone tell me which match this is from please? Thanks. Was that SS 89?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 10, 2014, 09:14:25 PM
That was Survivor Series 89.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 10, 2014, 09:40:57 PM
Ha. Awesome thanks. Yup that was my guess - SS 89.

(http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_large/hash/3b/ae/3baecec4c1b2ee9d98c9e73ef2e37d05.jpg?itok=TMQ6E451)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 11, 2014, 05:09:49 PM
I loved those old Survivor Series elimination matches when it was 5 on 5 and later 4 on 4 from 1987-1990. The format was never quite the same after that with the rare elimination match thrown in afterwards. 1993 saw the closest return to it I guess.

I'll never forget those Warrior interviews:

The Ultimate Warrior's "Crash The Plane" Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXNvusFPsBQ#)

Mean Gene Interview Ultimate Warrior (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0P4ayzD2l8#)

The Warriors Team Interview At Survivor Series Showdown 1990 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ex7AVXznjo#)

And here's Warrior on Regis and Kathie Lee

Ultimate Warrior On Regis And Kathy Lee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpoaC_XHVSY#)

and with Arsenio Hall

The Ultimate Warrior Meets Arsenio Hall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbjNNrO8CeM#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 11, 2014, 07:10:11 PM
IT'S OFFICIAL STING TO WWE: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2024976-report-sting-officially-signs-with-wwe (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2024976-report-sting-officially-signs-with-wwe)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 11, 2014, 07:24:59 PM
(http://www.geocities.ws/Colosseum/Arena/2455/blade.jpg)

The Blade Runners - Ultimate Warrior and Sting. 1986. Mid-South


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 11, 2014, 08:07:33 PM
I generally disbelief anything Meltzer says, especially how that article is written.  "He may or may not do something, he may or may not be on tv.  They may or may not announce it." 

Until Sting comes to the ring on RAW, I don't believe it.   :tongueout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 11, 2014, 08:20:34 PM
Yeah according to him CM Punk would have been back on March 3.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 11, 2014, 08:51:36 PM
Now the big question - If the Stinger does make a debut on Raw - WHO will he face 1st?

My picks - Brock, HHH and Randy or turn heel and go for Daniel Bryan or call out the Rock.

and Yes - I still have hope for Undertaker Vs Sting.

What do you guys think?...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 11, 2014, 09:00:37 PM
Well, the main rumors I've seen have said he'd only have one match.  He wanted it against Undertaker, but I'm of the belief Undertaker's done, which is why Lesnar broke the streak.

Sting should be against a top guy.  My picks would be Cena, Bryan, or HHH. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on April 12, 2014, 04:48:58 AM
Now the big question - If the Stinger does make a debut on Raw - WHO will he face 1st?

My picks - Brock, HHH and Randy or turn heel and go for Daniel Bryan or call out the Rock.

and Yes - I still have hope for Undertaker Vs Sting.

What do you guys think?...

A Bryan/Sting or Rock/Sting match would be cool, but heel Sting never really worked out that well. I'd rather just have it be set up as a "dream match" rather than heel vs face like usual.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 12, 2014, 12:24:21 PM
Taker was the dream match everyone wanted to see. Not sure that will happen at this point. The dream matches when Sting was in his prime were against Warrior and Bret Hart. Obviously neither of those are going to happen anymore. I think Triple H is the most likely at this point. Maybe they could run a Sting as GM angle into a match with Authority's Triple H.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 12, 2014, 07:53:24 PM
I don't know - I really see Brock in the picture Vs Sting for some reason...

Because Brock broke the streak - and I think Sting will use that gimmick to challenge him.

Yes... Bret Hart Vs Sting would have been a DREAM match indeed!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 13, 2014, 08:07:23 AM
STING.  :wink:
STING - Seek and Destroy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl3JTGJgX60#)

My favorite tag team moves.
The Top Ten Most Dangerous Double Team Moves in Wrestling History (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYFR4oS5jwg#)

WWE's favorite tag moves. 
Tag Team Maneuvers - WWE Top 10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdEsQgKl0Pg#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 13, 2014, 05:28:27 PM
Stone Cold E.T. FWE DEBUT 02-16-13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaIqw8a48G4#ws)

9:53 ET stunner! LOL!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 13, 2014, 08:26:14 PM
What's really noticeable in WWE with CM Punk gone is the lack of fun and humor. Everything's so friggen' dead serious nowadays. Actually the shows have been great lately in some ways (some really bright talent coming up from NXT, Bryan finally getting his due, etc. while some other guys are lost in the shuffle - Ziggler, ADR, Miz, Sandow)...I just miss that bit of fun and edgy attitude Punk would provide.

CM Punk Funniest Moments. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT5qRnj5OFA#ws)

CM Punk's Grammar Slam - Your vs. You're (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13FV1GaA20I#ws)

WWE CM Punk Funniest Moments of 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zCNSgr3hVc#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 13, 2014, 08:43:45 PM
It sucks without Punk around.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 13, 2014, 10:31:03 PM
Master Of Pain (Undertaker) DEBUT vs. Rodney Napper 02/12/1989 CWA Memphis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LDFi88Q30c#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 14, 2014, 07:26:22 PM
ready to rumble opening scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmPtyZDvoUI#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 14, 2014, 07:50:26 PM
WWE Paul Bearer DRIVE THRU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YouHWuCbNrc#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 14, 2014, 08:23:39 PM
Mick Foley on Boy Meets World
BOY MEETS WORLD: MANKIND MICK FOLEY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u-vPhvkYnk#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 14, 2014, 08:46:50 PM
Back when wrestlers usually weren't too pretty...but yeah, memorably kicked butt in the ring.

Classic Wrestling Stars Picture Tribute Video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZHzYVHWSHM#ws)

Brutal Russian Bears - Soviet Strongmen of Pro Wrestling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yl_hLsOQJM#)

Ten of the Best Body Breaking Moves from Classic Wrestling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxxuEbVhLa4#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 14, 2014, 09:21:25 PM
I didn't watch Raw - Did Sting come out?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 14, 2014, 10:40:00 PM
I didn't watch Raw - Did Sting come out?
No. But...Evolution is a mystery! :wink: :twirl:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 15, 2014, 07:53:15 AM
A tribute to the memory of The Ultimate Warrior: Raw, April 14, 2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCpQXqEI7EE#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 15, 2014, 12:39:36 PM
Was surprised at how wrestling heavy a show this was. It was nice to see Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio actually get some in-ring work for a change even if they were used just to put over other talent. I was kind of shocked that they didn't have a top guy come in the ring towards the end and make some type of gesture tribute to Warrior but instead, they kind of got the tribute out of the way early on and focused on the show building to the next PPV. Evolution comes back to obviously set up Evolution vs. Shield at Extreme Rules. Like the #1 contenders Intercontinental tournament concept, that's a great way to actually give some talent a chance to shine, build a top contender, and make said title seem really important. Of course, they also need to make Dean Ambrose actually defend the U.S. title as well. I think that title needs to come off of him at this point. Wouldn't be surprised to see Orton or Batista perhaps take it away from him. Still no sign of Sting as of yet...or Punk without whom truthfully WWE hasn't been near as much fun as with him. Triple H still looks completely constipated as do Batista and Orton with their dead, dread seriousness it's no wonder fans call Orton Boreton and Batista Bootista.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 15, 2014, 07:20:51 PM
I'm getting a Warrior tattoo on my arm - probably around August.

(http://atlasrodzinny.piasta.pl/Marta_taneczna/9/ultimate-warrior-logo-i0.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 15, 2014, 08:23:10 PM
Amazing Red Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9qYkrdRaRc#)
Amazing Red


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 15, 2014, 08:38:17 PM
The speech Warrior gave in his last WWE appearance was inspiring...

Actually I bet next week that those 11 wrestlers who helped give Evolution that edge over the Shield get rewarded next week. Suspect RybaXel will get a tag title shot, perhaps even 3MB will get one next week with the Usos. Suspect Swagger will be rewarded a match with Cesaro at the next PPV and a bunch of those involved (Alberto Del Rio, Fandango, Titus O'Neil & Rusev) might just be given a U.S. title match with Ambrose. Would not at all be surprised to see Ambrose drop the title there perhaps to Rusev. Suspect Barrett wins the #1 contender's tournament to face Big E. I can just see Swagger and Colter costing Cesaro his match with RVD or perhaps even against Barrett.

Honky Tonk Man tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5izKGiJOXo#)

Honky Tonk Man was a guilty pleasure favourite of mine in his day.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 15, 2014, 09:58:57 PM
Apparently, Sting appeared on the WWE Network tonight in a newly recorded special for Warrior.   :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 16, 2014, 01:43:57 PM
Apparently a leaked WWE script still lists CM Punk as part of the roster citing him as injured. Numerous things keep happening to keep Punk in talk...if this whole thing turns out to be a huge work (I'm not convinced it is although part of me hopes it could be true), it'll truly be an epic one.

CM Punk - Return of The Best Wrestler in The World 2014 MV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLogZ2GeI5Y#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 16, 2014, 07:55:39 PM
Wizard World in Philly has announced the following WWE superstars for appearances in June: John Cena, Batista, The Bella Twins, and Bruno Sammartino.  Also appearing is Karen Gillan, who is the star of Oculus, the WWE produced film out now.  I may go for one of the days.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 16, 2014, 08:33:48 PM
Expect Doctor Who fans around Gillan who played Amy Pond on the new series. It'd be cool to see Bruno especially. Hope you have a good time if you head there.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 16, 2014, 08:36:34 PM
I liked her run on Doctor Who, so I'm interested in that aspect.  If I go, it's only for one day.  I can't do the four day pass. 

Other people appearing: Sean Astin, Lou Ferigno, and Jason David Frank (of Power Rangers.)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 16, 2014, 08:56:42 PM
Lou Ferrigno - the Hulk himself!  :thumbup: I'd totally mark out for Lou.

Former wrestler turned movie star Hard Boiled Haggerty appeared on the Incredible Hulk episode "Half Nelson".

Half Nelson(Hulkout 2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZfvSl3Aneo#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 17, 2014, 10:16:05 PM
Wrestlers in Films (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=webtRanAl5w#)

Interesting but he left out several wrestlers including Haggerty and Mil Mascaras to name but two...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 18, 2014, 07:35:28 PM
Apparently a leaked WWE script still lists CM Punk as part of the roster citing him as injured. Numerous things keep happening to keep Punk in talk...if this whole thing turns out to be a huge work (I'm not convinced it is although part of me hopes it could be true), it'll truly be an epic one.



There was a recent Warrior Documentary on WWE Network.  In it, he's backstage with the merchandise crew discussing several new items.  In the background is the recent Royal Rumble poster.  Someone propped a Post-It note OVER Punk's face, blocking him out of frame.

Take that for what it's worth. :lookingup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 18, 2014, 07:55:05 PM
'Wrestlers in Films' I may have missed them on that list but - don't forget Undertaker, André and Kevin Nash.

Kevin Nash = Super Shredder - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

Mark Calaway = Hutch - Suburban Commando

André the Giant = God Dagoth, Monster - Conan the Destroyer





Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on April 19, 2014, 04:21:07 PM
Charles Robinson almost lost his thumb in Saudi Arabia setting up the ring.

The pictures are kind of nasty.

http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/18/wwe-referee-damn-near-lost-my-thumb-in-saudi-arabia/ (http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/18/wwe-referee-damn-near-lost-my-thumb-in-saudi-arabia/)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 19, 2014, 08:44:11 PM
Apparently a leaked WWE script still lists CM Punk as part of the roster citing him as injured. Numerous things keep happening to keep Punk in talk...if this whole thing turns out to be a huge work (I'm not convinced it is although part of me hopes it could be true), it'll truly be an epic one.



There was a recent Warrior Documentary on WWE Network.  In it, he's backstage with the merchandise crew discussing several new items.  In the background is the recent Royal Rumble poster.  Someone propped a Post-It note OVER Punk's face, blocking him out of frame.

Take that for what it's worth. :lookingup:

 :lookingup:

WWE trying to pretend like CM Punk/Phil Brooks doesn't exist or never existed is ridiculous....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 22, 2014, 09:11:10 AM
Famous Firings - WWE Top 10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwGjRLPzNEI#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 23, 2014, 08:18:20 PM
Bad News Barrett's New Year's Toast: Raw, Dec. 30, 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3vsekOpqxg#ws)

Bad News Barrett is awesome.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 23, 2014, 08:20:33 PM
nothing about Sting yet? I missed Raw 4.21.14


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 23, 2014, 09:31:59 PM
No. Not as of yet. There are reports he's signed. Most expect he'll only work one match though at next year's Wrestlemania before retirement and Hall of Fame induction. WWE Raw did its worst ratings a while on Monday though...so you never know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaZzbwmF0fk#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaZzbwmF0fk#ws)

They had a hell of a match at Summerslam last year. Brock vs. Punk II...will it ever happen? This year I suspect we get Brock vs. Bryan at Summerslam and wouldn't be surprised to see Brock win the title...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 24, 2014, 06:35:03 PM
nothing about Sting yet? I missed Raw 4.21.14
Only 'freshly shot' interviews for the WWE Network, but nothing as far as Raw/SmackDown.  However I hear a WWE-produced dvd about Sting is making the rounds around September, so if anything, he'll be seen around SummerSlam. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 24, 2014, 06:37:19 PM
CM Punk Tribute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etKeO4jRq6o#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etKeO4jRq6o#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 25, 2014, 07:59:11 PM
Paul Heyman has a message for us. 
Paul Heyman comes before the WWE Universe with a very important message: SmackDown, April 18, 2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWu7Mcc1zn0#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on April 25, 2014, 11:03:37 PM
Wait a minute.

This can't be a proper Badmovies.org thread about WWE without ... The Zombie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UaY4idyLww (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UaY4idyLww)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on April 27, 2014, 05:11:31 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/d0451c0be1037822b9f0a253822de2ec/tumblr_mlgf31PZfe1rkf4k0o1_1280.jpg)

Gone but not forgotten.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 28, 2014, 10:08:41 PM
The Wyatt Family is one of the strangest but coolest factions in WWE today...

The Wyatt Family Tribute - This is the End (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XZFNd21N84#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on April 28, 2014, 10:47:27 PM
With the exception of the Shield, the Wyatts and Evolution, WWE is well just plain boring. (OK I kind of like Bad News Barrett and Cesaro with Paul Heyman too). Here's some suggestions that might make things more interesting the rest of the time with 3 hours to fill:
 
Cruiserweights! With all the lower weight guys coming up from NXT, etc.

WCW Ultimate Cruisers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIqf2rpuVaY#)

Hardcore matches!

WWF Hardcore Highlights-Burn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr5Vq5-mrrw#)

Quality women's matches (so OK Paige is looking pretty good but it's no Jazz vs. Trish Stratus)

Wwe Top 10 Best Divas Matches of All Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzq--iQhoow#ws)

Building up feuds and rivalries

Rick Rude Hits on Cheryl Roberts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZUpPHjfvDE#)

Ron Bass bloodies Brutus Beefcake - UNCENSORED version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwpZC1hgaKc#)

Honky Tonk Man Vs Jake Roberts (Wrestlemania III) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoNi-YE3BfI#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on April 30, 2014, 07:40:15 PM
I'm totally digging Bad News Barrett. 

Royal Rumble 2015 is going to be here in Philly and I think I will go.  Tickets aren't on sale yet, but soon as they are, I'll look into it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 01, 2014, 09:01:12 PM
Hope it'll be better than this year's Rumble. Well that did feature a great Bryan-Wyatt match, the rest wasn't so great.

Some great classic clips featuring Harley Race

1980s TV Wrestling Hodgepodge (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iymXBmFwdY4#)

Does anyone else actually remember Pro Wrestling This Week?

Pro wrestling this week 04/11/1987 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQNcwxV8ywQ#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 02, 2014, 06:52:13 PM
Great opening on Raw with Wyatt. 
Bray Wyatt and a children's choir serenade John Cena: Raw, April 28, 2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR6yVUxXnyA#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 03, 2014, 09:51:44 PM
Ultimate Warrior vs Smash of Demolition SuperStars May 18th, 1991 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0x8iELeLFQ#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 04, 2014, 01:33:38 PM
Raven was always a favourite of mine.

Raven Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRNo1P9QZcw#)

Raven Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_aXjtG5Xig#)

2001: Raven 1st WWE Theme - "What about Me?" HQ + Download Link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy0NkzTQtPk#ws)

• Raven • Custom Titantron • What About ME? • (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqNRxu59azo#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 04, 2014, 07:51:16 PM
Tommy Dreamer Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDJ3AOfNxec#)

Tommy Dreamer is a favorite.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 04, 2014, 08:13:56 PM
Classic ECW match Tommy Dreamer Vs Raven Best Match (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBoS0t34hDo#ws)

Fan blindside attacks Raven on WCW Thunder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzvM1qsGXt4#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 05, 2014, 09:26:14 PM
Greg "The Hammer" Valentine had so many great matches back in the day against the likes of Bob Backlund, Tito Santana, Hulk Hogan, Ronnie Garvin, Jules Strongbow, and Roddy Piper. He always delivered so many great matches.

Greg "The Hammer" Valentine titantron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acgjJQdsD0g#noexternalembed)

Another guy who could deliver great performances in the ring and had numerous memorable feuds was Magnificent Muraco who feuded with the likes of Pedro Morales, Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, Hulk Hogan, Cowboy Bob Orton, Tito Santana, Ricky Steamboat and many others.

Magnificent Muraco titantron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxIm1mNxqYc#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 06, 2014, 07:41:39 PM
Rest in peace, Connor.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RAhxhIHdpM#t=44 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RAhxhIHdpM#t=44)

This was Connor.  A kid stricken with cancer, a huge WWE fan.  They really made the kid feel special, and he's recently passed. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 06, 2014, 08:37:33 PM
WCW Nitro - Random Ric Flair Awesomeness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp86ysvSvKk#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 07, 2014, 07:44:58 PM
(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/304/957/112309_matt_earthquake_display_image.jpg?1279519800)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 07, 2014, 11:02:10 PM
There's only one Baron Von Raschke

The Claw TRAILER - featuring Baron von Raschke - directed by Phil Harder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OTtayY6Omc#ws)

This looks awesome to me.

Baron Von Raschke promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrxXvG9SMK4#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 08, 2014, 08:32:52 PM
Jim Cornette shoots on ROH (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEaZzLUV5Do#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 08, 2014, 09:58:29 PM
Tribute to WWF Legends (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSbzGZ--Gys#ws)

Hart, Piper, Hogan, Flair, Michaels - truly the greats of 80-90s wrestling

Tribute to wrestlers from Canada (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_VEL5FtG_o#)

Canada has produced its share of great wrestlers

The Garvin Bros vs The Rougeau Bros The rematch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcljzW4-Ulk#)

Just a tremendous conclusion to a fantastic feud.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 08, 2014, 09:59:00 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/n3EFF.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 09, 2014, 05:26:14 PM
Ted DiBiase and his "Million Dollar Man" gimmick was one of the best ever! DiBiase though had all the in-ring skills to have possibly made a great choice for NWA World champ had he not moved to WWF and became the Million Dollar Man. He certainly made his mark by doing so.

Million Dollar Dreams: A Tribute to Ted DiBiase (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hJHiBh0PXo#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 09, 2014, 05:48:25 PM
Ted DiBiase Million Dollar Man was one of the best around in his time.

I think Warrior said something along the lines of Ted having one of the most powerful clothesline ever.

(http://static.tumblr.com/q0jm2oo/U2ulwsf5m/ted_dibiase_sr._money_symbol.gif)

HAhahahahaha!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 09, 2014, 07:07:54 PM
Randy "Macho Man" Savage Tribute Video (Raw, May 23rd 2011) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDvXVP2iSNs#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 09, 2014, 07:29:25 PM
Ted DiBiase Million Dollar Man was one of the best around in his time.

I think Warrior said something along the lines of Ted having one of the most powerful clothesline ever.

([url]http://static.tumblr.com/q0jm2oo/U2ulwsf5m/ted_dibiase_sr._money_symbol.gif[/url])

HAhahahahaha!

Million Dollar Man is great.  I still play his theme regularly. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 10, 2014, 12:18:54 PM
(http://cdn2.holytaco.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/197.jpg)

Huss - huss - huss - huss - huss - huss!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 10, 2014, 01:58:13 PM
So a story was recently put out there by an old friend of CM Punk about how he's constantly being hounded by fans even though he's now retired. Clearly, fans should be leaving Punk alone. He is entitled to his privacy and if he wants to call it quits on wrestling, that's certainly his decision to make. He was smart enough to save his money and kudos to him for that. I do wonder though had Punk just stuck around long enough or briefly reappeared to publicly announce his retirement in WWE if he'd be getting hounded as much? Many fans think this is all some sort of elaborate work similar to which Punk has done in the past. What's funny is he's still making public appearances where he's often described as a WWE wrestler. The price of fame? I think though if fans knew Punk legit wanted to be retired and left alone, more fans would be inclined to do so. Maybe he's waiting for his WWE contract to run out before he says anything?

WWE CM Punk 2014 Tribute - Without You HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVW5cvBETxE#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 10, 2014, 06:51:31 PM
Sandman
ECW The Sandman Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj8auZV7Zt8#ws)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 11, 2014, 06:32:37 PM
The Undertaker vs King Haku (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXbAgZy-j04#)

Japan 9/15/92


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 12, 2014, 03:53:38 PM
Junkyard Dog was always so likable and so charismatic...

Junk Yard Dog - The Early Years (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q45I8PnbssY#ws)

Junkyard Dog's 1987 New Year's Resolution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-qobhqHoo4#)

Wwf Legends - Junkyard Dog Titantron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cij-AFTJpjc#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 12, 2014, 04:27:14 PM
JYD!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 12, 2014, 08:37:38 PM
Blue Meanie TitanTron (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmgfVtIYCf0#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 12, 2014, 08:53:20 PM
Mr. Perfect vs. Iron Mike Sharpe (WWF 1993) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAiAr8efbhM#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 12, 2014, 09:08:04 PM
I had the LJN WWF wrestling figures and ring as a kid. Had 30 in total, the ring, and the blue steel cage. My cousin had about 6 thumb wrestlers which we always played with.

1984-85 WWF LJN Wrestling Superstars Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILP8PMSmTDk#)

WWF Toy Commercial 1987 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcteuzfs4to#)

WWF LJN Classic Toy Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp8P6DGOqE8#)

WWF Thumb Wrestlers Toy Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd3kBzEEcqc#)

and a later toy commercial

WWF Action Figures TV Commercial Featuring Jesse Ventura 90s Toys LJN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWsOHmBsUPM#)

That New Toy Smell Ep. 33 featuring LJN Wrestling Superstars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g-i1zNGF4U#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 12, 2014, 09:38:21 PM
My cousin had the 100% set of the rubber LJN WWF wrestling figures and ring. I was so jealous.

I remember the Don Muraco (black shirt) figure crystal clear. I always used him to fight his Hogan.

I also remember Corporal Kirchner and Hillbilly Jim figures very clear.

80's toys = WIN


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 12, 2014, 09:50:51 PM
Remember the Paul Orndorff figure was super-muscular, more so than Mr. Wonderful ever was. Hogan's was actually more accurate looking. Let's see I had the Muraco figure you described, Hogan, Orndorff, JYD, Greg Valentine, Macho Man, Jesse Ventura, the Hart Foundation, Tito Santana, Ricky Steamboat, King Kong Bundy, Big John Studd, the British Bulldogs, Kamala, Adrian Adonis, the Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, Hillbilly Jim, George "The Animal" Steele, S.D. Jones, Brutus Beefcake, Jake the Snake, Andre the Giant, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Koko B. Ware, Terry Funk, Hercules Hernandez, and Corporal Kirchner.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 12, 2014, 09:54:28 PM
Yup.

and if my memory serves me - the (blue) Andre the Giant figure was a bit skinny... or way too small right?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 12, 2014, 10:29:50 PM
Yes but it was based on a bit younger, slightly smaller Andre too but yeah  even then, he was still too small. The Bundy figure looked like he weighed more and probably did.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 13, 2014, 08:07:56 AM
WWF Attitude.
WWE Attitude Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNfT_mP9yPQ#ws)

My cousin had the 100% set of the rubber LJN WWF wrestling figures and ring. I was so jealous.

I remember the Don Muraco (black shirt) figure crystal clear. I always used him to fight his Hogan.

I also remember Corporal Kirchner and Hillbilly Jim figures very clear.

80's toys = WIN

Sadly I didn't have many of the '80s line.  Had quite a few of the '90s ones though. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 13, 2014, 12:49:21 PM
The 90s figures were smaller as I recall but had far more articulation. I was a bit too old by that point to be collecting toys though. When I was little, I remember thinking the 80s Remco AWA figures looked awesome. Of course, they were smaller than the LJN rubber figures but had way more articulation even if they didn't always look quite right. I recall they were expensive though, believe they were sold in 2-packs, and my parents really did not want to spend the dollars on these for me as a kid.

AWA Battle Royale Wrestling Ring TV Commercial Remco (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbKWWUcIWnw#)

wrestling awa remco wwf wcw wwe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiKDe7baXtQ#)

Rare 1980's AWA remco wrestling figure collection! wwf wwe tna ufc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqkIo6xV7X8#)

AWA Remco Figure Collection (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJqE8M1RSGk#)

My 1980s LJN & AWA Remco wrestling figure collection! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epbuTTC3dXA#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 13, 2014, 06:53:42 PM
Sadly, I was a bit too young in the '80s to really have too many toys.  I had a few of whatever was released in the very late '80s.  I had some of the LJN rubber figures though, like Macho Man, Ted DiBiase and Hillbilly Jim.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 13, 2014, 07:02:15 PM
Hilarious Goldust interview. Goldust's Neurological Disorder caused by Randy Orton & Batista. WWE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp8VXv5JG5Y#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 14, 2014, 06:45:49 PM
Seeing Rusev and Lana recently slightly reminded me of the classic Russian villains of wrestling. "Soon you will feel the wrath of Russia!"...apparently Nikita Koloff played in-character even out of the ring during that time...

"Soon you will feel the wrath of Russia!" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9tFq8oFwoY#)

Nikita & Ivan Koloff GAB 86 Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rmn8vUZT10#)

The top 50 tag teams of all time....#34 The Koloffs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86WEkrC71Wc#ws)

Nikolai Volkoff sings the Russian National Athem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TVU-sjy5_4#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 18, 2014, 04:25:11 PM
Georgia Championship Wrestling was a real breeding ground for quality talent in the late 70s, early 80s...

GEORGIA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING- OCTOBER 1983 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMJZ-AiAJkY#)

Mid-Atlantic (also affiliated with the NWA) was also full of talent in this era...

NWA Mid Atlantic Championship Wrestling 11 18 1981 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSwnaF-t6jg#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 19, 2014, 04:30:09 PM
(http://oi43.tinypic.com/2nsugex.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on May 19, 2014, 04:45:57 PM
I swear, the Big Gold Belt is cursed, what with so many guys winning it and getting injured afterwards. Remember last year around this time, Ziggler got that nasty concussion after cashing in his MITB shot ... Edge, Taker, and others as well.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 19, 2014, 05:43:33 PM
I wonder will they just give the title to Kane at Payback? That would kind of suck. I think they should do a huge tournament and have the final match occur at Payback. Perhaps they'll just leave it on Bryan although that really doesn't make a whole lot of sense given the ongoing storyline...

That said, I do feel Kane is kind of underrated and I wouldn't mind him actually winning and holding the title for a brief period until Bryan returns..preferably though he earns it.

WWE Kane Tribute - Nightmare (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqvcAgVYasE#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 20, 2014, 11:00:28 PM
Some old music video wrestling promos...

Eddie Gilbert (Hot Stuff) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZqK7TxMz9I#)

Bruiser Brody Music Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DsXihI0M54#)

Ric Flair "Fire & Ice" Music Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x--xAv1YsTQ#)

And a funny WWF promo from the Funker...

Terry Funk 1985 WWF intro video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBWThOpiWpo#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 21, 2014, 07:09:01 PM
WWE Countdown Extra: Shockmaster vs.Glacier (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhMXJ0CA3r4#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 21, 2014, 09:14:37 PM
Wrestling fans of the past will recall the enhancement guys or "jobbers" who got decimated on most TV matches back in the day during the 80s & 90s (and honestly even before that)...pretty much a whole's who of these guys in these videos...although there's some key memorable guys missing (Tom "Rocky" Stone, "Leaping" Lanny Poffo, Reno Riggins, Barry Hardy, Barry O). Some of these guys were actually more talented than the guys they put over (Barry Horowitz, Steve Lombardi, S.D. Jones, Scott Casey) others had very little talent whatsoever (I won't name anyone here)...some were guys winding down their career (Buddy Rose, Black Bart, Salvatore Bellomo), most just wanted a payday no doubt...

Salute to Jobbers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNfIy0a4fXA#)

The Jobbers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RSxjmGOM4E#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 22, 2014, 07:58:22 PM
Gillberg.   :bouncegiggle:
Gillberg enters the 1999 Royal Rumble: 1999 Royal Rumble (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaHLHHb_cZc#ws)

Blue Meanie
Blue Meanie Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO845fjlMI0#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on May 23, 2014, 01:44:16 PM
Rusev and Lana makes me think Vince finally got around to seeing Rocky 4.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 23, 2014, 07:02:32 PM
Mankind's debut match in WWE against Bob Holly
Mick Foley (Mankind) debut in WWF (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Fm7zusvyM#)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 25, 2014, 08:56:37 AM
Chavo Guerrero discusses the Benoit incident.
Chavo Guerrero tells Chris Jericho about the Chris Benoit murder (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCFPNk1pUKw#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 25, 2014, 05:45:40 PM
Is Pro Wrestling dead? Not sports entertainment but traditional pro wrestling?

Jim Cornette: Pro Wrestling Is DEAD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk0LvxXv0-c#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 25, 2014, 06:20:23 PM
A more modern take on the classic Coliseum Video intro.

Old WWF Coliseum Home Video Intro with New Footage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qUDLL-2bf0#ws)

I still prefer the original though...



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 25, 2014, 06:26:12 PM
It's sad - but yeah... I think 'traditional pro' is long gone.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 26, 2014, 05:17:48 PM
What's funny is that pro wrestling, at its heights, drew far more than sports entertainment ever has (Look at the crowd Rogers-O'Connor drew, Gotch-Hackenschmidt, Mid-South and Memphis, World Class in Texas, WWF supershows at Shea Stadium, MSG, etc.)....the TV ratings for classic wrestling shows such as for World Class and other feds were actually much higher than the modern TV ratings for Raw or Smackdown....and more people generally went to watch the shows too. Not saying WWE doesn't still sometimes draw huge crowds and make good money but honestly it doesn't compare to the regular money brought in by pro wrestling at its heights and with far more wrestlers employed in the many different territories. Cornette is right about a lot of what he's talking about...

With the expansion of the WWF, the expansion of the NWA and Ted Turner's bucks spent on WCW, wrestling became all about show , swallowing up territories, fierce competition putting rivals under, and the traditional wrestling model that worked from the 1920s through the 1980s was  more or less forgotten....


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on May 28, 2014, 05:12:31 PM
(http://www.wwfchamps.com/web/images/gallery/HulkHogan/HH2%20copy%20copy.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 28, 2014, 07:20:51 PM
Andy Kaufman should be in the celebrity wing of WWE's Hall of Fame.  Perfect heel. 
Andy Kaufman - I'm From Hollywood Clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bAQg-zWmsI#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on May 31, 2014, 07:53:23 PM
WWE: John Cena Gets "Boring" Chant, Raw, 05/08/13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jMf09agqwo#ws)

Those fans express how I generally feel about WWE these days...it's BORING as hell! They really need to add some edge or attitude, something. Somebody there needs some charisma and fast. Total dullsville nowadays for the most part.

More wrestlers should follow CM Punk's example, save your money and retire before being brought down by injury, addiction or worse. The last WWE wrestler who actually wasn't boring...(or at least wasn't predictable).

CM Punk Goodbye Tribute 2014: This Day is Mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lO2XEDb3OU#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 01, 2014, 08:40:33 AM
CM Punk VS HHH (Phil Brooks vs Paul Levesque) EPIC PROMO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hcKjU2Y3YI#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on June 01, 2014, 07:50:34 PM
(http://www.cosplayisland.co.uk/files/costumes/168/11765/tt-lod01st-1.jpg)

(http://rtvwrestling.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/mr-perfect.jpg)

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/photo_large/public/photo/image/2013/10/Kamala22.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T7LpvQyUIsE/UOqeRyIbCQI/AAAAAAAAAB8/vEPAwBUc0-c/s1600/Rick_Rude.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 01, 2014, 08:23:01 PM
Wrestling at the Chase: A Look Back (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRwQ4c3fxok#)

Professional Wrestling: Good Ol' Days (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeGrS-b3WM4#)

Ah, the way it was...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 02, 2014, 08:08:16 PM
WWE Top 10 - WWE Debuts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT-V5kpiVOQ#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on June 03, 2014, 06:31:16 PM
http://www.monstermania.net/MMC28_Guests.html (http://www.monstermania.net/MMC28_Guests.html)

Im going... Piper will be there!

and the list grows day by day - who knows who else will show up.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 03, 2014, 08:05:29 PM
[url]http://www.monstermania.net/MMC28_Guests.html[/url] ([url]http://www.monstermania.net/MMC28_Guests.html[/url])

Im going... Piper will be there!

and the list grows day by day - who knows who else will show up.

Adam West, Bill Mosely and Roddy Piper? I think I should go.  Not sure if it's a definite, but I'm looking into it.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 03, 2014, 08:24:54 PM
Monsters Of Wrestling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXk7zNw6iBE#)

TOP 50 SCARIEST SUPERSTARS OF WWE, TNA, ECW, WWF, & WCW (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s-Tkb_Z_2k#)

TOP 30 Scariest WWE Superstars (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1BhM7H16BQ#)

I like monsters...yes, even in wrestling.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 03, 2014, 08:44:04 PM
Attitude Era, top ten style.
WWE Top 10 Attitude Era Moments (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2hnERcTBnM#ws)

Stone Cold Steve Austin  :bouncegiggle:
Stone Cold Steve Austin Tribute Cult Of Personality (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4zxxsPTO7o#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 04, 2014, 06:32:40 PM
I really feel the AWA had the best wrestling in the 1970s, arguable even early 1980s...

The History of the AWA World Title (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=832A_RBlM7Q#noexternalembed)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on June 04, 2014, 06:52:06 PM
Road Warriors/L.O.D. Highlights from the AWA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz1B1DS881Y#)

Damn - watch at 1:53 Hawk pops his neck collar off lol - Holy $h!t!

Road Warrior Hawk vs. Japanese marks part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMOd233_7qk#)

LMAO at 5:20


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 04, 2014, 07:06:46 PM
I really feel the AWA had the best wrestling in the 1970s, arguable even early 1980s...

The History of the AWA World Title ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=832A_RBlM7Q#noexternalembed[/url])

Some of what I've seen is good.  Sadly, my age prevented me from seeing it at the time. 



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 04, 2014, 07:15:46 PM
ECW Tribute Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZeTgHb7zSo#)

I don't want to give ECW all the credit, but it certainly had some influence over WWE and WCW in the '90s.  Who knows if WCW would incorporate the luchadors had Konnan and Rey Mysterio showed up in ECW, or Malenko, Jericho and Benoit?  Foley and Austin had runs there that later influenced their WWE personas...plus Sandman with the drinking, the realistic approach to violence, etc.  Plus the guys WWE signed due to their ECW runs: Tazz, Dudleys, RVD, Dreamer, Sandman, etc. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 04, 2014, 07:59:58 PM
The Undertaker.
Undertaker Tribute - Hall Of Fame ᴴᴰ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gynGwxnI7kU#ws)

I'd expect him in the Hall, rather quickly.  I can't see him having any more matches, really.  Streak's done.  I mean, I'm sure he could call Vince up and say "I want *insert name here* on SummerSlam" or some variation and he'd get it, but what's the point.  There's nothing left except getting one last payday.

I grew up watching him.  I was 6 when he debuted in the WWF.  I'm 30. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 05, 2014, 12:10:51 PM
These titles might now be gone but they used to mean so much...

The Complete History of the AWA World Tag Team Title (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7VkbPDSHIY#noexternalembed)

The History of the NWA World Tag Team Title Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHl5sUblF04#noexternalembed)

The History of the Mid South North American Heavyweight Title (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeGtN_jy9b8#noexternalembed)

The History of the WCCW Title (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thxctxEJMVU#noexternalembed)

The Complete History of the NWA/WCW TV Championship (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rip3BKBtMPE#noexternalembed)

The History of the NWA Mid Atlantic Title (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c_5MoagDQM#noexternalembed)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 05, 2014, 08:52:23 PM
Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Guerrero - Hurt Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqieKvt9BS0#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 06, 2014, 12:42:57 PM
Mid-South Wrestling always had this sort of edgy toughness, just get in there and mix it up in the ring...

Mid-South Wrestling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJqC2bKmRjQ#ws)

I loved Calgary wrestling as a kid...

Original Stampede Wrestling Returning Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiFcbofrs9A#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on June 08, 2014, 05:57:36 PM
List some dream matches -

1. 92 Sid Justice vs 92 Undertaker

(http://marzdailymedia.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/59sid_display_image.jpg)

VS

(http://theprowrestlingnerd.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/the-undertaker.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 09, 2014, 06:12:01 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/713be5c6c171d773f9426dbb6e4a0993/tumblr_mzvr84HlUB1sg99p0o1_500.png)

Sting (1990)

vs.

(http://photos.imageevent.com/pizon/wwf812x11promos/Ultimate%20Warrior%20num4.jpg)

The Ultimate Warrior (1990)

(http://www.blowoutcards.com/forums/attachments/racing-golf-other-sports/146496d1368815912-1992-wcw-topps-uk-set-scott-hall-rookie-card-sting-1995-cardz-wcw-promo-card-1_005d3cbecb82c1a58f7b09b523b6eee1.jpg)

Sting (1992)

vs.

(http://www.wrestlingheads.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ss_1992_r.jpg)

Bret Hart (1992)

WWE 2K14- Dream Matches of Wrestling: The Ultimate Warrior vs Sting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ywSp9MBfvY#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on June 09, 2014, 06:57:11 PM
WWF The Main Event - 01.Episode [February 5, 1988] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRG0Q6Dy7Wk#)

Anyone here remember that lol... 41:58 - I remember that like it was yesterday, man.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on June 10, 2014, 08:55:48 AM
Hmm ... some dream matches ... no pictures, sorry, coming up with these on the fly.

- Kurt Angle (1999-2000) vs Bob Backlund (1980)
- Owen Hart (1994) vs CM Punk (2006)
- Yokozuna (1993) vs Vader (1993)
- Rusev vs Nikolai Volkoff (mid 80s)
- Ultimate Warrior (1990) vs Ryback (pre-bully gimmick)
- The Rockers (1990) vs The Hardy Boyz (2000)
- Raven (mid 90s) vs Undertaker (1996, masked)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 10, 2014, 12:45:42 PM
Recall these being popular dream matches in their time:

Hulk Hogan (1987) vs. Ric Flair (1987)
Steve Austin (1998) vs. Goldberg (1998)

Here's some others that would have been cool:

Nick Bockwinkel (1982) vs. Ric Flair (1986) - Flair vs. Bockwinkel did happen in 1986 for Flair's NWA title.
Shawn Michaels (1996) vs. Sting (1992)
CM Punk (2011) vs. Rowdy Roddy Piper (1985)
Randy Savage (1988) vs. Terry Funk (1989)
Andre the Giant (1985) vs. The Undertaker (1991)
Bruiser Brody (1986) vs. Cactus Jack (1993)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 10, 2014, 01:15:50 PM
Raw was a pretty disappointing show last night. Everything's so predictable nowadays...yawn. John Cena as the Shield's surprise tag partner wasn't particularly surprising. The segments with Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Dean Ambrose were all pretty well done, the rest of the show's segments not so much so. They have stripped Daniel Bryan of the WWE World title to put it up for grab in the Money in the Bank match

The matches themselves were either pretty good or pointless. Just a rundown of the show:

Money in the Bank World Title match Qualifier: Bad News Barrett vs. Sheamus: This was actually a pretty solid match, a good brawl, arguably the show stealing match of the night. Weird though to get the US Champ vs. the Intercontinental Champ in such a match. Sheamus won so I guess the I-C title gets defended at Money in the Bank.  :thumbup:

Zack Ryder vs. Rusev. Ryder is the next glorified jobber to fall to Rusev. They're still building him up nicely as a monster heel. Kind of a lame match though. They could do more with Ryder. He should have got in something in the match but really didn't.  :thumbdown:

Goldust/R-Truth vs. Rybaxel: They continued the whole pointless split between Cody and Goldust with Goldie partnering with different partners and predictably losing to Rybaxel. Yawn! Beside Rybaxel being terrible and boring, this whole split with the Rhodes is pointless. They should have just turned them heel which would make them a much more serious threat to the Usos. Actually I hope they still do a surprise turn with the Rhodes on the Usos. I think that could be done quite well. Instead they'll probably just split them up and put them in a pointless feud.  :thumbdown:

The Shield (now of Reigns and Ambrose) attacking 3MB and the interview that followed was the best segment of the night.  :thumbup:

The Usos vs. Fandango and interpretative dance Damien Sandow was ridiculous. Sandow has obviously ticked off someone higher up as is routinely humiliated each and every week. What a waste of a great talent. Usos predictably win at the expense of paying his dues Sandow. :thumbdown:

Xavier Woods vs. Bo Dallas. Now I like Bo Dallas and his gimmick. I think it's working pretty well. Woods on the other hand along with R-Truth and even Kofi Kingston these days has been relegated to the glorified jobber squad. Waste of a talent there who was actually a pretty solid hand in NXT. Bo needs to start facing someone a little more challenging soon. OK match in terms of building Bo but not much else.  :thumbdown:

Money in the Bank World Title match Qualifier: Cesaro vs. Rob Van Dam. Yeah, RVD vs. Cesaro yet again. We've seen it a bit too much lately. Still it was a good match with both wrestlers looking good at different points. Heyman was great on the mic as usual.  :thumbup:

The Seth Rollins - Michael Cole segment was pretty well done but John Cena being the surprise partner of the Shield against the Wyatts was kind of disappointing.

Paige vs. Alicia Fox was actually one of the better matches of the night although there were a few blown spots. Aksana being at ringside made it a little more interesting and Fox had another entertaining meltdown post match after Paige won with her submission hold.  :thumbup:

Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger. Completely pointless match  we've seen much too often in the past although the right guy actually went over and Zeb Colter's signs were entertaining. Swagger needs a new tag partner as he is going nowhere as a singles guy.  :thumbdown:

John Cena, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose vs. The Wyatt Family. It was a solid main event, pretty good match overall. Just disappointing to see John Cena so mixed up with the Shield and honestly I hoped the feud with the Wyatts was over. Still a good match. Ambrose & Reigns though need a new partner if the split with Rollins is to continue IMO. I think Corey Graves from NXT would potentially make a great choice and he also has history with Rollins. Match  :thumbup: Cena's involvement  :thumbdown:






Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 10, 2014, 07:23:27 PM
Bubba Ray Dudley's brief porn career. :buggedout:
Bully Ray talks about his career in porn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33RRmp-z_Rk#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on June 10, 2014, 08:17:51 PM
Goldberg (1997) vs Ultimate Warrior (1990)  :wink:

Ivan Putski (1979) vs Mr. Perfect (1988)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 12, 2014, 12:39:14 PM
Jake "The Snake" Roberts vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Waylon Mercy
The Widowmaker Barry Windham vs. The Undertaker
Jack Swagger vs. Kurt Angle
Tony Atlas vs. Mark Henry


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on June 12, 2014, 05:26:37 PM
(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/ep_trending/public/video/thumb/2012/06/19890527_zeus_brother_USE.jpg)

ZEUS vs Ken Shamrock

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-31r9cwxNqZM/UyIKRMFGV4I/AAAAAAAAAG0/_68STRYiWBU/s1600/ken-shamrock-1937691.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 12, 2014, 08:34:32 PM
Swagger vs. Angle could've been great.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 13, 2014, 05:13:55 PM
How about Shamrock vs. Angle vs. Swagger? Battle of the Ankle-Locks!

Watched NXT the other night. Great show:

Paige, Emma & Bayley vs. The BFFs (Charlotte, Sasha Banks & Summer Rae): Solid six diva opener although Paige wasn't in the match enough. Helped to build the soon to be split in the BFFs.  :thumbup:

Mr. NXT (Bo Dallas in a mask) vs. Sami Zayn: Fun if somewhat short match featuring the loser leaves NXT Bo returning under a white mask ala Mr. Wrestling. Bo was a hoot in this and it helped build the super talented Zayn.  :thumbup:

Adrian Nevile vs. Tyson Kidd (NXT title match): Just a fantastic match. Natalya being in Tyson's corner added an unexpected wrinkle to this match. Wonderful back and forth. Probably the best TV match all week.  :thumbup:

Also caught TNA Impact which wasn't so great although it did continue to build the MVP-Eric Young rivalry. This show featured Eric Young against MVP, Bobby Lashley, and Kenny King in individual matches. Young got hurt pretty early on in a loss to Lashley, then later defeated King, and managed to defeat MVP by DQ. MVP wasn't worried though as he used it as a means to put a beatdown on Young. Young won the right to make the match stipulation at the Slammiversary PPV (a steel cage match). TNA is obviously relying on Young an awful lot and while he's talented, I'm not sure having him beaten in the opener was the best strategy although it does make him even more the underdog for the PPV. The only other match on the show was a #1 triple threat contenders' match for the Knockouts title  between Madison Rayne, Brittney, and Gail Kim. They continued the love crush angle between Brittney and Rayne and had the Beautiful People come out to try and effect the outcome of the match. Pretty solid little match that continued to build storylines. The rest of the show was pretty much just bad segments that seemed to waste talent that would have been better served performing in the ring.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on June 13, 2014, 08:03:27 PM
So - since WrestleMania... any word on Undertaker?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 14, 2014, 10:48:43 AM
No, not a sign other than Paul Heyman repeating pretty much every chance he gets that Brock Lesnar ended his streak...maybe a Lesnar-Taker rematch? Honestly though I'm not sure how many more matches Taker has in him at this point...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 24, 2014, 09:22:37 AM
What're your thoughts on Adam Rose? I went to a WWE Live Event and he stole the show.  The whole thing is FUN.  I love it.  And that bunny is superb.

WWE: "Break Away" ► Adam Rose 5th Theme Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4zOOADtLK8#ws)
Adam Rose uses the WWE Universe to find out if Vickie Guerrero is a lemon or a Rosebud (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_Fy13G21zs#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on June 24, 2014, 11:39:33 AM
I'm not quite sure what to make of him. I like his theme though.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 24, 2014, 11:58:36 AM
He reminds me a little of Exotic Adrian Street. Think he should up the effeminism even more. Honestly though, I find wrestling kind of a boring drag to watch lately. Aside from Bo Dallas, the Wyatts and the former Shield (and sometimes Bad News Barrett & Cesaro), I just don't care that much about the rest of the roster...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on June 24, 2014, 04:46:34 PM
Yeah... Eh... IMO - I'm so glad I got old dvds and VHS of the good old days...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 24, 2014, 07:29:35 PM
I'm actually getting more into it recently than I have been since last year.

I'm digging Emma, too.
Emma vs Layla WWE RAW 4/21/14 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JNy9xoZb4Q#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 24, 2014, 09:11:49 PM
I also liked the Star Dust transformation of Cody Rhodes. Hope it leads to rejuvenating his team with Goldust.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 25, 2014, 06:58:04 PM
Hopefully Goldust and Stardust last a while as a team.

But I've a feeling Stardust goes heel and attacks Goldust.  Maybe a match at SummerSlam or the September ppv.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 25, 2014, 10:24:24 PM
I'd prefer they both went heel but I have a feeling that when the Wyatts win the tag titles, they will be the babyface challengers for them in relatively short order...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 26, 2014, 01:56:40 PM
I think one of my favourite elements of wrestling was always those who were the most entertaining talkers on the microphone. Love the classic amped up wild characters of wrestling's past.

Best talkers in Wrestling History (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFpf28_sG5s#)

WWE.com Exclusives - WWE Countdown: Top 10 Trash Talkers of All Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4-27joFMGU#ws)

Greatest Promos of All Time: Jake "The Snake" Roberts - Wrestlemania VI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzE9UgLGjWs#)

Best of the Road Warriors promos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hipquf9u5tw#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 28, 2014, 08:52:57 PM
There were things I liked and didn't like about wrestling the past week. Just my thoughts on it:

The match of the week and best show I felt once again was NXT. Match I'm talking about was Rob Van Dam vs. Adrian Neville. I love NXT. Almost every week, it's just a great and highly entertaining wrestling show. Love the new tag team the Vaudevillains  :thumbup:

The Vaudevillains vs. Angelo Dawkins & Travis Tyler: WWE NXT, June 19, 2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhhHPv5arqE#ws)

Also dug Bull Dempsey and Enzo Amore & Big Cass.

There were some solid matches on Raw and Smackdown too the last week although Smackdown was the better show overall in terms of wrestling. Still good matches included  from Raw Bad News Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler, RVD vs. Seth Rollins & Jack Swagger vs. Kofi. On Smackdown, Sheamus had a decent brawl with Bray Wyatt and there was a pretty solid tag team match between RVD & Ziggler vs. Cesaro & Alberto Del Rio. Like what they've been doing lately with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns too and the Wyatts too. TNA wasn't a very good show at all - way too angle-oriented with not enough quality matches although 3 of them were fairly solid efforts especially the wild match between Abyss & Willow vs. Magnus & Bram.

Thumbs up to the following grapplers:

The Wyatt Family
Dean Ambrose (this guy is on fire right now and could become huge if pushed right)
Seth Rollins (Same applies to Rollins)
Roman Reigns (already on his way but not a great talker)
Alberto Del Rio (looked better than he has in a while this week)
Sheamus (kind of bores me but had some decent matches)
Magnus & Bram (good fire in the Monster's Ball match)
Dolph Ziggler (although I feel his gimmick has stagnated - he needs something new, a change)
Cesaro (underrated, could do even more)
Goldust & Stardust (lots of potential here and Goldust is looking golden on interviews again)
The Vaudevillains (love this concept)
Adrian Neville (what a fantastic match yet again)
Rob Van Dam (so many great efforts all week even if he lost, helping build other talent)
Bull Dempsey (like his look, he's different)
Gail Kim (looked good and is clearly the best TNA Knockout)
Bad News Barrett (too bad he got injured, he was really on fire right now)
Jack Swagger with Zeb Colter (Swagger looked good this week, too bad he got a bit carried away and perhaps careless)
Bo Dallas (Bo is good)
Usos (Usos bring good energy)
Triple H (Triple H sold Rollins and Orton quite well)

Thumbs Down to the following:

Stephanie McMahon (Hated the pudding match and the whole firing angle)
Vickie Guerrero
Fandango (this with Layla and Summer has dragged on far too long)
Layla
Summer Rae
Big E (the guy is boring and sadly so is Rusev)
Rusev with Lana
Damien Sandow (he must have p**sed in the wrong person's corn flakes obviously)
Titus O'Neill (boring)
Randy Orton (still boring even with Triple H trying to sell him)
Kane (boring, wish he wasn't but he is)
Rybaxel
TNA segments (stick to in-ring wrestling TNA)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 28, 2014, 09:28:25 PM
I love Bad News Barrett.
Bad News Barrett's New Year's Toast: Raw, Dec. 30, 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3vsekOpqxg#ws)

A young Dean Ambrose vs. MNM on WWE Velocity
January 21, 2006- Velocity: MNM vs. Dean Taylor and Jon Moxley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxYmfMpkuu0#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 28, 2014, 09:55:39 PM
CZW Theme Music Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiz6_ixIqC0#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on June 28, 2014, 11:02:57 PM
CZW Theme Music Video ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiz6_ixIqC0#ws[/url])


CZW, in general, reminds me of a quote from a Mick Foley promo some short time before his excellent match with Orton at Backlash 2004.

"The word 'hardcore' really had nothing to do with chairs. It really had nothing to do with tables, garbage cans, cookie sheets ... the word 'hardcore' signified that I loved the fans enough to put my body through unimaginable pain."


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on June 29, 2014, 02:16:38 PM
Hmm, ranking the top wrestling talkers, here's my number 50: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. Entertaining for perhaps all the wrong reasons...

Insane Superfly Jimmy Snuka Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kamxT-P7no#)

EDOUARD CARPENTIER INTERVIEW WITH SUPERFLY JIMMY SNUKA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19NkziwurW4#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 29, 2014, 08:40:19 PM
Daniel Bryan & Cesaro vs. Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw [CHIKARA] September 13, 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1QzDuhGLbE#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 29, 2014, 08:50:32 PM
CZW Theme Music Video ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiz6_ixIqC0#ws[/url])


CZW, in general, reminds me of a quote from a Mick Foley promo some short time before his excellent match with Orton at Backlash 2004.

"The word 'hardcore' really had nothing to do with chairs. It really had nothing to do with tables, garbage cans, cookie sheets ... the word 'hardcore' signified that I loved the fans enough to put my body through unimaginable pain."

Terry Funk said something similar, as well. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on June 29, 2014, 08:53:41 PM
Chikara: Delirious paused Player Uno in a match.
Chikara - Player Uno & Delirous pull off the FUNNIEST wrestling segment!!! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otiizmbUY20#)

Chuck Taylor kills Soldier Ant with a grenade :bouncegiggle:
Chuck Taylor kills Soldier Ant with a grenade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOcjq4siu7A#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on June 29, 2014, 10:25:37 PM
Someone explain to me just why Cena needed another WWE World Heavyweight title run? Twelve is a bit much, he's no Flair.  :hatred:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 01, 2014, 09:10:21 PM
It's actually 15 WWE and World titles...just one shy of Flair's record.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 01, 2014, 09:35:19 PM
Old-school early '90s wrestlers...singing!
WWE Superstars perform "WrestleMania" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSbyk0VReyo#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on July 16, 2014, 09:33:16 PM
Sting debuts in "WWE 2K15" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3gExu2Mk6o#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 17, 2014, 11:28:13 AM
I always felt Biker Taker was underrated.

Biker Undertaker theme song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf8APH5GcFg#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on July 19, 2014, 10:07:30 PM
Biker Taker was superb.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on July 25, 2014, 08:39:28 PM
Daniel Bryan even with his bad neck stopped a guy from stealing from his home.

http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/wwe-star-daniel-bryan-stops-burglar-in-phoenix (http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/wwe-star-daniel-bryan-stops-burglar-in-phoenix)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on July 25, 2014, 10:43:43 PM
So CM Punk recently said he'd "never ever ever ever" return to WWE. Can't really say I'd blame him. He's made his money and he can retire so why not?

Still a return would be a huge thing no doubt if it ever does happen. If he ever did, a return and win at the Royal Rumble seems ideal.

CM Punk - THE RETURN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE56C5UDaDA#ws)

John Cena vs CM Punk Wrestlemania 31 Promo HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Z_iY4mkfw#ws)

Guys like Baron Von Raschke, Mad Dog Vachon, Da Crusher, Terry Funk, Bruiser Brody helped make me a huge wrestling fan so did guys like Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Greg Valentine, Magnificent Muraco and Roddy Piper. Even guys like Dusty Rhodes and Hulk Hogan helped an awful lot. I miss the larger than life wrestlers of yesteryear. I miss the real wild characters and true tough guys. I know there's still some but wrestling as sports entertainment lacks a lot of edge old school rasslin' used to have.

Hommage / Tribute Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon - 1929-2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEEpQlosZAc#)

The Top 50 tag teams of all time...#23 The Crusher & The Bruiser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3gBegDbDFQ#ws)

Terry Funk Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtdK8-fmSuE#)

History & Tradition: The Story of the National Wrestling Alliance TRAILER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gJEcLH63q8#ws)

Pro Wrestling Tribute: Reach Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HZGLAJMakg#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 01, 2014, 06:39:47 PM
Punk says "never" now.  Time and finances changes people.  Not sure how much he has, but I know he wants kids.  That can be a little costly over time.  Unless he plans on flying to Japan every few months to make some easy cash there, I can see him doing a "Lesnar" schedule eventually.  Work 3-4 big matches a year in WWE.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 01, 2014, 06:40:41 PM
Someone animated the infamous Undertaker throwing Foley off the cell...with TOYS. :bouncegiggle:
WWE Undertaker Throws Mankind Off The Cell (Animated) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8HAoU_XyYw#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 01, 2014, 10:53:54 PM
John Cena bores me (His schtick is incredibly old by this point, hope Lesnar beats him but I don't think he will). Randy Orton bores me (I find him less interesting and entertaining than dad Cowboy Bob). Sheamus bores me (he was way more interesting as an heel). Kane is beyond boring (sad because he can be a pretty solid hand in-ring at times). Roman Reigns isn't good enough on the mic and honestly I find Seth Rollins lacking in this regard too. I think they might have made a mistake splitting the Shield too soon.

Currently I enjoy watching Dean Ambrose (perhaps the closest we're going to get in WWE to the out of control mad man), the Wyatts, Chris Jericho (always has good matches), Alberto Del Rio (very underrated, a great wrestler), Dolph Ziggler in the ring (I am bored of his gimmick), Jack Swagger (who looks a bit re-invigorated), and Cesaro (who sadly has started to lose a lot again). Really miss Bad News Barrett. Miz has actually been somewhat entertaining in his return. Hate the silly stuff with Fandango, Adam Rose (he's gotten very boring very quickly to me), and Damien Sandow.

God, how I miss the days of wild and out of control, unpredictable wrestling where you never knew what would happen. I miss the wrestling of the 1970s, 1980s, and the ECW/Attitude Era of the 90s. Guys now just do the same old thing week after week after week...

Legends Of Wrestling 1970's PT. 5/7 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N0SAqrBjss#)

WWF Attitude Era Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-nHl7SkYkg#ws)

WWF TRIBUTE (1987-1993) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogaJocc6ZQw#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 02, 2014, 10:01:47 AM
John Cena bores me (His schtick is incredibly old by this point, hope Lesnar beats him but I don't think he will). Randy Orton bores me (I find him less interesting and entertaining than dad Cowboy Bob). Sheamus bores me (he was way more interesting as an heel). Kane is beyond boring (sad because he can be a pretty solid hand in-ring at times). Roman Reigns isn't good enough on the mic and honestly I find Seth Rollins lacking in this regard too. I think they might have made a mistake splitting the Shield too soon.

Currently I enjoy watching Dean Ambrose (perhaps the closest we're going to get in WWE to the out of control mad man), the Wyatts, Chris Jericho (always has good matches), Alberto Del Rio (very underrated, a great wrestler), Dolph Ziggler in the ring (I am bored of his gimmick), Jack Swagger (who looks a bit re-invigorated), and Cesaro (who sadly has started to lose a lot again). Really miss Bad News Barrett. Miz has actually been somewhat entertaining in his return. Hate the silly stuff with Fandango, Adam Rose (he's gotten very boring very quickly to me), and Damien Sandow.

God, how I miss the days of wild and out of control, unpredictable wrestling where you never knew what would happen. I miss the wrestling of the 1970s, 1980s, and the ECW/Attitude Era of the 90s. Guys now just do the same old thing week after week after week...

I understand. I feel the same way - this is why I dont watch wrestling anymore ^


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 02, 2014, 07:56:01 PM
The Sandman
ECW The Sandman Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj8auZV7Zt8#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 03, 2014, 06:36:22 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Ot2E-EUZnnY/TPSNctfLSpI/AAAAAAAAHfI/GpCpA4EcBW8/s320/Captain_lou_albano_WWF.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 03, 2014, 07:57:39 PM
The Bruiser and the Crusher!

Wrestling: Bruiser and Crusher Workout (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWV9LSUii1o#ws)

Tag Team Turmoil (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgb05fjYw0g#)

Mad Dog Vachon!

WWE Classics - HOF: Mad Dog Vachon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGmkiBrubjQ#ws)

Crusher Blackwell vs Mad Dog Vachon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rijo5HK3WH0#)

Crusher and the Baron!

The Crusher and Baron promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmVpUyQbQ9Q#)

The Crusher and Raschke vs Berrera and Lintz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZNVVY4HovU#)

The Road Warriors!

Road Warriors AWA Promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rgBAyeTkJM#)

Road Warriors/L.O.D. Highlights from the AWA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz1B1DS881Y#)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 03, 2014, 07:59:50 PM
Lord Alfred Hayes!

Lord Alfred Hayes promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74641npcRAA#)

Alfred Hayes hates American tea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSJ5mqOmS1E#)

Lord Alfred Hayes Tribute - WWE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5td9XjYYHo#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on August 04, 2014, 09:34:30 PM
Finding myself collecting a lot of Mattel's "Elite" series of WWE figures, partially in preparation for a stop motion project I want to do soon. Hopefully the figures aren't off topic, since they ARE directly connected to WWE ... ?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 04, 2014, 10:30:55 PM
Jerry "The King" Lawler, who personally I'd argue is a somewhat underrated wrestling legend best known for his work in Memphis, TN but perhaps better known as a color commentator on Raw. A lot of WWE fans don't realize just how talented a wrestling performer Lawler really was whether working as an heel or a face, Lawler knew how to work a crowd with the best of 'em.

A King's Ransom:The Jerry Lawler Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWJBT2rRNeo#)

Jerry Lawler Tribute From USWA TV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SG6wHxgB0s#)

Jerry Lawler music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79xBj28OcJ0#)

And a nod to the great Andy Kaufman, one of Lawler's most unlikely greatest rivals, too.

The Piledriving Critique: Andy Kaufman Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9ktEHtuum0#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 10, 2014, 02:15:46 AM
Wild characters of wrestling...that has a long history...

Pampero Firpo promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1yXuT1d79c#)

Pampero Firpo

Mr. Fuji and George "The Animal" Steele speak with Gene Okerlund - July 1984 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--cnq7e1iVM#)

George "The Animal" Steele

MEAN GENE INTERVIEW WITH KAMALA AND HARVEY W. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD4RrDlvYQ0#ws)

Kamala

Wild Samoans vs. Curt Hennig & Barry Hart (WWF 1983) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR9k8m_Jl4o#)

The Wild Samoans

The Missing Link's WWF Debut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGbJrrmy9m8#)

The Missing Link


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 12, 2014, 09:55:49 PM
WTF with CM Punk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0chIolGkAdA#ws)

Pretty long CM Punk interview


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 17, 2014, 10:14:00 PM
Brock Lesnar, WWE Champion.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 19, 2014, 06:30:19 PM
I'm digging it. With Brock as champ, we won't see a title defense or appearance every week. So when he does appear, that will seem more important and special. Hmm wonder how they'll factor in Seth Rollins trying to cash in on Lesnar?...or will he even try?

Cena, good as he is - his act is kind of stale at this point. Don't think he needs the title either to be a top star...

I really enjoy watching Dean Ambrose (he has great matches week after week). Suspect they'll play out this injury angle for a while though. Ambrose reminds me of a younger Terry Funk in his heyday...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 20, 2014, 04:40:44 PM
(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/ep_trending/public/video/thumb/2013/07/bock_shark_promo_USE.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on August 20, 2014, 08:57:18 PM
Wrestling is full of powerful men, both today and in the past...

A look at Mark Henry's most massive feats of strength (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGRXuEIZD1g#ws)

Mark Henry

Ken Patera's Feats of Strength - Part 1 of 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xwmQHOJdHk#)

Ken Patera's Feats of Strength - Part 2 of 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7HCXLqnmWE#)

Ken Patera vs. Tony Atlas feats of strength

$2000.00 Persian Club Challenge Iron Sheik vs. Precious Paul by UWA! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MycGlTq8Bb4#)

Nobody else did Persians clubs like the Iron Sheik

The new Ultimate Andre the Giant slammed compilation! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQjC1mTSklk#)

Andre getting slammed


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on August 28, 2014, 05:04:39 PM
(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/vgA_QNln5E4/hqdefault.jpg)

Scott Hall & Punisher Dice Morgan 1990


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on August 29, 2014, 08:11:34 PM
I miss the Hardcore Title. 
WWE Top 10 - Hardcore Championship Moments (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKmDAtMhVdo#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 01, 2014, 07:54:21 AM
Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Guerrero Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FYBQGls5Hc#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 03, 2014, 07:27:57 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4no8yvCkQ1qzx70zo1_1280.jpg)

Iron Sheik and Cyndi Lauper 1985


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 04, 2014, 09:30:34 PM
Anybody else a fan of masked wrestlers?

Here are some of the best:

Top 10 Masked Marvels In Wrestling History (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kb6M_Nxd0c4#ws)

Dynamite Kid Vs. Tiger Mask tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Ks90kH6aY#)

Now that was something special

GEORGIA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING- JULY 1983 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=araPXoDqr_8#)

I don't think today's fans really realize how hugely popular wrestling was in its heyday...actually much more popular than sports entertainment...

Jim Crockett Promotions Kickstarter Project - Teaser (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKdDnMXXD_c#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 05, 2014, 05:11:58 PM
These are pretty cool IMO

Rare George Michael NBC Promo about Professional Wrestling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtVPwKrTJXc#)

The Evolution of American Wrestling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7N2yxli9xA#)

UWF Bushido "Way of the Warrior" Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDqTmD3wR5c#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 05, 2014, 06:38:07 PM
Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan Promo on Match Made in Hell (07-14-1991) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19CmkCpw-gk#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 07, 2014, 05:34:12 PM
What themes/wrestlers/tag teams/managers would you like to see get some type of documentary release or collection from WWE or elsewhere?

I'll suggest five that come to mind to me as being cool, any more you guys want to add? What do you think of these ideas?

In Defense of America (the American Heroes [Hogan, Slaughter, Duggan, Luger, Rhodes, T.A.] vs. the Foreign Menaces [The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, Ivan & Nikita Koloff, Boris Zhukov, Yokozuna, Mr. Fuji, etc.])

Iron Sheik & Nikolai promo 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyj83oxbht8#)

The Funks (a look at the Funk family - Terry, Dory Jr., Dory Sr., heck they could even throw in some Jimmy Jack)

Funk Brothers: Most Dangerous Men in Wrestling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQqS31XKm98#)

Demolition (a DVD/Blu-Ray collection featuring Ax, Smash and Crush seems long overdue)...

WWF Tribute - Demolition (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uURmGQLnZwI#)

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (can anyone deny Heenan doesn't deserve a special video collection?)

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan promo 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u_qJ4DQric#)

Wildest and Toughest Wrestlers in History (a collection focused on those wrestlers known for being wild and out of control plus tough, tough men. Guys like Cactus Jack, Mad Dog Vachon, Bruiser Brody, Terry Funk, Abdullah the Butcher, The Original Sheik, The Crusher, Dick the Bruiser, Baron Von Raschke, Kamala, Jos Leduc, Sabu, Sandman, Steve Blackman, Steve Williams, Terry Gordy, Bam Bam Bigelow, Fit Finlay, William Regal, Haku, etc.)

Wrestling's Top 20 ALL TIME Real Life BADASSES! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZffOKrCGMzM#)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 07, 2014, 06:50:50 PM
Quote
What themes/wrestlers/tag teams/managers would you like to see get some type of documentary release or collection from WWE or elsewhere?

(documentary and collection)
Iron Sheik, Slaughter, Bobby "the brain" Heenan/Gene Okerlund, Rick Rude and Mr Perfect

(http://whatistheexcel.com/wooobooru/_images/7dd262c1f53207ad6972a3b52c84365a/2412%20-%20Bobby_%22The_Brain%22_Heenan%20mean_gene_okerlund%20microphone%20ravishing_rick_rude%20suit%20summerslam%20wwf%20yelling.png)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 10, 2014, 08:59:09 PM
Sadly it appears former WWE/WCW superstar Sean O'Haire committed suicide yesterday morning. R.I.P. He was only 43 years old.

Sean O'Haire Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E--vjcE7W9w#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 10, 2014, 10:18:05 PM
Really, really old school wrestling...

1911 Frank Gotch .vs. George Hackenschmidt (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV3VRCEX1s8#)

The Pioneer Era of Wrestling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIcTlIE0p3I#)

Jim Londos vs Bronko Nagurski (1938 - Part 1/2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TF7hdX37vY#)

Jim Londos vs Bronko Nagurski (1938 - Part 2/2) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlVPTHqLYIs#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 11, 2014, 06:34:16 PM
Lets try some Wrestling Humorous Captions - Post a photo...

(http://whatistheexcel.com/wooobooru/_images/2797516d0834727439cc5c4268054581/7735%20-%20Bobby_%22The_Brain%22_Heenan%20blood%20microphone%20ric_flair%20wooo%20wrestlemania%20wwf.png)

Ric Flair - WHO? (walks away strutting, comes back) HIT ME (pause) WITH A ROTTEN TOMATO? Woooo!


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 11, 2014, 08:40:56 PM
Shame about Sean O'Haire.

Depression sucks.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 12, 2014, 12:20:55 AM
It is very sad.  :bluesad: Too many wrestlers have been lost to suicide.

I remember when wrestling was great. Great interviews, fun promos, unpredictable stuff going down, kayfabe in full force and I liked it that way...

When wrestling was good. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDa8ny2Fuds#)

Back when Vader was awesome.

@krazysane Presents a Road Warriors AWA promos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohGlU6jbqfM#)

The Road Warriors!

Brock Lesnar today is the only guy I can think of who comes to this level of intensity...

BROCK LESNAR TRIBUTE 2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5fiAsiQtB4#ws)

In the old days, guys got popular by being plain badass!

WWE:"Mr.Wonderful" Paul Orndorff Tribute 2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKsWLk1DpO8#)

Mr. Wonderful was so talented.

Bob Backlund vs Ken Patera (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fuwC4qc_nQ#)

Ken Patera vs. Bob Backlund



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 12, 2014, 06:04:49 PM
(http://nowrestling.smarmyjerkface.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/photo-3-e1406672352597.png)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 12, 2014, 06:50:59 PM
Mean Gene: "Whoo boy, Hulkster, what did you eat before coming out here, garlic and beans?"

(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsS/75275.gif)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 12, 2014, 07:09:26 PM
^ DAMN! I've had this headache for weeks!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ao2YCNn2JSg/UNDMOA6PDtI/AAAAAAAAJKg/y6hglT3bOsY/s1600/Rick+Rude+01.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 12, 2014, 07:52:55 PM
"WrestleMania" as performed by the WWE Superstars, circa 1993
WWE Superstars perform "WrestleMania" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSbyk0VReyo#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 12, 2014, 08:14:39 PM
^ DAMN! I've had this headache for weeks!

([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ao2YCNn2JSg/UNDMOA6PDtI/AAAAAAAAJKg/y6hglT3bOsY/s1600/Rick+Rude+01.jpg[/url])


Nick Patrick! Get your fat, sweaty hands off of the Ravishing One!

(http://www.wrestlingitalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/yeti2.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 12, 2014, 09:24:48 PM
([url]http://www.wrestlingitalia.it/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/yeti2.jpg[/url])


That awkward moment when Ron Reis realized he too wrapped up in the business.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 12, 2014, 11:34:36 PM
Hmm, the only wrestling match on TV that was actually worth watching this week was the opening cage match between Bray Wyatt and Chris Jericho on WWE Raw. That match was great! And really should have ended the show). I'm so bored with Randy Boreton and Bore Rollins and Boreman Reigns right now it's not even funny. But honestly after that, one could have turned off Raw and not missed all that much. The next best thing was the appearance by NXT stars Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn, Tyson Kidd, Tyler Breeze and The Ascension (I don't see NXT anymore now as WWE Network isn't available here and it's only available on there, Rogers is kinda nonexistent in Newfoundland and they have the rights in Canada).


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 13, 2014, 12:40:26 PM
Next gen WWE2k15 game looks great

(https://gotgame.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/WWE-2K15-Angry-Cena.jpg)

(http://i11d.3djuegos.com/juegos/10997/wwe_2k15/fotos/set/wwe_2k15-2606220.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 13, 2014, 01:32:37 PM
Yeah it looks great. Apparently CM Punk is trying to get royalties for use of his likeness in the new game which he features heavily and some reports say it may delay the game's release...not sure if that's really true though. Now if only it could get him and WWE to get talking and work out their differences. I can't help thinking if he were still with WWE that he would have been elevated again by now due to Daniel Bryan's injury. Something major we don't know about had to have went down there I'm guessing...what's funny is neither side is talking even now...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 13, 2014, 01:36:10 PM
(https://sp2.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.607999749713692846&pid=15.1&P=0)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on September 14, 2014, 08:58:23 PM
(https://gotgame.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/WWE-2K15-Angry-Cena.jpg)

"Cena is sick of your @#$@, and he's going to hurt you."


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 14, 2014, 09:13:57 PM
SummerSlam Jam.  Early 90s WWF music video with wrestlers singing
WWF WWE Summerslam Jam Music Video 1993 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYwBLk1GdDY#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 15, 2014, 06:41:20 PM
Jim Cornette Shoot Interview - Inside The Ropes July 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76vPBvsu-p8#)

Jim Cornette has some very interesting and insightful things to say. I think he really hits the nail on the head with most everything. I do want serious wrestling to come back, not that I ever think it will happen. I want to believe that perhaps guys really do hate each other and really want to fight out there. I want to be able to suspend my disbelief and pretend it's all real the way we used to be able to do so back in the day.

WWF Ivory on being pushed (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0_ErmIUhq8#ws)

Probably NSFW

This was a very entertaining shoot by Ivory where she really makes a few good points. I really think she was the most talented lady wrestler of the 90s along with Molly Holly and Jazz who aren't too far behind. As over as Lita and Trish were, I don't think either were truly as talented in the ring.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 15, 2014, 09:38:55 PM
WWF Superstars of Wrestling 1/3/87 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqlQ2AoK6-I#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 17, 2014, 08:18:57 AM
Jake Roberts has cancer

 :bluesad:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/09/08/wwe-legend-jake-the-snake-roberts-says-he-again-has-cancer/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2014/09/08/wwe-legend-jake-the-snake-roberts-says-he-again-has-cancer/)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: A.J. Bauer on September 17, 2014, 04:41:37 PM
I've heard that Wrestlemania IV was complete garbage. Which Wrestlemanias are good and which suck?


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 17, 2014, 06:06:40 PM
I've heard that Wrestlemania IV was complete garbage. Which Wrestlemanias are good and which suck?

I think the best Wrestlemanias are 10, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 29 and 30.

Avoid Wrestlemanias 2, 9, 11 and 12.



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 17, 2014, 07:07:56 PM
I love Wrestlemania 3 (Savage-Steamboat, Andre-Hogan, Piper-Adonis, Jake the Snake vs. Honky Tonk Man)

I also have a soft spot for Wrestlemania 1 as it was the first event and it has lots of memorable moments (no great shakes matches but great nostalgia for me watching it). I rather liked 12 myself (Hart-HBK Iron Man, Taker-Diesel, Piper-Goldust)...

Here's how I'd rank the Wrestlemanias (9, 11, 2 & 21 are clearly the worst of the worst...I can bear 4 because Macho Man wins the WWF title but it's a drag to watch all in one sitting  - consider those the 5 worst Wrestlemanias {21 is pretty watchable too though...only 9, 11 & 2 are really tough to get through and some would probably find 4 tough too})<I'll throw in the best matches too, bolded one I consider best match>:

1) 17 {Austin vs. Rock, Angle vs. Benoit, TLC, McMahons}
2) 25 {Undertaker vs. HBK, HHH vs. Orton, Cena vs. Edge vs. Big Show}
3) 8   {Flair vs. Savage, Piper vs. Hart}
4) 19  {HBK vs. Y2J, Lesnar vs. Angle, Hogan vs. McMahon, HHH vs. Booker}
5) 3    {Savage vs. Steamboat, Hogan vs. Andre, Piper vs. Adonis, Roberts vs. Honky}
6) 26  {HBK vs. Undertaker, Cena vs. Batista, Mysterio vs. Punk}
7) 24  {HBK vs. Flair, Undertaker vs. Edge}
8) 10  {HBK vs. Razor, Bret vs. Owen}
9) 15  {Rock vs. Austin, Shane vs. X-Pac, Kane vs. HHH}
10) 18 {Rock vs. Hogan, Undertaker vs. Flair, Jazz vs. Trish vs. Lita, HHH vs. Y2J}
11) 12 {Hart vs. HBK, Diesel vs. Undertaker, Piper vs. Goldust}
12) 28 {HHH vs. Undertaker, Punk vs. Y2J, Rock vs. Cena}
13) 14 {HBK vs. Austin, Undertaker vs. Kane, Rock vs. Shamrock, Dumpster Match}
14) 13 {Austin vs. Hart} = arguably the best match in Wrestlemania history
15) 29 {Punk vs. Undertaker, HHH vs. Lesnar, Rock vs. Cena}
16) 20  {HBK vs. HHH vs. Benoit, Eddie vs. Angle, Christian vs. Y2J, Victoria vs. Molly}
17) 30 {Daniel Bryan vs. HHH, Bryan vs. Batista vs. Orton, Wyatt vs. Cena, Lesnar vs. Undertaker}
18) 7   {Warrior vs. Savage, Hogan vs. Slaughter, Virgil vs. DiBiase}
19) 1   {Hogan & T vs. Piper & Orndorff, Richter vs. Kai, Andre vs. Studd, JYD vs. Valentine, US Express vs. Sheik/Volkoff}
20) 22  {Cena vs. HHH, Edge vs. Mick Foley, HBK vs. McMahon, Mickie vs. Trish}
21) 23  {Cena vs. HBK, Undertaker vs. Batista}
22) 16  {Hardys vs. Dudleys vs. Edge/Christian, Benoit vs. Jericho vs. Angle, Fatal4Way}
23) 27  {HHH vs. Undertaker, Orton vs. Punk}
24) 6    {Warrior vs. Hogan, Demolition vs. Andre/Haku}
25) 5    {Hogan vs. Savage, Rude vs. Warrior, Demolition vs. Powers of Pain}
26) 4    {Savage vs. DiBiase, Demolition vs. Strike Force, Battle Royal, Savage vs. Valentine, Steamboat vs. Valentine, Rude vs. Roberts}  - this card does feel like a marathon though with some slow matches and lots of forgettable short ones too
27) 21  {Batista vs. HHH, Angle vs. HBK, Mysterio vs. Eddie}
28) 2    {Bulldogs vs. Dream Team, Hogan vs. Bundy, Battle Royal}
29) 11  {Diesel vs. HBK, Hart vs. Backlund}
30) 9    {HBK vs. Tatanka, Steiners vs. Headshrinkers}


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 17, 2014, 07:20:30 PM
But... The Undertaker vs Giant Gonzalez was at WM9, that was awesome!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pfk3-KOQf3w/T5ln4fFXgqI/AAAAAAAAD48/qkexnvGW0XU/s1600/The-Undertaker-VS-Giant-Gonzalez.jpg)

as far as my favorite I'll go with Wrestlemania 6. The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/photo_large/public/photo/image/2012/09/17_WM6_Warrior_Hogan_014.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 17, 2014, 07:23:16 PM
I don't 'hate' today's product.  It's got sparks of entertainment.  The Rhodes brothers are fun.  Dean Ambrose.  Seth Rollins.  Lesnar.  I just think 3-hour shows are too long.  Not utilizing the lower card hurts, too.  The Attitude Era had a storyline for EVERYONE.  Even groups like the Oddities.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 17, 2014, 07:25:50 PM
Attitude Era tribute
Attitude Era Tribute - My Sacrifice (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XRKMs5zbzg#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: bob on September 17, 2014, 08:46:08 PM
As awful as 9 is it holds a special place to me because it's the first one I ever saw live.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 17, 2014, 08:55:07 PM
There's too much comedy nowadays...that should be limited to just 1 or 2 matches per show, preferably after a serious match or a serious situation. Leave it to guys like Santino and Slater. Right now I'm just grateful to get short diva matches instead of the usual comedy routines. I'm especially tired of the Adam Rose stuff. They should bring back the Hardcore title or perhaps create a Television title...there needs to be something for lower card guys to battle for...NWA/WCW had many great matches over the TV title back in the day. Imagine if we could get 10 minute matches like we used to get from William Regal back in his WCW days...(who could pull that off out of WWE's lower card talent?...maybe a guy like Tyson Kidd?)

Lord Steven Regal vs Charlie Norris - WCW World Television Title (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7sjShGgd2E#)

13 would probably have been the worst Wrestlemania except we get perhaps the best match on Wrestlemania history in Austin vs. Hart and the Undertaker wins the WWF title...I still consider 9 the worst, the Yokozuna-Hart main event is disappointing and the handing over the title to Hogan was ridiculous instead of saving it for the next PPV...the best matches are on the undercard and clearly Gonzales is perhaps the worst wrestler in history to feature so heavily against Undertaker but Taker tries his best.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 18, 2014, 05:42:24 PM
Sting (will we see a match in WWE? I don't know but I do know he's a legend)

Yesterday - A Sting Tribute (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NVL_Rvm7xg#)

Sting's Career Tribute (Steve Borden) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWygV8HAlRA#)

The Complete Evolution of Sting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa1KBIYhbdM#)



Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 19, 2014, 08:20:03 PM
Mick Foley. 
WWE HALL OF FAME 2013 - MICK FOLEY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJlcakPplZk#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 19, 2014, 08:56:41 PM

(http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/photo_large/public/photo/image/2012/02/04_Cage_Matches.jpg)

What did you guys think of the old WWF blue steel cage? It was quite different from the regular chicken-wire cage which usually has dominated wrestling. The matches tended to be less bloody and more about strategically escaping the cage back then. Me, I'm kind of nostalgic about the blue cage. Associate it with 80s-90s WWF...believe they switched back to the chicken-wire after Hell in the Cell came on the scene in late 97 if I'm not mistaken. What match faves do you recall in the big blue cage?

Me I really enjoyed Hogan-Orndorff, Bret-Owen, HHH-Foley, Rude-Warrior, Hogan-Bossman. I think those would be my top 5. Of course also recall Hogan-Bundy (Wrestlemania 2) and Hogan-Andre (Wrestlefest'88 - man, how I'd love to have that video now) and Austin-Kane...


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on September 19, 2014, 11:16:00 PM

([url]http://www.wwe.com/f/styles/photo_large/public/photo/image/2012/02/04_Cage_Matches.jpg[/url])

What did you guys think of the old WWF blue steel cage? It was quite different from the regular chicken-wire cage which usually has dominated wrestling. The matches tended to be less bloody and more about strategically escaping the cage back then. Me, I'm kind of nostalgic about the blue cage. Associate it with 80s-90s WWF...believe they switched back to the chicken-wire after Hell in the Cell came on the scene in late 97 if I'm not mistaken. What match faves do you recall in the big blue cage?

Me I really enjoyed Hogan-Orndorff, Bret-Owen, HHH-Foley, Rude-Warrior, Hogan-Bossman. I think those would be my top 5. Of course also recall Hogan-Bundy (Wrestlemania 2) and Hogan-Andre (Wrestlefest'88 - man, how I'd love to have that video now) and Austin-Kane...


I enjoyed it, really glad that it and a black variant can be used in WWE 2K14's cage matches. Kind of hoping one of these days that it might be used on another Old School episode of Raw or Smackdown.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 21, 2014, 08:31:52 PM
I think that would be a great idea, if they used it on an old school Raw. Cool it's in WWE2K14 too.

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608006840711449253&pid=15.1&P=0)

How would you all rank Undertaker's Wrestlemania opponents/matches?

Here's how they rank for me:

Opponents

1) Shawn Michaels
2) Triple H
3) Kane
4) Edge
5) CM Punk
6) Batista
7) Diesel
8) Ric Flair
9) Brock Lesnar
10) Randy Orton
11) Jake Roberts
12) Sid
13) Jimmy Snuka
14) King Kong Bundy
15) Mark Henry
16) The Big Show
17) A-Train
18) The Big Bossman
19) Giant Gonzales

Matches:

1) vs. HBK (WM25)
2) vs. HHH (WM28)
3) vs. HBK (WM26)
4) vs. Edge (WM24)
5) vs. CM Punk (WM29)
6) vs. HHH (WM27)
7) vs. Batista (WM23)
8) vs. Kane (WM14)
9) vs. Diesel (WM12)
10) vs. Ric Flair (WM18)
11) vs. Kane (WM20)
12) vs. HHH (WM17)
13) vs. Brock Lesnar (WM30)
14) vs. Randy Orton (WM21)
15) vs. Jake Roberts (WM8)
16) vs. Sid (WM13)
17) vs. Jimmy Snuka (WM7)
18) vs. King Kong Bundy (WM11)
19) vs. Mark Henry (WM22)
20) vs. Big Show and A-Train (WM19)
21) vs. The Big Bossman (WM15)
22) vs. Giant Gonzales (WM9)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 22, 2014, 07:23:41 PM
My current WWE fave (to me, he's the best of the Shield, as great a wrestler as Rollins is, as popular as Reigns is, Ambrose is edgy and an awesome wrestler too):

WWE remix de la canción de Dean Ambrose- Retaliation (HD) Al estilo Jim Johnson #NOMÁSCFO$ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41zpcfSW_Do#ws)

Dean Ambrose: "Explicit violence Tribute" 2014 HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VryhckNR6U#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 22, 2014, 08:52:46 PM
(http://coedbc.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/wwe-lana-cj-perry-39.png)

Lana in her CJ Perry days wearing an American bikini.... :buggedout:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 22, 2014, 08:58:36 PM
Seth Rollins is superb.
Seth Rollins Tribute- Always (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwz3dVdga68#ws)
WWE Top 10 Moves - Seth Rollins (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zg9GMMpJxc#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 22, 2014, 10:40:47 PM
I think Rollins is a great wrestler too but I believe Ambrose is a better overall package. Rollins isn't that great a talker IMO.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 23, 2014, 06:30:43 PM
Rollins is getting better on the mic.  Nowhere near Ambrose, but far and away above Reigns.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 23, 2014, 06:34:31 PM
I see a segment like this and wish Bray Wyatt would be pushed to the moon.  He couldn't even get a match at a PPV or on last night's Raw.   :question:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR6yVUxXnyA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR6yVUxXnyA)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 27, 2014, 04:14:20 PM
http://www.chillertheatre.com/gt/gtc4.htm (http://www.chillertheatre.com/gt/gtc4.htm)

Look at the update of wrestlers.

Hulk Hogan - Dreamer, Francine, Simmons, Valentine, Kevin Sullivan, Tito Santana...

I hope they add more by October 24.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 28, 2014, 07:42:27 PM
Can you guess this wrestler?

(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/3ofsJQ90YGE/0.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 28, 2014, 08:08:47 PM
Can you guess this wrestler?

([url]http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/3ofsJQ90YGE/0.jpg[/url])

Lanny Poffo? 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 28, 2014, 08:10:25 PM
Yup. Lanny Poffo. Good Karma :thumbup:


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 28, 2014, 08:12:03 PM
ECW!
HD Greatest ECW Tribute EVER Made on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9-xV2LVyRI#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 28, 2014, 08:15:31 PM
[url]http://www.chillertheatre.com/gt/gtc4.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.chillertheatre.com/gt/gtc4.htm[/url])

Look at the update of wrestlers.

Hulk Hogan - Dreamer, Francine, Simmons, Valentine, Kevin Sullivan, Tito Santana...

I hope they add more by October 24.

That whole line-up is fantastic.  Not just the wrestlers, either.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 29, 2014, 03:47:10 PM
Raw's in Punk territory tonight. Could be interesting...

In the meantime, we can relive some Punk & Colt Cabana stuff on youtube.

CM Punk and Colt Cabanna Promo back in 2003 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LqXSda2OMY#)

09 - The Second City Saints (Chapter II) - Colt Cabana (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDyLTi3RAow#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 29, 2014, 05:28:40 PM
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/b575c7c6bbc54bd90ad044efab1f08a6/tumblr_mqn4lzW6FN1scllemo1_1280.jpg)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 29, 2014, 08:34:34 PM
Raw has been a mind-numbing bore again tonight aside from some brief fun spots from Dean Ambrose ("Oh no, they've sent the cruiserweight division after me!"  :bouncegiggle: )...John Cena, yawn, Randy Orton, yawn (well at least he's beginning to show signs of defying the Authority...)...hope it gets better but it probably won't. Sheamus, yawn! Really we're supposed to care about a guy in a bunny suit, Hornswoggle in a silly gator costume fighting another midget dressed like a bull...Gawd WWE is awful, awful, awful these days!!!  Aside from Dean Ambrose, perhaps Seth Rollins, everything else going down in WWE these days is either stupid or boring.  Daniel Bryan is injured, Roman Reigns is injured, ADR was fired, Rey Mysterio is on the outs, Batista hasn't come back yet, Brock is part-time. WWE really needs guys like Punk & Cabana because they actually aren't boring and stupid.

If only we had a cool faction like the Dangerous Alliance around these days! If only something interesting happened...perhaps Cena turned heel. Maybe if an entertaining faction actually took over...maybe if the Wyatts turned on the Authority....something interesting instead of the same boring old sh8t week after week after week....

Sorry about the Rant.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on September 30, 2014, 04:08:46 PM
Raw has been a mind-numbing bore again tonight aside from some brief fun spots from Dean Ambrose ("Oh no, they've sent the cruiserweight division after me!"  :bouncegiggle: )...John Cena, yawn, Randy Orton, yawn (well at least he's beginning to show signs of defying the Authority...)...hope it gets better but it probably won't. Sheamus, yawn! Really we're supposed to care about a guy in a bunny suit, Hornswoggle in a silly gator costume fighting another midget dressed like a bull...Gawd WWE is awful, awful, awful these days!!!  Aside from Dean Ambrose, perhaps Seth Rollins, everything else going down in WWE these days is either stupid or boring.  Daniel Bryan is injured, Roman Reigns is injured, ADR was fired, Rey Mysterio is on the outs, Batista hasn't come back yet, Brock is part-time. WWE really needs guys like Punk & Cabana because they actually aren't boring and stupid.

If only we had a cool faction like the Dangerous Alliance around these days! If only something interesting happened...perhaps Cena turned heel. Maybe if an entertaining faction actually took over...maybe if the Wyatts turned on the Authority....something interesting instead of the same boring old sh8t week after week after week....

Sorry about the Rant.

On the bright side, we've got plenty of talent to look forward to from NXT: Devitt, Steen, KENTA, Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze, Adrian Neville, Charlotte, etc.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 30, 2014, 04:22:27 PM
WWE as it is right now won't do anything with them but book them in forgettable matches and feuds...Big E was a NXT guy, he's an afterthought now. He did good work early on with Dolph Ziggler & AJ Lee. Look how well Bo Dallas, Emma, Adam Rose have done....no one really cares about any of them in WWE. The current PG WWE is closest in style to the early gimmick laden 1990s of WWF and WCW but arguably even worse.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: VenomX73 on September 30, 2014, 04:46:16 PM
Wrestlemania 21 Pulp Fiction (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MRaczO70RU#ws)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 30, 2014, 06:47:29 PM
I'm actually digging Adam Rose and the Bunny.  Goofy? Sure.  Wrestling's always had goofy gimmicks. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on September 30, 2014, 06:50:34 PM
A tribute to Hulk Hogan, WWF Desire.  If it wasn't for Hogan, I wouldn't have been a wrestling fan. 
The Best Hulk Hogan Tribute! WWE Desire (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U79COQRZso#)


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: JaseSF on September 30, 2014, 09:39:01 PM
WWE sports entertainment today is basically watered down pro wrestling without any edge or oomph. When Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury as rip-offs of Mr. McMahon's Stooges are more entertaining than more than half your roster, there's a problem. I'd rather have Justin Gabriel than the Bunny, the heel Gabriel that used to be part of Nexus. Put a manager with him, have his decimate Rose and leave him a bloody beaten mess and then I might be interested.

I will say that if it continues as is, I won't be watching Raw on Mondays anymore. Anything else is more entertaining than a watered down wrestling kids show (and one which is in no way as entertaining as the cartoonish wrestling of WWF in the 1980s which had far more memorable wrestlers) . I'll take the NHL if it's available, or watch what I really love - tapes of Professional Wrestling the way it used to be. I'll take 80s NWA, 80s AWA, 80s-90s WWF, 90s WCW, 90s ECW, 80s Calgary Stampede, 80s WCCW, 80s Memphis Wrestling, 2000s ROH, 2000s NOAH, all over this crap WWE tries to pass off as wrestling nowadays. Hell I'll even take 50s-60s wrestling over it. The 1970s too of course.

AWA Best of the 1970s - PT 1 of 6 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VqXG51mXoU#ws)


I've watched wrestling since the 1970s and I've never seen it as bad as it is these days. I suspect Vince McMahon is very overrated as a promoter. Really the stuff he did that really took off he stole a lot of ideas and talent from elsewhere (ECW in the 1990s, the AWA and NWA in the 1980s). A lot of the really cool stuff came from the wrestlers themselves who took to WWE things they'd done successfully elsewhere. Hogan (in the AWA), Piper (in Georgia), Austin & Foley (in ECW), etc.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: cqmorrell on October 01, 2014, 01:08:59 AM
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1898248_10152333631721835_2752974717947536028_n.jpg?oh=51ba1c056f24587adf3f019cfc28f26b&oe=54B9EB41)

An Easter egg a friend of mine found in WWE 2K14, the reflection of the last pre-HD Raw set can be seen in the astronaut helmet under Other, in Create A Superstar mode.


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 01, 2014, 08:50:55 AM
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/1898248_10152333631721835_2752974717947536028_n.jpg?oh=51ba1c056f24587adf3f019cfc28f26b&oe=54B9EB41)

An Easter egg a friend of mine found in WWE 2K14, the reflection of the last pre-HD Raw set can be seen in the astronaut helmet under Other, in Create A Superstar mode.
That's pretty cool.  I hadn't noticed that before. 


Title: Re: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Post by: HappyGilmore on October 01, 2014, 08:55:39 AM
WWE sports entertainment today is basically watered down pro wrestling without any edge or oomph. When Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury as rip-offs of Mr. McMahon's Stooges are more entertaining than more than half your roster, there's a problem. I'd rather have Justin Gabriel than the Bunny, the heel Gabriel that used to be part of Nexus. Put a manager with him, have his decimate Rose and leave him a bloody beaten mess and then I might be interested.

I will say that if it continues as is, I won't be watching Raw on Mondays anymore. Anything else is more entertaining than a watered down wrestling kids show (and one which is in no way as entertaining as the cartoonish wrestling of WWF in the 1980s which had far more memorable wrestlers) . I'll take the NHL if it's available, or watch what I really love - tapes of Professional Wrestling the way it used to be. I'll take 80s NWA, 80s AWA, 80s-90s WWF, 90s WCW, 90s ECW, 80s Calgary Stampede, 80s WCCW, 80s Memphis Wrestling, 2000s ROH, 2000s NOAH, all over this crap WWE tries to pass off as wrestling nowadays. Hell I'll even take 50s-60s wrestling over it. The 1970s too of course.




I've watched wrestling since the 1970s and I've never seen it a