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NXT TUBE 2/19 - READY TO TAKE OVER by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:55:18 EST ID:tarI869j No.5637057 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Watch NXT Tube at 3pm EST / 8pm GMT in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo

This week on NXT Tube, it's the final two shows before NXT's 2nd live special TakeOver. We'll see the semifinals of the NXT Women's Championship tournament and an NXT Championship #1 contender between Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze and Tyson Kidd to determine who will face Adrian Neville for the title at TakeOver. All this and more on NXT! Here's this week's lineup:

>May 15, 2014:

*The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) vs. Buddy Murphy & Elias Samson
*NXT Women's Championship Tournament Semifinal Match: Charlotte vs. Alexa Bliss
*Mojo Rawley vs. Aiden English
*Colin Cassady vs. Angelo Dawkins
*NXT Championship #1 Contender Match: Smai Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Tyson Kidd

>May 22, 2014:

*NXT Championship #1 Contender/Gone from NXT Match: Big E vs. Bo Dallas
*Paige vs. Tamina
*Adam Rose vs. Camacho
*NXT Women's Championship Tournament Semifinal Match: Natalya vs. Sasha Banks
*Adrian Neville vs. Curt Hawkins
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Chavo Guerrero - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:45:18 EST ID:THN67928 No.5637107 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637098
That Neville match is actually the last one of his first WWE tenure
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Carols Colon - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:53:41 EST ID:Ybchf0OF No.5637163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Smai Zayn
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Carols Colon - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:56:07 EST ID:7hyJle1q No.5637165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Either Kidd or Breeze could've been a great NXT champion in their own right


Shoot Tube: RF Video Shoot with George "The Animal" Steele by early90spants !3JaKKiV9jI - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:15:07 EST ID:mGnhh6RK No.5636342 Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Watch Shoot Tube on Saturdays at 8pm EST / 1am GMT in /wooo/alt - http://taima.tv/r/woooalt

Every once in a while RF VIDEO is lucky to happen upon a wrestling personality that we never thought we'd be able to "get." Some of those are because the money is just ridiculous. Others will not break kayfabe under any circumstances, fiercely clutching to one of the most time honored traditions of the sport. And a few, just a few mind you, are just legitimately out of their mind insane. Years ago we made headlines scoring an interview with the crazed Abdullah the Butcher. No one ever thought we could get the Madman of the Sudan to let his guard down, but he did, and only for RF VIDEO. Another shocking "get" was none other than the homicidal, the suicidal, the genocidal, SABU. The very performer who changed wrestling itself in the '90s broke his decades long silence in our ground breaking shoot interview series.

Now, after years of trying to track one man down, we finally succeeded. A man who everyone knows, but no one has heard him talk. One of the wildest men to ever step into the ring of professional wrestling. Yes, we are talking about the one... the only... George "the Animal" Steele!

Talk about one great story after another, George was so into this interview that it became an absolute blast just to be a part of the experience. Long time WWF (and going even further back, WWWF) fans are going to be euphoric with all the stories we got from Steele. George talked about what impact the original Sheik had on him, both personally and professionally, and how he constantly worked on his act to make it in wrestling. He discussed how it was Bruno Sammartino who got him into McMahon's WWWF and gives exclusive detail on the real life heat the two men had at the time. We went into all the legendary matches with Bruno at the Garden along with the sell outs in Pittsburgh. You want the scoop on all the top faces of the time including Pedro Morales, Gorilla Monsoon, Andre the Giant, and Bob Backlund? Well, today is your lucky day as George is as informative and entertaining as anyone we've ever hear talk about the subject.

Coming from the old school, Steele described what it was like to work his gimmick 24/7 and what effect it had on his personal life. George talked about his constant breaks from wrestling, why they were needed, and some of the things he did on his off time. Wait until you hear how he fooled students when they asked if he was a wrestler! We also loved an incredible story on how Steele learned to play the backstage politics game after overhearing Vince Sr. and Jr. in the bathroom talking about his push. This is one story that will have you rolling! George also came from the time when great managers were littered all over the wrestling landscape, and we got stories on the best of them including Albano, the Grand Wizard, Mr. Fuji, and Freddie Blassie. Why did Capt Lou get fired every week? How did George react after Roddy Piper told him he was killing the business with his gimmick? Did Steele like working for Vince Sr or Vince Jr? What did George tell Vince after he filmed the Vachon wedding, and what did Vince do in return? You'll have to listen to find out!
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early90spants !3JaKKiV9jI - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:30:12 EST ID:mGnhh6RK No.5636790 Report Quick Reply
GOD DAMMIT. sorry, my script fucked up. i'l show this tomorrow if there's interest. Maybe 5pm EST / 10pm GMT?

This post was edited by early90spants on 19-02-2017 04:49:05
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:45:23 EST ID:tarI869j No.5637108 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5636790
Maybe do it at 8pm EST / 1am GMT instead.
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early90spants !3JaKKiV9jI - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:04:46 EST ID:mGnhh6RK No.5637131 Report Quick Reply
>>5637108
Sounds good


PROGRESS Chapter 43: Tropic Thunderbastard by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:36:05 EST ID:tarI869j No.5637101 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Watch Chapter 43: Tropic Thunderbastard at 5pm EST / 10pm GMT in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo

PROGRESS returns to the Electric Ballroom for a big show with Pete Dunne defending his title against Jimmy Havoc and a Thunderbastard #1 contender match. Here's the lineup for the show:

PROGRESS World Championship Match: Pete Dunne (c) vs. Jimmy Havoc

Thunderbastard Match to become PROGRESS Championship #1 Contender: Dave Mastiff vs. Jack Sexsmith vs. Mark Andrews vs. Marty Scurll vs. Nathan Cruz vs. Sebastian vs. Trent Seven vs. Zack Gibson

Tag Team Match: Ringkampf (Axel Dieter Jr. & WALTER) vs. The South Pacific Power Trip (TK Cooper & Travis Banks) (w/Dahlia Black)

Singles Match: Jurn Simmons vs. Roy Johnson

Natural Progression Series IV First Round Match: Chakara vs. Laura Di Matteo

Tag Team Match: The Kings Of The North (Bonesaw & Damien Corvin) vs. The London Riots (James Davis & Rob Lynch)


CZW Eighteen Thread by DashingCN - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:42:37 EST ID:qJzeTsS1 No.5636894 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>Watch CZW Eighteenat 8pm EST / 1am GMT in http://taima.tv/r/wooo

CZW returned to the Flyers Skate Zone for its Eighteenth Anniversary last Saturday. To celebrate, Big matches and names are in order. Joe Gacy defends the CZW world title against Shigehiro Irie. A Champion vs Champion Match of David Starr vs Matt Riddle, A fans bring the weapons match and more. Tune into find out!

The card is:

Singles Match: Shane Strickland vs. Jake Crist

Singles Match: Tim Donst vs. Tony Deppen

Mixed Tag Match:Greg Excellent & Chrissy Rivera vs. Homicide & Mercedes Martinez

Singles Match: Dave Crist (w/ JT Davidson & Brittany Blake) vs. Rickey Shane Page

**Maxwell Jacob Feinstein (w/ Maria Manic) In-Ring Debut**

Championship vs. Championship: WXW Shotgun Champion David Starr vs. PROGRESS Atlas Champion Matt Riddle

CZW World Championship: Joe Gacy (c) vs Shigehiro Irie

CZW Tag-Team Championship: EYFBO (Mike Draztik & Angel Ortiz) vs. Scarlet & Graves (c) (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) (w/ JT Davidson)

No Disqualification CZW Wired Championship: Joey Janela (c) vs Stockade

Fans Bring the Weapons: Notorious Inc. (Devon Moore & Drew Blood) vs. Danny Havoc & Conor Claxton
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Tim Donst - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:34:39 EST ID:esfQdvdN No.5636979 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5636894
>Greg v Homicide
Still? That was settled at CoD.
When's he getting back in the title picture?
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DJ Hyde - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:14:22 EST ID:ytpEPA/P No.5637004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
no shlak, no buys
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Anthony Nese - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:14:28 EST ID:7ofY/vD5 No.5637006 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This was a fun show.
Starr/Riddle, and the tag title match were especially good.


Zack Katana Jr. by Greg Excellent - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:04:26 EST ID:4w1UtKdz No.5636802 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Dave Meltzer just announced on today's Wrestling Observer Radio (36 mins 40s) that Zack Sabre Jr. is joining NJPW soon.

Share your thoughts, or lack thereof.
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Christian - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:58:04 EST ID:HG9D5Yg8 No.5637168 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ZSJ really needs to stop being a submission spot monkey. He wishes he was Daniel Bryan or Milano Collection AT or Mike Quackenbush. His matches always feels like it's missing something. I really doubt he can fix his strike game, it's his biggest weakness and the dude needs to stop doing the PK Kick.
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Johnny the Bull - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:04:12 EST ID:AmP3frBj No.5637170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>5637168
>the PK Kick
>the Penalty Kick Kick
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Tim Donst - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:12:56 EST ID:esfQdvdN No.5637175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637138
I've heard it said that Finlay hated Houdini shit back then too. His best matches were with other meaty lads like Davey Boy.
The British throwback gimmicks we see nowadays alone exemplify how varied WoS was. Finlay wasn't Saint wasn't Jones wasn't Kellet. Let's not throw context to the birds.
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Michel Ponel - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:20:33 EST ID:d5DkO9Ak No.5637181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>5637156

I remember Zack Sabre Jr had all this hype around him before the Cruiserweight Classic and people were almost certain Kota Ibushi or he would win that CWC tournament outright, but that tournament really just exposed Zack's weaknesses.

Jack Gallagher (a virtual unknown to most American wrestling fans) was just a technical as Zack and he was able to connect better than the more popular Zack Sabre Jr. I think WWE probably saw the writing on the wall and weren't too bothered that Zack didn't sign a WWE contract after the CWC. It was obvious to anyone watching Zack that he is a great wrestler, but his mannerism can be a bit feminine at times and also just doesn't come off like a bad ass because of his slightly more toned James Ellsworth body type.

I've watched a lot of Zack's matches in Noah and they were pretty fun. I wish him luck in NJPW.


BANNERS AND AIRHORNS 335 by Carols Colon - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:17:52 EST ID:Ybchf0OF No.5637082 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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http://botchamania.com/2017/02/19/botchamania-335/
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Tim Donst - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:07:42 EST ID:esfQdvdN No.5637133 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637124
9/10 of the times i have thought of Botchamania in those past months has been when I think of a potential horn ending so knowing they're still going strong is a plus to me.
Have there been any featuring Sympathy for the Devil, Death Stranding, Zootopia or Nakamura's theme yet?
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Stalker Ichikawa - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:17:58 EST ID:eP6sRowH No.5637178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637118
it's still shilling wwe
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Hiroshi Tanahashi - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:18:45 EST ID:muCPp0XU No.5637179 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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HELL
IN
A
CELL
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Bushwhacker Butch - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:19:52 EST ID:Y0n12qTs No.5637180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637178
this tbh


MsChif by Pitbull - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:06:25 EST ID:C4Y1o+H9 No.5637171 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Whatever happened to wrestling's Scientist Supreme? Did she officially retire?
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Day Ruiner Ryan Braddock - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:08:22 EST ID:M0MxUq3K No.5637172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
She married #BigMike and I think she's scheduled to speak about the state of her career at Elgin's debut show for Glory Pro, which is tonight. So I guess you'll get your answer soon.
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Masa Takanashi - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:08:46 EST ID:P+mXq6NN No.5637173 Ignore Report Quick Reply
She retired to raise a kid with Big Mike
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Tim Donst - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:15:53 EST ID:esfQdvdN No.5637177 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I understood that reference.
>>5637172
>OP didn't buy a banner


WHAT? by foldfree casual is the best track autechre ever made - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:43:25 EST ID:vDGWymQL No.5636403 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is Naito the Stone Cold of Japan?
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Masa Takanashi - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:49:06 EST ID:P+mXq6NN No.5637113 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>5636740
>other than Tana and Shibata
>Not considering Naito has fangirls as well
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Acid Jaz - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:48:35 EST ID:qoNGptIp No.5637160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637113
She's obviously a SANADA fangirl
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Masa Takanashi - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:11:43 EST ID:P+mXq6NN No.5637174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637160
This was right before Okada vs. Naito last year at Invasion Attack
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Celt !BzcOsK03.w - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:14:36 EST ID:dVetD4yX No.5637176 Report Quick Reply
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>>5637174
>>5637160
>>5637113

Doesn't BUSHI have a weird fanclub as well who only stay at the show until his match is over, then leave?


/puro/ Winter/Spring 2017: The Doctor Is In by Dr. VerserK - Sat, 11 Feb 2017 05:35:13 EST ID:ISi5/Mol No.5627905 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>The Dome is closed. RIP Dome thread


THE STUFF IN THE TUBES:

>Puro Tube is on Tuesdays in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo at 3pm EST / 8pm GMT and shows promotions outside of NOAH, NJPW, and Dragon Gate. Join in as everyone argues why their favorite fed is superior and Yanopost, Anopost, CIMApost and dance like Keita until your tummy is full from all that snackpine.
>DG Tube airs on Thursdays in Mondai Night Ryu - http://taima.tv/r/mondainightryu at 8pm EST / 1am GMT and features the latest and classic Dragon Gate shows as well as IPPV replays. Other stuff is featured here from time to time as well. (like cheesy 80s films or the mega marathon before Kobe World)
>NJPW on AXS TV also airs on Thursdays in /wooo/tube and /wooo/alt - http://taima.tv/r/woooalt at 10pm EST / 3am GMT showing matches from several months ago with English commentary provided by Jim Ross and Josh Barnett. Replays air on Fridays at 1:30pm EST / 6:30pm GMT.
>Besides /wooo/tube and /dg/tube, MokoTV provides IPTV feeds that are now blown wide open and you can watch whatever is airing on Samurai TV, Gaora, or G+ in there, at least until it's fixed by the Chinese pirates. http://taima.tv/r/mokotv

Outside of Puro Tube, there's usually a few puro marks in the chat that can help fill you in on storylines and find you matches. Just show up outside of big shows like Raw, and you'll find someone in there to help you out. Puro matches also show up in the playlist, so scroll around to find them. Shows and PPVs are regularly streamed in the tubes, check the schedule for details.


>THE MAJOR FEDS:
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Velvet McIntyre - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:48:32 EST ID:til1Be2H No.5637159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
is NOAH good again or are people just memeing?
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Johnny the Bull - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:54:17 EST ID:AmP3frBj No.5637164 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637159
They've had some good shows but nothing amazing
They're burning through matches quick though since the roster is so small following the NJPW split, they need to shack up with more people that aren't TNA and a handful of j-sleaze guys
i.e. they need way more j-sleaze guys
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Jim Cornette - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:57:27 EST ID:99TnGxdg No.5637166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637159
NOAH was never 'bad' to begin with. Questionable booking aside, last year they had multiple MOTYCs.
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Jim Cornette - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:58:42 EST ID:99TnGxdg No.5637169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637164
They need my man KENSO.


NJPW and video games by Sgt. Slaughter - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:37:09 EST ID:MwCEVKXV No.5637102 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So after Yakuza 6 and Tekken 7, what other crossovers would you want to see?

The next No More Heroes is pretty much tailor made for one, if nothing else I could see the Rainmaker being a usable move
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El Dandy - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:44:33 EST ID:QvbS/2fn No.5637155 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I want to play Final Fantasy XV but instead of my jpop/visual kei/whatever crew of royal bros, I want to roll with CHAOS.
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El Dandy - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:45:10 EST ID:QvbS/2fn No.5637157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637155
Though this would have been better before Shinsuke headed to the WWE.
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Bushwhacker Butch - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:48:37 EST ID:Y0n12qTs No.5637161 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Something that lets me stiff and slam monsters
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Michael PS Hayes - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:57:43 EST ID:lXYun5wq No.5637167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637155
just give me a kenny Omega Weapon boss dlc and I'll be happy


THE DIRT SHEET THREAD: THE LATEST FROM MELTZER AND MORE (16TH FEBRUARY '17) by Day Ruiner Ryan Braddock - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 02:32:06 EST ID:FO9lKfKL No.5634179 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The first few posts are from this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Dave Meltzer's star ratings will be posted in this thread too.
Use this thread to post news as it comes through.

> AAA announced that Lucha Underground seasons one and two would be available on Netflix between March and May, so it wasn’t put up on 2/15, which was the original target date we’d been told

> Jeff Jarrett and officials from Anthem Entertainment are meeting with ITV in the U.K. on 2/16 regarding the proposed World of Sport wrestling show.

> There’s nothing new on Drew Galloway or the Hardys as far as contracts go, but all three are expected at the TNA tapings.

> There was a funny situation involving Josh Matthews this past week. TNA released a video interview of him where he said that he believed he was the best play-by-play announcer in the world and that there’s nobody who can touch what he does. When I heard that first I just figured he was trying to get a heel reaction from people, even though the lead play-by-play voice for a company shouldn’t be a heel. According to someone close to the situation, he actually was serious, but those in the company just saw it as an innocent statement, but the reaction saw people go nuts on him for it. I can’t see any wrestling announcer saying that and it not looking bad, but Matthews isn’t even that highly regarded in most places as an announcer. Anyway, once that caused all kinds of reaction, it appeared Matthews did turn it into a gimmick, which led to the comedy of EC III, in public, saying, “I stand by Josh Matthews’ claims on his play-by-play ability. It’s a difficult job to call some of the crap we’ve put on TV.”

> Vince wasn’t at any of the TV tapings this week nor at the Elimination Chamber show.

> The top WWE executives got their stock bonuses on 2/13 for the company meeting its performance expectations in 2016. Chief Revenue and Marketing Office Michelle Wilson got 232,157 shares (worth $5,260,678) and her total WWE stock is now worth $12.85 million. Stephanie McMahon Levesque got 38,507 shares (worth $872,569), and her total stock worth is now worth $44,894,626. WWE Studios head Michael Luisi got 30,805 shares (worth $698,041). Paul Levesque got 38,507 shares ($872,569) and his total is 130,654 (his total stock is worth $2,960,620). Kevin Dunn got 239,233 shares (worth $5,421,020) and his total stock worth is $14.29 million. Dunn then sold enough of his stock to pull out with $2,281,530 in new cash. George Barrios got 231,780 shares (worth $5,252,135) and his total stock is worth $17.37 million
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Stephanie McMahon-Levesque - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:40:42 EST ID:hkqAUw5K No.5637027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5636973
Yeah, TNA was still in Spike's top 5 when it got canned. TNA has alot of momentum, and the biggest thing that killed it is gone. There may be a chance. Didn't Spike like Jarret anyway?
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Jesse The Body Ventura - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:28:29 EST ID:7cVBIl0D No.5637040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5636973
because Cops gets higher ratings than TNA, and most other shows they could have on. Hell, I have Cops on right now on my tv downstairs. When nothing is on, that always delivers.
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Larry Sweeney - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:53:20 EST ID:h5IwLYFB No.5637054 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637027
Spike isn't even going to be Spike anymore. They are rebranding.
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Mona - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:51:20 EST ID:BlrIoG3o No.5637162 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637054
That's true. Just says it was a friendly meeting but that means specific execs were friendly enough to keep in touch and now that Dixie's gone, they're willing to be publicly cordial again. That's just basic networking in hollywood and can always pay off down the road


When did Pro Wrestling ACTUALLY die in the United States? by Jun Kasai - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:03:27 EST ID:vsFlUbEx No.5636747 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If it did at all, that is.

When did pro wrestling cease to be the cultural icon it was? When was the last time when "normal people" were invested in wrestling?

Personally, I don't count flashes of hope like Daniel Bryan and the YES movement or CM Punk's 2nd Summer of Punk. The last really BIG moment where you could get anyone to get up and come into the living room to see a match only on the basis of the names of the wrestlers involved had to be Hulk vs Rock. This is the last match where people who were there live can talk about witnessing history.

Because it will be brought up, I don't think Brock breaking the streak was really as big in mainstream media as it seemed.
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Aika Ando - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:15:46 EST ID:sR6ErlLs No.5637141 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>5637139
> you'd see dudes dressing and walking around like Stone Cold or the Rock on the streets
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Jimmy Rave - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:18:13 EST ID:K20kw6yS No.5637143 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637141
Well, the camo hoodie and short jorts with goatee look. I know that's standard redneck coutuire but I was in New Jersey where that wasn't so normal... well, until guys started wanting to look like Stone Cold.
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Booker T - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:18:57 EST ID:uzkz8qgJ No.5637144 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Pro wrestling is dead

Said the nervous smark for the 7th time on the Jamaican sobrietychan
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Tyler Black - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:42:28 EST ID:+owL7R81 No.5637152 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637075

Yeah, X7 was the absolute peak (in the last cycle), it was all downward since till the last few years. Austin's heel turn was the first nail in the coffin and Eddie and Benoit's were the last.

Wrestling had stopped being mainstream by the 80s but by 2007 just saying you watched wrestling (not enjoyed or were a fan of, just watched) was social suicide in most circles.


AJ Styles talks Kenny Omega to WWE by Big Van Vader - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:06:31 EST ID:7mXrZGOQ No.5636883 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>"I think Kenny is tailor-made for New Japan Pro Wrestling. He is exactly where he should be right now. And hopefully in a year he’ll be exactly where I want him to be in the WWE.”

Personally I think WWE would be an absolutely horrible fit for Kenny Omega and it's not like they don't already have enough talent, which they don't know how to utilize half-of. Bottomline being that Kenny can do more for Japanese wrestling's growth world-wide moving forward and WWE are aware of it. Hopefully he goes on to become a multi-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion and more guys can start not "needing WWE" for all fame and fortune.
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Penny Banner - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:51:56 EST ID:J99P4RJP No.5637116 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637096

Like the UK did for the United Kingdom Championship?

This is their new business strategy. They looked at what the pockets of wrestling looked like across the world, where a majority of their signings came from. Here's what they saw:

>American Indy Wrestling, with a focus on high octane matches and a higher percentage of cruiserweights - WWE Cruiserweight Championship, 205 Live
>British Wrestling, with a focus on technical, stiff wrestling - WWE United Kingdom Championship, Triple H has already referenced a possible UK show in the future
>Japanese Wrestling
>Mexican Wrestling

In our lifetime we'll see a Japanese and Mexican title and accompanying shows, or barring that a possible international show. WWE is actively trying to create a more defined pyramid with them on top.

  • WWE
  • WWE Developmental
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Aika Ando - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:09:40 EST ID:sR6ErlLs No.5637135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637112
No strop bro.
I will just rattle off a list of omega WWE veiwed cred that did.
>Almas
>Aries
>Roode
>Young
>Itami
>Joe
>Nakamura
>Asuka
>Rollins
>Balor
>Storm
>Owens
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Mascarita Dorada - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:30:43 EST ID:xS/SPXZ3 No.5637148 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637135
1) You rattled off Owens even though he was there for like 6 months
2) There's no asinine to it. You are most certainly throwing a strop. There's no way to know if Omega would go to NXT or not. It could go one way or the other. So one lad says "Oh he's definitely going to NXT" and then I say "AJ didn't." That's all there really is to it. Your prediction may even turn out to be right if Omega ever signs, but it's not a certainty and it's really arrogant to act like it is solely because it's your own shite opinion.
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Aika Ando - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:34:38 EST ID:sR6ErlLs No.5637151 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>5637148
>He would go to NXT but have a blast choosing one of those for some asinine reason and ignoring the rest.


TEW Thread by Haruna Akagi - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:22:46 EST ID:T6QeaV0u No.5636129 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Didn't find a TEW Thread to post this in so here we go.

I've had an audible Finish before,but never at a PPV and now it happens in a PPV Main Event. Damn it,Daniels had just lost the Belt to Eddie.
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Chael Sonnen's Left Testicle - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:49:55 EST ID:0Ad/iTfZ No.5636861 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5636415

What makes you say Genadi is lame as hell? From the times I've talked to him he's been nothing but great. I know he's said that his "meltdown" on the GDS forums was a huge mistake.
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Savannah - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:07:26 EST ID:gU+q1ni6 No.5636886 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5636855
Not sure but in the 2001 data Shamrock is training for an MMA fight for a year apparently
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Greg Excellent - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:35:57 EST ID:dYhrmb6W No.5637046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5636855
It varies. Once a worker of mine disappeared for 3 months to train, had the fight, then needed another 2 months of recovery.
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KC Cloudy Day - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:31:26 EST ID:aHGAMdCy No.5637149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5636855
Random time limit, really, but usually around the 3-6 month mark.


Wrestling Related Social Media Thread: Suit & Tie Edition by Cody Rhodes - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:13:25 EST ID:uqRTe/9l No.5633705 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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No Xbox-huge screenshots, no politics, etc.

Last Thread: >>5614906
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Mason Ryan - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:11:20 EST ID:Qwv8TosH No.5637136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637094
All they need is Colin Delaney, Zack Gowan and Spike Dudley to form JOB Squad Elite.
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Jesse Neal - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:12:47 EST ID:aDZeCa5m No.5637137 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>5637130
THE ABSOLUTE MADMAN
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Mason Ryan - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:15:34 EST ID:Qwv8TosH No.5637140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637081
>WWE/FCW missing the opportunity to call his fans "The Stretchmarks".
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Celt !BzcOsK03.w - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:17:15 EST ID:dVetD4yX No.5637142 Report Quick Reply
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>>5637130
JHON


So this is WWEs mount rushmore from their official site by Lance Storm - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:19:37 EST ID:X65d1vPl No.5634884 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Austin and Hogan are the only two who should be on 100%, I have no issue with Cena being on it

but Undertaker wtf?
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Don Harris - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:58:52 EST ID:rAqiWovF No.5636705 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5635665
WWE began with May 5, 2002
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Mascarita Dorada - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:38:26 EST ID:xS/SPXZ3 No.5637104 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5635689
The Rock followed closely by Macho Man.
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Penny Banner - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:06:41 EST ID:J99P4RJP No.5637132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why the hell is the Rock not ever considered more important than Steve Austin?

>Larger mainstream appeal than Hogan, one of the highest grossing actors several years running
>Part of one of the highest rated Raw segments ever
>Austin mainevented Wrestlemania three times against the Rock, which implies the Rock is at worst just slightly behind him in importance
>stayed around to put over other talent through one offs and that one Evolution vs. Foley Wrestlemania match

And, also:

>actually came back despite endangering his body and thus his Hollywood career and not needing the money
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Acid Jaz - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:47:10 EST ID:qoNGptIp No.5637158 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>5637104
BEAT FOLEY


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