The Santa's Slay Wrestling Thread
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:05 AM
Read the TNA results. Ending sounds interesting. I'll have to see this. Could be a neat moment.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:15 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:56 PM
I'd argue that's why Rock got out of wrestling so quickly, stupid catchphrases only last so long, and I think he knows that. He built a fan base and got out while the getting was good.
1) Nope. His promos are even worse these days, too - as he speaks to the crowd in juvenile phrases aimed at a 5-year old's sense of humor, and then mocks people for saying juvenile things (as he did w/ Ziggler a few weeks back). It's the most peculiar thing to see, like Glenn Beck accusing someone of hyperbole and overreaction - you can't believe that someone has the audacity to accuse someone of doing the same thing they do themselves.
2) It's improved in a number of ways. It's not great, but it's getting better for certain. Unless you're a female wrestler. But match quality has improved. If I can remember, I'd like to watch Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton tonight on the Main Event. Which is the first time for me for a number of things - (a) looking forward to a match with Randy Orton in it, (b) going out of my way to watch Main Event, and © remembering that Main Event is a tv program that's on every week.
It's far too early in Triple H's tenure to pass judgment. I'm reticent to say he's even truly taken over the reigns - but there are pretty evident differences.
On an unrelated note, this blog skewers The Rock and his recent promos. I didn't see the last hour of Raw this past Monday (if you pay attention to the ratings each week, I'm one of those people who changes the channel b/w the 2nd and 3rd hour every time - the show just doesn't hold my interest any longer), but if it's anything like the Rock's promo from the other week, I think the blogger has a good point overall regarding the sexism of both the Rock and the Attitude Era in general:
But to the point of sexism, like the author said, that was when Sable was parading around practically topless, so yeah, I'd say she has a point.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:39 PM
WWE wishes Evan Bourne the best in his future endeavors.
That pic makes me worry more about "WWE offers its condolences to the friends and family of Adrian Neville." God damn.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:42 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:58 PM
Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:51 PM
For those of you who play WWE 13 and download created wrestlers, do you have any suggestions on how to approach it? I know that sounds fairly absurd but there's so much content there. Have you found ratings to fairly indicative of quality? Download numbers seem like they would be high based how long they've been up. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Usually when something has more than, say, 30 downloads and it has a rating of 4.5 or higher, I've found it to be pretty good. You can either filter the search by highest downloads and look at the ratings, or highest ratings and look at the downloads. Try to find the ones that are high in both areas. You can always preview the wrestlers too.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:10 PM
The Man That Gravity Forgot™.
That's actually a pretty cool moniker.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:13 AM
I hope they put the strap on Daniels in 2013.
A lot of people on the Internets were wishing they paired Flair with Roode instead of AJ - me being one of them... But now it's obvious they should have paired him with Daniels.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:46 AM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:25 AM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:03 AM
Three other memories I have about that show are getting strangled by Jerry Lynn for a photo op, meeting a completely disinterested Perry Saturn, and ignoring some loud-mouthed nobody who would give autographs to anyone who climbed to the top of the bleachers to meet him. I passed since I didn't think he was worth the effort. You now know him as the longest-reigning WWE Champion of the modern era; C.M. Punk.
Menage a 3 - It's like Archie without the bullshit.
Eerie Cuties - Vampires in high school. Don't worry, no sparkling.
Twitter - Bitter. Spiteful. Funky.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:56 AM
In high school, when I had some interest in being a pro wrestler, back when I was naive and stupid, I went to California to visit cousins and we went to an All Pro Wrestling (APW) card where Christopher Daniels had a match against, I think, Suicide Kid. This had been in, perhaps, the late-1990s. I think he's one of a few wrasslers who have become better over the years. Just a stellar craftsman who can do it all.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:21 PM
Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:17 PM
I like just about everything they've been doing lately:
Daniels and Kaz
the world title picture/Hardy/Aries/Roode/Storm
Aces & Eights (the Tazz turn was surprising and nicely done to finally advance the story a bit)
the X Division stuff as well as Kenny King/RVD
But the Bully Ray/Sting/Hogan shit has grown beyond tiresome. The only thing that could make it worse at this point is if Eric Bischoff shows up.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:28 AM
He finally got his intro up to two minutes.
It was ridiculous but at least it started with dem boys.
As many of you know, black ops 2 is plaid with bugs, lag etc which many people have been suffering including me.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:46 AM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:58 AM
Cliff Compton has posted a glorious wrasslin' fan photo on Facebook.
Useless post is useless without said photo.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:09 AM
Unless you're really into fat chicks or sweet mullets, it's not worth seeing.
I should have listened, I should have listened, I should have listened...
Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:23 AM