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The Santa's Slay Wrestling Thread


#31 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   9637 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

The original idea for Hassan was great, but WWE did indeed "wuss out," by having him just start being a modern version of any 80's foreign heel. I guess I can understand some people in the company being worried that a character who made the fans the xenophobic heels is a bit high concept, but that doesn't mean I have to like them giving up on it.

His in-ring skills were mostly irrelevant. He was competent enough. That's all that matters.
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#32 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   36408 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

I wouldn't say it's "high concept," but knowing enough about xenophobia/racism, it would have simply exposed a lot of the covert racism in society. Perhaps not on a grand scale so as to change social paradigms, but undoubtedly enough to scare the bejeesus out of advertisers for being associated with a company.

Advertisers, I think many of us are reluctant to admit, have a greater impact on the quality of the program than we do as fans.
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#33 Ced   Monster Hustler CAGiversary!   1244 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:54 PM

They had a window of opportunity to play Hassan off differently with the vignettes that portrayed him and Daivari as Americans from Minnesota being discriminated against because of their Arab backgrounds. I would wager a guess that creative couldn't think of how to portray him as a proper heel with that persona, thus the decision to go with the standard topical xenophobe gimmick and the rest is history.

#34 Halo05   DJ Roomba CAGiversary!   7919 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

First a disclaimer, I didn't see much if any of Hassan's run as it happened. Somewhat ironically, I was in the Marine Corps at the time and didn't feel like paying for cable in the barracks. I also spent a big chunk of 2005 in Iraq. I actually joined CAG pretty much right when I came back.

Anyhow, I think the fact that we were involved in wars with actual killing and associated unpleasantness was a major factor in pulling the plug on Hassan's run. It was one thing to have a Soviet badguy stomp around in 1985 when the extent of US involvement with the USSR consisted of negotions with Gorbachev and supplying weapons to the Muj in Afghanistan. It was another matter when contractors were getting kidnapped, executed on the internet and the like.

Like ced mentioned though, the real opportunity was lost when they stopped trying to portray them as Americans who just happen to be the same color as some of the people we've been fighting in the Middle East. I mean, presumably people chanted "USA, USA" against them. I would've loved to see them go up against a Canadian team, hear the USA chants and say, "you must be chanting for us because we're from Minnesota".

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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#35 Cage017   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2713 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:42 AM

Poor Santa.

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#36 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   9637 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2012 - 01:52 AM

I wasn't aware this was a taped show. Good to know, can just read it now and skip this thing. EDIT - just flipped it on for a second, and holy shit did the crowd noise on that Kane/Bryan sound phony,

I wouldn't say it's "high concept,"


Not exactly setting the bar high, but compared to Big Show & William Regal peeing on each other and Triple H racist jokes and whatever else they had going on at the time, it's brilliance.

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There's a house show here on Wednesday. Despite not being too impressed with the shows lately I'm sort of tempted to go, seems like a holiday show might be fun. The NAO are apparently going to be there, which should make sure the crowd is awake.

Oh, and Merry Christmas:


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#37 renique46   CAGiversary! Silenced   2692 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:05 AM

Cena: SANTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

#38 HydroX   Quintessential Studmuffin CAGiversary!   7109 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:49 AM

There's a house show here on Wednesday. Despite not being too impressed with the shows lately I'm sort of tempted to go, seems like a holiday show might be fun. The NAO are apparently going to be there, which should make sure the crowd is awake.


Contrary to popular belief, WWE house shows are actually quite good. The only shitty thing about the one you may go to is the fact that the WWE Champeen will not be in action.

#39 MushaOne   etc. and so forth... CAGiversary!   3649 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

Contrary to popular belief, WWE house shows are actually quite good. The only shitty thing about the one you may go to is the fact that the WWE Champeen will not be in action.


I havent been to a house show in years, but when I did they were always better than any tv taping or PPV I have been too.

#40 JJSP   Beyond economical repair. CAGiversary!   9859 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:16 PM

WWE 12 is $9.99 at Best Buy.

#41 HydroX   Quintessential Studmuffin CAGiversary!   7109 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

WWE 12 is $9.99 at Best Buy.


9 dollars too expensive for the beta of WWE 13.

#42 Demolition Man   REV-OH-LU-TION! CAGiversary!   14824 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:17 PM

WWE 13 is $39.99 right now on BestBuy.com which is still too much for my tastes.

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#43 Aldogg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   67 Posts   Joined 4.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:43 PM

WWE 13 is $39.99 right now on BestBuy.com which is still too much for my tastes.


I kind of think that is a good price. Started it the other day and am enjoying the attitude era mode bringing back a lot of great memories.

#44 Superstar   CAG Superstar! CAGiversary!   2081 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:56 PM

I kind of think that is a good price. Started it the other day and am enjoying the attitude era mode bringing back a lot of great memories.


$25 on Black friday was a perfect price point for me.

#45 Chase   $ CAGiversary!   7635 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2012 - 01:14 AM

Yeah, the sweet spot, in my opinion, is $25 or less. I also got it for $25. Glad I did. Probably gonna give it away.

And merry Christmas, you bastards.



#46 Spyder187   Scratch & Sniff! Banned   2473 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

I will see your Disco Fever, and raise you one of the weirdest things i have seen this week.


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#47 Chase   $ CAGiversary!   7635 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:37 AM

That- That's- Wait- That's actually amusing. ...in a confusing way.

#48 Ced   Monster Hustler CAGiversary!   1244 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:50 AM



#49 TheRock88   The Franchise CAGiversary!   10516 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:10 PM

And so it has begun...in WWE 13. Someone found a way to add real life portrait pics to CAWs just like last year. So far the only one that's on CC is Great Muta.

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#50 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   36408 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:29 PM

Xbox or PS3?
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#51 TheRock88   The Franchise CAGiversary!   10516 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:54 AM

Xbox, no clue on if someone did it for PS3 yet

#52 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37483 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:18 AM

Of course it was Petchy.. hopefully he shares his secret with Dre and we can get Dre's ECW CAW's w/ real pics

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#53 Ultimate Matt X   TheUMX CAGiversary!   2901 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:53 AM

Does Ring of Honor or Smart Mark Video do any year end sales on DVDs? WWEDVDNews.com has a non-WWE top ten of 2012 that has got me wanting to pick up some stuff. Speaking of the list, anyone here watch any AIW? They're a local thing, but I thought maybe there would be some followers on here as they seem to have at least some following outside of Cleveland.

#54 pitfallharry219   Salty milk & pennies CAGiversary!   11908 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:19 AM

How nice of Cena to dress up for spending the holidays with the Bella's family. FFS.

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#55 Spyder187   Scratch & Sniff! Banned   2473 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:33 AM

How nice of Cena to dress up for spending the holidays with the Bella's family. FFS.

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Just be glad he isn't wearing any of his merch at the dinner table^^ Probably a house rule.
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#56 metaphysicalstyles   Boo this man. CAGiversary!   1585 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:31 AM

That's the closest I've ever seen Danielson to a beer.
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#57 niceguyshawne   Hardcore since '74 CAGiversary!   2502 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:35 AM

Made him take off the knee pads too.

#58 Ced   Monster Hustler CAGiversary!   1244 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:55 AM

John Cena: All Jorts, All the Time.

#59 Dick Tracy   The Man in the Yellow Hat CAGiversary!   38525 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Dick Tracy
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

Kazarian's AJ Styles impersonation, last night, was hilarious. :lol: A+. Would laugh at it again.

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#60 HydroX   Quintessential Studmuffin CAGiversary!   7109 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

Kazarian's AJ Styles impersonation, last night, was hilarious. :lol: A+. Would laugh at it again.


Haha.. The flying forearm was great, but bad sell into the frogsplash.