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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 06 November 2017 at 5:10pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Brother Love??? I smell a lawsuit!!!! LOL

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Brian Floyd
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Doubt it, but oh, I'm hoping!


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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 07 November 2017 at 11:55am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

ESPN has a 30 For 30 on Ric Flair tonight. I'm recording the 2am re-run, because I have too many things recording to do the 10pm airing.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 07 November 2017 at 2:14pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Kayfabe Commentaries now have a streaming service (and I'm told the bugs have been "ironed out").


I can thoroughly recommend their titles (I have bought many DVDs). When they say they've revolutionized the shoot interview concept, they have. There are numerous kinds of shoots from "Back To The Territories" where Jim Cornette chats with various wrestlers about particular territories, and "Timeline: The History of WWF..." which features a wrestler discussing a particular year (one featuring Bret Hart discussing 1992 - not just his own feuds! - is well worth a watch).
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John Popa
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Posted: 08 November 2017 at 1:25pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I watched the Flair documenary.  Nothing really new, although it's interesting nevertheless.  Hogan is unusually generous about Flair being so much better than him (or, at least, Hogan knows the audience enough to know what to say to make himself look good.)

To me the scariest part is Flair glowingly telling a story about Reid inviting the neighbor over for drinks when Reid was only 16.  Flair still has the 'that's my boy' gleam in his eye, seemingly unaware of his own part in Reid's fate.  Really sad.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 09 November 2017 at 6:59am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The Montreal Screwjob took place twenty years ago today.

What more can be said about it? Although people knew wrestling was and is predetermined, this was a pivotal point where a federation explicitly told us it was. 

It obviously led to the "Mr. McMahon" character doing great things with Steve Austin.

What of the rest of SURVIVOR SERIES, though? It's sad that the event has been overshadowed by the screwjob.

The Team Canada VS Team USA bout was solid. Goldust took a leaf out of the "Bad News Brown playbook" by abandoning his team.

Kane VS Mankind was also a solid bout, very effectively done.

The card itself was, in my view, one of the strongest of 1997 - but the matches will forever be overshadowed by the Bret/Shawn debacle. 
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 09 November 2017 at 2:07pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

ESPN's "30 for 30" was a chance to see Ric Flair at his best and at his worst, and sure there wasn't much new for us wrestling fans, but watching Flair react was fascinating and sobering... especially the last 20 minutes.

From Flair's epic feud with Dusty Rhodes to the forming of the Four Horsemen plus his rivalry with Hulk Hogan, the wrestling business was in full view in this documentary, including Flair's reaction to the "wrestling is fake" debate... Listening to the tragic story of Reid Fliehr was once again, sad. Great work, ESPN.

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John Popa
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Posted: 11 November 2017 at 8:16am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Robbie - you asked earlier about Piper becoming a commentator in the early 90's and I happened upon a clip of Bruce Prichard talking about it. He didn't have a lot to say about it, other than they thought it would keep the dynamic with McMahon after Ventura left but it didn't really work out as they'd hoped.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 11 November 2017 at 9:21am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Thanks, John. Yes, it didn't quite work out.

I'd enjoyed seeing him return to in-ring action in '89, so when he became a colour commentator, well I missed seeing him in the ring. 1990 was one of my favourite years for WWF action, I'd have loved to have seen him mixing it up with the likes of Earthquake or teaming with Ultimate Warrior.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 15 November 2017 at 8:47am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Serious question: did the Orient Express EVER win a televised contest? I can only recall them losing. :D
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