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  1. And therein lies the problem. Generally the eye has been taken off the ball in terms of trying to grow the wrestling audience and attract your traditional wide ranging fanbase, in favour of everyone trying to appeal and wring every last penny out of the same narrow demographic that will always be there anyway. The most popular periods in wrestling aren't known for the high quality of the in-ring action, with more emphasis on the characters, promo work etc. This seems to have been forgotten.
  2. Buddy Landell, complete with rip-off Ric Flair gimmick and theme, rocking up in the WWF in late 1995. And although I wasn't complaining at the time and always love a comeback, no matter how past their prime they are, a badly out of shape Roddy Piper competing in the mid 2000's "Ruthless Aggresion" era was a bit strange.
  3. I agree. It was always said that advertising and promotion was a major, major flaw in TNA. Even when it had Hogan etc and was paying top dollar for talent, the size of the organisation itself was miniscule with whomever they had on the payroll wearing so many hats (look at Borash for example). It still annoys me how decision makers in that company managed to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory.
  4. I think its because the palace was dedicated to St Stephen. So the Palace of Westminster is "Palas San Steffan" (though we don't say 'palas'.)
  5. Yup. I thought that social media was highlighting how shockingly thick a lot of people are, but who knew that a pandemic would go even further?
  6. Of course. Some of the stupid cunts were even gathering in closed pub gardens on Sunday. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/nurses-shock-drinkers-gather-outside-17960225
  7. San Steffan is the Welsh word for Westminster though. Always been thus on news bulletins etc. https://cy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palas_San_Steffan I live and grew up on Ynys Mon (Anglesey) where there are a total of 46 parishes starting with 'Llan.' Of course there had to be one village which did, and to this day, when you ask its inhabitants where they're from, they'll refer to their village (Llannerch-y-Medd) as "Llan." Helpful.
  8. I'm so angry at the lack of clarity offered by the UK Government. The guidelines are so full of caveats and potential loopholes. There are so many people heading to work that, in reality, couldn't be described as essential in any way, shape or form. On top of that, I can see long term implications for tourism in this part of the world, even when this is all over. Locals are fed up, I've never seen such anger. This past weekend, despite repeated warnings calling on people not to travel, Snowdonia had one of its busiest ever weekends as seemingly half the population of Lancashire and Merseyside rocked up like we have massive hospitals around here and/or are living in such an idyllic place that viruses don't travel this far west or something. Kind of sums it up. http://www.deeside.com/covid-19-unprecedented-scenes-in-snowdonia-on-saturday-despite-social-distancing-measures/
  9. I'm a sucker for this time period as it was May 1993 that we got Sky TV at home and could finally access weekly episodes without depending on tapes etc. I think this is one of only three Mega Maniacs matches that have been released, other than (obviously) WM9, there's a pre-Wrestlemania match against the Beverly Brothers that was on some Coliseum Video. The 1993 Hogan run is so strange, given his reduced mass and competing in arenas much smaller than those used during most of his tenure with the WWF (though they would get even smaller over the coming 2 years).
  10. An hour of prank/weird calls to Meltzer and Alvarez's old eyada show. I used to listen to this nightly but had forgot most of these. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8pkAUC5IDM
  11. That's what made his recent-ish appearance with AEW to be so weird in my mind tbh. I accept that Hogan was a factor post late 2009, but there were loads of earlier attempts.
  12. The whole Hogan v Warrior WM6 match is on the WWE Youtube channel. I stumbled across it on Sunday and was still mesmerised all these years later.
  13. You know, I'm the complete opposite. I know next to fuck all about the current product but I looked at the wikipedia page last week the thought of AJ Styles v The Undertaker intrigues me, and any Bill Goldberg is a positive in my book.
  14. I actually don't think it'll be that bad. And all considered, given that no-one can go anywhere and are basically housebound, the viewing figures will be tremendous. From the snippets I caught from Smackdown (out of morbid fascination more than anything) the interview and in-ring talking segments come across as much weirder and more phoney than the matches themselves. A match heavy show like Wrestlemania will be about as good as a behind closed doors show ever could be I suppose.
  15. WCW Jericho was his best by a country mile.
  16. I'm shocked that For the Love of Wrestling hasn't been cancelled yet. In the current climate, can you think of anything worse than two 7+ hour plane journeys (and all that recycled air) only to end up in a room shaking hands with hundreds of people (wrestling fans for that matter... Ive seen some right smelly looking bastards at some shows!) for two days in a row?!
  17. Interesting editing of last night's hour long hour AEW airing on ITV1. It featured a (long) Moxley/Jericho promo, backstage piece with MJF, video package for Nayla Rose and the handicap main event in its entirety. Kind of think that given that the ITV1 audience is going to be casual as fuck (even at 11.45pm) they need to highlight more wrestling and less talking.
  18. 133.3% recovery surely? The Big Boss Man mustn't have been home as he would have surely have helped too, given it happened in his jurisdiction?
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