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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    I knew Heyman was behind him keeping it, but I didn't know that that was what happened. Cheers!
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    Here comes the money

    Another good one: Chavo Guerrero Sr./Chavo Classic. Won several NWA Americas titles in 1975, won the WWE cruiserweight title in 2004. 29 years.
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    Was Will Smith ever any good?

    ...Factoter is correct. It's an OK action film with fun sequences and big screen special effects, but it's not great, and doesn't hold up on re-watches, and certainly not on a small screen.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    I don't know, man. Look at CM Punk. The value he had before joining WWE was largely confined to the indies; he was pretty niche. I don't think anyone would argue that the overwhelmingly larger part of his name value is because of WWE. But he came up with it before joining them, and as such he's now able to use it wherever he likes. Same could be argued to a certain degree for Rob Van Dam (although ECW's reach was much greater than the later indies). Sure, it's not quite the same thing, as Austin was in the WWF at the time of the nick-name's creation, but I think Punk's example demonstrates that giving a wrestler's name value doesn't give WWE a claim to it.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    Sorry, corrected it earlier. He debuted as "Runnels" in OVW in 2006. He only changed to "Rhodes" when he got called up to WWE in 2007. EDIT: To @chokeout
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    It's political correctness gone mad, I tell you.
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    Regional Dialect Quiz

    My mum's family's from near Huddersfield. Never once heard her or anyone else call them teacakes - only the fruity buns.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    Surely the fact that it is his legal name, and he's been going by it since before he ever went into wrestling, would put the law strongly in his favour? Also, he first wrestled under that name in OVW - whilst they were a feeder promotion for WWE, they weren't ever actually owned by them, so could there be an argument for prior usage? CORRECTION: He actually used "Runnels" in OVW. So that puts paid to that. Yeah, wouldn't he have had to buy it from White Wolf?
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    Here comes the money

    According to Wiki, Roddy Piper won the NWA Americas title in around 1975, and won the WWE tag belts with Flair in 2006. Just over 30 years?
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    Here comes the money

    Was going to mention Bob Backlund, but it turns out there wasn't that big a gap, even though it seemed like it - first WWWF World title in '78, won his last World title in '94. Think unfitfinlay's nomination wins, really.
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    Lock up your daughters, Ricc1PW is on the prowl!

    Don't be ridiculous. He should cut a hole in the crotch to let it swing free, saying "Here's what you could have won".
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    This debate about Cody prompted me to read his Wiki. Obviously it's not gospel, but it does provide some citations for reference. According to that, his going under the name "Cody" is actually out of a desire to avoid any kind of conflict with WWE, because he changed his name by deed poll to "Cody Rhodes" when he was 17, so he's perfectly within his rights to use it, and it seems he's used it a few times in his indy bookings.
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    Bellator Thread - Bellator 215 (Feb. 15th)

    Looking at Kharitonov's recent run of fights, I'd hazard a guess we'll probably never see him in the UFC now, given his age and the fact that he's worked for M-1 and various other promotions outside Bellator - it might be fair to assume he likes having that freedom as a semi-free agent. Seems a shame, though - loads of fresh fights for him in the UFC.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    To be fair, I think he has a legit (yes, yes) concern, in that, from what I understand, Brock's phoning it in these days, and Batista seems to be shot as a wrestler - at least, that's the impression I get from people on here.
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    That Star Trek thread somebody was talking about

    I really like The Expanse, but anyone comparing it with Star Trek is being silly. They're both sci-fi, but they're not all that similar.
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    All Elite Wrestling trademarks filed

    Has Batista ever faced Brock? Not that such a match would necessarily be any good, but The Animal vs. The Beast could be huge business for WWE.
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    Lock up your daughters, Ricc1PW is on the prowl!

    I understand how people normally take it, and that's what they're afraid of. I'm trying to help re-frame the idea in a way that might make it easier.
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    Lock up your daughters, Ricc1PW is on the prowl!

    Is it really so bad that you have to stop going there if she says "no"? I'd understand if you were prone to throwing yourself out through the window upon rejection, but surely you're both mature enough adults that it shouldn't be that much of a problem. Would have thought the worst that would happen would be a bit of sheepishness as you place your BLT order.
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    Lock up your daughters, Ricc1PW is on the prowl!

    Agreed. Think about it this way: what are you risking? "No" means some momentary disappointment that you can move on from in relatively short order. "Yes" means potential for happiness lasting much longer than that.
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    Make the most uninspiring WrestleMania possible

    Dolph Ziggler.
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    Bellator 216: MVP vs Daley - Feb 16

    No word of a lie - when I was 14, some classmates and I in drama class did a comedy skit about a bunch of clueless bank robbers, one of whom had brought Tampax instead of Semtex. That was in 1993.
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    The new MMA general news, events and thoughts thread

    A friend of mine recently sent me this video of "Sugar" Sean O'Malley. I'd heard of him, but never seen him. Love this guy's breakdown of his style. I love this type of fighter - the guy compares him very appropriately to Jon Jones, but the first thing he put me in mind of was as an MMA equivalent of Tommy Hearns, of whom I'm a fan. Lanky frame with intelligent use of distance and reach, powerful, sniping shots, and fluid, elusive movement. I'm interested to see how he does, and I think @UK Kat Von D would probably like to see his progress too. EDIT: Aw, dang. Just read he got flagged for doping and banned for six months. That's genuinely disappointing.
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    UFC 234: Whittaker vs Gastelum - Feb 9 🇦🇺

    Hey, there are many things we can blame Jon Jones for, but that's going a bit far