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The best bit of Day of Royal Rumble clearly hasn't been seen by enough people by here, where Drake does the Bulldog "bizarre" line.

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Ruthless Agression was good. You're always expecting one whacky history rewrite with these things, though, and they didn't dissapoint. Framing the invasion and pre draft days as the worst of it, business picking up again once they split the rosters and got the F out whilst Triple H and Undertaker  bravely held the fort etc. 

In reality other than international business- which they simply done more of- the houses and ratings kept sliding through 2002, 2003, 2004. 

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I liked how they tried to pretend changing to WWE was a conscious creative rebranding decision to usher in a new direction for the company.

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What a trip to see Bruce Prichard talking about early 2000 television being an example of them working on autopilot. Has he seen the dross he's putting out on Fridays?!

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Guy is the definition of autopilot. In my brief spell gunning through Something to Wrestle he never once came off like a bright creative spark. Everything is "Well hell we ah, we tried it you know. Some things work some things don't and ah, can't get 'em all the time."

He might be one of the most consistent sources for mundanity in the biz ever. Seems to just rise to the occasion during wilderness years to do proper holding pattern "They'll tune in anyway" booking. 

I don't mean to shit on him completely because he's produced years of TV I've enjoyed, too, but he's the guy I picture more so than Vince or Kevin Dunn when ruminating on that curious trait about the franchise we all follow whereby it's generally accepted that it's only ever good about 20% of the time. 

Some of the old boys done very well for themselves when you consider that most of them would be chucked out of any writers workshop in the world. Let alone give off the impression they even read in their spare time. That's indicative of what a peculiar creative niche wrestling really is, I suppose. 

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1 hour ago, WyattSheepMask said:

Future of WWE: The Story of FCW is coming to the network on March 8th

Yeah I'm looking forward to seeing this seen as a lot of guys came on to the main roster from fcw

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Going to be interesting to see how they approach certain bits. I saw Sheamus in a thumbnail for that doco, makes sense as he's a big success story. But wasn't 2011-2012 FCW pretty heavily featured around a big Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose rivalry? They won't want to mention Ambrose- they've gone to the petty lengths of editing commentary about him out of Shield footage, among other minor omissions from certain things. But in this case, leaving Ambrose out means they pretty much have to leave Rollins out, and he might be the biggest current name to come from FCW.

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Another great Broken Skull with Big Show. Some interesting points. Show not knowing who he was or what he wanted to achieve for the first 5 years was amazing to hear, given how I would have expected him to have had a clear vision given his size and ability. Having wrestled I can totally see how he found himself doing random stuff in the ring when he first started out, not knowing what to do! 

 

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I really enjoyed that one, helped by Big Show just being an amiable guy. I'm sure these episodes won't be doing the numbers that The Undertaker one did, but I hope they keep it up, because listening to old pros talking shop has been great. 

There wasn't a lot that hasn't already been discussed, but just hearing Show and Austin chat fairly naturally and organically about it all rather than it being a documentary format meant it was all still interesting. Show's take on why he was put in the NWO, and his problems with that stable, was interesting, as was them comparing Big Show's struggles early on with Braun Strowman today.

When he started talking about a bit of advice he gave the cruiserweights, I was fully expecting the usual "slow down", so was pleasantly surprised by "the biggest pop of the match should be your finish". 

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Started watching the 92 Superstars, since it's an oft quoted golden era - @garynysmon's alarm just went off - and it's got the most ludicrous advert ever for WBF Body Stars on it. 

"Hanging and banging."

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1 hour ago, Gay as FOOK said:

Started watching the 92 Superstars, since it's an oft quoted golden era - @garynysmon's alarm just went off - and it's got the most ludicrous best ever advert ever for WBF Body Stars on it. 

"Hanging and banging."

Just corrected that for you.

You won't find this on the network, but have so much nostalgia for the old WWF/Sun adverts that seemed to be all over the place in 1992. I was 8 years old so didn't know how shitty the paper was back then.

 

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Are you a male wrestler?

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Were you a part of the Attitude Era?

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Are you good mates with the bloke who’s going to take the place over?

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Do you have a mirror?

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Are you ready?

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