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Edge's WWE 24 is probably the best Network content ever. It's surely impossible to sit through it and not see the wonderful side of this silly business.   

RVD is a hell of a lot more iconic to the people who watched wrestling when it mattered than the vast majority of stars they've attempted to create in years since. 

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20 hours ago, Astro Hollywood said:

There's an interesting bit I'd not heard before, about Hogan being a cunt by rubbing Deep Heat in his armpit and starting the match by getting Goldberg in a headlock so it went in his eyes.

I must have watched the end of this match hundreds of times throughout the years, and nearly every time I do, I still cant figure out how 1998 Hogan took probably the best Jackhammer Goldberg has ever done, and also agreed to put Bill over as clean as he did. Everything we know about Hogan from this time would surely have lead to him sandbagging the Jackhammer (or it being shit even with the best of intentions from Hulk), and also having DDP or Malone whacking him with a chair beforehand. Must be a story in there somewhere. Was he paid a 'bonus' for doing it as it were on TV do we know?

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Goldberg was a big guy and was quite clearly going places. Echoes of the Ultimate Warrior in 1990 in some ways.

As much as I love Bret Hart, there's a part of me that can't really blame Hogan for refusing to lose clean in '93 to one half of the Hart Foundation.

There are a lot of parallels between 1993 and 2002/03 or so when star power in the WWF suddenly fell off a cliff with the company cramming previous midcarders down your throat as credible main event talent.

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1993 should've been one hell of a year for Bret if the rumours were true. They apparently wanted the Warrior to lose to him via the sharpshooter at the Rumble and then he was originally meant to regain his title back from Hogan at SummerSlam.  Instead 1993 became the year when you first noticed how thread bare the roster had become. By the time they got to Survivor Series it looked awful. Looking back, the New Generation era was pretty shit.

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The fact it worked out that way for Bret was probably better for him in the long run, as he now had his “hard done by” character to play in to and this makes his fans love him really more. Punk i believe tried to slightly replicate this and to some degree of success as well.

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Hated watching that "Goldberg: Untold". Guy has a total hard-on for himself. Had a massive year between 1997 and 1998, but never as mega over as he thinks he is since.

ADDED: Bit of a c*nt move from Hogan doing that in their match though. Where's the story about Scott Hall using a supposed real stun-gun too?

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On 12/14/2020 at 11:03 PM, Astro Hollywood said:

There's an interesting bit I'd not heard before, about Hogan being a cunt by rubbing Deep Heat in his armpit and starting the match by getting Goldberg in a headlock so it went in his eyes.

Hogan being a cunt?

I'm not having that.

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The new WWE Icons series looks a good watch. 

Documentaries on Davey Boy, Yokozuna, Luger, RVD and Beth Phoenix. 

There's a sampler/preview on the Network and they're filmed really well and there's a good selection of talking heads for each. 

Looks like they'll be doing one a week from January 31st, which is the Yoko episode. 

It'll keep me subscribing. I seriously considered my 9.99 this week when I looked at the recently added section and it was all modern indie shite, including the Best of Mark Andrews in Flippy Pro Wrestling. 

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They seemed to stop with the uploading of Progress events rather quickly and settled into the Best Of format focusing on NXT & NXT UK guys. They’ve obviously got access to the full library, but considering there are large portions of the promotion’s run where SpeakingOut abusers are the centrepiece of the show, I wouldn’t expect them to upload anymore full shows anytime soon.

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12 minutes ago, WyattSheepMask said:

I wouldn’t expect them to upload anymore full shows anytime soon.

I'd be happy for them to stop altogether.

Only reason I'm subscribing is for classic content and original stuff like the dociumentaries and Broken Skull Sessions etc. 

Going from regular old show dumps and Hidden Gems to getting The Best of Flippy McKickpads in Some Shite British Company and The Bump has been depressing to see. 

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35 minutes ago, SaitoRyo said:

I'd be happy for them to stop altogether.

Only reason I'm subscribing is for classic content and original stuff like the dociumentaries and Broken Skull Sessions etc. 

Going from regular old show dumps and Hidden Gems to getting The Best of Flippy McKickpads in Some Shite British Company and The Bump has been depressing to see. 

It hasn't been a replacement though. There's plenty of classic content and documentaries etc as well as the "modern indie shite". If you don't like that, just ignore it.

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Just now, DavidB6937 said:

It hasn't been a replacement though. There's plenty of classic content and documentaries etc as well as the "modern indie shite". If you don't like that, just ignore it.

I dunno. They stopped Hidden Gems and the classic content seems to come less frequently. 

I don't think there was a dump for the month of December, was there? November was a few episodes of Superstars from 1993. Other months this year have been similar, small batches, whereas in the past they would add a lot more at a time. 

The documentaries are good and, as I've said many times, will keep me subscribing. 

It's hard to ignore the new indie stuff when every time I log in it's usually there on the homepage and there's usually a lot more of it than anything else 'recently added'. 

I understand there's a market for it and they own the content or whatever, but it has appears to have taken a precedent in recent times. 

Maybe I'm just bitter because they said the second part of the Ruthless Aggression series would be uploaded this autumn and it hasn't, though. 

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