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Old 08-18-2012, 05:28 PM   #796
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very true. don't forget about goldberg. it was incredible how many wcw-involved angles mcmahon botched. it's like he just wanted to publicly display them as crap.

the only thing i disagree with you on is lesnar being the only shining light in 2002. guerrero, benoit, hardy boys, prime hhh, etc. you also can't forget edge. he had a ton of great matches on SD between 02 and 03.

For me, The Hardy Boys best moments IMO came during their TLC matches, WM16 & WM 17 stick out to me. From late 02 & on they split up which i hated.

I'll give you Guerrero & Benoit though, for the first time those kind of guys were able to showcase their talents, and they did put on a ton a memorable matches. I just never felt like they were "over" as much as they could have been.

Comming of the days of ULTRA pushes with the likes of Rock & Stone Cold it seemed like they couldn't decide if they (wwe) wanted to truly get behind guys like Benoit & Eddie.

And for HHH, i've always liked him, i think he's an excellent worker & a true pro, buuut i always felt like he was the perfect compliment for the real draw (Rock & Austin) to work with. When it was just HHH on top, IMO it was a too bland. IMO HHH as the top guy never worked, maybe as the 1b or 2nd guy, but not as the true blue "main event every ppv & win" type of guy.


EDIT: Tottally off topic but how do you guys feel about Dolph Ziggler biting Billy Gun's look, moves, and ring attire?

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Old 08-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #797
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this aces and 8s thing TNA is doing is pretty entertaining so far, hope they don't fck it up
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #798
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TNA needs some big ring. I agree with Hulk Hogan when he said that TNA is a minor league compared to WWE. The TNA Ring is smaller than the WWE ring. Same size as the Independent Ring.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:55 PM   #799
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WWE 13 video game rosters revealed - current wrestlers, Divas, and Attitude Era stars

Aug 18, 2012 - 05:15 PM

THQ has released the roster for the WWE 13 video game. Thanks to Dot Net readers Jonathan Crowe and Michael Grooms for the following list.

Current WWE Stars


Alberto Del Rio
The Big Show
Booker T
Brock Lesnar
Brodus Clay with the Funkettes
Chris Jericho
Christian
Cody Rhodes
Daniel Bryan
David Otunga
Dolph Ziggler
Edge
The Great Khali
Heath Slater
Hunico
Jack Swagger
JBL
John Cena (also in Doctor of Thuganomics)
John Laurinaitus
Justin Gabriel
Kane
Kevin Nash
Kofi Kingston
Mark Henry
Miz
Primo
Randy Orton
Rey Mysterio
The Rock
R-Truth
Santino Marella
Sheamus
Sin Cara
Epico
Ted DiBiase
Triple H
The Undertaker
Jinder Mahal
Wade Barrett
Zack Ryder

Divas

Alicia Fox
Beth Phoenix
Brie Bella
Eve Torres
Kelly Kelly
Kharma
Nikki Bella
Stephanie McMahon
Trish Stratus
Lita (also in Rated R Era)

Attitude Era Mode

Road Warrior Animal
Big Bossman
Billy Gunn
Bret Hart
Bradshaw from Acolytes
British Bulldog
Cactus Jack
Y2J (Debut Attire)
Christian
Dude Love
Eddie Guerrero
Edge
Farooq from the Acolytes
Godfather with Hoes
Road Warrior Hawk
Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Kane
Ken Shamrock
Mankind
Mark Henry - The Nation
Mr. McMahon
The Big Show (Debut Attire)
Road Dogg
The Rock
Shane McMahon
Shawn Michaels (DX)
Triple H (DX)
Undertaker
Vader
X-Pac
Steve Austin

Downloadable Characters

Mike Tyson
AJ Lee
Damien Sandow

http://www.prowrestling.net/artman/p...10026882.shtml
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:06 PM   #800
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Antonio Cesaro teases the return of the European Championship.

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Old 08-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #801
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The invasion angle failed....big time. I mean, it could have been the biggest event in pro wrestling to ever happen. We're talking finally, we get WCW vs WWF. They could have milked that for all it's worth. Instead, its not even a blip compared to what the Attitude Era did for Pro Wrestling. They dropped the ball, massively. I think Vince was more concerned with burying the WCW name more than anything.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:33 AM   #802
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very true. don't forget about goldberg. it was incredible how many wcw-involved angles mcmahon botched. it's like he just wanted to publicly display them as crap. the other terrible idea they had around that time was turn austin heel.

the only thing i disagree with you on is lesnar being the only shining light in 2002. guerrero, benoit, hardy boys, prime hhh, etc. you also can't forget edge. he had a ton of great matches on SD between 02 and 03.
Austin turning heel was probably the only thing he had left to do at that point. He had fueded with almost everyone and they hadn't brough anyone up new to main event status apart from Kurt Angle in awhile. He had plenty of entertaining moment, but it got all mixed up with the Invasion stuff which ruined it a bit.

As for Smackdown, Paul Heyman was booking that between 02 and 03 which probably helps explain why it was so entertaining also.
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:36 AM   #803
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Austin turning heel was probably the only thing he had left to do at that point. He had fueded with almost everyone and they hadn't brough anyone up new to main event status apart from Kurt Angle in awhile. He had plenty of entertaining moment, but it got all mixed up with the Invasion stuff which ruined it a bit.
Austin vs Goldberg could have been the biggest match EVER (no hyperbole) had they played their cards right with the invasion.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:45 AM   #804
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Austin vs Goldberg could have been the biggest match EVER (no hyperbole) had they played their cards right with the invasion.


Goldberg (WCW Champion) vs. Steve Austin (WWE Champion) could have been the main event At Wrestlemania 18.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:12 PM   #805
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Do you think TNA will have a higher ratings than WWE if Ted Turner buy this company? They need some media exposures. Only Hardcore Wrestling fans watch TNA. I think they currently have a better talents than the WWE.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #806
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Do you think TNA will have a higher ratings than WWE if Ted Turner buy this company? They need some media exposures. Only Hardcore Wrestling fans watch TNA. I think they currently have a better talents than the WWE.

The show itself has been way better than WWE for at least a few months now. The Aces and 8s stuff has been really good. The AJ/whore chick angle sucks, but it hasn't dominated the air waves enough to warrant any great complaints. Not to mention it's given a spotlight to Daniels/Kaz
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The show itself has been way better than WWE for at least a few months now. The Aces and 8s stuff has been really good. The AJ/whore chick angle sucks, but it hasn't dominated the air waves enough to warrant any great complaints. Not to mention it's given a spotlight to Daniels/Kaz


I agree. By the way I think Randy Orton needs a new gimmick. It sucks that he has one of the highest paid salaries in the WWE, but his personality and wrestling skills are kinda boring. The Aces and 8s will be a good stable.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:21 PM   #808
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Is this a storyline or a work shoot? Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman quitting the WWE.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:37 PM   #809
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Is this a storyline or a work shoot? Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman quitting the WWE.


It's a work. Brock only has a limited number of dates in his contract. He'll be back sporadically & will have a feature match at WM29

Same with Jericho, he's leaving to tour with Fonzy
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:41 PM   #810
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The show itself has been way better than WWE for at least a few months now. The Aces and 8s stuff has been really good. The AJ/whore chick angle sucks, but it hasn't dominated the air waves enough to warrant any great complaints. Not to mention it's given a spotlight to Daniels/Kaz


TNA from 04-06 was at the pinnacle of it's game.

Outstanding matches night in & night out

Amazing young talent that wanted to make a name for themselves.

They would find a way to put everybody over w/o making anybody look weak.. if they would have had more exposure back then rating would have blown up.

Now, it's mostly watered down garbage, which is sad because TNA is the key to the wrestling buisness succeeding again in the way it did during the late 90's.

WWE needs competition, they need to be pushed or they'll never get back to where they were in the "glory" days of 97-02
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