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Old 03-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #1111
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Does anybody watch Smackdown on ISH?

I've been switching back and forth between that and the Cavs game. One thing though, Smackdown definitely proves that WWE makes up all their "now trending" stuff. During the Alberto Del Rio match Cole goes "trending right now on Twitter: Alberto Del Rio". But Smackdown is taped on Tuesday so they have no way of knowing what will be trending while people watch it on Friday.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:26 PM   #1112
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I've been switching back and forth between that and the Cavs game. One thing though, Smackdown definitely proves that WWE makes up all their "now trending" stuff. During the Alberto Del Rio match Cole goes "trending right now on Twitter: Alberto Del Rio". But Smackdown is taped on Tuesday so they have no way of knowing what will be trending while people watch it on Friday.

Now that's just sad.

I've been going through the old attitude ppv, starting from Royal Rumble 98 and it's insane the far the comparison between now and then. From the matches, promos, commentating (Prime Ross/King is the best I've listened to), crowd reactions. I don't think those days will ever come back, until WWE has to face up against a real competitive company.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:18 PM   #1113
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Some classic Shawn Michaels matches. Some are really old and I didn't even know happened

http://www.youtube.com/user/ShawnMichaelsHBK619
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:19 PM   #1114
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This has been a piss poor road to wrestlemania, hardly any build for any match, and considering next RAW is going to be a "throw away" show we're only going to have like 3-4 weeks of storyline build up for mania..

Da **** is that about? That's like your build time for a regular ppv. I was really wanting to get back into wrestling this year & order mania.. But they just haven't gotten me excited for it, which is sad because I was eager to get back into their product
3 Hour format kills all the momentum. Last week's RAW told Cena's Mania story. It was fantastic. Great Tv match, built up with anticipation off the past Monday, Cena throwing in some wrinkles.

Swagger had his thing with miz and then a match a segment later. It all went off the tracks there. Thats something we woulda seen held a week to main event smackdown or 1st hour of next weeks Raw. The way it was booked felt like filler. I dont care about Swaggers story when they throw him out there just to get as much exposure on tv as they can.

This week gonna be all about Punk.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:29 PM   #1115
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Paul bearer is dead rip!
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:12 AM   #1116
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Paul bearer is dead rip!
One of the best pro wrestling managers in the business. He was a big part for WWE during the 90's era.

Mark "Undertaker" Callaway should have something as a tribute to him next week on Raw or WM.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:28 AM   #1117
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Paul bearer is dead rip!


MY CHILDHOOOOOOOD!!!

How did he pass?
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:29 AM   #1118
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MY CHILDHOOOOOOOD!!!

How did he pass?

They haven't announced how yet.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:31 AM   #1119
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MY CHILDHOOOOOOOD!!!

How did he pass?
The report doesn't tell anything, but they guess that it is probably because of obesity. He had a gastric bypass surgery trying to fix the issues years ago when he got another contract with WWE.
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Old 03-06-2013, 12:34 AM   #1120
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They haven't announced how yet.

Yea I just read up. Apparently he has been indisposed for quite some time now. Sad stuff man...

He definitely played a major role in getting Takers character over in the early 90's...
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #1121
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Yea I just read up. Apparently he has been indisposed for quite some time now. Sad stuff man...

He definitely played a major role in getting Takers character over in the early 90's...

Or Kane for that matter
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #1122
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Wow RIP to Bearer. My favorite manager of all time. His facial expressions were absolute gold

One thing though, I pray to god WWE doesn't try to somehow work this into the CM Punk/Undertaker feud for cheap heat. One would assume they'd have more respect for Paul than that, but you never quite wanna give Vince too much credit
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:55 PM   #1123
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Old School Raw is quite enjoyable. Rock and Cena promo was nice. Swagger and Zeb's Raging Tea-Party gimmicks is going well IMO but beating down American icon wrestlers without a real explanation seems weird to me. New Age Outlaws is still surprisingly fine and will come back next week in a match against Team Rhodes Scholar (again?).

Also, Mae Young

See, I was a little disappointed with this segment. They seemed a little too complimentary of each other for my taste. I want there to be some real bad blood if they are going to be heading Wrestlemania.

To be perfectly honest, I'm a little more psyched for HHH vs Lesner and Punk vs Taker.

But I really hope this means that Cena will turn heel with some sort of screwing of Rock at the match. Just ready for it to happen. He was getting booed in Buffalo anyways.

And yes... Mae Young
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #1124
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Cena was booed just because it is in Buffalo. Like, NYC, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, etc. Buffalo is full of smarks, and smarks always boo Cena.

I don't think Cena will turn heel this WM. He just can't unless there is a perfect setup for him to do so.

Heel Cena = turning away from kids = kids not buying Cena merchandises = WWE losing money

Completely understand that point about Cena not turning heel for kids sake, but at some point, you can't let that dictate the direction of the show. I mean, maybe he won't turn heel, but a situation of him hiring the Shield to screw the Rock out of the championship would be far more entertaining to me then the two of them exchanging pleasantries on how much they respect one another. I mean, didn't we see this same thing last year? It just doesn't feel like a real good rivalry because there really isn't any bad blood.

I sorta feel like Cena talking about "doing whatever it takes" to win could be a hint at something bigger. Maybe, maybe not, but I guess at least it's got me guessing and entertained.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #1125
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Cena was booed just because it is in Buffalo. Like, NYC, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, etc. Buffalo is full of smarks, and smarks always boo Cena.

I don't think Cena will turn heel this WM. He just can't unless there is a perfect setup for him to do so.

Heel Cena = turning away from kids = kids not buying Cena merchandises = WWE losing money

Because the NWO had so much trouble selling merchandise huh?

"Cool" heels sell, and kids don't stay kids forever, eventually these 10 year old will become 14 year olds and realize that Cena's character is wack and corny as hell.

DX started off as heels, NWO were always heels but people WANTED to see them, which generated GOBBS of money.

The things people claim will happen if Cena turns heel (less merchandise, kids etc etc) were all the same things people were saying would happen if WCW turned Hogan heel..

And Hogans heel turn almost put WWE out of business.. Cena turns heel and eventually the adult viewers will find cena more tolerable and eventually if it's done right Cena could have an amazing heel run which would allow plenty of oppurtunities for younger superstars to be put over by Cena, thus creating the next mega star.

Kids don't buy merchandise, their parents do. Older fans will still buy Cena gear if he turns heel and pulls it off effectively, and Kids under 10 usually find "cool" what their parents find cool as well.

There is no financial concern with turning Cena heel.
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