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Old 03-21-2013, 01:28 PM   #1141
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Most predictable Wrestlemania of all time
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:33 PM   #1142
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I haven't had the chance to watch Raw for the past 3 or 4 weeks. Good to know, I haven't missed much.

One question, though, is Jericho doing a program and a match at Mania? I assume he'll be part of the match vs the Shield?

I think Jericho will be in a match with either fandango or in a triple threat with barret and miz

Its the shield vs sheamus orton and big show.

Henry vs ryback

Kane & dbryan vs big E langston and ziggler
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:10 AM   #1143
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You guys are grown men. It's time to move on.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:18 AM   #1144
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I haven't been interested in wrestling since I was a kid, but what still interests me TO THIS DAY is the behind the scenes stuff. Why do certain wrestlers get over but not others, how are storylines configured, why do some pushes work but not others?

Then the techniques the wrestlers are using. How to get heat from the crowd, how they communicate with their "opponents." Just the mechanisms of pro wrestling that makes the engine run. The storylines are so boring to me now, but all the other stuff is interesting as hell.

Anyone know of any good books or dvd's on topics like this?
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:12 AM   #1145
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Anyone know of any good books or dvd's on topics like this?


There's a ton of shoot interviews you can watch on Youtube that detail a lot of behind the scenes stuff. Just type a name of a wrestler and the word shoot and off you go.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:39 AM   #1146
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I haven't been interested in wrestling since I was a kid, but what still interests me TO THIS DAY is the behind the scenes stuff. Why do certain wrestlers get over but not others, how are storylines configured, why do some pushes work but not others?

Then the techniques the wrestlers are using. How to get heat from the crowd, how they communicate with their "opponents." Just the mechanisms of pro wrestling that makes the engine run. The storylines are so boring to me now, but all the other stuff is interesting as hell.

Anyone know of any good books or dvd's on topics like this?

kind of the same way...going with patrick chewing said, i'd also highly recommend 'beyond the mat' (mostly the mick foley story) and 'wrestling w/ shadows' (kind of details bret hart's montreal screwjob).

really hard to explain why you like wrestling to non-wrestling fans. still get judgmental stares. i just try to say it's a male soap opera. but i get it...there's a stigma or whatever. you either get it or you don't. and that's not to say wrestling fans are some higher breed. it comes down to personality and what you find entertaining.

i just gotta say some non-wrestling fans are ignorant. i loved the south park episode making fun of it all. there's definitely those around that kind of take it that literally. i'm able to laugh it and there's still some others that think that's what REALLY happens. i've tried to get a couple of my friends into wrestling and they just can't, so it's like whatever. folks screaming it's fake without realizing yes, it's scripted...but these dudes still go out there 300 days a year on the road. the vast majority of ppl that go into wrestling schools don't make it and those that do usually flounder in the indies. not to say that a ton of those indie guys are talented, but it's just not an easy place to break through.

don't watch nearly as much these days though. i might not even watch mania. the build up has been shitty and there's really nothing there that makes me want to really tune in.

the undercard looks like garbage. no real conflict. henry was hot last year and they're pitting him against ryback? ryback has lost all steam now, so i don't get his pre-shield push. shield vs orton/big show/sheamus? is this the survivor series? and team hell no vs. langston and ziggler is the best they could do for the tag match? at this point, i just think wwe believes ziggler is too corny to make it to the main event. fandango in a possible triple threat match? for mania? people have already hit on the HHH vs. brock thing. HHH has been hinting at retirement for a while especially his last match. they do that stipulation too much. just a lame stipulation and i'd rather have seen brock vs. taker or punk.

seriously, i couldn't be less excited for mania. i'm almost positive cena will go over the rock. who's the next big star? are they just gonna piggyback off cena and rock?

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:13 AM   #1147
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Johnny "Fandango" Curtis got a WrestleMania match!?


What's wrong with that? Curtis has been working his ass off for years in NXT, was given this shitty gimmick and is actually making it work, the dude is getting some real heat from the crowd..

Kind of like the 2013 version of goldust.

Also, its something different from the regular bland joe blow they always try to debut, Fadango is a character which is something that's been missing from WWE for awhile now. And its a good sign that he's getting such a push, they've done a really good job at building interest for this character.

He'll go over Jerich at WM no doubt
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:34 AM   #1148
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TNA Impact seems so much more "big time" out of the Impact Zone...
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #1149
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TNA Impact seems so much more "big time" out of the Impact Zone...

Do you KNOW who we are?!

Psyched for Peter Williams next week.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:49 PM   #1150
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TNA Impact seems so much more "big time" out of the Impact Zone...


I've really been enjoying TNA as of late, their story lines are long and thought out, you can tell this stuff was all mapped out months even a year in advance with the Bully Ray & Aces & 8's angle.

Also, it's nice to see the tag teams & mid carders actually have story lines, not to mention the payoffs for these long feuds and angles have been excellent as of late
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:17 PM   #1151
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Ric Flairs son passed away today, Reid Flair was only 25.

RIP Reid Flair

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sports...0,704880.story
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #1152
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Ric Flairs son passed away today, Reid Flair was only 25.

RIP Reid Flair

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sports...0,704880.story

Omg, that's awful.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:58 PM   #1153
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Holy.....

I heard Reid had been touted to be the most promising in pro wrestling business among Ric's sons. He could have fasttracked because of his dad's name but he chose to slowly build his creditability.

RIP.


I just can't imagine what the Flair family is going through.. apparently Reid had some problem with heroin in the past & was busted for it in 09, I hate to speculate but when someone dies at such a young age & is also a well conditioned athlete all the red flags begin to go up.

He said in a shoot interview a few years back that if he dies without nobody knowing his name it wouldn't matter aslong as he had his fathers respect.

Hopefully Reid got that wish
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:09 PM   #1154
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Flair Family sounds very much dysfunctional than I thought. It must be one of the side effect of living the gimmick also.


It is man. Flair has been a horrible husband and father. Rarely around his kids cause the guy just won't leave the business and has divorced 4 wives already. Run-ins with the law, you name it.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:19 AM   #1155
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The cause of death is probably drug overdose.
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