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« Reply #675: December 27, 2012, 11:12:40 PM »
Various sites are reporting rumored names for the WWE Hall of Fame next year (enshrinement at MSG):

- Mick Foley
- The Nasty Boys
- Harlem Heat
- The Rock

Given it's MSG, they want Bruno but he has long refused to have anything to do with the WWE.  The WWE also wants Owen Hart, but his wife refuses.

I'm surprised Backlund's name hasn't come up.  He was second only to Bruno as a MSG drawing card.  There were reports that he was offered entrance a few years ago but refused because he wanted to continue to wrestle.

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Re: Pro Wrestling Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #676: December 27, 2012, 11:16:00 PM »
we had a big watching party for the Hogan/Sting match with Hart as the enforcer, it was absolutely terrible, especially after a year of build-up.

Nothing was going to match the Hogan/Sting buildup.

Having said that... I still remember as a kind in middle school seeing two groups of kids acting as "gangs" NWO and NWO Wolfpack.

Wrestling was the crap back in the day. Everyone watched it.

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Re: Pro Wrestling Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #677: December 28, 2012, 09:50:45 AM »
My brother wrestled against Brian Nobbs of the Nasty Boyz.  It would be epic to see him in the HoF.

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« Reply #678: December 28, 2012, 10:42:11 AM »
here's the final few minutes of Aries vs. Roode from last night's Impact:

Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode on IMPACT

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« Reply #679: December 28, 2012, 12:47:41 PM »
Anyone see Roode vs. Aries on TNA tonight?  The story was that they were both heels, with a similar bag of tricks, and they both kept getting frustrated because every time one of them would try and pull a trick, the other was expecting it.  The sequence at the end was fantastic.

they both went to the outside for a chair, and the ref stopped them, so they looked at each other and decided to beat up the ref together.  Once the ref was out of the ring, then they raced to get the chair.

Great stuff.

dvr'd it ... again, i'm a huge christian york fan.  TNA has a good thing going these days ... but i think WWE is really on the rise again, so it'll be tough for TNA to steal anything away.

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« Reply #680: December 28, 2012, 01:09:48 PM »
dvr'd it ... again, i'm a huge christian york fan.  TNA has a good thing going these days ... but i think WWE is really on the rise again, so it'll be tough for TNA to steal anything away.

York vs. RVD was pretty good.  I like what WWE is doing with their younger guys, but I still don't think they come close to matching the in-ring product of TNA.  Roode, Aries, Hardy, Styles, Daniels, Storm, & Angle can out-work anyone in WWE except Danielson and Punk IMHO.

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« Reply #681: December 28, 2012, 02:49:46 PM »
York vs. RVD was pretty good.  I like what WWE is doing with their younger guys, but I still don't think they come close to matching the in-ring product of TNA.  Roode, Aries, Hardy, Styles, Daniels, Storm, & Angle can out-work anyone in WWE except Danielson and Punk IMHO.

Daniel Bryan is the best all-around wrestler in the game right now.

His in-ring persona is top-notch and just so natural.  While the current gimmick is hilarious, he has so much depth he can pull off anything and make it work.  As for his skills, he is regarded as one of the best technical wrestlers in the world. 

Punk too.  I like the TNA guys you mentioned, but obviously WWE is the biggest stage, so WWErs get more pub and love.

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« Reply #682: December 28, 2012, 03:28:49 PM »
Daniel Bryan is the best all-around wrestler in the game right now.

I absolutely HATE the way he does drop-kicks.  HATE.

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« Reply #683: December 28, 2012, 05:34:09 PM »
I absolutely HATE the way he does drop-kicks.  HATE.

it's different.  he can sell opponents moves, he find cruiserweights/juggernauts/anyone. 

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« Reply #684: December 28, 2012, 09:25:58 PM »
Daniel Bryan is the best all-around wrestler in the game right now.

His in-ring persona is top-notch and just so natural.  While the current gimmick is hilarious, he has so much depth he can pull off anything and make it work.  As for his skills, he is regarded as one of the best technical wrestlers in the world. 

Punk too.  I like the TNA guys you mentioned, but obviously WWE is the biggest stage, so WWErs get more pub and love.

if i had to rate a top 5, i'd go with Bryan, Roode, Punk, Aries, & Styles.  Agreed about WWE being the major leagues, but I think TNA has come a long way since they got rid of Russo and focused more on their home-grown talent.

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Re: Pro Wrestling Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #685: December 29, 2012, 10:13:32 AM »
RAW tonight in DC!!!

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« Reply #686: December 29, 2012, 03:13:53 PM »
RAW tonight in DC!!!

are you going?  We'll be there.

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« Reply #687: December 30, 2012, 12:25:48 AM »
fun show tonight, the closing angle with Cena and Ziggler was really good, and will be rememberable for a long time.  I won't spoil anything else.  It is a lot different going to a TV taping versus a house show.  The taping was mostly story-line focused, with very little wrestling.  The house shows are all about the matches.

They come back to D.C. on 4/1 for the last show before wrestlemania, Rock will be there.  Pre-sale code from now until 1/4 is wwerawdc


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Re: Pro Wrestling Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #688: December 30, 2012, 01:46:57 AM »
Was The Shield on the show?

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« Reply #689: December 30, 2012, 09:15:39 AM »
Was The Shield on the show?

Yeah. Pretty much everyone was there except misterio and sin cara.  Ryback, Bryan, punk, Seamus, and cena got the loudest pops.  Shield vs. Ryback in a 3-1 handicap match.

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Re: Pro Wrestling Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #690: December 30, 2012, 10:29:49 AM »
Read the last segment. Sounds awful and sophomoric.

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« Reply #691: December 30, 2012, 10:41:02 AM »
Read the last segment. Sounds awful and sophomoric.

It was, but so was much of DX's schtick. :)

the Cena/Ziggler back and forth leading up to the event at the end were really good, lots of toeing the work/shoot line.

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« Reply #692: December 30, 2012, 09:03:01 PM »
f4wonline reports that RGIII was at the taping on Monday, which explains the numerous RGIII chants that broke out early in the show.  They should be pretty audible during the opening segment on Monday.

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Re: Pro Wrestling Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #693: December 30, 2012, 09:05:21 PM »
I miss Jesse the body.

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« Reply #694: December 31, 2012, 10:43:59 AM »
I feel so old.

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« Reply #695: January 01, 2013, 10:59:37 AM »
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Re: Pro Wrestling Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #696: January 01, 2013, 01:02:45 PM »
I taped raw last night. Will watch today.

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« Reply #697: January 07, 2013, 05:21:04 PM »
tonight is the 20th anniversary of Raw.  In addition to Rock and the usual guys who return on every big show, F4Wonline reports they are trying to bring back other big names who haven't been on TV in a while.   

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Re: Pro Wrestling Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #698: January 07, 2013, 06:28:48 PM »
I think Rock is this week and next week is the 20th anniversary. Both should be great shows.

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Re: Pro Wrestling Nostalgia Thread
« Reply #699: January 07, 2013, 07:17:58 PM »
You are right linty.