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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #100 on: January 15, 2008, 09:41:32 AM »
Styrofoam or not, the first thing that crossed my mind was "That's one of the greatest falls in wrestling history."

So much could've really gone wrong with that swanton. Jeff could have landed on his head, or crashed into the stage. Plus, it's a 200+ pound man flying down from 20 feet. He could've killed Orton.
There is no doubt padding was set up, but you notice they never showed an angle with Hardy actually landing on Orton. Hardy never landed on Orton, but quickly layed himself over Orton after he landed to make it look so. When Orton first landed, he was not in position to take the Swanton as he was laying at a 90 degree angle. Still, it was one of the greatest spots/falls I've ever seen and so much could have went wrong. Makes you wonder if WWE has learned anything about extending the lives of their wrestlers.
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #101 on: January 15, 2008, 09:53:19 AM »
Out of curiosity I checked out the one from last night.  But is it truly better than this one that I found right next to it on YouTube?

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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #102 on: January 15, 2008, 10:05:07 AM »
Styrofoam or not, the first thing that crossed my mind was "That's one of the greatest falls in wrestling history."

So much could've really gone wrong with that swanton. Jeff could have landed on his head, or crashed into the stage. Plus, it's a 200+ pound man flying down from 20 feet. He could've killed Orton.
There is no doubt padding was set up, but you notice they never showed an angle with Hardy actually landing on Orton. Hardy never landed on Orton, but quickly layed himself over Orton after he landed to make it look so. When Orton first landed, he was not in position to take the Swanton as he was laying at a 90 degree angle. Still, it was one of the greatest spots/falls I've ever seen and so much could have went wrong. Makes you wonder if WWE has learned anything about extending the lives of their wrestlers.

I did notice that. Still, Hardy's lucky he didn't miss his landing spot. And if you're Orton laying there, how much nerve must it take to see a 200+ pound man flying through the air to land right next to you and not want to jump out of the way. If it was me, I'd be flinching.
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #103 on: January 15, 2008, 01:20:52 PM »
Anybody caught the broadcasts of the old UWF (no, not Mid-South, sadly) on ESPN Classic?

They're half-hour shows at 12 and 12:30 am. Great, craptastic 'rasslin from the early 90s.

Ivan Koloff, Don Muraco, Jimmy Valiant, Paul Orndorff, Bob Orton and a host of other washed-up former WWFers from back in the day.

Good for nostalgia if nothing else.

I caught some of it. "Dr. Death" Steve Williams beat the crap out of this guy, and the crowd kept urging the jabroni to get up and take more of a pounding. I guess this was when wrestling actually had no-name jabronis.

Also, did you notice the rare footage of Louie Spicolli? His nickname was "Cutie Pie.''

Yeah, I caught Spicolli. That was cool.

There was a jobber on last week whose 'name' was David "Trash-sheet" Meltzer.

Honestly. I laughed out loud when I heard them announce that.
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« Reply #104 on: January 15, 2008, 01:23:06 PM »
Styrofoam or not, the first thing that crossed my mind was "That's one of the greatest falls in wrestling history."

So much could've really gone wrong with that swanton. Jeff could have landed on his head, or crashed into the stage. Plus, it's a 200+ pound man flying down from 20 feet. He could've killed Orton.
There is no doubt padding was set up, but you notice they never showed an angle with Hardy actually landing on Orton. Hardy never landed on Orton, but quickly layed himself over Orton after he landed to make it look so. When Orton first landed, he was not in position to take the Swanton as he was laying at a 90 degree angle. Still, it was one of the greatest spots/falls I've ever seen and so much could have went wrong. Makes you wonder if WWE has learned anything about extending the lives of their wrestlers.

Yeah, I thought the same thing about Hardy draping himself over Orton afterward. It'd be interesting to see some reverse-angle footage from down low to see how they did it. I wonder if any fans were able to see what was going on. I doubt it, though, that was right next to the stage and behind the scaffolding.

Even still, a tremendous, tremendous spot. I just wish JR would've yelled, 'As God as my witness, he's broken in half! Someone stop the damn match!'
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #105 on: January 15, 2008, 02:42:27 PM »
Regardless of the setup, that spot was fucking insane. I just watched it again with one of the guys in the office who's a big wrestling fan. He missed last night's show, and was awed as I was.

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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #106 on: January 15, 2008, 05:35:33 PM »
All this talk about Hardy's spot reminds me of the Macho Man's flying elbow off the top rope. When he started getting older, his knees got worse and his opponents had to take more of the blow. Rick Steiner, Arn Anderson and Charles Robinson are among those that suffered punctured lungs courtesy of Savage. They didn't have to worry about selling those injuries.lol
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #107 on: January 17, 2008, 02:23:55 PM »
OK, this isn't exactly news, seeing as how it's dated Sept. 25, 2007. But I can't remember seeing it anywhere around here and thought it was funny. Saw it on joesportsfan.com today. Apparently, former WWE vampire Gangrel has found a lucrative second career in the porn industry by forming the "New Porn Order."
Let's just hope it doesn't lead to the same thing for Big Daddy V  :P

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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #108 on: January 17, 2008, 08:58:08 PM »
Anyone catch the Kurt Angle vs. Yugi Nagata match on Spike just now? Caught it as I got home. A Japanese-style match - accordingly, fought in Japan.

Solid effort. Nagata broke out the crossface, which made me cringe.

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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #109 on: January 17, 2008, 09:25:21 PM »
Anyone catch the Kurt Angle vs. Yugi Nagata match on Spike just now? Caught it as I got home. A Japanese-style match - accordingly, fought in Japan.

Solid effort. Nagata broke out the crossface, which made me cringe.
The Japanese style of wrestling is no joke. I didn't watch the match tonight, but I've see the ROH vs. NOAH DVD and the style is something I enjoy. People who are brain washed by the WWE style could never appreciate it.
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #110 on: January 17, 2008, 10:42:29 PM »
Anyone catch the Kurt Angle vs. Yugi Nagata match on Spike just now? Caught it as I got home. A Japanese-style match - accordingly, fought in Japan.

Solid effort. Nagata broke out the crossface, which made me cringe.

Caught that at work, actually, when a co-worker flipped it over in time for that match. Normally, I wouldn't think of watching that, but it was entertaining to watch.

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« Reply #111 on: January 18, 2008, 06:22:12 AM »

The Japanese style of wrestling is no joke. I didn't watch the match tonight, but I've see the ROH vs. NOAH DVD and the style is something I enjoy. People who are brain washed by the WWE style could never appreciate it.

That's what bugs me about the WWE now. It seems like, with the exception of one or two moves during the match, that each wrestler does the same three or four moves every time. It sometimes feels like I've been watching the same match every week.

I miss the old days, when you had the punch and kick wrestlers, but you also had guys that had a technical style and incorporated 20 different moves in a match. Especially the cruiserweights (Malenko, Rey, Eddy, and even Benoit), would put on different matches each week.
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #112 on: January 18, 2008, 07:31:02 AM »
That's what bugs me about the WWE now. It seems like, with the exception of one or two moves during the match, that each wrestler does the same three or four moves every time. It sometimes feels like I've been watching the same match every week.

So isn't it great that Big Show's coming back? He has such an impressive repertoire.
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #113 on: January 18, 2008, 07:49:38 AM »
That's what bugs me about the WWE now. It seems like, with the exception of one or two moves during the match, that each wrestler does the same three or four moves every time. It sometimes feels like I've been watching the same match every week.

So isn't it great that Big Show's coming back? He has such an impressive repertoire.

That's the thing. You used to have some guys who had just two moves, and punched all day long (i.e. Hogan), and then you had guys doing a variety (DiBiase, Henning). And some of them would do the same move in a match (like piledrivers).

Today, it seems like everyone does their own three moves and never mixes it up. Like Shawn Michaels. His matches have become somewhat repetitive. He does some punching and kicking, then gets beat up, then hits the flying forearm, does the nip up. Bodyslam, elbow off the top rope. Sweet Chin Music. Pin. Occasionally, the opponent throws something else in there.
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #114 on: January 18, 2008, 08:17:19 AM »
Like Shawn Michaels. His matches have become somewhat repetitive. He does some punching and kicking, then gets beat up, then hits the flying forearm, does the nip up. Bodyslam, elbow off the top rope. Sweet Chin Music. Pin. Occasionally, the opponent throws something else in there.

He's also been doing a lot of get-face-wedged-between-someone's-knee-and-the-turnbuckle,-then-look-clinically-dead-for-90-seconds. I'm pretty sick of seeing him sell that move.
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #115 on: January 18, 2008, 10:33:16 AM »
That's what bugs me about the WWE now. It seems like, with the exception of one or two moves during the match, that each wrestler does the same three or four moves every time. It sometimes feels like I've been watching the same match every week.

So isn't it great that Big Show's coming back? He has such an impressive repertoire.

That's the thing. You used to have some guys who had just two moves, and punched all day long (i.e. Hogan), and then you had guys doing a variety (DiBiase, Henning). And some of them would do the same move in a match (like piledrivers).

Today, it seems like everyone does their own three moves and never mixes it up. Like Shawn Michaels. His matches have become somewhat repetitive. He does some punching and kicking, then gets beat up, then hits the flying forearm, does the nip up. Bodyslam, elbow off the top rope. Sweet Chin Music. Pin. Occasionally, the opponent throws something else in there.

Mr. Kennedy, on the other hand, seems to do something different almost every match.
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #116 on: January 20, 2008, 10:17:28 PM »
Anyone have news on the Rumble? Havent been able to check results on my phone...

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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #117 on: January 20, 2008, 10:19:58 PM »
Anyone have news on the Rumble? Havent been able to check results on my phone...
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« Reply #118 on: January 20, 2008, 10:47:03 PM »
Ah, ok. I thought it was tonight.

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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #119 on: January 20, 2008, 11:31:18 PM »
Just an educated guess: The Undertaker will win his second straight Rumble.

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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #120 on: January 21, 2008, 03:24:06 AM »
Another educated guess: The Undertaker will likely prevail in his WrestleMania match.

Going way out on a limb on that one, I know.
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #121 on: January 21, 2008, 06:39:56 PM »
And wow, you really don't need HD to see the obvious blading marks on Trip's forehead.
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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #122 on: January 21, 2008, 07:01:26 PM »
As in cuts? I wasnt watching when he was on. And i wonder if trips' mystery opponent is the big show. Also, i hate what they are doing with jericho. Wasnt he supposed to save us from orton?

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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #123 on: January 21, 2008, 07:06:09 PM »
Wow ... The crowd was as dead as i have ever seen it with jericho.

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Re: 2008 Running Pro Wrestling Thread
« Reply #124 on: January 21, 2008, 07:13:24 PM »
Flipping around just now, I saw a promo for WM at Orlando's Citrus Bowl. What the heck will they do if it's raining that night?
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