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2020 Pro Wrestling Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by nietsroob17, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I didn't see it at first, but I've seen replays. He's lucky that his legs and back landed first before his head. He's maybe a split second from being paralyzed or dead.
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    That might be the second-stupidest thing I’ve seen Jeff Hardy do.
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    When talking about a guy who once stumbled out for a PPV main event stoned out of his mind, it might not even rank in the top 10.
    It'd be a fascinating list to compile, though.
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  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Yep, that’s No. 1 on the all-time Jeff Hardy dumb moments list.
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  5. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    Whoever thought, "Hey, let's set this up by the steel steps; nothing could go wrong there," should be fired. If it was Hardy and Elias, they need their asses chewed out. It never should have been there to begin with if they were going for that spot.
  6. JRoyal

    JRoyal Well-Known Member

    I can imagine Vince in their ears when it happened. "No one says shit about the mask coming off. She's still Reckoning. Anyone calls her Mia Yim and YOU'RE FIIIRRRREEED!!!!"
  7. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Damn RIP Pat Patterson, one of the truly great men in the history of the business
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  8. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    Dang. That's a crushing blow to the WWE family.

    Definitely expect a 10-bell salute on NXT, SmackDown and Raw. Same with having the whole crew on stage, though they may shy away from that just because of social distancing.
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    A great tag-team performer with Ray "The Crippler" Stevens. Am I misremembering or did he not show Austin the Stone Cold Stunner for him to use as a finisher?
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I think it was Johnny Ace (Laurinitis) who first started the move in Japan (the Ace Crusher), although there are a couple of clips of Cowboy Bob Orton doing an early version of an RKO (seriously).

    There was a vignette of Vince training for his first match with Austin and Patterson and Gerald Brisco showing him “counters” to the Stunner.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    As for Patterson’s career, no doubt he was one of the best in the ring, and while most of his career was before I started watching wrestling, I certainly enjoyed his on-air act in the late 90s as one of McMahon’s “stooges.” He and Gerald Brisco had a couple of matches with the Mean Street Posse that were surprisingly entertaining, and one of them garnered one of Raw’s highest-ever rated TV segments.

    Behind the scenes, he was terrific in helping the wrestlers put together matches and finishes.

    However, away from the ring is a little more complex. He was accused by a couple of people of sexual harassment (offering jobs or pushes in exchange for favors), and Superstar Graham, during the early 90s ringboy scandal, accused him of trying to molest young boys (Graham later recanted this and attempted to apologize).

    But looking at all the tributes from past and present, it’s clear that he made a strong impact on their lives and made a permanent mark on the business. RIP.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2020
  12. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    This has to be the capper to whatevyer highlight video they make.

    Then there's this from NXT's baby years.

    Last edited: Dec 2, 2020
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