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#1 tim

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 02:22 PM

http://www.latimes.c...0304-story.html

 

FOX News drew 16.9 million viewers for the last debate to see the follow up to the slow-burn Trump vs. Megyn Kelly angle from last August.  This was their second highest viewed broadcast ever -- second only to that August debate which drew 24 million viewers.

 

Conclusive proof that the key to a boom is finding one megastar and building around him.  It helps that he is in a particularly hot angle that has involved the whole promotion.

 

The cross-promotional Trump vs. Hillary Clinton angle planned for this Fall is sure to draw huge ratings.



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Posted 05 March 2016 - 02:43 PM

Dude is so fucking over that even bad creative can't derail him. Hottest star since Attitude Era Austin. He is even drawing money in a program with Mitt Romney somehow.

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 06:56 PM

But is he over in the Russo sense, which can hurt the business long-term?



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Posted 18 July 2016 - 06:43 PM

Watching the RNC...not because I'm a fan, but because it's in my city (Cleveland). A few thoughts so far...

I liked Scott Baio in his Chachi and Charles gimmicks, loved Bob Loblaw run, but this aging Hollywood Republican schtick is not nearly as interesting as it could be. Maybe a diva on his arm would've helped?

The Lone Survivor got huge pops. Makes me wonder how long it is before one of the GOP bookers thinks about giving him his own push in a small local territory to see if he could ever be a national star...based on the current nominee, a lack of political experience does not seem to be an issue.

Like most RAWs, I feel myself getting bored and turning this off before the main event.

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 12:20 PM

I've been watching the convention. It's absurdist TV at it's best so far, but Trump will need to basically either be shot or shoot someone on the air to top Ted Cruz trying to steal his thunder followed by that Godfather walk-on.



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 11:34 PM

DNC finish



#7 Memphis Mark

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 04:18 PM

 Trump is another Jerry Lawler .  The Donald can sell tickets to the same fan base for 40 years. Talents like him only come along once in a generation. So Proud !

 

 It really going  to get good when he actually  wins the  election . It is a no  contest .   The whole thing reminds  of Andy Kaufman vs. Foxy !



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 04:25 PM

 Also now we know that  Russians are in Trump's  stable. When the Koloffs  and Nicolai Volkoff are on your side how could anyone lose.



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:53 PM

Joey B, KAINE, and President Bad Motherfucker Obama just Shield style triple power bombed Trump thru a table.

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 05:01 AM

I think most pro wrestling thing about this season is how Bernie Sanders and Daniel Bryan are so similar. Bernie isn't quite the draw of his establishment counterparts, but is hugely over with live crowds and has threatened the top of the card even though he was never the establishment pick. He has gotten the ball rolling toward a different version of Democratic politics just like Daniel Bryan got the ball rolling toward a different version of WWE. There is still some resistance in both cases, but in both cases, we know where it's ultimately going. And Debbie Wasserman Schultz has turned out to be an even better heel authority figure than Stephanie McMahon, actually getting some measure of comeuppance.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 06:10 AM

Joey B, KAINE, and President Bad Motherfucker Obama just Shield style triple power bombed Trump thru a table.

 

 I did not catch their promo 's . I was watching a rerun of Dragnet . However , there are no worries. The Donald will just instruct the Koloffs to leak more DNC emails. 



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 11:33 AM

I think most pro wrestling thing about this season is how Bernie Sanders and Daniel Bryan are so similar. Bernie isn't quite the draw of his establishment counterparts, but is hugely over with live crowds and has threatened the top of the card even though he was never the establishment pick. He has gotten the ball rolling toward a different version of Democratic politics just like Daniel Bryan got the ball rolling toward a different version of WWE. There is still some resistance in both cases, but in both cases, we know where it's ultimately going. And Debbie Wasserman Schultz has turned out to be an even better heel authority figure than Stephanie McMahon, actually getting some measure of comeuppance.

 

Bernie has been more like CM Punk in that he's attracted THOSE PEOPLE as fans that annoyingly hijack other perfectly good segments and they think they are "helping".



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 11:34 AM

Incredible that Biden wasn't even the best promo last night. My one concern about them passing the torch to Hillary and... that other guy, whoever he is, is that neither of them is really an all time great on the stick the way Biden and Obama are. Both incredibly strong public speakers that know how to control an audience.

 

Also the ex-CIA man last night was great. He looks like this nice little old man with glasses. Then he starts to talk and he's FIRED UP about the Russians and by the time he's done you're ready to do what must be done to prevent Red Dawn.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 03:05 AM

 

Joey B, KAINE, and President Bad Motherfucker Obama just Shield style triple power bombed Trump thru a table.

 

 I did not catch their promo 's . I was watching a rerun of Dragnet . However , there are no worries. The Donald will just instruct the Koloffs to leak more DNC emails. 

 

Oh, treason.



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Posted 01 August 2016 - 01:12 AM

Bernie Sanders is the Zack Ryder of presidential politics. He got himself over by appealing to the smarks, but he doesn't have the goods to be a main event player.

 

Also, how long will it be before Trump starts getting X-Pac heat from the voting public? Cutting a heel promo on a Gold Star Mother has to be the last straw, right?



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Posted 01 August 2016 - 04:25 PM

Bernie Sanders had all the goods. If anything he's Daniel Bryan. Over here we have the same thing with Jeremy Corbyn even down to the cannibalistic nature of his own party to deny a new, exciting era led by a vegetarian.

(Disclaimer: I'm massively biased as I'm a socialist. #VotePlaid)

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 01:20 AM

Thunderbolt Patterson is my favorite crazy old wrestler on Facebook. He post every anti BLM, pro Trump, Jesus has favorites, typical stupid meme there is but also the ones about how we should, and rightly, be proud of Gabby Douglas for her athletic work. He's adorable.

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 09:43 PM

Would be a tremendous hype promo if it wasn't scary as shit:

 



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Posted 23 September 2016 - 09:46 PM

Every teaser promo on CNN for the debate is SO pro wrestling. TRUMP VERSUS HILLARY! LIVE! THE DEBATE!

 

These are scary times.



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Posted 24 September 2016 - 04:32 PM

Legendary WrestleMania 14 interviewer Gennifer Flowers will be at the debate on Monday.

MSNBC is doing all day coverage. We are nearing peak absurdity at this point.




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