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#1 JerryvonKramer

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 10:56 PM

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Chad and Parv complete their Top 100 GWE lists in a longest-ever-WTBBP marathon to the finish line.

Don't forget to get your Top 100 ballot in before April 3rd, 2016: http://prowrestlingo...-voting-thread/



#2 Dylan Waco

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 11:34 PM

Well. I guess I'm not sleeping tonight.

#3 Jimmy Redman

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 01:25 AM

HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

 

I am only so far into it yet but there is a MOMENT in this, and you'll all know exactly what I'm talking about when you get to it, and this moment, I mean God love you Parv, but for anyone who has ever argued with you or your system during this thing, that was just about the greatest payoff spot in pro wrestling history.

 

Five fucking stars.



#4 Dylan Waco

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 01:40 AM

I laughed my ass off for a good ten minutes.

#5 soup23

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:02 AM

Probably my favorite WTBBP moment besides the Arn vs. Windham fiasco



#6 Badlittlekitten

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:10 AM

HOLY FUCKING SHIT.
 
I am only so far into it yet but there is a MOMENT in this, and you'll all know exactly what I'm talking about when you get to it, and this moment, I mean God love you Parv, but for anyone who has ever argued with you or your system during this thing, that was just about the greatest payoff spot in pro wrestling history.
 
Five fucking stars.


I was already excited but this tease has put me over the edge. On the last show Parv's line (to paraphrase) "Biglav . . . it's a load of shit really" had me cracking up.

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 06:12 AM

I like the resolution most of all. It's like the Grinch's heart growing.

 

Also great, was Chad's "oh boy" after the commercial break.



#8 bradhindsight

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 07:54 AM

I enjoyed Chad's quick "well, I don't know about fair" response when Parv asked if it was fair to segregate joshi workers by their appearance based on their preference of sexual partner.



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 07:59 AM

I love it when bets come into play.



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 08:20 AM

About 90 minutes into this and I do not want it to end.  Very curious to see how the lists shake out.  Definitely some food for thought here as while I haven't sat down and put pen to paper for my own ballot, I've certainly been thinking about just what I prioritize.  Will shake out some more thoughts on it in that part of the board but just wanted to add I found this very engaging. 

 

While I'm still more a fan of ranking and discussing matches rather than individual wrestlers, this and part 1 will sit right next to the top 100 match countdown as the type of pod I can easily go back and listen to once a year.  Just broad goodness all around. 



#11 El Boricua

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 01:00 PM

HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

 

I am only so far into it yet but there is a MOMENT in this, and you'll all know exactly what I'm talking about when you get to it, and this moment, I mean God love you Parv, but for anyone who has ever argued with you or your system during this thing, that was just about the greatest payoff spot in pro wrestling history.

 

Five fucking stars.

 

Still not done with the show but I reached this part. This was me at my desk at work when I reached that part:

 

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Excellent show so far.



#12 BigBadMick

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 02:13 PM

Out for St Patrick's day, getting to listen here and there today, really good show.



#13 Magpie

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 05:27 PM

Trying to fit this 4 hour epic in before work this afternoon.

Really enjoyed the first part.

Parv and Chad, on Daily Motion, look for a guy named Buddy Watson and an AWA show called StarCage 85. I had never heard of this show, but looking at the line up, I think it needs the Big Boys treatment. He also has AWA Super Sunday.

http://www.dailymoti...kSpiritHunter/1

#14 Eegah

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 08:59 PM

Absolutely tremendous stuff fellas. Thank you so much for the thoughts and commitment to bringing the analysis. I wont go into semantics to avoid spoilers but i enjoyed both lists very much. A smattering between the two will make up a lot of my list although there are several guys on neither list will make mine. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 10:38 PM

I waited until Part II was posted before listening to both podcasts. These were excellent shows gentlemen, filled with good insight and some surprising picks and omissions from both of you. 

 

Your talk about someone being a greatest hits wrestler vs being an all-time great one has me rethinking my ballot at the eleventh hour.



#16 Dylan Waco

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:54 PM

Marked out for Chad's number 9.

 

Great, great show. May comment more later. 



#17 JerryvonKramer

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 02:49 AM

Thanks for all the comments.

Since recording this, I've been doing some thinking and feel, overwhelmingly, that I cannot in good conscience have Misawa and Kobashi where they are on my list. As the show progressed and as Chad spoke with love and passion about those guys, I just had this increasing feeling of guilt and sense that something was wrong. I don't know if it came across on the show, but it became abundantly clear to me that -- just in their case -- I need to overrule BIGLAV and bump them up. Felt like not only a betrayal of Chad but also of just wrestling itself.

So in the interests of full disclosure I'm going to make an edit to my final submitted ballot because there's no way I can leave it with those guys not in the top 5. BIGLAV was helpful for deciding if someone should be 37 as opposed to 83 but I really think that there are special cases up in the top ten that are beyond the system. Can't look in the mirror and say I believe that those two guys aren't in the top five greatest wrestlers ever.

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:21 AM

 

HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

 

I am only so far into it yet but there is a MOMENT in this, and you'll all know exactly what I'm talking about when you get to it, and this moment, I mean God love you Parv, but for anyone who has ever argued with you or your system during this thing, that was just about the greatest payoff spot in pro wrestling history.

 

Five fucking stars.

 

Still not done with the show but I reached this part. This was me at my desk at work when I reached that part:

 

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Excellent show so far.

 

Not gonna lie, I have felt thick as pigshit all day for not quite cottoning on to which part everyone was referencing here, it was very late when I listened last night though and I was also at the gym trying to pretend I was enjoying myself when I actually felt like I was about to die for most of it, so I think I get which part you mean now.  

Going to relisten now but the bits I managed to successfully take in were tremendous, awesome job lads!



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:54 AM

On 40 minus in thus far, but really enjoying it. First thing I've taken away from this is that JvK sounds exactly like I'd imagined he would.



#20 BigBadMick

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:55 AM

On 40 minus in thus far, but really enjoying it. First thing I've taken away from this is that JvK sounds exactly like I'd imagined he would.

The 'Mark from Peep Show' vibe. ^_^







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