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#21 El McKell

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:10 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. ^_^

 

Holy shit that is so accurate.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:12 AM

Johnny's Super Hans.



#23 JerryvonKramer

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:39 AM

Come on now. I could accept actual David Mitchell but Mark is pushing it, lol.

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:46 AM

Actually can I say, one of my favourite things about listening to these shows is that I have heard so many Japanese and Mexican wrestlers' names spoken aloud for the first time by Chad. So when I see these names from now on I'll be reading them in my head in a broad Southern drawl.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:57 AM

You have no idea how nervous I am reading those names because I know they will be butchered. Yoshihisa Yamamoto is a particular tongue twister. 

 

Thanks everyone for the words so far. I did like the sense of accomplishment that I felt at finishing our list reading to each other and it helped cap off my personal journey of going through the GWE process. 



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:58 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. ^_^

 

Ha, I'm now just imagining JvK looking through other GWE ballots and having a David Mitchell-style meltdown when he sees I've rated Tom Zenk above Flair*

 

 

*not really



#27 BigBadMick

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 06:12 AM

Come on now. I could accept actual David Mitchell but Mark is pushing it, lol.

Exhibit A:

 

Re: Daniel Bryan matches

 

'you can see them as being great but I just hate those crowds so much Chad and I don't want them to be happy'

 

 
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#28 Jimmy Redman

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 06:13 AM

You have no idea how nervous I am reading those names because I know they will be butchered. Yoshihisa Yamamoto is a particular tongue twister.

 

I want to be clear that I'm saying that as a compliment with zero irony, and the following is definitely one as well. This may be getting into weird tangent territory, but I do love your accent, and after listening to it for hours on end I feel like, I dunno, it's so distinctive that I'll probably start channeling it the next time my Southern accent is called upon.

 

Also, I haven't had a chance to get past the first hour yet, but I do appreciate the shoutouts. If my recommendations and pimping have helped to get someone like Cena so over with someone so curmudgeonly anti-modern as Parv, I feel like half my GWE job was done.

 

The other half was my Shawn case...but hopefully I have more words to spare for him yet.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 06:58 AM

Looking forward to the Shawn post Jimmy.

 

Speaking of Shawn, It's cool to hear some rational thoughts on him from Chad. The guy merits more of a look than the "he's an asshole", "greatest of all time!", "I can list 500 wrestlers better" type reactions he triggers.

 

I liked your original placings of Misawa/Kobashi Parv. BIGLAV had a good point in regards to their variety vs the other GOAT contenders.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 06:58 AM

I really loved the show! Motivated Tim and I do put out our full 100 lists, as well.

 

What I really took out of it was how much Chad & Parv value output compared to myself values how talented someone is more. Love all the different ways that people are going about their lists.



#31 BigBadMick

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 08:09 AM

Oh, I didn't say it earlier but great show.

 

The extra time/detail with the Top 10 really put this among the very best WTBBP episodes ever.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 08:47 AM

That was the most Parv moment ever! I am dying at work. Listen to this show.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 11:57 AM

It makes me happy to see that Parv is going with this gut and bumping Misawa and Kobashi up, but it also upsets me that he is leaving Buddy Rose off his ballot even though he admits it was a clerical error.  



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 12:01 PM

I'm a little torn as him shifting who he did in when it was a blank space was actually a good moment, one that followed some of the narratives presented by the show over the years, really, almost a validation of the person in question sorts. Now that it just wasn't Dustin placed twice, it's a little less of a fun thing. It'd be one thing if he was replacing #94 or something. It's pretty damning where it actually is, especially given the overall dissatisfaction he showed for some of the placements. I am biased though.

 

To be honest, if he's going to go as far as he did, then I'd actually prefer Parv to take his BIGLAV list as a starting point, a guide, and then use it to help him reshuffle things and spend the next two weeks following his heart. 



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 04:15 PM

Any chance Parv can do a list of the top 100 GWE Ballots?



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:09 PM

I'm having a great time listening to this. More than once, I've wanted to jump into the podcast and argue, which is probably a good sign.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:30 PM

Very much enjoyed Chad's reasoning on the Japanese and Mexican workers he included. For someone like myself who has only dipped into the promotions of those countries, some of his match recommendations make me more keen to seek them out.

As for Parv, you said your fave company is All Japan. Could a future project, as a one off, or maybe a few shows, be an All Japan for dummies type show? Where we get a brief history of certain matches and feuds, so I know why these guys are fighting each other? I find it hard to be invested, when it is just This Guy vs That Guy.

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:45 PM

Very much enjoyed Chad's reasoning on the Japanese and Mexican workers he included. For someone like myself who has only dipped into the promotions of those countries, some of his match recommendations make me more keen to seek them out.

As for Parv, you said your fave company is All Japan. Could a future project, as a one off, or maybe a few shows, be an All Japan for dummies type show? Where we get a brief history of certain matches and feuds, so I know why these guys are fighting each other? I find it hard to be invested, when it is just This Guy vs That Guy.

They already do the All Japan Excite series but I'm guessing you are after more in depth stuff from further back and more of a focus on specific workers/styles/feuds/periods etc... me and two of my friends are working on a show like that right now actually, I'll post it in this section when the first one gets out there, most likely in about fifteen years time knowing our workrate. 

 



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:58 PM

 

Come on now. I could accept actual David Mitchell but Mark is pushing it, lol.

Exhibit A:

 

Re: Daniel Bryan matches

 

'you can see them as being great but I just hate those crowds so much Chad and I don't want them to be happy'

 

 
  ;)

 

I swear I feel the same way. I don't feel so alone now. Thanks, Parv.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 05:59 PM

Hey Parv, could you elaborate on your Kurt Angle comment near the end? You said something about not liking him going toe-to-toe with Benoit. Not sure I totally understood.







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