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cheapshot

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In Topic: How do you factor in agents/trainers when evaluating wrestlers?

15 May 2018 - 01:56 PM

 

 

I don't. Wrestling is about execution.

 
You don't think there's a huge difference of talent between a guy who's able to execute a script and a guy who's able to put his own match together or even call it in the ring ?

There is but since we arent privy to the details of how matches are put together most of the time, I can only call what I see.

 

 

Even if you know you're comparing Apples to Oranges if you're comparing a New Japan match vs. a WWE match based on one having no agent layout / input vs. one that you know does? 


In Topic: Wrestlers with largest timespan between 2 great matches

10 May 2018 - 02:34 PM

If the footage was available I'd probably say Bockwinkel. 


In Topic: Bruno Sammartino, 1935-2018

10 May 2018 - 02:32 PM

A great listen!


In Topic: Dave Meltzer stuff

10 May 2018 - 02:28 PM

On the latest WOR he suggested Bryan leaving in September wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea. 


In Topic: Shodate banned?

10 May 2018 - 02:25 PM

 

 


 
Pitbull Johnson

 

 

Well seeing that gimp being mentioned on here was unexpected.

 

He bought some shows from Hammerlock when I was there in 1996. They were 'interesting' to say the least.

 

Not least for him sitting taking money at the door, writing TICKITT in big letters on a lined pad, then tearing the pages off and handing them to the bemused punters. Not before trying to flog them promo pictures of himself standing in his garden, with a garden gnome and his neighbours looking over the fence in the background.

 

He was from Sheerness, on the Isle of Sheppey, but couldn't pronounce the letter H, so ended up being from Seerness, on the Isle of Seppey. He also formed a very popular up and coming tag team with Alex Sane, called the Seppey Lads.

 

He also advertised a ladder match as the main event of one show, then forgot to bring the ladder. Hammerlock MC Dean Ayass officially became my hero on that night, as he called Pitbull out to the ring before the main event. He thought Dean was going to thank him for all his efforts in promoting the show, etc. Dean then said "Now, ladies and gentlemen, as you know, we were supposed to have a ladder match for you here tonight. Unfortunately, we haven't got that match for you tonight....and here to explain why is Ian 'Pitbull' Johnson." Dean then handed him the microphone and watched him stand there like a deer caught in the headlights for about a minute, before he finally stammered "Errrr, forgot the ladder".

 

He was also arrested whilst on the run from the law, when he promoted a wrestling show and put himself all over the posters. He couldn't work out how they'd found him!

 

Memories :)

 

 

I remember you telling me about this back in the day.  :lol: