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In Topic: The Innovation of the Tapout in Pro Wrestling

Yesterday, 04:41 PM

As both a boxing and MMA fan for decades, can't remember ever hearing Jimmerson referred to as a "highly ranked boxer".

In Topic: The Innovation of the Tapout in Pro Wrestling

23 May 2018 - 10:17 PM

From History of the WWE website. look up all the Ultimo Dragon matches for 1997: 


Great American Bash 97 - Moline, IL - Mark of the Quad - June 15, 1997 (9,613)


"The Ultimo Dragon defeated Psychosis (w/ Sonny Onoo) via submission with the Dragon Sleeper at 14:22 after Onoo accidentally kicked Psychosis in the head; Mike Tenay did guest commentary for the bout, subbing for Dusty Rhodes; the commentary team made note that Psychosis' tap out was understood as a submission."

In Topic: The Innovation of the Tapout in Pro Wrestling

23 May 2018 - 03:09 PM

First time I’m hearing this about Terry Taylor. Earliest guys I can remember were Ken Shamrock and Taz. Especially remember Shamrock tapping out people in the Spring of 1997. I remember a Shamrock ‘shootfighting’ exhibition segment on RAW, and the May 1997 PPV match with Vader ending via tap out. 
Even in early 1997, and in 1996, verbal submissions were the norm, and tapping your hand on the mat was a way to sell the pain of the hold. 
But curious, when was the Ultimo Dragon vs Psicosis match since maybe it does predate Shamrock's WWF arrival?

In Topic: WWE Commentary Thread (Raw, Smackdown, NXT, PPVs, etc.)

11 May 2018 - 10:20 AM

One of the issues with Mauro is the more confident he is, the worst he comes off. Best example is when he did commentary for Showtime, and seeing the difference between how he called MMA and boxing. He was pretty obnoxious calling MMA, but so reigned in when calling boxing. Like he knew he was the least informed person in the booth for boxing, and didn't want to look embarrassing in front of Al Bernstein, so he just did a decent and solid job in his smaller role.  


Maybe pair him with someone he wouldn't want to be embarrassed in front for his work in NXT. 

In Topic: Wrestlers who are BOTH Overrated and Underrated

05 May 2018 - 07:52 PM

Great to hear about Solar. Yeah I was pretty impressed by him and Fuerza the last time I saw them, both were doing their best to make sure the fans left happy.