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#101 EricR

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:41 PM

The other big match on the show was Benoit/Dinsmore, so they probably aren't going to rush to get that on the Network. But we did review the match. Kane looked awful: 

 

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#102 NickH

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:30 PM

I've never seen the Kane/Batista match before, wasn't exactly excited for it but gave it a watch anyway. Yeah video quality is bad but not unwatchable. (I've seen worst shit then this, tracking lines anyone).

 

Not a great match, Kane didn't look good at all, maybe he was still exhausted from his great Royal Rumble showing 10 days prior. Some nice cameos at the end but WWE need to do a bit better with their selection next week. 



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:22 PM

Watching OVW footage from that era leads me to believe the actual footage itself is poor quality. Maybe that's why they haven't put a ton up on the network.


Didn't they release DVD's at one point?

#104 JNLister

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 03:27 AM

Admittedly I was watching on VHS at the time, but the TV show picture quality was absolutely fine, as were the (outdoor) tapes of the big shows at Six Flags. It might just be they didn't have the budget/equipment/ability to do a decent recording at Louisville Gardens. That whole Christmas Chaos show was released on VHS and even at the time people were commenting on how it was unusually poor quality.



#105 iamthedoctor

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:00 AM

 

Watching OVW footage from that era leads me to believe the actual footage itself is poor quality. Maybe that's why they haven't put a ton up on the network.


Didn't they release DVD's at one point?

 

 

Im sure ive seen the odd matches on superstar profiles.



#106 NickH

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:17 AM

MULTIPLE HIDDEN GEMS THIS WEEK :)

http://www.wwenetwor...nned-for-today/

 

 

I'm not looking til they're uploaded, I want to be surprised today.

 

 

 

 



#107 PeteF3

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 02:44 AM

Sure seems like they're going to go with multiple uploads on holiday weeks, then. This series started on Memorial Day, now it's a 

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#108 Matt D

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 06:58 AM

On paper, this is much closer to my ideal for every week (no spoilers for Nick, just generalities): Old 70s segment, 80s-90s star-powered match that we might have already had, 70s-80s gem match that we might not have, couple of 00s developmental/metal matches. 5 segments. Everyone's happy every week and they have plenty to burn through. In this case, that depends a bit on whether or not the "gem" is a pro-shot since what we have (in full) currently is more of a fancam. 



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 09:04 AM

Well I just looked at the list. I feel like someone bought me socks for Christmas. I appreciate them but it's not exactly the present I want. That's OK I will still watch them. I do like that they spread out the decades as well as the promotions. It was exactly the same idea I was thinking about too. It gives everybody something. If they did this weekly it would be fantastic.

 

Good to see Florida & AWA being represented. Not enough of those promotions. Anything from FCW I ignore because I just don't care.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:28 AM

The Armstrongs tag is very good, surprised how much I enjoyed it. Basically played out like a reverse tag match, thought it was going to fall apart at the end but they got away with it. Recommended.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:33 AM

Pro shot? We have the edited version and raw footage version of that tag, but it would be nice to add that one.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 11:37 AM

Pro-Shot with Tony. Great VQ too.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:25 PM

What was up with Tully and Lex teaming? What was Arn up to at this time?

Edit: Oh! I looked it up and he teamed with Kevin Sullivan. Weird. Whats the deal there?

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:11 PM

Ole got booted out of the Horsemen, leaving Arn partner-less.

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 01:11 PM

I think they wanted Luger as their new star in the finals, even if the babyfaces were going over. They could have either teamed him with Arn or Tully. Arn-Sullivan was a makeshift team since there were no other available Horsemen.



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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:08 PM

If that means they have a full, non-clipped version of the whole '87 Crockett Cup, that is my new holy grail. First wrestling VHS my parents ever bought me. Still have it in the giant, plastic clamshell packaging! That opening video package to "The Hit" by Richard Myhill still makes me mark out!!



#117 Alucard

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 05:21 PM

If that means they have a full, non-clipped version of the whole '87 Crockett Cup, that is my new holy grail. First wrestling VHS my parents ever bought me. Still have it in the giant, plastic clamshell packaging! That opening video package to "The Hit" by Richard Myhill still makes me mark out!!

 

Amen to that! One of my favorite tapes to watch and one of the all time greatest video packages.



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Posted 18 June 2018 - 10:14 PM

My impressions of Kenny Omega vs. Cru Jones:

- Wow, Omega was young. He looked like a dork and his mic work was the drizzling shits.

- With that said, this was a fun little TV match. Omega's ring work looked good, at least, even if his overall "presentation" was severely lacking (dorky look, dumpy tights, etc.).

- Whatever became of Cru Jones? He seems like exactly the kind of guy they would have pushed circa 2006, yet Omega won the match and Cru Jones never made it past developmental (neither did Omega, for that matter).

- For all of the talk of WWE "missing the boat" with Omega, it's easy to see why he would not have been anyone's definition of a "sure thing" in 2006. Like AJ Styles back then, he simply needed more time, seasoning, and experience elsewhere.

 

Edit: A Google search tells me they stole the name Cru Jones from the movie "Rad." Really, WWE?!  :rolleyes: Wow, Developmental truly was a bad joke back then...



#119 Bix

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 12:32 AM

Cru Jones was longtime Georgia indie guy under that name.

#120 C.S.

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 10:54 AM

Cru Jones was longtime Georgia indie guy under that name.

 

So, it was his idea.

 

I'm shocked such a creative genius never really made it.






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