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The Thread Killer

Member Since 26 Apr 2005
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In Topic: Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

Yesterday, 03:22 PM

Coach is just awful. I think if I made a list of all time worst announcers that I would easily find a place for him on it. 

 

I've seen other people say the same thing elsewhere but it bears repeating.  Coach is almost fascinating to me (in the same way Vince Russo is) in that I can't fathom how somebody could be so closely involved in Pro Wrestling at such an intimate level, for such a prolonged period of time...yet still have no understanding of the simple basics of the sport or even a minimal understanding of what makes it work, and why. 

 

There can only be two possible explanations, either exceptional stupidity or - and this is more likely - supreme arrogance.  As in: "They hired me to work here and I get paid, so I must already know everything about this business and don't need to study or learn."  In Coachman's case, I sometimes get an "Ed Whalen" vibe from him, like because of his "legitimate sports" journalism background he somehow thinks he's above Pro Wrestling or looks down on it in some way.

 

Either way, it's disrespectful to the sport, and maddening to witness.


In Topic: Ring of Honor Wrestling

13 June 2018 - 02:44 PM

I thought MSG had some sort of exclusivity agreement with WWE?  Bischoff has claimed that WWF/WWE had exclusivity agreements with a bunch of the major arenas, most notably MSG...which froze WCW out of a lot of these places.  You know Bischoff would have loved to have run MSG to stick it to McMahon back during the "Monday Night Wars."  I can't imagine WWE letting anybody else run MSG, unless their agreement has lapsed or something.


In Topic: Conrad Thompson & Eric Bischoff's podcast

13 June 2018 - 02:38 PM

This week's episode was a tribute to Dusty Rhodes.  It was pretty unremarkable until the surprise Hulk Hogan appearance during the last half hour of the show.  I have to admit, it was pretty surreal to hear Conrad Thompson asking questions of Hulk Hogan like he normally does of Bruce Prichard or Eric.


In Topic: WWE Network... It's Here

12 June 2018 - 04:40 PM


The whole thing is, is Sabu happy with his life? If he is, then you can't say it was stupid for him to not do something with the WWE. If he really regrets not having that money and is miserable today, then you may be right. However, I don't think any of us have enough info to make that judgement.

 

I was poking around and found the clip from the KC shoot where Sabu talked about his time in WWE.  Here it is...  (We don't seem to be able to post YouTube videos anymore?)


In Topic: UFC 203: Because CM Punk is finally fighting

12 June 2018 - 03:51 PM

Conor vs. ADR for a pile of coke sounds like the perfect fight to book.

 

Bro, they could put the pile of coke on a pole, and whoever gets to it can snort it during the fight, bro.