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    Rasslin' Thread: Sponsored by the Oz Man

    So it's SummerSlam weekend and I'm not really all that excited with WWE having a half-ass Raw Universal Champion in Bork Lesnar. I like NJPW (I read Nakamura may be going back when his WWE deal is up) also but I haven't watched Impact in forever but I've heard some good recent reviews. Just to be clear, this thread is for all of the Rasslin' promotions it just happens to be SummerSlam weekend.
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    I don’t watch Raw at all. I read the dirt sheets daily so I’m still up to date with what’s happening. I’ve thought that NXT takeovers are better shows than any non-Wrestlemania ppv in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krgrecw View Post
    I don’t watch Raw at all. I read the dirt sheets daily so I’m still up to date with what’s happening. I’ve thought that NXT takeovers are better shows than any non-Wrestlemania ppv in years.
    Let me know how NXT Brooklyn was when you watch it.

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    Chris Jericho, Jim Ross and the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars are starting a new promotion called All Elite Wrestling, they are said to be in talks with some big networks like TNT. This will be interesting to keep an eye on.

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    Eh. Rhodes is what got this going.

    Rhodes wants to bring wrestling back to the glory days of WCW before Russo ruined it. It's because his father dusty helped wcw get big to crush WWF.

    I'm all for it. WWE has gotten too big for it's ego. Product is stale most of the year. Besides, WCW mid 90's was my favorite era of wrestling. Early late 90's to 2001 WWF comes close second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Individual-1 View Post
    Eh. Rhodes is what got this going.

    Rhodes wants to bring wrestling back to the glory days of WCW before Russo ruined it. It's because his father dusty helped wcw get big to crush WWF.

    I'm all for it. WWE has gotten too big for it's ego. Product is stale most of the year. Besides, WCW mid 90's was my favorite era of wrestling. Early late 90's to 2001 WWF comes close second.
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    Stacked Tag Division. Outsiders, Steiners, Harlem Heat, Horsemen. Meng/Barbarian

    Stacked Cruiserweight Division. Mysterio, Malenko, Juvi, Psychosis, Jericho, Eddie

    Stacked Mid Card/Main Event. DDP, Luger, Horsemen, Savage, Giant, Hogan, Sting, Flair, Hennig, Goldberg, Nash, Hall, Piper etc.

    Plus you had other mid carders like Raven, Saturn, Mortis, Wrath, etc.

    I will watch those shows anyday over what WWE throws out there.

    Btw, Tony Schiavone is back in the business. He still does Gwinnett and UGA stuff but he also is the lead announcer for MLW promotion once a week. Look up their shows on youtube. It's awesome to hear his voice commentating again. Hopefully AEW can pick him up. Would give them a lot of credibility if he and Tenay with a third heel guy could do commentary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Individual-1 View Post
    Eh. Rhodes is what got this going.

    Rhodes wants to bring wrestling back to the glory days of WCW before Russo ruined it. It's because his father dusty helped wcw get big to crush WWF.

    I'm all for it. WWE has gotten too big for it's ego. Product is stale most of the year. Besides, WCW mid 90's was my favorite era of wrestling. Early late 90's to 2001 WWF comes close second.
    I go back a little further, but WCW from the early-80s until the mid-90s was the best promotion out there by far. The Four Horsemen was the pinnacle. Only reason I ever watched WWF was to see what Roddy Piper was up to. My second favorite promotion was the defunct UWF that Cowboy Bill Watts ran until he sold it to Ted Turner. It got some play during the wrestling explosion in the early-to-mid 1980s when you could watch a different promotion every night on cable. UWF had Sting and Steve Williams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50PoundHead View Post
    I go back a little further, but WCW from the early-80s until the mid-90s was the best promotion out there by far. The Four Horsemen was the pinnacle. Only reason I ever watched WWF was to see what Roddy Piper was up to. My second favorite promotion was the defunct UWF that Cowboy Bill Watts ran until he sold it to Ted Turner. It got some play during the wrestling explosion in the early-to-mid 1980s when you could watch a different promotion every night on cable. UWF had Sting and Steve Williams.
    Mid 80’s nwa was the best. 4 horseman, dusty, rock n roll express, midnight express, Russians etc.

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    During an appearance on the Total Engagement podcast, former WWE music composer Jim Johnston talked about his departure from the company in 2017. Johnston spoke about how WWE barely used him towards the end of his run:

    “I don’t want a job where I don’t have to work,” he said. “There wasn’t ever a millisecond where I thought, ‘Wow, isn’t this great? I’m really not doing that much music, but they’re continuing to pay me! Oh my God, what a great deal!’ It was awful. I hate that. I hated that feeling. I’ve got handcuffs on, I can’t contribute and I eventually told Vince that as well. I said, ‘this is not right.’ I also told him at the time is like, ‘hey, if you’re unhappy with me, fire me. Fire me right now. You can fire me right now. I’m taking the pressure off. Go ahead. Fire me.’ Because that’s not the way I roll. I don’t like that.”

    Johnston talked about the difference between writing music for heels and faces:

    “I think music for bad guys always comes down to, ‘Do you believe how great I am? Can you believe it?’ And Mr. Perfect was a really strong character and he played it really well. He was charismatically bad and he really exuded that when he came out you know with the hands up in the air and that was his vibe: ‘You know, c’mon now…it’s a little hard to believe, how great I am, isn’t it? I mean, it’s hard for me to believe, for God’s sake!’ It’s like a monumental conchairto to himself whereas music for good guys is more a celebration for everyone. It’s more coming out and going out to the crowd. It’s almost like this is what the crowd feels about you and how much we love you and how much we’re supporting you and bad guys I think it comes more from it’s all about them. So it’s how they see themselves.”

    When asked directly about possibly writing music for AEW, Johnston replied with the following comment:

    “Sure, absolutely. Give me a call.”

    In a recent NoDQ poll, 86% of respondents voted that they would like to see AEW hire Johnston.
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    Former WWE music composer Jim Johnston is open/interested in AEW.
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    I am excited for AEW. I can't take wwe anymore.
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    I am in Calgary for the next week for work.

    I really want to visit the Hart Dungeon/House. The House itself is now just a normal suburban house. Not a museum you can pay to go into.

    But as a wrestling fan, it's just something I want to see in person to know so many greats came through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Individual-1 View Post
    I am in Calgary for the next week for work.

    I really want to visit the Hart Dungeon/House. The House itself is now just a normal suburban house. Not a museum you can pay to go into.

    But as a wrestling fan, it's just something I want to see in person to know so many greats came through.
    Damn. You should swing by if you have time.

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    I forgot to mention the Continental Wrestling Association, the Memphis promotion that Jerry Jarrett used to run. Jerry Lawler was great in that venue and I didn't think his schtick transferred to the WWE. The Andy Kaufman/Lawler feud was awesome. Same went for Downtown Bruno, his act in Memphis, who then went by Harvey Wippleman in the WWE.

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    My hometown wrestler Ricochet, residing from Paducah, Kentucky

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    I am thinking if I ever saw him as a boy and there is a change I might have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AerchAngel View Post
    My hometown wrestler Ricochet, residing from Paducah, Kentucky

    Best wrestler in moves in the business.

    I am thinking if I ever saw him as a boy and there is a change I might have.
    I have been keeping up with him for about five years since he wore a mask and went by the name Prince Puma in Lucha Underground. His finishing move is Amazing, I don't know how any human being can do that.



    On a side note, I had never heard of Paducah, Kentucky until recently and now I know of three people from there, Ricochet, you and my mom worked with a guy in the newspaper business some years ago from there that found his way to Spartanburg, SC. How many people live in Paducah?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acuña’s Bat Flip View Post
    I have been keeping up with him for about five years since he wore a mask and went by the name Prince Puma in Lucha Underground. His finishing move is Amazing, I don't know how any human being can do that.



    On a side note, I had never heard of Paducah, Kentucky until recently and now I know of three people from there, Ricochet, you and my mom worked with a guy in the newspaper business some years ago from there that found his way to Spartanburg, SC. How many people live in Paducah?
    25K in city but about close to 100k in the vicinity.

    It has grown. When I went back home on Thanksgiving I was like WTF? this city has changed. It is a beautiful city to see, if you want to see old school buildings and architect. It has so many things in the city and in the surrounding area that would amaze you.

    If it wasn't for my kids, I would move there.

    The high schools are good as well, the new one is McCrakren County and the school is like a university in buildings.

    I worked at Lockheed Martin when I was back home in the 90's, it has now changed. I was in charge of the database for depleted uranium stuff.

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    Thanks for asking, you make me miss home.

    Going back home is special, with family, friends and just experience the music scene which is very good and renown. I can go back but flying there from here is about 700 a pop one way and the pay there is not like the cities of Minneapolis or Madison, or even Milwaukee.

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