So, favorite pro wrestlers?

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by MissRo » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:28 am

Yeah, most of the videos of her you find online are from pretty early in her career. She's got more meat to her these days, but she can still do those running forward dropkicks effortlessly. It's pretty amazing.

I went back through some of my stuff after we talked, actually. It was in Philadelphia, actually, not Pittsburgh (American cities; not Ro's area of expertise), back in 2011 (pre-kids, when I could do fun things like leave the house). A company called Chikara put in the show, and it was called Joshimania. I think it was the first one, not sure if they did more. I didn't know a single person on the card at the time, shameful to say, but I got to see Sara Del Rey wrestle Aja Kong that night, which was pretty special too.

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by FuzzyBoots » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:21 am

Chikara can be a joy to watch. They harken back to the days of WWE when you had wrestling undertakers, wrestling clowns, wrestling boogeymen...

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by MissRo » Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:59 am

Yeah, I have to say it was pretty fun. I remember one tag team who had an ant gimmick, lol.

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by FuzzyBoots » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:30 pm

MissRo wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:59 am
Yeah, I have to say it was pretty fun. I remember one tag team who had an ant gimmick, lol.
That would be The Colony.

Often well known for their unique reaction to Chuck Taylor's grenade.

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by MissRo » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:50 pm

Bahahahaha, awesome!

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by Jabroniville » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:46 am

Bret Hart breaks up a fight between Owen Hart and the British Bulldog (his brother and brother-in-law), turns on the American fans once and for all, and reunites the Hart Foundation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBwoJhUNSPQ

Bret is a weird guy as far as charisma goes- he wasn't bombastic at all. Words never flowed from him the way they did from Flair, Dusty, Savage or Hogan. He couldn't get the crowds to worship him the way other guys did. He stumbled over words at times, and came off self-righteous even as a babyface. But when he cuts promos like THIS, it's like he doesn't need to. Great as those guys are on the mic, they're cartoons. Bret came off REAL- like himself turned up to 10.5 instead of 11. And that gives promos like this so much more impact than if a Rocky or even an Austin had done it. Foley could do it, possibly Arn, but I can't think of too many others who could.

Owen does his part beautifully here, too. Crying and wiping tears from his eyes while Bret talks about their past, growing up together ("Only two people in our family excelled at wrestling, and it was you and me").

And CHRIST- Bret's look of sheer disgust and disdain at 6:00, embracing his family and just vomiting all over the American fans.

This is how you can have shit charisma and still maintain an "8" in Promos/Charisma, at minimum.

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by Death Tribble » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:49 pm

Ric Flair is recovering from a serious medical condition. You should see his t-shirt which reads 'i'm not BLEEPing dead yet'. Videoes on Youtube.

Rosemary took part in Triplemania in Mexico and got hurt because one of her opponents Sexy Star made them a thing a shoot and then did not release an arm bar when Rosemary tapped out. Star was made to apologise but then went and said it was a work. She has been condemned by almost everyone as a result (see various podcasts and wrestling news) and after changing her story a couple of times has been stripped of the belt she won by the Mexican authorities. Rosemary's reaction on Twitter is worth a look. If you missed it it was the same night as the McGregor-Merryweather fight.
Her current costume adorned with flames is good.

And Asuka is heading to the main roster from NXT undefeated but she is injured

The Enzo Amore and Big Cass videoes are worth a look despite the heat that Enzo has backstage. Enzo's mic skills are good though.

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by BriarThrone » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:15 pm

I haven't been keeping up with things lately. Enzo Amore is, to my mind, one of the worst things the WWE puts in front of the fans. Maybe it's not the fault of the performer, but that gimmick is AGONIZING. Now I hear he's got heat backstage. What's up there?

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by Darrin Kelley » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:36 am

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan recently passed away.

Bobby was always something special. A Manager, a wrestler, a commentator. He did it all

The wrestling of the 80's simply wouldn't be as memorable as it now is without him. He was an original. And I believe that the whole profession suffered greatly when "The Brain" retired.

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by BriarThrone » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:32 pm

Bobby Heenan's legacy lives on. Everybody in the industry has to consciously decide which elements of The Brain's act to borrow from. Even if the answer is "none," the question has to be asked.

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by HalloweenJack » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:26 pm

BriarThrone wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:15 pm
I haven't been keeping up with things lately. Enzo Amore is, to my mind, one of the worst things the WWE puts in front of the fans. Maybe it's not the fault of the performer, but that gimmick is AGONIZING. Now I hear he's got heat backstage. What's up there?
Alot of people have said that Enzo really thinks he IS the gimmick he portrays which would of course rub people the wrong way. Plus I read he went to a strip club and harassed one of the dancers recently.


At least we have Braun tossing him around these days

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Re: So, favorite pro wrestlers?

Post by MacynSnow » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:52 am

Is it me,or does that all like a work just to get more reaction to him?(of course, putting him on 205 Live has both helped & hurt that program...)

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