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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:10 pm 
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This doesn't sound good for Ric Flair.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:58 pm 
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He's now in a coma


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:41 pm 
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His fiancée (if anyone remembers Flair's WCW run in 1993, she was his valet Fifi for a while) reported on social media that he's in much better shape now, and about to start physical therapy.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:42 pm 
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flyonthewall2983 wrote:
His fiancée (if anyone remembers Flair's WCW run in 1993, she was his valet Fifi for a while) reported on social media that he's in much better shape now, and about to start physical therapy.


So did Ric.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:56 am 
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The major highlights of his whole career in North America is on the Network, but quite honestly nothing can top the 3 matches he had with Ricky Steamboat in 1989. Flair turned 40 and Steamboat's only a few years younger than him, but they were in top physical condition if not at their peaks, but definitely at their zenith of telling a compelling story in the ring. I watched the one in New Orleans (Clash Of The Champions 6) which is my favorite of the three because for nearly an hour they (and referee Tommy Young) kept up a furious pace for the majority of it and you could feel just from watching it how bad they wanted to show the crowd who paid to see it, the nationwide TV audience and the legends who preceded them who were in attendance as well that night, just how good they were.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:39 am 
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Watched that trilogy the other month and it stands up today really well. Meltzer says he saw them have an even better match at a house show he attended, which he gave six stats long before he went crazy for the recent New Japan main events.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:50 am 
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There was a moment I liked recently, during WrestleMania weekend a few years ago he was in some panel segment discussing the match Steamboat had with Randy Savage at III and he was asked if he thought it was the greatest match of all time. He just said "no". I thought it was a little insulting considering he had better matches than that with both of them.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:47 pm 
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Ric's first statement. Don't care that he's subtly hawking his swag too, this is still awesome to see.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:30 pm 
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This Monday will mark the 25th anniversary of Raw. I remember the first episode pretty well, since it marked a different approach to their television which at the time was pretty highly produced and usually in any of the mid-sized arenas anywhere in either America or Canada. Eventually it changed from it's New York location to even smaller arenas since their live event business had gone down the tubes. They changed up the set in 1997, and it basically hasn't changed ever since.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:32 pm 
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flyonthewall2983 wrote:
This Monday will mark the 25th anniversary of Raw. I remember the first episode pretty well, since it marked a different approach to their television which at the time was pretty highly produced and usually in any of the mid-sized arenas anywhere in either America or Canada. Eventually it changed from it's New York location to even smaller arenas since their live event business had gone down the tubes. They changed up the set in 1997, and it basically hasn't changed ever since.

WWE is having a big event to celebrate 25 years of RAW on January 22 and so far it seems they are bringing almost every nostalgic act including Stone Cold, Undertaker, DX and more. The only ones so far that haven't been announced/confirmed are The Rock, Hulk Hogan, Sting and Bret Hart. I'm kinda looking forward to it but remembered that previous landmarks have had stupid booking by Vince.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:42 am 
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The Network has uploaded 95 episodes of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, a precursor to NWA/WCW which features early work from Ricky Steamboat, Jake Roberts, Sgt. Slaughter and a range of others.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:08 pm 
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It's funny how WWE hypocrisy works. Hulk Hogan (using N word on leaked sex tape) and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka (arrested for the alleged murder of his girlfriend back in the early 80's) have had their Hall of Fame profiles removed from the company's website. Still, Donald Trump (racist blowhard, possible traitor to the US) and Pete Rose (fired from FOX Sports for alleged sexual assault of a 14 year old back in the 70's, also bet on baseball as a player and coach), both non-wrestlers, have their profiles up in the HOF page.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:31 pm 
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The criteria for being in the WWE Hall of Fame, as I see it anyway, is as follows (in order of importance); 1, not on the McMahon shit list, 2, have long-standing business/personal relationships with the family, or 3, made a genuine, undeniable impact on pro wrestling or “sports entertainment”.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:04 am 
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dx23 wrote:
It's funny how WWE hypocrisy works. Hulk Hogan (using N word on leaked sex tape) and Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka (arrested for the alleged murder of his girlfriend back in the early 80's) have had their Hall of Fame profiles removed from the company's website. Still, Donald Trump (racist blowhard, possible traitor to the US) and Pete Rose (fired from FOX Sports for alleged sexual assault of a 14 year old back in the 70's, also bet on baseball as a player and coach), both non-wrestlers, have their profiles up in the HOF page.

Linda McMahon has a position in the Trump Administration.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:50 am 
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I was surprised that that appointment didn't get any press scrutiny.


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:09 am 
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It got scrutiny, but not as much as others since at least she isn't as bad of a candidate as Betsy DeVos or Rick Perry


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 Post subject: Re: WWE Network
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:11 am 
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The irony that she's the husband of the man who put territorial wrestling out of business, was lost on everyone in the press.


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