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TL
Jan 16, 2006

Yeah, it is. Isn't it?

Bowties are cool.

Phenix Rising posted:

I haven't seen it in a while but now I'm curious - are they actually building a robot in the intro or are they, in fact, building The Mothership?

Just rewatched it, they are, in fact, building a wrestlebot.

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EugeneJ
Feb 5, 2012

It's OK to beat your wife if she's drunk


wasn't there an episode of Saturday Night that was pre-empted by baseball, and supposedly had a good Ric Flair-Alex Wright match?

I remember for years tape traders were trying to find that from European broadcasts because the US version never aired

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


I can't decide if the cyber WCW SN set is the greatest studio set in the history of studio shows or the worst.

fart blood
Sep 13, 2008



When will WCW Power Hour hit the network dammit

AlmightyBob
Sep 8, 2003



Need the one where dusty would moo every episode because it had a milk sponsorship or something

Doc Morbid
Jan 6, 2011

I enjoy metal because of its dark, creepy, intense aesthetic.



Why did they bother editing out Jericho's middle finger to Michaels during the latter's Mania 19 entrance? They even kept in the commentary describing a "classless act by Jericho", but the camera just focuses on Michaels. I actually had to go back and check if I had somehow missed it, because for some reason Jericho flipping off Michaels during the entrance is one of those things about this show I remember clearly even after 15 years, and for a second there I thought I had imagined it.

I'd kinda understand this if they had also edited Stone Cold's double bird salutes, but those are still there.

Phenix Rising
Oct 24, 2005

TOUGH GUUUUUY


Watching Thunder 69 right now at the recommendation of the thread and I can't stop laughing at the dialtone coming through on the phone as Nash pretends to talk on it.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Phenix Rising posted:

Watching Thunder 69 right now at the recommendation of the thread and I can't stop laughing at the dialtone coming through on the phone as Nash pretends to talk on it.

FLAVORS

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

They started uploading WCW Saturday Night

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


There's so many switches from it being lovely to being awesome but 90s pre-Hogan WCWSN is one of my favorite national promotion runs ever

STAC Goat
Mar 12, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 23 hours!


Sometimes on a Saturday evening I'll be sitting home alone and just get this feeling of sadness and go fire up some questionable wrestling and watch for a couple of hours.

Doc Morbid
Jan 6, 2011

I enjoy metal because of its dark, creepy, intense aesthetic.



Going into Unforgiven 2001, I thought the horrible screaming CGI triple-Austin face on the poster and the intro would be the most terrifying thing about this show. I'm not so sure anymore, judging from the way my ears are bleeding after that... unique opening performance of America the Beautiful (this was the first PPV after 9/11, so they obviously went full 'MURICA here and I'm not blaming them, but they maybe could've found someone less... intense to perform the song).

...Hold on, is this also the show with Taker & Kane vs. KroniK? Or was that at No Mercy? I forget.

edit: This was indeed the show with the infamous Brothers of Destruction/KroniK match and, honestly, I expected something much shittier based on its reputation. Yeah, it was definitely a bad match, but I've seen far worse over the years.

e2: Man, say what you will about the InVasion storyline, but most of the in-ring stuff is really loving solid and Vince would kill for these crowd reactions nowadays. Also, the opening video package for Survivor Series '01 is great and actually makes the Alliance look like a threat, unlike everything else involving this angle.

Doc Morbid fucked around with this message at Apr 4, 2018 around 22:07

21 Hoot Salute
Feb 8, 2005

Night-time, turn around
Lonely is the city tonight
Night-time, all around
Lonely in the city tonight


Anyone check out the Wrestlemania Theater collection yet on the Network?

It's various Wrestlemania matches put together with completely different camera angles and crowd/arena shots that goes for a real cinematic feel. There's some long shots and angles that make it feel real unique. Commentary is also cut at various points to really focus on the crowd reactions. Hope they do more stuff like this!

It's basically the anti-Dunn.

Goldberg/Lesnar in particular is really amazing in this format.

Genericide
Jan 20, 2004



I love the long shots from across the arena, which don't wobble, move, or cut every second or two. Muting large chunks of Cole is a brilliant move too.

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible

Benne posted:

They started uploading WCW Saturday Night

What's the first ep? Are we talking mid-80s, or the 90s?

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

Davros1 posted:

What's the first ep? Are we talking mid-80s, or the 90s?

technically WCW Saturday Night started/was rebranded in 1992 and they uploaded the first year.

the NWA World Championship Wrestling Saturday show is on the network, but only 85 to 89 (which are the JCP years)

still no sign of the Turner years and GCW years

Minidust
Nov 4, 2009

Hello chiicagooo!

Oh, wait, is that a GameStop employee in the back? Hey, you, give me a refund. No, I don't care if it was my fault, just - look, am I the one with the microphone or not? REFUND, biyotch!

Doc Morbid posted:

Why did they bother editing out Jericho's middle finger to Michaels during the latter's Mania 19 entrance? They even kept in the commentary describing a "classless act by Jericho", but the camera just focuses on Michaels. I actually had to go back and check if I had somehow missed it, because for some reason Jericho flipping off Michaels during the entrance is one of those things about this show I remember clearly even after 15 years, and for a second there I thought I had imagined it.

I'd kinda understand this if they had also edited Stone Cold's double bird salutes, but those are still there.
My understanding is that they've done very little editing after the fact for legacy content on the Network. But if the most accessible footage they have is from a retail DVD release, that's what gets put up more often than not. Hence we get a lot of PPVs with blurred fingers and changed music, while individual Raw episodes (which were never packaged and sold by themselves) are mostly presented as-is.

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Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



they uploaded the first year of heat

the period when it mattered the most

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