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Martian Buddy
Jun 4, 2010

Are you ready to swear
right here,
right now,
before the devil


Endorph posted:

i still dont understand why cole didnt lose at mania, it would have blown the whole thing off perfectly. instead they just kept it going for like another half year until it quietly fizzled out.

because they wanted to give Cole his Wrestlemania Moment(TM)

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MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA

Endorph posted:

i still dont understand why cole didnt lose at mania, it would have blown the whole thing off perfectly. instead they just kept it going for like another half year until it quietly fizzled out.

The feud was doing really big quarter hours and they wanted to prolong it.

Claytor
Dec 5, 2011


MassRafTer posted:

The feud was doing really big quarter hours and they wanted to prolong it.

How? Why?

Pope Corky the IX
Dec 18, 2006

What are you looking at?


Endorph posted:

i still dont understand why cole didnt lose at mania, it would have blown the whole thing off perfectly. instead they just kept it going for like another half year until it quietly fizzled out.

It didn't fizzle out, it was dropped unceremoniously after Lawler had a heart attack on air. So someone had to almost die in order to finally kill that loving angle.

C. Everett Koop
Aug 18, 2008

madam, your hydraulic pressure is atrocious!

Pope Corky the IX posted:

It didn't fizzle out, it was dropped unceremoniously after Lawler had a heart attack on air. So someone had to almost die in order to finally kill that loving angle.

Jerry once again doing what was best for business.

coconono
Aug 11, 2004

I bet against K-1


Claytor posted:

How? Why?

turns out depressed people will watch anything.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA

Claytor posted:

How? Why?

Lawler is one of the best promo guys of all time and Cole was really hatable. People also really liked the idea of Lawler getting that last run.

Jason Sextro
Jul 30, 2003

Un alpha en développement depuis quatre ans? C'est incroyable!



El Patron is exactly the kind of up-and-coming blue-chipper TNA needs to carry the brand into the future, although we'll have to see how many multi-year deals he signs in the next year

Do not even ask
Apr 8, 2008

I'll be busting the moves and I'll be busting the rhymes, we'll be busting up laughing 'cause it's
PARTY TIME!


Claytor posted:

How? Why?

There was gently caress all really going on coming into WM27. It was pretty much the only storyline with any heat behind it. I still for the life of me don't understand why the match was slotted for half a loving hour though.

RacistGuidingLight
Apr 5, 2009

I will wipe away all tears from your eyes. There shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, there shall be no more pain. All these things are passed away.


coconono posted:

Post-divorce how many times has Kurt been arrested?

Post-divorce how many times has Karen shown up to venues stumbling drunk?

I don't know.

FunMerrania
Mar 3, 2013

Blast Processing


Do not even ask posted:

There was gently caress all really going on coming into WM27. It was pretty much the only storyline with any heat behind it. I still for the life of me don't understand why the match was slotted for half a loving hour though.

I could be wrong but I think the story went it was only supposed to be 10 or 15 minutes, but were told half way through that they had to go a full half hour. Cole suspects it was a giant rib on him since he knew even 10 minutes was already too long.

Eli Wiggum
Apr 23, 2010



Do not even ask posted:

There was gently caress all really going on coming into WM27. It was pretty much the only storyline with any heat behind it. I still for the life of me don't understand why the match was slotted for half a loving hour though.
I clearly remember the DirecTV feed cutting out during the match so maybe that's why??

whiteyfats
Jul 3, 2014



Do not even ask posted:

There was gently caress all really going on coming into WM27. It was pretty much the only storyline with any heat behind it. I still for the life of me don't understand why the match was slotted for half a loving hour though.

Wasn't Taker and Triple H pretty hot going in?

SatansOnion
Dec 12, 2011


Two three things I have discovered while trying to make it through Impact! this week:

-Apparently they've said "gently caress it" and decided to start doing the show live next week.

-I refuse to actually wish harm on Josh Mathews, but if his vocal cords were to disappear, possibly through some kind of curse or other supernatural intervention, my Impact! experience would be improved immeasurably

-same goes for Karen Jarrett re: her disappearance improving the show

rovert
Jun 10, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 9 hours!


No idea how far this change goes but most recent IMPACT contracts state if you get hurt the company isnt liable, even if it happens on their event.

Do idea how far it drills down on the indies but even CZW pays your medical costs.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

I do play by play for a small broadcasting group and we have to have workman's comp certificates so we can't hold the station liable if we trip on cables and break our leg or something. We're officially independent contractors of the station, not really employees. Wouldn't shock me if they were doing something similar

Ghidzilla
May 12, 2009


rovert posted:

No idea how far this change goes but most recent IMPACT contracts state if you get hurt the company isnt liable, even if it happens on their event.

Do idea how far it drills down on the indies but even CZW pays your medical costs.

That's lovely.

BrigadierSensible
Feb 16, 2012

And if I'm gonna cry, I don't need your shoulder.

rovert posted:

No idea how far this change goes but most recent IMPACT contracts state if you get hurt the company isnt liable, even if it happens on their event.

Do idea how far it drills down on the indies but even CZW pays your medical costs.

If this is true then what possible benefit is there to work for Impact?

TV exposure? - Nobody is watching, and it's barely on a channel.

Money? - If they get around to remembering to pay you.

Convenience/Less strenuous travelling schedule? - Maybe. But only if you live in Florida.

DeathChicken
Jul 9, 2012

Nonsense. I have not yet begun to defile myself.

Still more TV exposure than an indy guy is gonna get wrestling in front of 300 people, I imagine

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010



DeathChicken posted:

Still more TV exposure than an indy guy is gonna get wrestling in front of 300 people, I imagine

with the state of Youtube clips, Twitter GIFs, r/sc, and WhatCulture or whatever, I don't think this is true at all any more. I imagine anyone left earnestly watching TNA is a diehard wrestling fan who would be tuned into any number of social media channels

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA

TNA pays better than random indies and yes, it is more exposure even though it is often not effective exposure for a lot of guys. Plus you can work for a company that is giving WWE a run for its money to be the shittiest company.

skaboomizzy
Nov 12, 2003

Prepare to be emancipated from your own inferior genes!


Grimey Drawer

I thought they slashed their pay rates for tapings and they're going to start touring again, so there go the "pays okay" and "convenient for FL workers" arguments for working TNA.

Martian Buddy
Jun 4, 2010

Are you ready to swear
right here,
right now,
before the devil


For years now TNA has been to the WWE essentially a Triple-A farm baseball team, where they can pick out whoever seems like they'd be good and a dumping ground for the rest.

So everyone still in TNA either believes they have what it takes to eventually make it to WWE, or they've proven they don't have what it takes and are trying to pretend that TNA is where they've wanted to be all along.

SamuraiFoochs
Jan 16, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Kongo Kong is literally the most disproportionate out of shape wrestler I've ever seen. Dude is fat as gently caress but his arms are that of a skinny man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl6DyYqeH4Y

rare Magic card l00k
Jan 3, 2011

Me uni a la Revolucion #RXT


el sabe ...


SamuraiFoochs posted:

Kongo Kong is literally the most disproportionate out of shape wrestler I've ever seen. Dude is fat as gently caress but his arms are that of a skinny man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl6DyYqeH4Y

He needs to get even fatter while maintaining the arm size imho. He may be modern wrestler fat, but I grew up on Yokozuna, so I am unimpressed.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 9 hours!


https://twitter.com/totaldivaseps/s...703327418818561 https://twitter.com/totaldivaseps/s...704229185683457

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

hash tag announcer beef 2k17

Eli Wiggum
Apr 23, 2010



SamuraiFoochs posted:

Kongo Kong is literally the most disproportionate out of shape wrestler I've ever seen. Dude is fat as gently caress but his arms are that of a skinny man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl6DyYqeH4Y
nice tits

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


SamuraiFoochs posted:

Kongo Kong is literally the most disproportionate out of shape wrestler I've ever seen. Dude is fat as gently caress but his arms are that of a skinny man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl6DyYqeH4Y

Shane Taylor is the same way. He looks like your standard larger dude from the waste up but his thighs and rear end are Yokozuna-esque. It was really weird to see in person.

Bigass Moth
Mar 6, 2004

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Kongo Kong needs a manziere.

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

I hit the drums, so pay up

SamuraiFoochs posted:

Kongo Kong is literally the most disproportionate out of shape wrestler I've ever seen. Dude is fat as gently caress but his arms are that of a skinny man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl6DyYqeH4Y

what the gently caress @ absolutely everything in this clip

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

I hit the drums, so pay up

Martian Buddy
Jun 4, 2010

Are you ready to swear
right here,
right now,
before the devil


Nice to see Awesome Kong doing well these days.

super macho dude
Aug 9, 2014



Kongo looks like what I imagine 98% of our forum posters look like outside of some Fitness Log Cabin goons.

Also me.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.


lmao

Golden Bee
Dec 24, 2009

I came here to chew bubblegum and quote 'They Live', and I'm... at an impasse.


Congo Kong seem to not worthy of the position when he was in Juggalo Championship wrestling.

Tokamak
Dec 22, 2004

Fusion Burgin Reactor


Chris James 2 posted:

what the gently caress @ absolutely everything in this clip

I'm the piped in crowd noise, but not too loud since it would only highlight how dead the crowd usually is.

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


SamuraiFoochs posted:

Kongo Kong is literally the most disproportionate out of shape wrestler I've ever seen. Dude is fat as gently caress but his arms are that of a skinny man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl6DyYqeH4Y

So he's Kamala with bigger boobs and smaller arms?


Edit: Also Don West is a national treasure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scR61S_7WKw

grack fucked around with this message at Apr 15, 2017 around 03:57

MotU
Mar 6, 2007

If you're gonna do it, do it with ~*~Axefaire~*~


grack posted:

So he's Kamala with bigger boobs and smaller arms?

and longer legs

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DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

grack posted:

Edit: Also Don West is a national treasure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scR61S_7WKw

Half those people aren't even there anymore. I love it.

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