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  1. Something Awful costs money, and DVD doesn't seem to accept new members, you bad boy.


    10 whole dollars. 1/4th of what you'd pay for a wrestling PPV. About as much as two boxes of cereal. There are also some positives that come with costing money. (One of them is that it seems to keep out kids)


    Or well they could always come to RPGA and partake in Horse.


  2. Megan Fox is a joke I'm not in on. She looks good, but being FHM's #1 was absurd.

    Hayden Panettiere was intentionally excluded. Overrated.

    Jessica Biel is nothing special.


    My tournament is based solely on how physically attractive they are—not their personalities nor their sexual abilities.


    Dude, you had Paris Hilton on your list. If you think Paris is better than this...




  3. Wow, the only people left on TSM must be those without a sense of humor...


    Everyone on Somethingawful and Dvdr who commented on Santino's segment gave it positive feedback.







    I thought it was hysterical. Santino's facial expressions are what made it funny as hell. For anyone else, this storyline would be stupid but he's so charasmatic that he's able to make it it work.

  4. People have lost interest in the stretch drive here on the boards?


    Bynum is due back on Sunday, and hey, how about the Cavs.


    I kinda wished the playoffs started today.


    Suns are out, so hurry up and get here November.

  5. Where was HBK? Is he taken some time off?


    I figured that after HBK and UT killed themselves for 30 minutes at WM, the WWE decided to be nice and give them the week off to show their appreciation.

  6. Damn that Santina stuff was disturbing. Thank god nobody knows I watch this stuff.


    Why? It's just fucking comedy. Lighten up.


    Except that it's not, well, funny.


    The crowd laughing and everyone enjoying it but you says that you couldn't be more wrong about this.


  7. According to Russo, there was some special Friday Night Raw or something in September 1996 that only drew like a 1.8 rating. At the time, he says he went to McMahon and said, "A 1.8? Things need to change. Your direction is stale and sucks." Russo thought he was going to get fired for what he said, but he ended up getting put on the booking team.


    Kind of close, but it was actually McMahon that called him into his office and told him things needed to change.


    "The meeting where he asked to take on more responsibility- He felt the WWF product sucked and was hard to watch because of crap like TL Hopper and Who. He was watching the nWo angle around that time, so he started trying to bring them up to the times, as he felt that the company was stuck in 1986 while the rest of the world was in 1996. He went up to Linda and Vince McMahon and told them that he was thinking of going to WCW and that, if they thought he was only capable of writing the magazine, they should tell him that. They didn’t think that, so he stayed and the door was open for further opportunities. The next Monday, there was a memorably bad RAW where the matches were shot on one continent and the announcers were on another one. When the rating came in abysmally low, Vince McMahon had him brought to a big meeting and he was thinking “I’m in deep shit” until Vince threw a copy of the WWF magazine down on the table and said that the magazine was everything the show should be. It shocked him and probably wasn’t the best thing for him since Vince did it in that way, as it made people hate him. However, that did mean that he and McMahon were now writing the TV shows together."




    The memorably bad Raw he's talking about seems to be April 14, 1997. http://rspw.org/petrie/970414.txt


    Comments: The production values were slick. Vince McMahon's hair looked

    good. It was nice to see Sable's ass again.


    That's about all the good things I can say about this week's show. It was

    bad enough that they had to cobble together pretaped footage, but did they

    have to pick from the worst that was available? Actually they probably

    showed the best they had, which is even scarier.


    After that, Russo started writing the shows with McMahon. What was Russo's first show? Why, it was this show. http://rspw.org/petrie/970421.txt


    Comments: An absolutely incredible show. Every few minutes something would

    happen that would have been the highlight by itself on any other RAW. The

    street fight ... Bret Hart hospitalized ... the ambulance attack ... Ahmed

    getting medieval on the Sultan's ass ... Monsoon getting in Austin's face

    .. Austin and Shawn squaring off ... the numerous Shawn run-ins ... Dustin

    Rhodes shedding the Goldust persona ... the Mankind blowtorch attack ...

    the three way brawl at the end ... the Pillman attack. Tiger Ali's debut

    was overshadowed, but far from bad. The only low point was the Rockabilly

    match, which I'll get back to.




    This was a great RAW. I don't expect them to be able to pull off another one

    this good for quite some time (but we can hope, can't we?).


    This could very well be the official start of the Attitude Era.

  8. 1. What happened?


    2. I thought Leena wasn't even a real person, just a gimmick account of CBacon's. Are you CBacon? Is your real name Peter?

    1. I bought part-ownership of this board.


    2. The former administration used cbacon's account for malfeasance. I'm not entirely sure what happened since I wasn't here, but I wasn't involved. My name is Alyanna.


    CBacon had some evidence though in the form of showing us that the girl you used to have in your avatar was really a cam girl from some website. How can you explain that? Are you still claiming to be her? If not, what do you look like?

  9. The promos from the script were pretty much repeated word-for-word on the show. It'd be interesting to know if Jericho (or anyone else) scripted his own promo.


    Jericho did not stay very true to the script. Listen to this as you read the script. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbAzCAsdkag It's far from word for word. Who knows is that's just because it was the first draft or if Jericho simply uses the script as bullet points.

  10. I agree with this. I've never really heard of a good explanation for the move, since most of the posters who posted in the 24-7 threads wanted it in General Wrestling. It was something the mods do occasionally that bother me- make a move just for the sake of making a move, without input from the posters.


    The worst example of this is the youtube thread being moved to Scavenger town. Who made that decision? That killed the thread. For a long time, I thought they just deleted it.

  11. Austin was never the same after he shook hands with McMahon, especially after his heel run. After Survivor Series 2001, his character seemed kinda flat because of the screwy booking of 2001. Hell, look at his placement on the card for WrestleMania X-8. That would have never happened to Austin from Mania's 14 to 17.


    Austin had to fight a member of the NWO. The Rock had Hogan and Nash was injured. That leaves Hall. It's not like they were treated as equals. Hall was basically Austin's bitch in the feud, with him being tied up and humiliated by Austin. The match was pretty much a handicap match between Austin and Hall/Nash.


    I don't agree that his character was flat. If anything, his "WHAT" promos breathed new life into his old face character. His popularity wasn't hurt at all. He was still at least as popular as the Rock at the time.


    The major storyline of the Attitude era was McMahon versus Austin. Once they concluded that, it went to a new era.


    McMahon vs Austin didn't conclude at WMX7 though. I believe Austin turned face after the Survivor Series by attacking McMahon. The impact of Austin turning heel is really overrated.


    Remember, a lot of the Attitude era has a role in the Monday Night Wars...the Attitude era is a by product of the Monday Night Wars. Once you have WCW and ECW in the mix, it is no longer that Attitude era but a whole new era.


    Eh, the Monday Night Wars were essentially over in the middle of 1999. By 2000, WCW and ECW meant nothing to the WWF.

  12. Plenty of points where you could say it began (personally, I vote for Survivor Series 97). As for where it ended, Steve Austin shaking hands with Vince McMahon at the end of WM 17 was a pretty definitive stake in the heart.


    Thats the beauty of Wrestlemania X-SEVEN. Not only was it probably the climax of the Attitude Era, but also a fitting close, and the beginning of a new direction for the company. Austin shaking hands with "Satan, himself", put the perfect end to the wildest era WWE has ever seen.


    Unless the "Attitude campaign" predates the Survivor Series, which I don't remember it doing or not, then it's from the Montreal Screwjob to Austin shaking hands with McMahon at X-Seven.


    I used to think that, until I watched a lot of shows from late 01 awhile back and saw that it was still very much attitude era-ish.


    The promo where Austin and Rock sing together happened in late 01. How could the Attitude Era have ended before that? This is THE Attitude Era promo.





    And if you watch that, what did Austin shaking hands with Vince actually do? Only a few months later and they're right back to Austin and Rock being the two most popular babyfaces in the company. The Alliance and Austin's relationship with McMahon are about to be dead and forgotten about. It might as well not even have happened. So did they really go in a new direction? Not really. For a little while they did, but then they were back where they started. Wrestlemania X7 didn't actually close anything. Based on that, I'd say Jebus is right. The Attitude Era definitely extended past WMX7 and probably went all the way up to the brand split.

  13. World title, Chris Jericho vs. John Cena: I know Cena is making his big return here, but there's no way he should beat Jericho with zero build. That said, can they really job Cena clean here either? This looks like a lame DQ.


    Why not? I say they really really should. There's such a big lack of credible main event heels. And did Shawn jobbing clean to Jericho hurt him? Did Batista jobbing relatively clean hurt him? Nope. Do their fans care less about them in the slightest because of those losses? Nope. But it did wonders for elevating Jericho.


    They could just say that Cena was rusty. Or perhaps cut off guard by a move of Jericho's. I mean, he's been gone for a long time and has just been thrown back in the main event. If this was real life, you wouldn't be surprised to see a clean loss. I don't think it would hurt him at all. However it would finally etch in stone Jericho as a serious main event heel.


    Now they can, but will they be smart enough to? Probably not.