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Postby DOSSOME » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:32 am

^I don't think Sable has been inducted...yet
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Postby DOSSOME » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:34 pm

Wrestlemania is just a couple of weeks away and I'm not excited at all :o :( ...Can't believe it
Errr...Nice attempt but sit anyway
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Postby LambChild » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:48 pm

DOSSOME wrote:Wrestlemania is just a couple of weeks away and I'm not excited at all :o :( ...Can't believe it
The card is whack so far. With the talent on the roster now it's kind of strange this is the best they could come up with...
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Postby TIfan » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:03 pm

:o :o

My friend just invited me to wrestlemania next week. He told me it's in Orlando (1 hour from me) and he has extra ticket. I think I might go but will probably have to call out of work :oops: :oops:
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Postby biscuits » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:48 pm

I saw Undertaker's appearance on Raw last night. He really needs to retire gracefully. His act is so camp and gimmicky now, he's as intimidating as a slipper.
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Postby Wayne » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:51 pm

biscuits wrote:I saw Undertaker's appearance on Raw last night. He really needs to retire gracefully. His act is so camp and gimmicky now, he's as intimidating as a slipper.
He should not retire gracefully - he still elicits the most amazing reactions and I am constantly in awe of him.

I loved what he did with Roman last week - where he realised he'd made a mistake and took the spear like a boss.

I watch Raw for Undertaker - cherish these legends because before long, they will be gone.

I am so looking forward to HOF this year - DDP and Rick Rude are two of my all-time faves.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:08 am

What a moment when he retired - the symbolism of it all was heartbreaking.

Goodbye deadman, you will be missed.
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Postby biscuits » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:05 pm

biscuits wrote:I saw Undertaker's appearance on Raw last night. He really needs to retire gracefully. His act is so camp and gimmicky now, he's as intimidating as a slipper.
Glad he listened to me and not Wayne. I don't even watch Wrestling and haven't done for 15 years, but would always try and catch up on Undertaker at Wrestlemania. Definitely a bittersweet moment for the best there ever was. Truly end of an era.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:03 pm

Errr he's done the exact opposite to what you wanted. :lol:

You asked him to retire gracefully and he hasn't done that - he's gone about 3 years longer than he should've done. Last night was like watching an old western movie - he can no longer go like he used to and the newer, younger guy has come along. And rather than leaving because he wants to, he's leaving because he physically can no longer do it anymore - the symbolism is just amazing. I hope he gets a send off tonight even though he probably won't want one (he deserves one ala Ric Flair).
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Postby biscuits » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:14 pm

Gracefully or not is subjective, point is he retired
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Postby DOSSOME » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:51 pm

The Undertaker <33333333333 :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Goldmoney » Sat May 06, 2017 8:44 pm

Today marks the 15th anniversary since the WWF were forced to change their name to WWE. :lol: :roll: I remember watching Raw that night and on the inside feeling as if the Earth had shifted. :lol: And nothing was the same again. :cry:

RIP WWF :cry:
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Postby biscuits » Sat May 06, 2017 8:48 pm

Get the F out
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Postby Wayne » Sat May 06, 2017 8:49 pm

I've always found it symbolic that Hulk Hogan was the last WWF Champion and the first WWE Champion.
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Postby Wayne » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:45 pm

Harley Race injured in fall

WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race has broken both legs after a fall in his home in Troy, Mo. on Tuesday, WWE.com has learned.

Race sustained a fracture to his right femur and suffered breaks in his left fibula and tibia, as well as a spiral break of his left ankle.

The WWE Hall of Famer required emergency surgery to relieve the swelling in both legs late Tuesday night. He subsequently received four blood transfusions and underwent surgery on Friday to reset the fractures.

WWE wishes Harley Race the best on the road to recovery.

http://www.pwmania.com/wwe-announces-ha ... -both-legs
Awful - hope he's okay. One of the all-time greats.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:04 pm



Major goosebumps - what an amazing era (the beginning of the AE).
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Postby biscuits » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:21 pm

Hated Biker Taker
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Postby Wayne » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:12 am

Wrestling's greatest turns 63 today - happy birthday Hulk!

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Postby Wayne » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:28 pm

Ric Flair hospitalised - apparently very serious.

His family friends are on twitter asking for prayers.

I cannot take a Ric Flair death :cry:
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Postby LambChild » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:32 pm

Wayne wrote:Ric Flair hospitalised - apparently very serious.

His family friends are on twitter asking for prayers.

I cannot take a Ric Flair death :cry:
OMG this would be tragic. I'm going to RAW tonight. It will be a devastating show if it's that serious :cry:
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Postby Wayne » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:44 pm

Bobby Heenan has passed away.

I am absolutely gutted - a true icon and one of the mightiest men ever in wrestling, considering everything he's ever been through.

Rest well Weasel.
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Postby DOSSOME » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:04 pm

RIP Bobby Heenan... IMO, he was undoubtedly wrestling's greatest manager. His work on the announce table alongside Gorilla Monsoon is gold too. Truly one of a kind talent
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Postby Wayne » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:38 pm

I'm very sad tonight, Bobby's loss is immeasurable. As with all wrestling losses, I find myself drawn to this video from 2002:



Bobby was part of a generation of wrestlers and wrestling personalities that cannot be equalled - the "Golden Age" of wrestling.
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Postby steophonic » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:13 pm

One of my all time favourites. Best manager ever and one of the best colour commentators ever. Brings back many childhood memories.

Was so sad to see him in his recent condition. RIP.
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Postby Wayne » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:58 pm

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter have released information which shows how much Bobby (and others) earned during their late 80s peak:

According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, here is a breakdown of how much Jesse Ventura, Gorilla Monsoon, Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan were paid for their work as announcers by the then WWF…
  • Jesse Ventura earned $133,317 in 1987, $142,902 in 1988, $181,914 in 1989 and $128,468 in 1990. Once Ventura started working for WCW, he was at the $300,000 a year level.
  • Gorilla Monsoon earned $262,712 in 1987, $228,800 in 1988, $231,611 in 1989 and $231,611 in 1990; his deal included his front office duties as well as prelim money from all house shows.
  • Bobby Heenan earned $195,864 in 1987, $206,590 in 1988, $235,755 in 1989 and $240,000 in 1990. It should be noted that Heenan’s deal was for both managing and announcing. He signed a contract with a $275,000 guarantee starting in 1991.
  • Gene Okerlund earned $367,923 in 1987, $324,975 in 1988, $309,639 in 1989 and $330,539 in 1990. Okerlund’s pay was higher because of the guarantee he received when he jumped to WWE with Hulk Hogan in 1983. He also made more because he travelled more than the other announcers, other than Heenan, because he would be on the road each week to do localized market interviews with talent.
Wow @ Gene! :o He was earning serious money thanks to Hulk.

Just to put this in perspective, $367,923 in 2017 money equates to almost $800k per year - as a monetary figure, that's the highest I have EVER seen for any wrestling commentator or announcer (with the exception of Michael Buffer who would occasionally announce for WCW but wasn't employed by them).
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