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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 12 February 2018 at 8:13pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Despite the annual status of WWE's HoF, being inducted still means something... it gives praise to those who drew money, filled seats and contributed to the business in a strong way. Personally, I can't wait till Taker, Rock, Chris Jericho, Chyna and Triple H (even John Cena!*) go into the HoF.

Chuck Palumbo need not make the cut.

Also, the Hart Foundation, The Bulldogs, The Steiners, and a few other tag teams should get their spot as well.

*It's not about who gets in first; Vince runs the HoF like a wrestling show, picking talent he thinks will draw... and are retired from WWE.

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A lot of Coliseum Home Video releases have been added to the WWE Network, including "Invasion Of The Bodyslammers" and "Battle Royal At The Albert Hall".

As someone who gave away a lot of tapes once my video player "died", this is pleasing.

True, some tapes, looking back, where underwhelming, but many were great. "Battle Royal At The Albert Hall" features some great bouts; not just the battle royal, but undercard bouts such as British Bulldog VS Barbarian in a brutal encounter (brutal by 1991 standards), the Rockers VS The Nasty Boys, El Matador VS Ric Flair, and the Legion of Doom VS Power and Glory.

Years ago, some tapes were misnomers. We had "Wrestling Grudge Matches" which featured Randy Savage VS Papa Shango, and Big Boss Man/Virgil VS Beverly Brothers (those are hardly grudge matches). And some tapes featured a lot of matches which had inconclusive endings, but I loved them. 
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Posted: 13 February 2018 at 2:20pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

WrestleFest '94 I remember for three great matches and one EPIC tag-team match - the Steiners vs. Bret and Owen Hart, a 25-minute classic that is impeccable from the opening bell... it left viewers wanting more, which sadly ever happened.

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Posted: 13 February 2018 at 5:35pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Yes, that Steiners VS Bret/Owen match was tremendous. Very heated, almost like one or both teams were heels.

I loved the WrestleFest tapes, back then they were exclusive matches that folk (certainly Brits) wouldn't have seen anywhere else. I liked the non-wrestling segments, too. On the WrestleFest '92 tape, The Berzerker taught us how to throw a party.

The Supertape collections were good, too.

I am so glad Coliseum Home Video has come to WWE.

Incidentally, and I suppose I could Google it, was Coliseum Home Video an outside company or just a brand name for WWF?
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Posted: 14 February 2018 at 6:05am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Want to be a pro wrestler?

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NO WAY OUT: IN YOUR HOUSE aired on PPV 20 years ago today:





The heated match between Kane and Vader was about the only memorable part of this PPV, I feel.

Shawn Michaels should have been in the main event, teaming with Triple H and the New Age Outlaws against Stone Cold Steve Austin, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie. He was replaced by Savio Vega. Nothing particularly memorable about the main event, to be honest.
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Posted: 16 February 2018 at 8:19am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Look at this:


Four-hour PPVs regularly? With two-hour PPV shows.

Go fuck yourself!

When is WWE gonna learn that LESS IS MORE?!!!

I miss the days of quarterly PPVs. You know, three hours a month - especially given Raw is 3 hours long and SmackDown is 2 hours long - was more than enough. I have no desire to watch 2-hour pre-show events and 4-hour events.

And, yes, no-one forces me. But I do miss out in a sense. WWE doesn't have me as a regular viewer. I subscribe to the WWE Network, but I skip all the pre-show stuff and just catch highlights of Raw.

Raw itself is too long. 3 hours? I love the series SUPERGIRL, but if every episode was 3 hours long, and on for 52 weeks of the year, I'd say to the CW, "Go fuck yourself!"

LESS IS MORE.
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I read Raw/Smackdown results and generally watch the PPVs, unless I forget. I only prioritize the big ones (and the NXT Takeover shows, which are shorter anyway.) The small PPVs remind me of the old territory monthly house shows, you do a regular show beyond TV to get heat on your big angles that you blow off at a big show later in the year.

I agree it's way too much time to watch wrestling on TV though, especially at a time when the roster feels particularly stale.
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Posted: 16 February 2018 at 9:22am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Who would want to?

Yes, I am sure there are some who want to watch EVERYTHING. Well, I have other interests (music, reading, films, etc.). I want to go hiking, too. I have work to do. Family to visit. So fuck off, three hours of Raw and six-hour PPVs.

Seriously, who'd want to watch six hours of anything? Should I insert a catheter for when I next the watch WrestleMania? 
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