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Offline Interpolic

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5200 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 03:04:57 pm »
Have heard the same stories indicating he was a pretty horrible bloke in the 80s but an amazing technical wrestler and seemed miles ahead of his time in that respect.  I read his book Pure Dynamite when it came out and it was pretty amazing actually.  Was very sad how he had to live so much of his life in a wheelchair having once been so agile and active.  Anyway sad news, RIP.

Remembered just then that I used to buy this mag called Power Slam during the Attitude era which was totally class, looks like it finished in 2014 but there are books with the best bits of the magazine over the years on Kindle so I might pick them up.

https://www.findlaymartin.co.uk/books

Edit - Ah it looks like they've got the Dynamite kid interview I was thinking of in the 2nd of those books actually, gonna pick all 3 of them up as the quality of the content in that mag was brilliant iirc so 20 quid seems a steal.
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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5201 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 03:29:11 pm »
It's getting to the point now that when a wrestler in the 80s and 90s isn't proved to be an asshole i'm shocked.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5202 on: Thursday 6 December 2018, 05:25:03 pm »
Aye, the Wrestle Me podcast is brilliant for stories about wrestlers doing geet loads of beak in the 80s like.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5203 on: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 08:36:30 pm »
Just caught up with TLC, that triple threat was class  :lol:

Charlotte flair is nuts.
Could it have feasibly climbed high enough to leave the atmosphere? ???

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« Reply #5204 on: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 08:37:57 pm »
Just caught up with TLC, that triple threat was class  :lol:

Charlotte flair is nuts.

Thought she was dead after that botch to her ribs. :kasper:
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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5205 on: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 08:41:46 pm »
Have heard the same stories indicating he was a pretty horrible bloke in the 80s but an amazing technical wrestler and seemed miles ahead of his time in that respect.  I read his book Pure Dynamite when it came out and it was pretty amazing actually.  Was very sad how he had to live so much of his life in a wheelchair having once been so agile and active.  Anyway sad news, RIP.

Remembered just then that I used to buy this mag called Power Slam during the Attitude era which was totally class, looks like it finished in 2014 but there are books with the best bits of the magazine over the years on Kindle so I might pick them up.

https://www.findlaymartin.co.uk/books

Edit - Ah it looks like they've got the Dynamite kid interview I was thinking of in the 2nd of those books actually, gonna pick all 3 of them up as the quality of the content in that mag was brilliant iirc so 20 quid seems a steal.

Ah, man. Power Slam was such a good magazine. Was clearing out some cupboards a few years back at the parents and found a pile of them, probably reaching three figures of issues. I may have gotten distracted for a fair old while with the nostalgia.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5206 on: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 08:45:11 pm »
Just caught up with TLC, that triple threat was class  :lol:

Charlotte flair is nuts.

Thought she was dead after that botch to her ribs. :kasper:

Oh aye, there was a couple of moments where I winced.
Could it have feasibly climbed high enough to leave the atmosphere? ???

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5207 on: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 08:51:40 pm »
Just caught up with TLC, that triple threat was class  :lol:

Charlotte flair is nuts.

Thought she was dead after that botch to her ribs. :kasper:

Oh aye, there was a couple of moments where I winced.

Where in the match was the botch?

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5208 on: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 08:52:37 pm »
I assume Becky's leg drop where she landed right on Charlotte's ribcage and the table took a second to give.


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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5210 on: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 08:55:21 pm »
I assume Becky's leg drop where she landed right on Charlotte's ribcage and the table took a second to give.

Oh yeah. f***.

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« Reply #5211 on: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 08:56:00 pm »
Brutal.
Could it have feasibly climbed high enough to leave the atmosphere? ???

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5212 on: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 09:03:22 pm »
The women are doing a much better job than the men at the minute.

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« Reply #5213 on: Wednesday 19 December 2018, 11:17:16 pm »
Charlotte took a bunch of crazy bumps :lol: She also somehow kept landing on her head on multiple table bumps instead of going back first.

I've been critical of how they push her in a Reigns like way but i can't criticise her work in big matches. I think it's obvious at this point that the Women will main event WM, it's the angle they are pushing the most and the one that the fans seem most invested in.





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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5215 on: Monday 24 December 2018, 01:15:21 am »
Worra c***.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5216 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 06:16:54 pm »
RIP Mean Gene. Only 76
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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5217 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 06:20:17 pm »
Aye, the Wrestle Me podcast is brilliant for stories about wrestlers doing geet loads of beak in the 80s like.

That podcast is superb. All i’ve Been listening to since you mentioned it.

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« Reply #5218 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 06:56:26 pm »
Aye, the Wrestle Me podcast is brilliant for stories about wrestlers doing geet loads of beak in the 80s like.

That podcast is superb. All i’ve Been listening to since you mentioned it.

Ah it's mint, isn't it :) I tend to be a bit flaky with podcasts and dip out after a while but that one's been consistently interesting / hilarious so I look forward to it every week. Saw them do it live at the Podcast Festival a few months back and it was mint but unfortunately they showed so much copyrighted material (of Summerslam 92) they never actually put that one out.

The 12 Days Of Xmas thing they've done this month where they've covered a few classics / oddities that fall outside Wrestlemania has been excellent too. And they're basically upto Attitude Era Wrestlemania now so it'll be mint the next few months.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5219 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 07:00:26 pm »
RIP Mean Gene. Only 76

Just read about this, sad news - RIP

Love this "f*** it" from him :lol:


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« Reply #5220 on: Thursday 3 January 2019, 01:09:47 am »

Found tbis tweet from Hogan to be quite apt considering today's product, it's a shame they've gone so far away from what obviously works. Overscripting talent isn't beneficial to anyone. With that said the guy was amazing, even if you didn't watch one show in the 1980s you've likely heard Gene's voice.

GOAT interviewer IMO.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5221 on: Thursday 3 January 2019, 04:01:41 am »
f*** today. f*** 2019 RIP Mean Gene.

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5222 on: Thursday 3 January 2019, 07:10:34 am »
"f*** it."

RIP Mean Gene  :(

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Re: The Wrestling Thread - TWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
« Reply #5223 on: Thursday 3 January 2019, 03:56:32 pm »
R.I.P Mean Gene

Absolute legend, I have no idea how he was able to keep a straight face during s*** like this


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« Reply #5224 on: Friday 4 January 2019, 05:55:17 pm »
PAC wrestling for MEW in a social club in longbenton.  I go there all the time so that should be cool