The Wrestling Thread III: R.I.P. “Big Van” Vader 1955 - 2018

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by Kanbei » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:57 pm

I'm glad they are still pushing Owens as well as they are.

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by KK » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:12 pm

Because the WWE now has this thing about blading, and people outside of wrestling don't get it, they've got to do stupid things like this to get blood.

Very impactful segment though.

What surprised me was the poor attendance for the show, even in the lower bowl. As it turned out the majority of SD was a horrible show, but on paper this event was loaded. Sin City SD, the Mae Young Classic, and 205 Live.

Not sure what the point of the Uso's winning the belts at SummerSlam was if they were just going to lose them again here. Reminds me of the women's titles going back and forth. Enjoyable match though.

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by Minty14 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:31 pm

KK wrote:Because the WWE now has this thing about blading, and people outside of wrestling don't get it, they've got to do stupid things like this to get blood.

Very impactful segment though.

What surprised me was the poor attendance for the show, even in the lower bowl. As it turned out the majority of SD was a horrible show, but on paper this event was loaded. Sin City SD, the Mae Young Classic, and 205 Live.

Not sure what the point of the Uso's winning the belts at SummerSlam was if they were just going to lose them again here. Reminds me of the women's titles going back and forth. Enjoyable match though.

I've never had a problem with belts being passed between 2 parties several times if they build them to be equal which I think they are doing pretty well in this case.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:34 pm


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by Floex » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:41 pm

Aww mate :( He's been in a bad way for quite a while.

One of the best talkers in the wrestling world, RIP

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Slimgrady » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:05 am

Poor Bobby :( He had a tough later life.Has to be in any persons top 3 managers of all time.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by Johnny Ryall » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:17 am

A damn shame, cancer ruined his voice but he always had his wits

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by Saint of Killers » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:21 am

Rest in peace, Mr Heenan.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by captain red dog » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:09 am

I'll never forget his celebrating of Flair winning the 92 Rumble or his superb heel commentary. Best moment for me was watching Monsoon literally throw him out of the WWF, made even better hearing the behind the scenes story about how both broke down with emotion afterwards as they were such great friends. :cry:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by KK » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:46 am

I see they've brought back Starrcade for November with card already announced, though at the moment it appears to be...for a house show. :fp:

Cody Rhodes and his wife aren't happy because WWE continually refused to do it when Dusty was alive (same for Fall Brawl: War Games because apparently having 2 rings takes up too much valuable seating space).

Surely they can't bring it back and not even make it a Network special.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by Drumstick » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:49 am

RIP Weasel, you were one of the best. :(

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by KK » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:50 am

When I watch RAW later I'm hoping for a great tribute video - they're usually excellent.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by Skippy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:56 am

For those not watching later...


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by Minty14 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:58 pm


RIP WhatCulture (and probably WCPW)

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:19 pm

Minty14 wrote:
RIP WhatCulture (and probably WCPW)


Wow, interesting. They are clearly off to do something else though. I wonder what that is. Notice that it include Sam who records and edits all their video's as well.

I think Whatculture (particularly the WCPW and wrestling vid side) have been struggling financially since Youtube changed their revenue distribution policy.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:21 pm

Skippy wrote:For those not watching later...



Thanks. Have great memories of him on commentary and managing a number of heels when i first got into wrestling as a kid in the late 80s.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:51 pm

I hope this isn't legit but What Culture have just tweeted about releasing a load of staff including Adam Pacitti, Adam Blampied, King Ross and Jack the Jobber. If it's true then it's virtually everybody that I enjoyed watching on the channel gone.

EDIT: D'oh didn't see the earlier post about this.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan R.I.P. 1944 - 2017
by Slimgrady » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:46 pm

Balls, I really enjoy whatcultures wrestling stuff, I wonder if they're distancing themselves from it altogether? I assume all those guys will stick together for their own channel.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:59 pm

Slimgrady wrote:Balls, I really enjoy whatcultures wrestling stuff, I wonder if they're distancing themselves from it altogether? I assume all those guys will stick together for their own channel.


Blampied has tweeted an image with a large C and a 5 inside it, with the comment 'join us'. So something seems to be planned.

It's not the channel 5 logo but people seem to think that they are doing something with channel 5.

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