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From the "CSSGTTT: (6) Money Inc. vs. (11) U.S. Express" thread:

Vote - Money. Rotunda on Rotunda violence…sounds like an NXT storyline. by riddle_jg on Mar 9, 2013 | 2:33 PM rec (3)

From the "Daily Open Thread for Saturday, March 9" thread:

Don't mean for this to come off rude.... But is there any chance that the over-the-top affections necessary for posting COUNTLESS,NUMEROUS..sometimes pretty much the same ones daily… gifs/pics of certain (cough cough) divas (cough cough) can begin to slow down somewhat? I get it rancho…you have a thing for AJ that will likely lead to a restraining order at some point, and now is gaining fellow followers who simply want to "hang out/be in their bunk with AJ". I get it SPA…Kaitlyn’s hot and you and rancho obviously want the two of them for yourselves. That’s nice and all…but there’s a limit before the weird becomes creepy. Plus it pisses me off to no end when my phone crashes over and over with gif after gif after pic after gif. Mean no disrespect to either of ya…but had to get this out there.

Rant over…by DFreshMMA on Mar 9, 2013 | 10:58 AM rec (3)

and also from the same thread...

Fuck Jay Leno. by Kanenite on Mar 9, 2013 | 12:13 PM rec (4)


So I have started working on Christmas decorations now. Actually, I’ve been talking about doing this one for a few years but now the plans are in motion. I have secured a life size Santa Clause and the lumber to make a fifteen foot tall cross from which I will hang the Santa.
Who will hate it more, the little children and their parents or the religious people who have no sense of humor? by keyboard punk on Mar 9, 2013 | 12:58 PM rec (3)


Now don't show her your Hornswaggle until she asks to see it. by vfn on Mar 9, 2013 | 10:43 PM rec (3)

From the "The Shield: My Best Possible Scenario" thread:

he's their Leonardo, doesn’t mean they can’t have a Splinter. by Simark on Mar 9, 2013 | 12:26 PM rec (6)

and also from the same thread...

Honestly, the Shield doesn't need a leader. They’re already incredibly over, have very good matches, cut very good promos, and none of the options available make sense. Just have Ambrose beat Cena at Summerslam or something, and WWE’ll have a new top heel. WWE can then feud the guy with all the roster’s top faces until they find the right guy to put over, and they’ll have another superstar on their hands. by *Asterisk* on Mar 9, 2013 | 1:30 PM rec (7)

From the "Video: Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez impersonate Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter" thread:

Not quite flawless. Should have really finished off with WE THE PIZZA. by ShatterHand on Mar 9, 2013 | 3:50 PM rec (3)

From the "WrestleMania 29: Ryback vs. Mark Henry looking likely" thread:

feed me some sexual chocolate. by Bight Your Face Off on Mar 9, 2013 | 5:26 PM rec (4)

From the "Report: Bobby Roode contract issue may keep him off TNA Lockdown 2013 PPV" thread:

Boy is [Bruce Prichard's] face gonna be red. by ReverendKain on Mar 10, 2013 | 12:48 AM rec (12)

and also from the same thread:

Total Nonstop Assclowns. What’s next, will Hulk Hogan send out a creepy tweet where he pervs on his daughter’s legs?

by Kanenite on Mar 10, 2013 | 2:32 PM rec (3)

From the "CSSGTTT: (1) Dudley Boyz vs. (16) Headbangers" thread:

Vote - Dudleys

I Once went to an (original) ecw house show locally in here in Staten Island, NY and the Dudley’s were in the men’s room and some drunk fans were being dicks and all I know is two fans caught a beating and cops came and it was insane…the Dudley’s came out an hr later for there scheduled match and cut a heel promo on the local crowd saying its there 2nd match of the night because they already beat some drunk dudes asses in the men’s room and if any more Staten Island douchebags want some to step on up, etc….. The match was obviously hardcore and spilled into the crowd a few times and we were all seated on folding chairs. Needless to say the Dudley’s promo struck a cord with other drunk douche bags in the audience and there was a riot by the 3rd time the match went into the crowd with chairs being chucked at the Dudley’s and they actually kept performing for like 2 mins ducking chairs & pushing back fans but the crowd swelled and the made a run for it… It was hell trying to get out of the sports center they held the show at with cops and drunk assholes everywhere but man was it extreme! by RECE ROCK on Mar 10, 2013 | 1:05 PM rec (3)

and also from the same thread...

Vote - Headbangers

The way he sucks Hogan’s dick I can not vote Bully Ray and still sleep at night. by Eugene Banks on Mar 10, 2013 | 9:54 PM rec (3)

From the "Daily Open Thread for Sunday, March 10" thread:

C'mon, man, maybe she's working an old-school gimmick. You know they can’t wear knee pads. by ReverendKain on Mar 10, 2013 | 1:37 PM rec (4)

and also from the same thread...

Give her knee pads and a skateboard and she can be the "head" waitress. by keyboard punk on Mar 10, 2013 | 1:39 PM rec (3)


I have been on the Nattywagon for a while, and I feel like I’m getting annoying with it, but here I go again (on my own. Going down the only…alright I’ll stop. I could go on, though.). Natty could offer SO much more than they let her. She’s the best worker in the ring that they have. She can work any style. She’s big enough that she can compete with monster female wrestlers, yet still feminine and attractive. She looks great in that suit. Really great. She can work face and heel. She’s actually really good with both. She’s good on the mic. Funny and serious. She can be a workhorse in-ring performer and an on-air personality. Meaning she could be a great manager, mouthpiece, authority figure, etc. I just don’t get why they don’t see it and seem to actively wantto marginalize her. There’s more worthwhile talent to use to in the E than AJ! Somebody tweet WWE Creative. by TheRojas on Mar 10, 2013 | 4:09 PM rec (3)

From the "Shannon "Daffney" Spruill wins out of court settlement from TNA" thread:

Good for you, Daffney. I’ve been a fan of hers since the days of WCW and I loved her during her time in TNA. My appreciation for her further increased exponentially after listening to her Art of Wrestling episode and she definitely deserves this. Shame on you, TNA. Maybe this was another reason why I couldn’t really be a fan of yours for the past few years, Hogan nonsense aside. by Blueblob4life on Mar 10, 2013 | 10:52 PM rec (9)

and also from the same thread...

It's way overdue. Back in the day, when Flair bought his own gowns, wrestlers owned their own characters, and matches were largely improvised with few restrictions, they were independent contractors. Now that WWE and TNA dictate what the workers can do and how they do it, and they often provide materials, they’re employees. Determining when exactly that transition happened might be difficult, but it was long before now. by UnmitigatedDisaster on Mar 10, 2013 | 11:13 PM rec (6)

From the "TNA Lockdown Results: Bully Ray President of the Aces & 8s AND TNA World Heavyweight Champion!!!" thread:

Wow. Well done, TNA. Also lets all thank god Eric bischoff was not the president. by CreatureOfTheWheel on Mar 10, 2013 | 11:10 PM rec (6)

and also from the same thread…

So Hogan was right all along. Guess he’s the smartest man ever. by JeffTweedyIsGod on Mar 10, 2013 | 11:17 PM rec (3)


Aces & 8's borrows from Sons of Anarchy. On SOA, the VP is the guy trusted to do the dirty work, while the Sgt. at Arms is the right-hand man of the President. He’s the guy trusted to have the Prez’ back no matter what. So it makes perfect sense for that guy to be Devon. D’Lo is a real-life road agent for TNA so him being VP makes him, in kayfabe, the "inside man" who could get intel on TNAmanagement to the club. The little details about the angle are kind of neat and somewhat logical. Every member has had a pretty good reason for joining, and Bully Ray being President saves this from becoming Sons of Bischoff or Sons of Jarrett. by gall0wsp0le on Mar 11, 2013 | 10:51 AM rec (3)

From the "Brooke Hogan and Bully Ray are getting divorced" thread:

Then [Dixie Carter] can divorce her husband and marry Bully Ray, because she was behind Aces and Eights the entire time. by TheMasterGeek on Mar 11, 2013 | 12:39 AM up reply rec (14) flag

and also from the same thread...

Hope [Brooke Hogan] gets her moms lawyer.

She’ll get half the belt and Devon. by keyboard punk on Mar 11, 2013 | 12:40 AM rec (9)


Oh, that is sad. Hate when love fails to find a way. Can they hold their divorce proceedings in the middle of the ring? by ZeroIndulgence on Mar 11, 2013 | 12:48 AM rec (7)


I don't know if that alimony is worth it. Free spray tanning for life is probably included. by Blueblob4life on Mar 11, 2013 | 1:40 AM rec (6)



Totally plausible, but I don’t think it’ll happen.

- Hogan’s too broken down to have the kind of match necessary!
- Bully Ray is a hot heel world champion and TNA’s had recent success with those!
- Hogan can use his still-solid heat to move the title on to a proxy…
- Hulk Hogan’s got an enormous ego and there’s a chance hotshotting him the title would pop ratings even at the long-term expense of the company.

…yep, I give it a 50/50 and a 90/10 if Hogan can find a doctor to clear him to work a match. by GuyinNY on Mar 11, 2013 | 10:24 AM rec (3)


Well, we can only hope she at least worked through some of her real-life Daddy issues while kayfabe boinking Bully. by bking on Mar 11, 2013 | 10:09 AM rec (4)


Bully Ray will have reason for seeking divorce on his paper listed as "irreconcilable creepy father in law" by who me on Mar 11, 2013 | 1:15 PM rec (3)

From the "Rumor Roundup for Monday, March 11" thread:

You want heel heat? Have him ride a motorcycle to the ring and play ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’, KEEP ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’ by AndeeMarshall on Mar 11, 2013 | 9:04 AM rec (18)

and also from the same thread...

Isn't a redneck version of the American Badass Just the American Badass? by frapm on Mar 11, 2013 | 11:46 AM rec (9)

From the "WWE Raw results and live blog for March 11: Brock Lesnar returns to answer Triple H's challenge" thread:

Taker's entrance. We can all crap on it or whatever (and I’m no exception), but it really is just one of the coolest intros ever. by GuyinNY on Mar 11, 2013 | 8:04 PM rec (3)

and also from the same thread...

Kane locked the dude in a freezer. how mad does he really deserve to get? by TMadeBurner on Mar 11, 2013 | 8:14 PM rec (2)


Kane is complicated. by keyboard punk on Mar 11, 2013 | 8:15 PM rec (3)


He's a complicated man and no one understands him but his woman. Kane! by TMadeBurner on Mar 11, 2013 | 8:17 PM rec (3)


[On who is trying to get 12 year old girls into his van]

Nah, that's Lawler. by The so-called Beautiful on Mar 11, 2013 | 8:54 PM rec (4)


So stupid. The WWE could have made this one of the biggest storylines of all time with one of the biggest character-payoffs ever if they just had the balls to follow through with Cena getting his ass kicked by Lesnar and then going on a small losing streak. Think of all the heels he could have given rubs to in that time period? And then he still could have emerged victorious over all of them at the Rumble — heck, he could have eliminated each of the guys that had previously beat him himself in that Rumble match, and then gone on to beat Rocky and exact his revenge. THAT’S a story. What we have now is a farce. by liberty_JAC on Mar 11, 2013 | 9:54 PM rec (3)


St. Patrick (allegedly) drove all the snakes out of Ireland. Celtic Vipers makes no sense. You’re welcome. by TMadeBurner on Mar 11, 2013 | 10:10 PM rec (6)


[On a "We want Cena" chant]

right after a " we want aids " chant by mrsocko on Mar 11, 2013 | 11:08 PM rec (4)

From the "Daily Open Thread for Tuesday, March 12" thread:

[The winning caption to this photo]

No, really, that's how they knew Fassbender's character wasn't really German!" by vfn on Mar 12, 2013 | 10:37 AM rec (6)

and also from the same thread...

o I haven't had any soda,juice or candy or anything like that in two days in my first step of many to get myself into shape before pro wrestling school by Sonnens Political Adviser on Mar 12, 2013 | 2:57 PM rec (3)


[On writing down off of Wade Barrett's lines in Dead Man Down]

there is a word minimum on fanposts. by rancho king on Mar 12, 2013 | 9:51 PM rec (4)

From the "WWE Raw results and reactions from last night (March 11): Son of a Bearer" thread:

Vince McMahon's actual death. THIS. Oh man, it’s going to be grand and tasteless. Like, knock over his actual dead body containing casket in middle of the ring tasteless. by AndeeMarshall on Mar 12, 2013 | 10:10 AM rec (4)

and also from the same thread...

Ohhhh, no, no, no, Geeeenooo...

"Fandango is rocking that go away heat HARD."

It’s FAAAAAAAAnDAAAAAAAAAAnGO. by King Oskar on Mar 12, 2013 | 11:20 AM rec (3)

From the "The Bella Twins return to WWE" thread:

[The Bella Twins] need to ditch those losers Bryan and Cena and go out with me. :) by Dark_Passenger on Mar 12, 2013 | 1:30 PM rec (5)

From the "CM Punk may be working with an injury again" thread:

It works both ways, really. If [CM Punk] wins, he can take time off as you mentioned above. If he loses, he can just /ragequit the next night on RAW. by ZeroIndulgence on Mar 12, 2013 | 1:09 PM up reply rec (3) flag

and also from the same thread...

Honestly... I really think Punk should take some time off after WrestleMania, because I’m not sure what you do with him after he loses another high profile match. He lost twice to the Rock, definitively to John Cena, and at the biggest show of the year, will become the latest victim to the Streak. Take Punk off TV immediately after WrestleMania. And don’t mention him again for a while. WWE hasn’t done that in a while where they just remove someone from TV and don’t "write them off." They used to do it after WrestleMania all the time (often, it was because contracts went from ’Mania to ’Mania.) Give him a few months to heal up and then have him return in Chicago when WWE does its new PPV "Payback." Hell, bring him back as a babyface. He needs to refresh a bit after this stretch. by CCT ChairShots on Mar 12, 2013 | 12:41 PM rec (3)


Babyface Comeback. The truth is that the modern "Universe" brings you back as a babyface basically no matter what. This will be doubly true for a future HOF’r still in his prime like Punk. So, ride with it, let him work as a face for a month or two until the shine wears off and then let him get back to doing what he does best: heelin’. by GuyinNY on Mar 12, 2013 | 12:44 PM rec (3)


You said it. After all, it’d be damn near impossible for WWE to find someone to feud with Cena for the next few months they can trust and still have be fresh. If only the best worker in the world was dating the twin sister of the woman Cena was dating, and the two have never feuded before. But how the hell’ll the find a guy like that? by *Asterisk* on Mar 12, 2013 | 3:32 PM rec (6)

From the "WWE now blaming John Cena's divorce on his loss to The Rock at WrestleMania 28" thread:

Seriously? I had started a fan post with the main topic of "Do not be stupid and actually blame John Cena’s divorce on a wrestling match." I stopped halfway through my opening paragraph and thought to myself, "But NO ONE is dumb enough to actually believe that a wrestling match which Cena has lost plenty of over the years, contributed to this marriage’s demise." I stand corrected. by AndeeMarshall on Mar 12, 2013 | 12:24 PM rec (3)

and also from the same thread…

This is so hard to believe. Bully Ray didn’t even turn on him yet. by Kanenite on Mar 12, 2013 | 12:30 PM rec (8)

From the "WWE introduces 'Payback' to its pay-per-view schedule on June 16 in Chicago" thread:

Backlash 2: Lash Harder by Edgewalker on Mar 12, 2013 | 3:14 PM rec (5)

and also from the same thread...

"They could go the route of an entire event booked around rematches, which is something they've already done once before" Like WM XXIX? by Riggler on Mar 12, 2013 | 4:00 PM rec (9)


King of the Ring. June SHOULD be the King of the Ring, and it’s not just because I remember the 90’s. The tournament has a long and lengthy history in WWE, dating back to King Harley Race. It’s a chance to showcase workers, make a star, and if you attach the KoTR to a title shot at Summerslam, you have an instant storyline. Easy, simple, marketable. WWE, don’t make it hard. Gimme the freaking King of the Ring. by GuyinNY on Mar 12, 2013 | 4:17 PM rec (8)


This is where I puff my chest out…but when you produce a crowd like MitB 2011 produced, you get 2 PPVs a year. by Curtain Jerker on Mar 12, 2013 | 4:56 PM rec (5)

From the "20-1: CM Punk is the right man to end The Undertaker's streak at WrestleMania 29" thread:

i've thought it was time and that Punk is a great one to do it. I’ve mentioned this else where but I’ll say it here:

Since the streak became "a thing" (Mania attraction in and of itself), sometime around the Dead man’s return at WM20, there have been two kinds of streak matches.

Those that just happened to be streak matches.
WrestleMania 20, 23, 24

Those matches where ending the streak was a big focal point
WrestleMania 21-22, 25-28

In all of those matches the one constant was the Undertaker. He was having the best run of his career. Back to his dead man roots, but able to keep his BikerTaker workrate (no more giant moves and no selling…now he could actually wrestle). He was rewarded (and needed) as a pillar holding up the Blue brand, and given multiple world title runs.

As long as he was still working a semi-full schedule there was no need to end the streak. Might Orton or Henry have been worthy? Maybe, certainly Orton. But the timing was wrong; Taker was still going strong.

HBK certainly had the credibility but not the need. Those match were more about ending Michaels’ career than ending the streak.

Triple H too was about avenging HBK and ending an era once dominated by those three at WrestleMania after WrestleMania.

Now Undertaker is nearly done. He’s working only what he needs to to get to Mania. He’s not needed to carry any brand or title.

The time is right to end the streak because I think Taker always intended it to end when he retired, and I think he’s ready to hang it up.

Punk isn’t THE PERFECT man to do it, as though no one else ever could. But he is the perfect man right now. The only reason to hold off is because they would want to wait til WMXXX, but who is going to do it then? Punk’s not getting a rematch, Brocks not ending it (for obvious reasons), nor should Cena (which would be just as masterbatory as if Triple H ended it).

Punk is the right man at the right time. He has enough credibility, is no too much a vet like HBK HHH or even Cena,and unlike years past its not just about the challenger being right, its about the time being right; its about Taker being right.

The time is right.

by BIGPALE on Mar 12, 2013 | 8:22 PM rec (14)

and also from the same thread...

In the unlikely event Punk actually goes over 'Taker and ends the Streak, I’d love to see them end their fight with Punk struggling for like three minutes to his feet to demand a microphone, then stagger over to ’Taker … raise his arm, and just say, "RESPECT." Mic drop, exit up the ramp. I have no idea how you’d pull that off without immediately turning Punk face, but man, that’d be a great moment. by ShatterHand on Mar 12, 2013 | 11:14 PM rec (3)

From the "Bella Twins - Not the last former WWE Divas to return to the company?" thread:

This is known in business as a tax write off. Anytime you have a company that has multiple locations which are all corporate owned and operated you have a few stinker locations that exist that do nothing but lose money hand-over-fist, year after year. Common sense sells to shut them down to save the company money, what purpose does a location serve if they do not create profit? But they are left open to operate in the red because all that money they lose the company can write off as a loss which creates a bigger return at tax time. That’s basically the Divas division in a nutshell. A big f*cking tax write off for Vince. by LowBudgetJeff on Mar 13, 2013 | 1:17 AM rec (7)

From the "Rumor Roundup for Wednesday, March 13" thread:

Honestly, with that use of a phrase, pairing her with Mark Henry, basically him saying she’s the only person in the world who can induct divas into the Hall of Pain like he can to wrestlers would really work. by vfn on Mar 13, 2013 | 12:24 PM rec (7)

and also from the same thread...

yes, wrestlings new "power" couple. THAT"S WHAT WE DO by 49erLou on Mar 13, 2013 | 2:41 PM rec (4)

From the "CSSGTTT: (3) Steiner Brothers vs. (14) Beer Money" thread:

Vote - Steiners. A 3 seed is an insult to them. by Eugene Saxe on Mar 13, 2013 | 4:03 PM rec (6)

From the "CM Punk vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin starts with the Streak ending" thread:

Punk beats ‘Taker – even if it’s dirty and goes on a crusade talking about how he’s done what no one else could do.

Then he proceeds to beat Triple H, The Rock, Cena, Jericho, Kane, maybe takes out Foley and Flair and basically just lays waste to the entire Attitude Era and everyone in between throughout the entire year until there is a rallying cry for someone to come back and stop Punk. The only guy who can, Stone Cold Steve Austin.

You can run vignettes of different guys begging Stone Cold to come back and he turns ’em all down. Turns down the Rock, turns down Foley, turns down Triple H, turns down JR…hell, turns down Vince McMahon himself.

…but then the Undertaker comes out and asks Austin to avenge him. To avenge everyone. To right a wrong. To finally topple CM Punk at WrestleMania (I’m assuming someone will be pointing toward the sign at this point).

Austin gives in to ’Taker’s request b/c he’s the motherf’n Undertaker and then we’re off on the Road to WrestleMania 30 with Punk vs Austin locked in as the main event and John Cena taking a backseat for once in his damned life. by tkatt00 on Mar 13, 2013 | 10:09 AM rec (5)

and also from the same thread...

It doesn’t build a new star, but it finally positions CM Punk as a legitimate star, something they’ve been reluctant to do up to this point.

They’ve got no problem making him a main eventer. They’ve got no problem putting the Championship on him for more than a year. They still never positioned him to appear bigger than the rest of the roster. He still played second-fiddle to Cena the entire time and then eventually third-fiddle behind Cena and The Rock. Now he’s knocked down the card behind Cena/Rock/Triple H/Brock and giving him this insane run would finally position him as THE GUY in the company. Especially if they do the unthinkable and they give him the win over Austin.

Then you’ve got the ultimate heel and you’ve had more than a year to build up the babyface who can finally topple him. Whether it’s Ziggler/Bryan/Ambrose/Rollins/Ryback/Whomever…you’ve had enough time to build your new babyface hero and he can finally be the one to take down the ruthless, evil CM Punk at WM31 and usher in the next "era" in this industry. by tkatt00 on Mar 13, 2013 | 10:12 AM rec (4)


Maybe I'm just a giant Punk mark, but I love this. Foley probably can’t take much, but I have an idea— Interrupt Mick visiting backstage, he’s got some of his family with him, in particular his 21-year-old son. Have Punk literally cane Dewey. What a callback that would be! Might be a bit esoteric, but Punk loves using history no matter how distant, and it’s not like they couldn’t come back from commercial with Michael Cole explaining things in his sad voice and then roll the promo. And Mick would bring the fire, begging Stone Cold to avenge his son and right the wrong he was so afraid of and disgusted by all those years ago. by ReverendKain on Mar 13, 2013 | 11:03 AM rec (3)

From the "Daily Open Thread for Wednesday, March 13" thread:

[The Baltimore Ravens have] lost so much already that they should just challenge The Rock for WM30. by Kanenite on Mar 13, 2013 | 11:32 AM rec (3)

and also from the same thread...

Said the word "youz" 1/100 would not bang. by Sonnens Political Adviser on Mar 13, 2013 | 1:26 PM rec (4)


[An example of a 2/10 here]

by Sonnens Political Adviser on Mar 13, 2013 | 4:25 PM rec (6)


[An example of a 10/10 here]

by Sonnens Political Adviser on Mar 13, 2013 | 4:33 PM rec (7)

From the "WWE seriously concerned about Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger program" thread:

On that thought, have them try to deport Ricardo. Much more believable. They can be like "Oh, you’re legal from all your family’s wealth, but your little friend forgot to sign his visa papers!" or something and have Ricardo make a return/save at ‘Mania. Ricardo is the lifeblood of ADR’s heat whether face or heel. by AndeeMarshall on Mar 14, 2013 | 7:12 AM rec (6)

and also from the same thread...

If they really wanted they could put the breaks on both adr and swagger

swagger gets the ankle lock on adr, breaks his ankle, but adr somehow finds the will to get to the ropes/escape and then put the cross armbreaker on swag who taps out. here to show the world, cash in, ziggy gets the belt. but wait, who does ziggler feud with? big e gets the briefcase back from the timekeeper/whoever and then spanks dolph in the back of the head while he is celebrating. boom extreme rules

this of course will be after dolph/big e win the tag team titles from hell no (in their recently rumoured as a possible match) earlier on in the night. Cena can get fucked if he thinks 2013 is his year – how many belts will he hold by the end? 1? and dolphs 2 will both be shinier. Then at extreme rules he retains versus ricardo rodriguez then beats big e to get both tag team titles and wins the big black belt from cena. also while this is happening AJ is feuding with kaitlyn but eve comes back to even things out from night of champions, dresses like a ninja and takes out AJ’s ankle! but now who will kaityn defend her title against????

also jericho reunites the US and IC titles and then ziggy retires him again

then after being in every match on the card and winning every single one, John Cena sees the error of his ways, then starts growing his hair out and dying it blonde, the rock decides that compared to dolph he too is a fruity pebble, and so he dedicates his life to making documentaries about the life of Ziggler and being part of a healthy breakfast; and brock lesnar goes back in time to change history because it’s clear that next to dolph, he is clearly not The Next Big Thing. Then vince and trips come out and hand the keys to the WWE to the show off (during which lemmy interrupts by coming out and slapping Hunter in the face for telling him he was the coolest guy in wrestling for so many years)

suddenly, glass shatters and OH MY GOD IT STONE COLD MUTHAFUCKING STEVE! He and dolph then proceed to stun everyone in the arena (including the audience) and the whole locker room comes out and the new mega ultra sexy powers decimate everything (dolph gives every diva a personal stunner (which impregnates all of them. and hornswoggle)), until all that’s left is The Undisputed Champion of Everything and the Texas Rattlesnake. Faced with the prospect of facing the greatest thing in anything ever, Steve takes the honorable way out and stuns himself, leaving Dolph Ziggler standing tall. cut to black. by Simark on Mar 14, 2013 | 1:22 AM rec (14)

From the ""Oh Punk, you sick bastard"" thread:

That's...cold. :) It got a chuckle out of me. by deadmenrise on Mar 14, 2013 | 12:18 AM rec (4)

and also from the same thread...

New gimmick for punk: Stealing iconic things from other superstars and holding them hostage in his fridge. He could even start carrying a dorm fridge to the ring to keep them in temporarily! by UNIPanther on Mar 14, 2013 | 8:26 AM rec (5)

From the "Rumor Roundup for Thursday, March 14" thread:

I am only interested in Kelly Kelly coming back if they're going to put her in a storyline about her forbidden love affair with the ropes. She yearns for their touch… but can’t stop herself from recoiling in fear! by ReverendKain on Mar 14, 2013 | 10:37 AM rec (6)

From the "Precap to the March 14, 2013 episode of TNA 'Impact', or the one after 'Lockdown'" thread:

"I'm supposed to believe that since Aces & 8s first debuted on June 14, 2012, Bully Ray has been both leading the masked group and the charge against it? "

Well, he never started acting all facey until Aces & 8’s started coming around. Devon was the first revealed member. There was a long period of "should we trust Bully Ray?" by the other faces. Then he slams Brooke to get himself in the good graces of the Hulkster which helped him get a title shot while the rest of the gang took out all his competition. I’d say its believable. If it weren’t fake of course. by SpaceMountain on Mar 14, 2013 | 3:49 PM rec (4)

From the "Vince McMahon reportedly creating toxic environment backstage at WWE" thread:


I’d have to see a video of him giving credit to Vince, two forms of government ID, a police officer there to verify the whole thing, four or five of my buddies and Neal taking notes, and Vincent K McMahon’s grandma to confirm his identity. by TMadeBurner on Mar 14, 2013 | 3:22 PM rec (14)

and also from the same thread...

Subtle??? Screwing with the fanbase? Hardly subtle. by Edgewalker on Mar 14, 2013 | 3:21 PM rec (3)

From the "Jack Swagger's finisher really is named "The Patriot Lock"" thread:

Why believe in Swagger when you can believe in THE SHIELD instead? by phlash74 on Mar 14, 2013 | 7:03 PM rec (4)

From the "Aces and 8s take over TNA website" thread:

TNA has a website...???!!!?? by ultmma on Mar 14, 2013 | 9:33 PM rec (9)

From the "Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson courting role in new Star Wars movies" thread:

I missed a golden opportunity with "ChewROCKa". God dammit. by 8bitDan on Mar 14, 2013 | 11:11 PM rec (6)

From the "Rob Van Dam's contract with TNA has expired" thread:

I used to like RVD when I didn't know anything about good pro-wrestling and had bad taste. Now he’s one of my least favorite guys in the business.

I can’t think of anyone else whose offense is both unrealistic to watch and dangerous as hell to take. His selling sucks, his psychology is terrible, he gets blown up in ten minutes, and he can’t call a match worth shit. He’s one of the dirtiest political players in the business even though he’s never drawn, never had a great singles match with anyone other than Jerry Lynn, and almost killed Triple H during the first Elimination Chamber.

He also Hoganized AJ Styles during his TNA debut. RVD isn’t fit to wipe AJ’s ass, and the dude still went along with yet another crappy TNA angle designed to bury the poor bastard. RVD even covered himself in Kensington Gore inflicted by Abyss to get out of jobbing the title.

Fuck RVD. I don’t even want him back in WWE to job out, seeing as he’ll probably knock out some poor bastards teeth with the fakest looking kicks in the business. by *Asterisk* on Mar 15, 2013 | 12:37 AM rec (6)

From the "CSSGTTT: (1) Edge and Christian vs. (16) Paul London and Brian Kendrick" thread:

Vote - Edge & Christian

I’m definitely open to voting against these guys (and probably will) if they ever come face-to-face with some legendary teams like Steiners, Hart Foundation, LOD, Bulldogs, etc. E+C always struck me as a very entertaining team but never in the league of those teams. I’d also vote several other teams ahead of them too, including their contemporary Dudley Boys. But not Kendrick and London.

by Kanenite on Mar 15, 2013 | 8:29 AM rec (4)

From the "Rumor Roundup for Friday, March 15" thread:

VINTAGE Madchen by Plague on Mar 15, 2013 | 12:25 PM rec (3)

and also from the same thread...

I dunno, man, I'd rather have Bagwell's hate. That’s some powerful juju right there. by ReverendKain on Mar 15, 2013 | 12:24 PM rec (3)


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