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Cageside Seats Weekly RECs: Week ending Nov. 16

Cageside Features: Our very own Cageside 'REC' Awards, for "Recognizing Excellence in Contributions from the Cageside Community". Are you a winner of the Interwebs? Could you be? Let's find out...

Whether one is a WINNER of the best of the boobs or not, when we compare, we all win!
Whether one is a WINNER of the best of the boobs or not, when we compare, we all win!

We're back with yet another dose of amazing work injected by you, the Cageside commenters. Many of you have impressed us all by producing some amazing work and golden comments yet again. So it's that time of the week to recognize the excellent FanPosts, FanShots, and comments that were the "Best in the World" (of Cageside) this past week.

One again, thanks to Cagesider Ecstasy with Extra Cheese for cleverly naming our Weekly Cageside Commenters Awards "The RECs", which perfectly sums up what this feature tries to do. After all, without all of you, Cageside Seats would not be the greatest pro wrestling website on the Internet.

So, without further ado, we present to you...

The cSs REC Awards:

Recognizing Excellence in Contributing







*To see comments in the context of their own threads, click on the 'time stamp' behind each Cagesider's name.

From the "CSSGMT Sweet Sixteen Match: (1) 'Randy Savage v Ricky Steamboat, WrestleMania 3' vs. (4) 'Shawn Michaels v Triple H v Chris Benoit, WrestleMania 20'" thread:

Vote - Savage vs. Steamboat
Comparing Savage-Steamboat to the triple threat is like comparing the movie Wings to Independence Day. Independence Day is technically superior in every single way, but Wings, as one of the first movies to feature a dogfight and winning the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1927, was light years beyond anything that had been produced before.
I'm more entertained by the triple threat, I'd even go so far as to say it's the better match, but Savage-Steamboat broke the mold. The fast pace, the high-flying, the epic near falls, the foreign object and interference: it set the stage for practically every great WWF wrestling match afterwards. The fact that it's just as entertaining a match now as it was then, combined with the impact it had on the WWF (paving the way for guys like Bret Hart & HBK), gives Savage-Steamboat the nod. by rundmb on Nov 11, 2012 12:31 PM EST 2 recs

From the "TNA 'Turning Point 2012' results and live match coverage TONIGHT (Nov. 11)" thread:

Wow! Joseph Park has changed from a guy who can't wrestle to an angry guy who can't wrestle. by TJLethal on Nov 11, 2012 9:11 PM EST

and also from the same thread...

You know with [AJ Styles] not in the title picture for a year, this gives hima year to totally revamp his character...start wearing a black coat with some white face paint while silently stalking the rafters every night, not knowing whether he is TNA or A & 8's by Kanenite on Nov 11, 2012 10:06 PM EST

From the "CSSGMT Sweet Sixteen Match: (2) 'TLC II, WrestleMania 17' vs. (3) 'Royal Rumble 1992'" thread:

TLC is like a button masher arcade game with bosses the size of half the screen, deafening sound effects, gamma-radio-uranium-inferno-fire-bullet power-ups and epilepsy-inducing visuals (you can almost hear the Unreal voice go M-M-MONSTER KILL in the background during some of the more intense spot sequences)
The rumble is like a golden age, top-tier 16 bit RPG - a bit dull to look at, a bit clunky in the mechanics-department, but an absolute masterpiece in terms of how it engages the audience. Storytelling perfection - it instills the will to fight through 50 hours of gameplay just to get to the end and once you're there, you're kind of sad that it had to end because you were so thoroughly engrossed in this little universe. by 3PA on Nov 12, 2012 12:03 PM EST 1 recs

From the "On this date in WWF history: The Rock vs Stone Cold in one of the greatest dueling promos of all time" thread:

On second thought..
perhaps there should only be one live mic on any given show. Treat it like the hardcore title, if you got something to say you've got to find whoever has it and take it. by Back Brain Kick on Nov 12, 2012 11:56 AM EST 4 recs

From the "TNA 'Turning Point' results and reactions from last night (Nov. 11): I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" thread:

Some interesting opinions
But, I think we all just have to accept that the art of writing compelling wrestling feuds is dead. Let's face it, the boom times are over, McMahon Russo, Ferrara, Cornette, Hayes, Stephanie, HHH, whoever else, have all failed to adapt to the current zeitgeist. My advice to anyone that wants to enjoy wrestling is to concentrate your mind on the in-ring product, and focus on that narrative, rather than whatever crap the creative team is peddling. by Bill P. on Nov 12, 2012 9:17 AM EST

From the "Pay-Per-View Pick 'Em Game Results: TNA Turning Point 2012" thread:

Whenever we do TNA PPVs
I feel like a chimpanzee maneuvering the little stick into a hole in a tree in the hopes of getting some delicious bugs to eat. by ReverendKain on Nov 12, 2012 6:48 PM EST 1 recs

From the "Who would be on your ultimate Survivor Series team?" thread:

Reading through some of the teams gave me another idea for a funny team.
Have 4 of the biggest guys you can get...and Daniel Bryan. He can stand between them during promos doing that incredulous head shake thing he does while muttering "no" and being a full foot shorter than everyone else there.
Then if I could script it, they'd keep refusing to let him go in, thinking he was the "weak link." But the giants would all get defeated leaving only him against at least 3 of the other team. Each of whom he submits for the victory.
"I AM THE SOLE SURVIVOR! I AM THE SOLE SURVIVOR!" by DarkTalon on Nov 12, 2012 4:52 PM EST 6 recs

From the "WWE Raw results and live blog for Nov. 12: The Survivor Series go home show featuring the return of Jerry Lawler" thread:

I was hoping
Dolph would start this out yelling "EXCUSE ME. LET ME INTRODUCE THE SUPERVISING GENERAL MANAGER OF RAW, VICKIE GUERRERO!" by DarkTalon on Nov 12, 2012 8:25 PM EST 1 recs

and also from the same thread...

Vince isn't gonna lose at anything damnit!!
If they're both going down, he is strapping some boulders to his feet and getting there first!! That will show them who's the top dog. by Ecstasy with Extra Cheese on Nov 12, 2012 8:45 PM EST


I'm surprised that Cena got physical; he looked like he was dressed for a business dinner. by Kanenite on Nov 12, 2012 8:38 PM EST 7 recs


I figured it out!
The affair was with David Petraeus! by joliemadchen on Nov 12, 2012 8:42 PM EST


When I worked back stage at the events they briefed the medics on what to do.
There was the X over the head meaning only for WWE employees/Medical Staff come out (could be a work/could be a check up). If it was real I forgot the sign its been 7 Years since I worked back stage at the event. I know the sign came from the WWE Doctor. When he displayed it we would come out because it was not scripted. by Stan Stansky on Nov 12, 2012 9:18 PM EST


The only thing missing from that Wrangler commercial with Favre and Dale Jr... John Cena in Wrangler Jorts because Wrangler love overrated stars. by TheMasterGeek on Nov 12, 2012 10:29 PM EST

From the "WWE Survivor Series 2012 free live streaming pre show features 3MB vs Team CoBro" thread:

If they want to do a 3v3 match in the future...
Make it Team CoBroDus. by DarkTalon on Nov 14, 2012 5:48 PM EST 1 recs

From the "Survivor Series team draft for Cageside Seats game" thread:

So if somebody picks Little Jimmy as their wild card, what picture do you use? by Kanenite on Nov 14, 2012 4:10 PM EST 1 recs

and also from the same thread...

Foghorn Leghorn is actually an 8-time Southern Elimination Tag Champion, he's got more to him than most people think by ReverendKain on Nov 14, 2012 9:06 PM EST


The endgame for the AJ thing is Cena getting a coupon for one free title match at any participating PPV
by ReverendKain on Nov 14, 2012 11:46 PM EST 2 recs

From the "Cody Rhodes suffers concussion on WWE Main Event, status for Survivor Series in doubt" thread:

C'mon now
I'm as excited for Dean Ambrose as the next guy, but Jebus deserves another shot- Dude just got pushed too far, too fast, and everybody crucified him for it! So he goes down to FCW for a year, and works his goddamn ass off, only to have to go back home to take care of his dad for a while. Now he's back, in fighting form, and I feel like he deserves at least an IC title run to see if he can get over without everyone telling us he's the messiah. by ReverendKain on Nov 15, 2012 7:08 PM EST

From the "CSS Survivor Series Tournament First Round Match: The Warriors vs The Kilts O' Carnage"

What do you think?
I bet if you looked at the Ultimate Warriors drivers licence it would list Parts Unknown as his address by Cyznutz on Nov 16, 2012 1:01 PM EST

and also from the same thread...

But is he an organ donor? by keyboard punk on Nov 16, 2012 1:02 PM EST


Good Question
I heard his phone is listed as (555)555-5555 by Cyznutz on Nov 16, 2012 1:06 PM EST


I know it would just say "Warrior" for his name
since he had it legally changed in 93.
Seriously. Dude's daughters' names are Indy and Matty Warrior. by s1rude on Nov 16, 2012 1:11 PM EST


Does he run to the mail box shake the shit out of it then run back to the house? by Cyznutz on Nov 16, 2012 1:24 PM EST


Kanenite with a spirited review of the match between Kilts O' Carnage and The Warriors. It is a bit long, so go read it all right here.

From the "WWE names the top 20 superstars from the 'Attitude Era'" thread:

They forgot to list Cena
How can they make a list and not have Cena on it? by Eugene Saxe on Nov 16, 2012 4:15 PM EST 1 recs

From the "Pay-Per-View Pick 'Em Game: WWE Survivor Series 2012 Edition" thread:

He's like Vince
He won't know until right before the match starts. by Eugene Saxe on Nov 16, 2012 6:29 PM EST 3 recs

From the "WWE SmackDown results and live blog for Nov. 16: The Survivor Series go home show" thread:

Hey now, fella
That's the finest cardboard that the Republic of Ireland can produce! The paper is marinated in fine whiskey and limericks are recited at it before it's processed and corrugated. Truly the Rolls Royce of cardboard. by ReverendKain on Nov 16, 2012 9:19 PM EST


In closing, Cagesiders, don't forget these awards are all about YOU; so if you think I missed anything, or have any suggestions or tweaks for the Cageside RECs, please let us know in the comments below, or email one of the site editors through our Masthead page. Bring it on with some awesome award-winning stuff for next week's RECs. Until then, see ya in the threads!


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