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Cageside Seats Weekly RECs: Week ending Oct. 12

Our weekly Cageside Features awards column for recognizing excellence in contributions -- The RECs, featuring you, the Cageside community.

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.

Oh, and a shout out again to our very own Cagesider Ecstasy with Extra Cheese; thanks to him we have that clever name for our Weekly Cageside Commenters Awards (the RECs), which perfectly sums up what this series 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 RECs: 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 "TNA Impact ratings slump to the lowest level in years - Aces and 8s angle to blame?" thread:

You know what this means.
TNA clearly needs Claire to come back
by IRodC on Oct 6, 2012 8:31 PM EDT 2 recs

From the "WWE 'Raw' results and live blog for Oct. 8: Vince McMahon returns... and so does John Cena" thread:

I choose you Ryback!!
Use squash attack now.
It was super effective!!
by Ecstasy with Extra Cheese on Oct 8, 2012 8:12 PM EDT

From the "WWE Raw results and reactions from the last night (Oct. 8): Not a CM Punk guy" thread:

RE: Punk/Cena
The story logic, as best I can tell, works like this:
Cena: I'm a living legend! You're almost the man, Punk, but to be the man you gotta beat the man and you still haven't done that cleanly!
Punk: A) You suck. B) I did, what? 4 times now. Shutup and get to the back of the line for your title shot.
Cena: Don't you want the JOHN CENA CHAMPIONSHIP? Here's your shot, Punk! Beat me clean and it's yours.
by GuyinNY on Oct 9, 2012 2:17 PM EDT

and also from the same thread...

Logical follow up:
Punk: You're not a legend. You had a chance to become one, and you lost to The Rock. Clean. He's the legend. Not you. Bigger draw, too.
Heyman: Cena sucks!
Punk: ...
Cena: Hell in a Cell! JR can call it! Imagine the bumps, JACK!
Foley: I have CTE and you can too!
Punk: That's appealing.
Cena: So, what's it gonna be?
Punk: I said no.
Ryback: POTATO
Punk: So, how's the elbow, Johnny?
....until last night/assuming the fan bump blows over or was a work, I'd imagine Punk will get his clean win over Cena to be a legend, have his one year reign, etc. Just in time to put over Rocky as the GOAT.
by GuyinNY on Oct 9, 2012 2:21 PM EDT 3 recs

From the "Kofi Kingston and R-Truth split up, no longer working as a tag team" thread:

Makes me want to loop that new Taylor Swift song.
I'm going to go cut myself now.
by SeanDubbs on Oct 9, 2012 8:33 AM EDT 1 recs

From the "WWE releases statement on CM Punk fan punching incident including apology from Punk" thread:

There is a good reason why he did it..
Punk saw KENTA punch a fan 3 weeks ago over in NOAH, so naturally, he had to do it as well...
by sfg79 on Oct 9, 2012 4:14 PM EDT 5 recs

and also from the same thread...

Punching some random, out-of-shape dude? That's no different from what Batista did this weekend
by 3PA on Oct 9, 2012 6:33 PM EDT 4 recs

From the "WWE Raw Genearl Manager AJ Lee is obsessed with Stephanie McMahon" thread:

HHH is all like "Dear diary: Jackpot"
by Steve Sypa on Oct 9, 2012 6:08 PM EDT 4 recs

From the "Mom calls Alberto Del Rio a bully for stealing son's sign and making him cry at WWE house show" thread:

I'm disappointed in Del Rio. He should of gave the mom an enzuigiri and than put the kid in the arm bar. Than they'll have reason to complain
by Eugene Banks on Oct 9, 2012 6:23 PM EDT 10 recs

and also from the same thread...

Give that kid 10 years and he'll get a screen handle for a site such as this and tell the awesome story about how he was traumatized at the wrasslin' show.
by 3PA on Oct 9, 2012 6:28 PM EDT 4 recs

From the "Fan punched by CM Punk on WWE Raw now considering hiring an attorney for a lawsuit" thread:

"I want a million dollars, free tickets for life and dinner with Eve Torres"
"We will fix your glasses, send you an autographed CM Punk shirt, two free tickets to a venue of your choice and lunch with Hornswaggle at a local Denny's"
"I'll take it"
by who me on Oct 10, 2012 2:19 PM EDT 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

Should not sue
But, he should be able to meet with Punk for a personal apology. Not a public thing, just a private thing.
You shouldn't ever sue somebody who hits you. Ever. Anywhere. Runs you over with a car? Of course. Breaks your leg with a lead pipe? Yes. But a smack in the mouth? Seriously grow a set mate, and stop using something like this to get a wad of cash you low life.
by gandhimaster on Oct 10, 2012 10:24 AM EDT 11 recs

From the "Jim Cornette tries to explain Ring of Honor's iPPV issues" thread:

there's this damn pooch I'm not shittin ya
its a cockerdoddle running around and the lil sumbitch pisses on the power strip. well that blows a transformer witch in turn takes out power to the entire block. wouldn't ya know it that it malfunctions street light by a power plant. so a damn semi takes out one of those big cancer causing power polls. so the whole damn east cost loses power. that's why Steen is are HW champ true story
Don King is one of the great humanitarians of our time. He has risen above that great term prejudice. He has screwed everybody he has ever been around. Hog, dog or frog, it don't matter to Don. If you got a quarter, he wants the first twenty-six cents."
by Elstriko on Oct 11, 2012 6:25 PM EDT 6 recs

From the "Early WrestleMania 29 poster pic features The Rock, John Cena and Brock Lesnar" thread:

Undertaker wins.
Undertaker vs CM Punk to win the belt
Undertaker vs The Rock
Undertaker vs John Cena
Undertaker vs Sheamus to win the belt
Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar
Undertaker vs Team Hell NO to win the belts and renders himself "The real tag team champions"
Undertaker vs Antonio Cesaro to win the belt.
Undertaker vs The Miz for the belt
There is this years Wrestlemania card. after the last match, undertaker with all the gold, retires from wrestling taking all the belts with him, but not before teasing something involving Sting, letting the marks mark out for years and years but nothing ever happens.
by CaseygarnerPDX on Oct 11, 2012 7:16 PM EDT 3 recs

From the "Heath Slater, Drew McIntrye and Jinder Mahal stable name: 'The Band'" thread:

Air Guitar, Air Sitar and Bagpipe.
GREAT BAND! Ahead of it's time.
by IRodC on Oct 12, 2012 8:33 AM EDT 3 recs

and also from the same thread...

Name your top 5 wrestlers of all time
Mahal. Mahal. Mahal. Mahal, annnnnnd Mahal.
by TMadeBurner on Oct 12, 2012 9:58 AM EDT 8 recs


Tell me you can't picture Vince walking into The Band's dressing room and demanding they all go and get him some Cambodian breast milk.
Vince only tolerates the finest of breast milks.
by TMadeBurner on Oct 12, 2012 10:15 AM EDT


he is shutting down
the wrestling ring. in less they walk to new Greenwich and get him some cheesecake
Don King is one of the great humanitarians of our time. He has risen above that great term prejudice. He has screwed everybody he has ever been around. Hog, dog or frog, it don't matter to Don. If you got a quarter, he wants the first twenty-six cents."
by Elstriko on Oct 12, 2012 4:54 PM EDT


Jinder Mahal spits hot fiyah.
by htownsbrightest on Oct 12, 2012 5:33 PM EDT


In closing, Cagesiders, don't forget this series is 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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