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Old 02-03-2018, 02:34 PM   #2451
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Bret Hart is coming to a town near me (hour drive away) soon! Can't wait to meet him
He was my favorite back in the day (at least by the early 90s) and I'm not even Canadian. I still have my Hitman glasses. Excellence of execution!
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:55 PM   #2452
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Bret Hart was mad cool when I met him... and his wife, who was there with him is very pretty. I probably pissed off the people in line behind me because I sat with and had a fairly decent conversation with him about wrestling. I got a photo with him, a signed 8x11 and had him sign my WWE Elite action figure.

I bought this figure from TRU YEARS before meeting him, just hoping I would be able to meet him some day and get it signed.


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Old 05-02-2018, 09:02 PM   #2453
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Yo.

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Old 05-03-2018, 06:57 PM   #2454
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I'm psyched that Booker T will run for mayor of Houston in 2019.
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Old 05-03-2018, 08:49 PM   #2455
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Kane couldn't talk at first. Degeneration X did a good job of teaching him.

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Old 05-07-2018, 09:35 AM   #2456
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Vince is STILL pushing Roman Reigns as a face, and the poor guy is STILL getting booed!

I realize there are plenty of people over 70 who are very sharp, but the risk of a person that old suffering from cognitive decline is sufficiently high that it should be made the mandatory retirement age. The behavior of Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani serve as exhibits B and C.
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:34 PM   #2457
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Mandatory retirement could be enforceable at the state and federal level, but it will never be enforceable in the private sector as long as we're not socialists. Nor should it. As you say, there are plenty exceptions of very productive seniors. There's also a whole bunch of complications like
(1) people who can't afford to retire (obviously not in your three examples);
(2) people who are so wrapped up in their work that a mandatory retirement is a death sentence (you read about these cases all the time where some widowed or single person retires and is dead in a month);
(3) people who have a religious/ethical qualm against it (I've met multiple Christians who believe people are meant to work as long as they live and are physically able).
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:51 PM   #2458
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We're talking about the public getting hurt financially and in other ways by old people who refuse to step aside gracefully.

When the congressional pharmacist is filling Alzheimer's prescriptions for members of Congress, as he is now, then we have a problem.

If you run a privately held company like Trump does, then of course you can't be made to retire. But when someone runs a publicly traded corporation like Vince does, or holds a public office, then it's not about him. It's about the people he's supposed to be serving.

The military makes everyone, even generals, retire at 60. Not just because they might be slipping, but because for them to stay longer might impede the career progress of younger people.

If you "can't afford to retire" at 70, or you "wouldn't know what to do with yourself," then you should have planned your life a little better.

If you want to work for religious reasons, then get into lawn care or fixing up your home.
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:56 PM   #2459
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I'm back on WWE Network and have been watching 80s stuff. I might try some of the new, but I know nothing about what's going on. Was this past Royal Rumble any good?


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...But when someone runs a publicly traded corporation like Vince does, or holds a public office, then it's not about him. It's about the people he's supposed to be serving.
I don't know the current situation there, but isn't Vince's son part of the ownership and decision making?
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Old 05-07-2018, 02:24 PM   #2460
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It could be made to work. If you want to remain employed past 70, then you should have to pass cognitive and psychological tests that certify you as fit to continue.
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:12 AM   #2461
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I'm back on WWE Network and have been watching 80s stuff. I might try some of the new, but I know nothing about what's going on. Was this past Royal Rumble any good?

I don't know the current situation there, but isn't Vince's son part of the ownership and decision making?
I haven't watched it in a while. Just been reading articles.

Vince's daughter Stephanie and his son-in-law Paul Levesque (Triple H) are heavily involved in the operations. His son Shane dropped out for a while but is back now in some capacity. But nothing happens on television that Vince doesn't approve. it's always been that way.

I'm sure that Stephanie, Triple H and Shane would have sense enough to accept the booing and make Roman Reigns a heel. Vince has got to be the one who won't just go with the flow.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:37 PM   #2462
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The wrestlers' bodies look a lot different now without the PEDs.

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Vader wrestled Ric Flair in one of the best matches I've ever seen. Vader resented having to lose to Flair, and intentionally bloodied his mouth. You can hear Flair mumble "You son of a bitch" after he did it, but Flair didn't retaliate. Harley Race called Vader an asshole afterward.
Watched that Starcade match yesterday. It's with a bunch of other matches and videos (watching some others now) in a Vader tribute section on WWEN right now. Great stuff. I would have assumed the "SOB" (Flair actually seems to cut of before the "B-" or is edited) was kayfabe if you hadn't mentioned that. You hear that in an interview?
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:15 PM   #2464
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Watched that Starcade match yesterday. It's with a bunch of other matches and videos (watching some others now) in a Vader tribute section on WWEN right now. Great stuff. I would have assumed the "SOB" (Flair actually seems to cut of before the "B-" or is edited) was kayfabe if you hadn't mentioned that. You hear that in an interview?
Flair and Race talked about it afterward. Vader claimed he roughed Flair up on purpose because he wanted to get a better match out of him.

This is my other favorite match of Flair's. Flair bladed, which is something they don't do any more. It's worth noting that Randy Savage, Miss Elizabeth, Mr. Perfect, Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are all dead now.

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Old 07-01-2018, 01:21 PM   #2465
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Flair and Race talked about it afterward. Vader claimed he roughed Flair up on purpose because he wanted to get a better match out of him.
I like that behind-the-scenes stuff. It's kind of fun that beyond all the kayfabe there are real rivalries and actual bloodying.

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This is my other favorite match of Flair's. Flair bladed, which is something they don't do any more. It's worth noting that Randy Savage, Miss Elizabeth, Mr. Perfect, Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are all dead now...
Yeah, a whole lot of the guys that defined my wrestling memories as a child are gone, many of them too young.

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Old 07-01-2018, 04:29 PM   #2466
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In the old days, many of the older wrestlers would be jealous of younger wrestlers who were moving up fast in the ranks and would beat them up in the ring. Ole Anderson was known for doing that. Bruiser Brody was jealous of Lex Luger because of his physique and his looks, and stopped selling for him during a match. Luger got frustrated and left the ring.

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Old 07-02-2018, 04:01 AM   #2467
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...This is my other favorite match of Flair's. Flair bladed, which is something they don't do any more. . .


I just watched the match where Vader took the WCW belt from Sting (a wrestler I'm barely familiar with because I was a WWF guy, but I'm really liking his moves here) and I could see where Sting bladed his forehead, but only after I saw him bleeding (the announcers attribute it to a post hit, which of course didn't really happen) and went back in slowmo. If I didn't know that trick and replayed it, I wouldn't have spotted it at all. Gotta love the commitment of the OGs in being willing to cut themselves so much.



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In the old days, many of the older wrestlers would be jealous of younger wrestlers who were moving up fast in the ranks and would beat them up in the ring. Ole Anderson was known for doing that. Bruiser Brody was jealous of Lex Luger because of his physique and his looks, and stopped selling for him during a match. Luger got frustrated and left the ring.
It was happening in the 80s too. There's that story that the Sheik was all ready to break Hogan's leg when he lost the belt to him because Hogan didn't have his real wrestling experience and didn't work his way through the ranks.



And I've heard guys bad mouth George Steele for not learning technique.

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Old 07-02-2018, 04:33 AM   #2468
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If you look at photos of old timers like Flair or Dusty Rhodes, their foreheads looked like road maps from blading.

I believe the wrestlers got a thousand dollar bonus for doing it, but it wouldn't have been worth it to me.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:04 AM   #2469
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Hulk Hogan reinstated to WWE Hall of Fame



About time.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:21 AM   #2470
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I disagree, they’re just asking for trouble
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:30 AM   #2471
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I personally feel that no one should be professionally punished for what they say in a private video that was never meant to be released. Hall-of-fame type acknowledgments should be based solely on professional achievements and few have done more for wrestling than Hogan. Now, if it were the award for impeccable character or being a perfect human being, that would be another matter.
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:43 PM   #2472
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Brian Lawler attempts suicide.

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Old 11-25-2018, 06:10 PM   #2473
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You gotta know when to get off the stage. America's politicians need to watch this.

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Old 11-25-2018, 07:58 PM   #2474
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I felt some sympathy when Ric Flair continued to wrestle into old age because had financial issues over divorces, taxes and whatnot. But none of those four guys needed the money.
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WWE star Kairi Sane has hand-foot-and-mouth disease
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