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Feel free to check out my pocast with my friend Brayton. He lives in Illinois, USA, I live in the Czech Republic. We have created the world's only trans-continental wrestling podcast.

The argument that

"wrestling isn't real"

is so obtuse, so dull to the point at hand, so willfully ignorant of the concept of reality.

What's so real about any game?
What is real in any way about putting men in bizarre clothes, giving them an oblong ball, and asking them to run it across a line for 60 minutes?

Worse yet, what's real about paying them millions of dollars to do it?

-Read On-

WWE + Crowd Porn

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I need this on my blog

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07/13/2014

deangoddambrose:

THIS IS THE GREATEST PICTURE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR SPORT

deangoddambrose:

THIS IS THE GREATEST PICTURE IN THE HISTORY OF OUR SPORT

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07/08/2014


"A giant walks into a bar. Orders a big glass of booze. Across the room, two barflies size him up. “Man, he is really a freak. For real,” one guy says to the other guy. But his buddy’s seen the giant stomp around the local wrestling ring, and he’s dismissive. “If you watch closely, they never even hit each other,” the guy says. “That wrestling shit? It’s fake!!” So the bartender says, “I’d shut up if I were you,” and the guy, he says, “What’s he gonna do?? Fake fight me??” The giant stands up. The guys flee into their car. The giant flips the car onto its roof."

Ten Feet Tall!!! A cartoon biography of the wrestler André the Giant.

"A giant walks into a bar. Orders a big glass of booze. Across the room, two barflies size him up. “Man, he is really a freak. For real,” one guy says to the other guy. But his buddy’s seen the giant stomp around the local wrestling ring, and he’s dismissive. “If you watch closely, they never even hit each other,” the guy says. “That wrestling shit? It’s fake!!” So the bartender says, “I’d shut up if I were you,” and the guy, he says, “What’s he gonna do?? Fake fight me??” The giant stands up. The guys flee into their car. The giant flips the car onto its roof."

Ten Feet Tall!!! A cartoon biography of the wrestler André the Giant

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07/07/2014

» http://awrestlingtumblr.tumblr.com/post/91042800254/most-of-my-real-life-friends-love-mma-sex-hard

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turnbucklezine:

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Most of my real life friends love MMA, sex, hard drugs, pro sports, horror movies, rap music. They would love old school wrestling. But I can’t get them into it because they see how corny and cream puff all the new shit is. I’m praying for a really tough, manly promotion to come along. That’s what…

I absolutely do not want this. As an adult male I would never watch anything like what was presented in the late 90s from a mainstream wrestling organization, and I would be nearly as unlikely to watch a similar independent promotion.   

See I’m not saying Attitude should come back. I mean the change from cartoon PG “wink at the camera” wrestling to ECW, NwO, Austin-McMahon angles. Stuff for adults. I watched An Attitude PPV, and 90% of it was garbage (Goldust, The Oddities, a fucking Buried Alive match) but the good stuff (Owen vs Blackman, Rock vs Mankind, the Corporation) were great because there was nothing fake about the stories. It was hip and smart. It wasn’t trying hard to be funny or melodramatic. Same with Goldberg’s streak, the NWO, Sting turning dark. All that Paul Heyman did was bring back old school gimmicks like violence, adult language and REALISTIC heels. That was his genius. Fire, sexy lesbians, fart jokes. Keep that shit in the 90s. But pro wrestling at its core has to be offensive and cross the line with fans because that’s the only way heels can get heat and a face can get a pop from beating them. That’s why Daniel Bryan waiting 6 months to win his title back was so brilliant. It pissed fans off. And his comeback meant something. If someone brought back real heel heat and pissing off the fans, but left the offensive Jerry Springer comedy behind, wrestling would be amazing again.

I see.  Yeah, in that sense, I understand what you mean and would be happy to see more stuff like that.

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07/07/2014

» http://awrestlingtumblr.tumblr.com/post/91042800254/most-of-my-real-life-friends-love-mma-sex-hard

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Most of my real life friends love MMA, sex, hard drugs, pro sports, horror movies, rap music. They would love old school wrestling. But I can’t get them into it because they see how corny and cream puff all the new shit is. I’m praying for a really tough, manly promotion to come along. That’s what…

I absolutely do not want this. As an adult male I would never watch anything like what was presented in the late 90s from a mainstream wrestling organization, and I would be nearly as unlikely to watch a similar independent promotion.   

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Sorry Zeb, but we all know who Swagger’s best sidekick was.

Sorry Zeb, but we all know who Swagger’s best sidekick was.

(Source: wwe)

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We went to our first indie wrestling show in Prague. We were checking out  VCV Original Wrestling. It was a pretty good, albeit short show.  Roughly an hour and 15 minutes.  There was a 1 on 1 match, a handicap 2 on 1, and a hardcore match.  
Prague is definitely not a city for wrestling, but this promotion did a pretty good job with a small audience and minimal budget.  They definitely drew an audience with the hardcore match.  The first two matches had about 10 people watching, but once the weapons came out, that number tripled.  Definitely enjoyable.
Here’s a photo from Mary’s Instagram

We went to our first indie wrestling show in Prague. We were checking out  VCV Original Wrestling. It was a pretty good, albeit short show.  Roughly an hour and 15 minutes.  There was a 1 on 1 match, a handicap 2 on 1, and a hardcore match.  

Prague is definitely not a city for wrestling, but this promotion did a pretty good job with a small audience and minimal budget.  They definitely drew an audience with the hardcore match.  The first two matches had about 10 people watching, but once the weapons came out, that number tripled.  Definitely enjoyable.

Here’s a photo from Mary’s Instagram

Posted at 9:36 PM (3 months ago) | Permalink

06/15/2014

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Early Bray Wyatt

… early Bo Dallas…

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Early Bray Wyatt

… early Bo Dallas…

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I want Bray Wyatt to continue talking about Sister Abigail fondly for a year.

I want it to be clear that without Sister Abigail, Wyatt would be nothing.

I want Sara Del Rey to debut as Sister Abigail.

I want her to be fucking untouchable.  The Big Bad.  

I want Cena to try and stop her only to be totally destroyed.  Other divas, Bryan, Kane, The Shield, it wont matter.  The Wyatt family will dominate WWE.

I want Bayley to be slowly built during this time as someone who is still always positive and an incredibly strong fighter because of it, but also someone who (within the kinda shitty world of WWE) has trouble making alliances because of her positivity.  She will morph into a dual character: a positive exterior who is constantly questioning herself and her abilities.

I want Bayley to become noticed by someone within the higher hierarchy of WWE as someone who could possibly stop Abigail, somehow (I mean someone has to actually write this crap, it wont just be me).  

I want Bayley to be the one to stop Del Abigail, but not without failing at least once.

I want WWE to become an amazing season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for, like, 5 or 6 months.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzUhi2WGe1Q

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