Rolling Wrestling Thread


#3681

Noone really thinks it was a work


#3682

mmmmmmm some nutjobs out there definitely do

see also: Chris Benoit was innocent/framed believers


#3683

In the past few months I’ve joined a couple vintage wwf fb pages and been enjoying the chat on here (without getting involved)… godamn weren’t the late 80s early 90s the shit! Got back into wrasslin bout 6 months ago and still enjoy reading about/seeing the highlights of whats going on today but fuck me… the standard was so much higher from about 86 to the end of the attitude era… don’t know what I’m getting at here other than wanting to say something


#3684

welcome!


#3685

YES, yes. Oh jesus could you get a better pairing of egos… that catch though must’ve been practiced a lot but… on the day couldn’t have gone any better


#3686

dunno, it looks fairly natural to me but that might be how good a job Brain does on it


#3687

Prob just Hennan being… the best


#3688

Paul Roma getting fucked up


#3689

Have you watched any OSW review?


#3690

That the Japanese shizzle?


#3691

Really should’ve at least Googled that before replying


#3692

Oh yeah really should’ve… just Googled it. No haven’t read any of the Old School Wrestling review… sound like my kind if thing though


#3693

Watched. It’s a video podcast. (Filmed in glorious grapplevision)


#3694

Yes, watched indeed. Re-read both comments and realised I’m definitely out my depth here
… was too late to edit


#3695

Ha no worries, just would very much recommend them as they are very funny while being nostalgic


#3696

Going to trade my monthly Now TV films subscription (not enough good/new films to be worth it) to be worth £10 for WWE network. PPVS 84 - 92 worth it alone


#3697

Is anybody else like me in that I don’t really like watching wrestling all that much, but I love knowing all the ins and outs of things going on in the wrestling world, and love stuff like osw and the attitude era podcast;


#3698

I’d say they’re on equal footing but yeah it is a big part of the fun/madness


#3699

Apart from those who do, of course, like Nash, Hall, Waltman, Austin i think, several of who were, y’know, there and that.

There are some quite interesting theories about why it might have been, as well. Particularly interested in claims that Bret Hart was one of only a few wrestlers who at their peak (contractwise, he was past his peak, clearly) had full, legally-binding creative control clauses in their contracts (think Austin and Cena have been others).

At best it’s an astonishing coincidence that it just so happened to be in everyone’s best interests.

Doesn’t really matter, though, does it?


#3700

think it’s also interesting in terms of the history of the company coming at such a key moment; like people point to Tyson at Austin’s inauguration as champ as the point where the attitude era started, and while that might be “officially true” I think Montreal is the proper starting point, because it was such a monumental bit of politicking that everyone got to see it clear as day live on TV and created the “Mr. McMahon” character. It’s a thoroughly uncomfortable match to watch but it is also fascinating in that regard.