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Re: King Kamala's NXT Redemption Live Blog
« Reply #100 on: March 10, 2018, 01:30:21 PM »
Kamala, you've stated just so much about the shows and not your well-being in all this.
Spend most of my time waiting for death's sweet embrace. Or for the episodes where Johnny Curtis shows up. Whichever comes first.

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Re: King Kamala's NXT Redemption Live Blog
« Reply #101 on: March 10, 2018, 01:39:11 PM »
you've made it through the roughest - once Johnny Curtis re-emerges, you've reached Nirvana.

Until then, we should watch his main roster promos of dumping milk over his head
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Re: King Kamala's NXT Redemption Live Blog
« Reply #102 on: March 10, 2018, 01:41:16 PM »
Skipping 8/31 because it's a "Best Of" episode hosted by Matt Striker and even I'm not enough of a masochist to sit through that (IF I CAN SIT THROUGH THIS, I CAN SIT THROUGH ANNYYYTHING!). Also why would an internet exclusive show need to do a Best Of show?

The History of WWE tells me that there was a 3 hour Super Smackdown that week so I'm guessing NXT was canceled due to lack of interest time.

Anyway, onto 9/7. This season has been going on for SIX MONTHS at this point.

Show opens with recap of Darren Young berating and attacking Matt Striker and William Regal running in for the save.

We are from Toledo, OH this week.

Oh I guess Todd Grisham left WWE in the two weeks between episodes as Jack Korpela (who?) is now the PBP guy with Regal. Regal hopes Jack can put up with his mumbling.

Darren Young charges out. Regal just wanted to have a peaceful evening. Darren calls out Regal for running in cause he would've beaten Striker to the point that he would've gotten suspended or even fired. Regal barges in and says he's tired of Darren Young bullying defenseless people like Matt Striker. Darren Young challenges Regal to a match in the main event. Regal is going to teach Darren a lesson.

Jack Korpela says get the popcorn ready!

Next up, it's Derrick Bateman & Maxine Vs Titus O'Neil & AJ Lee.

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« Reply #103 on: March 10, 2018, 01:56:15 PM »
Seeing Titus enter to Hornswoggle's music is bizarre. Adding skipping AJ to the mix is double bizarre.

Regal wonders what Jack Korpela will do without him when he is in the main event. Korpela sounds like a college kid they let in the booth. Looking him up, I guess he hosted WWE Afterburn from 2009 to 2011. I was like "WWE Afterburn was on till 2011!?" Then I read the WWE Afterburn wikipedia entry and it turns out that the show is still on in some countries. Wild.

Jack Korpela puts over Hornswoggle's time being mentored by DX. Oh man. The Little People's Court. Speaking of things that have me praying for death...

Titus & AJ get the win when Titus hits the Clash of the Titus on Bateman.

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« Reply #104 on: March 10, 2018, 02:12:56 PM »
Backstage, Derrick Bateman and Maxine bicker. Bateman says this wouldn't have happened if they watched Road House instead of Dirty Dancing so they could've learned how to fight. Maxine says maybe they would've won if Bateman didn't spend all morning perming his hair! They put their heads together and agree that the best plan is finding a way to separate AJ & Hornswoggle. Maxine & Derrick Bateman make out to Jack Korpela's disgust.

William Regal says everytime he thinks he's out, they pull him back in and heads to prepare for the main event.

Matt Striker replaces Regal in the booth.

Tyson Kidd comes out and he is tired of being messed with! He's not scared by Japanese characters and sound effects! He wants Yoshi to come out now.

Yoshi comes out in near mysterious ring gear but to his old bouncy theme music. Striker notes that the Japanese symbol on the Titantron means pride.

Yoshi has half his face painted. Facepainted Yoshi is up there with full mask Repo Man for most forgettable looks.

Korpela implies that these Tyson Kidd-Yoshi Tatsu matches were MOTY candidates and Matt Striker quickly rebuts "Well, that's just one man's opinion." This fuckin' show.

Yoshi wins with the spinning kick off the top. Jack Korpela hopes he gets invited back so he can watch more Tyson Kidd-Yoshi Tatsu matches.

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Re: King Kamala's NXT Redemption Live Blog
« Reply #105 on: March 10, 2018, 02:23:40 PM »
Jack Korpela hasn't been as excited for a match in some time as he is for Darren Young Vs William Regal.

LISTEN TO THE CROWD IN TOLEDO, OHIO GO WILD FOR REGAL! I wonder if regal has a signed hot dog bun at Tony Packo's.

Hah! Regal gives Darren Young an old man ass kicking. THIS IS WHAT THE YOUTHS OF TODAY GET FOR DISRESPECTING THEIR ELDERS

Regal puts on Striker's headset and asks Darren to apologize. Then he does the old accept a handshake then grab it and stomp on opponent's hand bit.

Jack Korpela is scared of what will happen if Darren Young heads over to the commentary booth and Matt Striker promises to put up his hands and defend himself like Papa Striker taught him.

this match kind of rules as the the British WWE version of Gran Turino.

Regal puts on the Regal Stretch. JTG tries to run in and Matt Striker stops him. Show ends with Matt Striker unbuttoning his shirt and trying to look tough while Regal celebrates his victory in the ring. GET OFF MY BLOODY LAWN, YOU WANKERS!

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Re: King Kamala's NXT Redemption Live Blog
« Reply #106 on: March 15, 2018, 08:43:01 AM »
9/14 episode

Blockers trailer on before. John Cena was born to play the dad in a raunchy teen comedy. Who knew?

We are from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Our host Matt Striker is in the ring. Normally, he'd be here to set up a challenge...we haven't seen a challenge in like two months. Matt Striker is a Toronto is a hockey town and explains what a goon is. He thinks he is a skilled athlete like Dion Phaneuf or Geddy Lee (Geddy Lee is a bass player...unless there is a hockey player with the same name!?). JTG and Darren Young are GOONS!

JTG and Darren Young interrupt and JTG says hockey isn't a real sport. Matt Striker says he'll cross check him in the head! William Regal pops up from the booth and he is wearing a polo shirt over his ring trunks...which is a interesting combo. He looks like he's porky pigging it but if you want to see Regal showing his hog, watch WWE No Mercy 2006 on the award winning WWE Network.

Regal says him and Matt Striker haven't come out of retirement for their own benefits but to teach them a lesson. Yes, he has a body like a bag of washing and might be better at commentary but this washed up old man is going to batter them!

William Regal & Matt Striker Vs JTG & Darren Young is our main event. This is like a 2011 version of a BattleBowl match.

William Regal seriously and angrily reminds JTG that he is STRAIGHT UP GANGSTA TRIPPIN! and chases the heels out of the ring and puts on JTG's doo rag. Didn't think we'd get a callback to that backstage vignette. Already candidate for GOAT episode of WWE television.

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Re: King Kamala's NXT Redemption Live Blog
« Reply #107 on: March 15, 2018, 08:54:07 AM »
Tyson Kidd and Derrick Bateman are backstage walking. Bateman knocks over a bunch of water bottles and they high five.

Regal says Jack Korpela said he was stupid for wearing ring trunks to the commentary booth but a wily vet like Regal knew something was gonna go down and he'd better be prepared.

Tyson Kidd & Derrick Bateman are facing Titus O'Neil (with his own actual music and not awkwardly using Swoggle's) and Percy Watson(!?) Percy Watson? *claps* OH YEAH! Percy Watson is just a generic dude and has no Urkel glasses. Oh no! Regal has a good feeling about this Percy Watson-Titus O'Neil pairing.

Derrick Bateman seemed more athletic in this era. He hits a drop kick off the apron to the floor, which looks cool but also seems kinda dumb tbh. 

Korpela & Regal wonder where Hornswoggle is. This show has gotten to the point where Swoggle is big timing it.

Regal constantly talking about how much teenage girls should admire AJ Lee is weird. I mean, she is kind of inspirational by WWE wrestler standards but still.

Faces win when Titus hits a Clash of the Titus on Bateman. Regal says there is not a man breathing breathe who could kick out of the Clash of the Titus.

Korpela talks about Percy's 40 time. What is he, JR!?

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« Reply #108 on: March 15, 2018, 09:14:42 AM »
Backstage, Maxine says Hornswoggle is in Palm Springs, hanging out with The Bella Twins. He wants a real woman. Maxine shows some photos of Hornswoggle with the Bellas on her Sidekick. 2011!

Maxine says Photoshop is great. Maxine Vs AJ is next.

Clips of a BE A STAR RALLY with Sheamus.

Korpela is very concerned about the whereabouts of Hornswoggle. He hopes Swoggle is playing Light Strike somewhere. Light Strike is also the sponsor of Night of Champions 2011.

Regal says Maxine's father is a master cobbler and amateur ventriloquist.

I always get Maxine and Aksana confused and I don't know since they're very different. Like whenever I see an old Cesaro match, I'm like "Oh. There's Maxine as his valet." AM I PROBLEMATIC FOR CONFUSING ALL NXT SEASON 3 CONTESTANTS!?

Regal and Jack Korpela pull a '98 WCW commentary booth move and discuss the upcoming Kelly Kelly Vs Beth Phoenix match at Night of Champions on Sunday. Regal is TERRIFIED of Beth Phoenix.

Regal loves AJ's Hello Kitty inspired ring attire. They remind him of the shirts that his niece wears.

Maxine wins. Obviously, WWE made right bet on thinking she was star to watch and not AJ!

After the match, Titus O'Neil saves AJ from a post match beatdown.

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« Reply #109 on: March 15, 2018, 09:31:45 AM »
It's main event time. Jack Korpela is commenting solo. Woo boy. He says there was a lot of aggression and hurtful things said in the build up to this match.

Matt Striker shoulda really come out to something other than his old heel school teecher theme music. Weird to see him run out like old school '70s babyface to that.

WHAT IS MICHAEL COLE DOING HERE!? He is guest commentating. NXT IS HIS HOME! THIS IS THE SHOW THAT BUILT HIS CAREER! Korpela refuses to tell him his last name for some reason. Cole wonders where Todd Grisham went. LOL.

Michael Cole has no idea what's going on and says he is not following this season at all. LOL.

Striker and Regal do a Battering Ram spot. Hell yeah.

Cole buries Matt Striker. Cole won a WrestleMania match! JTG is a marblemouth and Darren Young is still living off the fact that he was a 10th rate member of Nexus two years ago. Regal is the only one in this match with any class.

This whole match is heel Cole just chewing ass and Korpela trying not to laugh. Cole rags on Korpela for sending his $68 breakfast bills to Triple H. He's trying to worry about wrestling CM Punk at Night of Champions and some guy who commentates on NXT is sending him expense reports!

THIS SHOW IS NOT EVEN ON TV! IT'S ON THE INTERNET AND ZACK RYDER'S SHOW GETS MORE VIEWS!

Cole says this show has felt like its lasted for years.

Darren Young & JTG win when Darren hits the Gut Check on Striker!

What is the point of Cole coming out there to completely bury this show?

After the match, the Usos show up to attack JTG & Darren Young. What are they doing here!?

I think this is the episode that killed competition aspect. It wasn't brought up once. Plus two more random lower tier (at the time) dudes pop up. That means we're all that much closer to Bisexual Weirdo Johnny Curtis showing up on this show!

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« Reply #110 on: March 16, 2018, 02:54:55 PM »
Firing up 9/21. What a night! Time to cap it off with some marginal 2011 WWE D show action!

None of the rookies mentors are featured in the opening credit which seems to tip towards them phasing out the competition aspect.

We are from Dayton, Ohio, sight of King of the Ring 1993.

OH YEAH! We're gonna start with a talk show segment hosted by "Showtime" Percy Watson. His guest tonight is the man who has taken over this season of NXT...Titus O'Neil! Titus talks about winning this season of NXT so I guess it still is a competition. He says when he wins..him and Percy Watson are going after the WWE Tag Team Titles. Hey! A Tag Team Titles shot was the prize for the last season.

JTG and Darren Young interrupt. They have a real Will & Carlton vibe. Darren Young has been on 30 weeks. THis show has been going on 30 weeks...and we still have nine months left worth of episodes.

Titus talks about the Usos putting the wood to JTG & Darren Young. I think Titus O'Neil & Dusty Rhodes are only people to use the term "putting the wood" as euphemism for beating up.

The two teams brawl and Percy throws JTG into a leather couch. I guess we have our main event.

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« Reply #111 on: March 16, 2018, 03:08:55 PM »
We take a look back at Maxine showing AJ doctored photos of Hornswoggle cavorting in a hot tub with the Bellas in Palm Springs.

Maxine has AJ rattled. No one knows where Swoggle is.

AJ wins with a Shining Wizard.

Recap of Hugh Jackman hosting Monday Night RAW. HECK YES! He has a confrontation with Vickie Guerrero! THE COUGAR MEETS THE WOLVERINE! Hugh Jackman is promoting his robot boxing movie.

Tony Award Winner Hugh Jackman is gonna mentor Zack Ryder to greatness! Hugh Jackman decks Ziggler! GO TO HELL DOLPH!

Maxine shows Swoggle incriminating photos of AJ with her ex.

Maxine yells at Derrick Bateman for not being there for her match so he could talk with Tyson Kidd. Derrick wants to learn the secrets of the Hart Dungeon! Maxine says they're this close to destroying AJ and Hornswoggle.

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« Reply #112 on: March 16, 2018, 03:23:06 PM »
Yoshi Tatsu coming out with his new "ominous" bad ass mask and facepaint to his old theme music is hilarious.


THE HAKKORI SYMBOL MEANS PRIDE!

Yoshi is wrestling Derrick Bateman. I guess Tyson Kidd is Bateman's mentor now?

Regal rags on Jack Korpela for being cliched for saying Yoshi is singing soprano after he gets crotched. A COCCYX INJURY IS NOTHING TO JOKE ABOUT!

I landed ass first on a Playstation paddle once and Regal ain't joking.

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« Reply #113 on: March 20, 2018, 08:03:07 AM »
Stream crapped out then I went onto vacation to Michigan so picking this up four days later...

Bateman brutalized Tyson Kidd's leg but Yoshi manages to get the comeback but before he can get the win, Tyson Kidd runs in from outside to draw the DQ.

Tyson beats down Yoshi! This feud is not over! Tyson's mean streek has been endorsed by his Uncle Bret up in Calgary.

Backstage, AJ talks to a grape eating Trent Barretta. Titus intercepts her. Everyone knows Maxine faked those photos. Hornswoggle is hiding. He's disgusted at the notion that AJ would even be suspicious that he would frolic in a hot tub with Nikki and Brie.

Up next...Titus O'Neil and Percy Watson can bench 500 pounds each and played in the NFL but they overcome the devious and disrespectful duo of Darren Young & JTG?

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« Reply #114 on: March 20, 2018, 08:25:50 AM »
Main event time.

Regal is still not impressed by JTG and Darren Young. Impressive athletically but intellectually malnourished.

Jack Korpela congratulates Air Boom on their successful Tag Team Titles defense at Night of Champions. Air Boom is almost as forgettable as these two teams.

Regal says Titus & Percy show the kind of cohesion and teamwork that you don't get by playing video games and watching football.

Jack Korpela asks Regal about escorting R-Truth and The Miz out of the building at Night of Champions. Regal's been escorted out of the building a number of times. If you do things to upset people enough then you get thrown out. Regal then kind of implicitly compares Awesome Truth to Muhammad Ali.

Screw Kap! The Miz is the Ali of this generation.

Darren & JTG win when Darren hits the Gutcheck on Titus O'Neil! Titus is such an incredible athlete that Regal thought he might be able to kick out of the Gut Check.

The Usos run in and beat down Darren & JTG again.

Regal wants us to mark his words...The Usos will be Tag Team Champs one day. Pfft. Likely!

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« Reply #115 on: March 20, 2018, 08:35:37 AM »
Going right into 9/28.

this week, we're from St. Louis, MO, home of WWE great Randy Orton and more importantly, birthplace of the toasted ravioli.

We open up with Regal's favorite people JTG & Darren Young. Korpela claims that Regal has called 60 title matches. Which really seems like a stretch?

Regal channels Tony Schiavone by wondering what's going through John Cena's mind right now. Although maybe he saw Darren and got them mixed up.

JTG & Darren Young won two weeks in a row and after Darren wins the competition, they're challenging for the titles.

The Usos, looking like a '00s boy band, interrupt. How dare JTG & Darren Young call themselves the best tag team?

Amount of references to Jimmy Snuka is disconcerting.

Amazing to think that Usos wouldn't win their first tag team titles for another two and a half years after this. It really took them a while to find their footing in WWE.

JTG is a long time fan of the sport and to be honest...everyone knows the Samoans are a JOKE!

That is a hot take.

Darren Young & JTG Vs The Usos is our main event.

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« Reply #116 on: March 20, 2018, 08:44:56 AM »
Our opener is Yoshi Tatsu Vs Smackdown's Jinder Mahal.

Young Jinder!

Regal says he was at Jinder's Christening. He was a good friend of Regal's Uncle Gamma Singh.

Jinder is married to Great Khali's sister. If Great Khali doesn't do everything he says then Jinder's gonna divorce her. So was that Khali run in at Battleground related to that storyline? Sure, let's just go with it.

Jinder defeated Yoshi in his debut a few months back.

Regal thinks in five years, these two could be world beaters.

Regal gives a shout out to Jinder's other Uncle who is the karaoke king of New Delhi. He has a long background with Jinder's family in India.

Jinder wins with a full nelson slam.

DON'T HINDER YOUNG EMOTIONALLY MANIPULATIVE JINDER!

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« Reply #117 on: March 20, 2018, 09:01:10 AM »
Video package for Hell in a Cell 2011. These TV PG era HIAC matches all run together. They don't even hype the matches on this year's show, just a quick recap of some of the most brutal HIAC matches.

Titus O'Neil reads a letter that Hornswoggle wrote to AJ. Swoggle says NXT can no longer satisfy his leprechaun needs and he must part waters to Smackdown! Titus thanks Swoggle for everything he has done for him this season. Waitaminute! AJ is on Smackdown! too! The only thing Swoggle is leaving is this POS show.

Tyson Kidd Vs Percy Watson is next

Regal is thinking about CM Punk and compares the idea of him winning the WWE Title in Hell in a Cell to Alexander The Great conquering Macedon. Both him and Korpela know for sure CM Punk is gonna win the title on Sunday

Korpela mentions that Tyson Kidd had his first match in WWE 15 years ago.

Tyson Kidd gets the win and Regal just hopes that there is a WWE Hall of Famer watching who can help Percy like Bret Hart is helping Tyson Kidd.

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« Reply #118 on: March 20, 2018, 09:25:21 AM »
Main event time.

Jack Korpela reminds Regal of Cryme Time's existence when Regal tries to dismiss JTG being a tag team veteran. Cryme TIme was gone from WWE for like, what...a year and a half at this point?

really not sure why the 2010 to 2013 Usos were never able to get any title runs. The tag team division was significantly weaker than it is now and it's not like they were significantly worse.

Usos win with the Superfly Splash. But they get jumped by Curt Hawkins and "The Dreadlocked Demolition Man" Tyler Reks. This show is a who's who of who cares.

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« Reply #119 on: March 21, 2018, 12:24:30 PM »
10/5

Seems like last week's show hinted towards final phaseout of the competition aspect of the show with the last remaining pro Hornswoggle leaving the show and the debut of yet another pair of main roster castoffs in Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks. MID CARD MAFIA...boy, they were awfully generous to themselves calling themselves midcarders. But I guess the THESE GUYS ARE STILL ON THE ROSTER MAFIA doesn't have the same ring to it.

Also I don't think MID CARD MAFIA was ever their team name officially anyway. Just the name of their short lived web series around this era that got canceled cause they made a Benoit joke.

Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks open the show. Curt Hawkins is rocking the suit jacket with no shirt underneath and leather pants look, later popularized TSM favorite Wes Briscoe.

Hawkins is psyched to finally get mic time. Since WWE is a mess, him and Tyler Reks are taking over NXT! There's gonna be none of that dog barking 40 year old rookie Titus O'Neil or that Great Muta ripoff Yoshi Tatsu tonight.

Can't discern what kind of accent Tyler Reks has. Him and Curt Hawkins walked out on Triple H on RAW last night cause he keeps wasting opportunities on second generation wrestlers like the Usos. Hawkins & Reks haven't even been given any opportunities!

Of all of the Pipebomb ripoffs in this era, this is prob most obscure.

Usos interrupt. Jey Uso is wearing a limegreen t-shirt, purple infinity scarf, and khakis, looking like a mom on vacation. Jimmy is wearing a short sleeve plaid button up and cargo shorts so he looks like a dad on vacation! They clear Hawkins & Reks out of the ring.

We hype clips of the walkout on RAW last night and shoutout Black Veil Brides' doing the theme for Hell in a Cell 2011.

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« Reply #120 on: March 21, 2018, 12:32:08 PM »
William Regal was very conflicted about walking out last night but he thinks Triple Haitch is overwhelmed.

Titus O'Neil Vs the unorthodox Derrick Bateman is next.

William Regal calls Maxine the most fascinating woman in the world, which might be a stretch.

Regal cites the fact that Maxine used to clean flea markets as a reason why she is so fascinating. Flea markets are cleaned!?

The announcers wonder if Swoggle leaving Titus is the reason for his big slump. Hornswoggle has worked with DX and he was spreading that wisdom to Titus! I thought Hornswoggle and DX hated each other? Korpela (and Grisham earlier this season) mentioned them being his mentors.

Well, I'm not gonna watch 2009 RAWs to see so I'm assuming they made up at some point.

Derrick Bateman wins with the One Percenter after Titus gets distracted by Maxine.

Bateman and Maxine make out and Korpela groans like an 8 year old boy afraid of cooties.

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« Reply #121 on: March 21, 2018, 12:51:38 PM »
We have a video package about Triple H's crappy stint as storyline COO. I'm surprised that Triple H was in a storyline where he looked like such an ineffectual boob. Also good to see that Mike Chioda got promo time on this RAW.

Backstage, JTG tells Yoshi to put on his Avon and get ready for their match.

But someone has stolen Yoshi's makeup. It was probably for the best.

Regal calls JTG "Jimmy the gimmick"

Darren has stolen his facepaint. Regal thinks wrestling's not about face paint.

Yoshi knocks out Darren with a heel kick

Announcers really putting over JTG, talking about how he was youngest African American signing in WWE history and talking about how he has the same training regimen as Mike Tyson (running through the worst sections off Brooklyn at 2 AM)

It's all for naught as Yoshi gets the win with the flying spinning heel kick.

Regal is pissed that Darren didn't try and run in but Korpela thinks he was probably konked out outside the ring from Yoshi's kick earlier.

Daniel Bryan is backstage with his Money in the Bank briefcase. He's wrestling Heath Slater next!

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« Reply #122 on: March 21, 2018, 12:59:15 PM »
I think this might be peak of Daniel Bryan's post MITB win irrelevancy. Wrestling on this D show and he's using some awful generic theme that's not RIde of the Valkyries related at all. I wasn't watching that much during this period but definitely remember a lot  of "IS WWE EVER GOING TO DO ANYTHING WITH BRYAN!" talk and people thinking he'd be first unsuccessful MITB cash in.

Jack Korpela talks about Daniel Bryan wearing maroon as a tribute to Regal. Regal says he's honored but he knows he is too weak willed and easily led to really push D-Bry to the top.

Has Heath Slater had the One Man Rock Band gimmick since the get go? I might have to rewatch Seasons 1-4 of NXT after this. His theme is some dumb Rockabilly ('90s Billy Gunn gimmick not genre) soundalike BS.

Bryan wins with the Regal Stretch. Regal is proud and assures you he did not pay him to do that. Decent little TV match.

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« Reply #123 on: March 21, 2018, 01:07:16 PM »
Main event time.

Also I guess it is saying something about Daniel Bryan's fall that he won Money in the Bank and he doesn't even get to main event this episode. Or even be advertised for it. Has to take a backseat to this barnburner Usos Vs Midcard Mafia match.

This is a pretty quick match. Like they're doing to do a 12 minute match in 5.

CURT HAWKINS (and Tyler Reks) WINS with one of the crappiest flying elbows I've ever seen. Regal will have some respect for them if they keep winning and stop whining.

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« Reply #124 on: March 25, 2018, 01:22:27 PM »
10/12

The Network preview promises a hilarious war of words between Percy Watson and Derrick Bateman. CAN'T WAIT!

We're in Dallas, Texas for this week's show.

Derrick Bateman and Maxine open the show. Derrick Bateman wants to thanks John Laurinitis for restoring order to RAW, which trickles down to NXT. John Lauranitis is catching on like a safety catching a Tony Romo interception.

Titus O'Neil and Percy Watson interrupt and make fun of Maxine's fish lips. Derrick Bateman says they're just jealous of their animalistic love. Titus is dressed like Brother Love.

Titus and Percy think they're the nastiest couple in the history of WWE.

Titus O'Neil: I know this season has been extremely long...

YOU'RE GOD DAMN RIGHT IT HAS!

Matt Striker interrupts and reminds us he hosts this show. He says evidently he has the ability to make matches and our main event is Percy Watson Vs Derrick Bateman.

He calls out Maxine's "Sherri Martel in AWA" ring gear. SHADDUP STRIKER! Maxine is taking on AJ in our opener. Titus makes a weird noise.

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« Reply #125 on: March 25, 2018, 01:36:24 PM »
Jack Korpela says Maxine dyed her hair red to impress new RAW GM John Laurinitis cause she heard he loves redheads.

Oh the bad old days.

AJ beats Maxine with the Shining Wizard.

William Regal thinks it's wonderful this young lady got the win.

Matt Striker talks to the men who are shaking up NXT, Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks. Reks says the Usos think they're special cause of their dad. Curt Hawkins thinks his elbow drop was a better tribute to Jimmy Snuka than the Usos ever could produce. They know Jimmy Snuka's not the Usos Dad?  Or even related to them.

Jack Korpela thanks the Crystal Method for doing the theme for Vengeance 2011. Not sure what's more baffling that Crystal Method was around in 2011 or that they had a Vengeance in 2011.

We get a recap of John Laurinitis replacing Triple H as GM of Monday Night RAW. He hires back Awesome Truth. CM Punk and Triple H are forming a weird alliance to fight them off. Also coffee drinking Dave Otunga debuts!

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« Reply #126 on: March 25, 2018, 01:51:13 PM »
Jack Korpela thinks things got a whole lot harder for Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins on RAW with Awesome Truth now competing for the tag team titles. Like Awesome Truth would be fighting for the Tag Team Titles in 2011.  I bet the tag team titles didn't make like half the PPVs that year.

Korpela talks about how great the WWE tag team division is and shouts out Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler, Awesome Truth, and Air Boom. I think all three were like part time teams. Korpela talks about how Usos have a great strategy for Air Boom and that actually would've been a p. good match.

Regal is tired of Hawkins & Reks complaining about lack of opportunities. In WWE, you make your opportunities! You don't just sit backstage, complaining and playing Angry Birds on your phone!

Usos win with a double Superfly Splash.

Regal hopes these guys continue hating each other so they can have more matches against each other.

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« Reply #127 on: March 25, 2018, 02:08:41 PM »
Regal wishes he had some of Percy Watson's leaping ability.

Bateman is taking credit for all of NXT Redemption's YouTube views but Korpela thinks it's Regal.

Percy Watson basically squashed Derrick Bateman. What the h? Jack Korpela says so much for Derrick Bateman being the only star left on NXT!

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« Reply #128 on: April 29, 2018, 07:32:28 AM »
Lazy Sunday so let's bring this back. At this rate, I'll have these done in time for Titus O'Neil's WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2026.


Which hopefully will involve him tripping on his way to the stage and nearly killing himself.

10/19

We are in Mexico City. I don't remember WWE taping TV in Mexico. We're actually starting the show with a challenge. A Capture the Flag Challenge between Derrick Bateman and Titus O'Neil. The Redemption Challenge is worth 15 points. Where is Darren? This Capture The Flag challenge seems more like a Tug of War challenge. Oh wait. They're attached at the waist and have to grab flags that are posted on the top rope.

Bateman just jumps Titus after a while so Titus wins the challenge via DQ. 

Matt Striker says this night isn't over! Titus O'Neil and Percy Watson are gonna face Derrick Bateman and a partner of his choice.

Jack Korpela is incredulous. WHERE IS DERRICK BATEMAN GOING TO FIND A PARTNER IN MEXICO CITY!? MEXICO IS A COUNTRY BEREFT OF ANY PRO WRESTLING TALENT!

(now I wanna see EC3 team up with La Parka or Super Calo)

Up next, our opener, a true clash of styles between Tyler Reks and Yoshi Tatsu.

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« Reply #129 on: April 29, 2018, 07:43:29 AM »
THE VICIOUS AND IMPOSING DREADLOCK MAN Tyler Reks is out.

Curt Hawkins is accompanying him and hobbling with a walking stick This is the debut appearance of Curt Hawkins' walking stick beloved by the four fans of Curt Hawkins.

Hawkins talks about the Usos DESTROYED his career last week.

Regal says Yoshi's trainer Jushin Thunder Liger happens to be in Mexico City on vacation this week. Maybe he'll be Derrick Bateman's mystery partner.

Jack Korpela talks about how Tyler Reks was a STRAIGHT A STUDENT who decided to rebel against the world. William Regal says that sounds like a Smiths record. Does it?

Yoshi gets the win with the spinning heel kick off the top.

After the match, Hawkins and Reks beat down Yoshi until The Usos run in to make the save.

Backstage, AJ talks about a letter she got from Hornswoggle where he talks about how glad he is to be on Smackdown with Booker T. Kaitlyn says this is obviously a FAKE, produced by Maxine.

Up next, the dynamic Kaitlyn takes on the malicious Maxine.

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« Reply #130 on: April 29, 2018, 07:53:49 AM »
As we see Maxine in the ring, Regal talks about how he loves women in stalkings. Sex Pervert Regal.

Kaitlyn is fed up with Maxine messing with her friends.

Announcers talk about how Kaitlyn is the most powerful Diva. She can squat over 300 pounds. Regal has never squatted 300 pounds but he has been with many 300 pound women. Hell yeah. This is why Regal is one of the GOATs.

Korpela notes Derrick Bateman's absence. Regal thinks Bateman has a few screws loosed.

Kaitlyn wins with a submission where she pulls Maxine's arms back and presses her legs against back of her head. Regal hasn't seen that submission in a while. It is a full nelson with legs. He doesn't know the name of the submission.

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« Reply #131 on: April 29, 2018, 08:03:50 AM »
Video package for CM Punk & Triple H Vs Awesome Truth at Vengeance 2011. Amazing we went from The Pipebomb Promo to Tom & Jerry getting along in less than four months.

Tyson Kidd does NOT want to be Derrick Bateman's mystery partner. His priorities are out of whack. Maxine stomps back to yell at him then make out with him and bite his lip.

Bateman says he can't find any partners. None of the luchadors backstage speak English.

JTG pops up and frightens Bateman. He says he has beef with Titus & Percy and volunteers his services. It's on! Derrick Bateman and JTG can't agree on a hand shake.

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« Reply #132 on: April 29, 2018, 08:22:51 AM »
It's time for our main event.

Bateman and JTG doing some of the same mannerisms is p. great. They have common enemies but is that enough for them to be a successful tag

Regal talks about the WWE superstars' conditioning. Mexico City has an incredibly high altitude but no one is huffing or puffing.

Jack Korpela says JTG graduated with high honors from the school of hard knocks and I don't think I have ever heard someone sound so white.

Regal talks about how terrible Korpela is at feeding him his lines. LOL.

The Not Ready for Prime Time Players when win Titus hits the Clash of the Titus on Bateman.


Can't wait for the Titus O'Neil super push era of this show to end and the bisexual pervert Johnny Curtis era to begin.

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« Reply #133 on: May 23, 2018, 03:21:01 PM »
OK time to fire up our monthly recap of NXT Redemption!

10/26

We are in Houston, TX. Close up of a "Front Row Juggalo" sign with a Hatchetman drawing. Whoop whoop.

Matt Striker is in the ring! There are only two competitors left. Titus O'Neil and Derrick Bateman, who is accompanied by his default best friend JTG and the love of his life Maxine. Derrick and Maxine kiss and Titus is appalled. If people wanted to see A Dolphin's Tale, they'd buy a ticket to that movie. Now THAT is a dated reference.

Tonight, we are going to have a "Talk The Talk" Challenge where both guys to have to cut a live promo.

Derrick makes fun of Titus' pink tights and Titus reminds him that it's breast cancer awareness month and he lost two grandmas to it. YOU DICK! This must be last year before WWE partnered up with Susan Komen Foundation

Titus O'Neil wins the challenge. Regal is disgusted by these crappy promos.

Titus O'Neil challenges Bateman to get a less ugly girlfriend and Percy Watson challenges JTG to get a less ugly outfit. Matt Striker is fed up. He makes the decision. Titus O'Neil Vs Derrick Bateman is our main event and Percy Watson Vs JTG is our opener.

William Regal hopes we don't get any more TRIPE on the mic from these rookies.

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« Reply #134 on: May 23, 2018, 03:35:31 PM »
Regal says Percy Watson is an explosive performer but JTG has been around for 6 years and has been able to soak up the great amount of the atmosphere of the great show known as WWE.

Regal is upset he is saying nice things about JTG but this show has broken him.

Korpela and Regal wonder what it'd be like if John Cena mentored Percy Watson. I doubt Cena knew NXT was still on at this point.

Percy wins with the Percycution. Regal grouses about his lackluster pins.

Backstage, Curt Hawkins complains about Tyler Reks being suspended to Tyson Kidd. Matt Striker barges in and tells Curt that he can't go unpunished for hijacking the show a few weeks back. Hawkins' is getting a one week suspension and he should be glad that it's only that. And Tyson Kidd is facing Jey Uso next!

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« Reply #135 on: May 24, 2018, 03:23:18 AM »
Jack Korpela loves the Usos doing the siva tau!

Curt Hawkins accompanies Tyson Kidd to the ring and Korpela is perplexed. He just got suspended!

Korpela plugs The Usos' brudda The Rock returning to in ring action for the first time in seven years at Survivor Series next month and WWE 2K12. Regal is really happy to be in that video game.

Regal says Tyson Kidd was up in Calgary this week training with Bret Hart, learning how to do a rolling Indian Deathlock. Imagining a gimpy fifty something Bret Hart rolling around the Dungeon trying to teach Tyson Kidd how to do a rolling Indian Deathlock.

Tyson Kidd wins with the Code Blue Neckbreaker, following distraction from Curt Hawkins. Curt Hawkins was suspended five minutes ago! Why is he even here!?

After the match, Hawkins and Kidd beat down the Usos until Yoshi Tatsu runs in for the save.

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« Reply #136 on: May 24, 2018, 03:32:56 AM »
Regal (with surprising enthusiasm) thanks Flo Rida for theme for Survivor Series 2011 "Good Feeling". This was also the theme for WrestleMania XXVIII five months later IIRC.

RAW recap. John Cena wanted a match against Awesome Truth on RAW. John Laryngitis picked Cena's partner to be Zack Ryder. Zack Ryder is so happy to be main eventing a RAW for the first time but he gets beat up. This is the first of many "Zack Ryder is so happy to be making a major accomplishment in WWE---no, wait he's getting his ass kicked" moments over the next year or so. Cena has to wrestle Awesome Truth in a handicap match but things go bonzo gonzo and Johnny Laryngitis puts an end to it. Cena gets to pick his tag team partner against Awesome Truth in a match at Survivor Series. Cena wants a partner who can bring it so he picks Steve Blackman The Rock!

AJ and Kaitlyn bond backstage. AJ seems to think there's a lot of tension around here. Tamina says she's too good to be on this show and will smash Kaitlyn's face in. Season 3 NXT Winner Kaitlyn Vs Tamina is next!

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« Reply #137 on: February 09, 2019, 02:56:19 PM »
Like NXT Redemption, this thread will go on for a long time with interminable breaks.

Rest of 10/26 results were Kaitlyn over Tamina and Derrick Bateman over Titus O'Neil. Crazy to think 3 out of 4 are still in WWE in 2019.

Oh and Bateman proposed to Maxine and got slapped before she said yes. Regal was flummoxed. This is probably when the show gets real good.

Onto 11/2. Preview says the main event is intergender six man pitting Derrick Bateman, JTG, and Maxine against Titus O'Neil, Percy Watson, and AJ. Picked a good spot to pick up.

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« Reply #138 on: February 09, 2019, 03:15:10 PM »
11/2 opens with a video package dedicated to Maxine and Derrick Bateman's courtship. Wrestling's greatest romance.

After not watching this for a few months, I can't even remember some of the rookies that were in the early episodes of this.

Of course, I could never forget Lucky Cannon.

We are in Greenville, South Carolin. JTG is in the ring for a promo. He tells the crowd to stop cheering him. No one is making any noise!  He intros WWE's new fairy tale couple Derrick Bateman and  "his soon to be wifey"Maxine.

Regal: I am giddy as a cat sized guckler.
HUH!?

Bateman has gotten Maxine the best ring an NXT rookie's salary can afford. Their makeout session is interrupted by the iconic trio of Titus O'Neil, Percy Watson, and AJ.

Regal: (miserable deadpan)...and it just keeps getting better.

Percy says this couple needs a new name like THE YOUNG & THE FISH LIPS.

Titus tells us Maxine's father is in the crowd to celebrate the upcoming nuptials and pulls a fish out of a bag.

Regal: He did that just for the halibut.

JTG and Derrick Bateman are having none of this and storm out.

Matt Striker comes out and introduces himself (as if the WWE fans who showed up early enough for this wouldn't know him?) and makes the main event.

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« Reply #139 on: February 09, 2019, 03:32:17 PM »
Clean shaven,mostly  tatless Usos are out of the opener.

Last week, Tyson Kidd tried to injure Jey Uso over the Usos injuring his partner Curt Hawkins.

This week, The Usos take on Tyson Kidd and a mystery partner. Tyson Kidd gets some rare live mic time and says his partner is a man who is underappreciated, the winner of NXT Season 4, the thoroughbred Johnny Curtis.

Regal seems genuinely happy to see Johnny Curtis.

Jack Korpela tries to talk about John Cena & The Rock teaming up in a few weeks at Survivor Series and Regal probably gets flashbacks to the WCW announce team talking about the nWo during his matches.

Really is too bad that Tyson Kidd never really got to the next level in WWE.

Usos win with a Superfly Splash onto Durty Curty. Weird that the Usos got a clean win after the announcers over returning Curtis and semi-pushed Kidd.

RAW Rewind show the MUPPETS hosting Monday Night RAW. GOAT RAW.

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« Reply #140 on: February 09, 2019, 03:49:09 PM »
Kaitlyn and AJ talk about how Maxine and Derrick Bateman's offspring would be born of hate. You like the Kaitlyn-tamina match from last week? Well, we're seeing them have one again!

Jack Korpela is glad they are having a rematch because last week's match was great and those two are very beautiful. JACK KORPELA WOULD NOT WORK IN THE ERA OF THE WOMAN'S REVOLUTION.

Regal talks about Tamina being able to squat 300 pounds then transitions into a story about being caught in bed with a lady dwarf. VERY PROBLEMATIC COMMENTARY TEAM RIGHT HERE.

Korpela and Regal talk about how women's wrestling is on the up and up with Beth Phoenix winning the title last month and talented up and comers like these two. Early 2010s Divas women's scene was interesting. You can sort of see the seeds of  the women's evolution but it sure took a damn long time to sow and harvest them.

Kaitlyn wins but the announcers talk about how Tamina came much closer this time.

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« Reply #141 on: February 09, 2019, 04:00:07 PM »
Jack Korpela keeps talking about getting the popcorn ready for this main event and Regal tells him to knock it off with popcorn nonsense.

Maxine has to be held back by JTG and Derrick Bateman during the heels entrance. Regal compares to an unsavory bishop he knew from the Isle of Bute who got in trouble for taking pictures of shepherd ponies. I feel Regal is just saying weird shit on these shows to see if anyone noticed. Regal says this anecdote will be the best part of this episode and I am inclined to agree.

Jack Korpela says Regal should win a Golden Globe for journalism. What kind of doof confuses the Pulitzers and Golden Globes?

Regal grouses that JTG is no Curtis Mayfield.

Regal: (snapping to Korpela) You probably don't even know who that is! LOOK HIM UP!

I was about to ask if Percy Watson is still working before I remembered he has been a color commentator for NXT for like two years. Which shows how memorable of a presence he is in that commentary booth.

Jack Korpela proclaims that no one knows when this season will end. It could end at any moment! Amazing this show went on on for seven months after this.

Faces get the win with the Clash of the Titus. Hopefully, these shows get more wacky and/or Regal legitimately flips the fuck out at someone soon.

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« Reply #142 on: February 10, 2019, 02:17:29 PM »
Firing up 11/9. Jacob Novak, we hardly knew ye.

We are from Liverpool, England. Josh Matthews is back commenting on the show, presumably cause they didn't want to fly Jack Korpela overseas.

The show starts with Matt Striker in the ring with Derrick Bateman & Maxine and Titus O'Neil & Percy Watson. Matt Striker thinks the rookies have come a long way but still a lot to learn.

Johnny Curtis interrupts and tweaks with the head lights of the prop British car on the entry ramp. He says the idiots who still watch this show have a lot to learn. I am booing him cause it's true :( Johnny Curtis says this show has gone to the pits. They don't even have challenges anymore. The crowd chants "Who are you?"

Titus wants to kick Dirty Curty's ass. Johnny Curtis says he piped Maxine and is better at sex than the future EC3. Percy and Titus hoot and holler.

Percy: They fightin' over scraps.

Matt Striker wants Johnny Curtis to do the Talk The Talk challenge but Curtis reminds him he already won the last season of NXT. Striker says then he's gonna have to fight. He's gonna have to team up with his eskimo brother Derrick Bateman against Titus & Percy.

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« Reply #143 on: February 10, 2019, 02:34:26 PM »
Our commentary team is Josh Matthews and Matt Striker. They're in Regal's home country and he couldn't come up with the will to put up with this shit. Matt Striker threatens to spend the whole show speaking in a Liverpudlian accent in tribute to "Master Regal" and I long to feel death's warm embrace.

Announcers say Regal is off tonight, preparing for a big match, which a trip to Cawthon's show was a match on Superstars with Daniel Bryan (the match where they jokingly played "Real Man's Man" as Regal's entrance theme again)

Our opener is Tyson Kidd Vs Trent Barretta. Weird seeing Trent without the headband at this point.

Striker and Matthews discuss Bateman and Maxine's couple name of BetaMax. Matt Striker thinks that name is obsolete, the kids these days use DVR. They aren't taping NXT, they're watching it on their DVR. Josh Matthews quickly corrects him and says you can't even watch NXT on TV, you have watch it on WWE.com. And no kids are saying they want to watch NXT at this point. LOL

Also who is Striker to call someone out for making dated references?

Matthews tries to grill Striker about what happened to the challenges and points. Striker says he assesses them on a week to week basis at WWE Headquarters in Stamford. This might be Josh Matthews' finest hour. Striker does a good job of explaining why they have matches between non competitors saying everyone in WWE is trying to protect their spots and show their worth.

This match is p. wild for NXT Season 5 standards with them fighting to the floor and TRENT doing a moonsault off the barricade. Tyson Kidd wins with a half crab. P. Decent but crowd wouldn't care if Trent did moonsaults while on fire.

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« Reply #144 on: February 10, 2019, 02:42:16 PM »
Derrick Bateman is bitching about having to team with Johnny Curtis, or Dirty Curty as the boys call him in the locker room. He can't believe Maxine boned him. Maxine reminds Bateman that he dated Snaggletooth, Patty McFatty (Bateman: She had a good personality), Sally with the trick knee.

Dirty Curty wanders in and says sex with Maxine was boring just like this season of NXT. Bateman storms out.

Oh yeah. This episode is when the show gets cookin'.

Meanwhile, JTG is hitting on Tamina. The Usos interrupt. Tamina's Dad would not approve of this relationship. If anyone knows about being a good boyfriend, it's Tamina's Dad. JTG thinks The Usos' gene pool is so bad, they need to throw chlorine poured in it. JTG Vs Jimmy Uso is next and Tamina is gonna be in JTG's corner.

Video package for WrestleMania XXVIII tickets going on sale, featuring Rey Mysterio, The Bellas, and some random fans. Jimmy Hart and Sgt. Slaughter are seen in background but unfortunately aren't interviewed so I can't get more crossover between this and the '92 Superstars I'm watching.

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« Reply #145 on: February 10, 2019, 02:51:30 PM »
Jimmy Uso Vs JTG is next.

Matt Striker and Josh Matthews loudly talk about how Tamina's Dad is Jimmy Snuka. Which answers my question of was "WWE already trying to phase out mentions of him by not mentioning him by name during last segment?"

Matthews says that Matt Striker is the only person on this show not in a relationship. Ugh. Just the thought of Sexin' Striker causes me to throw up a bit in my mouth. Then I remembered that Matt Striker had dick pics and I throw up more.

Announcers talk about how Jimmy is the powerhouse of The Usos.

Matt Striker tries to talk about Survivor Series 2011 and Matthews tells him to focus. Striker says no one wants to talk about JTG's ring gear but Matthews likes it!

It is kind of interesting that Usos have been in WWE for 10 years and I could probably the singles matches they've been in that I've seen on one hand. I'd be mildly curious to see what the ceiling would be if lord forbid, one of the Usos (or Young Bucks) had to have a singles run. They're just so intertwined. I kind of like that being a bombass tag team is their end goal. No aspirations of the big singles run. Real throwback.

Jimmy Uso wins with a Superfly Splash. That's what you get for trying to date Snuka's daughter, JTG! That and Matt Striker ragging on your ringwear.

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« Reply #146 on: February 10, 2019, 02:56:48 PM »
I think they started scrubbing away Superfly sometime around 2015 after the concussion suit involvement and his murder case came back around.  They had cards of him in the WWE mobile game that got pulled and pretty sure it was after the Hogan ones got pulled.

As for the Usos, too lazy to look it up but a few years back one of them got hurt, think it was Jey.  Not only did they have Jimmy work a few singles matches (and I think team with Roman once for like a Smackdown Main event) but he was added to commentary for one of the C shows like Superstars for some reason.
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« Reply #147 on: February 10, 2019, 03:00:18 PM »
Main event time.

Striker implies that Bateman and Dirty Curty should tag team Maxine cause friends are supposed to share but Matthews says they aren't even friends.

Matthews says Curtis grew up outside of Boston. STANDISH, MAINE IS NOT JUST OUTSIDE OF BOSTON, JOSH! Although you'd be surprised at how many Maine and NH people try to claim they're from outside of Boston so maybe that is the case with Dirty Curty.

Derrick Bateman and Johnny Curtis get the win with a Total Elimination.

Wow. Johnny Curtis and Derrick Bateman are emboldened by the sexual energy of this love triangle. Derrick Bateman doesn't want to shake the Dirty Curty's hand.

Episode ends with Dirty Curty licking his thumb and giving a lascivious look as Bate-A-Max exits. Damn. In just two episodes, my main man from Standish has become the MVP of this show.

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« Reply #148 on: February 12, 2019, 09:37:37 AM »
Time to fire up 11/16. Preview lists a Tyler Reks Vs Titus O'Neil main event. I AM NOT PSYCHED.


Oh shit I forgot Byron Saxton was on this show too. Jfc.

We are in BEAUTIFUL Bridgeport, CT for tonight's show and Josh Matthews is back for the 2nd week in a row. We open with Percy Watson's talk show Showtime, "where the truth is spoken and everything else gets broken". Titus' dog barking is actually mildly over. Bridgeport is a town with great taste or starved for entertainment.

Titus O'Neil: This show has gone for extremely long. It's been going on forever.

Titus O'Neil gives a fiery speech about running towards the light at the end of the tunnel. This season is just barely halfway over  :-\

Tyler Reks and Curt Hawks interrupt. Reks says Titus needs to earn his spot back. I forgot how terrible Tyler Reks' hair was and unintimidating his voice was for such a huge dude. They bring up Curt Hawkins' Tag Team Titles run with the Edgeheads. I forgot that Curt Hawkins once had a title run.

Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins have had a fall from grace and they're embarrassed to be here.

I love that "This show has been going on too long and we're all embarrassed to be here." has been vibe of last two episodes.

Just as I say that Derrick Bateman storms out and yells "Worst. Show. Ever." He says everyone should be talking about his impending nuptials to Maxine. Titus and Percy said she's gotten back with Dirty Curdy (while Titus and Percy keep making fish lips jokes). A huge shoving match ensues.

Stepdad Matt Strike saunters down and tells everyone to knock it off. He wants Tyler Reks to prove he is a superstar by going against "275 pounds of badass" Titus O'Neil. Matt Striker yells at Bateman to knock it off and look him in the eye. He is facing Percy Watson in our opening contest.

Regal is back and cracks at the heatless response that Striker got. "What a wonderful start to the show". Regal and Matthews razz Strikerfor being a huge dork. This is gonna be another goood episode. Outside of that Titus O'Neil-Tyler Reks match.

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« Reply #149 on: February 12, 2019, 09:43:51 AM »
Titus is joining Regal and Matthews on commentary. Regal seems legit happy to interact with Titus.

Titus explains that Percy calls him coach cause he a high school football team, ya see but Titus wants to know why Regal is so angry. Regal is not angry! He just hates the human race.

Titus wants Regal to mentor him and Percy. Oh man if we get Regal doing the dog bark this season.

Idk if there has ever been a great wrestler (or maybe any athlete?) who has ever been described by a play by play team has having "excellent jumping ability".

Excellent jumping ability translates to me as "hey this guy is very athletic but not very coordinated"

Percy Watson has "excellent jumping ability" fwiw.

Percy wins with his finisher the Percycution (which is kind of modified fallaway slam).

Regal says there is NO CHANCE he will mentor Titus and Percy.

I don't ask for a lot in life but I want Regal doing the dog bark.