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« on: October 29, 2009, 07:42:50 AM »
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/2705642/Ricky-Hatton-to-be-guest-host-on-WWE-Raw.html

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RICKY HATTON will be the special guest host of Raw when the WWE hits the Sheffield Arena next month.

Officials from the wrestling promotion told SunSport the British boxing legend will head up the show when Raw rolls into South Yorkshire on November 9.

The Hitman will become the second boxer to appear on the programme after his old foe Floyd Mayweather Jr performed an identical role in August.

It is understood WWE owner Vince McMahon wanted a Brit with a big enough profile in the United States to host the company's flagship offering.

Manchester-born Hatton fits the bill perfectly, with his fights against Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generating huge pay-per-view numbers in the States in recent years.

I'm all for this.

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009, 07:50:23 AM »
They should have had Alan Partridge.

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 07:53:18 AM »
Damn, I was hoping for Simon Cowell. Or William Regal.

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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009, 07:59:02 AM »
I'd start writing a list of potential hosts that would have been awesome and about 95% of you would be mystified by, but I've already went over everybody's heads enough this week.

Suffice is to say, Hatton should do well. He's popular, he can talk, he's got charisma (maybe not pro wrestling charisma, but charisma), so he should be fine.

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 08:02:48 AM »
Anything that keeps Hatton from getting in the ring and suffering more brain damaging knockouts is a-okay with me.


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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009, 08:04:37 AM »
They should have had Alan Partridge.

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009, 09:51:57 AM »
So who'll be the first to punch him head first into a turnbuckle or KHTFO?

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009, 09:54:05 AM »
So who'll be the first to punch him head first into a turnbuckle or KHTFO?


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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2009, 10:03:30 AM »

A UK Raw was the perfect chance for Edmund Blackadder or Doctor Who. I am forever disappointed. Chavo vs a Dalek or Baldrick could have been epic!
EPIC I tell you!

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2009, 10:08:25 AM »
When WWE goes to Italy, they HAVE to get Jose Mourinho again. Just the time he was in the crowd and Shane pointed him out in London, that was awesome.



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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2009, 10:24:31 AM »
Stephen Fry.

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2009, 10:42:28 AM »
Vince's bowler hat and pose is hilarious in that picture!

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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2009, 10:43:10 AM »
McMahon + bowler = win

EDIT - What Ed Wood Caulfield said.

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2009, 11:56:16 AM »
I am so looking forward to a Regal/Hatton interaction.

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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2009, 12:27:36 PM »
I was hoping for Vinnie Jones. I love that guy. Didn't he appear at some UK PPV back in the Attitude Era basically playing the Mike Tyson at WrestleMania XIV role?

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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2009, 03:25:59 PM »
what no Queen Mother?
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2009, 05:37:52 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2009, 07:22:50 PM »
Stephen Fry.

That would have been awesome.

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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2009, 08:21:53 PM »
I was hoping for Vinnie Jones.

He would of been fucking awesome

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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2009, 11:10:36 PM »
Being a huge horror fan, I would have loved Clive Barker, but that's just me.

Jericho could confront him about "stealing" Jericho's name for his TV series.

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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2009, 12:05:29 AM »
They should use Ricky Gervais sometime. He's huge in UK and is getting a following here in US.

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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2009, 01:57:43 AM »
They should use Ricky Gervais sometime. He's huge in UK and is getting a following here in US.

Hey, maybe he could do that dance from The Office!

Or, that other thing he does... you know... the thing with... uhm... it's really funny, he... ooh... uhhh...


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DANCE! DANCE! DANCE!

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« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2009, 02:01:14 AM »
Funny how Gervais hates doing the dance because he doesnt wanna be typecast as the guy who did it.

Little does he know...

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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2009, 03:27:57 AM »
They should use Ricky Gervais sometime. He's huge in UK and is getting a following here in US.

He doesn't seem to be the type to stoop to doing wrestling.

Does every UK poster hate the guy? I don't know a whole lot about him but I really liked Extras.

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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2009, 03:29:44 AM »
I liked The Office, and Extras was funny, but he just seems to be trying to piggyback on the success of the shows.  His podcasts are really funny tho.

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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2009, 03:31:59 AM »
He does bumpers for Adult Swim, which I would say is pretty low to stoop considering some of the drivel that gets shown on there.

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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2009, 06:14:45 AM »
They should use Ricky Gervais sometime. He's huge in UK and is getting a following here in US.
He doesn't seem to be the type to stoop to doing wrestling.

Money talks, dude.

You think Jeremy "Summerfest" Piven guest hosted RAW because he was a lifelong fan of professional wrestling?

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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2009, 06:31:49 AM »
They should use Ricky Gervais sometime. He's huge in UK and is getting a following here in US.
He doesn't seem to be the type to stoop to doing wrestling.

Money talks, dude.

You think Jeremy "Summerfest" Piven guest hosted RAW because he was a lifelong fan of professional wrestling?
Well, I hate to pull the elitist card but anybody whose watched Extras would know that Gervais isn't the type to sell out for money and probably looks down on those who do. That was kind of the moral of the entire second season of the show.

Adult Swim is on a whole other level of class (despite a lot of its shows being shitty) than wrestling. Wrestling is probably on level with The Jeff Dunham Show and pretty much any original show on TBS if not lower than those.

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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2009, 06:38:00 AM »
...he was playing a character on Extras.

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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2009, 06:54:01 AM »
...he was playing a character on Extras.
Yeah but he wrote every episode too. If you guys think Ricky Gervais is going to show up on RAW then you're a doodoo head.  I'm trying to think of an American equivalent. Was going to say Tina Fey but then I remembered that episode of 30 Rock episode where they kept shilling the McFlurry for no apparent reason so I guess it wouldn't be too absurd for her to show up and act silly with Santino. Maybe David Cross? I don't know.

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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2009, 11:03:06 AM »
Wrestling is probably on level with The Jeff Dunham Show and pretty much any original show on TBS if not lower than those.

Well, if you're talking about where pro wrestling sits on the pop culture totem pole, I'd say it's lower than any reality TV show. At least those guys get mainstream coverage and are considered celebrities, even if they don't have any actual talent whatsoever. I bet more people can tell you the names of the participants on the current season of Survivor then who currently holds the titles in WWE.

In other words, in the eyes of the general public:

Any random whore from Rock Of Love > John Cena

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« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2009, 05:40:45 PM »
The Office and Extras were great shows.  That's pretty much all I have to say in this thread.