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  1. I didn't like Gowen's match against the big show because I find it impossible to even remotely believe that a one legged man could beat anyone in a wrestling match. Surely you'd just kick the shit out of his one leg and keep tripping him up - LOL mental picture.


    All he can manage are pathetic dropkicks a few planchas and a moonsault, how long til the novelty wears off with that moveset. Plus his erm one leggedness means his opponent cant perform the majority of moves on him e.g. he could seriously injure himself taking the west coast pop having to carry rey's weight while flipping forward. The kids a liability. He's also in terrible shape. Here's a crazy idea, how about WWE push wrestlers with wrestling ability - preferably those with some mic ability - and not steroid enhanced freaks, circus acts and backstage politicians. What's next, the bearded lady as U.S champion.


    ...And will someone please tell Gowen not to run off the ropes, its embarassing and stretches Kayfabe to breaking point.

  2. Firstly this Hylen fella is an ignorant muppet and I'd put money on him being another member using a new pseudonym trying to make trouble.


    It really annoys me how people - normally those who've only seen a handfull of matches - say wrestling isn't a sport. I'd agree professional wrestling isn't a competitive sport as the results are predetermined, but there is no reason why it can't be considered a cooperative perfomance sport such as gymnastics.


    Pro Wrestling combines high flying athletisism like gymnastics (A SPORT), incredible strength just like weightlifting (A SPORT) and strikes, holds and counter holds where the purpose is to ground your opponent just like amateur wrestling and Judo/Karate (OLYMPIC SPORTS.)


    On the subject of Pro Wrestlers not being athletes, lets compare our beloved wrestling 'actors' to 'athletes' in other so called sports. What's more athletic a golfer or cricketer standing around hitting a few balls with a nice rest break in between... OR two wrestlers such as Kurt Angle (former Olymic amateur wrestling gold medalist) and Brock Lesnar (former NCAA amateur wrestling champ), both men over 250lbs of pure muscle, going full pelt for half an hour throwing each around the ring and exchanging holds.


    Or what about this one, what's more athletic a group of swimmers racing a few laps of a 50 meter pool/some sprinters running a 100 meters...OR 4 pro wrestling actors, Low Ki' (who's mastered numerous martial arts), Chris Daniels, Spanky (both in superb physical condition) and Doug Williams (Former British Judo Champion) putting their bodies in the ultimate cadiovascular test - a 4-way 60 minute iron match in a hot building in the summer.


    Just because pro wrestlers perform promos and skits outside the ring this should not detract from their atletisism inside it. Afterall, would a sportsperson be considered less of an athlete if he appeared on a soap opera or sitcom? No. Or would Mohammed Ali be considered less of an athlete because of his staged, pro wrestling - the late Classy Freddie Blassie in particular - inspired promos/interviews. I think not!


    Finally, wrestling is not to blame for backyard wrestling. Professional wrestling companies such as the WWE spend their time and money on video packages highlighting the dangers of "trying it at home" and constantly tell the fans not to imitate what they see. The blame SHOULD be placed on the moronic children themselves and their irresponsible parents and guardians who dont pay attention to what their children get up to. Being a responsible person myself I made sure to tell my younger brother that Pro wrestling was predetermined and safely staged so he doesn't go around immitating wrestling moves on friends and family under the impression that they'll get up unhurt almost immediately. This hasn't made him enjoy wrestling any less, infact, he now enjoys it more but on a different level. Of course the media ignore these points because they dont sell papers or bring in ratings the same way they ignore the fact that young people who carry guns are more likely to listen to hip hop because they like it and not that hip hop causes gun crime.


    Hylen I suggest you shut up and **** off and leave us to enjoy what we want as it doesn't affect you in any way and is therefore none of your business.


    Edit: Oh yeah Hylen I suggest you go spend some more of your valuable ( :lol ) time registering at the UK Fan Forum so the members their can poke even more holes in your moronic argument.

  3. Cheers guys.


    Not been a bad day. I've got £365 and it was a day without exams which was nice, but it really passed me by. I didn't even realise til yesterday that my birthday was coming up.


    Being 18 doesn't feel any different to 17 or even 16 especially when you've got the mental age of a 14 year old. I'm having a bit of a get together saturday so maybe it'll feel more like my birthday then.

  4. It's really strange I was just listening to Liveaudiowrestling's Freddie Blassie biography show which was aired Monday morning which was very entertaining. It had some of his promos and interview clips on there and from that you could tell he was awesome on the mic, with a character quite similar to Chris Jericho. He obviously had a great sence of humour.


    Although I'd never seen him wrestle its always sad when a legend passes away. Nice of WWE though to use him in so many PPV opening vignettes and angles.

  5. Believe it or not, before sports entertainment, 'Pro-Wrestling' had storylines, OTT characters and different styles of wrestling. RoH call themselves pro wrestling and not Sports entertainment *spits* because pro wrestling matches comabout because of titles, feuds, grudges, to build someone's status or just to determine the better man. However, sports entertainment matches are booked because of race, corpse raping etc etc.


    I'm a big fan of RoH because they offer so many different styles of wrestling on one tape and normally one match of the year candidate. Which is very refreshing when you're used to watching that bullshit bland WWE style between two characterless nobodies like rodney mack and test. I watched the Roh 1st anniversary show a few days ago and their storylines are really starting to get going, especially between Corino's group and Daniel's prophecy. That show was actually so similar to a 99 ecw show its scary, some great promos and matches and the awesome riot angle.


    If you want to see ring of honour's best check out their later shows where they're not so hung up on the cheesy code of honour and their roster is its strongest. unfortunately you'll have to sit through the painfull scramble matches involving the dog shit special K and Devine Storm.

  6. Another problem that leads to injuries is how wrestlers are reluctant to take time off to heal because they might lose their spot on the card. Obviously if they drop so far down the card they might miss out on PPV bonuses they were used to. So they carry on working, making the injury worse, which can also lead to painkiller addiction. It'd be nice if WWE gave those guys who are PPV regulars, compensation for PPV bonuses they're missing while injured. This leads to the idea of a wrestlers union so it's very unlikely.
  7. As I'm in an incredibly good mood at the moment I thought I'd post what I think is an interesting topic. Post your own opinions and suggestions.


    Listening to the LAW this week Jeff and Dan brought up an interesting question: What can be done to solve the injury crisis the WWE are currently going through. So far we've had Angle, Benoit, Edge, HHH, Lita, Scotty 2 Hotty and Rhyno - to name a few - all pick up serious injuries, and potentially damage the quality of the product with their absence.


    Jeff, Dan and even Singhy's favourite journalist Dave Meltzer, all suggested solutions such as slowing down the in-ring action and making it more mat based. They also mentioned that steroids weaken your tendons which can cause injury problems, especially with half the roster on them.


    I think the amount of times the guys wrestle a week is a serious problem. Not only does the amount of house shows they're doing increase their chances of picking up injuries, but they end up spending more time on the road which means less time to heal.


    Steroids is obviously a problem which might be solved by having someone with a smaller build get a push *cough* Matt Hardy *cough*. This could encourage some guys to concentrate on their wrestling ability more than their physique. Then again Vince has a hard on for big guys.


    O.k I've written too much so what are your opinions.

  8. Happy Birthday Col, have a great day and get totally plastered. Keep up the good reviews (I mark out for catchphrase related wrestling game jokes.)


    As a special birthday treat I've got you this Col's Birthday Present


    ...Oh yeah and Russ, as its Colin's birthday, i think today should be casual friday in the games forum office.

  9. I'd have to say the best thing about Two is you learn from talking to English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish and Americans that we are all the same.


    Being part of the Two community is great too, there's always someone able to answer a question you might have. From questions about games that Russ can normally answer to technical PC problems that MWNN can normally sort out.

  10. I dont see why people think Goldberg will save the company. He hasn't been around for 2 years, he's not the most charismatic or talented wrestler and many casual WWE fans wont have seen him before. The reason he was over in WCW was because he was booked strong, noone is booked strong in WWE (especially with Heyman gone) so he wont have the same impact. Goldberg will be another lazy, talentless, moneygrabber taking a spot away from a more worthy wrestler who's consistently performed but the bookers are too lazy to do anything with. How long til the quick fixes run out. C'mon the TNA!
  11. Going back to the topic of possible ratings, there are 2 ways of it going.


    1.) under 100,000 viewers is considered a 0 in the ratings. I doubt there's even 100,000 smarks in this country, and even if there was, it's unlikely all of them would watch the show consistently in it's first few months. This could lead to the show being dropped.


    2.) However on the other hand Robot Wars consistently pulls in 1-2 million viewers a week and a couple of years ago Gladiators was a fairly successful show. I'm sure a wrestling show could be as successful if done properly and given time.

  12. The Wrestling Observer newsletter recently reported that TNN and UPN were told to expect more suprises from WWE, between now and WrestleMania. The plan is for Steve Austin to switch rosters and become a Smackdown regular, while the Rock will continue to appear exclusively on Raw. However, this switch is unlikely to occur until after WrestleMania due to the planned Rock versus Austin main event.


    Looks like Austin is most likely to take Angle's spot if he's injured (PLEASE GOD NO.) I'm not a fan of Austin's work so this will make me wacth Smackdown less than I already do.

  13. I wont miss the king of the ring PPV, It's ruined by it's predictability.


    I can't see the benefit in having Raw or Smackdown only shows. At the moment the PPV's are full of filler matches, and that's using both rosters. Expect to see Nunzio V.S Funaki on PPV.

  14. Credit - Me


    The main event of FWA Crunch, on Sunday March 16th at the Broxbourne civic hall, Hoddesdon Herts, has been finalised. The match, the final of the tournament to crown the first XPW European champion, will be contested by Jonny Storm and Jerry Lynn, who last night defeated Super Crazy in the tournament semi final at XPW's 'My Bloody Valentine tour in Los Angeles night 2' event. Psicosis V.S Jody Fleisch, for the XPW European title number one contendership, is also confirmed to be on the card. For more details on the event go to FrontierWrestling.com/Events/Index.HTM


    It's bound to be a great match but if I was going I'd be dissapointed at not being able to see Super Crazy. How many times this year are FWA gonna book Jerry Lynn against Storm, Fleisch or Williams? I'm a huge fan of Lynn but they could end up killing the novelty of having Lynn in this country.

  15. Credit - Greg 'the truth' Lambert at Wrestlingx.com


    Ryan Hewson was today found guilty of 11 counts of obtaining money transfer by deception and 1 count of forgery by a jury at Lancaster Crown Court.


    Hewson will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on March 28. The judge presiding said "all sentencing options remain open, including a custodial sentence due to the serious nature of these matters."


    Hewson, 21, from Barrow, was the promoter of the Wrestlexpress show which was supposed to go ahead at Coventry Skydome in October 2001. After several top stars booked for the show(including Rob Van Dam, who signed for WWE and became unavailable) pulled out, many of them citing concerns over Hewson's promotional methods, the then-19-year-old withdrew from promoting the show. Wrestlexpress then went ahead at a smaller venue in Dagenham under different promoters.


    The jury believed the claims of David Whitby, 42, a family friend of Hewson's, that Hewson had used a Barclaycard belonging to Mr Whitby without his permission, to pay for items including reimbursement for flight tickets bought by Sonny Onoo, who Hewson had business dealings with regarding the planned Wrestlexpress show.


    Hewson, who had pleaded not guilty to all charges, was also found guilty of buying other items on a debit card belonging to Mr Whitby and signing for them as Mr Whitby, without permission. He was also found guilty of forging Mr Whitby's signature on a letter, allegedly giving permission for him to use the credit card. All the aforementioned transactions took place in the summer and autumn of 2001. Mr Whitby had given Hewson sizeable financial backing to help him run the Wrestlexpress show, but maintained he only gave permission for Hewson to use his cards to buy airline tickets to fly to America for meetings regarding Wrestlexpress...and not to purchase any other items.


    The jury took one-and-a-half hours to decide the unanimous verdict. On hearing the verdict Hewson said: "I don't believe it. This is a miscarriage of justice."





    That's why seabass


  16. Just to save some of you from searching through the tv guide, I thought I'd mention Raw is on at 9pm tonight on Sky Sports Extra, and repeated at midnight on Sky Sports 1.


    All this timeslot changing can't be good for ratings.

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