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JohnnyE's Professional Wrestling Thread!

Started by Ignatius J Reilly, March 29, 2015, 11:43:19 PM

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Tommy

JV and Varsity wrestling in High School here. Couldn't compete senior year because I was on academic probation, and had too many detentions, but I sucked anyway. Junior year I went 2-12 or something like that.
"Wrong!"

Miamipuck

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Ignatius J Reilly

Jonah Hill is gonna need some massive stilts.

Johnny English

A cross-dressing limey poofter


mj2sexay

I know nobody around these parts gives a excrement, but its WrestleMania weekend baby.

Miamipuck

Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant?

In all honesty, one of the Wild Samoan's and Jimmy Snuka passed, it's hard to get into wresting when the icons are dying off when the show was actually really fun to watch........ Let's not forget Roddy Piper and Macho Man. lol

Edit: I am old school baby. haha
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mj2sexay

Quote from: Miamipuck on March 30, 2017, 08:15:02 PM
Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant?

In all honesty, one of the Wild Samoan's and Jimmy Snuka passed, it's hard to get into wresting when the icons are dying off when the show was actually really fun to watch........ Let's not forget Roddy Piper and Macho Man. lol

Edit: I am old school baby. haha

I love it. I wasn't alive for it, but thanks to living really close to a local movie rental spot as I was growing up and they always had the best excrement available on VHS. Of course, Blockbuster came and totally obliterated their business, but my family and I went to their store as long as we could and I guess were such repeated wrestling renters (probably the only thing that would shut me up as a kid), they set aside their Coliseum Video collection they were selling and let my brother and I have first dibs as they were holding their going out of business sale. I mean the events are one thing, but for example, there's a Piper highlight tape that also features an exclusive Pipers Pit with Roddy Piper interviewing...Roddy Piper. It's hilarious. Shame he passed away, I believe he was a new grandfather and he was getting ready to reprise his role on Its Always Sunny as The Maniac. 

I had people calling me when Macho died like a relative had passed because in college I had made not one but two custom costumes for Halloween. I believe when he died, it was around the same time period if not the same weekend that a bunch of crazy derriere cultists thought The Rapture was going to happen. So, I like to believe that maybe those crazy fucks were right, and Macho took one for all of collective humanity.

Today's product while focusing so much more on promos and the backstage stuff, doesn't have nearly the varying crazy personalities that generation did. There are no Macho Mans or Flairs or Pipers. But some of the guys present day are just unbelievable athletes. Even being fully cognizant that what I'm watching is a work and that the guys in the ring are working together to put on a show, some of these guys do things that make the suspension of disbelief pretty easy.

Miamipuck

Quote from: mj2sexay on March 31, 2017, 09:44:37 AM
I love it. I wasn't alive for it, but thanks to living really close to a local movie rental spot as I was growing up and they always had the best excrement available on VHS. Of course, Blockbuster came and totally obliterated their business, but my family and I went to their store as long as we could and I guess were such repeated wrestling renters (probably the only thing that would shut me up as a kid), they set aside their Coliseum Video collection they were selling and let my brother and I have first dibs as they were holding their going out of business sale. I mean the events are one thing, but for example, there's a Piper highlight tape that also features an exclusive Pipers Pit with Roddy Piper interviewing...Roddy Piper. It's hilarious. Shame he passed away, I believe he was a new grandfather and he was getting ready to reprise his role on Its Always Sunny as The Maniac. 

I had people calling me when Macho died like a relative had passed because in college I had made not one but two custom costumes for Halloween. I believe when he died, it was around the same time period if not the same weekend that a bunch of crazy derriere cultists thought The Rapture was going to happen. So, I like to believe that maybe those crazy fucks were right, and Macho took one for all of collective humanity.

Today's product while focusing so much more on promos and the backstage stuff, doesn't have nearly the varying crazy personalities that generation did. There are no Macho Mans or Flairs or Pipers. But some of the guys present day are just unbelievable athletes. Even being fully cognizant that what I'm watching is a work and that the guys in the ring are working together to put on a show, some of these guys do things that make the suspension of disbelief pretty easy.

Back then you knew it was fake but boy did it put a smile on your face because it was so damn fun to watch. Pipers Pit was awesome he was hilarious, many of them were.

It's a shame that so many of them were roided, pilled up messes. Wrestling maybe fake but the wrestlers are very good athletes no denying that. They destroy their bodies just as badly as football players, if not worse. It's a shame that so many of the old school guys are dead, mostly way too young. Sounds weird to say that even though it's fake I totally respect what they do, they kill themselves to entertain people.
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Fenwyr

Quote from: Miamipuck on March 31, 2017, 09:57:23 AM
Back then you knew it was fake but boy did it put a smile on your face because it was so damn fun to watch. Pipers Pit was awesome he was hilarious, many of them were.

It's a shame that so many of them were roided, pilled up messes. Wrestling maybe fake but the wrestlers are very good athletes no denying that. They destroy their bodies just as badly as football players, if not worse. It's a shame that so many of the old school guys are dead, mostly way too young. Sounds weird to say that even though it's fake I totally respect what they do, they kill themselves to entertain people.
I still remember some guy using a hidden razor blade to cut himself to make it look like black jack mulligan was making his temples bleed from 'the claw'.

Piper was a lousy wrestler, but the Pit was always awesome.

Macho Man was my all time favorite.  I was madly in love with Elizabeth.

The greatest rivalry of all time was Undertaker vs Mankind.  Their matches were brutal.  You were just waiting for one of them to get killed.

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Miamipuck

Quote from: Fenwyr on March 31, 2017, 10:06:28 AM
I still remember some guy using a hidden razor blade to cut himself to make it look like black jack mulligan was making his temples bleed from 'the claw'.

Piper was a lousy wrestler, but the Pit was always awesome.

Macho Man was my all time favorite.  I was madly in love with Elizabeth.

The greatest rivalry of all time was Undertaker vs Mankind.  Their matches were brutal.  You were just waiting for one of them to get killed.

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A lot of wrestlers back in the day would file razor blades to little shards and cut themselves for the effect. If you look at an old wrestlers forehead you can see where they cut themselves.
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MBGreen

Piper went to high school 15 mins from where I grew up.

#realtalk
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"Hello good sir GM, may we pretty please have your throwaway centers and gords please??!?  I'll suck yo'dick!"

MBGreen

I'm convinced Puck wanted to bang Ravishing Rick Rude.
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"Hello good sir GM, may we pretty please have your throwaway centers and gords please??!?  I'll suck yo'dick!"

mj2sexay

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Quote from: Miamipuck on March 31, 2017, 09:57:23 AM
It's a shame that so many of them were roided, pilled up messes. Wrestling maybe fake but the wrestlers are very good athletes no denying that. They destroy their bodies just as badly as football players, if not worse. It's a shame that so many of the old school guys are dead, mostly way too young. Sounds weird to say that even though it's fake I totally respect what they do, they kill themselves to entertain people.

I got to see Mick Foley's stand up show at SPAC up on Long Island when he was touring. He was very entertaining, but he's just so beat up. I was in pain just looking at him trying to get from a sitting to a standing position. Without breaking out into tears and shouting, "It's still real to me damnitt!" I totally get it. It's not as bad as when LT was treated like a total joke for daring to take a one night 6 figure pay off and enter the ring, but its still definitely the redheaded stepchild of sports and entertainment, which is fine except there's something lost to a lot of people in how much these guys physically put it on the line.


Quote from: Fenwyr on March 31, 2017, 10:06:28 AM
I still remember some guy using a hidden razor blade to cut himself to make it look like black jack mulligan was making his temples bleed from 'the claw'.

Piper was a lousy wrestler, but the Pit was always awesome.

Macho Man was my all time favorite.  I was madly in love with Elizabeth.

The greatest rivalry of all time was Undertaker vs Mankind.  Their matches were brutal.  You were just waiting for one of them to get killed.


Me and you both. I loved everything about Macho, from Elizabeth, to how high strung he always was, the crazy promos, the outfits. He was just the complete package. Even the small stuff like when he'd take his glasses off and his eyes would dart back and forth like something was up and someone was coming after him.

Definitely Takers best rivalry. Foley was the first guy that would actually fly around the ring for Taker and really sell his excrement. Taker up until that point had really worked in monster vs. monster matches with either guys that had no ability like Giant Gonzalez, guys that were too selfish at that point to sell his excrement and were worried about self preservation like King Kong Bundy, or in matches where it actually made sense for say Yokozuna or Hogan to not look ultra vulnerable because they have the belt.

I love the look on Takers face in the Hell in the Cell match when Mankind goes through the cell. It's a great, "Ohhh fuckkkk" face, as while the first bump over was planned, that wasn't.

Quote from: Miamipuck on March 31, 2017, 10:08:35 AM
A lot of wrestlers back in the day would file razor blades to little shards and cut themselves for the effect. If you look at an old wrestlers forehead you can see where they cut themselves.

As soon as I read this, I got an image of Dusty Rhodes forehead and all those gig marks. I always appreciated Bret Hart for how good he was in terms of me watching his match and never being able to spot when he bladed. Then of course there's Captain Lou Albano (RIP) who may have gotten a little too loaded before a match with Snuka and decided, "ah freak it I'm just gonna start cutting myself and I don't give a excrement who sees me." Hilarious footage now, but I'm sure at the time people were probably like, "why is Captain Lou cutting himself?!"

Apparently for laughs, if you happen to be at the blackjack table with Abdullah the Butcher, he'll take a casino chip and fit it in one of the divots on his head.

Quote from: MBGreen on March 31, 2017, 10:11:48 AM
I'm convinced Puck wanted to bang Ravishing Rick Rude.

"What I'd like to have right now, is for all you fat, out of shape, Winnipeg wimps, keep the noise down while I take off my robe and show you all what a real man is supposed to look like!"

He's getting in the WWE Hall of Fame tonight, but like so many others of course its posthumously. Bittersweet.