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  1. 2016 WWE Payback

    TNA always gonna TNA, even when they're trying to be classy. Chyna was born in 1969.
  2. 2016 WWE Payback

    WWE.com has a video up revealing the only 8 Superstars to ever kick out of the Tombstone. To me, it was as interesting to look at WHEN the kickouts happened as it was to look at WHO kicked out. So the Undertaker debuted in late 1990. The first kickout was in 1998, by Kane. In between, he wrestled future HoFers like Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Kevin "Diesel" Nash, Mankind, "The Supreme Fighting Machine" Kama and Shawn Michaels. None of them kicked out of the Tombstone - though HBK would later. So, up until 1998, the move was VERY protected. It was nearly a decade before the next Tombstone kickout: Batista at Survivor Series 2007 in a Hell in a Cell match. Still pretty darn protected. Before Batista, 'Taker wrestled guys like Austin, the Rock, Randy Orton, Kurt Angle...none of them kicking out of the finish. But after that, the next time was just months later at WrestleMania XXIV versus Edge. Then it was HBK the next year (and the year after that) at WrestleMania's XXV and XXVI. Then he wrestled Triple H two years in a row, and if you don't think Trips kicked out of the Tombstone at least a couple times, you haven't watched wrestling in the 2000s. The next year, Taker beat CM Punk, but not before Punk kicked out of a Tombstone. At WrestleMania XXX, Brock Lesnar put the 1 in 21-1 and started his own Streak of kicking out of a Tombstone in every match against the Undertaker. Undertaker got back on track with a big pointless win over Bray Wyatt...who kicked out of a Tombstone. This year, thankfully, Shane-o-Mac did not do the same. TL;DR: In the first 17 years of his WWF/WWE career, one man (Kane) kicked out of a Tombstone. Since then, 7 have (and 'Taker has worked a...let's call it "limited" schedule since then). I think that says a lot. Not even really about the Undertaker and the Tombstone. But just the HUGE difference in what a finishing move means now versus at other points during Taker's career. Now false finishes are a dime a dozen. Even Raw matches often see a finisher kickout. And at bigger "PPVs" you might need to hit your finish 2 or even 3 times to put away an opponent. WayTL;DR: So what's the point of a finisher if hitting it doesn't finish the match?
  3. 2016 WWE Payback

    Noticed? Probably. Cared? Probably not.
  4. The Sports Media Thread

    I used to hate Skip Bayless as a person. I don't anymore, because I no longer think of him as an arrogant, idiotic sports shouter. I now think of him as an actor, playing the role of loudmouth troll. I still hate Skip Bayless, but now it's just the character he plays.
  5. New Sacramento Kings logo Leaked

    "The crown is a reminder that we are all Kings. Derived from the primary logo, the crown is angled slightly to provide dimension and strength." Oh get the eff out of here, lofty design rationale.
  6. 2016 WWE Payback

    I guess I just don't mind Styles' look. Maybe because I've been a Jerichoholic for so long, I'm immune to guys with terrible haircuts.
  7. Fireworks in South City St. Louis. Hopefully at least the Blues PLAYERS aren't acting like this is their Stanley Cup.
  8. I either need to chug some Maalox or be a lot drunker to handle this. I friggin' love/hate playoff hockey.
  9. I can't imagine anybody would prefer to play the Blackhawks over the Blues. And that's no offense to the Blues.
  10. 2016 WWE Payback

    This is a good point. I'm reminded of several old ECW guys who were crazy over with the smaller, rabid fanbase but just couldn't ever be main players on the WWE stage. Like Al Snow. Al Snow was so over that many people thought he was going to win the ECW Title from Shane Douglas at WrestlePalooza '98. But in WWE he was a solid mid-card mostly comedy guy. And that's what he should've been. He had a nice WWF run, but never approached even the upper mid-card, and this is one instance where you can't really pin that on Vince and Creative. Al Snow was who we thought he was.
  11. 2016 WWE Payback

    Yeah, we'll see I guess. Adam Rose was the jam in pro wrestling for like two weeks. Then WWE did absolutely nothing with him besides filming a seeminglyendless series vignettes of him on a bus, and putting him in a program with a bunny mascot.
  12. 2016 WWE Payback

    I'm not throwing dirt on No Way Jose or anything, but I guess I just don't get him. I knew nothing about NWJ before I saw his debut, so I assumed he was going to be a high-flier named Jose who pulled off crazy spots and aerial moves that left the crowd/announcers/world saying "No way!" I was No Where Close DDR on that one. He's a decent-sized guy with a good look but I wasn't all that impressed with his entrance or match, including the weird baseball bat axe-handles and the weirder fastball heart punch finish. Maybe I need to give him a little time...
  13. Sacramento Kings 2K16 Concept

    No. Don't ditch the crown on the back. It's killer.