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Bad News Gertner 05-14-2021 01:52 AM

What a episode lol

Emperor Smeat 05-14-2021 02:26 AM

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My favorite Nick Gage moment from years of going to CZW was that time he went to Burger King during a tag match and came back eating a whopper on the apron</p>&mdash; A.M.MO, The Lowest of the Low. (@fromAMMO) <a href="https://twitter.com/fromAMMO/status/1392975910777856001?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 13, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nick Gage on Whoppers &amp; CZW <a href="https://t.co/jCI1hqlTXK">pic.twitter.com/jCI1hqlTXK</a></p>&mdash; Pro Wrestling Cinema (@PW_Cinema) <a href="https://twitter.com/PW_Cinema/status/1390748259698847745?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 7, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Bad News Gertner 05-14-2021 03:00 AM

He's so great

weathered vine 05-17-2021 06:15 PM

Jesus this is tough to watch.

#1-norm-fan 05-17-2021 06:20 PM

Haven’t been keeping up this season but the Collision in Korea episode... I have incredibly high hopes.

I need to watch the Pillman episode but from the sound of it, I really don’t wanna hate Pillman.

Seanny One Ball 05-17-2021 07:21 PM

The Nick Gage episode is shit in so many ways that it's sort of not that bad actually.
Like when hipsters enjoy things ironically.

Seanny One Ball 05-17-2021 07:26 PM

His girlfriend was like a smackhead Latina Fran Drescher

Bad News Gertner 05-17-2021 08:13 PM

The Nick Gage episode is fucking amazing. One or the better episodes. Season 3 is off to an amazing start.

#1-norm-fan 05-17-2021 08:24 PM

I can see how Nick Gage’s story could be enjoyable to someone in a train wreck reality TV/bum fights/Faces of Death sort of way. It misses the wrestling aspect that I watch these things for though so... pass.

Bad News Gertner 05-17-2021 08:26 PM

That's totally not at all what it's like, but whatever floats your boat

Seanny One Ball 05-18-2021 03:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by #1-wwf-fan (Post 5453714)
I can see how Nick Gageís story could be enjoyable to someone in a train wreck reality TV/bum fights/Faces of Death sort of way. It misses the wrestling aspect that I watch these things for though so... pass.


That's exactly what it's like, I thought of Jerry Springer style trash TV when I watched it.
The thing is full of smackheads.

Jordan 05-18-2021 09:24 AM

If it doesn't interest you I get it. For me it's an important story because CZW was the evolution of ECW. CZW was doing it's thing near the end of ECW, it had it's fan base which I was not apart of. It seemed like backyard wrestling mixed with steroids to me. It was way to brutal but at the same time worked for me to enjoy. But it does have a following. It started with the love for Japanese death matches which I used to have a peaking interest in. But I learned that this type of Wrestling really has very little to offer.

All that said. Nick as the main guy for GCW these days is quite relevant. They are probably the funnest live show in the US right now. It's taken the spot of PWG, ROH, and what ECW used to be as the "underground" company that is providing the inspiration for a lot going on in the mainstream.

For me this was one of the most captivating episodes yet. Cage is a live wire, he's a flash from the past, something you don't see these days in wrestling. The Arquette story was the crescendo that tied it all together. Complete insanity.

Bad News Gertner 05-18-2021 09:40 AM

I'm convinced SOB didn't watch the episode.

Seanny One Ball 05-18-2021 03:22 PM

I always do my due diligence.
Surely you know I hate that death match stuff.
I hated Cactus Vs Funk when I saw it recently too after I watched that Nick Mondo documentary and that Vice death match documentary with the really fat guy who gets some sort of spikey metal scouring pad that looks like it attaches to a drill hammered into his head.

I even watched a load of that idiot Necro Butcher's matches.
It always ends in light tubes gouging huge chunks out of people.

It's not what I like to watch.

Nick Gage was relatively interesting for a cheap white New Jack. I think he believes his own legend which is typical of a big fish in a very small pond.

It was just a bit greasy for my tastes.

drave 05-18-2021 03:24 PM

light tube matches are fucking dumb, and I enjoy the deathmatch style.

Bad News Gertner 05-18-2021 03:37 PM

The story of Nick Gage is really interesting, deathmatch wrestler or not.

Seanny One Ball 05-18-2021 05:19 PM

Guy becomes death match wrestler, gets hurt a bunch and gets hooked on drugs to cope with the physical pain, robs a bank like a moron and gets seven years in prison, guy wrestles deathmatch once more.

It would be more interesting if they had Art Donovan asking "Is this guy one of the wrestlers?" every time he said or did something stupid.

Seanny One Ball 05-18-2021 05:21 PM

If the show had been about his brother too that would have been good. I feel like there was a lot left unsaid there.

It's always more interesting when a seemingly good guy goes off the rails.

Bad News Gertner 05-18-2021 05:44 PM

You're way oversimplifying it

#1-norm-fan 05-18-2021 05:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Gertner of TPWW (Post 5453885)
The story of Nick Gage is really interesting, deathmatch wrestler or not.

You’re making the case for it being interesting in general. Which it could be. But I watch the show for inside wrestling stories. I might check it out at some point but it’s in a queue with other stuff I might watch when in the mood for some general schadenfreude.

Bad News Gertner 05-18-2021 05:51 PM

Yeah I'm not a huge Death Match fan either. I can take it in small doses. Like 1 match. Not a tournament full. But Nick Gage is an interesting dude.

#1-norm-fan 05-18-2021 06:01 PM

I did hear about Moxley’s quote about how he’d always wear a mask to the ring and then he decided to rob a bank without one. Which made me laugh.

GD 05-19-2021 01:08 AM

Watching the Brian Pillman episode and boy am I ticked off by Melanie Pillman.

Supreme Olajuwon 05-19-2021 04:24 PM

The Pillman episodes were incredible. I cannot for the life of me understand why Kim Wood never got involved in the business as a manager. That guy was so captivating.

The Nick Gage episode was interesting but made me feel sad. I don’t see that guy’s story ending well.

Seanny One Ball 05-19-2021 06:52 PM

He'll die of a good overdose, not a bad one.

Seanny One Ball 05-19-2021 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lord Gertner of TPWW (Post 5453914)
You're way oversimplifying it


Yeah I know, there's even a name for what I'm doing.
It's Latin!

Bad News Gertner 05-19-2021 07:05 PM

Savio Vega

Damian Rey 2.0 05-20-2021 02:06 AM

The Gage episode was ok. Didn’t know his match with Arquette went off the rails the way that it did. His story was ok but I feel like it would’ve been better had they also told his brother’s story.

hb2k 05-20-2021 02:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supreme Olajuwon (Post 5454123)
The Pillman episodes were incredible. I cannot for the life of me understand why Kim Wood never got involved in the business as a manager. That guy was so captivating.

Because as he once told me, "Wrestling isn't the place for smart people."

Bad News Gertner 05-20-2021 09:19 PM

Can't wait for the XPW Dark Side of the Ring!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I heard about this on .<a href="https://twitter.com/RTIpod?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RTIpod</a> and didnít believe them. needed video evidence <a href="https://t.co/ebdkGccmW6">pic.twitter.com/ebdkGccmW6</a></p>&mdash; mongo and friends (@ThatsOurMongo) <a href="https://twitter.com/ThatsOurMongo/status/1395011321263964165?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 19, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Supreme Olajuwon 05-20-2021 09:36 PM

Now that’s how you do a ring explosion

Jordan 05-20-2021 11:09 PM

Korea episode was a bit lackluster. It's not my favorite.

erickman 05-20-2021 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jordan X (Post 5454513)
Korea episode was a bit lackluster. It's not my favorite.

i was hoping it would be good well i will still watch it.

Jordan 05-20-2021 11:34 PM

Yeah it's worth watching don't let me deter you. Just felt like they didn't have enough content for this particular story to fill the hour with a great cohesive story.

Bad News Gertner 05-21-2021 12:07 AM

Gonna catch it this weekend. I wasn't looking that forward to this one.

Seanny One Ball 05-21-2021 01:46 AM

Getting a whole episode out of Korea and nothing on Chris Adams yet...
I can only imagine Gertner's disappointment.

Chris Adams was killed by a guy called Boo Ray or "Booray" depending on the source.
The podcasts I have heard about him have all been glorious.

Check out Crime In Sports for Chris Adams stuff. It is comprehensive.

Seanny One Ball 05-21-2021 03:14 AM

Scott Norton lost a chunk of my respect there for basically saying "2 Cold Scorpio whooped Hawk's ass but if Hawk wasn't such a junkie he would have won".

Yeah well he was a junkie mate and he didn't win so shut your fat fucking face.

Seanny One Ball 05-21-2021 03:16 AM

Scott Norton now preaching about Ali as if he didn't just defend a racist lol.

Ugh his head is just a lump.

Seanny One Ball 05-21-2021 03:19 AM

2 Cold Scorpio was the D-Lo of WCW wasn't he...

Just beating up badasses on the daily.

weathered vine 05-21-2021 11:08 AM

You have a weird view.


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