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#1-norm-fan 05-21-2021 10:29 AM

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

I heard Bischoff talk about the trip on his podcast a few months back and it sounded pretty insane. And I don’t find Bischoff to be a very interesting speaker so I was looking forward to hearing other people who experienced it talk about it.

Evil Vito 05-21-2021 01:20 PM

lol @ Bischoff counting forced attendance as being a drawn crowd

weather vane 05-21-2021 01:57 PM

He did it tongue in cheek though.

erickman 05-21-2021 05:26 PM

i thought that was a good ep. it was funny all the hot heads went the stieners scot norton too cold scorpen and chris benoit. an chris was the voice of reason.

Fignuts 05-23-2021 12:32 AM

Sonny Ono dressed like a metrosexual Yakuza boss. Amazing.

Fignuts 05-23-2021 12:34 AM

This episode was incredibly fascinating to me, but that's probably because I've never read anything about this show beyond the purported attendance numbers. So it's all fresh to me.

Fignuts 05-23-2021 12:54 AM

Young boy Nagata sighting.

Emperor Smeat 05-23-2021 05:24 PM

Got around to watching the Collision in Korea episode and it was all right. Would put it more in the mid to low tier for episodes in series history.

Laughed at how everyone was saying how bad of a time they had in North Korea and Muhammad Ali just abruptly decides to jog up a flight of stairs and shadow box while visiting a sacred site and nothing bad happened to him.

2 Cold Scorpio and Hawk having legit brawls in North Korea was the best part about the episode, especially Scorpio's chopstick story.

Emperor Smeat 05-23-2021 05:40 PM

Only regret about the episode is they really should have gotten Ric Flair for it.

It would have been great hearing his tales about his time in North Korea considering he's a very eccentric wrestler and personality while North Korea looks down on that type of stuff and is very rigid for daily life.

xrodmuc316 05-23-2021 05:46 PM

I liked how Chris Benoit was all "hey you shouldn't murder people".

Well played Crippler, well played

xrodmuc316 05-23-2021 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Fignuts (Post 5454807)
This episode was incredibly fascinating to me, but that's probably because I've never read anything about this show beyond the purported attendance numbers. So it's all fresh to me.

Bischoff wrote about it in his book, but that's really the only other accounting of it that I can recall.

Fignuts 05-23-2021 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Emperor Smeat (Post 5454875)
Only regret about the episode is they really should have gotten Ric Flair for it.

It would have been great hearing his tales about his time in North Korea considering he's a very eccentric wrestler and personality while North Korea looks down on that type of stuff and is very rigid for daily life.

Yeah, I wonder why they couldn't get flair.

Fignuts 05-23-2021 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by xrodmuc316 (Post 5454876)
I liked how Chris Benoit was all "hey you shouldn't murder people".

Well played Crippler, well played

lol I didn't even think about that.

Seanny One Ball 05-24-2021 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Fignuts (Post 5454900)
Yeah, I wonder why they couldn't get flair.

No hair, no Flair

drave 05-24-2021 04:59 PM

Does Flair have hair down there?

Seanny One Ball 05-25-2021 03:32 PM

Ask Schiavone

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Jordan 05-27-2021 10:12 PM

They nailed it with Warrior. I loved it. Can't wait for the extended version and the podcast review with Conrad. They told the truth (so far as I've heard it before) and yes buried him (he buried himself) and then at the end the sentiment really got to me. When Warrior died it was shocking and prophetic in a way. As big of a dick as he was, I still really cared for him especially when he seemed to change before he died. I ended up getting into weight lifting from his last promo and gained like 30lbs of muscle. I would pump his music at the gym and channel that Warrior spirit.

Bad News Gertner 05-27-2021 10:59 PM

Can't wait to watch it

erickman 05-28-2021 07:59 AM

so jake the snake was in line to get the belt, still confused if vince had plans for jake to get the belt, he could have got it after warrior was fired.

Bad News Gertner 05-28-2021 10:38 AM

I haven't seen it yet but I find that hard to believe.

Also, I've read reports that the A&E Warrior doc was harsher than the DSOTR one.

Gonna watch it tomorrow.

Jordan 05-28-2021 10:56 AM

The A&E doc wasn't harsh it was definitely the opposite of The Self Destruction DVD. Still worth watching though. I enjoyed both. Darkside is much more what I understand is the truth of people's experiences in working with Warrior.

Talking about Jake, clearly that's the truth he knows but it doesn't make a lot of sense. We're talking 91' right? Warrior holds up SummerSlam, Hogan is the champ, it doesn't make sense that the Jake/Warrior program would be for the title. I think that Jake is probably confused and was high.

erickman 05-28-2021 02:06 PM

yeah that's what i was thinking, more then warrior kept jake from the title. vince might have used as an excuse.

Seanny One Ball 05-28-2021 02:21 PM

He’s not confused, he’s a compulsive liar.

xrodmuc316 05-28-2021 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Jordan X (Post 5455808)
The A&E doc wasn't harsh it was definitely the opposite of The Self Destruction DVD. Still worth watching though. I enjoyed both. Darkside is much more what I understand is the truth of people's experiences in working with Warrior.

Talking about Jake, clearly that's the truth he knows but it doesn't make a lot of sense. We're talking 91' right? Warrior holds up SummerSlam, Hogan is the champ, it doesn't make sense that the Jake/Warrior program would be for the title. I think that Jake is probably confused and was high.

Yeah Jake is confused, none of that matches up.

Warrior was champ in 1990, and Jake was still a face in 1990. He wrestled Bad News Allen at Summerslam 1990.

Jake turned heel right before Summerslam by aligning with Undertaker, so they were slated to work together, but it wasn't going to be for the title. Jake probably just acting like he was gonna be champ to make himself seem more important.

A&E doc was my much better, and documented the controversies much better in my opinion.

Also, Jim Ross has the be the most bitter asshole in all of wrestling. He also is full of shit, seeing as how JR and Warrior were only in the WWE for like 4 months.

Emperor Smeat 05-28-2021 07:36 PM

Currently watching the Warrior episode and the first half has been okay.

The thing that popped out the most so far is Warrior sort of gaining creative control in WWF after he beat Hogan for the belt assuming that part of the tale by Jake Roberts is true.

I knew Hogan had it back in the day but didn't know anyone else had it as well in WWF prior to HBK and the Kliq's rise.

Fignuts 05-28-2021 09:52 PM

Would love tosee an episode on the kliq and how much damage they did to the booking of promotions they worked for. Not to mention the soma comas.

Bad News Gertner 05-28-2021 10:27 PM

Grizzly Smith next week. That's gonna be a rough watch.

Fignuts 05-28-2021 10:40 PM

Yeah, Jake didn't end up the way he did for no reason.

Seanny One Ball 05-29-2021 02:51 AM

Would be great if Bill Watts was on the Grizz episode

Seanny One Ball 05-29-2021 02:52 AM

Money talks

Seanny One Ball 05-29-2021 04:40 AM

Just watched the Warrior episode.
One of the finest episodes they have ever done. I was moved.

I really didn't think they could get much more out of the topic between the documentaries and podcasts but that put everything together very nicely.

Warrior's ex wife had a lot of great stuff to say, also still pretty hot.

weather vane 05-30-2021 03:37 AM

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Mohd Hassan 05-30-2021 02:11 PM

Collision in Korea was interesting but the Warrior episode is something else.

Seanny One Ball 05-30-2021 05:25 PM

Queering in Korea next week, can't wait!

Bad News Gertner 05-30-2021 05:28 PM

Finished the Ultimate Warrior DSOTR

It was ok.

Mohd Hassan 05-30-2021 05:42 PM

Considering watching the A&E doc. Have heard nice things about it too.

Bad News Gertner 05-30-2021 07:00 PM

I would say the Warrior episode has been the worst this season.

Seanny One Ball 05-30-2021 07:28 PM

Don't get your Nickers Gage in a twist mate, just because WARRIOR was a REAL wrestler.

Nick Gage couldn't even break Bobby Heenan's neck if he dug his vertebrae up and took a sledgehammer to them.

Seanny One Ball 05-30-2021 07:28 PM

And his missus looked like a hispanic Steve Urkel


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