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Somehow I found the new thread in a reasonable time frame. Usually it takes me a few days to notice. :p

I guess for the completists out there (is that a word?), there's some exclusive action figures coming out for Roman Reigns and Randy Savage and they're gonna come with a bonus dvd. Here's the match listings:

Ultimate Fan Pack: Roman Reigns DVD (https://www.amazon.com/Roman-Reigns-Ultimate-Action-Figures/dp/B01B7P2RNY?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&linkId=9d770f66c587c35d4153ec97fbabae92&refRID=1TE4YCVCJN5YXZHMCZ76&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&ref_=pd_aw_fbt_21_img_2&tag=wdn0d-20)

5 Unforgettable Roman Reigns Matches!

– Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins vs. Kane & Daniel Bryan
– Roman Reigns vs. Mark Henry
– Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt
– Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan
– Roman Reigns Participates in a Battle Royal


Ultimate Fan Pack: Macho Man DVD (https://www.amazon.com/Macho-Ultimate-Pack-Action-Figures/dp/B01B7P2TGY?ie=UTF8&dpID=41pWWsPCHCL&dpPl=1&keywords=wwe macho man figure&linkCode=ll1&linkId=5983c7fcf793e4e851a521832e7481ab&pi=SX200_QL40&qid=1464701951&ref=plSrch&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&ref_=mp_s_a_1_1&sr=8-1&tag=wdn0d-20)

3 Unforgettable “Macho Man” Randy Savage Matches!

– Macho Man vs. Harley Race
– Macho Man & Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair
– Macho Man vs. Arn Anderson


No dates given for the matches yet. For Roman, the tag match is probably the one from RAW that Cody loves and the match with Bray is probably from Battleground. Versus Bryan is obvious. Versus Henry could be from anywhere. Battle Royal is idk.
 

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Savage vs Arn looks REALLY enticing, wonder if it's from the WCW days or the late 80's WWE days.....

Too bad they didn't label it "Totally Forgettable Roman Reigns Matches!!!!" and "3 Unforgettable Savage Matches" :lmao
 

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Ooooh new thread. Maybe that'll motivate to finally do that write-up of WrestleMania 29.



My guess it's from 95/96 when Flair and Savage were feuding.
You're most likely correct, as to the best of my knowledge the Brainbusters didn't do anything with Savage. I just figured there was a SLIGHT chance we got a peak Arn vs peak Savage singles match in the 1980's because Savage in the WWE was one of those guys who would work tag team wrestlers in singles matches, and other guys lower on the card, because he just liked having the best matches possible and wrestling all the best guys, regardless of their status. He wrestled Bret, Dynamite Kid, Shawn Michaels, etc when they were all in tag teams so it's not inconceivable he'd work Arn in that time.

The only time I will ever say I wish I could see more Shawn Michaels is in this case: Savage apparently went to Vince in late 1992, after he'd dropped the title and ended his feud with Flair, and wanted to work an 18-24 month long feud with Shawn, right as he was starting out. It was gonna be a really long, drawn out, double turn, with Savage starting as the good guy and Shawn as the heel, and Savage slowly turning heel as he becomes frustrated with this cocky young upstart, while Michaels shows a lot of grit and determination and an utter refusal to quit, eventually turning him baby face, culminating in a ladder match with Savages career on the line at WrestleMania 10, where Shawn would get his big IC title win and Savage would retire riding out onto the sunset. Apparently Savage spent weeks and weeks writing this entire feud out, every step of the way, in incredible detail too, while he was on the road. He presented it to Vince, and was shot down and told he needed to stick to announcing and that it was time for the New Generation to start.

I don't know about you guys, but that sounds like one awesome fucking feud, it would have been money and the perfect way for Randy to end his WWE run. Add that to the list of 100 questions I'll ask Vince if I ever encounter him drunk at a club. How can you possibly say no to THAT? The work was already done for him! He didn't need to book anything!

Oh well. I went off on a tangent there. Felt like the proper way to christen the new thread.
 

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Oh new thread, nice.

I've been doing a lot of downloading. I now have all WWE PPV's from 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999 and 2000. I'm currently downloading 1998, 2001 and 2002 at the moment too. I'll fill in the gaps day by day or when I can. I also have all WCW PPV's from 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1997. Same again, when I have time I'm pretty much getting everything. :mark:
 

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Holy moly. The main event for tomorrow night's live event in Odessa, TX is Reigns vs. Rollins vs. Styles for the WWE Title. :shocked:
 

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No dates given for the matches yet. For Roman, the tag match is probably the one from RAW that Cody loves and the match with Bray is probably from Battleground. Versus Bryan is obvious. Versus Henry could be from anywhere. Battle Royal is idk.
That'll be neat. Suppose it's moot seeing how I can watch it on the Network anytime, but distribution for a fabulous match is always good.

I imagine the battle royal is the one he won to qualify for MITB in 2014.
 

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Warning after typing this: long analysis here but figured I'd pop in here to sing the praises of Goldust/Orton for Cody Rhodes' job Raw match. I remember watching this when it happened and digging it, thinking it was a good match and then watching it again a few months later and liking it but I've watched this match twice these past two days this time watching tentatively/closely: and this isn't a good match: this is a great WWE styled match! Many minor, sometimes minute things that would be easily missed watching without a close eye that just make the story being told in the ring really pop! Sure, this was on the surface probably a good one anyway given bell to bell the crowd was already in the palm of the two's hands.

Still though: right out of the shoot Goldust with that look of pure focus knowing the task he has at hand and then rushing in with his offense and how Orton started his response with basic, low-effort, rudimentary offense right out of the gate telling a central part of this story with Randy thinking he was going to have an easy night knocking off this "old" and ring-rusted Goldust when Randy is the champ. A tune-up match in Randy's mind if you will. Then in our first "little detail" I just love how that basic approach doesn't work and as a result Randy got hard shots and when Randy rolled out first first he checks his teeth and just gives that great confused heel look and snarl physically saying "what the fuck just happened I expected a night off here" and then throwing out that cokcy "you're going back" line probably meaning it is futile and Orton then dialing in with more focus realizing that Goldie has a little more in the tank then calculated and Orton better take some heel shortcuts, which he smartly does.

Another thing that is just cool when you notice is after those hard "10 count punches" how the hot crowd finally absolutely quiets concerned for Goldust and then Orton with perfect timing gives that "Im going to enjoy this now" smile and knees Goldust's chest in then smirks while looking around the crowd before doing the Brock/Regal hand stomp to a recovering crawling opponents' hand and then that all is for not since Orton underestimated Goldy again thinking he was gonna close it out powerslam RKO only to nearly lose on the surprise pin. That second rollout where Orton regroups, tells Goldust Orton underestimated him, then as a heel rolls again to tell the ref "you tell him im going to kick his ass as soon as I choose to get in the ring " before cockily egging that hot crowd on with no chants... that was heel gold. When they got back in the ring I found it a nice touch by Dustin since he really doesn't have much of a gameplan out of emotion and ring rust to just flip Orton's earlier offense on him until Orton got the heelish upper hand.

I thought the close to this with Goldust hitting his old finish spurring his hope spot which the crowd really came for and intending on ending it with Cody's finish was a great little addition to this story too only for Goldy to lose to some cunning by Orton. I mean shit, even some extremely minute selling in this match like two Orton sells: one after Orton got his hand stomped on the ring steps, he for about four seconds moved his fingers rapidly to try and get some quick feeling and B. there is a spot where Orton got I think his head bounced outside and while selling pain he gives this huge swing in the air to add to the frustration of the whole story from his end of having a much harder earned win than anticipated. Usually the Lawler/Cole/JBL commentary is best on mute: but this was a rare job well done at the desk and probably the best job I've heard that trio do.

Point is: add everyhting up when watching close and this really is a great match. Better too: there was ZERO flashy moves this whole match and they added up these simple yet great parts alongside that hot crowd to carve this stellar story. Easily one of Randy's finest individual efforts of this current decade and a very fine singles notch for the Goldust run.
 
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Warning after typing this: long analysis here but figured I'd pop in here to sing the praises of Goldust/Orton for Cody Rhodes' job Raw match. I remember watching this when it happened and digging it, thinking it was a good match and then watching it again a few months later and liking it but I've watched this match twice these past two days this time watching tentatively/closely: and this isn't a good match: this is a great WWE styled match! Many minor, sometimes minute things that would be easily missed watching without a close eye that just make the story being told in the ring really pop! Sure, this was on the surface probably a good one anyway given bell to bell the crowd was already in the palm of the two's hands.

Still though: right out of the shoot Goldust with that look of pure focus knowing the task he has at hand and then rushing in with his offense and how Orton started his response with basic, low-effort, rudimentary offense right out of the gate telling a central part of this story with Randy thinking he was going to have an easy night knocking off this "old" and ring-rusted Goldust when Randy is the champ. A tune-up match in Randy's mind if you will. Then in our first "little detail" I just love how that basic approach doesn't work and as a result Randy got hard shots and when Randy rolled out first first he checks his teeth and just gives that great confused heel look and snarl physically saying "what the fuck just happened I expected a night off here" and then throwing out that cokcy "you're going back" line probably meaning it is futile and Orton then dialing in with more focus realizing that Goldie has a little more in the tank then calculated and Orton better take some heel shortcuts, which he smartly does.

Another thing that is just cool when you notice is after those hard "10 count punches" how the hot crowd finally absolutely quiets concerned for Goldust and then Orton with perfect timing gives that "Im going to enjoy this now" smile and knees Goldust's chest in then smirks while looking around the crowd before doing the Brock/Regal hand stomp to a recovering crawling opponents' hand and then that all is for not since Orton underestimated Goldy again thinking he was gonna close it out powerslam RKO only to nearly lose on the surprise pin. That second rollout where Orton regroups, tells Goldust Orton underestimated him, then as a heel rolls again to tell the ref "you tell him im going to kick his ass as soon as I choose to get in the ring " before cockily egging that hot crowd on with no chants... that was heel gold. When they got back in the ring I found it a nice touch by Dustin since he really doesn't have much of a gameplan out of emotion and ring rust to just flip Orton's earlier offense on him until Orton got the heelish upper hand.

I thought the close to this with Goldust hitting his old finish spurring his hope spot which the crowd really came for and intending on ending it with Cody's finish was a great little addition to this story too only for Goldy to lose to some cunning by Orton. I mean shit, even some extremely minute selling in this match like two Orton sells: one after Orton got his hand stomped on the ring steps, he for about four seconds moved his fingers rapidly to try and get some quick feeling and B. there is a spot where Orton got I think his head bounced outside and while selling pain he gives this huge swing in the air to add to the frustration of the whole story from his end of having a much harder earned win than anticipated. Usually the Lawler/Cole/JBL commentary is best on mute: but this was a rare job well done at the desk and probably the best job I've heard that trio do.

Point is: add everyhting up when watching close and this really is a great match. Better too: there was ZERO flashy moves this whole match and they added up these simple yet great parts alongside that hot crowd to carve this stellar story. Easily one of Randy's finest individual efforts of this current decade and a very fine singles notch for the Goldust run.

Goldust vs Orton from Raw in fall of 2013 was fucking OUTSTANDING. I loved that match so much, one of my top TV singles matches from that year.

Goldust man, sooooooooooop good. So, so good.
 

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Cal, blowing minds w/swerves rn.

btw, Rusev vs Titus O'Neil is gonna happen. I'm excited.
I couldn't care less about Titus but Rusev makes anything he's a part of turn to gold.
 
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So I am finally making my way through 2012, watched The Rumble and EC yesterday. Both weren't that good, the rumble was full of jobbers, Ricardo coming out was pretty funny though I thought. I'm gonna start Mania shortly. What are some matches, feuds, ppv's I have to look forward to for 2012? I wasn't watching the product at this time so I really don't know much of anything that happened.
 
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