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Pro Wrestling: Fan or Not A Fan?


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kf3

Jul 17, 2012
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I want to watch the documentary before watching this podcast. How is the Snuka documentary. I didn't like the New Jack one, so I'm wondering if they'll do Snuka justice. I've heard some strange shit from the dude.
i think it depends how much you know in the first place, i didn't know much about snuka and found it interesting.
 
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Johnstown

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Jun 4, 2013
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I want to watch the documentary before watching this podcast. How is the Snuka documentary. I didn't like the New Jack one, so I'm wondering if they'll do Snuka justice. I've heard some strange shit from the dude.
Well he murdered a woman.

Not sure if that counts as strange to you or not?
 
Jun 4, 2013
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I was watching the Chris Benoit story with my mom today. The whole time, my mom was going on that Benoit was likely gay with Eddie Guerrero. It only hit me when Chavo hints, something like, "... he grieved as you would a spouse." I think Benoit was just fucked in the head from the roids and chair-shots, but I want to know what you guys think?

I've heard there was some strange initiations back in Japan during those times. Like, didn't Edge or Christian get molested by JBL or something? Uh, it was a long ass time ago that a YouTube video randomly had that fact up. Anyways, I Google it, and I'm not seeing any theories on this, which is kind of odd. I mean it does make a tiny bit of sense.

@KOTF
 

KOTF

$800 undisputed LHW champ
I was watching the Chris Benoit story with my mom today. The whole time, my mom was going on that Benoit was likely gay with Eddie Guerrero. It only hit me when Chavo hints, something like, "... he grieved as you would a spouse." I think Benoit was just fucked in the head from the roids and chair-shots, but I want to know what you guys think?

I've heard there was some strange initiations back in Japan during those times. Like, didn't Edge or Christian get molested by JBL or something? Uh, it was a long ass time ago that a YouTube video randomly had that fact up. Anyways, I Google it, and I'm not seeing any theories on this, which is kind of odd. I mean it does make a tiny bit of sense.

@KOTF
Considering bullies typically only pick on people lower than them on the totem pole, think about how long ago it must have been that JBL saw Edge as a worthy target. It must have been right around the time Edge made his WWE debut in 1998, although he didn’t publicly reveal anything until the release of his 2004 autobiography, Adam Copeland On Edge. In the book, Edge details a time JBL approached him while he was taking a shower and gently rubbed his backside with soap. According to Edge, and longstanding rumors, this was pretty much normal behavior for Bradshaw when approaching rookies, feeling it “weeded out prima donnas.” Whenever questioned about the incident, Edge strangely repeats the deflection “no knuckles disappeared,” presumably implying there was no penetration, but it still sounds shockingly close to a sexual assault. How exactly this would separate the men from the boys so to speak is absolutely beyond our comprehension, and the fact it was potentially just another day at the office (slash shower) for JBL makes it especially disturbing.
 
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Yeah last nights Dark Side with Dr. David Schultz was great; not only do we get a background on the combo slap on the reporter John Stossel, we also get the story on how Vince officially broke kayfabe by admitting to the Maryland State Athletic Commission that pro wrestling was a work so he wouldn't have to pay sanctioning fees!

Dude was also good friends with Hogan, who kicked him to the curb once he became the top babyface of the WWF
 
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I was watching the Chris Benoit story with my mom today. The whole time, my mom was going on that Benoit was likely gay with Eddie Guerrero. It only hit me when Chavo hints, something like, "... he grieved as you would a spouse."
I said the same to my brother.
Its definitely possible...
 
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I am also a bit suspicious of those claims coming from boxing...


I remember hearing Roddy Piper was supposed to have won some level of Golden Gloves championship and believing it...

But then I saw some footage of him hitting a heavybag in the 80s...bad.

As far as Mero goes... boxrec does have it wrote up...

But even on that...who knows.

It’s saying he got knocked out by butter bean. I wouldn’t take look too much into that account then , as they’ve got him mixed up .
 
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kf3

Jul 17, 2012
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i don't see any real reason to think benoit and eddy were gay.

an intense and private guy, with brain damage, not being able to deal with his friend dying, seems just as likely.
 
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Johnstown

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It’s saying he got knocked out by butter bean. I wouldn’t take look too much into that account then , as they’ve got him mixed up .
Maro did a match but it was clearly a work.


Maro looks like someone who did do some boxing though...head movement looks decently smooth.

Footwork is often done half decent by guys who never boxed just because it's so commonly done to mess around but most people suck at head movement if they hadn't actually done it.


 

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May 14, 2013
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Castle Duckula.
I don't think they were gay. A lot of people, especially woman can't fathom the connection and bonds that men can have for each other often these happen in high pressure situations of periods of time like war or the scenario like these two of beating the shit out of each other for years living out of each others bags and travelling the world getting screwed by promoters and the rest.
 
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I don't think they were gay. A lot of people, especially woman can't fathom the connection and bonds that men can have for each other often these happen in high pressure situations of periods of time like war or the scenario like these two of beating the shit out of each other for years living out of each others bags and travelling the world getting screwed by promoters and the rest.
I agree. Just two close best friends that were like brothers. Both had to endure old school Japan and the crazy wrestling lifestyle. Just an interesting observation, and I'm quite surprised no one has ever made rumors about it. What a weird way Chavo phrased it, though.