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Raw isn't ready for Asuka

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Honestly, re-reading this thread now, especially with Riggs' spot-on reply, one must imagine you drunk, in front of the computer and angrily masturbating over David's posts, while crying at the same time.


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Vince hasn't put someone over like that since Donald Trump shaved his head.

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Yeah, that was one of the best segments in years.

In other news... Bobby Heenan passed away today at 72. :(

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One of my absolute favorites. It's sad that the current generation of fan only knows about the VINTAGE style of Michael Cole or the so-vanilla-it's-painful style of Byron Saxton. Corey Graves is as close to an old school commentator as we have (although my experience of Ranallo is limited at best... he seems close to a Joey Styles).

But Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan were the voices of my childhood. Their style is unmatched. The JR/King (when he was a true heel color commentator) pairing was close, but never duplicated the style of Monsoon and The Brain. I'm actually surprised when thinking about it how little of them I actually experienced on commentary, but their legacy is immense.

Anyone who hasn't seen it, seek out the 1992 Royal Rumble, my favorite match ever. There's a reason why the entire Royal Rumble (60+ minutes) is an included match on Bobby Heenan's DVD a few years back. It's a master class in storytelling, between the action in the ring and the expert commentary from Monsoon and especially Heenan, who had a stake in the match with The Nature Boy. I credit that match with being my first true experience in connecting with this silly world of wrestling that sticks with me today.

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Got choked up during that Bobby Heenan tribute. He was such an incredible character and an even quicker wit. It's fitting that it's the 25th anniversary of that Royal Rumble for me because that's the match that made me a fan. Even at 5 years old, I remember being just as invested in Gorilla and Brain calling the match as I was watching Ric Flair narrowly avoid elimination at every turn. It's rare, especially today, to remember the commentary of a match as much or more than the match itself.

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On the down side, I have no interest whatsoever in Jason Jordan. He's a great performer, but I hate his storyline. Any time they give someone a soap opera-style storyline, it's embarrassing for them and for us.

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Can Asuka start kicking the shit out of the raw womens división already plz?

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Dr. Lecter wrote:
Honestly, re-reading this thread now, especially with Riggs' spot-on reply, one must imagine you drunk, in front of the computer and angrily masturbating over David's posts, while crying at the same time.


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Can Asuka start kicking the shit out of the raw womens división already plz?
She should've gone to Smackdown. The Raw womens division is fine but on Smackdown they can't even figure out what to do with Charlotte and Becky. Its very sad.


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Though really it might've been good to just hold Asuka off until the big Team Rousey vs Team WWE match happens. Asuka is the only one in WWE who could "realistically" beat Ronda. I wanted Asuka to come to the main roster undefeated, but passing the NXT throne to Kairi now seems like the right thing to do.


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