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@zero_juice: That's my point though. They should have never given him the world title so quickly. If they wanted to roll the dice and give him a shot, that's what the midcard is for.

Yeah, and the muscle is... suspect. In the Wellness Policy era, it really sets a bad example for new wrestlers. They might think, "That's what I need to get over."

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@scottyp360: New Jack can have a whole list by himself. I'm surprised that he isn't in a jail cell at this point. There's a great interview online with Jim Cornette, and New Jack crashes the set. He wraps his arm around Corny's neck, and Corny looks absolutely terrified.

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@badmedia34: Owen Hart wasn't murdered, first of all, so I'm not sure why you're conflating murder with that tragedy. And the entire point of pro wrestling is to get people to believe that something that isn't real, is.

There is no other way to read these scenarios (also when the Undertaker tried to stab Austin in the chest with a formaldehyde needle?) other than scripted attempted murder. They themselves had a "murder investigation" when Vince's limo blew up. I'm not saying anything that WWE itself doesn't sell itself as. And if people read the article or see the quotes, I'm pretty clear about this.

Are you more upset about me, or more upset about the state of sports entertainment? Are you part of an indie promotion that promotes "wrestling" instead of "sports entertainment?" Because I'm not writing about anything that WWE itself hasn't put out into the public. They wanted it to be seen as that. But you seem upset that murder is used in wrestling angles, period.

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@maitkarro: Absolutely. The couple of times that a wrestler's life was in danger (like when Lawler had a heart attack?) the EMTS were there, immediately. You can always tell when someone is legit injured because they go out of their way NOT to show it.

Although with the Paul Bearer stunt, WWE actually had to clarify to the press that the man wasn't dead.

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@twashington8: New Jack shows an appalling lack of concern for his fellow co-workers. I'm shocked he got as much work as he did.

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@jinzo9988: I've heard it argued that Stephanie and Triple H serve as a sort of glass ceiling. Back in the Attitude Era, Vince McMahon would end up humiliated all the time. But Triple H and Stephanie only let that happen at WrestleMania, if that. And so no one is able to get over even if they have the x-factor, because no one is allowed to have the last laugh except that one person, one time, once a year.

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@superklyph: Yeah. He stopped doing the buckle bomb, which is probably best for everyone involved. It worked in his favor that both guys he injured went to bat for him, and didn't blame him for what happened.

Particularly with Sting. It was less about Rollins doing the move wrong, and more about Sting simply being in his 50's. His body just wore out. If it wasn't that particular spot, it would have been something else.