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MikeO
09-24-2006, 12:26 AM
Penn had the thing won, then gassed out

CharlestonPhan
09-24-2006, 01:03 AM
Penn had the thing won, then gassed out

yeah, he had that triangle in at the end of round 2, but Hughes wasnt in the right position to make it effective. i didnt think Hughes was in danger of being choked out, and Hughes admitted after the fight that the arm bar could have ended it before the choke would have.

you are right, Penn had nothing left after that and could barely even hold his hands up in round 3.

McCarthy let it go longer than i would have thought. Penn ate about 30 punches.

what was the deal with David Louaso??? he didnt even look like the same fighter ive seen lately. Swick is good, but he even seeemd to outmuscle "the Crow" and you can tell from their builds that should not be happening. maybe his cardio wasnt where it needed to be.

MikeO
09-24-2006, 01:14 AM
Decent PPV tonight. UFC needs a big show on 10/10 though.

Should get a decent rating on free TV.........but in a move which could be a stroke of brilliance. Vince McMahon to counter program UFC that night is taking all of his "DIVAS" and giving them a 2 hour special playing STRIP POKER. Leading into a 3rd hour of ECW.

LOL, bringing back the days of the ole monday night wars! i love it!

Ray Finkle
09-24-2006, 01:16 AM
Decent PPV tonight. UFC needs a big show on 10/10 though.

Should get a decent rating on free TV.........but in a move which could be a stroke of brilliance. Vince McMahon to counter program UFC that night is taking all of his "DIVAS" and giving them a 2 hour special playing STRIP POKER. Leading into a 3rd hour of ECW.

LOL, bringing back the days of the ole monday night wars! i love it!

Sadly I won't even ask if you're kidding because I wouldn't expect anything less from Vinnie Mac.

icephinfan
09-24-2006, 01:17 AM
Decent PPV tonight. UFC needs a big show on 10/10 though.

Should get a decent rating on free TV.........but in a move which could be a stroke of brilliance. Vince McMahon to counter program UFC that night is taking all of his "DIVAS" and giving them a 2 hour special playing STRIP POKER. Leading into a 3rd hour of ECW.

LOL, bringing back the days of the ole monday night wars! i love it!

Thank goodness for VCR's/ TIVO :D

MikeO
09-24-2006, 01:18 AM
Sadly I won't even ask if you're kidding because I wouldn't expect anything less from Vinnie Mac.

Im dead serious. It's going to happen


It will be on tape delay so nothing is accidenctly shown, but its going down

Ray Finkle
09-24-2006, 01:20 AM
Im dead serious. It's going to happen


It will be on tape delay so nothing is accidenctly shown, but its going down

I'm actually rooting for both UFC and TNA to start getting bigger ratings. Then maybe the WWE will put out a better product.

icephinfan
09-24-2006, 01:27 AM
I'm actually rooting for both UFC and TNA to start getting bigger ratings. Then maybe the WWE will put out a better product.

Yes, because Smackdown is terrible :shakeno:

MikeO
09-24-2006, 01:34 AM
I'm actually rooting for both UFC and TNA to start getting bigger ratings. Then maybe the WWE will put out a better product.

TNA's ratings have hit the floor. They have sunk to bringin in Vince Russo now to write.

That show is about a year from being taken off the air.

UFC is only PPV buys, does no tv ratings. The ultimate fighter that is on now is tanking big time

CharlestonPhan
09-24-2006, 09:32 AM
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Yes, because Smackdown is terrible :shakeno:

actually all three WWE products Raw, Smackdown and especially ECW are awful. Smackdown and ECW more so, but Raw is nothing worth watching these days either.

CharlestonPhan
09-24-2006, 09:37 AM
TNA's ratings have hit the floor. They have sunk to bringin in Vince Russo now to write.

That show is about a year from being taken off the air.

UFC is only PPV buys, does no tv ratings. The ultimate fighter that is on now is tanking big time

i havent followed the ratings on either TNA or TUF, but im sad to hear what you say.

i like TNA far more than WWE these days. but this seasons TUF doesnt have any strong personalities to pull for (or against) except Shonie Carter, who just cracks me up, but i wouldnt want to live with him for 8 weeks those guys have to.

im kind of hoping for Matt Serra to win his weight class there.


sidebar: how long til St. Pierre is healed up and can fight Matt Hughes? anybody know?

Ray Finkle
09-24-2006, 11:37 AM
actually all three WWE products Raw, Smackdown and especially ECW are awful. Smackdown and ECW more so, but Raw is nothing worth watching these days either.

I agree with everything you said.

How the hell can you have DQs and count outs in ECW? It's killing the brand.

WWE's product is that they don't create new stars like they did in the past. Half of it is because there's no competition to make them better. The writers are just lazy and out of touch with the fan demand.

MikeO
09-24-2006, 01:56 PM
I agree with everything you said.

How the hell can you have DQs and count outs in ECW? It's killing the brand.

WWE's product is that they don't create new stars like they did in the past. Half of it is because there's no competition to make them better. The writers are just lazy and out of touch with the fan demand.

NO NO. Odds are you are just too old for the product now. I mean, most wresting fans are kids and/or teenagers. Im guessing your neither.

They are producing a show for people of that age. You aren't supposed to like it. They are aiming towards a younger audience. If you watch it for what its supposed to be and for what its worth. It's fine. If your looking for adult drama/entertainment, then don't watch. You aren't goign to get it.

Ray Finkle
09-24-2006, 04:05 PM
NO NO. Odds are you are just too old for the product now. I mean, most wresting fans are kids and/or teenagers. Im guessing your neither.

They are producing a show for people of that age. You aren't supposed to like it. They are aiming towards a younger audience. If you watch it for what its supposed to be and for what its worth. It's fine. If your looking for adult drama/entertainment, then don't watch. You aren't goign to get it.

Good points and you're probably right that I'm just too old for it I guess the fact that I can't sit through a whole RAW/Smackdown or PPV anymore proves it. It's sad because I got the Bret Hart and Ric Flair DVDs and I can watch those for hours but wrestling today is crap.

But I'm not just talking about the back stories and back stage stuff I'm talking about the wrestling itself too. Honestly I could care less for the drama part because even growing up in the 80s as a kid I realized that the angles and characters were too cartoony for me but I just watched to see great matches. I just never see it anymore. There aren't any techincal guys out there like the Flairs/Harts/Michaels/Guerreros/Benoits anymore (yes granted those guys either retired or died) but that's the whole problem with the WWE and it always has been, it's all about the looks, hair and muscles. We are forced to have to watch big guys who stink in the ring like JBL/Big Show/Kane/Chris Masters etc.

With the old ECW there was nothing to get, it was a bunch of guys killing each other every night. Now I understand that it takes a huge toll on the wrestler's bodies and it is a risky promotion to run especially since the WWE is a public company but if you're not going to do it right don't bring it back.

MikeO
09-25-2006, 12:39 AM
Kurt Angle to TNA. And TNA gets 2 hour TV show starting in Nov on Thursday nights.

This proves 2 things...
1) TNA is the devil and doesn't care about its workers. To hire Kurt Angle after he was just let go by WWE for failing multiple drug tests and being suspended twice within 3 months is a joke. Kurt Angle is going to kill himself with his lifestyle and TNA is helping him speed up the process

2) 2 hours of TNA each week??? They can't put together 1 hour of TV a week that people want to watch. They draw less than a 1.0 rating. Now 2 hours of crap?

Who is runnning this compan...oh wait. nevermind

icephinfan
09-25-2006, 12:58 AM
Yep Kurt Angle to TNA..............Big Shocker.:lol:

Motion
09-25-2006, 08:24 AM
Thank goodness for VCR's/ TIVO :D

:yeahthat:


For some reason though I really don't see the WWE and UFC having much of the same audience.

Ray Finkle
09-25-2006, 05:46 PM
Who wants to take the over/under that Angle jobs to Jeff Jarrett in his first TNA match with him?

Anyway TNA is in a tough spot. I understand why they signed Angle because he's one of the best in the business and all time. However I feel that they should have let him rest up longer and give him more time to kick his drug problem. If he drops dead than TNA will get hammered by everyone and make the WWE and Vince McMahon finally look good in the public's eyes, thus TNA would be hurting even more than they are now and it could ruin their promotion for good.

Part of me hopes Angle tears his knee up in his first match because there was and is tons of talk about him being on the wrestler's "dead row/dead watch" list for awhile now.

Ray Finkle
09-25-2006, 09:08 PM
Kurt Angle note a response to signing with TNA here it is (but prepared to laugh)

"Being with TNA feels like I have finally found my home. I had fun in WWE at certain times, but I was never really happy. Now being a part of TNA, I know I have a purpose. I feel like I am part of history, part of a company that is not only on the rise – not only going to be the number-one watched wrestling show in the world within a short period of time – but TNA gives me an opportunity to spread my wings. This company has no limits to where it can go. The sky is the limit and the main reason is because they brought the "real" back into wrestling and that is a perfect fit for the greatest wrestler in USA Olympic history. I have room to grow here and to help TNA grow. Working for these caring and very giving employers of TNA makes me feel like I have a purpose and that the sky is the limit. I don't feel trapped or held back like I did the first six years in my tenure with the other company. They held me back. Now, our wonderful audience will see the real Kurt Angle doing what I love to do – real wrestling – and that's what puts a smile on my face each time I come to work. I even smile when I think about it. TNA will be the most watched television show on cable television. It's only a matter of time. Now, I get the opportunity and privilege of being a part of it. Thank you TNA for saving my career, my life and my desire to do what I love. I will be here in some capacity for the rest of my life. That's real…that's damn real." – Kurt Angle

It's nice to know that Angle is home after being with the company officially for less than 24 hours. And I guess being a European Champ, IC Champ, Tag Team Champ, US Champ, World Champion, winning the King of the Ring, main eventing tons of PPVs including 3 or 4 Wrestle Manias really is holding someone back.... Ok Kurt, you're pissed you got fired but you got yourself fired for not being able to clean yourself up. You were with the company when guys like Road Warrior Hawk, Big Boss Man, Mr. Perfect, Rick Rude and Eddie Guerrero dropped dead before the age of 60. Hopefully he knows what he's doing and hopefully TNA will really watch him with a close eye and not use him (which I fear they will).

MikeO
09-26-2006, 12:40 AM
of course Kurt wasn't happy in WWE. They suspended him twice and told him get off the roids and pain pills or else your gone. He took the drugs over the job. That is the bottom line.

He was one of the top 3 highest paid guys in WWE making a base salary of over $1 mill a year. Not counting merch, house show gates, ppv buy rate, and all of the other incentives. Now he is working for around 300,000, no perks and wrestles in front of the same 200 people in Orlando twice a month. BUT HE CAN KEEP DOING THE DRUGS!!! What a loser!