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2012-09-25 01:06:11 AM
What, the NFL?
 
2012-09-25 01:38:19 AM
They must've wanted to test Ryback's appetite.
 
2012-09-25 01:40:55 AM
Man, Chyna has really let herself go...

www.csmonitor.com
 
2012-09-25 01:47:04 AM
Kid's lucky. In the pre-corporate days of pro-wrestling, the wrestlers would take care of this sort of thing and they were not gentle.

/just cuz it's fake doesn't mean they can't beat your ass.
 
2012-09-25 01:48:23 AM
I love that it was the announcer for the website that ended up taking him down. If there's one thing you should know about rasslin, is that everyone who works for the company has probably stepped into the ring at some point in their lives.
 
2012-09-25 02:01:08 AM

Snapper Carr: Kid's lucky. In the pre-corporate days of pro-wrestling, the wrestlers would take care of this sort of thing and they were not gentle.

/just cuz it's fake doesn't mean they can't beat your ass.


Are there any legit tough guys any more? Harley Race and Wahoo McDaniel come to mind from the kayfabe days.
 
2012-09-25 02:07:59 AM
I have a very intelligent friend who, in spite of having a great career and being a grown man, follows the WWE. Sometime late in the summer he came over to watch an episode at my apartment, and I also had him over the following week. Since then, he texts me each Monday asking if he could come over for "wrestling night." Each time I've managed to come up with an excuse to avoid having him over; he's my friend and I don't want to be a jerk, but I find the show so incredibly stupid, I can't bear to spend just three hours of my week watching it. Someone can post the picture of the "Stop liking things I don't like" kid, but I truly cannot understand how someone with a double-digit IQ can watch this crap.
 
2012-09-25 02:10:48 AM

MFAWG: Are there any legit tough guys any more? Harley Race and Wahoo McDaniel come to mind from the kayfabe days.



I stopped watching it a few years back (my two favorite wrestlers dying in horrible circumstances ruined any chance of me enjoying it) so I don't know much about anyone who came up after that but Kurt Angle could probably do some serious damage to you if he wanted to.

/And there's New Jack.
 
2012-09-25 02:19:45 AM
What's this doing in the entertainment tab?
 
2012-09-25 02:20:33 AM
Jesse Ventura put it best when he called professional wrestling a high impact performance art, because that's exactly what it is. The matches, when done properly, tell a story. They have a beginning, middle, and an end. Like self-contained movies. There's a huge theater aspect to it as well with characters and storylines. Not everyone is smart enough to understand that aspect, and fo the idiot who asked if there were any 'legit tough guys' in the business... try asking one yourself. In WCW there was a wrestler named Meng who is Samoan and related to The Rock. He was at a bar when a guy asked him if wrestling was fake. What did he do? Yanked the poor biatch's eye out of his socket and asked him if that was fake.
 
2012-09-25 02:23:11 AM

thegod082: I have a very intelligent friend who, in spite of having a great career and being a grown man, follows the WWE. Sometime late in the summer he came over to watch an episode at my apartment, and I also had him over the following week. Since then, he texts me each Monday asking if he could come over for "wrestling night." Each time I've managed to come up with an excuse to avoid having him over; he's my friend and I don't want to be a jerk, but I find the show so incredibly stupid, I can't bear to spend just three hours of my week watching it. Someone can post the picture of the "Stop liking things I don't like" kid, but I truly cannot understand how someone with a double-digit IQ can watch this crap.


The people in the weekly RAW thread won't disagree with you.

Now, if he could be persuaded to MSTie the show with you, it might be manageable.
 
2012-09-25 02:41:51 AM

ParagonComplex: there was a wrestler named Meng who is Samoan and related to The Rock. He was at a bar when a guy asked him if wrestling was fake. What did he do? Yanked the poor biatch's eye out of his socket and asked him if that was fake.


That doesn't sound like an urban legend at all. And if it's true, I hope that guy is locked up in either a prison or a mental institution for a very long time.
 
2012-09-25 02:42:32 AM

thegod082: ParagonComplex: there was a wrestler named Meng who is Samoan and related to The Rock. He was at a bar when a guy asked him if wrestling was fake. What did he do? Yanked the poor biatch's eye out of his socket and asked him if that was fake.

That doesn't sound like an urban legend at all. And if it's true, I hope that guy is locked up in either a prison or a mental institution for a very long time.


Nah, he runs the auto detailing department of a car dealership.
 
2012-09-25 02:45:25 AM
It's dumb fun. Let the manchilds have their entertainment. It's either that or they leave the basement and try to dance or pick up women. On second thought, that would make for great entertainment.
 
2012-09-25 02:48:37 AM
Ummm... That eyeball story has been around for decades. Keeps getting attributed to different people. I've heard it repeated for Harley Race, Bill Orton, and Barry Windham.

/Now get off my damned lawn
//Not to say someone hasn't done it at some point, wrestlers get a lot of concussions and can wind up with a few loose screws
 
HBK
2012-09-25 03:22:32 AM

timswar: Ummm... That eyeball story has been around for decades. Keeps getting attributed to different people. I've heard it repeated for Harley Race, Bill Orton, and Barry Windham.

/Now get off my damned lawn
//Not to say someone hasn't done it at some point, wrestlers get a lot of concussions and can wind up with a few loose screws


images.wikia.com

Was it this guy? 

/hotlinked
 
2012-09-25 04:11:05 AM
cdn.showmetears.com

/oblig
 
2012-09-25 04:15:11 AM

timswar: Ummm... That eyeball story has been around for decades. Keeps getting attributed to different people. I've heard it repeated for Harley Race, Bill Orton, and Barry Windham.

/Now get off my damned lawn
//Not to say someone hasn't done it at some point, wrestlers get a lot of concussions and can wind up with a few loose screws


There's a lot of stories like that attributed to Meng, which might be true or false. The one most commonly published (and supposedly confirmed by Meng in an interview) is that Meng "nearly" ripped the eyeball out of Jimmy Jack Funk on a tour of Puerto Rico.

More probably false stories about Meng from Bleacher Report:



Haku also had a backstage encounter with Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake after Beefcake complained to WWF management that Haku slapped him too hard during a match. After WWF management informed Haku, he immediately went to the locker room and grabbed Beefcake out of the shower, and began choking him, lifting him two feet off the floor. Other wrestlers were hesitant to break it up, so finally Hulk Hogan (who Haku respected) was called in and was able to calm Haku down.

Bischoff has said many times, they never fired him in WCW because no one had the balls to do so. Kevin Sullivan said, there were times when many wrestlers refused to do what Sullivan wanted them to do (while he was the booker) and they said no one could make them do it and Bischoff couldn't void their contract. So Sullivan said "ok...if you want to play hard ball, I'll play hard ball" and two said wrestlers said "Shut the fark up and bring it on. We're not afraid of anyone". Sullivan went and brought in Haku and both said wrestlers immediately said "That's fine Kev, we'll do the jobs...whatever you want".

- Keep in mind even the so-called "devil himself" Kevin Sullivan feared Haku. There was a time when he asked Haku to do a job and Haku looked a bit upset and Sullivan immediately said you don't have to do the job, if you want to win, you can. Haku decided to it was alright to lose and he lost the match. Kevin Sullivan said that was the most scared he's ever been in his life and he didn't even get in a fight.

Bobby Heenan on a bar fight Meng had with some guy

"He took his two fingers on his right hand, his index finger and his trigger finger, and he reached into the guy's mouth and he broke off the guy's bottom teeth. I wouldn't believe it unless I saw it with my own eyes."

Rick Steiner on Meng getting arrested

"I was in LA one time with him and he fought eight cops, they shot him with mace and he closed his eyes and sucked it in. He just opened his mouth and took a deep breath. I mean, some of the stuff he did was like "What the hell". Scotty and I always thought we were tough guys but that was before we met Meng.

Ted DiBiase on Meng getting arrested in St. Louis

"Some of the guys got into a fight and Meng got involved. He was just trying to help and in the process of trying to help, he gets maced by 4 cops and handcuffed. Now they handcuffed himi behind his back and then he said "Is this it?" and he broke the handcuffs. He snapped them."
 
2012-09-25 04:24:16 AM
These Meng stories are the greatest in the history of our sport.
 
2012-09-25 06:35:59 AM

Snapper Carr: MFAWG: Are there any legit tough guys any more? Harley Race and Wahoo McDaniel come to mind from the kayfabe days.


I stopped watching it a few years back (my two favorite wrestlers dying in horrible circumstances ruined any chance of me enjoying it) so I don't know much about anyone who came up after that but Kurt Angle could probably do some serious damage to you if he wanted to.

/And there's New Jack.


In the WWE, The Undertaker has the reputation as the locker room enforcer.

But don't underestimate the toughness of any pro-wrestler. Yes, the outcome of the matches is
pre-determined, and in many cases the moves are more for visual drama than for physical
punishment, but all of those guys are capable of applying the moves in earnest.
 
2012-09-25 10:33:35 AM
What's their Freeper handle?
 
2012-09-25 10:34:05 AM

thegod082: I have a very intelligent friend who, in spite of having a great career and being a grown man, follows the WWE. Sometime late in the summer he came over to watch an episode at my apartment, and I also had him over the following week. Since then, he texts me each Monday asking if he could come over for "wrestling night." Each time I've managed to come up with an excuse to avoid having him over; he's my friend and I don't want to be a jerk, but I find the show so incredibly stupid, I can't bear to spend just three hours of my week watching it. Someone can post the picture of the "Stop liking things I don't like" kid, but I truly cannot understand how someone with a double-digit IQ can watch this crap.


Wow. It's almost like...like...different people have different tastes in entertainment! You can imagine how I felt when I heard that Lady Gaga still exists because people who aren't me actually like her music! I think there should be a law against liking things that I don't.
 
2012-09-25 10:50:56 AM

ParagonComplex: What did he do? Yanked the poor biatch's eye out of his socket and asked him if that was fake.


And then he got in his sleigh and flew all across the world delivering toys to children with the help of his elves and flying reindeer. When he was done, he followed a rainbow all the way to its end, where he found a pot of gold and a leprechaun, who told him that 9-11 was an inside job.
 
2012-09-25 11:46:24 AM
www.mbc.net
Wanted for questioning
 
2012-09-25 11:55:36 AM
i haven't been into wrestling for about 10 years but i got a story. when i was in jail i met a dude that was an EMT, and he used to do pre-match vitals when the WWE came to town. he said they had to use special blood pressure things(meant for a normal person's thigh) to test the Undertaker's arm.
 
2012-09-25 01:30:36 PM

MFAWG: Snapper Carr: Kid's lucky. In the pre-corporate days of pro-wrestling, the wrestlers would take care of this sort of thing and they were not gentle.

/just cuz it's fake doesn't mean they can't beat your ass.

Are there any legit tough guys any more? Harley Race and Wahoo McDaniel come to mind from the kayfabe days.


Always remember the story of some promoters actually encouraging guys to go to the local bar and start a brawl, just to show how tough they were.
 
2012-09-25 01:32:56 PM

Gunny Highway: These Meng stories are the greatest in the history of our sport.


/nods approvingly
//he should've gotten played up more during his career
//actually had one of the best piledrivers in the business
 
2012-09-25 02:49:04 PM

Rwa2play: Gunny Highway: These Meng stories are the greatest in the history of our sport.

/nods approvingly
//he should've gotten played up more during his career
//actually had one of the best piledrivers in the business


He barely knew her!

/try the veal
 
2012-09-25 07:09:04 PM

thegod082: ParagonComplex: there was a wrestler named Meng who is Samoan and related to The Rock. He was at a bar when a guy asked him if wrestling was fake. What did he do? Yanked the poor biatch's eye out of his socket and asked him if that was fake.

That doesn't sound like an urban legend at all. And if it's true, I hope that guy is locked up in either a prison or a mental institution for a very long time.


WCW was sued and he was fired. I couldn't care less if you believe it or not because you're an uneducated mark. Doesn't mean you're stupid. Just stupid in the ways of wrestling. Google the incident if you want.
 
2012-09-25 07:10:31 PM

shoegaze99: ParagonComplex: What did he do? Yanked the poor biatch's eye out of his socket and asked him if that was fake.

And then he got in his sleigh and flew all across the world delivering toys to children with the help of his elves and flying reindeer. When he was done, he followed a rainbow all the way to its end, where he found a pot of gold and a leprechaun, who told him that 9-11 was an inside job.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga_Fifita
 
2012-09-25 07:12:12 PM
In 1985 I was at the Spectrum in Philly for a WWF house show. There was a particularly brutal match between Roddy Piper and the Junkyard Dog. Piper was really giving it to JYD and some guy, who it was real to him, jumped the rail and slid under the bottom rope right in front of Piper. Before security could rescue the dumb bastard Piper had stomped on his head for what seem liked an eternity.
 
2012-09-25 07:15:44 PM

ParagonComplex: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga_Fifita


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_bunny
 
2012-09-25 08:15:40 PM

ParagonComplex: thegod082: ParagonComplex: there was a wrestler named Meng who is Samoan and related to The Rock. He was at a bar when a guy asked him if wrestling was fake. What did he do? Yanked the poor biatch's eye out of his socket and asked him if that was fake.

That doesn't sound like an urban legend at all. And if it's true, I hope that guy is locked up in either a prison or a mental institution for a very long time.

WCW was sued and he was fired. I couldn't care less if you believe it or not because you're an uneducated mark. Doesn't mean you're stupid. Just stupid in the ways of wrestling. Google the incident if you want.


I'm an uneducated mark? I don't even follow wrestling, moron. And although I'm sure you're a genius -- after all, your taste in watching oiled- and roided-up men in tights roll around with each other in predetermined matches indicates that you appreciate the fine things in life -- someone had already said upthread that that story has been going around about different wrestlers for generation. So fark off.
 
2012-09-25 09:36:06 PM

thegod082: ParagonComplex: thegod082: ParagonComplex: there was a wrestler named Meng who is Samoan and related to The Rock. He was at a bar when a guy asked him if wrestling was fake. What did he do? Yanked the poor biatch's eye out of his socket and asked him if that was fake.

That doesn't sound like an urban legend at all. And if it's true, I hope that guy is locked up in either a prison or a mental institution for a very long time.

WCW was sued and he was fired. I couldn't care less if you believe it or not because you're an uneducated mark. Doesn't mean you're stupid. Just stupid in the ways of wrestling. Google the incident if you want.

I'm an uneducated mark? I don't even follow wrestling, moron. And although I'm sure you're a genius -- after all, your taste in watching oiled- and roided-up men in tights roll around with each other in predetermined matches indicates that you appreciate the fine things in life -- someone had already said upthread that that story has been going around about different wrestlers for generation. So fark off.


Typical nimrod response. That other guy was an uneducated mark as well. You proved that you're a blithering idiot as well, because 'uneducated mark' means you aren't smart to wrestling. Not uneducated in a general sense, but now I see you're that as well. Furthermore the story has been confirmed for him, and I remember when it happened and him getting in deep shiat because of it. If you aren't a wrestling fan then shut your farking mouth in a wrestling thread. Typical idiot response about 'roided up' this and that. I haven't watched wrestling in years myself, but I surely wasn't ashamed of it considering I was intelligent enough to see beyond the beyond to what it was: high impact performance art. So fark off, you twitty twat.
 
2012-09-25 10:58:22 PM
You mean for a moment a Goldberg Jr. match was almost interesting?
 
2012-09-25 11:11:59 PM

ParagonComplex: thegod082: ParagonComplex: thegod082: ParagonComplex: there was a wrestler named Meng who is Samoan and related to The Rock. He was at a bar when a guy asked him if wrestling was fake. What did he do? Yanked the poor biatch's eye out of his socket and asked him if that was fake.

That doesn't sound like an urban legend at all. And if it's true, I hope that guy is locked up in either a prison or a mental institution for a very long time.

WCW was sued and he was fired. I couldn't care less if you believe it or not because you're an uneducated mark. Doesn't mean you're stupid. Just stupid in the ways of wrestling. Google the incident if you want.

I'm an uneducated mark? I don't even follow wrestling, moron. And although I'm sure you're a genius -- after all, your taste in watching oiled- and roided-up men in tights roll around with each other in predetermined matches indicates that you appreciate the fine things in life -- someone had already said upthread that that story has been going around about different wrestlers for generation. So fark off.

Typical nimrod response. That other guy was an uneducated mark as well. You proved that you're a blithering idiot as well, because 'uneducated mark' means you aren't smart to wrestling. Not uneducated in a general sense, but now I see you're that as well. Furthermore the story has been confirmed for him, and I remember when it happened and him getting in deep shiat because of it. If you aren't a wrestling fan then shut your farking mouth in a wrestling thread. Typical idiot response about 'roided up' this and that. I haven't watched wrestling in years myself, but I surely wasn't ashamed of it considering I was intelligent enough to see beyond the beyond to what it was: high impact performance art. So fark off, you twitty twat.


hear, hear
 
2012-09-26 01:14:04 AM

ParagonComplex: thegod082: ParagonComplex: thegod082: ParagonComplex: there was a wrestler named Meng who is Samoan and related to The Rock. He was at a bar when a guy asked him if wrestling was fake. What did he do? Yanked the poor biatch's eye out of his socket and asked him if that was fake.

That doesn't sound like an urban legend at all. And if it's true, I hope that guy is locked up in either a prison or a mental institution for a very long time.

WCW was sued and he was fired. I couldn't care less if you believe it or not because you're an uneducated mark. Doesn't mean you're stupid. Just stupid in the ways of wrestling. Google the incident if you want.

I'm an uneducated mark? I don't even follow wrestling, moron. And although I'm sure you're a genius -- after all, your taste in watching oiled- and roided-up men in tights roll around with each other in predetermined matches indicates that you appreciate the fine things in life -- someone had already said upthread that that story has been going around about different wrestlers for generation. So fark off.

Typical nimrod response. That other guy was an uneducated mark as well. You proved that you're a blithering idiot as well, because 'uneducated mark' means you aren't smart to wrestling. Not uneducated in a general sense, but now I see you're that as well. Furthermore the story has been confirmed for him, and I remember when it happened and him getting in deep shiat because of it. If you aren't a wrestling fan then shut your farking mouth in a wrestling thread. Typical idiot response about 'roided up' this and that. I haven't watched wrestling in years myself, but I surely wasn't ashamed of it considering I was intelligent enough to see beyond the beyond to what it was: high impact performance art. So fark off, you twitty twat.


Confirmed by whom? Wikipedia?

And I have an idea what "uneducated mark" means, but let me ask you: Which one of us believes the obviously untrue story?
 
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