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    Quote Originally Posted by BigAle View Post
    Pete Gas has a book out as well.
    Amazingly, this isn't a joke. Just stumbled across it on Amazon.

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    Haha yeah I wouldn't lie about something we can all check easily on Amazon. It popped up on my "books you might like based on your purchase history" list.

    Not going to lie....I'm going to read it.

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    A book by Pete Gas would be worth reading for the Shane and Vince stories alone.

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    What was Rodney's surname? I remember Joey Abs.

    Planning on picking up Justin Roberts's book and Chris Jericho's 3rd. I know it's been out for years and there's a 4th on the way.

    Considering Bob Holly's and Daniel Bryan's too.

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    Pete Gas on JBL working stiff:

    Stiff is an understatement. It's understandable because those guys paid their dues… JBL beat the heck out of me with a chair one night and literally wrapped it around my head. When we went backstage, I stuck out my hand. I think he was expecting me to be a little hot, but instead I shook his hand and said thank you. Basically it was my way of saying 'you brought it and I took it and I can handle it.' He told me months afterward that was the day I earned his respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    What was Rodney's surname? I remember Joey Abs.

    Planning on picking up Justin Roberts's book and Chris Jericho's 3rd. I know it's been out for years and there's a 4th on the way.

    Considering Bob Holly's and Daniel Bryan's too.
    Rodney was always just Rodney wasn't he?

    Holly's was better than I thought it would be. I breezed right through.

    Didn't mind Bryan's but I remember thinking the book was pretty much a rehash of his DVD and his Wrestlemania XXX special on the network.

    Can't wait to read Robert's. From the couple things I've read it sounds really good.

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    Yeah DB's wasn't much we didn't already know from the specials. Still interesting to read though.

    Holly's is on my Kindle to read next. Might have to get Robert's as well.

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    My wife's pretty interested in reading AJ Lee's book and I wouldn't mind giving it a look myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    My wife's pretty interested in reading AJ Lee's book and I wouldn't mind giving it a look myself.
    I heard her interview with Sam Roberts on his show. It sounds rather interesting, based off her adjustment to her situation and her family life as a kid.

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    cliffnotes on AJs book from Reddit:

    She starts off by saying her parents were downright fucked up. Beyond all of the domestic abuse, AJ's mom was obsessed with her remaining a virgin.
    She stabbed some guy who attempted to break into her family's underground apartment once.
    After a misdiagnosis of depression, she overdosed on antidepressants and painkillers around ~20 years old. In hindsight, she says this was a suicide attempt and that the doctors should have sent her to a psych unit. She was later properly diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
    Her first kiss happened around 20-21 years old with someone she described as a long-time friend who spent months talking to her, but she never slept with him.
    She says Greg (aka Trent Baretta) was her first real boyfriend and that she lost her virginity to him.
    She was around 23 years old at this point. Greg eventually dumped her during her big push in 2012 because she was focused on her career and they drifted apart.
    She talks about being "aggressively courted" by a wrestler who secretly had a girlfriend in the company, which resulted in that woman hating her. She says that he had way more stroke than she did, which made her reluctant to turn him down because he could have tried to get her fired. He ended up being fine with the rejection.
    After the two events above, she dated another wrestler for a year, but he eventually slept with one of her close friends. He was surprised when she got upset about it.
    Beginning with their storyline in 2012, Punk became rather obsessed and kept trying to get with her. She focused on the kiss they had on SmackDown (the segment where she also kisses Bryan) as a turning point for them. Despite that, she kept refusing him and they remained close friends instead. A year or so later, they said "fuck it" and got together
    In 2010, while AJ was being tested as a host during a house show, Punk broke a television backstage because the Divas match was so terrible. Coincidentally, this resulted in Fit Finlay giving AJ a "tryout" against Layla the next night, which did great. As a result, she was going to debut on SmackDown a week later alongside Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero in a storyline that would divide them. It was written out of the show at the last minute, and the story was eventually given to Kaitlyn for NXT months later instead.
    During NXT, she was brought into a meeting with Head of Talent Relations and told directly to her face that "no one wants to have sex with you" and that the company had a standard to uphold.
    She claims she was then eliminated from NXT following the meeting, despite them previously telling her that she was getting the most votes each week.
    While detailing her Love Triangle storyline, she stated that the original plan was for Bryan to beat Punk for the title and her and Bryan be a heel power couple. This changed after the writers decided to prolong the angle.
    She wrote a few paragraphs about how certain women tried to saboage her and complained to management when things didn't go their way.
    After Punk left the company, she was "caught in the middle" and stressed at times, but was not going to leave just because he did.
    WrestleMania 30 is the final event of her career that she details. She felt she had nothing left to accomplish/prove in wrestling after that.
    She detailed all of the various injuries she suffered in wrestling, including 7 concussions and permanent damage to her cervical spine. The latter of which played a large role in her retirement.
    Overall, she spoke highly of people such as Kaitlyn, Beth Phoenix, Eve, Layla, Naomi, Aksana, Cena, Paige, Tamina, Kane, Bryan, Big E, Tom Prichard, Norman Smiley, Billy Kidman and Vince McMahon.
    In regards to Triple H and Stephanie, Triple H was never mentioned at all. Stephanie was but only at the beginning when she opens on how Steph was one of her personal favourites along with Lita while watching WWF as a kid.

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    If the book is as good as the stuff above I can't wait to get my hands on it. Poor AJ. Seems like she has overcome a lot in her life.

    Do you think Cena was the one who was courting her that had a lot of stroke? I didn't see either Bellas at the bottom of people she spoke highly of.
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    Anyone read JR's Book or the Kayfabe Commentaries book? Any other recent reccommendations if those are crap?

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    I'm almost finished reading Titan Sinking, the story of the WWE in the mid-90s. One of the better wrestling history books I've read, feels very balanced without buying too much into the varying self-serving takes from other people in the industry.

    Has anyone read either of the sequels? They are fairly expensive on Amazon so I'm hesitant to bother if they're not as good.

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    I loved Titan Sinking. I have no idea what I did with that book! I was just looking for it like two months ago for a friend. Re-read it a bunch of times. Read the sequel but thought it wasn't as great but still pretty good. I never got to the third book but would love to read it someday.

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    Anyone read Bryan’s book? Just picked it up for 50p in a charity shop. Hardback and in perfect nick, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    Anyone read Bryan’s book? Just picked it up for 50p in a charity shop. Hardback and in perfect nick, too.
    Very, very good. I really enjoyed it. Made me like him even more.

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    From making my way through Bret’s book, to anyone hear that’s read it, is the Julie Hart retaliation book worth reading afterwards to get the other side of the coin?

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    I never read it but never felt like I had to. Bret admitted he was out there enjoying the company of the ladies. Partly because it kept him away from drugs and partying like he said and partly because Bret enjoyed it, I'm sure.

    Julie sounded like she was a toy short of a Happy Meal, throwing fits at things like WMVIII and throwing rings in crowded places. I've been involved with women that go nuts like that and from my experience it was no fun. I just didn't have Bret's options to fall back on. So a book about her griping that Bret was away cheating (making money too, which I'm sure she got a decent chunk of after the divorce) just never sounded like a book I had to make time for.

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    That’s a helluva argument for me not to buy the book.

    Can definitely see why you were a Wilfred’s finalist (PS will look to start that up again for the new year soon)
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    Yeah, Julie just going for a cash grab just because she was married to a famous cheater never sat right to me.

    Save that cash and get the new Jim Ross book comng out on March 31st. His first book was pretty good I thought but ended right when he was getting to the good stuff.

    Like a punch to the gut to read finalist instead of winner. I still think I sold SummerSlam 2002 like Tommy Boy sold Callahan brake pads once he found his mojo after his first sale. Fucking Kelly Kelly vs. Brie Bella on a card voted best ever non WM PPV is a travesty! All in fun though.

    I might volunteer to judge this year. With the baby getting older (almost eight months!) and my new job I'm finding it hard to find free time. I enjoy the job (I work at a car dealership taking pictures for their website and I drive cars from dealership to dealership) but it's forty hours a week, which I know is normal, but since I used to be a server I'd not have the full schedule like I do know. I just needed a change though. Sick of not getting tipped by dirt bags that can't afford a bar of soap but can go out and drop $28 on a steak and not leave me my money. Anyways, I'm super busy and don't know if I'll have the time. Each of my posts in all rounds took at least two hours to churn out something I thought was good. I do want to be involved though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod1983 View Post
    Yeah, Julie just going for a cash grab just because she was married to a famous cheater never sat right to me.

    Save that cash and get the new Jim Ross book comng out on March 31st. His first book was pretty good I thought but ended right when he was getting to the good stuff.

    Like a punch to the gut to read finalist instead of winner. I still think I sold SummerSlam 2002 like Tommy Boy sold Callahan brake pads once he found his mojo after his first sale. Fucking Kelly Kelly vs. Brie Bella on a card voted best ever non WM PPV is a travesty! All in fun though.

    I might volunteer to judge this year. With the baby getting older (almost eight months!) and my new job I'm finding it hard to find free time. I enjoy the job (I work at a car dealership taking pictures for their website and I drive cars from dealership to dealership) but it's forty hours a week, which I know is normal, but since I used to be a server I'd not have the full schedule like I do know. I just needed a change though. Sick of not getting tipped by dirt bags that can't afford a bar of soap but can go out and drop $28 on a steak and not leave me my money. Anyways, I'm super busy and don't know if I'll have the time. Each of my posts in all rounds took at least two hours to churn out something I thought was good. I do want to be involved though.
    You’re more than qualified to be a judge man.

    I’ll leave Wilfred’s sign-ups til near the end of the month, give more time for @JP to take part if he’s able to either participate or judge if he can cos I know his time and was cut short last year and plus what he’s going through just now. Will work out the fine details with @Mazer at the time when this gets started.

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    I read Hornswoggle's book a couple weeks back. A lot of stuff I knew because I've watched a few interviews but also a lot that was new/cool/interesting. Some fun stories about being on the road and hanging with some of the guys. Overall, a good read that I'd recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    I read Hornswoggle's book a couple weeks back.
    Was it short?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    I read Hornswoggle's book a couple weeks back. A lot of stuff I knew because I've watched a few interviews but also a lot that was new/cool/interesting. Some fun stories about being on the road and hanging with some of the guys. Overall, a good read that I'd recommend.
    I read that book in a night. It didn't take me too long.

    Weirdly, it was pretty short.

    ; D

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    Should have had a shorter joke, spudz

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    I heard it's an easy read with all the short words.

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    I was curious if any new wrestling books have dropped in the last few years.

    I definitely wouldn't mind reading a book about AJ Styles' career. He's seen and done it all. Another person I wouldn't mind reading about would be Jon Moxley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    I was curious if any new wrestling books have dropped in the last few years.

    I definitely wouldn't mind reading a book about AJ Styles' career. He's seen and done it all. Another person I wouldn't mind reading about would be Jon Moxley.
    Hornswoggle’s book dropped.

    It didn’t have far to fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    Hornswoggle’s book dropped.

    It didn’t have far to fall.
    I've heard he's kind of a douchebag so keep the little jokes coming lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    I've heard he's kind of a douchebag so keep the little jokes coming lol
    What’s he done douche-baggily lately?

    Not a dick rhetorical question btw but just asking to save myself Googling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    What’s he done douche-baggily lately?

    Not a dick rhetorical question btw but just asking to save myself Googling.
    Oh fuck now you're going to make me google lol. I know I heard 2 different wrestlers do shoots and when his name was brought up (I think one of the stories is from Ryback) they talked about he'd take "ribbing" a little too far and would do weird shit that he wouldn't apologize for doing. Even he himself comes across like a little dick in shoot interviews.

    Definitely someone you could point to when thinking about where WWE started really booking dogshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    Oh fuck now you're going to make me google lol. I know I heard 2 different wrestlers do shoots and when his name was brought up (I think one of the stories is from Ryback) they talked about he'd take "ribbing" a little too far and would do weird shit that he wouldn't apologize for doing. Even he himself comes across like a little dick in shoot interviews.

    Definitely someone you could point to when thinking about where WWE started really booking dogshit.
    Owen was the ribmaster, whatever Horny did wouldn’t hold a candle

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    Considering that wrestlers have done stuff that is straight up criminal to each other, I doubt what Horny did could be that bad.

    btw, I read his book didn't sell too well because stores were shorted copies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Owen was the ribmaster, whatever Horny did wouldn’t hold a candle
    Quote Originally Posted by Sasori View Post
    Considering that wrestlers have done stuff that is straight up criminal to each other, I doubt what Horny did could be that bad.

    btw, I read his book didn't sell too well because stores were shorted copies.
    Well I think there's a fine line between ribbing and fucking with people. And if you fucked with someone, well shit we can pull a ton of stories about wrestlers fighting each other over a "rib" gone bad. Now, imagine being put in a situation where you're Ryback, hell even Rey Mysterio, and Hornswoggle of all people does some foul shit like pissing on your head while you're trying to sleep.

    Are you going to feel right socking that little fuck in the face like he was Baby Yoda in a bag? Of course not. So you ask for an apology and since it's not 1982 and putting hands on someone might lead to the death penalty these days, you kind of fuck yourself lol.

    Imagine if Horny did some foul shit to Big Show. Now, a normal sized person is getting knocked out. Hornswoggle, shittttt, the kid has Muppet Babies tatted on his legs for fuck's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    Well I think there's a fine line between ribbing and fucking with people. And if you fucked with someone, well shit we can pull a ton of stories about wrestlers fighting each other over a "rib" gone bad. Now, imagine being put in a situation where you're Ryback, hell even Rey Mysterio, and Hornswoggle of all people does some foul shit like pissing on your head while you're trying to sleep.

    Are you going to feel right socking that little fuck in the face like he was Baby Yoda in a bag? Of course not. So you ask for an apology and since it's not 1982 and putting hands on someone might lead to the death penalty these days, you kind of fuck yourself lol.

    Imagine if Horny did some foul shit to Big Show. Now, a normal sized person is getting knocked out. Hornswoggle, shittttt, the kid has Muppet Babies tatted on his legs for fuck's sake.
    I totally agree with there being a line. Owen could do it time and time again without crossing that line whereas people like JBL was a pure tosser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    I totally agree with there being a line. Owen could do it time and time again without crossing that line whereas people like JBL was a pure tosser.
    EXACTLY. Owen wasn't doing it to be a bully. JBL, yeah that's why Joey Styles of all people dropped him with one punch lol.

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    Hornswoggle will one day be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puppies View Post
    Hornswoggle will one day be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
    To be honest who isn’t?

    Oh wait Owen. Cheers Martha!

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    Can't blame Martha, to be fair. The HOF is a joke anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    Can't blame Martha, to be fair. The HOF is a joke anyway.
    But also to be fair, Martha is holding an insane grudge and she lets him get in other HOFs. Could not blame her initially but it’s been long enough and fans would love to see it.

    At the very least do it for Mark Henry please Martha.

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    Other companies didn't kill her husband though.

    And as much as I felt for big Mark during his speech, it wasn't really his place. But bless his big heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    Other companies didn't kill her husband though.

    And as much as I felt for big Mark during his speech, it wasn't really his place. But bless his big heart.
    Maybe it wasn’t really his place, but he said that because he loved that man and won’t blame him for still speaking his mind.
    Recent Table for 3 Nation Documentary when he talked about Owen, heart melted for him.

    Martha is more than entitled to her grief, but still it was an accident and a tragedy and WWE I believe have been more than fair of their handling of it.

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    It was an accident and a tragedy, but one that should never have happened. And she lost her husband, at the age of just 34, and their 2 young children lost their Dad. I personally don't blame her one bit for not wanting anything to do with the company at fault. Especially when you consider WWE isn't exactly squeaky clean otherwise.

    I love Mark Henry. Always will. Top bloke, by all accounts.

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    Eek. Even I think that was bad lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    It was an accident and a tragedy, but one that should never have happened. And she lost her husband, at the age of just 34, and their 2 young children lost their Dad. I personally don't blame her one bit for not wanting anything to do with the company at fault. Especially when you consider WWE isn't exactly squeaky clean otherwise.

    I love Mark Henry. Always will. Top bloke, by all accounts.
    No they definitely aren’t squeaky clean. After reading Bret’s book though and his words on Martha, I can’t help but feel there’s maybe at least a little bit of spite on her part as she seemed like she was never in love with them anyway way before this incident. She still lets him be memorised in other HOFs.

    End of the day, it is still her choice though you’re right and not our place to really say I guess.

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    Well, Owen never really wanted to be a wrestler in the first place and Bret and Owen were by all accounts very close, and Montreal only happened a year and a half before. And of course, Owen wanted out after that to follow Bret to WCW and Vince wouldn't let him go. So it's understandable if the relationship wasn't exactly a good one.

    Plus with Owen not really loving the business and, like Bret, not liking the sleazy direction WWE had taken, WCW could have been perfect for him. Schedule lighter, money better, PG product and I'm guessing he wouldn't really have cared at being midcard at best down there.

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    Lighter schedule yes but WCW had Bret which should have been a big coup. For all of WWE and Vince’s misgivings, I do agree with Vince on one thing. They did not know how to book Bret. Owen probably would have been lost in the shuffle too and be swallowed up by NWO.

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    Bret's time in WCW was just sad and such a missed opportunity. I mean, it was almost impossible to fuck it up, but fuck it up they did.

    Best Owen could have hoped for in WCW would have been some excellent midcard stuff with the likes of Eddie, Booker, Juvi, Mysterio, Raven, Kidman etc.

    Fuck that would have been immense though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    It was an accident and a tragedy, but one that should never have happened. And she lost her husband, at the age of just 34, and their 2 young children lost their Dad. I personally don't blame her one bit for not wanting anything to do with the company at fault. Especially when you consider WWE isn't exactly squeaky clean otherwise.

    I love Mark Henry. Always will. Top bloke, by all accounts.
    To be fair to the WWE, it's not their image had anything to do with the accident, right? How many times has the repelling from the ceiling gimmick wound up in anything but success? Once.

    On one hand I get it, you (Martha, fans, etc.) want SOMEONE to blame. It's difficult to go, ok, he's done the stunt before he's a grown ass man and if he felt it was unsafe he could have said something. You hear Bret say "If I was there I would have talked him out of it." Well, which time? That time, or the times before, would he have said anything to the Brood or called up Sting?

    I just wish that his wife would realize that it wasn't anyone's fault in terms of nobody maliciously intended for something wrong to happen.

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    I recall that the apparatus used wasn't designed for humans. It was designed for sail boats, right? I'd need to look that up.

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    Here's what's on wikipedia about it...
    Quote Originally Posted by wikipedia aritcle on Owen hart
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    Over the Edge 1999

    On May 23, 1999, Hart fell to his death in Kansas City, Missouri during the Over the Edge pay-per-view event.[58] Hart was in the process of being lowered via harness and grapple line into the ring from the rafters of Kemper Arena for a booked Intercontinental Championship match against The Godfather. In keeping with the Blazer's new "buffoonish superhero" character, he was to begin a dramatic entrance, being lowered to just above ring level, at which time he would act "entangled", then release himself from the safety harness and fall flat on his face for comedic effect—this necessitated the use of a quick release mechanism. It was an elaboration on a Blue Blazer stunt done previously on the Sunday Night Heat before Survivor Series in 1998.[56] While being lowered into the ring, Hart fell 78 feet (24 m), landing chest-first on the top rope (approximately a foot from the nearest turnbuckle), throwing him into the ring.[59]

    Hart had performed the stunt only a few times before. Hart's widow Martha has suggested that, by moving around to get comfortable with both the harness and his cape on, Hart unintentionally triggered an early release.
    ...

    In the weeks that followed Hart's death, much attention was focused on the harness Hart used that night, especially on the "quick release" trigger and safety latches. When someone is lowered from the rafters in a harness, there are backup latches that must be latched for safety purposes. Four weeks after the event, the Hart family sued the WWF over how dangerous and poorly planned the stunt was, and that the harness system was defective.[63] After over a year and a half into the case, a settlement was reached on November 2, 2000, which saw the WWF give the Hart family US$18 million.[64][65][66] The manufacturer of the harness system was also a defendant against the Hart family, but they were dismissed from the case after the settlement was reached.[63][64] Martha used millions of the settlement to establish the Owen Hart Foundation.[67] Martha wrote a book about Hart's life in 2002 called Broken Harts: The Life and Death of Owen Hart.[16]

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    Ok so right there...He did the stunt before, his widow implied he unintentionally triggered an early release. Again, this was no doubt a tragedy but I never understood the utter disdain toward WWE about what happened. Nobody forced Owen up there, they didn't sabotage the rig, and they ended up paying $18 million because it happened on their watch.

    Personally, I think because the sting of Montreal was still there in the atmosphere especially with Bret Hart keeping the flames alive every chance he could get (and rightfully so), that what happened to Owen just made that bonfire a volcano explosion. Distorted perceptions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nash Diesel View Post
    Well I think there's a fine line between ribbing and fucking with people. And if you fucked with someone, well shit we can pull a ton of stories about wrestlers fighting each other over a "rib" gone bad. Now, imagine being put in a situation where you're Ryback, hell even Rey Mysterio, and Hornswoggle of all people does some foul shit like pissing on your head while you're trying to sleep.

    Are you going to feel right socking that little fuck in the face like he was Baby Yoda in a bag? Of course not. So you ask for an apology and since it's not 1982 and putting hands on someone might lead to the death penalty these days, you kind of fuck yourself lol.

    Imagine if Horny did some foul shit to Big Show. Now, a normal sized person is getting knocked out. Hornswoggle, shittttt, the kid has Muppet Babies tatted on his legs for fuck's sake.
    They don't need to put their hands on Horny. They can pay some other little people to do it for them.

    While I'm on the subject of Hornswoggle, am I the only one who hopes that he's what's inside Rowan's cage? Feels like the only way to make the pay off worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasori View Post
    They don't need to put their hands on Horny. They can pay some other little people to do it for them.

    While I'm on the subject of Hornswoggle, am I the only one who hopes that he's what's inside Rowan's cage? Feels like the only way to make the pay off worth it.
    I suppose they can't really put Mae Young's "hand" in there. But I'd love to see it be a python like Damien - then they can have Jake the Snake Roberts come be a manager for Rowan. Jake the Snake Roberts knows so much about delivering quality wrestling, him being a mouthpiece could make Rowan (and anyone they crossed paths with) instantly must-see television. By all accounts, Jake's been clean and sober for a few years now, and while he probably isn't anxious to go on the road, I'd love to see him get a prominent payday - maybe a reveal at Mania with a surprise Jake appearance?

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    I'm gonna go with sheep mask though I hope it is something more interesting.

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    Any love out there for Jericho's 3rd book? Picked it up not expecting much because I'd never seen any buzz about it. I adored his first book, but the second was hit and miss for me because of all the Fozzy stuff. It was fine though.

    3rd book is great. The book covers his run from his 2007 comeback, so details, arguably, the greatest year in his career, 2008. Great read and plenty of crazy Vince, Batista, HBK and Mickey Rourke stories. I'm halfway through and it's been a blast.

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    I did enjoy his 3rd book as well. Haven't read it in a bit but remember flying through it. I went through a phase drinking Yeah Boys. I enjoyed the Fozzy stories just as much, having grown up on music from the 80s.

    I have JR's new book on the way. Should hit my door step around Thursday next week. I'm looking forward to it.

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    Let us know how it is, Jarrod. I might read that one myself.

    I want to pick up Justin Roberts's book too at some point. Possibly AJ Lee's too.

    Love a good autobiography.

    As for wrestling, top 3 would be;

    1. Foley's first.
    2. Jericho's first.
    3. Bret's.

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    I liked Justin Roberts's book. Fun hearing stories of when he was a kid being a super fan.

    Loved all three of those as well. If you haven't read Regal's that is another great one that doesn't get the love it should.

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    I really enjoyed Pete Gas' book, Looking at the Lights. Way better than it should have been

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod1983 View Post
    I liked Justin Roberts's book. Fun hearing stories of when he was a kid being a super fan.

    Loved all three of those as well. If you haven't read Regal's that is another great one that doesn't get the love it should.
    I’d like to read that, but only ever see it at silly prices on eBay.

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    I got it as a Christmas gift when it first came out. Crazy to think it's worth anything. It's good but not something worth paying a crazy amount for.

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    Has anyone read "We Promised You A Great Main Event" by Bill Hanstock? There are only limited reviews on Amazon for it so I'm a bit wary, although they are all very good.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/00629808...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    Also, are the official WWE books for 35 years of Wrestlemania and 25 years of Raw any good? They look like they are designed for kids and the fact they are official made me wonder if it's just going to be loads of pictures and not have much/any background or shoot stuff.

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    I got a Shawn Michaels book yesterday for Thanksmas (combined Thanksgiving and Christmas). Can't remember the name of it but it's awfully thin...I should read it in a week or so.

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    I have the Young Bucks book on my kindle but I haven't started it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    Rock's book made good toilet paper.

    A few years ago, WH Smith up my way were selling it for like a quid.
    Still remember buying this and initially thinking Ooh this might be interesting, hear more about the man himself then of course get to the chapters with him cutting fucking promos.

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