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  1. #1801
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    Yes, it may have been a powerbomb.. All I know is Cactus took a disgusting overweight wrestler bump and you could hear that thud when he hit.. I was a fan of his ever since, although I didn't see him again until he popped up as Mankind and one of my friends pointed out that he was Cactus Jack in WCW. I completely missed anything he did in ECW because the first televised ECW here in SA was Barely Legal in 1997 (TWC didn't carry it, some shitty cable company here did) and by that time he was in WWF.

    Back in that time about 1996, I had just got access to the Internet by purchasing a fucking WebTV .. I found some tape trader sites and ended up ordering like 20 different Japanese deathmatch vids, the King of the Deathmatch Tournament, the original two Super J Cups, and a compilation of All Japan's best matches. Misawa, Kobashi, Kawada, Akiyama all blew away that powerbomb Foley took on concrete with their off the apron moves they kept pushing to the next level

    Tape trading was the shit and your experience was basically the same as mine. I was first exposed to ECW thru the cheap wrestling mags first and ECW ran their tape ads in those mags as well. My first tape was when Bam Bam beat Shane Douglas for the world title, I think it was the night the line was crossed or some shit like that.

    Bought tapes from a few of the "mainstream" traders in the early days of the net and then found "The Tapeman" Corey on one of the first boards I visited back then and this dude sold not by the tape, but by the hours so you got 3 6 hour tapes for dirt cheap. Essentially, it was make your own mixtapes of shit you couldn't get anywhere else for $20. That's how I discovered how bad ass the AJPW shit from the late 80s thru the 90s was. I know everyone has a hard on for NJPW these days but 90s AJPW was still the best wrestling ever. Kawada bombs, head drops and stiffing the fuck out of the fuck out of the fuck out of eachother.

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    If WWE just let their dudes talk unscripted again, they' be MUCH more entertaining and they'd find their next Austin or Rock much faster. Expecting the next megastar to arrive by speaking for them will never work. T

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    Tape trading was the shit and your experience was basically the same as mine. I was first exposed to ECW thru the cheap wrestling mags first and ECW ran their tape ads in those mags as well. My first tape was when Bam Bam beat Shane Douglas for the world title, I think it was the night the line was crossed or some shit like that.

    Bought tapes from a few of the "mainstream" traders in the early days of the net and then found "The Tapeman" Corey on one of the first boards I visited back then and this dude sold not by the tape, but by the hours so you got 3 6 hour tapes for dirt cheap. Essentially, it was make your own mixtapes of shit you couldn't get anywhere else for $20. That's how I discovered how bad ass the AJPW shit from the late 80s thru the 90s was. I know everyone has a hard on for NJPW these days but 90s AJPW was still the best wrestling ever. Kawada bombs, head drops and stiffing the fuck out of the fuck out of the fuck out of eachother.
    My absolute first exposure to ECW was in like 1994 when they only had ECW Hardcore TV airing in the Philadelphia market.. It was on like Hard Copy or one of those shows, and they ran a segment on it because of the violence, and the way they used to allow the fans to bring in whatever weapons they wanted the wrestlers to use. Then they went back into the underground, and resurfaced for me when they appeared on RAW as "Extremely Crappy Wrestling" to promote Barely Legal..

    ..and yeah.. Old school 90's AJPW.. Dear God. I can't imagine sitting up there in the torture rack position, waiting for Kobashi to deliver his Burning Hammer knowing that there is a great chance your career and/or life might end in a couple seconds. The Gonso Bomb was another sick moment, and I read it was improv'd.

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    If WWE just let their dudes talk unscripted again, they' be MUCH more entertaining and they'd find their next Austin or Rock much faster. Expecting the next megastar to arrive by speaking for them will never work. T
    For a good laugh, go back and watch the 93 or 94 Rumble.. They gave all 30 participants a 15 second promo before the match.. at EVERY wrestler all juiced up and screaming in some monster voice.. Then Ultimate Warrior comes on and he takes it a step further and just snarls and growls and shit

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    the ppv that just went by was fkn shit followed up by raw with more bs roman crap for no.1 contender

    but njpw ppv during the week in san francisco was off the charts, some of them white wrestlers in there has some acrobatic moves that is likely ban in wwe, let alone if these guys make the switch will end up as jobbers or less freedom to work with their character gimmicks...

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