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Shadowbird

  • joined Sep 03, 2011
  • last login Apr 18, 2013
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Devil's Advocate: To Everything, Turn, Turn, Turn...

Welcome to Devil's Advocate, an occasional series from the Bird where I take prevailing wisdom and try to make a case against it. I hope to mostly address major issues here, though I might...

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A Follow-Up - Riding The Road to Wrestlemania: Mixed Signals

I took a look at the Road to Wrestlemania a couple of weeks ago when the card was only beginning to take shape. And my opinion on this coming Wrestlemania? Less than optimistic. So, how about now,...

Wrestlemania 21 Dirty Harry - YouTube

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Remember when WWE posted the Wrestlemania 21 "Going Hollywood" promos, and a few were missing? Well, here's the important one that they didn't re-upload. No, not the Basic Instinct parody. Nor the "When Harry Met Sally" one with Kurt Angle and Christy Hemme. The "Dirty Harry" one with the Undertaker. Enjoy.

WrestleMania 29 will be underwhelming

There's a lot of potential good on this upcoming "WrestleMania's" match card. So far, though, it just hasn't been built up well.

WWE's Top 10: Greatest Wrestlemania Entrances

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And of course, John Cena takes the top spot. (Also, I freakin' love Edge, but his entrance on this list was really just his normal entrance with a lot more pyro.) You know how I feel about that, of course, but what are your thoughts on the entrances selected?

WWE uploads their WM21 movie spoofs

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This spoof "A Few Good Men" scene with JBL, John Cena, and (now with ESPN) Jonathan Coachman is just one of the classic movie spoofs WWE made for WM21 that were uploaded to their YouTube channel today. Conspicuous in its absence as of the time of this posting is the Dirty Harry send-up featuring the Undertaker. (A "Basic Instinct" spoof scene is also absent, but considering Benoit was involved in it, that's no surprise.)

Miss the Jericho/Punk match?

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WWE has posted it (with commercial breaks) to their Youtube page. Full Match: Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk: Raw, February 4, 2013 (via WWEFanNation)

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Random Wrestling Thoughts

Sometimes, as befits my nature, I come up with weird questions and thoughts out of nowhere. Occasionally, they're wrestling-related. Here are a few of them. "Vanilla midgets." Okay, so yeah, the...

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Thoughts from the Outside: The Royal Rumble on Its Own Merits

Much like he for whom I mark like no other (Chris Jericho), I made my return last night for the Royal Rumble after months of absence. Unlike my wrestling idol, I'm not so certain that was a good...

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John Cena and the Heel Turn: Would It Really Help Fix His Character?

Much has been made of the potential of turning John Cena heel. But would it really help as much as is commonly believed?

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The Heel/Face Dynamic

The Heel/Face Dynamic - It's tradition, and it works! ...Except when it doesn't.

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Tropemaster General: Hype Backlash

Tropemaster General: Hype Backlash - what happens when fans turn against what's being promoted the most and heaviest?

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WWE Conjectures Theater: Pipebomb 2.0 [Played as CM Punk]

[Written in first-person format as CM Punk. Includes editors notes in square brackets. Also, if this ends up being Punk's real promo, I will probably faint from shock.]

This is a thing that exists. I am almost tempted to buy it, if only so I could legally punch Hulk...

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This is a thing that exists. I am almost tempted to buy it, if only so I could legally punch Hulk Hogan in the face whenever he does something stupid.

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Yes, I did delete the run-off poll.

The reason? Its very existence meant I went back on my word to not count my vanity vote. I still can't count any of the other votes (again, since I don't know who most of those votes are for), so,...

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The Unofficial Cageside Seats WWE GM Poll of Semi-Awesomeness

Since the Raw and Smackdown GM positions are currently open (I'd venture probably until Raw 1k), I had a random weird thought. Against my better judgment, I decided to make a poll out of it! Here's...

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Tropemaster General: Willing Suspension of Disbelief

Somehow, I think John Cena knows what's coming. via greenobles.com Welcome to an experimental series, in which I, wearing my recent gimmick of Tropemaster General, will continue my comment trend...

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Shadow Shoots 6/6/12 - A Familiar Face Returns

(As always, this will be in character, though in the spirit of the current WWE MO, there will be elements of kayfabe-breaking. Also, double-meaning titles. Yay.) Just when I thought I was out, they...

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The Uncanny Valley: Why the Reality Era Might Not Work

Photo via WWE.com Editor's Note: Spare me the TLDR remarks, this is a great, insightful and fun read especially considering WWE's writing staff is full of former TV writers and not people with...

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Wrestling Feuds: The Most Important Question

Professional wrestling show cards are built for a variety of reasons. Among the things one has to consider (including flow of energy and draw potential), feuds have to be near the top of the list....

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Shadow Shoot 5: 3/12/12 - General Mismanagement

(Given my rather controversial opinion on this subject, I thought it best to bring this back.) Just when you thought it was safe to watch wrestling again, I come back with a vengeance! ...

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Order Up! -- Why Match Card Order Matters in Pro Wrestling

Taking a look at WWE's aversion to using basic logic to order their match cards for pay-per-view shows and why it matters.

An Overdue Introduction

You know, it occurs to me I haven't really made a full introduction. I mean, all y'all basically know about me is: I used to be in e-wrestling (from whence the Shadowbird character for my Shadow...

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Shadow Shoot 4: 1-11-12 - Johnny Ace's Double Fault

(Views are exaggerated from my actual views, of course. I, like most, am actually finding Johnny Ace to be getting more endearing in his badness. Also...1200+ words. Whoa. Didn't think I had it in...

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Shadow Shoots 3: 1-9-12 - Kane Unable

(So you have some kind of schedule, my goal for these will be at least two a week, with possibly one or two non-shoot extras here and there. Sound good? Great. Here we go.)Here we go again. It...

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Confessions of a Jericho-holic

I was going to do a Shadow Shoot on Jericho's promo...but upon further reflection, I couldn't do it. I can't fire away at Jericho or his non-promo. I just can't do it. In realizing that, I also...

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Shadow Shoots 2: 1-3-2012 - Rise Above What Now?

(After the first one, I've decided to take a more...kayfabish turn with this one. Kinda subverts the "shoot" nature a bit, but I'll still try to keep it relevant to smart fans like those of my...

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Shadow Shoots 1: 1/2/2012 - Michael Cole

(Experimental series; written in the style of a wrestling promo. Character is a tweener.) The lights are set, the mic is hot... HEEEEEEEEELLO CAGESIDE SEATS! You all may not know me, or maybe...

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