I knew it was Fin Martin because I used to listen to the PS hotline every week from work (until I got caught and got a £80 bill from my boss.) he was cool, but a little bit uninterested in helping me out.
"have you got issue 56?"
Lol, you get the idea. He is still a god to me, though. Proper no nonsense guy who is very clued up on the business. I'd take half a Fin over ten Bill "KaytotheFabe" Apters. Oliver Hurley is another great writer/reviewer who's opinion means a lot to me. Mo Chatra is someone I have spoken to at a WWE wrestling event at Wembley Arena about 6 years ago.
My dream question was "What wrestler has worked for the most territories/promotions?" (gotta be Terry Funk or Jerry "I'm still fucking going" Lawler, right?)
I think PS is made in England, if you didn't know. You did, though, right?
PowerSlam has guided me through the years on almost every single aspect of my wrestling viewing over the past twelve years. It's where I became fascinated and accustomed to Japanese wrestling, but also WOW helped me get on the right path when it came to Indy wrestling. I have been lucky enough to have a tape/DVD trader this whole time as well, and have amassed a library to be jealous of.
The way I see it, the industry died when WCW died. I am NOT a lover of the developmental system, and apart from the 2000 class of OVW, I have refused to even check up on these cookie cutter wrestlers that won't be in the PS top 50 in ten years let alone today. I used to love reading about guys like Malenko, Eddie, and others vast histories when they arrived in VinnieLand after years of working in Japan/WCW/ECW. Now the only time I get excited about new signees if they are indy talents who I have been following for the past ten years or so.
Also, Stately now goes under the name of Ernie Santilli. He has exactly the same page, just now it's called Snips, Quips and Flips.
Miller is meant to be some sort of beast. Shame on me too, as I've never seen him fight, but am completely aware of his legendary "wild man" character lolol!! Bisping to kill this dude, or he retires forever!
And, yeah man.. PS mags fTw. The first one I ever read was in 1999, and it was the year end top 50 wrestlers in the world thing which was won by benoit. Hooked ever since. I even bought old ones. I phoned them, and spoke to Fin Martin, which shocked me, and asked if certain issues were available and he told if they were or weren't.
WOW was a great mag (PS is the best wrestling mag ever), and I read that before I read PS. Lol, there was always a hot chick in that magazine. It's scary to think how "edgy" wrestling used to be compared to these days. No way they could get away with half the shit they could then.
Quick question: Stately Wayne Manor is god. Who is he on here lol?
Penn<Diaz (and I love Penn.)
Mitrione<Kongo (but, its only like 52% in favour of Kongo. Matt surprised me, and he can SWING!)
Mirko>Roy (Roy is short, and thats to the aging Mirko's advantage. He might be able to finally get that highlight reel missile kick he (and I) so needed.
Frankie>Gray (but only because Gray for some reason, isn't someone I wanna see as champ... Selfish much?)
Dan "The new Beast" Henderson eats Shogun. Picks his teeth with his bones, and shits him back out in the middle of the cage.
Yeah, when Condit KO'd Dan Hardy at the O2, I saw something in Condit (and I already new how good he was). The entire arena gasped at once... It was like a collective "OH MY GOD!!!!". I'll have GSP, as he is like almost 10 accross the board (striking and 8), where I would only rate Condit in the 8's at the most.
Wasn't Diaz at the centre of that big brawl in Strikeforce that the lord of MMA (Dana) shit all over in the press?
Also, did some digging, and the fight with GSP would have earned Diaz around 1.5 mil. He blew it by missing two press conferences. Lol, he also went missing for a few days and switched his phone off. Bigger Lol. You should watch a few Diaz fights. He's kinda tough, and out boxed Paul Daley.
Favourite shooter? Mines a B52, but, on occasion I take it up a level and hit the B55 (with the absinthe!)
Shogun-Henderson (Dan, right?)
Edgar Maynard III?
137? Answer: Us! That shit looks awesomely good... If we get a DARCE!! Then it'll be worth staying up late for
PS: Visitor Message me whenever you want, as much as you want, but PM's? Man, I get over TWENTY a day regarding mod jobs and JBW. even with my SUPER MOD INBOX that holds 150 PM's I still always have to empty it twice a week.
Yeah, I saw UFC live, but there was nothing memorable, really. I was in chat all by myself. Lonely much? Lol, it was one of the first Saturdays I wasn't typing up JBW promos/segments, and no one wanted to come out to play. I'll be there Saturday... Your boy Aldo is fighting, and I have to be in chat to read your (posts? Not too sure what they are called in the chat room.) when Aldo destroys Kenny (he has to, right?)
Munoz Vs Leben? Hahaha! We get all the quality fights! Leben is quality if you like your fighters rough and ready, but, I've always kinda disliked him, as I think he's a little flash. He's calmed down a lot (no roids?) but he's still a bit of a pleb.
Second (which is really the third) episode of TuF was alright, and after last seasons borefest, Miller and Bisping are totally welcome.
Diaz turned up late for some sort of special training thing, or a contract signing (or something similar), and as Dana was there he got made to look a right mug, so he switched Diaz with Condit. Dana don't fuck about, and he was prolly thinking, "Man, this fucking Nick Diaz kid better not mess me about... One strike and he's gonna feel the wrath of... DANA WHITE!!"
Diaz would have KO'd GSP IMHO. Georges blatantly got a lucky break, but I've seen live how dangerous Carlos is, so, he could shock a lot of people, and is definitely a more rounded opponent, than almost anyone he's faced I've the last three years or so. GSP 4 the win, though.
I only read that Broc was facing Alistair in PowerSlam, and haven't really seen any official announcement, so it could be a rumour, but PS are usually spot on.
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