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chad1m

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Bob Barker to WWE?
« on: August 04, 2009, 09:46:14 PM »
In an article in BusinessWeek, they discussed the recent celebrity guest hosts World Wrestling Entertainment has had for its flagship program on USA, Monday Night RAW. Such previous stars have included Donald Trump, Jeremy Piven, Shaquille O'Neal and Seth Green (along with a couple of legend wrestlers.) The gimmick has been going on for a month and shows no signs of slowing down.

The following quote is from that article: "Down the road, [Vince McMahon's daughter and WWE's executive vice-president of creative development and operation] Stephanie McMahon says the show plans to have as hosts Freddie Prinze Jr., who will promote his new role on the Fox TV show 24, former game show host Bob Barker, and the Reverend Al Sharpton (who hasn't yet said exactly what he'll be promoting). The upside for the stars is huge. According to McMahon, by providing promotions in upcoming shows, replaying shows on its Web site, and adding the pickup it gets from other news outlets, the show can offer as many as 40 million impressions for whatever its hosts might be promoting."

This would be neat, yet completely nonsensical to most wrestling fans. Even if they did bring him in, he'll just sleep with all of the Divas and then fire them for being too fat.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 12:03:43 AM »
[quote name=\'chad1m\' post=\'222022\' date=\'Aug 4 2009, 09:46 PM\']This would be neat, yet completely nonsensical to most wrestling fans.[/quote]
Has it been 13 years already?

I'm sure Vince's cracker-jack writing staff </sarcasm> can think of something.

/Maybe he thought he was joining the WWF
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 12:33:29 AM »
But also, let's not forget (or for some, let's find out) that game show hosts in the WWE isn't necessarily anything new. Someone who even partook in a match ended up as a current host...
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 03:59:36 AM »
[quote name=\'chad1m\' post=\'222022\' date=\'Aug 4 2009, 06:46 PM\']This would be neat, yet completely nonsensical to most wrestling fans.[/quote]
And the Piven show WASN'T?

I was simultaneously embarrassed to be a wrestling fan and unable to turn away from the trainwreck...
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 04:13:31 AM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'222036\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 03:59 AM\']And the Piven show WASN'T?[/quote]First off, I definitely agree. But, I think much of the demographic of Jeremy Piven's movies/Entourage and WWE overlap. I don't think (and I could be completely wrong) that the same people mixing their Metamucil and taking their diabeetus medication on their Hoverounds are buying "Suck it!" t-shirts. Then again, Barker has/had that frat boy attraction going for him..
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« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 08:27:02 AM »
Who's Jeremy Piven?
Producer #1:   The thirteen of us began with a singular vision --
  "Titanic" meets "Frasier".
Producer #2:   But then we found out that ABC had a similar project in
  development with Annie Potts and Jeremy Piven.
Homer: Who's Jeremy Piven?
Producer #3:   We don't know.
Producer #4:   But it scared the hell out of us, so we slapped together
  a cop show instead.
I don't have the premium cable channels, so I had no idea Jeremy Piven was still working anywhere....
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 10:23:24 AM »
[quote name=\'Fedya\' post=\'222045\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 08:27 AM\']I don't have the premium cable channels, so I had no idea Jeremy Piven was still working anywhere....[/quote]
He was on The Tonight Show last night.  Thus, he had something to plug.

/Only watched last night for the two female human cannonballs.

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009, 10:41:37 AM »
[quote name=\'MikeK\' post=\'222052\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 09:23 AM\']He was on The Tonight Show last night.  Thus, he had something to plug.[/quote]
His new album, Mercury Rising?

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009, 10:46:42 AM »
[quote name=\'calliaume\' post=\'222053\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 10:41 AM\'][quote name=\'MikeK\' post=\'222052\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 09:23 AM\']He was on The Tonight Show last night.  Thus, he had something to plug.[/quote]His new album, Mercury Rising?[/quote]
According to David Mamet, he's pursuing a career as a thermometer.
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009, 11:26:20 AM »
[quote name=\'chad1m\' post=\'222022\' date=\'Aug 4 2009, 09:46 PM\']The following quote is from that article: "Down the road, [Vince McMahon's daughter and WWE's executive vice-president of creative development and operation] Stephanie McMahon says the show plans to have as hosts Freddie Prinze Jr., who will promote his new role on the Fox TV show 24, former game show host Bob Barker, and the Reverend Al Sharpton (who hasn't yet said exactly what he'll be promoting). The upside for the stars is huge. According to McMahon, by providing promotions in upcoming shows, replaying shows on its Web site, and adding the pickup it gets from other news outlets, the show can offer as many as 40 million impressions for whatever its hosts might be promoting."

This would be neat, yet completely nonsensical to most wrestling fans. Even if they did bring him in, he'll just sleep with all of the Divas and then fire them for being too fat.[/quote]

I hope they put Barker in the ring with a Samoan woman - it would serve him right!!

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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2009, 02:18:25 PM »
I would like to see Bob give away a car to an audience member on RAW with one of the WWE Divas modeling the car.

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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2009, 05:27:25 PM »
Betty White will not be happy. Per a new interview with Stephanie McMahon

http://bit.ly/SpVzX

(How many divas will Bob try to seduce? Bring on the bad puns, too.)

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« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2009, 05:33:22 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2009, 06:39:27 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'222036\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 03:59 AM\']And the Piven show WASN'T?

I was simultaneously embarrassed to be a wrestling fan and unable to turn away from the trainwreck...[/quote]

I hear ya.  What I hated most was when they turned him heel just so that Cena could throw him and his sidekick around.  What was the point in that?

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« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2009, 06:52:46 PM »
[quote name=\'LetsGoMets2003\' post=\'222115\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 05:27 PM\']Betty White will not be happy. Per a new interview with Stephanie McMahon

http://bit.ly/SpVzX

(How many divas will Bob try to seduce? Bring on the bad puns, too.)[/quote]

Here's another bit of information pertaining to Price...

Tom Kennedy left the nighttime version.
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