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DoorNumberFour

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Bob Barker to WWE?
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2009, 07:20:46 PM »
[quote name=\'Johnissoevil\' post=\'222125\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 06:52 PM\']Here's another bit of information pertaining to Price...

Tom Kennedy left the nighttime version.[/quote]
Already being discussed here.
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2009, 07:58:06 PM »
[quote name=\'Johnissoevil\' post=\'222123\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 03:39 PM\']What I hated most was when they turned him heel just so that Cena could throw him and his sidekick around.[/quote]
Oh, the heel turn was epic in its WTF-ness.

/and what the fark was the deal with that sidekick?
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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2009, 08:07:03 PM »
I haven't watched professional wrestling in about a year, and now pretty much consider myself an ex-fan... but I'd tune into this simply for the WTF factor.  I get the feeling that it would re-affirm my abandonment of the fandom.

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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2009, 08:54:42 PM »
[quote name=\'CountdownRound\' post=\'222133\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 05:07 PM\']I get the feeling that it would re-affirm my abandonment of the fandom.[/quote]
You have NO idea.
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2009, 03:08:58 AM »
This is coming from an old school wrestling fan...

Vince is doing the same thing that killed WCW almost a decade ago. Between Shaquille "Tell Me How My A** Tastes" O'Neal, Jeremy Piven, and Seth Green, this pretty much confirms that I am doing the right thing and giving up on the product.

Now, these people are thinking about Bob Barker? Seriously? Granted, he was on television for 50 years and pretty much carried TPIR to the 21st century, but getting him to connect to current fans and bring in new ones is reaching...and that's to say the very least.

Too bad TNA sucks worse...

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« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2009, 11:12:05 AM »
[quote name=\'TheInquisitiveOne\' post=\'222191\' date=\'Aug 6 2009, 03:08 AM\']Too bad TNA sucks worse...[/quote]Have you actually been keeping up with their shows? Because compared to Monday Night Raw, TNA is pretty darn good right now.
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« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2009, 11:36:22 AM »
[quote name=\'chad1m\' post=\'222207\' date=\'Aug 6 2009, 08:12 AM\']Because compared to Monday Night Raw, TNA is pretty darn good right now.[/quote]
Compared to Monday Night Raw, Manimal looks pretty good right now.
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Mr. Armadillo

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« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2009, 11:41:29 AM »
[quote name=\'MikeK\' post=\'222052\' date=\'Aug 5 2009, 09:23 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.
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He's got a movie coming out next weekend.  That one about the used car lot, if I recall.

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« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2009, 01:59:02 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' post=\'222210\' date=\'Aug 6 2009, 11:36 AM\'][quote name=\'chad1m\' post=\'222207\' date=\'Aug 6 2009, 08:12 AM\']Because compared to Monday Night Raw, TNA is pretty darn good right now.[/quote]
Compared to Monday Night Raw, Manimal looks pretty good right now.
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Of course, there's always Smackdown, ECW, and Superstars, which are all pretty good right now, and on Hulu to boot.
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« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2009, 03:52:22 PM »
[quote name=\'chad1m\' post=\'222033\' date=\'Aug 4 2009, 11:33 PM\']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...[/quote]
Game show hosts may have been involved in wrestling even longer than that. I'm still waiting for definitive proof that Bill Cullen and Gordon Solie were two different people.

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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2009, 04:29:49 PM »
[quote name=\'Adam Nedeff\' post=\'222305\' date=\'Aug 7 2009, 03:52 PM\']Game show hosts may have been involved in wrestling even longer than that. I'm still waiting for definitive proof that Bill Cullen and Gordon Solie were two different people.[/quote]
You joke, but certainly one of the most famous examples of an early game show/wrestling connection would have to be Dennis James, who was doing both on a network level as early as 1946.

/Well, OK, the Dumont Network, but still....
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2009, 04:46:13 PM »
You know - if it weren't for that Lee Marshall clone on HDNet's ROH, I'd still be watching it.

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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2009, 11:34:39 PM »
[quote name=\'Adam Nedeff\' post=\'222305\' date=\'Aug 7 2009, 03:52 PM\']Game show hosts may have been involved in wrestling even longer than that. I'm still waiting for definitive proof that Bill Cullen and Gordon Solie were two different people.[/quote]

[quote name=\'TeppanYaki\' post=\'222309\' date=\'Aug 7 2009, 04:46 PM\']You know - if it weren't for that Lee Marshall clone on HDNet's ROH, I'd still be watching it.[/quote]

Insanely contrived connection between Bill Cullen and Lee Marshall: One of Cullen's earliest jobs in New York was as a writer for the radio show Easy Aces, created by Goodman Ace... Ace collaborated with Frank Wilson on NBC radio's The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead... a frequest guest on that show was popular singer Frankie Laine... Thurl Ravenscroft, as a member of The Mellowmen, sang backup for Laine on a number of occasions... Ravenscroft voiced Tony the Tiger in ads for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes for decades until his death in 2005... when Ravenscroft died, Lee Marshall signed a contract with Kellogg's to become Tony's new voice.

Ta da.
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« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2009, 04:23:59 AM »
[quote name=\'Adam Nedeff\' post=\'222305\' date=\'Aug 7 2009, 03:52 PM\']I'm still waiting for definitive proof that Bill Cullen and Gordon Solie were two different people.[/quote]

You too?  I thought I was the only one that suspected that they were the same person...

/Did Gordon Solie toss...no, I'm not going there
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Matt Ottinger

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« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2009, 11:17:23 AM »
[quote name=\'CountdownRound\' post=\'222329\' date=\'Aug 7 2009, 11:34 PM\']Insanely contrived connection between Bill Cullen and Lee Marshall: One of Cullen's earliest jobs in New York was as a writer for the radio show Easy Aces, created by Goodman Ace... Ace collaborated with Frank Wilson on NBC radio's The Big Show, hosted by Tallulah Bankhead... a frequest guest on that show was popular singer Frankie Laine... Thurl Ravenscroft, as a member of The Mellowmen, sang backup for Laine on a number of occasions... Ravenscroft voiced Tony the Tiger in ads for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes for decades until his death in 2005... when Ravenscroft died, Lee Marshall signed a contract with Kellogg's to become Tony's new voice.[/quote]
Lee Marshall worked with Bobby "The Brain" Heenan on a Women of Wrestling pay-per-view event.  When Heenan first worked for the WWF, it was as the manager for Jesse Ventura.  Jesse Ventura played Captain Freedom in The Running Man, a film which featured Richard Dawson as the evil game show host Killian.  On a special week of Family Feud episodes, Richard Dawson welcomed ten famous game show hosts, among them Bill Cullen.

Ta da.
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