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Showcase of the Immortals / HBO Andre The Giant documentary
« on: April 11, 2019, 09:23:15 AM »
Anyone see this? I just watched it last night and wondered what everyone thought?

They got some REALLY big names involved here and I loved a lot of the old-school footage. Funny that Andre’s billed height of 7’4’’ was thrown around throughout willy-nilly, except by Vince himself, who said he thought Andre was taller than 7’0’’. Hogan managed to dial down the usual BS but I could’ve done without 1-2 mins of the doc being devoted to the Hulkster’s rise to prominence … they could’ve had a 10 seconds of footage with some supporting voiceover about his popularity but instead we got a Hogan promo video.

I like that, alongside Vince, Hogan, Okerlund and Flair, we got plenty of input from Dave Meltzer, although they kept a leash on him exposing some of the bigger myths surrounding Andre; right after this, I watched Meltzer’s section on the Tributes 2 DVD answering a few questions about the Giant and he was quick to shoot down many of the drinking stories as being exaggerated. Tim White’s reminiscences were heartbreaking.

Would’ve been nice to have seen Big Show on there, nobody was a bigger fan of Andre than him. I also read an article recently with lots of comments on Andre from DiBiase, Jake and Duggan – they had a hell of a lot more personal experience with the Giant than Flair, so it would’ve been nice to have seen them included.

Shane McMahon’s got some fucking big arms, hasn’t he?

Showcase of the Immortals / Best physiques in wrestling history
« on: April 09, 2019, 10:02:53 AM »
A thousand apologies for what is probably the gayest thread this forum has ever seen but I thought this was pretty interesting:


What do you guys think? It’d be nice to see some justification beyond ‘I used to watch this guy and I thought he looked so kewl!!1!’ and ‘this guy used to be a bodybuilder at some point’ but honestly it’s tough to argue against any of these wrestlers being included. Benoit was maybe the only guy here who wasn’t known for his physique but he was insanely built in his WWE days. Rude would look slim stood alongside anyone else here but his abs were crazy and unlike Johnny Impact, he was a BIG guy – he just didn’t look big when he was staring down the Ultimate Warrior. Steiner’s the only guy whose body gets any criticism aesthetically but his arms looked synthol-filled balloons and before his car accident, the rest of him was huge too.

I’d expected Tony Atlas to finish higher, the guy won more bodybuilding championships than any other successful pro wrestler and his lat-to-waist ratio was off the charts. Batista deserved to finish high, I’ve seen a lot of bodybuilders say that he has the best genetics of any pro wrestler they’ve seen.

Lex Luger is a big omission for me. Another, but more understandably so, was Achim Albrecht AKA Brakkus from the late 90s … basically a monster jobber who was a highly successful bodybuilder earlier in the decade. Then there’s Brian Cage but I’m not sure whether this list is limited to WWE guys only.

NB: this is 'best physique' from a bodybuilding perspective. Like the guy said, somebody like Lesnar wouldn't qualify under those conditions, even if he was the legit toughest guy out there. I've often seen people say Ricky Steamboat and Randy Savage had the best wrestling physiques because they were muscular but still looked streamlined and agile, and could move like lightning in the ring.

ICT / Conan vs Tarzan
« on: March 27, 2019, 05:42:53 AM »
Battle takes place in a jungle clearing in Kush, approx. 100 feet square, ringed by trees. Conan gets his broadsword, Tarzan gets his knife.

Most seem to think that Tarzan actually has a noticeable strength advantage over Conan and an even bigger advantage in speed and agility but Conan has superior skill and possibly damage soak.

Who wins?

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / American Gladiators backstage fight
« on: February 26, 2019, 05:00:53 AM »
Haha, check this out:


Backstage tiff is approx. 2/3 of the way through - around 3:00. I'm not sure who was kicking off but I'm thinking Laser? Sky sure as hell is keen to get the camera away from it but she doesn't seem to regard it as particularly unusual.

I bet working on the production team for this show was a thankless task, apart from being in close proximity to the likes of Zap, Diamond and Elektra, Many of these guys probably walked around on the edge of roid rage if they were just going to buy a pint of milk, let alone when they were about to step out on camera for Joust or Atlasphere and throw down with the contenders. Some of the Gladiators' hot tempers boiled over on camera when they were being sore losers or if a contender was getting in their face ... I remember Turbo, Ice and Nitro were particularly bad for that, and being an asshole was kinda their stage persona. I bet Laser was a real dick IRL though, he was more juiced up than any of the others.

You never really hear about WWE guys treating backstage workers like shit for the most part but I imagine Vince has strict rules in place about that. The Gladiators probably had more free rein and were on a more interesting and varied combination of substances than most WWE wrestlers.

I can't speak for the US show but the British show was a pretty miserable programme to work on by all accounts - you had Gladiators constantly being hired and fired, people always getting injured in the events, and there was a Brit Gladiator called Shadow who weighed 270lbs and was a legit psycho and not pleasant to be around.

ICT / Jungle babe rumble
« on: February 13, 2019, 05:31:14 PM »


Shanna (the original i.e. Ka-Zar’s wife)


Jungle Girl (Frank Cho’s creation for Dynamite)

Each combatant gets a Bowie knife and the fight takes place in a mile squared area of jungle in the Savage Land surrounded  by an impenetrable forcefield. The ladies are free to climb trees in the area, swing from vines or go ninja and use stealth as a weapon ... just no outside help

Who wins?

I think JG is a cut above the other two physically but she’s neither as experienced nor smart

ICT / Dwight Schrute vs Dennis Reynolds
« on: February 08, 2019, 04:13:19 PM »
Dennis is rumoured to be the Scranton Strangler; dwight boasted he could take down the Strangler with ease but is he all mouth, no trousers?

Taipei Death Match. The two fight with their shirts popped off in an inescapable boxing ring with barb wire for ropes: each wears boxing gloves dipped in superglue and shards of broken glass.

Fight to the death. Who wins?

ICT / Tug Of War - Xena Warrior Princess vs a Roman warhorse
« on: February 05, 2019, 06:15:46 AM »
Xena's been captured by Caesar again and has been sentenced to death in the arena. One of her arms is chained to a huge pillar and the other to a huge warhorse, 18 hands high and weighing 1500lbs. The link to the warhorse is 10 feet long and her legs are unshackled. A soldier beats the horse repeatedly to drive it forward

Xena has to drag the horse with one arm so its back hooves come over a marker 4 feet away from her before the animal rips her arm out of its socket.

Who wins?

ICT / Thor Goddess Of Thunder vs Captain Marvel
« on: February 04, 2019, 12:06:00 PM »
We all know Jason Aaron has nerfed the Odinson in raw power and strength, while also giving him Hercules' personality.

How well would a character Aaron actually respects fare against Carol Danvers?

I just started watching Impact Wrestling again after a break of about, oooh, 6 years? Last time I was watching, Magnus had just become Champion, Bully Ray was still there ... I think AJ Styles had just left. The company was still called TNA.

Well, it looks like the crowds have shrunk but there are still some damn good wrestlers there. Who do you particularly rate?

Brian Cage is a given. The guy is fucking awesome. It's ridiculous that this guy isn't in WWE, Vince would cum in his pants at the sight of him, and he can work too.

I really like Killer Kross, he is great as a psycho monster heel. He wouldn't quite pull it off in WWE where the bodies are bigger but at 6'2'', 240lbs, he towers over most TNA guys and his promos and facials are great. Eddie Edwards needs to take lessons from this guy in how to look like a manic without looking like an imbecile with your tongue hanging out. He's got some incredible chain suplexes as well, going seamlessly from one variation to another without letting go.

Rich Swan - nothing visually but damn, this man can fly. Smooth as silk, even if he's unproven on the mic. The crowds 'ooh' and 'aah' at his antics. He's like 2019's version of Petey Williams.

Eli Drake has a helluva physique but I haven't seen him in a big match yet. Is he any good? He seems decent on the mic. I'm guessing he has WWE experience.

OVE are awesome, I love that gimmick and what a bunch of arseholes there are. Callihan's a good worker too.

Over on the Knockouts side of things, Tessa Blanchard is so far ahead of the competition, it's not funny but Taya Valkyrie's gathering momentum and is showing great charisma. Being acknowledged onscreen as Johnny Impact's significant other doesn't do any harm. Jordynne Grace is good at getting the crowd behind her too, for somebody with so little big match experience.

Who are your favourites there?

ICT / Deathstroke vs Red Sonja
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:41:33 AM »
Red Sonja's current run comes to an end tomorrow. In honour of that, who wins a battle between Deathstroke and Sonja? The fight takes place in an abandoned warehouse, with boxes and crates piled high in aisles. Combatants are each armed with a sword.

Fight to the death.

ICT / If Captain America is 100 in strength...
« on: September 13, 2018, 09:10:24 AM »
what number is:

1. Black Panther (with herb)
2. Conan
3. Amygdala
4. Marv (Sin City)
5. Ka-Zar
6. Red Sonja
7. Gladiator (Daredevil enemy)
8. Deadpool

ICT / Superman/Wonder Woman vs Thor/Hercules in JLA/Avengers
« on: September 11, 2018, 12:18:56 PM »
Imagine Supes and WW swapped opponents in JLA/Avengers. Instead of Hercules, WW finds herself facing Thor when she travels to Asgard with Aquaman. Arthur fights She-Hulk as before and the Asgardians don't interfere in the battle and let's say that Aquaman beats Shulkie to the artifact while Diana keeps Thor busy. However, would DC win this time? Don't just compare power-sets, also keep in mind the relative standings of the characters at the time and the importance they had to their companies ... Thor's not just more powerful than Hercules, he's also much more prized by Marvel and a Thor win is more important to them than a Hercules one.

One the flipside, Hercules throws down with Superman in the same location as the Thor/Supes fight. Again bearing in mind what's at stake and the importance of the characters to their relative companies, would Herc last more than a panel?

ICT / Rank the 10 most dangerous human warriors in 'Game Of Thrones'?
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:53:56 AM »
NB. that doesn't include any 'Others' or 'Wights' or whatever the Mountain became after Qyburn's experiments.

Rank the ten deadliest fighters in the GoT franchise. Distinguish between the TV show and the 'Song Of Ice And Fire' novels if you wish e.g. as far as I'm aware, Brienne of Tarth never beat anyone as dangerous as Sandor Clegane in the books.

Take each character in their prime e.g. Jaime Lannister when he had two hands, Ser Barristan Selmy in his youth.

ICT / Death Buttle - Cammy vs Amazon ( Dragon’s Crown)
« on: June 26, 2018, 03:41:11 PM »
Two popular video game characters probably best known for their gargantuan Glutes but who gets their ass kicked here. The Amazon gets her axe, Cammy is unarmed.

The Amazon must stand a foot taller than Cammy and is built like a brick shithouse, effortlessly wielding an axe that weighs as much as a large man and with thighs so massive, she looks like she could squat a short-faced bear. Cammy’s No slouch in the muscle department though and isn’t she enhanced somehow?

Cammy is obviously the more skilled martial artist but The Amazon is lethal with that axe and her speed increases with the ferocity of her attacks. She is also amazingly agile for such a swole Woman.

Does this end via Cannon Spike or decapitation?

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Potential Marvel movies
« on: May 17, 2018, 12:41:55 PM »
I was reading an article yesterday which mentioned the Venom movie and it claimed a Black Cat/Silver Sable film is being planned. With Infinity War coming out recently and Captain Marvel coming up soon, it got me wondering whether Marvel should spread their wings a bit and try stepping outside of traditional superhero fare. I think a big reason why Guardians Of The Galaxy hooked people was because it was a space movie and the fantastical setting of the Thor movies probably appeals to punters too. On the horror side, Blade did really well in the past. Ant-Man was set in 21st century America but was much more light-hearted than most superhero movies.

Have you got any ideas for potential Marvel moneyspinners that don’t go along the usual superhero route?


1.       As far as horror characters are concerned, a Werewolf-By-Night movie is probably the best bet. Dracula is the name that springs to mind first but it seems like a couple of new Dracula movies are made each year and Marvel’s interpretation isn’t sufficiently different from the original to really justify a whole new movie.
2.       A Savage Land movie starring Ka-Zar, Shanna and Zabu could be awesome. People might be swift to dismiss it as a Tarzan/Sheena rip-off but DINOSAURS! People LOVES them some dinosaurs.
3.       Marvel have been getting big into the space thing with GOTG and now Captain Marvel but surely a Silver Surfer film is just a matter of time? Presumably Sony holds the rights to the character at the moment, which is why it hasn’t happened yet. Failing that, maybe a  different kind of space movie? Something actually set on an alien world? Any ideas? A Nova movie before Xander was decimated by Thanos?
4.       This is a long shot but I reckon a movie about the Eternal known as the Forgotten One could be amazing. Call it ‘Hero’ and write him as Conan the Barbarian with Superman’s powers fighting monsters, demons etc. across different historical eras.
5.       A proper Marvel martial arts flick but without Finn Jones. Shang-Chi or even a Shroud movie, mixing up elements of mysticism and martial arts.
6.       Something full-on comedic. Has enough time elapsed to try a Howard the Duck remake?  I think a She-Hulk movie played for laughs by her having to balance out superheroics with her legal career could work well.

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