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Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:20 pm
by Raps in 4
fbalmeida wrote:I used to love wrestling, back in the day when they called it the WWF and was purported to be real.

But just like Santa Claus, I ceased having any interest whatsoever in it, the moment I came to understand it was all phony. Which happened when I was like 7 or 8.

To each his own, naturally.


WWE > UFC

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:21 pm
by Fairview4Life
Nice to see someone finally win something at MSG.

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:25 pm
by Duffman100
TravisScott55 wrote:PG era and an overly politically correct society killed wrestling.


Wrong. Their inability to have interesting story lines, internal politics and their refusal to push true talent is what killed wrestling.

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:41 pm
by fbalmeida
To say nothing of the fact that it's owned and run by a family of sordid people.


Watch on YouTube

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:05 pm
by omar36
Duffman100 wrote:Why are they booing Enes Kanter?



cause he signed with boston? also wasnt great with em lol. I loved this bit, the jersey reveal was jokes.

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:12 pm
by Dennis 37
Decades ago, wrestling was wrestling, yes we knew it was fake, but it was made to look real. One could actually debate how close to real it was. There were no storylines, no drama, no crap. It was just 15 second entrances of both combatants and have at it.

The soap opera crap makes it unwatchable.

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:28 pm
by Duffman100
Dennis 37 wrote:Decades ago, wrestling was wrestling, yes we knew it was fake, but it was made to look real. One could actually debate how close to real it was. There were no storylines, no drama, no crap. It was just 15 second entrances of both combatants and have at it.

The soap opera crap makes it unwatchable.


:lol: my favourite is the Undertaker entrance now take like 7 minutes. He milks it.. it's so bad.

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:38 pm
by TheAlchemist
Lmfao I love it!

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:40 pm
by J-Roc
Dennis 37 wrote:Decades ago, wrestling was wrestling, yes we knew it was fake, but it was made to look real. One could actually debate how close to real it was. There were no storylines, no drama, no crap. It was just 15 second entrances of both combatants and have at it.

The soap opera crap makes it unwatchable.


Whoa, how many decades ago were you watching wrestling?? The 80's and 90's had tons of silly drama.

And yes, as a 6yr old kid, I used to debate with my brother how real it was. Good times.

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:10 pm
by Scott Hall
fbalmeida wrote:
Hero_Panda wrote:
fbalmeida wrote:Wrestling... :roll:


I don't watch wrestling but I got nothing against it.
What do you hope to get by making a comment like this in a thread about wrestling?


Well, my idea was to get across something akin to Yosemite Dan's opinion above, as elegantly as possible. :)

I hold the conventional adult opinion that professional wrestling, as a scripted faux-sport, ranks among the most embarrassing and preposterous types of entertainment our species' has ever produced, on par with stuff like the Kattenstoet festival, fox tossing, and reality tv shows.

I think it's self-debasing for an athlete of Enes Kanter's stature to indulge in this nonsense.


Ah the classic humanoid that has an ego and thinks they're more classy and sophisticated then others because
they don't like or maybe fully understand the art form.

2 can play this game though...

I see you're a fan of soccer why don't you evolve from a caveman sport that is to simplistic where players lay
around on the grass like little pansies that got shot trying to get attention from the ref and bait the other
player into a penalty. Also what kind of sport settles a possible championship on a gimmick like penalty kicks
where a goalie has to guess which way to jump for a 50/50 chance to stop it.

You must evolve from this simplistic caveman sport

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:18 pm
by OakleyDokely
“Not many people know that, but players talk. From different teams, they talk,” Kanter said on the Full 48 podcast with Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck. “I’m not blaming anybody. I had an amazing time with the Knicks. But other teammates I talked to or if they’re on different teams, they always said, ‘Amazing city, MSG is amazing. Everything is so good. But the ownership.’ They always keep saying, ‘But the ownership.’”

“I always tell them, the Knicks are amazing. It’s the Garden, it’s the Mecca. If you win in New York, you’re the king of the world. Some of the players are I guess scared to come here and don’t even want to deal with that.”




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Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:36 pm
by GreatWhiteStiff
"If you win in New York, you’re the king of the world."

I'm not sure how Enes Kanter would have generated an opinion on that

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:37 pm
by fbalmeida
Scott Hall wrote:
fbalmeida wrote:
Hero_Panda wrote:
I don't watch wrestling but I got nothing against it.
What do you hope to get by making a comment like this in a thread about wrestling?


Well, my idea was to get across something akin to Yosemite Dan's opinion above, as elegantly as possible. :)

I hold the conventional adult opinion that professional wrestling, as a scripted faux-sport, ranks among the most embarrassing and preposterous types of entertainment our species' has ever produced, on par with stuff like the Kattenstoet festival, fox tossing, and reality tv shows.

I think it's self-debasing for an athlete of Enes Kanter's stature to indulge in this nonsense.


Ah the classic humanoid that has an ego and thinks they're more classy and sophisticated then others because
they don't like or maybe fully understand the art form.

2 can play this game though...

I see you're a fan of soccer why don't you evolve from a caveman sport that is to simplistic where players lay
around on the grass like little pansies that got shot trying to get attention from the ref and bait the other
player into a penalty. Also what kind of sport settles a possible championship on a gimmick like penalty kicks
where a goalie has to guess which way to jump for a 50/50 chance to stop it.

You must evolve from this simplistic caveman sport


Of course two can play the game, but you're pushing an open door with me on football (soccer). Soccer's rules, such as penalty shots, penalty for a foul within the... well, penalty area, the card system, etc., are insufferably archaic and in desperate need of updating. I can enjoy the odd game, but I'm privy to the sport's problems. I'd rank soccer below, at least a dozen other sports. It's accessibility still makes it the most naturally widespread sport on earth.

But we can make distinctions of merit and value when comparing wrestling to other forms of entertainment.

WWF or WWE or whatever it is they call themselves these days, isn't a sport. It's a concoction of bad soap-opera, low-rate acrobatics, and incompetent pantomiming. If the spectacle involves something a person can just walk into without any specific preparation or training, and draw immediate cheers from the crowd, than it can hardly merit the recognition of any particular effort or skill.

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:39 pm
by LLJ
There is a pro wrestling forum on Realgm.

There is plenty of complaining there about booking too if people want to vent

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:58 pm
by Scott Hall
fbalmeida wrote:
Scott Hall wrote:
fbalmeida wrote:
Well, my idea was to get across something akin to Yosemite Dan's opinion above, as elegantly as possible. :)

I hold the conventional adult opinion that professional wrestling, as a scripted faux-sport, ranks among the most embarrassing and preposterous types of entertainment our species' has ever produced, on par with stuff like the Kattenstoet festival, fox tossing, and reality tv shows.

I think it's self-debasing for an athlete of Enes Kanter's stature to indulge in this nonsense.


Ah the classic humanoid that has an ego and thinks they're more classy and sophisticated then others because
they don't like or maybe fully understand the art form.

2 can play this game though...

I see you're a fan of soccer why don't you evolve from a caveman sport that is to simplistic where players lay
around on the grass like little pansies that got shot trying to get attention from the ref and bait the other
player into a penalty. Also what kind of sport settles a possible championship on a gimmick like penalty kicks
where a goalie has to guess which way to jump for a 50/50 chance to stop it.

You must evolve from this simplistic caveman sport


Of course two can play the game, but you're pushing an open door with me on football (soccer). Soccer's rules, such as penalty shots, penalty for a foul within the... well, penalty area, the card system, etc., are insufferably archaic and in desperate need of updating. I can enjoy the odd game, but I'm privy to the sport's problems. I'd rank soccer below, at least a dozen other sports. It's accessibility still makes it the most naturally widespread sport on earth.

But we can make distinctions of merit and value when comparing wrestling to other forms of entertainment.

WWF or WWE or whatever it is they call themselves these days, isn't a sport. It's a concoction of bad soap-opera, low-rate acrobatics, and incompetent pantomiming. If the spectacle involves something a person can just walk into without any specific preparation or training, and draw immediate cheers from the crowd, than it can hardly merit the recognition of any particular effort or skill.


It's not a sport it's art completely subjective art that can be conveyed in many different ways...

I don't know why you think they don't have any specific preparation or training? or low-rate acrobatics? do you want
me to show you some of the aerial moves that are done today?

There are tons of wrestlers through the years that have transitioned from the UFC, are ex Olympic athletes, former
Football players NFL and CFL, former basketball players NCAA etc etc

What non wrestling fans (or old wrestling fans from the 80's and early 90's) don't understand is what you see play
out in front of the camera is not even the thing what interests fans anymore it's what goes on behind the scenes
and the psychology of why things are done.

Also WWE and Vince McMahon is not the the only indication of what professional wrestling is. New Japan pro Wrestling
presents it like a real sport and is a completely different product. Back in the day ECW made an 18+ borderline rated
R product that was hardcore aimed for adults.

This is the Entertainment business not anybody off the street can become a successful singer or actor or model or athlete.
You have to look the part, sound the part, act the part, move the part and you have to connect with the audience and
make them want to pay to see you or pay for your merchandise.

There are very few modern guys who can do this

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:09 pm
by Oakville_Raptor
Hero_Panda wrote:
fbalmeida wrote:Wrestling... :roll:


I don't watch wrestling but I got nothing against it.
What do you hope to get by making a comment like this in a thread about wrestling?


People who hate on wrestling are pretty much pathetic...the whole "it's fake" thing they say is disgraceful. Would love to see these f@cks get in the ring night in night out and take bumps constantly.

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:10 pm
by HokutoNoCamera
Enes....don't quit your day job.

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Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:42 pm
by Brinbe
Duffman100 wrote:
Brinbe wrote:
fbalmeida wrote:I used to love wrestling, back in the day when they called it the WWF and was purported to be real.

But just like Santa Claus, I ceased having any interest whatsoever in it, the moment I came to understand it was all phony. Which happened when I was like 7 or 8.

To each his own, naturally.

what the hell do you not understand, people know it's phony and scripted. that's not why people watch it, because they think it's real. :lol:

they're storytellers, it's entertainment, that's it.


It's a soap opera but with athletes who do funny ****. Nothing more, nothing less.

nope, not really.

that's like watching only the 905 play and calling that basketball. nothing more, nothing less. it's an absurd and stupid statement. :noway:

someone could watch this, kobashi-misawa, seen by many as the greatest match of all time, and just appreciate it on its merits not realizing the decades of history between these two and the significance/callbacks within it. but when you do see it knowing all that, it's just magic on another level. that's pro wrestling. denigrating it as just simple soap opera is a slap in the face to the art, tbh.

Watch on YouTube


alternatively, something like ishii-omega works as a one-off.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6rg6vz

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:49 pm
by Jay240
Waiting for the Wiretap.... "Celtics void Enes Kanter's contract due to conduct detrimental to his health."

Re: OT: Enes Kanter Wins WWE 24/7 Title At MSG

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:53 pm
by Johnny Bball
fbalmeida wrote:
Hero_Panda wrote:
fbalmeida wrote:Wrestling... :roll:


I don't watch wrestling but I got nothing against it.
What do you hope to get by making a comment like this in a thread about wrestling?


Well, my idea was to get across something akin to Yosemite Dan's opinion above, as elegantly as possible. :)

I hold the conventional adult opinion that professional wrestling, as a scripted faux-sport, ranks among the most embarrassing and preposterous types of entertainment our species' has ever produced, on par with stuff like the Kattenstoet festival, fox tossing, and reality tv shows.

I think it's self-debasing for an athlete of Enes Kanter's stature to indulge in this nonsense.


What kind of person hates the Kattenstoet Festival. So awful.