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#1 Posted by DefaultProphet (564 posts) -

The New Day vs. Cesaro, Tyson Kidd & Adam Rose - Kickoff 6-Man Tag Team Match

  • Winners (2 pts): Cesaro/Kidd/Rose
  • Method of victory (2 pts): Submission
  • Person who wins the fall (2 pts): Kidd
  • Person who loses the fall (2 pts): Xavier Woods

The New Age Outlaws vs. The Ascension - Tag Team Match

  • Winners (2 pts): The Ascension
  • Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall
  • Person who wins the fall (2 pts): Konnor
  • Person who loses the fall (2 pts): Billy Gunn

Paige & Natalya vs. The Bella Twins - Tag Team Match

  • Winners (2 pts): Paige and Natalya
  • Method of victory (2 pts): Submission
  • Person who wins the fall (2 pts): Natalya
  • Person who loses the fall (2 pts): Nikki

WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow - Tag Team Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

  • Winners (2 pts): The Usos
  • Method of victory (2 pts): Disqualification
  • Person who wins the fall (2 pts): Jey Uso(gets hit)
  • Person who loses the fall (2 pts): The Miz(Hits him)

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins - Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

  • Winner (2 pts): Seth Rollins
  • Method of victory (2 pts): Pinfall
  • Person who wins the fall (2 pts): Seth Rollins
  • Person who loses the fall (2 pts): John Cena

The 2015 Royal Rumble Match

  • Winner (10 pts): Dolph Ziggler

Bonus Questions!

  • Name 3 surprise entrants (Cannot be on the main roster, but can be on NXT) (5 pts/correct prediction): Bubba Ray Dudley, RVD, DDP
  • Name the person with the longest time in the match (5 pts): Dolph Ziggler
  • Name the person with the most eliminations (5 pts): Roman Reigns
  • Name #1, #2 and #30 (5 pts/correct prediction): Daniel Bryan, Kane, Orton
#2 Posted by DefaultProphet (564 posts) -

Worst Match of the Year - John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt, WWE Extreme Rules

wut

#3 Posted by DefaultProphet (564 posts) -

@ericsmith: Yeah they gotta call in the Elimination Chamber Install specialists to put it together at the venue /s

Shipping it via one additional truck

A 50 ft (15 m) flatbed truck is needed to transport the chamber. Assembly in the arena takes eight hours to complete, and eight motors are used to suspend the structure over the ring before each event.

Isn't exactly going to break the bank. Paying the stage crew for a few more hours of work isn't going to put a dent in the WWE operating budget. It's not even on the scale of eliminating pyro for competitors that work weekly.

#4 Posted by DefaultProphet (564 posts) -

Guys, lets be serious about why the Elimination Chamber was cut. They are cutting their budget, and it cost a lot of money. That is really the beginning and the end of it.

Do...do you think they build a new one every year?

#5 Posted by DefaultProphet (564 posts) -
such as MundaneMatt,

You lost me

#6 Edited by DefaultProphet (564 posts) -

@notnert427 said:

A few additional thoughts:

Let's keep things in perspective. The majority of cops are not racist, trigger-happy assholes. However, good, honest cops don't make national news for their everyday actions because for some fucked up reason, people only get interested in terrible shit like Ferguson and don't care about heroic/virtuous things police do to keep the country a safer place. It's an unenviable, largely thankless job. I know the popular sentiment is "fuck da police" right now, but that is NOT a healthy attitude. Sure, there are bad apples, just like in any profession, but that doesn't spoil the lot. That's like getting mad at your local banker when some slimy Wall Street pricks do something unethical. It's missing the mark. And frankly, I'd contend that a perspective that the police are out to get people is incredibly dangerous because it inherently reduces people's accountability for their own actions. In other words, criminals being able to somewhat justify their crimes in their own minds because they think the police are after them anyway is a scary thought, just as cops feeling justified shooting first and asking questions later is scary.

It's a two-way street, and it often sadly becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy in certain areas. Still, it depends on how you look at it. Let's consider the very nature of a high-crime area. Is that due to a bunch of corrupt cops profiling people and overenforcing laws, or is it due to a citizenry that doesn't respect or obey the laws? It's a chicken or egg situation, and adversarial attitudes from both sides serve to perpetuate the gulf between them. Tensions rise and escalation occurs. That's how a Ferguson happens, and it's often difficult to discern who's really to blame because the reality is that it's often both sides at fault. If cops are viewing every citizen as a hardened criminal and citizens don't feel obligated to follow the laws because they don't respect law enforcement, it's easy to see how that lit match in a gunpowder factory can go bad in a hurry. Especially when both sides validate their viewpoints as such.

I can honestly put myself in both sets of shoes. If I were a cop in a rough area, and the vast majority of citizens I dealt with had lengthy rap sheets and an attitude of "fuck you, pig", I can understand how that leads one to become excessively wary and vigilant, and perhaps eventually prejudicial and quick-triggered. And if I were a citizen who repeatedly dealt with cops who viewed me as a criminal regardless of who I was or what I was doing, I can understand how that leads one to feel marginalized and to distrust the law on the whole, perhaps to the point of losing any qualms about breaking the law. In areas where these attitudes are common, there is no real solution except for everyone to keep cooler heads and trust that the other side will treat them better than their life experiences have suggested they will. That's sadly a pretty tall order, but it can be done.

The good news is, that dire scenario is not representative of all or even most areas of America. (As an aside, I'm really sick of hearing a bunch of haughty bullshit from other countries as if racism, inequity, corruption, etc. are just "American" problems, especially given that many of these same countries systemically impede the very possibility of ever becoming half as culturally/ethnically/socioeconomically diverse as America is. Moving on.) Situations like Ferguson are thankfully rare, but they do happen. And when they do, it should be used as a learning opportunity for how we can do better, not as a reason for a bunch of assholes on both sides to rationalize their hatred. Moreover, to expect something as trivial as a video game (which is, at best, tangentially related to the issue at hand) to not even be released because it might be deemed offensive by virtue of simply being scheduled for release with unfortunate timing is fucking ridiculous. As is the notion that shutting this game down would do anything for anyone in terms of addressing this real-world issue.

Good Honest Cops don't say anything about the bad cops, do nothing to ferret them out, actively protect them, and would benefit from the same corruption if they ever made a mistake (IE: Mistaking a cellphone for a gun).

And when they do speak up this happens: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrian_Schoolcraft or http://thefreethoughtproject.com/good-cop-dead-rat-car-testifying-officers/

#7 Posted by DefaultProphet (564 posts) -

@defaultprophet said:

Iron Bull is cool but holy crap Vivienne was in the running for a minute? She is so awful. "Oh my mages tower was cool and I had a lot of power so clearly all mages towers are super rad and we should bring them all back and any mage that doesn't like it is a whiner"

Like. How am I supposed to like someone who is literally the best video game representation of privilege?

You're not. Plenty of people didn't like Morrigan in Origins, and plenty more hated Anders in DA2. Not every party member is supposed to be someone you like; some of them BioWare expects you to downright despise. Personally, I thought Vivienne was a baller. She took absolutely no shit from anybody and I appreciated that. Couldn't stand Sera, though, and I was mean to her every chance I got.

That's kind of the great thing about these games, you know? Different people react differently to different characters. It's like, a cornucopia of differences.

Yeah I guess, I was just confused on why she would be the 2nd best new character in the series. Like almost everyone else is better.

#8 Edited by DefaultProphet (564 posts) -

DAI not being even in the top 10 is riiiiiiiiidiculous. Like absolutely mind meltingly silly.

Also I loved the "We're not shitting on Dragon Age" after....literally shitting on it and continuing to nitpick it after. So dumb.

#9 Posted by DefaultProphet (564 posts) -

Yeah. Hard is a good challenge.

#10 Edited by DefaultProphet (564 posts) -

Iron Bull is cool but holy crap Vivienne was in the running for a minute? She is so awful. "Oh my mages tower was cool and I had a lot of power so clearly all mages towers are super rad and we should bring them all back and any mage that doesn't like it is a whiner"

Like. How am I supposed to like someone who is literally the best video game representation of privilege?

Also Cassandra is literally Ashley from ME1. Which is great cause Ashley was my girl but still.