One Year Anniversary of The Wrestling Thread: 24 Hour Marathon.

Greetings, fellow duders.

Over the past year, you might have noticed a movement on the forums. It started out with a few guys on an abandoned forum on Giant Bomb over in The Wrestling Ring and then it kept growing. Next thing you know, our thread is the most active thread on Giant Bomb for the past three months straight. This Wednesday will be the day that our thread turns one year old, and we figure that we should do a little celebrating. We don't want to hold this party on our own, however, we want to make sure that everybody is invited to the TWENTY FOUR HOUR WRESTLING MARATHON.

This Wednesday, November 13th, starting at 12:00 PM EST ( @ 750.beats) we will be holding up a room at http://www.synchtube.com/r/TurboMan and will collectively be watching matches and moments collectively selected by The Wrestling Thread. Every duder is welcome to join in and participate, no matter if you're a wrestling fan or not.

It's also important to note what we have done. Is our thread just a bunch of spam talking about how much we all collectively hate John Cena? No. Here is a list of accomplishments and achievements that our little community has produced over the past year:

Monday Night Chatroom

I'm not shy about saying this: Sometimes a three hour show is long and tedious. However, if you're watching a show with a group of people and having fun with it, it's a blast. We currently average about fifteen to twenty people in the chat every week, and up to 30+ people on PPV's. It's a great way we build our sense of community and I highly recommend anybody that thinks about getting into wrestling to join us.

League of Champions

Some members of Giant Bomb have earned themselves Gold Medals. Only a select few are worthy of holding a championship belt in their avatars. Before each PPV, each of us gives up their picks/bids on who will win each and every match by using a combination of Dumb Luck, Wrestling Logic, and possible Wizardry. Oh, you think that WWE is going to give Dolph Ziggler that last rub before he earns a championship belt match? Well then you would be like me, at the bottom of the list. Only a select few have the skills to determine the outcomes of future matches.

Wrestling Wizard Society

Have you ever predicted that somebody was going to go through the Spanish Announce Table, even though that the match was inside of a steel cage? Have you ever predicted that the only weakness to Brock Lesnar would be to aim for his liver due to his past with Diverticulitis? We have, and there can only be one true explanation for it: Wizardry. Thus, we have came up with the Wrestling Wizard Society where you send in a selection of Krazy™ predictions and you can win the belt if you guess correctly. In the world of Wrestling Wizard Society, even the rules of Wrestling Logic don't apply...

Wednesday Night Wrasslin'

It all can't be about the present, which is why it's great to set aside a night where we take a look at the past. Every wednesday night on Synchtube, somebody puts together a playlist that will feature a wide variety of matches. You'll see at least one main event match, one gimmick match, one tag team match, one foreign match, and one match that's just plain terrible. It's always a blast and it's proven to be a great way to atleast

  1. Waste time while waiting for Spookin' With Scoops
  2. Come up with really dumb/amazing wrestling gimmicks (more on that later?)

The Future - A Wrestling Wiki (?)

You know how on the last TNT that Jeff mentioned how every wrestling website was just crawling with intrusive ads? IT'S FUCKING TRUE. Meaning that outside of WReddit and the wrestling subforum on 420chan, every wrestling website in the entire world is fucking terrible. That being said, a wrestling website in the style of Giant Bomb (blog/video/wiki) would be incredibly fun. It was a good idea a few years ago when Jeff said it at PAX, and it's a good idea today. There was a time in Whiskey Media where it was looking promising for more Whiskey sites to be made (Sports, Books, etc.), but that dream has gone up in flames with the merger of CBSi. However, we are still holding on to hope that maybe one day we can be able to run and operate a Wrestling Wiki ourselves.... One Day.....

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I want to briefly thank the moderator and staff team for putting up with us also. Thanks for letting our community thrive within your forums.

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Posted by TurboMan

Greetings, fellow duders.

Over the past year, you might have noticed a movement on the forums. It started out with a few guys on an abandoned forum on Giant Bomb over in The Wrestling Ring and then it kept growing. Next thing you know, our thread is the most active thread on Giant Bomb for the past three months straight. This Wednesday will be the day that our thread turns one year old, and we figure that we should do a little celebrating. We don't want to hold this party on our own, however, we want to make sure that everybody is invited to the TWENTY FOUR HOUR WRESTLING MARATHON.

This Wednesday, November 13th, starting at 12:00 PM EST ( @ 750.beats) we will be holding up a room at http://www.synchtube.com/r/TurboMan and will collectively be watching matches and moments collectively selected by The Wrestling Thread. Every duder is welcome to join in and participate, no matter if you're a wrestling fan or not.

It's also important to note what we have done. Is our thread just a bunch of spam talking about how much we all collectively hate John Cena? No. Here is a list of accomplishments and achievements that our little community has produced over the past year:

Monday Night Chatroom

I'm not shy about saying this: Sometimes a three hour show is long and tedious. However, if you're watching a show with a group of people and having fun with it, it's a blast. We currently average about fifteen to twenty people in the chat every week, and up to 30+ people on PPV's. It's a great way we build our sense of community and I highly recommend anybody that thinks about getting into wrestling to join us.

League of Champions

Some members of Giant Bomb have earned themselves Gold Medals. Only a select few are worthy of holding a championship belt in their avatars. Before each PPV, each of us gives up their picks/bids on who will win each and every match by using a combination of Dumb Luck, Wrestling Logic, and possible Wizardry. Oh, you think that WWE is going to give Dolph Ziggler that last rub before he earns a championship belt match? Well then you would be like me, at the bottom of the list. Only a select few have the skills to determine the outcomes of future matches.

Wrestling Wizard Society

Have you ever predicted that somebody was going to go through the Spanish Announce Table, even though that the match was inside of a steel cage? Have you ever predicted that the only weakness to Brock Lesnar would be to aim for his liver due to his past with Diverticulitis? We have, and there can only be one true explanation for it: Wizardry. Thus, we have came up with the Wrestling Wizard Society where you send in a selection of Krazy™ predictions and you can win the belt if you guess correctly. In the world of Wrestling Wizard Society, even the rules of Wrestling Logic don't apply...

Wednesday Night Wrasslin'

It all can't be about the present, which is why it's great to set aside a night where we take a look at the past. Every wednesday night on Synchtube, somebody puts together a playlist that will feature a wide variety of matches. You'll see at least one main event match, one gimmick match, one tag team match, one foreign match, and one match that's just plain terrible. It's always a blast and it's proven to be a great way to atleast

  1. Waste time while waiting for Spookin' With Scoops
  2. Come up with really dumb/amazing wrestling gimmicks (more on that later?)

The Future - A Wrestling Wiki (?)

You know how on the last TNT that Jeff mentioned how every wrestling website was just crawling with intrusive ads? IT'S FUCKING TRUE. Meaning that outside of WReddit and the wrestling subforum on 420chan, every wrestling website in the entire world is fucking terrible. That being said, a wrestling website in the style of Giant Bomb (blog/video/wiki) would be incredibly fun. It was a good idea a few years ago when Jeff said it at PAX, and it's a good idea today. There was a time in Whiskey Media where it was looking promising for more Whiskey sites to be made (Sports, Books, etc.), but that dream has gone up in flames with the merger of CBSi. However, we are still holding on to hope that maybe one day we can be able to run and operate a Wrestling Wiki ourselves.... One Day.....

---

I want to briefly thank the moderator and staff team for putting up with us also. Thanks for letting our community thrive within your forums.

Posted by Rabid619

This 24 hour stream is such a good/ bad idea, it's going to be an absolutely blast/ mess. Let's go/ die!

Good stuff, Turbo, good to let more people know about all the dumb things we have going on in that thread.

Posted by laserbolts

I may drop in for a few matches if I get the time. I'm trying to figure out what the hell is happening in that gif.

Posted by SlightConfuse

woop woop

Posted by rachelepithet

Clips I'd like to see: 1) Johnny Polo and or the Dean 2) Dumpster match: Outlaws v. Cactus & Chainsaw 3) RAW after WM 14. New DX, Austin presented new belt. 4) Highlights of ratings dark years between WM 11 & 13. Debut of Austin, Mankind, HHH, Goldust, etc. 5) Highlights of the WWE era/ruthless aggression era: Rise of Edge, Eddie, Benoit, Big Show, Rey... origin of Orton, Batista, Cena, Punk, Lesnar... Return of phenom undertaker, hbk, flair, NWO, Goldberg... era specific people like Shelton, Hassan, Eugene, etc.

Posted by Doctorchimp

I just found out me and the great khali share a birthday...

Posted by joshthebear

GB4L

Posted by TruthTellah

@TurboMan: This is the worst idea I've heard in a while, and I love it. More power to you. I hope it's goes great. :)

Posted by TurboMan

@boocreepyfootdoctor: Here's the lineup we have so far, I put in some Johnny Polo and The Dumpster Match. Any specific matches from Ruthless Agression era that's not on here?:

JUDGMENT DAY 2000 Triple h vs The Rock (60 MIN IRON MAN MATCH) By Aronleon

Hulk Hogan Sees Warrior in Mirror By IBurningStar

WCW Halloween Havoc 1998 - Hollywood Hogan vs Warrior By IBurningStar

NJPW - Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask (05.08.1982) By IBurningStar

Stone Cold vs Booker T in a Market By IBurningStar

Chris Jericho Vs. Dean Malenko - WCW Uncensored(Cruiserweight Title) By IBurningStar

Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon Intercontinental Championship ladder match at Summerslam 1995 by Demoskinos

Vader vs Cactus Jack (Saturday Night Unedited) Mick Foley Commentary by Demoskinos

Samoa Joe vs Necro Butcher By TeflonBilly

Paul London vs AJ Styles ROH By TeflonBilly

Trish vs Lita for the WWE Womens Championship RAW By TeflonBilly

Jushin "Thunder" Lyger vs Owen Hart NJPW 1991 By TeflonBilly

Edge & Christian vs The Hardy Boyz vs The Dudley Boyz TLC 2 at Wrestlemania 17 by zombiesatemycereal

Macho Man Randy Savage Vs Diamond Dallas Page Great American Bash 1997 by zombiesatemycereal

Chikara:Player Uno & Delirous pull off the FUNNIEST wrestling segment by zombiesatemycereal

Young Lions Cup Final: ACH vs. Mr. Touchdown by Milkman

3-Way Ladder Match: Super Smash Brothers vs. The Young Bucks vs. Future Shock by Milkman

AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe vs Christopher Daniels at TNA Unbreakable by TheLark

Sabu vs Jeff Hardy vs Rhino vs Abyss (Monsters Ball) At Bound For Glory by TheLark

WWE Wrestlemania 21: Kurt Angle vs Shawn Michaels by SlightConfuse

Kurt Angle vs Brock Lesnar ((Iron Man Match) Smackdown) by SlightConfuse

TNA Turning Point 2004 - AMW vs. Triple X by TJ311

The Dudley Boyz vs.Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman at ECW One Night Stand 2005 by TJ311

Jeff Jarrett vs. Christian Cage Against All Odds 2006 by TJ311

Osaka Pro: Kuishinbo Kamen vs Ebessan by jewunit

Spike Dudley vs Bam Bam Bigelow ECW 9/20/97 by jewunit

Rvd vs Bam Bam Bigelow ECW Tv Title by jewunit

Summerslam 1989 - Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude Cage Match by jewunit

Nigel McGuinness vs Jay Briscoe ROH HD Net by papercut

AJ Styles vs Pac - pro wrestling by papercut

El Generico & Colt Cabana vs Kings of Wrestling ROH HD Net by papercut

Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega vs Danshoku Dino & YOSHIHIKO (DDT) by FateOfNever

FCW TV 15.07.2012 - Dean Ambrose vs. William Regal by FateOfNever

Wrestlemania 22 women's championship - Mickie James vs Trish Stratus by FateOfNever

Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho - Wrestlemania 19 2003 Promo by Rabid619

Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania XIX by Rabid619

HBK vs HHH Summer Slam 2002 Promo by Rabid619

HBK vs HHH Summer Slam 2002 Unsanctioned Street Fight by Rabid619

Ric Flair VS Terry Funk - I Quit Match (I have no idea who uploaded this matches but I guess it was Turbo)

ROH Final Battle 2010 - El Generico vs. Kevin Steen - Hype Video (I have no idea who uploaded this matches but I guess it was Turbo)

El Generico vs Kevin Steen - Fight Without Honor - ROH Final Battle 2010 (I have no idea who uploaded this matches but I guess it was Turbo)

Posted by rachelepithet

Looks good. WWF summer 95 - fall 97 and WWE fall 2002 - spring 2008 are blank slates to me (I only tuned in to hear about Eddie, Benoit, etc.) Any of the elimination chambers from then worth it?

Posted by papercut

Happy Birthday!

Posted by Baillie

@TurboMan: Smacktalks.org is the best website for Wrestling News and Wrestling Video Game content. No ads. It's pretty baller.

Also, why don't you make a wikia or something?

Posted by TurboMan

@Baillie: No news, features, content... all results and thoughts.

Wikia already has a wrestling wiki... but it's no where close to as nice and organized as Whiskey Media's form of Wiki. It's like asking why Giant Bomb exists since there's already wikipedia, and that's because Giant Bomb/Comic Vine evolved wiki-websites

Posted by Baillie

@TurboMan: There is usually news and everything, I haven't visited in a while - I barely watch wrestling as it is. What kind of content would you like to be posted there? Features too?

Edited by TeflonBilly

There's tons of great features and articles that can be written about wrestling, both past and present. Back during the height of the Monday Night Wars, there was a plethora of what were called the wrestling opinion boards. These were sites like Wrestling Underground and Lethal Injection which had entertaining writers like Swandive (Now known as Brandon Stroud), Macbeth (The guy who went on to make X-Entertainment), Scotsman, Barbwire Mike, World's Drunkenest Bastard, Randazzo etc.

Unfortunately that scene is more or less dead now. I keep in contact with a few of them on a board, but nobody really writes articles anymore and just shoots the shit.

A comprehensive and properly edited wiki like the Whiskey Media model about wrestling would be absolute gold. Not just the bios and facts stored, but just the plethora of pics in the galleries.

I doubt he'd mind me mentioning it now since it's like 4 years ago, but Coonce PM'd me about the prospect of a wrestling wiki ages ago. Unfortunately as Jeff mentioned on the panel that fell on the wayside. But wrestling is a business with so much history, trivia and content that would be a real boon for a wiki.

Imagine searching for Toshiaki Kawada and not only getting to read a more indepth recap of his feud with Mitsuhara Misawa for the Triple Crown or him singing karaoke in HUSTLE, but also being able to peruse awesome pics of him in action like this

Or this

Posted by laserbolts

So is it going on today or tomorrow? It says the 13th in your post but also says Wednesday.

Posted by Milkman
@TeflonBilly: The only wrestling related writing I read besides our thread and random dirtsheets is Brandon Stroud's column over at With Leather. And I know there's other Giant Bomb readers over there because someone made an "Oh, collusion!" joke in the open discussion thread last night.  
 
Beyond that, there are virtually no sites out there about just writing about wrestling and it's a damn shame. There was a time when I just trying to single-handedly turn Screened into a wrestling wiki and I eventually amassed over 100,000 wiki points adding every WWE, WCW, ECW and ROH PPV to the database. Jeff has said in the past that they were at least considering a wrestling site at some point and I guess I can kinda of see why they decided against it. But that doesn't mean it wouldn't have been rad as hell.