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  1. Mighty NorCal

    Mighty NorCal SHALL WE BEGIN?

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    Baltimore MD area has to have THE WORST toll plazas in this country...I am convinced of this...Not one time was it easily discernable what lane went with which toll booth. A gaggle of motorists jockeyed for postion. Now remember this would be the northeast corner of the United States, so these motherfuckers are NOT playing around. You dont allow others in, they allow themselves in. A very harrowing experience to say the least. At least the directions were extremely simple. When then drive through downtown Baltimore, to find the arena, and a parking garage directly across the street from it, prompting my friend to say "TWENTY FIVE MOTHERFUCKING DOLLARS???? ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS????".....and we are off....

    I always like to get to live events really early, so we arrived at 5Pm for a 730 bell time. Lots of people were lined up all along the entrance to the parking garage, so My friend and I just strolled around the block over and over bullshitting. Me and my Kennedy shirt were over. Many a person hollered out "KENNAAADDAAYYYY" when I walked by.

    Then...Ashley comes bounding out of the parking garage, right up to all the people!!! LOL. Jake....I hate to break this to ya bro...but she is absolutely hideous...not even pretty in the least...had gobs of makeup on, and PENCILED ON EYEBROWS. I didnt even look at the tits, because I was so astounded by how totally regular she looked in the face. She has mass amount of freckles. Baaaaaad bad BAD. But at least she was cool enough to come out there and sighn shit and take pictures. she was literally 2 feet away from me.

    The next FOOL I see saying they should turn Cena heel deserves to get slapped across the mouth. There were LEGIONS of children, girls, and to a lesser extent grown men, with Cena shirts, spinner medallions, and all the like. He had easily the most people wearing his stuff out of anyone. He is a hero to pretty much ALL small children, and is the type of character that Parents feel good about their child idolizing. Many many mothers and fathers had matching Cena apparel accompanying their children. Turning Cena heel would be an absurdly dumb buisness decision.

    We get let it, and go to our seats. To my amazement, I am literally dead center behind the black resisistol hat of JR, roughly 20 feet from the ring. Gosh motherfucking damn, this is sick LOL.

    Allow me to get some stuff out of the way first, before I run down the live event....

    While they might get you on TV, and are encouraged and fun for the user, sighns are absurdly fucking annoying to every damn other person. seriously.

    After seeing things up that close, it has been reaffirmed to me, that selling is absolutely the most intergal ability of any wrestler. Honestly folks. Those dudes BARELY touch each other on the vast majority of striking moves. A toddler could punch you with greater force than what Chavo was "striking" Kane with. Same goes for most the rest of them. Even Taker. clotheslines too.

    The people who looked the best in ring were, by far, HBK, Edge, and Triple H. Morrison looked good in the dark match, but telegraphs and jumps with the moves too hard. Its almost like your watching a ballet sometimes with him in the ring.

    Our dark match is Miz & Morrison Vs Wang and Moore. imagine that. They are truly being innovative with this match up here. crowd popped huge for Moore-Wang lol. Pretty decent match, Wang looks good in the ring. Both Miz and Morrison have pretty damn good heat. Morrison yelled at someone in my section "shutup you fat loser!!!!'...I enjoyed that.

    Lillian shows up, and it is revealed from seeing her up close that she is actually skeletor, of He-Man fame. My image of how sexy another diva might be ruined. woulda never known it. crowd pops for Kang and JR, pops for Taz, boos the holy HELL out of Mike Adamle lol. And then...crowd ERUPTS for Foley LOL. Nice suprise. Huge "foley" chant. Hopefully coach is going to ECW, becuase from what ive heard and read, Adamle is just an absolute embarrassment.

    First up Is Hardy Vs MVP. Fuck. I am clearly recognizable as pretty much the only person cheering for MVP in the crowd. Crowd popped hard for Matt. The last 5 or 6 minutes of this were really fun in this one. My friend and I were cheering MVP on while he kicked the shit outta Matts head. This drew glares from a small child and his elderly company in front of us. Hardy wins. I get pissed.

    Kane Vs Chavo was next. Chavo got decent heat. A hot girl was dancing to his music during his entrance. good times. Kane got a pretty damn good pop. Ive said it before, and ill say it again, Kane is one of the most physically impressive guys they have in person. That guy is fucking BIG. Chavo looked comedically small in comparison during the match. The finish was great live, as we seriously thought Chavo was about to get him. Good finish, and good pop for the finish.


    After experiencing him live and up close, I have a whole new respect for the Great Kahli, and the use of his character. Firstly, fellow IWC members, lets all just not take ourselves so seriously for just a second. allowe me to remind everyone of something...



    You are whatching fake characters, having fake fights, with predetermined results. The fact that you know (or think you know) how people are "supposed" to preform in these matches, is nothing but your own fault. The very premise of all I just stated above, is to appeal to children, or anyone else who allows reality to be suspended. So therefore, when veiwing these matches, try to keep in mind that its suppose to be a real fight. So what Kahli does in the ring, is fairly reminiscent of what a 7'4" 400 pound indian savage would fight. That being said, I must admit, that if I were a child, The Great Kahli would absolutely frighten me. Even as a grown man, I was very much in awe during Kahli's entrance. It is truly impressive in person. This match was fairly slow, and not the most entertaining, but the chokeslam at the end was fairly badass, and the bodyslam from show got everyone pumped.

    Batista Vs HBK is next. Everyone doing the LD oversold the "boos" Big Dave was recieving. they werent really that prevelant, at least not during the entrance. Its hard to boo Big Dave's entrance, that shit is just SO intense and awesome to be a part of. Note to all: Batista is absolutely fucking huge. sweet good lord. Gimmie them flintstones vitamins you take Tista. FUCK. HBK did not receive boos. At all. Crowd popped HUGE for that guy. He looked at me when he did the little on the corner of the ring clappy thingy. This was honestly probably match of the night, besides the ME, from a live veiwing perspective. Even if Batista DID fuck up the "lift Shawn with one arm during the arm lock" spot about 50 fucking times. They sold HBK just being tenacious on the hold fairly well. For all his botches, Batista actually doesnt look bad live. I honestly thought HBK mightve been fucked up when he "hurt" his knee, becuase you could plainly see Batista say "oh fuck" right after he landed and started selling it. weird LOL. And im 100% sure HBK really did kick the shit outta his face. That was a good SCM. good match.

    The girls were up next. now time for some evaluations.

    Wes....BETH PHEONIX'S.....ASS...IS...HUGE...like good huge....like amazingly great huge...after seeing them all up close, I can really easily say that Beth is by far the hottest of them all. The heel entrance with all of them walking in step with Beths music accompanying them, was awesome live. I was marking out like a wildman during this entrance. I was the only one.

    Dragon...Melina is way tinier than I expected for some reason. Not sure why I thought she would be bigger. But she is actually pretty little in real life.

    Gosh damn Mickie is hot. That is all.

    Not sure how it came across on TV, but the crowd popped like a motherfucker when all 12 started brawling. The finisher parade was pretty badass. Layla is absolutely just SAD in the ring. Everyone just laughed at her when she did her little spin kick thingy. I marked out hard when Beth put Ashley down for the count. hells yea. The faces still got cheered for after the heels left. I screamed "Mickie I love yoooouuu" and she pointed at me. yes.

    Edge has....just a weird reaction during his entrance. Fat pop til he hits the ring, the a assload of booing. weird. When he got up and did the Edge thing in the corner, I did it too, Im fairly sure he saw me. Then we had by far the biggest pop of the night (well til the ME)...even BEFORE the gong sounded, everyone just started going crazy, right when Edges music went off. And everyone who was bitching about the length of UT's entrance can suck it, becuase there is NOTHING like being a part of that live. The crowd was at full pop for the entire thing nearly. absolutely sick. The match was pretty boring to start off with, but got pretty good later. There honestly was doubt that Edge might pull it off, with all the cheating and interference. The finish was pretty badass live. I was screaming my head off for Edge to hold on and not tap, Will. to no avail :(. Takers exit was badass too, as he looks back over his shoulder on the carnage he just created. Not sure how they could possibly continue this feud after Taker totally destroyed him like that.

    The video of the fatal 4 way, with Mark Collie's "in time" was fucking SWEET live. And the theatric symbolism in Orton taking the stance at the top of the ramp, peering down at all his challengers was sick too.

    And Trips entrance. OOOhhhhh trips entrance. My voice was pretty much shot after MVP-Hardy to be honest, and just got worse and worse throughout the night. No matter though.I still marked out 10X harder than I ever have before, and managed to sum up screams for it. I dont even know how, it was straight up gutteral yelling. I cant even describe this mark out. I had to have ruined some nights. I was sweating profusely, and I was screaming so hard during the poses in the corner that my body was shaking too. He looked right at me at least twice during the entrance, becuase I was making an absolute spectacle of myself LOL. And yes, everyone, "whip his motherfucking ass Triple H" was screamed during this. Told you I would. Im fairly sure he heard me, becuase he looked right at me after I said it LOL.

    I had to rest and regather myself during JBls entrance. No seriously.

    Cena's music hit, and I marked. YEA I SAID IT. And saluted him right back when he did it. Im not sure how the boos come across so prevelant across TV ( I know they do).....the crowd was very pro Cena. Orton got MASSIVE heat.

    This was easily the hottest, funnest, most entertaining match of the night. We were way into this one, until we were defused by the patented Orton headlock later. Im kinda disappointed in the way WWE chose to book Cena. He was way over, seemed wastefull to have him laying on the ground half the time he was in there, and eliminated so fast. The childrens were disappointed. HUGE pop for the double cross faces, and the double clothesline by trips. The match slowed waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy down after It was just Orton and Trips, although the staredown was absolutely fucking epic, live. I was at about mark level 10 at that time (I was at about 17 during the entrance...this scale would be out of 10). The last 10 minutes was totally emotional. I really thought fucking Orton was gonna pull it out. The pedigree is just SUCH a damn deliberate move, its just hard to see him putting someone down with it they want to keep looking strong. I thought when Orton reversed the pedigree and looked for the RKO, its was fucking OVER. Then the next reversal came, Trips hooks the pedigree, I say "no FUCKING way!!" and 1-2-3, in the middle of the ring.

    I then had, what had to be, one of the biggest markouts ever. I jumped onto my chair yelling, and almost leaned back too far, and almost feel backwards, damn near flipped over the back of the chair.

    Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I marked so hard I damn near caused myself a serious head injury. And then the continuing of the screaming, body shaking. Not sure if this was shown on TV, but Trips got onto the ropes with the belt, pointed out at the crowd and said "this was becuase of you, this was for you" (mouthed it I mean) and he looked at me, among others. fucking right. I guess this didnt show on TV, but there was an IMMENSE pyro during Trips title celebration. That was actually my body exploding, just so you know LOL. Trips celebration lasted a good 10 minutes after the match. He gets out of the ring, then jumps right back in, to walk over to the ropes and give Orton the DX crotch chop (Orton was on the floor). Trips walks out, and does his pose one more time at the top of the ramp. We sing "nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, hey hey heyyyy, goooood byyyye" to Orton as he leaves LOL.

    I walk out of the Arena, with my TWO backlash chairs (if you get floor seats in the first five rows, you get to take the event-specific chairs home. These had Taker with the sickle on the seat cushion, and the event name, place and date on the back rest).....I had two since I bought two tickets, So I gave one away to a little kid who said "ooooh dad LOOK, HE GOT TO HAVE CHAIRS"...so that kicked ass too.

    Honestly. COULDNT have been better. really. How many times do you get to see your favorite wrestler win the WWE title, in a huge epic long match like that??? This was honestly one of the funnest, best experiences of my life. awesome, awesome times. Feel free to ask any questions about my experience guys. Thanks for taking the time to read through all this, I hope it was half way entertaining.
     
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  2. brahma62

    brahma62 Occasional Pre-Show

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    Sounds like you had a real good time.
    Two questions
    Just how big are Khali and Big Show
    and at anytime did you yell out IM RIGHT HERE???? lol
     
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  3. Mighty NorCal

    Mighty NorCal SHALL WE BEGIN?

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    Big Show and Kahli are both muthachuggin HUGE. The effeect sorta gets lost when they are both in the ring though, the effect is sorta lost LOL. They both really dwarfed the refs, and the ring announcer though. And like I said, Kahli's entrance is awe inspiring. The reason he comes to the ring to "crickets" is becuase everyone is scared LOL. you can feel it in the air.

    And no, I did not do any "im right here" yelling.

    BTW, if you guys didnt see me, I KNOW you all saw the fucking CLOWN in front of me. He may as well had a "i want to be on tv so absolutely fuckin bad" neon sighn above his head. He stood up, and held up his replica WHC EVERY.....FUCKING...TIME the camera cut to our section, regardless of what was going on. Extremely annoying.
     
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  4. Father:_Polley

    Father:_Polley Fun's my Chinese neighbour's name

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    sounds like you'd a good nice. so was the crowd more alive in person than it came over on tv. because it was dead for most of the night?

    Good article norcal. and glad you had a good night
     
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  5. Mighty NorCal

    Mighty NorCal SHALL WE BEGIN?

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    Meh Baltimore crowds are always like that. Pop for the entrances, pop for the finish, chill inbetween. there was actually people bitching about others standing up?? Although I was standing and jumping and generally going crazy throughout the entire fatal 4 way. No one quesyioned me LOL. So yea the crowd was generally quiet throught the matches themselves, besides the fatal 4 way. That thing was an absolute fucking fever pitch.

    And regardless, being there live makes the crowd feel like it was hot LOL. my ears were ringing the entire drive home, and while I was laying down to sleep LOL
     
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  6. TheOneBigWill

    TheOneBigWill [This Space for Rent]

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    This is by far one of the best fan rated reviews of a live event I've ever read. EVER. NorCal, you sir are a beast among men and your review was perfect!

    When I went to my first live event, W.W.E. Live Event that is, I marked out for practically everyone I seen too.

    I remember going ape shit over seeing Billy Kidman return to take on X-Pac. That was a great thing for me, since I was a huge Kidman fan back in the day. I also pissed off some hot Woman sitting to the right of me.. as I would NOT shut up with singing Christian's (at that time) BRAND NEW "CHRISTIAN! CHRISTIAN!" theme song.

    At one point, I recall the lady actually saying "I hope hes next just so you'll shut the fuck up." And I replied with "What, you don't like my singing?" Then proceeded to sing louder. lol

    NorCal, I'm glad you had a great time and once again, your review is monsterous!
     
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  7. Slim Pickns

    Slim Pickns Has Been Drafted To RAW

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    Great review buddy, you could send those WZers to the unemployment line.

    Thats sad to hear about how hideous Ashely looks. She came into my store when I worked the GNC at the Target Center, when she was brand new, and she was absolutely gorgeous. However, I am excited at the possibility of one day seeing this glorious ass of Beth Phoenix you speak of. Did any of the other Divas look different?

    Taker live is awesome. I've seen him multiple times throughout the years and the pops never seize to amaze. The only person I've ever heard out pop Taker at a live event is Psycho Sid, right after losing the WWF Title back to Shawn Michaels (Anyone who says that guy wasn't over is biased. Sercurity has to call for backup because the guardrail broke from people trying to give him "bumps"). If you thik about it, its amazing that you just went to a live event in 2008 and heard a huge pop for Taker.

    Last thing, was John Morrison's physique even more impressive in person? Thats the look I will one day strive for.
     
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  8. Mighty NorCal

    Mighty NorCal SHALL WE BEGIN?

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    Well, like I said in the reveiw, Melina is straight little. she doesnt even qualify as little, she is straight up "widdle" LOL. Lil' anvil had some hideous friggin tights on. WTF. Kelly has roughly 0.5% ass. I just do not understand how wes finds her so attractive :wtf: Like I said though, Beth is straight up mezmerizing in person. seriously. Didnt really get a good look at michelle.

    Morrison was fucking CUT. goodness gracious LOL. Thing is, he really wasnt big at all. Like not even on a pro wrestlier scale, but on a regular dude scale. No way he benches more than 280. seriously. Extremely cut tho, so if thats what your lookin for, then go fer it. couldnt have more than like 3% body fat.
     
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  9. Y 2 Jake

    Y 2 Jake Slightly Autistic

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    That is a long ass review. I don't care if Ashley isn't hot in the flesh. #1 I see her on the TV and on WWE.com. Her tits are awesome. She has tattoos and piercings , and she wears fishnet tops. I love her. #2 I'm not intrested in getting autographs off wrestlers. So I'd ever see her that close anyway.

    Positive review. But when you're there then it's always better. I saw No Mercy 1999. One week before Owen Hart died. Not the October one. The English version. It was great live. I was informed the next moring at school that it was one of the worst shows ever. How could that be young Jake thought to himself. I saw Billy Gunn convincingly defeat Mankind. We had the awesome main event between Austin, Taker & HHH. The Brood stole the show against the APA & Viscera. It was an awesome show. Until I got the video that is.

    Norcal we just had the same experience. Only 9 years and several thousand miles apart.
     
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  10. Mighty NorCal

    Mighty NorCal SHALL WE BEGIN?

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    oh yea, im aware of the saw it live effect. Im going to do another reveiw after the DVD comes out, for sure. Im fairly sure it wasnt a great show besides the ME, becuase some of the other matches were even boring LIVE. Edge Vs Taker couldnt have BEEN less engaging at the start. And Show VS Kahli was slow. and I only saw the last 5 minutes of the diva match becuase I went to the pisser after the entrances.
     
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