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Weird Wrestling Shit:

Okay, last week saw the strangest, funniest and most internet-divisive segment in the history of televised wrestling. For those of you that didn’t see it, lets setup the backstory.

Chris Jericho and MJF have been having some of the most entertaining interactions over the past few weeks. MJF wants to join the Inner Circle and Chris is wary of letting him in. They have had some really fun passive-aggressive complement wars. Like the girl who says “Normally I don’t think much of short guys, but you make it work”. Plus they were always trying to one-up each other. Imagine the old Monty Python sketch: “We lived in a cardboard box in the middle of the road.” “You had a box? Lucky bastard!” Now we are ready for:


Fun fact. Yes, Chris and MJF are doing their own singing. As some of you already know, Chris Jericho is the lead singer of the band Fozzy, so not unexpected. What has been unearthed this week is that MJF was a member of his high school acapella group, the Acafellas.

I think he is the first singer in the video. Here is what I admire about how AEW does its booking. I am virtually certain Chris and MJF cooked this up all on their own and presented it to Tony as we saw it. Tony says “Well, that’s kind of weird, but if you guys want to do it. Lets go.” Re: the stripper jokes from last week. I assume any moderately skilled female dancer in Jacksonville called off from her shift at Flash Dancers to make the show.

I thought this skit was a blast. Some on the interwebs thought it pulled them out the wrestling show and made them think they were watching SNL. Those people are wrong and crabby and I don’t want to be their friend.

AEW Dynamite Preview:

Cody vs. Orange Cassidy in a lumberjack match for the TNT Championship.

Wrestling Glossary: Lumberjack Match – When one of the wrestlers involved in a feud has a habit of running out of the ring during a match, eventually they will have a “Lumberjack Match”. This means that the ring is surrounded by other wrestlers. Their only job is to throw any wrestler that comes to the outside back into the ring. This is an odd stipulation for this match, since neither of these wrestlers are known to leave the ring out of cowardice. I assume the Dark Order (beating on Cody) and Team Taz (beating on Orange) will be part of the lumberjacks and shenanigans will ensue.

Hangman Page vs. Wardlow in an AEW Title Eliminator Tournament semifinal match.

Kenny Omega vs. Penta El 0M in an AEW Title Eliminator Tournament semifinal match.

Rey Fenix was injured in his match last week, so Penta moves up to the semifinal.

Eddie Kingston vs. Matt Sydal.

Match added due to injury. See below.

The Inner Circle holds a town hall meeting to determine whether MJF can join the faction.

One match was pulled (Tay Conti vs Abadon) due to a serious injury to Abadon. She took an elbow directly to the throat and was unable to breathe. She was sent to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Remember, wrestling is scripted, not fake.

Wishing you a speedy recovery

Best Comedy Movie Results:

I told you there was no way I could keep myself from opening an Excel spreadsheet and counting up the votes. Hello, OCD, my old friend!

Movie Votes
Blazing Saddles 9
Airplane! 7
Caddyshack 6
Animal House 4
Monty Python and the Holy Grail 4

This out of a total of 36 movie submissions and 14 voters. Mel, please accept this gently-used fleshlight as a token of our appreciation. I also think it is the only movie on the list that could not be made today. The language alone would make it unfilmable.

Tonight’s Sprots

Brain Damage Sports

  • AEW Dynamite: 7:00pm, TNT
  • WWE NXT: 7:00pm, USA (just to be fair)


  • MLS Soccer: Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United: 6:30pm, FS1
  • MLS Soccer: Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy: 9:00pm, ESPN
  • MLS Soccer: All MLS games are available on ESPN+ if you are so inclined.


  • Drone Racing League: 6:00pm, NBCSN
  • Women’s College Volleyball: Georgia at Tennessee (Can you guess the NCAA exception?): 6:00pm, ESPNU

  • Women’s College Volleyball: Kentucky at Missouri: 8:00pm, ESPNU

Let the beatings commence!


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Joliet Jake Delhomme
My wife has been told to bring my ashes to the bleachers of Wrigley Field and pour me into the ivy. Cubs, Bears, LA Kings, Arsenal and GWS Giants fan. Active boycotter of all college sports, having sat in a classroom with a "Student-Athlete". I also watch NASCAR and golf on the weekends, because I like naps.
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Two Titmice Vodka for breast cancer awareness. Of course.


What’s up, Tina guys and girls?

Lil’er WCS decided my laptop needed a drink last night, and poured a cup of water on it. Four full months of work, and now it’s shot.

The point is, my participation may be limited for the foreseeable future, since now I have to do literally everything on my phone.

How are you?


The data is most likely perfectly fine. Wait for it to dry out and hook it up to a different computer with one of these and use it like a flash drive.


Yep. When I worked the help desk, we had a few laptops come in with water/coffee/soda spills. Drying them out thoroughly before turning them on did the trick.

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I’m pretty good!


Loving Penelope in the Orange Cassidy outfit.


Who was the QB that used to be referred to as The Flow? I want to say some southeast team’s QB, but I’m drawing a blank.

Mr. Ayo

Holy shit, Upro** has really scrubbed everything KSK from the internet. Morons.


Yeah. It fucking sucks. Anyway, I found it. RobotsFightingDinosaurs wrote The Continuing Adventures Of The Flow about Blaine Gabbert, which I who I thought but then I remembered he was already Yo Gabbert Gabbert and thought he couldn’t have two funny nicknames.

But I guess you can draw blood from a poorly-thrown stone.


That guy from Jacksonville. Um…then he made it the Colts…


That guy from Jacksonville. Um…then he made it the Colts…oh wait, no he didn’t. It was Blaine Gabbert, wasn’t it?


Yes it was Gabbert

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The most unnecessary Fame-asser (all of them) to end it


lol Billy Gunn getting the fuck out of the dodge before the catch


Fucked it up. Keeping it.
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It’s Kane!


Teasing many things in that segment, not least the potential for serious disagreement between Santana and Ortiz. This could get quite interesting.


Great moments in surreal promo history


Chris Jericho is at least tangentially related to so many of these. This one was a precursor to the first championship unification.
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Or was it shortly after? I dunno. 2001 was a weird year.


Holy shit, they dragged out old man Bischoff again


Did it start early today or something?


The master’s in medieval history is legit. He’s particularly good here:


It also keeps Fozzy from touring, so it counts as a public service


Oh Lawd here we go


Time for 6-man tag belts


Freebird rules!


Eddie Kingston is such a great character that his wrestling is almost peripheral.


What the fuck is going on boys?


“Cum. Lots of it, tbh.”

-The Catholic Church


“OH NO NOT ZETA HOUSE!” – Matt Leinart


If Sydal falls off the ropes again, everybody DRINK


And now…well, you know


The most obvious finals remains undeterred


AEW has been starting red-hot each week for a while. Terrific match.


It’s really easy to forget how good Page is at flippy shit


Jesus, he does a gorgeous Swanton Bomb


Love a big guy who can fly like that.


“Emotionally unavailable”. Sometimes it is the little things.

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An important thing if you’re looking to enjoy modern Chris Jericho is ignoring pretty much everything he does outside of wrestling. For my money, he’s the best pro wrestler of all time. He’s also a big dumb problematic motherfucker outside of it, though. Joe Rogan without the DMT basically.


My youtube suggest thingy is absolutely relentless regarding David Bowie talking about Lou Reed to the point where I’m not sure I want to hear colored girls sing.


20 yr. Old Me: “So, strange coincidence, in high school every girl I dated was either on the volleyball or basketball team. Weird!”

35 yr. Old Me: “You’re such a dumb dipshit. You just liked tight butts.”

Mid-50’s Me: “I’m so very glad there wasn’t a social media thingy back in the day that could come back and haunt me today about how much I like the tight butts. [wipes sweaty brow]

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I dated them too cuz I have always liked tall women!


Glad to see so many people made it over to our companion site, Portal Slowly Unlatches, last night.


“I find your lack of a deep dive into the Detroit Red Wings ownership disturbing.”

-Greg Louganis