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#1 Posted on 30.7.03 1607.39
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What is the deal with this Sean Shannon dude? I remember him on the net vaguely, left to annual training, then he dissappeared with lots of -controversy? I dunno, just wanna be in the know, know what I mean?

Thanks to anyone who'll oblige my dumb question.
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#2 Posted on 30.7.03 1611.38
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I'm sure others will sum it up better than I, but Sean Shannon was a barrel of fun because he was three things: verbose, confrontational, and Carl Everett-level insane. Which meant he ALWAYS had people pissed off at him. HHH wishes he drew the kind of heat Shannon always had with someone (Hyatte, Luke, every Bret Hart fan, Steve Corino, etc.)

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#3 Posted on 30.7.03 1855.36
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Sean Shannon was.....

* obsessed with Bjork
* wrote poetry
* loved ECW until about 1997, and then complained how much it sucked
* rated Raw and Nitro according to some kind of odd ranking system that apparently divided pi by the number of punches thrown to the exponent of Lawler quips, whatever
* created an elaborate fantasy federation where he was the commissioner, got involved in angles with dozens of different wrestler and even booked himself as champ once (actually, in light of McMahon and Russo, this is no longer so crazy)
* was involved in websites with Rick Scaia, Scott Keith, and a bunch of other notable IWC folks, though all of these sites eventually ended up failing after a while
* according to rumour, the receipient of a sex-change operation after he 'disappeared' from the internet wrestling scene

Needless to say, he was one crazy cracker. I have an odd personal connection to Sean; on his original website, he had a huge "going away" statement when he closed the site down, and he mentioned me amongst Scaia, et al as people who supported him during his 'struggle' with Chris Hyatte. Since my total contribution to Sean's life was to suggest a gimmick match for his fantasy fed, it kind of took me by surprise.
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#4 Posted on 31.7.03 1139.20
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http://www.seanshannon.org/

He doesn't talk about his IWC days, though.

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#5 Posted on 31.7.03 1210.05
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RE: Big Bad's statement about him having a sex change, he came out on his site as a quasi-transsexual, basically seeming to say he wanted to live as a woman, but that he wouldn't be having the surgery. And people mock Scaia for fence-riding ;)
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#6 Posted on 31.7.03 1236.06
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I think the name of Sean Shannon's wrestling federation was the Alterna Universe.

I remember Daria and Trent Lane as InterGender Tag-Team champs.

That was strange.
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#7 Posted on 31.7.03 1349.15
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I wanted to mention the transsexual stuff and the fact that he looked insane but since everything was said, I'll add the only thing that hasn't been said: He was a Detroit Red Wings fan.

I sure hope for him that he isn't a Detroit Tigers fan.
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#8 Posted on 31.7.03 1801.05
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I always had nice conversations online with him, he was a nice guy, just a bit, ODD. But, living in Dayton Ohio will do that to you.
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#9 Posted on 7.8.03 0513.34
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    Originally posted by spf2119
    RE: Big Bad's statement about him having a sex change, he came out on his site as a quasi-transsexual, basically seeming to say he wanted to live as a woman, but that he wouldn't be having the surgery. And people mock Scaia for fence-riding ;)
That's not fence riding as much as it's looking at a fence, really WANTING to jump it, and then going off and making a Peanut Butter and Yogurt sandwich.
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#10 Posted on 7.8.03 0822.38
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Sean Shannon was.....

    * obsessed with Bjork
    * wrote poetry
    * loved ECW until about 1997, and then complained how much it sucked
    * rated Raw and Nitro according to some kind of odd ranking system that apparently divided pi by the number of punches thrown to the exponent of Lawler quips, whatever
    * created an elaborate fantasy federation where he was the commissioner, got involved in angles with dozens of different wrestler and even booked himself as champ once (actually, in light of McMahon and Russo, this is no longer so crazy)
    * was involved in websites with Rick Scaia, Scott Keith, and a bunch of other notable IWC folks, though all of these sites eventually ended up failing after a while
    * according to rumour, the receipient of a sex-change operation after he 'disappeared' from the internet wrestling scene

    Needless to say, he was one crazy cracker. I have an odd personal connection to Sean; on his original website, he had a huge "going away" statement when he closed the site down, and he mentioned me amongst Scaia, et al as people who supported him during his 'struggle' with Chris Hyatte. Since my total contribution to Sean's life was to suggest a gimmick match for his fantasy fed, it kind of took me by surprise.



The site with Keith was "thesmarks.com" right? I think Shannon left and stuck Keith with all the bills for running the site. Then a few months later anyone who went to the smarks site got re-directed to his site, as he still had the rights to the smarks domain name. Correct me if I'm wrong on this.
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#11 Posted on 7.8.03 1052.31
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Actually Rantsylvania was what Shannon owned and later gave ownership to Scott Keith along with a large number of bills that totalled (according to both Hyatte and Don Becker) somewhere between $300 to $1000.

Making things even more controversial was that SK got the unpaid bills on the same day his apartment burned down, which made Sean's actions even more imfamous given how the fire just about wiped SK out financially.

As for the domain thing, after Shannon left Keith hired Greg Dillard and Jeremy Botter (who's website went under when they pissed off their writers to the point that they left the two) to replace Shannon and to relaunch the site under the name "The Smarks". It's not been revealed as to what triggered what happened next (be it Chris Hyatte being brought onto the site as a contributor to Greg Dillard's online radio program "The Edge", Don Becker denouncing Shannon on the website and publicly ending their friendship, or the rumors floating around that SK was relaunching the site in order to purge all traces of Shannon from the website) but Sean hijacked the site to direct it to his website and later a link to an article about Rape not being something to joke about, forcing SK to relaunch the site earlier than they wanted to.
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#12 Posted on 7.8.03 1100.20
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Final warning, Judas.
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#13 Posted on 7.8.03 1409.51
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If anyone wants the actual, non-speculative version of what happened in the transition from RS.com to TheSmarks.com, I did an interview with a New Zealand website a few weeks back, and although it's not officially up yet, you can read it here: http://www.nzpwi.co.nz/interviews/2003/scott.keith/

The pertinent stuff is near the bottom.

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#14 Posted on 7.8.03 1431.24
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From the article:

Why do you think your rants in particular excelled where the millions of other people recapping on sites around the world haven't? What do you feel you bring to the table that others lack?
SK: I think it mostly just has to do with the fact that I'm an enormously talented writer with a natural, conversational style.

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Well, Scott, you don't lack for confidence. It will be interesting to see what kind of feedback you get.
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#15 Posted on 7.8.03 1443.56
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"millions of other people"?????????????

Wait, no, it fits with the rest of the article. Pardon my massive amount of ? marks.
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