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#1 Posted on 23.8.03 0219.19
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http://phoenixnewtimes.com/issues/2003-08-21/calsports.html/1/index.html
    Originally posted by the Phoenix New Times
    Sun 8/24
    This weekend is World Wrestling Entertainment's latest installment of the SummerSlam pay-per-view event. One of WWE's biggest annual mega-bouts, it features wrestlers from both RAW and SmackDown!. But for around the price of a pay-per-view purchase, you can roll on down to America West Arena and experience it firsthand. This year's SummerSlam will have no shortage of drama -- nothing less than you'd expect from Vince McMahon and his cronies. To wit: After Eric Bischoff defeated Shane McMahon on RAW several weeks ago, Bischoff thought he'd seen the last of McMahon but then inadvertently signed on to battle him again at SummerSlam. Also, in the biggest grudge match of the event, Rob Van Dam (affectionately known as the Big Red Machine) will take on former tag-team partner Kane, who was recently unmasked after years of making like an enigma. SummerSlam kicks off at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, August 24. For ticket info, call 480-784-4444. - Brendan Joel Kelley


Rob Van Dam is now The Big Red Machine? Did I miss that title match? Does he have an airbrushed bondage gear outfit to go with the new name?

OK, journalists, how does he manage to screw that up? If the guy just rephrased a press release, how would you get that turned around? In the extremely remote chance that he actually wrote it himself, well, that's certainly not the kind of thing he'd get wrong.

In the online version of the same rag, they manage to "put the F back in", & lose the ability to conjugate simple verbs ...
New Times online search results (phoenixnewtimes.com)
    Originally posted by New Times events listings
    Summerslam
    WWF wrestling matches to be broadcasted via Pay-Per-View, 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, $20-$300, www.ticketmaster.com (for tickets) or 480-784-4444, America West Arena, 201 E. Jefferson, Phoenix, 602-379-2000



Just for completeness, & to demonstrate that we're not all morons out here in the desert, the "things to do" sections affiliated with actual newspapers managed perfectly adequately.
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#2 Posted on 25.8.03 1740.52
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"...who was recently unmasked after years of making like an enigma"

Oof. Maybe it's just me, but that sentence sucks.
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#3 Posted on 25.8.03 1927.53
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It could also be the copy editor doesn't understand wrestling and tried to fix something grammar-related and it went from RVD fighting The Big Red Machine to being said machine. Copy editors have this irritating ability to suck.
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#4 Posted on 31.8.03 2326.17
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I've been wanting to comment on this now for as long as this thread's been posted, but I just haven't had the chance to since I've been way too bust with homework (was that explanation necessary?).

"Also, in the biggest grudge match of the event, Rob Van Dam (affectionately known as the Big Red Machine)"

I SWEAR this had me laughing out loud, just because this writer seems to write this article with so much conviction. I can't agree with DONUTDREAMS' possible explanation, just because it would take the fun out of laughing at this line.

From now on, I'm gonna refer to RVD as the True Big Red Machine!!!
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#5 Posted on 1.9.03 2233.30
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I like the fact that he's not just known as the BRM, but it's that he is 'affectionately' given that nickname.

JR: Aw, that RVD is a good kid. You ol' big red machine, you! (chucks him under the chin)
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#6 Posted on 2.9.03 0750.18
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    Originally posted by RKMtwin
    From now on, I'm gonna refer to RVD as the True Big Red Machine!!!


Might I also suggest The Big Stupid Red Machine?
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#7 Posted on 3.9.03 1520.53
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You and your shameless plugs!
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#8 Posted on 3.9.03 1600.44
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    Originally posted by Broncolanche


    You and your shameless plugs!


Hey, if Foley can do it.... :)
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