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spf Scrapple Level: 135 Posts: 3435/5410 EXP: 29272918 For next: 62163 Since: 2.1.02 From: The Las Vegas of Canada Since last post: 361 days Last activity: 185 days
AIM: # 1 Posted on 12.1.06 1501.32 Reposted on: 12.1.13 1501.45 An article on Yahoo's front page today talks about how Italian youth are crazy about WWE programming. Sadly, no mention of Nunzio as a beloved Italian hero... Yahoo (news.yahoo.com) A brief snippet Originally posted by Yahoo National soccer coach Marcello Lippi recently complained that home-grown talent risked drying up because children no longer played soccer in the streets as they were hooked on wrestling. In November, the muscle-bound heroes of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc's television shows toured Italy. The appearances sold out in a few days. "I prefer to watch wrestling than soccer because it's more dramatic; anything can happen," said Oliviero D'Ascanio, a 9-year-old schoolboy in Rome who, like his friends, also follows the behind-the-scenes storylines that come with the WWE product. Promote this thread!
canis582 Mettwurst Level: 29 Posts: 11/162 EXP: 141043 For next: 6843 Since: 5.1.04 From: Reading, Pa Since last post: 3268 days Last activity: 2942 days
AIM: # 2 Posted on 12.1.06 1551.43 Reposted on: 12.1.13 1551.49 You can always tell when the writer follows wrestling when he composes gems like this one: "Italian boys have new heroes: beefy, loud American wrestlers like Rey Mysterio and Undertaker." The beefy, gregarious Rey Rey. I guess they only get Smackdown in Italy...and they still like it?
asteroidboy Andouille Level: 93 Posts: 2214/2241 EXP: 7790006 For next: 262834 Since: 22.1.02 From: Texas Since last post: 2164 days Last activity: 1072 days # 3 Posted on 12.1.06 1656.33 Reposted on: 12.1.13 1657.23 Originally posted by Yahoo "I prefer to watch wrestling than soccer because it's more dramatic; anything can happen," said Oliviero D'Ascanio, a 9-year-old schoolboy in Rome That 9-year-old sounds suspiciously like a WWE flak.
Spank E Bockwurst Level: 51 Posts: 195/552 EXP: 954097 For next: 59848 Since: 2.1.02 From: Plymouth, UK Since last post: 17 days Last activity: 1 hour # 4 Posted on 12.1.06 1740.28 Reposted on: 12.1.13 1740.51 I refuse to accept that any nine-year-old boy in Italy prefers wrestling to soccer (boy, I hate using that term). Call me old fashioned, call me naive, call me whatever, but I just don't believe it.
Tribal Prophet Andouille Level: 90 Posts: 1260/2072 EXP: 6933830 For next: 254806 Since: 9.1.02 From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada Since last post: 227 days Last activity: 51 days # 5 Posted on 12.1.06 1951.15 Reposted on: 12.1.13 1951.38 Originally posted by asteroidboy Originally posted by Yahoo "I prefer to watch wrestling than soccer because it's more dramatic; anything can happen," said Oliviero D'Ascanio, a 9-year-old schoolboy in Rome That 9-year-old sounds suspiciously like a WWE flak. That's what I was thinking too. I half suspect that the original quote ended with "Vince McMahon is a genius!" Tribal Prophet
Snookum Kishke Level: 44 Posts: 379/413 EXP: 586254 For next: 25035 Since: 19.6.03 From: Louisville Since last post: 3373 days Last activity: 3354 days # 6 Posted on 12.1.06 2159.22 Reposted on: 12.1.13 2159.34 Can anyone pinpoint the WWE moment mentioned at the end of the article that supposedly involved someone sticking a screwdriver into someone's head? I certainly couldn't place it.
BigTimbo Longanisa Level: 15 Posts: 20/33 EXP: 13660 For next: 2724 Since: 9.8.02 From: North Carolina Since last post: 2799 days Last activity: 2512 days # 7 Posted on 12.1.06 2253.07 Reposted on: 12.1.13 2253.50 Survivor Series 2005....Flair vs. HHH in a Last Man Standing Match
Snookum Kishke Level: 44 Posts: 380/413 EXP: 586254 For next: 25035 Since: 19.6.03 From: Louisville Since last post: 3373 days Last activity: 3354 days # 8 Posted on 13.1.06 0453.29 Reposted on: 13.1.13 0454.00 Ah! That explains it. I still haven't watched that. Thanks.
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