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#1 Posted on 12.1.06 1501.32
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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)

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    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.

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#2 Posted on 12.1.06 1551.43
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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?
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#3 Posted on 12.1.06 1656.33
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    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.
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#4 Posted on 12.1.06 1740.28
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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.
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#5 Posted on 12.1.06 1951.15
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    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!"


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#6 Posted on 12.1.06 2159.22
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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.
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#7 Posted on 12.1.06 2253.07
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Survivor Series 2005....Flair vs. HHH in a Last Man Standing Match
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#8 Posted on 13.1.06 0453.29
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Ah! That explains it. I still haven't watched that. Thanks.
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