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Since: 30.12.03
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.03
on comcast digital cable i saw some backyard wretling video on ppv. has anyone seen it?and if so is it any good?
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.45
No I have not seen it. And I do not plan to. Just to give my POV, I love pro wrestling but will not buy or support any type of "Backyard Wrestling". It is pointless and will just get someone killed. Thats why I do not order the "Backyard Wrestling" PPV, that Backyard wrestling video game or any of those videos that came out not too long ago.

(edited by XPacArmy on 11.1.04 0359)


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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
If I can be serious for a minute...
    Originally posted by XPacArmy
    No I have not seen it. And I do not plan to. Just to give my POV, I love pro wrestling but will not buy or support any type of "Backyard Wrestling". It is pointless and will just get someone killed. Thats why I do not order the "Backyard Wrestling" PPV, that Backyard wrestling video game or any of those videos that came out not too long ago.

    (edited by XPacArmy on 11.1.04 0359)


I second that, with the addendum that I think anybody who participates in backyard wrestling is a lazy moron. They lack the drive to pay their dues in a wrestling school and learn how to perform the moves without killing somebody or themselves, and they lack the brain cells that tell them that doing these things without the proper training is stupid. To support backyard wrestling is to support a bunch of lazy, brain-dead idiots.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.57
Way back when I was a teen, we used to wrestle in our backyard, for fun, and play out the antics of our favorites. It was fun, we just didnt tape it and sell it to some douchebag with a website who would sell it. Not all those participating are trying to become "real" wrestlers, some just do it for fun.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.63
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Way back when I was a teen, we used to wrestle in our backyard, for fun, and play out the antics of our favorites. It was fun, we just didnt tape it and sell it to some douchebag with a website who would sell it. Not all those participating are trying to become "real" wrestlers, some just do it for fun.

Yeah, but that's totally different than what's on these Back Yard Wrestling tapes... I'm sure most of us used to play wrestle in the backyard or basement or whatever; but that was all in fun. Nobody was trying to maim anyone and none of us thought of ourselves as 'real' wrestlers (at least I don't think).

I saw a few clips of the tapes via the BYW video game (which is just awful, btw). That's a completely different thing, and its ridiculous how stupid some of these people are.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
    Originally posted by CANADIAN BULLDOG
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Way back when I was a teen, we used to wrestle in our backyard, for fun, and play out the antics of our favorites. It was fun, we just didnt tape it and sell it to some douchebag with a website who would sell it. Not all those participating are trying to become "real" wrestlers, some just do it for fun.

    Yeah, but that's totally different than what's on these Back Yard Wrestling tapes... I'm sure most of us used to play wrestle in the backyard or basement or whatever; but that was all in fun. Nobody was trying to maim anyone and none of us thought of ourselves as 'real' wrestlers (at least I don't think).

    I saw a few clips of the tapes via the BYW video game (which is just awful, btw). That's a completely different thing, and its ridiculous how stupid some of these people are.


Yea..... play wrestling could be fun. We had our own little "fed" which was all high school buddies back in the day who played football and wrestled amateur style, so we basically worked headlocks and fireman carries and real stuff that we had been taught how to do and worked in some stuff that wouldn't be dangerous (back breakers, inverse atomic drops, stunners, clotheslines, backslides, submissions put on lose, etc.). While of course their is danger in even that, and what Stagger Lee was talking about, it was just in fun and we had no weapons other then some foam boppers and plastic tins...... the guys doing swandive headbutts off their houses are idiots who will never go anywhere in the business, or in life once they are in traction with no brain cells left. Leave the dangerous stuff to the pros--hell if a guy like Steamboat or HBK can be retired by a fairly big bump, people with no real training obviously can get destroyed by some idiot bump onto cement.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.23
No, I'm definitley not planning on watching it. Maybe it's just me, but I fail to see what's entertaining about kids stapling dollar bills to their foreheads and hitting their friends in the crotch with weedwackers.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.10
I saw part of one of these tapes once because my buddy's old boxing trainer bought one by accident thinking it was something else. They're flat out stupid. I can't tell if they're trying to be funny, trying to be cool, trying to be wrestlers, or even trying to be a spoof of idiots trying to become famous by wrestling in their backyard - the tape wasn't remotely entertaining from any angle. No redeeming qualities whatsoever.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.53
see tapes likes these and look over the U.S. indy scene and all of a sudden the Hunter/Steph regime looks like a benevolent force in the destruction of our favorite pastime.

Back when we were kids, we would rent wrestling tapes, watch them then try to reenact them in my backyard. A totally different era, but looking back we were trying to portray what I would later know as Psychology not high spots and garbage wrestling. The only injuries sustained was me getting a chipped tooth, and there was that one time I clotheslined my friend Tom in a pile of dog shit.

I don't know if you can blame Foley, ECW, or what, but I can't count how many kids I run across on the net who think this shit is an easy ticket to stardom. Of course when trying to convince a young Skylar or a young Corey that Kurt Angle, Brock Lesner, and Triple H made half a million at Wrestlemania last year without the usage of Fluorescent lightbulbs, I get called pussy and fag. So I guess they will learn in a wheelchair, it takes alot more skill to learn a hammerlock then it takes to learn how to use a hammer.
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I wrestled "backyard" for years - Complete with stupid gimmicks, fake-ass moves and lots of blood caps. We weren't trying to be famous - We were just trying to have fun. I'm proud of the fact that within those dozens of hours of video tape, there's only one legit injury.

Our last event was a year ago, and we've since called it quits. But I'm still going to transfer all our stuff onto DVD - For posterity, not profit.

Not like anyone would buy this shit.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.89
I watched one of the backyard wrestling tapes on PPV. I'd describe it as a sport entertainment version of Jackass. If you're expecting something along the lines of ECW with actual technical wrestling matches intermixed with the violence, you'll be disappointed. If you're looking for spot after spot of stupid violence intermixed with naked women, then you're in for a treat.

As for why people do it... Regardless of whatever other reasons, it looks like pretty much everyone in the videos were enjoying themselves, so more power to them. I've seen people do things for fun that make a lot less sense to me than being thrown through a flaming piece of plywood. Listening to country music, for example.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.36
    Originally posted by InVerse
    If you're looking for spot after spot of stupid violence intermixed with naked women, then you're in for a treat.


Though, if that's what you're really looking for, you'd be much better off renting an Andy Sidaris movie. At least, IMHO.




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
I'd buy the tapes, only if they renamed them "Natural Selection," and interspersed shots of Galapagos tortoises in between the action scenes.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.89
    Originally posted by Scott Summets
    the guys doing swandive headbutts off their houses are idiots who will never go anywhere in the business


Yeah, the farthest anybody doing that sort of thing has ever gone in the business is the WWE world championship. Of course, that's assuming that these people even have any desire to be a part of professional wrestling in the first place. I could see how people could enjoying doing the backyard style of wrestling but have no interest in pro wrestling at all.
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.58
    Originally posted by InVerse
      Originally posted by Scott Summets
      the guys doing swandive headbutts off their houses are idiots who will never go anywhere in the business


    Yeah, the farthest anybody doing that sort of thing has ever gone in the business is the WWE world championship.


And it took Mick Foley years of training and paying his dues otherwise before he even got to a national promotion, let alone the World title.

All the infamous "Superfly dive off the house" video did was get Foley's foot in the door at DeNucci's school, which was something he could've done anyway had he contacted the school. Foley himself said so in his books.

There's nothing wrong with *safe* backyard wrestling - cheesy moves, safe holds, nothing dangerous. Hell, I did that myself with my friends - I think the most dangerous things we did was the Sharpshooter and bouncing off a chain-link fence to simulate the ropes. We still had a blast.

As far as the others go - the roofjumpers, the guys using cheesegraters and staple guns and light bulbs - I'm not too worried. Darwin'll take care of them eventually.

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.94
    Originally posted by Nag
    Of course when trying to convince a young Skylar or a young Corey that Kurt Angle, Brock Lesner, and Triple H made half a million at Wrestlemania last year without the usage of Fluorescent lightbulbs, I get called pussy and fag. So I guess they will learn in a wheelchair, it takes alot more skill to learn a hammerlock then it takes to learn how to use a hammer.


Ah, the vicious cycle, in which neither group (the intelligent vs the "hardkore") can convince the other that they are correct.

Why is it always dumb fucks that feel the need to prove their manhood?



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.89
    Originally posted by Mike Sweetser
    And it took Mick Foley years of training and paying his dues otherwise before he even got to a national promotion, let alone the World title.

    All the infamous "Superfly dive off the house" video did was get Foley's foot in the door at DeNucci's school, which was something he could've done anyway had he contacted the school. Foley himself said so in his books.


Sure, but it was those same stupid bumps that made his entire career. Even with his top notch promo abilities, had Foley not been taking the sick bumps, he'd never have made it anywhere close to the level he's attained.

I'm not saying that a willingness to take long falls into hard objects is enough to get you a spot in the WWE, but then again most of the guys in the backyard videos have no interest in making it to the WWE in the first place. I just get annoyed when "wrestling fans" feel the need to spit on backyard wrestlers. If you don't like it, that's perfectly fine, but you enjoy watching people pretend to beat each other up for a living, so I don't see how you can claim your tastes are above someone else's. Saying backyard wrestlers will never make it to the WWE is like saying the kids in high school band will never win a grammy.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
Foley got the WWF Title because of years of entertaining gimmicks and going with the groove. He probably got scolded for the house jump and had to work hard to be known as anything but "The guy who jumped off the roof".

And heck, some of his best matches weren't "Foley Jumping Off Of Shit", they were spots in the context of the match. For example, the Royal Rumble Streetfight or the No Way Out Cell Roof Collapse. Those were awesome spots in the context of a hard-fought match to make it mean something.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.57
    Originally posted by Freeway420
    Foley got the WWF Title because of years of entertaining gimmicks and going with the groove. He probably got scolded for the house jump and had to work hard to be known as anything but "The guy who jumped off the roof.


Not only that, but nobody had even SEEN the video until Vince thought he could make some cash off of exploiting it.

ANd that was what, 9-10 years after he first went national?
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.82
i saw enough of the backyard "wrestling" ppv to make me wanna vomit several times. I put the "wrestling" in "quotes" because there was NO wrestling whatsoever in it.

There was a backyard.

There were (not even good enough for porn) skanks showing there boobs standing in the ring in some guys backyard in Van Nuys or something. It was edited worser than I edit my posts. It had cheesey sound efx when people, i mean when the topless blonde woman, punched eachother. They had a WWE womens championship belt with a piece of paper taped over the WWE logo and some Apple IIc print shop Backyard Wrestling logo. Who is their audience?? Who orders this crap, and gd knows a certain someone from western canada probably could jerk to it.

I mean this thing was BAD. and SAD.

It was like the guy from girls gone wild had a confrence call with the BYW people and Rob Black and they all shit out this crap of a PPV.

Thankfully, my buddy has a one of those cards that gets you every channel, so I was able to turn it to the Ric Flair Collection (which changed my life forever, but thats a whole other post).

You should watch it if you dont have to pay for it, just to see that i am NOT LYING.



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