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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.59

I found this an interesting read. Regardless of how we feel about things going down on TV, it looks like Vince is making money and that's what matters.

http://www.businessweek.com/ magazine/content/04_05/ b3868096.htm




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Two things that jumped out at me from this article:

1) The prospect of a movie that will surely be to Matt Hocking's liking, "Among the initiatives is WWE Films, which is doing everything from an action-adventure with Stone Cold to a horror flick with 7-foot villain Kane.

2) Perhaps adding fuel to the rumors that have been cropping up lately about an ECW redux, from Vince himself "And Vince is interested in a late-night franchise that he describes as "a little racier and a little more wild West" than the current two brands."




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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.08
Look like the rumor you posted about a third WWE brand wasn't entirely off. No specific mention of a third brand, but a new style of show at the very least.

And just because I know *somebody* is going to ask about the grandfather comment.. No, Stephanie isn't pregnant. Shane and Marissa are due to have a baby this month.

I've been watching the stock prices for a few months now and it's gone up nearly $3 just in that short time. I always thought it was kind of funny when people would state they couldn't believe the investors would allow Vince to do this or that angle (usually involving himself or another McMahon.) First of all, the investors don't have enough sway to force McMahon to do anything. (I thought it was 25% or 35%, but according to this article they only control 20%.) Secondly, the investors could care less how the ratings are doing as long as they're making money, which they have been.

But hey.... Vince admits he's not the smartest person in the company *and* HHH isn't even mentioned. Whatever is there to bitch about now? (Oh, I know, the insinuation that Randy Orton is as popular as The Rock.)

    Originally posted by spf2119
    1) The prospect of a movie that will surely be to Matt Hocking's liking, "Among the initiatives is WWE Films, which is doing everything from an action-adventure with Stone Cold to a horror flick with 7-foot villain Kane.


That rumor popped up back in December.

(edited by InVerse on 3.2.04 1045)
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.92
    Originally posted by spf2119
    Two things that jumped out at me from this article:

    1) The prospect of a movie that will surely be to Matt Hocking's liking, "Among the initiatives is WWE Films, which is doing everything from an action-adventure with Stone Cold to a horror flick with 7-foot villain Kane.


Hell yeah. They can get me to write it!

In a time long ago...when the world needed a hero...they got...A LITTLE...MORE...KANE!

Girl: No! Don't chokeslam me! I'm sorry I had sex with Billy Watkins!

Emotionally scarred from the fire that took the life of his parents, Kane is out for...REVENGE!

Boy: Dude, are you, like going to buy that manequin you're humping? Wha? WHA? AAAAAAHHH...I'M ON FIRE!

With Keanu Reeves as Rob Van Dam!

RVD: Woah...So much for Hungry Hungry Hippos!

And Eliza Dushku as Stephanie McMahon!

SM: Hey! I'm going to tell Hunter on you!

Featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Booker T!

BT: What? There's only one black guy? Shit.

And...William Shattner as Triple H!

HHH: I...am...theGame...uh!

In summer 2005, don't forget to wear your diapers, because you'll pee yourself with fright at...KANE: The Legend of the Chokeslam!

(edited by Excalibur05 on 3.2.04 1055)

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.78
*spits water at screen*

Best post I've read today.

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.50
    Originally posted by Excalibur05
      Originally posted by spf2119
      Two things that jumped out at me from this article:

      1) The prospect of a movie that will surely be to Matt Hocking's liking, "Among the initiatives is WWE Films, which is doing everything from an action-adventure with Stone Cold to a horror flick with 7-foot villain Kane.


    Hell yeah. They can get me to write it!

    In a time long ago...when the world needed a hero...they got...A LITTLE...MORE...KANE!

    Girl: No! Don't chokeslam me! I'm sorry I had sex with Billy Watkins!

    Emotionally scarred from the fire that took the life of his parents, Kane is out for...REVENGE!

    Boy: Dude, are you, like going to buy that manequin you're humping? Wha? WHA? AAAAAAHHH...I'M ON FIRE!

    With Keanu Reeves as Rob Van Dam!

    RVD: Woah...So much for Hungry Hungry Hippos!

    And Eliza Dushku as Stephanie McMahon!

    SM: Hey! I'm going to tell Hunter on you!

    Featuring Samuel L. Jackson as Booker T!

    BT: What? There's only one black guy? Shit.

    And...William Shattner as Triple H!

    HHH: I...am...theGame...uh!

    In summer 2005, don't forget to wear your diapers, because you'll pee yourself with fright at...KANE: The Legend of the Chokeslam!

    (edited by Excalibur05 on 3.2.04 1055)


With that cast and writing, I would definitely spend money on that.




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I do believe I've hurt myself. Thank you, Excalibur.

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I'm shocked I havn't heard rumors that Shane O Mac would be the movie's hero. I can't imagine any possible way to make this a good movie unless it was an Excalibur joint. I just don't see any possible way to make Freddy Kruegar appear in WWE or vice versa.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.92
Thanks guys and girl, but after a look through of the article, I think I'd be more interested in being attached to this project.

    Originally posted by Business Guy McBusiness
    A cartoon series for the 2-to-11 crowd is also in the works and could air next year.


It'll be like the Dragon Ball Z for a new era! Hey, Vince! Here's full script!

Benoit (aside): I wonder why Triple H is not selling for me! Perhaps I should use my Dragon Suplex!
HHH (aside): This guy is more powerful than I had thought! But I will beat him with my mastery of trickery!
Benoit: I WILL DEFEAT YOU TRIPLE HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
HHH: Swinging Sledgehammer attack!!
Benoit: AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
HHH: UUUUUUUUUUUUH!
Benoit: AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
HHH: UUUUUUUUUUUUH!
Benoit: AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
HHH: UUUUUUUUUUUUH!
Benoit: AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
HHH: UUUUUUUUUUUUH!
Benoit: AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
HHH: UUUUUUUUUUUUH!
Benoit (aside): Too, strong! Must go to Heat, to recover! Will be back to fight for another 34 episodes.

Benoit falls down the card.

HHH: That's right. Nobody can beat...The Game!
RF: Wooo! Let's go rape and pillage the women of Smackdown.
DBD: Batista SMASH THE EARTH!
HHH: No, Dave!

Next Time On Dragon Ball WWE: Will Benoit be able to asend to WWE Card Level Main Event? Will Triple H succeed in holding down Dave? And will we spend another episode listening to Stephanie shriek about how she should be on TV more? Find out Next time.

(Roll Credits)



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.84
    Originally posted by Excalibur05
    And Eliza Dushku as Stephanie McMahon!
    And...William Shattner as Triple H!


Jesus Christ, Faith and Kirk tounging each other on a movie screen? Fuck thanks, that's *just* the image I wanted to be thinking of at 1:15am.

I'm gonna go watch season 3 and try to forget all about this...


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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.96
    Originally posted by Tribal Prophet
      Originally posted by Excalibur05
      And Eliza Dushku as Stephanie McMahon!
      And...William Shattner as Triple H!


    Jesus Christ, Faith and Kirk tounging each other on a movie screen? Fuck thanks, that's *just* the image I wanted to be thinking of at 1:15am.

    I'm gonna go watch season 3 and try to forget all about this...


    Tribal Prophet


Can't...stop...laughing...

Wow, who'd thought that they'd actually try to BE World Wrestling Entertainment, instead of just randomly changing acronyms...they're actually trying to diversify things.

Will it work?



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.92
Since I've done the other ones.

WWE Films and Matt Hocking Proudly Present...

Into Every Life...A Little Action Must Fall...

FBI Director: Eh! Pizano! We need you to defuse a bomb, eh?
Austin: What?

But Special Agent Stone Cold Steve Austin didn't know what he was getting himself into!

Shane McMahon: You don't know what you're getting yourself into, Austin. We OWN this town!
Austin: What?

Stone Cold Steve Austin!

SA: What?

Christopher Walken as "Chip"

CP: Needs...more...Kane!

Co-Starring Al Pachino as Don Murray...

DM: What, do I look like some kinda friggin' joke to you? HoooAH!

Ric Flair as Police Chief McConnell

CM: AUSTIN! WOO! You'd better arrest that Shane McMahon or I'm going to take your old lady on a ride on SPACE MOUNTAIN, fat boy! WOOO! Now how is THAT for departmental motivation?!

And Featuring Theodore Long as the voice of Fanny, Steve Austin's lovable Pet Dog.

FN: Let me holla at you playa. That's right. You too drunk again. You think I be talkin', when actually, I'm thuggin' and buggin', you dig? Take me out for a walk before I do to the carpet what the Man does to the dog.

Coming January 17, 2005...It will BLOW YOU AWAY!

SM: You'll never get me, Austin! NEVER!
SA: What?

Steve Austin's...WHAT. This film has not been rated.

(edited by Excalibur05 on 4.2.04 0156)


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