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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
(wait, let me check the other folder first - okay, safe!)

    Originally posted by hollywood reporter
    In his first major collaboration with HBO, TV icon Norman Lear has teamed with the premium cable network for a drama series project set in the world of 1970s pro wrestling.

    Written by Aaron Blitzstein and produced by Lear's Act III Prods., the character-driven drama, tentatively titled "Everybody Hurts," revolves around a family running a pro-wrestling business in New York and peeks into the lives of the wrestlers and their fans.

    ...

    Blitzstein is a late bloomer as a writer. He started off working in the music representation business, working with such bands as Foo Fighters and Sonic Youth, and spent a couple of years as vp marketing for WCW before moving to Los Angeles in 2004 to pursue a career as a writer.

    "Every day was the greatest day ever and the worst day you could possibly imagine," Blitzstein recalls about his time at WCW. "I've never seen more colorful people than pro wrestlers."


I'm thinking WCW might have afforded a few story ideas and there's a few families who've run pro wrestling businesses they might draw from.

There's no start date listed.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.14
omg we're getting that much closer to the Monday Night Wars movie a la The Late Shift, with Dave Meltzer (Armand Assante) as audience surrogate/framing device.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.30
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    omg we're getting that much closer to the Monday Night Wars movie a la The Late Shift, with Dave Meltzer (Armand Assante) as audience surrogate/framing device.

John Davidson as "Eric Bischoff"
Harrison Ford as "Vince McMahon"
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.35
    Originally posted by Broncolanche
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      omg we're getting that much closer to the Monday Night Wars movie a la The Late Shift, with Dave Meltzer (Armand Assante) as audience surrogate/framing device.

    John Davidson as "Eric Bischoff"
    Harrison Ford as "Vince McMahon"


Selma Blair as Stephanie MacMahon
Shane MacMahon as Shane MacMahon since Shane has prior movie experience.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
You get Robert Duvall as Verne Gagne and you got yerself a show!!!!!!!

Now, if only I got HBO........
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.03
Wow, this is a concept which actually has a chance to become a very good little show (WWF: Sopranos?) ... Hopefully (but not likely) there will be at least a few episodes created before the end of March, which is when my free year of HBO/Cinemax runs out.



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The most hilarious thing about Tommy Dreamer is that everyone else in WWE, from Shelton Benjamin to dudes who haven't even debuted yet, has a T-shirt available. WWE doesn't even bother printing up a T-shirt for Tommy Dreamer, A MAN WHOSE GIMMICK IS WEARING A T-SHIRT WHILE WRESTLING. And why is that? Because not a god damn person would ever pay money for a Tommy Dreamer shirt. Not even his own mother. As a result he usually ends up wearing a shirt that says "WRESTLEMANIA 24" or "JUDGEMENT DAY." I think it's time for Tommy Dreamer to just print up a T-shirt that says "UPCOMING PAY PER VIEW"

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
    You get Robert Duvall as Verne Gagne and you got yerself a show!!!!!!!
Oh good LORD that would be brilliant.
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    Originally posted by Mr Heel II
      Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
      You get Robert Duvall as Verne Gagne and you got yerself a show!!!!!!!
    Oh good LORD that would be brilliant.


Does Duvall have an untalented son?
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#9 Posted on
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
      Originally posted by Mr Heel II
        Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
        You get Robert Duvall as Verne Gagne and you got yerself a show!!!!!!!
      Oh good LORD that would be brilliant.


    Does Duvall have an untalented son?


Does Shelly count?
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    Originally posted by Java
      Originally posted by StaggerLee
        Originally posted by Mr Heel II
          Originally posted by JimBob Skeeter
          You get Robert Duvall as Verne Gagne and you got yerself a show!!!!!!!
        Oh good LORD that would be brilliant.


      Does Duvall have an untalented son?


    Does Shelly count?

Only if she can do a dropkick (and nothing else).
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Something I'd like to see is Tazz go to Raw with JR and then put Heyman in the booth with King and Cole. Heyman might just be annoying enough to get some good reactions out of the king. Vince doesn't even need to use the draft to fix the GM situation.
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