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spf Scrapple Since: 2.1.02 From: The Las Vegas of Canada Since last post: 1017 days Last activity: 437 days # 1 Posted on 12.1.06 1501.32 | Instant Rating: 5.57 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 Since: 5.1.04 From: Reading, Pa Since last post: 3924 days Last activity: 3599 days # 2 Posted on 12.1.06 1551.43 | Instant Rating: 3.69 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? I just remembered that im absent minded wait i mean i lost my mind, i cant find it.
asteroidboy Andouille Since: 22.1.02 From: Texas Since last post: 2821 days Last activity: 25 days # 3 Posted on 12.1.06 1656.33 | Instant Rating: 6.95
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. -- Asteroid Boy Wrestling Noir Wiener of the day: 23.7.02, 3.12.03 "My brother saw the Undertaker walking through an airport." - Rex "Was he no-selling?" - Me
Spank E Bockwurst Since: 2.1.02 From: Plymouth, UK Since last post: 64 days Last activity: 7 hours # 4 Posted on 12.1.06 1740.28 | Instant Rating: 5.28 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 Since: 9.1.02 From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada Since last post: 884 days Last activity: 144 days # 5 Posted on 12.1.06 1951.15 | Instant Rating: 6.47 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 Since: 19.6.03 From: Louisville Since last post: 4030 days Last activity: 4011 days # 6 Posted on 12.1.06 2159.22 | Instant Rating: 6.88 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 Since: 9.8.02 From: North Carolina Since last post: 3455 days Last activity: 3169 days # 7 Posted on 12.1.06 2253.07 Survivor Series 2005....Flair vs. HHH in a Last Man Standing Match Wiener of the Day: 4.27.2003
Snookum Kishke Since: 19.6.03 From: Louisville Since last post: 4030 days Last activity: 4011 days # 8 Posted on 13.1.06 0453.29 | Instant Rating: 6.88
Ah! That explains it. I still haven't watched that. Thanks.
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