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I'm sure many have seen the news of him being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Here is a link to the story on the WWE.com. The page also has a link to a video of him speaking last night at an OVW TV taping about it.

Get well soon Matt.
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Powerful stuff. And I read in the Torch that he stayed afterward and shook hands with every fan on the way out, took pictures, and prayed with everyone who needed it. Really touching.



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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"Because personally if I was being choked by Ric Flair, my personal reaction would be well, "Glrrrrkkk, can't breathe" but after that... "Man, I'm being choked out by Ric Flair, this is so cool." and then some more "Gllllrrrrk, can't breathe."" (Llakor)


Is it just me, or is it REALLY dusty in here? I wasn't sure that he would be able to get a word out between everyone trying to pay tribute to him.

Haven't seen him on TV since TE3, and I hope I have a chance to see him in the ring after he kicks cancer's ass.



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It's a nice touch for the WWE to put the video on their site; I was touched by his speech, and the crowd's reaction to it, as well.

I'm just wondering who embraced him after his speech.



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    Originally posted by Oliver
    I'm just wondering who embraced him after his speech.

That was his former Thrillseeker partner, Johnny Jeter.



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Isn't this typical of life? An amazing guy being put through the worst of situations. Maybe it's because the biggest burdens are only put on those who are strong enough to handle it. Goddamn I'm rooting for him. Ever since seeing his class act on Tough Enough, all the way through the end of this speech, he's proven to be an example for not only wrestlers, but human beings. Hope we see him back ASAP.
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I like how they put a Tim White "suicide" video right below the link to this too. You would think someone would say "Hmmmm, maybe not a good idea" but I guess not.
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It seems like something terrible happens to the brain of every Tough Enough guy I actually want to see in the ring. Johnny Nitro better watch out.
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As a side note, is it just me or are fans starting to get REALLY ANNOYING? It's one thing to give a guy a standing ovation. But to constantly be chanting like they've been doing in TNA is too much.

It's similar to how crowds thought it was funny a few years back to chant "What?" to everything any wrestler said. Is this an example of being smarks? Or is it just self-important and rude? Give him an ovation at the start and chant his name at the end. Anything else is overkill and starts to become meaningless. Because I feel like it should end today.

Even in TNA, it seems like every match has an "E-LIX SKIP-PER! (clap clap clap-clap-clap) LET'S GO SHARK-BOY! (clap clap clap-clap-clap)" chant. At first, it was cool when ECW fans would do it sparsely. But now, it's like the guy at a baseball game who keeps trying to start "the wave" just so he can brag about it to his friends.



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In this case, it wasn't like they were trying to put themselves over, because as soon as Matt started to really start talking, you could have heard a pin drop in the building.

Just because fans use the four-beat hockey chant for damn near everything doesn't mean it equates. I saw it as more "we love you" than "let's start this chant to put ourselves over".



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    Originally posted by JoshMann
    In this case, it wasn't like they were trying to put themselves over, because as soon as Matt started to really start talking, you could have heard a pin drop in the building.

    Just because fans use the four-beat hockey chant for damn near everything doesn't mean it equates. I saw it as more "we love you" than "let's start this chant to put ourselves over".


I can appreciate the support shown for him. But there were several specific times during the 10-minute segment when Matt was about to talk but was interrupted by the fans. The intentions might be good, but when a chant ended 10 seconds ago, maybe now is not the time to start another one. That is the problem I had with mob behaviour like this. A couple chants per minute is not the best showing of respect when the guy is trying to talk.



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    Originally posted by chill
      Originally posted by JoshMann
      In this case, it wasn't like they were trying to put themselves over, because as soon as Matt started to really start talking, you could have heard a pin drop in the building.

      Just because fans use the four-beat hockey chant for damn near everything doesn't mean it equates. I saw it as more "we love you" than "let's start this chant to put ourselves over".


    I can appreciate the support shown for him. But there were several specific times during the 10-minute segment when Matt was about to talk but was interrupted by the fans. The intentions might be good, but when a chant ended 10 seconds ago, maybe now is not the time to start another one. That is the problem I had with mob behaviour like this. A couple chants per minute is not the best showing of respect when the guy is trying to talk.

And you NEVER use the 4 beat hockey chant when the guy has a 1 syllable first name. It sounds weird. The "Holy Sh*t/E-C-Dub" beat works better.

In all seriousness, I dodn't think the crowd realized the gravity of the situation UNTIL they let him talk. And even then, their chants were sincere demonstraions of respect, overdone as they might have been.



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I like how they put a Tim White "suicide" video right below the link to this too. You would think someone would say "Hmmmm, maybe not a good idea" but I guess not.

Speaking if "ideas" - also keep in mind that when Heyman produces something, it's "emotion". Not "exploitation". And he always gets away with it

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    Originally posted by RYDER FAKIN
    I like how they put a Tim White "suicide" video right below the link to this too. You would think someone would say "Hmmmm, maybe not a good idea" but I guess not.

    Speaking if "ideas" - also keep in mind that when Heyman produces something, it's "emotion". Not "exploitation". And he always gets away with it

    FLEA


If they start using Cappotelli's cancer as an angle, then you'll have a point.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.15
Matt has set up an email address for fans to contact him:

keepthefaithmatt@yahoo.com
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There's a new interview with Matt up on Reality News Online that people may want to check out. He managed to stay in kayfabe and still talk about the cancer situation, which was an interesting touch:

http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=4&article=article9491.art&page=1
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.75
    Originally posted by chill
    As a side note, is it just me or are fans starting to get REALLY ANNOYING? It's one thing to give a guy a standing ovation. But to constantly be chanting like they've been doing in TNA is too much.

    It's similar to how crowds thought it was funny a few years back to chant "What?" to everything any wrestler said. Is this an example of being smarks? Or is it just self-important and rude? Give him an ovation at the start and chant his name at the end. Anything else is overkill and starts to become meaningless. Because I feel like it should end today.



I'm wondering how long it'll take wrestling fans to follow the example set by fans at Gonzaga games with the Brokeback Mountain chants...
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    Originally posted by Pizza Delivery Jones
    I'm wondering how long it'll take wrestling fans to follow the example set by fans at Gonzaga games with the Brokeback Mountain chants...
They chanted "Brokeback Mountain" CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP at America's Most Wanted at Against All Odds.

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