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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.91
It is baffling that all the contestants are picking up the phone right away on the second ring well except the DX ringer which seemed staged. I also never heard the beep on the answering machine.

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.27
Did anyone else get major league bummed out that they're going to be continuing this during the 3 hour draft show? So now we're going to be dividing time between money giveaways, draft picks, matches, and backstage scenarios? Gee I wonder which one is going to get the the short end of the stick...

If I was the guy who got asked to bark like a dog, I would have refused on the grounds that I'm not Trish Stratus.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by CxMorgado
    Did anyone else get major league bummed out that they're going to be continuing this during the 3 hour draft show? So now we're going to be dividing time between money giveaways, draft picks, matches, and backstage scenarios? Gee I wonder which one is going to get the the short end of the stick...

    If I was the guy who got asked to bark like a dog, I would have refused on the grounds that I'm not Trish Stratus.

For $75,000 I will bark like a dog for anyone who commands me to.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
    Originally posted by CajunMan
    It is baffling that all the contestants are picking up the phone right away on the second ring well except the DX ringer which seemed staged. I also never heard the beep on the answering machine.




Not really. If you're watching TV and they're giving away $100K and you see them dialing ... and then all of a sudden your phone rings ... I think you're gonna run to the phone.

Hmm. Could be a fun prank if you know someone who has entered. Get another friend or co-worker (someone they won't recognize) to call them Monday at 745 after using *67 (caller ID block) to state that they're "Stan Johnson with the WWE, and this call is to inform you that you may be one of our winners tonight, so please be sure to stay by the phone and watch Raw!" Then time it during the broadcast so you call just as McMahon is completing a call and yell "SUCKER" as soon as they pick up. Hilarity ensues!
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.27
    Originally posted by spf
      Originally posted by CxMorgado
      Did anyone else get major league bummed out that they're going to be continuing this during the 3 hour draft show? So now we're going to be dividing time between money giveaways, draft picks, matches, and backstage scenarios? Gee I wonder which one is going to get the the short end of the stick...

      If I was the guy who got asked to bark like a dog, I would have refused on the grounds that I'm not Trish Stratus.

    For $75,000 I will bark like a dog for anyone who commands me to.


Ahhhhhhhh but he already won the money, is the thing...



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by CxMorgado
      Originally posted by spf
        Originally posted by CxMorgado
        Did anyone else get major league bummed out that they're going to be continuing this during the 3 hour draft show? So now we're going to be dividing time between money giveaways, draft picks, matches, and backstage scenarios? Gee I wonder which one is going to get the the short end of the stick...

        If I was the guy who got asked to bark like a dog, I would have refused on the grounds that I'm not Trish Stratus.

      For $75,000 I will bark like a dog for anyone who commands me to.


    Ahhhhhhhh but he already won the money, is the thing...

And thus I think I would gladly do someone who just gave me that kind of money the favor of giving him a "woof woof, bow wow". Seems only polite really.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.94
    Originally posted by CxMorgado


    If I was the guy who got asked to bark like a dog, I would have refused on the grounds that I'm not Trish Stratus.


What was up with THAT?

I think the only one who thinks Vince is funny is Vince.
Some of his ideas like The Kiss my Ass Club and the sketch where he romoves a fake JR head from someone's ass makes wonder about the guy sometimes.......
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

According to some new reports, it appears WWE's "Million Dollar Mania" contest isn't as random as it might appear to the viewing audience. One individual involved in the contest has revealed that the sponsor of the giveaway, E-Prize, called him before the start of Raw to confirm his name and address. He was also told he was a finalist and to keep his phone line clear until 11:10 p.m. Eastern as well as his television tuned to the USA Network.

This was apparently done to a group of finalists so they had others on standby if the pre-selected winners could not be reached by phone during the live broadcast. Many fans picked up on how some of the winners didn't sound excited at all when called, so this process explains that the phone calls were not as spontaneous as originally thought. Given the release of this information, it's safe to say that if you don't receive a call before Raw tonight then you won't be getting one during the show.


http://www.24wrestling.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1213656577&archive=&start_from=&ucat=6&
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
    Originally posted by shawnpatrick
    Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

    According to some new reports, it appears WWE's "Million Dollar Mania" contest isn't as random as it might appear to the viewing audience. One individual involved in the contest has revealed that the sponsor of the giveaway, E-Prize, called him before the start of Raw to confirm his name and address. He was also told he was a finalist and to keep his phone line clear until 11:10 p.m. Eastern as well as his television tuned to the USA Network.

    This was apparently done to a group of finalists so they had others on standby if the pre-selected winners could not be reached by phone during the live broadcast. Many fans picked up on how some of the winners didn't sound excited at all when called, so this process explains that the phone calls were not as spontaneous as originally thought. Given the release of this information, it's safe to say that if you don't receive a call before Raw tonight then you won't be getting one during the show.


    http://www.24wrestling.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1213656577&archive=&start_from=&ucat=6&


While it speaks to the lack of excitement the first week (I wonder if last night's contestants were told to act excited) it's STILL random -- the winners were randomly selected, just not right at that exact second before the phone call.

They do the same thing with Price is Right if I'm not mistaken. Anyone in the studio audience can be selected, but they pick the pool of contestants beforehand out of the entire audience.
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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    According to some new reports,


Or, say, Hokienautic's post earlier in this thread, or my post last week. This is not much breaking news when it's been brought up here twice already.

Also, if the source is the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, why are you linking to another site?



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.18
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    A Lance Cade push kind of feels like the Billy Gunn push we had to go through. Some people just belong in the tag division.


I think we should reserve judgement until he is really pushed for a few weeks.

Personally, I'm thinking that this could be the start of a new stable, led by Jericho, and Lance Cade is in the enforcer role. Maybe I'm fantasy booking and maybe it's a lucky guess. Either way, it's a new face being promoted.
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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by Dexley's Midnight Jogger
      Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      A Lance Cade push kind of feels like the Billy Gunn push we had to go through. Some people just belong in the tag division.


    I think we should reserve judgement until he is really pushed for a few weeks.

    Personally, I'm thinking that this could be the start of a new stable, led by Jericho, and Lance Cade is in the enforcer role. Maybe I'm fantasy booking and maybe it's a lucky guess. Either way, it's a new face being promoted.



I am all for a stable fo heels with Jericho as its leader IF and only IF it does not lead to a summer feud wioth DX -which is what I think we are staring down the barrel of.

It would be tough to say who I would want in the stable as I have no idea who will be on RAW/Smackdown/ECW until next week, but a mini Evolution (Jericho, Cade, Cody Rhodes and DiBiase Jr.) would do for the summer. It would elevate Jericho (short term) to ME, Cade to Intercontinental and Cade/DiBiase to tag. And, to make it worse, Jericho could basically say he is above the IC and hand it to Cade. Of course, what WILL happen is HHH, HBK and Cena will squash the hell out of anyone so my whole point will be proven to be moot.

But a guy can dream....



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
What would be even cooler would be if Flair became J.J.Dillon 2008 and anointed Jericho as "The Man".

I guess I was right when I said we didn't deserve to be saved.

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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.93
    Originally posted by StaggerLee

    OH, and with Vince telling Flair to call him in a few weeks, is that foreshadowing to a Flair GM role?

    (edited by StaggerLee on 17.6.08 0857)





I think it has more to do with needing Flair on TV in a few weeks to hype the new Flair DVD that comes out on 7/8.
And, with $16 being a segway for Flair, the $1 becomes very interesting. As there is and will always be only 1 #1 in wrestling, that must mean #1 Paul Jones is coming, perhaps brought in by Vince's long lost half brother from Texas.

(edited by redsoxnation on 17.6.08 2231)
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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.81
What's it say about the state of wrestling when most of the conversation in the last two Raw threads has been about the money give away and the quirks that go along with it?
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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.10
It says what Vince was trying to do (generate buzz) is working a bit.
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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by Hokienautic
    Could be a fun prank if you know someone who has entered. Get another friend or co-worker (someone they won't recognize) to call them Monday at 745 after using *67 (caller ID block) to state that they're "Stan Johnson with the WWE, and this call is to inform you that you may be one of our winners tonight, so please be sure to stay by the phone and watch Raw!" Then time it during the broadcast so you call just as McMahon is completing a call and yell "SUCKER" as soon as they pick up. Hilarity ensues!


I did something similar to that to my 10 year old son. I had told him earlier that I registered him on WWE.com for the contest. He was absolutely riveted to the television waiting for our phone to ring. I had gone upstairs with my cellphone and dialed my landline right when Vince was dialing on TV. Needless to say my son starting yelling up to me that the phone was ringing. I told him to answer it since he was the one that was registered. I then went into my Vince McMahon impersonation over my cellphone. My wife heard me talking upstairs and quickly realized what was going on and told my son that it was really me on the phone, as she yelled "You are soooooo mean." at my direction.

The next 2 minutes was basically my wife and I trying to pull my son off of me as he continued to rain down punches on me.



(edited by Kevintripod on 17.6.08 2327)


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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.38
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
      Originally posted by Hokienautic
      Could be a fun prank if you know someone who has entered. Get another friend or co-worker (someone they won't recognize) to call them Monday at 745 after using *67 (caller ID block) to state that they're "Stan Johnson with the WWE, and this call is to inform you that you may be one of our winners tonight, so please be sure to stay by the phone and watch Raw!" Then time it during the broadcast so you call just as McMahon is completing a call and yell "SUCKER" as soon as they pick up. Hilarity ensues!


    I did something similar to that to my 10 year old son. I had told him earlier that I registered him on WWE.com for the contest. He was absolutely riveted to the television waiting for our phone to ring. I had gone upstairs with my cellphone and dialed my landline right when Vince was dialing on TV. Needless to say my son starting yelling up to me that the phone was ringing. I told him to answer it since he was the one that was registered. I then went into my Vince McMahon impersonation over my cellphone. My wife heard me talking upstairs and quickly realized what was going on and told my son that it was really me on the phone, as she yelled "You are soooooo mean." at my direction.

    The next 2 minutes was basically my wife and I trying to pull my son off of me as he continued to rain down punches on me.
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    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    What's it say about the state of wrestling when most of the conversation in the last two Raw threads has been about the money give away and the quirks that go along with it?

As someone else said, it's buzz and it works. But I do think - and I know a lot of people would disagree with me here - that even the fact they're doing it to get above a 3.0 tells me they've forgotten how to make wrestling fun on its own and get people to watch it.

(edited by Deputy Marshall on 18.6.08 1036)


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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.41
    Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
    As someone else said, it's buzz and it works. But I do think - and I know a lot of people would disagree with me here - that even the fact they're doing it to get above a 3.0 tells me they've forgotten how to make wrestling fun on its own and get people to watch it.


How could they dust off Ted DiBiase, bring in his son as another money-wielding heel, and not let THEM give away the money as part of a wrestling gimmick? Imagine one Ted telling the winner to bark like a dog for the dough? That's exactly what the Million Dollar angle was all about.

The pieces of a high-profile wrestling story are right there.



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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Originally posted by Deputy Marshall
      As someone else said, it's buzz and it works. But I do think - and I know a lot of people would disagree with me here - that even the fact they're doing it to get above a 3.0 tells me they've forgotten how to make wrestling fun on its own and get people to watch it.


    How could they dust off Ted DiBiase, bring in his son as another money-wielding heel, and not let THEM give away the money as part of a wrestling gimmick? Imagine one Ted telling the winner to bark like a dog for the dough? That's exactly what the Million Dollar angle was all about.

    The pieces of a high-profile wrestling story are right there.


I'd say because the minute you make it part of a wrestling storyline is the minute people begin to suspect it's fake and/or not on the up-and-up.
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