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#1 Posted on
Just read the following on 411...

> Jesse Ventura, who has publicly stated he would not run
> for a second term as governor, was recently on "Larry
> King Live" on CNN.

> When asked if he would ever return to wrestling, he said
> would never wrestle in the ring again, but would consider
> a role as a commentator "where it's safe"

I remember Jesse as a commentator when I was younger and always thought he was the greatest heel announcer around. He would be a great alternative to Lawlor and probably a great folly for JR.




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#2 Posted on
Jesse was a great announcer 15 years ago in the WWF, but remember, he didn't exactly set the world afire as a WCW announcer in the mid 90's. Also, this is not the Jesse Ventura of 1999-2000 who was viewed as a Presidential Candidate, but a Jesse Ventura who now is viewed as a one shot wonder who would have been beaten if he ran for re-election. Thus any boost from Jesse's return would be minimal long-term.

(edited by redsoxnation on 11.9.02 1020)


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#3 Posted on
It would be minimal long-term, yes, only if Jesse wasn't good at being a commentator. What if he turned out to be pretty damned good? I doubt he'd be at his old WWF level, but I also doubt that he'll be as...well...not quite earth shattering as his WCW days. Remember when he came back at Summerslam? He was speaking well then, and had some good lines in the match. I think he could pull it off.
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#4 Posted on
Seeing Lawlor (sic) spelled like that reminded me of the old Simpson's Halloween Special.

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#5 Posted on
Maybe...

VOTE VENTORA ?
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#6 Posted on
SOK (hailing from Calgary, AB), quietly says:
    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    Jesse was a great announcer 15 years ago in the WWF, but remember, he didn't exactly set the world afire as a WCW announcer in the mid 90's. Also, this is not the Jesse Ventura of 1999-2000 who was viewed as a Presidential Candidate, but a Jesse Ventura who now is viewed as a one shot wonder who would have been beaten if he ran for re-election. Thus any boost from Jesse's return would be minimal long-term.
Well, remember that WCW had to control their product because it was a more family oriented company...

Not only that, but he worked opposite Shiavone...right?

I think that Jesse could do a great job in the WWE...




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#7 Posted on
While Jesse may not be the best possible choice I think in this situation it's addition by subtraction, Jesse talking about the match at all no matter how badly is better than Lawler.



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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by SOK

      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      Jesse was a great announcer 15 years ago in the WWF, but remember, he didn't exactly set the world afire as a WCW announcer in the mid 90's. Also, this is not the Jesse Ventura of 1999-2000 who was viewed as a Presidential Candidate, but a Jesse Ventura who now is viewed as a one shot wonder who would have been beaten if he ran for re-election. Thus any boost from Jesse's return would be minimal long-term.
    Well, remember that WCW had to control their product because it was a more family oriented company...

    Not only that, but he worked opposite Shiavone...right?

    I think that Jesse could do a great job in the WWE...



He also worked with Ross in WCW, and remember, Schiavone was still a good announcer in the early 90's.



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#9 Posted on
I am still of the thought that Ventura would be a good announcer, certainly better than Lawler currently is. If Jesse ends up not being as good as is needed, the WWF can always go back to Lawler. It doesn't hurt to give it a try, anyway, especially with Ventura's track record and awesome performance at Summerslam.
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#10 Posted on
I agree that Ventura would be better than Lawler no matter what, but who knows if the WWE is thinking that way. They had rid us of Jerry once before and brought him back. Not sure they would rid us of him again...



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    Originally posted by haz
    I agree that Ventura would be better than Lawler no matter what, but who knows if the WWE is thinking that way. They had rid us of Jerry once before and brought him back. Not sure they would rid us of him again...
Question about this would be:

if ventura returned to the WWE, what would you do with Lawler?

You can't stick him on Smackdown! because Tazz and Cole work raelly well together. Plus, they're best friends, too.

He could host his own television program or soemthing like that, but who'd watch it? What about Lawler doing Afterburn or Bottom Line? Wait, the Coach has a family to feed...

I don't like Lawler, mostly because of his "potty" mouth and his consistant ignorant attitudes. if something that has to do with a woman is presented on the show, all consideration about the wresting show is gone, dead, and over. That sucks!

Anyhow, any opinions?

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#12 Posted on
Lawler could always referee a gimmick match that I created a few years back. It's called an airplane match. Here's how I'd currently book it.

HHH challenges The Undertaker to an airplane match. You wrestle in an airplane while it's flying and you win by throwing your opponent out of the airplane without a parachute. Halfway through the match, the camera pans to the front of the plane to reveal that Stone Cold Steve Austin is the pilot. He then proceeds to slam the plane into the side of a mountain, killing himself, Lawler, HHH and Undertaker in a firey ball of death. Now that's a pay-per-view I'd buy.


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#13 Posted on

    Originally posted by InVerse
    Lawler could always referee a gimmick match that I created a few years back. It's called an airplane match. Here's how I'd currently book it.

    HHH challenges The Undertaker to an airplane match. You wrestle in an airplane while it's flying and you win by throwing your opponent out of the airplane without a parachute. Halfway through the match, the camera pans to the front of the plane to reveal that Stone Cold Steve Austin is the pilot. He then proceeds to slam the plane into the side of a mountain, killing himself, Lawler, HHH and Undertaker in a firey ball of death. Now that's a pay-per-view I'd buy.


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You sir are a ASSCLOWN for saying this on 9/11.
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#14 Posted on

    Originally posted by Chico Santana
    You sir are a ASSCLOWN for saying this on 9/11.
    No your an ASSCLOWN anyway.



To be honest, I had completely forgotten what today was until I turned on the TV a few minutes ago and found out the same thing was on every single channel. Not that I'm apologizing, seeing as how the post was satirical in the first place.


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Why not let Lawler ref women's matches?
No wait, that would be awful...

The way I see it is this. The WWE obviously does not care one bit the way Lawler commentates, or else they would have said something by now. What they need to do with Lawler is to sit him down and explain to him that if he does not tone it down considerable, he is going to find himself working with his son. Give the man a chance, I say. I hate the shit he says now, but I hate the fact that the WWE is LETTING it happen more.

And as far as any "distasteful 9/11 remarks" go - dude- get a life! If anyone wants to crack jokes about towers falling, jumpin out of planes, or whatever, especially today, who cares. The guy was OBVIOUSLY not referencing 9/11. If you are going to be so oversly sensative that you can't read ANYTHING remotly close to a joke about what happened, you are in serious trouble.

I am not watching TV today because I do not want to see the overblown, sappy, fake-sad crap. If anything it is time for people to look FORWARD and stop moaning about such a horrible tragedy... blah blah blah. Go to work. Get laid. Watch a movie. Tell a 9/11 joke. But enough is enough. The guy cracked a joke about a plane crashing into a mountain, where wrestlers he does not like DIE. Nothing more...



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#16 Posted on
They could book him like Crash of the not-so-distant past and have him get his ass kicked by all the women on the show. That would be justified, I think.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05

    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    Why not let Lawler ref women's matches?
    No wait, that would be awful...

    The way I see it is this. The WWE obviously does not care one bit the way Lawler commentates, or else they would have said something by now. What they need to do with Lawler is to sit him down and explain to him that if he does not tone it down considerable, he is going to find himself working with his son. Give the man a chance, I say. I hate the shit he says now, but I hate the fact that the WWE is LETTING it happen more.

    And as far as any "distasteful 9/11 remarks" go - dude- get a life! If anyone wants to crack jokes about towers falling, jumpin out of planes, or whatever, especially today, who cares. The guy was OBVIOUSLY not referencing 9/11. If you are going to be so oversly sensative that you can't read ANYTHING remotly close to a joke about what happened, you are in serious trouble.

    I am not watching TV today because I do not want to see the overblown, sappy, fake-sad crap. If anything it is time for people to look FORWARD and stop moaning about such a horrible tragedy... blah blah blah. Go to work. Get laid. Watch a movie. Tell a 9/11 joke. But enough is enough. The guy cracked a joke about a plane crashing into a mountain, where wrestlers he does not like DIE. Nothing more...



i know a joke when i see one...

[looks back at the airplane match post]

still waiting for something funny... but the point is true, lighten up. if he had a mention of arabs, or exploding building, that's one thing, but ya, he wasn't trying to crack on 9/11.




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#18 Posted on
if the WWE is getting tired of lawler's comments, they're not showing it. After all, the previous weeks comments on Molly's hymen didn't cause Lawler to pipe DOWN about HLA! HLA! HLA!

I think that if the WWE would release Lawler, he'd jump to NWATNA in a flash...because I'm sure they could use the star power. A lot of people probably tune into the WWE Raw program because Lawler's on there.

I love Cole and Tazz when they're commentating. I also enjoy Coach and D'Lo Brown. I'd like to see someone with better commentating skills who can add to the program. Someone with a good wit. what about DDP? kevin Nash is a funny, funny man. Wonder if he'll do commentating one day?



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#19 Posted on
Not if he gets sacrificed first.

Cross-thread humor...gotta love it.



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#20 Posted on

    I think that if the WWE would release Lawler, he'd jump to NWATNA in a flash...because I'm sure they could use the star power. A lot of people probably tune into the WWE Raw program because Lawler's on there.


Oh come on. Who says "All right, let's turn RAW on! The King is doing commentary tonight!"




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