It just occurred to me that I have been reading and posting on this board for FOURTEEN years, yet outside of a handful of people, I don't know any of you. If I did, then maybe I've forgotten it by now.
My name is Dave and I am from Maine but now live in Connecticut. I have two kids. The boy is 15 and the girl is 11. They've gone to WrestleMania 29 and Money in the Bank 2014 with me among other shows. I went to Syracuse University (after Michael Cole left I think, but while former writer Brian Gewirtz was there) I work with children in a residential psych. treatment facility.
My name is Gregory, and I'm in NC. My son DolphDrew Jericho Tracker is now four and a half. I make magazines for a living and make my own comic books on the side, working the regional comic conventions. I also worked for a comic review site and somehow got blurbed on the back of a DC Comics hardcover a few years back.
I grew up in the upstate of South Carolina, and we were the corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte, so we had the old-school Mid-Atlantic Alliance guys in town about twice a month. Between the local affiliates, TBS, and USA, the weekends were packed with rasslin on TV in the early '80s. I wrote a wrestling column for the Lakeland Ledger years and years ago.
I've attended many of the RAWs and SmackDowns broadcast from Greenville, SC, and they managed to host a TNA PPV once. I always thought they would be a great town for a b-level WWE event too. The new Greenville arena was a week old when Ric Flair returned to WCW Nitro in Sept. 1998, and we yelled ourselves hoarse for what felt like an hour.
(edited by Matt Tracker on 3.12.14 1137) "To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Dave, I am 58, married for 34 years with a 24 yo daughter with degrees in horn and piano music performance. I am the Instructor coordinator at a two-year college for the Agriculture program. Before that I spent over 19 years at K-State as a research and extension specialist.
I'm James. KJames199 was a username from school (last initial, first name, 1st term of '99). 38. Allegedly a writer (I copy and paste stuff a lot). Married. No kids. One cat. Lifelong resident of Saskatchewan. Was there when Bret Hart beat Ric Flair for the WWF title. Once ran a website slandering Dean Malenko. Once ran a website for a 90s one-hit wonder. Currently far behind on concert reviews. Twice interviewed by the Wall Street Journal (but only quoted once). Saw a coyote on my street yesterday.
My mom had 2 boys and 1 girl before me and wanted another girl and was going to name me Lee Ann. I turned out to be a boy so she changed it to Lee Andrew but my friends call me Liam. I live in Birmingham, Al but my family is from Pittsburgh. The only live PPV I've been to was Armageddon 2000 when Rikishi was thrown of the cage into a hay truck. The last thing I watched on the WWE Network was Ric Flair vs. Rick Rude at Fall Brawl 1993. I work in a medical laboratory dealing with urine and blood so if you know any vampires I'm their man. I like my sandwiches cut diagonally, with the crusts still intact. Sometimes I leave the cap off the toothpaste but I never use double negatives.
I'm Shelby. I'm 32 and newly engaged. I work IT for the collections side of one of the biggest banks in the country. I've lived in New Mexico most of my life, and currently reside in Albuquerque.
I've grown up on wrestling as long as I can remember. The first angle I recall growing up was Ric Flair and Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin (w/ Precious) back in the old NWA days. I wasn't exposed to WWF until the early 90s, I believe after WM IX occurred. I've been to 4 WWE Live events, 1 Raw/SD/ECW Supershow, and a couple of indy events. Planning to make my first WM when it finally comes to the Jerrydome in Dallas.
Huge mark for Sting, Bret, Punk, and the Road Warriors.
I'm Curt. 57 and live just north of the river from Louisville, KY in Southern Indiana, but I am from Gary Indiana. After a stint in the army I ended up in the commercial HVAC trade, and I am a lead instructor for Johnson Controls, travelling around the world. I have been married to my high school girlfriend for 35 years and have a couple of adult kids, the girl is 27 and a graphic designer. The boy is 25 and a preacher.
I was at wrestlemania 2 (The Chicago part) and attended Wrestlemenia on Closed Circuit TV at the Star Theater. I grew up watching Verne and the Bruiser and Crusher and Yukon Moose at the Ampitheater in Chicago and on Bob Luce TV - that was all the AWA, hence my username.
Proud to be younger than the Doc.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift
I'm Nick. Eddie was a character I made for a Vampire RPG back in high school. (He was a Gangrel, incidentally.) I spent all but a year of my life in NJ and moved to the outskirts of Atlanta last year. I just recently got married. I do remote IT support.
I also write and podcast for a gaming website (points to sig). What started as "you play WoW so why don't you write about it?" became "I play WoW way too much so I can keep writing about it."
I stopped watching wrestling after the Benoit incident. I still read about it and follow it though. I also read way too many of the threads about tv shows I don't watch, just so I can frustrate my wife (its still soon enough that using that word feels weird) when I get into a conversation with someone about Game of Thrones even though she knows I should know nothing about it.
My name is Alen, spelled just like that. I've been a member here and at the old CRZBoard since 2000-ish. I used to post ALOT, now I mostly lurk ALOT. I believe I'm the last ITVR hold-over? (Who?)
I'm 37 and I've lived in Southern California my whole life. I'm married for 11 years (same as both Zims!) and I have 2 daughters, 6yo and 2yo. My parents are both Jamaican and moved to the US separately in the 60's, then got married in NY in 1970. I used to be a hip-hop DJ in the late 90's, hence the silly screenname.
We only got WWF TV when I was a kid in the 80's, so I only ever saw Flair, Dusty, Sting, etc. in magazines back then. I watched WWF religiously from the week after Wrestlemania 4 in '88 until sometime during the build-up to Wrestlemania 10 in '94, during which time I believed wrestling was real for way too long. I think I started watching again a couple months before Survivor Series '98, so I missed alot apparently. I remember reading a "backstage recap" of Survivor Series '97 at the time and being blown away.
I went to a WWF house show in early '99, I was at the RAW where Steph/HHH got married later the same year (you can *almost* see my "I OBJECT" sign over the in-ring preacher's shoulder), and I was at the next day's Smackdown taping where I participated in Steph's first ever "Slut" chant.
I met and had my picture taken with Mick Foley the day before this year's SummerSlam, I said "Hey! Heath Slater!" to Heath Slater at the airport last year, and I met The Blue Meanie and his pornstar girlfriend at a Panda Express right after he lost all his weight post-WWF.
I'm Kristi, from northeastern Pennsylvania. I got here from a college friend who was a devoted CRZ recap follower. We didn't have cable in the dorms and I knew nothing of using the Internet for anything other than messengers. He'd randomly yell, "Dave is WALKING!" at his roommate, and when I finally asked, he pointed me to the recaps and the old EZboard and voila. I'm a speech-language therapist.
I don't watch much anymore, but I watched a lot of WWF in the 80s and 90s. My dad took us to a lot of house shows. We saw Barry Horowitz win live. Right now, I pretty much keep up by reading here so I know what my students are talking about.
I've become an anime fan thanks to my boyfriend. One Piece is my favorite. I love video games but am beyond horrible; the only game I've ever beaten on my own is Super Mario Bros 2. I watch too much college football.
You wanted random factoids and I left some out. Born and raised in NE Ohio in the middle of 20,000 Amish and now live in Western Kansas not far from where Gunsmoke was supposed to have been. My wife is an outdoor educator for Wildlife and Parks so over the years we have raised prairie dogs, assorted raptors, thousands of monarch butterflies, and various snakes. I have a BS in Botany from Akron and an MS and PhD in soils from THE Ohio State University. Finally, I am a moderate Democrat (AWA would say socialst) in a sea of Tea party. There's more but that should be enough.
(edited by DrDirt on 4.12.14 0552) Perception is reality
I'm Bill. 47 for one more day, 48 on 12/5. I have been married for 20 years and have four kids - 16, 15, 11 and 10. I am born, raised and still live on Long Island, NY. I work in Rockefeller Center and just went through the worst day of the year - the stupid tree lighting ceremony on the plaza.
I have been a wrestling fan since I was a kid. I remember going to a event at the Garden and watching Andre the Giant put his tag team partner Ivan Putski on his shoulder as they walked right past me and just being in AWE of how big Andre was and how HUGE Putski's arms were.
I dropped wrestling in college and picked it back up after graduation. My favorite wrestler is Chris Jericho ever since WCW.
I don't watch much anymore. I tune in from time to time but mostly just read recaps.
I am lefthanded, but my father could not teach me sports left handed so I play right handed. I write, smoke (ex smoker) and shoot pool lefty, all else is righty. That's pretty random.
Life is hilariously cruel.
It ain't the six minutes... it's what happens in that six minutes.
Hi, my name is Oliver. I'm 37 years old. Born in Ontario, now living in Alberta, Canada. I've been married for two amazing years, and I work as as shipper for a large multinational oilfield supply company.
In my spare time I build and repair computers. I'm actively involved in my church, running the Facebook group, offering hospital visit ministry, and I generally handle the tech side of everything. I preach once a quarter, too.
I also love video games, musicals, and (I admit) S Club 7 and Starship.
I'm a huge caffeine lover too. YAHHHH! Coffee, energy drinks, bring it on!
I first got into wrestling as a kid, when I was hospitalized after a car accident: I was surfing through all five (!!!) channels and found an NWA show on TV, and the first thing I saw was Sting, and I was quite hooked.
My first video game system was an Atari 2600, my first computer was a Commodore 64, and my first cup of coffee was from a Country Style Donuts back home in Toronto. My first energy drink was a can of Red Bull in Vancouver.
I'm Jason, 33, born in Connecticut but moved to Long Island a year and a half ago. (The eastern end, where the only life forms are the deer that ran into the side of my car last night.) Married for two years as of October, and we don't have any kids, just a dog that thinks she's people. She was rescued from a house fire in NJ (she was the only survivor) so we don't have her papers, but our best guess is that she's a pit bull/greyhound mix.
For the time being, I'm working at a cell phone store, but desperately trying to get out. Before I moved, I was a reporter for a couple of papers in Connecticut. Mostly covered sports, but switched to town news for the last three years.
How did I get in to wrestling? Flipping around between channels and I saw Marty Jannetty jump through the Barber Shop window to get away from Shawn Michaels. (What a coward.) Started watching from there, and the 1992 Royal Rumble, followed by Wrestlemania 8, hooked me for good. I haven't watched much lately, mostly due to my schedule and my wife not exactly caring about wrestling. Although she enjoys it in her own way, like riffing on how she sees some characters. (The Miz, in her opinion, is someone who's trying way too hard to convince everyone he's straight.) The last live show I went to was Chikara's last show in Wallingford (Armdrags to Riches), but whatever the breakup angle was confuses the crap out of me.
You wanted the best, you got... the Out of Context Quote of the Week.
"I got the email that my sub rubs out in a month..." (thecubsfan)
Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze I believe I'm the last ITVR hold-over? (Who?)
You shut up.
Brent here, 46. My wife and I are both on our second marriage, met on Match.com. We were both on our final week of subscription and said: "Ok, we're going to meet, and if this isn't it, I'm done with this site." We actually finally met face to face at a rock paper scissors tournament where I was coaching a buddy of mine. It was the finals and the winner got a trip for two to Vegas for a chance to win $50,000. I coached him to the final eight and got fucked over by the ref. Boo. (True story.) Married two years later. We have a five and half year old son who is the spitting image of me, along with my step-daughter of 16 and stepson of 14. I live in central MN an hour north/northwest of the Twin Cities, grew up on a dairy farm on the bump on the western border of MN. I design/do the computer (AutoCAD/Revit) layouts for restaurants/nursing home/hospitals/churches/etc (anything with a kitchen) for over 18 years now. First heard of Z from I think '96 on Micasa I believe. I should spellcheck waaaaaaaaaay more than I do. Watched wrestling since I was 7 years old, thanks to the AWA. I have been to two house shows my entire life. An AWA one in my hometown high school in '82. I have a picture of Andre five feet from me walking thru the aisle. Then a WWE one in Mpls in '02 along with long ITVR poster N8, (who also joined myself and J210 for a WWE ppv, too!) I make one helluva homemade pizza. The kids LOVE it.
What's the worst call you have ever seen made by a umpire/referee against your favorite sports team? Mine happened tonite when the Pirates/Braves game ended in the 19th inning with a safe-call at the plate by a umpire who apparently wanted to go home.