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RADICAL RABBIT

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I use to watch it many many years ago - but it was fixed.

Do you think it is for real today ?
Lol, no it is definitely scripted. I like it for the story lines, funny and crazy parts, and athletic performance. Some of the best matches are actually between the smaller (but quicker and high flying) wrestlers. It is like how TV series and movies are not real, but people watch them for the story lines and entertainment. I also like boxing, UFC, kickboxing, martial arts, etc.
 
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RADICAL RABBIT

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They even had "world Championship" wrassling on channel nein in Sydney back in the B/W broadcasting days.
A lot of American wrestler would do stints out here like Andre, red bastein. king Curtis. Killer Kowalski, skull murphy and brute Bernard or even Mark Lewin.
Some were "heels" like bulldog brower and others the guy in the white hat but it was all fun and a lot of blood flowed in the name of entertainment.
They held the big shows at the old Stadium in rushcutters bay and later years at places like the Hordern Pavillion.

That doyen of St George fans the skull used to go to these shows all the time when he wasn't skate boarding around Kogarah.

The industry really took off when Vince Mcmahon took over from his dad so no wonder he is a billionaire.
Yeah Vince Mahon has made WWE into a global juggernaut. It is watched all around the world. Earlier this year they even had a massive pay per view in Saudi Arabia - SAUDI ARABIA - and they are having another big pay per view there next month!

The old stadium that was in Rushcutters Bay was before my time but I have heard about it and read about it last year. It was called Sydney Stadium and sometimes called "The Old Tin Shed". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Stadium

Lol, I know who The Skull is.

The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was bought by WWE in real life, but they had a cool story line about it. I am not sure if that was the company that you are talking about...

 
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Earlier this year they even had a massive pay per view in Saudi Arabia - SAUDI ARABIA - and they are having another big pay per view there next month!

The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was bought by WWE in real life, but they had a cool story line about it. I am not sure if that was the company that you are talking about...

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Didn't see any of the "lady" wrasslers competing in The Kingdom. Bit hard to put a leg lock on someone wearing a Burqa I suppose.

WCW World Championship Wrestling was situated in Oz and run through channel Nein with a yank Sam Menacher and a couple of aussie commentators including Jack Little. The results of the "Stadium" matches were even printed in the sports section of the newspapers.
It went defunct in the late 70's and WCW was revived in America in the 80's probably to cash in on WWF's rising fame.



https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=world+championship+wrestling+on+channel+nine+australia&view=detail&mid=8C7CCDC605222A58EB4C8C7CCDC605222A58EB4C&FORM=VIRE
 

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Didn't see any of the "lady" wrasslers competing in The Kingdom. Bit hard to put a leg lock on someone wearing a Burqa I suppose.
There were 3 matches between females at WWE Super Show-Down. There is a women's tag team called The IIconics and they are Aussie.
 
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You guys on here who used to watch older wrestling, do you know who Ric Flair is???
Never heard of him but he has been struck by lightning and lived:D. He was also extremely good at doing a shuffle after he was hit and then falling down.:p.
You have to admit once the big money started flowing the productions got a lot bigger and sometimes a little too cheesy.
Fortunes can be made with merchandise and bad behaviour reflects on the company so they don't take it lightly when scandal erupts..
Chris Benoit was a champion but is now scrubbed from the WWE history.
The steroids scandal ended up at a senate hearing but Paige and her little menage a trois video doesn't seem to have hurt her too much.
 
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Never heard of him but he has been struck by lightning and lived:D. He was also extremely good at doing a shuffle after he was hit and then falling down.:p.
Haha yeah, well his daughter Charlotte has won the WWE women's world championship several times and she wrestled at Super Show-Down.
 
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I guess it couldn't be worse than that other nonsense on over the weekend. Supporters and fighters brawling. How it can be called a sport is beyond me. Kicking, punching, gouging, anything goes in a cage.
 

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I guess it couldn't be worse than that other nonsense on over the weekend. Supporters and fighters brawling. How it can be called a sport is beyond me. Kicking, punching, gouging, anything goes in a cage.
gouging??? i don't think so.
i don't have a problem with kicking and punching. kickboxing is good!
 

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The only rules they seem to have is no hair pulling, eye gouging, biting or xmas holds.
I do tend to side with SJ a bit on this.
Two men or women beating the crap out of each other for a lot of money and the bums on seats baying for blood isn't really a sport.
It is more like an unnecessary survival contest.
 

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The only rules they seem to have is no hair pulling, eye gouging, biting or xmas holds.
  • The following acts constitute fouls in a contest or exhibition of mixed martial arts and may result in penalties, at the discretion of the referee, if committed:
  1. Butting with the head
  2. Eye gouging of any kind
  3. Biting
  4. Spitting at an opponent
  5. Hair pulling
  6. Fish hooking
  7. Groin attacks of any kind
  8. Putting a finger into any orifice or any cut or laceration of an opponent
  9. Small joint manipulation
  10. Striking downward using the point of the elbow
  11. Striking to the spine or the back of the head
  12. Kicking to the kidney with a heel
  13. Throat strikes of any kind, including, without limitation, grabbing the trachea
  14. Clawing, pinching or twisting the flesh
  15. Grabbing the clavicle
  16. Kicking the head of a grounded opponent
  17. Kneeing the head of a grounded opponent
  18. Stomping a grounded opponent
  19. Holding the fence
  20. Holding the shorts or gloves of an opponent
  21. Using abusive language in fenced ring/fighting area
  22. Engaging in any unsportsmanlike conduct that causes injury to an opponent
  23. Attacking an opponent on or during the break
  24. Attacking an opponent who is under the care of the referee
  25. Attacking an opponent after the bell has sounded the end of the round
  26. Timidity, including, without limitation, avoiding contact with an opponent, intentionally or consistently dropping the mouthpiece or faking an injury
  27. Throwing opponent out of ring/fighting area
  28. Flagrantly disregarding the instructions of the referee
  29. Spiking an opponent to the canvas on his head or neck
  30. Interference by the corner
  31. Applying any foreign substance to the hair or body to gain an advantage
http://www.ufc.com/discover/sport/rules-and-regulations