Who Remembers This????

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  1. GSPSAKU

    GSPSAKU Brown Belt

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    Anyone else remember this happening? Went through my VHS stack and sure enough, it did

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    Mandella effect.
     
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    Rollerball Blue Belt

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    One minute title reign
     
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  4. LifeIsNotFair

    LifeIsNotFair So stop being poor.

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    The Diplomat Peace Among Worlds

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    I like how owen/Bret for title is a dark match, but IRS is the main event
     
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    lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    Very common back then. Gotta save the big matches for the big 5 ppvs.
     
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    I had no clue
     
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    sleepwalk pork roll, egg and cheese belt Platinum Member

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    That and the business was still working by teasing on TV to get people to the live events. Now, people bitch if the belt isn't on a flippy doo that defends every week... except when he's losing a non-title match every third week.
     
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  9. GSPSAKU

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    They used to do dark matches like these to test the reaction of the fans and see how certain angles would play out. Same with Hogan/Flair in the WWF, many were dark matches
     
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    tec87 Who the F*** is Sean? Platinum Member

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    Not only this but it helped them not over expose people as well. Look at dark matches from some of the early in your houses. You’ll see the undertaker in multiple dark matches but not on the ppv. Gives the fans in the arena a special treat and saves the deadman for the big shows.
     
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