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  1. Post-match comments from Hulk Hogan

    May 1, 2005

    WWE.com: How did it feel to get back into the ring tonight?

    Hulk Hogan: To get back in the ring and see the posters and the whole building wearing red and yellow just blew my mind. And of course, there was the reception of the Hulkamaniacs. That was overwhelming. The fans were just unbelievable, man.

    WWE.com: How was it to work with Shawn Michaels as your tag team partner?

    Hulk Hogan: Shawn Michaels is a tremendous athlete and working with him was worth the price of admission alone for me. When Shawn and I realized we were on the same page, we just sucked it all in. More important than winning the match was realizing that Shawn Michaels had my back and he really is my friend. That was the main thing tonight that really blew me away.

    WWE.com: Prior to the match, Muhammad Hassan and Daivari said that Hulkamania was going to die. Tonight, you and HBK proved them wrong.

    Hulk Hogan: Brother, they were dead wrong about that. Did they hear the Hulkamaniacs after the match? I


  2. there is a new Murphy's law:

    Everything that can go right will go right, as long as you believe in yourself!! :-D

    Incredible how a 150/1 qualifier can win the World Championship.

    It would be like Chiyohakuho winning the Makuuchi Yusho (Sign of approval)

    He deserved it, never seen anyone strike the cueball that good :-S

    It was also nice to see nearly all of the former World Champions at the beginning of the last session, welcoming the 2 finalists. Without O'Suillivan, whitch again shows his sportsmanship (Sign of disapproval)

    The road is wide open for Murphy now!!

  3. O Sullivan wont retire nor take a year off.

    He allways says something like that when he loses in the World Championship...

    About his match vs Ebdon, the most hilarious part was when he kept asking the audience what time it was while Ebdon was at the table :-O

    He certainly is the most natural gifted player ever but when it comes to sportmanship (Sign of disapproval)

    Anyone of the four remaining semi-finalists has a chance to become the Champion now, but I favor Ebdon since he has been there before in 2003.

    Stevens also has a big advantage with his 5th samifinal in 6 years but he often cant handle the pressure in this stage of the tournament. Maybe his flashy red hair wil distract his opponetnts just enough :-|

    And if Murphy continues his supreme potting, he can become a 150 to 1 champion too ;-)

    Settle down please!!!

  4. Just saw on www.wwe.com that the Hulkster accepted an invitation from Shawn Michaels to compete with him in a tag team match, next Sundays at Backlash.

    Despite being recently enshrined in the Hall Of Fame, Hogan wants to wrestle one last time "for the Heart Break Kid, for the Nation and for the millions of Hulkamaniacs" (Whistling...)

    I wonder who else had The Hulkster as an idol in the 80's and 90's, like me!! :-D

  5. Hendry is still the number 2 on the world rankings, last year he was trashed by O Sullivan in the semis indeed but the year before he narrowly lost the final 17-18 to Ebdon. He ceartainly has lost some of his aura he had in the early 90's but I think he can still win plenty of tournaments.

    Jimmy White is still Jimmy White. On a good day he can beat everyone but when he loses concentration he can also lose against anyone. Despite winning the Players Championship last year I dont think he has a lot more up his sleeve. And with the scores 4-12 in favor of Stevens, it looks like he will have to wait another year to claim the world championship.

    Steve Davis never retired as far as I know, but when you are 47 years old and have allready won 6 championships I can assume that there are more important things in life than winning a game of snooker. Never count him out 'tough.

    Concerning the newcomers, the only important newcomer I can see for the last couple of years is Stephen Maguire (now world number 3) who lost to O Sullivan in round one. All the other top 16 players have been around for years.

    Snooker on BBC2 tops Eurosport I think, nothing equals those guys in the commentary box!!

  6. In snooker, you never know...

    Dott, last years finalist, lost in the first round, O'Sullivan barely survived the first round too, and now Davis reaches the Quarters for the first time in 10 years (Sign of approval) with a sensational comeback. If he is put against Murphy I can see him going to the Semis, Higgins will be too difficult.

    And IF White wins against Stevens the Crucible will explode when he faces his nemesis Hendry in the next round.

  7. The one that amazes me the most is The Golden Nugget, aka Steve Davis.

    Being able to compete at that level at his age (47) is unbelievable, even more when you know he has nothing left to prove. He reached round 2, let's see how far he can get...

    And what about Jimmy White, the People's Champion. This weekends match vs Stevens will sure be something!!

  8. The Flemish Lion (Vlaamse Leeuw)

    This song was written in July 1845 by Hippoliet Van Peene (1811-1864) and Karel Miry (1823-1889). Since 1985 it is the official anthem of the Flemish Community (Dutch speaking part of Belgium). The Flemish Lion, black on a yellow field, has since long been THE symbol of Flanders

    For the song, follow the link:

    (Sign of approval) http://www.snps.be/vlaamsel.htm (Sign of approval)

  9. From WWE.com:

    Big Show had never been in a Sumo Match before. And his inexperience clearly hurt him.

    Akebono, a former Grand Champion, defeated Show at WrestleMania, using his experience and savvy to toss Show out of the circle and ultimately the ring.

    After a long standoff to start the match, Show held his own for a few minutes, even lifting the giant Akebono off his feet, before Akebono was able to gain some leverage and send 493 pounds of Big Show flying.

    Big Show and Akebono exchanged a respectful handshake after the match as Show was humble in defeat.

  10. I think that on the final day of the basho, the winners of the last 3 matches recieve arrows, a bow string and a bow respectivly.

    Normally the first of those 3 matches is a Sekiwake vs Sekiwake-bout, so Hakuho got the arrows. I think it has nothing to do with the number of kensho placed on the match.

  11. Hi all,

    is there nobody posting pictures of this basho?

    it would be nice to see some of it.

    with eurosport i have to wait for 2 months... :'-(

    For the pics:

    day 2:


    day 1:


    Also, you kan visit banzuke.com

    ( http://www.banzuke.com/~movies/haru2005/movies.html ) for some of the Makuuchi (as well as Juryo and upper Makushita) bouts or try the NSK livestream link on top of this page (from around 8h to 10h each morning Belgian time, excellent to see some of Takamisakari's warming-up frantics)

  12. This is the "Flemish Lion"

    Flanders is the northern part of Belgium, the language is Dutch (a slightly different variant of the Dutch used in Holland).

    Its origin dates back to the middle ages where it was the symbol of the Counts of Flanders, the rulers of the country in that time.

    In the "Guldensporenslag", an epic battle between the Flemish and the French in 1302, the then count of flanders and his army claimed victory over the French, despite being outnumbered 15 to 1. On that occasion the count earned the nickname The Lion of Flanders.

    Since then the flag also symbolizes the Flemisch strive for independance from the French (Wallon) "occupancy".

    In the 1990`s, Belgium became a federal state (in casu devided in Flanders, Brussels Capital and Wallonie) thus allowing the Flemish to choose their own flag again.

    Obviusly the Flemish gouvernment opted for the Flemisch Lion.

    An extreme-right party, the Vlaams Belang (formerly known as Vlaams Blok), a party that want a completely independant Flanders, also uses the lion as their symbol, but their lion is completely black with black claws and a black tongue.