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Every WWE Women's Triple Threat

2020.10.15 16:58 RAA94 Every WWE Women's Triple Threat

I love triple threats, so I started compiling this list for me to watch through on the WWE Network. Thought I'd share for anybody else interested in triple threat matches. Please let me know if I've missed any!


Event Date Match Winner Stipulation Championship Title Change
Smackdown 18/11/99 Ivory (C) vs Jacqueline vs Luna Vachon Ivory Triple Threat - Hardcore WWF Women's Championship N
Heat 17/09/00 Lita (C) vs Ivory vs Jacqueline Lita Triple Threat WWF Women's Championship N
Armageddon 10/12/00 Ivory (C) vs Molly Holly vs Trish Stratus Ivory Triple Threat WWF Women's Championship N
Smackdown 01/02/01 Ivory (C) vs Jacqueline vs Lita Ivory Triple Threat WWF Women's Championship N
Wrestlemania 17/03/02 Jazz (C) vs Lita vs Trish Stratus Jazz Triple Threat WWF Women's Championship N
Raw 23/09/02 Trish Stratus (C) vs Molly Holly vs Victoria Trish Stratus Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Raw 28/10/02 Trish Stratus (C) vs Jacqueline vs Molly Holly Trish Stratus Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Armageddon 15/12/02 Victoria (C) vs Jacqueline vs Trish Stratus Victoria Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Raw 13/01/03 Victoria (C) vs Jacqueline vs Trish Stratus Victoria Triple Threat - Hardcore WWE Women's Championship N
Wrestlemania 30/03/03 Victoria (C) vs Jazz vs Trish Stratus Trish Stratus Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship Y
Raw 11/08/03 Molly Holly (C) vs Gail Kim vs Trish Stratus Molly Holly Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Raw 05/07/04 Molly Holly vs Nidia vs Victoria Nidia Triple Threat - Contract on a Pole (#1 Contenders for the WWE Women's Championship) N/A N
Raw 22/11/04 Trish Stratus (C) vs Lita vs Molly Holly Trish Stratus Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Raw 21/02/05 Trish Stratus (C) vs Molly Holly vs Victoria Trish Stratus Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Raw 29/12/07 Beth Phoenix (C) vs Melina vs Mickie James Beth Phoenix Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Judgement Day 18/05/08 Mickie James (C) vs Beth Phoenix vs Melina Mickie James Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Smackdown 04/12/09 Beth Phoenix vs Mickie James vs Natalya Mickie James Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Women's Championship) N/A N
Raw 20/12/10 Alicia Fox vs Eve Torres vs Melina Melina Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Divas Championship) N/A N
Raw 30/04/12 Layla (C) vs Brie Bella vs Nikki Bella Layla Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship N
Hell in a Cell 28/10/12 Eve Torres (C) vs Kaitlyn vs Layla Eve Torres Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship N
Raw 02/09/13 Brie Bella vs Naomi vs Natalya N/C Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Divas Championship) N/A N
Night of Champions 21/09/14 Paige (C) vs AJ Lee vs Nikki Bella AJ Lee Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship Y
Smackdown 16/04/15 Alicia Fox vs Cameron vs Natalya Cameron Triple Threat N/A N
NXT 22/04/15 Bayley vs Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair Becky Lynch Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the NXT Women's Championship) N/A N
Elimination Chamber 31/05/15 Nikki Bella (C) vs Naomi vs Paige Nikki Bella Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship N
The Beast in the East 04/07/15 Nikki Bella (C) vs Paige vs Tamina Nikki Bella Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship N
Battleground 19/07/15 Brie Bella vs Charlotte Flair vs Sasha Banks Charlotte Flair Triple Threat N/A N
Smackdown 20/08/15 Becky Lynch vs Brie Bella vs Sasha Banks Brie Bella Triple Threat N/A N
Wrestlemania 03/04/16 Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair vs Sasha Banks Charlotte Flair Triple Threat WWE Raw Women's Championship Y
NXT 25/06/16 Alexa Bliss vs Carmella vs Nia Jax Nia Jax Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the NXT Women's Championship) N/A N
Raw 12/09/16 Bayley vs Dana Brooke vs Sasha Banks Sasha Banks Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Raw Women's Championship) N/A N
Clash of Champions 25/09/16 Charlotte Flair (C) vs Bayley vs Sasha Banks Charlotte Flair Triple Threat WWE Raw Women's Championship N
NXT: Special from Melbourne 04/01/17 Billie Kay vs Ember Moon vs Liv Morgan Ember Moon Triple Threat N/A N
NXT 22/02/17 Ember Moon vs Liv Morgan vs Peyton Royce Peyton Royce Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the NXT Women's Championship) N/A N
NXT TakeOver: Chicago 20/05/17 Asuka (C) vs Nikki Cross vs Ruby Riott Asuka Triple Threat NXT Women's Championship N
NXT 14/06/17 Asuka (C) vs Nikki Cross vs Ruby Riott N/C Triple Threat - Elimination NXT Women's Championship N
Raw 07/08/17 Alicia Fox vs Emma vs Sasha Banks Sasha Banks Triple Threat (Winner advances to singles match to determine#1 Contenders for the WWE Raw Women's Championship) N/A N
Raw 07/08/17 Dana Brooke vs Mickie James vs Nia Jax Nia Jax Triple Threat (Winner advances to singles match to determine#1 Contenders for the WWE Raw Women's Championship) N/A N
NXT 11/10/17 Liv Morgan vs Nikki Cross vs Peyton Royce Peyton Royce Triple Threat (Winner qualifies to NXT Women's Championship match at TakeOver: WarGames) N/A N
NXT 18/10/17 Ember Moon vs Ruby Riott vs Sonya Deville Ember Moon Triple Threat (Winner qualifies to NXT Women's Championship match at TakeOver: WarGames) N/A N
Raw 23/10/17 Alicia Fox vs Bayley vs Sasha Banks Alicia Fox Triple Threat (Winner becomes Team Raw's Captain for Survivor Series) N/A N
Raw 13/11/17 Bayley vs Dana Brooke vs Mickie James Bayley Triple Threat (Winner joins Team Raw at Survivor Series) N/A N
Raw 07/05/18 Ember Moon vs Ruby Riott vs Sasha Banks Ember Moon Triple Threat (Winner qualifies for MITB Ladder match) N/A N
Raw 14/05/18 Alexa Bliss vs Bayley vs Mickie James Alexa Bliss Triple Threat (Winner qualifies for MITB Ladder match) N/A N
Smackdown 15/05/18 Becky Lynch vs Mandy Rose vs Sonya Deville Becky Lynch Triple Threat (Winner qualifies for MITB Ladder match) N/A N
United Kingdom Championship Tournament 18/06/18 Isla Dawn vs Killer Kelly vs Toni Storm Toni Storm Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the NXT Women's Championship) N/A N
NXT 18/07/18 Candice LeRae vs Kairi Sane vs Nikki Cross Kairi Sane Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the NXT Women's Championship) N/A N
Summerslam 19/08/18 Carmella (C) vs Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair Charlotte Flair Triple Threat WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Y
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 16/12/18 Becky Lynch (C) vs Asuka vs Charlotte Flair Asuka Triple Threat - TLC WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Y
Smackdown 08/01/19 Becky Lynch vs Carmella vs Charlotte Flair Becky Lynch Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship) N/A N
Wrestlemania 07/04/19 Charlotte Flair (C) vs Ronda Rousey vs Becky Lynch Becky Lynch Triple Threat - Winner Takes All WWE Raw Women's Championship & WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Y
Worlds Collide 24/04/19 Bianca Belair vs Nikki Cross vs Toni Storm Toni Storm Triple Threat N/A N
Smackdown 04/06/19 Alexa Bliss vs Carmella vs Charlotte Flair Alexa Bliss Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship) N/A N
Smackdown 22/11/19 Charlotte Flair vs Rhea Ripley vs Sasha Banks Rhea Ripley Triple Threat N/A N
Survivor Series 24/11/19 Bayley vs Becky Lynch vs Shayna Baszler Shayna Baszler Triple Threat N/A N
NXT TakeOver: Blackpool II 12/01/20 Kay Lee Ray (C) vs Piper Niven vs Toni Storm Kay Lee Ray Triple Threat NXT UK Women's Champinoship N
Smackdown 03/04/20 Lacey Evans vs Naomi vs Tamina Tamina Triple Threat N/A N
Raw 27/04/20 Asuka vs Nia Jax vs Shayna Baszler N/C Triple Threat N/A N
Raw 25/05/20 Charlotte Flair vs Natalya vs Nia Jax Nia Jax Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Raw Women's Championship) N/A N
NXT TakeOver: In Your House 07/06/20 Charlotte Flair (C) vs Io Shirai vs Rhea Ripley Io Shirai Triple Threat NXT Women's Championship Y
Intergender triple threats:
Event Date Match Winner Stipulation Championship Title Change
Raw 09/08/99 Chyna vs Triple H vs The Undertaker Chyna Triple Threat - Falls Count Anywhere. Special guest referee: Shawn Michaels (#1 Contenders for the WWF Championship) N/A N
Royal Rumble 23/01/00 Chris Jericho (C) vs Chyna (C) vs Hardcore Holly Chris Jericho Triple Threat WWF Intercontinental Championship Y
Raw 04/09/00 Chyna (C) vs Eddie Guerrero vs Kurt Angle Eddie Guerrero Triple Threat WWF Intercontinental Championship Y
Raw 25/03/02 Triple H (C) vs Chris Jericho vs Stephanie McMahon Triple H Triple Threat - if Stephanie is pinned or submitted, she will be fired. WWF Undisputed Championship N
What's your favourite women's triple threat in WWE history?
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2020.09.30 13:13 User18940505 An exhaustive list of intriguing and unsolved disappearances

So I’m back!
I just finished editing my previous post, adding those which you guys suggested and removing those that seem to have been solved. This will most likely be the case here, as my research is not wholly up to date.
This is a bit of a broader topic, since a disappearance does not necessarily allude to a crime. As far as I am aware, the majority of these cases have suspicious circumstances.
Hope you find this interesting! Like the previous post, a lot of these cases are in chronological order, but not all. They are accurately categorised into their respective decades, however.
Before 1800s
Romulus
Alexander Helios and Ptolemy Philadelphus
Legio IX Hispana
Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah
Renier of Montferrat
Gearóid Iarla
Jianwen Emperor
Owain Glyndŵr
Constantine XI Palaiologos
François Villon
The Princes in the Tower
Lord Lovell
David Thompson
Erdeni Bumba
René Menard
Laurens de Graaf
Khe Pandjang
James Harrod
1800-1899
James Derham
Benjamin Bathurst
William Morgan
John Lansing Jr.
William Hare
Joseph Gellibrand
Henry Bryan
Charles Christian Dutton
Sequoyah
William Overton
Khachatur Abovian
Ludwig Leichhardt
Sándor Petőfi
Matias Perez
Solomon Northup
Nana Sahib
Captain James William Boyd
Agoston Haraszthy
John V. Creely
Charley Ross
William Cantelo
Jesse Evans
David Mather
Henry Boynton Clitz
Louis Le Prince
Hermann Fol
Frank Lenz
Albert Jennings and Henry Fountain
1900s
The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers
Yda Hillis Addis
Eduard von Toll
Joseph Kelly
1910s
Bobby Dunbar
The U.S.S. Cyclops
Rudolf Diesel
Arthur Cravan
Ambrose Bierce
Dorothy Arnold
Sebastiano DiGaetano
F. Lewis Clark
František Gellner
Alejandro Bello Silva
Knud Andersen
Mansell Richard James
Ambrose Small
1920s
Homer Lemay
Clayton Kratz
Victor Grayson
Alejandro Carrascosa
Andrew Irvine
Liu Menggeng
Percy Fawcett
Sidney Reilly
Alice Corbett
Frederick McDonald
Marvin Clark
Charles Nungesser and François Coli
Włodzimierz Zagórski
Paul Redfern
Walter Collins
Glen and Bessie Hyde
Joe Porrazzo
Frank Baumgarteker
1930s
Everett Ruess
Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan
Joseph Force Crater
Tony Buccola
Mary Agnes Moroney
Joseph Neuman
Raymond Nugent
Joseph Ardizzone
Jack Black
Julien Torma
C.B. Johnston
Wallace Fard Muhammad
Etta Riel
Li Yuan
Jean Mermoz
Juliet Stuart Poyntz
Andrew Carnegie Whitfield
Willie McLean
Alfred Beilhartz
Barbara Newhall Follett
Lloyd L. Gaines
Rita Gorgonowa
Marjorie West
1940s
The Sodder Children
Heinrich Müller
Jean Spangler
Glenn Miller
Thomas C. Latimore
Jaan Tõnisson
Alter Rotmann
Dan Billany
Abraham Gancwajch
Endre Rudnyánszky
Moriz Seeler
Herschel Grynszpan
Rocco Perri
Sheila Fox
Johan Pitka
Gertrude Tompkins Silver
Erna Petermann
Karla Mayer
Raoul Wallenberg
Constanze Manziarly
Hildegard Neumann
Supriyadi
Genrikh Lyushkov
Alfred Partikel
Johnny Jebsen
Paula Jean Welden
Daniel S. Voorhees
Joan Gay Croft
Lai Teck
Virginia Carpenter
Dorothy Forstein
Francis Hong Yong-ho
1950s
Richard Colvin Cox
Lionel Crabb
Lawrence Joseph Bader
Vincent Mangano
Beverly Potts
Rudolf Mildner
Henry Borynski
Evelyn Hartley
Felix Moncla and Robert Wilson
Stanley Mathenge
Herman Schultheis
Weldon Kees
Steven Damman
Bob Lymburne
The Martin Family
Mary Flanagan
1960s
The Beaumont Children
Jim Thompson
Harold Holt
John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris
Masanobu Tsuji
Ann Marie Burr
Joan Risch
Michael Rockefeller
Archie E. Mitchell and Eleanor Ardel Vietti
Sam Sary
Anthony Strollo
Charles Clifford Ogle
Mehdi Ben Barka
Charles Rogers
Kim Bong-han
Susan Pearson
Wikana
Ann Miller, Patricia Blough and Renee Bruhl
Chu Anping
James P. Brady and Abraham Halkett
John Lake
Eugene DeBruin
Fred Donald Miller
April Fabb
Dennis Martin
Patricia Spencer and Pamela Hobley
1970s
Jimmy Hoffa
D.B. Cooper
Frederick Valentich
Brad Bishop
Jim Sullivan
Etan Kalil Patz
Akpan Utuk
Cheryl Grimmer
Dana Stone
Edward and Stephania Andrews
Mauro De Mauro
Helen Claire Frost
Robin Graham
Jean Virginia Sampare
Lynne Schulze
Adrien McNaughton
Nick Begich and Hale Boggs
Ray Robinson
Joanne Ratcliffe and Kirste Gordon
Guðmundur and Geirfinnur Einarsson
Oscar Zeta Acosta
Pavlos Kouroupis
Connie Converse
The Fort Worth Missing Trio
Joanne Elaine Coughlin
Mona Blades
Juanita Nielsen
Eloise Worledge
Sandy Davidson
Andy Puglisi
Renee and Andrew MacRae
Helen Brach
Mary Boyle
Don Taxay
Peter Winston
John Brisker
Trudie Adams
Genette Tate
Christie Farni
Harry Domela
Jim Robinson
J.C.P. Williams
Martin Allen
1980s
Anthonette Cayedito
Kimberly Moreau
Johnny Gosch
Randy Wayne Leach
Tara Calico
Stacey Arras
John Patrick Kerrigan
Cherrie Mahan
Louise and Charmian Faulkner
Laureen Rahn
Peng Jiamu
Alan Addis
Thomas A. Mutch
Johan Asplund
Alaide Foppa
Katrice Lee
George Washington Hughes
Lynette Dawson
Kathleen McCormack Durst
Ahmad Motevaselian
Stephen Pearsall
Tony Jones
Upali Wijewardene
Ludovic Janvier
Mirella Gregori
Ann Gotlib
Emanuela Orlandi
Nyleen Kay Marshall
Tammy Lynn Leppert
Kirsa Jensen
George Cogar
Naomi Uemura
Tammy Belanger
Ronald Jorgenson
Boris Weisfeiler
Cherrie Mahan
Vladimir Alexandrov
Andrew Fluegelman
Diane Suzuki
Cotah Ramaswami
Martha Jean Lambert
Madame Max Adolphe
Agustín Feced
Suzy Lamplugh
Jeremy Bright
Philip Cairns
Simon Parkes
Federico Caffè
Julie Weflen
Susan Smalley and Stacie Madison
Ron Arad
Antonio Bardellino
Amber Swartz-Garcia
Lee Boxell
Michaela Garecht
Tiffany Sessions
Patricia Meehan
Charles Horvath-Allan
Reino Gikman
Melanie Melanson
Alois Brunner
1990s
Amy Lynn Bradley
Jared Negrete
The Death Valley Germans
Monique Daniels
Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible
Diane Augat
Pedro Alonso López
Nicholas Barclay
Richey Edwards
The Springfield Three
Amy Wroe Bechtel
Ames Glover
Dannette and Jeanette Millbrook
Teddy Wang
Christopher Kerze
Paige Renkoski
Trevaline Evans
Sarah MacDiarmid
Eugene John Hebert
Mahmoud Mahmoud Atta
Licorice McKechnie
Thomas Gibson
Michael Dunahee
Tanong Po-arn
Ben Needham
Kelly Dae Wilson
Virginia Guerrero and Manuela Torres
Leigh Occhi
Jarosław Ziętara
Taif Ajba
Annie McCarrick
Wopko Jensma
Katheryne Eggleston
Sara Anne Wood
Ylenia Carrisi
Cleashindra Hall
Sukhwinder Singh Bhatti
Ernst Priesner
Abani Chakraborty
Jacobo Grinberg
Dor Bahadur Bista
Fred Cuny
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima
Morgan Nick
Jodi Huisentruit
Erin Marie Gilbert
Yolanda Panek
Andrew Shumack
Ruth Wilson
Kristin Smart
Ruslan Labazanov
Susan Walsh
Damien Nettles
Adam, Trevor and Mitchell O’Brien
Patrick Warren and David Spencer
Kristen Modafferi
Don Lewis
Guy Hever
Sabrina Aisenberg
Widji Thukul
Suzanne Lyall
Rui Pedro Teixeira Mendonça
Gilbert Wynter
Deirdre Jacob
Pirouz Davani
Joan Lawrence
Derrick Engebretson
Angelo Cruz
Paul Skiba, Sarah Skiba and Lorenzo Chivers
Kevin Palmer
Yury Zacharanka
Yves, Marie-France, Marius and Camille Godard
Viktar Hanchar and Anatoly Krasouski
Raisa Räisänen
Marat Manafov
Julie Surprenant
Michael Negrete
2000s
Brian Shaffer
Asha Degree
Andrew Gosden
Michele Miscavige
Zebb Quinn
Trevor Deely
Jennifer Kesse
Brandon Swanson
Maura Murray
Ray Gricar
Jim Gray
Sneha Ann Philip
Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos
Mitrice Robinson
Leah Roberts
Joseph Kibweteere
Bruno Manser
Dzmitry Zavadski
Zelimkhan Murdalov
Rilya Wilson
Branson Perry
Jason Jolkowski
The Gill Family
Marita Verón
Saeed Zeinali
Tabitha Tuders
Ben Charles Padilla
Ali Astamirov
Reda Helal
Kirk von Ackermann
Charlene Downes
Tariq Mahmood
Somchai Neelapaijit
Brianna Maitland
Guy-André Kieffer
Mohammed Al Afghani
Tamra Jewel Keepness
David Louis Sneddon
Joanna Cipriano
Iraena Asher
Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr.
Alfredo Jiménez Mota
Rahul Raju
Natalee Holloway
Tara Grinstead
Rahma el-Dennaoui
Joe Pichler
Jessie Foster
Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño
Ebrima Manneh
Thiruchelvam Nihal Jim Brown
Anthony Zizzo
Jorge Julio López
Oralgaisha Omarshanova
Robert Levinson
Lisa Stebic
Madeleine McCann
Ashley Summers
Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine
Elodia Ghinescu
Stacy Ann Peterson
Aeryn Gillern
Amy Fitzpatrick
Marilyn Bergeron
Jamie Fraley
Alex Sloley
Claudia Lawrence
Brittanee Drexel
Craig Arnold
Marsha Brantley
Paul Tseng
Toni Sharpless
Steven Koecher
2010s
The McStay Family
Lars Mittank
Kyron Horman
Kenny Veach
Lauren Spierer
Ben McDaniel
Bryce Laspisa
The MH370 Aircraft
Ayla Reynolds
Rico Harris
Phoenix Coldon
Russell Bohling
Paolo Renda
Vasyl Klymentyev
Forrest Schab
Alessia and Livia Schepp
Bethany Decker
Timmothy Pitzen
Maddy Scott
Cristina Siekavizza
Lisa Irwin
Daniel Lind Lagerlöf
Sky Metalwala
Jonathan Spollen
Timothy MacColl
Guma Aguiar
Vadim Pappe
Tiffany Whitton
Austin Tice
Emma Fillipoff
Sombath Somphone
Zsolt Erőss
Federico Tobares
Maureen Kelly
Marie-José and Allison Benitez
Aidin Bozorgi, Pouya Keivan and Mojta Jarahi
Robert Hoagland
Tiffany Daniels
Carlos Ornelas Puga
Heather Elvis
Billy Rakchongcharoen
Avera Mengistu
William Tyrrell
Tammy Kingery
Daylenn Pua
Lucas Tronche
Asha Kreimer
Charity Aiyedogbon
Logan Schiendelman
Kristal Reisinger
Corrie McKeague
Najeeb Ahmed
Zelim Bakaev
Anastácio Alves
Georgina Gharsallah
Karl-Erivan Haub
Surachai Danwattananusorn
Comment any you think I missed, I’m sure there’s a couple!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_people_who_disappeared
https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/time.com/5532711/mysterious-unsolved-disappearances/%3famp=true
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2020.09.06 21:27 AHSismypassion Picking one season in where each actor "shined" the most.

My opinion:
Jessica Lange - Freak Show (Hard one to pick actually but you could tell she loved the role of Elsa Mars and gave her all into it)
Evan Peters - Cult (Kai Anderson literally is his peak to date, Emmy and Golden Globe worthy)
Sarah Paulson - Asylum (While Sarah is usually great in every season it‘s that perfectly written role that‘s just signature AHS)
Taissa Farmiga - Murder House (She just can play depressed teenage girl so well. Zoë & Co. can hardly compete)
Frances Conroy - Coven (Although iconically reprised in Apocalypse her lines in Coven stay legendary)
Lily Rabe - Asylum (Without Lily Asylum would be less entertaining. She truly delivers in bad roles)
Denis O‘Hare - Hotel (I mean, clearly. Making Hotel a feast for the eyes)
Cheyenne Jackson - Roanoke (While his role was very limited he was totally believable as asshole producer)
Kathy Bates - Roanoke (She‘s equally good in her evil roles, but if I had to pick it would be the Butcher AKA Agnes - that‘s where she fully went insane)
Angela Bassett - Coven (Since Coven her roles have been samey-same though)
Finn Wittrock - Freak Show (And that hands down)
Emma Roberts - 1984 (For the first time I have seen that she can play something else other than a stuck up bitch)
Billie Lourd - Apocalypse (I usually find her bland but there was this significant bathtub scene where her eyes were all bloody and she was screaming - it was terrific)
Billy Eichner - Cult (Sadly that‘s where the fun ended because his roles after that were recycled)
Leslie Grossman - Cult (Just a similar case as Billy. Her roles after Cult didn‘t flash me)
Adina Porter - Roanoke (Adina literally made that season. Although her appearance in Cult is a close 2nd)
Wes Bentley - Hotel (You can say what you want about John Lowe but he‘s one of the reasons why I love Hotel)
Dylan McDermott - Asylum (Why he wasn‘t casted for another role in so long after Johnny Morgan is beyond me. I love when he plays bad)
Leslie Jordan - Roanoke (Cricket Marlowe is literally iconic. That wig alone)
Mare Winningham - Hotel (No contest at all. Perhaps because that‘s the season where she plays a larger role)
John Carroll-Lynch - Freak Show (No John = no Twisty = no mascot for AHS. Although he delivered in 1984 just as much)
Gabourey Sidibe - Coven (Queenie literally but neither in Hotel nor in Apocalypse she was that iconic)
Jamie Brewer - Murder House (It‘s that special first appearance of Jamie that was so striking)
Naomi Grossman - Freak Show (Pepper literally. It‘s the Orphans episode where Naomi gave a 100%)
Cody Fern - Apocalypse (I felt genuinely scared throughout the whole season)
Lady Gaga - Hotel (Because I feel her performance in Roanoke was underwhelming due to an amount of stress she had)
Zachary Quinto - Asylum (It‘s the creepy villains he can play the best)
Matt Bomer - Hotel (His role as Andy in Freak Show was way too small to compare)
Chloë Sevigny - Asylum (Chloë gave a whole different experience in Asylum than in Hotel and that role suited her much better)
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2020.09.05 11:49 ianvideo 5th September 2020 - US Open Day 5 - Brits booted, Shapo’s escape, and the curious case of Adrian Mannarino

Show Notes

We begin by discussing Felix Auger-Aliassime's victory over Andy Murray in yesterday's night session. How much was the one-sided result down to Auger-Aliassime's brilliance and how much was it because of Murray's depleted physical condition? Moving on to Friday's action, there's chat about disappointing defeats for Cameron Norrie and Dan Evans, Naomi Osaka's stressful victory over Marta Kostyuk, Denis Shapovalov's escape against Taylor Fritz, and the bizarre delay to Adrian Mannarino vs Alexander Zverev. We also revisit the opposite of "on the boat" and look ahead to tomorrow's schedule, highlighted by Serena Williams vs Sloane Stephens.
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2020.08.29 11:42 ianvideo 28th August 2020 - Tennis Re-Lived: Arthur Ashe

Show Notes

Following on from our most recent edition of Tennis Re-Lived on the life of Althea Gibson, in this episode we turn our attention to Arthur Ashe.
We cover his formative years growing up in Virginia under the Jim Crow laws, his development as an amateur tennis player while at college, his Grand Slam titles, his fights for civil rights and social justice, his passing from AIDS, and his enduring legacy.
Along the way, James Blake reveals how he indirectly credits Ashe with getting him into tennis, Leslie Allen talks about what it was like at Dr Johnson’s training facility for African-American players, Steve Flink analyses Ashe’s 1968 US Open victory and what made him so exciting to watch, Richard Evans discusses Ashe’s tactical masterclass against Jimmy Connors in the 1975 Wimbledon final , John McEnroe describes his special relationship with Ashe, Mary Carillo tells some of her favourite stories involving Arthur to explain what he was like, and Chanda Rubin reflects on his impact in tennis.
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2020.08.20 17:47 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters ‘W-Z’ in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters ‘W-Z’ under Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/).
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hqko0y/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_gi_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hrq9bg/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_jl_of_jeffrey/).
I posted letter M on July 20, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/huw0yt/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_m_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters N-Q on July 27, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hyudbz/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letters_nq_in_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I posted letter R on July 29, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/i0aqxd/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_r_in_jeffrey/)
I posted letter S on August 7, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/i5orop/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_s_in_jeffrey/)
I posted letters T-V on August 13, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/i9dxwk/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_tv_in_jeffrey/)
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
W
Wachtmeister, Eric: Swedish Internet entrepreneur. He was the founder of the now defunct social media website, A Small World. The Weinstein Company, Robert Pittman, and Alexander von Furstenberg were all heavy investors and are all listed in Epstein’s black book (check out previous threads for further information). Early in his career, Wachtmeister was an investment banker who worked for Rothschild & Co. and Lehman Brothers. His father was Count Wilhelm Wachtmeister, a Swedish diplomat, ambassador to the United States, and close friend of George H.W. Bush.
Wagner, David: Not enough info.
Wainwright, Rupert: British movie director and producer.
Waksal, Sam: Pharmaceutical entrepreneur and CEO. Despite the nerdy sounding job description, Waksal hobnobs with celebrities. He dated Martha Stewart’s daughter, is a friend of Ronald Perelman’s ex-wife, and counts Mick Jagger among his friends (https://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/24/business/for-imclone-drug-entrepreneur-a-past-of-celebrity-and-notoriety.html). In 2002 and 2003, Waksal pleaded guilty to securities fraud, bank fraud, obstruction of justice, perjury, conspiracy, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2003. He was released in 2009.
Wallace, Mike: Television journalist best known for his role as lead correspondent on the news program 60 Minutes. Longtime 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager, was forced to step down from his position after Ronan Farrow’s article in The New Yorker that mentioned Fager’s sexual misconduct (https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/as-leslie-moonves-negotiates-his-exit-from-cbs-women-raise-new-assault-and-harassment-claims) towards Sarah Johansen, an intern at the time (now a producer) who said that the atmosphere of 60 Minutes was like that of a “boy’s club.” Epstein hosted a reception for Wallace at his NYC mansion back in 1997 (https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-had-his-own-lodge-at-interlochens-prestigious-arts-camp-for-kids-in-michigan). Wallace can be seen in this photo (date uncertain, but must have been 1991 or earlier) with Robert Maxwell (Ghislaine’s father) and Donald Trump (https://twitter.com/rudyhavenstein/status/1162119147746029568).
Walters, Barbara: Famous television personality/broadcast journalist known for 20/20, The View, and berating Corey Feldman for trying to “damage an entire industry” when he came out against pedophilia in Hollywood (https://pagesix.com/2017/10/18/barbara-walters-faces-backlash-after-corey-feldman-clip-resurfaces/). Walters goes way back with Ghislaine and her family, as she swam around the same social circles as Ghislaine’s father, Robert Maxwell (https://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/this-was-then-malcolm-forbes-70th-birthday-part-i/). Here is a picture from Steve Forbes’s 70th birthday party (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/robert-maxwell-barbara-walters-and-merv-adelson-news-photo/81525793) that shows Barbara walking just behind Robert Maxwell. Barbara is pictured here (https://pagesix.com/2020/07/02/pre-arrest-ghislaine-maxwell-with-her-famous-friends/#7) with Ghislaine and some others (7th picture down). We can only wish her the most agonizing of deaths.
Ward, Kevin: A 34-year veteran of the NYPD who was eventually promoted to Borough Commander. Currently the Vice President of Security and Operations for Bryant Park Corporation. Received a Master’s Degree from Harvard, which is extremely rare for a law enforcement official. It’s odd that Epstein would have three different telephone numbers for such a decorated member of law enforcement. Interesting.
Warner, Ozzie: No info found.
Warnford-Davis, Ms Mandy: The former sister-in-law of Ghislaine’s brother, Kevin. Kevin and his wife, Pandora, divorced after more than 20 years of marriage. Mandy is Pandora’s sister. She works as a lawyer in London.
Wasserman, Casey & Laura: Casey is an entertainment and sports agent executive. Grandson of Hollywood mogul and mafia-linked Lee Wasserman. Laura Zifren is Casey’s wife. She is a movie music supervisor. Casey and Laura both appear on Epstein’s “Lolita Express” flight log (https://archive.org/stream/EpsteinFlightLogsLolitaExpress/Jeffrey-Epstein-Flight-Logs-in-PDF-format_djvu.txt) during the infamous Africa trip which featured the likes of Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, and Chris Tucker. Casey donates a lot of time and money to the Clinton Foundation and considers Bill Clinton to be a close friend and his philanthropic “mentor” (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bill-clinton-casey-wasserman-reveal-590405). The Wassermans have donated between $10 and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation (https://www.clintonfoundation.org/contributors?category=%2410%2C000%2C001+to+%2425%2C000%2C000). The Wassermans have set up a charity called The Wasserman Foundation through which they donate money to a number of different causes, including several children’s groups (http://www.wassermanfoundation.org/giving/).
Wassong, David: Managing Director for Soros (yes, that Soros) Fund Management who has worked for Soros for over 20 years (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-01/soros-spins-out-private-equity-team-pledging-up-to-2-billion). Here’s a lovely picture (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/david-wassong-managing-director-of-soros-fund-management-news-photo/129267700?adppopup=true) of Wassong with Ghislaine Maxwell from 2011. There’s nothing weird about it except for Ghislaine’s eye-catching earrings, which bare a striking resemblance to pedophile symbolism (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3560069/The-symbols-pedophiles-use-signal-sordid-sexual-preferences-social-media.html). David’s father, Dan, was a chronic sexual harasser of his secretaries (https://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/05/nyregion/a-sexual-harasser-his-friends-don-t-recognize-the-description.html). Perhaps sexual deviancy runs in the family.
Wastnage, Lucy: Wife of David Tang. Already listed earlier under ‘Tang, Mr David and Lucy Wastnag.’ Copy and pasted from my ‘T-V’ thread… David was a Hong Kong businessman who founded the Shanghai Tang fashion chain and several restaurants that attract the elite. Tang was a philanthropist who was involved in several charities, including Youth Outreach (YO), a charitable organization started in Hong Kong by Reverend Peter Newberry. This charity’s goal was to help at-risk youths (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/hkedition/2017-09/15/content_32018378.htm). Tang was considered one of the most well-connected people in London. He and his wife, Lucy, counted Prince Andrew, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York (Prince Andrew’s ex-wife), Kevin Spacey, the Duke of Marlborough, and Mick Jagger among their friends (https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/lucy-tang-on-top-the-highs-and-lows-of-a-party-girl-6540808.html). Tang vehemently defended Prince Andrew in 2011 when his relationship with Epstein was made public (https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/theyve-been-tang-oed-sir-david-tang-sets-the-record-straight-6383974.html). Two years later, Ghislaine celebrated her 51st birthday at China Tang, David’s restaurant at the Dorchester Hotel. Despite the backlash Prince Andrew received for counting Epstein among his friends, he attended Ghislaine’s birthday, along with former Labour minister Shaun Woodward and wife Camilla, the Earl and Countess of Derby, Dorrit Moussaieff, the diamond heiress/wife of the president of Iceland, Tamara Beckwith, and John Eliasch, multi-millionaire boss of sports firm Head. Every single one of those people appear in Epstein’s contacts. Epstein had 16 phone numbers, two email addresses, and three street addresses listed under David and Lucy’s names. David Tang died in 2017.
Waterman, Felicity: Model and actress who was a client of Elite Modeling Agency, along with Epstein/Maxwell pals Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum and many other famous models.
Watson, Victoria: Secretary at De Cadenet Motor Racing Limited (https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/9iGn2N_d0fDUZjAwXR1KFgM4qLU/appointments), a company owned by former race car driver Alain de Cadenet, who was listed earlier in Epstein’s black book.
Webb, Veronica: Supermodel. Former Victoria’s Secret (Les Wexner) model.
Weidenfeld, Lord: Founder of Weidenfeld and Nicolson publishing company. Weidenfeld (1919-2016) was a tremendous supporter of Israel and Oxford University. Weidenfeld was close friends with the Rothschilds. For more info on Weidenfeld’s deep-rooted connection with the Rothschilds and Israel, check out this wonderful Youtube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=368&v=N-0ZTc42PnU&feature=emb_logo). It’s very well-researched and connects all the dots. Other high-ranking friends of Weidenfeld included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former U.S. Secretary of State (and should-be war criminal) Henry Kissinger.
Weinberg, Jason: Top Hollywood talent manager who represents some of the biggest names in movies and television. Weinberg held his 50th birthday at a restaurant in Easthampton, NY (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/rambling-reporteharvey-weinstein-katie-holmes-more-flock-east-hamptons-palm-restaurant-jason-weinb). Attendees included Harvey Weinstein and actress Uma Thurman, the ex-fiance of ARK Academy founder and possible pedophile and child trafficker, Arpad Busson. Weinberg has been pictured with Peggy Siegal, the publicist who helped Epstein get into elite parties after he was convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution. They likely know each other because they were both trained by legendary Hollywood publicist Bobby Zarem.
Weinstein, Bob: Bob is Harvey Weinstein’s brother and a top movie producer and Hollywood executive. Bob has denied any knowledge of his brother’s seemingly endless sexual harassment charges and has publicly rebuked Harvey. Bob has been accused of harassment by Amanda Segel, a female showrunner (https://variety.com/2017/tv/news/bob-weinstein-sexual-harassment-1202592165/).
Weintraub, Harriet: Founder of public relations firm HWPR (http://hwpr.com/about-us/). Was once in business with Epstein enabler Peggy Siegal (http://orbmagazine.com/the-orbitepeggy-siegal-is-no-longer-the-owner-of-the-peggy-siegal-company/).
Westheimer, Ruth Dr: Better known as Dr. Ruth, the popular sex therapist and TV personality.
Weymouth, Mrs Lally: Senior associate editor of The Washington Post. Eldest child of Katherine Graham, the publisher who ran her family’s newspaper, The Washington Post, from 1963-1991. Lally is best known for throwing huge bipartisan parties at her house in the Hamptons. This article (https://nypost.com/2017/07/10/why-ordinary-americans-hold-politicians-and-media-in-contempt-all-in-one-hamptons-party/) does a great job of detailing who goes to these parties (ex: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner partying with George Soros, Soros partying with David Koch, etc) and the fact that behind closed doors, the same people who publicly insult each other from both sides of the aisle, are actually friends and just laughing at us for believing their theatrics. AGAIN, THE WHOLE IDEA OF PARTISANSHIP IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT. STOP ALIGNING WITH ONE SIDE. IT’S US VS. THEM. THAT’S IT.
White, Somers: Former model and advertising executive. Married to Jonathan Farkas, heir to the Alexander’s department stores fortune. Named to the Commission on Presidential Scholars by Donald Trump in 2019. Pictured here (https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/amy-fine-collins-suzanne-johnson-ghislaine-maxwell-somers-news-photo/1169681593?adppopup=true) with Ghislaine Maxwell.
White, Victoria: Former wife of Lord Gordon White, Texas businessman Tom O’Gara, and famed Hollywood producer Robert Evans.
White, Michael: Likely the theatemovie producer or the British journalist who was the associate editor of The Guardian until 2016 and a regular commentator on BBC. Could be either one.
White O’Gara, Victoria: See Victoria White above.
Whitworth, Alan & Wendy: Wendy Whitworth is a managing editor with ties to Ghislaine and her family. She was managing editor of Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in An Age of Genocide, an assortment of Holocaust-centered articles, which was released in 2001. Ghislaine Maxwell’s mother, Elisabeth, was the editor-in-chief of the publication. Ghislaine and her sisters, Isabel and Christine, are listed as financial sponsors and committee coordinator (https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/bfm%3A978-1-349-66019-3%2F1.pdf). The honorary president of the publication is Elie Wiesel, the famous authoHolocaust survivor who also appears in Epstein’s book and was also accused of sexual harassment. I believe her husband Alan is an economic adviser, but I’m not entirely sure.
Wiatt, Jim: Former CEO at William Morris, a major talent agency.
Wienberg, Anouska & Mark: Anouska is a hotelier and interior designer. Her husband, Mark, is a financier who co-founded J. Rothschild Assurance, which later became St. James’s Place Wealth Management, along with Jacob Rothschild (https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/lord-weinberg?mediatype=photography&phrase=lord%20weinberg&sort=best). Mark was the honorary treasurer of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and still had a role as one of the Vice Presidents as of 2012 (https://www.nspcc.org.uk/globalassets/documents/annual-reports/nspcc-annual-report-2012.pdf), making this the 12 billionth connection between known pedophile and child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and the NSPCC.
Wiesel Dr Eli and Marion: Wiesel was a famous author, Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, but he also supposedly sexually harassed a teenager at a charity event (https://www.newsweek.com/elie-wiesel-me-too-account-690891). Wiesel had longstanding ties to the Maxwell family due to their mutual interest in writing about the Holocaust (https://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/09/business/media/elisabeth-maxwell-widow-who-reinvented-herself-as-holocaust-expert-dies-at-92.html), (https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/bfm%3A978-1-349-66019-3%2F1.pdf). Marion is also a Holocaust survivor and was Elie’s wife.
Wigram Lionel and Lydia: Lionel is a producer who has worked on the Harry Potter films and several Guy Ritchie movies. Lydie is his wife.
Wigram, Lionel: See above.
Williams Alexandra & Nick: Alexandra is the daughter of Michael Heseltine, who was previously listed in Epstein’s ‘black book.’ Michael Heseltine is a British businessman and politician who served in various roles in government for British PMs Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Heseltine was a friend of Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine’s father. Heseltine invested in Conservative Parliament member Harvey Proctor’s business after Proctor was forced to resign after it was revealed he had sexual relationships with and took nude pictures of male prostitutes aged 17-21 at his home (source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/members-interests-top-tories-lose-on-proctors-shop-the-retailer-1445666.html). At the time, it was illegal to have same-sex relations with prostiutes under the age of 21. Her siblings, Annabel and Rupert, were listed in Epstein’s book as well. Check out the G-I thread for more info on them. Nick is her husband and the owner of Holloway’s auctioneers.
Williams-Ellis, David & Serena: David is a world-renowned British sculptor. His ex-wife, Serena, is an interior designer.
Willis, Rebecca: Not sure. Could be a climate change/environmental researcher in the UK.
Wilmot-Sitwell, Alex & Fi: Alex is a banker who was CEO of UBS Investment Bank and headed Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s businesses across Europe until 2018. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, incidentally, was the “largest corporate sponsor” for the super shady ARK Academy (https://arkacademy.org/node/51721) under Wilmot-Sitwell. ARK Academy, founded by Arpad Busson (listed in Epstein’s book - read more on him here: https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cl34ju/arpad_busson_billionaire_businessman_or_possible/), could very well be a system of schools used for child abuse and child trafficking. Caroline Fiona Marr is Alex’s ex-wife.
Wilson, Carter: Barely any info found. Her name is Carter Wilson Hailey. This was her mother (https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/harrisonburg-va/margaret-wilson-6505891). Despite the family names/history, I couldn’t find anything on who Carter Wilson actually is.
Windisch Grazot, Manfred: The Windisch-Graetz family comes from a high nobility bloodline. Manfred, considered a prince, takes care of the management and finances of Elitaliana, the oldest Italian helicopter company (https://www.arbiter.it/articolo/il-guardaroba-di-manfred-windisch-graetz/). Member of the Order of Malta (https://www.smomembassytoslovenia.org/heliambulance-blessed-by-the-holy-fathe).
Windsor-Taylor, Tim & Helen: Helen is a member of the Royal Family. Her father is Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, who is the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Helen is a patron of CLIC Sargent, a children’s cancer charity (https://web.archive.org/web/20110723085754/http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/Aboutus/Mediacentre/Latestnews/Midsummerpartyraises400000). Her husband, Tim, is an art dealer.
Winn, Steve: Wynn is a billionaire Las Vegas hotel tycoon. Prince Harry was a guest of Wynn’s at his Encore resort. Served as the finance chair of the Republican National Committee from 2017-2018, but had to resign from that post and his position as CEO of Wynn Resorts due to dozens of allegations of sexual misconduct (https://www.newsweek.com/steve-wynn-claims-he-cant-punished-sexual-harassment-claims-because-he-no-longer-company-1472164) by his employees. Wynn and his wife (listed earlier in Epstein’s black book under ‘Hissom, Andrea’) are close friends of Donald and Melania Trump (source: https://www.pressreader.com/uk/scottish-daily-mail/20120901/281904475353844).
Winston, Elizabeth: Not sure. Best guess is a Texas-based conservationist.
Wipple, George: Entertainment and society television journalist.
Wolper, Carol: Author and screenwriter who has also written for Vogue magazine, where Epstein has countless connections.
Wong, Andy: Hong Kong financier and socialite. Hosted a Chinese New Year party in 2002 attended by Prince Andrew (https://www.tatler.com/article/lady-victoria-hervey-defends-duke-of-york-and-fled-epstein-apartment) where the theme was ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ (https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/meet-the-wongs-1529160.html). Here’s are some pictures from that party (https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/prince-andrew-hong-kong-fanancier-andy-wong-and-his-wife-news-photo/104171074 ; https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/sir-dai-llewelyn-amd-masked-girl-hong-kong-fanancier-andy-news-photo/104170961 ; https://www.shutterstock.com/editorial/image-editorial/chinese-new-year-party-hosted-by-andy-wong-and-wife-patti-at-the-reform-club-london-britain-26-jan-2002-375881ah). Here is a link with more pictures (https://www.rexfeatures.com/set/375881) from the party. Many Epstein contacts appear in these photos and also regularly attend the Wongs’ annual Chinese New Year parties. Buzz Aldrin (suspected upper echelon freemason) attended the party as well.
Wong, Theodore: Hedge fund manager. Founder of Constellar Capital LLC. Former managing director at Credit Suisse, a Swedish-based investment bank where Epstein had several contacts. Member of the Sunflower Children's Foundation and St. Jude’s Hospital (https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/person/7519446), two charities dedicated to sickly children.
Woodall, Trinny: Former drug addict socialite and friend of the wealthy and elite (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1216159/The-drug-addict-friends-haunt-Trinny-Woodall.html) who is now a British TV presenter and owner of makeup brand TRINNY LONDON.
Woods Emily & Carrie: Cary Woods is a movie producer. His ex-wife, Emily, is the chairman of J. Crew.
Woodward, Alexa: California-based attorney.
Woodward, Shaun & Camilla: Former British Member of Parliament (MP) and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Shaun is a good friend of Esther Rantzen, an English journalist and television presenter who founded ChildLine, a charity promoting child protection. Incidentally, Rantzen ignored allegations against Jimmy Savile, the notorious pedophile, celebrity, and Royal Family confidant. Rantzen also had an affair with Nicolas Fairbairn, the Scottish politician who was posthumously accused of chronic child abuse and has been linked to Elm Guest House, where politicans (allegedly) had sex with drugged up children (https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13174992.former-judges-shock-over-qc-paedophile-ring-allegations/). Camilla is Woodward’s ex-wife of 28 years and daughter of former Conservative MP and supermarket heir Tim Sainsbury. Since their divorce, Shaun has entered a relationship with Luke Redgrave, a Hollywood camera operator.
Worcester, Marq & Marc of: Henry Somerset, 12th Duke of Beaufort and his ex-wife, Tracy. Henry is an English peer and landowner. Tracy is a former actress.
Wyatt, Jim: See Jim Wiatt (above).
Wyatt, Steve & Cate: Steve is an oil heir and the former lover of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (Prince Andrew’s ex-wife). Ferguson has always seen Steve as her true love and even went away on vacation with him while she was still with Prince Andrew (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4512442/Fergie-reunited-former-lover-broke-heart.html). Cate is Steve’s ex-wife.
(No ‘X’ last names)
Y
Yamani, Mai: Anthropologist, scholar, and author who has been a consultant of international banks such as Goldman Sachs, oil companies like Shell and BP, and foreign governments.
Yariv, Zghoul: Israeli venture capitalist.
Yates, Andrew (piggy): Features editor at the Daily Mail. Went to school with Ghislaine Maxwell, but said that he hadn’t seen her in over a decade when he found out his name was in Epstein’s contacts.
Young Toby: A British social commentator and former director of the New Schools Network, a charity which helps set up free schools in England. He is also an associate editor at Quillette, an online science magazine. In 2011, Young wrote an article defending Prince Andrew and others who are friends with the likes of Epstein, saying that they are not responsible for their friends actions (https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/status-anxiety-like-prince-andrew-i-stand-by-my-dodgy-mates-). He was suspended from Groucho, a private members club in London, when he admitted to selling and using cocaine there (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1361435/White-powder-scare-at-the-Groucho.html). This flickr page reveals the connection between Toby Young’s New Schools Network and possible pedophile/child trafficker Arpad Busson’s ARK Academy schools (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/49407330397).
Younger, Tracy & Lee, Greg: No info found.
Yugoslavia Dimitri: Prince Dimitri is a gemologist and member of the Royal House of Yugoslavia. Pictured here (https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a30222833/christina-oxenberg-instagram-patreon-memoi) with Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew’s cousin, Christina Oxenberg. Brother of Michael and Serge (below).
Yugoslavia, Prince Michel of: An investment executive and former real estate broker. He is also a member of the Knights of Malta. Brother of Dimitri (above) and Serge (below)
Yugoslavia, Serge de: Prince Serge of Yugoslavia. Recently became a father at the age of 54 (http://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2018/03/a-son-for-prince-serge-of-yugoslavia.html). Brother of Dimitri and Michael (above).
Z
Zacks Gordon: American businessman who was a financial and Middle Eastern policy adviser to George H.W. Bush during his presidency.
Zales, Alexi: No info found.
Zangrillo Paige & Bob: Robert Zangrillo is a venture capitalist and real estate developer. He has come under fire for a college admissions scandal in which he paid $250,000 so that his daughter could get into USC. Routinely throws parties that attract the likes of the Kardashians, Snoop Dogg, the Hadid family, and other celebrities/wealthy people (https://www.dirt.com/moguls/real-estate/bob-zangrillo-house-los-angeles-1203330956/).
Zawauri, Waleed: Zawawi is on the board of HSBC Bank of Oman. Listed in the Paradise Papers (https://offshoreleaks.icij.org/nodes/80029327) - not to be confused with the Panama Papers - as someone with offshore accounts.
Zecher Bibi and Adrian: Adrian is a hotelier who founded Aman Resorts. Bebe is his wife.
Zeff Mark: Interior designer who helped renovate Epstein’s New York mansion.
Zelier, John: Founding and Managing Member of Hudson Housing Capital, a housing tax credit syndicator. Former Managing Director of Lehman Brothers.
Zevi, Dino & Rosi: Dino is an art dealer.
Zilkha, Bettina: Arts, entertainment, and fashion journalist for Forbes magazine. Photographed with Ghislaine Maxwell here (https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/ghislaine-maxwell-and-bettina-zilkha-attend-holly-petersons-news-photo/1169681633) and here (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/bettina-zilkha-suzanne-ircha-and-ghislaine-maxwell-attend-news-photo/660049824) and here (https://www.gettyimages.ie/detail/news-photo/bettina-zilkha-and-ghislaine-maxwell-attend-private-news-photo/590659890)... well, you get the point. She is a fixture in New York’s high society social scene as she is also an heiress to her father’s financing fortune.
Zipp, Brian: Investment banker. Zipp is a former Senior Economist with the U.S. Treasury Department. Later became a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers.
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2020.08.03 16:30 SiphenPrax WWE Megathread: August 3-7

NOTE: I want to address the elephant in the room here: Why I never posted the WWE Megathread last week. The reason why I never did was because I was starting a new full-time job last week and I was burnt out the whole week from making any kind of threads (outside of the AEW Megathread which is very easy to make and post). It was a very hard week last week for me and I wasn't normally on Reddit like I usually am. Going forward, I will post these WWE Megathreads either on Sunday or Monday morning (barring when a PPV happens). I apologize for any inconveniences over the past week.
The road to Summerslam 2020 has kicked off! Here's what you need to know:
On RAW, Sasha Banks defeated Asuka to win the RAW Women's Championship for the fifth time in her career, when Asuka was distracted by Bayley attacking Kairi Sane backstage and left the ring to go help out her friend, giving Sasha the win. Meanwhile, Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler got into a scuffle while Nia was cutting a promo in the ring. It later led to a match which was thrown out when both of them went at it and it led to referees breaking everything up.
On NXT, Io Shirai and Tegan Nox defeated Candice LeRae and Dakota Kai in a tag-team match when Io pinned Candice with a moonsault. After the match, Dakota demanded to be the number one contender to the NXT Women's Championship, but Rhea Ripley confronted her to bring it up with William Regal. Meanwhile, Mercedes Martinez defeated Shotzi Blackheart in a singles match.
Finally, on Smackdown, Bayley retained her Smackdown Women's Championship against Nikki Cross in the main event. Afterward, Alexa Bliss tried to comfort Nikki after her loss, but Nikki pushed her to the ground, left the ring, and then the Fiend attacked Alexa (no, I'm not making that part up). Meanwhile, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville returned to Smackdown where they got into a fight backstage while Mandy was getting her makeup ready for her date with Otis Dozivic. Finally, Naomi defeated Lacey Evans in a singles match.
The previous megathread can be found [here]
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2020.08.01 03:59 Coldcoffees Post WWE SmackDown Discussion Thread! - July 31st, 2020

WWE SmackDown Results - July 31st, 2020 (results by Wrestling Observer)
Results of Tonight's Show
Match Stipulation Winner
AJ Styles (c) vs. Gran Metalik Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship AJ Styles
King Corbin vs. Drew Gulak Singles match King Corbin
Big E vs. The Miz Singles match Big E
Naomi vs. Lacey Evans Singles match Naomi
Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross Singles match for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Bayley
Results
A series of interviews backstage opened up the show. The participants in the key matches and segments all gave separate interviews hying their match for later.
WWE Women's Tag Team Champions and SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley & Raw Women's Champion Sasha Banks mocked Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Bayley promised to defeat Cross again. Cross pointed out that she beat Bliss last week to earn the title shot and vowed to win the title tonight.
Big E is returning to singles action tonight against The Miz. Miz and John Morrison laughed at Big E, trying to be a singles star.
Lacey Evans was still upset about Naomi slapping her last week and is out for revenge. Naomi promised to confront Evans in the ring.
Gran Metalik discussed his upcoming title shot against A.J. Styles. Styles noted that Metalik is talented in the ring, but SmackDown is still the house he built.
Bray Wyatt appeared from the Firefly Funhouse. He noted Braun Strowman is still in the swamp. It doesn't matter because The Fiend is awake now and nobody is safe.
Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles defeated Gran Metalik (Lince Dorado) to retain the title
They tried making this feel special with the big ring introductions. On Commentary, Michael Cole noted that the IC title has always been considered the working man's title.
Styles and Metalik had a good fun match. They both started slow and went back and forth. Styles suckered Metalik in and started beating him down. He followed up with a vertical suplex for a near fall.
Metalik took over, and the pace briefly quickened. He sent Styles to the floor with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors. Metalik attempted a plancha, but Styles jumped in the ring. Metalik landed on the apron, but Styles knocked him off.
Metalik regained control when he caught Styles with a hurricanrana off the apron.
Back from the break, Styles cut off Metalik as he climbed to the top. Metallic knocked Styles off and hit a huge flying cross body for a close near fall. Styles slowed regained control and slowed the pace down.
He targeted Metalik's leg and worked it over. He locked on a half-crab, but Metalik made it to the ropes to break the hold. Metalik fought back and rolled up Styles for near fall. He followed up with a spinning DDT for a near fall.
Metalik walked the middle rope and hit a missile dropkick for a close near fall. He attempted to life up Styles, but his leg gave out, and Styles unloaded with a series of strikes to take back over.
Styles went for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Metalik avoided and hit an enziguri for a near fall. Metalik fired up, walked up the ropes, and leaped off the middle rope, but Styles hit a chop block in mid-air. Styles then locked on the Calf Crusher for the submission win.
After the match, Styles jumped Dorado as he checked on Metalik. Styles beat down Dorado and hit the Styles Clash.
In the back, Shorty G watched the match on the monitor. King Corbin approached Shorty G and noted it must feel bad to be on the sidelines. He offered to help out Shorty G because they're friends. Shorty G was skeptical.
Corbin praised Shorty G's skills and alluded to Matt Riddle getting all the opportunities. Shorty G saw through Corbin's manipulation. Corbin pointed out that anyone that take's out Riddle receives the King's Ransom.
They recapped the Bar Room Fight between Sheamus and Jeff Hardy last week.
In the back, Jeff Hardy celebrated with D-Von Dudley, Otis, and Tucker.
Jeff Hardy Promo
Jeff Hardy made his way down to the ring. On commentary, Michael Cole explained that Hardy's in a good mood because he no longer has to deal with the bully Sheamus.
Hardy talked about his sobriety and noted defeating Sheamus in the bar fight confirmed that he's on the right path. He admitted he's an alcoholic but is more than that. Hardy's a loving husband, father, and WWE superstar.
He said his family and fans support means a lot to him, and he's not going to let them down. Hardy's grateful to be alive.
King Corbin interrupted and said he's tired of hearing about Hardy's sobriety. He told Hardy to shut up and deal with it. Corbin has it tougher than Hardy because he has to deal with Matt Riddle, who doesn't know where his shoes are, and has to take on Drew Gulak tonight.
Hardy mocked Corbin and thinks Corbin is the problem. Corbin would offer the KIng's Ransom to take out Riddle to him, but he knows Hardy instead wants to do the 12 steps and sit in a circle.
Suddenly, Drew Gulak jumped Corbin from behind and beat him down.
King Corbin defeated Drew Gulak
Corbin and Gulak had a surprisingly good match. They kept it short, but both worked hard.
Back from the commercial break and the match was already in progress. On commentary, Michael Cole discussed the King's Ransom to take out Riddle, but Gulak wouldn't accept the offer since he helped to train Riddle.
Gulak was firmly in control and backed Corbin into the corner. Gualk avoided Corbin but got caught with a right hand anyway. Corbin slowed the pace down with a chin lock. Gulak fought back, but Corbin slammed Gulak down. Corbin then transitioned into a half-crab.
Gulak fought out and countered into the Yes Lock.
Corbin broke free and made it to the ropes. Gulak fired up and hit a series of shotgun dropkicks. He followed up with flying clothesline off the top for a near fall.
Corbin recovered and ht the Deep Six. Suddenly, Matt Riddle's music hit, and he made his way to the ring.
Gulak tried taking advantage and scored a near fall with an inside cradle. Corbin jumped to his feet and hit the End of Days for the win.
After the match, Riddle jumped Corbin and beat him down. Shorty G ran out and attacked Riddle with a rolling German suplex. Shorty G looked at Corbin and made the money sign.
Corbin laughed and left with Shorty G.
Big E defeated The Miz (w/John Morrison)
Big E and Miz had a fine match that dragged at times. They recapped Kofi Kingston convincing Big E it was time for him to be a singles star. The commentators pushed Big E going into singles competition as a big deal.
Big E had the early advantage using his strength. He avoided Miz with a leapfrog and applied the abdominal stretch.
Miz got in Big E's face and slapped him. Big E snapped and tossed Miz to the floor.
He slammed Miz into the announce desk, ring post and barricade.
Miz distracted the referee, and Morrison attacked Big E from behind. Miz hit a sliding dropkick and hit a double ax handle off the top turnbuckle to gain control.
Big E briefly took over but missed the splash on the apron.
Back from the break, Miz was firmly in control with a chin lock. Big E fired up and hit a series of belly-to-belly suplexes. He followed up with a big splash.
Big attempted the Big Ending, but Miz slipped out the back. He went for the Skull Crushing Finale but Big E with for the Big Ending again. Miz raked the eyes and hit a DDT for a near fall.
Miz backed Big E in the corner and hit a series of running knees. On commentary, Corey Graves noted Big E's exhausted because he's not used to be in singles matches. Graves doesn't believe Big E make it in singles competition. Michael noted Big E's exhausted as well.
Big E made a brief comeback. Morrison rocked Big E with a kick and Miz hit the skull crushing finale for a close near fall.
Miz applied the figure four leg lock and continued to work the leg. The referee caught Morrison trying to interfere and sent him to the back.
Miz begged the referee to let Morrison stay. Big E rolled up Miz for a near fall and transitioned into the stretch muffler for the submission win.
In the back, SmackDown Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura celebrated being champions. Lucha House Party interrupted and tried to join the party. Cesaro and Nakamura turned them down.
In the back, Sheamus admitted he made a mistake taking on Jeff Hardy in a bar fight. He noted Hardy got stronger every time he hit him with a beer bottle. He said Hardy's not he's done with Hardy, which is bad news for everyone else.
Naomi defeated Lacey Evans
Before the match, Evans pointed out she already beat Naomi in a match and karaoke. He mocked Naomi's social media fan support and promised to defeat her again.
Naomi and Evans had a fine match that dragged. Evans backed Naomi into the corner. Naomi fought back and attempted a hurricanrana, but Evans caught her and dropped her with a painful-looking powerbomb.
Evans was firmly in control and slammed Naomi into the ring post. She tried tying Naomi's hair into the steps, but she broke free.
Naomi recovered and sent Evans to the floor. Naomi then hit a sliding sunset flip/Canadian Destroyer on Evans, but it didn't go smoothly. Evans regained control and attempted the Women's Right. Naomi ducked and countered with a backslide for the win.
In the back, Mandy Rose and Otis were going for a walk. Rose noted it feels like a long time since they went on a date. They made plans to have dinner. Rose flirted with Otis and told him to get ready. They both left, but the camera lingered, and Sonya Deville emerged from the background.
Back from the commercial break, Mandy Rose was getting ready for her date with Otis. She was putting on lipstick when Sonya Deville appeared from behind. Deville jumped Rose and viciously beat her down.
Deville put lipstick all over Rose's face. She then grabbed a pair of scissors and cut off chunks of Rose's hair. Deville teased shaving the rest of her hair off until the referees stopped her.
Kayla Braxton was covering the attack in the back. Otis and Tucker ran in to check on Rose.
Miz and John Morrison showed up and mocked Rose. They made a series of jokes about Rose's hair cut. Tucker heard enough and screamed at them to leave.
This was a good angle and beat down.
SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley (w/Sasha Banks) defeated Nikki Cross (w/Alexa Bliss) to retain the title
They recapped Cross defeating Alexa Bliss last week to earn the title shot tonight.
Bayley and Cross had a fine match, but the big news was the angle after the match with The Fiend and Alexa Bliss.
Cross had the early advantage. Bayley tried fighting back, but Cross sent her to the floor. They fought on the apron, but Bayley took over with a leg drop. She backed Cross into the corner, but Cross fought back. Cross threw Bayley ribs first into the ring post and followed up with a crossbody block off the apron.
Back from the break, Bayley was firmly in control with a chin lock. She followed up with a back suplex for a near fall. Bayley missed an elbow and re-injured her ribs. Cross fought back and hit a DDT for a near fall.
Cross gained control with an inverted DDT on the apron. She then found Sasha Banks Boss ring on Bayley. Cross picked it up and tossed it out of the ring.
Bayley hung Cross on the top rope to take back over. She then jumped on the announce table and mocked Cross. Cross recovered and pulled Bayley off the table.
Banks jumped on the apron, but Bliss pulled her off. Cross scored a near fall with a backslide, but Bayley countered and pinned Cross to retain the title. The finish came out of nowhere.
After the match, Cross was upset about the loss. Bliss tried to console her, but Cross didn't want to hear it. Bliss kept talking until Cross shoved Bliss to the mat. Cross stormed off and left Bliss alone in the ring.
Suddenly, the lights slowly turned off. The red lights then turned on with The Fiend in the ring.
The Fiend stood behind a terrified Bliss. He slowly approached. Bliss was so scared she couldn't move as The Fiend got closer to her.
The Fiend slowly raised his hand in the hair. He then quickly applied the mandible claw on Bliss and yelled Braun Strowman's name.
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2020.07.28 04:34 OrangeForeign Booking the COVID era if COVID didn't exist (part 5)

Part 1: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/hucz07/booking_the_covid_era_if_covid_didnt_exist/

Part 4: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/hxuy78/booking_the_covid_era_if_covid_didnt_exist_part_4/
Extreme Rules fallout
Round 1:

The Women's Tag Titles tournament start and they go like this
Round 2:
Finals: BlissCross vs Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan at Evolution

NXT Takeover Boston

Date: 8/22/20
Theme song: Thrice by Black Honey

SummerSlam

Date: 8/23/20
Theme song: Burn the house down by AJR

That was it for Part 5. What do you think of the series so far? Leave it in the comments!
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2020.07.05 20:18 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters D-F in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters D-F of Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
D-F
d’abo, Henri & Tatiana: John Henry Erland d’Abo is the grandson of the 9th Duke of Rutland (more info on what these titles all mean can be found here: https://www.debretts.com/expertise/essential-guide-to-the-peerage/what-is-the-peerage/). Tatjana is his wife. Henry is the chairman of Wilton Payments Ltd, a private company that helps with financial intermediation. He and Christopher O’Neill are the primary shareholders of the company. O’Neill is Tatjana’s half-brother, a British-American financier, and husband to Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, a daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
d’abo, Mrs. Jennifer: British entrepreneur who passed away in 2003. d’Abo was once married to Peter Cadbury from the family of the famous chocolate company. Peter did not work for the company, but he and Jennifer d’Abo had a son together. Their son, Joel Cadbury, became owner of the Groucho Club, a watering hole often frequented by famous people. Three years after Cadbury sold the club, their website became the center of a child pornography scandal (link to story: https://www.sott.net/article/242698-Groucho-Clubs-website-forum-hit-by-child-pornography-scandal)
D’Alessie, Carman: This name turned up no results, however, we can safely assume that this is actually Carmen D’Alessio, the international nightlife guru who helped spawn Studio 54 and other famous clubs. She is a party legend with countless celebrity ties.
d’Arenberg, Prince Pierre: Family lineage can be traced back 1000 years. European royalty. Extremely wealthy not because of his ties to nobility, but because his mother, Margaret Bedford, was an heiress to Standard Oil (Exxon).
d’Uzes, Jacques De crussol: The 17th Duke of Uzes. Not much else found on him. Margaret Bedford married into his family shortly after her divorce with Prince Charles Auguste Armand d’Arenberg, father of Prince Pierre d’Arenberg.
Dabbagh, Amr A.: A wealthy businessman/investor from Saudi Arabia. Dabbagh recently faced corruption charges but settled with the Saudi Arabian government. Has ties all around the world, as he is a member of and/or serves/served on the boards of the World Economic Forum, London Business School, Cleveland Clinic, Jeddah Economic Forum, Harvard Institute for Social and Economic Policy in the Middle East, etc.
Dahl, Sophie: ‘90s-’00s model-turned-author and maternal granddaughter of famous author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, etc.) Dahl has been seen in photos with Ghislaine Maxwell.
Darrin, Drake: Not much information found. Darrin runs an investment group out of Greenwich, Connecticut. Lived about a mile away from Epstein in NYC.
Dartmouth, William: The 10th Earl of Dartmouth. Member of the European Parliament from 2009-2019. Became a stepbrother of Princess Diana when his mother embarked on a 2nd marriage with Diana’s father, John Spencer.
Davies, Jeff: Most likely refers to the current CFO for Legal & General Group. Davies was once a senior partner at Ernst & Young.
Davies, David & Linda: Sir David Davies is a wealthy banker and businessman with deep connections. A family friend introduced him to David Rockefeller back in the ‘60s, which helped him get his start. Linda, daughter of a Chinese-Malaysian tycoon, is his second wife. They were married for over 20 years but are now divorced.
Davis, Michael: A current partner at N3 Media, Davis has had many jobs. He started out working at CAA, one of the top agencies in the world. Check out this list of celebrities and athletes that they represent (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Creative_Artists_Agency_clients). Davis then went on to produce movies and TV shows before transitioning to digital media.
Day, Nick and Heather: Not much to be found on these two. There are several articles that speak of their ranch in Kenya. Apparently, it is a fairly popular spot where people stay to get some rest and solitude.
de Andrade, Marcelo: An international banker (not the serial killer) who lives within one mile of Epstein’s mansion in NYC. de Andrade was married to Lisa Bjornson, a successful banker and higher-up at J.P. Morgan Securities back in the ‘90s.
de Baecque, Patrick: de Baecque has his hands in online news media (lefigaro.fr) in France. de Baecque was named Director of Sales and Operations at Dolead in 2017. Dolead is a company that is involved with online marketing.
de Cabrol, Milly: A high-end interior designer based out of NYC.
De Cadenet, Alen: Alain de Cadenet is one of Epstein’s many Formula One contacts. Someone here probably knows more about de Cadenet, but he used to be a racecar driver and now works for ESPN and the Speed Channel as a host.
de Clermont-Tonnerre, Hermine: A French princess who used to have a penchant for partying. The only daughter of Charles Henri, 11th Duke of Clermont-Tonnerre, Hermine was one of 500 guests invited to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s 100th birthday back in 2000. Hermine got in a motorcycle crash a month ago that put her in a coma.
De Georgiou, Anouska: A former British Playboy model who claims that Epstein groomed and raped her as a teenager when she met him in the 1990s. Her experience with Epstein is detailed in this article (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9974171/anouska-de-georgiou-jeffrey-epstein-rape-claims-nbc-playboy/). She speaks about how Epstein was able to lure her into the life as a young girl.
De Soto, Fernando: Very difficult to pinpoint. Best guess is that this is the Head of Real Estate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Madrid, Spain. I could be wrong, but this is the one that made the most sense.
Dedieu, Jean & Paulette: Nothing found.
Del Bono, Luca: Co-founder of Quintessentially Group, a hospitality group that specializes in leisure, travel, and tourism.
Dell, Adam: Brother of Michael Dell (Founder of Dell Technologies and 27th ranked richest person in the world in Forbes’s BS rankings that discount the elite families). Adam is a venture capitalist who has a baby with Padma Lakshmi.
Deluca Dina & Fouard Chartuuni: Fouad Chartouni is the president of Kensico Properties, a real-estate holding company in New York. Chartouni and his brother own the Lowell Hotel in New York. The Lowell is a high-end 5 star hotel that caters largely to film executives, fashion design CEOs, publishing CEOs, and financial CEOs. Madonna lived there for nearly a year after breaking up with Sean Penn. Dina Deluca is Chartouni’s wife. She used to work as an assistant in film and television, but now focuses on her DDC28 brand of bath and beauty products.
Derby Earl / Cntess Cass & Ted: Edward Stanley (known informally as Teddy) is the 19th Earl of Derby. Caroline Stanley is Ted’s wife. She was a socialite during the ‘90s and is the daughter of Robin Neville, the 10th Baron Braybrooke.
Derby, Ros & Jonathan: No info found.
Di Vita, Charlotte: Best known for her handcrafted teapots, di Vita started off as a volunteer who helped raise funds to help poor people, most notably in Kenya, Thailand, and Brazil. She helped locals grow food and even helped build 3 schools (37 teachers, 1100 students) through a charity, Trade plus Aid, in Bawku, Ghana, in 1995.
Dickenson, Debbie: Supermodel and actress. Sister of the more famous Janice Dickinson.
Dickinson, Janice: One of the most successful models of the ‘70s and ‘80s, Dickinson has been occasionally labeled as the first ever supermodel. Opened her own modeling agency in 2005. Ironically, she accused Bill Cosby of raping her back in 1982 and wrote about it in her memoir. When called to the stand during Cosby’s trial, Cosby’s lawyer pointed out the differences between Dickinson’s testimony and her account of the incident in her memoir. Dickinson said that her accusations of Cosby raping her while under oath were the absolute truth, while she took “poetic license” with some of the details in her memoir.
Dietrich Marc Antoine and Cath: Baron Marc-Antoine de Dietrich is a businessman. He resigned as director of Vossloh Cogifer in 2011.
Dietrich, Paul & Laura: Paul is Chief Investment Officer of Fairfax Global Markets LLC. They manage investments for private investors, retirement funds, and private institutions.
Dimbelby, Johnathan: Jonathan Dimbleby is a famous British reporter, political radio and television show host, and author.
Diniz, Pedro: Former Formula One driver and businessman. Now runs a large scale organic farm in Brazil.
Dixon, Alexandra: No info found.
Djerassi, Dale: Film producer and private investor who was married to Ghislaine Maxwell’s sister, Isabel, from 1984-1989.
Dolbey, Alex & Suzie: Suzie Dolbey (nee Murray-Philipson) is the daughter of the recently deceased Robin Murray-Philipson, who was the descendant of the Viscounts Elibank. Alex Dolbey has been the director of several management and investment companies.
Donne, Alegra: Couldn’t find much except a bunch of pictures of her hobnobbing at fancy parties. Actual name is Maria Allegra Donn.
Dori: Dori Cooperman is a socialite blogger who is friends with Alex von Furstenberg, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, among others. Daughter of Edwin Cooperman, former Chairman of Travelers Bank Group. Used to work for the famous publicist, Lizzie Grubman, who has represented Jay-Z, Britney Spears, and the Backstreet Boys. Cooperman is known for getting into trouble due to issues with drugs and alcohol.
Dorrit: Dorrit Moussaieff is an Israeli jewellery designer, editor, and businesswoman who married into royalty. Dorrit was the First Lady of Iceland from 2003-2016 after marrying President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson in 2000. Although Moussaieff claims that Epstein only had her phone number because they “lived on the same street in London sometime between 1978 and 1983,” the Daily Mail published a picture of her and her husband, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, with Ghislaine Maxwell.
Doss, David & Christy Prunier: David Doss has worked as producer and/or executive producer on NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Oprah in Africa, Primetime (with Diane Sawyer), Anderson Cooper 360, and Live PD. Doss now serves as senior VP of news programming for Al Jazeera America. Christy Prunier is a former Hollywood exec and founder of the Willa brand of beauty products.
Douglas, Diandra: Actor Michael Douglas’s first wife.
Dr. Eli Wiesel: Most likely Elie Wiesel, the famous Holocaust survivor and Jewish author of Night**. Wiesel was accused of sexual assault in 2017 (source:** https://www.newsweek.com/elie-wiesel-me-too-account-690891)
Drax, Jeremy: Founder of Parham Holdings, a London property operation.
Dreesmann, Bernard: Executive Chairman of Morleys department stores in London.
Driver, Minnie: Famous movie and television actress.
Dubb, Anthony V.: Dub is an investment banker and founder of Indigo Capital, LLC.
Dubbens, Peter: Peter Dubens is a British Internet entrepreneur and investor. Founder of Oakley Capital.
Dubin, Glen: Glenn Dubin is a billionaire hedge fund manager. There is a great article detailing Dubin and his wife’s relationship with Epstein here: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/glenn-dubin-epstein-questions). Summary of the article: Dubin was the first one accused by Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre. Rinaldo Rizzo, Dubin’s chef, testified that sexual activities occurred between Dubin and a 15-year-old girl, which led to him and his wife quitting as personal chefs of the Dubins. Dubin’s wife, Dr. Eva Andersson-Dubin, dated Epstein for a long time before she married Dubin. The couple was so close with Epstein that even after Epstein was convicted in 2008 and officially a registered sex offender, they invited him to Thanksgiving dinner and wrote a letter to his probation officer that they trusted him around their children, who were all minors at the time. Multiple sources say Epstein was actually their children’s Godfather, but a spokesman for the couple denies it. Glen Dubin and Epstein helped each other with their business ties, as well. Dubin also had other ties with Epstein (personal friends with Les Wexner and others). Dubin and his wife are definitely major players in the Epstein saga.
Dubin, Louis & Tiffany: Louis Dubin is a real estate developer specializing in upper-middle class condominiums. Has sold luxury condominiums to the likes of Charles Bronfman, who has ties to the Clintons, Wexner, and whose family were in the NXIUM cult. Tiffany Dubin is the stepdaughter of the now deceased billionaire, A. Alfred Taubman, the owner of Sotheby’s, a famous auction house in NYC that often hosts parties for the rich and famous.
Dubin, Peter: Epstein is/was a moron. This is the same Peter Dubens listed just above.
Duchess of York: Former wife of Prince Andrew. Mother of Princess Beatrice and Eugenie. God knows the stories she could tell. Rumor has it her toes still look like prunes to this day.
Ducrey-Giordano, Francisco: Likely the owner of General Vegetables out of Italy. No further info found.
Duesing, Paul: An interior architectural designer who has worked on luxury and personal resorts all around the world. Duesing claims Epstein tried to hire him to work on Epstein’s home on Epstein’s private island back in 2002, but Duesing declined because he didn’t like Epstein. Says he doesn’t even know how Epstein got his number in the first place. Perhaps it was Duesing’s ties with the royal family. He tells stories of getting the Queen Mother drunk, being close with Lord and Lady Lloyd, working on the home of Mohamed Al-Fayed, father of Dodi, Princess Diana’s boyfriend who died in the car crash with her.
Duke of York: Prince Andrew, the toe-sucking pedophile (allegedly), himself. Photographed with victims, Epstein, and Maxwell many times over. His reputation has been completely crushed.
Dunbar Johnson Miranda & Steph: Stephen Dunbar-Johnson is the president, International of the New York Times Company. He oversees the strategic development of the Times Company’s international businesses. He also spent 12 years working at The Financial Times. Miranda Dunbar-Johnson is Stephen’s wife. She serves on The Paris Committee, which “plays a crucial role in increasing Human Rights Watch’s visibility in France.” David de Rothschild is on the honorary committee.
Dunne, Griffin: An actor, producer, and director best known for his role as Jack in An American Werewolf in London (1981).
Dunne, Philip & Dominice: Philip Dunne is a Conservative Party politician who has been a Member of Parliament since 2005. Domenica is his wife.
Duong, Anh: An artist, actress, and model best known for her self-portraits and her portraits of art collectors and influencers. As a model, Duong has worked for Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Karl Lagerfield, Moschino, Yohji Yamamoto, and others.
Durso Luigi: Luigi d’Urso was a noble and Italian railroad executive who died in 2006. His grandfather was the 9th Duke di Cassano. His mother was the great-granddaughter of George Clymer, one of the founding fathers of the U.S. and signee of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. d’Urso was also married to French designer and model Ines de la Fressange.
Duthie, John & Charlotte: John is primarily a television director based out of London. Duthie also won some poker tournaments against some of the world’s best players in the early 2000s. His wife, Charlotte played a big role in Sir James Goldsmith’s political career as a member of the Referendum Party back in 1997. Goldsmith received 3.5% of the vote in Putney, a constituency located in London.
Dzhabrailou, Umar: Umar Dzhabrailov is a Russian politician and advisor to Sergei Prikhodko, the current First Deputy Head of the Russian Government Office and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in Dmitry Medvedev’s Cabinet. Dzhabrailov was rumored to be romantically linked to Naomi Campbell, supermodel and one of the main suspects in Epstein’s underage sex scandal, in the early 2000s. Dzhabrailov, a supremely wealthy businessman, ran for president in 2000, garnering 0.1% of the vote as an Independent. Dzhabrailov was a partner in Russia’s Radisson Hotel along with American entrepreneur Paul Tatum. After their falling out in 1996, Tatum was shot and killed. Some think Dzhabrailov was responsible while others think he was set up.
Ecclestone, Bernie: A billionaire British business magnate and former chief executive of Formula One Group. Ecclestone has faced some minimal controversies for tax evasion, bribery, and saying that Hitler was a man who was “able to get things done.” Disgustingly enough, Ecclestone, at the age of 89, became a father to his first son, Ace, on July 1, 2020.
Eckon, Paul: Paul Ekon is an international investor and venture capitalist who allegedly fled South Africa in the mid-90s because he was being investigated for links to a gold-smuggling syndicate. Has strong ties to South Africa, including being a personal friend of former president, Thabo Mbeki.
Edsel, Lucinda: No info found.
Edwards, Andrew & Tracy: Unsure. There was an Andrew Edwards and Tracy Edwards on linkedin who have a background in finance, but it is not conclusive whether or not they are the ones listed here or if they are even married. There is also a Tracy Edwards who is a former British sailor who used to work as a Project Manager for Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and now teaches children of Internet safety and online reputation. This would be a far more interesting connection, but I cannot find anyone by the name of Andrew with a relevant relationship to her.
Ellan, Johnathan: No info found. Given his email, likely an employee of Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm that is widely known for their luxury hotels. Starwood also specializes in real estate and energy.
Elias, Brian: A Miami Beach attorney.
Eliasch, Johan & Amanda: Johan is a Swedish billionaire businessman whose company, Gethal, was fined for alleged deforestation of the Amazon in 2008. The charges were dropped. Amanda is his ex-wife.
Elingworth, Charlie & Amanda: Charles Ellingworth is an author, businessman, and director of several real estate companies, most notably Cadogan Group, which owns most of the property in Chelsea, an affluent area in Central London.
Elizabeth: Not enough info.
Ellenbogen, Eric: An entertainment exec of Classic Media (a subsidiary of Dreamworks) and former CEO of Marvel Enterprises.
Ellingworth, Mr. & Mrs.: Charlie and Amanda listed just above.
Elliot, Ben: Current Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party in the UK and nephew of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s current wife). Elliot is also co-founder of Quintessentially Group, a hospitality group that specializes in leisure, travel, and tourism. Epstein has several ties to this group. Elliot’s spokesman has said that Elliot never met Epstein. However, Elliot has been a dinner guest of Ghislaine Maxwell in New York.
Elliott, Gail & Joe Coffey: Gail Elliott is an English fashion designer and former model. Joe Coffey is her husband and co-owner of their fashion brand, Little Joe Woman.
Ellison, Mandy & Ralph: Ralph Ellison is a pharmaceutical executive and investor. He was CEO of DOR BioPharma Inc., now known as Soligenix Inc. a company focused on treating rare diseases. Soligenix came under scrutiny two years ago when they were accused of ripping off stockholders.
Elwes, Anabel: Not much information to be found on Annabel Elwes, although it is clear that she runs in elite circles. Back in 1997, Elwes organized the Hong Kong handover party in order to aid the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. Guests included Anthony de Rothschild (eldest son of Evelyn de Rothschild); James Hewitt (former cavalry officer who revealed that he had an affair with Princess Diana while she was with Prince Charles. Possibly the biological father of Prince Harry, if rumors are to be believed); actress Isla Fisher of Wedding Crashers fame; socialite Tamara Beckwith; and Bassam Debs (listed in the Panama Papers).
Epstein, Ed: An investigative journalist and friend of Epstein. Denies any knowledge of Epstein’s penchant for underage girls.
Erba Noona: Noona Smith-Petersen is a public relations executive who has worked for Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Calvin Klein, and Tod’s. She now owns her own PR firm. Noona is married to Enrico Erba, who is a client manager for Giorgio Armani.
Espirito, Santo, Manuel and Ros: Manuel Espirito Santo is likely an heiemployee of the Portuguese banking cartel, Espirito Santo, which received a major bailout in 2014.
Estlin, Jean-Marc: Jean-Marc Etlin is a banker and current partner in CVC Capital Partners, one of the world’s largest private equity and investment advisory firms.
Estrada, Juffali, Christina: Christina Estrada is a former Pirelli Calendar model and ex-wife (2001-2014) of Saudi billionaire heir and businessman, Walid Juffali. She received a £75 million settlement after their divorce.
Evans, Chris: Not the Captain America Chris Evans, but the UK television host and radio DJ. Evans has been rumored to often “flash” people at work (source: https://www.insider.com/police-build-case-on-chris-evans-sexual-assault-claim-2016-7). The BBC has also refused to investigate claims from an ex-Top Gear presenter that Evans “grabbed her breasts and touched himself.” When Evans was 35, he married 18-year-old pop star Billie Piper. They eventually separated and divorced years later.
Eveheart, Angie: Angie Everheart was one of the most well-known models of the 1990s. She has accused Harvey Weinstein of masturbating in front of her.
Faber, David: Due to the London area phone number listed, this is likely the former Conservative member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. His maternal grandfather, Harold Macmillan, was Prime Minister of the UK from 1957-1963. As of 2010, Faber was to become head of Summer Fields, his former prep school. Summer Fields, an exclusive all-boys prep school, has come under scrutiny in the past. Tom Parker Bowles, son of Camilla Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles’s wife), has claimed that Summer Fields was “a hotbed of the sorts of things that are coming out now,” according to this article (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2812235/Tom-Parker-Bowles-former-headmaster-dismisses-food-writer-s-claims-old-primary-school-hotbed-impropriety-complete-rubbish.html) from the Daily Mail published in 2014. Parker Bowles went on to claim that one master would join naked boys in the shower.
Faber, Sally & Brook Johnson: Charles “Brook” Johnson is a millionaire UK businessman and polo player. His wife, Sally Faber was a weather girl in the 1980s and former wife of former David Faber (listed above). They live next door to Prince Charles in Highgrove.
Faibairn, Charlotte: Charlotte Fairbairn is an author who has worked in the arts, politics, and journalism. Most importantly, she is the eldest daughter of Sir Nicholas Fairbairn (1933-1995), a Scottish politician and former legal adviser to Margaret Thatcher, who was posthumously accused of child molestation and sexual assault against an adult female. Sir Nicholas’s name was allegedly on a list of VIPs who attended parties at an underage boys brothel in the 1980s with Cyril Smith, another British government official and alleged serial sex offender. More info can be found on both here: https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/sir-nicholas-fairbairn-child-abuse-scandal-link-1531718 and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Smith
Fairfax, The Hon Rupert: Hon. Rupert Alexander James Fairfax is the son of Thomas Brian McElvie Fairfax, 13th Lord of Fairfax of Cameron. Rupert is currently Managing Director of Fairfax Saddles, which was awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation in 2018. This is the highest business award in the UK.
Fairweather, Natasha: A well-known literary agent who was the literary editor of The Moscow Times and writereviewer for the London Times and The Economist.
Fairweather, Ms. Catherine: Former travel editor at Harper’s Bazaar and Porter. Married to photojournalist Don McCullin. McCullin co-wrote The Palestinians with Jonathan Dimbleby, another Epstein associate listed above.
Fairweather, Ambassador & Lady: Sir Patrick Fairweather is a retired British diplomat. He worked as Ambassador to Angola (1985-1987), Italy (1992-1996), and Albania (1992-1996). Lady Maria Fairweather was a linguist and professional interpreter who once helped out Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin when the official interpreter disappeared at a crucial moment just before the commencement of the G7 Summit.
Fakhre, Armado & Jasmine: Amado Fakhre is the British-Argentinian Founder and former CEO of Coral Capital, a Havana-based investment group best known for its joint venture partner in Havana’s upscale Saratoga Hotel. Fakhre was arrested for corruption and Coral Capital was forced to shut its doors in Havana. Fakhre was interrogated for 20 months in a Cuban safe house and eventually got sentenced to 5-7 years for bribery, but did not have to serve any time. No explanation has been given. Jasmine is his wife.
Fakhre, Danny & Christine: Danny Fakhre is the Chairman of Kochii Oil out of Australia. Christiane is his wife.
Fall, Meredith: No info found.
Fallah, Mrs: Likely Gina Fallah, mother of Christina Fallah. Gina’s father was Reza Fallah, an Iranian businessman and political advisor.
Fallah, Ms. Christina & Jon Robe: Christina Fallah is an interior designer and owner of Christina Fallah designs.
Falletans, Olivier de: Managing partner at Bryan, Olivier, & Co., a mid-market investment bank in Technology. Olivier comes from a family of nobility dating back to at least the 13th century.
Fanjul, Pepe: Jose “Pepe” Fanjul is a billionaire businessman involved in sugar and real estate. Vice Chairman and President of Flo-Sun. “Pepe” is a Republican. He was one of the largest contributors to George W. Bush’s campaign, is an ardent supporter of Marco Rubio, and co-hosted a large fundraiser for Donald Trump. His older brother, Alfonso Fanjul Jr., is a Democrat and was a co-chair of Bill Clinton’s Florida campaign, further proving that POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP IS A CROCK OF SHIT.
Faulkner, Terence & Cornelia: Terence Faulkner is Chairman of Leathams PLC, a London-based food distributor. Cornelia is Terence’s wife. She is Director of Leathams and a specialist decorator.
Feeley, Fiona: An interior designer at Atelier Designs.
Fekkai, Frederic: A French celebrity hairstylist.
Feldman, Andrew: Orthopaedic surgeon in New York City.
Felix, Helena: Not much to be found on Helena. She was possibly the director of an investment firm called Edenhaven Limited. Her husband, Peter, was an oral surgeon. He passed away in 2011.
Fell, David & Anne: Nothing much found here. After a lot of digging, it turns out that David Fell lives in an apartment at 1177 Avenue of the Americas, a real estate holding of Larry Silverstein, owner of the World Trade Center who (allegedly) took out insurance on the WTC just before 9/11.
Ferragamo, Leonardo & Beatrice: Leonardo is the son of Salvatore Ferragamo, the creator of Salvatore Ferragamo, S.p.A., an Italian luxury goods company specializing in shoes, leather goods, and watches.
Ferranti, Hugo: Hugo de Ferranti is an art dealer. He is also a Director for Action on Addiction, a UK-based charity for people with drug and alcohol addiction issues. Kate Middleton has served as patron of Action on Addiction since 2012.
Ferry, Brian: Bryan Ferry is a singesongwriter and the owner of Studio One recording studio in London. In the 1970s, he was the frontman for the British rock band, Roxy Music.
Fiennes, Martin: The heir apparent to the Baron Saye and Sele, a title of peerage in England. Lives in Broughton Castle. Cousin of actor Ralph Fiennes.
Fiennes, Martin: Same person.
Fiennes, Ralph: Famous actor. Cousin of Martin Fiennes. The fact that Epstein knows so many people in this family is troubling.
Fiennes, Suzzana: A British artist who works exclusively with Prince Charles. Susannah is the twin sister of Martin Fiennes and cousin of actor Ralph.
Fifer, Chuck: Not positive, but could be actor Chuck Pfeiffer, who is a close friend of Oliver Stone and was in Wall Street with Michael Douglas. However, it could be someone else. Pfeiffer didn’t have much of an acting career.
Figg, Christopher & Charlotte: Christopher Figg is a movie producer and CEO of Piccadilly Pictures. Figg is best known for producing the first 3 Hellraiser movies, Trainspotting, Dog Soldiers, Heidi, Coriolanus (directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes), We Need to Talk About Kevin, and many others. Charlotte is his wife.
Finch Charles: A failed director who became a talent agent for William Morris. Oversees a private equity finance unit called Finch Asia and is Chairman of Dean & Deluca (66 stores nationwide). Most notably, Charles Finch is known to host extravagant, A-list laden parties at Cannes, home of the world-famous film festival, pre-Oscar parties, and pre-BAFTA parties. There is an in-depth article from the Hollywood Reporter about Finch and his Cannes parties here (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/meet-charles-finch-ultimate-cannes-party-host-you-need-know-1001847). Regulaoccasional guests of his Cannes parties included: Harvey Weinstein, Rush Hour director Brett Ratner (accused of sexual abuse by 6 women, including actress Olivia Munn and actress/model Natasha Henstridge), Mick Jagger, and Netflix bigwig Ted Sarandos. Finch’s pre-Oscar and pre-BAFTA parties have attracted the likes of Jeff Bezos, Robert De Niro, Sofia Coppola, Pedro Almodovar, Margot Robbie, Rashida Jones (daughter of Quincy Jones, music mogul who has been accused of nefarious sexual endeavors), Tracee Ellis Ross, and others Finch is the son of famous actor Peter Finch (A-list actor from the 1960s-1970s, best known for his role in the movie Network, for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor) and Yolande Turner (actress). A deeper look into Finch’s parties and connections would definitely prove interesting.
Finklestein, Howard: Finkelstein is a public defender in Broward County, Florida. In Florida (and some other states), public defenders are elected, not appointed.
Firyal Princess: Jerusalem-born Jordanian princess who was once married to Prince Muhammad bin Talal. Firyal was named an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1992. Princess Firyal launched the International Hope Foundation in 1994 for the benefit of homeless and street children. Firyal holds positions with several museums (The Louvre, The Tate, MOMA, and Guggenheim), as well as positions with Columbia University, New York Public Library, United Nation Association, and International Rescue Committee.
Fisher, Dan: Given the address listed (Trump Tower), it is possible that this is a former lobbyist (https://www.citizen.org/news/36-former-lobbyists-working-trump-clear-conflicts-interest/) and current Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Visitors Office, however I am unable to confirm this information with 100% certainty.
Flick Mook: Likely Friedrich Christian Flick, known as Mick Flick. The Flick family was a billionaire coal and steel conglomerate that was accused of war crimes during the Holocaust. Flick’s grandfather financially supported the Nazi Party and used 48,000 forced laborers from the concentration camps, many of whom died due to the conditions. Grandfather Flick was found guilty of war crimes at Nuremberg and served 3 years of his 7-year sentence. Mick (Mook) sold most of his holdings in the ‘80s and retired a billionaire.
Foman, Bobby & Jeanette: Robert Q. Fomon currently works as a Managing Director for Morgan Stanley. He specializes in wealth management. He used to be an Assistant Director at Bear Stearns (owned by Chase), one of the investment banks that went under as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. His father is. Robert M. Fomon, Jeanette is his wife. D-F continued below....
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2020.06.19 11:12 CindyMorrisonwatts1 {Discussion} Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Magic

Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Magic

Pamela A. Moro
Abstract
Witchcraft, sorcery, and magic relate to encounters with and attempts to control the supernatural. Magic encompasses beliefs and behaviors in which the relationship between an act and its effect involves analogy or a mystical connection.
As used by anthropologists, the term “witch” identifies someone alleged to practice socially prohibited forms of magic, while “sorcerer” refers to someone who intentionally takes on the role of magical practitioner, often with the intent to harm.
Anthropological studies of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery around the world date to the mid‐nineteenth century and have been pursued through several schools of thought in the discipline.
The most influential studies have been based on fieldwork in Africa and Melanesia. Most anthropologists see connections between witchcraft, sorcery, and social tensions, erupting from conflicts inherent in social organization or in response to modernity and social change.
Witchcraft, sorcery, and magic relate to human encounters with and attempts to control the supernatural and are frequently described as ways to account for experiences and conditions that might not otherwise be explained.
They appear as themes when humans are concerned with misfortune and harm, accusation and blame, risk and responsibility, and therefore are often analyzed as forms of social control and leveling, as well as ways of perceiving reality.
Because they are closely related concepts in anthropology, the three terms often appear together in the same studies, yet have distinct meanings and intellectual histories.
The enormous anthropological literature in this area is long running and wide in scope, with examples from nearly every part of the world.
The foundational concept is magic, which encompasses beliefs and behaviors in which the relationship between an act and its effect rests on analogy or a mystical connection rather than empirical or scientific validation.
While at its core magic is an idea or belief, it manifests in acts and rituals, texts and spells, and objects such as amulets and talismans.
Anthropological theories of magic, including attempts to treat it as either separate from or inseparable from religion, date back to the discipline's mid‐nineteenth‐century origins and reached a zenith in the mid‐twentieth century through fieldwork‐based ethnographic research, especially connected to the structural–functional school of thought.
Witchcraft and sorcery are terms that describe how humans engage with magic. Witches and sorcerers appear with remarkable consistency among worldviews that posit the existence of magic.
While in the popular imagination the two roles may blur, usage is quite conventionalized in anthropology, owing to the impact of E. E. Evans‐Pritchard's influential study of the Azande, first published in 1937.
Following Evans‐Pritchard's lead, anthropologists nearly always use the term “witch” to identify people suspected of practicing, either deliberately or unconsciously, socially prohibited forms of magic, among other characteristics, and who are thus often scapegoats, members of persecuted groups, and reflective of social tensions, for example within close‐knit communities or kin groups. In some cases, the witch is not a person but a substance or supernumerary organ inside a person's body.
Witchcraft allegations tend to erupt in waves—“crazes”—in response to or along the lines of social tensions. Such tension may be inherent in social organization or, as the most recent research documents, perceived as an adjustment to modernity and social change.
In contrast, “sorcerers” intentionally take on the role of magical practitioner, engaging in activity often labeled by others as magic with ill or evil intent.
While some writers define sorcery simply as the use of magic, in a morally neutral sense, more typically the anthropological use of the term highlights efforts to manipulate supernatural forces for malicious or deviant purposes.
Paradoxically, the self‐identified practitioners of contemporary witchcraft, Wicca, or neo‐paganism of the twentieth and twenty‐first centuries represent a significant contrast both to the scholarly terminology and to the documented history of witchcraft.
These participants constitute a specific identity group or religious movement today and will be treated briefly later in this entry. In this respect, the term witch has a bifurcated use similar to that of shaman, with scholarly consensus diverging from some popular adoption.
Even among anthropologists, some use the terms witch and sorcerer, like shaman, widely—as broad labels that help make sense of patterns in the ethnographic literature—while others reserve them for more narrowly delineated, geographically or historically specific examples.
The material in this entry extends this introductory overview by emphasizing key ideas in anthropological treatments of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery and pointing toward prominent works of scholarship from the mid‐nineteenth century to the early twenty‐first century.
Magic: Intellectual History of a Concept
Mirroring theoretical emphases in anthropology as a whole, the main ways of explaining and asking questions about magic—as well as witchcraft and sorcery—have been the intellectualist, functionalist and structural–functionalist, and symbolist approaches. As used in the Western intellectual tradition, until recently magic has most frequently been attributed to non‐Western peoples, cultural others, or perceived European pasts, although all major world religions have some concept of magic.
In keeping with the paradigms of the times, anthropologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth century viewed magic in an evolutionary framework, as a characteristic of early stages of cultural development or human progress.
Notably, Edward Burnett Tylor (1832–1917) and James G. Frazer (1854–1941) hypothesized that magic was a precursor to religion and science. Given that it assumes primitive people used magic as a way of explaining causality, their approach is often labeled as intellectualist.
Magic was a way to explain things that could not otherwise be understood or accounted for. Rejecting the intellectualist premise, Lucien Lévy‐Bruhl (1857–1939) instead saw magic as a characteristic of how primitive minds perceived the world, qualitatively distinct from rational thinking; Lévy‐Bruhl's arguments are often referred to as part of the “primitive mentalities debate” of the 1920s.
With remarkable persistence, subsequent generations of anthropologists have revisited the arguments about magic developed by Tylor, Frazer, and Lévy‐Bruhl. Later writers found kernels of insight in these social evolution‐era writings, while largely discarding their ethnocentrism.
Foundational social theorists such as Émile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Marcel Mauss all argued that magic and religion were distinct and separate realms, representing fundamentally different human ways of classifying and understanding the world and corresponding to different levels of social organization and institutional development.
Nevertheless, the claim that magic and religion are qualitatively different phenomena has been rejected by numerous anthropologists for nearly a century. Some authors see strong similarities among ethnographic cases, suggesting a blurry distinction at best between magical and religious rituals.
Apart from their evolutionist framework, some of the early theorists also contributed vocabulary related to the description of magic that persist in anthropology and folklore studies today, even as their underlying arguments are rejected. Frazer suggested that primitive magic beliefs assumed a sympathetic link between unconnected objects, which could take the form of homeopathic magic (magic of similarity) or contagious magic (magic of touch.) In examples of magic where a desired effect resembles its cause, or an effect is produced by modeling the desired result, magic of similarity is at work.
The idea that seeds should be planted as a crescent moon is enlarging, or that eating walnuts will make the brain healthy, are examples. To Frazer, a connection also occurs between objects once actually connected, as posited in contagious magic.
Examples include manipulation of hair, nail clippings, or a footprint to affect the person from whom they came, or touching a potato to a wart and then throwing away the potato. Some examples combine both kinds of magic, such as performing a curse on a doll made with clothing from the targeted person.
Frazer's vocabulary and categorization reflect the intellectualist stance in their attention to how magical ideas work and in the effort to identify the principles organizing magic.
Another long‐lasting term to emerge in the late nineteenth century describes a supernatural force that is positive, prestigious, and powerful.
Tylor and others had been asserting that animism—the attribution of a soul to all living and inanimate things—was the earliest, most fundamental form of spiritual belief among humans. In this intellectual context, some researchers of the era found useful the Pacific Islands' concept of mana . Mana is the impersonal magical force associated with animae, or the souls of nonhumans. While a culturally specific term, the word has been applied as a general scientific concept to designate positive forms of magical power.
A second major anthropological approach to understanding magic is functionalism. Functionalist understandings of magic nearly always emphasize magic as a way of responding to psychological needs, arguing for example that people turn to magic in times of anxiety and uncertainty.
Magical activities are a way to gain relief and confidence, perhaps ensuring that everything possible has been done to take control, achieve success, and minimize risks. This approach developed during the period when anthropological research was increasingly based on empirical data produced through ethnographic fieldwork.
The most important figure associated with this argument was Bronisław Malinowski (1884–1942), a central contributor to the development of functionalism, particularly with a psychological bent, in the anthropology of the 1920s through to the 1940s. Working with voluminous data from lengthy fieldwork in the Trobriand Islands of Melanesia, Malinowski's observations about the circumstances in which islanders use magic—or in other cases feel they do not need to use magic—support that idea that magic serves a psychological function by reducing uncertainty and raising confidence ([1935] 1965; 1955).
For example, Malinowski noted that the Trobrianders used magic when fishing in the open seas but not in safe lagoons. While never failing to apply empirical knowledge to agriculture, they still used magic to ensure successful gardening.
Malinowski used his discoveries to weigh in on the primitive mentalities debate.
He rejected Lévy‐Bruhl's idea that primitive people were irrational because, in some circumstances, they used magic. Lévy‐Bruhl held that rational thinking was associated with developed societies while primitive people's thinking was mystical and prelogical, yet Malinowski insisted that the Trobriand Islanders were capable of, and regularly used, thinking that was empirical and more or less scientific in nature. While Malinowski agreed with earlier theorists that magic and religion were separate spheres—magic having to do with private, utilitarian needs; religion with public and institutional needs—he argued that magic and religion ultimately served the same functions.
Several more recent researchers, and countless university students of anthropology, have confirmed Malinowski's psychological functionalism with examples of superstitions and magical rituals from their own cultures. Gmelch (2010) is a widely read application of Malinowski's basic claims to American baseball, connecting athletes' use of rituals, taboos, and fetishes to the reduction of risk and uncertainty.
While the primitive mentality claim is easily dismissed today, the possibility that magic represents a way of thinking fundamentally in contrast to science has remained enticing and is often taken up by anthropologists interested in the importance of symbols and symbolic relationships as features of culture.
Recent theorists do not maintain that whole peoples engage magical, and not scientific, thought. Rather, they raise the possibility that magic is a way of thinking and perceiving, distinct from evidence‐based thought, and engaged in by some people or populations, at some times, in some conditions.
The idea of a distinctive magical worldview has also found credence in fields outside of anthropology. Current‐day psychology and psychiatry use the term magical thinking to describe beliefs in causal relationships that do not have an empirical basis: for example, among children or the mentally ill. The term is also sometimes used to characterize the logic in pseudoscientific claims.

Because the practice of magic inevitably requires the use of language, anthropologists have analyzed the relationship between magical power and words. Malinowski took up this issue in his 1935 Coral Gardens and Their Magic , observing that the power of magic was related to the power of all language, as humans speak about and to some degree control their world through language.
This argument was elaborated by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, exploring a similarity in human beliefs about the power of words and concepts of magical power. To Tambiah (1968), magic is better understood as a form of performance than as ill‐informed science.
Like language in other performative contexts, such as theater, oratory, and religion broadly, the language of magic is not like the language of everyday life. It is likely to have specialized vocabulary—perhaps archaic or foreign, perhaps secret—and specialized forms such as incantations, spells, prayers, or chants. The ability to perform such language effectively is part of the role of the magician, however she or he is identified in the culture.
Magic in Relation to Witchcraft and Sorcery: The A zande Example
Not surprisingly, some of the ideas developed in the anthropological study of magic also appear in the literature on witchcraft and sorcery.
Conditions that lead to fissures in social relationships, conflicts of interest, and cognitive jarring recur among many populations separated in time and space. Worldviews that develop conceptions of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery, while varying in specific details, share certain similarities in how they conceive of, and respond to, misfortune and harm.
A goal of many mid‐twentieth‐century studies of magic and witchcraft, especially those conducted by anthropologists in the British structural–functionalist school, was to identify these patterns and discern features in social organization that might account for predictable variations.
The most highly regarded and influential explanation of magic as a distinct way of thinking comes from E. E. Evans‐Pritchard (1902–73), whose work among the Azande of North Central Africa in the late 1920s, published in its earliest form in 1929, constituted one of the fullest early fieldwork‐based accounts of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery. (In Evans‐Pritchard's writings, “Azande” is a plural form, while “Zande” is used as an adjective and singular form. Contemporary writers use “Zande” only.)
His book Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic Among the Azande ([1937] 1976) was groundbreaking in its time for its relatively neutral, nonjudgmental stance on the validity of Zande beliefs. Evans‐Pritchard's widely read work yielded the differentiation of witchcraft and sorcery, introduced near the start of this entry, that remains conventional in anthropology today; however, the degree to which the dichotomy is universal or cross‐culturally valid, even within sub‐Saharan Africa, is debated.
Drawing on the Azande's own distinction, sorcerers intentionally seek to affect—likely to harm—others. They have studied and acquired skills to apply spells, carry out rituals, or use objects to afflict others. In contrast, the power of witches is unconscious and innate.
To the Azande, witchcraft resides in mangu , a substance in the witch's belly, inherited from a parent of the same sex. The substance leads something of a life of its own and can independently afflict people, especially those with whom the witch (likely unaware of the substance) has disagreement.
Azande have developed rituals to protect against witchcraft, as well as a legal system to identify witches and resolve conflicts with their victims. Zande identification of witches relies on a variety of oracles, of escalating power and reliability, ranging from simple do‐it‐yourself tests to assistance from respected diviners.
Perhaps the greatest impact of Evans‐Pritchard's work came from his observations about the circumstances in which Azande invoke beliefs in magic. He emphasized magic, witchcraft, and sorcery as explanations of misfortune, raised when no other explanation is possible, in circumstances others might attribute to bad luck. For example, he described anecdotally how a person walking down a path might stub his toe on a log.
A Zande would understand that the toe was injured because it struck a log but why that person happened to be hurt at that time by that log could only be explained as a result of witchcraft. Evans‐Pritchard saw witchcraft as part of an understanding of the chain of causation behind events, explaining synchronicity or chance.
Because Evans‐Pritchard paid a great deal of attention to how witchcraft allegations erupt between people in conflicting social roles or where social tension is predictable, his approach is squarely within the mid‐twentieth‐century theoretical paradigm of structural functionalism.
This orientation long dominated anthropological studies of witchcraft and sorcery, as evidenced in two multiauthor collections, both first published in 1970: Witchcraft: Confessions and Accusations, edited by Mary Douglas, and Witchcraft and Sorcery, edited by Max Marwick (with a second edition in 1982).
Taken as snapshots of scholarship on the topics, published from the 1929 through the 1970s, many of the authors represented operated within the structural–functional framework launched by Evans‐Pritchard, viewing witchcraft as a means of social control that could be understood through analysis of social structure.
Witchcraft: Delineating Consistent Features
Some scholars, viewing the extensive anthropological and historical literature on witchcraft, have noted prominent social factors and/or key components of worldview that typify all examples.
Such integrations range from minimalist views that see only a small number of unifying factors to lengthy and highly specific trait lists that see a fundamental similarity in disparate examples. For example, Fiona Bowie (2006, 200–202) points out the pervasiveness of two central concepts at the core of all examples of witchcraft cross‐culturally and through history. First, the idea of a life force, essence, or energy within people, and possibly in animals, objects, and the natural world.
Azande mangu is an example of this concept. Because such a life force can potentially be harmed or manipulated by others, a specialist—a diviner—may be called on to deflect the attack or to identify the assailant. Second, the idea of limited good: if there is only so much fortune, health, and happiness to go around, anyone who has a great deal of these or suddenly gains them may be suspected of profiting at someone else's expense.
In cultures with the idea of limited good, people are inclined to hide good fortune and level themselves within the community.
Bowie points out that these ideas, with regionally and culturally specific details depending on the part of the world, appear as beliefs in witchcraft and sorcery, or in the related phenomenon of the evil eye (involving the ability to cause harm through a gaze, motivated by envy), or both.
Despite some consistent similarities in worldviews of witchcraft and sorcery, Bowie also notes that the terms witchcraft and witch are used in disparate ways by scholars and the general public to refer to four distinct phenomena: the idea of maleficence, or harmful supernatural action, developed in medieval and early modern Europe; those identified as adversaries by Christian church reformers; African witchcraft and sorcery as documented by Evans‐Pritchard; the present‐day Wiccan or contemporary pagan movement (2006, 201–2).
To Bowie, these phenomena cannot be reduced to a single pattern and must be treated separately.
Another minimalist when it comes to delineating witchcraft is Mary Douglas: “The symbols of what we recognize across the globe as witchcraft all build on the theme of vulnerable internal goodness attacked by external power.
But these symbols vary according to local patterns of meaning and, above all, according to variations in the social structure” (1970, xxvi).
Douglas identifies only two main patterns of witch belief—those where the witch is an outsider and those where she or he is an internal enemy—which yield subclassifications according to the kinds of social relationships typifying witch roles and allegations in each culture (1970, xxvi–xxviii).
In contrast to the succinct conceptions of Bowie and Douglas, some writers prefer to emphasize a general, worldwide uniformity in witchcraft and sorcery, whether in sub‐Saharan Africa, Melanesia and the Philippines, Europe, or among Native Americans.
Lists of characteristics associated with witches anywhere in the world might include nocturnal activity, flight, community meetings or sabbats, and ritual murder.
Witchcraft beyond E vans‐P ritchard
Many structural–functionalist accounts argued that, aside from witch persecution in historic Europe, witchcraft is benign or even of positive benefit to a community. A classic ethnographic work that advances this claim is Clyde Kluckhohn's study of the Navaho ([1944] 1967).
Kluckhohn (1905–60) observed that belief in witchcraft contributed positively to society by encouraging generosity, conformity to social values, and by leveling economic differences, as community members sought to avoid accusations of witchcraft.
Like Malinowski, Kluckhohn saw psychological functions to witchcraft as well, with frustrations being vented at scapegoated individuals and community ties being affirmed through curing rituals for witchcraft‐produced illnesses.
Not all agree with Evans‐Pritchard and Kluckhohn that witchcraft is a useful way to air and resolve social tensions. Bowie (2006, 207–12) contrasts the structural–functional approach with alternative interpretations, including Robert Brain's (1970) study of child witches among the Bangwa of Cameroon.
As with the Azande, witchcraft accusations follow lines of social tension, for example among children with the same father but different mothers, rivals for resources and inheritance.
But rather than view the case strictly through a structural–functional lens, Brain utilizes food resource theory, observing that confessions of witchcraft are rewarded with a protein‐rich meal, enticing for youth in a resource‐scarce environment.
Some also note that structural–functional interpretations of witchcraft fail to adequately draw attention to the genuine injustice associated with some witchcraft accusations, including in sub‐Saharan Africa today. Scholar‐activists with concern for human rights and religious tolerance have documented present‐day injustice, including violence, toward people accused of witchcraft, especially in Africa.
The Western history of persecution of suspected witches, especially during the medieval and early modern periods, is well documented. Complicatedly, some antiwitchcraft activists within as well as outside of Africa advocate from the position of evangelical Christianity.
Their ultimate goal is to diminish traditional African religion by drawing attention to injustices associated with witchcraft and sorcery as part of those indigenous belief systems.
A scholarly study that combines structural–functional attention to witchcraft's association with social tension with a contemporary concern for injustice is Felicity Thomas's (2007) account of witchcraft and HIV/AIDS in Namibia.
Because some Namibians blame HIV/AIDS on immoral behavior, many patients attribute their illness to witchcraft, a socially acceptable explanation.
However, because patients also want to avoid witchcraft accusations—perhaps by avoiding assistance from family networks that might result in the appearance of sudden wealth or good fortune—they may delay medical assistance or not utilize the help of family and friends when needed.
Sorcery
While witchcraft exists as a form of scapegoating and accusations—a method of explaining causation and healing, or avoiding, social rifts—other practitioners around the world actively seek to harness supernatural power in order to affect others or control the conditions around them.
As typically used in the anthropological literature, sorcery is a pragmatic, conscious practice, involving acts of magic and leading to personal power for the practitioner.
Sorcerers typically must learn the texts, practices, rituals, or other components of magic as understood in their culture; such knowledge is esoteric and not normally available to everyone.
Like other specialists documented in anthropology, such as shamans and diviners, the sorcerer may work on behalf of clients.
Depending on the context, sorcery may be viewed as suspicious, fearful, or prohibited behavior, or a powerful means to right social wrongs and resolve conflicts.
To contemporary anthropologists, the practices of sorcery offer opportunities to study how consciousness is formed and how humans constitute, and operate within, reality.
An example in this area is Bruce Kapferer's The Feast of the Sorcerer: Practices of Consciousness and Power (1997), based on research among Sinhalese Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Kapferer carried out a detailed study of a ritual of exorcism, showing how sorcery and other aspects of social life are intertwined.
As with many examples in the history of anthropological terminology, conventional understandings of sorcery date back to the influential pioneering studies that initially made the term significant in the field. It has already been shown how E. E. Evans‐Pritchard's study of the Azande contributed the convenient distinction between witchcraft and sorcery and emphasized sorcery as magic intended to cause harm.
Another early ethnography that documents essentially the same dichotomy is Sorcerers of Dobu (1932) by Reo Fortune (1903–79). For the Dobu of the Western Pacific, witch and sorcerer were roles assigned by gender: “Witchcraft is the woman's prerogative, sorcery the man's.
A witch does all of her work in spirit form while her body sleeps … The man, as sorcerer, has the monopoly of causing sickness and death by using spells on the personal leavings of the victim” (Fortune 1932, 150). Dobuan men and women feared each other's power and viewed one another with considerable suspicion.
To Evans‐Pritchard and Fortune, sorcery is destructive if not illicit. In other literature, however, sorcery is shown to be morally complex but not invariably harmful.
Malinowski's early, detailed work in the Trobriand Islands—which so influentially shaped conventional uses of the concept of magic—also documented sorcery. In the Trobriands, sorcery was both a criminal practice and a form of punishment, depending on the agent. Naomi McPherson (1991), working in the same region in the 1980s, takes this double‐edged example as an opportunity to study social deviance and attitudes toward it, emphasizing how and under what conditions particular behavior is labeled as socially unacceptable.
To the Kabana of Papua New Guinea, there are subtle lines between sorcery as deviance and sorcery as a way to control deviance, which McPherson found could only be teased out through careful examination of human interactions and community attitudes toward behavior.
A desire for more subtle and accurate vocabulary leads some specialists on the Amazon region to use the terms “assault sorcery” and “dark shamanism” to specify the practice of injurious magic intended to afflict or to bring physical harm or death to victims.
Researchers in this area attribute such patterns to intervillage and interethnic tensions within the context of violent political situations in the region (Whitehead and Wright 2004). The role of such sorcerers is distinct from the more typical shamans of the region, who should be perceived as healers who work beneficially on behalf of clients.
Contemporary Witchcraft or Neo‐Paganism
In the West, long before there was a discipline of anthropology based on ethnographic study, there were popular and artistic images of the witch. These enduring images have roots in creative works of Shakespeare's era and earlier, as well as in nineteenth‐century Romantic literature.
Such images form a backdrop to the twentieth‐century religious movements identified as paganism, Wicca, or simply as witchcraft, which do not conform to the beliefs, practices, and social patterns conventionally described by anthropologists as witchcraft.
Contemporary witchcraft can be traced to the research and writings of Margaret Murray and Charles Godfrey Leland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Both argued that pre‐Christian European pagan fertility cults had survived in unbroken but esoteric traditions, maintained by people in the role of witch. Their work was academic and detailed but ultimately rejected by scholars later in the twentieth century, though Murray is recognized today as a pioneering woman in archaeology and the study of ancient Egypt.
The true popularizer of contemporary Wicca was Gerald Gardner, who developed the ideas of Murray, in particular, and claimed that the practices of his British coven went back to Paleolithic times.
Through a series of books published in the middle of the twentieth century, Gardner inspired what are variously called the pagan, Wicca, or occult communities today.
A significant body of ethnographic literature devoted to documenting such communities has been emerging in anthropology, folklore studies, and related fields.
As already seen, that understandings of witchcraft fall into two basic patterns: allegations about witchcraft purportedly practiced by others and the understandings associated with people who claim identity as witches or related roles.
A similar bifurcation characterizes satanism. Throughout most of Western history, periodic panics or allegations of satanic practices have erupted, often with roots in social tensions similar to those associated with witchcraft accusations.
A significant satanic scare flared in North America and Europe in the 1980s, most likely based in rumors, urban myths, and in evidence associated with a few highly publicized courtroom trials.
The public was captivated by lurid assertions that underground organizations were engaged in intentional satanic activity, including the ritual sacrifice of animals and/or children. This scare and others are documented in publications by anthropologist Jean La Fontaine.
Also in the second half of the twentieth century, organizations claiming satanic identity emerged in the West, primarily as a form of countercultural protest. Prominent among these is the Church of Satan, as well as its often short‐lived offshoots, such as the Temple of Set.
Church of Satan founder Anton LaVey was a prolific writer of some celebrity status; among his publications, the Satanic Bible is a primary scriptural source for the movement.
Most adherents, especially the many who might more accurately be described as interested followers, did not actually worship a satanic devil figure but professed atheism and a concern with criticizing the status quo.
Contemporary Anthropological Concerns
The most recent decades of anthropology have continued to pursue the study of witchcraft, sorcery, and magic, with most authors extending beyond the mid‐twentieth‐century structural–functional consensus.
Significant nodes of scholarship take up the three themes in relation to subjectivity, experimental forms of participation and methodology, and modernity, the state, and capitalism.
Consistent with anthropology's long interest in magic as a mode of thought, some researchers in recent years have considered magic in relation to subjectivity as a way to understand personhood or as a clue to human consciousness.
Examples of such studies may trace connections between magic and self‐conceptualizations—for example, by studying dreams—or may consider magic and healing as avenues for power and agency.
A few anthropologists in recent decades have pursued experiential methodology in the study of magic, steering away from the cultural relativism or methodological agnosticism typical of the discipline.
Researchers drawn to this approach tend to reject the position of rationality implicit in anthropological theory, which typically treats magic, witchcraft, and sorcery as about something other than what the participants say they are actually about.
Authors Susan Greenwood and Ariel Glucklich have used the terms “magical consciousness” and “magical experience,” respectively, to characterize these alternative ways of knowing.
The most significant shift in anthropological studies of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery has come with scholarship in the late twentieth century and early 2000s, in which these phenomena are viewed in relation to modernity, political power, and the state.
In some cases, the researchers document magic, witchcraft, and sorcery as they continue to exist and emerge, ever changing in light of a changing world. Important examples include the works of Peter Geschiere on witchcraft in Cameroon and elsewhere.
Geschiere retains older understandings about witchcraft's relation to accusation and social control but analyzes examples of witchcraft in the context of modern conditions such as national politics, business, and Western‐derived cultural change.
A work of wide scope and historical depth, Geschiere's Witchcraft, Intimacy, and Trust: Africa in Comparison (2013) identifies a persistent factor in witchcraft as noted by the structural functionalists: accusations and vulnerabilities occur frequently within the scope of intimate relationships, between people closely connected through home and family.


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I just looked it up in the WIPO database. The Department of the Air Force is pursuing classifications 6, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 26, 28, 34, 35, 41. Netflix Studios 16, 25, 28, and 41. `So it looks like they will conflict over 16, 28, and 41:` * Class 16: Paper and cardboard; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery and office requisites, except furniture; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; drawing materials and materials for artists; paintbrushes; instructional and teaching materials; plastic sheets, films and bags for wrapping and packaging; printers' type, printing blocks. * Class 28: Games, toys and playthings; video game apparatus; gymnastic and sporting articles; decorations for Christmas trees. * Class 41: Education; providing of training; entertainment; sporting and cultural activities. `This means they're basically going to clash over naming rights in merchandising, and they'll probably have to carve out Class 41 at a finer-grained subclass level.` In Japan they're both screwed, as a company there has 14, 16, 18, 21, 24, and 25 locked down since 2003.
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Very few people will support those who have consistently been advocating against them, even when those who traditionally opposed them are suddenly aligned with them. `Putting aside decades of animosity to stand together is the right thing to do, and also incredibly difficult, which was pretty much the point of stirring that animosity for decades. ` It doesn’t matter which side you are on, the dynamic is the same. The BLM crowd thinks the 2A crowd is all racists and the 2A crowd thinks the BLM crowd is all looters. Both are obviously false, and yet our distrust of “the other” keeps the obvious truth from being recognized. Again, almost as if that was the entire point of creating false divisions. `It isn’t black vs white, it isn’t right vs left, it’s the people vs the state. We the people share a common enemy, but we ignore that truth to hold on to the lie. ` Break the paradigm.
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2020.05.17 21:03 tutetibiimperes Nugu Roundup #39 - NewKidd on the Block - 200517

Hello and welcome to the latest Nugu Roundup!
What is this?: This is a weekly feature designed to highlight the unknown/underappreciated groups and soloists working hard in the Kpop world that often fall under the radar. Please share your own information, favorite performance videos, fanmeet stories, or anything else relevant below!
Last week we had a special crossover event with Jukebox! This week let's check out a cool new boy group that had an interesting debut strategy, let's get to know NewKidd!
What is Nugu?: While in Korean it literally means 'Who' in the broader Kpop context it refers to groups that are generally unknown amongst the greater public. It doesn't have to mean they're extremely new, though it can, and there are of course varying degrees of 'unknown' which some groups having very strong niche fandoms and others being almost invisible. I take a fairly broad view and will include groups that may be known to some, but who don't have widespread name recognition.
Let's get on with the show...
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NewKidd
Who are they? NewKidd is a 7 member boy group under J-Flo Entertainment. Their name stands for "Newgeneration key of the Dream"
Company: NewKidd appears to be the only group under J-Flo. J-Flo says that their company name comes from combining the words 'J' and 'Flo' which represent 'July' and 'Awesomeness' (this is straight from the company website...) They endeavor to find and train new stars who 'Shine bright like July'.
Members
Debuts
Most Recent Comeback: November 28th, 2019 with Come (MV) Live Stage (Link)
YouTube Channel: NewKidd Official
Random Stuff
Trivia: NewKidd has performed internationally in Kazakhstan, The Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, and Brazil. Jinkown and Yunmin have been chosen as official models for the Caffe Bene chain of cafes. They got to perform a BTS dance cover in front of BTS at the 6th EDAILY Cultural Celebration. ________________________________________________________
Soloist of the Week
HENNY
Who is she?: Henny is the debut soloist for Corazon Entertainment, who also represents rapper D.Robit, and pre-debut soloist ROA.
Age: 24 (IA)
Debut: October 19th, 2019 with Look at Me (MV) Live Performance (Link) A summery tropical dance-pop tune
Most Recent Release: September 18th, 2019 with 1,2,3 (audio) Live Performance (link) A latin influenced reggaeton song
YouTube Channel: Henny
TikTok: Henny Official
Random Stuff
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In Memorium
BLADY
Who were they?: A four-five member girl group under Star Planet Entertainment. Their name originally stood for 'Black Lady', meaning all colors mixed, but was later changed to mean 'Blessed Lady' after the 2nd incarnation of the group. Their fandom name was Honey.B
Company: Originally under SY6 Entertainement, and later Star Planet Entertainment, which I can't seem to find any information on, they may have changed their name or ceased operations.
Releases
Active Between: May 6th, 2011 - October 20th, 2017
Random Stuff
YouTube Channels: BladyTV, Star Planet Entertainment, SY6 Entertainment
Member YouTube Channels
Reasons for Disbandment: No official statement given, but looking at the numerous lineup changes throughout the history of the group and the lack of success on the charts it's possible the company folded or just decided to pull the plug. When it came time for the release of Giru's solo album there were originally plans for an MV, however the company could not pay for it and the home-made MV which was created was deemed too low in quality to release.
Trivia: Member Gabin was formerly a member of 2NB with EXID's Solji. Member Tina was born in Los Angeles and is good friends with Ashley of Ladies Code. Member CoCo later joined CocoSori and has since become a YouTuber and done solo work. Member Yeji redebuted as Ryeowon (her real name) as a member of PRISM. Having had eight members leave over the course of the group's career puts Blady in the top-ten of 'most members lost' lists (though still far behind Rania, Baba, and BADKIZ).
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That's it for today, let's get the discussion on!
As always, if you have any suggestions for groups, content, or things you'd like to see, please let me know in the comments below.
Also as always, a big shout-out to u/not-named-in-credits for founding nugutown and u/sharnaranwan for continuing the work over there.
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2020.05.02 23:03 nirbateman Looking for wants

Hey guys, I accumulated quiet a bit of wants and I would like to find most or all of them, so if you have one or more of those, I would love to hear from you! You can PM me here.
Audio wants
Assassins 1992, London Anthony Barclay -- Balladeer, Paul Bentley -- Pres. Gerald Ford, Cathryn Bradshaw -- Lynette (Squeaky) Fromme, Michael Cantwell -- John Hinckley, Jack Ellis -- Leon Czolgosz, Michelle Fine, David Firth -- John Wilkes Booth, Louise Gold -- Sara Jane Moore, Henry Goodman -- Charles Guiteau, Paul Harrhy -- Giuseppe Zangara, Ciaran Hinds -- Samuel Byck, Sue Kelvin -- Emma Goldman, The Paul Bentley -- Proprietor, Gareth Snook -- James Blaine, Kevin Walton -- David Herold *Soundboard

Camelot - 1/5/63 OBC Closing Night Julie Andrews (Guinevere), Robert Goulet (Lancelot), Richard Burton (Arthur), Roddy McDowal (Mordred)

A Chorus Line - 5/23/75 New York Renee Baughman (Kristine Urich), Kelly Bishop (Sheila Bryant), Pamela Blair (Valerie Clark), Wayne Cilento (Mike Costa), Kay Cole (Maggie Winslow), Ronald Dennis (Richie Walters), Patricia Garland (Judy Turner), Ron Kuhlman (Don Kerr), Nancy Lane (Bebe Benzenheimer), Baayork Lee (Connie Wong), Priscilla Lopez (Diana Morales), Robert LuPone (Zach), Cameron Mason (Mark Anthony), Donna McKechnie (Cassie Ferguson), Don Percassi (Alan DeLuca), Michel Stuart (Gregory Gardner), Thommie Walsh (Bobby Mills III), Sammy Williams (Paul San Marco), Clive Wilson (Larry)

A Chorus Line July 12, 1975 ~ Broadway Donna McKechnie (Cassie), Robert LuPone (Zach), Kelly Bishop (Shelia), Sammy Williams (Paul), Priscilla Lopez (Diana), Thommie Walsh (Bobby), Baayork Lee (Connie), Wayne Cilento (Mike), Patricia Garland (Judy), Don Percassi (Al), Renne Baughman (Kristine), Michael Stuart (Greg), Pam Blair (Val), Cameron Mason (Mark), Nancy Lane (Bebe), Ronald Dennis (Richie), Kay Cole (Maggie), Ron Khulman (Don), Clive Clerk (Larry)

A Chorus Line July 25, 1975 ~ Broadway Renee Baughman (Kristine Urich), Kelly Bishop (Sheila Bryant), Pamela Blair (Valerie Clark), Wayne Cilento (Mike Costa), Kay Cole (Maggie Winslow), Ronald Dennis (Richie Walters), Patricia Garland (Judy Turner), Ron Kuhlman (Don Kerr), Nancy Lane (Bebe Benzenheimer), Baayork Lee (Connie Wong), Priscilla Lopez (Diana Morales), Robert LuPone (Zach), Cameron Mason (Mark Anthony), Donna McKechnie (Cassie Ferguson), Don Percassi (Alan DeLuca), Michel Stuart (Gregory Gardner), Thommie Walsh (Bobby Mills III), Sammy Williams (Paul San Marco), Clive Wilson (Larry)

A Chorus Line April 24, 1976 ~ Broadway Robert LuPone (Zach), Clive Clerk (Larry), Ron Kuhlman (Don), Kay Cole (Maggie), Wayne Cilento (Mike), Baayork Lee (Connie), Michael Stuart (Greg), Donna McKechnie (Cassie), Kelly Bishop (Sheila), Thommie Walsh (Bobby), Nancy Lane (Bebe), Patricia Garland (Judy), Ronald Dennis (Richie), Don Percassi (Al), Renee Baughman (Kristine), Pamela Blair (Val), Cameron Mason (Mark), Sammy Williams (Paul), Priscilla Lopez (Diana)

A Chorus Line - 3/31/79 London closing night Petra Siniawski (Cassie), Geoffrey Webb (Zach), Wendy Baldock (Sheila), Graham Turner (Paul), Diane Langton (Diana), Linda Williams (Val), Leslie Meadows (Bobby), Jeffery Shankley (Al), Jo-Anne Robinson (Kristine), Richard Lloyd-King (Richie), Liz Bagley (Connie), Mark White (Mike), Judy Gridley (Judy), Nina Caie (Bebe), Susan Claire (Maggie), Lance Aston (Don), Peter Barry (Mark), Christopher Molloy (Greg), John Chester (Larry), Martin Baker (Roy), Thom Booker (Butch), Rachel Izen (Tricia), Peter Loury (Tom), June Ingrahm (Lois), Juliet Naylor (Vicki), Tracie Hart (Liza), Carla Farnsworth Webb (Paula), Julie Collins (Wendy)

A Chorus Line September 29, 1983 ~ Broadway Donna McKechnie, Ann Rienking, Cheryl Clark, Vicki Fredrick, Deborah Henry, Angelique Ilo, Wanda Richert, Ann Louise Schaut, Pam Sousa (Cassie), Eivind Harum, Joe Bennett (Zach), Kelly Bishop (Sheila), Sammy Williams, Tommy Agulair, Rene Clemente, Steve Crenshaw, Drew Geraci, Wayne Melendandri, Evan Pappas, George Pesaturo, Sam Viverito, Timpthy Wahrer (Paul), Priscilla Lopez, Chikae Ishikawa (Diana), Thommie Walsh (Bobby), Baayork Lee, Jennifer Ann Lee (Connie), Wayne Cilento (Mike), Patricia Garland, Sandahl Bergman (Judy), Don Percassi, Scott Plank (Al), Renne Baughman, Kerry Casserly (Kristine), Michael Stuart, Justin Ross (Greg), Karen Jablons, DeLee Lively, Mitzi Hamilton (Val), Cameron Mason, Timothy Scott (Mark), Terri Klausner (Bebe), Ronald Dennis, Gordon Owens (Richie), Kay Cole (Maggie), Ron Khulman, David Thomé (Don), Clive Clerk (Larry), The Current New York Company, The International Company, The National Company, The Bus & Truck Company, The Las Vegas Company, The Chicago Company and the Foreign Companies A gala performance featuring almost every cast member from every major production since 1975. Became the longest running musical in Broadway History on this date, and would hold that title until 2000 SOUNDBOARD

Evita London July 1978 Elaine Paige (Eva Perón), David Essex (Ché), Joss Ackland (Juan Perón), Siobhan McCarthy (Mistress), Mark Ryan (Magaldi) (Not the one with the last track patched from the album)

Evita 1980-01-22 – West End, Prince Edward Theatre, London, UK Elaine Paige (Eva Peron), John Turner (Peron), Gary Bond (Che)

Evita 1980-04-05 – West End, Prince Edward Theatre, London, UK Marti Webb (Eva Perón), Gary Bond (Ché), John Turner (Perón), Mark Ryan (Magaldi), Siobahn McCarthy (Perón's Mistress)

Follies February 20, 1971 ~ Boston (First Preview) Dorothy Collins, John McMartin, Gene Nelson, Alexis Smith, Yvonne DeCarolo Musical Numbers with some dialogue, Highlights Only.

Follies April 1972 ~ Broadway (Opening Night, Colonial Theatre, Original Broadway Production) Alexis Smith (Phyllis), Dorothy Collins (Sally), Gene Nelson (Buddy), John McMartin (Ben), Yvonne DeCarlo (Carlotta), Ethel Shutta (Hattie), Fifi D'Orsay (Solange), Justine Johnson (Heidi).Follies April 5, 1972 (Matinee) Young Phyllis — Alexandra Borrie;Young Ben — John Johann; Dmitri Weissman — Edwin Steffe (understudy); Emily Whitman — Camila Ashland; Theodore Whitman — Ted Lawrie; Christine Crane — Jan Clayton; Kevin — David Roman; Willy Wheeler — Donald Weissmuller; Meredith Lane — Marion Marlowe; Sandra Donovan — Sonja Levkova

Follies September 1972 ~ Los Angeles Janet Blair (Sally), Alexis Smith (Phyllis), Edward Winter (Ben), Gene Nelson (Buddy), Yvonne DeCarlo (Carlotta Campion), Ethel Shutta (Hattie Walker), Justine Johnston (Heidi Schiller), Mary McCarty (Stella Deems), Fifi D'Orsay (Solange LaFitte), Marti Rolph (Young Sally/Young Heidi), Suzanne Rogers (Young Phyllis), Kurt Peterson (Young Ben), Harvey Evans (Young Buddy), Camila Ashland (Emily Whitman), Ted Lawrie (Theodore Whitman), Helon Blount (DeeDee West), Sonja Levkova (Sandra Donovan), Terry Saunders (Meredith Lane), Jan Clayton (Christine Crane), Patrick Spohn (Vincent), Jayne Turner (Vanessa), Edwin Steffe (Dimitri Weissman), Michael Bartlett (Roscoe), John J. Martin (Max Deems), Joel Craig (Willy Wheeler), Roy Barry (Kevin), Candace Cooke (Roscoe's daughter), Jacqueline Payne (Young Hattie), David Evans (Young Vincent), Margot Travers (Young Vanessa), Joseph Nelson (Major-Domo), John Grigas (Chauffeur)

Follies July 1977 ~ Milwaukee, MI Dorothy Collins (Sally), Anne Jeffreys (Phyllis), Jack Washburn (Ben), Ted Lawrie (Buddy), Jill Corey (Carlotta Campion), Dorsey Vogt (Hattie Walker), Janet Baxter Peltz (Heidi Schiller), Honey Sanders (Stella Deems), Jo Fischer (Solange LaFitte), Alice Cannon (Young Sally), Kathy Taylor (Young Phyllis), Kevin Daly (Young Ben), Frank Root (Young Buddy), Marianne Challis (Young Heidi), Julie Jenner (Emily Whitman), Betty Wragge (Thea Whitman), David Curry (Vincent), Irma Curry (Vanessa), Paul Albrecht (Dimitri Weissman), Clyde Laurents (Roscoe), Cris Groenendaal (Max Deems), Joe Billone (Kevin), Gary Barker (Chauffeur), Jeanne Krempp (Young Carlotta), Diane Nicole (Young Hattie), Mib Bramlette (Young Stella), Judith Ann Conte (Young Solange), Ruth Anne McCoy (Young Emily), Jan Wahl (Young Thea)

Follies 1985 ~ Manchester Mary Millar (Sally), Josephine Blake (Phyllis), Kevin Colson (Ben), Bill Bradley (Buddy), Jeannie Harris (Carlotta Campion), Chili Bouchier (Hattie Walker), Betty Benfield (Heidi Schiller), Meg Johnson (Stella Deems), Monica Dell (Solange LaFitte), Liz Izen (Young Sally), Debbie Snook (Young Phyllis), Stephen Hale (Young Ben), Paul Burton (Young Buddy0, Meryl Richardson (Young Heidi), Shirley Greenwood (Emily Whitman), Bryan Burdon (Theodore Whitman), Peter Honri (Vincent), Marie Lorraine (Vanessa), David Scase (Dimitri Weismann), Joseph Powell (Roscoe), Les Want (Max Deems), Lorraine Croft (Young Stella), Mitch Sebastian (Young Vincent), Kim Ismay (Young Vanessa), Linda Jane Holmes (Francesca), David Morgan-Young (Kevin), Anthony O’Driscoll (Chauffeur), Anthony Thomas James (Photographer)

Guys and Dolls Revival 1992 ~ Broadway Peter Gallagher (Sky Masterson), Nathan Lane (Nathan Detroit), Faith Prince (Miss Adelaide), Josie de Guzman (Sarah Brown), Walter Bobbie (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Eleanor Glockner (Agatha) SOUNDBOARD

Gypsy - Broadway - 1974 Angela Lansbury, Zan Charisse, Rex Robbins

Hello Dolly - Broadway - December 27, 1970 - Closing Night Ethel Merman, Jack Goode, Russell Nype, June Helmers, Danny Lockin, Georgia Engel

Hello Dolly - Broadway - 1978 Carol Channing (Dolly Gallagher Levi), Eddie Bracken (Horace Vandergelder), Florence Lacey (Irene Molloy), Lee Roy Reams (Cornelius Hackl), Robert Lydiard (Barnaby Tucker), Alexandra Korey (Minnie Fay), K.T. Baumann (Ermengarde), Michael C. Booker (Ambrose Kemper), Johan Anania (Rudolph), P.J. Nelson (Ernestina)

Into the Woods March 17 1993 - Sydney Judi Connelli (Witch), Simon Chilvers (NarratoA ComposeMysterious Man), Tony Sheldon (Baker), Geraldine Turner (Baker's Wife), Pippa Grandison (Cinderella), Dean McRae (Jack), Melissa Jaffer (Jack's Mother), Sharon Millerchip (Little Red Ridinghood), Phillip Quast (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), D. J. Foster (Rapunzel's Prince), Leonie Cambridge (Rapunzel), Deborah Wells (Cinderella's Stepmother), Jenny Vuletic (Florinda/Snow White), Jacquline Linke (Lucinda/Sleeping Beauty), Susanne Towers (Cinderella's MotheGranny)

Into the Woods March 28, 2012 - Baltimore Lauren Kennedy (Witch), Jeffry Denman (Narrator), Erik Liberman (Baker), Danielle Ferland (Baker's Wife), Jenny Latimer (Cinderella), Justin Scott Brown (Jack), Cheryl Stern (Jack's Mother), Dana Steingold (Little Red Ridinghood), Nik Walker (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Britney Coleman (Rapunzel), Robert Lenzi (Rapunzel's Prince/Cinderella's Father), Alma Cuervo (Cinderella's StepmotheGrandmotheGiant), Nikka Lanzarone (Florinda), Eleni Delopoulos (Lucinda), Jeremy Lawrence (Steward/Mysterious Man) Nice to have an audio of Danielle Ferland (the original Little Red Ridinghood on Broadway) as the Baker's Wife. She's amazing in "Moments in the Woods"!

La Cage Aux Folles - London - July 24, 2009 Philip Quast, Roger Allam, Nolan Frederick, Ben Deery, Alicia Davies, Tracie Bennett, Iain Mitchell, Abigail McKern, Adrian Der Gregorian, Scott Spreadbury, Matt Krzan, Nicolas Cunningham, Darren Carnall, Gary Murphy, Ben Bunce, Leanne Harwood, Robert Maskell

Little Shop Of Horrors The Comedy Theatre London 12th August 1985 Seymour - Barry James, Mushnik - Harry Towb, Audrey - Claire Moore, Orin and others - David Burt, Crystal - Nicola Blackman, Ronnette - Dawn Hope, Chiffon - Shezwae Powell, Audrey II - Gary Martin Notes: The track with "The Meek Shall Inherit" contains the following scene which includes "Somminex" and "Somewhere That's Green (Reprise)."

A Little Night Music January 23, 1973 ~ Boston (Opening night) George Lee Andrews, Len Cariou, Despo, Patricia Elliott, Beth Fowler, Hermione Gingold, Laurence Guittard, Garn Stephens, Glynis Johns, Judy Kahan, Mark Lambert, Barbara Lang, Victoria Mallory, Teri Ralston, Benjamin Rayson, Elaine Tomkinson, Gene Varrone

A Little Night Music October 17, 1995 ~ London Judi Dench (Desirée Armfeldt), Siân Phillips (Madame Armfeldt), Laurence Guittard (Fredrik Egerman), Joanna Riding (Anne Egerman), Brendan O'Hea (Henrik Egerman), Lambert Wilson (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm), Patricia Hodge (Countess Charlotte Malcolm), Issy van Randwyck (Petra), Claire Cox (Fredrika), Di Botcher, Louise Reckon-Richards, Kate Dyson, Tim Godwin, Sylvia Griffin, Stephen Hanley, Paul Kynman, Joe Maddison, John Owen-Jones, Ernestina Quarcoo, Morag McLaren

Oliver! January 1965 ~ Chicago Ronny Kroll (Oliver Twist), Davey Jones (The Artful Dodger), Robin Ramsey (Fagin), Judy Bruce (Nancy), Danny Sewell (Bill Sykes), Alan Crofoot (Mr. Bumble), Bram Nossen (Mr. Brownlow), Dawna Shove (Widow Corney), John Miranda (Mr. Sowerberry), Ruth Maynard (Mrs. Sowerberry)

On the Town 1971 ~ Broadway Ron Husmann (Gabey), Jess Richards (Chip), Remak Ramsay (Ozzie), Donna McKechnie (Ivy Smith), Phyllis Newman (Claire De Loone), Bernadette Peters (Hildy), Tom Avera (Pitkin), Marilyn Cooper (Lucy Schmeeler), Fran Stevens (Maude P. Dilly)

Promises, Promises - 1968 Broadway soundboard Jerry Orbach (Chuck Baxter), Jill O'Hara (Fran Kubelick)

Rebecca Caine: No, No, Cosette - London - March 25, 2012 Rebecca reveals her dark side. Music by Blitzstein, Vernon Duke, Turnage, Ravenhill/Offenbach, Kern, Porter, Novello, Yeston, Coward and more. With Nathan Martin on piano.

Rocky Horror June 22, 1991, London Anthony Head (Frank N Furter), Craig Ferguson (Brad Majors), Zalie Burrow (Janet Weiss), Tim Whitnall (Riff Raff), Kate O'Sullivan (The Usherette/Magenta), Vicky Licorish (Columbia), Ivan Kaye (Dr. Scott/Eddie), Adam Caine (Rocky), Peter Bayliss (The Narrator), Ian Good (Phantom), Julia Hampson (Phantom), Penelope McGhie (Phantom), Paul Reeves (Phantom), Stephen Thiebault (Phantom), Mark Turnbull (Phantom) *Final performance

Sunday in the Park with George 1990 West End Phillip Quast (George), Maria Friedman (Dot/Marie), Sheila Ballantine (Old Lady/Blair Daniels), Nuala Willis (Nurse/Harriet Pawling), Michael O'Connor (Franz/Dennis), Nicolas Colicos (A SoldieAlex), Gary Raymond (Jules/Bob Greenberg), Nyree Dawn Porter (Yvonne/Naomi Eisen), Michael Attwell (A Boatman/Lee Randolph), Megan Kelly (Celeste #1), Clare Burt (Celeste #2/Betty), Aneirin Huws (Louis), Di Botcher (Frieda/Elaine), Ellen van Schuylenburch (Woman Looking for a Glove), Barry Atkinson (Man Playing the Horn), Matt Zimmerman (Mr./Charles Redmond), Vivienne Martin (Mrs./Billie Webster), Buffy Davis (A Waitress), Simon Fielder (A Photographer) -Tracked

Sweeney Todd (Broadway Revival: 1989) Bob Gunton (Sweeney Todd), Beth Fowler (Ms. Lovett), Jim Walton (Anthony), Gretchen Kinglsey (Johanna), David Barron (Judge Turpin), Micahel McCarty (Beadle Bamford), Eddie Korbich (Tobias), SuEllen Estey (Beggar Woman), Bill Nabel (Pirelli)

Sweeney Todd - Melbourne, Australia - June 21, 2019 Anthony Warlow and Gina Riley

West Side Story - Scandinavian tour - Copenhagen, Denmark - March 16, 1962 - Soundboard David Holliday (Tony), Jill Martin (Maria), Carole Gray (Anita), Rikki Septimus (Bernardo), Gordon Wales (Riff)

Video wants
Anything Goes London -- July 17, 2004 Sally Ann Triplett, John Barrowman, Martin Marquez, Simon Day, Mary Stockley, Susan Tracey, Rachel Stanley Amazing quality with a lot of close-ups! Almost look like it's a proshot! 2 DVDs

Assassins 12/21/90 ~ New York Victor Garber,Terrence Mann, Jonathan Hadary, Lee Wilkof, Annie Golden, Debra Monk, Patrick Cassidy, Greg Germann From Playwrights Horizons; one head in the way and filmed from very close; upgraded copy with clearer picture and sound; a very nice video A
Into The Woods Nancy Dussault (Witch), Cynthia Sikes (Baker's Wife), Chip Zien (Baker), Kim Crosby (Cinderella), Edmund Lyndeck (NarratoMysterious Man), Robert Westenberg (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), Ben Wright (Jack), Barbara Bryne (Jack's Mother), LuAnne Ponce (Little Red), Marin Mazzie (Rapunzel), Dean Butler (Rapunzel's Prince), Merle Louise (Cinderella's MotheGranny/Giant), Joy Franz (Stepmother), Kay McClelland (Florinda), Teresa Burrell (Lucinda), Adam Grupper (Steward) Complete recording of Nancy Dussault in the role of the witch. The recording looks like it was professionally shot with one camera, maybe for media purposes. It is completely watchable, but unfortunately there is a decent amount of generational loss. File Format: VOB, 1 Disc

Into The Woods 1989, Broadway Betsy Joslyn, Dick Cavett, Chip Zien, Chuck Wagner, Barbara Bryne, Ben Wright, Danielle Ferland, Kim Crosby Broadway Highlights nicely filmed, about an hour's worth of footage; Cavett was still new and didn’t know all of the lines yet. A little dark at times, but good quality overall! File Format: VOB, 1 Disc

Into The Woods 1993 ~ Wytenshaw, England Caroline O'Conner, Grania Renihan, Glyn Kerslake, Charles Foster, Fenton Gray, Barry James, Di Botcher, Lindsey Dawson Very well filmed, extremely clear video. Almost looks pro shot with nice closeups and good sound A

Into The Woods 1993, Sydney, Australia Judi Connelli (Witch), Simon Chilvers (NarratoA ComposeMysterious Man), Tony Sheldon (Baker), Geraldine Turner (Baker's Wife), Pippa Grandison (Cinderella), Dean McRae (Jack), Melissa Jaffer (Jack's Mother), Sharon Millerchip (Little Red Ridinghood), Phillip Quast (Cinderella's Prince/Wolf), D. J. Foster (Rapunzel's Prince), Leonie Cambridge (Rapunzel), Deborah Wells (Cinderella's Stepmother), Jenny Vuletic (Florinda/Snow White), Jacquline Linke (Lucinda/Sleeping Beauty), Susanne Towers (Cinderella's MotheGranny)

A Little Night Music 1995 ~ London Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Riding, Siân Phillips, Issy Van Randwyk, Patricia Hodge Highlights of this legendary, amazing production from the National Theatre, London; some generation loss but nice video with good sound and some closeups, shaky. B+

Merrily We Roll Along 1981 ~ Broadway (Lonny Price, Jim Walton,Ann Morrison, Jason Alexander) UPGRADED!!! Amazing video considering its age, great sound A

Miss Saigon 1989 ~ London Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Bowman, Claire Moore, Peter Polycarpou, Keith Burns From the Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Act I is highlights only with an almost complete Act II. Generation loss and spotlight washout but watchable and clear sound B

Nine 1982 ~ Broadway Raul Julia, Anita Morris, Karen Akers Very old, good for its time, picture is grainy, good close-ups Upgraded video with commerical from Anita Morris at start explaining that about her censored scene from the show; better video A

Noises Off 1983 ~ Broadway Dorothy Louden, Victor Garber, Brian Murray, Linda Thornson, Paxton Whitehead, Deborah Rush, Jim Piddock, Douglas Seale, Amy Wright Nicely filmed from the balcony, with occasional heads at the bottom of the frame. Surprisingly good considering it's age, but some slight generational loss. A-

Nymph Errant London -- 1989 Kaye Ballard, Andrea McArdle, Alexis Smith, Larry Kert, Lisa Kirk, Patrice Munsel, Maureen McGovern, Liliane Montevecchi Star-studded London concert presentation of the rarely seen Cole Porter musical. Some slight generation loss, but a very good quality video with excellent zooms.

Rocky Horror Picture Show 1990 Piccadilly Theatre, London. Mary Maddox (Usherette/Magenta), Gina Bellman (Janet), Adrian Edmondson (Brad), Jonathan Adams (Narrator), Edward Tudor-Pole (Riff Raff), Linda Davidson (Columbia), Richard O'Brien/Tim McInnerny (Frank N Furter), Adam Caine (Rocky), Gordon Kennedy (Eddie/Dr Scott), Zalie Burrow, Ian Good, Kate O'Sullivan, Paul Reeves, Stephen Thiebault (Phantoms)

The Music Man 1980 ~ Broadway Revival Dick Van Dyke Camcorder video; some generation loss B

The Three Musketeers 11/17/84 ~ Broadway, Revival Brent Spiner, Ron Taylor, Chuck Wagner, Liz Callaway, Marianne Tatum Nicely filmed from the balcony of this show that closed after just 9 performances. Some generational loss; DVD also includes a TV review by Pia Lindstrom; nice video A-
Here is my list: https://musicalsforall.weebly.com/
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2020.04.08 20:29 matthewisgonzo Replicating uc113’s iconic Steve Austin Post but with the WWE alumni page (part 1)

Abdullah The Butcher is just like Steve Austin if he gave some guy HIV from his fork
Adam Bomb is just like Steve Austin if he entered at number 30 in the 1994 Royal Rumble
Adam Rose is just like Steve Austin if he liked to party
AJ Lee is just like Steve Austin if he was a cute ethnically ambiguos woman
Akeem is just like Steve Austin if he was the African dream
Aksana is just like Steve Austin if I didn’t remember her
Alberto Del Río is just like Steve Austin if he beat the shit out of Paige after cheating on his wife
Alicia Fox is just like Steve Austin if she was featured on the Raw legends night for some reason
Armando Estrada is just like Steve Austin if he managed a giant Samoan man
Austin Aries is just like Steve Austin if he was really annoying on social media
Bad News Brown is just like Steve Austin if he wasn’t relatable
Bam Bam Bigelow is just like Steve Austin if he got a bunch of flame tattoos on his skull
The Berzerker is just like Steve Austin if I always confused him for The Barbarian
Big Cass is just like Steve Austin if he was seven feet tall and couldn’t draw a dime
Big Daddy V is just like Steve Austin if he was the worlds largest love machine
The Big Show is just like Steve Austin if he lost to Floyd Mayweather at wrestlemania
Bill Demott is just like Steve Austin if his real name was Hugh G. Rection
Billy Gunn is just like Steve Austin if he was still a good wrestler in his 50’s (I think)
Billy Kidman is just like Steve Austin if his theme song sounded like a DMX B-side
Blue Meanie is just like Steve Austin if he got really buff for some reason in 2000
Bob Armstrong is just like Steve Austin if he was The Bullet
The Boogeyman is just like Steve Austin if he was coming to get you
Brad Maddox is just like Steve Austin if his career high point came when his sex tape was leaked
Brian Pillman is just like Steve Austin if he was taken from us too soon
Brie Bella is just like Steve Austin if he was the female Marty Janetty
Brodus Clay is just like Steve Austin if he became a republican talk show panelist and had a sexual assault charge filed against him
The Brooklyn Brawler is just like Steve Austin if he was an angry homeless man
Bubba Ray Dudley is just like Steve Austin if he made a living brutalizing women in Ring Of Honor
Bull Nakano is just like Steve Austin if he was a waifu
The Bunny is just like Steve Austin if he only ever had one match
Butch Reed is just like Steve Austin if he was in the 1988 Royal Rumble
Camacho is just like Steve Austin if he was the Mexican Marty Janetty
Cameron is just like Steve Austin if he was Naomi’s less talented tag team partner
Candice Michelle is just like Steve Austin if he was a 24/7 champion
Cherry is just like Steve Austin if he was from the other side of the tracks
Chris Jericho is just like Steve Austin if he was Le Champion
Chris Masters is just like Steve Austin if his whole gimmick was having a good finisher
Christian is just like Steve Austin if he never had a bad theme song
Christy Hemme is just like Steve Austin if he was the winner of the 2004 Diva Search
Chyna is just like Steve Austin if he was the eighth wonder if the world
CM Punk is just like Steve Austin if he had a really underrated match against JBL at summerslam
Crash Holly is just like Steve Austin if he weighed more than he looked
Crush is just like Steve Austin if he was from Hawaii
Damien Sandow is just like Steve Austin if he was the intellectual savior of the masses
Darren Young is just like Steve Austin if he was gay, did you know he’s gay?
David Hart Smith is just like Steve Austin if he was HELD DOWN BY VINCE MCSHITLER
Dawn Marie is just like Steve Austin if he was hot
Dean Ambrose is just like Steve Austin 🖕🤬🖕
Dean Malenko is just like Steve Austin if he was underrated
Demolition are just like Steve Austin if he was a beloved tag team
Disco Inferno is just like Steve Austin if he hated women’s wrestling
Doing The Clown is just like Steve Austin if he was played by like 294020 different guys
“Dr.Death” Steve Williams is just like Steve Austin if JR insisted he was a real life badass every chance he got
Duke Droese is just like Steve Austin if he was a trash man
Dusty Rhodes is just like Steve Austin if his son wouldn’t shut up about him
D-Von Dudley is just like Steve Austin if he got the tables
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is just like Steve Austin if he was only 50% relatable
Earthquake is just like Steve Austin if he was a shootfighter
Eden is just like Steve Austin if he married Cody Rhodes
El Torrito is just like Steve Austin if he had a really good TLC match with Hornswoggle
Emma is just like Steve Austin if she used to date Zack Ryder
Eva Marie is just like Steve Austin if he always found excuses not to wrestle
Evan Bourne is just like Steve Austin if he was in a tag team with Kofi Kingston
Eve is just like Steve Austin if I didn’t know who he was
Ezekiel Jackson is just like Steve Austin if he was he last ECW champion
Finlay is just like Steve Austin if he loved to fight
The Four Horsemen are just like Steve Austin if he was listed as a group instead of an individual for some reason
Francine is just like Steve Austin if she sort of looked like Mickey James
Giant Gonzales is just like Steve Austin if he gave us the worst wrestlemania match of all time
Gilberg is just like Steve Austin if he was a direct shot at the competition
The Gobbledy Gooker is just like Steve Austin if he did a square dance with Mean Gene
Goldust is just like Steve Austin if he was an under appreciated legend
The Great Kahli is just like Steve Austin if he was the Punjabi playboy
The Great Muta is just like Steve Austin if he had really cool face paint
Haku is just like Steve Austin if he was the real king of strong style
Hakushi is just like Steve Austin if he had a bunch of Japanese characters tattooed onto his body
Hardcore Holly is just like Steve Austin if he wrote a really good book
Hideo Itami is just like Steve Austin if he kept getting injured
HoHo Lun is just like Steve Austin if her wrestled in the cruiserweight classic and then left
Hornswoggle is just like Steve Austin if he was Vince McMahons illegitimate son
Hulk Hogan is just like Steve Austin if he told his fans to say their prayers and eat their vitamins brother
The Hurricane is just like Steve Austin if he beat the rock somehow
I.R.S is just like Steve Austin if he was a tax collector
Ivan Koloff is just like Steve Austin if his dick fell out during a match
Jack Swagger is just like Steve Austin if he was transphobic
James Ellsworth is just like Steve Austin if he creepily messaged a child
Jamie Noble is just like Steve Austin if I wasn’t sure if he ever wrestled
Jazz is just like Steve Austin if he was a woman who wasn’t relatable
Jillian is just like Steve Austin if he was a pop star
Jim Cornette is just like Steve Austin if he was an NWA Mark
Jim Neidhart is just like Steve Austin if he tried to hang Virgil at some indie show
Joey Mercury is just like Steve Austin if his most memorable moment was getting his face fucked up
Joey Styles is just like Steve Austin if he was an annoying commentator
John Lauranitis is just like Steve Austin if everyone hated him
Josh Matthews is just like Steve Austin if I forgot about him
JTG is just like Steve Austin if he was one half of the least relatable tag team in history
Justin Gabriel is just like Steve Austin if he was an extremely forgettable flippy South African
Justin Roberts is just like Steve Austin if he had really good lungs
Kaitlin is just like Steve Austin if he was the winner of Season 3 of NXT
Kamala is just like Steve Austin if he was an unrelatable shootfighter
Kelly Kelly is just like Steve Austin if he was the first female 24/7 champion
Ken Shamrock is just like Steve Austin if he was the worlds most dangerous man
Kenny is just like Steve Austin if he was a male cheerleader
Kevin Sullivan is just like Steve Austin if he left the dogs in the enclosed pool area
Kharma is just like Steve Austin if he had really bad luck
King Barrett is just like Steve Austin if he was a commentator for the NWA
King Kong Bundy is just like Steve Austin if he had the best match at Wrestlemania 2
Konnor is just like Steve Austin if he fucking sucked
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2020.03.28 02:59 kentucky210 Post Smackdown discussion thread 3/27/20

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Michael Cole ran down the line up for tonight and announced Roman Reigns vs. Triple H from WrestleMania 32 for later tonight.
Sasha Banks and SmackDown Woman's Champion Bayley made their way down to the ring. Bayley noted WrestleMania is one week away, and anything is possible at WrestleMania. However, this year's WrestleMania is a nightmare because of Paige. Paige is forcing Bayley to defend the title in a fatal five-way.
Bayley and Banks know that Paige added Banks to the match to mess with them. Bayley pointed out that it doesn't matter because they're so close, and she doesn't have to worry about Banks. Before Banks could respond, Lacey Evans interrupted.
Evans noted that WrestleMania is going to be a nightmare for both of them. Evans promised to win the title when Naomi's music hit. Naomi pointed out that she's got unfinished business with Bayley. She then turned her attention to Banks and promised to rip off her blue wig.
Bayley was furious and said this isn't one of those times when everyone's music hits, and they interrupt. Suddenly, Tamina's music hit, and she interrupted. She said actions speak louder than words, and she gave Naomi a headbutt and hit a superkick on Evans.
Banks and Bayley attacked Naomi but backed off from Tamina.
They recapped Daniel Bryan & Drew Gulak against Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro from last week.
Drew Gulak (w/Daniel Bryan) defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (w/Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn & Cesaro)
Bryan and Gulak warmed up before the match and gave each other a salute.
Zayn joined Michael Cole on commentary for the match.
Nakamura had the early advantage and worked on Gulak's neck. Gulak hit a shotgun dropkick to take over and followed up with a series of shots. Cesaro pulled Nakamura out of the way, and Nakamura briefly took over. Gulak fought back and rocked Nakamura with shots into the corner.
Nakamura nailed Gulak with a kick to the back to regain control. He slowed the pace down with a front face lock. Nakamura went for the Kinshasa, but Bryan pulled Gulak out of the way. Gulak then rolled up Nakamura for the win.
Daniel Bryan challenges Sami Zayn for the title at WrestleMania.
They recapped Dolph Ziggler showing pictures of his date with Mandy Rose and Otis snapping.
In the back, Dolph Ziggler was on his phone talking to someone about Otis and Mandy Rose. Otis showed up and tried to attack Ziggler, but officials held him back. Ziggler challenged Otis to a match at WrestleMania and promised to have Rose in his corner. During the segment, there was the static and symbol that has been appearing for the last few weeks.
In the Performance Center, Elias was standing in the perch and noted he has a match with King Corbin at WrestleMania. He sang a song about Corbin's throne being a toilet. Images of Corbin on a toilet flashed in the background.
Corbin attacked Elias and beat him down. Corbin threw Elias over the railing of the perch, but he held on. Corbin then hit him with the scepter, and Elias fell to the ground.
Back from the break, Michael Cole recapped Elias falling from the perch and noted Elias is on his way to a local medical facility.
Alexa Bliss (w/Nikki Cross) defeated Asuka
Nikki Cross joined Michael Cole on commentary. Cole asked if anyone approved Cross joining him and reminded her about social distancing. Cross thanked Cole for having her, and he pointed out that he didn't invite her. Cole acted weirded out by Cross. Cole noted Cross was trying to get the fans to cheer for Bliss.
Bliss had the early advantage and sent Asuka to the floor. Asuka pulled Bliss out of the ring and threw her into the ring steps.
Back from the break, Asuka was firmly in control and worked over the arm. Cross tried to start a "Lexi" chant and told Cole to chant along. Cole chanted but then rolled his eyes.
Asuka mocked Cross, but Bliss regained control. Bliss dropped Asuka shoulder-first on the apron. Asuka missed a charge in the corner, and Bliss hit a clothesline. Bliss missed a standing moonsault, and Asuka rolled out of the ring. Bliss chased Asuka around ringside and threw her into the side of the ring.
Bliss attempted a DDT, but Asuka reversed into the Asuka lock. Bliss backed her into the corner. Bliss then rolled through and hit a DDT for the win.
In the back, The Usos noted it wouldn't be the road to WrestleMania if they didn't take on The New Day. They promised to defeat the New Day and win the tag team titles at WrestleMania.
They recapped "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt challenging John Cena to match at WrestleMania 36.
In the back, Dolph Ziggler spoke with Sonya Deville. Mandy Rose approached and asked to talk to Ziggler alone. Rose didn't like that Ziggler taunted Otis with those pictures. She refused to let them fight over her like she's a prize.
The Firefly Funhouse
Bray Wyatt welcomed everyone to the Firefly Funhouse. Suddenly, Wyatt's lantern tried speaking to him, but Wyatt noted he already had his chance and failed. Wyatt made a drink in a blender to help him beat John Cena. He added Ramblin Rabbit and laughed hysterically.
Wyatt noted that since Cena's such a big star, they shouldn't just have a normal match. Wyatt noted Cena should come to his world. Wyatt and "he" challenged Cena to a Firefly Funhouse match at WrestleMania.
The Usos vs. The New Day
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison joined Michael Cole on commentary.
Jimmy and Kingston went back and forth. Jimmy attempted a monkey flip, but Kingston landed on his feet. The Miz and Morrison mocked The Usos at ringside.
Big E rocked Jey with a back elbow to gain control. The Usos took over and isolated Kingston on their side of the ring. Jey missed an enziguri, and Kingston broke free. Big E got the tag and ran wild. He caught Jimmy with a belly-to-belly suplex and hit a big splash on the apron.
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2020.03.18 19:11 ImmediateSavings7 WrestleMania In MSG (and Takeover)

NXT TakeOver: New York 2 Match Card. Date: June 6 2020
1- Ladder Match for the 1# Contender por the NXT Womens Championship Xia Li vs Candice LeRae vs Io Shirai vs Mia Yim vs Tegan Nox vs Dakota Kai vs Chelsea Green vs Shotzi Blackheart Winner: Mia Yim
2- NXT Cruiserweight Championship Jordan Devlin (c) vs Kushida vs Isaiah "Swerve" Scott Winner: Kushida
3- NXT Tag Team Championship BroserWeights (c) vs Grizzled Young Veterans vs Undisputed Era (Fish & O'Reilly). Winners: BroserWeights
4- NXT North American Championship Keith Lee (c) vs Dominik Dijakovic vs Damian Priest vs Cameron Grimes Winner: Keith Lee
5- NXT Womens Championship Rhea Ripley (c) vs Bianca Belair. Winner: Rhea Ripley
6- NXT UK Championship WALTER (c) vs Finn Bálor Winner: Finn Bálor
7- NXT Championship Adam Cole (c) vs Velveteen Dream Winner: Velveteen Dream
8- New York Street Fight Loser Leaves NXT Johnny Gargano vs Tommaso Ciampa. Winner: Tommaso Ciampa
WrestleMania 36 Match Card Date: June 7 2020
Kickoff:
1- #1 Contender for The Intercontinental Championship King Corbin vs Elias Winner: Elias
2-Chyna Memorial Battle Royal Winner: Liv Morgan
3- Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal Winner: Aleister Black
4- Singles Dolph Ziggler vs Otis Winner: Otis
Main Show
5- Ladder Match For United States Championship Andrade (c) vs Angel Garza vs Rey Mysterio vs Humberto Carrillo Winner: Andrade
6- Womens Tag Team Championship Kabuki Warriors (c) vs Divas Of Doom vs Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs Fire & Desire Winners: Fire & Desire
7- SmackDown Tag Team Championship John Morrison & The Miz (c) vs New Day vs The Usos vs The Revival. Winners: John Morrison & The Miz
8- Ladder Match For Intercontinental Championship Sami Zayn (c) vs Braun Strowman vs Daniel Bryan vs Sheamus vs Jeff Hardy vs Shorty G vs Mustafa Ali vs Cesaro vs Shinsuke Nakamura vs Drew Gulak Winner: Daniel Bryan
9- RAW Tag Team Championship Street Profits (c) vs AOP vs Viking Raiders vs The OC Winners: Street Profits
10- Firefly Fun House Match "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs John Cena. Winner: "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
11- Buried Alive Undertaker vs AJ Styles. Winner: Undertaker
12- NXT Womens Championship Rhea Ripley (c) vs Charlotte Flair. Winner: Rhea Ripley
13- Last Man Standing Edge vs Randy Orton. Winner: Edge (with attack by Christian)
14- Six-Pack Challenge Elimination For The SmackDown Womens Championship Bayley (c) vs Sasha Banks vs Naomi vs Carmella vs Lacey Evans vs Dana Brooke. Winner: Sasha Banks
15- Singles Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins. Winner: Kevin Owens
16- RAW Womens Championship Becky Lynch (c) vs Shayna Baszler. Winner: Shayna Baszler (with distracion from Jessamyn Duke & Marina Shafir)
17- Universal Championship Goldberg (c) vs Roman Reigns. Winner: Roman Reigns
18- WWE Championship Brock Lesnar (c) vs Drew McIntyre. Winner: Drew McIntyre
24/7 Championship Title Changes: Riddick Moss to R-Truth R-Truth to Jushin "Thunder" Liger Jushin "Thunder" Liger to Mr. McMahon (with help of Shane McMahon) Mr. McMahon to Rob Gronkowski
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2020.02.29 17:19 jddennis 2019 Book Bingo Breakdown

This was my second year doing the book bingo! Last year, I did one sheet. Since I knew about it ahead of time, I thought I'd up the challenge this year, and do two! I just finished the other day. I thought I'd give you a short break down of my selections, and a brief review of my impressions for each title.
#Sheet 1:
Bingo Square Title Author Review
Slice of Life/Small Scale Fantasy Howl's Moving Castle Diana Wynne Jones I've seen the film several times in theaters, but this was the first time I read the book. I was surprised how different it was, but I absolutely loved the story! I was really glad to see that the story deemphasized the war and gave more backstory to Prince Justin.
Novel Featuring a Protagonist with a Disability Age of Assassins RJ Barker In a lot of ways, this one feels like the literary equivalent of comfort food. It's really enjoyable, and flew by pretty easily. It was fairly easy to anticipate what's going to happen, but there was enough that was interesting to keep things enjoyable. I really liked the Welsh tinge to the story. I'll definitely come back to this series.
SFF Novella The Big Bah-Ha C.S.E. Cooney Read in C.S.E. Cooney's collection, Bone Swans. This took me longer than it should (yay moving), but it was really lovely in terms of prose. Since I was only able to get in a page or two before falling asleep, the plot was a bit lost on me.I'll probably re-read this at some point.
Self-Published SFF Novel They Mostly Come Out at Night Benedict Patrick I got this one for free, and it was okay. Honestly, I found the writing really uneven. It was really bad about summarizing things that would have made interesting scenes. The main character felt way too passive until the end, and then it turned into a level-up story. Those are big turn-offs for me.
SFF Novel Featuring Twins The Lions of Al- Rassan Guy Gavriel Kay I thought the characters were well done, and the setting was a great nod to medieval Spain. I loved the epilogue, too. When the plot was moving it was great. But the book suffered from a lot of info-dumps. It was hard to pay attention a lot of the time due to all the authorial exposition. If the story hadn't ground to a halt so often, I think I would have truly loved this book. As it is, though, it was only likeable.
Novel Featuring Vampires The Greyfriar Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith This one was a disappointment. I don't think it needed to be set on planet Earth -- a secondary world setting probably would've been better. Also, all the characters were pretty poorly done. The princess comes off as a Mary sue and the Greyfriar is her edgelord emo boyfriend. The only reason they get along is some hardcore Stockholm Syndrome. The authors specialize in media tie-in fiction for the CW shows Arrow and the Flash, and it's apparent. While I enjoy those shows, my taste in fiction has moved beyond that writing level. I don't think I'll be continuing this series.
Graphic Novel or Audiobook Tiamat's Wrath James S.A. Corey The 8th book of a 9 book series. I wouldn't be continuing if I didn't like it. I appreciate that they have finished the storylines of several of the fan-favorite characters.
SFF Novel by Author local to you Strange Practice Vivian Shaw I think this is a perfect alternative for people who like the tone of the Wayfarer's series, but disliked the lack of plot. This one has a decent plot with a very interesting villain, but it's rather straightforward. In fact, it ends with a demon ex machina twist. The characters, and their interactions, are really what make this book tick. It's a cozy take on urban fantasy that was just an absolute delight to get lost in. I'm definitely going to circle back to the rest of this series.
SFF Novel Featuring an Ocean Setting Stations of the Tide Michael Swanwick It’s hard to pigeonhole this story into one genre. There are many science fiction elements. Virtual reality, cloning, artificial intelligence, and interstellar travel are all in play. But the reader also gets a strong dose of magic, virgin births, and fantastical creatures. Perhaps calling this work a science fantasy is the safest. Whatever it may be, this is an enjoyable brain-tickler that I can't recommend enough.
Cyberpunk Blackfish City Sam J. Miller This was an instance where the parts were better than the whole. There were a lot of great concepts in this book, but it didn't gel together. I think the author's writing style was too distant -- the entire story was emotionally cold.
2nd Chance The Kingdom of the Cursed Greg Keyes The second in an ongoing series. I thought the first book was okay, but wasn't as engaged with this one as I had been with other works by Keyes. It's a portal fantasy, and the writing has a very strong fairy tale feel to it.
Afrofuturism Rosewater Tade Thompson No knock on the performance, but I had a hard time with the audiobook due to the accent. That shows a personal blindspot more than anything. The actual story was really good! I thought the parallels with Star Trek Discovery were really fun. I wonder if alien fungi is moving into the cultural zeitgeist some. I've purchased the rest of the trilogy, and look forward to getting around to them. If the TBR weren't so high, I'd get to them immediately, but I felt the need to finish these Book Bingo challenges off.
Fantasy Novel Published in 2019 The Rage of Dragons (Orbit Edition) Evan Winter I really liked how this novel was structured. I can see how it would work as a strong serialized, self-published story. I really didn't like the plot, though. I think revenge stories are overdone in general, and this really didn't have anything new to say from a theme perspective. Tau became a very hard character to like. I'll continue with the series, but hopefully there's a more interesting perspective/arc/thematic message.
Middle Grade SFF Novel The Girl Who Drank the Moon Kelly Barnhill I really enjoyed the authorial voice in this one. It's not the first Barnhill I've read, and she's got a great sense of using prose to convey the world. It's spot-on tone appropriate for the intended younger audience, but is strong enough of a story to hold my audience. I should find more authors similar to her for my reading pleasure.
A Personal Recommendation from Fantasy Gifts Ursula K. Le Guin I finished this one, but it didn't grab me. I understand Le Guin is an absolute master, but sometimes interest isn't there. In fact, I started (and completed) a nonfiction book in the middle of reading Gifts. I don't plan to continue with this series, but I'll definitely read more of her work in the future.
Any Fantasy Book of the Month or Read-along Book Senlin Ascends Josiah Bankroft This one reminds me of a mixture of "The Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy" and "The Phantom Tollbooth." It's very episodic, based on the tower's nature. I like the simplicity of the quest (Senlin looking for his missing bride) and how it leads to all sorts of different adventures. I'll definitely continue this series.
Media Tie-in Novel The Deep Rivers Solomon I liked this one for what it was, and I appreciated the telephone-game nature of interpretation of the story of Drexciya. I don't think I liked the conclusions that the story reached. As Daveed Diggs' afterword points out, the Remembering in the clipping. song is more of a Seder-like collective experience in story-telling. In Solomon's third-hand remix, they turn the Remembering into a genetic storage of memory into one member of society. I think it was supposed to elicit a conversation about how Caucasian USA wants to sanitize it's historical memory of the American slavery system. But, to me, it felt like it directed the conversation to gaslighting and emotional abuse of an individual scapegoat. While I think the story was beautifully written, I don't think it was cleanly executed.
Novel Featuring an AI Character The Quantum Thief Hannu Rajaniemi I really enjoyed this one. It's a straightforward heist tale, and I have a fondness for those. But the post-singularity society was a real treat. The prose is laser-focused on delivering evocative, fun descriptions. Rajaniemi wrote with such verve and panache it's hard to believe this was his debut novel. I'll definitely be continuing on with this series.
SFF Novel that has a Title of Four or More Words The Fifth Head of Cerberus Gene Wolfe Three interlinked stories published in one novel. I liked all three, but I think the final one, V.R.T., was my favorite.
Retelling! Fair Peril Nancy Springer This one was a lot more humorous than I thought it'd be, and it was definitely a product of the nineties. I liked the idea of Faerie existing as an overlay of our own world. I also appreciated the theme of how the choices of our parents are reflected in our own lives.
SFF Novel by an Australian Author The Corpse-rat King Lee Battersby I really loved this one. It's got a lot of humor, and Marius is an absolute delight of character development. I love how Battersby takes him from a selfish heel at the start to a genuinely likeable person by the end. It's a lot of fun, and I'm definitely going to keep my eye out for more of Battersby's work in the future.
The Final Book of a Series Children of Ruin Adrian Tchaikovksy As of now, the end. The author has stated he's playing around with a potential sequel, but close enough. This book is a great continuation from Children of Time. It combines a lot of disparate genre elements, notably both horror and utopianism. The main aliens are uplifted octopuses, and (ambitiously), they're far less human than the uplifted spiders. I felt like there was a whole series of material crammed into this book. Super ambitious and highly recommended.
#OwnVoices The Lesson Cadwell Turnbull Set in the U.S. Virgin Islands, this book tells the story of the repercussions of an alien invasion. It's set up as a braided novel -- each chapter is it's own short story. It's interesting to get the perspective of several people who are closely tied to the aliens and to learn about their motivations. Honestly, I couldn't put this one down. It's definitely in my top 5 for 2019.
LitRPG One More Last Time Eric Ugland I got this one from the Prime Reader Library; that was this book's only saving grace. The main character, Montana, is an absolute dunce. His backstory is so poorly thought out and inconsistent, it's infuriating. It was a quick read (I finished it in a morning), though, so there was minimal time investment. I don't plan to continue with this series. Honestly, I think the LitRPG square is the weakest one for the Bingo. I don't think I'll voluntarily look for any books in this subgenre again.
Five SFF Short Stories Fearsome Journeys Jonathan Strahan (Editor) Epic fantasy is really hard to capture in short story form, and I think this volume suffered from that. There were a lot of good stories that really clicked with me, but some really were a huge chore.
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Bingo Square Title Author Review
Slice of Life/Small Scale Fantasy The Golem and the Jinni Helene Wecker Excellent historical fantasy that explores the intersection of immigrants in New York City. Some of the reincarnation aspects to the story were unexpected. But the characters (and their clear personal goals) were the real highlight of this book.
Novel Featuring a Protagonist with a Disability A Red Sun Also Rises Mark Hodder A 2012 steampunk novel written like a Victorian epistolary novel. The prose is really well done, as is the worldbuilding -- the aliens are really cool. The book does a great job of confronting the question of evil, and is really entertaining.
SFF Novella The Box Jumper Lisa Manetti Told by an unreliable narrator, this story deals with Harry Houdini's quest to expose the falsity of Spiritualism. The timeline is very screwy on this one, so there were some really odd anachronisms. But overall, it was an interesting look at several important historical figures and the Spiritualist movement.
Self-Published SFF Novel The Dream Engine Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant This one just was not good. It's a huge rip-off. The world feels paper-thin, and the characters are no better. If you are interested in stories that feature dream worlds, I'd skip this and go to Paprika by Yasutaka Tsutsui and The Deep Sea Diver's Syndrome by Serge Brussolo.
SFF Novel Featuring Twins Down Among the Sticks and Bones Seanan McGuire Although I don't have a twin, I really felt this book spoke to me about children chafing under parental expectations. I felt like I had been to a therapy session after reading this one. All things considered, it was quite enjoyable, if cathartic.
Novel Featuring Vampires Certain Dark Things Silvia Moreno-Garcia I wanted to like this one better than I did. The idea of Mexican vampire gangsters was really cool, but there was a lot of extraneous world-building for a standalone novel. I didn't like where the characters ended up at the book's conclusion, either.
Graphic Novel or Audiobook Kushiel's Chosen Jacqueline Carey Second book in the series. Built admirably on the first. The pacing gets a bit loose in the middle, but the overall story is really good. And the steamy sections are quite enjoyable.
SFF Novel by Author local to you Exiles at the Well of Souls Jack L. Chalker Chalker was from Baltimore, and I live just north of that. Another second book in a series. I liked the story ok, but it ends on a cliffhanger. I wasn't interested enough to immediately get the next volume. The author's fascination with genitalia was repetitive and uninteresting overall.
SFF Novel Featuring an Ocean Setting The Roof of Voyaging Garry Kilworth I started reading this one fresh off of Christina Thompson's excellent non-fiction work: The Sea People. When talking about the Polynesian migration to New Zealand, Thompson wrote about the legend of Kupe and the Octopus. It was really awesome to see Killworth use this story as the opening basis of his excellent work. All-in-all, this is an unsung fantasy classic. The action is brisk, the people jump off the page, and the world feels far more real than many others. I wish this got a lot more attention. I'm definitely moving on to the rest of the trilogy as soon as possible!
Cyberpunk Reamde Neil Stephenson This one had a solid premise -- There's an MMORPG that's built around ethical gold farming and hackers are exploiting it for their own financial good. Then, through a really contrived accident, it becomes an homage to Tom Clancy, complete with the gun porn. It basically felt like a bait and switch, and was rather unsatisfactory. Turgid writing, bad plotting, and a dearth of ideas made this one entirely disappointing.
2nd Chance An Illusion of Thieves Kate Glass (Carol Berg) I don't think I've ever read a "comfy" heist novel, but that's the best way to describe this one. I haven't read any of Berg's books for over a decade and this was a nice way to return. I'm interested in following the rest of this series!
Afrofuturism Escaping Exodus Nicky Drayden I really enjoyed this one. Drayden does a great job of creating an interesting cast of characters and then spinning conflict from their competing priorities. The setting, a space beast that's been forced into work as a colony ship, is really compelling. It allows for some great environmental commentary.
Fantasy Novel Published in 2019 Titanshade Dan Stout A fun, hard-boiled novel. The book plays with its tropes well. I liked how ecological disaster and scarcity drove the story. Excellent commentary on current environmental issues.
Middle Grade SFF Novel Genesis Bernard Beckett Excellent philosophical novel for kids. Very interesting, if not unexpected twist at the end. Could also work for the AI square.
A Personal Recommendation from Fantasy The Cloud Roads Martha Wells I really enjoyed the world building for this book. Moon is a fascinating character, and the interpersonal drama was the highest point of this one. I plan to continue with this series. Pretty good for a recommendation!
Any Fantasy Book of the Month or Read-along Book Good Omens Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett I read this to prep for the upcoming tv show. It was super enjoyable! I laughed out loud quite a bit. Probably my favorite scene was when the bikers following the four horseman decide to pick apocalyptic names for themselves.
Media Tie-in Novel Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro and Daniel Kraus When I saw the movie, I absolutely fell in love with this story. So reading the novelization made absolute sense. In a lot of ways, this was the perfect media tie-in novel. It expanded on the motivations of all the major viewpoint characters. I especially loved reading the viewpoint of the river god, brief though it was.
Novel Featuring an AI Character Starsight Brandon Sanderson I liked this one a lot. It was a better book than Skyward -- particularly because it challenged the main character's perceptions about the people she was fighting against. This isn't a cosmere book, but it explores several very similar concepts -- particularly the different realms. M-Bot was a fun character, but I wish he'd been used more.
SFF Novel that has a Title of Four or More Words The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Becky Chambers I thought this one could have been better. Too many characters and too little tension made this one rather limp-wristed.
Retelling! Spinning Silver Naomi Novik I really loved this book. Sure, it's a loose retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, but it's also got echoes of the myth of Persephone, also. All of the viewpoint characters are interesting, fascinating people. I love that, aside from the consuming Chernobog, there's no true evil in the story. Everyone is trying to get by with the hand they're dealt. The conflict comes from different priorities ricocheting like billiard balls.
SFF Novel by an Australian Author The Stone Mage and the Sea Sean Williams I liked this one. It feels like a post-apocalyptic Australia, and it's cool to see the mix of magic and technology. I remember reading the Star Wars: New Jedi Order: Force Heretic trilogy that Williams co-wrote. This book feels very much like an audition to write a Star Wars novel. Not a bad thing; this was an entertaining work targeted at a younger audience.
The Final Book of a Series Dog Wizard Barbara Hambly I came across this one already owned in my Kindle library, and the premise sounded intriguing. So I quickly powered through the series so I could use it for this particular title here. Overall, I liked the series quite a bit. It didn't seem to dated to me. But the climax of the story relied a bit too heavily on magical technobabble to be wholly effective.
#OwnVoices The Bird King G. Willow Wilson The opening was a bit loose, and at first I thought the book had a bit of a tin ear. I respect the political points that were being addressed, but it felt a little clumsy. But the ending, and the overall message of the book was very strong. I'm really glad I finished this one.
LitRPG Accidental Thief Jamie Davis and C.L. Davis I know the authors of this series, so I thought I'd give it a shot. It's a fairly straightforward story that reads like a gaming session transcript. I got it from the library and it was a good listen while playing video games. I may continue with the series, but it's not high on my TBR.
Five SFF Short Stories Galactic Empires Neil Clarke (Editor) Last year, I read some sword and sorcery and underwater horror. So, to shake it up: space opera short stories! Lots of good stuff here, some that I had difficulty getting through. One of my unexpected favorites is "All the Painted Stars" by Gwendolyn Clare.
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2020.02.22 04:00 kentucky210 Post Smackdown discussion thread 2/21/20

Source: f4wonline
A Goldberg video package aired before the opening theme song. It noted that Goldberg appears live on FOX for the first time.
They announced Braun Strowman & Elias vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro in a Symphony Of Destruction match.
SmackDown started with The Usos making their way to the ring. They noted they weren't on the show last week, but Miz and John Morrison wouldn't stop talking about them.
Jimmy promised Miz and Morrison a superkick party. Jey pointed out that they're not taking on Miz, Morrison, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode alone. New Day's music hit, and they made their way to the ring. The Usos thanked The New Day for keeping the belts warm for them. Big E called The Usos one of the greatest tag teams of all time. Kofi Kingston called them future Hall of Famers and pointed out The Usos are six-time tag team champions.
The New Day got in The Usos' faces. Big E pointed out that that's one less then the seven-time tag team champions The New Day. The Miz and John Morrison interrupted. They tried to get people to chant their names, but it didn't catch on. They promised to win the tag titles at Super Showdown. They then introduced Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Morrison pointed out that Ziggler had a great Valentin's Day date. The heels surrounded the ring.
The New Day & The Usos defeated The Miz, John Morrison, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
The faces isolated Ziggler for the early advantage. The heels jumped Kingston from behind and pulled him to the floor. Miz rocked Kingston with a boot on the floor to take over.
The heels isolated Kingston in their corner and cut him off from his partners. On commentary, Michael Cole and Corey Graves discussed Ziggler stealing Otis' date Mandy Rose last week. Kingston and Morrison fought on the top turnbuckle. Kingston knocked Morrison off and nailed all three heels with boots knocking them off the apron too. Morrison recovered and rocked Kingston with a kick to the head.
Back from the break, the heels were firmly in control and continued to beat down Kingston. Kingston backdropped Ziggler to the floor and hit a double foot stomp on Roode.
Big E got the tag and ran wild. He hit a big splash on Miz and set up for the Big Ending. Miz slipped out the back and tagged Morrison. Big E attempted the running spear off the apron, but Morrison hit a knee. Morrison hit the shining wizard and shooting star press, but Kingston broke up the pin attempt.
Jimmy rocked Morrison and Miz with superkicks, but Roode hit the Glorious DDT. Roode attempted to hit the DDT on Jey, but he fought out and hit a superkick for the win.
In the back, Drew Gulak approached Daniel Bryan. Gulak made a PowerPoint presentation for Bryan to point out the holes in his game. Gulak mentioned Bryan's match with Heath Slater a few weeks ago.
Slater approached and demanded a match against Bryan tonight. Bryan agreed and told Gulak to help Slater out since Bryan has so many holes in his game. Bryan walked off. Gulak turned to Slater and told him they have a lot of work to do.
They recapped Otis and Mandy Rose's romance and the failed date from last week when Dolph Ziggler showed up.
In the back, Tucker approached Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. He was mad that she broke Otis' heart last week. Tucker pointed out that Otis combed his hair and got new underwear. He said Otis is devastated and won't even leave his hotel room. Deville told Tucker it wasn't the right time.
Rose pointed out that she went out with Ziggler because Otis didn't show up. Tucker noted she texted Otis that she was running late, but Rose didn't know what he was talking about. Deville acted confused too. Tucker left, and the fans broke into an "Otis" chant.
Rose said she was looking forward to her date with Otis and would have instead gone out with him. Deville told her not to worry about it, and Ziggler's more of Rose's type of guy anyway. The fans booed intensely.
Renee Young interviewed Lacey Evans. Young pointed out that Evans was a bully, just like Bayley and Sasha Banks. Evans tried to claim that calling people "Nasties" is a term of endearment. She then admitted to being a bully but learned from dealing with Banks and Bayley. Evans's next goal is to recover from her loss to Bayley and became champion.
Symphony of Destruction: Braun Strowman & Elias vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro (w/Sami Zayn)
Various musical instruments surround the ringside area. They recapped Sami Zayn's protest concert last week.
Before the match, Elias sang a song going over the rules of the match and introduced his partner Storwman. Zayn was holding a ukelele, but Strowman came out with a stand-up bass.
They started as a standard tag team match despite being no holds barred. Zayn handed a Tamborine to Nakamura, but Elias used it instead. Elias rolled out the bring a drum in the ring, but Cesaro cut him off. Strowman took the drum and smashed it over Cesaro's head.
Zayn hit Strowman with the ukelele and ran off. Strowman chased him, but Nakamura nailed him with a guitar. Back from the break, Cesaro tried to use the cowbell, but Elias used it instead. Elias attempted a suplex off the apron, but Zayn grabbed Elias' legs. Cesaro knocked Elias off the apron through the table.
Strowman took over and threw Cesaro over the announce table. Cesaro tried to hit Strowman with a guitar, but Strowman choke slammed him on the apron instead. Strowman went to pick up the stand-up bass, but Zayn hit him with a keyboard. Cesaro and Nakamura then gave Strowman a double suplex onto the stand-up bass. The bass shattered into pieces.
Nakamura attempted the Kinsasha on the floor, but Elias moved, and Nakamura crashed into a gong. Elias placed Cesaro on a table and climbed to the top, but Nakamura stopped him. Strowman tossed Nakamura onto the announce table.
Elias hit an elbow off the top on Cesaro threw the table. Strowman than gave Nakamura a power slam off the announce table onto a piano for the win. The spot looked brutal because the piano didn't break. The medical staff checked on Nakamura.
They recapped King Corbin and Roman Reigns feud.
Kayla Braxton interviewed King Corbin in the back. Corbin noted Reigns never beat him in a one-on-one match. He has to hide behind his cousins, but he's going to be alone with Corbin in the cage. He promised to replace Reigns on the posters and as the face of the WWE.
A Moment Of Bliss with The Bellas Twins
Alexa Bliss came out and called this a special Hall of Fame edition of A Moment of Bliss. She recapped the current names already announced Batista and the NWO.
Bliss then announced the next inductees The Bella Twins and introduced Nikki and Brie. They're both excited to go into the Hall of Fame. They're grateful for all the fans in their hometown. Nikki noted they wouldn't be able to break barriers without the Bella Army. Brie said speaking of breaking barriers and pointed out that Bliss is the first female talk show host.
The Bellas discussed their pregnancy and Nikki's engagement. Daniel Bryan's music hit, and he ran out with his daughter. He hugged Brie and Bryan made his way to the ring.
Daniel Bryan defeated Heath Slater
Drew Gulak joined the commentary team for the match. Michael Cole got confused and called Gulak Slater. Gulak was offended Cole would make that mistake. Graves said Slater is the one in the ring about to lose.
Bryan dominated the match, but Slater briefly took over. Slater climbed to the top, but Gulak yelled at him to get down. Slater ignored and missed a diving headbutt. Bryan made a comeback and rocked Slater with yes kicks.
Bryan went from the running knee, but Slater rolled up Bryan for a near fall. Bryan recovered and hit the running knee for the win.
In the back, Mandy Rose was about to leave when Dolph Ziggler approached. Ziggler and Rose left together. Of course, Otis was hiding in the background watching.
For the second time tonight, there was a weird glitch during the broadcast. There seemed to be some type of symbol, but maybe it's just a glitch.
Number One Contender's Match: Naomi defeated Carmella
SmackDown Woman's Champion Bayley is at ringside for the match.
Naomi and Carmella shook hands, but Naomi pulled her into a side headlock. Carmella countered into a side headlock. Naomi recovered and hit a back elbow.
They traded pin attempts. Carmella caught Naomi with spinning head scissors. She attempted a dive, but Naomi cut her off.
Naomi climbed to the top turnbuckle but Bayley distracted her. Carmella used a hurricanrana on Naomi and followed up with a suicide dive. The referee threw Bayley out from ringside.
Back from the break, Naomi hit a series of kicks, but Carmella recovered. Naomi hit a springboard kick but clearly missed. Graves tried to cover up by pointing out that Naomi didn't get all of it. Naomi followed up with a corkscrew plancha to the floor. Carmella fought back and scored a very close near fall.
Carmella locked on the code of silence, but Naomi made it to the ropes. Naomi hit the rearview for another near fall. The finish came when Naomi hit a kick and blockbuster. She followed up with the split-legged moonsault for the win. Naomi challenges SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley at Super Showdown.
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2020.02.15 04:07 dogryan100 Post WWE SmackDown (02/14/2020) Discussion

Guess the relevant person forgot to do it, so use this, I guess.
Summary from f4wonline:
A Moment Of Bliss
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross came out to host a Moment of Bliss. They talked about their celebrity crushes since it's Valentine's Day. Cross guessed that Bliss' crush is Brad Pitt.
Bliss and Cross brought out their guest Carmella. Carmella talked about winning the fatal four-way and promised to defeat Bayel later tonight. Bliss noted Carmella and Bayley had a close relationship but had a falling out. Bliss wondered about Carmella and Bayley no longer being friends.
Carmella blamed Sasha Banks for her friendship with Bayley coming to an end. Since Banks came back, Bayley's been a different person.
Bayley interrupted and got in Carmella's face. She noted she beat Bliss and Cross in a handicap match last summer. Bayley bragged that she could beat any of them easily. Carmella heard enough and challenged Bayley to have the match right now.
Carmella marched towards the ring. Bayley hesitantly followed.
SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley defeated Carmella
Carmella had the early advantage and worked over the arm. Bayley tied Carmella up in the ropes to take over. Carmella fought back with a slap and hit two dropkicks for a near fall.
Bayley recovered and regained control with a boot to the gut. She followed up with a back suplex but missed a flying crossbody. Carmella hit a superkick for a two count.
Bayley rolled to the floor, but Carmella hit a suicide dive. She hit a crossbody on Bayley for another near fall. Bayley fought back and dropped Carmella on the announce table.
Back from the break, Bayley was firmly in control with a chin lock. Carmella fought back with a boot to the gut and hurricanrana. She attempted a superkick, but Bayley hid behind the referee. Carmella hit a series of forearms, but Bayley hit the Bayley to Belly for a very close near fall.
Bayley climbed to the top turnbuckle, but Carmella cut her off and hit a superkick. Carmella then hit a hurricanrana off the top for a very close two count. They traded pinfall attempts. Carmella rocked Bayley with a superkick, but Bayley rolled to the floor.
Bayley recovered and sent Carmella into the ring post. Carmella fought back and applied the Code of Silence. Bayley escaped the hold, but Carmella went for it again. Bayley then used the ropes to roll up Carmella for the win.
After the match, Bayley jumped Carmella from behind and beat her down. Naomi ran out and had a staredown with Bayley. Carmella jumped Bayley from behind, and Naomi hit a kick. Carmella followed up with a superkick.
They recapped King Corbin attacking an employee and a pouring a drink on a fan. Management fined Corbin for his actions.
In the back, Kayla Braxton interviewed Bayley. She announced the next time she defends her title is at Super Showdown.
Otis is getting ready for his date with Mandy Rose. Rose messaged that she's running late. He asked Tucker if Mandy might like him. Tucker's sure Otis is going to have a good date. The fans popped huge for the graphic of the date. They love Otis and even broke into an "Otis" chant.
Sheamus defeated Shorty G & Apollo Crews
Crews and Shorty G jumped Sheamus before the bell. Shorty G rocked Sheamus with forearms and a series of rolling kicks in the corner. Sheamus fought back and took over.
The faces made a comeback. Shorty G tackled Sheamus to the floor, and Crews hit a moonsault off the apron. In the ring, Shorty G hit a missile dropkick, and Crews hit a standing moonsault for a near fall. Sheamus went for the Brogue Kick, but Crews moved, and he hit Shorty G instead.
Crews went shoulder-first into the ring post. Sheamus then hit the Brogue Kick on Crews for the win.
Backstage, Kayla Braxton interviewed Carmella. She demanded a rematch and promised to be the next SmackDown Women's Champion.
Mandy Rose arrived at the restaurant in a stunning red dress for her date with Otis.
Hulk Hogan in at his home in Tampa, Flordia, preparing for his interview live via satellite next.
They aired a video package on the career of Goldberg and his match with "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt at Super Showdown.
Michael Cole and Corey Graves interviewed Hulk Hogan from his home in Tampa. Hogan discussed the NWO going into the Hall of Fame.
Cole asked if The Fiend can defeat Goldberg at Super Showdown. Hogan praised Goldberg and warned Wyatt.
The Firefly Funhouse interrupted. Wyatt parodied the old NWO commercials and posed like Hogan.
Wyatt mocked Hogan and made references to the NWO. Wyatt gave chocolate to the pig and said he hopes it's not too sweet.
Hogan heard enough and told Wyatt that Goldberg's going to defeat him. Wyatt noted there's always room for another on his wall. Hogan walked off and indicated he'd see Wyatt in Tampa for the Hall of Fame.
In the back, Otis is ready for his date and heads out.
Thie week in WWE History featured The Rock returning on February 14, 2011.
Michael Cole and Corey Graves talked about Simone Johnson joining the WWE Performance Center and the possibility of her being the first fourth-generation wrestler.
Sami Zayn and Cesaro were in the ring. Zayn held a ukulele, and Cesaro had a cowbell. Zayn noted they've been victims of Elias the last few weeks and are staging a protest concert. Zayn and Cesaro were about to start their song when Elias interrupted.
Elias knows Zayn is just trying to make a name for himself. Zayn told Elias and the fans to shut their mouths. Elias is stagging a counter-protest to protest Zayn's protest concert. Zayn told his security to let Elias in the ring so that he can hear this song.
Zayn and Cesaro tried to do the song again, but the fans broke into a loud "Walk With Elias" chant. Zayn told the fans to shut up, and they tried the song again.
Cesaro went crazy with the cowbell. Zayn told him they need less cowbell, which is a reference to an old Saturday Night Live sketch. The fans booed and erupted into a massive "We Want Cowbell" chant. Cesaro put the cowbell down, and the fans booed again.
Zayn tried the song again, and the fans broke into another massive chant of "Walk With Elias."
They argued, and the heels jumped Elias. Braun Strowman ran out for the save and chased Zayn. A security guard attacked Strowman from behind so Zayn could escape. Strowman and Elias beat up the guard and tossed him very high over the top rope onto the other guards. This was a fun segment that the fans loved.
In the back, Kayla Braxton interviewed Naomi. She demanded a SmackDown Women's title shot and noted Bayley never beat him.
At the restaurant, Mandy Rose continues to wait for her date Otis patiently.
They recapped Otis and Mandy Rose's romance.
At the restaurant, Otis arrived with a bouquet of red roses and a jacket with the arms cut off.
At the table, somebody put their hand on Rose's shoulder. She assumed it was Otis, but it's Dolph Ziggler.
Otis turns the corner holding the roses and sees Rose and Ziggler sitting at the table together. Otis was heartbroken and dropped the roses. He ran out of the restaurant as the fans booed.
The Miz and John Morrison made their way down to the ring. They pointed out that The Usos have been back for a month and are not there tonight. Miz never misses a night, and Morrison never missed a night the last month.
Michael Cole noted that King Corbin's not in attendance because he's not allowed to compete for his actions last week.
Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan defeated The Miz & John Morrison
Before the match started, King Corbin appeared in the crowd and sat at ringside.
The faces had the early advantage and isolated Morrison in their corner. Bryan ran up the corner into a backflip and landed on his feet. He followed up with a suicide dive onto Miz on the floor.
Bryan rocked Morrison with the Yes Kicks. The fans broke into a loud "Daniel Bryan" chant.
Bryan attempted the running dropkick in the corner, but Morrison avoided and dragged Bryan to the floor. Miz pushed Bryan into the barricade. Reigns ran to check on Bryan but argued with King Corbin. Miz then shoved Reigns onto Bryan. Morrison hit a twisting crossbody over the top turnbuckle onto the faces.
Back from the break, the heels were firmly in control. Bryan tossed Morrison to the floor and climbed to the top. Miz cut Bryan off and attempted a superplex, but Bryan slipped out. Morrison prevented the tag and hit a running knee for a near fall.
Bryan fought back, and Roman Reigns got the hot tag. There were some slight boos for Reigns comeback. Reigns attempted the superman punch, but Miz countered into the Skull Crushing Finale. Reigns slipped out, but Morrison hit a springboard kick. Morrison tried the move a second time, but Reigns hit the superman punch.
Reigns attempted the spear, but Morrison rocked him with a boot. Miz then hit the Skull Crushing Finale, but Bryan broke up the pin attempt. Bryan took out Morrison and attempted a suicide dive, but Miz hit a big boot.
Miz mocked Bryan, but Reigns hit the superman punch and spear for the win.
After the match, King Corbin jumped Reigns from behind. Corbin then sat on his throne to end SmackDown.
Next Week: Goldberg appears live on SmackDown. Renee Young conducts an exclusive interview with Lacey Evans. Carmella takes on Naomi in a number one contenders match for a shot at SmackDown Women's champion Bayley at Super Showdown. In two weeks, John Cena returns.
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2020.02.13 17:16 TheRV1HD Booking The Elimination Chamber PPV

  1. Winner Faces The Universal Champion At Wrestlemania - Elimination Chamber Match - Roman Reigns Vs Sheamus Vs Daniel Bryan Vs King Corbin Vs John Cena Vs Kane
  2. Braun Strowman & Elias Vs Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
  3. Seth Rollins Vs Kevin Owens
  4. Womens Elimination Chamber - Winner Earns A Shot At The Champion Of Their Choosing - Naomi Vs Shayna Bazsler Vs Sasha Banks Vs Asuka Vs Lacey Evans Vs???
  5. Winner Gets The Final Spot In The Elimination Chamber - Ruby Riott Vs Liv Morgan
  6. US Championship Fatal 4 Way Match - Andrade Vs Rey Mysterio Vs Humberto Carillo Vs Angel Garza
  7. Smackdown Tag Team Championship - The New Day Vs John Morrison & The Miz
  8. Aleister Black Vs AJ Styles
  9. Otis Vs Dolph Ziggler
Notes:
  1. Otis Vs Ziggler comes together when Ziggler attempts to ruin Mandy and Otis date. As it turns out Ziggler has been asked to do this from an undisclosed source. The story would hint at it being Mandy playing Otis for a fool but the eventual reveal to come after this match would be that Sonya was the one who got Dolph to ruin things.
  2. Aleister Black is looking for a fight and needs to stay relevant by fighting big names. Since Rollins is currently busy AJ is expected to return at Super Showdown so why not have him be the one to answer Black's open challenge? Styles Vs Black would tear the house down on a throw away show.
  3. At Super Showdown I expect both teams to brawl on the outside to a draw leading to a rematch at Elimination Chamber where Miz and Morrison would finally win the titles.
  4. It feels like they are setting up a 4 way match between the 4 Latino talents on RAW. This would be another possible show stealer. Garza and Humberto have issues. Mysterio and Andrade have issues. Humberto and Andrade have issues. Garza and Mysterio have issues. All that's left is some tension between Garza and Andrade and we are golden.
  5. Ruby Vs Liv is bound to happen soon and there should be high stakes between the two former friends. Have them face each other for the final spot in the chamber in a match where Liv is attempting to prove to Ruby that she can stand on her own two feet. It's even bigger and better story telling when Liv wins the match but Riott takes her out and takes her spot anyways. Heel heat.
  6. As for the women's chamber match I'm hoping that Sasha will be ready to go. If she is this would come down to her Vs Bazsler. Who wins would be a tough decision. Shayna is in Beckys head anyways so I feel like she would get her shot regardless so why not have Sasha win then turn on Bayley? As for Naomi the storyline for her in this is that shes losing the spark that she once had.
  7. Owens Vs Rollins is the 1 on 1 match that's going to happen sooner rather than later. They may make it a lumberjack match with AOP, Murphy, Joe and The Viking Raiders at ringside or simply a straight up one on one. Either way this is the blow off to this story.
  8. Speaking of blow offs to feuds here we have Elias and Strowman finally ending their war with Nakamura and Cesaro. This has been going on a while now so they would need to nip it in the bud.
  9. The line up for the chamber is rumoured to change somewhat and I hope it does. Bring in Kane for name value and his history with The Fiend. Cena is returning so throw him in there. Throw Sheamus in there as well as another big name and we have ourselves a strong chamber match. As for who will win this will come down to Reigns and Bryan. These two always have solid encounters and it book ends their story from all the way back when they became partners for a while in 2019. Reigns is more than likely the winner here.
Other Notes:
  • Otis and Ziggler as well as Liv Vs Ruby will both be pre show matches.
  • I expect an Orton and Edge interaction on the show in some way. Edge possibly returns here and attacks Orton?
  • Drew McIntyre and Paul Heyman should also have a segment where all being well Heyman will offer up a chance to be kicked in the face. Yes I would want Paul to take a Claymore Kick on this show.
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