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11th Nov '17 9:07:08 PM KYCubbie
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* Of course, an individual wrestler getting screwed by a wrestling promoter is a tale as old as time in the business. The "Montreal Screwjob" has been talked about ad nauseum, but there have been plenty of other examples that weren't even the doing of Vincent K Mcmahon, many of which led to the promoters screwing over themselves by wrecking their promotions in the process:
** Hulk Hogan first rose to huge popularity in the AWA in the early 80s, but promoter Verne Gagne refused to put the championship on Hogan, claiming he “wasn’t a good enough athlete.” Hogan later claimed Gagne told him he would only make Hogan champ if Hogan gave him a cut of the money he was making independently in Japan. After being made to endure multiple screwjob finishes against champion Nick Bockwinkel, Hogan decided enough was enough, went to work for Vince Mcmahon, and the rest is history.
** Kerry Von Erich was the golden boy of the Von Erich family and their Texas-based WCCW promotion in the 80s. But he could never become world champion largely because of how much political clout Jim Crockett had in the NWA to keep the belt on his territory’s top man, Ric Flair. Numerous times in the early 80s, Kerry would face off against Flair only to be cheated out of the belt in some way. The NWA finally let him win the belt in May 1984 [[note]]Largely considered a pity move because Kerry's brother David had died earlier that year[[/note]] only to make him drop it back to Flair 18 days later. It ultimately led to the Von Erichs pulling their territory from the NWA and going solo – one of multiple moves that led to the NWA losing its power as a top wrestling organization.
** Jerry Lawler may have been champion in the final years of the AWA, but even he was not immune to the meddling and screwing over from Verne Gagne. After the “unification” match at Superclash III in 1988 between Lawler and WCCW champion Kerry Von Erich ended in a controversial finish because neither promotion was willing to let their champ put over the other, the plan supposedly became for Lawler to buy WCCW from the Von Erichs with the help of Jerry Jarrett, and they would merge the titles eventually anyway. But then Gagne decided he didn’t want the AWA title merged at all and refused to pay Lawler (and multiple other wrestlers) what he was owed for the Superclash match. Lawler in turn refused to return the AWA belt he still had and continued to use it in his own promotion. Gagne made a new belt and gave it to Larry Zbyszko, but the fallout from Superclash destroyed all trust in him within the wrestling industry, and the AWA was out of operation by 1990.

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* Of course, an individual wrestler getting screwed by a wrestling promoter is a tale as old as time in the business. The "Montreal Screwjob" has been talked about ad nauseum, nauseam, but there have been plenty of other examples that weren't even the doing of [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vincent K Mcmahon, K. McMahon]], many of which led to the promoters screwing over themselves by wrecking their promotions in the process:
** Hulk Hogan Wrestling/HulkHogan first rose to huge popularity in the AWA Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA in the early 80s, but promoter Verne Gagne refused to put the championship on Hogan, claiming he “wasn’t a good enough athlete.” Hogan later claimed Gagne told him he would only make Hogan champ if Hogan gave him a cut of the money he was making independently in Japan. After being made to endure multiple screwjob finishes against champion Nick Bockwinkel, Hogan decided enough was enough, went to work for Vince Mcmahon, [=McMahon=], and the rest is history.
** Kerry Von Erich was the golden boy of the Von Erich family and their Texas-based WCCW promotion in the 80s. But he could never become world champion largely because of how much political clout Jim Crockett had in the NWA to keep the belt on his territory’s top man, Ric Flair. Wrestling/RicFlair.[[note]]It also didn't help that Kerry already had a reputation in the business for being unreliable due to substance abuse, which would only worsen in later years.[[/note]] Numerous times in the early 80s, Kerry would face off against Flair only to be cheated out of the belt in some way. The NWA finally let him win the belt in May 1984 [[note]]Largely considered a pity move because Kerry's brother David had died earlier that year[[/note]] only to make him drop it back to Flair 18 days later. It ultimately led to the Von Erichs pulling their territory from the NWA and going solo – one of multiple moves that led to the NWA losing its power as a top wrestling organization.
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** Jerry Lawler Wrestling/JerryLawler may have been champion in the final years of the AWA, but even he was not immune to the meddling and screwing over from Verne Gagne. After the “unification” match at Superclash III in 1988 between Lawler and WCCW champion Kerry Von Erich ended in a controversial finish because neither promotion was willing to let their champ put over the other, the plan supposedly became for Lawler to buy WCCW from the Von Erichs with the help of Jerry Jarrett, and they would merge the titles eventually anyway. But then Gagne decided he didn’t want the AWA title merged at all and refused to pay Lawler (and multiple other wrestlers) what he was owed for the Superclash match. Lawler in turn refused to return the AWA belt he still had and continued to use it in his own promotion. Gagne made a new belt and gave it to Larry Zbyszko, but the fallout from Superclash destroyed all trust in him within the wrestling industry, and the AWA was out of operation by 1990.



* Pro Bull Riding got screwed by the ''networks''. Originally, full events were shown on Versus, but new licensing deals mean events are now shown on NBC, NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus), CBS, and the PBR's own streaming online broadcast site. Often a single event will be divided up between two of these outlets, making it extremely difficult for fans to keep track of. And in football season pray CBS doesn't have a game on in your market, or else PBR is pre-empted entirely.

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* Pro Professional Bull Riding Riders got screwed by the ''networks''. Originally, full events were shown on Versus, but new licensing deals mean events are now shown on NBC, NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus), CBS, and the PBR's own streaming online broadcast site. Often a single event will be divided up between two of these outlets, making it extremely difficult for fans to keep track of. And in football season pray CBS doesn't have a game on in your market, or else PBR is pre-empted entirely.
27th Oct '17 3:55:45 PM Rowdycmoore
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** Kerry Von Erich was the golden boy of the Von Erich family and their Texas-based WCCW promotion in the 80s. But he could never become world champion largely because of how much political clout Jim Crockett had in the NWA to keep the belt on his territory’s top man, Ric Flair. Numerous times in the early 80s, Kerry would face off against Flair only to be cheated out of the belt in some way. The NWA finally let him win the belt in May 1984 [[note]]Largely considered a pity move because Kerry's brother David had died earlier that year[[/note]] only to make him drop it back to Flair 18 days later. It ultimately led to the Von Erichs pulling their territory from the NWA and going solo as the WCWA – one of multiple moves that led to the NWA losing its power as a top wrestling organization.
** Jerry Lawler may have been champion in the final years of the AWA, but even he was not immune to the meddling and screwing over from Verne Gagne. After the “unification” match at Superclash III in 1988 between Lawler and WCWA champion Kerry Von Erich ended in a controversial finish because neither promotion was willing to let their champ put over the other, the plan supposedly became for Lawler to buy WCWA from the Von Erichs with the help of Jerry Jarrett, and they would merge the titles eventually anyway. But then Gagne decided he didn’t want the AWA title merged at all and refused to pay Lawler (and multiple other wrestlers) what he was owed for the Superclash match. Lawler in turn refused to return the AWA belt he still had and continued to use it in his own promotion. Gagne made a new belt and gave it to Larry Zbyszko, but the fallout from Superclash destroyed all trust in him within the wrestling industry, and the AWA was out of operation by 1990.

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** Kerry Von Erich was the golden boy of the Von Erich family and their Texas-based WCCW promotion in the 80s. But he could never become world champion largely because of how much political clout Jim Crockett had in the NWA to keep the belt on his territory’s top man, Ric Flair. Numerous times in the early 80s, Kerry would face off against Flair only to be cheated out of the belt in some way. The NWA finally let him win the belt in May 1984 [[note]]Largely considered a pity move because Kerry's brother David had died earlier that year[[/note]] only to make him drop it back to Flair 18 days later. It ultimately led to the Von Erichs pulling their territory from the NWA and going solo as the WCWA – one of multiple moves that led to the NWA losing its power as a top wrestling organization.
** Jerry Lawler may have been champion in the final years of the AWA, but even he was not immune to the meddling and screwing over from Verne Gagne. After the “unification” match at Superclash III in 1988 between Lawler and WCWA WCCW champion Kerry Von Erich ended in a controversial finish because neither promotion was willing to let their champ put over the other, the plan supposedly became for Lawler to buy WCWA WCCW from the Von Erichs with the help of Jerry Jarrett, and they would merge the titles eventually anyway. But then Gagne decided he didn’t want the AWA title merged at all and refused to pay Lawler (and multiple other wrestlers) what he was owed for the Superclash match. Lawler in turn refused to return the AWA belt he still had and continued to use it in his own promotion. Gagne made a new belt and gave it to Larry Zbyszko, but the fallout from Superclash destroyed all trust in him within the wrestling industry, and the AWA was out of operation by 1990.
27th Oct '17 3:51:44 PM Rowdycmoore
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** Kerry Von Erich was the golden boy of the Von Erich family and their Texas-based WCCW promotion in the 80s. But he could never become world champion largely because of how much political clout Jim Crockett had in the NWA to keep the belt on his territory’s top man, Ric Flair. Numerous times in the early 80s, Kerry would face off against Flair only to be cheated out of the belt in some way. The NWA finally let him win the belt in May 1984 [[note]]Largely considered a pity move because Kerry's brother David had died earlier that year[[/note]] only to make him drop it back to Flair 18 days later. It ultimately led to the Von Erichs pulling their territory from the NWA and going solo – one of multiple moves that led to the NWA losing its power as a top wrestling organization.
** Jerry Lawler may have been champion in the final years of the AWA, but even he was not immune to the meddling and screwing over from Verne Gagne. After the “unification” match at Superclash III in 1988 between Lawler and WCWA (the former Texas-based WCCW) champion Kerry Von Erich ended in a controversial finish because neither promotion was willing to let their champ put over the other, the plan supposedly became for Lawler to buy WCCW from the Von Erichs with the help of Jerry Jarrett, and they would merge the titles eventually anyway. But then Gagne decided he didn’t want the AWA title merged at all and refused to pay Lawler (and multiple other wrestlers) what he was owed for the Superclash match. Lawler in turn refused to return the AWA belt he still had and continued to use it in his own promotion. Gagne made a new belt and gave it to Larry Zbyszko, but the fallout from Superclash destroyed all trust in him within the wrestling industry, and the AWA was out of operation by 1990.

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** Kerry Von Erich was the golden boy of the Von Erich family and their Texas-based WCCW promotion in the 80s. But he could never become world champion largely because of how much political clout Jim Crockett had in the NWA to keep the belt on his territory’s top man, Ric Flair. Numerous times in the early 80s, Kerry would face off against Flair only to be cheated out of the belt in some way. The NWA finally let him win the belt in May 1984 [[note]]Largely considered a pity move because Kerry's brother David had died earlier that year[[/note]] only to make him drop it back to Flair 18 days later. It ultimately led to the Von Erichs pulling their territory from the NWA and going solo as the WCWA – one of multiple moves that led to the NWA losing its power as a top wrestling organization.
** Jerry Lawler may have been champion in the final years of the AWA, but even he was not immune to the meddling and screwing over from Verne Gagne. After the “unification” match at Superclash III in 1988 between Lawler and WCWA (the former Texas-based WCCW) champion Kerry Von Erich ended in a controversial finish because neither promotion was willing to let their champ put over the other, the plan supposedly became for Lawler to buy WCCW WCWA from the Von Erichs with the help of Jerry Jarrett, and they would merge the titles eventually anyway. But then Gagne decided he didn’t want the AWA title merged at all and refused to pay Lawler (and multiple other wrestlers) what he was owed for the Superclash match. Lawler in turn refused to return the AWA belt he still had and continued to use it in his own promotion. Gagne made a new belt and gave it to Larry Zbyszko, but the fallout from Superclash destroyed all trust in him within the wrestling industry, and the AWA was out of operation by 1990.
27th Oct '17 3:49:50 PM Rowdycmoore
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** Jerry Lawler may have been champion in the final years of the AWA, but even he was not immune to the meddling and screwing over from Verne Gagne. After the “unification” match at Superclash II in 1988 between Lawler and WCWA (the former Texas-based WCCW) champion Kerry Von Erich ended in a controversial finish because neither promotion was willing to let their champ put over the other, the plan supposedly became for Lawler to buy WCCW from the Von Erichs with the help of Jerry Jarrett, and they would merge the titles eventually anyway. But then Gagne decided he didn’t want the AWA title merged at all and refused to pay Lawler (and multiple other wrestlers) what he was owed for the Superclash match. Lawler in turn refused to return the AWA belt he still had and continued to use it in his own promotion. Gagne made a new belt and gave it to Larry Zbyszko, but the fallout from Superclash destroyed all trust in him within the wrestling industry, and the AWA was out of operation by 1990.

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** Jerry Lawler may have been champion in the final years of the AWA, but even he was not immune to the meddling and screwing over from Verne Gagne. After the “unification” match at Superclash II III in 1988 between Lawler and WCWA (the former Texas-based WCCW) champion Kerry Von Erich ended in a controversial finish because neither promotion was willing to let their champ put over the other, the plan supposedly became for Lawler to buy WCCW from the Von Erichs with the help of Jerry Jarrett, and they would merge the titles eventually anyway. But then Gagne decided he didn’t want the AWA title merged at all and refused to pay Lawler (and multiple other wrestlers) what he was owed for the Superclash match. Lawler in turn refused to return the AWA belt he still had and continued to use it in his own promotion. Gagne made a new belt and gave it to Larry Zbyszko, but the fallout from Superclash destroyed all trust in him within the wrestling industry, and the AWA was out of operation by 1990.
27th Oct '17 3:47:53 PM Rowdycmoore
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** Hulk Hogan first rose to huge popularity in the AWA in eth early 80s, but promoter Verne Gagne refused to put the championship on Hogan, claiming he “wasn’t a good enough athlete.” Hogan later claimed Gagne told him he would only make Hogan champ if Hogan gave him a cut of the money he was making independently in Japan. After being made to endure multiple screwjob finishes against champion Nick Bockwinkel, Hogan decided enough was enough, went to work for Vince Mcmahon, and the rest is history.

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** Hulk Hogan first rose to huge popularity in the AWA in eth the early 80s, but promoter Verne Gagne refused to put the championship on Hogan, claiming he “wasn’t a good enough athlete.” Hogan later claimed Gagne told him he would only make Hogan champ if Hogan gave him a cut of the money he was making independently in Japan. After being made to endure multiple screwjob finishes against champion Nick Bockwinkel, Hogan decided enough was enough, went to work for Vince Mcmahon, and the rest is history.
27th Oct '17 3:46:51 PM Rowdycmoore
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* Of course, an individual wrestler getting screwed by a wrestling promoter is a tale as old as time in the business. The "Montreal Screwjob" has been talked about ad nauseum, but there have been plenty of other examples that weren't even the doing of Vincent K Mcmahon, many of which led to the promoters screwing over themselves by wrecking their promotions in the process:
** Hulk Hogan first rose to huge popularity in the AWA in eth early 80s, but promoter Verne Gagne refused to put the championship on Hogan, claiming he “wasn’t a good enough athlete.” Hogan later claimed Gagne told him he would only make Hogan champ if Hogan gave him a cut of the money he was making independently in Japan. After being made to endure multiple screwjob finishes against champion Nick Bockwinkel, Hogan decided enough was enough, went to work for Vince Mcmahon, and the rest is history.
** Kerry Von Erich was the golden boy of the Von Erich family and their Texas-based WCCW promotion in the 80s. But he could never become world champion largely because of how much political clout Jim Crockett had in the NWA to keep the belt on his territory’s top man, Ric Flair. Numerous times in the early 80s, Kerry would face off against Flair only to be cheated out of the belt in some way. The NWA finally let him win the belt in May 1984 [[note]]Largely considered a pity move because Kerry's brother David had died earlier that year[[/note]] only to make him drop it back to Flair 18 days later. It ultimately led to the Von Erichs pulling their territory from the NWA and going solo – one of multiple moves that led to the NWA losing its power as a top wrestling organization.
** Jerry Lawler may have been champion in the final years of the AWA, but even he was not immune to the meddling and screwing over from Verne Gagne. After the “unification” match at Superclash II in 1988 between Lawler and WCWA (the former Texas-based WCCW) champion Kerry Von Erich ended in a controversial finish because neither promotion was willing to let their champ put over the other, the plan supposedly became for Lawler to buy WCCW from the Von Erichs with the help of Jerry Jarrett, and they would merge the titles eventually anyway. But then Gagne decided he didn’t want the AWA title merged at all and refused to pay Lawler (and multiple other wrestlers) what he was owed for the Superclash match. Lawler in turn refused to return the AWA belt he still had and continued to use it in his own promotion. Gagne made a new belt and gave it to Larry Zbyszko, but the fallout from Superclash destroyed all trust in him within the wrestling industry, and the AWA was out of operation by 1990.
19th Oct '17 8:58:02 AM MarcoPolo250
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* Time for promos and actual pro wrestling matches, as well as budget to actually improve Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX was constantly cut into by executives who cared little about promoting the show or quality of the product and more about stunts or explosions. Then the show was canceled after El Mesias hit someone with a {{fireball|s}}. In short, {{hypocri|te}}sy, but what are you gonna do?
* WGTW-48 would arbitrarily shift Wrestling/{{CZW}}'s shows through the most unfavorable time slots possible before finally stating outright they didn't like [[GarbageWrestler the content]] and canceling the deal, making one wonder why they agreed to air CZW in the first place.
* Websites can do this too, as youtube has had a contentious relationship with pro wrestling from the beginning, such as killing PGWA's (first)channel due to "copyright violations" even though the only content not owned by PGWA would have been the wrestlers themselves, who kind of liked people being able to see them. But the worst, so far, was in April of 2017 when youtube censored pro wrestling entirely, which ranged from annoying if you were using the site to make programs out of its previously nigh meaningless dark matches like Wrestling/RingOfHonor or as a prime source of promotion such as the WWN family, to painful for the surviving Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA members like Vendetta or Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA successors like CWF Mid-Atlantic when practically their entire history was uploaded, to crippling for Beyond who dedicated itself financially to youtube to the point it was by far the most viewed independent promotion on the site or you were ''born'' on the site like [[Webvideo/WhatCultureWrestling What Culture Pro Wrestling]].

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* Time for promos and actual pro wrestling matches, as well as the budget to actually improve Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX was constantly cut into by executives who cared little about promoting the show or quality of the product and more about stunts product, or explosions. Then even promoting the show. Eventually, the show was canceled cancelled after El Mesias hit someone with a {{fireball|s}}. In short, {{hypocri|te}}sy, but what are you gonna do?
{{fireball|s}}.
* WGTW-48 would arbitrarily shift Wrestling/{{CZW}}'s shows through the most unfavorable time slots possible before finally stating outright they didn't like [[GarbageWrestler the content]] and canceling the deal, making one wonder why they agreed to air CZW in the first place.
* Websites can do this too, as youtube has had a contentious relationship with pro wrestling from the beginning, such as killing PGWA's (first)channel due to "copyright violations" even though the only content not owned by PGWA would have been the wrestlers themselves, who kind of liked people being able to see them. But the worst, so far, was in April of 2017 when youtube censored pro wrestling entirely, which ranged from annoying if you were using the site to make programs out of its previously nigh meaningless dark matches like Wrestling/RingOfHonor or as a prime source of promotion such as the WWN family, to painful for the surviving Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA members like Vendetta or Wrestling/{{A|mericanWrestlingAssociation}}WA successors like CWF Mid-Atlantic when practically their entire history was uploaded, to crippling for Beyond who dedicated itself financially to youtube to the point it was by far the most viewed independent promotion on the site or you were ''born'' on the site like [[Webvideo/WhatCultureWrestling What Culture Pro Wrestling]].
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** And when WWE was ready to move Raw back to its original home on the USA Network, [[https://youtu.be/v1cgb-PVJnY Spike TV went out of its way to keep them from promoting the move.]]
* IWA Puerto Rico had been repeatedly ignored by Telemundo, having ''Impacto Total'' moved around or simply not aired but when NBC took over, they went beyond apathy into malicious intent, refusing to advertise or notify anyone of IWA's existence [[InvisibleAdvertising in anyway]].

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** And when When WWE was ready to move Raw back to its original home on the USA Network, [[https://youtu.be/v1cgb-PVJnY Spike TV went out of its way to keep them from promoting the move.]]
* YouTube has had a contentious relationship with official pro wrestling channels. The Professional Girl Wrestling Association's first channel was shut down due to "copyright violations", even though the only content not owned by PGWA would have been the wrestlers themselves.
* IWA Puerto Rico had already been repeatedly ignored by Telemundo, Creator/{{Telemundo}}, having ''Impacto Total'' moved around the schedule or simply not aired but aired. But when NBC took over, they it went beyond apathy into malicious intent, refusing intent; they refused to advertise or [[InvisibleAdvertising notify anyone of IWA's existence [[InvisibleAdvertising in anyway]].existence]].



*** Then, of course, there were the times TNA themselves were at fault. Such as when they moved ''Impact'' to Monday nights to try to run up against ''Wrestling/WWERaw'', when the ratings they pulled were nowhere close to being competitive. Or when ''Impact'' ended its run on Spike at the end of 2014 because, despite Spike executive mandate warning against it, the company chose to hire back Wrestling/VinceRusso. The flagrant disobedience caused Spike to pull any further contract renewal negotiations.

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*** Then, of course, there were the times TNA themselves were at fault. Such as when they moved ''Impact'' to Monday nights to try to run up against ''Wrestling/WWERaw'', when the ratings they pulled were nowhere close to being competitive. Or when ''Impact'' ended its run on Spike at the end of 2014 because, despite Spike executive mandate warning against it, the company chose to hire back Wrestling/VinceRusso. The flagrant disobedience caused Spike to pull any further contract renewal negotiations. Ironically, ''Impact'' would return to Spike in 2017, but it was the U.K. version that picked them up.



* Website/YouTube bots have taken ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' down at least one dozen times by now due to bogus copyright claims, all from the same bot.

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* Because it uses footage from the anime, Website/YouTube bots have infamously taken down episodes of ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' down at least one over a dozen times by now due to bogus copyright claims, all from the same bot. times.



*** The worst one of late was when ''Creator/TeamFourStar'' lost their channel entirely due to receiving 4 strikes in a short time period over ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', which has the ApprovalOfGod from ''{{Creator/Funimation}}'', the current holder of the English dub's copyright. This was quickly reversed due to a ''lot'' of public pressure.

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*** The worst one of late was when ''Creator/TeamFourStar'' lost their channel entirely due to receiving 4 strikes in a short time period over ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', which has at least had the ApprovalOfGod from ''{{Creator/Funimation}}'', the current North America licenses holder of to the English dub's copyright. This was quickly reversed due to a ''lot'' of public pressure.franchise.
25th Sep '17 6:23:08 AM dmeagher13
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* This trope is the reason Apple created its own retail stores. One of the problems compounding the company's DorkAge in UsefulNotes/TheNineties was a lack of attractive displays in stores. Retailers devoted floor space to more popular ([[MoneyDearBoy and profitable]]) [=PCs=] instead of Macs, usually relegating them to a corner of the store, if they sold them at all. They also often left the machines turned off, crashed, or set them up without a mouse, leading to an unfavorable first impression with potential buyers. Apple stores were created to give Macs and other Apple products an aesthetically pleasing showcase. Apple has since, in major retailers, insisted on its products on being presented on specialized displays.

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* This trope is the reason Apple created its own retail stores. One of the problems compounding the company's DorkAge in UsefulNotes/TheNineties was a lack of attractive displays in stores. Retailers devoted floor space to more popular ([[MoneyDearBoy and profitable]]) [=PCs=] instead of Macs, usually relegating them to a corner of the store, if they sold them at all. They also often left the machines turned off, crashed, or set them up without a mouse, leading to an unfavorable first impression with potential buyers. Apple stores were created to give Macs and other Apple products an aesthetically pleasing showcase. Apple has since, since gone back to selling their products in major retailers, insisted though they insist on its products on being presented on specialized displays.
8th Sep '17 12:21:01 AM Uyyy
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Stinky Pete claims the ''Woody's Roundup'' TV show was cancelled ''in the middle of a cliffhanger'' when space toys surged (and, consequently, ''Woody's Roundup'' toys declined) in popularity following the launch of ''Sputnik''. [[spoiler: He lied. Eagle-eyed viewers might be able to spot the conclusion to said cliffhanger playing in the background in one scene. Perhaps not coincidentally, it's the same scene where Pete reveals he's a villain.]]
24th Aug '17 9:02:29 PM Rowdycmoore
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* Many fans and even players on the Houston Astros feel MLB Commissioner Bud Selig screwed them out of a chance to make the postseason in 2008. Hurricane Ike forced an Astros home series with the Chicago Cubs to be relocated; despite numerous other venues available with their teams playing on the road (including the Texas Rangers' park just 240 miles from Houston), Selig ordered 2 of the 3 games (the third would be played in Houston at season's end IF needed to determine a playoff spot) to be played at Miller Park in Milwaukee, just 90 miles from Chicago, essentially turning it into a road series for the Astros even though they were still officially the home team. The Astros lost both games (including being no-hit by Carlos Zambrano in the first game) and proceeded to drop out of the playoff hunt. Numerous players finished the year wearing shirts under their jerseys that read "Bud Screwed Our Season."

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* Many fans and even players on the Houston Astros feel MLB Commissioner Bud Selig screwed them out of a chance to make the postseason in 2008. Hurricane Ike forced displaced an Astros home series with the Chicago Cubs to be relocated; despite numerous other venues available with their teams playing on Cubs; rather than postpone the road (including the games or relocate them to a closer venue (the Texas Rangers' park park, just 240 miles from Houston), Houston, was available at the time), Selig ordered 2 of the 3 games (the third would be played in Houston at season's end IF needed to determine a playoff spot) to be played at as scheduled but moved to Miller Park in Milwaukee, just 90 miles from Chicago, Chicago - essentially turning it into a road series for the Astros even though they were still officially the home team. The Astros lost both games (including being no-hit by Carlos Zambrano in the first game) and proceeded to drop out of the playoff hunt. Numerous players finished the year wearing shirts under their jerseys that read "Bud Screwed Our Season."
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