The Fact Checking Thread!!!


#103

It’s a minor one (because I’m sure Pollock has heard it enough)

On the September 4 edition of ‘Rewind-A-Raw!’ When talking about the announce Lita vs Mickie James match for WWE Evolution, Wai asks John when was the last time these two fought, to which John could not recall.

Oh John, you knew the answer, but didn’t want to relive to what WAS their last match.

Survivor Series 2006
Lita vs Mickie James for the WWE Women’s Championship
Lita’s Retirement match!

Oh course this was a play off Trish retirement match the year prior where Trish won the match and retired as WWE Women’s Champion. Lita would not only lose the title to Mickie James, but would have Cryme Tyme to come out and do a segment to which was, well, terrible (@ 13:00 mark)


#104

Not really a correction per se, but some clarification. On the Sept. 12 Rewind-a-Smackdown, they wonder what happened to Dasha Fuentes, since it was Kayla Braxton doing backstage interviews instead. I wondered where Dasha was as well, so I did a quick Google and learned from a WWE.com article that Dasha had Achilles tendon surgery at the beginning of August, and her social media has confirmed that she’s been healing up since.


#105

26 to the present as well


#106

On Rewind-A-Wai #19: UFC 194, John and Wai discuss the pronunciation of "R"s as "H"s in Brazilian Portuguese.

John says that the footballer Ronaldo’s name is pronounced with an “R”. It’s not clear if John is referring to the current Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo or the the original, Brazilian Ronaldo (O Fenômeno). Cristiano Ronaldo does pronounce his name with an “R” sound, but he is Portuguese, not Brazilian. Many Brazilians, however, do in fact pronounce the name of the original Ronaldo more like “Honaldo” (or “Hronaldjo” kind of, sort of).

I asked a Brazilian friend of mine about it. She said there are a few different accents across Brazil. The "R"s as "H"s is prominent in certain parts of Brazil, such as Rio de Janeiro. However where she lives, Brasília, their accent is closer to Portugal Portuguese. So it’s definitely not “just a Gracie thing”.

However, I myself do not speak Portuguese, Brazilian or otherwise. So if anybody on here does, feel free to clarify or correct anything I’ve written.


#107

Another clarification of sorts, from today’s Rewind-A-Raw: In talking about the Yokozuna substitute at the Greatest Royal Rumble, they thought it was NXT signee Babatunde. While he was included in the match, the Yoko stand-in may have been Hiroki Sumi, a 12-year sumo vet brought in (presumably) for just this match, then eliminated by Mark Henry.


#108

On the latest review a wai John calls Emma’s move the Emma Sandwich. Wai tried to correct him saying its called the emmamite sandwich. Both missed the reference that is it is indeed the Emmanite sandwich named after the vegemite sandwich popular in Australia and the area around it. A New Zealander friend of mine had me take a bite once. Awful for my North American sensibilities.


#109

In the program I believe one of the announcers called it the Emma Sandwhich. We understood the reference!


#110

It was the announcers fault but vegemite is still terrible.


#111

On the November 5 Rewind-A-Raw, John and Wai are talking about the Ottawa Senators being filmed in an Uber dissing their team and coach. John asks how this Uber driver will ever be able to show his face in Ottawa again, but the video was recorded in Phoenix after the Sens played the Coyotes.