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Asuka’s winning streak could surpass Goldberg’s
[February 22nd, 2017]

As of this posting, Asuka’s current winning streak in NXT stands at 146 victories, with zero pinfall or submission losses. Goldberg’s win-loss record was 155-0 (or 173-0 if we’re going by the inflated number announced on WCW programming) during his famous WCW winning streak between September of 1997 and December of 1998. If Asuka gains 10 more victories without a single loss, she’ll have surpassed Goldberg’s shoot winning streak, but she’s currently 28 victories away from surpassing Goldberg’s announced streak! Considering the amount of NXT live events, TV tapings, and the forthcoming NXT Takeover: Orlando, it’s entirely possible that Asuka may pass Goldberg’s streak within a month and a half!

In early February, Asuka became the longest-reigning champion under the WWE umbrella, with a reign that’s lasted over 324 days.

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“When I was on “Wizards of Waverly Place,” we didn’t have social media really. Twitter had just begun. Every Friday, I’d get to do a live taping in front of all these little kids and make their life. That’s when I was the happiest. Then, as I got older, I watched it go from zero to a hundred. So I’m actually glad it took us this long to create this project because it’s so relevant now.”

Untitled [Diggin' Holes]
Mysterious Band
Untitled [Diggin' Holes]

Mysterious Band - Untitled [Diggin’ Holes][Live]

Okay this has a really cool backstory that blew my mind (since I’m a big E6 fan too). In the early 2000s, Isaac Brock teamed up with Elephant 6 members Julian Koster (of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Music Tapes), Bill Doss (of The Olivia Tremor Control), Robbie Cucchiaro (of The Music Tapes), and Kevin Barnes (of of Montreal) and formed a sort of super group only known as “Mysterious Band”. According to people in the E6 facebook group, this band played a few more times with more people.

This recording was released on a compilation called Border Music…Flicker Of A Smile - Athens Experimental (U.S. Pop Life Vol. 10), which was only released in Japan.

Rupert’s taping on Live With Kelly

Let me just start by saying: I’M NOT WORTHY OF THIS! This is my 2nd time watching Rupert live in 2017! *TOO MUCH HAPPY* 

Anyways, here’s a low down from the taping: 

  • Kelly Ripa was hosting with Christian Slater (from Mr. Robot). In addition to Rupert, they also had Felicity Huffman on. 
  • Rupert walked out from the left side of the stage (audience POV), high five’d the lucky ladies on row 1! 
  • He was wearing a black shirt, jeans, and some boots. And YES, looks like he got a hair-cut (pictures attached). 
  • I know I’m not supposed to reduce actors to just their looks! I know, I know! But look at him. DAMN. 🔥🔥🔥
  • Kelly welcomed him and there was a brief reference to the gassing from Season 5 😖
  • Kelly then asked him he’d gotten married since his last time on the Live with Kelly show. Rupert blushed and held up his left hand (wedding band). *Clapping ensues* 
  • He mentioned that he got married in a compost shed with just close friends. Small wedding. There was a reference to a church (not mentioning here cuz I don’t want to get the name wrong) that accepts people of all different races, creeds, religions etc. 
  • They showed a pic of Amy and Rupert w/ friends by the pool table (billiard table? IDK about sports).   
  • They talked about his first role with Johnny Depp. This was accompanied by a picture from Libertine. LOLs all around. 
  • He mentioned that his FIRST on-screen kiss was with Johnny Depp. And apparently Depp apologized to Rupert’s mom for being his “first.”  
  • They commented on his look form Libertine. Something about eye-shadows that I totally missed, because I was busy staring. No shame. 
  • Next up, the clip from Sunday’s episode (Alt.Truth) with Astrid. 
  • And then, to my delight, Kelly switched to full-on fangirl mode 😘 She said she loved the character of Peter Quinn. And apparently she didn’t realize how attached she was to Quinn till the Season 5 finale. She thought he wouldn’t make it 😥
  • Both the hosts talked about the changed Quinn in Season 6 (PTSD, vision problems, aphasia, etc). Christian Slater remarked that Rupert’s performance this season has been amazing. 
  • Kelly asked about “the little girl” who plays Franny. And Rupert remarked that it’s actually two actors, Claire and McKenna. He further said that they were the most professional actors he’s worked with. 
  • He also shared a really adorable anecdote from set. When the three of them (Rupert and twins) were shooting for the, “You know you’re…..safe with me, right?” scene from Casus Belli, he’d deliberately pause at the word “safe” (to highlight Quinn’s aphasia/difficulty in remembering words). And the twins, thinking he’d forgotten his line, would whisper “safe” to help him out. Every single time! AWWW. **How cute is that?** 
  • Kelly asked him if he watches himself, to which Rupert said no. And Kelly remarked, “Just this once, you should make an exception. You’re really good.”
  • Lastly, she asked Rupert if they’d shot the season finale and if he could tell them what was going to happen. Obviously, Rupert couldn’t say much. Kelly responded to that by saying, “It’s okay. You’re worth the wait😉” AMEN SISTER! 
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