Trying to Art: The Steve Yurko Story
How did you get into wrestling? You were but a little kid during the heyday of ECW in the mid-90s and the Attitude era of the late 90s....
Anonymous

It all started with this video game:

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My brother got this game and pretty much told me that wrestling is cool and we should play it.  I believe I played it once before with a friend that was a big wrestling fan at the time.  Naturally I thought wrestling was silly and fake.  Ohhhhh the irony.  Playing the game again was a different experience.  It was so much fun, and I couldn’t think of anything more entertaining than a wrestling match.

It only made sense to start watching wrestling on TV.  I remember checking out both WCW Monday Night Nitro and WWF Raw is War.  For some reason I seemed to gravitate more towards WWF (Good investment).  From what I can remember, I could’ve sworn that Austin needed a tag team partner to face Undertaker and Kane, and Billy Gunn came out to support him.  I believe he wound up eating a stunner anyway.

From then on it became something both my brother and I watched, but like most people that got me into new things, he grew out of it but I never let go.  I have been watching wrestling since the fall of 1998.  My brother got back into it in the summer of 2011.

How do you think Russo would have handled the Sabo situation?

I SWEAR TO GAWWWD……

It’s gonna be revealed that Sabo was Doflamingo all long, but he’s not just Doflamingo.  He’s also the secret identity of Killer of the Kidd Pirates.  But wait, he’s also Dr. Vegapunk too.  AND, he’s the the shadows at the end of Thriller Bark.

You see, Sabo has many, many clones, and they’re all the characters with pasts we do not know.  They have existed for years, and it just so happens that one Sabo clone became Luffy’s brother.  Doflamingo is evil, so Killer, Vegapunk, and the shadows officially join the Straw Hats and take down Evil Clone Dofy.

And I swear to gawd, you’ll never see that piece of shit again!

What is your rendition of what Luffy's mother looks like? Do you think we'll see her anytime soon?
Anonymous

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Oda described her as a very strong lad.  I can’t picture her looking like Oda’s usual design for an attractive woman.  I see her being plus-sized, outspoken, aggressive, and having a huge appetite.

Though it would seem that the description Oda provided seems to fit another character we already know: Dadan.  I’m not saying Dadan is Luffy’s mother, but it could be possible that this character became Dadan, and maybe the identity of Luffy’s mother may not be so important and we might never find out

Personally, I don’t want to see Oda follow the Toriyama route with Goku’s mom (Yes, yes, I know, that Burdock chapter….).  I do want to know who Luffy’s mom is, and I hope she’s got some depth.

Polnareff,  I can’t believe you don’t shut up!

Polnareff, I can’t believe you don’t shut up!

Tell me when to stop.

Tell me when to stop.

"I did the Iggy."

"I did the Iggy."

AwesomeCon table!

AwesomeCon table!

Oda once talked (in Wanted!) about how he enjoyed his time spent playing soccer in middle school and integrating that in his pirate manga. Do you think that like Ryuma, appearing for the first time in another oneshot of his but ending up being canon in the One Piece world as well, that Oda's saying he wants the strawhats to be a pirate crew like a soccer team: 11 members with one goalkeeper, forwards (probably Zoro, Sanji, Luffy), defenders (Nami?) and midfielders?
Anonymous

It’s not such a bad theory.  I’m not opposed to more Straw Hats, but at the same time I’m fine with 9 with some honorary Straw Hats too.

my hope is that Roundabout will continue to be JoJo's ending theme and the series will reach part 8 so that someone can piece together (snicker) all the ending vids and sync them to the full song perfectly. do you share this dream of mine?
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I’ll drink to that.

Oda kinda acknowledged that the Strawhat Pirates can be segregated into the Monster, Weak and Old Trios. however, I classify them in different trios, Martial Artists (Luffy, Sanji, Robin), Weapon Wielders (Zoro, Nami, Usopp) and the Not-So-Humans (Chopper, Franky, Brook). do you think Oda intended this or it's just pure coincidence? (side note: Jimbei needs to wield Arlong's Kiribachi so he can fit all 3 categories)
Anonymous

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You’re right, it is a mystery.