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  1. OK, I'm going to cut into Dolfan's thread here to review these two Iron Man matches, starting with the Owen match and then ending with the Flair match. Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (60-minute Iron Man match) The dude camming this for the first thirty minutes was like, "MORE ACTION AND PINFALLS PLEASE," and I get it, but I have to be honest, Owen killing the first fifteen minutes with annoying stalling really worked for me. Now, the downside is that the first half-hour was all chinlocks and stalling before Owen slipped on a banana peel to drop the first fall to Bret, but it infuriated me a
    5 points
  2. this makes me sad. Nick was a good friend of mine. I actually worked with him on his final show in his hometown of Weirton. I was doing commentary/ring announcing (double duty) He worked Josef Von Schmitt (was trained by Corey Graves) doing a German gimmick. I went out and did the Pledge to the flag and mid pledge was attacked by Von Schmitt. Bully made the save and I finished with "and Justice for all!!" Bully won the match which was quite bloody, both guys busted open and I am honored to have been on commentary for his final match. He was doing work as a doorman/guard out here in Pittsburg
    5 points
  3. “I broke my back. Spinal”
    4 points
  4. Can we at least agree that Drew Gulak to AEW would be better than Zack Ryder?
    4 points
  5. Bret Hart vs. Ric Flair (60-minute Iron Man match) I like Flair's WWF "Zarathustra" knockoff more than the actual original piece. Anyway, WOOs and chain wrestling to start. Flair works the arm and cheats just out of the ref's view to stay on top for awhile. Basically, it's ten minutes of this same armlock/hair pull/use ropes for leverage stuff. Flair eventually tries three straight pinfalls and gets three straight two-counts. Then more arm stuff. It changes up a bit from the arm-wringer that Flair has been working for what feels like the whole length of the previous Iron Man match t
    4 points
  6. Gulak already has a shit ton of Indy cred under his belt, and also just came off a program with arguably the biggest mainstream star with THE most Indy cred. I'm sure he'd do just fine.
    4 points
  7. No, that’s German for ‘the X-Pac’
    4 points
  8. “Dad, i hate you. Now i worship Raven.”
    3 points
  9. Alright, lemme finish this, that way I can be caught up when I start Mania 13 tomorrow. Blade Hart is sitting at ringside and gets his dad's sunglasses. So the match is underway, and they start with some strikes, but it's instantly clear, they are going to pace themselves for this. I'm not blaming them, an hour is a long ass time. Vince and Jerry do agree that the winner of the first fall would "probably" win the match... boy you ain't kidding. So, what it looks like they're going for, and what the announcers are putting over is HBK is "out-wrestling" Bret. Bret seems annoyed tha
    3 points
  10. @supremebve This is a match that, quite literally, changed my life. I was introduced to this match by the Violent Panda video review on 411Mania in 2004. I sought it out, got a copy of The Best of Ebessan from IVP videos. My eldest daughter is 8 years old. She has been doing ballet (her choice) for literally half her life. Yesterday, we were watching the DVD from her ballet company's big year-end extravaganza. They had some comedy ballet performers from Tokyo as special guests. Their comedy style mostly involves subverting the tropes of ballet, and as my daughter watched it and
    3 points
  11. If this means that the next time AEW runs a Tag Tournament, Soldier Ant and Fire Ant enter, that would be good.
    3 points
  12. I feel like this is more a criticism of the booking than Gulak? He got the goofy PowerPoint/No Fly Zone gimmick over. Then got himself over again as a serious grappler. Then got put back in the NFZ gimmick and made it work again. Then, improbably, got himself over as a babyface shooter. I see a guy who has done nothing but succeed in whatever has been given to him. But he doesn’t get to decide how it all pays off in the end (or not).
    3 points
  13. This is what I'm talking about. It's a ridiculous standard to apply to AEW. I know they're working with a skeleton roster right now because of the pandemic, but 50 year old Christopher Daniels main evented their last TV show. A few weeks ago it was 50 year old Dustin Rhodes. Jake Hager was recently in a world title match that I'm told went on for six days. This company doesn't have room for a 33 year old potential ace-level worker who's made versatile by his decent sense of cheeky/goofy humour? I don't think one needs to be "can't miss" to qualify for a spot on this team. The "natural rea
    3 points
  14. I find your protectiveness of AEW's roster very strange. I can't imagine looking at that team and thinking you've got most of your top and middle tier nailed down for the foreseeable future. We're talking about a guy who's found amusing shtick to stand out in a lot of under-the-radar roles on WWE's bloated roster. I don't see him being lost in the shuffle wherever he ends up. That he's been out of the company a whole day and hasn't hit up any of the usual podcasts doesn't exactly sour me on his prospects.
    3 points
  15. People understand that Gulak has spent the past few months being paired with and getting constantly put over as a great talent by a guy the entire AEW audience views as a pro wrestling god right?
    3 points
  16. I think if they strike quickly they can bring him in as a huge babyface, Bryan has spent the last 3 months giving him the rub. Do an injury angle with Jungle Boy and then just have Gulak come out as a surprise replacement and have him kill MJF. All you need to do.
    3 points
  17. I've always believed that Brett-Shawn would've been better if they didn't announce that it was an Iron Man match, and just let it be a regular title match that went to a sixty-minute draw. I wonder if it would've been received better by its critics.
    2 points
  18. This was from when Hulk shot on Pikachu in front of 300,000 people at Budokan.
    2 points
  19. WWE finally has legit US competition and people DON'T wanna see released wrestlers try their hand there. Fucking wild.
    2 points
  20. Obligatory “i’m sure he will soldier on the best he can.” Joke
    2 points
  21. I cannot believe you just insulted the Destruction Crew like that. If Gulak ends up in AEW, pair him with the Revolt. Insult spot monkey wrestling, and boom. Very over heels.
    2 points
  22. Image capture for a video game (that Wrestlemania arcade game I think.)
    2 points
  23. The crowd doesn't like the Rob Justice, who is doin some crowd work and classic heel shit. Spider Baby is being very charitable and not just wackin him while he jaws with any and everyone Spider then turns the hair pullin calls on him early. Both men are bald. there is one person in the crowd who is super vocal big shoulder block and pose then a not smooth but effective arm drag and body slam sequence. Spider Baby finally wacks the dude while hes jawin on the floor then does some dodgin of moves while he is tryna roll back in before following it up with an atomic dr
    2 points
  24. On a certain level, I was not expecting to hear her praise anything about wrestling. But it seems (justifiably) her enmity lies mostly with Vince and the Harts that didnt side with her in the lawsuits. She generally seemed to have positive memories of the Stampede and New Japan eras of Owen's life.
    2 points
  25. Jake the Snake is a heel. JR isn't.
    2 points
  26. Can't fault Gulak at all. He stepped up when needed and asked for a raise for a job well done. Was he supposed to blindly re-sign for the same amount? That's a bad idea in any industry, always ask for more money. I hope we see Gulak in the New Japan junior division. He would be a lot of fun and a nice counterpoint to Ospreay and Hiromu. He could be good for AEW too but for some reason he seems a little like a square peg for their style right now. Normally I'd say he could make a mint touring the indies again but who knows how many will still be viable when travel is up and running again.
    2 points
  27. Got my 170th Platinum trophy with LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 for PS3. I guess I get to do the PS4 versions at some point.
    2 points
  28. Gulak has been consistently fucking awesome since the CWC, constantly improved and altered character and gimmick, and stepped up big-time lately. Of all the recent WWE departures, I can't think of anybody besides The Revolt who I'd rather see in AEW.
    2 points
  29. A good wrestling name needs a combo of alliteration, hard consonant sounds and describing the character. Maybe not all 3 but you need at least one of those. Something like Ravishing Rick Rude is awesome. It sounds cool, rolls off the tongue and tells you exactly what you need to know about the guy. Ric Flair as well. It's his real name (spelling changed) but it's got the hard "c" and Flair is a word that means stylishness.
    2 points
  30. For the last time: ANYTHING you put on that promoter, Burgundy will read!
    2 points
  31. Best wrestler names of all time: 1. Randy “Macho Man” Savage 2. Gorilla Monsoon 3. Big John Studd Honorable Mention: Bam Bam Bigelow
    2 points
  32. I’m definitely here for @Elsalvajeloco reviewing Bull Nakano matches.
    2 points
  33. Great old school chain match with a ton of heat and psychology, but probably most notable here, Bull Nakano is a master "swordsman". 1. We were talking about when has someone blading another wrestler gone well not too long ago. It took me a couple rewatches to figure out how they did all this. At the 9:39 mark, Bull picks up something off the mat that one of the ring seconds dropped with her left hand. She quickly switches it to her right hand. She does a snapmare, wraps the chain around the Kandori's head, and the camera shot switches to the other side away from Bull's right hand. Zip.
    2 points
  34. @AxB offered me this: Orange Cassidy vs. Effy I might have seen this or part of this before, maybe? It seems faintly familiar. Maybe not, though. Effy's working a genderqueer gimmick, I surmise. I'm just glad that the person working a genderqueer gimmick is greeted as a face by the crowd. That's refreshing. And in Tennessee! Well, Nashville, so a city and not the boonies where the SMW audience lives, but still! Anyway, the match is basically schtick from both wrestlers. I do think that I might have seen this before. It's whatever. if you like the schtick, you'll like the match.
    2 points
  35. Jimmy Snuka vs Metal Maniac
    2 points
  36. One of the best yet on one of the best accounts ever
    2 points
  37. I've been a D'Lo fan for decades. He always came off to me as someone being themselves. I was at the RAW where CM Punk cashed in Money in the Bank on Edge. The last time I went to a WWE show I had a "Push D'Lo" sign like the nerd that I am, and I joked about that. Then the dark match started. And his music played. And I lost my shit. The crowd gave him a great reaction too.
    2 points
  38. I am a Free I AM NOT MAN A number
    2 points
  39. Augment your RealDoll - the way you have always wanted! TM - RAF
    1 point
  40. Never seen this and I just lost it. "Sometimes I might be in your house, no reason at all, I don't have to justify that to you." Very NSFW
    1 point
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