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  1. Nobody is projecting, he’s just really fucking sucked lately.
    8 points
  2. 7 points
  3. Hangman is staying a face. I feel like that’s obvious, and I don’t know why people keep booking him into the hypothetical Cody heel group. Good on the booking for creating doubt, I guess. Like I said last week, this is clearly FTR buddying up with him to sow discord among the champs to make it easier for them to win the belts. To me, the money payoff is Page revealing that he knew what they were doing all along and he was playing them too...but then Kenny going mental in the background of all this and costing them the belts anyway, which then segues into building their singles feud.
    7 points
  4. I mean... we all watched HHH's runs in the early 2000's.
    7 points
  5. Cody getting patted on the back for being brave enough to leave when others weren't overlooks the fact that he was born rich. Walking away from your soul-sucking but high-paying job is a privilege of those with million-dollar daddies.
    6 points
  6. One last note about Cardona and then I'm moving on, Alvarez really had the best, most level headed take on the guy. It isn't fair to someone like Cardona that he should never get another chance and it's not his fault that WWE and Vince and such fucking garbage that they used the guy as a jobber for all that time. If it works then great, and if not, move on. We know Cardona can at least work, he's very charismatic and likable, and he deserves more of a chance than immediately writing the guy off as a former WWE guy because WWE has shitloads of workers that they don't use or misuse and nearly ev
    6 points
  7. Seth is a genuinely fantastic tag worker. He's a self-indulgent, all style no substance singles worker who can have a good match with the right guy. (Miz, oddly enough, gets my vote as his best opponent. Probably cause Miz both won't and probably can't keep up with Seth's pace, so he had to slow the fuck down and actually tell a story.) On the mic, though? He's the worst WWF/WWE main eventer in the 30ish years I've been watching wrestling. He's terrible at conveying emotion, terrible at sounding sincere, terrible at expressing any character through his talking, and he's just so damn
    6 points
  8. I popped for the Dynamite debut of Brodie’s Stack of Papers.
    6 points
  9. Hey, all. First my wife and I wanted to say thanks for the positive thoughts regarding her mom. But good news is surgery is off the table. Well, at least the option they considered before. They drained the fluid in her lungs and are making sure that doesn't fill back up. And things with her Pancreatitis seemed like it's mainly under control though they did recently offer to put in a stent. I don't believe that would be too bad and the situation's not grim like it was before. But assuming that part's not needed and all goes well she'll be moved to a rehab facility. So all things con
    5 points
  10. Warhorse came off like a Dark-caliber talent out there. This was the first open challenge match where I felt like Cody maybe hurt himself by giving too much. Warhorse was just not credible in there against him. His best years are ahead of him, so maybe he’ll put the pieces together over time, but for now, I really feel like the fact that he’s one of the top guys in the Indies speaks to how thoroughly WWE/AEW have pillaged the scene over the last couple of years. He’s found himself in a spot he’s really not ready for.
    5 points
  11. Hell of a lot of work for an armbar: That spot, and this one, however, are things we haven't seen in the French footage up to 58 at least (this match is us jumping forward to 60): Everything about this exchange is amazing, from how brutal the headlock pulls are, to the way Teddy Boy really has to pull him to get him to go off the ropes, to how he locks the headlock back in so smoothly, to the great escape into a pin:
    5 points
  12. Curt McGirk posted the rematch to this match in the bloodsucking freaks thread- which is fine because Chigusa bleeds a bucket and wins and Dump gets a haircut. Chigusa bleeding is the high point of that match because you figured she wouldn't lose two of these matches. THIS one is all about the unmatchable heat. The total hopelessness and devastation of Chigusa not answering the count and then being at the hands of Dump is just AWESOME. You can't match it. The school girls crying as she loses her hair, Lionness Aska and Devil Masami going crazy is sheer helplessness. This is the MOST HAR
    4 points
  13. Yeah, I mean, I get annoyed by people who grumble on the internet and wear their booboo face on camera but keep re-signing, but at the same time, I respect the fact that folks got mortgages and families and interests outside of wresting that they’re trying to subsidize. WWE wrestlers are certainly not the only people who continue to do jobs they hate because the pay is good. Not everybody is in the position to walk away from that and a take a gamble on themselves.
    4 points
  14. In this case, as Aledo couldn't get out of the full nelson, Teddy Boy uses it to get some revenge for that elaborate neckbreaker flip armdrag before: This started as great Aledo submission and then got 10 times better: Here's where the match turns. Aledo hits three quick mares but then gets jammed on the first and Teddy Boy goes to the stomach. He'd stay on the midsection for a while afterwards, after a small bit of punctuation:
    4 points
  15. Orioles Chris Davis was “mysteriously” not at the ballpark yesterday and the team wouldn’t comment on it so either he has tested positive or the team took him out back and had him shot
    4 points
  16. This show was... A big step down from the past month or so. Commentary not so good, seemed like every segment had something awkward going on. Not bad just a noticeable drop in quality from a classic episode last week and the really good specials prior to that. Why are Zack Ryder and the woman who tried to pin somebody stomach down signed and Eddie Kingston isn't?
    4 points
  17. I've defended JR before but something was up this episode. Criticizing the writing, the props, Schiavone's acting. Taz and Tony covered when they could but someone needs to tell JR that his on air grumblings take away from the show way more than people not using tag ropes or whatever his bitch is this week. Plus he got lost a few times. Bad night maybe but he was definitely a negative this week. I thought Mox looked great in the main event, really crisp. Starks also had a great night, his promo was on point, he looked right at home in the ring, and he took that awful thumbtack attack so h
    4 points
  18. How about you both don't get to post in the sports forum for 5 years.
    4 points
  19. Build up to a final of Rebel and whoever vs Brit and whoever. Brit has no idea who this "Rebel" person is because she hasn't been paying the least bit of attention to the tournament at all and she's thought her name was Reba this whole time. Shes shocked and completely unprepared.
    3 points
  20. Ok, we're hitting the point of no return here. You guys had a couple of days to watch the match so I'm just going to spoil this. Teddy Boy took over and started to work over the midsection. Back, stomach, rib, including rib breakers. He starts to work Aledo back to the ropes and I thought he was just going to lock in a bear hug. Then this happens. Aledo makes it back in and tries to get back into the fight but... Teddy Boy beats on him back in the ring after this including a double knee I'll grab later, and some good mid-section work I won't. But after a while....
    3 points
  21. "You know he's leaving right?" "Goldberg? Yeah, I'd heard." "No... Brock." New Yorkers, in my experience, can be some of the friendliest, most honest, most social creatures you'll ever find. If we have something to say, we will say it. If there's a conversation to be had, we'll have it. And if there's news to be shared... "Well, yeah, Brock is apparently going to try out for the NFL. Despite not having played since high school." "Oh boy. This is going to be fun." So, knowing what I knew before that random conversation I had outside of MSG waiting to get in, here's what
    3 points
  22. Every single thing about that is awesome. Pro wrestling rules.
    3 points
  23. I don't remember even if it was this months thread or not, but Miroslav Barnyashev has IMO gotta be in the "Richard Blood > Ricky Steamboat" conversation we were having recently
    3 points
  24. First time I've seen Warhorse wrestle. Not too bad, and I like some of the little things he did (the immediate reversal of Cody's figure-four comes to mind), but he's not someone I'd want to see week in and week out. Justin Roberts sounded like a grade-F Lenne Hardt in his introductions for Cody-Warhorse. Agree with Craig that Cardona needed a vignette package before he debuted. It honestly took me a minute to make the connection that Cardona used to be Zach Ryder. Maybe a week or two of vignettes with Cardona saying he's "more than a hype bro" or something similar would have helped
    3 points
  25. I'm about halfway through the show so far. Some things I liked: There's 4 potential feuds in the opening match (jericho/oc, best friends/PNP, Lucha/hager and most intriguingly sammy/JB) that would deliver. So why is Matt Hardy involved? Did enjoy sammys reaction though. Sammy has a perfect "oh shit" face when he gets himself in trouble like landing in the middle of 5 opponents. "smells like cat pee, Tony" - love that Ortiz! I dig Warhorse's character. Can't say I've seen him wrestle but I like that he sticks to the headbanging Mid-match. Small things like that make me smile. P
    3 points
  26. I can understand not being overly enthused about Cardona—I’m certainly not—but I’m willing to give him a chance. He’s shown an aptitude for being creative and getting himself over in the past, and he’s also shown himself to be a solid dude in the ring when motivated and given opportunities. I remember when he got bumped down to NXT and thrown in a team with Mojo; he worked his butt off to make the Hype Bros a really solid team. Easily the best Mojo has even been, that’s for sure.
    3 points
  27. People really need to chill with the Kingston stuff and complaining about why AEW hired one person over Kingston. You really don't even know what Kingston's position is. We've said it multiple times, but the dude is still under contract to NWA, NWA isn't going anywhere, and talent can take dates elsewhere for now. So I mean, would you rather they not have brought in Kingston at all because you feel teased by the prospect of him being a full time wrestler for AEW when that isn't an option? Everyone expects stuff to happen way too quickly. Just have some patience to see how things play out.
    3 points
  28. Yeah. Absolutely no idea what Cardonna gives them that they don't already have. At this rate they're just going to end up with tons of generic, built white dudes in a quasi-WWE style but without the decades of built-up brand loyalty & prestige that let WWE slack with it for so long. That's not even really a critique on who is already there of that ilk, we just don't need more of them. There are already so many loose ends; why add even more? Painfully looks like "jobs for the boys". Was this one of the heaviest shows yet on direct Tony Khan references? Like really, if its a sort of cos
    3 points
  29. I didn't care for Warhorse. I thought the gimmick and presentation was really cringey. There wasn't anything especially great about his work either.
    3 points
  30. Y'all need to stop projecting with all the JR hate so much.
    3 points
  31. Suspended for the entire season...daaaaaamnnnn
    3 points
  32. So someone who was actually good at making viral gifs would just grab the through the legs-takedown. But dammit, I'm trying to give you guys a sense of this stuff. The whole reason that Aledo did what he did was because Teddy Boy did a shitface shin kick to off a clean rope break. So yeah, obviously Aledo's going to do everything in his power to clown him afterwards! Little bit of extra oomph/desperation in this escape: We see a lot of full nelsons (Double nelson as the french announcer calls it) in this footage and I'm always glad to see it because the escape attempts ar
    3 points
  33. It's kinda telling how this article lumps Seth Rollins in with the stale old guys (Orton, Show and Rey in this instance), while he's only been on the main roster a shade under 8 years. I mean, Seth sucks, so I get it, but I think it says a lot about how quickly people become completely overexposed in WWE. To put it into contrast, Bret was with the company for 7 years before winning his first world title. For Shawn it was closer to 8 years. Now, whole careers play out in the space of a couple of years, and guys just spend the rest of their careers simply existing.
    3 points
  34. Who knew the AWA was 30 years ahead of its time?!
    3 points
  35. Of course Rudy Gobert hits the game winning shots in the first game back
    2 points
  36. He was also in a couple episodes of the JL cartoon, including one with Courtney and stripe and the Other SSOV.
    2 points
  37. It sucks that Stipe has been one of the most undermarketed UFC champions. Dude is a fucking awesome guy. That commercial is hilarious too. Also, Stipe, like John Cena, looks kinda weird growing the hair out like that, but it looks better on him than Cena. Side note, Right Above It came on my Spotify playlist the other day in the car the other day and I got teary eyed thinking of DC's final match. I fucking hate that two of my favorite fighters are going at it one last time and I have no idea who to root for. It's going to be bittersweet either way.
    2 points
  38. I like Cardona a lot. He seems like a great guy and I always felt bad for him when the rug would be pulled out from him. I agree the debut could have been better but don't think it's fair to say he just slid right into AEW without going around the horn. With the pandemic going on most shows are not happening so who's to say that he wouldn't have done the indies a for bit before AEW? So if that's not an option like it normally is then I can overlook that. But as soon as they were released it was obvious to me that he was AEW bound and Myers was Impact bound considering how they talked up b
    2 points
  39. Oh absolutely. I was just countering the argument that Cardona shouldn't be painted as a geek and a job guy. My argument was that he was fine with it.
    2 points
  40. That's a good point and you're right that guys in general shouldn't be painted with broad brushes after failed WWE runs. But I'll counter with this. For all the shit I talk on Cody, the guy deserves respect at least for seeing the writing on the wall at WWE, deciding that being a job guy there was not for him, and taking the reigns on his own career. He went to the indies, ROH, NJPW, and made something of his career. Contrast that with Cardona who kept re-upping his contract, ostensibly fine with his career going nowhere, until he was fired. And after the firing, did he go anywhere else t
    2 points
  41. Ooooof what a show So I guess Excalibur let fly with the N word on some promos many years ago. That just sucks all around. The whole presentation of the Warhorse thing was just bad. Kingston got a promo so maybe do a quick Warhorse package instead of assuming your whole audience is smarky smark and is in the know. The match was okay. I still don't like the idea of career midcarder Cody playing the veteran giving all these younguns a chance and givng them a passable match on TV before beating them but hey, he's cosplaying a 70s touring champ so this is what we get. Speaking of ca
    2 points
  42. That kinda flukey win with Foleys reaction really help set up that Foley - Orton Hardcore match as well
    2 points
  43. I think the other problem with it is Rollins was super-over as guy who "Burns it down" and has solid, long matches that got great crowd reactions every week. But instead of jumping on it while he was, arguably, the most over face on the show. They decided to prolong it until WM so he'd get his WM moment, by that point the flame had burned out a little, he'd been saddled with crappy feuds (Like Ziggler and Ambrose) and the booking for the Lesnar feud was awful (Lesnar repeatedly destroying him, then that quick match to open WM with Rollins needing the low-blow to win). It's one of WWE's
    2 points
  44. You have to love that Aja, who was such a monster, could cut someone off not just with a huge forearm or Vader Attack, but also like this. The onus was always on her opponent trying to fight back against her or keep her down or contained, and that opened her up to vulnerabilities and mistakes.
    2 points
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