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  1. Dustin is a great partner for the Best Friends because more than almost anyone in AEW he can hit that "only human in a muppet movie" energy.
    9 points
  2. He’s got those toaster strudels in the background. Definitely eats like a single dude in his mid-20s.
    7 points
  3. Dear TK, please bring in Sasha as the third Young Buck.
    6 points
  4. They sound satanic enough played forwards...
    5 points
  5. I'm keeping that autocorrect in.
    5 points
  6. If we are doing the 'Wish for it and TK will provide" thing then... Give me Konosuke Takeshita & Action Andretti v Daddy Magic & Cool Hand Ange, please and thank you.
    4 points
  7. Funny story on that: even during the NWO, my immigrant, hardcore Catholic grandparents still rooted for Hogan whenever I'd watch at their house - solely because he was one of the only guys back then to wear a crucifix on TV
    4 points
  8. No, seriously. He's going to die making these movies:
    4 points
  9. I'll edit more comments in later, but this ear stuff in Mox-Sammy is just sick and gross in many ways! Points for trying to be different! Hell of a match. Is the "not cleared" stuff with Hangman just a way to not sign the rematch between the two yet? I don't think he should be doing these things if he's not cleared. Who is Saraya going to pick as a partner? Plenty of choices, but watch her pick Madison Rayne. Good FTR promo. Gunns gets theirs this Wednesday! Skye Blue with a good effort. Britt with an ingenious and organic counter to the Code Blue, making Skye slip off due to Britt's strategic lack of glutes. Rebel justifying her existence by unsuccessfully charging at Shida was gold, once more. She's not scared, I'll give her that! Always first to attack...well, trying to, anyway. Wardlow with squash. Quite the name on his opponent. How the hell are they going to proceed with the Samoa Joe feud, unless Wardlow regains the title? Main event starting with Trent? vs Trent7 was a nice touch. Very entertaining match, overall. Holy jesus that sell of the bulldog on Trent7! Straight as an arrow on the top of his head! Insane! Wow!
    4 points
  10. Extra turkey pepperoni and homemade garlic dipping sauce is the way to go. Mayo on pizza is evil.
    3 points
  11. When I tell you I cackled.... Well played. And fair enough.
    3 points
  12. 6/8/89: Jumbo vs Misawa: Whew. What to do with this? The problem with this project is that while I can burst through most things I encounter, sometimes you get a match like this, which is of the canon and classic and epic and it's hard to sum it up based on me stumbling about at 6 mph. You could spend an hour breaking down different aspects of this on a video, if not longer, and I'm sure people have. At the heart of it, it was Misawa's speed and precision against Jumbo's strength, size, and towering presence. It was Misawa throwing himself at Jumbo, Jumbo paying for his attempts to manhandle him, Jumbo leveling up with knees off the top to compensate. It was the opening unveiling, with the shoulder block, the dodged knee, the big boot, and Jumbo going to the belly to back too early which allowed Misawa to turn over on top of him (setting the stage for the actual finish; there was a lot of that, between putting that move in everyone's mind and a lot of Misawa's attempts for a quick pin later on). Misawa followed it by knocking Jumbo out of the ring and throwing him off with the Tiger Feint; he'd have multiple dives in this (though ultimately paid on his frog splash attempt). While, I'd argue that Misawa's forearms were sharp and crisp and a little bit different than anything Jumbo had previously faced, and that for a lot of the first half, Misawa was able to meet Jumbo head on (Jumbo hit a butterfly suplex; Misawa came back with a gutwrench), things shifted when Jumbo caught Misawa off the ropes and hung him throat first onto the top rope. Remember, Jumbo'd just lost the belt a couple of days earlier very much due to the same notion, when Gordy had been able to redirect his throat onto the top rope after an errant Thesz press attempt. From there, Jumbo dominated for a bit: pile driver, Thesz press, mean knee drops, ultimately a power bomb. This is where he went up to the top for those driving knees. This is also where Misawa would get those nearfall hope spots. The finishing stretch was hot and unique, Misawa leaping back off a corner whip only to crash into Jumbo's forearm (big selling by Jumbo there), Jumbo missing the dropkick into the ropes and crotching himself (interestingly, he worked the next two moves without selling this but sold it big post-match as cover for the loss), and the actual finish with Jumbo trying to steal from his younger rival, turning the belly to back into a pin, only to have Misawa float over for it. For some reason the inside leg hook bugs me a bit as it doesn't seem enough to put Jumbo down in this moment, but that's a me thing. We knew it in the weeks prior, and I don't necessarily think he showed anything here he hadn't in a couple of the previous tags, but now it was unquestionable: Misawa had arrived. (Like I said, things slip out here; I didn't even mention the test of strength (Jumbo ultimately overpowering him through two rotations only to get kicked in the face), Misawa blocking the belly to back by pressing off the top or the slaps; how do you talk about this match and not mention the slaps? etc.) I had seen this back in 2015 and boy do I understand it better in context.
    3 points
  13. Who's betta than Kan.. er.. Kayvon?
    3 points
  14. https://fb.watch/hvDsIr83NO/ edited to add: i don't know if i'm just bad at this or the embed doesn't work, but it's a Hulk Hogan promo played backwards so is entertaining but sounds satanic. hope you enjoy it.
    3 points
  15. Stokley should acquire the services of Disorderly Conduct so that Big Bill, Mean Mike and Tough Tom can go for trio's gold
    3 points
  16. Or dress as everyone but peacemaker, and just say he's there but you can't see him.
    3 points
  17. 3 points
  18. From my experience it just isn't necessarily always true. I've seen games extended by defensive penalties, hell in the Bills/Dolphins game there was a long PI on the last drive that not everyone in Dolphins' Nation was real happy with. They may not "like" doing it but they certainly do it sometimes and that was a pretty blatant one in the Giants game. I am not a conspiracy guy or anything, I don't think its part of the NFL wanting to keep Washington out of the playoffs, I just think that in general the refs aren't consistent.
    2 points
  19. I hope this all means Luigi Primo is booked for Dynamite.
    2 points
  20. It's always that "we don't want the refs to decide the game" horseshit. Like not calling it also decides games.
    2 points
  21. Did you introduce them to Altar Boy Luke?
    2 points
  22. Number one and the best. Mr. Garvey being a veteran of the inner-city education wars still cannot pronounce the normal names of regular suburban kids. Peppa Pig being like Oh Shit when Mr. Garvey breaks the clipboard over his knee is fucking great.
    2 points
  23. Pretty much everybody on the planet got free Sunday Ticket from DirecTV. That was 90% of the recruiting pitch to sign up for DirecTV in the first place.
    2 points
  24. As Double B.M.T? Damn, I could go for a couple of those right now!
    2 points
  25. that really needs to be the next play to enter NFL lore under a catchy nickname. best I can come up with so far is "The Patricide"
    2 points
  26. I didn't make it that long unfortunately. My self control is... poor. I did resist the Final Fantasy XVI collector's edition though, even I have my limits.
    2 points
  27. Beloved Kindness vs Cruel Charisma. With good storytelling that could be a huge feud.
    2 points
  28. 6/8/90: Steve Williams vs Kenta Kobashi: Hell of a match! They start face to face and quickly end up slapping each other. Doc takes Kobashi down and they start rolling about and move into amateur wrestling. Somehow Kobashi gets an advantage and locks in the rolling cradle! They do a bunch of "handfighting" for positioning and Doc locks the arms for a Gangrel suplex out of nowhere. They move into a greco roman knuckle lock test of strength and somehow Kobashi presses him back (What is Doc even doing?!) to get him in position for a big monkey flip. Kobashi tries again off of a reverse whip and Doc just straights up and Kobashi goes thud. Kobashi fires back, dropkicks Doc out, but misses a clothesline and goes sailing over the rail. Doc picks him up and rams him back first into the post. Uh oh. Then they do this awesome bit back in the ring where Doc bearhugs him, and Kobashi keeps firing back only for Doc to turn him for a belly to belly. They do this three times over the span of a minute or two and it's just great. Kobashi buys some space with some kicks but he's really selling the back here. He presses on and hits a dropkick in the corner and a belly to back and they're more or less into the stretch. Doc plows him over. Kobashi dodges a second one and hits a German. Doc runs in again but Kobashi gets a foot up, slams him, hits a clothesline, hits the Moonsault! For two. He can't lift Doc up to finish him off and Doc plows through him. Three big charges but, with a big pop, Kobashi kicks out at two. Doc's done with this foolishness though and picks him up for the Stampede. He hits it. Kobashi kicks out at two and the place EXPLODES. Doc heads up to the top for a flying shoulder tackle for the three. I get the sense when I watch him here that Kobashi, through will power and determination alone, somehow altered reality and he's hanging on to every moment of his time wrestling. Over the span of spring 1990, he starts to become something special before people's eyes. 6/30/90: Giant Baba/Richard Slinger vs Teranishi/Inoue: This was 18 minutes+. We get 17+ of it on a blurry VHS tape. Inoue looks good. The finish with Baba kicking people in the face and hitting the neckbreaker drop is fun. Slinger certainly has heart. I get the sense that maybe Mrs. Baba was interested in him and Baba wanted a close up look at him, for about 14 minutes out of an 18 minute match in the ring. He was on top for a bit of it and in holds for a lot of it and hit a spinkick or two but it was hard to get a sense of anything meaningful due to the far back vantage point and the blurry VQ. If you're following along, just watch the Doc/Kobashi match twice instead.
    1 point
  29. Funny thing is I've never watched either of those, and I have In Bruges burning a hole in my DVR. I wanted to do this and Banshees back to back while I have the day off but I really need a breather right now.
    1 point
  30. Here I was thinking it was gonna be the trailer for Santastein
    1 point
  31. The mind reels at what they're going to do in the last M:I.
    1 point
  32. Ghost of Christmas Pats For Whom the Tuck Tolls
    1 point
  33. This match is odd. Cerebro Negro is in a match where one of the ropes is coated in barbed wire, but OPTS to have a straight match. It's good. But odd. ==================== The British indies are chockfull of folks who need to be signed by bigger companies. HERE'S TWO MORE! Skye Smitson and Rayne Leverkusen! ======================== Keeping an eye on Rylee Rocket.
    1 point
  34. This is sooooooo good. Both teams rule even though Adias is a little pedestrian. Sawyer and Borne are meant to be together, a second-level version of Slaughter and Don Kernodle. The incredible Chris Adams and the INCREDIBLE Mad Dog Buzz Sawyer tussle. What more do you want, or can you have? (Sorry Sammo, I just think it an injustice to over-think and over-write that match. Sometimes shorter is better! ) EDIT: I watched it again and it may be better than Slaughter/Kernodle vs. Steamboat/Youngblood in the cage. It's that good.
    1 point
  35. I've heard of 50/50 booking before, but this is ridiculous.
    1 point
  36. @Gordlow First off, this project has already taught me a lesson about cagematch.net-based heartache. I approached this thinking you were one of the easier guys to pick for and went with the known knowns, so to speak. So I clicked around a bit and found that this happened - Kazuchika Okada & Ultimo Dragon defeat Super Delfin & Tigers Mask (14:30) - UWAI STATION 2 - 12/30/2009. And it WASN'T TAPED! New Year's Eve (Eve) at Korakuen! I was dejected for a better part of the day. Then I remembered you asked for joy, and violence, and the unpretentious. Then I watched this. BJW Death Match Heavyweight Title Match (Special Referee: Terry Funk): Yuko Miyamoto (c) vs. Mad Man Pondo - IWA East Coast 11/6/2009 from PUMPKIN PARK, Milton, West Virginia https://archive.org/details/11-6-2009-iwa-ec-legacy-of-brutality (you are looking for a timestamp of 1:59:20) Babyface vs. babyface deathmatches are pistachio ice cream, such an underrated flavor. Yuko Miyamoto may legitimately be the best death match wrestler of all time. I researched what he's been up to, found out his match output is absolutely crazy. This dude has probably averaged 150+ matches a year for his whole career and has never looked like he doesn't love the process. When I first started watching the ultraviolent stuff I didn't think Mad Man Pondo would be one of the guys I never got sick of, but there's a strange sort of congeniality to him. Well adjusted, and engaged, and engaging, and giving. Two blood-soaked psychopaths who radiate positivity and what could make all that better? Terry Funk being the weird referee who waddles around on a bum knee and occasionally punches things. And my God is this shit West Virginia as hell. Crowd is maybe 100 deep but they weigh as much as a packed Korakuen - and I love em all cause they chanted MI-YAMO-TO in the proper Japanese triplet rhythm?! If you think the announcers saying Mad Man Pond-ayoh is great wait till they say Miyamot-ayoh. This gave me the warm fuzzies and it wasn't just the blood trickle.
    1 point
  37. Day of Reckoning for me. What it lacked in content compared to HCTP it made up for with a way better game engine, create a wrestler, and physics
    1 point
  38. There's this: https://thesportingbrews.com/2021/12/05/sasha-banks-drawing-the-best-numbers-in-wrestling-since-return/ It's over a year old now and even hard numbers can be manipulated to confirm biases but, taken at face value, it backs up what people have said about Sasha being a draw at least relative to her peers.
    1 point
  39. 1 point
  40. Are people this jaded (pun intended maybe?!) over interpromotional stuff that we have to establish who is better than who right off the bat? Is there like a hard and fast deadline I don't about? It doesn't have to be either/or. We saw WWF leave money on the table believing that. In addition, I saw UFC leave a ton of money on the table with the death of PRIDE FC believing that as well and also doing petty shit along with the way too (see the matchmaker passing Joe Rogan notes saying "this ain't Japan" after a former PRIDE star loses). You don't have to squash anyone most especially when they first come in. Keep in mind, AEW has done surprise squashes and they really haven't been that meaningful (maybe for Brodie Lee it did). Point is no one was a much bigger star from it. Moreover, there is no way Tony Khan is going do it. I think those were part and parcel of someone saying "let me show how much of a pro I can be" and then patting themselves on the back. It's the ole Scott Hall I put you over without putting you over move. You can book it where you manage to keep everyone strong if you do it right. If Tony Khan can't do it right, then he was likely to fuck up ANY scenario you can think. Either way, it was going to be damaging. Then, there was no point in signing her (Mercedes Varnado) at all. You can have it where she comes in and manages to put together a streak of her own. She doesn't have to be put over any of the really notable names 3 or 4 months in. Hell, they manage to keep Jade strong WITHOUT putting her over any of the real big names and we're how many months in? That's amazing considering the women's roster ain't that big. Goldberg had a goddamn roster where the amount cannon fodder he had available he could have been undefeated for six years. You can literally have a year to year storyline where it's can she at some point beat the TBS or world champ. You save the big bosses towards the end of act 2 or beginning of act 3. THEN, you have her go against Jade for the TBS title. They have Jade's most competitive matchup yet and hopefully Jade is ready to have that type of match. In the words of Calvin Candie, Jade "muddles the line between winning and losing" but she manages to come out on top. That way if you want to do some damn redemption story for Mercedes (Varnado), now it makes sense. You can have where she loses to Jade but some how put together a mini win streak afterwards and manages to win the world title whether it's over a Toni Storm or Jamie Hayter. That's when you work towards having a real trilogy with Jade where Jade comes in and says she's that bitch because she holds a win over the current world champ. In match two, that's when you can possibly end the streak if Jade has to lose. You have Jade be more dominant than she was in match 1, but slips on the banana peel because she feels that she already has the formula to beat her. I think the twist here is you don't have Jade make excuses or say that she lost for X reason. You have just simply justify that there needs to be a rubber match, and now it becomes a question of can either woman recreate the magic it takes to beat the other woman? Can Mercedes prove that the 2nd match wasn't a fluke? Can Jade somehow beat the more skilled vet who made all the necessary adjustments from the first match? That is when you elevate Jade Cargill to full bad bitch status and have Jade win the world women's title. I think that's more than adequate storytelling. At no point was anyone on either side squashed or made to look lesser. You can add the garnish of "hey, my girls can beat your girls" or whatever to help elevate some others (hopefully, if they do Blood and Guts, they don't make it 75 minutes long like the other ones). However, the clear through line is that the FKA Sasha Banks working her way to the big bosses (pun intended) and proving she belongs there.
    1 point
  41. I'd put that finale up against any bit of prestige drama on tv at the moment. Unbelievably gripping and dramatic. Just an all around excellent season of television, that, as I stated before, blew away every expectation I could have had. I still love that you can go into this knowing absolutely nothing about Star Wars, and come away with a great experience. They tell you what you need to know. A) there is an empire that is becoming more fascist with each passing day, and 2) there is a grassroots rebellion bubbling up. I love that we saw what the early stages of the Rebellion looked like, with double crosses and espionage. Early heroes that very clearly won't even make it to the time of the Battle of Yavin. They gave me a droid with an existential crisis, that somehow became the most human character in that universe.
    1 point
  42. Going through FF15 right now and I'm 40 hours in, at level 49 and I just started chapter 4. I kept getting distracted doing hunts and fetch quests. I feel like I've done this wrong but that's the risk with open world games right? I am digging the world although the combat can get a little hectic when you're out in the open world (you could have made the trees go opaque or something when the camera is facing them).
    1 point
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