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  1. There is a reason they are the hits. I can't wait. I will admit to being a little biased sitting here in my King Suzuki shirt
    6 points
  2. So Claudio took Eddie's legs and put the rope between them, and yanked with all of his superhuman might. It was as if Godzilla paid a visit to Yambag City.
    6 points
  3. I assumed Flair taking the majority of the match, Bruno comes back, gets the bear hug on and the lights go out to signal NYC curfew time, with only a few resulting deaths from the ensuing riot.
    4 points
  4. How about Truth AND Consequences?
    3 points
  5. I just got a ticket so looks like I'll be seeing you crazy folks there.
    3 points
  6. Ken Patera vs Bruno Sammartino Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
    3 points
  7. /me looks at the topic Well, time makes ex-AEW folks feel like they've got something real, but you and me, we know we've got nothin' but time...
    3 points
  8. Hop on board the bandwagon, everyone. There's plenty of room and we're happy to have you! You get a vegemite sandwich with a side of rotten lemon, pal.
    3 points
  9. Like every other recent Suzuki match? Love the guy but he's just been playing the hits for a long time now.
    3 points
  10. Shot of The Sheik's Big Time Wrestling at Cobo Hall
    3 points
  11. I got within a few miles of Truth or Consequences, NM when I was on a work trip to El Paso but couldn't talk my coworker into stopping. Very disappointing.
    2 points
  12. Has anyone ever been to obscure yet pro wres identifiable town before? I once was in Bucksnort, Tennessee.
    2 points
  13. TNA Impact 1/18/24 Trying this again we shall see how far I get this year. The venue looks absolutely incredible. I like wrestling presented in theaters like this. I also think it’s cool that the commentators are up in the balcony. The Hammerstein Ballroom is my favorite wrestling venue and this place kinda reminds me of the Hammerstein. So it has that going for it. What a collection of talent in the opening 6 way. Trey Miguel, Kushida, Laredo Kid, Mike Bailey, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Jake Something. There was an outside dive and TNA chant moments into this. I agree with @DreamBroken this was a classic TNA 5 minute X Division sprint, in the best way possible. Everybody got their shit in without it feeling like everybody trying to get their shit in. And Jake Something looked like an absolute beast he had the size and power over everyone in that match. Just running roughshod over the other competitors. They gotta put him against Moose and let them have a hoss fight. Something’s Into The Void is the Blackhole Slam and I got to say it fits the man. Backstage interview with Will Ospreay, he calls Alexander a “cheeky little slag”. Language! Will is a man possessed he wants Josh to step up and put down the best professional in the world today. Short but sweet. The Ash by Elegance vignette is what I think the WWE wanted to do with Emmalina but couldn’t quite articulate. Dana seems to know what she’s going for. Next we get the closing stretch of the Knockouts Ultimate X with Gisselle Shaw winning. This leads to Shaw cutting a promo with the X. Gail Kim shows up, implies Shaw doesn’t need her hanger-one. Shaw walks off. They might be planting the seeds for Shaw dropping the dead weight. Tasha Steelz vs Xia Brookside I thought was really. Good I like the versatility of the TNA roster here as we go from a 5 minute sprint to a wrestling match. We got the veteran roster member trying to make an example of the new coming and the new coming never giving up and ultimately getting the victory. The end there Xia looked pleased and pleasantly surprised by her victory which I think was a nice touch. Brookeside is Robbie Brooksides daughter. I must admit what I know about Robbie isn’t much it’s mostly from Jericho’s first book, the Breaking Ground docuseries and the WCW C Show matches I’ve seen on YouTube. Is he still working for WWE? If he isn’t maybe he can show up in TNA at his daughter’s side being like an onscreen coach for her and maybe doing some agenting for TNA. So now we get a clip from Hard to Kill of Joe Hendry and AJ Francis’ meeting. That music video is pretty funny. If these two don’t have a match for the Cheez-It Championship I’m gonna be pissed. I was wondering what Whoo Kid was doing there but somebody had to use the laptop. Francis might not be able to hit a topé but he can sure hit a chokeslam. This leads to Hendry cutting a promo backstage on Francis. I love wrestling heels, Hendry brought this all on himself with the music video and is playing the victim. Taking no accountability for his actions. We get mention of the Cheez-It Championship which makes me think they are gonna have a match with that title on the line. Plus the segment ends with Whoo Kid in a trash can. Hendry better hope Whoo Kid doesn’t place a call to 50 Cent cuz you don’t want that guy on your bad side that’s for sure. Though if we could get Hendry and Ja Rule vs Francis and 50 Cent I wouldn’t complain. There’s a 5,600 seat arena in Queens, New York. I think 50 and Ja on opposite sides of a wrestling ring could fill it. Make it happen TNA. I found footage of 50 Cent meeting Randy Savage so maybe there’s a chance this can happen. I’ve heard of The Grizzled Young Vets but I’ve never seen them wrestle before. I don’t follow NXT. This is my first time seeing the Vets in action and I have to say I like this team. They are gonna be a welcomed addition to the TNA tag scene. I didn’t know that Kazarian and Young were a tag team. Last I saw Kaz he was teaming with his wife Traci against Eddie and Alisha Edwards. And I think Eric Young was still a heel in the main event scene I really can’t remember. The cool thing about having the Insiders tier on YouTube is I gotta see this match in full I got full screen and commentary during the Picture in Picture portion of the matche. 6 dollars well spent. I liked this match a lot. I thought I was a great showcase for the newly arrived Grizzled Young Vets. They spent the majority of the match keeping Kaz isolated in their corner. Young comes in like a man on fire cleaning house only to get hit with friendly fire or not so friendly fire with the post match fallout leading to the Vets picking up the win. After the match Kaz blames Young totally ignoring the fact that he blasted Young with a right. I guess it’s Eric’s fault that your fist hit his face huh Kaz? Then Kaz blasts Young again, much to the crowds dismay. This gets a loud “asshole” chant. Kaz continues the assault as the crowd becomes more displeased by his actions. A “You Suck” chant starts. The crowd is fully behind Eric Young in this one. “Fuck You Frankie” erupts from the crowd as Kaz slowly walks away. The System are all sitting around a table eating ribs celebrating Moose’s world title win. I can get behind this faction. My only question is are we gonna get the Moose-Okada rematch the world has been clamoring for over the past 6 years. The Former Dolph Ziggler, Nic Nemeth makes his way to the ring to a loud ovation. This crowd has been loud all night they seem to be enjoying themselves but it’s been a fun show so far who could they not be. Nic has the mic, and he pretty much says he’s ready for the next chapter of his career. Quite frankly I am too, I can’t wait to see what he does outside of WWE. The man has all the tools to be a superstar and TNA might be the best place for him right now. They both have something to prove in 2024 and let’s see if the man and the promotion have in store for us this year. Out comes Steve Macklin, he doesn’t look too happy. Macklin says he felt the same way 3 years ago. He calls Nic a phony. This is all to set up Nemeth’s first program in TNA and This two will have a killer match together I’m looking forward to it. Macklin cut an impassioned promo. There’s a “Shut Up Nemeth” chant so the crowds behind Macklin and how could they not be he’s been busting his ass in Impact now TNA over the last 3 years. New Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace is backstage, Trinity shows up which sets up the rematch from Hard To Kill for Next Week! “Let’s run it back, sis” Jai Videl is in the ring. He cuts a promo knocking the city of Las Vegas. PCO makes a grand entrance in black and white in a stretcher, is revived like Frankenstein’s Monster and we get a match. What an entrance. TNA didn’t upload the match on YouTube but it’s pretty short and almost all PCO the crowd didn’t seem to mind. PCO wins after a moonsault. The man or monster is 56 years old and is still hitting moonsault. The Motor City Machine Guns cut a promo for their 6 man match teaming with Okada against Moose Eddie Edwards and Brian Myers. Okada shows up at the end wearing an MCMG baseball jersey. Pretty swank looking Jersey I might add. Alexander vs Ospreay 2 is every bit as great as everyone is saying it is go out of your way to watch it. TNA uploaded it to YouTube and I’ve posted the match in my review here. I have yet to see the first encounter between these two men but you best believe after watching this match I will be watching that match. Bravo to both men in this one they left everything on the mat. Balls to the walls is the best way to describe this. I’m not gonna attempt to do a move by move recap of this cuz there were way too many moves but not movez. I felt like they really let shit build and nothing was rushed. Ospreay hit Alexander with everything and Alexander just wouldn’t die. Epic in every sense. Ospreay hit a wicked tornado DDT off the ring steps on the outside which was sick as fuck. Ospreay went of an Os Cutter and Alexander punched him square in the face. Alexander caught an Os Cutter on the ramp and hit a Tombstone Piledriver. I always get a kick out of his over tables are in pro wrestling. Ospreay setting up the table got a huge pop and when he hit a Tiger Driver on Alexander through it the place went unglued. This match is really fucking good. Alexander won with what does he call it the C4 Explosion? After the match Scott D’Amore comes out and puts both men over, the match over, the roster over, the company over and the crowd over. He also got shots in on Bruce Pritchard. Scott D’Amore is almost Paul Heyman without the shady business practices. He really bleeds TNA and seems really proud of where this company is now and he really should be he almost did the impossible. He turned this company around with sheer will and determination. This was a really good two hours of pro wrestling. A hot crowd and great wrestling what else could you ask for.
    2 points
  14. Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in. I appreciated the change from TNA to Impact Wrestling in attempt to distance itself from some things they had a hard time moving past. But along the way I just stopped watching and had no reason why other than I guess time. It's almost ironic to me that changing it back to TNA and having the presentation I remember is what got me to check it again. But here I am and 15 minutes in I'm already loving it.
    2 points
  15. And might please some other fans.
    2 points
  16. Bruno's hairpiece does the heavy lifting there! James
    2 points
  17. See I look at that and all I can think of is "I wonder how much of that match was spent in bear hugs"
    2 points
  18. What exactly is MyFaction, anyway? All I know about it is that it's way too hard to exit if you accidentally click into it. (I accidentally did just that a few days ago and was befuddled not to find a way to return to the main menu. So I figured fine, I'll make whatever initial selections I need then exit. After several minutes of making contextless choices I didn't understand, I said "fuck it" and restarted the game.)
    2 points
  19. We have a podcast crossover with McAdam on Between the Sheets today talking 1993. Next week BTS goes directly to hell. They’re covering the week that CM Punk walked out of the WWE in 2014.
    2 points
  20. Don't forget about Joe Burrow.
    2 points
  21. Pegula having a daughter playing tennis who doesn't actually win any major tournaments is weirdly on-brand
    2 points
  22. I will say it looks like a game that is just using basic assets. I played it for about three hours last night and its incredibly bland looking, I've read reviews that said (in so many words) that Game Freak should feel bad they are making the games they are once they look at Palworld and that's insane to me. Its entire look is barebones. There isn't even any ambient sound, its just dead silent while you walk around a basic looking world. The fact it has so many good reviews from major publications and getting press from others is.... suspicious, there is nothing special about this game. The Steam reviews sound like AI generated them. Anyway, I do not recommend.
    2 points
  23. I'm for the Lions from here on out. They gifted the Raiders a defeat that caused McDaniels to be fired, so I owe them that
    2 points
  24. Not having watched much Sammartino, even though he said he didn't like Flair "working the same match", what about him? What was so different about his defenses? I get the feeling this is a typical champion bitch, that the other guy is samey and boring unlike them; when really they all have a formula that they just tweak for different opponents.
    2 points
  25. Tony Romo using the phrase "to be the man, you have to beat the man" just imagining Romo commentating Flair matches and predicting all the parts of the Flair formula moments before they happen
    2 points
  26. To be fair, I would say unfortunately "we" were all a part of that segment. We will never escape the trauma.
    2 points
  27. I'll say this, I'm far more likely to set aside time to watch live than I would have otherwise because I know it's happening because of the sheer novelty of the match. Advertising novelties is a bigger thing than trying to do a shock factor of surprises every show because - as ECW found out - eventually if the fans expect a surprise every show, it's not a surprise, and they'll be disappointed if they don't get a surprise.
    2 points
  28. At least the name made sense then, because the match featured one team associated with tables, one with ladders, and one with chairs. Then for a few years "TLC match" meant a multi-team ladder match, which sort of worked. Then the Edge/Cena TLC match happened in 2006, and for the last decade and change WWE has been pretending a "TLC match" and a "ladder match" are two different match types. (Yes, the linguistic absurdity bugs me more than the overuse of ladder matches. But that bugs me too.)
    2 points
  29. Not much to add, another solid night of wrestling action and FIGHTS~!! Not that he has many singles matches, but apparently I had totally missed that Matthews had been coming out to "Eyes Adjust" by Twitching Tongues. Cool cool cool. For the uninitiated, TT's singer is Colin Young, who's also the drummer/main songwriter for God's Hate. Colin has also helped put together themes for Julia Hart and Kings of The Black Throne, and was a part of that wonderful Ass Boys theme a lil while back. Dynamite looks stacked, this has been a damn fine run for AEW since we got past the MJF/Devil nonsense.
    2 points
  30. My favorite gimmick match to announce is an Iron Man match because it has a scoreboard and clock like other sports, leading to lots of great psychology and strategy. I announced Punk vs. Daniels for IWC, but the audio got messed up. I was happy when I was asked to announce the whole thing again! Best one I ever called was Danielson vs. Doug Williams in the main event of Scramble Madness.
    2 points
  31. When WWF was part of the NWA and therefore Flair was above Backlund
    2 points
  32. The Pac vs Kenny Omega 30 minute Iron Man match was really good.
    2 points
  33. How have we not had a Bunkhouse Stampede featuring all the hosses on the AEW roster only for it to be won by Orange Cassidy dressed as Woody from Toy Story?
    2 points
  34. WCW in 1992 kicked WWF's ass in terms of overall match quality, but due to a variety of factors, it might as well have happened on Neptune. None of that equated to success.
    2 points
  35. I think the way I've always personally looked at things (and I've probably expressed this a lot so if this is rehash, well, skip on by) is that I don't like looking at things in a vacuum. Whether it's simplistic work like two people hiding a gimmick for 45 minutes, as Technico refers to them, or action-packed stunt shows, as Matt refers to them, if I don't have a reason to care about the participants and they're just interchangeable parts to get me to whatever comes next, then I don't really enjoy that. I can watch highlights and gifs and whatever for that. Like Kris Statlander. Loved her as alien Kris Statlander, thought she was great. Since coming back from injury, she's been regular old Kris Statlander from Long Island and, I dunno, it just hasn't connected the same. I guess because now there's no hook and she's just another interchangeable part, which stinks. Looking at the mechanics of what she's doing isn't different, but the hook isn't there for me anymore, and I can tell you exactly what the dividing line was and what changed for me. And it seems like every time I bring this up, someone goes "well you just want 2000s WWE with constant sports entertainment and no wrestling", and that's not what I want at all! I need something to care about other than "these people are having a match, and they want to win, and wow [can they do lots of moves/hide the gimmick]". But for some reason it seems like we can't have it all, so instead we attack each other by reducing our arguments to their most base components and call each other stupidheads.
    2 points
  36. We've got a bunch of matches this week that would normally be on the main show, but each Rumble match takes close to 90 minutes to do. But, of course, TONIGHT... you'll get 20 minutes of two guys making barely coded All Elite references: But the more important thing is.... Seth blew out his knee (again) and probably has to surrender the title. Only question is, will we get Seth-Cody for the title, Drew-Priest?, Otis-Valhalla? Or... maybe the Men's Rumble winner gets to go to Mania because he's just won the World Heavyweight Championship?
    1 point
  37. Cody is regular Cover Bianca and Rhea are on the Deluxe Cover March 8, 2024
    1 point
  38. 300 seems kinda soon for a DDP defense. Less then 3 months.
    1 point
  39. TRUE DETECTIVE MOTHERFUCKERS! The first episode of this season didn’t quite grab me in the way episode 1 of the first season did. I went back to watch that episode and the ending is so fucking cool that it would be very hard to replicate that. So my hope was on this season having a slow burn and getting progressively better and better. Not only did episode 2 do just that, but… And beyond that, this episode was creepy As fuck and fucked up. Christopher Eccleston has the weirdest “O” face ever. I’m trying to think if he ever made that same face in the Leftovers and I seem to recall he did. One final thing, while watching it, my wife and I at the same time were like, is that Christopher Eccleston. Then I was basically positive it was. We then both checked his IMDB page and the page for TD: NC and he’s not credited on either. Kinda weird for him not to have a credit on this…
    1 point
  40. Jason Kelce is now shirtless with a beer in his hand in Buffalo. Just showing Taylor she picked the wrong Kelse
    1 point
  41. Edge vs. Minoru Suzuki is such a total WAR matchup. It's great. Speaking of which, another anecdote from Blood and Thunder vol. 2: Michinoku Pro had just opened up and there was a WAR show the same night as one of their shows, which Sasuke would be working on top. He took along three guys from M-Pro to work a tag, I think it was like Teioh, Togo and Yakushiji or somebody, just to give you a mental picture. So who did Tenryu book as the fourth man?
    1 point
  42. I think they are realizing that having 50% or more of your card unannounced until the afternoon of the show may be hurting ticket sales.
    1 point
  43. Not really, the NWA champion was never mentioned on WWF tv expect when Harley showed up for the MSG match against Backlund. On WWF tv they would call Backlund either the WWF champion or World Champion, it was never really consistent, at house shows in Pittsburgh he’d always be billed as “World Cham-peen”.
    1 point
  44. That trade was terrible, but at least Tunsil has been really good to great ever since. Takes some of the sting out of it at least.
    1 point
  45. I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about the Outer Wilds before, but it’s easily in my top 5 games of all time and one of the best experiences I’ve had with my daughter playing games. A YouTube guy named FightinCowboy recently did a let’s play for all of Outer Wilds and the DLC. It was such an entertaining watch seeing someone go through the same struggles we did. It gave my daughter and me to try and find something like the Outer Wilds. Let me tell you, there’s nothing like this game. There are some that kinda come close though. We first tried out the Witness, but man, fuck that game. It’s really pretty, but it’s void of any character, there’s hardly any story, and it’s the most Jonathan Blow shit ever. The puzzles get nearly impossible just a few hours in and there’s like 500 puzzles to solve. So that brought us to Detroit Become Human. This wasn’t quite what we were looking for, but for a game I totally wrote off, it’s something we’ll come back to. Feels pretty special but we’re not hooked just yet. Then we started the Talos Principle. Hook this shit into my veins. This was almost exactly what we’re looking for. I don’t want to give too much of the story away, but I’m really digging the mystery of it and the puzzles are challenging without being impossible. There’s only been one I struggled with and had to go to YouTube only to see that lasers can go through purple walls. I never would have tried that on my own. So we’re looking forward to more of this and then playing the sequel. Others on our radar are Alan Wake, having her play Control but the abilities and controls may be too complex for her, Alan Wake 2, maybe the Forgotten City?, Ghost Trick if it’s on the Switch, and maybe some others. We also have a goal to try and do a no death run through Celeste. I’ve beaten it, she’s beaten it, but we both died hundreds of times in the process. This might be our beat Punch Out blindfolded thing. Probably impossible, but we’ll give it a shot.
    1 point
  46. This is the most wonderful thing I've heard in awhile.
    1 point
  47. Burn On The Bayou: A Heavy Underground Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival - YouTube
    1 point
  48. This is beautiful, man. Hit me out of left field. https://youtu.be/SkMNrOsTuRU?si=GOFRV-isssW-HI9B
    1 point
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