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  1. I could tell you the same criticisms people have been saying about them their whole AEW run (repetitive and boring matches with no psychology, no charisma, poor aesthetics, etc) but the response from the Bucks and their fans alike is always that our opinion isn't valid because we just don't "get it". And when you've been watching wrestling for decades and like a lot of it, even stuff that's adjacent to the Bucks, it's annoying to be told that you don't understand wrestling anymore just because you don't buy into their very specific social media style of performing. It's never "We're not for everyone but we appreciate every fan we have" it's "we're the future of wrestling and if you don't like us you're not a wrestling fan". It's troll behavior and trolls get hated on
    7 points
  2. I think the Bucks are doing a decent job with the gimmick, but I really hope Sting and Darby send them packing in a couple weeks because the heel authority figure trope is one I've been glad to not see in AEW. Also, I must know if either Saraya or Harley is a 90s Simpsons nerd or, if not, what their reaction was when that promo was pitched.
    4 points
  3. One thing I like about the Bucks new character is the good cop/bad cop thing they’re doing with Nick/Matt (I’m a Matthew who prefers going by Matt, so suck it!). Nick is the “hothead” bad cop who jumps straight to punishment while Matt is the “calmer” good cop that’s still a dick but tries to project being nicer.
    4 points
  4. There was an IYH in late 95 where Razor and the Kid faced the Gunns for the tag titles. Finish was Razor had one beat, Kid insisted on tagging in, gets nuked, and Razor gets DQd for breaking up the pin too many times. I love that finish. Progressed the story really well and I don't know why they haven't recycled it beyond the requirement of retconning a rule not enforced for thirty years back into existence.
    3 points
  5. The concerning vitriol seems like partially a result of making themselves 'reality' 'stars' on youtube. I rarely watched BTE, and wonder if avoiding it assisted my interest in them. Mostly I just love their character and ring work. I've yet to read good criticism (and I'm interested) that doesn't play on something they did prior to AEW. That said, I certainly do get preferences in only liking certain wrestling styles. BTE and Meltzer-praise aside, ppl also think they actually know the Jacksons from watching them on television in a way that is distorted. Like how my Mom couldn't stand Jason Alexander from his heel role in Pretty Woman. Or how others hate him by assuming he's George Costanza. As people, since that's part of the argument against them, I'll take the opinion of the Bucks' peers which seems pretty unanimously positive outside the senior circuit with their WO conspiracies. Also, when you look around at the idiocy (of some wrestling fans) that comes out over actual serious matters it kinda makes sense that ppl would hate the Bucks for frivlous reasons rather than their abilities. Ppl hate TK in a way that feels concerning too. Oh, the joys of celebrity!
    3 points
  6. Nardwuar was all over Much Music, but I guess he didn't cross over to the Quebec French language version, MusiquePlus.
    3 points
  7. Some eagle-eyed viewers realized Madame Web reused B-unit footage from Spider-Man 2. This is going to be one of those movies where we keep finding out weird stuff about the production for years to come.
    3 points
  8. Tommy Young just won the Masters, Wahoo looks pissed, Stunning Steve is happy to be there, Curt Hennig is grinning because he roofied both of Steve’s beers.
    3 points
  9. The Shawn/Adam Bomb match just happened (where Shawn beats him really fast and Adam Bomb looks like an idiot) a week prior to where I am so Shawn is already getting "fuck this guy" heat with certain guys. The booking is just nonsensical in that Shawn/Bam Bam/Diesel are these heels in late 1994. By May 1995, all of them babyfaces for no reason although they had been building Diesel up to turn on Shawn since August 1994. Out of three guys, you can only justify a babyface turn for one of them. Maybe. You can say "well, the Million Dollar Corporation has been in fighting since Survivor Series." Except Tatanka is now anti-over (he's under) cause the Luger program went so long and was so atrocious. Bundy came in and looked pretty bad. How he gets the spot against Taker at WrestleMania... I have no earthly clue. I think Kama is about to join and the Supreme Fighting Machine gimmick doesn't resonate at all. It is a group of not over heels who job in the most important matches. You can see why the Kliq became powerful. Vince is just mashing buttons hoping for a hit.
    2 points
  10. If there's any performer on the roster that feels like I know 'em, it's Eddie. And that's about the highest compliment you can give, isn't it?
    2 points
  11. Stop calling out Conor McGregor, I'm begging.
    2 points
  12. I still can't believe Sterling as GOAT bantamweight was a thing people actually thought. Merab looked great, and Henry looked a bit old. This is why you probably shouldn't retire in your prime for 3 years.
    2 points
  13. This picture is gloriously random AF.
    2 points
  14. The Bucks whole deal right now is that they're annoying little shits who brag and throw around their vanity titles like it really means something. Darby's promo basically pointed out that they're actually really bad at their jobs, passing on talent like him and preferring to hire their buddies. No, the "Not Kenny Omega" line wasn't necessary, but it wasn't really that out there. If the Bucks are the heels, then shouldn't people who oppose and dislike them be construed as babyfaces? I'd be shocked if anyone was even thinking about Cornette when Darby was out there yelling at them.
    2 points
  15. I guess Daddy Magic being from French Canadia is why he didn’t recognize the Canadian radio legend. A few years ago, The Evaporators were playing at South by Southwest and I went to one of their daytime shows. I was dancing so hard that eventually Nardwuar called me out and made me get up front and dance with/by them.
    2 points
  16. Tony for some reason pronounces Sonjay's last name like DOOT and my mind (and Excalibur's) immediately went to Narduwar's signature sign-off. He briefly mentions the name, and Tony and Daddy Magic unsurprisingly have no clue (nor would I expect them to). Moments like that are why I cherish the fact that AEW exists.
    2 points
  17. Ninja Kamui rules. That is all. (Okay, there's more. 1. Love how they fake-out like it's subtitled with the commercials, 2. A true gorefest in the proper '80s-early '90s vein. Not For Kids! Love it.)
    2 points
  18. I like to think of a universe where he's trying out Owen's harness.
    2 points
  19. Orange Cassidy showed up at RevPro (in the UK) this afternoon and defended his title. In a six-way scramble match, obviously.
    1 point
  20. Curt Hennig/Steve Austin would have been an interesting tag team in 1993. Probably would have been good for Hennig’s body to work more tag matches. On the other hand, that pairing would have probably gotten themselves into all sorts of wild shit.
    1 point
  21. I started watching yesterday Stadium Series game and them playing the local gimmick is pretty funny. The Flyers coming off the bus dressed like Rocky and the Devils coming out like Tommy Devito
    1 point
  22. Jason Alexander isn't George Costanza, he's the kid in The Burning.
    1 point
  23. Hey I liked Dakota Johnson in the Peanut Butter Falcon. I just finished the Hawkeye series and I think it's definitely my favorite of these D+ Marvel Series. I came to the realization that the D+ series are a sort of a justification to have the streaming platform and quantity was more important than quality, but if you adjust your expectations, it's perfectly cromulent. I also enjoyed She-Hulk.
    1 point
  24. I'm not sure, but I have to admit, while I'm not a Bucks fan by any means(despite enjoying their matches for the most part), the vitriol directed at them is borderline fanatical and concerning.
    1 point
  25. Olivieri looks like GG Allin and Blag looks like somebody stuck a giant syringe in Chris Christie and sucked out all the fat.
    1 point
  26. Tuesday is going to be a long day, which I'm simultaneously excited for, but also dreading. After putting in our full ten hour day myself and the two guys I work with in the field are attending a training course for another 2-3 hours that night. It'll be great to make some extra coin, get free dinner, and also to be able to do our jobs better, seeing as my boss already informed us we're going to be a lot busier now. But holy shit 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM is going to be a long fucking day. The one thing that I'm amusing myself with is that I already showed my wife the text we all got about it, and joked that's how she knows I'm not off with my girlfriend. But I'm keeping shut and not reminding her, I'm wondering if I can expect a text around 4:00 asking me to bring home bread, or one at like 6:00 asking where I am.
    1 point
  27. https://twitter.com/VfLWolfsburg_EN/status/1757429328252375164 This is very funny, if you're British.
    1 point
  28. Bryan vs. Zack was amazeballs. Again. So much grapple goodness. So glad to finally have.
    1 point
  29. So that's how he lost his hair.
    1 point
  30. Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill announced as the UFC 300 Main Event.
    1 point
  31. The Steph/Sabrina shootout was great. Let her be in the three point contest next year!
    1 point
  32. Dern/Lemos was a really good fight. Dern's so damn tough. Never looked dejected or down on herself despite getting really pieced up in the second, to the point I was surprised Beltran didn't stop it. Thought Dern won the first and the third. Though Round two could've probably been a 10-8 for Lemos, so I was thinking a Draw.
    1 point
  33. last night saw The Dwarves best time you can have a legalized riot, tonight Fugitive! (ex-powertrip) Next week I'm going the Skeletal Remains album release show Dwarves - Fuck You up And Get High - YouTube
    1 point
  34. Her Head Hit a Tree is the most overrated movie in recent memory, as far as I'm concerned. Midsommar had its problems (like that godawful "tell you everything and look ridiculous doing it" triptych and scene that sets up the initial premise), but is far better once you're into the weeds of it.
    1 point
  35. Yeah obv the prevailing YouTube orthodoxy would be against floor flyes because of the lack of a stretch position, but tbh the range of motion loss probably isn't *that* much (especially with your back one imagines), you can possibly use more weight without worrying about overstretching, and the deadstop probably provides some novel stimulus because you're eliminating the reflex. Something that Athlean-X pointed out is that it's a lot easier to go past failure on these, press up and do eccentric flyes. I haven't done anything like this recently (or floor presses for that matter), but it's not a terrible idea actually.
    1 point
  36. https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1758900524106039479 https://twitter.com/DrainBamager/status/1758882406038397303 LOL.
    1 point
  37. More people will see this here: https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1758900524106039479 https://twitter.com/DrainBamager/status/1758882406038397303 LOL.
    1 point
  38. Been sober, but the dreams are ridiculous. Last night I was actually solving a math problem of how to buy such and such an amount of vodka at the store while my dad was looking for me. You can probably guess how my subconscious is doing.
    1 point
  39. I've described before that I enjoyed Bischoff's podcast for being a hard, but semi-unbiased look at wrestling(moreso than i ever enjoyed him in wrestling before), but good god, he's really leaned hard into an anti-AEW schtick that is borderline unbearable. He sounds like an anti-AEW Facebook troll. Shame.
    1 point
  40. Putting it here because the game is playable (demo, full release in three days).. Balatro is fucking digital CRACK. At its heart, you're building poker hands using a standard deck of card. You play up to 5 cards at a time, and try to make poker hands (Straights/Flushes etcetera require five cards) You get points per scoring card (so if you say, put forward two pair, the fifth card won't score) and the type of hand you play as a modifier. You have a limited number of discards each round to help you get rid of cards that don't fit your goals in poker building. Sounds pretty yawn inducing, right? Enter the Jokers, The Planets and the Arcana. they modify the rules in different ways. Jokers for example, may give you a bonus every time you score a card of a certain suit, or odd/even.. Planets allow you to muck about with cards, adding modifiers (like a random chance to earn a ton of bonus/cash), or change their suit and rank. So, as you get deeper and deeper into a run, you might need a score of say, 6,400 compared to 300 in your first round, but you have a LOT more strategy. You can have up to five jokers, and there are some extremely busted combos (in my demo beating run, I had a Joker which increased all the Jokers values by 1 after each round, and another Joker that gave you a multiplier bonus for each dollar your Jokers are worth. Needless to say, it ramped up QUICKLY, especially when I had a joker that provided 30 chips (before the multiplier) for each diamond I played in a hand It's roguelike in that you make decisions on what to do with each run, but progression is limited in the demo Seriously, if you like brain stretching combo strategy games, try the demo free on Steam, and buy it when it comes out in three days.
    1 point
  41. Fuck this isn't even re-inventing cable. It's literally the original version of Hulu.
    1 point
  42. Everything ends in May for the X-Men. The end of Krakoa Era. https://www.marvel.com/articles/comics/x-men-krakoan-era-finale-may-titles
    1 point
  43. I'm surprised he didn't show up on the Good Place considering how he was name dropped.
    1 point
  44. Got my 318th Platinum trophy with Far Cry 4 on PS4. The servers started working again last month so I got the two online trophies done. Campaign and DLC was fun.
    1 point
  45. I was reminded by a Facebook Memory that Jen Kirkman was another very strong reason that I was such a fan of @ Midnight. Now apparently Milana Vayntrub is there in her stead so maybe I will be definitely be watching this show for pathetic and lonely reasons.
    1 point
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