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  1. I know y'all are all just dying for this, so here are my belated thoughts on Dynamite; I dug the JAS segment, but I thought it went a bit too long, as Jericho segments usually do. I don't get the appeal of the pizza guy. Is he like a Danhausen type indy darling or something? Jericho got the gifts he bought Garcia and the one he bought Rob Gronkowski mixed up. I like to imagine somewhere right now Gronk is wearing a purple Kangol to some charity event for German Shepherds with Tourette's or whatever screwy charity retired NFL players get involved in. I dug the little match with Danielson and Menard, but count me in on the "Danielson is 1000% getting Sting'd next week." It furthers a lot of storylines. Danielson is as effortlessly gifted in the ring as Mox is on promos. The BCC is carrying AEW at the moment. I think MJF has toned down the edgelording in his promos by a fair amount. It just feels like he repeats a lot of the same shit. He probably doesn't need an interview every week. I am blown away by how much more comfortable Wheeler Yuta has gotten in his promos. He still doesn't sound super intimidating, but a lot of that is his voice, I think. I am a Wheeler Yuta guy, and it stinks that he will probably eat a pinfall next week. This is a good, high profile moment for him, however. He's on my short list of All Atlantic Title holders in the next year. I understand Jon Moxley wanting to work with his boy. I like Juice Robinson, and it's entirely possible that the available talent made this match a necessity. I'm just not sure how smart it is to give an unsigned talent a high profile spot like this when you've got contracted talent grumbling about lack of opportunity. I thought Juice did a good job, though. He's solid. Like if Tony Nese were visually interesting in the slightest. Hangman coming out postmatch to get in Mox's face was awesome. They're gonna have an absolute belter in a couple weeks. MJF begins to cut a second promo before Yutes beats his scarved ass in the luxury box. Yuta is on the short list for "best babyface fire" in the company. He really does feel like a throwback in a lot of ways. I think he, Jungle Boy, and Danielson fire up on heels better than anyone in wrestling. Yuta has that whole "build the Dallas territory around him" energy and I dig it. This women's segment was... uninspiring? Frustrating? Disjointed? I'm not sure I understood the objective. The match itself was fine, but Saraya should probably get some assistance as to how to focus her promos. She gives AEW's women a lot of credibility by being there, and I think she'll wind up being a net positive, she just probably shouldn't get too much time to talk without an opponent to promo on. Jamie Hayter is OVER. Philly woke the hell up for her. Storm/Deeb was really good. Lots of Serena Deeb lately. Never a bad thing. The Acclaimed are so awesome. It's a shame that this came at the expense of Swerve and Keif Lee, but it feels important at this stage of the company's development to get belts on some homegrown acts. Also the Acclaimed rule. Ricky Starks getting tv time is good. Squashes are a good thing when used like this. Time for him to climb the ladder. This main event was really something. I hadn't seen much Bandido before last night, and after this performance I'm gonna go seek out more from him. That's only happened a few other times to me as an adult. I wanted more of Andrade after that banger with Johnny Gargano, I wanted to see more of WALTER after that 8 man vs. UE, and I looked up more War Machine after they got to nXt. I'm dedicating some time this week to track down some Bandido. Any recommendations? This show felt a bit scattershot, but after the solid month of shows since All Out I'm willing to write this week off to the hurricane. TK has GOT to figure out how to get Miro, FTR, Andrade, and Wardlow on tv more. Having more talent than you have TV time for is a good problem to have, but it's a problem nonetheless. I thought from top to bottom this was a great week of AEW programming.
  2. So that should narrow it down some. Although, Omega did allegedly rub some people the wrong way with what he said at that first backstage meeting. And before you say “well, that’s just rumors,” the info SRS and Meltz had on that meeting was so accurate that it was a question about that made Chris Jericho say “we gotta quit leaking shit” during his segment of the “gripebomb” press scrum. I know I wouldn’t want to be sitting there while an EVP is addressing the roster by saying “I wouldn’t have hired 80% of you.” It’s not hard for me to believe that Kenneth isn’t exactly the prom king…
  3. I do think they’re getting ready for some sort of angle with the guys who were rumored to be contacted by wwe. FTR cut a promo after their njpw match the other night and reminded TK that they still work for him. “Book us, brother.” They aren’t wrong, but it’s too similar to the Buddy/Malakai post match promos. It was also interesting to me that in SRS’ latest backstage agent report for Rampage, he said that backstage talent meetings have become a regular thing, and that that’s a welcome change for most of the talent he talks to. An official also reported privately that morale is way up since All Out & the subsequent events. SRS said the official used the term “addition by subtraction,” but wouldn’t elaborate as to who’s absence was improving morale. If I had to guess, I would put forward that sometimes with warring egos it’s best to remove all parties from the equation. The last few shows have felt tighter without so much Elite stuff. I personally believe that the brand has outgrown the niche performers that came together to start it. My personal feelings for their work aside, the lack of YBs and Omega leaves more time for acts like Ricky Starks & the Acclaimed to get over. Now if we could just get Andrade & Miro on tv more…
  4. I probably rented this from Movie Galleey like 8 times. I loved that angle w Luger & Taker & Yoko and everything. I was not a discerning child…
  5. I feel like it works for MJF’s character. He’s the only person on the roster I feel like could get away with something like that…
  6. I’ll break the whole show down later, but I wanted to say that Yuta and Jungle Boy were the shit tonight. Everything Yutes does is awesome to me…
  7. First, and probably most importantly; Mox ain’t going back. If AEW closed tomorrow Mox would pull a Michael Scott and start “the Jon Moxley wrestling company” before he went back to WWE. Secondly, someone who writes for Meltzer said the only people who have wanted to leaved bad enough to ask for releases are people with significant others in wwe. That’s Andrade, Matthews, and Black. Keith Lee said no. Cole said no. Swerve said go Fuck yourself. KOR said no. Miro said no. FTR said not right now and we’d want the Reigns schedule if we ever came back. For the life of me I can’t figure out why this idea that wwe is paradise now that HHH is running the show has taken root. Someone here said it really well; in 6-9 months this same shit is gonna be happening in wwe. Folks who think they’re underused making noise to get out of their deals. People who weren’t hhh’s darlings in nXt like Nikki Cross, Zelina, Otis, Gable, Ali, Shelton Benjamin, et Al. There’s already rumblings of noted HHH signee Alexa Bliss wanting out. And all that’s even assuming he’s still in charge. They’re still a company w shareholders who answer to two separate tv networks. I could not disagree more with the idea that every performer under contract in America desperately wants to be in wwe.
  8. Nah, this is every mma gym in America on your first night back after missing a few weeks…
  9. There’s some other pretty polarizing figures still missing from AEW’s locker room who’s absence might improve locker room morale…
  10. Right? TK should be figuring out how to strap up all 3 HOB members.
  11. Sounds like Triple H believed all these guys would bend over backward to get out of their deals the second he came calling and only 3 asked for their releases. I’d love to have been a fly on the wall when Adam Cole told HHH “nah, I’m good.” If Tony really wants to get under HHH’s skin, he should sign Nixon Newell just to keep her away from Dakota Kai…
  12. What kind of idiot would threaten Malakai Black? I’ve seen the gun training videos he posts…
  13. Careful. You’ll get told real quick around here that credible offense doesn’t matter if you were in Bullet Club at any time in your career…
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