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  1. I still think Anthony Ogogo would work. Get him away from the Factory and with Regal. If they’re ever gonna do anything with him, it’s gotta be soon…
  2. I wanted to refrain from comment until I'd seen the whole thing, so here goes; 1. Ethan Page does not need a mouthpiece. Dan Lambert is a legitimately great "heat machine" manager, and would really help someone get to the next level. Ethan Page is no longer that person. Stick Lambert with Anthony Ogogo, maybe. 2. "Jane" is a fucking banger. It adds so much to Orange Cassidy's presentation. Tazz correctly predicted how the crowd would react to that guy. Not that it's hard, but still... Pretty good match. At some point you're gonna have to add Ethan Page to the "people we have to do something with" list. He's so, so good. Great finish. What a reaction. The Best Friends' getup absolutely rules. 3. Christian Cage is so effortlessly good at this heel shit. His promo was despicable without having to scream into the camera. Take notes, MJF. The Luchasaurus thing rules. I love the overhaul. 4. Wardlow needs to murder Scorpio Sky and whoever Lambert brings from ATT. I could see them drawing out his TNT title win until All Out, but that would be a mistake. 5. Holy shit. Who would've that that "Ass Boys; heat machines" and "Max Caster; tv taping mvp" would be a thing in 2022? Caster has gotten this whole thing over to a ridiculous degree. Rod and Tod Ass have such punchable faces. 6. Danhausen is a jewel. That guy will earn the value of his contract and then some over the next couple years, and not a penny of it will be earned in the ring. And that's okay. FTR as top babyfaces is also a wonderful development. 7. Billy Ass choosing the Acclaimed over his actual sons makes total sense. Like when Dusty Rhodes used to talk about how awkward it was when Eddie Graham would refer to him as his "wrestling son," when Eddie actually had a son that wrestled. I wonder if that's why Mike was so mad all the time. 8. PRetty fun promo from Singh, Lethal and Dutt. 9. A recurring theme for tonight is "people WWE had in to the PC for tryouts who went on to draw actual dollars for another promotion." Jade Cargill is at the top of that list. She is a STAR. Is she a great in ring worker? No. Does that matter? Not even a little bit. The UE guys are great workers and they couldn't draw money with a green crayon (that's the only shot, I swear). Leila Gray joining the Baddies makes sense. Statlander is such a standout. She has a chance to be a great homegrown champion for them if they pull the trigger at the right time. Have her take the belt off of Jade and move Jade up to the big prize. 10. In my attempt to be more positive, I will refrain from comment on the Young Bucks promo, particularly when they referred to themselves as "the best tag team in the world" when they weren't even the best tag team in the building. 11. Holy shit. Every part of Blood & Guts ruled much ass. The JAS entrance was the right kind of heelish. Kingston and P&P got an unbelievable reaction. The conspiracy theorists amongst us will note that P&P didn't rock the matching "Dead Presidents" face paint. It took me exactly two matches to turn me from "meh" to "holy shit" on Claudio. Mox's entrance is maybe the best in wrestling. Dude is clearly having the time of his life. 12. Sammy Guevara is a madman. I love that starting "B&G" is his thing. He and Claudio had some communication issues, but he is the exact right kind of guy to make Castagnoli look like a monster. Daniel Garcia is such a great stooge heel. Enough hard edge to make him credible. I got serious early Kurt Angle vibes from that huge du-rag. Did Stevie Ray have a yard sale? Suckas gotsta know. 13. It is as damning an indictment on the current WWE system that in less time than it took them to take Shinsuke Nakamura from "superstar" to "just another guy," AEW turned Wheeler Yuta from "dude who ate pins for the Best Friends" to "future pillar of the company." William Regal told a story on someone's podcast about how he wanted to sign Garcia, Yuta and Ricky Starks to nXt. He was told that WWE wasn't interested in continuing in that direction with nXt. Jake Hager; big match monster is another quirky, wonderful thing about AEW. There was no way to see that coming, and yet it's here. The moment he and Claudio had was truly awesome. 14. I loved the finish. That tells such a great story. That Claudio was able to come in and immediately do what Eddie had tried to do for months is such a poignant story beat to draw from later. I'm falling asleep. I'm sure I'll have more to say later.
  3. None has been confirmed, but there are strong indications that Santana is unhappy and would just as soon leave. Stinks, because they should’ve had a run with the tag titles, but iiwii…
  4. Disney+ reported it was one of, if not the most watched premieres they’ve had. They’ve poured too much into Star Wars IP not to do more with a capable star playing a beloved character. Say what you want about Kathleen Kennedy, but she’s a good business woman. I’d bet they do another season…
  5. Ewan wants to do it. Hayden wants to do it. Figure out a way to make it make sense and do as many seasons as McGregor wants to do. You could do a thing where Qui Gon is guiding Obi Wan to different systems to find Jedi artifacts and force sensitive people and shit. Searching for Yoda & Ashoka and Mace Windu’s lightsaber and whatnot. As for the series itself, it felt uneven, as these things do. They stuck the shit out of the landing, though. I’ll watch that last episode about a thousand times. I can’t remember; was Joel Edgerton famous at all when he was cast as Uncle Owen?
  6. Keep me accountable. I’m gonna try that too.
  7. I want -1 to go full on “evil child dictator” like the Flaming Dragon kid from Tropic Thunder…
  8. I wonder if someone got him with the “rally to save the children” line like they got Bobby Fish with. If you can’t get Claudio TK show up, you could always go with Juice Robinson. He’s bled w Mox.
  9. The only way that segment could’ve ruled harder is if Christian would’ve brought out Luke Perry’s tv son to bury jungle boy even more. Tbs would be a step up from cw…
  10. I imagine carrying that much extra musculature into his sixties probably didn’t have the best effect on his body. Not to mention the moon dust he’s been snorting for 50 years…
  11. I love Anthony Bowens yelling “scissor me, Daddy Ass!!!!!” That way…
  12. Sure. We’ll go with that…
  13. Yeah, I hate when people get worked up over stuff that doesn’t matter that much…
  14. That’s awful. That’s so bad I’m not even gonna make semi-serious accusations about no one wanting to see the Jackson’s. That’s a “back to the drawing board” number, particularly with the network ownership transition…
  15. Yeah, from perusing Santana’s socials; I think those guys are done with each other. Sad we probably won’t get a P&P reign as AEW tag champs. Maybe they can work it out down the road…
  16. I feel like this review is going to either disappoint or surprise a lot of people: The Jericho/Ortiz thing was fine. There was wayyy more JAS on this show than we probably needed. I do understand that there is a lot to set up for Forbidden Door, but sending Jericho back out didn't make a lot of sense to me. The Sammy Guevara reveal makes sense, since a) his TNT Title run was a disaster and he needs a reset and 2) With Wheeler Yuta being back, it makes the sides even again. You could do "the Biggest Blood and Guts match EVER!!!" and run six per side. I'll watch Wardlow beat up goofs for weeks. Next week let him get thirty. Then forty. Shit, let him go all the way to 100. Just stop letting him say so much. He needs a vet to come in and talk for him. I'd never seen Will Ospreay wrestle before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. Despite looking like the third Paul brother, I was pleasantly surprised. Jon Moxley is my wrestler of the year. He's had nothing but bangers since he cleaned up. But Dax Harwood deserves some mention, too. He is having great bouts with all types of workers and really raising his profile as a singles wrestler. Miro/Ethan Page was cool. They should do more with Ethan Page down the line. Either build a division around him in ROH or have him win the All Atlantic Title from whoever wins the four way somewhere down the line. Miro is all the goods. If you insist that Kyle O Reilly must speak on television, that's the way to do it. I'm not sure why we're all wanting Darby to break Bobby Fish's leg. He's so ridden with osteoporosis that it probably won't take much. Moxley is, with the possible exception of Eddie Kingston, the best promo in wrestling right now. He's so, so good. JAS reappearing didn't make a ton of sense, and I wonder if some of the NJPW guys couldn't make it tonight so they had to audible. Toni Storm is really, really good. I guess I hadn't noticed how fluid and polished she comes off before. I'm still a little surprised Britt did a clean job. That match with Rosa at Forbidden Door will fornicate. Adam Page was having a perfectly good promo until Adam Cole interrupted with his "eighth grader playing a grown up in the school play" voice. It was very funny to me that even Cole's best friend knows it's not a good idea to have him in a title match. I don't know much about Jay White, but I'll check that out. Now to the part that I'm sure will surprise folks; I kinda liked that main event. I know, I know. Look, I wish it was any other team on the roster that had been picked to dethrone Jurassic Express, but I get it. It sets up FTR/YB 3 for like 3 different world tag team titles. That will rule. I was pleasantly surprised by how little of the Jacksons usual self-aggrandizing bullshit was in this match. They laid their shit in, sold, and cut down on the convoluted spots. I'm man enough to give credit where it's due; that was an entertaining tag match. What will be the test for me is if the Jacksons do business at All Out and drop those titles to FTR, or if they manage to politic their way into another interminable, endless, soul-sucking reign as tag champs. But for tonight, and maybe tonight only, the Jacksons are ok in my book. The post match angle was perfect. I might've had Christian actually cost JE the match, but other than that it played exactly the way it needed to. Looking forward to seeing what's next.
  17. Me and my buddy were workshopping these via text; ”Get her up to my room, no need to rush her Gonna tell her to bend over and show her my ‘Ace Crusher’” “I’m superhuman, breaking bones with my powers Need a job? Girl I got one waiting at Titan Towers” “I’m a ladies man, all the ladies send nudes Gonna give her a raise if she wrestles my ‘Dynamic Dudes’” ”Now we gotta go back, we’re late to sensitivity class, boys ”You’re paying hush money to Acclaimed and the ASS BOYS!!!” Sorry. I blacked out for a second.
  18. “Passing around paralegals like toddlers share toys You just been served by Acclaimed and the ASS BOYS!!!”
  19. My whistleblower dark horse; Conrad Thompson. He’s gotta still be mad about Vince cancelling Undertaker’s Starrcast appearance. CT don’t play around. Ric Flair couldn’t pay his mortgage, so Connie took possession of his daughter. I refuse to believe any other explanation of that unholy union. Vince fucked with CT’s money, so Con fired up the laptop and started sending emails sponsored by bluechew…
  20. Also; Now we know what was in Shane’s lock box…
  21. I’ve run into several “journalists” online of varying levels of credibility who swear they’ve been told that Triple H sent the emails and Stephanie knew beforehand and timed her leave accordingly. Take that fwiw.
  22. Boy, that’d be a real shame. Fwiw, Santana missed a few weeks between B&G and Stadium Stampede last year, too. Iirc there’s been some illness in his family….
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