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  1. 7 minutes ago, supremebve said:

    I think the thing that bothers me the most about WWE randomly releasing people is how little regard they seem to have for the people who make up their industry. If they released people for not having the talent to perform at this level,  I wouldn't really feel anything,  because that's the game. They release talented people,  who have either shown they can perform,  or haven't been given a chance to perform,  and that's just weird to me. If they didn't want to give these performers a chance to show their talent,  why did they sign them in the first place? I stopped watching WWE a while ago,  but now I'm actively rooting against them. I just can't root for a company that takes something I spent my entire life loving and treating it like its disposable. They are up there with the NCAA, where I'm kind of at the point that I care enough to pay attention from out of bounds, but won't cross that line to where they can say I'm giving them any money.  I'll read recaps to keep up with what's going on, but I'm not watching this shit. 

    One of us!  One of us! 

    I've watched WWE since 1985 but I stopped watching in January of 2017 and I haven't given them a penny or an fraction of a fraction of a ratings point since, and every other day they make some garbage-ass move that reinforces that decision.

    Nobody who likes this thing called "pro wrestling" should support them.  They stopped being a pro wrestling company a long time ago. 

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  2. 1 hour ago, Stefanie the Human said:

    I'm very much into the idea of Excalibur PBP/Schiavone color for the idea of Excalibur knowing the moves and what makes them tick, and Schiavone's joyful enthusiasm about them.

     

    This.  Tony's enjoyment shines through and he's awesome on color because of it. It's just a personal preference but I really want AEW to be different from the negativity and awfulness that's been such a hallmark of wrestling's past.  We hear so much about how happy the workers there are and I don't think we need an announcer who clearly dislikes a high percentage of what he's seeing, makes inappropriate comments about women, low-key insinuates that guys should get on the gas, etc.  I just want to enjoy my happy fun wrestling show without an old curmudgeon taking a big ol' BBQ dump on it.  That's just me, YMMV, etc etc.

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  3. 13 hours ago, Niners Fan in CT said:

    He has a few flubs but his commentary voice and cadence is the best they have. 

    I know it's cool to call knowledge of MOVEZ nerdy but, as has been mentioned, watch any Botchamania and you'll hear Schiavone egregiously calling moves by their wrong names.  Imagine watching pro football and hearing the PBP guy call an I formation a shotgun formation, for example.  That's unacceptable and there's no way anybody should be clamoring for Schiavone to be lead PBP if he can't correctly call the action.

    The idea that Ross is going to be allowed to get older and get worse and worse on commentary because, for him, it's that or nothing is ridiculous. 

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  4. 1 minute ago, DEAN said:

    LADIES LOVE COOL TOMOHIRO!

     

    If this was a video and not just a still picture, you'd hear him whispering to Shida, "when I'm alone in my room, sometimes I stare at the wall.  And in the back of my mind, I hear my conscience call.."

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  5. 44 minutes ago, Bryan said:

    You can’t bestow credibility on anything if you aren’t credible yourself.

    And if you insult the intelligence of your audience by assuming that they don’t know basic rules (that are too frequently ignored by AEW officials) you lose credibility.

    Because it’s live tv we can see it and wonder what exactly the purpose of Rick Knox even is. Having an announcer validate that you’re not crazy the referee just isn’t doing his job is actually refreshing.

     

    As @Matt Dtried to say already, if TK is fine with the rules being flouted, then that’s how it goes and I guess what you assume are the rules are not.  If the company allows triple teaming, and then JR shits on the triple BTE trigger, as he did a few weeks ago, then he’s the one who is wrong.  If Ross dislikes the way AEW presents wrestling, he needs to talk to TK, because shitting on it on commentary is counterproductive.

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  6. 7 minutes ago, Casey said:

    I still think the way forward is a two-man booth of Excalibur (PBP) and Tony Schiavone (Colour), with JR coming in for occasional big matches. Let him be a commentary producer, help people like Mark Henry, Wight, Starks, etc. and chip in with Christopher Daniels for Talent Relations or something. More than anything else, I think that's where his real value is - backstage. He scouted and signed some of the biggest names of the 90s and 00s, let him help out in that regard.

     

    It really hit me last night how bad this three man booth is.  All three were exchanging the color and PBP roles willy nilly and it was really off-putting.  And many times, one would start to make a point and another would cut him off.  It was rough.

    As for other roles, I definitely think JR's days as a talent scout have passed him by.  I can't see him at an indy show, where nobody meets the Vince Size Scale and probably never played college football, thinking anyone had anything to offer.

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  7. I LOL'd at that "straight guys" compilation.  Reminds me of Flair, in a promo, mixing the metaphors "hard nut to crack" and "hard fact to swallow" and it came out "AND THAT'S A REAL...HARD...NUT TO SWALLOW!"

     

    Much like Meltzer always mixes the metaphors "go all out" and "go balls to the wall" and he says "go balls out."  Like when you're going hard at something, like really hard, you just go ahead and take your nutsack out of your pants and let it be free.

  8. 1 hour ago, Matt D said:

    I know people have argued about it for two years but now that I'm more regularly watching the program, JR is a massive, massive problem. He's the biggest problem in the company. Nothing even comes close. He loses his train of thought, can't remember words, gets people mixed up, then becomes overbearing to try to get some, any relevant idea in. There's too much about strategy which is either repetitive from match to match, just annoying common sense, or doesn't even bear out in the match. I'm not saying there isn't a place for him. But him announcing every match on Dynamite is a problem. It exposes him instead of protecting him.

    It's a fine line to walk between supporting the story being told and not sounding like a total shill, but Ross doesn't even try.  I joke but I don't think there's a kayfabe redemption arc where Yuta buys real boots because he slipped on the ropes.  So much of Ross' commentary is about what he, Jim Ross the real person and former employee of Bill Watts and Vince McMahon, likes to see and absolutely does not like to see.  Too many times, in big examples and small, dumb examples like Yuta's shoes, Ross' personal likes and dislikes run counter to what AEW is presenting.

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  9. 1 hour ago, chriskbrown50 said:

    His biggest downside is injury like an ACL; but give him 5 years and another 25 to 30 pounds of muscle which will come naturally.

    Found JR's account!!!  😛

     

    GREAT SHOW!  Just some random-ass notes as always...

    That opening segment was perfect.  Damn,

    HOLY SHIT Nyla demolished that chair.  That was amazing.

    I'm here for Shoe Talk with JR, between his harping on Yuta's shoes last week and mentioning Ishii's boots 3-4 times this week

    Accountabilibuddy Spears eating a candy bar through MJF's promo was great

    Excalibur has toned down a lot of his old catchphrases, which is to be expected, so I loved hearing him call Uno's chops and forearms in the corner THE VIOLENCE PARTY~!

    LOL @ "When I won the title at Wrestlemania"  BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Caster calls Lio & Dante virgins and then Lio gestures about how he has three kids.  LOL

    Page telling Omega he'll hold down the fort, only to have Omega tell him "I was talking to the Bucks," was just tremendous.  So Steen comes in while Kenny is away, the Elite becomes Mt. Rushmore, and babyface Kenny comes back to get 'em?

    This company is not afraid to make their mainstream hot ticket babayfaces, Punk and Danielson, heelish.  Not at all.  And it's GREAT.

    Damn, Butcher got svelte and cut.  Good for him!  He's embracing the fuck out of that skullet, too.

    Between his size and that gear, Lio looks like an unmasked Mascarita Sagrada.

    "I like turtles."

    So cool to see Lethal on a real national promotion after I figured him to be a ROH lifer.  He did really well.  Now he just needs to ditch the handspring cutter and go back to the uranage backbreaker --> complete shot --> Koji Clutch (Lethal Combination).

    Cabana/Danielson 10 minutes of British shit next week?  Call me a hypocrite because I despised Scurll/ZSJ at BOLA years ago, but I'd be down for it.

     

     

     

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  10. 12 hours ago, AxB said:

    Apparently Walter got divorced from his car, and is now willing to move to America because he's dating some other female wrestler or something.

    Vince and the boys are already working diligently to plan out six months' worth of:

    Smart booking, hot matches, and compelling stories, culminating in an eventual big match at a PPV

    OR

    Gear changes, name changes, and updates to his work style, culminating in his eventual release

     

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  11. 51 minutes ago, Log said:

    AEW has done a great job of keeping people in positions where they can easily move them up and down the card.  I think a big part of it is the combination of a deep bench and never outright burying anyone on that bench.

    An example is Matt Hardy.  @Matt Dmade a comment in his Dark write-up that Hardy could be a tv challenger for Hangman on a Dynamite.  It wouldn't take much to get there.  Sure, Hardy hasn't been in a "major" program, but he's been out there.  A couple key wins and he's there.  They have so many people they can do this with.  

    I think that's a major factor in why AEW always feels "fresh".  Sure, there are people who, in my opinon, aren't clicking right now.  I feel like Sammy is a big one.  He won the TNT title and has kind of floundered.  But, really, it would only take a couple featured matches to get him hot again.

     

    They’ve found a way to keep people in a good spot, ready to move up when needed, and not buried, while at the same time not doing 50/50, “how do we get out of this match?”  booking.  It’s really impressive.

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