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  1. Punk on crowd reactions tonight, "I enjoy fucking with people." He also made it sound like Moxley was in his short-term(ish) plans.
  2. We've seen the ref (specifically Bryce) distraction -> heel cheats for da win spot way too often lately. Incredible match and I agree an easy MOTYC even with the bad finish but would've been a serious threat had it something better than that. I guess they want to keep MJF warm for a potential world title match. It's surreal to think that returning hero Punk was soundly booed tonight and I feel like Danielson will be booed (again, after being booed against Kingston too) in the title match vs. Page. Both cult heroes of the IWC and the community's Two Guys but booed against "homegrown" talents in Kingston and likely Page. Do they run Danielson vs. Hangman on the TBS debut episode? Do they do it in December in a named special? I can't wait.
  3. Awesome and thanks for the correction. I'd only seen coffin flops, which is one of the funniest sketches I've ever seen (and a body just fell out of its coffin recently, it was in the news).
  4. This was referencing the dinner debonaire, wasn't it? The steak was raw, lol. Fuck that Jay Lethal signing. Between this and how they've basically no sold the allegations towards Justin Roberts and Darby Allin, AEW is not without its blemishes/shitty business. I was glued to my seat and transfixed on everything. The weight to it felt like AEW's version of Rock/Austin at X7.
  5. A friend said Punk posted a pic of him doing cardio while watching Joe/Necro, which is incredibly disrespectful and awesome. That match was fantastic, but I think it was probably third best, maybe? This show provided four great matches, all completely unique from each other. MJF/Darby instantly becomes MJF's best match to date, beating out the Jungle Boy PPV match from the early COVID era (Double or Nothing, right?). Incredible psychology, selling, execution, everything but the played out finish. Perfect match except for that tired shit. Surprised they didn't pull the trigger on Wardog stuff tonight, but that wasn't the only thing I was surprised we didn't see. Tag match I thought was a mess. I love Pentagon and Fenix, but their reign has been a big disappointment so far and I'm ready for the titles to go to the next team up. Danielson/Miro was great but I'm gonna say it didn't live up to my expectations. I know I was still reeling from the opener and it felt a little bit like that with the crowd too. But still, it had some incredible stuff in it, mostly from Miro I feel, but perhaps they have a better one in them when Miro is back with his wife and after he's humbled God. Six-man was wacky but nothing I'll remember in another couple of months. Great juice by Cole. I like the progression of Jungle Boy hesitating with the conchairto in the ring but pulling the trigger at the end. Surprised with that finish and that we didn't get the Superclit/Kliq win building to the Christian turn. Cody tag was a disappointment because they decided to basically work a tv/storyline match with the poor cohesion. That's totally fine to go for story over werkrate, and Pac still brought it, but don't do it on a long PPV. Agree 100% that was a TV match. No Windham. Conti isn't ready for that spot. I really didn't like that match and while I get they were going for her being nervous in her first big match, I thought it was poor. How many times can you do WWE/NXT shocked kickout face? Shit sucks. FTR managed to sell disbelief at some of the kickouts in the tag in a really cool, subtle way. Tay needs to simplify her offense. I appreciate Britt trying to do cool chain sequences but they often aren't executed as well as they need to be. I'm ready to move on from Britt for now too, but she's the star of the division so the title isn't going anywhere at least until Revolution, but DoN is likelier. Punk/Kingston was wild. Kingston looked like he hadn't slept in days. That smile before the match started was so offputting, I loved it. Finish felt abrupt, as we're conditioned for longer finishing sequences, but this was more a fight than a wrestling match, so it was perfectly fine. I'm fascinated to see where Eddie's story goes from here. Who's next for Punk? He needs to bump up to somebody who could legitimately beat him I feel. This was a perfect bridge out of his exhibition phase and into old Punk. His reactions to getting booed were perfect. Kingston defiant until the end. Great shit. Not gonna lie, I fast forwarded through a lot of that bullshit, but Baron, Lambert, Junior, and Sammy's Hardy tribute were fun enough. Jericho can't go away soon enough. That Gage match feels like a lifetime ago. Main event was a classic title match. I want to watch it again but it defied a lot of my expectations, and I'm happy with that. Hangmin did hit the OWA though. Great moment. They didn't revisit a tonne of the spots from the first match iirc, and instead opted for new and inventive violence like that ridiculous Dr. Bomb off the top. Surprised Page didn't kick out of the OWA but I'm totally fine with that never happening again or for an Ibushi match down the line. Perfect ending to the first chapter in the world title story. Matt with the nod ruled. Very excited to see where this all goes too. Jim Ross sounded miserable the entire night and set the table for an awkward evening of commentary. Liability. I know Khan said they're sticking with 4 hour PPV main cards, but I do feel like if they trimmed it to 3.5 they'd be better off. This wasn't a perfect show, they haven't had a perfect PPV yet, but it's one of their best along with All Out and DoN 2019.
  6. Sorry, the stupid spelling is apparently reDRagon. Bucks and reDRagon have had so many great matches in ROH and I have zero problem with them running that back. I had tuned out of WWE but apparently FTR worked reDRagon back in 2019? A friend said it was good but that they definitely have a better match in them. Sign me up for that better match. Then you can phase Fish out after a year or two and Kyle can go solo.
  7. I have been impressed with Cole in AEW so far. He hasn't had a super epic singles match yet, so his worst tendencies may still rear their head, but even against JB he kept it within the realm of decency. I do wonder what the plan is with KOR, because I doubt you want 7 or 8 guys in a bloated main event heel faction. Seems like with Cole leaving Fish out to dry last night that maybe ReDragon will be a separate thing? Regardless, we will almost assuredly be getting O'Reilly in the mix and I'm so psyched for that. ReDragon added to the stacked tag division would be welcome. O'Reilly mixing it up with the grapple bois and Danielson would be incredible too. Pure title!
  8. The authors think about this stuff tho.
  9. Yeah, this show wasn't very good. Lively crowd though, so tonight should be a wild time for all.
  10. Yeah, I think you can have Kenny take time off and hopefully return around the time Steen joins if that's happening. Would be perfect. Hangman and Omega vs. Mount Rushmore is a feud you can run for a year plus, cycling in guys like Punk and Danielson to support the faces.
  11. Part 3 is up. Likely part 4 will be up before the show starts. These have been awesome to refresh everything that's transpired over the past 3 years. Thanks for the heads up, Casey. Really appreciate Hangman taking the torch from Omega on the attention to detail dork shit. I'm ready. I wonder how many spots from last year's match are referenced.
  12. Sadness. Lulu returns to Japan after today.
  13. This is great. Haven't watched rampage yet (doesn't sound like I missed much) but Iove this dorky attention to detail stuff.
  14. Yeah, shouts out to TK for sparing us another Inner Circle townhall.
  15. Kota Ibushi liked this tweet. He doesn't like many tweets. One day we will see him and Omega on the same screen together again. One day. Kenny on a pole match, Kota Ibushi vs. Adam Page, a Judy Bagwell tribute. I also liked Omega floating out reuniting with Page. Omega's attention to detail is ridiculous and he doesn't usually say things like that without reason. I think this is what happens after Omega gets dumped by the Super Kliq (and possibly Steen/Rushmore), allowing the roles to be reversed with Page being the confident one and Omega in crisis mode. A+ exchange and, again, I think it would've been better for a contract signing to avoid the cliché violence off the back of how strong the promos were but they've done a good job of spacing the violence between these two out so it doesn't feel played out. While I'm gushing, I'll say as Danielson is easily the best week to week, tv match wrestler on the planet in the modern era, Omega is the best big picture, big match wrestler on the planet in the modern era. We've seen what happens when they collide and that was just an appetizer. Can't wait til we get to the main course one day. I'm interested to see how Omega handles the injury and time off/surgery. The natural time for it would probably be after January, likely after Revolution in February, where I imagine the Danielson rematch happens and Steen comes in, leading to Omega booted out of the Elite, if that is what's happening. There are too many pieces coming together for me to not think that this is where it's going with or without Steen (preferably with!). But I would certainly understand if he should get it asap after dropping the title.
  16. I went with cable provider for $45 Canadian. Friend just told me they're airing at Cineplex theatres maybe?
  17. Seriously. There are too many people I enjoy immensely on this roster.
  18. That sort of long term storytelling will fit right in. Can't wait.
  19. Both of those tag matches could be great. I'm expecting big things from that Cody tag. All four men are incredibly talented and there's depth and build to this too. Sign me up. Especially for the Windham debut.
  20. Yeah, start to finish an excellent episode of Dynamite. That Omega and Hangmin contract signing probably would've worked better without the Callis stuff but the visual of the blood and contract was cool and I'm glad Callis is back. Ibushi reference immediately garners my praise. Dax and Pac was so God damn great. The Lio tag was full of jaw dropping spots. Hayter is the best women's base I've seen unless I'm missing somebody. She jumps and then takes a shoulder and head bump every time. Rosa clearly looking out for her afterwards. Those two are perhaps the two best in ring talents they have on the women's side and I'm so excited for their match. Give them 13-15. Rampage looking a bit light. If we are getting a Punk/King segment they should've announced it. As is, I'll try my best to watch it before Full Gear but Saturday is busy.
  21. Sadly, he still gets big pops regularly. I don't think he's going anywhere. He's eaten a bunch of pinfalls to try and build up Men of the Year but I don't think anybody buys them winning this match especially now with Lambert. Correct ending is PVZ knocking Jericho out and Lambert pinning Jericho. Heels like MOTY and Team Taz need to start winning feuds and big matches.
  22. Another Inner Circle town hall is just what we needed. This shit has got to stop. Santana & Ortiz and Sammy need to branch off on their own and sink or swim on their own merit instead of being third and fourth wheels to Jericho's bullshit. Is there any other ending to that match on Saturday other than Lambert eating the pinfall after a Judas Effect?
  23. All world, all time. Imagine booing this man.
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