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  1. I don't think Overeem's problem has been motivation. His problem has been getting hit squarely in the face. But what I find intriguing about Overeem is in the lead up to the Ngannou fight (and I stated as much in the 218 event thread IIRC) is that he was working on his punch resistance using a neck harness to strengthen his neck (which is a bit hilarious given Overeem had muscles before he got huge). Ultimately we see it didn't work, but I thought it was actually insightful and different to see someone working on an known issue that most fighters would be afraid to admit. With that said, he is a much better overall fighter than Rozenstruik and fought much tougher competition even if Arlovski is a common opponent like you brought up. He should beat Rozenstruik who is basically black Shane Carwin. The guy hasn't been required to do very much other than be better than an ancient Andrei Arlovski. There are several heavyweight boxers still floating around from the late 90s/early 00s who end up fighting prospects, but other than the weird lineage of the regular/interim WBA belt with Trevor Bryan/Fres Qquendo/Manuel Charr/BJ Flores in the last five years, beating those guys means absolutely nothing as far as being a legit contender. It's beating the guys who are a step up from that whether they be contemporaries who have shown themselves to be solid or veterans who still have something left that means something. Arlovski is clearly in category A of the old guys while Overeem still very much in category B for the time being. If Alistair stays standing and conscious, I think we're going to see that play out unless Jairzinho has made great strides.
  2. It's weird that when that picture of 50 came out, all the trades made it seem like it was going to be like this Oscar bait film that would launch his film career. Then it turned out it was this direct-to-video film but with Lynn Whitfield trying her best to make something out of nothing. I know 50 based it off what happened to his friend, but if I go through that type of hell, that shit better win every goddamn award.
  3. This looks like B roll footage from a country music video. Imagine if Memphis in its heyday was this bland.
  4. If you're going to have that look, AT THE VERY LEAST give that person a clear, discernible gimmick. NXT and AEW have a problem that is completely on the opposite end of the spectrum from each other. AEW's problem is they want to give people different gimmicks (some straight from 1995 WWF) and it's too camp to really have much credibility with the live audience. With NXT...take the Forgotten Sons for example. I'm not sure what the hell they're suppose to be. Are they like a buff, roided up version of the United Daughters of the Confederacy? Are they some radical online right wing extremist group? If they are, at least have the balls to go in that direction cause otherwise it's no way for them to get really over and get heat. A guy like Tomasso Ciampa can get over on the fact he is a great wrestler. If the underneath guys have the same fucking look and just are slightly above average to good in the ring, what's the point? Just put everyone in solid black with kickpads and call it a day. Even if some of these segments are dogshit, AEW is at least showing me they are willing to die on the gimmick hill and make it actually be pro wrestling. One of these is going to stick...hopefully? Let's not forget post Hogan arrival WCW until mid 96 was bad gimmick heaven. That doesn't even cover fall of 96 to spring of 97 which was Glacier/Mortis/Wrath fighting over an amulet, a talisman, or whatever the fuck. Two months in, not all of these are going to be winners. You're going to have to sift through plenty of dog poop.
  5. Not that I necessarily disagree and this is probably WWE wide thing, but if we're getting on AEW for the Nightmare Collective/Dark Order/Butcher and the Blade, can we get on NXT for a bunch of dudes having the burned out jam band roadie/Confederate civil war general beard look that the Forgotten Sons/Killian Dain/Cameron Grimes etc. are all rocking? I just wish they throw all those dudes into one stable and be done with it. I'm completely over that look.
  6. Since it's the same two people facing off, I would say it's Rahman-Lewis II all over again with Rahman being the 5-2 underdog going into fight #2. It's interesting seeing the takes that were around then and the parallels especially considering the timeframe of the first fight and the second fight is similar to this one. The first fight was in April and the rematch was in November after Rahman was basically forced to rematch Lewis after early talks of him facing someone else. Here, the first fight was in June and then just like Rahman, Ruiz tried to find a way out of rematch with Joshua only to be locked down to the rematch happening in December.
  7. UFC Fight Night on ESPN 7: Overeem vs. Rozenstruik December 7, 2019 Washington, D.C. (Capital One Arena) Alistair Overeem vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik Marina Rodriguez vs. Cynthia Calvillo Stefan Struve vs. Ben Rothwell Aspen Ladd vs. Yana Kunitskaya Cody Stamann vs. Song Yadong ESPN Preliminary Card: Rob Font vs. Ricky Simón Thiago Alves vs. Tim Means Billy Quarantillo vs. Jacob Kilburn Bryce Mitchell vs. Matt Sayles ESPN+ Preliminary Card: Joe Solecki vs. Matt Wiman Virna Jandiroba vs. Mallory Martin Trevor Smith vs. Makhmud Muradov Event Bonuses ($50,000) Performance of the Night: Performance of the Night: Fight of the Night: Attendance: Gate: Rating: Cancelled Fights: Cláudia Gadelha vs. Cynthia Calvillo - Gadelha Withdrew From Bout Cortney Casey vs. Virna Jandiroba - Casey Withdrew From Bout Alistair Overeem vs. Walt Harris - Harris Withdrew From Bout Alonzo Menifield vs. Trevor Smith - Menifield Withdrew From Bout Carlos Condit vs. Mickey Gall - Injury to Condit (Detached Retina) Virna Jandiroba vs. Lívia Renata Souza - Injury to Souza (Back) Chris Fishgold vs. Billy Quarantillo - Fishgold Withdrew From Bout
  8. I'm not gambler FWIW but that seems kinda high. For as much shit as Wilder does and doesn't deserve for his fighting style, the Povetkin fight (and the Whyte fight as well you can say) shows that if it takes AJ three or four rounds to warm up, he can be hit fairly often and has to use his sheer athleticism to almost will himself into fights. The one thing I didn't like in the first Andy Ruiz fight is Ruiz was close to him early in the fight. I felt like Ruiz was going to hit him with something and we would see how AJ handles it. Then, AJ knocked Ruiz down and I thought "well...this one is over". After Ruiz got back up, it was the exact same song and dance. Just on that reason alone, the betting line should be much, much closer. Andy Ruiz isn't Dominic Breazeale. He isn't Eric Molina. I don't see him as just this also-ran who got some lucky shots in. If Carlos Takam can trouble Anthony Joshua with less than two weeks notice, Andy Ruiz should be able to do same thing. That's what happened in the first fight which ultimately went Ruiz's way, and no one should be at all surprised if it happens again.
  9. \ Clash on the Dunes: Ruiz vs. Joshua II December 7, 2019 Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Diriyah Arena) WBA Super World/IBF/WBO Heavyweight Championship: Andy Ruiz © vs. Anthony Joshua (first defense) Alexander Povetkin vs. Michael Hunter Dillian Whyte vs. Mariusz Wach Filip Hrgovic vs. Eric Molina Preliminary Card: Magomedrasul Majidov vs. Tom Little Ivan Hopey Price vs. Swedi Mohamed Diego Pacheco vs. Selemani Saidi Attendance:
  10. What if The Dark Order is what Sid meant by that for the last 30 years? WE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW!
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