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  1. Han Solo’s arc is that he acts like doesn’t care about or believe in anything but his conscience forces him to reluctantly do the right thing. The more human connections he makes the easier it becomes for him to act with courage and self sacrifice. The film Solo is about how he became callous and self-serving as a way to keep himself from being hurt. It’s part of what makes the Ben Solo stuff work. Solo was a character Han put on as an act of physical and emotional self preservation, and Kylo Ren functions in a similar way for Ben.
  2. Miz spent his first few years in WWE fighting for his life in the ring so I absolutely believe he can mix it up.
  3. The stuff with Andrade and Sammy is either clever booking or another total embarrassment for the company. I guess we’ll see.
  4. We should start an AEW business thread so we can see how quickly it gets rolled back into here because it’s just more complaints about creative.
  5. I have a feeling they’ll be going to great pains to make each other look good.
  6. Good thing he didn’t have to see them much since it was usually someone like Anthony Quinn or Jack Palance in warpaint on those sets.
  7. Wasn’t the conspiracy theory that someone else involved in the Survivor Series tag pissed hot and Truth took the bullet? It seems incredibly unlikely, but I guess that would be a saving a trunk full of WWF tapes on fire kind of moment for him where he’d be on the roster until he decides to retire.
  8. I have to check that out. The Borscht at the Beach match between Masha and Allie was one of my dark horse favorites from last year.
  9. I don’t know where that’s going, but props to them for creating so much intrigue around a match between Andrade and Ten of all people.
  10. I like the shadow mixed tax team division that’s sprung up the last couple of months. The AAA belts are like the Pure championship where it’s an extra championship being defended on AEW tv that’s at least unique and creates fresh combinations of talent.
  11. R-Truth’s initial heel turn that led to the Lil Jimmy thing was interesting, although he really should’ve been built up before being fed to Cena. Awesome Truth as the gravest existential threat to the WWE locker room ever that caused a roster work stoppage was one of the funniest dumb things they’ve ever done. Extra credit for them being part of the booking strategy to deflate the Summer of Punk.
  12. Most of the basic cable channels are now essentially preview screeners for their parent company’s streaming service.
  13. The morning DJ from Philly’s alternative rock station when I was a kid staged a walkout stunt in response to RATM supporting the Free Mumia movement. I don’t know how much of that was just for publicity, but he was a good twenty years older than the station’s demo and he ended up eventually doing sports talk radio in Florida, which adds up.
  14. I’m imagining some goon at an AEW event getting waffled by security for running up on Britt screaming “Machete Order!”
  15. @RIPPA I’ll sub in for a review if anyone misses their deadline. I totally whiffed on signing up this year.
  16. We just need Chevy to be on set with Keith David for one day to let the magic happen.
  17. As they say in the land of the most gif-worthy catch wrestling, Bon anniversaire @Matt D
  18. I’m curious if they set up Lethal working clean against Darby so he can transition to being a tweener for a Jericho match.
  19. “He’s actually on the $100 bill, Dave.” ”Is that like a parody of Rainmaker bucks?”
  20. Flair’s version of what happened was that it was that Vince didn’t like how much Hennig was interfering in the match, but Randy also may have been dogging it because he wasn’t happy about dropping the title. The other thing to remember is that this was the same time as his marriage to Elizabeth was dissolving and she wasn’t on the road with him anymore. He was just not the same guy anymore and with everything else going on at the time Vince needed someone he could rely on while he put out all of the other fires.
  21. This episode was put together very neatly with a good flow between segments and matches, but it felt like if I liked the talking segment I didn’t enjoy the connected match or visa versa. Jericho and Bandido had trouble getting on the same page, but the match got good by the first PiP and ended spectacularly.
  22. The booking with Death Triangle often comes off like it’s been compromised a lot by politics and geography.
  23. Jackman’s coming in from the wilderness where he makes expensive sci-fi movies no one sees, stretches himself dramatically to little acclaim, and pisses off large swaths of the Broadway community. He needs the warm embrace of a Disney franchise.
  24. I’m watching the Rob Zombie Munsters movie with the three-year-old because he loves them and anything else that utilizes the classic Frankenstein design. It’s not good, but it’s my kind of not good, which in this case is in the vein of the sub-Hocus Pocus children’s horror fantasy comedies that Disney/ABC Family often churned out in the 90s and early aughts. Richard Brake is having a blast riffing on Hammer stalwarts like Cushing and Price. It’s as thriftily made as the trailers suggest, but not nearly as incompetently constructed. It has the same flaw as Zombie’s other work, which is a kind weird rambling pacing caused by Zombie having too much affection for his actors to cut down long scenes of dialogue. Ultimately I wouldn’t suggest it, but if Zombie wasn’t attached and it premiered on Nickelodeon it wouldn’t have had such weird expectations and negative buzz.
  25. Cole’s control segments are arduous. He’d be so much better selling a bunch and changing the momentum with his flash superkick schtick.
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