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About EricR

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  1. The Walking Dead.

    Holy shit Steven Ogg was great in tonight's episode (and I wish that they just used him as Negan). An even bigger role for him going forward would really boost my interest level. Edit: AND the meat grinder for all of those dump dwellers?? My goodness this episode is an out of nowhere shock.
  2. Rippa, how fucking DARE you call me out for not having the fucking GUTS to say Dustin/Vader is better than 6/3/94. Because I fucking SAY that it's fucking better, right after I say that it's the perfect match for me. It was a tough choice for me, and I even said I slept on it! Don't you go causing drama where there ain't none. The match is great and you're just trying to own being the guy who loves it most. Schneider is yellow. We need to get back to more MOTY Challenges.
  3. Your 2018 INTERNET MATCHES Thread

    Who would not watch a ton of Kraneo matches!? Here is an awesome Kraneo performance from the 1/12 show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RL7siMh_LRc&feature=youtu.be&t=01h45m51s

    I unironically love this match, warts and all. Phil refuses to watch it. He said he'd watch it when I visit him in Colorado. But it is seriously the most death defying wrestling match I've ever seen. Both men should have left it crippled.

    We are just crazy behind on all things NXT and have not reviewed those matches. They have not been snubbed, just not viewed. But I mean, I *did* review the Crazy Crusher/Hell Storm ladder match from like 15 years ago, so...our plate has been full. http://segundacaida.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-critic-proof-perfection-stupidity.html
  6. I have never seen this before and have no idea what it's from
  7. That 1999 tag sounds like an awesome challenger
  8. New Japan gets TV deal in US

    I really liked the Sabre/Tanahashi rematch, though not as much as their G1 match. This one had a longer runtime, which just meant they padded out the runtime with pointless interference. But Sabre was awesome going after every one of Tanahashi's limbs, really finding some killer ways to trao him in holds. But my god am I getting tired of hearing JR talk about what jeans and boots Davey Boy Smith wore in 1999. That's literally his only, weekly, observation about DBS Jr.
  9. This was my choice as a contender, and I too noticed it because I hadn't ever actually seen Hansen/Vader team before. And it only happened a handful of times anyway, right around this point in AJ. I was just expecting a fun mauling, but was shocked at the storytelling going on. I've actually watched this match three times this year now. It's really simple and great, and has most of the things I love about wrestling in it.
  10. http://segundacaida.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-critic-proof-perfection-stupidity.html I wrote 1200+ words on that match a few weeks ago. It's impossibly great and horrible. But they did build to that impossibly stupid spot, with several other impossibly stupid spots.
  11. I thought Moose looked way better in that NOAH match than I've seen from him. He came off like a total star.
  12. I've never seen him before but thought TARIK looked really great in the 4 way. Anybody have match recommendations?
  13. Honestly I had no idea, but I've officially gotten to the point where I watch/have watched so much wrestling that I've forgotten a lot of what I've watched. Part of this project has been going back and reevaluating things I haven't seen in 15-20 years. It's probably been 15-18 years since I've seen WrestleWar, so I didn't pick up on any of the similarities. I'll go back and watch soon. Taking them each in a vacuum (MX/RR and MX/Steiners), which do you prefer?
  14. New Japan gets TV deal in US

    I really loved that Sabre/Tanahashi match, thought it was concise, to the point, focused, and the targeted work made sense from both sides. I thought it was really great. So I was excited for Ishii/Tanahashi and...I totally agree with Curt's thoughts, except probably more negative. Once this fed slightly brings me in, it completely pushes me away.
  15. Bummer to hear these stories about Kozina. At a 2002 APW show at the Napa Fairgrounds he worked a nice match, and couldn't have been friendlier to 21 year old me. He chatted with me for 10 minutes at the merch table, I was a fan of his wrestling (he had worked California several times at that point), was genuinely interested in my college radio show (which was half wrestling talk/half indie rock), offered up two of his comp tapes for free to use as giveaways on my show, honestly could not have been a nicer dude.