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  1. Damn, y'all, were your expectations low enough? "The best possible use of Taker" if he has to be there is this, I guess, but the best possible use of Taker is sending him home and never having him work a match again.

    I'll go ahead and say again that the biggest problem in WWE is the amount of video packages, replays, and absurdly long intros and exits. They waste SO much of their time. Literally nothing happens quickly in WWE, and it's so fucking boring. The opportunity cost of having that much filler in every single show is very high.

    Also - licensing music is awesome, and it's a great way to add to bigger shows - right up until the time they dub it over for replays on the Network. If you want to use them, that's great. PAY for them. If you're just going to overdub them later, don't use them in the first place.

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  2. Douglas James is the exact kind of wrestler that every major organization needs to stay away from at this point. 

    LOVED the kayfabe explanation of Killer Kross's departure.

    Don't like MJF babyfacing in his promo, but he's on the way out so I guess it doesn't matter too much.

    Mancer is a star. AEW needs to pick him up before WWE starts paying him to sit at home.

  3. 1 hour ago, LoneWolf&Subs said:

    I’ll be fine with it, if they go overboard with the Vince stuff. Like getting on the Dark Order private jet, and abandoning the rest of Dark Order in Cleveland to fend for themselves. Or maybe also if the crew is fed up they’ll ask for their release from the Dark Order, but somehow he’s able to convince them to stick around by giving them a bigger role, until they fail, and he’ll say “told you so”. In the end they just have to perform the role better. That’s what really counts.

    Clock’s ticking for Brodie. His knees are looking real shot at this point. If this is his last big chance to prove something, I want him to get enough time to do it.

    Oh shit I just thought of something. Maybe JR can interview him. Those always work wonders. But make sure it’s also a spoof of the Bob Costas interview.

    ...and remember folks, that's just a sneak preview of some of the horrible ideas that could come out of this.

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  4. I think Cornette is a big reason why Dave didn't get interviewed. Not because he actually tried to prevent Dave from being on the show (you'd think if he had that pull, he'd use it on Russo first), but because a lot of the interview with Dave would have been him putting things in historical context, and all of those questions can be answered by Cornette. If they can get Corny to cover that ground, they can cut the cost of having to fly out a crew to California to interview Dave.

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  5. 46 minutes ago, HarryArchieGus said:

    In 5 months?  5 months down the line seems a bit uncertain, no?

    I meant 5 months since Dynamite's debut. The Dark Order stuff took a *while* to build. If what we get for our wait is the 2020 version of Billionaire Ted vignettes, it's kind of a weak payoff IMO.

  6. 3 minutes ago, HarryArchieGus said:

    What was the Vince reference I missed?

    The "yawn" stuff was a thinly veiled reference to Vince's reported hatred of sneezes. Whether you're one of the ones enjoying these segments or one of its detractors, it's very clear they're lampooning Vince.

    Brodie will be fine when they re-tool him and drop this horrible gimmick they've been trying to force for 5 months now.

  7. 7 hours ago, Casey said:

    What did they say, if you don't mind paraphrasing? I'm not surprised they shot it down, but I also don't exactly know how you'd go about confirming you have a bias towards someone like Prichard and that's why you didn't involve Meltzer.

    The producer that did the majority of the talking was asked about the rumor by Conrad. He basically said it's true they're fans of Bruce's podcast, but their resources were finite and they could only interview so many people and didn't need Dave to give historical context to things when they already had the ground covered in other interviews. Conrad chimed in too and said there was no truth to it, though I'm not sure how he'd know. The guy put the Observer over as an invaluable resource for their research and then said he had called Dave to clear the air.

    Sounded sincere enough. I didn't really buy the rumor in the first place. Just seemed like the usual someone getting in Dave's ear to stir up shit, and Dave taking everything he hears at face value and reporting it that way.

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  8. I think it might have a lot to do with people knowing both companies are just treading water right now. We're all expecting them to do the right thing and shut it down, and we don't even know what wrestling will look like on the other side of this. Hard to get invested in storylines when we're just waiting on them to press pause. 

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  9. Okay, pump the brakes: Ratings are as important as they have ever been, that is to say, not at all. However, it's clear Vince makes a number of decisions based on those numbers. If Vince decides to shut down and send everyone home because these horrible shows aren't performing to expectations, then that's a good thing and also a big news story in the wrestling world.

    And y'all? We need distractions right now. For basically everyone on this board, wrestling is the best possible distraction. Let us talk about it. Of course it's not important when compared to a global pandemic. If you want to see us lose our collective shit about that, that thread is in the Land of Confusion sub. It's the one named after that catchy asshole of a song. Thanks a lot for that one, by the way, @Dolfan in NYC...


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  10. 44 minutes ago, Curt McGirt said:

    Huh, so Rocco actually did have muscle definition under the baggy clothes.

    That Cheetah Kid isn't Rocco - it's Abbuda Dein.

    Not Balls Mahoney...the other Abbuda Dein. Portrayed the other Cheetah Kid. Oh...and he also wrestled under the name "Prince Iaukea."


    This guy:



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  11. 35 minutes ago, Bryan said:

    The WWE took numerous shots at WCW when they were going head to head. And HHH and DX joked with Billy Gunn at the hall of fame about AEW and everyone being an EVP.

    And again the WWE was more aggressive doing these things when WCW existed, DX literally showed up outside of a an arena WCW was performing on and tried to get in on live WWF tv.

    All of this was stupid.

    If your best defense of an angle is "but WWE did something similar," that angle sucks. No one should know that better than AEW fans, many of whom are disaffected WWE fans.

    36 minutes ago, Bryan said:

    And they won the war, so obviously mentioning and mocking your competition isn’t a fatal error and something only a #2 does.

    WWE were #2 at the time of most of your examples. And I didn't say it was a fatal error - I just said it was bad business. WWE has a long history of bad business decisions. AEW is in no danger of going out of business, but if their shows are hyper-focused on catering to a very specific demographic of hardcore fan that will already be watching, they are ignoring everyone outside of that demographic. Much discussion has been made of WWE leaving money on the table - I'd prefer it if AEW didn't do the same. You're welcome to call that whining if you want to, but all I'm interested in is a more entertaining kayfabe-based wrestling show instead of one that veers into Russo territory. It's objectively better for all of us if AEW grows its fanbase, and this ain't the way to do it.

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