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    With the Revival winning WWE main roster gold, his work is done to keep the torch of 'real' Southern tag wrestling burning bright and he can retire in peace... /s
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    Hey, leave Shane and his reproduction organs out of it! That’s his business!
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    Turning 35 this year, and (as you do) realising it is not as old as I used to think it was at 15, I started thinking about where some of my favourites were at 35 and how beat up and broken down (or not) they were. Not wanting to be a downer, I just find you get a new level of empathy with someone when you reach their age: Mick Foley - had retired at WrestleMania 2000 a couple of months previously, had already sustained that laundry list of injuries on the back cover of his first book, but would still go on to a couple of high profile programmes with Orton/Edge/ whatever that was in TNA Daniel Bryan - had just retired due to concussions, having spent the last decade being considered the best in the world The Rock - already a few years removed from his run at the top, having remained virtually injury free and in his physical prime, still 4 years away from his WM match with Cena Bret Hart - IC champ feuding with Shawn Michaels w/ Sherri, considered a solid worker but a couple of years from being made as a top guy, 4 years from knee scoping etc, almost a decade of active competition ahead of him
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    All Elite Wrestling 2019

    In no particular order: 1. Mark Henry air bill 2. Inside a steel Davey Richards 3. Pants Free Punk 4. How’s his missile dropkick 5. Stuffing instead of potatoes 6. Chris Masters is better than x 7. Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle are overrated because of X 8. Settle down -netico 9. BEN bunkhouse booking 10. piranesi fashion watch 11. Piranesi dean ambrose alternate hobo reality (I miss these...) 12. Vince hobo army 13. X throws the best punches 14. Who / Jim Neidhart pun Yes I’ve mostly lurked for 13 years, reading DVDVR threads. What have I done with my life... On topic, couldn’t be more hyped for Double or Nothing, PAC/Hangman should be amazing and the rest of the card is rounding out to be pretty solid. How do they continue to sustain the buzz for the next 3 months? Will people start to fatigue with the general ‘we’re doing it different, we’re doing it for you’ and demand more specifics before they’ve even done their first show?
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    The perfect AEW signing! Same age as Jericho, still active on the Indy scene, can lean into whatever wacky angles they do, would be gold on BTE.
  6. I feel very similar to Tim and a few others. My favourite match is a toss-up between the Women's and the Tag title matches. I was completely caught up in the story and the drama between Shayna and Bianca and that hair whip and the aftermath looked brutal. I agree that we could have done with the heavy character play of a Velveteen Dream match as the Ricochet and Ciampa matches were tipping the scales a lot towards the overindulgent / overwrought emotion / finisher kick-out fest. I also realise the hypocrisy of saying that and then praising the tag match, which wasn't exactly light on crazy moves, but for whatever reason it felt a lot more palletable and well-paced in the tag context.
  7. Speaking of fun threads to revisit, I remember going back through Sebbeh65’s humorous WON quotes of WCW stupidity multiple times when I needed a giggle. Edit to stay on topic: I recently subscribed to the Torch and Wade Keller is honestly the only one of the big wrestling journalist podcasters that I can stomach multiple times per week.
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    IMPACT is still around in 2019...

    Plus, his character work as Joseph Park was pretty solid and came as a pleasant surprise as a guy pigeon holed as ‘just’ a garbage wrestling big man. It’ll be interesting to see how he gets used as a performer/backstage.
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    I am very intrigued by the Will team, if they could get on the same page they’d run through the competition. Another odd couple team: the Kenny’s - Shamrock, Omega, Patera, Anderson. It was quite prominent before the spoiler... Edit: ah, I see it was in reference to ‘the Big guy’.
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    Moving on from the penis, I think I recall this came up a couple of years back but it’s a fun game: best survivor series team based on shared first name? Rick (Rude, Steamboat, Flair, Steiner, Martel) or Steve (Austin, Williams, Regal, Corino, Richards) maybe? Also, some optional rules to consider: - Shoot and gimmick names allowed (in which case Sting could be added to the Steve’s) - non-English variations of the same name (Jack Brisco and Jacques Rougeau) - male and females allowed for gender neutral names (Jackie added to the above team) - 4 or 5 person teams? 4 opens up some more options
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    Best Mediocre Wrestlers

    He’s hot tagging Mike Sanders (?!?!?!) and yes, definitely doesn’t belong in this thread for many reasons
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    ALL IN - 9/1/2018 - Post-Show Thread

    Watched on NJPW World. This was a fantastic show with an unreal atmosphere and energy. Some satisfying payoffs to some great builds (CD/Amell and Aldis/Cody in particular were built up in the YouTube series really well). The timing thing was a non-factor for me, this was DIY, first time thing for a few guys with some big ideas getting help where they could, wasn’t even necessarily going to be available for stream/PPV originally, until the historic sellout. I wouldn’t fault them even if they had cut off the end of the main event given the challenge of timing a show and how even the established players have struggled with it in the past. But it does leave an interesting question: with the full show running just under 5 hours and the crowd remaining hot, energised and by all accounts not wanting to leave the building after the main event, has the talking point of ‘WWE shows are too long’ or ‘no PPV should run longer than 3 hours’ been disproven? Is it much more about the content and pace than the length? Or was this just a one-off transcendent show, feeding off the pent-up anti establishment feelings from the crowd? Edit to add: I found a joy in the variety of serious/comedy/parody/insanity/ violence/ nostalgia, rather than being jarring.
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    The Cody Rhodes/YB All In Show Thread

    I enjoyed the revolving door of wrestlers (Nick Aldis, Jack Swagger, ZSJ) telling Marty how screwed he’s going to be in the match against Okada.
  14. Not sure about unique information, but the Jeff Jarrett episode was a great listen as well, even as someone who’s never been a fan of his.