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  1. As you wish (edit: I’m sorry @John from Cincinnati, I don’t mean it!)
  2. @Zimbra, that was awesome. Andre’s facial expressions were great.
  3. Suzuki vs Danielson is a MOTY candidate for me. I loved the struggle of the grappling, the parallels of the chest kicks while sitting, and the stiff strikes. Good stuff.
  4. Bring in Nunzio to be The Godfather. Book it, Tony!
  5. Cody is the friend that occasionally embarrasses you with his theatrics, but he’s a good dude. Some of his over the top storytelling is perfect (post-Dustin match promo, feud with Jericho, being whipped by MJF, being squashed by Brodee in their first match, dapper outfit, Rosario Dawson) and some is awkward (hammering the thrown, out of nowhere politics promo, neck tattoo, weird fake retire with taking his boot off, neck tattoo). He swings very big and times it works and other times it doesn’t. For me, there is more good then bad.
  6. I want Jake the Snake in Suzuki-gun. Talk over the onslaught.
  7. I like my tag matches like I like my soccer. With rules I don’t really understand but others do and try to casually explain them to me and I don’t want to seem less cultured so I pretend I’m really into it. GO JUVENTUS
  8. Brutus Beefcake talking about The Rockers using H-Bombs ugh. How common was this?
  9. I was thinking about his quote on comparing generations of locker rooms....
  10. How terrifying that must of been for Heidi Doyle and the terrible things that any other of the flight attendants had to deal with.
  11. I miss daparty already. One of my few must watch weekly shows. I’m sad that it’s done. Maybe they can introduce another UUDD regular into Uno, but that group had such enjoyable chemistry. I’ve been up and down recently so maybe I’m placing it in the wrong spot. Uno without Chugs would be tough.
  12. I guess I counted them in tags, but both are shining as solos. Fair point. I’m clearly not the best at vocalizing this. I can come across more as rambling my thought process as I’m piecing together previous points. Interesting discussion.
  13. I think the lack of diversity within the men’s single division is a fair criticism and one I appreciate being brought to my attention. Starks and Hobbs have been stuck in the Team Taz Vortex. Scorpio was hinted at as a potential rising star in the early Dynamites but hasn’t reached that point. Andrade’s booking has been awkward, I do think he is a highlighted act though, things haven’t fully clicked yet. Kingston is booked well. Miro is very protected. Nakazawa is a comedy act. Sonny Kiss is on the YouTube shows, but I think needs more reps. The fact that I can’t think of other minority male singles workers that are heavily highlighted off the top of my head is my realization that you’re probably right. The Punk vs Team Taz promo is a way to get them up the card. But it is an interesting point that AEW doesn’t have the best track record of maintaining momentum with some of these athletes. So who knows, maybe more of the same? I’ll keep reading everyone’s thoughts here and see what I can learn.
  14. Trick Williams better have a riverboat gambler gimmick.
  15. I don’t mind the quick entrances. But somewhere along the line the production or execution needs the be tightened up. Either the wrestlers need to know not to eliminate/ do must see actions during the entrances (outside of slide in the ring moment) and/or the camera crew needs to cut to the ramp so we know what’s happening. That’s asking a lot from a hard to execute match, but the stipulation could still work as is. If the rapidness of a battle royale with a changing landscape of wrestlers is the appeal, then the wrestlers don’t need to shine specifically through the entrances, but in the ring. Idk if that means more spots or having everyone on the same page. A few looked great and a few got lost. I was excited for Riho, but I’m guessing that was a botch.
  16. Who is more culturally relevant now, Urkle or Alf?
  17. If AEW doesn’t jump on more gaming content with Chugs then they are fools and will fold in weeks. Chugs Army will rise!
  18. DERP THOUGHTS Big Show was fun. It was short enough and to the point and you got to be in awe of a legit giant. A spectacle that can be missing when you are surrounded by such massive bodies or the large individuals wrestle like small guys. I want a slow, intimidating strength, yet still limping with a slight vulnerability in my giants. We are witnessing something special merely because it exists, like the large neighborhood oak tree. He gave QT reasonable moments but largely his point is to crush bullies. Give me Giant and one face (Marko?) vs 4 jerks. It was interesting to see got the larger pops from the women’s battle royale. I agree with the spin on bunched entries being problematic. I don’t watch the Dark shows, but I do now want to see a Big Swole entrance. The Bunny was great. Allie works the camera as well as Brit. I’m pretty sure Riho’s elimination was a botch. I was most excited to see her. The full match was kind of sloppy but those that shined did so, so the goal was met. Hirsch is a bad ass. Thunder Rosa is the top face. Nyla is the feared beast and Jade was booked to look like an impressive future threat to the division. I love Red Velvet’s fire. Abandon is scary and a solid gimmick. The ending was cool and brings an interesting new challenger we haven’t seen. Ruby does all the little things in the ring well. Her selling, face expressions, in between move body motions all were a joy to take in. The best part about The Mad King vs The Redeemer is that it will lead to more from them. GIVE ME MORE BACKDROPS. Hopefully an intense tv special Main event. Jericho vs MJF wasn’t for me but the crowd loves Jericho. I enjoyed the Dusty Finish and Inner Circle hug. Kris Statlander is awesome. I didn’t like the alien gimmick at first but she found the right balance. The crowd was more behind Brit at first but she is so impressive and the Made-ya-BOOP moment won everyone over. Plus seeing OC care and get pumped up was great. Brit is a great champion. Cage match was neat. I love Penta taunting and the entrance pumped me up. A cage match revolving around thumbtack Shoes was unique and made for an enjoyable experience. These were the right titles to change hands. I’ll rewatch the main event. Was in and out, I like both people involved. The after match double swerve with Adam Cole and then Danielson was smart. I was legit disappointed in it being Cole, which worked as him being a heel. Then got even more excited by Danielson showing up. Brief let down to get me more excited. I’m excited for spazzy Elite promos about Cole’s moment being ruined. It all leads to the best going forward. Mox vs Kojima was excellent. Kojima came across like a legend. Suzuki coming out was nuts and far from expected. I can’t wait for him and Mox to Murder each other. Darby vs Punk was a smart match. Darby needing to go fast and dangerous, but risking his advantage constantly while Punk methodically took advantage and picked him a part. Teasing the G2S early with Darby flying at him and getting out of the ring got both characters across. Then the first G2S destroying Allin but leading to him collapsing to the outside showed that it is the finisher to end the match at any moment (which it finally did). Punk grounding Darby got the crowd behind Allin when it was a clear CM crowd. Got him over without winning. I’m sure I’m forgetting stuff, this was a packed show and their most impressive yet.
  19. I just woke up from a dream where @Craig H lost a bet and had to buy me beer, but when the tab came he said “split the tabs.” I’m disappointed in you, Craig.
  20. Plenty of gif worthy moments.
  21. Colten Gunn is Hook for the working man.
  22. I liked the idea of the pull apart but have such few refs being able to handle Miro away from Kingston made him look weaker than he should have. Bryce trying to talk sense into Eddie was a great touch though. I’m very excited for their match though. Before the refs came out I was loving what I was seeing.
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