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  1. Certainly could happen. The big pop comes from the recognizable music being played tho. Does anyone know what either Graves or McAfee's music is? Nope. So while it'll get a reaction once the fans see their name on the screen and figure it out, kind of a bad use of 'trying to get a pop' if either of them are in it.
  2. Just spit-balling here but since the attitude era they've kind of conditioned audiences that using anything connected to the ring / ring area is legal. (Except the time keeper chairs for some reason). Basically the steps, the post, the rails, announcer and time keeper tables. If you are using them where they lay then it's not illegal. You bring the steps in the ring illegal. But just whip a dude into them, legal. That table was the ring announcer table and not manipulated or brought into the ring, so it's fair game. Now no one has ever explicitly said that. But that just seems to be the rules as I understand them at least.
  3. God damn pal self mutilation is uncouth. Murdering journalist and regular mutilation is just the cost of doing business.
  4. Idk guys... this was... aggressively dull. Like when you mail something in and it's dull, it's just kind of there. To be this kind of dull you actually have to put in some work to achieve it. I'm quite surprised to see mostly positive reviews in here. Maybe knowing the source material makes it easier to follow along? To me, someone who knew nothing about the property, it gave me great physical pain to finish all 15 hours. What's that... it was only 2.5 hours? Coulda fooled me. My best way to describe this movie would be to say it's like someone setting up a security cams in the Sahara and you had to work a double shift watching the cameras with nothing happening what so ever all night long. I did enjoy the 2 minutes of a drunken troll we got in the mid credits scene. Cue up that Alvarez sound byte of the minus five stars deal. That's my official rating. No sir, I didn't like it.
  5. Or... hear me out... Brock keeps the belt. Roman keeps the belt. Brock enters the rumble and wins because he wants Roman. Unify the titles at mania. Becky keeps the belt. Charlotte wins the rumble. Unify the titles at mania. Usos keep the titles until mania. Street Prophets win the titles before mania. Unify the titles at mania. A man can dream...
  6. No shit anyone with one working eye could tell you that lol. Gettleman is about as stuck in the past as any executive in NFL history. Instead of embracing what the NFL is evolving into that hire just keep them stuck in the past until he was gone. Now The Giants are minus Beckham, entirely due to Gettleman. The Franchise is far worse off now than when he took over. The mark of a true visionary.
  7. I'm soooo glad The Giants pulled the ripcord on Judge. I don't think Judge was the worst they've done the last few years (McAdoo was a derp and Shermer was just bland as all hell) but he certainly wasn't inspiring the players. New GM, new coach, picks 5 & 7 in the draft. This shift *should* mean improvement. Not looking for an immediate playoff jump. I'd be happy just still being alive by week 10. I posted on her around week 3 or 4 about knowing they were eliminated. Just get me into the double digit weeks before I know the season is over lol.
  8. Stephen New is a lawyer in West Virginia who is a giant wrestling fan turned money mark. He funds promotions and specific indy wrestlers and he's a hardcore Cornette guy. To the point he sued GCW wrestler G-Raver on the behalf of Cornette. G-Raver was selling a clown shirt using the a Cornette face as a way to pay Cornette back for all the vile shit he spewed about G-Raver on his podcasts. Including but not limited to how he wished G-Raver died from a horrific cut in a deathmatch that legitimately almost killed G-Raver. Stephen New took the case and it went to trial. G-Raver's lawyer was Pittsburgh indy wrestler David Lawless. He does a corrupt lawyer gimmick but he's also a shoot lawyer. Cornette lost the defamation suit and G-Raver was allowed to continue selling these shirts:
  9. Stephen New is about as big of a money mark that has ever existed in wrestling. I can guarantee this guy is bank rolling the entire lawsuit. MLW won't have to pay a cent. Makes sense, dude's logo was all over the ring at the last few MLW shows. I will never respect the POS. You can't play the giant fan of wrestling card when you sue one of the boys. Glad he & Cornette got their ass beat in court.
  10. I got news for ya, Kyle O'Riely would beat the absolute shit out of Sheamus in a real fight. Muy tai / jujitsu trained athletes are always gonna be able to tie weight lifters up in a pretzel. Sheamus is portrayed as this bar fighting hooligan character. But it's a character. He's a body guy that would gas out quick in a shoot fight setting. I say this as someone who agrees with you and doesn't really like watching O'Riley. I wasn't a fan of Bobby Fish either, until his AEW run. Something about the singles matches he's been working have been clicking for me in a way his matches never used to. But yeah man, Sheamus is built for show not for go. So your eye test is failing you here.
  11. Devil-inside, clever. Devlin Inside, gross.
  12. When has a new GM keeping a failing coach on ever worked? (There's probably an example of it working it that I can't think of). I didn't even start disliking Judge until the last few games this year. He just has this schmucky weird smug attitude that a guy telling his 3rd string QB to run a QB sneak on 3rd and 9, down 20 points in the 3rd quarter just shouldn't have. He just doesn't have "it" and it'd be nice if the new GM could have the power to try out a new approach. Because the last 5 years ain't it.
  13. Had this typed up before but thought better of it. Seeing you quadruple down on it, I'm gonna go ahead and say it. I know the feeling man lol. Your opinions are fine. Some people agree. Some people don't agree. Like what you like. But stop posting that same shit post rants about The Young Bucks in every AEW thread please. I'm not even saying you're wrong for not liking them. I don't care either way how you feel. I'm just sick of seeing the same rant over and over. To maybe put this in context, you & The Young Bucks is equal to Niners and Sasha. He puts her over. You tear The Bucks down. Two sides of the same damn coin. (Typed this up before seeing @Gordlow's post saying essentially the same thing. Hopefully the Niners \ Sasha example breaks through to you tho. I like seeing your posts. I don't want you to post less. I just want less Young Bucks rants. It's tiresome dude).
  14. Gettleman out. Step one, complete. The statement they put out sure makes it sound like the new GM will have autonomy over the coaching decision. We'll see. If they keep Joe Judge they're just kicking the can down the road another year. You might as well let the GM start fresh with his own coaching choice. Let the new vision start now. Not a year down the road after they half ass trying to make it work for a year. Blow it up. Fresh start. New vision. Do it.
  15. It's 11:50am and Dave Gettleman still has a job. What the fuck man. His time in New York is about the worst I have ever seen a GM do. Don't let him retire gracefully. Drag that man and his weird drafting strategy based on the smells of human beings. Joe Judge needs to be gone too. I demand action. The last time the GM position was open they interviewed Lewis Riddick. I was so let down when they didn't go that way. Everything he was saying about his vision sounded awesome to me. He's still available and when he gets a shot he's going to be successful. Get me Louis Riddick as GM and Brian Flores as head coach ASAP.
  16. While you are 100% correct here I'm going to yeah but you. Yeah but... if teams go into victory formation to protect the win, how is this any different? The point of playing in the regular season is to make the playoffs. They could protect that playoff position by taking a knee (metaphorically... I know they wouldn't do 60 minutes straight of kneel downs). What *I* would like to see is obvious collusion with them mailing it in until the last drive of the game when those dirty heel Raiders pull a swerve and score to double cross those plucky underdog face Chargers. Then Derek Carr can start doing the Flair Strut as his TD celebration.
  17. Now that you mention it I know for a fact Hogan got a bonus for wearing nWo shirts on TV. I don't believe Hall & Nash had that kind of bonus tho. Hogan had bonuses for PPVs he worked. Every Nitro he worked he got a bonus. He got shirt bonuses for wearing certain merch. Like him wearing the his nWo shirt was some kind of brand ambassador bonus or some shit like that. Basically he's using his likeness to promote the sales so he would get a bonus for that. But Hogan's deals were structured totally different from everyone else on the roster. Beyond Hogan, no one else on the roster got bonuses. Not even Hall & Nash, or Goldberg or Bret Hart. Everyone was salary. Hogan was too. But he just had the pull to get ppv points and weird ambassador clauses and shit. All of the Hall & Nash nWo merch stories I've heard about how they still make six figures to this day off the nWo mech via WWE. Bischoff has said a million times on his podcasts that WCW had no kind of merchandising agreements with guys and up until the nWo they didn't even turn a profit on the merchandise. The only other bonus income I can think of for a WCW guy was Savage was able to keep his Slim Jim sponsorship. That paid him a crazy amount. But that wasn't coming from WCW. That came from Slim Jim.
  18. This is admittedly very nit-picky... but there's just too much AEW content that is produced the same. Dark (when not filmed in the studio), Elevation, Rampage, Dynamite, Battle of The Belts. Even the PPVs. They all are filmed the same way. There's no visual difference from a production standpoint. This week all kind of just blurred together for me in a way that WCW didn't in the 90s producing the same amount of content. WCW Saturday Night was visually different from Clash of The Champions which was visually different from Nitro which was visually different than Thunder which was visually different from the PPVs. I know it's asking a lot to make them distinct. But maybe just switch up where the hard cam is located for Battle of The Belts. Or use a different style of entrance or something. I know they can't differentiate that kind of stuff for Rampage & Dynamite being taped on the same night. But they could have tried something new visually for Battle of The Belts. Maybe that's asking for too much. Idk. But all the shows this week just blurred together for me.
  19. For my own benefit went back and did a count of the previous Women's Rumbles. Let's see where the numbers take us. 2021 | Main Roster Regulars 20| NXT = 20% Raw -12 SD -8 NXT -6 NXT UK -0 Random & HOFs -4 2020 | Main Roster Regulars 15 | NXT = 33.3% Raw -8 SD -7 NXT -10 NXT UK -1 Random & HOFs -4 2019 | Main Roster Regulars 24 | NXT = 16.6% Raw -13 SD -11 NXT -5 NXT UK -1 Randoms & HOFs -0 2018 | Main Roster Regulars 12 | NXT = 6.6% Raw -8 SD -10 NXT -2 NXT UK -0 Randoms & HOFs -10 So it looks like the numbers prove me to be a little off the mark. They could field 10 or 11 from NXT again like they did in 2020. By my count there's roughly about 13 women in NXT that have significant enough TV exposure to match 2020's totals. The numbers don't lie and you were right. Proven to not be a fact. My apologies.
  20. And that's a wrap. I liked this ending far better than Season 8. I also thought this episode was the best of the season. Just really good tension building. But now that we see the series as a whole, it was pretty predictable. Still enjoyed it and very much prefer this ending. Man it could have been so much more creative tho. Hardly a “break the internet” type ending as Clyde Phillips teased last summer. Case in point I saw one person's prediction to the ending that I am just accepting as the true reason for this season. Please don't read this before watching the actual show ending. Because this is a far superior ending and I don't want to ruin the real ending for you lol. It just makes too much sense to not be at least the subtle intentions of the show runner...
  21. No WCW was straight salary with no bonus income. Except Hogan who got a percentage off of the PPVs he worked. No merch bonuses or live event payoffs. Just straight up X dollars per year paid out biweekly.
  22. Defense mechanism activated lol. No reason you should be getting this defensive over such valid criticism. While yes they have enough warm bodies to fill the ring at The Rumble, it's clear they would need women from NXT & NXT UK that have no experience on the main roster. Which means a significant portion of the audience wouldn't be familiar with them. That's kind of a necessary competent for how The Rumble works. Buzzer goes off, music hits, fans pop because they are excited to see this wrestler interact with who is already in the ring. If you don't know who that wrestler is, then why would you be excited? You also wouldn't think they have a shot of main eventing WrestleMania, so what's the point? You are technically correct. They do employ more than 30 women. But for The Rumble to work as intended, for the audience to be excited to see people they know, they need more than just who is currently under contract. That's a pretty simple concept I would think everyone could agree with. Has nothing to do with a company pissing anyone off. And I'm a little taken aback at why it offends you when people say they released too many women and need to fill the void. It's a true statement and not some dirt sheet rumor. They don't have enough main roster women to make it work. It's a fact. They also don't have enough NXT / NXT women that have main roster experience to fill the gaps. Another fact. It's just the way it is.
  23. Just throwing a guy out there as a ref is kind of diminishing how important good refs are. It's a real skill set that takes time to be good at. And no this isn't a setup for a punchline about how AEW uses it's refs. Maybe he could become good in time. But he would ruin so many matches by just being thrown out there as a ref without the proper knowledge & experience. It's a lot more evident on the indys than it is national promotions, but an untrained / green ref can straight up ruin even the best of matches. You also want refs to be the straight man. Throwing a character out there that does the floss dance and has long crazy hair and all that history defeats the purpose. The ref is supposed to be invisible until it's time for them to take a bump or get tricked by the heel or throw someone out. Marko has too much tv investment to really allow him to ever be invisible.
  24. Gotchya, missed the mainstream part. I get hit in the head a lot lol.
  25. False. I can tell you on the independent level no one is going to require women to blade. Nor expect it. No one requires the men to blade either by the way. It's independent wrestling, no one is paying their bills from this. It's entirely voluntary. You have the workers that enjoy that style and gravitate to deathmatch wrestling and by doing so will be in companies where bleeding is going to be a large part of the storytelling. But you know that ahead of time. And it's your own choice. AEW is a national promotion paying you a livable wage. Them suggesting you bleed if you're comfortable with it is wayyyy different than an independent you work once every three months asking you to bleed for a $60 payoff or whatever. Performers themselves may be more likely to suggest it because the taboo aspect of it is starting to fade for the women. But promoters are not just going to expect all women to blade now. That's just crazy.
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