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  1. One of the biggest talking points in internet fandom is the Brock Lesnar part time champion stuff. They are purposely trying to book MJF to get heat in this way. It's 2022. Wrestling is a work and there isn't a soul that's planning on "paying to see him get his ass kicked" for "hurting" Regal. Maybe there are some people mad enough that he's a part time champ that they will pay to boo him in person. There's still viable ways to get heat these days. But they're different than they were 30 years ago. Not for nothing, but you seem pretty mad about this development. So in a sense you're getting worked and adding heat to MJF. If it's working on you maybe it's working on others?
  2. I'm not defending any performers or trying to take up for anyone. I'd just like to note a best of 7 series when you just know it's going to the 7th match doesn't scream must see TV for some. You can basically skip all of the first 6 and not miss out on anything storyline-wise. Sure there will be layered story beats that they thread through the whole series, but essentially nothing of note will be happening until the L.A. Dynamite show. I think that's as important of a factor as anything in regards to the low closing quarter hour. Just thought I'd add that point in for consideration.
  3. It's actually grown on me. It's not Arkham. But it's still a pretty good experience once you get used to the not-Arkham-ness of it. They added a bunch of DLC this week for free. It's basically just 30 different raid levels with Starro as the big bad. Plus all the boss battles are tweaked to super max difficulty for a Showdown mode. The story is pretty solid, but it's short. There's only 3 side villains in this, unlike Arkham which always had a bunch. And the main story only had 8 quick chapters. I think having to animate the story 4 separate times is what ate away most of the space. I'd recommend it once it drops down to a reasonable price. It was not worth a new AAA full price. But under $20 is totally worth it for this.
  4. Everyone buying in and using the PLE acronym sound like if people on here using WWE Universe instead of fans. Yall should be ashamed of yourselves lol. PPV 4 Life
  5. I was all set to come in here and rant about how baffling the layout of the tag was. About 3/4 of the way through I realized they only announced two Zero Hour matches and it had to be leading to a singles. I was about to wonder aloud which agent needed to get fired for relegating the Kingston / Akyiama interaction to 90 seconds. I was quite bummed for Kingston thinking he built this match idea up in his mind for 20 years to get 90 seconds of interaction. Glad they're getting a singles today. Athena as a heel is far more fun. I know this is a small thing but I'm bummed they've just been using the normal set for PPVs. Seems like that's what's happening here too. The normal set is already up, so I'd assume they aren't going to deconstruct that to put up a modified original PPV one. We'll see. But that's a real bummer for me. The PPVs having actual sets was one of my favorite differences between AEW & WWE.
  6. I think your exaggerating quite a bit. 3000 - 4000 is about what they're doing for TVs. I'll go on record as saying unless something catastrophic happens, he's not doing the filming in one location thing for Dynamite. The optics of doing that are far worse than the optics of having smaller audiences. He's dead in the water if he does a reverse TNA and starts on the road and ends up in one building. Unless there's a pandemic again or they lose the WBD deal and are legit on the brink of bankruptcy because of no TV (almost impossible for a billionaire by the way) zero percent chance of that.
  7. I'm no so sure. There's an effective talking point in there about how WWE separated into Raw & Smackdown and both shows have an identity and a reason to watch. Yes both are WWE. But essentially the same argument could be made with WWE & NXT. USA has both. One is not named WWE. They both get viewership, and I'd argue NXT attracts more viewers than adding a C show WWE like Main Event or Superstars would. Maybe changing AEW's B show into something different with a different roster and identity would be a good thing. Wrestling fans like different. Maybe more people would watch that than Rampage. If you sold it correctly TV Networks would be more receptive to it than wrestling fans assume they would be I bet.
  8. Dude I think you need a Snickers, you're hangry or something lol. I'm with you tho The Firm sucks. The concept of The Firm sucks. Like I'm on board with a paid group of mercenaries to get you the poker chip. But the execution of it was bad. The rationale for it continuing past All Out was bad. Whatever it's morphed into is reallllyyyyyy bad. Keeping The Elite's actual return for the ppv makes sense to me. You save that first re-appearance pop for a big loud ppv audience. The visual of that makes how that's been handled worth it. But he also wanted to get the word out that they're back. A little playing both sides but this one makes sense to me. I don't think people are as anti-interim title as you are either. I'm fine with it if it's used with the right intent. This Rosa injury / non injury / weird confusing maybe drama situation ain't it tho. But in theory not forcing a champion to vacate due to injury is fine. It also builds a unique story that WWE doesn't present. It's an alternative. Just doing what WWE does and stripping everyone might be cleaner, but sometimes different is better.
  9. Those division games just hit different. That hit at the end is one of those things where no it was not a violent hit, but it was egregious. Graham had a full 3 seconds of time to recognize the play was over and still hit him. He didn't blast him or anything. But it was a QB that had clearly given himself up and an element of time passed where he had no excuse to follow through. The NFC East going wild right now. No losing records. The best overall average win percentage through 10 games in NFL history. I believe right now at this moment in time all 4 NFC East teams are in the playoffs. That won't stand. Division games will wipe that out. But how weird is that.
  10. Hindsight and all that, but how in the world do you call a sneak there? Shouldn't the Bills have gone 5 wide in a shotgun formation? Sure you risk a bad snap causing a safety. Or a holding penalty causing a safety. But doing a quick 2 yard slant is infinity more likely to get you a yard or two than a QB sneak off the the 1 inch line. Fumbled snaps are a pretty common occurrence when the QB's mind is busy doing all the calculus of which gap to choose and picking out who is coming and all that. Oh yeah The NY Giants are SEVEN and TWO baby! There's 8 games left. If they can win half of them they will almost surely be in the playoffs. Wild. Never would have guessed that.
  11. My guess is 6 more counting the pre show. You know they're gonna get Joe / Wardlow / Hobbs on there. Plus The Elite vs Lucha Brothers seems to me like it's going to happen. Plus the finals of the tournament. That gets you to 11. Then 3 more pre show matches.
  12. Re: Sarah Logan... I'm not going to go very deep on this because we don't do politics here (and for good reason). But there's two sides here. Her side (she's free to like whatever she wants to like because this is a free country right). The other side (people are free to not like her because of it because this is a free country right). Why do the people that support her right to like or not like whatever she likes, then criticize those turned off by her choices that they don't like? It's this subtle double standard thing that really annoys me. She can like whatever she wants. If you support that fact, then quit harping on people that don't like those choices. Because you're doing the same exact thing you're spending two paragraphs ranting against. As for Survivor Series, I hope he keeps elimination matches. I think he will. I think we're done with brand vs brand stories. I think it's all going to be real actual stories. Bloodline vs Brutes is probably going to be the men's War Games. I hope we get OC vs Judgement Day in a Survivor Series Match. Since the Raw women have War Games, maybe they do a women's SD Survivor Series match too.
  13. I'm not a fan of colored straps for the belts at all. In theory all men's titles on black straps and women's on white straps makes sense. But the white straps wear off quick and start looking dirty. I'd just make everything on a black strap. The fans aren't as dumb as Vince treated them. They can keep track of what show they're watching without all the belts having that color belt strap. Especially if everything gets unified permanently. Do the men's world title with a black strap and a gold WWE logo swoosh. Do the women's world title on a black strap with a white logo swoosh. Do the same with the men's and women's tag titles. Black straps with gold plates, elevate and 3D the WWE logo in front of the globe (in the rumored new tag title design) and gold / white swooshes. Make them the same designs like the world titles. Pairity between the divisions is a good look presentation wise. Men & women's world & tag titles are the same and equal.
  14. Gimmie dat Euro-Continental two falls double title rules match with those three and it's probably the match I'm looking forward to most at the PPV.
  15. Hard disagree in the sense that even the lowest on the card dudes of the time at least had had audience participation going for them. A lot of what's missing today is getting the audience to participate in your act. There's a reason The Acclaimed are so over right now. And why everything was so over during the catch phrase period. I can understand if it got repetitive for you, but it a missing ingredient these days.
  16. I've been slowly working through this one. It started out pretty clunky combat-wise. But once you start leveling up you unlock a lot of the combat skills. It's not Arkham, but it's not not-Arkham if that makes any sense. The story stuff has been fun so far. But it's been a bit tedious having to advance storylines by going out and stopping random crimes to get the proper intel. Only real complain I have to be honest is the movement when walking is wonky. There's a bit of a drift and it's not very precise. I've been stuck on stairs that I couldn't walk up because it got me stuck on the rail next to me and what-not. Minor when just exploring the city. But a bit annoying when you have to be precise and run to certain bombs and deactive them with a timer and combat happening and not being in just the right spot for the A button to work.
  17. They ran the biggest building in Alabama for their first ever show / taped week 2. Then they wen to the Asylum for 100 weeks. Around week 75 they also added in Orlando shows for Fox Sports Net. After like weekly PPV 110 they went Orlando only. But you still had to schedule and market and do promotions with Universal Studios. Then in 2007 they started touring. You don't think that takes any knowledge or skill? That he didn't learn anything and brings nothing to the table? You think The Impact Zone just filled it's self for Matt Bentley matches? Just because they were in the same location doesn't mean there was no work to be done in a Live Event capacity. It wasn't the same as a WWE Touring schedule. But it's the second best you're gonna get in this country in the last 21 years (not counting AEW). And I'd say that's a good get. Global Force toured minor ague baseball stadiums. Ra Ka King was his thing in India too. You're showing your lack of knowledge with that above comment.
  18. I'm a little befuddled by the strong reaction to Jarrett. Don't get me wrong top of the card Jarrett is the worst. But he hasn't been in or around any world titles in 15 years. When he's in the middle of the card 9 times out of 10 he has a fun quaint character. MMA Jarrett feuding with Kurt in TNA was money. Jarrett has also had a little reinvention with the GCW Last Outlaw character. But make no mistake about it, he's on screen for a one and done story for a single PPV. He's not gonna be a full time active wrestler. No more than 3 or 4 times a year will he wrestle. He's at most gonna have the Sting on screen presentation. But primarily he's there to be an office worker. And as such, I think it's a great move. He worked for WWE in a Live Event capacity for about a year and a half total. He worked in a Live Event capacity for TNA for 15 years. He's not there to book. He's there to help grow, brand, and execute as an office worker helping chart the Live Events. And maybe he also kicks in as a coach or agent. And again, he's a great choice for that. He has 15+ years relating to the new generation of X-Division style workers in TNA. He's old school but at the same time not anti new school. He's a great pick up. People really gotta get over the TNA narratives. TNA died a long time ago.
  19. So PPV Six Man Tag maybe? Jarrett, Cole Karter, & Jay Lethal vs Sting, Darby and.... Danhausen? lol Just lean ALL THE WAY IN on being the weirdest place ever please and thank you.
  20. Shibata, Jeff Jarrett, Lamar Jackson, Rick Ross, & Colt Cabana. TK just throwing names in a bender with a bunch of coke lol.
  21. Not even one second of consideration (from TK). Punk wouldn't accept a "demotion" (from TK). Plus (TK woud) have to go through the trouble of moving Cabana back to AEW again. That part would be hilarious to me. But nah, not even a slight chance of it being a consideration (for TK). Better? That clear it up a bit? Lol my answer was predicting what I think went through TK's head, not what I would do. Me, I'd try and find a way to get everyone on the same page and knock off the petty shit. Keep Punk in AEW if he'd make a public (and more importantly private and remorseful) apology. It's a bummer that when his year back started it was all about being happy he's back and being pumped to work with all the young new talent. And a year in it turned to such venom and negativity. I don't think that's the kind of punctuation he meant to add on to his career. But I digress. But no, I don't think Tony Khan spent even one second considering moving the biggest star AEW has ever had over to their sister promotion that is decidedly not as popular or mainstream. No one on ROH's payroll should be making what Punk makes.
  22. Yikes. I had thought Joey Marella died in 1993 so I was blown away at that jab and had to look it up. No way he had the balls to knock Gorilla's dead son. But he passed in July of 1994, so likely was said before his passing. I hope so at least.
  23. Not even one second of consideration. Punk wouldn't accept a "demotion". Plus you'd have to go through the trouble of moving Cabana back to AEW again. That part would be hilarious to me. But nah, not even a slight chance of it being a consideration.
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