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The Damn Yeti

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  1. Wait...they all won their matches? If there was one thing that was impossible to discern from this thread up until this point it was that they all won their matches.
  2. I'm disappointed that I'm not going to get weeks or months of Kevin Owens or Chris Jericho smugly carrying the MITB briefcase, but it will also be nice to have a whole year where it's not a top storyline consideration. I really enjoyed the structure and pacing of the show. It felt different than other WWE PPV, more like a takeover or something. Just felt like less filler. Why does everyone want the Bullet Club to be the Bullet Club but not do Bullet Club stuff?
  3. I hope Dean wins the case and they move quickly on the cash in. I would rather see the Shield triple threat main event Summerslam than Wrestlemania. I just don't think the match will be that good. I was a little worried about Cesaro's dickishness at the beginning of his segment with Sami, but it all made sense by the end, and he got a little comeuppance from Zayn, who gets the win in the never ending rock-paper-scissors equal booking of the larger IC/MITB picture.
  4. I know this could be said of any thread discussing any show, but comparison is the thief of joy around here. I loved this show. Absolutely loved it. The tag title match had so much shine it was hard to look straight at it. Here comes the cutoff...no, more shine. Ah, HERE is the cutoff...HAHAHA NOPE SHIIIIIIINE!!! By the time Revival finally got the advantage, those devious bastards, I thought Full Sail was going to go full Korakuen. This was joyful tag team wrestling at an elite level. I certainly enjoyed the main event more than most. The Dallas match was very cool, but it was wild and unpredictable in a way that few things are, or are allowed to be, anymore. So it gets points for that, but it's not necessarily reasonable to take points away from something that lacks that. Joe is a monster, yes, and maybe even a monster first and foremost, but anybody who watched "Champion" Joe in ROH knows that he's a mastermind as well. Joe is a winner and will win any way he can, so when I see him going for the door I don't think "oh shoot, this is an escape match and I hate escape matches" (although I generally do), I thought here is Joe trying to win and showing Finn that his priority is leaving with the belt. Furthermore, when Joe would make later attempts to escape through the door, and specifically over the top, I loved the inversion of expectation that Joe would be the one chasing the smaller, faster wrestler around and trying to prevent him from escaping. None of the escape "spots", which were really just moments of fluid action, were labored or extended in the way that many historically bad escape matches are laid out. The intensity was there but without the blood. Joe throwing Finn into the cage over and over again was ferocious, and Joe absorbs Finn's dropkicks like nobody else on the NXT roster. They look fantastic. I'm pretty much in agreement with everyone on the rest of the card, except maybe some comments about Aries getting too much on Nakamura, but that's probably because I love Aries and he really needed to look like a guy that could beat Nakamura here. Can we please get Joe vs. Aries for the title before this is all over?
  5. My favorite "cultural thing" of 2016 is that Bayley and Sasha are going to main event the DVDVR March Madness Tournament.
  6. I voted for Nakamura because I hope by voting for him, he'll notice me and we can go get a milkshake or something.
  7. Xavier Woods played the John Cena theme on the trombone before the US Open Challenge. That won my vote. I'm perfectly happy with how this is going though.
  8. I just assume it's a zeppelin or one of those bikes with the big front wheel. I was going to sit this one out, but I voted Becky on the strength of this comment.
  9. I'm really unsure how to feel about Josh and Yeti Nation. My name is Josh. I guess...I'm for it? I don't know.
  10. I logged in just to throw the franchise tag on Gianna. She's staying for at least the next year. Also, this thread is amazing.
  11. I do not need to order 4 pro wrestling t-shirts. I do not need to order 4 pro wrestling t-shirts. Edit: Only ordered 3 pro wrestling t-shirts. I knew I did not need to order 4 pro wrestling t-shirts.
  12. This thread necromancy has me watching 6-9-95 for the first time in at least 10 years. God, I still get so hyped when Kobashi irish whips Kawada into a stiff ass straight kick to Misawa's face. It's really impressive how much of a controlled car crash this whole thing is. It's got the energy and insanity and chaos of some WWE matches with 6-8-10 guys + plunder, except it's just 4 guys and a regular ring. Holy Demon Army 4 Life.
  13. It's the most wonderful time of the year!
  14. The Damn Yeti

    Fix Every Sport

    NBA (and college too, if you're froggy) - play to a point total, like a pickup game. Crunch the numbers to figure out what makes the most sense, probably first to 100. Win by 2. Completely cuts out the BS attrition and foul-a-thon at the end of games. Timeouts would be purely strategic, not clock management. Putting a guy on the foul line under any circumstances would be a mistake, not a game management strategy.
  15. Whoever directed last night really knocked it out of the park. The open with Rick's execution, Dawn's fight scene, the off-kilter prisoner exchange and Beth's death were all fantastic and really elevated the episode above the typical week-to-week experience.
  16. I was going to swear off of this one after buying way too much the last few times they had a sale, but I also couldn't pass up the Tati set for under $50. Really looking forward to that.
  17. That Watchmen trailer is instant goosebumps. I must have watched it 100 times before the movie premiered.
  18. Just watched Prisoners, and it would probably sneak in to my top 5. Definitely top 10. Intense violence, while mostly implied, great performances from everyone, and an epic, brooding evil that permeates every scene after the first 5 minutes.
  19. While the subject of this story is in the past, it made me feel the same way the amazing "It's not happening here, but it is happening now" campaign for Amnesty International does: Supremely uncomfortable for all the right reasons.
  20. Figured I'd be the only one but glad to see someone else felt this way. Pretty much my thoughts exactly. I never get that embarrassed feeling but this was some cringeworthy turn down the volume goofy stuff for me. Bray continues to be very hit or miss with me. Thank God. I was 3 pages deep and thought there was something wrong with me. I skipped through a lot of it because of how awkward it was and kept thinking I must have missed something. It was just an awful children's choir repeatedly singing an awful song while Bray Wyatt cackled maniacally with a young kid on his lap? I actually think Extreme Rules is going to be really good, and I'm excited to see the Cena/Wyatt cage match. I like the Wyatt's in the ring more than on the mic, but that's obviously an unpopular opinion puffin. Looking forward to Barrett taking the IC belt, I think the 6-man tag will be pretty awesome, and hopefully Bryan and Kane have one of Bryan's "monster formula" matches from back in the day. He should be out for blood. Not too excited for Paige and Tamina, and RVD is the worst thing to happen to Cesaro since he debuted with the WWE. This was the first middling Raw of 2014 for me. EDIT: Just want to clarify that I'm in agreement with the guys in the last page. The Evil Cult Leader thing isn't goofy (or goofier than anything else, I guess) but this Whole World In His Hands shit is awful to me. I liked it at Mania, it felt bizarre and organic. Listening to Bray labor through it deliberately and then add the whole kid thing just isn't for me.
  21. Box Office 1. Transformers: Age of Extinction (Jun 27) 2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2) 3. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Jun 13) 4. X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23) 5. Godzilla (May 16) 6. Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug 1) 7. Maleficent (May 30) 8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Aug 8) 9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Jul 11) 10. Hercules (Jul 25) 11. A Million Ways To Die In The West (May 30) 12. 22 Jump Street (Jun 13) 13. The Expendables 3 (Aug 15) 14. The Purge: Anarchy (Jul 18) 15. Lucy (Aug 8) Rotten Tomatoes 1. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Jun 13) 2. Godzilla (May 16) 3. Maleficent (May 30) 4. Lucy (Aug 8) 5. X-Men: Days of Future Past (May 23) 6. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Jul 11) 7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (May 2) 8. Guardians of the Galaxy (Aug 1) 9. Jupiter Ascending (Jul 18) 10. A Million Ways To Die In The West (May 30) 11. Transformers: Age of Extinction (Jun 27) 12. 22 Jump Street (Jun 13) 13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Aug 8) 14. The Purge: Anarchy (Jul 18) 15. The Expendables 3 (Aug 15) Tiebreaker: Lucy (Aug 8) - $71,500,000
  22. I actually popped for the Evolution theme. HHH has been king sized this year, and this is certainly the best way to use BFD and Orton at the moment.
  23. There was a match between Kazarian and Sabin in 2003 or 2004 that I remember liking a lot.
  24. I've kicked off my WrestleMania festivities with some of my favorite Bryan Danielson matches: vs. Liger, Morishima, McGuinness and London. Predictions for tonight are that the pizza will taste good, the live feed will be smooth and that I'll have a great time.
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