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  1. AEW has exposed long time fans like me to a whole new set of wrestlers like Garcia, 2.0 etc. And giving them time on the mains tag to shine on TV with older vets. And a willingness of the vets to let the young guys look good. After being force fed for years the same names it feels like, its just refreshing and daring. BUT the are using Dark and Elevation much like a TBS show to let the younger talent get reps. It feels like the older vets feel a responsibility to help the younger talent versus protecting their spot.
  2. It is Cena heat but maybe sharper. Cody is hopefully smarter and will use it somehow. I am along for the ride. Do we see Arn and Tully together? Does Arn turn on Cody first? Where does Brock fit into this?
  3. Maybe it's me but it sounded like JR is taking some time off when he signed off. And I love Arn but man his left hand looked really poor.
  4. Listened to Busted Open - said it was 5k. In NYC which is WWE's backyard the night after what was at one time a huge PPV. I feel for the talent - that was painful. The hard part is we have seen WWE in transition historically but who is the young talent on the men's side who the next set? NXT is been reset completely (not that any NXT talent on the men's side has been successful). We know that the first Diesel WWE champ run was largely the low point in the 90s - but the product is much more exposed these days. Raw was an hour then - now they have 5 hours
  5. OR USA or Fox looks at the ratings of WWE and plays hardball with WWE. Assuming the numbers stay relatively the same, AEW is relatively much cheaper than RAW, for numbers that are in the same neighborhood. But that is a long way off - and I have been saying for over six months WWE is for sale soon.
  6. I would love to know the economic model of AEW; we know they are spending a ton of money on a video game development.
  7. Going to be TK or his doctors. JR is old school - don't get paid if you don't wrestle mentality. And well this and OU football is his life now.
  8. The earrings are unique on him for sure - plus the extensive hair coloring
  9. if it is indeed absolutely 50% more than last year that's a big growth. Plus some nice change in the pocket.
  10. I think Jericho has potential in a booth IF he would turn it down by half. I like Starks actually more.
  11. Ex and Taz would be the best combo with Tony doing interviews and other duties. Some folks don't like Ex but to me he is really good, he has the most knowledge of the current group of young wrestlers. Part of me believes has Jr's wife not died so unfortunately he would probably be off in retirement. He can contribute to AEW. His sit down interview skills are still there and his voice for big matches are always welcome. I would think getting JR to call a title match for you is a worthy goal. And yeah - between Punk and Danielson being both energized and with some many dancing partners we are just blessed. In WWE, we would be on Omega-Danielson part 7 (with tags, three-man tags) - heck now it might be a full year until we get the sequel which may make it even a bigger event. Very different style
  12. I agree more and more with this. And what shows it is Rampage (with a more crowded booth) flows better.
  13. Max Caster as a Michael Hayes character to me is money on the table. His raps on the way to the ring are heat missiles.
  14. His biggest downside is injury like an ACL; but give him 5 years and another 25 to 30 pounds of muscle which will come naturally. Put him, his brother with the Acclaim - in some sort of new NOD. I am really high on the Acclaim too.
  15. Great show with BTE for what 2 mins and no match (but super effective - Kenny saying he has not watched the match , etc was just perfect); Jericho being a sidekick, - heck Punk said nothing and still was amazing. Fun stuff
  16. I like that the TNT title (and I assume the TBS title) are on TV. Throw back to the JCP TV Title that Arn wore and defended. The title has elevated Darby and I look to the same with Sammy. It creates a ready made weekly high profile match - Cody set the stage for the challenges and it has really worked so well for AEW. Speaking of Darby, curious where they take him next. He has really had a marvelous run over the last 18 months - heck even Cornette is starting to like him some. MJF-Punk, yes please.
  17. None of that 757 - the real old school 804
  18. I like that AEW is going to old school arenas like the Scope in Norfolk. They ran not the new Coliseum in downtown Charlotte (WWE runs there all the time) but went out to the old Coliseum on Independence where JCP ran in the 70s and 80s; the same place that Flair beat Vader at Starrcade when the rough blew off the place. Not many left that modern enough but have that old school charm. But the history at the Scope is long as well as the bars in Va Beach
  19. My hometown - Curious how the crowd is tonight at the Scope. It was some hot crowds in JCP days.
  20. That would make sense (and oddly the Dark Order pivot to Hangman). Brodie-Page could have been real good. Page is a bona fide babyface - I think in some ways a modern day Magnum TA minus the cheesecake stuff. Magum-Tully and Magnum-Nikita were two great feuds
  21. The Hardy-Page angle from the beginning of 2021 never got me much - but Hardy has been good at picking his spots, and minimizing the inevitable slowing down. I prefer Matt to Jericho in the ring. And he is taking on the real mentor role has worked.
  22. Two folks lost a match and it did not matter - Miro's storyline is possibly even enhanced and Eddie is even more over. Great booking can do this. The Jackson nod I liked - I am in the minority. Cole/Bucks split with Omega whenever is cemented. Page beating Daniel somehow should be interesting. Time to get Sammy on his own
  23. Maybe long remembered when MJF showed he can really go; he and Darby went out and tore the house down. Literally one of the those "follow this" moments. I remember someone on a podcast talking about starting a PPV with a hot match to get the crowd going. Well Darby and MJF delivered. Interesting that the 4 pillars all had purposeful moments to shine last night - planting those roots. I am enjoying a pro wrestling company that let's its wrestlers wrestle.
  24. One the very best stories of AEW is the re-emergence nationally of Tony Schiavone. If I had said 5 years ago we would have Tony Schiavone announcing pro wrestling on TNT again - well those were some really long odds. If you go back to the original podcasts that Tony was on he was really over wrestling, and in fact was pretty bitter. Tony was a fan first of JCP. I have enjoyed his podcasts for the most part, and he is re-energized. The whole story with him and Britt is actually been organic and real (and weirdly have him in a heels corner). JR - I swear some nights he is on, and some nights he is ready to ride off in the sunset.
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