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  1. I only saw that finish. Did Pat McAfee dance on the top rope earlier? Seriously, all about the finish was just awful. This was offensive to me as a wrestling fan.
  2. Totally agree here. Guys like Harumafuji and Kakuryu as well as Kisenosato would probably have a few titles more if it wasn't for Hakuho. He was starting to dominate his rivalry with Asashoryu, as you pointed out.
  3. Could we get a cry-laugh-reaction for situations like this?
  4. Hakuho is apparently set to retire. I don't really know what to say, but this is the final curtain for the greatest Rikishi of all time, so yeah... The sumo world will never be the same.
  5. Miyogiryu (lol) enters pumpkin mode as called by yours [email protected] Terunofuji Yusho without really doing anything. Mitakeumi beats Takakeisho for a 9-6 score, his usual good, but not outstanding sanyaku self. It's worth noting that the has five kachi koshi in a row in sanyaku. Terunofuji and Shodai close the tournament with a final match that has no impact on the overall result, but surely for their retirement funds and their pride as competitors. Terunofuji cements his status as head of the pack with a controlled yorikiri win.
  6. They already had a Brian, so they probably would got Jackson Brandon instead.
  7. Live on senshuraku and Miyogiryu (lol) is the sole remaining hunter of Terunofuji as I'm watching live. It's out of his hands, though, even if he beats Meisei today, he needs Shodai to topple the Shin-Yokozuna for a shot at the Yusho in a playoff. Both Ozeki got winning records already, which cleared Takakeisho from kadoban. After a rough start, this did not look certain, huge comeback after looking very injured. Ura went makekoshi, but with a respectable 7-8 after a few bad streaks in between.
  8. Outside perspective as this is only my second time watching a complete AEW show. That stadium looked great and I liked the stage. I honestly think that Danielson vs Omega started out strong, but it declined quite a lot, especially if it's the first match in a series of matches it was too much, imo. The finish felt flat to me and almost as if they missed their cue. I really wished Danielson would love wrestling just a little bit less, I like him a lot and I don't want to see him get paralyzed. That buckle bomb by Omega was reckless shit. Punk has always been a good promo. I believe him. That's more than I can say about almost all of today's wrestlers. MJF is really good. Pillman needs experience. If a Babyface has to tap, the way they did it here was the right way. Black vs Cody was ok until the finish where it fell apart. Oh, and that Brandi moment, what was that about? Cody was Homelander, right? Black winning seemed the right move, but how he got the win was weird. Especially with Arn bumping and lumbering around on the apron forever. FTR vs Sting and Allin was as good as I thought it could be which may sound like a backhanded compliment, but I think everyone involved looked competent. I think the rollup after Dax hit the chair would have been a better finish, but this way Darby contributed. Didn't like what I saw of Baker vs Soho. Both wrestlers have good charisma, but the match felt off. Finish stretch was bad imo. Even with Punk and Bryan, this is not for me. Having said that and probably coming across very critical, I can see why some wrestling fans like this. AEW has lots of energy that feels positive. Good for them and those who enjoy this.
  9. Nine days in the tournament is a lot closer than I thought it would be, mainly thanks to Daeisho beating Terunofuji today, eliminating the chances of a Zensho for the new Yokozuna. A lot of the guys expected to be possible rivals for Terunofuji are struggling (mainly Takakeisho and Takayasu). Onosho, Miyogiryu, Endo and Chiyonokuni are all merely one win behind. My personal favourite Ura is struggling, and probably not at 100%. He will face Terunofuji tomorrow.
  10. I do not think two, three 150 (at most) pound women not confronting 250-300 pound jacked up, aggressive dudes has something to do with moral relativism. I'm a fairly bulky dude who works out and has some basic fighting down, but even Flair is taller and heavier than me. Jackie and Jazz are tough and Molly is by all accounts a nice person, but this isn't a Marvel or DC movie and it probably would have gotten worse if any off would have tried to intervene. Plus there is a chaotic scene and a probability of them not registering a situation like that. I think it's weird to expect them to step up. I expected this to be a kooky, crazy but light hearted episode. The indecent exposure by Flair on the flight is something I never found all that funny, but I thought off it more as a "He went out and forgot about the non wrestling flight attendends". Still not good, but this shit is so much worse. Dreamer came across like a major idiot and showed no empathy whatsoever. Attempting to downplay some of the actions, the dumb line regarding the settlement, getting cute with the hairstyle thing...not sure what was asked, but yeesh. Chioda, to me, came across more like a clueless sidekick than anything, still missing the point by a country mile, yet not as bad as Dreamer.
  11. Yeah, pretty much spot on on both accounts. I will add that Takakeisho looks to be in worrying condition so far and would probably be better off dropping down to Sekiwake or maybe even further before attempting a comeback. It was a neck injury after all.
  12. Basho is under way, despite being a week off it kinda felt like it snuck up this time around. On the first day, both Ozeki lost while Terunofuji seemed comfortable in his new position. He should by all accounts be considered a heavy favourite. We will see what the weeks will bring. I hope I can be here and talk sumo from time to time, life is busy though...
  13. Amazing feat for Raducanu winning 20-0 sets as a qualifier to win the whole thing. I really hope that Piers Morgan dude has some form of angry diarrhea after trying to bully this particular teenager during Wimbledon.
  14. I agree that it's not a good development long-term. At this point, I am old enough not to care as much as I used to. Enough good, old wrestling around. Occasionally, there is good stuff, but feels fewer and farer between. I'm happy for people who enjoy AEW, but I really can't get into it. Too many of the bad aspects of modern wrestling, too much Jericho, too much bad booking from my pov. For me it's almost the same as WWE, albeit up until recently with less good talent, but more effort. And while I don't get the reference, I sure as hell don't want to be in Berlin.
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