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  1. I could see them having Rhea win it and challenge Charlotte to a rematch. In fact now I've thought about it, it seems so obvious it's practically a spoiler. It'll suck for Asuka to lose the title and big Mania match as an afterthought again, but it'd be par for the course, and I guess at least should result in a good match. No idea for the men's match, Bryan maybe?
  2. It struck me while half watching Roode and Ziggler vs Street Profits earlier that one of my number one most hated WWEisms is lazily starting a feud by having someone beat the champions in a non title match. Can there be any worse way to build excitement for an eventual title match than having a half formed, usually abridged version of that same match with nothing at stake? Particularly objectionable in the tag division, where their own stupid brand split contrivance means there are very few potential challengers and someone could just as feasibly be awarded a shot after reasonably pointing out
  3. I think 15's about right for the average match, any less and I'll usually be disappointed, unless it's a squash match or anything else where the relative shortness of the match is the story being told. I don't really worry too much about star ratings, but I can't see anything below about 25 minutes as a worthy of a top grade, any less and I'm probably going to feel like something's been held back.
  4. One thing people seem to keep missing when they want Butcher and Blade to get pushed is that Butcher is in Every Time I Die, one of if not the best band on the planet, and as soon as society starts opening up again they'll hopefully release the new album they've had on the backburner for a year and tour the shit out of it for the next two.
  5. They still have a second Dome show to think about, surely they repeat last year and have Ibushi beat Evil to earn a title shot on the 5th? If he never wins the IWGP title I'll be very sad.
  6. Unless I missed something while idly half watching Raw with my finger on fast forward, they only changed back to the right brands because the two sets of champs happened to agree to the idea. If they hadn't, I assume they would have remained on the wrong brand. As it is, there'd be nothing to stop that happening in a future draft. Or to stop one brand grabbing both sets of a particular title.
  7. Really, now they've established that no title is tied to a brand, it's pretty stupid to call them the Raw and Smackdown titles. It's also a much worse idea than having one set of tag titles that can travel between brands to keep feuds fresh without needing regular drafts, but we can't expect too much. They obviously need two of every type of title or those lucrative house show dollars will dry right up.
  8. Why is the triple threat match advertised as No Holds Barred, when triple threat matches in WWE are no DQ by their very nature, and therefore do not bar any holds?
  9. I know the Sonya Deville stalker sounds particularly disturbed, but you only have to look at the replies to any of the WWE women's social media to realise how impossible it'd be to preemptively get psychiatric help for everyone displaying signs of obsessive and creepy behaviour. Honestly, I think the sort of fan culture that has sprung up in the last ten years or so alongside Twitter, especially, is fucking alarming. There's a whole world of lunatics out there who think they're entitled to famous people's attention if they try hard enough to 'earn' it, and even if 99% of them are harmless, tha
  10. My main takeaway from this is that they really need to stop having their main events start with under 15 minutes to go. The TV time remaining thing is fine, but they should at least try and maintain the illusion that they begin each show intending for the main to get up to 20 minutes. As it is, they keep hyping me up for a match one week, and lowering my expectations for anything better than a solid TV match by the time it finally starts.
  11. Maybe this has been a regular talking point that I've missed somehow, but Dominik looks distractingly like Anthony Jr from The Sopranos. His match with Seth needs to end via stoppage when a bear appears.
  12. Cardona's music is terrible, but I still sort of like it? Abysmal 2001 nu metal is still better than a lot of current WWE themes, cos it's more wrestlery. Too many WWE top and mid card guys have instrumental tunes, which is fine when they're Mr Perfect level great, but how often is that the case? It used to be the case that when your entrance music got lyrics, it meant you'd evolved into a main eventer, now their two main champions have generic instrumentals. So AEW is clearing a very low bar by getting themselves a shitty wrestler metal house band, but I'll take it.
  13. Is it baseless and unfair to add this Marty thing to my hunch that quite a lot of 80's wrestlers probably murdered people back in the day? It was already a bit of a golden age (wrong phrase, but hey) for serial killers back then. Add in wrestlers' itinerant lifestyle, love of substances and well documented propensity for violence and perversion, and I do wonder...
  14. I love this game, perfect for anyone who's into the idea of a battle royale, but doesn't want to test their twitch shooting skills against other people. Managed to win my first game before work this morning, felt like an hero and did an actual jig.
  15. Not to add unnecessarily to the 'my non wrestling fan girlfriend has surprising insight into wrestling' genre of post, but thought the board would appreciate this one. My girlfriend moved in with me last week for coronaviral reasons, and has never been a TV watcher, so she's generally happy to occupy herself with other things while I watch my usual non wrestling bullshit. But, she's genuinely gotten interested in wrestling and will give it her full attention, even in its current sad, fanless state. So far she's enjoyed Aleister Black and Shotzi Blackheart for coolness reasons, but of all the A
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