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  1. I must have missed that Raw as a kid, because I saw that promo for the first time on a rewatch when the Network first came out, and I thought it was awesome. It wasn't as edgy as Nash would later be in the NWO, but in a pre-Stone Cold world I thought it worked really, really well as an early draft.
  2. Great point. I was mentioning that yesterday too more in relation to Malekai's back injury, but I kind of forgot about the Visa aspect of it.
  3. Great call. This is why it pissed me off Death Triangle won the trios title after the All Out hubbub, between that match you said and the AWESOME PnP street fight, Best Friends were definitely among the unsung heroes of the pandemic era - they deserve at least a short courtesy run with the tags or trios for that alone IMO. I get the idea of you know, eternal underdogs, heart and soul, Mikey Whipwreck, etc. but I don't think DT needed the belts, especially with Pac being AA champion and the Luchas doing straight tag matches anyway
  4. Nothing personal against any of the ex-WWE guys looking to leave AEW, but if I woke up tomorrow in HHH's office and he said to me "Who do we poach from the competition?" I'd be looking at the Dante Martins and Jungle Boys of the world instead of dudes we already had and did nothing with, and now its 5 years later so they're all pushing 40.
  5. I enjoyed it, but not as much as Dystopia. That one was a REAL pleasant surprise - this one didn't knock my socks off in the same way. I'll put it in the class of "pretty solid" with United Abominations and 13. If it has, I haven't seen it. As you might guess, I have some big feelings about this one. On the one hand, if you're gonna do it, these are 100% the guys to do it - the pedigree is there, and given the relationship both guys had with the brothers, it's about as close to "in-house" as you can get. They even brought Dime's guitar tech back to work with Zakk on dialing in the tone just right (I'm not 100% sure, but I'm assuming he'll be playing on some of Dime's stuff at least part of the show - every time I've seen BLS he uses a Razorback for at least a handful of songs). On the other, it's a little gross. I don't care how many times they trot Rita out to say the brothers would have blessed it, if Vinnie wanted it, he would've done it while he was here. Period. Then you have Rex, who wrote a lot of nasty things in his book about Phil, out here emphatically going "If we ever toured, it wouldn't be with Zakk Wylde, I can tell you that." Go$h, I wonder what'$ changed hi$ mind? I say all this with the full acknowledgement that I *will* be going to this when it comes to my town. I really can't sit there and justify shitting on it and 'voting with my wallet' when I've seen Down, BLS, and Anthrax countless times since Dime was killed. Like you, however, I'm really not digging the whole "no modifiers" thing - this really ought to have been called like, "Reinventing the Steel" or something. I thought the Clapton one kinda sucked, but agree on the Tony tracks big time. His and Zakk's are the only ones I keep revisiting (though the title track is a bit of an earworm). It's pretty interesting to me to hear Ozzy singing about mortality and things like that on this one and the last one, when so much of his usual lyrical output is the total opposite - think "I'm Not Going Away," "I Don't Wanna Stop," "You Can't Kill Rock N Roll," "Hellraiser" etc. Now it's like, some of this stuff is almost a thought experiment on "What if Johnny Cash's version of Hurt was heavier?" Overall, it's a pretty solid effort, and while I probably won't ever revisit it cover to cover, I think it's probably his strongest record since Down to Earth, possibly Ozzmosis in some places.
  6. Slightly off topic, but the other day on Twitter, I had what I thought to be a pretty good idea for a show, and I got seven replies telling me it was too much of a Vince idea. I understand that in 2022 it was supposed to be an insult, but I felt like you could probably do a lot worse than the guy who has literally made the most money ever in wrestling. All this to say: don't feel too badly; a broken clock is right twice a day.
  7. Maybe I overrate Black because it's a dope gimmick (I'm pretty simple to please, rip off as much Kevin Sullivan, 'Taker, Raven, and '97 Sting as you can, and I'm a happy camper; see also Wyatt, Bray) but I personally am of the opinion that if his back were healthy and he was mentally healthy and willing to work, he could have been slotted into a world title feud tomorrow and it would have worked fine.
  8. I took Claudio/Jericho (and though I can't cast one for her, my lady took Fenix/Jungle Boy FWIW). I was actually really, really, near-coin-flip close to going SIOG/Acclaimed, I'm pretty shocked it's not gotten one vote - maybe it was just the insanity of being there and getting sucked into every near fall and popping huge for the Lee rana and the Billy Gunn stuff. Still, I stand by my vote - 49.9999999999 to 50.0000000001
  9. "Dude. Dude. Dude? Yeah, you've got a point." has lived rent free in my head for 25 years, and I think I've only ever seen it in full twice
  10. Yeahhhhh, that's what it was. I think the other team was like, Yoko, Bulldog, Owen and someone else. My brain wants to say Vader but I know that isn't right at all, I think he was still with WCW for that.
  11. Agreed, wildly incongruous - it reminds me of that famous picture of Undertaker (from I think possibly the Intrepid?) where he's got the US flag sewn into the lining of the duster, like, what dude?
  12. Yes, which is why I found the earlier discussion about the "broken promises" portion of his statement kind of confusing - there's no way he couldn't have also been including WWE in that designation - how could TK be expected to push Black at any meaningful level when they have no idea what his availability is going to be? I love Black, I think it's a 10/10 gimmick and presentation and I dig the kicks and everything, but if he's using words like "debilitating" and "retirement" I completely understand why this run looked the way it did. Look at how many stop/starts there were with this endless Death Triangle - imagine if that was a world or other singles title program between Pac and Black? Nightmare situation.
  13. Butcher/Blade/Brody makes all the sense in the world and was *right* there. Almost actually mad I didn't think of it first - great idea @Craig H I'll also co-sign the hoss tourney/title. Not sure if it was you or not, but I've read the idea of a Brodie Lee memorial big boi tournament here a couple times, and though I get that it might be a little bit of overkill with the Owen having just wrapped, it's too good not to do. Honestly, even if it's just kind of a side attraction on Dark/Elevation/Rampage with only the finals on Dynamite/PPV it's just too good not to do. Also, I know I must have annoyed the shit out of everyone with how often I was saying this, but back when Brian Cage was Champion, my big agenda was to use the FTW title as the meat slappin' belt. I'm generally against any kind of weight limit (so FTW is good because you're not hamstrung by it) - A Cruiserweight title made sense back in the days when size was the default, so inversely, if the house style more geared toward your Darbys and Sammys and Bucks, it might make sense to do the opposite (though again I emphasize, I am firmly, firmly against any kind of formal weight division)
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