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Brandon Bones

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  1. I remain stunned Bill Fralic didn’t pursue a career in wrestling. He seemed to get it.
  2. Con: Oh for fucks sake. Pro: We won’t see Jeff Hardy finally die in a ladder match. Bonus Pro: Guess I’ll have to save all this airplane glue for myself.
  3. Great show! Rampage will always have the uphill climb of coping with being a “B show”. So many years of WWE treatment has us all kinda trained to expect to expect nothing if the Main Show has anything else tacked on it. Rampage at the very least has escaped being painted as a throwaway Velocity or 205 Live. Bad schedules aside. Every match hit the the sweet spot in a very compact hour. I even dug the good work done in getting Santam Singh on tv. Plus the trios act overall had a very good presentation. Pretty sure Big Show was the agent for this one. Count me in on the elevation in opinion of both Statlander and Red Velvet. Statlander seems to train for the sake of power and strength. Velvet smaller stature and ability to rag doll really complimented Kris to put that all in focus. That snap zoom on Jade had to have been edited in but was really good. I like The Baddies as an act. The Main Event was a blast. I hadn’t seen Osprey since before he left CHAOS. Additionally, I’ve seen very little NJPW over the last couple of years. So Aussie Open was new to me. Kind of surprised it’s not a Golfing gimmick. Glad it’s not. They impressed me. It was like somebody posted earlier that it was a real treat to discover them. Good times. Great memories.
  4. Brandonetico is done being calm. My Thunder Bae vs. Maldovian Murder Face Marina may not have had the most heat. But it got it just right all the same. Technique beats raw power this time around and I loved it. Shafir does the same face my mom would make when I handed in my report card. Bae looked hot in her Bride gear. She is real good at that rasslin’. I’m continually baffled by AEWs inability to do another Battle Royal as good as the All In preshow one. This wasn’t bad at all. It got a lot of little seeds planted throughout the under and mid card. KOR fucking rules, but I get it that the Undisputed flavor being stale. Mox is fucking killing it right. He counted his chip stack in that promo. My dude is staking his claim that he is The Man in this business. He gives William Regal the “willycobbles”. Duh fuc? Good promo from The Baddies. I watched the international feed this week. That fucking ruled. Wow. Wardlow is a fucking DORK. He dresses like my step father. That doesn’t work for me brother. That being said. Let’s see… 20 security dudes x 3 power bombs a piece at least + 1(2?) for Sterling = 62 power bombs? That sounds exhausting. I don’t want to see Jeff Hardy die. But I have some airplane glue if he needs it next week. That Swerve fellow…
  5. When I suggested Tanahashi. I said so in complete ignorance to his upcoming G1 schedule. That being said, he is still my favorite choice. Not so much a prediction. Tanahashi is in my eyes the Japanese wrestler who most got over a generally American style of wrestling outside of America. I’d like to see him do that under a big spotlight stateside. NJPW probably won’t have too much of a problem changing some plans to accommodate unforseen injuries. When it comes to winning the AEW title. It raises Tanahashi’s credit limit on a career that at least in Japan… has “been there done that” for a long time. Plus the matches will be bangers. Thankfully, TK is as much of a “fucking mark” to want to do it.
  6. Well I procrastinated long enough not seeing Dr. Strange. I can genuinely justify not going now. Go me.
  7. For me. The BCC vs The League of Extraordinary Ice Cream Men is a solid #2 behind Bryan/Hangman.
  8. Here comes Mr. Positive! The Ruby/Storm vs. Hayter/Baker was MOTN for me. Christ! Does Hayter just attack the mat/floor with every bump she takes. She is indeed in my top 5 every week she is in the ring. Rubys bump off the apron to the floor was vicious. The 10 man was pretty great too. Even if I’ve seen a parade of that style of match for awhile now. When Punk came back after 7 years. My advice would have been: “Keep everything the same. Just ditch the springboard clothesline.” That move has the highest probability of failure. He got away with it for awhile. But yeah, maybe drop that one or start doing some extra stretching and practice it until it comes back to muscle memory. Good match. Tanahashi on American TV. Fuuuuck yes! That match with Punk is going to fucking rule. Wardlow is heading into Hangman territory now. Where he had the hit song go to number 1. Now he needs a follow up. Sterling isn’t a bad choice to get him some heat. Plus is WAS a nice smooth little dance move exchanging roles with Smart Mark and Stokley. This was a first chapter. Wardlow next appearance will be very telling. I’m somewhat baffled by some of the negative reactions to MJFs promo. Not because I’m ignorant to some fans having issues with shooty promos. I’ve heard all about it for 25 years. But with all that material out in the world from over the weekend. What are you going to do? Not weave it in and have the other side of the argument say: “What? Are we just ignoring this shit now?” Because on its own. The promo was a high tension, quality piece of television. Delivered by a compelling competent performer who backed up and believed every word he spoke. I did indeed “feel something. Even a buddy of mine, who hasn’t exactly migrated over to AEW (yet) had to text me about the promo this morning singing MJFs praises. I love you AEW. You’re my only hope.
  9. That poor stormtrooper that ate shit on the laser gate. Rugged.
  10. I’m largely enjoying this show overall. The little girl playing Leia was much better handled this episode. The editing could be a bit tighter. I’m also enjoying the familiar music cues that never quite get to what we know in totality. That’s a nice touch.
  11. Ultimately, as it concerns rumors of plane tickets and no shows. I can’t really be bothered. What matters is what was had on screen. Which was a seven minute cathartic squash of the biggest asshole character of the last three years. I’m trying to recall another time where the payoff to an storyline had that degree of finality to it. But it’s not really coming to me. But for me it highlights one of AEWs biggest strengths. For years the backstage story has more often than not eclipsed the one in front of the cameras. Not this time.
  12. I could feel the anger reaction towards the show growing the longer it went. To each their own. But if I’m going back to the 50 bucks for a show format? I want my moneys worth. I got it. I ain’t mad at you if it’s not for you. But in this economy I gotta keep my money counted. AEW puts out because I’m convinced they legitimately care more about their show than some companies do. So I’m open to looking the other way on features that may not hit 100%. I’ve been critical of Cargills quality of matches historically. But I’m not blind to the fact she is still really inexperienced. As is Anna Jay for that matter. So I’m impressed that they were coached up enough to pull that entire segment off as well as they did. It started off kind of rough. But they eventually got there. Kudos. LOVED Wild Thing playing on repeat as not just an homage, but a heel spot for Jericho (who was excellent tonight) to cut it off. That brawl was absolute chaos and for me was the highlight of the show. I kinda expected to hear more about the production having a difficult time keeping up with how spaced out the action was. I thought it enhanced the authenticity. Cool. Menard’s blade job was fucking great. Those two Canadian goof balls got a strong WWF in 87 vibe to them that really appeals to me. Bryan’s fury was incredible. Especially, when he almost got caught up in Eddies feral aimless arrow act. Even Hager didn’t suck. Good finish too. I was glad to see Thunder Bae have a really good match with Serena after a string of below par results recently. Hopefully, she is back on track. Punk is probably the best choice as champion going forward with the changing business landscape. Very good match hampered a bit by being on so late. But I think Hangman’s reign was solid with some excellent to very good matches. Curious to see what happens to him next. Yeah, Darby/KOR didn’t need to be on the show. But I’m glad it was. Great match too. Tag title match was entertaining and exceeded my expectations. Swerve is a guy I don’t know much about. But I’m starting to look forward to when he appears. All 6 of those guys should get a bonus. Speaking of exceeding expectations. The Hardys/Bucks match. I guess when the two older guys can’t really keep the kind of pace the younger guys do… just beat the shit out of them. Worked for me. The full impact Swantons week after week always pop me. I did eat a shovel load of shit in my assurances that no heels were winning the Owen. Alrighty then. Rancid was great. I’m not going to miss that 50 bucks. But my weed man will.
  13. Still have to watch the second half of the show. Old people going to bed early. Y’all are slacking. I half expected somebody to call out MJFs embarrassing HBK ref shorts and the Summerslam 97 finish with the chair shot. Bran-don so smark. S-M-R-K!
  14. It beats having to curtain off half an arena for the sake of vanity.
  15. That was incredible. The lofty heights of Breaking Bad have been more than met. Applause.
  16. Well sign me up for Champion Punk vs. Miro feud. Where they shoot deep cut promos at each other and bleed to death at 5:30 pm on the west coast!
  17. What an excellent episode. After what has already been an exhausting week. I got promoted at work. Which means I’m daycaring a crew full of rookies save for two (that thankfully know more than me). A customer collapsed in the lobby on Day 2 of being in charge. I had to call 911 which apparently alerts management in the entire district. Had an exchange of words at work with a truck driver that thought it would be awesome to chant “Let’s Go Brandon” at me. I’m on fucking fire. So last night I also had zero interest in watching wrestling or getting any sleep (apparently). Then I saw what you all were saying about AEW this week. So after calling in to work (obviously). I sat down with my coffee and a joint and I watched the shit out of this show this morning. What timing. It really turned me around. I feel shitloads better. I estimate if I’m marking out over how effective the spilt screen was during the MJF/Wardlow angle. I’m on a good ride. The post match mega mixer of plot threads that ran after the JB/Starks match was just masterful. Jericho was The Oligarchs Yacht of douche canoes. Both in the voice over and promo. Chefs kiss to the AEW Galaxy. Whoever said Hager growth spurted but didn’t buy new clothes wins the day. But mostly because I read that post before I saw him. I actually pointed when I lol’d. “How much is he paying?” Classic Heenan. Darbys super sell of the loss was a blink and you’ll miss it moment. Uncle Dax and his rib was also top shelf. I’d like to reassure everyone concerned over Cole winning the tournament. It’s the OWEN HART tournament. A heel isn’t winning this one. I’d say a heel isn’t winning any of them. Assuming it’s an annual thing. Hayter/Storm was seemless with the rest of the show. I would like to see them do this again. Toni is a Titan. Barry Horowitz. It’s been too long. Thanks.
  18. Well… that wasn’t my favorite episode. But there was plenty of good stuff. A few hits and a few misses make for a lower overall score. But I can’t complain too hard. Fenix is so fucking good. Dante too. Jericho and Santana was decent. Wardlow is hitting. As is MJF continuing to surf the wave. The BCC are ruling wrestling these days. But the next match will need to be something of significance to avoid treading (awesome) water. Do I care if Hangman leans in on Punk? I’d say the Bret call out is more than justified. I’d also like to take the side of the crowd that chanted “No we don’t”! Love ya, AEW.
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