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Everything posted by RolandTHTG

  1. I think Orton sucks within the confines of his current environment, and that an AEW run would be analogous to that of Lugers after jumping back to WCW. I'd also be more into him than Swagger.
  2. Has anyone suffered more from the No blood edict of the past decade than Orton? Not that he's a blood and gore guy by any respect, but that Methodical (TM) style needs a visceral payoff once in a while. Instead you sit through twenty minutes of stomps and chinlocks for a surprise out of nowhere finish every time.
  3. Let Brazzers buy the company. They couldn't do worse.
  4. Tried watching some eps from 2003 last night. Every second or third skit was massively homophobic or transphobic. Watching Fallon call an entire state a bunch of queers on Weekend Update seems so far removed from how super woke it is now
  5. I kinda wanna see an NXT Japan promotion be done where every person on the roster comes out to the generic Orient Express music waving the Japanese flag, and every match finish is green mist/salt to the eyes, its either going to last a few weeks, or be so ironically bad it becomes inanely popular.
  6. Speaking of UK promotions. I'll be over there at Xmas. Is SEPW as bad as it looks?
  7. Same reason why only the top guys can do movies and outside appearances, despite third parties specifically requesting them. You spend months establishing Rollins and Reigns as the top guys, only to potentially get unraveled by some exec from Fox who read Reddit before the show and decided to pick Velveteen Dream at pick 1 or something. ......Ideally though, I'd prefer it turn into a Saudi prince situation where some clueless to wrestling executive type ends up trying to pick Ric Flair, Chris Jericho or Randy Savage.
  8. I really enjoyed the show - best time I've had watching stuff in a long time. First exposure to Darby Allin, and I'm a believer. Great call whoever mentioned the Jericho/HHH finish for next week. Hot opener, and then kinda lost its way a little bit. They're doing the right thing about trying to get eyes on their new talent but the execution isn't quite there. I've heard good things about the Best Friends, but that segment was just odd. JR bugged me also. The "pronouns" stuff, the Leon White namedrop. He should be above that shit. Not massively sold on The Inner Circle, it really seems like an oddly thrown together group of guys that, despite Jericho's best efforts at justifying their existence as a unit, still didn't really buy it. SCU would have been a better choice than LAX for mine. Nonetheless, it's been a fun two weeks. I assume they're trying to make Britt Baker as unlikable as possible prior to her turning, if not, yeesh. The women's division is probably the weak spot of the shows so far - feels forced and low rent, down to the throwaway title belt in use.
  9. I just hope they fire back to the constant AEW shoot references by asking whatever happened to the third member of the Shield, and deadpanning a line about dragging a wagon around somewhere.
  10. I kinda just want to see him put on makeup and a dress, and stand in the background nonchalantly nodding throughout promos.
  11. Was that necessarily that they were tired of Hogan, or tired of the same formula his programs were in? People would have cheered him against Flair, against Luger, Yokozuna, maybe even Lawler also in the right towns. Instead they paired him either with guys that were even more on the nose than he was (Jimmy Hart, Brutus), against guys they wanted to cheer anyway (Sid, and by extent, Bret) in situations where the case presented for his actions were shaky at best. There was just no nuance to any of his stories, or any reason to get behind him.
  12. Man, 1992 and 1993 were Hogan's lost years. So many good things they could have done with his character, instead he went and made Thunder In Paradise, and we're left with nothing feuds with Money Inc and Sid, and unfinished business with Yokozuna. - We never saw him interact much with Savage post-face turn. How does he accept him as reformed? The Mega Powers reforming instead of the Mega Maniacs? Hogan being the third wheel to the Mega Maniacs? - Similar stuff with Slaughter. Does he accept Slaughter after he wants his country back? Is he Slaughter to Slaughter's Volkoff? Or even Taker for that matter? - Does the Yoko loss at KOTR 93 spark a crisis in confidence? Does he then feud with the younger version of himself in Luger? The obvious Bret match? Even Shawn was taking lots of potshots at him on the mic. A new generation vs old feud? More stuff with Savage after Savage completely shit on him on WWF Radio?
  13. Wearily decided to give a stay of execution to new seasons of Mr Robot and Walking Dead last night. Mr Robot was actually pretty interesting, at least most it's been in a while. Walking Dead achieved it's usual goal of sending me to sleep 20 minutes in. I may keep it around for this purpose alone. Finally got around to watching Black Sails - 2 eps in and I'm pretty interested. Otherwise - one episode into the Handmaid's Tale and I'm so-so, starting to get momentum with season 1 of Mad Men, and I'm pretty sure I'll pull the pin on Legion at the end of season 1 - how boring and pretentious.
  14. Peak wrestling cool is always going to be white guys wearing Fubu and fanny packs.
  15. I agree heavily with a lot of that, but I'll counter the Lesnar being the catalyst argument. That mentality was well and truly in the swing of things when Austin walked in 02, or the Rock left to make movies. Could even make an argument for it being Hogan leaving in 92 or Savage fucking him over to go to WCW too.
  16. Days of Our Lives consistently ran with the same storylines, always going back to the well with the Stefano vs John Black, sure you had guys get the rub as their proxys, sons, 2IC, etc but they would always be demoted back to who the real stars were. You always had minor characters given that Horton and Brady rub but never really did anything but be background characters. 60 years later, the show continues irrespective of its lack of star making moments or willingness to elevate new talent. Shit, they only stopped bringing up Stefano after the actor died IRL.
  17. That's perfectly valid, and I agree with you, but does it take away from your overall opinion of the show? If I thought Breaking Bad was 10/10, I'm not downgrading it to a 9 because Flynn did nothing more than eat breakfast, or thinking less of GOT because they could have done more with Rickon.
  18. I don't understand the rhetoric of how no wrestlers got over as a result of the ongoing narrative of the show. Did anyone watch Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones and complain about the lack of star making moments, or how one of the lower cast members didn't get elevated so they can have their own show elsewhere?
  19. I hope they put him on the Backstage show
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