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Everything posted by RolandTHTG

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. I kinda just want to see him put on makeup and a dress, and stand in the background nonchalantly nodding throughout promos.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. Peak wrestling cool is always going to be white guys wearing Fubu and fanny packs.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. I hope they put him on the Backstage show
  14. I hope they remember the Network angle on TNN but replace Cyrus with Alicia Fox.
  15. Brock got destroyed in 7 seconds by Goldberg. Didn't see this reaction then. Working yourselves.
  16. I'm not sure what I want more now. If Rey is this generation's Bruno: Dominic Sammartino or Larry Velasquez?
  17. Had no idea who it was at first. Was thinking "you looking JACKED, Dominic".. It was a cool moment. Just lacking context for most who were tuning in, but possibly not to those who watch next week as a result.
  18. Could a pay it forward format with TV time work? Say TNT acknowledged future issues with scheduling around the NBA, and agreed to give them 360 minutes of TV time a month to use how they see fit. Subsequently you have maybe 2 x 45 minute recap type shows a month (maybe one dedicated to just one big match), a standard 90 minute show and then a big 3 hr Clash of the Champions type deal if need be. Or just 4 weeks of 90 mins where the story suits it. I think there's significant issues with predictable running times and the ensuing formats. You tune in with 30 mins to go in Raw, maybe the opening 30 too and the rest you can read up on. Guys don't become as stale and overexposed as you no longer have a mandate to fill that much TV time every week. Maybe the surprises hit more if you promise a quick 45 minute go home show and something big happens instead.
  19. Also how good is a 90 minute show? Tried watching NXT afterwards. Fell asleep at the start of the Gargano match.
  20. Have watched 2 AEW shows. It did a great job showcasing some lesser names as big deals to casual observers like me. ...then Jack Swagger showed up and looked somewhere between lost and retarded.
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