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  1. I really enjoyed the show. The best match had to be Marafuji/Elgin but the Ladder match and main were pretty good. I thought for sure Tessa was winning it especially with how all the heat was put on her and Cyrus putting her over but I guess not yet. I hope they eventually get around to putting one of the belts on her since it'd be pretty original and fresh for a major company to do. RVD looked to be in good shape but his HBK emotionless heel turn was puzzling. The Shamrock match was not amazing but still pretty nostalgic which is basically what it should have been. I'm looking forward to the AXS era and I just wish this is the kind of product we were getting back in like 2006 from this company.
  2. I'm giving this card a try since I'm in the mood for some regular wrestling (outside the WWE Universe of robot wrestlers and announcers). This'll be my first Impact show since the old weekly PPVs and I think it'll be fun. I really want to see Shamrock, and hopefully Tessa win the strap. Plus, I really liked the angle they did with Cage and Callihan on their go-home show.
  3. Anyone know how much Bound For Glory is?
  4. Pretty solid stuff tonight and they finally decided to not overbook the main event finish. The women's match started pretty rough and I really don't buy Baker as a babyface at all. I loved how they managed to protect Pac and still have him eat the cover. The main finish was a little sleazy but I think going into AEW, I pictured them just having all clean finishes, etc. and that just isn't very realistic. Darby looked like a million bucks, even though he lost, which is what the WWE should've been doing in those AJ/Cedric matches. Oh yea, and I forgot that awesome Cody vignette. I can't wait to see it live next week too, should be fun.
  5. When it comes to Mike Kinnellis, if the guy is going to be miserable for the next five years, why not just let the guy go? It's not like the guy has so much untapped potential that a company like AEW would benefit off of WWE's loss. This guy isn't going to be a main guy in too many major places around the world. To me, it seems like the guy just wants to work more, so I say let him do it. Like others have said, if they want they can keep Maria around because it's clear she has always been the focus since they returned. Let him go and have fun working for ROH or Impact or MLW.
  6. I don't really think these numbers are surprising since it was a curiosity show with a lot of buzz. To parrot Dave a little, six months from now or a year from now, will it be the same? I imagine it's going to drop off a little but not to the point of that 500K number TNT was happy with. They seem to be good for a bit, as long as the quality doesn't go off a cliff anytime soon. Maybe NXT can hire Russo or something to complete the trifecta of 90's bookers. Vince will definitely throw more stuff on NXT though. I thought Dynamite was a fun show which didn't disappoint but I was expecting some sort of wild Young Bucks/Lucha Bros. style match. This thing has got me caring for a product again and I like that, and I'm in going forward.
  7. Yea, I'm in the middle of it now. Surprisingly, he got a fair amount of clean wins. In fact, here it is: Superstar Billy Graham
  8. I promise I won't hype every single new post I make but I'm pretty excited about my new project. I'm starting to look at who had the strongest and weakest WWE championship reigns as heels. I really am intrigued by the dichotomy between the McMahon's booking of babyface champs versus heel champs. I'm going to use results to look at booking of champions and see how far I can get. I'll be looking for clean wins and losses, and who those were against. I also have a post on AWA enhancement star George Gadaski at my page. Heel WWE champions #1-Ivan Koloff
  9. So, I'm working on a project for my blog, and I need to use WWE results. Is the most comprehensive/best site for this History of WWE, or is there a better source?
  10. I just got done watching most of the show, and while it might have been the company's worst effort so far, it was still highly entertaining. My favorite two matches were Omega/CIMA and the main event. It was good to see the Bucks forced to slow down with guys like the Rhodes. Brandi/Allie was probably the worst match on the main card and it was about what I was expecting from the two. I'm assuming this will build up to Kong/Allie v. Kong/Brandi at All Out. The opening women's match was a little better but not as good as the matches from the last two shows. They should have gotten Baker out of there right away and should have never let her get back in the ring. Lucha Bros/SCU was fun and Pentagon has so much presence and charisma. I enjoyed that match more than their matches with Bucks since it wasn't a total spot fest. The three-way tag was decent and they need to push the hell out of Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus, going by their crowd reactions. Admittedly, I skipped Sabian/Page and the 6-man tag, along with the other Buy-In match. I enjoyed the angles with Jericho and I also thought they need to learn how to properly time these shows. The arena looked nice but I hope they don't over-rely on the place in the future. Commentary was good but Marvez definitely doesn't need to be there. I'm not as hard on him as others and I do think he is the best third man in the business, if that means anything. At least, they let him talk a little and he did have a couple interesting things to add throughout the night.
  11. Has it been brought up here that you can buy an Ahmed Johnson shirt in 2019 that looks like this...
  12. I'm a little confused as to what Impact Plus offers, in terms of PPVs. When do they usually add their PPVs to the service? I subbed the other day and was hoping to watch Slammiversary today but it's a no go. Are they quick about adding stuff like that or will I have to wait a ton?
  13. I guess I'm back doing obscure posts, and I just finished one on the Powers of Pain/Super Assassins. I've been going through old Observers and I have some other stuff in mind for future articles.
  14. I couldn't catch the show last night but watched it today and I was pretty impressed. It wasn't as good as DON but I wasn't expecting it to be. The 3-way tag on the pre-show was decent but the Nakazawa/gamer dude match was annoying, and I missed the women's match. Daniels/CIMA was pretty decent and so was the 3-way women's match. It gave me a chance to get familiar with some of the Japanese ladies, as admittedly it was hard to remember them all at DON. Nyla really has a lot of presence and the 2-on-1 story through some of the match was nice. The highlight, for me, was the Cody/Darby match, and from a storyline standpoint, this match was awesome. The veteran Cody underestimating Allin, and not paying attention to the time limit was great. Not to mention, Darby pinballing all the time with several unique sells and bumps. I had no problem with the chairshot, as long as it was gimmicked but I did think it took away from the finish of the match. They didn't put over Darby enough after the match was over. I would have liked to have seen maybe like a handshake between the two or even just a couple extra moments of putting over the story and Allin a little. However, they did put over the chairshot pretty well, which was good, and I'm guessing will lead to Spears/Cody at All Out. The 6-man was pretty crazy and fun, and everyone looked great. The Street Fighter stuff was pretty good. The 4-way was good, and Page and MJF are obviously the future of the company. MJF is basically the 2019 Bubba-Ray Dudley with his promos, which is cool with me. Moxley/Janela was fun and Moxley really gave Janela a lot during the match. Janela took most of the crazy stuff but Moxley still did some stuff that, being a former WWE star, he probably didn't have to take. The brawl at the end was great and gave Omega his heat back. Overall, so far, so good with this company but I'm sure we'll start to see a lot more bad stuff once they have to book 52+ shows a year, episodicly no less.
  15. Help me out here, who was the guy that did a version of Hulkamania (obviously not called Hulkamania) before Hogan came around with it in the AWA? I'm not talking about Superstar Billy Graham but I remember reading about a guy that had a gimmick that Hulkamania was based on.
  16. I'm just going to put this here because I feel like it and it amuses me but I think one of the women in one of the major US companies should be obsessed with Garfield. Maybe someone like Dana Brooke could go to catering and always demand lasagna, and she could also sleep in a box with a blanket and a teddy bear. She would then need to be woken up for her match. Her promos would also be just her thinking sarcastic things about her opponents, and she'd never actually speak with her mouth. Also, she'd refuse to work on RAW because she hates Mondays. That is all.
  17. I'm starting to think that young upstart Shane will end up becoming a world champ before Drew
  18. Piper must've needed some shots afterwards from all the Ed Leslie DNA he got in his mouth
  19. I'm a page off but how come no one has ever done an Iron Man Tables match? The Dudleys and the Hardys see how many tables they can put each other through in a half-hour.
  20. Yea, that had to be scripted unless he is actively trying to get fired
  21. I kinda grimace when I hear people talking about AEW as competition or that it's another version of the Monday Night Wars. Let's just wait and see how the next set of shows does and how they handle the TNT show. I think the biggest hurdle will be how many viewers they're doing by February. Sure, this show was real good but wait until they have to do 52+ shows a year and be compelling too. I wouldn't mind Marvez being gone. He comes across like a better third wheel than Saxton or Renee but he didn't really add too much other than to set up the other guys for talking points. Another thing is that I was disappointed in the little backstage interview segment they did with Kylie Ray as I thought it looked a little low-rent. I should mention that I really got a kick out of the Cody throne thing and what it represented. The Attitude Era of the WWE was garbage, to me, except for the really good angles, and there were definitely less of those than bad shit thrown against the wall and sleaze. I tend to separate the AE of 97-99 from the overall wrestling boom of 95 onward, in my mind. I generally like the latter but not the former. It was a good message and a great symbol for forward thinking. BTW, does anyone know if they were using a 20x20 ring?
  22. I don't really want to go into too much detail but I really enjoyed the show, and I could maybe see myself buying more shows in the future. I subscribe to the Network but I never watch their shows and lord knows how long it has been since I actually paid for a show. IMO, none of the matches were bad and I really enjoyed the Joshi match and Cody/Dustin. I thought production was pretty solid and commentary was pretty decent too. I actually liked Marvez the least, which is surprising. I liked JR's enthusiasm for the main and Excaliber was amazing, if not channeling Mauro's over-announcing things. Most of the guys in the matches looked like stars, and even some of the battle royal guys were decent. The ending was a bit overbooked but it was still pretty exciting even as I figured Moxley would show up at some point. By the end, Jericho seemed like an afterthought after the heat was seemingly put on Moxley, then Omega, and back to Moxley. Admittedly, I'm just nitpicking.
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