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  1. My main takeaway is that FTR looked more like stars than they ever did in the WWE, in just a few short minutes.  They came in, riding a badass truck, and made the save for the Bucks, and looked like a million bucks.  They look like superstars because of sensible booking and protection.  This felt like a big moment, even without a proper crowd.

    The show was pretty damn good.  The pep rally was fun but I feel the Tyson thing was a little derivative of the 98 angle but a fight between Jericho and Tyson probably should have a pull-apart.  Hopefully, they'll get good publicity out of a potential match and Jericho will probably shine in it.

    Britt's segment was incredible and it has opened my eyes to the "deep state" atmosphere going on in AEW.  Aubrey must be jealous of her success or something.  One thing I did notice is that Aubrey is friends with Tony Schiavone.  Makes you think if he is in on the plot to take our great Britt down.

    Hager sounded great with his poem and it going off the rails.

    I don't feel like going through everything but I really enjoyed the show, and if this is how they do post-PPV shows with no crowd, they'll be fine.  I'm no longer worried about guys like Rusev having to debut without a crowd.  He'll be fine.

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  2. Ok folks, I'm having an issue.  First, I put up the next installment ranking WWE heel champs, The Iron Sheik.

    I want to continue reviewing shows like Prime Time but I can't remember the program I used to use to make gifs.  Does anyone know of any good ones?  I had one on my old PC where I could just drag a transparent screen over something on my PC and start recording but I can't remember the name of the program.

  3. I enjoyed the show, especially the main event, which I thought was really good.  As a go-home show, I don't think it got me too excited for anything but the Stampede match but that's a fine match to build around.  Brodie and Mox was okay but not as good as the build-up to Mox/Jericho.  Brodie should have gotten over better the fact that he was sacrificing 10 to Moxley, in his promo.  Schiavone at least directly pointed that out.  I never really expected Brodie to win the belt anyways but I bet they'll both work real hard in the match.

    The women's match wasn't great and I hope Britt is okay.  Shida really needs to win especially after getting destroyed with a kendo stick and then beat clean.  Plus, who else is going to beat Nyla?  There are no faces unless you build someone up, plus Shida is real good and can actually work, and will probably pair well with Baker.

    Cassidy/Fenix was pretty darn fun but the distraction finish was a little played out despite serving as protection for Orange.  MJF/Marko was pretty fun too.

    They already had me for DON but like I said, if I were just tuning in, I'd probably be only excited for the Stampede match but that does have a ton of star power.  Plus, Hangman's dash was insane and he didn't even look blown up.  Take that, Warrior.

  4. This was certainly the most must-see show they've done since COVID started.  My one gripe is having dozens of people there at one time, but they were careful and a lot of people were wearing masks too.  The optics though but I guess DeSantis can't shut them down without shutting down his cashcow WWE too.

    The main event was a blast, like someone else said.  The golf cart spots were wild and fun and Kenny looked great tonight.  The Matt Hardy changing gimmicks spots were goofy but they worked.  

    Brodie Lee looked and sounded great and I'm sure his match with Moxley will be good.  The Mox/Kazarian was pretty good and you can tell they went out there and tried to have a good match.

    Cody/Janela was pretty decent and Cody seemed to work more like a face this week.  

    Archer still looked amazing and I bet he'll take the belt at DON with Cody chasing down the road.  The Spears vignette added a little to this story too.

    Nyla was ok but Britt was better.  Someone needed to go find her shoe, for christ sake.

    DON is finally getting some matches, which is good.  The atmosphere tonight was better than it's been since COVID started and everyone seemed to be having fun.  I'm glad they tested everyone, or at least they say they did.  Pineapple Pete/Jericho should be fun too.

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  5. 1 hour ago, BurningBeard said:

    One of my big wrestling gaming regrets is never having the opportunity to play any of the King of Colosseum on PS2. The rosters were insane 

    I fired up my copy a few weeks ago and couldn't figure out how to play.  The same could be said for All Star Pro Wrestling.  VPW 2 and No Mercy are still kings.

    I also have copies of Giant Gram 2000 and Toukon Retsuden 4 that I've never played since I don't have a way to play imports on the DC.  Is Here Comes the Pain worth tracking down?

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  6. 4 hours ago, grilledcheese said:

    Is she a nepotism hire as well? Is she hella tight homies with Brandi? If she is one of the "give our boys a contract" signings, this is the first I am hearing of it.


    I think what I was getting at was that, as a wrestler, is pretty useless at this point, and the money paid to her could have probably went to someone younger and less injured.  I know she has name value but IMO it's not worth giving her a full-time contract.

    BTW, the fantasy booker in me really wants to see AEW try to do a PPV with Moxley/EC3 and draw a decent number with them, especially given how they were treated in Mox's farewell WWE program.

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  7. I like Ryder and I think he's adorable.  I like watching his Youtube channel and he's just a giant, lovable dork, and I think he'd be a good babyface in AEW.  I'm not saying he could be a main guy but a good, solid mid-card act or a tag team with Hawkins.  Plus, he'd fit right in with BTE.  Hell, if they can hire Cutler, Dr. fucking Luther, and Awesome Kong, why not Ryder and Hawkins, who might actually sell merch and be useful.

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  8. It was another decent show with some fun squashes.  The main was pretty solid but nothing crazy.  What do you expect with Hager out there?  JR shouldn't have been the only one calling it either.  I liked the little prediction videos from MMA and wrestling guys.

    Britt was awesome, as usual.

    Jericho and Tony were leagues ahead of JR, in terms of enthusiasm for false finishes, near falls, etc.  When JR is doing voiceover type stuff, he always seems like he is just going through the motions, moreso than usual.  

    The other two non-squashes were pretty solid, as well, even though the Cabana/Archer match was nearly a squash anyways.  Cabana had a little offense and a couple comebacks and that's it.  

    Overall, again, it was pretty decent, nothing spectacular but nothing bad.  Solid fun.

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  9. I thought it was a better show than last week but it looked a little more minor league.  Given the circumstances, it looked fine though.  

    I haven't seen a lick of Lance Archer since his days in TNA and he has improved by miles.  The guy looked like a superstar, especially destroying Stunt.  He has good presence and that back tat looks way better too.

    The opener and main were pretty decent.  Trent got the shit kicked out of him but he still looked good.  Darby is a dick for losing the match because of his blunders and risk taking, and then blaming Cody by beating him up.  I'm also kinda glad Spears got a win.

    They certainly had more than 10 people at one time in the show but whatever.  The crowd atmosphere was great.  Britt showing off her shoe before beating someone with it was great.  Spears and Sammy betting was great.  I even liked the Brodie vignette.  Hell, even Hager looked good in his package with Moxley as he came across like a threat not a goof.  And of course, the line of the night/year was "release the hounds."  Jericho is truly the best ever.

    Also, Tony Schiavone is a fucking HOF level announcer, right up there with JR, Solie, etc.

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  10. On 3/29/2020 at 3:54 AM, sabremike said:

    Just have to wait a few days until next month to subscribe to the streaming service because of the weird Japanese billing practice where if you subscribe mid month you only get the rest of that month before being billed again

    Is there a service with NOAH stuff attached to it?  I decided to watch the Fujita/Shiozaki match and I liked it and kinda want to see some more.

  11. I don't know if this will get me looked down upon but Satin needs to shut up.  If these guys weren't at ringside together, they'd be in the back together or at home together or wherever together.  I definitely believe we are in a major, major situation but this is just whining, in my book.  By his advice, wrestling shouldn't be happening period since that isn't social distancing.  

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  12. 4 minutes ago, just drew said:

    Idk why they wouldn't put Mox in that fifth Elite spot, unless he really is hurt, which wouldn't shock me. Matt is running on empty in-ring, and has been for some time. Fantastic presentation, all things considered. Once again, the guys who have fun at work flat out smoke the guys on the other channel trying to build Triple H's internet cred...



    Honestly, I'm not worried about Matt in-ring.  Jericho is nearly 5 years older and he has done fine, and he isn't wrestling like he did twenty years ago either.  In a match like B&G, they can hide Hardy real well, and he won't come close to taking anything away from the match.  For christ sake, Hager's in the match too, and he ain't exactly Bret Hart.

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  13. Pretty decent show, given the circumstances.  The big factor I got out of it was that it felt much more lively than the shit WWE has been putting on.  RAW and SD felt soulless and lifeless, and this didn't.  They kept the lights down and had the other wrestlers cheering which made it louder, and it was pretty suffice.  If this is how they do it for a couple months, it won't feel too awkward.

    None of the matches were too amazing but they were all pretty solid.  The debuts of Hardy and Lee were great but it would have been a LOT more memorable with a real audience, but those are the breaks.  Brodie Lee's outfit was terrible, I thought but everything with the Dark Order looked good.

    MJF and Spears gambling was great.  Most of the little things they added as filler like that were fun, along with the Schiavone interviews.  The WWE needs to learn something from this show on how to present their product going forward.

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  14. On 3/2/2020 at 9:03 AM, HarryArchieGus said:

    Anybody catch Khan v Bischoff...


    Earic (as Gene Okerlund would say)...

    Did anybody catch the show?  Did he go on to try and explain how WCW wasn't mismanaged?  Or is it simply a matter of 'you're not allowed an opinion cause you weren't there, man'.    Developmental competition argument is pretty silly considering, as we all know, NXT purposely moved to Wednesdays to try and muzzle them.

    Petty little Bisch!

    Wow, edgy hot take from Bischoff, a guy who got lucky for a couple years, and had help a billionaire to do it.  Let's look at the rest of his "genius" career as we see him sell his soul to Hogan and then proceed, years later, to present a shitty product for TNA alongside his buddy.  Then, of course, he fails at trying to turn around Smackdown.  Edgy, very edgy.

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  15. Just now, Nice Guy Eddie said:

    If anybody has drawn the shortest straw, it's TH2. @notoriusvig,B&B won their debut vs. Cody & QT Marshall and were on the winning end of an 8 man teaming the Lucha Bros. B&B's time will come. You can't push everybody at once. 

    I'm not really complaining since I'm not really a huge fan.  I think the Butcher has a great old school tough guy look to him but they're probably on the bottom rung of my tag team rankings, alongside the Dork Order.

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