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  1. I cannot get in to Warhorse. Like, okay, you love metal. What else do you have? Oh yeah, you walk slowly around the ring headbanging to harness your fighting spirit. Nothing he does in-ring makes me believe in him, and his double-foot dropkick he does off the ropes is the goddamn thigh-slappingest strike I've ever seen a pro wrestler throw. 

    He's all character, which he admittedly has nailed down, but I don't find any of his humor engaging enough to make up for the very pedestrian in-ring work.

    Alexander hemmed him up real good there, though. So that's a bonus.

  2. 6 hours ago, Happ Hazzard said:

    Where is the best place to buy high quality Lucha masks? 


    I genuinely have no idea if they will ship to the states, but that's my favorite maskmaker. But there are others out there and I'm sure that they will all do you right. 

    I have a pretty impressive dude that I have favorited on Etsy, if you want that link as well. The stuff in his shop is okay, but his custom work is really nice, but I don't know what his prices for pro-grade stuff is. 

  3. 18 hours ago, matt925 said:

    They run Fresno, Bakersfield. There’s been many Texas aew shows. I was thinking about secondary markets in California. You’ve got San Diego, Bakersfield, Sacramento. I don’t know much about SoCal but aside from theirs a ton of venues. Sacramento doesn’t have much aside from the nba arena, which would be overkill after a Bay Area show. But uc Davis has a relatively new arena that could seat around 4500 for wrestling, and it looks good.  They’ve done worse, might not be bad after a big Bay Area show. I think on Monday we’re getting something. 

    I think they could run the Memorial Auditorium here, NXT has run there a time or two. It's really fucking small, so probably not ideal for TV, unless they wanted to pick up on the "Universal Taping" kind of vibe. Likely not the look they want for TV. But a great goddamn place to watch wrestling. 

    It's way smaller than The Pavillion at UCD. I can't remember when, but the WWF has absolutely run at UCD. I know that Erin O' Grady and Vic Grimes had a tryout there on a Shotgun taping or something.

    I just looked, Memorial has a capacity of just short of 3900, The Pavillion at UCD holds 7600. Daily's Place only holds 5500, so that joint at UCD would be perfect for TV.

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  4. 1 hour ago, Stefanie the Human said:

    Hangman would probably hang out with Orville Peck.

    The Orville Peck cover of Small Town Boy is on the "Anxious Millennial Cowboy" playlist that Page curated on Spotify, so excellent call on your part. 

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  5. So, against my better judgement, I watched the Chainsaw picture. Good, fun gore in spots, but absolutely devoid of any other charm. 

    All of the main kids are pretty bad actors, and in no way hook me for any interest in why they exist. And unlike the original, where I feel bad for these folks in a fucked situation, these dumb dicks bring all the bad shit down on their own heads. I hate them, and I enjoy watching them get clipped.


    Also, why make a big deal out of resurrecting Sally? Chainsaw 3 makes reference to her dying in an institution. But in this film, here she is, trying to avenge her friends murders from 50 years ago. And she fucking fails! Why isn't she the destroyer of this monster that fucked up her whole life and killed her brother and friends? 

    It feels very much like where they have gone with the revenge arc for Laurie Strode, and it is every bit as meaningless and flat as that story. 

    Oh, I almost forgot! One of the main characters is a school shooting survivor, because why wouldn't that need to be a defining characteristic? 

    So much of this movie was like "Hey, this is a thing that is important. Oh wait, nope. Here's a fun-ish chainsaw murder. Never mind that other thing."

    It feels very much like a movie that has been in and out of different people's hands, and something with too many studio notes worrying about how to hamfistedly get to this convoluted plotline in which Instagram influencers are coming to gentrify your town. There seemed to be no worry about trying to capture any of the stuff that made the first film so special. 

    Much like everything else in this remake/reboot/restart batch of TCM films, it fails pretty miserably. 

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  6. I like all the "thumbtacks can't be a finish" talk. It made me think of IWA KOTDM and how much I love the  Nakamaki vs. Ono match. That has a thumbtack finish.

    I'm not sure about everyone else's pro wrestling brain, but mine sure as fuck bought a powerbomb and full-nelson facebuster into tacks as worthy of a three count. 

    If I saw that same sequence today for a finish, I wouldn't bat an eye. 

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  7. I have no idea if this is his mother, but at risk of sounding like a total asshole, this kid is WAY better looking than his parents. Two totally regular looking folks made a pretty hot young dude.


  8. I thought very highly at one time of SBS (Super Dragon / Excalibur) vs Steen and Generico from CZW Cage of Death VI, but I haven't watched it in a million years. 

    EDIT - Oh, online. Here is SD and Blitzkrieg against American Wild Child and Hell Blazer from Promo Azteca in 12/1997. It's on Bihari's YT channel, so I bet you could dig through there and find at least a couple other matches of his.


    And one more with the same 4 guys from 11/1997


    Just from the personnel involved, it's likely fun, but I don't know for sure that I've seen either one of these.

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  9. I have nothing to add, but I wanted to kick in that I did post-production color commentary for like 3 years worth of ultra-tiny shitbox NorCal indies for shows that never got video releases.

    I would have loved to have done it live to tape, but I was in-ring refereeing most of the time as well. 

    Fucking everybody here has commentary experience! What a group we are!


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  10. 5 hours ago, matt925 said:

    Forgive me if this has already been discussed, but Dave said on WOR that beginning oct 27, dynamite will be airing live at 5 on the west coast. This probably doesn’t affect most people here, but it’s awesome for me.

    I am okay with this, as my office is like a minute and a half from my house, so I walk in the door right at 5 every day. 

    However, I am leeching my access to TNT via my father-in-law's cable log in, so I watch on their shitty app. The app has an East/West feed, so sometimes I watch live, sometimes I watch the tape delay. I wonder if this will fuck up my ability to pick and choose when to watch. 

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