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  1. 18 hours ago, Hayabusa said:

    How is ordering off Ringside Collectibles? Say like aew unrivaled wave xx is in stock or whatever, from ordering to delivery how long do they normally take (assuming I go with the free shipping for orders over $60)?

     

    Just got the Best Friends wave off ebay, and since I'm stuck out in the boonies I almost never see anything in store locally  and was looking to get the Dark Order wave and whichever wave it was that had Team Taz and Kingston in it.

     

    Figured I'd ask about your experiences with RC recently, see if I should try someone else or go with them

    I order all the time. If it's in stock it usually ships within 3 to 4 days, at least recently. Delivery depends on which method you pick and how far away from NY you are. When ordering in-stock stuff, don't order anything that is back-ordered, a preorder, etc. Your order won't ship until that item is available.

    Only thing I'd suggest is to not use the free shipping—it's dreadful. There's a lot of 10% off codes floating around to use instead of the free shipping discount.

    Packing also isn't the best from them, IMO.

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  2. 12 minutes ago, Pedro said:

    Front row tonight and cannot wait. My daughter is pumped it's her first live TV experience.  Really hope for a non screw job ending to the main. I'm assuming Hangman comes in and either costs Punk or it's a DQ and we get the 3 way PPV main event.   Looking forward to also seeing what they do with Wardlow as the show is in his hometown. 

    Me, too—sort of intrigued that everyone is really guessing where it's going to go with no completely obvious direction. 

    Attending as well with a few friends, great seats two rows up off the floor. Still jonesing to take my daughter to an event but she's a tad young (as in a 9 p.m. bedtime). I'm sure your daughter will be awe-struck being that close. 

     

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  3. 7 hours ago, Dog said:

    I know it's pretty much pointless to talk about Jim Cornette, but I feel his "Moxley is the worst wrestler in the world" stance needs to be addressed. Because in all honesty, Moxley might be the BEST wrestler in the world right now, and I say that not even being predisposed to like his style. He actually looks like he's in a fight, is indomitable, and will do anything to win. He prefers to brawl but will grapple and look credible doing it when he needs to control his opponent. Everyone comes out better after facing Moxley, even in defeat. Yuta wouldn't even be a thing if not for him.

    Sort of off tangent, but someone (maybe even Mox himself) had a comment a year or two ago that stuck with me, especially as someone who doesn't really dig him that much. 

    I'm paraphrasing, but it was something along the lines of "Mox isn't a very good pro wrestler, which makes him one of the best pro wrestlers." He's admittedly pretty awkward physically, and he never had a flashy move set (and never tried to establish one). The lack of "crisp-ness"(?) in his stuff and a move set that doesn't include a lot of flashy stuff, combined with this intensity, just leads his in-ring stuff to feel more like a legitimate fight/struggle—something that a lot of workers can't really convey all that well. 

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  4. 2 hours ago, hammerva said:

    Going back to AIW show, I find it kind of ironic that the "Franchise" of the hardcore wrestling company ECW who never really did anything hardcore except maybe a Memphis like brawl once or twice is now basically stuck to doing death matches to keep wrestling.  He isn't awful but it is clear his mobility is next to nothing with age and injuries 

     

    I wouldn't judge that based the AIW show—it was their yearly no rules/no DQ/anything goes event and he wasn't even originally booked, he was a last minute guest when Kevin Sullivan couldn't make it. 

    But yeah, he's super limited. Saw him in a normal match in late 2019 and he was really limited then.

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  5. 3 hours ago, hammerva said:

    If you want to see a brutal chaotic hardcore match then last night's AIW 3 way main event of Joshua Bishop vs Matthew Justice vs Joey Janella is definitely for you.  Just 3 guys just beating the hell out of each other with weapons with no care of their body.

     I was there live and in the front. While the entire show was great, there were points in this match where I and people around me were cringing. Don't need 10+ unprotected, stiff chair shots to the head, and 30+ really stiff chair shots throughout. Seemed like Janela came to work a normal No DQ match and Bishop and Justice just came to stiff each other to prove how big and bad they are.

    Definitely check it out of you're in to stuff like that. Entire show was pretty good.

  6. 9 hours ago, notoriusvig said:

    I want that Packard poster. That's my neck of the woods. I remember ECW running there back in 99 and 00 when I was in high school. Sweet poster.

    Me, too, my 18-year-old self was in heaven. Some indy shows there as well in the mid-1990s—first time I met Foley was at one of those shows. 

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  7. 14 minutes ago, Log said:

    Did you catch what that dude in the front row said that made Low Ki flip out?  That was weird.

    I thought it was weird until I remembered how fragile-minded Low Ki is. Ki told the guy to come back and sit down just to talk more sh*t, LOL. 

    According to Twitter sources(!) the dude mentioning something about Ki being blacklisted from wrestling. Don't know if that's what set off Ki in the first place or not.

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  8. I thought this was the worst Clusterfuck out of them all. Just a ton of dead time and nothing seemed to be talked through or set up in advance. I get that part of the mystique now that it's "supposed" to be bad, so maybe that was the route they were taking, except for the Janela/Wayne spot. Seemed to be only two entrants that we haven't seen in a GCW ring in awhile (or ever), so no great surprises, I thought.

    Maybe it came across better live than it did through Fite. 

    Really enjoyed the rest of the card, though. 

     

  9. I really enjoyed Bandido vs. Bailey and the six-man from the Supershow. JJSB Night 1 just felt "there"—nothing that was must see, but nothing that was horrible. Seemed like the ending wasn't a strong way to end the show, either (if it wasn't a legit injury, which I doubt it was). Not sure what Nick Gage has to offer at this point other than a few minutes of GCW nostalgia and crowd involvement. I have Night 2 ordered. I think GCW is sort of losing their luster they had since they now run an insane amount of shows and disappointed at Hammerstein.

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  10. On 3/5/2022 at 11:58 AM, Curt McGirt said:

    It really is poetic. Reading the Blood and Thunder book, he has been ripping off people forever and a day, so him getting ripped off on American soil before this is also pretty sweet. If I were his opponent I'd want to be paid up front just in case he found out some way to bamboozle the promoter. 

    Which book is that? Googled and couldn't find anything with that title. Sounds interesting.

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  11. On 12/13/2021 at 8:08 AM, Technico Support said:

    Anybody check out Brian Myers' "Extreme Conversations" pod?  It's a short run of maybe 6 episodes covering ECW.  The first episode covered Heatwave 2000 and it was good but maybe a little repetitive.  The second is a series of interviews discussing Balls Mahoney and it's hilarious.

    I just finished the run yesterday except for the last one ("The Music of ECW" - don't know I care that much to check that one out). I liked it for the most part, but it does get repetitive having the same four/five guys commenting on the shows (and, usually one or two of the guys can't remember the specific show they're referencing). You do get never-before-told stories, so that's entertaining. The ones covering shows, I thought they glossed over a lot of stuff.

    The Balls episode is by far the best.

    Still liked it just because no one is doing the ECW-specific stuff in this format. 

     

     

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  12. There's no clear-cut progression throughout, only knowing that three or four chapters from the one you're reading will probably continue his story in some loosely connected fashion. It's great. I'm about a third of the way through. 

    Just his thoughts on some totally random things throughout, and he's pretty entertaining, with a unique voice. A lot of the stuff (i.e., the art of mastering the sandwich) feels like I'm next to him and we just struck up a conversation about something he's passionate about. 

    You have his thoughts on the original TNMT movie, followed by a Brodie chapter, followed by a joke Cesaro told him, followed by a sandwich chapter (with lists and diagrams), followed by two New Year's Eve stories with Renee. It's probably the perfect representation of who he is as a person, I would guess. 

    Also, he's clumsy as f*ck.

     

     

     

     

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  13. 13 hours ago, Zimbra said:

    It's a 'chase' variant so I will never see one but it would rule to have a The Boss... Man is he big? figure.

    You can order the chase version at the link. The Elite chases aren't really that hard to come by (compared to early AEW figure chases or Micro Brawler chases). Much easier and more plentiful than other collections with "chase" variants.

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  14. 33 minutes ago, NikoBaltimore said:

    That's all great and everything but is it bad that I just want the Hangman bottle opener?  I would seriously buy that separately and wish they had that on Shop AEW instead.

    This stuff always make its way to eBay/Mercari (~$10 plus shipping, there's plenty). There was a pretty cool Lucha Bros. in the same style in one of the PWC boxes a few months back.

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  15. 11 hours ago, Cobra Commander said:

    *Onita comments on Arai being a failed businessman*

    I won't get a chance to watch it until this weekend, but this comment brings up my strong belief that Onita is one of the biggest scumbags in wrestling, but gets a pass by most of the wrestling community. 

    In his memoir, Arai describes a least half a dozen times when Onita bullied his way back in to FMW and their bank accounts, leaving FMW worse off each time. I haven't read the (translated) Kodo Fuyuki book yet, but I'm curious to see how a third-party views it.

     

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  16. 12 hours ago, paintedbynumbers said:

    been to some. They are fun. They usually have an afterparty at a local bar as well.  If you go you will like it. Very similar to the IWC shows in Pittsburgh.  AIW used to be a super Indy but now they have been relying more on homegrown talent and 1-2 big names each show. Seems to be a good formula for them. 

    Totally agree with this. They sort of stepped back when returning during the pandemic with running smaller shows and more local-based talent. A few months ago, they said essentially a full-start would happen on 11/26 (but that was based on the where COVID numbers were headed over the summer, not now). 

    I live in Cleveland so I'm lucky to have them nearby. 

    Pre-pandemic, the sold out shows at the Odeon in Cleveland had such a fun atmosphere and the crowds were on fire. I can't wait for those types of shows to return. 

     

     

     

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  17. On 9/5/2021 at 1:47 PM, maciej said:

    Haha that GCW ending was complete nonsense but also so much fun. Would have loved to have been in the crowd for that (both of those things basically go for the war games match as well).

    The Filthy Tom/Alex Shelley match and lucha 4 way from the GCW/BLP show the night before are worth checking out as well.

     

    Yeah, I can't describe how great the crowds were all weekend. I'm so thankful I made the trip. It's unlike any crowd/shows I've been a part of. Just total positivity all around and massive pops for everything. 

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  18. 2 hours ago, paintedbynumbers said:

    how has nobody mentioned the spot where Jimmy Lloyd stuck the syringe in that dude's ear and shot the water through it. Or when he shoved it up the dude's nose and did the same thing?!  So fucking sick and i'm sure the payoff wasn't worth it as I haven't heard or saw anyone even talk about it. 

    If it involved Jimmy Lloyd at any point, there is no payoff.

    2 hours ago, Wyld Samurai said:

    I watched the Homecoming preview on Fite... That commentary made me not want to purchase the rest of the show. Zero professionalism.

    I get the entire "We, as everyone in this building including the announcer and commentators, hate Matt Cardona," happening during that segment, but literally every other show, match, segment, whatever, it's usually just two people badgering on (usually not about the match), with rough delivery at that. There's literally people you can pay for almost nothing to come in a do commentary. Or just have no commentary—even that would be an improvement.

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  19. 16 hours ago, AxB said:

    There was a weird thing the day before, when Sadika was facing Kimber Lee in the Pit (no ropes cage deathmatch). Sadika chased the ref out of the cage, then Kimber left and it looked like they were going to brawl around the building, but then Kim just went backstage shouting "Fuck this fucking company I'm done". And then the ring announcer got in and said "Well, I guess that was a no-contest". 

    Might have been a work, mind. Justify Sadika working intergender because she's too crazy for other women, or something.

    It's odd. Sadika has a history so I'm more likely to believe it's not a work. 

    Stiffed Lindsay Snow last year on a powerbomb after a stiff strike exchange, Snow got up immediately and took Sadika down and made her tap. 

     

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  20. On 6/10/2021 at 7:40 PM, AxB said:

     

    I love this little nod to WWE. Such a cool build up all-around for this. 

    I don't think I've ever paid money specifically to see Gage or Cordona/Ryder, but I'll definitely be paying to see this. Wrestling done right in 2021. 

     

     

     

     

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  21. 16 hours ago, matt925 said:

    Looks good. I like the Hager one too but I’m only getting shida this time. Lucha bros look cool as always but I have the first one plus the legends one. That’s enough for now haha. Hopefully series 7 is a return to form with a bunch of cool new people. 

    Probably going to have to wait until September/October until they get their Unmatched line going. The main Unrivaled series is just going to be the bigger stars with a few new figures mixed in. I ordered series 6 but holy cow we don't need this many Jericho or Cody figures. 

    Also going to see retail/online exclusives for people we'll probably never see in the Unmatched line. 

     

     

     

  22. 9 hours ago, Casey said:

    I'm here for it. Someone needs to let me know when this goes up for pre-order. I'm sure I'll be stalking their Twitter page every day for news, however.

    The Asylum is doing US distribution for Dynamite Kid, I'm guessing they'll be doing it for Nakano as well:

    https://www.facebook.com/theasylumwrestlingstore

    https://www.theasylumwrestlingstore.com/

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/156374181615935/

     

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  23. My AEW Series 4 order came in yesterday. Really good figures, on par with Series 3. 

    • The Omega and Cody figures are so far above and have so much more detail than their Series 1 figures. 
    • Some of the Santana figures have two clearly different skin tones on the chest.
    • Guevara comes with five signs—which oddly all say the same thing ("Hit Me Up"). Not sure if that's from a specific episode or just a mix-up. He has a goofy-ass expression which is somewhat laughable.
    • Matt Hardy comes with Vanguard-1 with an attachable holographic image. 
    • The Ortiz figure is great, so much detail, one of the top figures they've done so far, but it'll probably fly under the radar.
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