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Beech27 last won the day on April 10 2014

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  1. HELL IN A CELL 2017 (10/08/17)

    I mean... this is a pro wrestling message board, and WWE--as you say--does a lot wrong. So of course people would find things to complain about, or suggest could be improved. But I think it's also pretty clear that people are happy to celebrate when things are done well. The question is really just the difference between "strong" and "done well". That is, Nak has been booked as strongly as he should be, but not as well as he should be. Both can be true, because--I think--both are. Good writing is more nuanced than choosing winners and losers--if it weren't, WWE would be a lot more consistent in getting people the degree of over they desire. Anyway, this stuff is hard and people will react differently and enjoy different things to different degrees, and we will talk about it here because that's what this is for.
  2. [NXT] SEPTEMBER 20 2017 TV SHOW

    -It was cool to see Evans and Belair have a solid match against one another, showing they're capable without more experienced wrestlers guiding them. Really don't like Belair's finish, though. The most novel part of her offense is the hair whip; maybe she could use it somehow? I know they shy away from strangling, but it seems there are all sorts of innovative ways you could incorporate it into a submission, DDT, etc. -Really stoked for Black and Dream to feud. Sure, it basically starts with dueling nonsense promos, but they're both charismatic enough to make it work. It was kinda funny, though: Black took his jacket off and rolled up his sleeves before he started talking, like he expected a fight... almost like he's watched a wrestling show before, and knows how in-ring talky segments tend to go.

    I've canceled and resubscribed multiple times, and seem to get every survey they send out. Honestly, I think they're more likely to target viewers like me, who clearly have interest but don't commit every month. If you're "too loyal" then they don't feel the need to sell you on anything.
  4. HELL IN A CELL 2017 (10/08/17)

    Nakamura has A) Been given a good record with some strong wins; B) Written to frequently act like a doofus and cut too many long promos; C) Lazed about too much regardless. All of these can be true at once. There's more to good booking than compiling a sterling record.
  5. Smackdown Is Asian Race Relations - 9/19/2017

    Deadspin has mentioned it.
  6. Purotopia General Discussion: 2017!

    It will be interesting to see what this looks like in practice, and whether we look back in a few years and see it as an obvious--if cautious--first step that sets the trend for an industry, or merely a nice but ultimately ineffectual gesture.
  7. Smackdown Is Asian Race Relations - 9/19/2017

    Jinder's promo was offensive, terrible, and offensively terrible. Shane's, maybe, was worse. He could have been quoting the worst Fist of the North Star fansub.

    It's not gonna happen, but fwiw Dustin didn't come up with the idea.
  9. NJPW Destruction Tour 2017

    They may have wrestled since, but their biggest match was probably this one.
  10. Purotopia General Discussion: 2017!

    It's on New Japan World, here. The site can be difficult to search, but Mr Lariato's google doc is a very useful resource to find direct links.
  11. NJPW Destruction Tour 2017

    I enjoyed the main, though it's no MOTYC. Broadly speaking I did think it was interesting work: Tana brought his dragon screws and submission game, which reminded me of the adage about pressing a pressing team, in college basketball; this also prevented ZSJ from doing the killer version of his alphabet-soup finish, where he used his legs instead of his arms. What held it back for me was ZSJ falling into some typical indie/strong style exchanges, which are never great showcases for him. I mean, I get what they were going for: In his first big main event, he wanted to prove he was a real MAIN EVENTER, and beat Tanahashi totally and convincingly. Only when that started to slip away did he really focus on the injured arm. But you're a heel, man; just be vicious. Who cares how you win? (I also didn't need the MiSu run in, but.)
  12. I think it's a safe (and well-reported, by wrestling standards) assumption that she's going to do something--most likely a 4 Horsewomen match--with WWE, but there haven't been any official announcements, and she hasn't signed anything. (Neither has Baszler, so far as I know. But I haven't read the NXT spoilers, so I could be willfully ignorant.)
  13. Purotopia General Discussion: 2017!

    A little over a month ago: He takes dives--barely concealed--for what can't be a massive payday, at this point. So, perfect for pro wrestling!
  14. #205LIVE

    "Okada" on 205 Live as a Tekken character featured on a Drew Gulak produced slideshow is a tremendous easter egg.
  15. Has there been any (or any more) talk of a women's show on the network? Projecting towards the main roster, that's a lot of women for not much airtime.