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    Random Boxing Thoughts/News v. 6

    I'm pretty sure he'd also have the ability to go out and find some PEDs >_>
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    2018 NFL: WEEK TWO

    Did you see him play last week? Forget great, I'm worried that even good is rapidly walking out the door.
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    Raw Is The Napoleonic Code - 9/10/2018

    Owens and Sami were programmed against Shane and set up to be his adversaries for Mania. It is why they faced no real consequences then and in all likelihood why their booking results went to hell the moment Mania was done. Sami will be fine upon return and Owens is probably either past or at the tail end of it now, but I am about 75% sure that all they went through from Mania through Summerslam was due to it.
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    I have no idea if this has been changed since, but you 100% could critical your opponent in the cage dive mission in Mission Mode.
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    I believe I just criticaled them first, then dove off the cage onto them.
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    The one thing I will give in Raw's favor is that today felt like they finally looked at the Raw tag division and realized that it was broken to hell and had to do something. There is pretty much no team in the actual division that is particularly over or seen as a threat. AoP was on the way to that but really haven't caught on to any degree, B Team is over more as a goofy duo than anything else. This is the perfect time to put the belts on Dolph and Drew and let the main eventers play with them for a number of months while the division tries to right the ship. AoP got a mouthpiece and hopefully dropped their ill-fitting finish, setting them up for a re-heating. Gable gets a chance in the division with an established (if initially confusing) partner. Revival can continue to be rebuilt (they were no where near ready to be champs). It doesn't fix everything but it at least points to a problem being addressed, a problem that won't be fixed overnight but hopefully with time can be helped. If not... only several months until the next draft.
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    SDL is the United States of Nakamerica - 8/21/2018

    I think one thing people overlook a lot is after they finally put the belt on Sasha for the first time they had to take the belt off of her immediately because of her injury of indeterminate severity. It was supposed to be bad enough that they called up Bayley to cover for her yet she was back within a month or so. There was then talk that the Charlotte/Sasha HIAC match went home early after Sasha taking a bump that didn't go right. With Sasha, her issues have nothing to do with talent or presence; they are scared to build around her because they are scared she's gonna get hurt (and after every single time she does a dive I'm scared as well). Add in that she apparently has a bit of an attitude and... that's how you get here. It is a damn shame, but I get it.
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    SummerSlam XXXI - 8/19/2018

    Don't put that evil on me.
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    NJPW G1 Climax 28, LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN! 7/14-8/12

    FWIW, my reaction to the end of the match wasn't "OMG" or "YES!", it was "yikes, that was a bit much" after what felt like downright dangerous strikes. Kenny turning over with what looked like his lip torn kinda pulled me out of the moment, which is a shame as I was rather into the match (it was a pretty swell match) up until then. It wasn't so over the top that I can't see why a different watcher wouldn't mind, but... yeah, it was a bit much and they should probably pull back a bit, it's not like the match would have suffered if he didn't stiff the fuck out of him at the end. Naito should never let Ibushi german suplex him again, it just seems to go poorly more often than not.
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    NJPW G1 Climax 28, LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN! 7/14-8/12

    To be fair to Jay, a lot of the redundancy may be due to the compressed G1 schedule. Before he'd only have a couple singles matches a tour, now he's got nine featured ones over the course of a few weeks. I could see him either not wanting to burn through a lot of things over such a short period of time or simply not being used to having to figure out that many unique twists and turns so quickly.
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    NJPW G1 Climax 28, LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN! 7/14-8/12

    I am so glad to see this as all the other talk surrounding this match made me feel like I was going insane. Don't get me wrong it was a good match, but I watched this match with three other people and only one of us wasn't yanked out of the match for a bit by the superplex no sell. One of their's comment of "Ibushi's too pretty to no sell" is probably a bit too simplistic but is also not inaccurate. I mean this is a board that mostly shit one Davey Richards for years over a spot that wasn't any more... questionable than that. I think Ibushi has a bit of an issue where... if anyone here has ever been in an e-fed for any period of time you likely at some point came across someone who wanted their character to be great at everything and had to have things explained to them by everyone else involved. Ibushi not even fighting spirit "I will fight through the pain for a second to strike you back" but just straight brushing off major blows and coming out ahead in slugfests with Ishii (using kicks and punches to the throat to take an advantage in one is fine, I'm talking straight exchanges) is basically that made flesh. After the match someone said "Ibushi did a lot of cool shit and a lot of dumb shit" and I think I agree with that. What I'm saying is that Ishii/Goto is clearly still the match of the G1 so far.
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    So... Matt Riddle in a place where he can't no sell german suplexes and won't be allowed to do canadian destroyers? This sounds like a best case scenario.
  13. I mostly avoid Hall of Fame talk, particularly Observer Hall of Fame talk, but I think there is a flaw in asking the same questions of wrestlers in different eras. This is probably sacrilege but I almost think the drawing ability question is overstated now that there is one major US promotion that is a juggernaut. Unless you are John Cena a huge portion of the biggest names in the industry will get no credit for drawing anything and will have it held against them because they happen to work for the biggest promotion the industry has ever seen as opposed to a much smaller one. We could adapt it to focus on merch more but that feels like a flawed metric to over-rely on (it is probably worth noting as a supporting consideration in a few cases). Basically if the way both the industry and the hall of fame are currently organized means that working in the top promotion does more to hurt your candidacy than help it that feels like a situation where reality is not being properly reflected. If you want to rely on drawing power when looking at people who wrestled in a given era than so be it, but I think for this millennia once WCW and I guess ECW went under it feels less relevant for those working in the US.
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    R.I.P. VADER

    If this was linked earlier in the topic forgive me, but I just wanted to note the time he came to the ring on top of a fully elevated forklift and it was amazing. This death hit me hard as Vader was one of my all time favorite wrestlers. He was always around WCW when I started watching peripherally and I recall when he got to face Sting for the belt. I was so sure that Sting was gonna win, I wasn't old enough to describe Vader as a "monster of the week" but I thought he was just gonna show up to get beat. I watched, well listened to the match via a scrambled ppv channel as it happened and remember feeling almost panicked when the Stinger Splash went wrong and Sting bashed his head on the post. When they said Vader follower it up with the powerbomb (that was Sid's move and it destroyed everyone) I didn't even wait for the three count, I knew it was over. Still I quickly got converted to the dark side as jesus, Vader was just such an incredible specimen to watch. He might be the first bad guy wrestler to win me over.
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    SDL is Counting to Jū - 6/19/2018

    So Daniel Bryan took a spear to the outside off the apron, got powerslammed on his head and busted out a diving headbutt all on the same show? I love the guy but whatever bad health-wise comes his way he is going out of his way to make sure that he earns it.