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He’s a kind of guy I’d bring in, and used to put over Darby, Silver, and Hangman. One of those “Are smaller guys can destroy your monsters, no problem”.

I doubt these rumors. This smells like another Ryback situation. Where he plants a lot of BS for no reason.

But if he does come in, put a mask on him.

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1 hour ago, Zakk_Sabbath said:

It would certainly explain the seemingly weak-on-paper card, but I'm a little shaky on that signing if true. I think the only way I'd get behind a Strowman signing would be as a package deal with Bray Wyatt and Rowan, but that's probably very cost-prohibitive at this point.

I’m not sure anything’s cost prohibitive at this point. That doesn’t make it smart, but it isn’t cost prohibitive. 

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2 hours ago, NoFistsJustFlips said:

You know that's not how it works right? Talent don't stay in a city for weeks with nothing to do. They fly in for the event. Then they fly home the next day. Everyone that worked Rampage flew out on Saturday. And generally they fly in just about everyone to Dynamite, even if they aren't booked. That way they have them there to film promotional stuff in their downtime / in case something comes up and they need to use people that weren't originally written into the show.

Do you know how much money the boys would lose paying for their own hotel rooms for two weeks straight waiting for All Out weekend?? lol

I mean, for a long time wwe paid people’s trans and hotel for mania week. I just wondered if, since they were already in Chicago, and they’ll be in Chicago next week, if it makes sense to keep everyone there. Also, I’m not sure what I did to deserve that level of condescension, but kindly eat a bag of dicks.

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18 minutes ago, just drew said:

I’m not sure anything’s cost prohibitive at this point. That doesn’t make it smart, but it isn’t cost prohibitive. 

That's probably the more accurate way of putting it, but I feel like we're on the same page. 

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I'm kinda looking forward to tonight being something of a B-show.  I don't watch Dark or Elevation at all, and haven't been watching Dyamite regularly, so I've seen little to nothing of the Wingmen, Monster Factory, Gunn Club, etc.

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23 minutes ago, Zakk_Sabbath said:

That's probably the more accurate way of putting it, but I feel like we're on the same page. 

Yeah, Adam Scherr’s not gonna give AEW anything that is gonna make him worth the price tag. Would I think it’s hilarious if he and John Silver were doing funny skits and shit? Yeah, but it isn’t worth what it would take to sign him. Rowan is slightly more interesting, Bc you can get more from him, but unless you have a really good plan it’s just not worth it. 

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1 hour ago, just drew said:

Also, I’m not sure what I did to deserve that level of condescension, but kindly eat a bag of dicks.

Harsh. I didn't intend it to come out snarky or condescending so if it came across that way my bad. Can I at least get some ranch to dip the dicks in?

WWE doesn't pay for any trans or any hotels, even for Mania week. They just designate the hotel the guys have to stay at that week so there isn't as much commingling with fans. Like a team hotel for an away team in the NFL. They don't foot the bill for it. Independent contractors and all. They only pay for the plane tickets.

A hotel is like $250 a day. You do that x 14 (two weeks) $3,500 per talent. So it's way less expensive to fly them in & out, even if they are there the next two weeks, than it is to foot the bill and put them up in a "team hotel". Plus these people have families. They don't wanna have to be on the road for two weeks away from loved ones and not even working. Just based on location.

But regardless sorry that first post came across condescending. Didn't intend it, and tried to make sure this one wasn't as roughly worded.

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2 hours ago, Octopus said:

Drew’s raw power and wedgie abilities with NoFlip’s punching and other arm related strikes, The Young Bucks are no match. 

This popped me. I’m more of a swirlie specialist, though. Takes serious leverage to dunk a head that doesn’t want to be dunked/

 

Also, @NoFistsJustFlips, Foley says almost verbatim in his book that "Vince picked up the tab for every superstar and their family's hotel Wrestlemania week." Why would he lie about that? Tony Khan can absolutely foot that bill, and already has at least once during the pandemic. I don't know why that's hard to believe. To answer your other question; ranch or bleu cheese. Eater's choice.

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This gotta be one of the worst episodes of Dynamite yet (only rival I could think of was the infamous December 2019 episode with the Dark Order finish) but my DVR didn't record the first 30 yet again. Wwe distraction finish (hey at least Colton stacked another dub), shit lineup that didn't over deliver or deliver at all from what I saw. Brock Anderson in the main event. Lee Johnson making a non save to no reaction.Jamie Hayter looked really good, Red Velvet did not. Yikes. Kojima vs. Mox and MJF vs. Jericho yet again (with MJF in a babyface stip) on a ppv with QT Marshall vs. Big Show. Christian in the title match nobody thinks he's going to win. Come on. Dan Lambert said safe spaces n shit, so it wasn't all for naught. 

Oh and Punk spoiled Danielson, which ruled. That face after he said it like, "whoops, whatcha gonna do?" 

This better not be what the double billing Dynamite/Rampage episodes are going to be like. 

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Just now, Infinit said:

So....did Punk confirm tonight that Bryan Danielson is AEW bound?

LOL yes. And he posted a closeup of him shaking Danielson's hand from ROH on IG. 

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yeah that was certainly an odd way to follow up your most talked about tv episode ever.

maybe this is a bad sign of how hard I was looking for bright spots but, I actually thought Callis and Omega were quite funny?

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I think sequencing was a problem.  Put the Factory/Gunn club trio and Black/Anderson in the first hour and put Lucha Bros/Varsity Blonds in the main and I think the show comes off better.

 

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full disclosure: I didn't watch much first-run wrestling for about a year until last Friday, so some of this is new to me.

I guess I shouldn't make the "Brock Anderson looks more like the son of Tony Schiavone than the son of Arn Anderson" on the night that Arn got kicked in the groin by Malakai Black.

I recall enjoying the Dan Lambert experience for what I saw from him during the period of time when MLW was trying to ignore the existence of the Coronavirus. Sure, he's a not-subtle Cornette while kinda looking like a post-perm Dave Meltzer.

Also, Callis is all-in on looking like Woody Harrelson? so, good for him on picking up some clothes from people who went to the Kentucky Derby.

There's some dudes being paired up for enhancement-y six man tags vs the stars. Every star is required to adopt at least one younger person to hang around with instead of just burying young dudes in favor of old dudes. But there were some matches that felt like AEW Dark matches from 18 months ago.

Hopefully Pillmanito can serve his time and break on through eventually.

Bumping the "Tony Schiavone interviews CM Punk" segment to tonight was absolutely the best move.

Other notes: Matt Hardy bled from his nose/face and we can say Shit on TNT in 2021.

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The Callis/Omega and Christian segment RULED....  i loved every second of that.    Punk's promo spot was good but agreed that it was low stakes.  

Most of the show felt very "AEW Dark"  which is cool for us but bad for a Dynamite following all the buzz from Rampage. 

Next week's card looks good. 

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