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  1. Hey everyone So.............I will have a ton more notes. But I wanted to announce that DEAN~!!! will be released on DVD/Blu Ray through Smart Mark Video. We are working on it now, and the cover art is absolutely incredible. I have tons more thoughts and pictures to share, I'm still humbled by it all Anyone who does pick up IWTV, just a reminder for promo code "ACTION" Appreciate you tons. I think Dean Rasmussen would've given this show 5 BILLIONSTARSSSSS~!!!!!!!
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  2. And then things began to evolve...
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  3. Just gonna keep it short and sweet, fuck CM Punk.
    21 points
  4. Personally, I think everyone sucks in this situation and we just need Kris Statlander to be an alien again. Come on. All Extraterrestrial Wrestling is right there.
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  5. Hopefully all of the wrestlers who are travelling in from other shows that just ended an hour ago aren't going to have any trouble getting to the building. Can we get this image on the front page of the website or something?
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  6. If you want a copy of the show you have to do it the way god intended: send a money order for $27 to the sketchiest person you've ever met on the internet then wait 6-8 weeks for the VHS tape that also contains the last half of Desperado taped off of Showtime.
    18 points
  7. I thought Samantha Irvin was fucking great.
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  8. Oh god fuck this guy. Some real boomer-ass “I work 18 hour days and never see my kids” grindcore bullshit. This is up there with Undertaker’s “today’s locker room is soft” comments. “I made every town, slept 5 to a room, held Shawn’s hair when he puked, drove cars for addicts because I was sober, jobbed like crazy, etc, and you don’t belong here if you can’t work that hard.” I swear wrestling will never get better until we’re at least a generation or two removed from these old school carny fucks.
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  9. Here's something that I'm sure didn't come through on the stream, and probably only the people sitting around me noticed. The person right next to me brought their daughter to the show, who I'm gonna say was around 4 years old, and during the main event she was on her mom's phone, on TikTok or something. So for some of us, for about 30 seconds, the very intense Makabe-Thatcher matwork was accompanied by the sounds of Scatman's World (possibly sped up a little). When it stopped, somebody was like "No, keep playing it!" Pro wrestling, as we all know, is weird and dumb and wonderful.
    17 points
  10. This happened tonight! DG is super cool.
    15 points
  11. What could be more DVDVR than a double post?
    15 points
  12. 8 days removed and it feels surreal to me that all this happened. A show that was in some way run by and mainly for a bunch of folks on a message board and it just happened to have some really fucking incredible stuff going on. Like I've been trying to comment on this throughout the week and stopped because it was hard to wrap my head around it all. Yet when watching it back I realize two things. One, my fat ass was on the screen way more than I intended (I thought chilling in the corner would get me out of hard cam view) and two it did happen and it was fucking awesome. I can't say enough how great it was to finally meet @Rev Ray, @Pete, @Phil Schneiderand @Johnny Sorrowto thank them for all the years of awesomeness. And it was great to meet @S.K.o.S.and @Danwho was near me the whole time yet I didn't know until he mentioned in the Discord chat. I was a bit shy for a bit and wish I met more people but I felt a comfort in knowing whoever was there was taking in a wild show and it was for Dean. I also experienced a first in that for the first time ever a hardcore tag match got me oddly emotional. But when Tank and Manders are battling on chairs in front of Dean's chair and the crowd chanting his name how the hell can you not be? As for the show itself I have seen a couple folks when watching random indy stuff but the only one I saw before this was Slim J. So it made me compare this to a concert. There's many a concert where I would go to let's say Metallica and you know what you're getting. But then there's random concerts that sound neat that all goes well end up fucking incredible. This was an instance of the latter for me and I became a fan that night of folks like Krule and of all teams the Ugly Sucklings. I definitely need to keep an eye out for them. And I sure as hell didn't expect Violence if Forever to show up but holy bats there they were so that's cool to say I finally saw them live. If I thought about this more maybe I could have tried a road report like I've been reading all these years. But I wouldn't do it justice so hopefully the truncated version of everything works. Anyway it was a fucking great time and I'll be looking forward to the DVD.
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  13. Honestly, I feel like that Omega/Mox exploding deathmatch ending was worse than making this Punk/Perry stuff an angle. This wasn't anywhere near as bad as Steph leading the crowd to celebrate her dad after he was kicked out the first time. I've seen decades of bad wrestling and comically bad angles, gimmicks and stories. This doesn't really compare. No one's career is over after this. And the more I think of it, I think short term this sucks for AEW, but may work out long term because the mystery is dead. They'll get dunked on for now because people were ready to dunk on them for doing it anyway. But now that we've seen it, it's not interesting. It doesn't make Punk look cool. Jack didn't shoulder check him walking into the back, like I recall one report claimed. It's a weird little scuffle that ends about as quick as it began. They took a bizarre story that captured people's imaginations, and turned it into nothing by showing them the reality. Now we all want to move on from it. And we will. After about 3-6 more months of Punk chants.
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  14. I can't believe that Mina Shirakawa made out with Mariah Mae in the center of the ring on Dynamite and everyone is talking about this bullshit. Priorities people!
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  15. Punk was not right to put his hands on Jack Perry. No matter how dumb this angle is, he's not right. The idea that he gets his name chanted for that shit bothers me more than Tony and the Bucks airing the footage.
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  16. Our Auntie Bull, Hall of Famer.
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  17. I'll be brief, busy day Thanks from the bottom of my heart. This is a privilege to have your trust in representing the board, fandom and remember Dean himself If you're coming, if I am short it's because of being busy. Post show I'll have tons of time Online on IWTV.LIVE please use code "ACTION" when signing up and start watching about 745 when it goes live if you would For twitter, the tag is #ACTIONDean Thanks again so much Matt
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  18. "Rocky, I've... seen... things... you people wouldn't believe. Explosions botching in the heart of Jacksonville..."
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  19. Fulfilling the impossible wish of being in your 30s and still having four friends that can get together regularly.
    14 points
  20. I thought the footage and the whole angle, was handled about as well as they could if they were going to do it. They tried to position FTR as the adults in the room who are focused on making AEW awesome and not petty beefs between egos. Basically it's dumb that Punk did this and it's dumb that The bucks did this. But they probably would've been better off not doing any of it.
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  21. Insane praise Tank has been wrestling for 25 years and has been going to shows since the 70s!!
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  23. This is what I write about professionally. I am sleep deprived so bare with me if I mix anything up. There is something called a private equity fund. Basically, a private equity firm says: “We would like to raise, say, $1 billion. We will go out and ask investors for this money. But we do not mean the general public. We mean pension plans that manage money so teachers are firefighters can retire, college endowment funds, various charitable foundations and incredibly rich people. Then we will take the $1 billion we raise from these investors, buy privately held business, and hopefully sell them for a profit 5 to 7 or 10 years later and we will split those proceeds with our investors.” (Literally — I write about how pensions and endowments and etc. invest in private equity.) Some of the bigger private equity managers you may have heard of are BlackRock and Apollo and KKR. And private equity is this incredible amount of the global economy. There are only 3,000 or so publicly traded (as you can own a portion of the company by buying shares of it on a stock exchange) and there are probably 3,000 privately held businesses within 10 miles of my house. Literally, private equity managers own trillions of dollars in assets (and are then indirectly held by government employees with a pension plan.) Silver Lake is a really big private equity manager. They raised $20 billion for their last investment fund. Silver Lake largely focused on buying and selling technology and tech adjacent companies. (It’s all sort of nebulous.) Or they buy large stakes in these companies. The term used for these are “portfolio companies.” Silver Lake is or was a big investor in AirBnB and Expedia and SoFi and Twitter and Ancestry.Com and Skype and Dell Technologies and a lot of other companies. Silver Lake is really big time. Silver Lake has branched out into sports and entertainment recently. They own/own large stakes in AMC and Fanatics and the Australian professional soccer league and Manchester City (and its sister teams around the globe.) They have also been buying assets from Endeavor like a bunch of minor league baseball teams before just deciding to buy Endeavor outright. (Which is today’s news.) Endeavor was a publicly traded company (and still will be until all the technicalities of this sort of merger and acquisition are completed.) You can buy shares of Endeavor. At the same time, Endeavor owns 51 percent of TKO (WWE and UFC combined) and people like us can buy shares of TKO. (Endeavor is what is referred to as a parent company.) Private equity firms do something called a “take private” where they will buy a publicly traded company (or like a division of a publicly traded company) and own all of almost all of its shares. Silver Lake just bought Endeavor and now owns it as a private company. But Endeavor still owns over half of the WWE. So, what does this mean for the WWE? This from here is just speculation. Silver Lake has to sell Endeavor over the next few years (they are contractually obligated almost certainly) and give their share of the proceeds back to its investors (pension funds, college endowments, etc.) There are all kinds of technqiues private equity managers can use to hopefully make a company more profitable. Sometimes, they will put in place their own leadership team. Other times, they will use their own expertise to help a company they acquired grow the business. Or other times they will, say, lay off 25 percent of the company to “save expenses.” In this case, it’s probably highly likely that Silver Lake will give Endeavor’s current leadership team some degree of autonomy in how they run the company. Ari Emmanuel is the Endeavor CEO and he’s a power broker in entertainment so Silver Lake is likely saying “Hey, Ari Emmanuel and your team. We bought your company because we like you, now go make us more money.” But there could easily be a time where Silver Lake does not like what Endeavor is doing and will decide to put their own people in place. As far as TKO itself goes: Who really knows. No one who works in this space would Be surprised at all if Silver Lake was to buy TKO or the WWE separate from that. I have no insider knowledge of this — just that Silver Lake owns Endeavor, which owns just over half of TKO, so why wouldn’t Silver Lake just buy TKO outright? Or someone like Comcast or Disney could approach Silver Lake and say “hey, we really want to buy TKO” or even “We really just want to buy the WWE half of TKO.” None of that would really surprise anyone. But Silver Lake now owns Endeavor. And it has to sell Endeavor at some point over the next 7-10 years so it can give money back to its investors so people who work for your state’s public works department can have a monthly check sent to them when they retire.
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  24. I have some news. There's Peer Support Training at The Cellar Trust but the price was too much. A few weeks ago I got a call about this but I said the price was an issue, well it's currently free for me paid by the Hope team. It's an intensive course which I finished today. I'm now a Peer Support Worker which means I'll be helping those with mental health issues as The Cellar Trust is a mental health charity. I rarely give myself credit/a pat on the back but will here.
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  25. Last night was so much fun! Got some pretty good comped seats thanks to my bro and board alum Rob Viper The past 2 Toronto shows, I've seen Okada/Danielson and Okada/Kingston. So freaking cool. Okada pulling up in a 'rarri?? Even cooler. Okada vs Pac? ICE COLD. Jericho/Hook was aight. Curious to see where this goes next week. Swerve was OVER. HUGE. With all these new stars on the scene, Swerve/Joe may steal the show at Dynasty. And it was great seeing THE BUTCHER. Really love Thunder Rosa. But she really showed how much the interest has dropped in Deonna in only a few weeks. Wouldn't mind seeing a Rosa/Deonna feud. And Toni and Mariah are sooo good. I want to watch this match back on TV tonight.
    13 points
  26. People marking out about belts and I'm over here just happy that Eddie Kingston is having a 3 year run where he has, like, every concievable Kingston dream match one after another. What a fucking ride, man.
    13 points
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  28. I've had enough of the weirdo online posters. I've basically unsubscribed from all the FB wrestling groups I had joined. The DVDVR is the only group of online wrestling weirdos I need.
    12 points
  29. Here's the Andretti image. I captured it myself, dammit.
    12 points
  30. That's what the DVDVR has always advocated for: Good punches.
    12 points
  31. If you're a social media star and Logan Paul invites you to a WWE event, just say no.
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  32. I just got home and am having a Steel Reserve in Dean's honor. The show was a fucking success in every way and I can't say enough how happy and even proud I am to be part of this board. I love you all (except for the ones I ignore including one I met today) and hope we can do this again. If you saw it you know the show ruled but if not I really hope you check it out in some way. I'll have more say but I'll save that for the daytime when I'm more awake. But I will say one thing that's been said already: DEAN~! RULES THE MOTHERFUCKING WORLD~!
    12 points
  33. That show couldn't have gone any better. DEAN RULES THE MOTHERFUCKING WORLD!
    12 points
  34. Up and down,one of the best independent wrestling shows I've ever seen. Loved every match. Thank you to everyone in the Discord for watching this with me. Thank you to everyone who made this show happen. Thank you to this board. Thank you DEAN. Pro wrestling motherfuckers.
    12 points
  35. Yeah, so like Tech said, he's a young man ... right...?
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  36. Preston Vance changing his SIM card like Stringer Bell…
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  37. Hey, some people pay for that kind of thi- Nope nope nope nope
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  38. So, the two year anniversary of my father's passing came and went and I didn't use as a coping mechanism. It helps that I was with my family today for Easter, so it really wasn't on my mind.
    12 points
  39. stealing this off a Reddit post. I just love this so much. Hansen and Vader at the zoo.
    12 points
  40. Speaking of speaking of the AEW Championship, Samoa Joe is our champion.
    12 points
  41. Terry Gordy helped give us the Gambler
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  42. Jesus Christ shut the fuck up.
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  43. you’re in a lot of trouble, buddy
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  44. Man, Roman's schedule would put the average NWA champ to shame. All the grind and no time off.
    11 points
  45. I don't think I realized how much I needed the simple joy of that DEAN show. Just a bunch of good fucking pro wrestling with good people. Soul food.
    11 points
  46. 11 points
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