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  1. “The Dream has no memory of that.”
    9 points
  2. He is literally becoming Obadiah Stane, and I fucking love it. He has the air of the guy that is comfortable in the spot and confident it's his, so he doesn't have to bother with the bullshit.
    6 points
  3. They should sign Kenny for the Melbourne show. Not that far to fly. No real timezone issues. Seems a win-win. Also I dont care if Taker and Triple H are 400 years old. Being able to see that entrance live will be enough for me. When we get shows its usually a trumped up house show with half the roster and the main-eventers working tag matches so to get a legitimate, PPV level show, at the biggest stadium in the country (they'll get over 100k in there easily, possibly 115k-120k) is massive for us. I applaud whoever it is behind the scenes that is pushing for these international shows.
    6 points
  4. The pants were literally Ricochet's. From the "Wait! I know who you are!" match in PWG.
    5 points
  5. I hope Dream stays in NXT for a while. At least until Triple H can protect him on the main roster. His WrestleMania outfit is going to be a highlight every year.
    4 points
  6. Note that the pants were a play on Prince Puma.
    4 points
  7. Ciampa taking Gargano's wedding ring, spitting on it and throwing it away might be my favorite heel spot this decade.
    4 points
  8. Good to see Alexa finally get a push.
    3 points
  9. Someone teach Carmella how to fucking sell, because that match could be summarized as "Carmella dominated the overmatched challenger Asuka and was in complete control throughout and then finished her off with a superkick after an unneeded distraction."
    3 points
  10. Okay, got up early and watched it again just to better organize my thoughts. UA/ Lorcan & Burch. This, my friends is how you open a PPV... Take a team that no one cares about (L & B) and through superior ringwork by all parties draw the viewers in. I'm not as annoyed with Lorcan's occasional no-selling as Mike is as it somewhat fits the character of the guy who is so fired up emotionally that nothing hurts him. On the other hand, I might be giving him far too much credit for nuance. Dream / Ricochet was everything that one could possibly want. After these two matches I was seriously worried about how the rest of the card could possibly hold up. If their smart, they can continue to build on the motif of the Dream only losing through his own hubris; even Mrs. OSJ remarked, "That's too far for him to jump!" Just before his ill-fated miss. Had he not done that and tried some Ricochet-like stunts earlier, he wins. Great match and great storytelling. It did so in the only way possible, Shayna and Nikki weren't going to be able to top the wrestling that we'd seen, but they could tell a remarkable story and that's exactly what they did. Both women left strong, Nikki's still crazy and unpredictable and Shayna's still the champ. I may like the Dutch Destroyer more than most here, but I thought that even with the botch it was a terrific match and Lars is still a monster even though he lost. Black had to pull out every possible move to beat him. I was pleasantly reminded of Finn/Joe and that's far from a bad thing. I do wonder what the future plans for Lars are, he's not ready for the main stage quite yet, and I don't see an immediate program with anyone that makes loads of sense. In a way, I sort of wish that Killian Dain had remained in NXT just so we could have had a much-extended hoss feud between the two. Now, here's where I'll likely draw some heat... Gargano/Ciampa have had better matches, however, they haven't necessarily told better stories and that counts for a lot. Johnny lost because he turned into what he hated. Sooner or later this feud has to end, but for right now, Ciampa is the most despicable heel in wrestling. The wedding ring spot was a thing of beauty. Absolutely great show top to bottom and a solid reminder as to why I no longer bother with the main roster. Y'all can watch the WWE PPV if you want, there's an Into the Badlands marathon on AMC that's going to be far more entertaining.
    3 points
  11. I'm not saying I deliberately and repeatedly ripped off this exact KO sell when I was a referee, but I deliberately and repeatedly ripped off this exact KO sell when I was a referee.
    3 points
  12. Also, I went over to a friend's to play some Magic. It was just three of us, but I turned on Takeover to watch it while we played. Both of the friends I hung out with are pretty much lapsed fans and haven't watched any wrestling in a long time. They were really, really blown away by Ricochet, Dream, Black, and the main event. At the end of it they thought it was a lot of fun and way different than what they thought WWE would do. It makes me think that the NXT model may be better for lapsed or casual fans than trying to pull in celebrities or part timers on the main roster.
    3 points
  13. I can never get enough StrowBliss.
    3 points
  14. So Outback Jack's legends deal will be announced any day now, right?
    3 points
  15. A super old Rey, Jr. spot that always stuck in my mind.
    3 points
  16. C'mon - Steve Howe. Here'a photo of Steve in his 20s: (Yes, that's sarcasm).
    3 points
  17. Bravo to you both! What a fucking show that was. Might be the show of the year. No way MITB gets near that.
    3 points
  18. Tomasso Ciampa is more evil than a Baron Corbin main event push.
    3 points
  19. Hell of a show. The opening tag and main event were bonkers. Absolutely fantastic.
    3 points
  20. It took Mark Lawrenson 30 minutes to chastise Paul Pogba for having the audacity to have a haircut when he should have been on 'concentrating on his football.' Look, I'm a United fan, I get that Pogba has been disappointing at times considering his price tag but this old as fuck anorak cardigan wearing shite from miserable old farts like Lawrenson who think because he visits a barber and dances on Instagram means he'll never be a player is absolute shite talk. I kinda want him to become the best player in the world just to spite old fucks like Lawrenson who is a guy who gets paid thousands to travel the world to watch football and makes it sound like a fucking burden. Cheer up, pal, you have one of the best jobs in the world. Anyway, Spain/Portugal was a bonafide classic, the other matches, so far, for the most part...not so much. But there's still time.
    3 points
  21. I guess I'm the only one that doesn't have a problem with HHH/Undertaker? I mean, do I want to see it at the top of the card? No. But, on the other hand, do I want to see another Reigns main event, or an underwhelming Nakamura/Styles match? That's also a no.
    3 points
  22. Remember when Vince thought that 43 year old "Huckster" and 44 year old "Nacho Man" were old and decrepit?? Lol
    3 points
  23. My reaction to Hunter vs Taker:
    3 points
  24. I'll be 61 next month and in case anyone's wondering, I'm in my prime; (well, except for my knees, which could do to be replaced...) I can still pass for early 40's, although the touch of gray has finally made it's presence known.
    3 points
  25. I tuned in late because I went to Yankees Old Timer's Day. I managed to get a ball for a kid who was celebrating his 10th birthday. Onto MITB, I'm up to AJ/Nakamura, but I don't think I'm going to finish the show. I skipped Roman/Jinder and Asuka/Carmella. The Ellsworth spoiler was a crushing blow. I was so glad after he was released. His act ran its course so fucking fast. Asuka will eventually win the title after her buzz has completely died. I liked the women's MITB, but Alexa again? I get it. She's blonde and hot as fuck, but that's not what I watch women's wrestling for. Did Braun need to win the MITB to go after Brock at Summerslam? AJ/Joe was right fucking there. The only money WWE is getting out of me is for nxt/205 Live/UK guys; everything that has nothing to do with Raw and Smackdown. I should have gone with my gut reaction and not even bothered with this show. Fuck it all, burn it down.
    2 points
  26. Shows what you know! Poor dead Kevin Owens. Also, congrats to future murder victim Alexa Bliss.
    2 points
  27. Ladies and Gentlemen, Janice & I are proud to present to you... Sandra Violet Bertrice Harris Hebrew Name: Shaina Natania Vat Yaakov (Lily, Gift of G_d Daughter of James) James
    2 points
  28. I'm just extremely happy that two guys in a Street Fight actually came to the ring wearing jeans(well, or Ciampa's camo pants). Anything else on top of that is a bonus.
    2 points
  29. Taichi not being in while YOSHI-HASHI is is some kinda bullshit.
    2 points
  30. Gargano vs Ciampa was better than Okada vs. Omega. Yes, I said it.
    2 points
  31. The older Haitch gets, the more I like him. For the most part, he no longer tries to be "cool", and that makes him cooler to me.
    2 points
  32. That's Above Average Mike Sanders to you. Although I'm disappointed Mr Wonderful wasn't using footage of himself. That seems more in-character.
    2 points
  33. I've said it before, but Tomaso Ciampa is the devil. It's perfect. I'm so pissed he won, in the right way. Fucking bastard tapped more than once damnit.
    2 points
  34. That tag title match was fantastic. I really love everyone involved, even if Danny Burch is at the bottom of that list. I didn't really dig Shayna/Nikki, but like the tag title match competitors, I love Shayna's style so I was entertained (but wasn't super blown away or anything). I wasn't too impressed with Ricochet/Dream either, if I'm being honest. It just didn't click for me. And I'm not entirely sold on Velveteen Dream yet. The character is pretty good, but in-ring he's pretty damn generic in my opinion. I skipped over the NXT title match, because I knew Black was winning and Lars doesn't interest me so it was entirely skippable for me. Now, that main event though. It bolstered the entire show up (for me). Before this, only one match was doing it for me, but the Street Fight was fucking incredible. This was everything their first match should have been, and much more. I don't know about star ratings and shit, but on a scale of 1 to 5 on how much it entertained me, it's like a 7. Some of the spots made me cringe, look away, and jump in my chair. The only nitpick I had was the obvious plant in the crowd with the sign that had a stop sign in between the poster board. That could have felt more natural, but, fuck it, who cares really. Like others have said - the wedding ring spot was fucking dastardly. Side note - I get people like Keith Lee and other new hires being shown in the crowd (to an extent), but I don't see the point in showing actual NXT workers in the crowd like EC3 or Kairi Sane. To pop the crowd or whatever, sure, but we all love to go on about kayfabe... why the fuck were they sitting in the crowd instead of backstage? You could say they were scouting (Kairi was shown before Shayna/Nikki, right?), and in EC3's case it even makes sense for him to do that since he's an egomaniac and would want to be seen... but why is Kairi out there in the crowd watching a match with a fuckin' spyglass?
    2 points
  35. WWE does want him but Kenny wants to stay in Japan and until WWE offers something that is worth it to leave Japan then he's not leaving.
    2 points
  36. Also: fuck Chip "NFL Flop" Kelly.
    2 points
  37. Lorcan is the best guy in the company in terms of turning a crowd that starts out cold to him or worse. Black is a good talent, but I feel nothing about him as champion. Dream, Gargano, and Ciampa are right there. Heck, give me Cole.
    2 points
  38. Hooolllyy that main event was engrossing. Utterly ruthless at times, innovative, relentless. Just madness.
    2 points
  39. Matt, thanks for bringing some sanity to the speculation! I know it's a mug's game to say this about any professional athlete when there are millions of dollars at stake, but... Kenny Omega has always seemed like a "quality of life on his terms" kind of guy. He's in a country whose culture he's adopted as his own, (hell, the dude speaks the language like a native without a trace of accent according to a friend of mine who has taught school there), the people have embraced him as a native son and love the hell out of him. He works for a company that has just now given him their highest accolade and pays him more money than a reasonable person can spend (and Kenny seems like a reasonable person who isn't collecting Maserati's or some stupid shit like that). He more than likely has a job for life with NJPW transitioning to a liaison with gaijin talent after he retires. Why the hell would he trade all that to be getting 50/50 booking with the likes of Dolph Ziggler as another brick in the VKM wall?
    2 points
  40. "It's not how you feel, it's how you look!" - Rip Taylor
    2 points
  41. Considering Gargano interrupted EC3's match a couple weeks ago I could see them getting into a feud. Which works for me as I feel Gargano would be just the guy to pair EC3 with to make his character work mean something in-ring. Kyle was guilty by association for so long when he was paired with Davey Richards. And he didn't do much at the time to change anybody's opinions on that. But after teaming with Fish for so long it took a while but people started to appreciate him. Heck, I even felt a need to apologize to him which he seemed to appreciate and from what I heard sounds like a decent guy to boot. Long story short don't be associated with Davey Richards lest you want to be ridiculed with him.
    2 points
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