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  1. Aside from Kingston still selling while Mox cut the promo, Excalibur still put it over as a brutal explosion on commentary. Definitely best to just ignore it and move on and not put it over as an Omega swerve as you make both King and Excalibur look like buffoons.

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  2. Kingston is still selling in the footage where Mox puts down Omega's bad explosives in the post match, so it only makes King look like more of a buffoon. Also, not sure what the fans were expecting? You aired clips of Onita's past matches and had him on. Best thing was not to do it if that's what you could come up with. Now it would just be better to move on and ignore it instead of mentioning it on TV and trying to cover up.

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  3. I won't call Seltzer a racist like other folks have over the Bad Bunny clip solely, but I find it funny he says he's not loved by everyone in the Latin community. I don't think there's a single person in any community that's beloved by everyone, so that's a meaningless thing to say. But yes, Bad Bunny is a household name in North America, South America and in several countries of Europe (namely Spain and Italy).

    Back to Bad Bunny, WWE is smart for bringing him in. He's a massive star and is actually a wrestling fan (as is DJ Luian who used to work with him and who's done appearances on local indy shows in Puerto Rico and was at Ric Flair's wedding, but obviously not as popular as Bad Bunny). Regardless of the show he's on, he's going to bring in a lot of viewers from the Hispanic community which maybe won't be reflected in TV ratings as the younger folks spend more time streaming stuff and on social media as proven by him breaking merch sale numbers and social media interaction. The clip he posted of him slapping the Miz got something like 26 million views or something in 1 minute. Just ridiculous.

    The other positive thing is he's clearly being used to elevate Damian Priest's popularity.

    Given there's not much touring Bad Bunny can do now due to the pandemic, I can see him sticking around after Mania. As I said, the dude grew up a WWE fan, so he obviously loves what he's doing and is making a ton of money, so he definitely wouldn't mind sticking around.

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  4. Just saw Mikuru Asakura tweet he has 1.7 million YouTube subscribes. ?

    Was reading about the RIZIN ratings and the second portion of the show was the highest rating at 7.3% with Tenshin's fight drawing the highest rating at 10.7%.

    The numbers are way up compared to last years NYE card.

    2019: 3.7%, 5.2%, 3.2%

    2020: 4.1%, 7.0%, 6.0%

    The report I read was crediting Shibatar's YouTube following for the bump in ratings and they were encouraging RIZIN to continue to feature fighters with big social media followings.

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  5. 2 hours ago, Curt McGirt said:

    I have no idea where either the lighter or the flash paper came from in the Matsunaga gif.

    Matsunaga had a Batman belt in his boots. He pulled out pliers, a lighter, an icepick, etc. from it during the Stop the Matsunaga angle.

    1 hour ago, sabremike said:

    Was that the match at the Rex Plex where (IIRC) Izzy messed up something and Ki lost his mind and just beat the fuck out of him? It was wild but just completely unprofessional, that guy could be a real dickhead.

    That was later. That was a brutal beating. I remember Ki vs. Riddle getting booked for the first Blood Sport and Ki backed out and folks quickly pointed out how he'd end up with a toothless grill if he tried to take liberties with Riddle.

    The DHS and Low Ki vs. Special K match he mentioned was from a different show in Boston before that.

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  6. 15 minutes ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

    Also, 10+ minutes of a delightful Cesaro-Bryan match with hardway juice!

    Cc: @The Natural

    Solid little TV match as you would expect from these two. It's cool seeing Daniel Bryan continue putting on quality TV matches as he had an incredible in ring year last year and it's always pleasant seeing Cesaro pick up a big win.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Curt McGirt said:

    I was gonna say, I thought he was British. In any case it was still awful. He should probably just be a mute destroyer. Too bad Vince doesn't believe in managers anymore.


    And it would definitely work as it did before:


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  8. MSK are the Rascalz as expected. Zachary Wentz is Nash Carter and Dezmond Xavier is Wes Lee. Meh names, but they looked pretty good.

    Women's tournament starts next week. Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter vs. Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez. The other teams announced are Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon and Candice LaRae and Indi Hartwell.

  9. 1 minute ago, Andy in Kansas said:

    Yep. It was a stupid idea and I think they just kind wanted to tip-toe around the line. Then dingdong hops on Twitter and thinks to himself "Should I just tweet the 14 words and make it clear what I'm going for? No, let's ease into it..." Just bad on everyone's part. 

    They even had hit cut a promo which was a big oof, but it didn't make tape iirc.

  10. 1 hour ago, AxB said:

    Jericho didn't miss any tapings, did he? How did he get into the building if he was Covid positive? AEW tests.

    Are they really doing test or simply temperature checks, wristband, hand sanitizer, wear a mask, come in? Also, what kind of testing are they doing and how efficient could it be if Jericho said he took multiple tests and they all came back positive?

    I'm in Florida and everything that has opened up here has been temperature checks, wristband, hand sanitizer, wear a mask, come in. I'm thinking that's what they were doing more so than testing.

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