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  1. 26 minutes ago, Brandon Bones said:

    I’m seeing both sides of this.  I complimented his Makakai Black promo a couple of weeks ago. Because as cringy as that promo started out to be.  He pushed it through so hard to get it sold.  I had to respect the effort.  I don’t think anyone can discount Pillman’s investment.  But he is going to need a bit more spring in his heavy step if expects to succeed at his tribute act to his father.  

    Man, I dunno. When MJF was berating his family and he came out and smiled for the fans on the ramp for what felt like 5 minutes instead of just beating the dude’s ass, that was a degree of “not getting pro wrestling” that just seems like one of those things you either have or don’t. Maybe (hopefully) it’s just “not getting being a babyface”.

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  2. 18 minutes ago, Log said:

    The Jade/Anna match is interesting.  Has there ever been a title match on national television for a major promotion between two wrestlers with so little experience combined?

    You may be right. I was looking to see if Giant faced Renegade for the WCW or TV titles in 95 (nope) and if Rousey faced any rookies (nope). But hey, David Arquette pinned Eric Bischoff when he won the WCW title

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  3. 7 minutes ago, JLowe said:

    Can someone explain to me, point by point (or as much as possible), what Cody's promo was about? I understand that AEW rewards smart fans and has opened "the forbidden door" but it kind of alienates newer people like myself who are coming back into the fold for the first time in years. If I wanted rambling shooty stuff, I would listen to podcasts.

    One must throw all established laws of AEW nature out the window during a Cody segment. The Codyverse has its own internal logic.

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  4. I loved the bookends on this show. Both the opener and the main event had that sense of warm joy in them that I just love about this company. If you can't smile at OC and Statlander's nonsense, Sting flying around like a maniac or Anthony Bowens's amazing 1980's action move villain act, then I can't help you. So good.

    Crowd was great. Love the smaller venue in DC as opposed to running Capital One again.

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  5. We were sort of talking about this in the Dynamite thread, but for as logically sound and non-intelligence insulting as AEW’s booking is (long term, wins and losses matter, continuity matters)….when was the last time they featured a genuinely surprising result or twist?

    They did this in the beginning (Private Party over the Bucks being the obvious example), but man the road that these stories are taking seems a bit too tidy if you ask me. I’d like to see a curveball or three. 

    Like Hangman’s arc was good. MJF/Punk/Wardlow is good. Bucks/UE split is good. But as sound as it all is, they are multi-month storylines that we know the ending to. Give me something totally out of left field every once in a while; Garcia over Sammy on Tuesday would have been a perfect example of mixing it up in a good way.

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  6. I can't decide who the better hoss prospect is between Wardlow and Hobbs. Hobbs's bodyblock cutoff is unreal, he has snappier movements, has a better heel grimace. Wardlow is handsome as hell, has a pair of MDK finishes....shit, I love them both and they looked incredible tonight until the finishes.

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  7. I can not get down with how this show started, with the WWE "parade of challengers interrupting a promo" trope. Then followed up with both Wardlow and Hobbs losing by slipping on banana peels in back to back segments. That was just awful if I'm honest. They really have something with Wardlow when he's getting 50/50 chants with CM Punk. I would have found a way to keep him strong in the finish here. That sucked.

    Show did pick up some steam as it went along and I enjoyed the second hour. Not sure how Deeb and Shida resolve their issue but it is intense as hell and I am all in on whatever they decide to do.

    Garcia is such a prospect. Dude was phenomenal in that main event. Intensity, strikes, grappling, stooge bumps. Damn.

    Also its weird how Raleigh crowds tend to suck while Greensboro an hour away is such a killer wrestling town.

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  8. (apologies if already posted)

    Tweeted 15 minutes after the Fightful report about WWE having an interest in Wardlow:

    It’s a fine enough article but my goodness. If AEW were a mature company with a proper risk management program, “Tony K does some dumb shit on Twitter because he feels threatened when he reads something and it gets us thrown off the air” would be my top risk for the entire company.

    Someone get the man some support. And I say that sincerely because I love the product and don’t want some reactionary TK Twitter nonsense to get them into deep shit.

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  9. 1 minute ago, L_W_P said:

    You say that but tell me that those two guys leading in a group of say Keith Lee, Kross, DIY, Scarlett and Mia Yim for a 12 month 'invasion' program wouldn't melt the internet?

    I'd back AEW to do it right and put the invaders over enough to establish the threat before finally putting them away.

    The  big six man tag ends with Cody dropping the leg brother, and it alllllll comes full circle 

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