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  1. I am and have been vehemently opposed to breaking up Best Friends. No one wants to see these guys fight.

    Now, that said, if you want to salvage this, then AEW’s version of Endgame to rescue the promotion from Elite tyranny later this year should have a reunited Best Friends - as the true heart and soul of the company from day one - neutralizing the Bucks while Omega deals with Okada. 

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  2. Yoooo I just realized that Tony wearing the brace to the draft and the NFL and ESPN being in on the gag would be fucking amazing. Imagine them kayfabing the shit out of it and Mel Kiper is talking about the projectability of the young kid Perry. Quick off the edge, real lunch pail kind of guy but has some off the field issues that have scared some federations away. 

    Oh shit even better if they do it Naked Gun style where TK himself gets up there in full neck brace to announce some random 6th round pick on day 3 and the Bucks jump his ass AGAIN and put him through a table while there’s like mascots and shit freaking out on stage.

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  3. I think it’s sort of all true

    The babyface owner/matchmaker getting beat up by heels is a trope as old as pro wrestling itself: Watts did it, Jarrett did it, Von Erich did it, Vince did it…

    Said babyface then gathers all the top good guys and walks tall over the heels in the big blowoff.

    So in that sense this doesn’t make TK Jacksonville Dixie or whatever. This is the usual TK deal of revisiting classic territory angles. That’s generally perfectly ok.

    My thing though, is that I don’t want to see Tony Khan walking tall like Bill Watts. Actually I don’t think anyone wants to see that. 

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  4. Did y’all see that selling? Shad Khan gets pro wrestling more than Jungle Boy does.

    This was all stupid though. The show reeked of TK having his eye off the ball being stressed to hell all week about which Big Ten offensive lineman to take in the fifth round, then just showed up to work and said “fine, let’s do that” to all of the talent’s shitty ideas.

     

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  5. 9 minutes ago, Technico Support said:

    They had Roman unify the belts, but then made a new belt with brand new lineage because Roman didn't work that much, right?  I hope I got that straight, I don't really watch WWE.  This whole thing is nuts and I just want titles to mean something and make sense, in general.  Anyway, what title has lineage back to Bruno?  Or is it none of them? 

    I believe the title Cody has now has the WWE, WWE World Heavyweight and Universal lineage. It’s all of them. 

  6. I don’t think the crowd will turn on Cody for the same reason they didn’t turn on Bryan: they witnessed the struggle, the departure, rebuilding himself and climbing back to the top. It’s the same reason the crowd never turned on Austin or Foley.

    With Roman, Cena, and eventually even Hogan, there was never that initial struggle for the fans to build their support behind. They got turned on.

    I don’t think they have to worry about it with Cody.

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  7. Is it weird that I’m actually far more captivated by what’s next for Roman than I am Cody? He’s Thanos after he’s retired and is now living as a farmer. He has to now know that the Shield breakup a decade ago is at the root of all of this and he has to get right with that, somehow, or he’ll never truly be at peace even though he has conquered it all. How does that happen? I’m fascinated by how his next stage translates to wrestling. 

    There’s like an Old Man Logan arc in there. They have to figure out how it translates to the ring.

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  8. 2 minutes ago, _MJ_ said:

    I'm not a big Cody guy but considering the old school babyface he's playing, I think a lot his run is going to be determined by the quality of his rogues' gallery of heels during his run. If they aren't interesting and doing interesting things to him, his act could get stale. I wonder who they have lined up (minus the Rock).

    This is a great callout and something they have really struggled with in similar spots in the past (Bryan getting Kane immediately comes to mind, but there are other examples). 

  9. Roman/Sami is the best one

    It’s kind of interesting. The title run and Bloodline stuff ran from 2020 to 2024. I’d argue that Roman and the group were at peak powers at Wargames 2022, which is almost exactly halfway through. So it almost really was a four year long tale of the rise and fall. A nice bell curve there.

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  10. 5 minutes ago, odessasteps said:

    If someone from the other company was going to magically appear, shouldn't it be Dustin? 

    That’s who I thought it was at first when we saw the glimpse of the tattooed arm under the ring (looking back it was obviously Solo). 

    But yeah not in the current situation. Waters are too hot. In an ideal world they do it and throw AEW a bone of getting a Ricochet/Ospreay match or something 

  11. 5 minutes ago, Craig H said:

    I fucking love wrestling. When it’s good there’s nothing better (except my Cubs winning it all and anything with my kids) and when it’s bad, all you want is for it to be better. Pro wrestling motherfuckers.

    Here here, in all its glorious forms.

    How blessed are we that we get these big budget Hollywood summer action epics (WWE), prestige television (AEW) and Indy A24 type stuff (indies, puro, lucha) all at the same, widely accessible time like this.

    Like I mean shit between Mania, Dynamite and Rampage this week I got to watch Endgame and two episodes of Shogun. Shit rules.

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  12. Just now, blitzkrieg said:

    If you're a social media star and Logan Paul invites you to a WWE event, just say no.

    If putting streamers through tables is the new Pete Rose bit, 1) I am game for it and 2) that goober MrBeast needs to be taking a stunner next year 

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  13. Hey man we gotta talk about the absolute geek of the millennium Seth Rollins though. Between the build up, the tag match last night, his own match, his big main event run-in being a comedy bit non-starter where he didn’t even get a move in.

    Holy moly. My man Seth is down bad.

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  14. Now THAT was more like it. What a giant heaping helping of sports entertaining. Hell yeah. 

    This whole thing ruled. Snoop’s commentary. Speed in the suit. The cash in. And yeah that main event was the epic Avengers Movie spectacle it was supposed to be. 

    WWE at its best right there. No one does this kind of stuff like they do. 

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