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For Great Justice

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  1. That’s why I do like AEW running college basketball arenas. They’re more unique than the pro arenas, which are all cookie cutter these days. Plus you usually get the college logo right under the main scoreboard above the ring, so you know exactly where you are.

    Those ~8k college arenas are a sweet spot for pro wrestling. Much better than the 20k’s.

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  2. Sign me up on team “announce well in advance.”

    Theyve also gotten more lax with announcing TV cards in advance in the past couple of months.

    Optically, to me, it feels like Tony has a lot of shit going on and isn’t being as strategic with his booking as he was previously. That may not be true, but the last thing in the world I want out of AEW is for it to wind up on the same “just trying to get through this one and on to the next show” operational treadmill as WWE. That sucks. 

    I think that’s why a few of us are nervous about what we’re seeing lately.

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  3. You know how, in general, it’s hard for Japanese wrestlers to connect with the broader US audience, but sometimes a guy like The Great Muta or Tajiri comes around and that broader audience is like “shit, this guy is awesome”?

    I am convinced that Takeshita is one of those guys. 

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  4. Miro casted in CBS’s new “East New York”

    And as a guy that spends a lot of time in Brooklyn, that’s just fucking picture perfect. Dude better be wearing a red Adidas warmup suit in half the scenes.

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  5. I’m generally a big fan of “that doesn’t work for me, brother” because, you know, independent contractor. 

    This one seems like a bad deal all the way around. On one hand, not cool to do this day of show when you’ve been advertised to the fans. On the other, it isn’t the talents’ fault that they only knew the creative in question the day of the show. 

    In a sane world, talent has a general idea of the creative beforehand and hashes it out then. But in a world where creative on the operational treadmill just trying to get to the next show, it’s impossible to Hogan a scenario and not screw that night’s paying fans in the process. Lose/lose.

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  6. Also a random thing, but it was on some recent pods:

    You know who was awesome? 1996 Paul Wight. That was my shit right there. 

    I mention this because “Giant didn’t know how to work like a big man when he first got to WWF” has been said so many times that even Wight himself believes it. But fuck all that, early 1996 WCW champion The Giant beating Flair and Sting clean and nipping up and choke slamming dudes to hell was the best Wight ever was, save MAYBE the 2008 run. 

     

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  7. I always feel compelled to add “best at what they did” guys to my GOAT list, because listing 10 main eventers is easy and it’s more interesting to me to look at wins above replacement up and down the card.

    “Opening match at a house show” acts: New Age Outlaws, The New Day

    Midcard heel glue guys:  Regal, Tully, Miz

    10 minute TV match wizards: Dustin Rhodes, Christian

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  8. The only time they did the announced waiting til Mania to cash in gimmick was Kennedy, right? And then he got hurt? 

    Not a bad idea to dust that one off again. Hey, Cody could go from never getting a title shot again to guaranteeing he’s getting one in 9 months

  9. “Where’s the heat?”

    AEW is short about 3-4 hot feuds right now - MJF/Wardlow is the only one with any steam.

    This is one problem with a tournament taking up significant TV time - there’s no organic heat with dry tournament matchups. 

     

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  10. Pillman Jr seems unfortunately to be one of those second gen guys that just got zero “this guy gets pro wrestling” DNA. 

    I thought this was a bad show outside of the Wardlow segment. Need more hot angles fired up, like BCC needs a story for one. 

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