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  1. It was, but at the same time I wonder if that was the intention of the comment. I kind of read it as Colt talking a lot of shit about legal action and when Punk threatened the same in return, Colt then brought up the shared bank account as a reason to dissuade Punk from it. Maybe I just interpreted it wrong. The whole thing just seems very odd. The Elite seem like a pack of spoilt brats who like to talk shit and Punk seems like a guy who can't handle that sort of thing anymore and has zero tact. I don't condone the rant and what follows, but looking at things from his perspective, as an actual major star coming in, he could have been the stereptype of a guy who only works main events, never loses and never shows weakness, but he's worked with younger talent, made them look good and has brought new eyes to the product while outwardly promoting a positive image of the company. If he'd genuinely tried to be the team player and then this shit started, I could see why that as a guy already known for having a quick temper, that this might set that off. The Bucks have openly said that they push people's buttons to get a response, going back to the Booker T thing over a decade ago. Or the shit they used to do on Twitter, but they do strike me as guys who really don't like it when people bite back at them as well.
  2. Fuck yeah this rules, CCW has become one of my fave indy feds and most of that is on the back of watching Kilynn King have hate filled brawls with people.
  3. Keegan is from the weird subsect of Australian wrestling. We have the promotions and talent that have been known on a larger scale, feds like MCW and PWA, or guys like Robbie Eagles and Adam Brooks who have big internet presence, but then there's guys like Keegan who just do lots of smaller shows, racking up a lot of work and occasionally getting matches with bigger names like here. ASW is a weird fed in the sense it'll take guys from those two worlds and put them in matches and see what happens, there was one where they had Slex who's a 20 year vet and done tours with NOAH, wrestling a guy called Hell Yeah who's a hokey comedy character and the match looked intriguing. It's a shame that this looks to be Keegan's last match due to injury, but it's a very good match to go out on if that's the case.
  4. When I was first discovering extreme metal in the 90's on a local level as a teenager, D666 were one of the first bands I saw when I was like 15, even at that age I thought a lot of the things KK Warslut did and said were fucked up and I soon moved on to much better bands with much better people. Bands like Armoured Angel, Alchemist and Blood Duster were killer bands and good dudes, a huge influence on me and around the age of 17-18 (so '99-00ish) I really started getting into hardcore and stuff like Mindsnare and Toe To Toe, or seeing lots of killer female bands like Nitocris. Our scenes are actually pretty diverse. I still think Alchemist were one of the greatest metal bands of all time. As for the far right/Nazi influences some bands have, I think it's two fold. Firstly racist and fascist political organisations have openly existed in Australian society for years, even when they're treated like a joke by the overwhelming majority they're still seen. Second, a lot of those bands seemed to heavily rip off a lot of the European black metal bands wholesale in what they do, so I have no doubt some of the fascist and violent attitudes of those bands rubbed off on the bands you mentioned. Burzum and Impaled Nazarene seemed to be big influences. Bit of a waffle there haha. Nowadays the punk, metal and hardcore scenes here are actually very diverse and far right bullshit gets stomped out pretty fast. D666 were supposed to return here for a tour a few years back and basically the entire scene and venues told them to fuck off.
  5. One of my annoyances with the film was the musical sequences had way too much Guns'n'Roses, the opening bit with Welcome To The Jungle was awesome, but the rest seemed a bit forced in. The most fitting bit of soundtrack in the entire film was Dio during the credits haha.
  6. Been going to as many shows as I can since live music was allowed to kick back into gear here, but now international bands are touring here again it's been a really good time. Getting to see The Bronx play a tiny little dive bar that made the gig feel like a house party was really cool, but then on a complete flip side I saw both Chelsea Wolfe and Emma Ruth Rundle play stunning singer songwriter sets on a rainy Sunday night, the right mix of beauty and melancholy. And so many local punk and metal shows, so so many and it's all been magnificent. The Australian punk/metal/hardcore scenes are just killing it now.
  7. A little, but I also took that as a reason to correct the path that Thor was on as well. To have a similar experience to Gorr when encountering other gods, but in contrast to Gorr's quest for vengeance it kinda set Thor on the path of doing the right thing himself.
  8. I just got back from watching it about an hour ago, I genuinely loved it, whether that's because this was my first Marvel cinema experience since Endgame, or that I love the source material in the comics, or maybe that it was a fun escape when we live in a world where fun things are more important than ever. Bits of it felt rushed in part and the switch from the silly to the point where the story needed to carry a bit more weight was a little rough, but I found it to be a very fun and very enjoyable watch. I liked that it basically became a full circle for the character of Thor himself, tying in with the quote at the end of Endgame of him having no path and then finding himself. The interaction between Hemsworth and Portman was the best of the movie and I wish we had more of that and a little less of the goofy bits, as fun as they are.
  9. She's usually a valet but has made a lot of effort to improve when she does wrestle, kinda finding out who she is. That was far and away the best match she's ever had, the suplexes and shit talking won me over. She pops up every now and then the Death Match Down Under fed on IWTV.
  10. One for @DEANand his penchant for old school wrestling in 2022. Mayhem Pro is a small Australian fed that serves mostly as a vehicle for young guys to have their initial matches with a few Aussie veterans mixed in. This event runs in a small regional town called Colac, a few hours outside of Melbourne, the whole show is fun but the main event is where it's at with the local hero Sketch putting his career on the line against the champion and big city dickhead in JXT, with the two facing in a cage. Crowd is mostly really loud and excitable kids, along with a bunch of drunken country guys yelling abuse at the heels. Whether the show as a whole translates on video is another matter, but live this is one of my fave shows of 2022 and the main event is a lot of fun, the actions of JXT and his goons leading to the entire babyface roster wanting to beat the shit out of them is so old school and I loved it.
  11. Maximum The Hormone? Fuck yeah!
  12. Agreed. He has a massive influence. One of the biggest influences in Aussie wrestling would also be Col Devarney who not only trained Hartley Jackson, Havok, Damian Slater and others, but also has a massive hand in what eventually becomes EPW in Perth.
  13. The majority of good wrestlers in Sydney over the last 10-15 years have had at least some training from Madison. PWA and their sister fed of Newcastle Pro have produced some absurdly good talents over the years. I'd say between people trained directly or who have spent major time there, Madison has probably had a hand in training 50 good wrestlers in the last 15 years, that might be a bit conservative.
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