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  1. I really enjoyed the WOL show the other day where Dave got some low-key payback on GCW shitting on him by casually mentioning that GCW used plants to start the whole garbage-throwing thing. Nothing says hardcore, renegade indy like working something like that for attention. Maybe they'll work a riot next. Between this and the IWTV rights kerfuffle, I'm wondering about Lauderdale.
  2. Also, Punk in pic #2 has his arm taped from forearm to bicep, evident of probably his 9th case of Z-Pak resistant MRSA that week.
  3. BRB, gonna sync up Dark Side of the Moon with Iron Man 3.
  4. So many great characters in that show. The former Nazi turned cop. The deputy who slowly goes from "let's do this by the book" to "I'm suspicious of Hood" to being all-in with Hood and taking a rocket launcher to the baddies' truck. The horrifying Native American heel. Sugar Bates. Job. Carrie and her episode long fight scene. Just amazing.
  5. When I was a kid, refs were sacrosanct. They'd get accidentally bumped but I couldn't remember a single angle where a wrestler or manager intentionally hit a ref, outside of the Flair/Tommy Young comedy shoving spot. I mean that shit was unheard of.
  6. Just 15 minutes of Excalibur and Schiavone talking over JR's heavy breathing.
  7. My newfound love for Spears will continue as he cuts off his opponent's promo with, "are you gonna bark all day, little doggie, or are you gonna bite?" Bonus points if he's nonchalantly slurping a large soda.
  8. Jim Cornette booked Bruiser Bedlam, for fuck's sake. Maybe watch the Dark Side of the Ring episode, and possibly grow some empathy.
  9. "Old school fans" calling out Gage for a bank robbery is the most hypocritical shit. These dudes harken back to a time when the locker room was filled with actual murderers, child predators, rapists, domestic batterers, straight-up klansmen, and all manner of carny-ass criminals, and they're going to shit on a guy for falling into addiction and making a really bad decision one time? A guy who, by all accounts, has straightened his shit out to the best of his abilities? Yeah, I got no time for these people.
  10. I remember one year the Bash in Baltimore was sponsored by Schaefer and Schaefer Light. God damn, some old NWA wrestling and some malt liquor sounds like a fine way to pass the time, IMO.
  11. God I hate this. I guess we're to assume all refs have no peripheral vision and terrible hearing. I'd like a moratorium on loooooooooong setups for top rope moves. If it takes you more than like 10 seconds to get to the top and hit your move, and your opponent is just lying there the whole time, what the fuck? He's clearly dead, just pin him.
  12. I'm just blown away that, between a second NXT stint where not much happened and not doing anything since his release, he's done nothing really notable in five years. That time between his release and now really gets to me. The dude made a big thing on social media about the return of Chris Hero, and then nothing outside of a podcast nobody listens to. I remember after his first release, he went on Colt's podcast to promote some sort of wrestling training gimmick he was doing. Nothing came of that. Maybe that's just Hero; more of a planner than a doer.
  13. He had such a great indy run after his first NXT stint, just so much good stuff. Then he went back to NXT, which was such a head-scratcher, and really did nothing as far as I can tell. Then he was released over a year ago and there was some buzz but then he didn't do anything. Now it's a few wasted years and he's in his early 40s and nobody's really talking about him. I like Hero a lot but I'm not sure what else there could be for him.
  14. Oh man, we litigated the women's division to hell and back in one of these threads sometime last year. It's gotten better but yeah, the women absolutely need more. Maybe Rampage can do that.
  15. What's so tremendous is that it sounds like WWE's push to get a deal with NJPW was their last ditch effort to keep Danielson. I hope WWE's past treatment of other promotions they've "partnered" with over the past 30 years factored into NJPW's decision. That would be some excellent "chickens coming home to roost" shit. Bring in an amazing dealmaker in Nick Kahn in an effort to go legit, only to get tripped up by your carny trash past. Delicious.
  16. I missed the last half hour of the show because Sling fucked something up. WTF Sling? Man, Spears is a decent enough worker if you get past the 12 gimmicks he has. Him and Jericho had a fun match. Maybe it's just projection from a guy who's seen Reservoir Dogs 100 times but I hope to God, Jesus, and @Nice Guy Eddie that the little dance he did with the chair was a Mr. Blonde Dance. If that's the case, I take back everything I ever said about him. (Yuta's Chyron reads "Protege of the Best Friends") (JR, a few minutes later) "WHUT is the relationship between Yuta and Orange Cassidy?!?!?" (We all facepalm) Yuta coming up slowly as the Best Friends' young boy is GREAT Loved Will Hobbes' late 80s/early 90s hip hop throwback overalls NICK FUCKIN GAGE. If he's the 2nd labor of Jericho, what are the rest? LOOOOOOOL Sting and OC. The slow-mo chest pounding, man. That was the shit. I really enjoyed the women's title match but Nyla seemed kind of gassed really early on, slow to get off the mat. Didn't care much about Kazarian vs Gallows but I really liked "oh shit things just got real" when Kenny showed up to go after Kaz. It's like a boss in a video game showing up after you're beaten enough of his minions. The Andrade segment was a bit of a mess. I don't think we need Chavo in 2021. My first thought was how that hair restoration gimmick he was pimping must not have taken. Anyway, just keep Andrade's nameless manservant, which is so fitting since Andrade is working a rich superstar gimmick. He doesn't care what that guy's name is. Did Darby have abs drawn on his rib tape? Was it an upside down, two-line cross? The FTR/PnP segment was weird. It felt edited wrong and cut before it could get its point across effectively.
  17. LOL thanks for that! It's tremendous that AEW talent is allowed to low key dunk on JR for his bullshit with impunity. Another JR idea, instead of taking him off Dynamite for a backstage sitdown role, just start another Youtube show with just hosses and let him do commentary on that. AEW Dark: Beefy Boys and JR Boners
  18. DAMN, good call. I knew there was someone I was missing (and so damn close, as I mentioned HOODFOOT but forgot that I just saw Tankman on some Paradigm shows). I definitely consider him a big man worker, and an awesome one at that. MLW has him billed at 6'2" 355.
  19. Longtime DVDVR poster NikoBaltimore has been outed as Jim Ross.
  20. Did the 2000s rise of ROH also kill off the big man worker? We had a whole generation of smaller guys who could work, which exposed the prior generation's reliance on plodding giants. Every trend is an opposite reaction to the last one, so maybe we're due for another rise in big dudes? I watch some indy stuff on IWTV but I'm sure others here watch more. Are there any indy dudes of size coming up right now? I know we have Puf, but he crosses that line from "good big man worker" to "morbidly obese and I worry about him," same for Acey Romero. Hoodfoot is really good but he's short. Who else?
  21. In that example, you're saying Billy Gunn carried the in-ring while Road Dogg was the promo and charisma? I'll posit that the NAO was all sizzle, no steak, living off DX goodwill in a smoke and mirrors act.
  22. This is your regular reminder that Vince dislikes a) fat guys and b) guys who got over elsewhere purely due to booking. Keith Lee is an awesome big man worker who does cool shit? Well cover up that disgusting adipose tissue, cut his offense down about 95%, and job him out. Karrion Kross, I don't really like but can't deny that he at least had something, got everything that got him over taken away and was likewise jobbed out. WWE is my favorite slow motion car wreck. If 2021 Vince was running 1983 WWF, he'd be jobbing that Hogan kid on the syndicated shows to test him.
  23. Maybe! At least we know he never partied with fellow Minnesotan Prince, because I never heard Jesse talk about basketball or pancakes.
  24. Leaving Neverland is very good, and also infuriating, as well. Just seeing the gradual reveal over the course of the first episode (of two) that Michael Jackson was slowly grooming these kids and replacing them as they "aged out" was mind blowing. Today I'll hear one of his songs on the radio and have to stop and remind myself, "hey, this guy is a child molester."
  25. The show's creator was a big fan of They Live, especially the fight scene. Which is really all you need to know. My wife and I watched Banshee and, in the 2nd or 3rd episode, where Hood just mercilessly beats up the rapist MMA fighter, we were like, "man, this is just gratuitous." Then, an episode of two later, it hit us that it's supposed to be gratuitous and it was all good from there. The episode where the crime boss who lives in a tractor trailer kidnaps Hood is like something out of video game, gimmick-wise. Also, if you do watch it, remember that the opening credits change every episode to reflect what you're about to see, and that most episodes have a post-credits scene. Oh, and look out for LANA in a pre-wrestling role in one episode. @NikoBaltimore, while I'm on the HBO tip, check out Chernobyl. Depressing and infuriating, but really, really good.
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