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  1. Not sure if it’s been posted yet, but highspots.tv has a two hour Briscoes in PWG special posted for free on their service.  Just need to sign up, just create an account, don’t set up a subscription or anything, and it’s there.  Watching Briscoes vs KoW from 2007 from the JCC right now and it’s wild.  RIP Jay.

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  2. 38 minutes ago, Zimbra said:

    What you want is Panchero's, whose whole deal is that they mix up your burrito ingredients with a little spatula before they roll it up.  It kind of sucks if you get takeout, though, since you end up with a burrito full of lukewarm, undifferentiated glop.

    They also make their tortillas fresh when you order, which is pretty nice.

    That's awesome!  If only the closest one to me wasn't two and a half hours away, near Philly.  Maybe next time I go to corporate HQ.

  3. 14 hours ago, Brandon Bones said:

    I want Jericho vs. PCO for the ROH title.  I’ve largely missed this revival for that Qubeccers pirate guy I sorta remember from the 90s. 

     

    I remember explaining to a friend that PCO is Quebecer PIerre and he was blown away.  ?

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  4. 1 hour ago, Log said:

    Counterpoint: almost every pro wrestler who has trained as an actor has come back to pro wrestling and been terrible at acting in that context. Edge is the most egregious example. 

    Word.  Cody always came across as disingenuous and acting was his first career choice.

    Everything @Greggulator said about Sammy is spot on.  He used to wear a panda head to the ring and when asked what that had to do with anything, his reply was something like, "I just think pandas are cool."  Kid gives zero thought to any aspect of wrestling that's not "what dumb shit can I do in the next match and how many flips can I add to said dumb shit?"

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  5. 41 minutes ago, Shartnado said:

    Before I got more familar with AEW, I had big trouble distinguishing Sammy Guevara, Kip Sabian and Flip Gordon. I also got confused which was Daniel Garcia and which one was the Not Darius of Top Flight (fuck, I'm totally blanking out on his name NOW)! I mean Dante Martin, dammit!

    The former, I totally understand.  The latter, not so much!

    Me, I always mix up Anthony Henry and Kevin Blackwood.

  6. 17 minutes ago, supremebve said:

    I'd like to thank me for reminding you so you can inform me of the new Vice wrestling show, because I didn't even know it existed. Is it another Dark Side season, or something completely new? 

    No problem!  It's called Tales from the Territories.  It's from the same production team as Dark Side but is more about multi-wrestler discussions of various territories (one per episode) and less about awful stuff.

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  7. 4 minutes ago, Zimbra said:

    While we're shitting on Sammy the GTH is also a dumb move that he usually executes poorly.

    Speaking of...didn't he get into a Twitter spat with Donovan Dijak over that move? 

    At some point, you learn that you don't need to engage every single time you disagree with words on the internet.  Mfers out here treating a dumb Tweet like they just saw the Bat Signal.  I MUST GO!  SOMEONE POSTED SOMETHING THAT I CANNOT LET STAND!

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    • Sammy's double springboard bullshit cutter
    • Cody Cutter
    • Ozcutter
    • Lethal Injection

    All these garbage-ass cutters that require the opponent to stand, stunned, as time stands still, waiting forever for the guy on offense to do some elaborate parkour, can fuck right off.  Any cutter that takes more than 1.5 seconds and is more convoluted than "I grab your head and fall" is unnecessary. 
     

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  8. 44 minutes ago, matt925 said:

    Ban everyone from social media for a month. Sucks when a few bad apples ruin it for everyone. If this is in any way a work, they can’t run me off faster with all this stupid shooty shit. If it’s real then it’s yet another embarrassment for the company. Don’t give people live mics and social media accounts, because some clearly can’t handle it. 

    I keep thinking, "don't actual real companies have social media policies?"  You know, policies that try to discourage employees from airing embarrassing company business on social media?  I know wrestling is different from real businesses (just go ahead and imagine that in the Spongebob meme font, thanks), but this is embarrassing. 

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  9. 7 minutes ago, Craig H said:

    This makes me happy we have a bunch of locally owned Mexican restaurants in town with one making the best burrito I've ever had that wasn't made in LA. The burrito winds up being the size of your head and is enough for two meals, but it's awesome. Anyone that could make that on the show deserves a handshake.

    Thanks for reminding me that 1) there IS a locally owned shop relatively close to me and I need to try their burritos (I've only had their tortas so far, and they're amazing) and 2) my county is 20% Latino so maybe I need to get off my ass and look around for better places!

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  10. 2 hours ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

    I'm much more concerned about the words "Mexican Week on [Great British] Bake Off" than I am by Twitter's choices.

    (The correct answer is burritos btw)

    That's a beautiful unicorn of a burrito.  I need to find a place that makes burritos like that, where everything is mixed.  If you bisect a burrito from any place I get them (Chipotle, Qdoba, California Tortilla) you'd have perfect, distinct sections of ingredients and it just sucks.  Nothing like getting full bite of cold guac, and wondering where your meat is, only to get a mouthful of chicken, and nothing else, further down.  The kind of burrito that you pull from the bag and one side is ice cold, while the other side is hot.  The first burrito place that decides to mix everything in a bowl first before decanting it to a tortilla will get my money for the rest of my life.

  11. As much as I abhor

    4 minutes ago, Craig H said:

    Sammy should be licking the Young Bucks' boots every day that he has a job and national TV exposure in AEW. Good wrestler, but he's not all that different from plenty of others out there and he can't talk without saying some Russo-esque shit on TV. One of the four pillars he is not.

    Absolutely.  I think I wrote it a week or so ago, but every time I see Sammy, he proves that his hire was less about talent and more about him being available at a time when a lot of guys were locked down.  He's not that good, does a lot of dumb, dangerous shit in-ring, and is immature enough to be a real liability.

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  12. On 9/30/2022 at 11:21 PM, Curt McGirt said:

    It probably won't happen but I would be 100% behind Nyla ending Jade's win streak. 

     

     

    On 10/1/2022 at 12:16 PM, JLowe said:

     I also would be very fine with Nyla being the one to get the TBS title. 

     

    They really have to do something with the TBS title sometime, right?  Jade is treading water and has no storyline at all.  It's just "I'm angry at everyone and I beat everyone."  TK honestly has no idea where else to go with Jade.  I'd be cool with Nyla winning it.  I'd also be fine with @Zakk_Sabbath's Willow booking.  If nothing else, have Jade come out all cocky and announce she'll fight anyone.  Imagine the pop if Hayter won the belt, Warrior/Honky Tonk style.

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  13. On 9/30/2022 at 12:46 PM, hobo joe said:

    People talking about an admittedly bad Paige promo being an all-time worst segment like Brandi Rhodes never happened.

    So many bad Brandi promos.  The one where she explained the Nightmare Family org chart vis a vis the Nightmare Collective.  Both times she thought she was clever using the "who told you it was open mic night, bitch?" line.  Any time she code switched.  Just so awful.

    On 10/1/2022 at 2:03 PM, HarryArchieGus said:

    Absolutely! There's two simultaneous Stiller runs going on through most of his career. The Springsteen sketches from his early Fox show being amongst the highlights on the comedy side. I didn't get from that segment that Pizzamaker Luigi Primo is around for the long haul. But I love the idea that he is!

    The Ben Stiller show and The State were my mid early to mid 90s comedy jams.

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  14. Hey, let's put a bow on the 80s with the final match of the Survivor Series and NO HOLDS BARRED: THE MATCH

    The Ultimate Warriors (Warrior, Neidhart, & The Rockers) vs The Heenan Family (Heenan himself filling in for Tully, Double A, Haku, and a blink and you'll miss him Andre)

    • Tully was fired the day of the show for failing a drug test.  I heard it was coke.  How do you get fired from 80s WWF for doing too much coke?  Did anyone watch any promo on this show?  That's like getting fired from Right Said Fred for being sexy.  My guess is Vince had another problem with Tully and wanted to fuck him over or at least deny him a final payday.  Or maybe we're all confused and he was actually fired for not doing enough coke?  Anyway, firing Tully actually fucked Arn as WCW had a  good deal on the table specifically for the team of Tully and Arn.  Without Tully, Double A got a lesser deal. 
    • They couldn't just call them The Warriors because then the Baseball Furies, Turnbull ACs, and those weirdos on rollerskates might have showed up for a rumble.
    • Warrior, in a neat touch, is wearing face paint that incorporates pink and lime green, for Neidhart and the Rockers.
    • WWF was trying to send the Hart Foundation on their separate ways...by keeping them both in the same gear with the same music.  Allrighty.  Then again, Bret stayed the same for the the rest of his career, so what do I know?
    • It seems we've documented Andre's decline over the course of these reviews.  From main eventing Mania 3, to being hidden in tag matches, and now, in this match, he's out by countout in 27 seconds.  I don't know what he does at the Rumble but I know, at Mania 6, he and Haku lose the belts without Andre tagging in at all.
    • This match is really "fuck those fans," part 3.  You thought you were getting an epic Warrior/Andre confrontation?  You'll get a midcarder, a tag wrestler, and a manager in the main event and you'll like it.
    • Haku superkicks Neidhart in the back of the head and they totally miss it.
    • Warrior is a really aimless third wheel in this.  There's a spot where Michaels keeps Haku & Arn from double suplexing Jannetty by catching him, and Warrior comes in on the run-in with Michaels but then just kinda stands there.  Later, he kind of assists on top rope moves, giving Michaels a pushoff, whatever, just doing anything to stay relevant in the bulk of the match, which is essentially the Rockers vs Haku & Arn show.  There are spots where Warrior is pacing the apron to look active and I'm really worrying about someone running into him as they run the ropes.
    • All that being said, Warrior and Michaels do a sweet Midnight Express "Rocket Launcher" at one point.
    • Heenan pins Jannetty in a weird spot.  Haku superkicks Jannetty and can't get the pin.  Heenan tags in, hits a stomp and a kneedrop, and pins him clean.  Monsoon tries to sell it like Heenan picked the bones but it definitely looked like Bobby finished him fairly, as he did kick out of Haku's finish.  The way to properly tell that story is having Haku hit Marty with his finish, then tag Bobby in so he can get the pin right away.  The way they did it, it came off like Haku couldn't beat Marty, but Heenan could.
    • Watch this match just for the Anderson/Michaels stuff, which is all very good.
    • Don't listen to the old guys shitting on today's wrestling, part 10,231: Arn slaps his thigh during a collision with Michaels.
    • Fun bit as Heenan twice sells coming off the top to the floor, thinking better of it both times.
    • Warrior is limited as fuck here, all bearhugs and shoulderblocks.  I guess he should have just worked Rude the rest of his career and it's no wonder Rude was his first real challenger for the world title.
    • Arn hits a MASSIVE spinebuster on Michaels to put him out.  It sure looked like Shawn hit his head pretty good on the mat there.  But nobody knew anything about concussions in 1989, of course. 
    • Warrior beats Arn and ends up alone with Bobby for a quick win.  I was worried about Heenan but nothing really happened.  Heenan didn't go up for the press slam this time.  That's why they call him The Brain.  He does an awesome spinning bump off a flying shoulder, though.  Warrior gets the pin and is the sole survivor.
    • The match was good in spots, but was a real bait and switch with the absence of both Tully and Andre.  Warrior regressed after his impressive SummerSlam match with Rude and was pretty much a non-factor until the finish.  Weird match but watch it for the good parts.

    No Holds Barred: The Match (Hogan & Beefcake vs Savage and Zeus in a cage)

    • This was taped during a Wrestling Challenge taping on December 12 and aired on PPV December 27 as part of a package deal with No Holds Barred: The Movie (written by McMahon, Bollea, and Cocaine).
    • Sloppy 80s WWF production: they couldn't take down the very conspicuous Wrestling Challenge banners first?
    • LOOOOOOOOL these carny fuckers promoted this PPV as a Christmas present you could give to the Sports Entertainment enthusiast in your household.
    • I absolutely swear I remember hearing, at various times, that this match was taped at a few different TV tapings and they used the best version of it on the show OR Frankensteined the cuts into one good match.  Nothing about that on Wikipedia, though, so maybe that's just some wrestling apocrypha. 
    • On Peacock, this is on WWF Supertape 1 (thanks, all!).  I FFWD'd the show to get to this and got so far, I was worried the match wasn't actually on the show.  With 14 minutes left on the tape, Mooney finally throws it to this match, calling it THE TAG TEAM EVENT OF THE DECADE!  Didn't the 80s have Slaughter/Kernodle vs Steamboat/Youngblood?  Wasn't Mania 1 headlined by a pretty notable tag match?
    • Speaking of FFWD'ing through Supertape 1, there's a feature on the Bushwackers and THREE BUSHWACKER MATCHES IN A ROW and holy fuck that's got to be one of the circles of hell.
    • It's a fun match and they were right to only give it maybe 11 minutes.  It doesn't overstay its welcome. 
    • Heels on top at first as Sherri grabs a chain that Hogan had brought, and locks Beefcake in there with the heels.  The obvious flaw in the plan is that a) Hebner has the key! and b) there's no roof on the cage, so Hogan just climbs on in. 
    • It's cage escape rules (please remember this!) and Jesse, always excellent on commentary, puts over the importance of timing since the first man to escape would leave his partner at a disadvantage.
    • The match is Texas Tornado style, which adds a lot to it since they can just have a fun little brawl.
    • At some point in here, Vince references fans possibly missing out on seeing the Rumble and Mania but doesn't elaborate and I have no idea what the fuck he's on about.
    • Heels go back on top for a bit when Sherri interferes.  Quadruple down as Hogan hits a scary backdrop suplex to take Zeus off the second turnbuckle -- Zeus reached back to break his fall and all I could think of was Rey Fenix dislocating his elbow that way.  Savage and Beefcake comically ram each other's faces into the cage at the same time.
    • Beefcake gets out first.  I overestimate Hogan's ego, assuming he'd then dominate both the heels.  But no.  Beefcake drags Savage out of the cage, a move both smart and dumb at the same time.   Savage is bleeding and I have no idea when he bladed or why.
    • Hogan hits three legdrops on Zeus and the Hebner runs in to count the pin.  WUT.  This was Zeus' last match so of course Hogan had to get the final, decisive win.  But the possibility of a pin was never mentioned and it was weird.
    • Jesse elaborates somewhat on Vince's earlier tirade...apparently there's some disagreement with a cable company somewhere and fans need to contact their local provider, lest they miss out on the upcoming shows.  Okay.
    • Like I said, fun, simple, short match to blow off the Zeus program and, in fact, end the 1980s!

    Aw shit, guys, on to the 1990s!  The Rumble is next.

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  15. 31 minutes ago, Zakk_Sabbath said:

    There was some awkwardness in the segment for sure, but to me, the most egregious thing was Storm just kind of walking out with the other ladies. To me, the only way that would've worked is if she had laid Saraya out and said "I'm the World Champion, and I don't care where you came from or who your mommy is, you do not call the shots in my division." My gripe with the segment as it was is that it was a bit of an unintentional, subliminal burial in a roundabout way, because visually, you're presenting her as being at the same level as Skye and Willow (who I both think are awesome, but aren't presented at Toni's level yet, nor should they be before they're ready). If you'd never seen AEW before and you caught that segment, you'd think the women's division was like 2000s Divas level bad with the way Saraya was talking, with Toni leading the charge.

    I just kept thinking "what are we having a revolution against?"  Unless Saraya is going to bury the current women's division, I have no idea what she's supposed to be doing.  Also, it's tone deaf booking someone who hasn't been relevant in-ring in over six years, essentially from a different generation, and might not even be able to wrestle, talking about starting a revolution.  It comes off like an old wrestler telling the young wrestlers they're doing it wrong.

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