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  1. I will never not recognize the Baltimore Arena 1) because it's my hometown building and the first place I ever saw live wrestling and 2) because of its weird-ass ceiling. It's apparently closed for renovations and I honestly can't believe it's still around, since it was built in 1961. I'm guessing not having a major league tenant means there hasn't been anyone to demand the city and the taxpayers build something new.
  2. Aw man, "special" shows that just looked like any other Superstars episode are so depressing. I was watching the first Royal Rumble (I know it wasn't a PPV) and there's nothing different at all about the setup. It just looks like any other show with the light blue banners with the yellow logo on them. Nothing says "this show is nothing special" like making a big event look just like a TV taping. Some people are into title histories; I'm into arena presentation.
  3. LOOOOL That reminds me...I was watching Wrestlemania 1 over the course of the past few days and noticed most, if not all, of Mean Gene's "pre-match" promos were obviously taped sometime before the show, most likely at a different TV taping. So many guys are wearing different gear than when you see them in the ring seconds later. The worst offender was Windham and Rotundo, who cut both cut dull, seemingly a quaaludes inspired promos that BOTH end with a variation on "we're going to the ring right now." But both were wearing their street clothes. My guess of these being taped at an earlier TV was because Bruno was literally wearing his announcer getup, complete with WWF logo blazer, but was wearing a sweater to the ring right after that. Need to check @Dolfan in NYC's excellent Mania review thread to see if he caught that,
  4. Yep, very Attitude era-esque with the babyface destroying the heel's belt. It's stupid because this promotion is at least somewhat booked more like it's actually a sport. But if this were a real sport, that's the promotion's belt and they wouldn't take too kindly to jizzing on it and smashing it with a sledgehammer IRL. We also had that dumb skit where Sammy and Tay destroyed Lambert's SUV with sledgehammers and that, too, felt about 25 years past its sell by date. A few weeks before that, they also had a blink-and-you-miss-it vignette with her wiping off the alien makeup and removing her contact.
  5. Loooool so the same plan they had for the women — job the tag champs to the individual titleholder(s). Who says creative has no more good ideas? These ticket prices, man. I saw Sting win his first world title for probably $20. Unless you got something better then that, fuck outta here with that shit.
  6. Swapping “ Go to Jail” for “Eleven Dies” was a bit much.
  7. Rest In peace Vangelis. I’ve never seen Chariots of Fire but Blade Runner is top 10 for me and his music was a huge part of it.
  8. I disagree. The Elite stooge and heel in ways the NWO never did. They are classic heels, not cool heels. The Bucks don't dress in garish shit because they think it looks good. It makes them look like jokes and they know it. Ironically, that's along the lines of Cornette and the gaudy multicolored shit he used to wear. Hall and Nash were middle aged white guys wearing backwards bandanas and Fubu because they legit thought that shit looked cool and edgy. And the NWO was dominant and made everyone look bad. They beat everybody like chumps and showed ass once in a blue moon. I think last night or the week before was the first match Cole won without a nutshot, interference, or both. There is just a huge, easy to see, fundamental difference between Cole & The Bucks' heel act and the NWO's.
  9. She sounds like the fill-in weather girl on DC NBC4 who speaks normally during banter but for the weather segment she drops her normal voice two octaves and over enunciates everything. Weirdly specific reference for my DC MD NOVA peeps.
  10. I think he was supposed to flip from the lariat and land on his feet like he rolled through the move, then go back on offense. But he stumbled and fell, so it had to turn into a "bump and no sell."
  11. I'm guessing The Bride in Black from Insidious? No idea.
  12. First thing I need to mention because it's important: CM PUNK'S T-SHIRT. And the fact that it was allowed on TV. Clown on "wokeness" all you want but that shit would not be allowed to fly at the other place. LOL the whole arena bit on JOHNNY ELITE thinking it was Johnny Gargano. Also, I'm bored to death with John Hennigan. MJF's body says Moon Knight but his hands say The Thing. Statander is awesome but she needs to put in some reps with Christian to up her promo game like JB did. Takeshita is so fucking great and Hangman gave him a bunch. Such a good match. My wife came in and was asking me about something and I heard in the background the announcers talking about El Generico and had no fucking clue what was happening. PS: El Generico is a big boy. Punk was on point the whole time and it was excellent. Chuckie T running in looking like Tommy Vercetti. Rappongi Vice calls FTR "JAM UP GUYS!" Kyl'O vs Rey was amazing. Fuck yes. And then we get Joe vs O'Reilly. Daaaaamn. This company has an embarrassment of riches. I liked the Deeb/Dustin angle but yeah, Deeb is a little dodgy on the mic. Content was good, delivery was wanting. BEAST IMPLANTS FOR OLD PERVERTS! God damn, give a star to Paul Turner for directing that match. LOCKJAW LOCKJAW LOCKJAW! We need a remix of Lee's theme where you hear "SWERVE" yelled out during the beats. Stadium Stampede is sports entertainment bullshit!
  13. Can you do a whole week on fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches?
  14. Everybody is job scared, sucks up to the higher-ups, and desperately blasts anyone who dares to question their position or use and knows their own value? All those moves Nick Khan has made so WWE works just like any other American corporation? It worked.
  15. I'll have you know the Kree are much worse when it comes to harassment.
  16. AWESOME. I'm grilling tonight so I might be six beers in when the show starts. Glasses are chilling and I got some Lagunitas IPA and Sierra Nevada in the fridge.
  17. AH SHIT, can someone merge the threads? I swear I looked and didn't see the other one.
  18. Drink some booze! Light the fuse! Hey, it's Wild Card Wednesday, where we find out who the Jokers in the Hart tournament are. THREE Men's tournament matches and ONE Women's! At this rate, the Women's tournament will wrap up in 2024. HANGMIN PAGE vs Konosuke Takeshita: This should be really good! Looking forward to JR absolutely murdering Takeshita's name. Speaking of, I just watched The Jumping Bomb Angels vs Glamour Girls from the 88 Rumble and Vince & Jesse don't even try to use the Angels' names until making a half hearted attempt at their first names maybe halfway through the match. That was certainly a choice. Owen Tournament: Adam Cole vs Jeff Hardy. It still kinda ridiculous that Jeff got to beat Darby last week when old guys should really be elevating the next generation. I, too, am tired of Adam Cole's cool heel act and Jeff is really broken down. This will be the match I don't care about but surprises me by being good. Owen Tournament: Joe vs The Joker. This is a weird spot. Do you debut a new guy and job him to Joe? Do you have a guy make a return (MIRO) and job him to Joe? Or do you beat the ROH TV champion, who is in an active program? Owen Tournament, token ladies' match: Britt Baker vs The Joker. Britt can lose to a debuting person here because she can then complain about the conspiracy against her. Again, it's kind of shit that they have this tournament going on and are front loading all these men's matches while keeping to the "one women's match per Dynamite" edict. Owen Tournament: Kylo vs Rey. This should be really good! Wardlow gets the lashes! Will he be a sympathetic babyface like Cody was (that was an excellent angle!) or will they go in another direction? I'm predicting they have him no sell it. Jericho and Regal Town Hall! I mean, it's Regal, so it'll be good. But holy fuck enough with trying figure out a way to get Jericho on TV every week.
  19. The legal long and short of it is WWE does whatever they think they can get away with. Wrestlers don't challenge their contacts in court due to any or all of the following reasons: Lawyers are expensive Fighting WWE in court would take a long time -- and you're not working during that time Unless you're a generational talent, fighting them in court kills any chance you might have of ever working for them again In short, they don't have the law on their side; they have the all the shitty trappings of the legal system on their side. It's not about right or wrong -- it's about whether you have the stomach to fight and in most cases, it's not worth it.
  20. I'm loving how Saul's move into the deeper criminal underworld is going to happen because the criminal veterinarian is going legit. "I think we found the Zodiac Killer!" Also, the vacuum cleaner repair man's business card was in there. Poor Francesa! Spends all that time getting the office redone into a calm, safe space, only for it to literally get pissed on. Do we get to see the remodel into the gaudy shithole it eventually becomes or is it left offscreen? Return of the student filmmakers! For a while there, I thought this was the midseason finale. Glad it wasn't, thought it was a step up from last ep. Like @Ultimo Necro said, LOTS of table setting here.
  21. I like it a lot! Similar to the title font from the old Hulk comics.
  22. I had to rewind that six times to try to figure out what the hell Reynolds was trying to do there. It looks like he hit the brakes, turned around, and tried for a rolling elbow? Looked like the dude was doing Riverdance out there.
  23. Oh man, don't teach me that. I've been hung up on "less" vs "fewer" for the longest time already.
  24. LOOOOOL Power Pack. Thanks for giving me New Universe flashbacks.
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