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  1. 11 hours ago, Greggulator said:

    Yeah, that's pretty much what was in the lawsuit. I think the lawsuit focused more on "Vince had people cross state lines into Connecticut" but it's the same theory. I'm no legal expert by any means, but the lawsuit talked about traversing state lines.

    If Vince coerced Grant to meet Lesnar in another state for his gross approach to “contract negotiations,” I believe that qualifies as well.

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  2. 1 hour ago, odessasteps said:

    I guess the hypothetical question would be: if Vince brought a woman (Jamel or anyone else) from CT to MSG or a PPV show for the purpose of having sex with Johnny or another person, would that qualify as either sex trafficking and/or prostitution? 

    Yes, I believe I heard or read that example given when this first broke.

  3. Tribute to the Troops is a hilarious reminder that 2003 WWE rode a wave of post 9/11 jingoism and pro military PR, and then just about a decade later started holding shows in the country responsible for 9/11.  What a ride and what a testament to McMahon's absolute lack of humanity.  In case you needed more ammo for that one.

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  4. 3 hours ago, HarryArchieGus said:

    He was also insufferable as a character. There were some shows where every story revolved around his 'Authority Figure' decision making. He's not exactly a great talker to be on every goddamn segment of a show. Having had the opportunity to discuss all things Wrestling in a lengthy conversation with Scott, I know first hand that he's the reason, or at least a champion of, Impact/TNA being so insistent on Magic Camera Dramas and all the other WWE-lite bullshit that has long marred the product.

    Absolutely.  I gave Impact a chance when the AEW crossover first started.  As soon as I saw D'Amore running around with a headset on making storyline decisions on camera, I noped right the fuck out of there.

    1 hour ago, Cobra Commander said:

    I've already made multiple jokes about how much Brian Adias looks like 1980s Dave Meltzer when I review World Class episodes that I watch

    Dave picking up female fans by pretending to be Brian Adias is some Saul Goodman/Kevin Costner shit.

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  5. 35 minutes ago, JLowe said:

    I started watching in early fall of 2021 so I missed the start of AEW and the pandemic Daily’s Place years.

    Baker has a lot of charisma and is a solid mic worker, and has a slightly above average in-ring ceiling (using a sling blade almost as shitty as Penta’s as a finisher setup doesn’t help). This also isn’t helped by her seemingly having kind of a shitty attitude (that “kayfabe” answer to that question comes off so real because it matches things said elsewhere about her), doesn’t do a ton to get her opponents over, and half-asses when she’s booked to lose. That reality show (which was a HUGE mistake all around) where Schiavone chews her out backstage and tells her to get over herself was revealing.

    Meanwhile, AEW has brought in a number of very talented wormen, with experience around the world, mostly good talkers and charismatic, most are conventionally attractive, all are native English speakers (which is still pretty important when it comes to a company mainly broadcasting to an American audience). They’ve also been able to bring in and build up some talented indie workers (Skye Blue and Willow Nightengale immediately spring to mind) and hit on one of their in-house products (Julia Hart).

    It’s a tough business and I don’t blame her for trying to protect her spot. But it’s also a business where you can easily be passed up.

    Baker's Covid/Daily's place run: she was booked as a babyface and was just kinda meh.  Not a great worker, either.  Got injured in May 2020 and then came back a better wrestler in September, which was a pleasant surprise.  Her heel character carried a limited division.

    Now she's pretty banged up and the company has many workers who are better and have far fewer miles and injuries piled up.  She still has the star power and can get people to chant "DMD," but I'm not positive what she can bring to a division that has passed her by.  I do like the idea of women's tag belts and teaming her with someone who can go, where she could be hidden a little better, working to her strengths while taking it a little easier.  I'd suggest Hayter but I selfishly need to see what Hayter can do with this new crop as soon as she's back.

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  6. 1 minute ago, Raziel said:

     "I totally got fired because of the woke ideology and not because I pissed off the Franchise's biggest star by trashing his sister"

    Also said being right wing in America is like being Jewish during the Holocaust. 

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  7. Every damn time with these chuckleheads.  “My political views are being stifled by the woke powers that be” while the “political views” in question are just the most abhorrent shit that has nothing to do with politics (except the sad fact that this is what politics has become in some circles).  Like she’d be fired from the show for pushing conservative fiscal policy or something similar.

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  8. 40 minutes ago, Godfrey said:

    That's fair, the article does say the last part is in-character and I missed that 

    Oh no, it's totally understandable that you'd miss it...the quote is so worky-shooty that it's easy to take it as real.  I mean, in kayfabe, where this is supposed to be a legitimate sport, what does "handed the ball" mean?  Why would a competitor care about the fans being sick of them?  They should be concerned with winning titles.  The Patriots didn't take a step back to see who else could carry the NFL when we were sick of them winning every year.   A wrestling character giving that sort of quote makes no sense.

  9. 42 minutes ago, Godfrey said:

    Baker seems to be waiting for others to fail first, not sure that'll happen if they keep bringing in new talent

    https://www.f4wonline.com/news/aew/britt-baker-addresses-taking-step-back-from-aew-spotlight-in-2023

    "I think with our very passionate fans, they're very vocal with what they want, what they don't want, what they like, what they don't like. And we listen -- I listen. So if they are telling me they want more or less of something, then ok, I hear you loud and clear. And a lot of them said, 'We want less Britt Baker.' So if that's what they want, ok that's what they'll get. Let me take a step back. Here's the rest of the women. Someone else take the ball and run with it and make the women's division about you, and you be the face of the women's division. And when no one else can do that, I'll be there to pick up the pieces and do it all over again."

    That has to be a semi kayfabe answer, right?  In an effort to be not so cynical, I need to believe nobody is that far up their own ass.  I mean I have seen many examples of the Dunning–Kruger effect in my lifetime, but god damn.

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  10. 16 hours ago, Craig H said:

    The Switch Pro controller is…alright. At the very least it’s their best normal controller ever simply because it just copies the other two companies. Even still, the d pad stinks and the buttons are too squishy, but I’ll take that any day over using Joycons.

    My daughter likes the Joycons if they’re in the little handle for them, but even she is using the Pro controller more and more.

    We leave the joycons attached to the system permanently.  My daughter was raised on Xbox so the Pro controller is more what we're all used to. 

    The A & B and X & Y being flipped (compared to Xbox) screws us up every time.

  11. 5 hours ago, The Natural said:

    To quote Diamond Dallas Page:

    "That's not a bad thing, that's a good thing."

    :).

     

    4 hours ago, MoeCristyV.1.6 said:

    *taunts*

    I don't watch lucha, due to time and availability limitations, but watching Hechicero taunting like mad last week made me wonder if this is just a lucha thing.  Not a good or bad lucha thing, mind you, just a thing.

    His "conjuring" taunt kinda reminded me of older Charles Manson's wild gesticulations.  Or maybe just Bob Odenkirk's Manson impersonation.

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  12. 2 hours ago, Kang said:

    Brock Lesnar removed off the WWE2K24's 40 years of WrestleMania cover. Cena takes his spot, and Triple H moved to where Cena was placed on the art.

     

    Are Bret and WWE on the outs again?  I can't see why he's not on there.  Also, why is Andre doing the Duggan taunt?

  13. I think one dividing line is:

    Old time carnies/Stockholm syndrome survivors who want to keep the door open for "ONE MORE RUN IN NEW YORK BROTHER," who either think Vince could still return or love him so much they can't say anything bad about him.

    VS

    Guys like Lance Storm who have two functioning brain cells to rub together, don't need to ever go back there, and maybe have some morals.

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  14. 21 hours ago, EVA said:

    Flashback?

    I'm pretty sure it was current day but I could be wrong.  I Googled it and apparently, in that part of Alaska, it still does get sort of light, like dusk, a few hours a day during the dark season.

    I really like the show.  The only bad thing about it is Billie Eilish's edgelord marblemouth sexy baby voice music.  But that's why the good lord above invented "skip intro."

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