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  1. On 3/3/2024 at 9:27 PM, Cobra Commander said:

    my creative idea that would have been rejected in late 1996: Fake Diesel/Razor act as if they're the real thing, only for the people with history with Diesel/Razor no-sell those guys

    Better yet, everybody goes along with it like a Darren/Darren situation.

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  2. I watched Wrestling Challenge, season 1, ep 3 last night.  Just a few notable things:

    • The Islanders debut and are called "Hako" and "Toma."  I don't remember that at all, so maybe this was the only match before the name changes.
    • The Islanders have a fun, short match with the Hart Foundation.  It ends with a double DQ as both teams brawl at ringside and Toma hits a fucking TOPE in 1986. 
    • Jake does a Snake Pit with Paul Orndorff and it's notable for just the absolutely insane amount of trash the fans are throwing throughout the segment.  It starts with a huge piece of debris landing in Jake's cauldron and it JUST.  KEEPS.  GOING.  It's madness.
    • These shows' formatting is all over the place.  You get individual promos with Ken Reznick interviewing Jake and Orndorff, AND a Snake PIt with the two.  They do something like this in every episode so far.
    • "Put the cameraman on the apron and shoot straight down Elizabeth's top" is in full effect here. 
    • Mick Foley works as a jobber vs The Killer Bees.  It's crazy that he wins with WWF title like 12 years later.  The Bees do a finisher I never saw them do, so maybe this was the only time they did it on TV.  Both guys whip Foley into the ropes, Brunzell drops down, and Blair leaps off Brunzell's back, spins, and hits Foley in the chest with his ass.  I guess it's supposed to emulate a bee stinger.  It looks like shit AND, after Foley lands, Blair comes down ass-first on his face, which had to hurt.  Fucking Killer Bees.
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  3. 2 hours ago, zendragon said:

    So Tazz had a tattoo artist who became graphic designer for the WWE, he was on Brian Solomon’s podcast and he mentioned how Taz as a commentator paterns himself after Gorilla Monsoon 

    Longing for the day when I hear Taz refer to Don Callis as a “fountain of misinformation.”

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  4. 5 minutes ago, HarryArchieGus said:

    Raven’s flock in ECW was a nice play on the cult gimmick. Despite creative getting in the way during his Turner run, it kinda worked where it was allowed to, but mostly agree on the success rate of cult gimmicks. Long live Brandi Rhodes’ shitty Nightmare collective! 

    Vincent wouldn’t be so bad as a corner man. Distaste for his in ring is probably more shared by the honorclub viewers. He’s incredibly inconsistent and often the opposite of crisp. Dutch on the other hand - sensational!

    Oh lord, I'll never forget Brandi's clumsy promo where she tried to explain the Nightmare Collective's role within the Nightmare Family.  All she needed was a PowerPoint with an org chart.

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  5. On 3/16/2024 at 4:59 PM, driver said:

    A week ago I noticed some anomalies with the water supply. Turns out it was two separate leaks. I'm not one for messing with plumbing or electricity. The first leak was fixed on Monday. The second on Wednesday. Fixing the first revealed the second. Since the house is 40+ years old and the water lines(Quest) are obsolete any sort of repair requires some splicing. All is well for now. The next step would be a "repiping"(which would modernize the plumbing, but it's not cheap) and then everything would be good to go.

    Oh man, I feel for you.  When we were house hunting the first time, maybe 15ish years ago, we were looking at one house and the realtor saw polybutylene plumbling in an otherwise decent house and he immediately directed us to just turn around and walk out.


  6. On 3/15/2024 at 2:47 PM, (BP) said:

    That’s going to be a huge date night movie for couples who inhale keyboard cleaner together. 

    OY LOIKE HOW BEW'IFULLY BROKEN YEW AH or some such Joker and Harley nonsense.  Oh god fuck this movie.  Eric and Shelley are supposed to be decent people who live in a shit neighborhood, killed at random.  Not whatever all this is.  Honestly, just change the names and make it a continuation of the Crow mythos and it's fine I guess.  But yeah, this looks like shit. 

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  7. Vincent gets a lot of hate here!  I don't mind him at all, I just don't see the point of the cult gimmick in wrestling in general.  I think the only time it was done well was with Sullivan in Florida, but that was at the height of the Satanic Panic and I guess his gimmick was "we're evil and don't care about winning titles, we just want to hurt your heroes."  But ever since then, every cult gimmick has just stepped on its own dick as far as execution goes.  That's just an inherent failing of the concept, though.  Because really, in kayfabe, why would a cult want to be involved in a sport?  Really, if you want to modernize the cult gimmick, then the flunkies have to lay down their lives so their leader can win the title, and the whole time it's really obvious their leader doesn't believe a thing about his own message and is just using them to get the belt and get rich. 

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  8. It was lost in the Picture in Picture segment, but Carlie Brovo is absolutely from the Ricky Steamboat school of selling.  It’s glorious.  Some people sell for the back row.  This dude was selling for the back row in some other city.

    They initially announced the House Rules match as an “Open House” match and I immediately thought about Julia and Adora battling throughout a house for sale while a realtor frantically tried to stop them.

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  9. I haven't watched WWE in over 8 years, so I missed most of Mercedes' heyday and am pretty much unfamiliar with her work.  Coming in cold, I'll say she has incredible charisma. But she also comes off very inauthentic, and that's at the feet of her being "WWE born and bred."  Walk out of the entrance, be sure to hit that pose we came up with for you, walk to the ring in your specific character fashion, and do the pose again, etc.  It's just so manufactured and fake.  And that dance.  Jesus Christ.  That fucking dance.  After her very good promo, she danced.  And danced.  Same move.  Over and over.  It was like she didn't know what else to do.  Same thing at the end of the show.  Fuck.  Jaw at the fans, climb the ropes and celebrate, go slap some hands.  Anything.  But she just kept spamming that same move over and over.  I was overwhelmed with secondhand embarrassment.

    As much as WWE feels like they need to retrain bad habits out of experienced performers, I think that should go both ways.  WWE Style presentation creates products, not people, and it's glaring how disingenuous it looks when they show up in AEW and do that same played out stuff.  Mercedes' presentation felt like a TGI Friday's waiter got a new job at a decent restaurant and showed up on day 1 with 41 pieces of flair.  Or the guy who plays Goofy at Disneyland got an office gig and showed up in his Goofy suit.  Just so out of place and weird.

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  10. I always loved the 5-parters where the Joes and Cobra had to travel the world trying to beat each other to the parts for whatever McGuffin they were building (Werther Dominator, etc.).

    Also the one where the Joes were scrambling because they were getting phone calls telling them that a guy called THE VIPER was coming, only for it to turn out to be the window cleaner, who had an accent (here to "vipe your vindows").

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  11. 3 hours ago, The Natural said:

    I'm a big Bryan Danielson and Batman fan but that doesn't stop me disliking some parts of both. Feels weird critiquing who I regard in Bryan Danielson the Greatest of All Time but If change, again whom am I to say this to Danielson but nevertheless...

    • The running knee getting kicked out of more. Used to be a list of four give or take in WWE but it's expanded since AEW. Kazuchika Okada, Zack Sabre Jr, Jon Moxley, Eddie Kingston, Adam Page, MJF, Brody King off the top of my head.
    • The seizure sell.
    • The diving headbutt/shoot headbutts.
    • Bryan Danielson is such a selfless person, an admirable trait but rarely wins the big match in AEW. Danielson's jobbed to Jon Moxley, Adam Page, MJF, Eddie Kingston, MJF. Granted the top guys but I just wish he'd win the big one. In a recent match a commentator picked up Danielson's win loss record as one of AEW's best but he's still never held a championship there.
    • Only AEW matches of Bryan's I didn't like were one of two with Chris Jericho, Miro, Jon Moxley and Brian Cage.

    I don't like the "hold the hands and stomp on the face" move.  It feels unnecessarily over the top violent while at the same time being incredibly phony.  5-10 unprotected head stomps and the ref isn't stopping the match/opponent isn't going unconscious?  They've mitigated it somewhat by turning it into a chest stomp, though.

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  12. 1 hour ago, AxB said:

    Wouldn't it be ironic, if it turned out that watching all of those AEW shows was what made Danielson want to make the jump?

    "Gee Vince, I should go work there to get a better look.  You know, for research and all."

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  13. 4 minutes ago, Just Dave said:

    Oh yeah, if Steph knew, Trips knew. 

    It feels like Nick Khan's involvement might mean that there isn't the "house cleaning" I was anticipating...

    Nope.  I posted it multiple pages ago.  Firing Vince lets them say “the bad man is gone, nothing to see here.”  I mean shit, the Netflix CEO said as much a day or so afterward.  I hope I’m wrong and maybe more will come out in discovery and trial (if it gets that far) or in the criminal investigation, but I’m cynical about it all.  The rich and powerful always seem to evade justice.

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  14. 2 minutes ago, JLowe said:

    Must be nice to have creative control because I would be giving him a choice of putting over everyone for 6 weeks and getting bought out of his contract or being fired for breach.

    Seriously.  Like in what world is beating 3-4 guys in a tournament and then jobbing to the world champion on one of the year's biggest TV episodes a bad thing?

    Miro's idea of good creative seems to be "I beat everybody, I get the belt, then I beat everybody again."

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