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  1. 20 minutes ago, Raziel said:

    Most of us are tired of you deciding what we can and can't care and be worried about, yet here we are.

    Oh, did you take a poll? You can worry about whatever ridiculous thing you like. When the line gets crossed into misinformation, I'm going to speak up and correct it.

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  2. Yes?

    I don't think you're actually disagreeing with me. I wasn't saying a recession couldn't possibly kill anyone. I was saying that comparing those numbers (which so far, AFAIK, is just one number and that number is zero) with the virus's death toll, as one poster keeps doing, is asinine. The narrative is part of an overall movement to reopen the country that will needlessly kill tens of thousands more. I'm tired of hearing it.

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  3. 10 hours ago, Control said:

    Assuming 30 million are on EI and thus have reduced/no access to health insurance, economic issues are probably gonna (indirectly) kill that many or more people, sure.


    What a great bunch of smoking gun examples! My mistake, please continue to push this destructive false narrative

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  4. 1 hour ago, Execproducer said:

    Lock-downs are a necessary evil but make no mistake, its wrecking lives.

    What it isn't doing is taking lives, which was my issue with his post, unless anyone can provide examples?

    I'm guessing the amount of lives lost due to economic issues so far is substantially less than 65,000.

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  5. 2 hours ago, HarryArchieGus said:

    To those that have seen Ryder work, is there enough potential upside that he's a worthwhile addition?

    He's perfectly fine as a worker and would fit right in with the "here are some matches" style of booking AEW falls into sometimes, but unless he's bringing something new to the table instead of his dorky goof gimmick there's not much of a real reason to bring him in. He did have a match during the John Cena US Title open challenge era that I remember liking a whole lot. There are worse choices to wrap up the Spears tag partner search.

    I'm hoping Cody and Slater are just working, because if they think bringing Slater in is a bad idea and bringing Ryder in is a good idea they've got it ass backwards.

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  6. 2 hours ago, caley said:

    The biggest thing that got me about Wolfpack Konnan and beyond was he would say the exact same thing week-in-week-out.  "You know them fools in the black and white be talkin about that for life but K-Dawg and the Wolfpac somos unos Vatos Locos forever but more importantly (name of the city) is bout it bout it and rowdy rowdy!"  Every goddamn week.  Then when he was with the Filthy Animals, he'd come out and talk about his jacket then say to Tigress "Go ahead, feel it.  That's enough".  And it was the same spiel every week.  I used to yell at the TV: "Shut up! Say something else!" 

    That was very WCW, though.  Where WWE now has signature spots that they insist on wrestlers working in EVERY match whether it makes sense or not (Sami's backflip off the guardrail; Ambrose's rebound lariat etc. etc.), late-era WCW tried to have catchphrases for everyone.  But Konnan was not the first offender.  That, my friends, was Rick Steiner who would come to the ring and just say "If you want some, come get some.  If you don't like me, bite me."  and it was all he ever said.  Every week.  Every. Single. Week. 

    That's not how I remember it. Steiner started doing that after he turned heel in 1999, while Konnan had been doing his deal for most of 1998.

    The thing is, though - the New Age Outlaws were doing their thing before both. Like a lot of late-era WCW things, I think this is actually another example of them badly ripping off WWF Attitude.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Tarheel Moneghetti said:

    I strongly feel like lockdowns are forcing us into a Great Super Depression of 2020 which will probably just kill most of us faster.

    Why do you keep repeating this? It's literally based on nothing. We heard your dumb wrong opinion the first time.

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  8. 6 hours ago, SorceressKnight said:

    Personally, I thought there's more Styles in Matt Striker than anyone, since Striker has the same "they can be very good as an announcer", tempered with "they can be too smarky for their own good on there- using smark talking points for the sake of using them, even if it makes no sense in the match." Mauro uses a bunch of cheesy pop culture references, but he doesn't have the same "reference backstage info and talking points for the sake of using them".

    The main comparison I draw between Styles and Mauro is obvious - the inorganic catchphrase that automatically sounds insincere because it's a catchphrase. 

    But another thing that gets under my skin is the constant shouting of move names as if they are actually pertinent to the story in the ring. I don't care what the judo name of the hold is - for the purposes of wrestling it's called the Tazmission. The idea that names of moves are what makes an announcer good at his job has been a long-standing talking point I've never understood. It feels like a weird overcorrection of the issues people had with Vince's commentary. 

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  9. 3 hours ago, Hagan said:

    Jumping in on this announcer talk -

    where does everyone stand on Joey Styles in ECW? At the time, he was such a breathe of fresh air and so different from a lot of other commentators. Revisiting ECW, I'm not sure it entirely holds up though he's really good at throwing to segments and in-ring interviews. 


    Almost certainly the most overrated announcer of all time, but it's ECW so that comes along with the territory. 

    Most of his more obnoxious habits live on in his influence on Mauro. 

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  10. 5 minutes ago, AxB said:

    You think Layfield and Graves are good people?

    I think calling someone a "good" or "bad" person based on some rumors you heard is enough reason to discount your entire post. You clearly aren't objectively rating commentators if you're talking about Graves fucking around on his ex-wife or whatever your problem is. And again: until everyone is ready to rake Edge, Benoit, and Noble over the coals for their bullying, no one really needs to spend any more time wagging their finger at JBL. The hate is absurdly overblown, and still has more to do with Eddy than anything else. WWE commentary is garbage, but it has nothing to do with the personal lives of the commentators.

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  11. 38 minutes ago, LoneWolf&Subs said:

    Do indie wrestlers want to get noticed by him or smarks on the Internet? Because the later seems the more likely candidates. 

    That's just my point. It's not like Cornette talking shit has derailed anyone's career. If anything it's the opposite. Basically every indie wrestler he has ever ranted about is more popular than they have ever been. Cornette talking shit about you is essentially free promotion.

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  12. 2 hours ago, Eivion said:

    Why would anyone send him that? Does he even watch Stardom or know what it is? I see people post a comment like this here on occasion and can't help but wonder if they are trying to pull some reverse psychology shit and get people here to send this stuff to Cornette. 

    Cornette's many rants about outlaw mudshow wrestling are almost always caused by someone trying to get that reaction out of him by showing him the latest dumb wrestling "controversy." So yes, someone gets off on sending him these things because they enjoy the ranting. I don't know if anyone like that posts here - the two schools of thought that seem to exist here are "Fuck out-of-touch Cornette for not liking Kenny Omega's matches" and "Cornette is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining when he finally stops ranting."

    Getting Cornette to talk shit about you is also fantastic marketing for indie wrestlers - I don't know if WWE ever signs Lio Rush without that stupid ladder no-sell video.

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  13. 8 hours ago, SorceressKnight said:

    Of course Triple H would be the executive who scouts all the top indie and international stars and gives them the opportunity to be signed by WWE

    2 hours ago, BurningBeard said:

    That’s William Regal 

    It's extraordinarily petty how wrestling fans target wrestling personalities they don't like and try to strip away any possible credit they could be given for literally anything.

    Triple H worked very hard to build NXT, and performed the miracle of keeping Vince from ruining it in the process. No one deserves more credit for NXT than Triple H. You don't have to like his matches or the way the BASTARD just WOULDN'T PUT RVD OVER for this to be true.

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  14. Triple H is fine. Not an all-time great, but not nearly as bad as his detractors seem to think. His in-ring style isn't supposed to be exciting.

    I attribute the hate to burnout more than anything - of course he wasn't Rock or Austin, but Rock and Austin also were both around for 7 years to H's 25. He never goes away.

  15. 9 minutes ago, Hayabusa said:

    Is this something that AEW themselves came out and said? Like some mission statement somewhere in black and white with the AEW logo front and center over it?


    "Focused on producing fast-paced, high-impact competitions, AEW Offers fans less scripted, soapy drama, and more athleticism and real sports analytics, bringing [a] legitimacy to wrestling that it has not previously had. "

    From a press release less than a year ago.

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