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Wyld Samurai

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  1. 7 minutes ago, Niners Fan in CT said:

    I'm way into title histories as well.. Ric Flair's title history was always fascinating to me I never understood and still don't what exactly they count as the "16 world titles". He is close to 22 i think I used to know all of them by heart.. sure some were mostly unrecognized but I'd like to see what the actual 16 are that he means. 

    Are you counting all the times he 'lost" the belt in Puerto Rico? One would think that would be the only way he could get out of the arena alive.

  2. 9 hours ago, StevieNippz said:

    I know he's popular here but how is Mark Henry, one of the worst wrestlers of all time, going to trot this kind of opinion out? It took him 15 years to figure out how to wrestle and he had to retire a few years after that because he can't stay in shape. Can't understand why AEW ever signed him. He's a terrible commentator and seems to have a toxic old school attitude. 

    There's nothing about Mark Henry that's toxic or really even old school. What stands out the most with Mark Henry is that the only thing he knows is how to do things the WWE way. He's a perfectly programmed sports entertainer. 

  3. 2 hours ago, Blue Dragon said:

    Today is tag titles unification day. I'm not sure which team will win, and which brand the belts will end up at.


    I'm not even following but with this being WWE it will be The Usos to break up RKBro so they can be free to go up against Roman

  4. On 5/18/2022 at 9:48 AM, Matt D said:

    Starks is a real student of the game. I’m confident he puts a lot of thought on exactly where to fall on the sports entertainment vs wrestler spectrum.

    Look, if Starks ends up somehow as a member of the Jericho Appreciation Society there will be no way that I'll be able to tell him apart from Daniel Garcia. 

  5. 27 minutes ago, Control said:

    I could be wrong, but I think “gonzo bomb” is just what the move was called when it was included in a Fire Pro game.

    I read at some point that what the commentator says during the move translates to something like “what the fuck was that!?”

    Fire Pro is probably where I picked it up from!

  6. 22 hours ago, Blue Dragon said:

    垂直落下式パワーボム (三冠パワーボム)or Vertical drop power bomb (Triple Crown Power Bomb)


    I remember this being dubbed the "Ganso Bomb".

    It's been maybe 20 years since I've seen this match... I seem to recall this not being the finish. 

  7. 18 hours ago, Blue Dragon said:

    Hangman vs the new "Jumbo" of DDT soon.  Jun Akiyama of DDT passed down Jumbo's jumping knee to Takeshita a while ago.


    I fully expect to see Hanger with an arms flailing flatback bump off a Jumbo knee.

  8. 31 minutes ago, Niners Fan in CT said:

    I have to push back a bit on Dave's NBA playoffs theory. The 76ers and Heat series is about the least interesting series going on right now and neither have that big of a fan base. 

    Some will disagree but I think Tony has booked too far towards a niche of a niche with some things.. 

    Take Danhausen for instance. He was a popular character for a small group of people but you bring it to a national audience and people don't get it.. it's not explained.. people are just left wondering what the hell is this?? 

    You book an ROH women's title unification match between one relative unknown to a national audience and another who had a cup of coffee in NXT and there's no build to it.. you kind of deserve to lose 100k viewers. 

    They have Bryan Danielson and Mox in a stable with Regal,  Sting with Darby, CM Punk, Undisputed Era, Keith Lee, Swerve, MJF and Wardlow, cool little factions like Team Tazz and tag teams that can get over with a national audience like The Acclaimed, Jade Cargill and the baddies etc..  and almost none of these people have anything interesting going on, some do but a lot don't.. they have an embarrassment of riches and they do nothing with a lot of them. 

    Why is the TNT title centered around Dan Lambert?  

    Why is Jade in so many non-factor feuds? 

    Why is JE still the tag champs when there's a handful of teams more over than they are? 

    At some point you need to book towards what most people are going to be interested in. An ROH women's title match isn't going to cut it, this is TNT.. not public access.

    The Danhausen thing is weird. I expected vignettes by this point for him. I think this is a case of Coach TK thinking everyone that follows AEW is an uber-indy fan... when that is so opposite from reality. 

    Page's title run is almost non-existent for me. The Cole thing was "whatever", and one I had zero interest in... but who would you have programmed him with over the winter? Coach hasn't exactly built anyone up thats a legitimate threat. Instead he hotshotted a new signing that really had no business being there if AEW really takes W/L and rankings seriously. Scorpio Sky would have had a stronger case to feud with Page than Cole. 

    They could have even worked a Miro PPV main event during this run. 

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  9. 2 hours ago, RIPPA said:

    From the WON radio show this morning - here was Dave's thoughts regarding Discovery/Warner Bros cutting programming

    - Dave must have said "anything can happen" a dozen times which is kinda of his way of not ruling anything out no matter how unlikely it might be

    - It was during those times where he was like "reasons AEW could end" and it was things like "TK grows to hate wrestling", "TK sells the company". Only reason I am mentioning all of this is because I am sure some shitty clickbait site will post "MELTZER SAYS TK IS LOOKING TO SELL!!!!" and the story will get wildly twisted.

    - He doesn't believe AEW would get "cancelled". However, the bigger issue is that AEW will be looking for a rights increase and, at this very moment, it doesn't look like Discovery/WB might necessarily want to give them what they are looking for. They (AEW) could continue to operate at the same money level they currently are on but without the rights increase it would be difficulty for them to grow (to at least allow them to do their bigger picture ideas).

    - Like mentioned several times - AEW getting a streaming deal (especially if it is HBO Max) will go a long way in securing their place in the company.

    - He said "he wouldn't call it good news for AEW" due to the budget cutting and that the one area that Discovery/WB is looking to expand is getting the rights to more sports (not wrestling). 

    So when do they rebrand the TNT Title to the Box Office Championship?

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