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  1. 11 hours ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

    You know, you can't use an idiom if you translate it to another language.  

    That said, lol

    You can, if you find the suitable dynamic equivalence, but from Finnish to English or vice versa, for example, it's a damn nightmare. Jokes and wordplay aren't a picnic, either. This would be one of he lesser reasons I'm doing factory work now, instead of translating texts. There are several, more valid reasons for that, too.

  2. On 11/26/2022 at 7:54 PM, Matt D said:
    • Claudio vs Jericho with fun stips
    • FTR vs Gunns or Kingdom?
    • Mercedes vs Athena
    • Joe vs ???
    • Garcia vs ???
    • Dalton/Boys vs ??? (Go 2.0/Hager or Rush/10... Andrade? or I guess Cage/Gates?)

    As good as I think Mercedes vs Athena will be I feel like they need to toss a dream match on this... like Danielson/Shibata vs Briscoes. I would like to see Danielson/Shibata vs Briscoes. Would you like to see Danielson/Shibata vs Briscoes too? Can we will this into the universe and then have the Danielson vs Shibata singles match on the Portland AEW show?

    I could go for Danielson/Shibata vs Briscoes, yes. And then, after the Briscoes win, it could lead to Danielson vs Shibata one on one at one pre-show or another.

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  3. Bit of a throw away episode here, but the tag match was very exciting, I kept looking for whatever went wrong that caused a scare, but I guess it was edited out or cleaned up a bit? Dax vs Bryan has a more than zero chance of being an ok wrestling match, no? Gunns at Final Battle, then, right?

    Darby vs Henry was more competitive than one would have thought, but since they had a previous rivalry that was played up by commentary, that was a good thing. I guess this was a bit like that RVD vs Jerry Lynn from 2001 WWF tv, but without all of Henry's offence edited out?

    Storm is willing to break her face to regain the title? That's nice, but I'd assume being willing to break Hayter's face would probably serve you better in actually accomplishing that, right? But hey, I'm not judging. You do you, Toni!

    JAS-Claudio segment was a bit of a nothing, but I guess you need an actual segment to set up a PPV main event, so there's nothing wrong with that.

    Athena vs Mercedes should kick all kinds of ass! If they gel in the ring, that should be among the best possible pairings that the current women's roster can provide! Nice addition to the PPV if Martinez is ready to go.

    Main event was a decent handicap tag match disguised as an angle, or was it the other way? Ok, Preston, you're a dick! Fuck you!

    Forgot the Shida squash that had Bunny and Penelope watching. Yes, that could lead to something cool!

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  4. 7 minutes ago, Dolphman 3000 said:

    Socialists and Communists organized labor following the Great Depression, so Big Business said "never again" and has been using the media and corrupt politicians to pound into American's heads that Socialism and Communism is bad, and therefore unions are anti-American

    Americans are very dumb people who accept terrible living conditions because that's what they've been taught for generations through Capital's gaslighting ("good things should cost money, and if you want good things you should work harder")

    This is pretty much exactly how it seems from over here. I feel bad for you guys. Our strong union tradition has a lot to do with trying to live next to F'n Soviet Union and them constantly spreading propaganda over to the workers. So our society had to create something that works reasonably well for the largest number of people possible. It worked out very well until at least the 70's and despite its problems, our social democracy is a pretty humane way of handling things, all things considered.

    Now back to wrestling...

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  5. This week was pretty much a wash. One light, but lengthy upper body workout and that's it. A suspected food poisoning that probably ended up being a mild stomach flu ruined things, among other stuff. Well, I guess the time off was due, anyway.

    This morning my weight was down to a shade below 177lbs, and given the time of year that is really bad. Looking F'n ripped, however. I guess that's what having one evening of drinking in the past 2,5 months does to a guy? Scary.

  6. 5 hours ago, L_W_P said:

    I keep saying it but they need to get the tag belts onto FTR before AAA or NJPW book their own titles away.

    Having that shot of FTR with all of the gold is too good to miss.

    I\d be down with them taking the titles at Winter is Coming, showing them off at Wrestle Kingdom, then dropping them back to The Acclaimed early in 2023.

    Especially AAA. They've had those belts forever now. Does the promotion care about those titles at all, or are they just happy to have some cross-promotion, erm... promotion, as it were?

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  7. On 11/24/2022 at 4:45 AM, odessasteps said:

    Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. 

    Insurance companies that are willing to give pro wrestlers health insurance?

    Or squashing union-aspirations by the boys?

    Edit. Reading back the thread, this could have also been about mishandling of black characters in pro wrestling, as well. Point stands, on each of these, nevermind which one it was actually referring to...

    Side note, as someone from Nordic countries, it is really peculiar to see how even the concept of a union is viewed by many in the US. Basically, like they are part of organized crime, or something? Or is that the case, over there? There's probably more being done to help squash unions than there is to bring down drug cartels. At least it seems that way.

  8. The opening segment was...yeah, I don't know about that. Well, it was different. Now they can't bring Regal back on tv, at least until Mox takes a break, or Mox is required to end him.

    Hager and the bucket hat makes me smirk. It will be many months before I can wear mine, though. What is that, purple? Mine is navy blue.

    House of Black is back! Great! Now have them actually wrestle. Often. Against interesting, non-preliminary opponents. That security guy is DEAD.

    Ok, at least I'm not sick of the best of seven series by the match two. The way Penta used the hammer, and the way he looked while doing it was hilarious.

    So Wardlow is angry. Go have another decent breakfast, maybe you'll feel better.

    By the way things are going with Starks, he'll be in a full body-cast or wrapped up like a mummy after the MJF match at Winter is Coming.

    3-way women's match was a good way to feature a bunch of people at once and since it was a good match that got time, it wasn't a filler. Is Britt already trying to upstage Hayter, despite doing it in a positive and supportive manner? Let the lady talk, she's the champ! Lest you want to be eating a ripcord-lariat a few months down the road...

    The Acclaimed's next challengers are Jarrett & Lethal?!?! Not Sting and Darby, for example? Swerve and Lee broke up and Daddy Ass can scissor again, so there is some justice in the world, though. FTR vs Top Flight should be interesting, too.

    Loved the main event. Bleeding from the chest was top notch. And Final Battle is leading to a rematch with Claudio. Bit obvious, that. Anyway, Minoru Suzuki has probably faced Ishii in NJPW. I assume they chopped each other. Does anyone know?

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  9. 2 minutes ago, StuntmanCrowley said:

     The rest of his run, meh, take it or leave it, including, IMO, the only bad Hangman Page match this year

    Yeah, I mean I've only watched it once from start to finish and missed the whole middle portion on the first go-around, but I felt it was a bit of a mess. With Punk failing to properly perform the Punk-shot lariat TWICE, being the low point, other than the finish. Was hoping for Page retaining, but seeing that it was very unlikely.

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  10. 53 minutes ago, eikerir said:

    Yeah of all the matches to make a Best of 7 Series you select a combo of guys who already went all out on the first one.  The PPV match was awesome and I'm sure the live crowds will love it each time but I can't imagine how I'll feel when we reach number 7.

    Tonight should be fun just based on seeing The Elite and the Chicago crowd.

    It's kinda like you saying "can I get a couple of drinks over here" and they bring out a couple of trays full of shots. You look at what's coming and think "there's just NO way this can end well..."

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  11. This is what you get when you make The Elite miss two months of TV (on top of all the months Kenny missed before that for injury rehab). The biggest fear I have for this is that something inside Fenix goes pop or snap or rippp again, before they finish the series. Death Triangle will live by the hammer and eventually die by the hammer. What if there will end up being only like 5 matches (4-1)? You would imagine even this group would have trouble upping the ante until the match #7, without someone dying or getting crippled. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to this. A bit horrified, sure, but definitely up for it.

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  12. 5 hours ago, Octopus said:

    I just got myself stressed out over a misunderstood work email and sent out texts about it to get clarity on something that me taking two seconds to breath and reread would realize it wasn’t an issue. 

    Yeah, this has been known to happen at times. Keep breathing, it will pass. No harm done.

  13. Boy, does it ever suck, when you go out on Saturday night, only drink water and end up getting food poisoning off some fast food and have to suffer condition similar to hang over, anyway!

    Edit. I guess it wasn't food poisoning, but a short stomach flu instead, and apparently, I got off lightly. Wife's bout was just as short, but WAY more violent. And that sucks even more. It seemed like something that would not spread. Mildest stomach flu I can recall having, but still bad enough to ruin two peoples' week.

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  14. Yeah, the ROH 4-way and the TNT-title 3-way were both good stuff as well. Saraya vs Britt was ok, I guess. Nyla vs Jade was one of the better Jade mathes I've seen.

    On a side note, I was convinced by my wife to buy a hat similar to what Hager has, albeit a different color, and I'll be damned, I like it too!

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  15. 14 minutes ago, Matt D said:

    Eddie cut a promo afterwards (It's probably been posted a couple of times so I'll toss it in spoilers below) saying that the dream wasn't over and that he was done losing his cool and that he was going all the way to the world title.

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    I guess I didn't pay enough attention to the promo, then. I did hear him thanking everyone who came and all the AJPW legends including Akiyama, then for once, peacefully ending the promo when told he had to go. Well, this WOULD be a very good way to jump-start his quest to the top. He can't be questioning if he's good enough after this. He must have proved it to himself here!

  16. Let's just give away Kingston vs Akiyama for free! I didn't even know it was going to happen, until the graphics were up! I hope this doesn't mean that Eddie will never win another match in AEW, after realising his dream inside the ring!

    I was getting over a mild case of apparent food poisoning, and slept through a bunch of matches, but the first two matches made this a worthy purchase. Need to rewatch later. Last three matches were a nice bonus making this one hell of a PPV. The Sting tag match was also super entertaining, as usual! Jarrett was in tremendeous shape!

  17. Ok, Tuesday was just a huge bunch of lat pull downs with resistance bands.

    Today it was trapbar. Standing on the higher platform, I did 5x229 and 5x339 and then 4x444 off the floor without Versas. Then 1x515 off the floor and then 3 singles with 568 off of 3cm platforms. Then 3x515 off those as well.

    After those it was shrug-city with 429, 295, 229 and less.

    I doubt I'll go tomorrow.

    [Spoiler Alert]

    Yeah, I didn't go, but with exactly 5h of sleep last night, it would have been rather pointless, anyway! I'll go for 451 lbs without Versas next week. I know I have failed that before. Damn, I was so stuck just lifting that particular weight for maybe two years, because it was the maximum the trapbar would hold, before our ingenuity kicked in (that and well, we got more big weights at the gym, too)! Pretty soon that will be the top set for shrugs, not deadlift.

    Now I'll hit the sauna and begin the carb re-fill/loading shortly thereafter. This week was not the best, but still better than I expected.

  18. 1 hour ago, Tabe said:

    He is just hellbent on driving away all of his quality staff for some reason.

    And then be all shocked, like "I was so sure it would go the other way!" , like Diane on Bojack Horseman, when they decided to outlaw guns altogether, since the alternative was to let all women start carrying guns so they can feel safe (which was what they wanted). If Elon hopes to bully people into some "super producive-mode" and he'll probably be in for a rude awakening.

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  19. The week started well enough, as my wife had a couple of extra days off and wanted me to join her for her morning jog/run. The weather was fine, but I can't recall when was the last time I've actually went for a run this late in the year. We weren't going fast, but we went for a full hour. My quads were toast afterwards. I tried my best to stretch them out at work and rode home extra leasurely, but they are still stiff as hell.

    Luckily, the workout was bench and curls, so legs weren't a real issue there. The weekend's carb-loading did help, as the attempted 8x4x275 was much closer to reality than many previous attempts. Each set had at least the first one actually clean and all the way down to the chest, but yes, there were a shitload of partials in there too. Warm up was 5x132, 3x220, 3x242, 2x253, 2x264. After the heavy sets I did a decidedly ugly 4x264 then slightly better 4x242, 10x220 and 26x132. Between sets, I did EZ bar curls with 87 lbs, sets of 12, for about 6 sets, after that it was light side delt work between each bench set.

    I should go for something light today as well, but the only other heavy day will be Thursday, so that must be trapbar, as I need to clear the 200kg mark without using the Versa Grips this week. Wednesday and Friday will most likely be off days.

  20. 15 hours ago, Zakk_Sabbath said:

    Oh man, that would've been cool - it would've been a great way to advance the BCC story if it came down to Claudio/Danielson at the end. Plus, they would've had the option to eliminate Jericho first to tell the 'guaranteed new champion' story for the rest of the match. I've always been a huge fan of that since the Taz/Tajiri/Awesome match where Taz dropped the ECW title, and I feel like it doesn't happen enough.

    Masato Tanaka, but point taken.

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