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Everything posted by Zakk_Sabbath

  1. I was one of the uninitiated - very good Wiki read
  2. I think Shelton had it, TBH. He got a lot of dumb shit over, like the aforementioned Mama angle, or being saddled with a gimmick which appeared to be simply "Hey, that black guy has blonde hair." His in-ring was explosive enough that I think, with a sustained effort/push, he could have remained over without even saying a whole lot. For example that kick ass TV match with Shawn at one point that convinced me he would be WWE champion. I seem to remember a lot of comparisons to Sting at that time, I guess because of the corner splash. Easily one of my favorite guys of an otherwise pretty butt era of WWE.
  3. Thanks for the insight on that. As an American looking in, I was really just making a guess based on the ideas that TNA did well there with a similar TV presence, and that the WWF did well there in the mid '90s when business was in the toilet.
  4. Not to be the "make it about AEW always" guy, but with the talk about ticket prices for WWE and WES there, this seems like a ripe situation for TK & Co. to swoop in and offer extremely affordable seats at Craven Cottage to endear themselves to the British fandom
  5. Yeah when they announced the name was Wrestling Entertainment *Series* I kinda figured it would be like that Hulk Hogan Australian tour
  6. I believe it's on Fite. If it's under $40 I might give it a look for the hell of it
  7. Whoa. Hope all is well with HHH (or anyone else's) health.
  8. That's a great call, and one I would definitely agree with. You can do a lot worse than him as far as a veteran high flier who can actually still go, and has loads of TV experience to pass on to the new guys assuming it becomes at least a partially developmental-focused show.
  9. And the only one around long enough to have actually wrestled Owen himself, which makes me feel ancient
  10. Ordinarily I would agree with this point, but it seems like this match was expressly booked to set up Bucks vs Hardys. YMMV on this (and I'm hoping I'm not beating a dead horse, cause I already brought it up last night) but I cannot say enough about that closing beat down. Yes, it leaned heavily on the past, but it wasn't done as ham-fistedly as other promotions would have handled it. The only thing missing was the spray paint.
  11. Joe/KOR is gonna be dope, but Fenix deserves a singles push at some point if not the TNT title. Even coming off an injury, dude can't miss
  12. I'm firmly, firmly on the Takeshita train. That dude is awesome. Itll be interesting to see if he ends up as an ROH headliner or if he sticks around here. And I'm coming around on Itoh too - I was really impressed how quickly the crowd got into her. I definitely didn't have Johnny Nitro on the bingo card but I guess you could do worse. Really thought Gargano or Cesaro here. Would anyone else not be opposed to Swerve/Lee winning? You can go to Team Taz after them, but those guys are clicking big for me right now The second hour was super rushed, but to be honest, the main didn't need to go that long anyway and I loved the beat down afterward. No disrespect, and ive defended his signing here, but I doubt anyone was clamoring for that to go 18 mins (plus Jeff deserved a week off anyway after going wild with Darby). The whole thing, especially with Sting's involvement, felt very much like a '97 Nitro, down to Tony yelling "Were out out of time!" Very nostalgic. Edit: a quick criticism: every promo segment except JAS vs BCC/LAX was dog shit. I wanted to get into Serena's but I just could not will it to happen. Sydal/Martin's as well as Stat/Velvet's should not have aired as is.
  13. No argument here, except one thing: Page has had at least 2-3 pretty fire promos recently. My opinion of him is much higher than it was a few months ago when I was writing him off as bland myself.
  14. A million percent. It stinks of the "(Name) had attitude problems" thing that always goes around.
  15. Thirded (fourthed?) on the AE run. Some of those hardcore title matches that went all over the building were super fun as a kid, and the Big Show stuff is still hilarious. I'm biased though, I met him at a signing around that time and he was incredibly gracious to young me, so he became a favorite. Edit: There was also the tag title run with Shamrock which had some pretty decent matches (again, for the time)
  16. When he said in promos he wanted to die in the ring, I always believed him. I say let him wrestle. It's like when people take their dog to the beach one last time before the vet puts them down. He's 130, he did some very questionable things, hasn't exactly been a family man over the years. He only knows how to be Ric Flair. Fuck it, just let him be Ric Flair one last time on his way out. It's like this Law and Order episode I saw once where Brian Dennehy played a guy with terminal lung cancer and he's smoking a cigarette. Benson goes "should you be smoking?" And he goes "What, am I gonna get sick?" I just hope he gets to blade before he goes, I know it's his favorite
  17. A million percent. Even the name TNA probably put them behind the 8-ball in a lot of ways. I remember when it was rumored they were changing the name back in '06, I thought to myself, Great it's either going to be NWA or Impact Championship Wrestling or something - I never dreamed the TNA part of NWA-TNA would be what they kept. I have to imagine they alienated a lot of parents, women, and licensing partners with that name. Even Jim Cornette, who has one of the filthiest mouths on the planet, said that he would always over-anunciate T-N-A when making work calls. FWIW, Jeff Jarrett claims that the six sided ring was the only way they could get their action figures into stores because most retailers didn't want to carry them since they already sold WWE toys. @JLowe
  18. I had the same thought actually earlier in the night during the promo where they were talking about putting each other in the hospital, and also wondered if I was being oversensitive. I guess it's a sort of weird, mild trauma response that many of us must share on some level if we were watching that night. Totally get your point, I guess I just figured it would be more of an OC thing where we'd get to see him a bit (and like you, I'm also unfamiliar with his indie stuff, so I legit have no idea how he is in the ring). I guess I probably should have considered that before my post yesterday.
  19. I agree with everyone who said similar about the flow, that one hit just right for me. Excellent two hours of television, bookended by two killer matches. I loved the use of the Road To style promos tonight instead of constant interruptions etc. (Only one tonight!) And it was nice to mix it up a little given that we had two long in ring segments. I did not like Danhausen getting killed. It might be an antiquated idea, but even like from a merch selling perspective why do that? I agree with the idea he's gotta still be hurt or still shaking off rust
  20. We've been playing a lot of Ultimate in my house lately and its had me wondering how a wrestling themed SSB-style game would do.
  21. I know it hasn't been very long at all, but the longer they go without separate ROH TV the more I'm leaning toward this as well. Ive been waiting to see which of these matches becomes Buff vs Booker in Tacoma.
  22. Can someone with a better memory refresh me: I remember Pro being on Sundays at 5:05, but I just caught a clip from Main Event which was a PPV pre-show for a BATB. When was that schedule change made?
  23. It is sort of mind boggling, but I guess logically, it does make sense because most of his Dynamite appearances were when he was the Elite Hunter but those guys were all in separate, upper card feuds so it makes sense not to beat them, but it definitely hurt Kaz a little.
  24. Fair enough, that's a good point. I just feel like if a team isn't good enough for the tag titles, they're probably not getting a trios title push either if it's true that they're waiting for Omega to return to be in it. And a small confession: I like JX, and Jungleboy is obviously going to be a star for years, but their title run is falling a little flat with me - I'd be into any of those three teams you listed as champs. Maybe they should have just done a TNT tag title instead Edit: though I guess a six man title would kind of achieve the same thing. Honestly, you might have convinced me
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