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  1. If I'm giving Vince all of the Machiavellian credit in the world that he does not deserve as some sort of super genius? He's flooding the market with hungry upper midcarders and Tony Khan is buying all of them, not realizing he cannot possibly push all of them at one time. Eventually those talents get just as resentful for not getting the big push in AEW as they were in WWE. Tony and the EVPs (already well known for being on the thin skinned side) buckle under the pressure of having to appease so many people and double down on pushing themselves and their buddies. AEW becomes a place Vince "sends" guys to get them off television for refreshers knowing they will come crawling back like they always did when they ran to other organizations. EDIT: Danielson and Punk are obviously not upper midcarders but Vince knows Danielson only has so many miles left in the tank and that Punk is an aging malcontent. Punk is an accelerant to the AEW fire.
  2. Not being able to write stories for Bray Wyatt was the sign for me that WWE had lost their ability to write at all. Which is why I'm so done with them.
  3. Regarding Punk, I think right now that if he's not signed and doesn't show up AEW is going to have a major problem with fan backlash and the crowd is likely to highjack the show. If he is signed and AEW is using him as a surprise, I'm throwing him out as the show opens. While this may blow up the crowd and the rest of the talent might have trouble following him, I think that's a better option than having his shadow loom over the entire evening's proceedings. This is of course dependent on him being a surprise and not announcing him prior to the event.
  4. Allie (aka Bunny on the Roster Page but still alphabetically under A) Last Time: Brandi Rhodes booking vortex. Needs expanded role in the Butcher and The Blade act beyond generic second during matches. Bunny mask does a good job hiding her cute features to extenuate her hotness which is the purpose. Since Last Time: Allie got out of that relationship with QT Marshall and Brandi that no one understood so she could go back to The Blade pairing which is better fit for her. While I'm not a big fan of the Hardy Family Office as a concept, I do think having the women be part of the factions in AEW is a good idea assuming they don't always take the backseat role to the men which is a danger. Bunny has taken on a more important in ring role as a midcarder for the women's division which is good because the individual divisions should have things going on beyond the titles (aka there should be a tag team midcard, a women's midcard and so on). Those things should exist so you don't get stuck in a position where workers disappear and only resurface for title matches and then go away again. Bunny does a good job of being 'the crazy one' in the women's division without treading the same ground as say Abadon who is a different flavor of crazy. What Now?: More of the same I'd say. Allie probably doesn't justify a larger role which is okay because you need people to put over your stars on the rise who people don't really want to see pushed. She's not likely to break out but she's present enough on the shows that she's neither over or under exposed. Her role with the HFO is suitable to her talent level. She's probably got another 2-3 years of a run at this level at AEW before she'll have to move on or become too much a fixture that no one cares about anymore.
  5. I don’t have the energy to explain how linear time works to you. Even Deathboy admits that they weren’t talking about here.
  6. I don't know how you can be so stunning yet so brave. Who are you even talking about with the Jericho-Gage thing? I went back like 8 pages and didn't find one negative mention other than people talking about sponsors not liking it. It sucked by the way.
  7. It's really Dave not being strong enough to stand up against his own audience and their desires. Which happens when you as a content creator let the people who pay your bills dictate your actions. If he's hiding behind "the audience loved it" defense, he needs to reevaluate pretty a million matches where the live crowd loved something and he thought it stank. It's not that THE audience loved it, it was because THAT audience (that has lots of crossover with Dave's audience) loved it.
  8. I think we have to run an experiment and see if Sid would get over today walking out and power bombing people. I'm guessing you'd be surprised by the results.
  9. Orange Cassidy (w/Kris Statlander) vs. The Blade (w/The Bunny) Honestly when you are doing top rope Doctor Bombs into the turnbuckles as a break spot in a midcard match, you've lost the plot. I just don't see the point in breaking out these death moves in a match of this level of importance and devalue things in the future. You could have hit all the same beats in a Memphis style match and been just as effective. I'm pretty sure no one else has even mentioned that spot yet so we can already see how AEW has devalued lunatic spots like it. Frankie Kazarian vs. Doc Gallows Well, Kaz's singles push is dead and buried. Gallows is moving around like a weeble wobble and is a low value proposition at this point. I don't see the purpose of having him on the roster as anything other than a minor roadblock for babyfaces. The 5 Labors of Jericho: Chapter 1: Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Spears – “Spears Can Use A Chair, Jericho Can’t” Jericho being primarily a brawler at this stage of his career makes for bad matchups since he's shit at it. Spears was fine, best moment was when he put his knee over Jericho's arm at one point but it meant nothing in the overall scope of things. I've never seen a Nick Gage match but I have a super low tolerance for death matches so I'm likely to not enjoy the experience. Gage seems like a natural face in AEW to me, so I'm not sure why you'd tie him to MJF to work Jericho. IWGP United States Title Match – Texas Death Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Lance Archer (w/Jake “The Snake” Roberts) Again, not a death match guy so I'm not likely to enjoy this sort of thing. I was struck that there's a lot of bald to balding white guys in black pants and black shirts on this show. AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) (w/Rebel) vs. Nyla Rose (w/Vickie Guerrero) I skipped to the finish. Baker tapping out Nyla is the right finish. Rose still needs a character change or time off. Baker needs a veteran to drive the action which would be perfect for Deeb. AEW needed to have a secondary women's feud going on during this feud so they'd have a natural challenger lined up. Darby Allin vs. Wheeler Yuta Yuta doesn't do anything to make himself stand out from the horde of other small guys with beards that are all over Dark and Elevation. When the highlight of your match with one of the most over guys on the roster is the play fight on the outside, you know you have a long way to go. I actually liked some of the roll up counters in the actual matchup but it was nothing ground breaking to justify Yuta's spot on this show.
  10. Roaddogg was the charisma and the selling. Billy was the hot tag and had the bigger spots. The point was really that they needed each other more than they needed to split to pursue singles interests. They needed the complimentary pieces. They were already super over before joining DX just as a reminder.
  11. It seems to me like a real New Age Outlaws situation where neither guy may have the ability to break out huge on their own but the whole is more than the sum of the parts. Bowens is the steak to Caster's sizzle and both are very important to the other.
  12. This week seems like a lot of filler nothing matches with not a lot of stakes involved to me. Last week we had 3 matches with build and pay offs and this week we have what looks like a middle chapter in the Jericho-MJF feud which has totally worn out its welcome and hopefully the ending to the Nyla-Britt feud which has been a miss. Orange Cassidy (w/Kris Statlander) vs. The Blade (w/The Bunny) Blade is pretty underrated but I'm just over the Orange Cassidy gimmick at this point. I really just don't see this leading to anything unless they are taking the Best Friends against the Hardy Family Office as the next Hardy feud and boy is that not exciting. The Best Friends are really missing Trent as the worker of the bunch, Yuta doesn't feel like he belongs in the group to me. Frankie Kazarian vs. Doc Gallows Gallows doesn't do it for me. Kaz has been low key pretty good as the Elite Hunter in a Owen Hart "Blackhart" tribute sort of way. They need to put Frankie over here or he's going to be relegated to ineffective status. The 5 Labors of Jericho: Chapter 1: Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Spears – “Spears Can Use A Chair, Jericho Can’t” I hate the 'you can pick the gimmick' stipulation since you could easily stack the deck to a ridiculous degree but you won't. Jericho has looked terrible his last few outings (including Blood and Guts before he fell off the cage) and has been nearly immobile. Spears will have to carry the action and my hot take is that he can actually do that as he's good at getting a lot out of simple things like stomps and knees. Jericho should be able to sell at least so structurally it should work. IWGP United States Title Match – Texas Death Match: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Lance Archer (w/Jake “The Snake” Roberts) I assume Mox isn't dropping the other promotion's title on AEW tv? They've really relegated Archer to an ineffective level of putting over main event talents while not protecting him. He needs wins right now and it looks to me like they're treating him like he's Kane and can absorb loss after loss. I'm not sure he's really up to that level at this point. AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) (w/Rebel) vs. Nyla Rose (w/Vickie Guerrero) Dud feud for a champion's victory lap. I hope this ends the feud so they can move Baker onto something else where she is the clear heel where she does her best work. Rose probably needs to be taken off television or removed from the division as they've mined her for all she's worth at this point. She hasn't been protected very well as the monster of the women's division. Darby Allin vs. Wheeler Yuta Yuta's introduction has been poor. Him doing jobs to other small faces is a bad way of getting him over on the big show. Putting him over Darby here would be really odd since they just had Sammy beat him last week. I guess Darby has the booking protection from the beating he took last week but I would cast a heel here to take advantage of it, not a technical babyface.
  13. Is there a discord thing going on tonight? The wife is out of the house for the night and I was thinking about hopping on.
  14. Matt signed up to take 30% of my wrestling earnings as a AEW enhancement talent so really he's got the interest in me rather than the other way around.
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