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They just announced July shows in Miami FLA, Austin and Dallas TEX.

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I like making the Booker of the Year joke more as a rag on Metzler's dopey spot loving perspective which has poisoned his audience. Cornette (much to my consternation) is correct that Tony is a okay match maker but his ability to tell a story is suspect to say the least. AEW's agents are really more to blame as they can't seem to give the talent any direction beyond "do a bunch of stuff" and are really bad at protecting movesets and wrestlers.

 Cornette is a awful person who gives pretty good analysis if you understand a few action items. 

  1. Once you do anything Cornette thinks makes the business look silly, you're dead to him for life. This level is normally the higher level of wrestling garbage like invisible men, blow up dolls and that level of nonsense.
  2. If you're a woman, Cornette thinks you ought to work 5 minute sideshow matches. Any longer than that and he's not watching it.
  3. If you've breathed a word that may be considered conservative in any way, he hates you on principle. 

When Cornette is in a situation where he doesn't have those biases, he can give you pretty good insight. If not, you may as well throw his opinion in the trash because he is never going to give Marko Stunt a fair shake. This is coming from someone who thinks Marko Stunt sucks. As to why he reviews AEW, he does it for the views because his audience waits around waiting for him to bury the product.  

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5 minutes ago, Goodear said:

I like making the Booker of the Year joke more as a rag on Metzler's dopey spot loving perspective which has poisoned his audience. Cornette (much to my consternation) is correct that Tony is a okay match maker but his ability to tell a story is suspect to say the least. AEW's agents are really more to blame as they can't seem to give the talent any direction beyond "do a bunch of stuff" and are really bad at protecting movesets and wrestlers.

 Cornette is a awful person who gives pretty good analysis if you understand a few action items. 

  1. Once you do anything Cornette thinks makes the business look silly, you're dead to him for life. This level is normally the higher level of wrestling garbage like invisible men, blow up dolls and that level of nonsense.
  2. If you're a woman, Cornette thinks you ought to work 5 minute sideshow matches. Any longer than that and he's not watching it.
  3. If you've breathed a word that may be considered conservative in any way, he hates you on principle. 

When Cornette is in a situation where he doesn't have those biases, he can give you pretty good insight. If not, you may as well throw his opinion in the trash because he is never going to give Marko Stunt a fair shake. This is coming from someone who thinks Marko Stunt sucks. As to why he reviews AEW, he does it for the views because his audience waits around waiting for him to bury the product.  

The funniest thing though, is that Corny did things like manage the MX against MS ATLANTA LIVELY on PPV, which one could argue are strikes on that list against him lol

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13 minutes ago, Goodear said:
  1. If you've breathed a word that may be considered conservative in any way, he hates you on principle. 

 

This really gets me because Cornette identifies as liberal but throws around some pretty hateful racist and homophobic rhetoric in the service of criticizing people in wrestling.

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23 minutes ago, Infinit said:

The funniest thing though, is that Corny did things like manage the MX against MS ATLANTA LIVELY on PPV, which one could argue are strikes on that list against him lol

Cornette is full of contradictions. Bobby Eaton is an amazing wrestler, but he never looked like an amazing wrestler if he was just standing there. Cornette hates little guys but loves Adam Cole. Cornette hates silly shit but loves MJF who has done some outright nonsense throughout his entire AEW run. 

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20 minutes ago, Goodear said:

Cornette is full of contradictions. Bobby Eaton is an amazing wrestler, but he never looked like an amazing wrestler if he was just standing there. Cornette hates little guys but loves Adam Cole. Cornette hates silly shit but loves MJF who has done some outright nonsense throughout his entire AEW run. 

To add to that, he talked shit on Joey Janela's physique but I'd argue Janela is built better than Eaton or Condrey ever were.  Really, for any opinion he gives on wrestling, you could probably go back and find something in his past that directly contradicts it.

If I didn't know any better, I'd say he's a carny con man with no integrity whose "beliefs" and "convictions" change depending on what's going to make him some money on any give day.

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45 minutes ago, For Great Justice said:

Excited to see them back on the road. They need to open the Miami show with Tarzan Boy, even if we all know it's going to be Judas. 

We all know it's gonna be Cody lol

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I get why old sports dudes shit on modern players - they were high-level athletes playing zero-sum games. Most ex-All Stars are hyper competitive semi-sociopaths who made millions of dollars by conditioning themselves to dislike people in jerseys other than their own. When these fifty-somethings watch and groan about post-Steph Curry three pointer theory, they're imagining what they'd do if they were on the other team and how they'd beat modern players using the skills they had in their prime. Wrestling isn't a zero-sum game. When old wrestlers imagine how they'd interact with the stars of today, they often admit that they're thinking about the stories they could tell and the way they'd pop a crowd together. They get back in there and work a tag match at some flea market and the old guy's happy to be an influence and the young guy's happy to get the rub and everybody smiles and sells autographs and hurts their hips instead of their egos. Jim Cornette can't wrap his thick fucking head around the idea that new trends in pro-wrestling don't take anything away from his accomplishments and he isn't even a wrestler. He almost assuredly wouldn't feel the exact way he feels if he was.

Jim is the quintessential Smart Mark Made Good. The things that got him to where he is are his one-in-a-million passion for the artform, bottomless capacity for knowledge and effortlessly platinum tongue. No athletic background, no family ties to the business, no profit generating long game. His negative personality traits are just the flipside of the things he's supremely gifted in. He's a talker, so he's insulting (reinforced because that's what got his character over). He's smart, so he's dismissive to any knowledge outside his own. He cares more, so he's aggressively sensitive. Wrestlers make him feel physically insecure. Promoters and bookers who are more politically and financially savvy make himself feel socially insecure. And people who succeed in the industry despite being less passionate about it than him are affronts to everything he is as a person. 

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The St Louis show is Nov 5th, a Friday, and is announced as a TNT TV taping. So looks like the second show is coming within six months or sooner, and probably on Fridays.

Friday night wars. Hit 'em where they're strongest.

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2 hours ago, John from Cincinnati said:

I'm guessing full capacity for Double or Nothing.

I’d guess him an Brandi wanted to announce that they bought a new home, or adopted a dog like someone said yesterday.

And there will be pyro.

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5 minutes ago, The Great ML said:

I’d guess him an Brandi wanted to announce that they bought a new home, or adopted a dog like someone said yesterday.

And there will be pyro.

LOOK AT MY AQUARIUM! 

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16 hours ago, John E. Dynamite said:

 

The kneejerk thing that makes people feel that any new idea that emerges after your late twenties (and especially after you age beyond the "key demo") is somehow less valid than the entertainment that existed in your formative years - it's arbitrary, it's self-centered, it's dismissive, reductive, ignorant, a helpless yelp against your own mortality turned outward to a world who has their own shit to deal with. It's a (maybe the) cornerstone of socially conservative propaganda, fear-based political manipulation, predatory marketing tactics, whathefuckever.

 

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4 hours ago, Goodear said:

 

  1. If you're a woman, Cornette thinks you ought to work 5 minute sideshow matches. Any longer than that and he's not watching it.nks Marko Stunt sucks. 

Except for Rhea Ripley who I guess us supposed to be wrestling herself

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