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  2. TKK3nta

    Japanese Wrestling Colosseum

    Sure, you can just do all of that. I'll be the person recording all of the matches.
  3. This was the main event for TNA's first 3 hour Sunday PPV, so of course it has Jarrett in it, and while it made sense to have Hardy in terms of his profile, this was during his initial post WWE run where he was pretty dreadful in the ring, probably not helped of course by what he might be doing outside of it. Hardy as a singles guy can be really hit and miss, but when he came back to WWE in 2006 through to the end of the Punk run I thought he was really good. Again, back in TNA you get the infamous Sting match where he's in no position to perform, but overall there was a lot of good stuff, particularly his matches with Austin Aries. Anyway, that's a lot of digressing - bottom line, is that Hardy is all over the place in this match. The storyline going in is that the ladder match stipulation favours Hardy, and that's shown by him dominating the early stages, which makes good sense. Hardy shows good fire. and you can't fault the effort of both guys, it's just they are on different pages. Hardy is trying to run through a greatest hits package of some of the moves he would do in the big tag ladder matches in the WWE while you get all the Jarrett NWA Title match tropes of refs being knocked out and outside interference. Hardy's had some great singles ladder matches, but just like someone like Sabu, that relies on him being on his game and hitting his spots. Here, there are not massive botches, although they mess up a sunset flip powerbomb twice in quick succession, but everything looks a bit odd. Jarrett for the most part's role in the match is just to stagger around and try to be vaguely in the right place while Hardy is throwing himself around. Most of the damage Hardy sustains is by missing big moves rather than anything Jarrett does, although that does play into a narrative of Hardy being a risk taker and Jarrett being a smart veteran. The other storyline going into the match was The Outsiders were in different corners; Hall with Jarrett and Nash with Hardy, although the pre-match video package makes it absolutely certain that Nash is going to turn on Hardy. Hall is fairly heavily involved throughout the match, at various times preventing Hardy from climbing and he actually takes some of the worst punishment in this. The match sort of meanders to the point where Nash comes out with two guitars, telegraphing what the finish from a million miles away. Hardy gets taken out by all three hitting him with guitars and Jarrett retains in the standard TNA way at this point. Post match we see what would soon to be named as the nWo Kings of Wrestling taking out a load of babyfaces, incl. AJ Styles until you get the bizarre and probably forgotten arrival of Randy Savage into TNA, for what would ultimately be one match where he would barely take part. Overall then, this is pretty poor - for a ladder match there are no memorable moments, and it suffers from one having one guy (Jarrett) who isn't natural in this type of match, one guy (Hardy) who is all over the place, and a heavily telegraphed and cliched turn that everyone would've seen coming. Not good (** 1/4)
  4. I stand corrected. I should know (well, I wonder at times what it really was, but there was clearly regular abuse going on, not necessarily physical, although it did happen sometimes when alcohol was involved and alcohol was involved a lot, but definitely verbal and emotional one, leading me to a bunch of complete breakdowns; and clear-cut abuse in the form of harassement after I finally put an end to it, after more than ten years). And I won't go further into this, plus it seems like another life now. Let's say if I had 1€ each time I was told "I'm sorry", "It won't happen again" and "Don't leave me", I would have made quite a bit of money. So there, my two cents just to reiterate that yes, I'm against labelling people for life on the base of incidents we don't really know much about. But on the other hand I know first hand you can take abuse for years and almost think it's normal and that's how a relationship works because you don't know any better after a while. Which doesn't help your next relationships either, so you're in for the long haul anyway.
  5. SirEdger

    All Elite Wrestling

    There was a video from her entrance on Twitter earlier and she definitely was emotional once she got in the ring. She felt a lot of love tonight.
  6. SirEdger

    AWA Continental Championship Wrestling

    Lots of drama in the main event in Pensacola, especially with Super Black Ninja's challenge to Brad Armstrong prior to that one. This one should be good!
  7. JerryvonKramer

    NWF, 1983

    The shocks keep on coming in the wrestling world as only days after winning the NWA World Title, Tommy Rich has lost it again in an epic encounter with Bruno Sammartino. Rich agreed to face the world number 1 contender which was the NWF Champion who has been undefeated since returning to the ring. The Grand Wizard tried to stop the match from taking place, but he was chased out of the arena by Tommy Rich himself. This is obviously disappointing for Rich but he showed tremendous sportsmanship and good character in the shaking the hand of the man who was his better on the day. Bruno held both titles aloft and it seems that the NWA title and the NWF title will be unified. The NWA title had been active since 1948 and the days of Orville Brown. The current NWF President, Lou Thesz, won the belt in 1949 and held it on and off for most of the 1950s. The next great champion was Gene Kiniski and after him Dory Funk Jr, Jack Brisco, Terry Funk and Harley Race. The title held by Bruno Sammartino will now be called the NWA Undisputed Title and it will be represented by the Big Gold belt. However, it will follow the NWF title lingeage and not the NWA's. In practice this means the belt will be exclusively controlled by the NWF and will no longer be defended in other promotions. Many industry insiders are describing the merging of the titles as a "coup" by Sammartino who has effectively ended the NWA World Title and the idea of the travelling champion. Quite why Sammartino has done this is unknown, but it is suggested he harboured resentment at the NWA title going back to his days with the WWWF. It is not yet known what happened in Canada and how Timothy Flowers ever beat Ric Flair, some speculate that it was a screw job. Whatever the case, events accelerated very quickly. Wrestling Superfan Dave Meltzer has suggested that Flowers was paid a large sum of money by Bruno to do the screw job on Flair, get the belt down to the NWF to drop it quickly for Rich and who then quickly dropped it to him in the title vs. title bout. Perhaps the full story will never be known, but this week will surely go down in history as one of the most eventful the wrestling world has ever seen.
  8. SirEdger

    Japanese Wrestling Colosseum

    If it's only about doing the matchmaking, yeah, I'd be interested!
  9. rovert

    All Elite Wrestling

    I can understand this tact but you should and ultimately will. As I said let this one fully play out. Please trust me. Her former AEW colleagues believed that was the case too. Tonight she broke down and cried in the ring tonight. Kylie has gone through a lot this Summer.
  10. Dooley

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Any instance of domestic abuse is abhorrent. That said, Bix is pretty much the wikipedia definition of an internet white knight and anything he says should be viewed through that prism.
  11. JerryvonKramer

    NWF, 1983

    In the NWF's first ever show in Atlanta, Tommy Rich made history this evening by beating the new NWA Heavyweight Champion, Timothy Flowers with a Thesz Press in 32 minutes. Jubilant fans rushed to the ring to celebrate with their hero who was joined by Hulk Hogan and the Hart brothers as the champagne flowed. Timothy Flowers had been champion for just a few days, during which he had a single title defence against Cien Caras is CMLL, before dropping the belt. Rich becoming the champion is seen as a major coup and power move by the NWF who now control the world title. This is Rich's second NWA world title after winning his first in 1981. The whole card was devoted to the surprise match with only a Rick Rude squash on the undercard.
  12. JerryvonKramer

    NWF, 1983

    League of Champions was a hot show tonight with The Grand Wizard bringing in King Curtis Iaueka who had a wild brawl with Bruno in the main event, in the second excellent title match in as many weeks. The semi-main saw The Spoiler and Mark Lewin reunited against Bret and Bruce Hart. Bret was a real star in the match. Also, Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper got into a pull-apart brawl after Piper interrupted Hogan celebrating a win over Paul Christy. The bad blood between these two has been simmering for weeks ever since Hogan cost Piper his shot at the NWA title at The Wrestling Classic as revenge for injuring him in the NWF National title tournament earlier in the year. Something is going to have to give soon! Finally, in news that has shocked the wrestling world, Ric Flair 2-year NWA title reign came to an end last night as he dropped the belt to ... Tim Flowers at a Canadian All-Star Wrestling show. The circumstances around this change are not well understood, and it remains to be seen if Flowers will hold the belt for long.
  13. JerryvonKramer

    NWF, 1983

    NWF Tour show featured a Hogan interview about Roddy Piper and Savage defending his belt against Dan Miller. This was the first time NWF have run a show in the Mid-South area, specifically in the McGree Arena, New Mexico. These shows have been in a holding pattern, but the storylines will begin to ramp up going into August for the September Supercard "Good Night New York".
  14. GeneJackson95

    AWA Continental Championship Wrestling

    Continental Championship Wrestling House Shows for Sept 16th-Sept 19th Monday Sept 16, 1984: Gadsden, AL. Tuesday Sept 17, 1984: Dothan, AL. Wednesday Sept 18, 1984: Gulfport, AL. Thursday Sept 19, 1984: Biloxi, MS. Porkchop Cash pinned "Gentleman" Ken Timbs The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton/Tommy Rogers) defeated Bobby/Donnie Bass King Kong Bundy w/Skandor Akbar pinned Bugsy McGraw The Grapplers (#1/#2) w/Mr. Fuji defeated Steve Olsonoski/Nelson Royal Magnificent Muraco w/Mr. Fuji defeated One Man Gang by count out when Bundy came to ringside causing Gang to exit the ring and brawl down the aisle with Bundy The Armstrongs (Scott/Steve) defeated The Sheepherders w/Akbar & Falk by DQ SEMI-MAIN EVENT SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH Robert Fuller/Jimmy Golden/Hercules Hernandez w/Al Madril defeated Wendell Cooley/Mr. Olympia/Adrian Street w/Ms. Linda MAIN EVENT AWA Continental Heavyweight Championship- REMATCH The Bullet defeated "Nature Boy" Buddy Landel ============================================= Continental Championship Wrestling Civic Auditorium Pensacola, Florida Friday September 20, 1984 Bell Time: 8pm AWA U.S. Jr Heavyweight Championship Super Black Ninja w/Mr. Fuji pinned Mike Jackson after a moonsault press "The Great" Al Madril pinned Nelson Royal with a small package and a handful of tights GRUDGE TAG TEAM MATCH "Exotic" Adrian Street/One Man Gang w/Ms. Linda defeated King Kong Bundy/Lars Anderson w/Skandor Akbar when Gang pinned Anderson after a '747' splash! Mr. Olympia wrestled Magnificent Muraco w/Mr. Fuji to a 20 minute time limit draw The Fantastics (Bobby Fulton/Tommy Rogers) defeated The Grapplers (#1/#2) w/Mr. Fuji when Rogers pinned Grappler #2 with a sunset flip off the top rope AWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship Hercules Hernandez w/Ron Fuller pinned "Wildcat" Wendell Cooley with his feet on the ropes SEMI-MAIN EVENT SIX MAN CHALLENGE MATCH The Bullet/Scott & Steve Armstrong defeated Robert Fuller/Jimmy Golden/Buddy Landel when the Bullet pinned Landel with a school boy roll up During the introduction of the main event…..Mr. Fuji and Super Black Ninja came to ringside, Mr. Fuji tells Brad Armstrong that Super Black Ninja as the U.S. Jr Champion is officially challenging him for the AWA World Light Heavyweight Championship! Armstrong responds that he'll gladly put his title on the line against any top contender and that includes….Super Black Ninja, but right now he's focused on becoming….the AWA World Heavyweight Champion! Before Armstrong can put down the microphone he's ambushed by the World Champion, Ted Dibiase…..the bell rings and the title match is on!! MAIN EVENT AWA World Heavyweight Championship Ted Dibiase pinned Brad Armstrong with small package in 39 minutes and 12 seconds to retain the title!
  15. TKK3nta

    Japanese Wrestling Colosseum

    Would you be interested in controlling a Promotion?
  16. JerryvonKramer

    NWF, 1983

    League of Champions saw Bobby Eaton get a big chance to add to the Five Star gold collection by challenging Bruno Sammartino for the NWF title in what many are already calling the match of the year. The match ended with Roddy Piper running in from the commentary both to try to hand Bobby Eaton a pair of brass knucks, but it backfired as Bruno spotted him and rushed for Eaton and in the confusion Piper accidentally clobbered him. Earlier they had appeared on Piper's Pit in a tease for what was to follow. Meanwhile, Denucci's in-ring return continued with his old partner Nick DeCarlo coming back in an unsuccessful bid to win the NWF tag titles. Denucci and DeCarlo had been tag champions in Canada in the 1970s. DeCarlo had also tagged with NWF star Frank Monte and perhaps the two of them will reunite in the future to try to recapture their old success.
  17. sek69

    WWE TV 09/16 - 09/22 Stop pushing Seth down our throats!

    I wonder if after every joke that guy told, Mauro was like "JUST LIKE JOHN WAYNE GACY, THIS COMIC IS KILLING IT TONIGHT"
  18. JerryvonKramer

    NWF, 1983

    The NWF Tour on Nickelodeon drew its biggest ever gate in the McCann Ice Arena, Poughkeepsie, New York. Chris Colt, who has already handed in his notice and massively fallen out with the management team was buried on the show as Bobby Eaton defeated him in less than 30 seconds. Dominic Denucci made a surprise appearance to challenge Randy Savage for his NWF National title while Mick Foley continued his demented attempts to wrestle NWF President Lou Thesz, who has yet to respond to the challenge.
  19. C.S.

    WWE TV 09/16 - 09/22 Stop pushing Seth down our throats!

    Luckiest fan ever, and future comedy hall of famer for sure. There are also tons of great comments comparing J.R. and Mauro, as well as fans correctly identifying that Mauro makes Takeover feel even more special. As for Cobin, I think people forget how "young" he is in the business. He hasn't quite put the package together yet, but he's inching closer every year. Mauro calling his matches would make the difference, I feel. (Okay, lol, I'm sorry...I couldn't resist!)
  20. Well, that doesn't really mean anything IMO. Women stay in abusive relationships for years - decades even. I'm not saying that Rich Swann is abusive. But I'm also not saying that he isn't.
  21. KawadaSmile

    WWE TV 09/16 - 09/22 Stop pushing Seth down our throats!

    Yeah, the Lone Wolf was fun for a bit of banter, with him telling guys like Apollo to go back to ROH and things like that, but it's a pretty bland gimmick. Him portraying an authority figure is way better, as he can actually showcase his mic skills more, and it can lead to a wider number of situations.
  22. JerryvonKramer

    NWF, 1983

    League of Champions saw the debut of The Spoiler who -- like Mark Lewin -- has signed a 3-month contract. He is being managed by The Grand Wizard and lost against Bruno Sammartino in a bid to win the NWF title. Elsewhere on the show, Piper's Pit was essentially a massive circle jerk for The Five Star faction as Piper was joined by his stablemates Randy Savage, The Andersons and Bobby Eaton. Savage and The Andersons showed off their belts. Savage bad mouthed Tommy Rich and Piper berated Hulk Hogan. Yatsu worked his last date for NWF with Mr Pogo already having walked out.
  23. JerryvonKramer

    NWF, 1983

    NWF Tour went to Orlando, Florida for the first time and saw Randy Savage defend his NWF National Title against Hercules Hernandez. The big news was that Hulk Hogan was back in action and he has his sights set squarely on Roddy Piper. In backstage news, Chris Colt was reported to be wasted on drugs as well as being drunk by Killer Kowolski, and it is expected that he will be severely fined by NWF owner Bruno Sammartino on both counts. He has since walked out of the company.
  24. Brock Lesnar vs Triple H - WWE Extreme Rules 2013 Steel Cage Match When HHH smashed Brock's injured leg while he was climbing the cage and Brock just did this awesome sell, I became fully committed to "This match is fucking awesome, why does no one talk about this?" I know these two are not exactly darlings around here or on the internet in general, but this is a damn great match. I feel like PWO is generally above preconceived notions of pro wrestlers and rate with an open mind so I dont want to assert that the reason this match is not more highly regarded is simply because of the two wrestlers in the match. Therefore, I would love to hear complaints about his match because I thought this was an incredibly dramatic and interesting match. It also proves my point of Brock Lesnar being the best seller on the WWE roster since his return in 2012. Building a match around a heel selling a body part is a major risk in any era because either you run the risk of generating sympathy for the heel or undercutting the babyface's obstacle. I think the fact that this came off so well really makes this match unique. I think the situation that this idea is best suited for is a monster heel. A monster heel like an Andre in Japan or a Vader is naturally a mountain to climb so injuring them does not undercut the hero's vanquish the monster. In fact, it makes the match more credible because the hero needs an opening like this to exploit to win the match. In my mind, heel Andre and Vader are the two greats at "wounded bear" selling. After seeing Brock Lesnar in this current string of classics, I would say he has exceeded them as the GOAT at "wounded bear" selling. When an Andre, a Vader or a Brock start that hollering, that desperation selling it becomes so gripping because it is so shocking to see men so big, so tough to scream in agony. It is instantly compelling. That's the hook. Can the hero Triple H take advantage of this opening? Or will Lesnar find a way to win and in this case cheat his ass off to come out on top? I have said this before saying I love seeing men like Brock Lesnar cheat because there is something especially despicable about a strong, big man with shoot skills stooping to cheating. I really liked the opening to this match. Triple H jumped Brock during his entrance and threw him into the cage. He hauled off and knocked Heyman's lights out. It was all fists from HHH. This was a fight. It made sense that this is how Triple H would get his shine. He had to jump Brock from behind because Brock always manhandles his opponents at the bell. He throws Brock into the cage. He goes for the killshot early, Pedigree, but Brock backdrops him into the cage. Perfect transition. Now Brock has him trapped. Brock slams the back of HHH's head into the cage and slings him into the cage. Great show of strength from The Beast. I love sending Brock into the cage and then that quick High Knee from HHH. HHH's high knee is his best move. It is such a great explosive move from a wrestler who lacks explosion in all other aspects of in-ring repertoire. Brock snaps off a German to quell the rally. Perfect. Then Brock goes for his own high knee and EATS THE STEEL! It is just money from there. Also people often complain that people do not use cage anymore. You can't say that in this match! The cage was the most pivotal part of the match! There is great selling, great transition and just very sound psychology. My major complaint is that a sledgehammer gets involved. I hate the sledgehammer because it is unrealistic, but it is a staple of HHH matches and outside of that this is a really good match. The Brock/Paul interactions are so good. Brock's verbal selling is incredible. Brock fighting through the pain is so credible. I like how it takes a significant amount of time for HHH to take over. It is not that Brock injures his knee and HHH pounces. Brock has kicked HHH's ass and HHH still needs to dig himself out of the hole first. So we get Brock trying to end it quickly fighting through an F-5 or using a Kimura liberally because that does not use his legs. Of course since this is a cage match, Paul is like well just get out the door! That's when we see the chop blocks or Brock asking for a chair. All just great stuff to make up for his bum wheel. HHH is never going to win an award for best babyface, but I thought he was very solid on offense. He worked the leg really well. I really liked how he crashed down with his knee on Brock's injured leg in the corner. The crowning moment of selling was the one that I mentioned at the onset of this review. I also really liked the use of Figure-4 and Sharpshooter as HHH's big nearfalls surrounding the leg work. Heyman having to save Lesnar in the Sharpshooter was a great way to protect HHH and really piss you off. Brock kicking out of the Pedigree restored his monster cred. Heyman ballshotting HHH and Lesnar saying "That's my manager" was gold. Sledgehammer shot, summarily a F-5 and Brock gets his win back. The WrestleMania match is boring, but seems to be the match everyone remembers. I love the Summerslam match and I dug this one too. I agree the booking really did not necessitate HHH needing to beat Brock at Mania. I think Brock winning at Summerslam was enough and move on, but hey then we wouldnt have gotten this match and this match rules! Great exhibition of amazing "wounded bear" heel selling and a really psychologically sound wrestling match. ****1/4
  25. TheDuke

    WWE TV 09/16 - 09/22 Stop pushing Seth down our throats!

    His original ring gear was pretty awful too. And the Lone Wolf wasn't as good or as well defined a character as what he is now, a guy who is a stooge for the heel authority figures. I feel like the "Lone Wolf" should have been like Bad News Brown, as in a heel he hates both the babyfaces as well as the other heels.
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