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  2. sek69

    AAA Heroes Immortales 10/19

    FWIW, they decided to no longer use copyrighted music for themes and everyone got new in-house produced ones. Except Wagner, because he's Dr. Wagner.
  3. Today
  4. Coffey

    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    These last several years, if WWE went all-in on their roster & actually tried to make dudes instead of doing 50/50 booking or getting cold feet/changing their mind on pushes, imagine how different the top of the card would look. They could have made Kofi. They could have made Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, Braun Strowman, Bray Wyatt... hell, maybe even Jinder. His new entrance & what not was money but I think he got hurt? They brought back Khali for some reason. Fans weren't buying it. Again, because they didn't build him up first. He just like won a random 4-way match or some shit. Roman should have been THE guy. The next John Cena. They even let him beat Undertaker at Wrestlemania (which would have been a lot bigger deal had they not given it to Brock first), even with the unforeseen cancer but they had Seth leave Wrestlemania with the belt after a stupid-ass cash-in and we had to suffer Seth for YEARS as he failed on top as both a babyface and a heel. UGH
  5. El-P

    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    and never forget : "Brock is an attraction."
  6. C.S.

    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    "If that same match had been in the Tokyo Dome, it would've been six stars!" "They did the same with Brock and Goldberg, and no one complained!"
  7. El-P

    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    "We're telling a story." The problem with Kofi is that he was great for the Mania moment. But it made no sense to keep the title on him for much time afterward. It's like Luger winning the title from Hogan on Nitro. A great moment, and it was great in itself, but it had no other use.
  8. Yesterday
  9. El-P

    AAA Heroes Immortales 10/19

    Maravilla fucking Hamburgesa over never ever gets old. Poor guy got slapped by Mami too. I love Maravilla's theme music BTW, I wonder what it is (too lazy to search...) Fun match with these guys as usual. Although they don't give a flying fuck about selling, Maravilla got spiked on the apron and she was fine 30 seconds later, but I don't care, she's great anyway. Taurus vs Vikingo was amazing, as usual. Fenix vs Omega was MOTYC to me. Kinda hard to work that kind of match in front of the AAA crowd, but the fact they crowd was going wild at the end is a testament of just how great Omega is (Fenix is too, of course), he can get it done anywhere. Some brutal looking stuff here, and yeah, the busted nose added to the final stretch. How can they deliver such an awful, boring main event after these two matches ? And Psycho Clown's new theme has to be one of the most annoying ever. Then again, what was the last time Psycho Clown was involved in something half-decent ? Tritton showing up was cool. No Rush, no LA Park. Come on AAA, make some move. Also, next time I watch a AAA big show, I'll drink a shot every time I see some goof on the entrance or running down the ramp for some reason. It's like a running gag.
  10. Blehschmidt

    Rosters and Transactions 2.0

    World Class releases Gene Ligon and Les Thornton
  11. War is Raw

    [1994-02-20-WCW-Superbrawl IV] Arn Anderson vs Steven Regal

    The fans were out of this world. This was like stories from old timers where they said "back in the day" fans would pop for working a 15-minute headlock. Really shows you how serious WCW fans were and how they appreciated this style, even in 1994. Arn said all the crazy holds and moves from Regal was a huge challenged but Arn worked them out on the fly, which I guess added to the realism of this match. Yes, the finish was shocking , but it worked because it evoked an emotion from me and if Arn wasn't gonna be the TV champ, might as well do the job. Bobby Heenan was great announcing, and although Tony doesn't get half his jokes and is so anal retentive/serious, he wasn't as bad as on a random Nitro. I probably don't rate this as MOTY-worthy like some of these reviews only because IMHO every Arn Anderson match is like this. The man simply has no stinkers and every match is gritty, real, and entertaining. I am OK if all of you decide to vote him GOAT based on this observation.
  12. C.S.

    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    Correction, @Coffey: Kofi was never put into a position to be a main event guy. He was always deserving and the fans always wanted it. Don't hold bad booking and lack of opportunities for "people like him" (hey, not my words - it was in the WM build) against him. Comparing him to "That Indian Guy" makes no sense. Totally different careers and situations. P.S. Coffey hating Kofi makes me sad because their names are so similar. In my mind, Coffey is the wicked, jealous, younger cousin of Kofi, seething in long-simmering resentment over his more famous namesake's successes. (Every firstborn boy in their village in Guyana is given some version of the name Kofi/Coffey.) Seriously, where the hell is @Jimmy Redman to defend Kofi when we need her?
  13. spaldoni

    AWA Continental Championship Wrestling

    Huge announcement as CCW merges with Georgia! Oh man the fans win on this deal. Ellering has a top notch tough stable with all the National champs (Race and The Andersons) Super Black Ninja is the new AWA LHW champ! Funk is going to be the Armstrong's most wanted man. Traveling around the AWA is going to develop Ninja into a huge star. Feuds continue between OMG/Bundy, Street/Alberto and Sheepherders/Fantastics. Clash of Champions will live up to the name is all titles will be on the line. Television time remaining wasn't enough time for Garvin and Race. The big angle tonight was Fuller and Golden giving Bob the spike piledriver on the concrete!!! Funk masterminds this and gets even more heat with the Armstrong family, if that's possible. Big card at the Cobb. Baron opens the show with the claw. Yea, Smothers and Cash over the Grapplers would have to be considered an upset. Fuji not pleased. It's going to be hard getting the titles off the Andersons. Nightmares found that out. Good grief! OMG powerslams Bundy for the decisive win. Street/Cooley and Olympia take down Fuller/Herc and Alberto. WOW! Garvin beats Race for the National title! Garvin's stock just went through the roof. OMG was on fire tonight as he splashes Akbar! The fans must of went crazy! Fantastics/Sheepherders will fight another day. What a main event as Funk and Armstrong battle to a wild no contest! This war is far from over.
  14. War is Raw

    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    Coffey You have said a lot of truths, no doubt. However IMHO there is one contradiction: if titles have meant nothing in WWE since the mid to late 1990s, to quote Hillary Clinton, "what difference- at this point- does it make" who has the title in 2019? The titles are utterly meaningless for all the reasons you said. Therefore it stands to reason, there was no wrong choice. Russo saw that in WCW and took it to its logical conclusion. No need to take this nonsense seriously if it already jumped the shark. Saying "Kofi wasn't worthy" doesn't make sense in the system is broken (kayfabe dead, viewership down and cannot be taken back up after Episode 2 of FOX, too many title changes, bad writing, etc.) Underdogs getting hot has been a staple with pro wrestling. It's the reason why guys hang around for decades. They know at any point they could be booked near the top or at the top. Look at The Miz who was a jobber for a whole year a few years ago and then got pushed in spotlighted matches. Even Dolph gets resurrected every year, like an undead zombie. Even Uncle Dave thought Rey Mysterio was going to upset Seth Rollins this month on RAW for the belt. See Tito Santana's WWF career. If you don't like my examples, there are more. These are off the top of my head. For WWE to insult its dwindling fanbase with a 7-second "realistic" squash (as defended by Lance Storm BTW) to put over Brock (again), push a Saudi match, show the 1 million new FOX viewers Kofi was an impostor champ, not even have Kofi mention it the next week...well, it's one of many reasons why Smackdown loses viewers every week, fans are pissed on Reddit, and disgruntled fans are checking out AEW. So by all means, keep doing it, WWE. And yes, I'm sure Bruce Prichard will defend it one day.
  15. Alucard

    Is Impact the best promotion in wrestling history?

    Looking forward to what should be a good-great show in BFG Final card: WORLDS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Brian Cage(c) vs. Sami Callihan KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Taya Valkyrie(c) vs. Tenille Dashwood X DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP LADDER MATCH Jake Crist(c) vs. Tessa Blanchard vs. Daga vs. Ace Austin vs. Ace Romero TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS MATCH The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander)(c) vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack vs. Rob Van Dam & Rhino Ken Shamrock vs. Moose Michael Elgin vs. Naomichi Marufuji The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier, Trey Miguel, & Zachary Wentz) vs. Dr. Wagner Jr., Aerostar, & Taurus 20 PERSON CALL YOUR SHOT GAUNTLET MATCH - Winner receives any title shot of their choosing Featuring Eddie Edwards, Cody Deaner, Cousin Jake, Havok, Rosemary, Jordynne Grace, Kiera Hogan, Johnny Swinger, Reno Scum, Raj Singh, Mahabali Shera, and more.
  16. Mad Dog

    Is WWE redeemable?

    I've noticed specifically in there the first two weeks with NXT/AEW that AEW would have like 8 times the comments in the threads but there would be gifs and stuff for every little thing that happened on NXT vs. AEW. But even if it was getting that way, WWE has been brutally bad the last year. I'm on a podcast and we just stopped talking about WWE for the most part after Mania because it became almost impossible to be positive about it and we don't like mindlessly bashing things.
  17. spaldoni

    AWA WORLD CHAMPION'S SCHEDULES

    TNT would like to book the AWA Tag Team Champs on November 30th.
  18. War is Raw

    Is WWE redeemable?

    I guess it's selection bias for us because I see Squared Circle being full of WWE apologists and trolls. There are a bunch of WWE loyalists on there who think it is a betrayal to even watch AEW for a minute. The majority of posts are about WWE videos, tweets, how to make it better, and calling out AEW. They truly believe Seth Rollins and Bruce Prichard's company lines about WWE being the only act in town/the big leagues. I guess our online subculture full of toxicity, skepticism, or just prone to being critical, but IMHO fans ought to give AEW a chance if one wants to have a legit #2 company to chisel away at the silly sports entertainment monolith. I'm really not sure why some podcasters or posters get their panties in a bunch criticizing AEW so early in its life when so far everything they have touched has turned into gold.
  19. FMKK

    Is WWE redeemable?

    Tbf, WWE is bad and AEW has been good so far
  20. Microstatistics

    [2019-10-06-WWE-Hell in a Cell] Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks

    The lack of transitions hurts this badly as they just move from one spot to another way too easily and do it too frequently. Also the finish is too sudden and doesn't really fit the buildup. Otherwise, I can't fault the violence, aggression and creativity. All in all, a well done spotfest. ***1/4
  21. Microstatistics

    Is WWE redeemable?

    This place is starting to sound like reddit's squaredcircle. WWE bad, AEW good
  22. War is Raw

    AAA Heroes Immortales 10/19

    Gosh, I am still getting an adrenaline rush even thinking about that Omega-Fenix match a day later. Such athleticism and acrobatics. I can't even do a write up with all those spots.
  23. El-P

    Is WWE redeemable?

    As I'm watching the AAA Immortales show, I just pictured WWE putting giant portrait of Vince and dragging his ashes on every show like AAA does with Pena's. And they could also have an hologram of Vince cutting promos and firing people. Yeah, I think I just saw he future !
  24. Blehschmidt

    AWA ALL-STAR WRESTLING

    Nicely put together wrap up show! Halloween show is looking awesome! Flair/Orndorff again, and Hansen vs Bad News in a LLT match are gonna be awesome! Be interesting to see what happens with the Bulldogs! and now you've gone and broken the PPV market wide open.....
  25. Coffey

    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    I just don't think you can be booked for a decade as a nobody and then suddenly just become world champion. It doesn't work. It didn't work with Kofi and it didn't work with Jinder. Because at the end of the day, when the bell rings, it's still Kofi & Jinder doing Kofi & Jinder things. Prowrestling should still be about drawing money, not about giving guys "thank you" runs. Look at all the guys on the roster during the late 80's or early 90's that didn't get a shot on top because Hogan was there. Guys like DiBiase, Rude or Hennig weren't good enough? Of course they were. Hogan was just the guy. Like Bret & Shawn both climbed to the top but they weren't jobbers for a decade. They were in a tag team, then went solo, worked their way up & it was credible & believable when they were on top. Kofi didn't even change anything. It was the same New Day Kofi but suddenly he's a main eventer because WWE said so. Yeah, the fans did get behind him, admittedly. His match with Bryan was good, admittedly. And his moment was special. But couldn't that exact same scenario have played out with literally anyone else as well? Daniel is going to have a good match with damn near anyone. If you use 'Mania to make someone it's usually special - WWE for a long time did that with guys. Push an underdog & the fans have a strong chance of getting behind them. But Kofi went from being the guy that did a spot once a year in the Rumble to winning the world title at Wrestlemania overnight & as a fan, it just felt way too forced. It didn't feel organic. And Vince McMahon injecting himself into the story I would argue made it even worse. Part of the issue is also due to how devalued all of the midcard belts have become. How many times has Kofi an IC or US title? And none of those reigns mean anything. That's not on Kofi. That's because the midcard titles have no prestige about them anymore. They're basically paperweights. So Kofi being a 30-time midcard champ isn't anything special. Anymore than Jericho having them 40 times or Christian or Edge or Jeff Hardy or Miz or whomever else. I don't think it's just about Kofi. Which maybe it comes off that way during my ranting but really, it's just more that the WWE machine is broken. And Kofi was a casualty of the broken machine. Because this should have made him. And instead it just felt like he was role playing on top for awhile. That's on WWE.
  26. kevinmcfl

    Atlantic Coast Championship Wrestling

    Gino Hernandez is just getting bigger and bigger and Mucho Man helos out. The House of Humperdink is a fun aspect of ACCW
  27. kevinmcfl

    AWA World Class Wrestling

    Giving Schultz, Brody and Studd time to stew until Chamber of Horrors is going to mean chaos! I am enjoying the business men side of Gary Hart and he does have a dangerous stable. It also seems like he is willing to rent them out to people like Bock so all of World Class better have eyes in the back of their heads. Chris Adams is a nice start but the VonErichs might need more help. Sam Houston is a nice mid-card fan favorite for WCCW. He always seemed to bring some a lot of energy to the ring. WCCW is the only place where Adias could rise to this level and you have him down pat. Nice work Looking forward to the Halloween card
  28. Strummer

    WWE TV 10/14 - 10/20 Randy Orton is the Tom Brady of WWE

    If Kofi hadn't gotten so over and they had gone with the original KO v Bryan title match at Mania I wonder who would have went over? I don't think KO would have won the title that night honestly
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