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  1. cm funk

    WWE TV 09/20 - 09/26 New Day vs Bloodline YESSIR

    I actually watched RAW in full for the first time for sure this year, maybe since early in the pandemic last year. Between hot shotting anything and everything possible they finally got my attention - biggest negative out of the way first: when Lashley started using the chair and Graves yells "TRIPLE THREAT RULES IT'S ALL LEGAL" I cursed out loud at them. WWE just makes up the rules as they go, don't they? If everything was legal why wasn't he using a chair the whole time? Where were the Usos? Meh. It lead to a good finish with everyone staying strong tho, so I guess it's a mild complaint. But in the moment it was a total WTF because I was like "Why the fuck isn't this a DQ?!!?" and then the stupid announcer tells me there are no rules in this stupid company - the show overall wasn't as bad as I expected it to be. It def felt like a lot of hot shotting. Like clearly the opening trios was leading to a triple threat the way it ended, but I thought it would be at Extreme Rules (totally forgot/didn't know about Demon match). Then they're doing Orton/AJ and Hardy/Sheamus unadvertised on TV which feel like PPV caliber matches to me or at least something you build up, but whatever - Riddle was extra annoying, and I used to like his act in NXT. I guess this is the main roster norm for him now? - I thought the stuff with Nia "not cooperating" playing off the Charlotte match was really lame. I hate the work/shoot stuff and it felt very late stage WCW there for a moment. Then Shayna killed her and killed her some more and it was fine. Fine if this leads to Shayna being a serious badass again, but not sure what another Nia babyface push is going to do for anyone (the last time she was a face the fans ended up turning on her IIRC) - I actually really enjoyed the brief Ali/Mansoor v. Angel/Humberto match. I'd forgot Angel was even around anymore tbh, and I'd forgotten that him and Humberto were related? Both of these teams showed potential if they actually stuck with them and ran a legit tag division. LOL, I know. I almost forgot who the tag champs were just typing that and they were all over the show - the 24/7 backstage was lame - I was surprised that I enjoyed the Charlotte/Alexa deal. Most everything I've seen of Alexa in this gimmick has been an instant turnoff for me. This was tolerable and at least somewhat interesting. Charlotte wearing an overalls type outfit mean anything? This was definitely more interesting in presentation and verbiage than the other Alexa/Lili stuff I've seen, and thankfully they've ditched the magic act - Lashley was great all night, as was Roman. Big E was good in the matches, but maybe it was just me I'm not buying him as champ yet. WWE has made him such a permanent mid-carder in my mind, and they started off RAW showing how he won the belt in a super cheap fashion (first time I'd seen the clips). At least with Kofi he won it fair and square after an uphill climb against D-Bry at WM. I think they might have doomed Big E off the bat having him become champ that way, but time will tell. At the very least he was booked really strong last night against the two strongest, most protected guys in the company right now - crowd wasn't great, but I've surely been spoiled watching mostly AEW lately. Are SC crowds usually so meh? I also noticed at several points that the ring seemed to be off. New ring crew? I noticed several people having issues on the top turnbuckles, and there were a few spots where it seemed like the ropes were loose. I think I heard something in the ring pop late in the main event and Roman tell E to avoid the ropes too, but I might have been imagining it
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    WWE TV 09/20 - 09/26 New Day vs Bloodline YESSIR

    GB/Detroit is a longtime classic NFL rivalry. The Packers have been around over 100 yrs now, the Lions 90 something. MNF was surpassed by SNF a long time ago when it comes to marquee matchups, MNF tends to get more legacy ones in-season that will be a bigger deal in-market and to diehards. Someone can probably correct me on that because I don't watch the NFL anymore, but it was that way not too long ago
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    All Elite Wrestling

    If true, he probably should have been fired and never employed by WWE again. But we know that didn't happen at all.....seems they reached a quiet settlement and Flair continued to be employed and featured on television This will be my last word in this thread on this topic since I was gonna let it breathe and let it go but I see multiple people taking shots at me and I take offense. For what exactly? What did I say that was so bad? If you think I'm an idiot that's fine, but there's a decade of me posting here that would indicate that I'm neither an idiot (mileage might vary) nor someone looking to make hot takes for hot takes sake as someone seemed to suggest. I also didn't know my "gimmick" was "railing against cancel culture" but whatever is clever as the kids say I'm not defending Flair's behavior. But it's very old news. I just find it ridiculous that everyone all of a sudden freaks out about an almost 20 yr old incident, one of multiple involving Ric Flair, when all the stories about him have been around for decades. This one in particular, and multiple ones on airplanes. I know it might sound like I'm defending him, but I'm really not. I just hate this bullshit revisionist culture developing where we retcon outrage. If you want to cancel Ric over this, whatever, have at it. Honestly, you might as well just stop being a fan of any old school rasslin if that's the way you feel. And you definitely should never watch WWF/WWE. But nobody likes to hear that argument either, so I guess the only way to conform is to either shut the fuck up or pretend to be outraged to get along? And you can laugh at me all you want and say I'm making a false equivalency, but there's some seriously dark bad shit happening in our world right now. Tons of it. Maybe I just don't have the energy to be outraged about an old Ric Flair story, ya know? I really didn't want to shit up the AEW thread with more of this. Can it be moved to the Ric Flair thread or something? If anyone wants to argue with me or tell me what a jerk I am please take it private. Thanks. ............................................................................ Y'all will probably shit on me now for following that with this......but the Martha Hart/Owen Cup news legit brought a tear to my eye.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    I'm not gonna watch it, much like I haven't watched any of the darkside episodes. I've heard all the stories, it's sleazy tabloid trash IMO
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Donald Trump was the president of the USA and probably will be again in a few years. What Ric is being accused of is relatively tame in comparison to multiple rape accusations Weren't Brock and Hennig shoot wrestling on a F'n airplane!?!!?!?!? If I'm a flight attendant or pilot I'm way more concerned with that than some drunk Ric Flair deciding to take his pants off. The proper response to that is laughter
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    AEW Dynamite - Sept 15 2021

    where is Jake Roberts btw? I always fear the worst but I want him and Suzuki interaction
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    AEW Dynamite - Sept 15 2021

    thank you. this needs to be said much more often. accusation is guilt and everybody wants things to be black and white, and it's bullshit I never even heard that about Rosario being "transphobic" but some carelord here googles her and tries to start shit. get that shit out of here
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    AEW Dynamite - Sept 15 2021

    also yea, a lot of cussing, too much one might say the dude must abide
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    AEW Dynamite - Sept 15 2021

    that show was great and it ended with SUZUKI GUN what a time to be alive!
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    AEW Dynamite - Sept 8 2021

    He might have. He was/is doing cupping. He's done interviews with WO/F4W and he was talking about being really banged up back when he won the title but he's "taking one for the team" so to speak. In the most recent one before All Out he downplayed it but it sounds like he's the walking wounded Tanahashi or Naito style right now I know it wasn't the plan originally, but if he's really that banged up it might not be the worst idea to put the belt on Bryan, give him some time off, and build to a rematch b4 getting back on the Page train, and save a Punk match for much further down the line because it doesn't need a title involved at all. Could totally work out for the best if they play their cards right This is part of what makes AEW so fun right now, they could go in several different directions and almost all of them can't help but be good
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    All Elite Wrestling

    This. I like Cage, but in another era he's on to another territory at this point. Only thing I can think of to do with him is to use him as a gatekeeper JTTS which he's not going to be super happy with, or put him in a tag team, which the roster is overloaded with already I think this is a really good test of Tony's booking acumen. Can you keep Cage strong and a valuable part of the show without really pushing him beyond the mid/upper-mid spot he's in? Heyman did a really good job of this in ECW, and WCW stumbled into it with guys. Can he turn Brian Cage into a modern day Axl Rotten?
  12. Bruce named his son Kane IIRC, so.........
  13. Man, I was all excited for REX STEINER (perfect name for the son of DFG) and we got BRONSON BREAKKKER or whatever the fuck Isn't the whole idea, "can you see this name on the WM marquee?" LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR MAIN EVENT......BROCK LESNAR VS. BORK BREAKKKER!!!!!!!!
  14. Didn't watch but super happy for Big E. Going back to FCW he's been in WWE since 2009. Not how I would have done it, but there wasn't really anything left to do with Lashley as champion. E is a great ambassador for the company and they need more legit babyfaces. Now get him out there on the talk show circuit, push the hell out of him as champ, and don't job him to Gable Steveson in 6 months.
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