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  1. Childs

    2026 Ideas

    I was baffled by the folks who declared it a negative, draining experience in the immediate aftermath (not you Steven; I understand your POV). The GWE years were the most fun I had on this board, and I'm hoping the 2026 go-round will nudge me to re-engage. There was a natural exhale at the end of it and a sense that a lot of conversations had culminated. But I was always sorry that it turned into a gloomy slog for some, because it was the opposite for me.
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    2026 Ideas

    I agree with you. Even though it was frustrating to watch the disconnects between the discussion and the broader vote, I would still prefer to leave the door open. We just need to do everything possible to bring people into the discussion, because that's what endures.
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    2026 Ideas

    The thing I liked least about 2016 were all the randos who voted after not participating in any of the discussion. But I'm not sure what you do about that; I wouldn't want to see onerous requirements that might dissuade fresh outlooks.
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    The Greatest Wrestler Ever Project: Postscript

    I'll take part of the responsibility for the '80s Joshi set breaking down. I found the footage amazing to watch in bursts but difficult to plow through week after week. I'm not sure why; perhaps I'd feel differently now. But I can attest to everything Steven is saying about Hokuto; her work jumped out almost as soon as she appeared on tape. It's still a shortish run for an all-time great, but it's not like you're left with a lot of questions about what she could do.
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    WrestleMania 36

    Punk was an actual match. So it's more than two but fewer than a dozen.
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    WrestleMania 36

    That sucked.
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    WrestleMania 36

    I hate these all-finisher Lesnar matches. He's capable of so much better.
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    WrestleMania 36

    That was phenomenal. As with the boneyard, so many leaps past a straight match between those two.
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    WrestleMania 36

    Even Meltzer, an Edge mark, called this a "failure of the editing process at a level I've never seen before."
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    WrestleMania 36

    The art of brawling is lost in most of modern wrestling. They should all be forced to watch tapes of '80s Puerto Rico with their eyes pinned open.
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    WrestleMania 36

    Edge-Orton is the drizzling shits. This show has gone straight downhill since the excellent opener.
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    WrestleMania 36

    I was pretty skeptical upon seeing the initial wave of enthusiasm about the boneyard match, but that shit was a hoot. Overall show was far from a disaster. The elite workers such as Bryan and Asuka stood out even more in the empty-arena setting. The Becky-Baszler match hit the right notes. I skipped the ladder match and about half of Rollins-Owens, and I probably won't go back to those. But I left happy enough that I'll watch "live" tomorrow night. Went back to watch Cesaro-Gulak and that was terrific while it lasted. They came up with some really inventive counters while keeping things nasty.
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    AEW Full Gear

    I went to the show and did not see or hear a lot of negative reaction to Omega-Moxley in our section. There was a lot of, "Oh God, what are they going to do next?" But they didn't lose the crowd, despite the length and the kickouts. Though it's not my favorite kind of wrestling, I appreciated their commitment. They envisioned a particular kind of spectacle and went all in to create it. The show as a whole was quite good. My 10-year-old went with me at the last minute (I was not expecting to give him a crash intro to death matches, but so it goes), and though he's not hugely into wrestling, he stayed engaged for the entire four hours.
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    NJPW G1 Climax 2019

    Ishii-White was easily MOTN for a generally unremarkable Day 4. They're a natural match-up -- Mr. Bullshit vs. Mr. No Bullshit. I didn't mind the Moxley finish in the sense that I think he's a guy who should be able to end matches unexpectedly. But I agree he and Cobb left something on the table. I don't hate Taichi, but that match never grabbed me and never felt like a main event, despite the surprise ending. Still waiting for the breakout show or match in this tournament.
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    NJPW G1 Climax 2019

    Night 3 was not as good as it looked on paper. Ospreay and Sanada didn't have much chemistry, despite their superior athleticism. Have no idea what put KENTA-Tanahashi in MOTY territory for NintendoLogic. Didn't think it carried the intensity needed for that, though it was fine. Okada-ZSJ was MOTN for me. I liked the decision to streamline their usual formula, and I always feel Sabre's style makes it harder for Okada to revert to his generic layout. I also believed either guy could win. I'm still waiting for a match to kick this G1 to the next level. So far, we're cruising along in the middle gears.
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    AEW Fight For The Fallen

    That match had plenty of good stuff in it, but it was too damn long.
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    AEW Fight For The Fallen

    Absolutely. Way more fitting, interesting than any of his late-period WWE guises.
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    AEW Fight For The Fallen

    Big picture, this show has not really held my interest. Hoping the main event sends us out on a high note.
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    AEW Fight For The Fallen

    Good combination of action and character in that six-man.
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    AEW Fight For The Fallen

    Seems like it's fixed.
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    AEW Fight For The Fallen

    Yes
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    NJPW G1 Climax 2019

    We got another solid showing to kick off the B block. I can't say any single match blew me away, though I could see some people feeling that way about Cobb-Ishii. But every G-1 match was exactly what it needed to be. Moxley and Shingo will both be exciting to follow throughout the tournament. And the main event exceeded expectations, in large part because Jay White really has come into his own as the promotion's No. 1 heel.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    This is me. I haven't watched a minute of the pre-shows, so I find it utterly strange that this has become a primary debate when the company has done so much right coming out of the gate.
  24. Childs

    Current New Japan

    Should be a blast overall--blocks feel more balanced than last year, though A is certainly star-studded. Sub Suzuki in for Archer or Fale and it would be that much better, but it's hard to complain given the overall effort to freshen the field.
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    Current New Japan

    There are conflicting reports about this, so maybe, maybe not.
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