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  1. NintendoLogic

    Four (Singles) Matches In - Punk vs Danielson

    Punk/Garcia vs. Danielson/Fish is the closest thing we have to an apples-to-apples comparison. They're matches of similar length centered around leg work from a lower-ranked opponent. I don't think it can be denied that Punk's performance was clearly superior in terms of selling and storytelling. Danielson literally did not sell the leg at all when he went back on offense. I suspect audience expectation was a big part of that, though. The fans by and large don't want to see Bryan project vulnerability, they want to see him kick people's heads in. Also, fans have been conditioned to view limb work as a time sink with no real significance. When it does factor into the story of the match, it seems to go over their heads. I've even seen people claim that the Garcia match had no story, which is mind-boggling to me. Recall that Bryan/AJ at the 2019 Rumble, which was built around dual limb work and featured pretty impeccable selling from both men, went over like a lead balloon. Maybe that made Bryan decide that trying to get modern fans to appreciate limb selling was a fool's errand.
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    AEW Rampage (and The Buy In) - October 15 2021

    Danielson/Suzuki losing out to a Seth Rollins match for match of the week honors in the Observer is almost as big an L as Roman losing in the demo to the Bunny. It feels to me like the folks trying to argue that the strike exchanges were appreciably different from the norm are bending over backwards to give Danielson the benefit of the doubt. There are ways to do strike exchanges intelligently, but "two rams colliding with each other to establish dominance" is the exact opposite of that. It's just as dumb as SANADA releasing skull end on an unconscious opponent so he can miss a moonsault. I think brother funkdoc hit the nail on the head when he said that fans as a whole are into strike exchanges because they're stupid and they want wrestlers to be big dumb anime heroes. I'm afraid that's something I'll never accept in pro wrestling or any other medium. Suffice it to say that the valorization of stupidity is one of the main reasons the country (and the world as a whole) is in the shape it's in.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    I haven't listened to Cornette's comments, but I imagine it was something to the effect of WALTER using tricks for stuff like blows to the head and directing the really stiff shots at safe places like the thick parts of the chest and back.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    WWE sounds like the worst place on Earth to work for. Also, I wouldn't be surprised if this is where Roman's "acknowledge me" catchphrase comes from.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    I've seen it suggested that NHL fans aren't like NFL or NBA fans because they tend to follow specific teams rather than the sport as a whole. So someone who's, say, a Penguins fan isn't necessarily going to tune in to a Bruins or Maple Leafs game just to watch hockey.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Who would be considered the biggest Japanese star who wrestled primarily under their real name? Rikidozan, Inoki, Baba, Choshu, Tsuruta, and Tenryu are all out. I believe Fujinami is as well because his ring name is written with different kanji than his real name although the pronunciation is the same. Who does that leave? Akira Maeda? Chigusa Nagayo?
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    WWE Saudimoney Bloodmania, Saudimania Bloodmoney

    So, wrestling... Several years ago, JBL on commentary called Heyman the greatest manager of all time. Ever since then, I've periodically wondered who really deserves that title (in kayfabe). Heyman is an obvious candidate, as is Bobby Heenan. Lou Albano topped Bruno when he was seemingly invincible and managed a boatload of tag team champions. The Grand Wizard deserves consideration for what he did with Stan Stasiak and Superstar Graham in the WWWF and Sheik in Detroit before that. Who else?
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    Four (Singles) Matches In - Punk vs Danielson

    I recommend revisiting the 2/3 falls match against Sheamus. Off the top of my head, I'd say he looked about as dangerous there as he does in AEW.
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    Four (Singles) Matches In - Punk vs Danielson

    I liked Punk/Garcia the most out of all the matches either man has had so far. Punk coming back as a Bret Hart tribute act has been the most pleasing wrestling development of 2021 for me. I especially appreciate the fact that he maintains a degree of subtlety about it and doesn't quite beat you over the head with it the way, say, Eddie Kingston does with his All Japan tribute stuff.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    I thought WALTER was adamant that he had no desire to relocate to the US full-time. Then again, the wrestling scene in Europe seems to be in pretty rough shape now, so maybe that changed his perspective.
  11. You mean the same Austin whose heel turn virtually single-handedly killed the last wrestling boom in America? Yeah, great example.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Someone posted this on the F4W board in reference to the Rampage ratings and it's too hilarious to not share.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Looks like CM Punk is the true head of the table. Acknowledge him.
  14. Steve Austin is your best friend?