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NintendoLogic

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    All Elite Wrestling

    The way I see it, heel title reigns should always have a clearly defined endpoint in mind from the get-go because they should only be done with the goal of getting someone over as a strong babyface champion. Babyface title reigns can continue indefinitely. One of the advantages of having an over babyface champion is that not every challenger needs to be a credible threat to win the title. A loathsome heel challenger getting his comeuppance can be enough to build a title program around.
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    WWE TV 05/23 - 05/29 Scooby Doo and Scooby Don't

    Looks like the dastardly WM7 bomber has struck again.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    I thought it was common knowledge that the shooting star press had been banned in WWE for safety reasons. I remembering hearing that they made Evan Bourne do like 100 of them in a row before they gave him permission to use it as his finisher. I can kind of see where Vince is coming from here. If the only people I had seen execute the SSP were Brock Lesnar and Billy Kidman, I'd probably decide the move was too risky too.
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    Current New Japan

    The problem with relying on outsiders is that it invariably leads to political headaches, as we saw earlier this year with Keiji Mutoh and NOAH. New Japan's most successful interpromotional programs have been when they were in strong enough a position to essentially dictate the terms. These days, they don't have that kind of leverage over any promotion worth working with.
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    WWE TV 05/23 - 05/29 Scooby Doo and Scooby Don't

    For what it's worth, Joe Rogan once said that Miz was the fittest guy he ever saw on Fear Factor. It just goes to show that the baseline level of athleticism necessary to pro wrestle at a high level is a lot higher than many people think.
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    WWE TV 05/23 - 05/29 Scooby Doo and Scooby Don't

    Miz has never been good at bumping or taking an opponent's offense. Recall also the time he completely whiffed on catching an R-Truth dive. I suspect the fact that he can't even remember being in the main event of Wrestlemania due to the concussion he sustained during the match might have made him a bit gun-shy in that regard. Still, there's only so much you can do with someone with such glaring limitations.
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    WWE TV 05/23 - 05/29 Scooby Doo and Scooby Don't

    Looking forward to watching The Self-Destruction of Sasha Banks on Peacock.
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    Current New Japan

    It feels like New Japan has been falling apart since they sacked Harold Meij, like what happened to CMLL after Paco Alonso died.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    The V*Top tournament at Big Egg Universe was pretty great as well. It seems that knockout tournaments work best when done over a single night.
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    WWE TV 05/16 - 05/22 I have jinxed the Phoenix Suns

    I don't disagree that publicly burying Sasha to the degree they have is monumentally stupid. I just don't see how pretending to bury her but not really meaning it is any less stupid. I wouldn't rule out this being a shoot that turns into a work like the deal with Edge and Matt Hardy.
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    WWE TV 05/16 - 05/22 I have jinxed the Phoenix Suns

    That strikes me as incredibly unlikely. For one thing, I can't see WWE engaging in such an elaborate work over the women's tag titles, which they've repeatedly demonstrated they don't give the slightest shit about. And I can't imagine what they think repeatedly burying one of their biggest stars on the air would accomplish from a business standpoint. Surely Vince remembers how Austin's drawing power never recovered after they buried him for taking his ball and going home. By the way, the Security at Joseline's Cabaret Twitter account put out what apparently is Sasha and Naomi's side of the story. Take particular note of this tweet: So Vince totally understood their concerns and ordered changes to be made, but the producers inexplicably got mad about it. Vince loved us, but that son of a bitch Johnny Ace...
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    WWE TV 05/16 - 05/22 I have jinxed the Phoenix Suns

    It could just be that HHH's heart attack gave her a new perspective and she decided that eating, sleeping, and breathing WWE the way her father does isn't the way to go.
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    WWE TV 05/16 - 05/22 I have jinxed the Phoenix Suns

    May 19th...it's happening again...
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    WWE TV 05/16 - 05/22 I have jinxed the Phoenix Suns

    I have to say I'm quite surprised. I figured the pent-up demand from being the first big UK show in 30 years would push it over the top.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Maybe now we'll get a proper payoff to Lana getting put through tables week after week. At the very least, I expect a callback to the "my hole" spot.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    This discussion has led me to imagine a Father Ted-like scenario where someone walks in on Carter doing a Hitler impression while shaving and all of a sudden everyone is like "I hear you're a racist now, Carter." That'd certainly be way funnier than what actually happened. But hey, at least the guy is being backed up by the premier Jewish wrestler.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    I remember liking the matches from the 2016 Dolph/Miz feud, particularly the first one, at least as much as any MJF match I've seen, so I might give Miz a slight edge on peak vs. peak. On the other hand, I can confidently predict that if MJF were to feud with Bryan Danielson, the end result would not be having to turn Bryan heel because the feud had killed his heat as a babyface.
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    WWE TV 05/16 - 05/22 I have jinxed the Phoenix Suns

    Remember when a bunch of you insisted that SRS had to be talking out of his ass when he reported Sasha pitched a fit backstage over having to drop the tag belts at Mania?
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    Ric Flair (sigh)

    He suffered from brain bleeding due to a burst capillary when the Nexus beat him up. And Jake Roberts implied a while back that he suffered lingering issues from the DDT on the concrete. If anything, that makes putting him in a match an even worse idea.
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    Current New Japan

    The current Observer notes that the industry isn't nearly as mobbed-up as it was in the past since the biggest promotions are backed by publicly traded companies that can't afford to run the risk of yakuza involvement. As for Ibushi, I think it might be at least partially be a situation similar to Eddie Guerrero in 2004 where his title reign was largely a flop due to factors beyond his control and he cracked under the pressure.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    Graphic design is my passion:
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    WWE TV 5/9-5/15 The Backlash to the Backlash

    Roman was the only wrestler at WM37 who had serious heel heat. By the way, it's worth remembering that Edge was legitimately the most over babyface at that Mania, even getting cheered over Bryan. A year later, he's a heel who gets "we don't care" chants during his promos. Yet another bang-up job by WWE creative.
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    Current New Japan

    According to VOW (which apparently somehow has legit Japanese sources), Ibushi has had heat with Kikuchi dating back to 2018 when he thought he was being stiffed on merch money. It also said that Kikuchi has a rep for being a hardass about maintaining kayfabe and things like wrestlers from opposing factions not being seen in public together. In addition, he wants the young and good-looking wrestlers to keep their romantic relationships under wraps to avoid alienating female fans. It'd be one thing if those were the rules across the board, but he apparently enforces them selectively and unfairly.
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    Wrestlemania Backlash

    So there's a PPV premium live event tonight. I took a glance at the card, and none of the announced matches appeal to me in the slightest. In addition to three (!) Mania rematches, we've got Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss, Bobby Lashley vs. Omos, and Drew/RK-Bro vs. Roman/Usos. I'll check out any matches that get significant buzz after the fact, but I won't be watching live. For those of you who are, here you go. By the way, it should be noted that Brock was all over the initial advertising for this show despite never being planned to appear. It shows how far WWE is out of the mainstream consciousness when they can engage in blatant false advertising with no repercussions.
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