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  1. NintendoLogic

    Jeff Hardy has incident, sent home from the road

    If it was simply a case of getting his bell rung, they surely would have sent him to a local medical facility. Also, you're not supposed to fly after sustaining a concussion.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    No offense bubba, but you also like Jinder Mahal, Eva Marie, and Naomichi Marufuji, so that's not saying much. Also, let's not rewrite history. Nia was the one who sent the Charlotte match off the rails with this bullshit. Charlotte had every right to go off on her after that.
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    Current New Japan

    Wrestlers who already have working visas can still fly in, so it won't affect anyone currently booked for WK and beyond. It's just that it's become pretty much impossible to obtain new visas, so we won't be seeing anyone new any time soon.
  4. Beth was terrible on commentary, but I'll take that over a program with her and Edge vs. Miz and Maryse.
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    AEW Dynamite - December 1, 2021

    According to the USPTO trademark database, WWE abandoned the Billy Gunn trademark in 2006 and he claimed it for himself in 2016. There was some legal wrangling between the two last year, which is why he was billed as just "Billy" for a while. It was obviously eventually resolved in his favor.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Jimmy Johnson once cut a backup linebacker for falling asleep during a team meeting. He said that if Troy Aikman did the same thing, he'd go over and whisper "Wake up, Troy." That's how it works in any field. The more you bring to the table, the more slack you get. If you suck in the ring and aren't a draw, you should at least be safe to work with. Being shitty and unsafe is the worst of both worlds.
  7. What makes it even more ludicrous is that, as Bix pointed out on Twitter, it echoed the episode of WWE Confidential where they tried to blame Bret Hart's contract for WCW going out of business.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Hansen wasn't just dangerous to his opponents. He also regularly put the fans in danger with his crowd brawling and throwing of chairs. On the same show where he broke Kobashi's arm with a bullrope, he knocked over an old lady in the stands on the way to the ring. In his book, he readily admits that a lot of what he did back then wouldn't fly today because of the threat of lawsuits. He also said that the only time Baba ever yelled at him was when he threw chairs into the crowd even after being told to stop. What it really boils down to is that it was a different world back then and Hansen's actions weren't as far outside the bounds of acceptable behavior as Nia's today. Also, being reckless in the ring is a lot easier to overlook when you're responsible for some of the greatest matches of all time. Needless to say, Nia's output on that front isn't nearly as impressive. The most her defenders can point to is a couple of decent matches with Ronda Rousey, who it was basically impossible to have bad matches with.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    I don't want to see Nia within a million miles of AEW. First of all, she's a terrible power wrestler. Her inability to lift up even much smaller opponents is a big part of why she's so unsafe. How many times did she dump Asuka and Kairi on their heads while going for routine power moves? I shudder to think what she'd do to Nyla. Even setting aside the safety issues, I have zero confidence that she'd do the job professionally. Remember when she put Lana through tables week after week and then when Lana finally got payback, she turned it into a joke with the "my hole" comment? She has no respect for her craft and is an anti-vax loon to boot. Hard pass from me.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

  11. Holy cow, this was great. And not just great by 2000 Vader standards, either. I thought this was legitimately on par with his WCW classics. Vader is just as brutal as you want him to be (the chokeslam onto the table and the powerbomb onto the floor is quite the 1-2 punch), but he also bumps and sells huge to make Akiyama look like a legitimate threat. And there's no sluggish moments, unlike most post-WCW Vader matches. Some spotty selling takes it down a bit, but this is still well worth going out of your way to see.
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    Best wrestler of 2021

    Danielson and Ibushi are two sides of the same coin if you think about it. They both overcame the size/indy stigma to become main eventers in their country's biggest pro wrestling promotion. They both work a high-risk style that has led to serious injuries. And they're both known for working matches with inanimate objects (Ibushi with Yoshihiko, Danielson with The Miz).
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Apparently Janela was supposed to go over, but he called an audible and changed the finish when he saw how over the kid was. He seems to have an eye for up-and-coming indy talent, which makes him an asset to AEW even if he doesn't have an official role as a talent scout. I was going to say the kid's in good hands if Buddy Wayne is his father (he's the one who trained my guy Darby Allin), but I just found out that Buddy died four years ago. Still, it looks like he's more of a Terry Funk than an Erik Watts.
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    MOTYs by year

    Pretty simple concept. List your personal MOTY for every year you can think of. It can be your favorite match, the match you think is objectively the best, or whatever other criteria you like. I need to do some rewatching, but here are my picks for every year I'm reasonably certain of. 1970-Dory Funk Jr. vs. Antonio Inoki, 8/2 1971-Antonio Inoki vs. Jack Brisco, 8/5 1972-Monster Roussimoff vs. Strong Kobayashi, 5/6 1973-Jim Breaks vs. Johnny Saint, 5/5 1974-Giant Baba vs. Jack Brisco, 12/2 1975-Antonio Inoki vs. Billy Robinson, 12/11 1976-Giant Baba vs. Billy Robinson, 7/24 1977-Billy Robinson vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, 3/5 1978-Mark Rocco vs. Marty Jones, 7/26 1979-Bob Backlund vs. Greg Valentine, 2/5 1980-Dynamite Kid vs. Tatsumi Fujinami, 2/5 1981-Jerry Lawler vs. Terry Funk, 3/23 1982-Jerry Lawler vs. Dutch Mantell, 3/22 1983-Jerry Lawler vs. Bill Dundee, 6/6 1984-Sgt. Slaughter vs. Iron Sheik, 6/16 1985-Jim Duggan vs. Ted DiBiase, 3/22 1986-Jumbo Tsuruta/Genichiro Tenryu vs. Riki Choshu/Yoshiaki Yatsu, 1/28 1987-Riki Choshu vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara, 6/9 1988-Stan Hansen/Terry Gordy vs. Genichiro Tenryu/Toshiaki Kawada, 12/16 1989-Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano, 8/10 1990-Mitsuharu Misawa/Toshiaki Kawada/Kenta Kobashi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta/Masanobu Fuchi/Akira Taue, 10/19 1991-Vader vs. Keiji Mutoh, 8/10 1992-Vader vs. Sting, 12/28 1993-Akira Hokuto vs. Shinobu Kandori, 4/2 1994-Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada, 6/3 1995-Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada/Akira Taue, 6/9 1996-Mitsuharu Misawa/Jun Akiyama vs. Toshiaki Kawada/Akira Taue, 5/23 1997-Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kenta Kobashi, 1/20 1998-Kenta Kobashi vs. Jun Akiyama, 7/24 1999-Kenta Kobashi/Jun Akiyama vs. Stan Hansen/Akira Taue, 12/3 2000-Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jun Akiyama, 2/27 2001-Steve Austin vs. Kurt Angle, 8/19 2002-Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Yoshihiro Takayama, 9/23 2003-Kenta Kobashi vs. Yoshinari Ogawa, 11/1 2004-Kenta Kobashi vs. Yoshihiro Takayama, 4/25 2005-Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio, 6/23 2006-Yoshihiro Takayama/Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata/Naofumi Yamamoto, 10/9 2007-John Cena vs. Umaga, 1/28 2008-Kensuke Sasaki vs. KENTA, 7/18 2009-Minoru Suzuki/Taiyo Kea vs. Suwama/Shuji Kondo, 3/14 2010-LA Park vs. El Mesias, 12/5 2011-Dick Togo vs. Antonio Honda, 1/30 2012-Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus, 4/29 2013-CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar, 8/18 2014-AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki, 8/1 2015-Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns, 3/29 2016-The Revival vs. #DIY, 11/19 2017-Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles, 11/19 2018-Katsuhiko Nakajima/Masa Kitamiya vs. Go Shiozaki/Kaito Kiyomiya, 5/29 2019-LA Park vs. Jacob Fatu, 11/2 2020-WALTER vs. Ilja Dragunov, 10/29 2021-CM Punk vs. Eddie Kingston, 11/13
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    AEW Dynamite - November 24, 2021

    It needs to be remembered that in Booker's very first promo in TNA, the first thing he did was mention WWE and shill his book explaining why he left.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    https://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/ric-flair-will-never-go-back-wwe-couldnt-work-nick-khan-360626 Vince loves me, but that son of a bitch Nick Khan...
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    Best wrestler of 2021

    CM Punk's current run is the one I've enjoyed the most. I've liked Darby Allin the most over the course of the year.
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    Your "So So Good" Top 100 Matches of All Time

    My 2021 ballot is as follows: I'm more comfortable with tiers than linear rankings, so it's probably best to view my list as top 30-power gap-middle 30-power gap-bottom 40.
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    WWE TV 11/22 - 11/28 LeBron James is a King's Road Style wrestler

    The simple answer is that history is written by the victors. In a world where WCW wins the Monday Night Wars, the worst of Attitude Era WWF would be looked at the way the worst of late period WCW is now. Another key difference is that the WWF was on fire in 1999 and WCW was falling apart in 2000. When a promotion is hot, the great stuff feels even greater and the bad stuff is easily forgotten. When a promotion is cold, the reverse is true.
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    AEW Rampage - November 19, 2021

    He didn't just RT an anti-vaxxer. He posted an IG story calling one of his anti-vax tweets a "really good post" and then posted some drivel about looking at both sides when he got called out. But if Tito Ortiz and Gina Carano taught us anything, it's to never expect intelligence from people who get punched in the face for a living.
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    Survivor Series 2021

    Same energy.
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    MOTYs by year

    I changed my picks to reflect my 2021 GME ballot. New top three for 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2005, and 2012.
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    Current New Japan

    Tanahashi had to apologize for causing bad publicity for the industry after his crazy ex-girlfriend stabbed him. Japan is weird sometimes.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    HHH's downfall was hilarious at first, but it's actually become pretty sad. Especially considering his health issues, which must be serious given how hush-hush everyone is.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Well, this aged like milk.