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  1. Migs

    WWE Extreme Rules 2018

    You can have fun at a wrestling show without being super invested. Live wrestling is fun. I didn't have a particular investment in anything at Backlash and I had a pretty decent time. The length of the shows hurts, here, though, as an unengaged fan is probably more likely to get restless.
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    WWE Extreme Rules 2018

    I honestly don't know. Personally, I don't really care about Rollins or Ziggler, but Rollins gets reactions, so presumably people were excited to see him wrestle. I haven't seen the match - from what was described, it sounds good enough. Part of it is that the booking is fairly stale and people aren't that emotionally invested in the outcome. What was the last WWE match where you felt like the finish mattered to you? Where you felt good or bad afterwards based on what happened? (I'm struggling. I guess I was happy to see Nak win the Rumble? I was cheering for Mia and Asuka to win the Mixed Match thing because I like dogs? For a bigger response, it might go back to AJ beating Cena?) Group chants are fun, and if the match doesn't really matter to you, it's pretty easy to get sucked in.
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    WWE Extreme Rules 2018

    Pittsburgh was the location for the Cena-Orton Rumble "hijack." A crowd chanting doesn't make them assholes, anymore, much like people doing the wave during an intense baseball game doesn't make them assholes. Now, can you question their interest in actually enjoying the wrestling, particularly if you feel like the match is compelling? Sure. We can discuss what the match deserved, in the same way people certainly felt that Benoit-Malenko at Hog Wild "deserved" a better reaction than it got. But let's not get moralistic about crowds chanting and entertaining themselves.
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    Dave Meltzer stuff

    This definitely goes along with it. You'd think with their reliance on people like Triple H and Stephanie to be brand ambassadors that they'd switch back to being babyfaces to keep the disconnect between the on-screen and off-screen product to a minimum, but it's a story that they have become very reliant on.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    Jay Lethal is not yet announced for the Nashville show and not on the talent list for the Atlanta TV taping, for whatever that's worth.
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    WWE Extreme Rules 2018

    In Pittsburgh, 20 years after Hell in a Cell.
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    Low Ki vs. Xavier (ICW 2/23/01)

    I believe the commissioner here is Harry Slash, of ECW music fame.
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    Dave Meltzer stuff

    I do think most of the critics are being a little absurd in using this as a chance to prop up WWE for being "safe" when they have significant injuries as well from the accumulation of their schedule. Were Takahashi and Shibata's injuries dumb? Yeah, and Dave is saying as such. But it doesn't make WWE "better" or whatever it is the trolls are trying to say.
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    MLW Fusion, anyone watching it?

    That should be rad.
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    MLW Fusion, anyone watching it?

    I'm going to that one. Feels like a big night for them, chance to have a home run show that opens up a new market. The Battle Riot should certainly be fun.
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    Current New Japan

    Yeah, in terms of New Japan, this would be a great spot for him. Second from the top at all the US shows, a star but not quite as high up in Japan.
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    Current New Japan

    This was the better match in the ring, but the heat wasn't as good because Kenny was so obviously winning. The ROH match had much better drama but an odd flow in the ring.
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    Rebooking WCW from July 1998

    I think you're underrating Nash as a draw and moneymaker somewhat. People were behind him and the Wolfpac is really hot at this point. Should it have ended in him beating Goldberg? Probably not. But I don't think he's easily discarded. Optimally, you'd want him paired off with Hogan and doing their thing (and staying away from most of the rest of the roster), but unfortunately that wasn't happening.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    I get the goal with bringing in so many New Japan and CMLL guys to help sell tickets, but now that they're moving to shorter shows (a good idea, honestly), they're not bringing in a ton of their own guys and gals for these shows. Silas went from TV champ to not even on the PPV. Their long-term health is really tied to the health of New Japan in the US (maybe that's the bet they're making).
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    Yeah, I think Castle's run was the right move; there's no way they could have predicted him getting hurt this being bad and being limited. Particularly given the constraints, he ended up having pretty solid run and proved he's capable of working an ROH main event. I'm not really sure what the direction is for Lethal, but they clearly think (and I agree) that the shows are better with the title adding heat to a non-Bullet Club match. I guess it would be interesting to see them give Taven a crack at a PPV main event, but I think you'd need something really strong on the undercard to prop that up.
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