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  1. Migs

    MLW Fusion, anyone watching it?

    Yeah, I skipped the opening match. I thought the Ki knockout was fun. The ladder match was very solid as a match but tremendous as another in the series of star-making MJF performances. His fear of heights was silly but he played it all so well and controlled the story and pacing of that match in a really impressive way. I know it's not a hot take to say he's going to be a star, but holy shit, this guy is going to be a star. I'm with you on the end of that angle. Since Mance already had the ticket, it wasn't clear what the point in chasing Salina was, unless it was something pretty unsavory. And this wasn't even like the Contra kidnapping angle or the ICE angle from last year where you could at least say they were pushing the boundaries in a way that was (at least potentially) interesting. I kinda chalk this up to a mistake in the way the angle was shot - once he locks out Park and knocks out Hijo, Mance is in there with Salina, and they have to do something next, so the instinct in wrestling is to chase the manager, but since this isn't a match context it opened up a very different set of reference points. It looked like something out of Law & Order. I did enjoy having Konnan back as her foil, they have a fun dynamic.
  2. Migs

    WWE Hidden Gems

    I've always assumed there's a deal there - a lot of the RF shoots are also on the Highspots Network.
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    NJPW G1 Climax 2019

    Liked the main event this morning - the slow start was worrisome but paid off nicely as the time went on (Kelly was right that 20 minutes did fly by), and they were doing a really good job of selling the accumulated damage of the injuries and big moves... right up until they ignored it to do a few finisher kick outs and a finishing sequence. Still very good and worth checking out. (Haven't seen the rest of the show yet, as I woke up late - anything else worth seeking out?)
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    Current New Japan

    Glad he's cleared, little unsettled at him brushing off what was apparently a stinger.
  5. Maybe it's that there's a specific person he needs to beat? Going to challenge a legend for Summerslam?
  6. I dunno, I feel like most people felt he was the best of a set of bad choices, particularly once Roman went down. The Mania payoff actually worked fine, I think, but once they saw how cold he was as champ, I'd have gotten the belt off him by late May to heat up a new heel.
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    NJPW G1 Climax 2019

    Yeah, I thought Naito-Taichi was the best match they've had together, even if the excess of gaga was kind of exhausting. I did like that they finally re-introduced the iron hand, and of course this is the match that Taichi would save it for. Still not a classic or anything. Ishii-White was in there with Okada-ZSJ for me for the best match of the tournament so far. Definitely recommended if you're cherry picking. I also very much enjoyed the Kenta-Tana interaction in the undercard tag match. Seems like there might be a longer story they're building there, which seems like a nice use of both guys for the fall (or Wrestle Kingdom).
  8. Migs

    Current New Japan

    He has Ibushi and then Okada next up, so hopefully it's not too serious.
  9. Migs

    AEW Fight For The Fallen

    Finally finished the show. The main event was probably the first AEW match where it didn't hit my expectations, which were sky high. The FIP section on Matt was really strange after they did such a good job establishing the Bucks as heels for the match. That really killed the energy of the match and it didn't totally recover for the finishing stretch, which was good.
  10. Migs

    WWE Network... It's Here

    Yeah, that's the big one to me.
  11. Migs

    MLW Fusion, anyone watching it?

    Ultimately, MLW is the poster child for the way the new era kicked off by AEW has dried things up on the indies. Here's who MLW had in just September of last year that's been signed exclusively since then: Brody King PCO Taya Valkyrie Pentagon Jr. ACH Joey Janela Rey Fenix John Hennigan Shane Strickland That talent, per show taping, equals four singles matches on their own, or more than that if you think of them slotting into other spots on the card. But that's at least one match on each episode of TV that goes from "indy geek filler" to having top level talent. Props to them for riding this out and still being fun enough to check out and chat about here.
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    WWE Network... It's Here

    RF supposedly has an ironclad contract from back in the day.
  13. Migs

    All Elite Wrestling

    They do have a bit of an overlapping fan base, and I think that overlap is very well defined by Janela and Enzo.
  14. Migs

    Is Impact the best promotion in wrestling history?

    Also, any lawsuit would require proof of damages, and what on earth could be the damage here? If they're still paying Rhyno through the non-compete, I guess they could get a little of that back, but it's probably such a small amount that it's not worth any bad pub.
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    Is Impact the best promotion in wrestling history?

    Yeah, haven't seen the match yet but she's definitely their most compelling act at the moment, they should strap whatever rockets they have left to her. Not sure what the market would be for Johnny, but if he is out, it's another blow to the depth of the card. Same problem MLW is having - you can replace one guy, then another, but there's a certain point where you end up replacing developed talent with an indy geek and the show suffers for it.
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