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    Current New Japan

    The both can be true; they can be really hampered and limited by the pandemic and be ice cold. And at a certain point, the fact that they can point to the pandemic as the reason doesn't matter. They're coming up on almost a year now since they came back to running shows; you go cold for a year and it's going to hurt, even if there's a good reason behind it. It's a little unfair to crush Gedo when he hasn't had his gaijin and is trying to book six "big shows" on a tour with a limited crew, but it's also on him to try and find a way out of it, and glove on a pole matches aren't it.
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    Current New Japan

    He did, but his lady just moved back to the UK.
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    Current New Japan

    Admittedly, I can't imagine people are happy to be doing two week quarantines every time they come in to work. Especially when they could presumably be working in the US for this company that was oh so serious about its US expansion.
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    Current New Japan

    Yeah, strange they're doing road to shows for a show that's far from happening, but if you look at the NJ World calendar, the Dome still shows as postponed.
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    Current New Japan

    The Dome show is postponed. But Dominion is just a week after, so I'm assuming something related to the title happens there.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Apparently there's a financial bump for AEW in this as well.
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    Dark Side of the Ring: Viceland docu-series

    I think my favorite part of the doc was listening to Mox tell stories; I could listen to that dude for hours.
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    MLW Fusion, anyone watching it?

    Just the very end of the episode... looks like its setting up stuff for the July 10 Philly show, don't believe they're doing new episodes before then.
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    Current New Japan

    The ladder match would have been much better as a tag team or 6 man ladder match, which is basically what it turned into. The early sections were really terrible; I thought the section after the run-ins moved well, and was fine. The crowd cheering a man holding tightly and crying over a silver glove that has mystical powers and makes you go crazy is so fucking pro wrestling that you have to appreciate it. Tana-White was great and might be the best of their 300 matches.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    I think there's a lot of guys who are simply apathetic toward anything political and do not care.
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    Is Impact the best promotion in wrestling history?

    The company is owned by the TV station it airs on in the US and Canada, which means that even if it's not earning the revenue directly, it's generating revenue for its parent company. I don't have any clue how much that is, but I'm assuming based on the fact that they purchased the company that it's a relevant number for Anthem.
  12. The average age of Impact's audience isn't in a nursing home anymore, so I think they've gotten a lot out of this, even if their ratings haven't jumped. I don't think there's a big payoff coming and I don't think they care.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    It does feel like (1) they should do the title change in front a packed house and (2) Omega's run needs to be a little bit longer. The clear answer is to push it to All Out - there's a pretty good chance they can do a show in Chicago, or at least a full amphitheater in Jacksonville, by then. That would also mark exactly two years since Page lost to Jericho in the first title match. If they set Page up as the challenger early on, it also gives them main events for the TV specials in between - Page/Dark Order vs Omega and the Bucks is strong enough to main event Fyter Fest or Fight for the Fallen.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Meltzer said that looks like the direction based on TV; he didn't report it as the main event.
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    MLW Fusion, anyone watching it?

    Looks like MLW will now be on Vice TV - if they link that up with Dark Side, it might move the needle for MLW a bit.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    She concussed Britt Baker with a kick and then yeah, there was some weird thing after a match that I'm forgetting the details of. That's what I meant when I initially said it may have been an attitude issue.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    That may have been part of it too. Even before, they were using her kinda sporadically, but yeah, makes sense that the Japan thing probably cut it off for good.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Chelsea Green - was on All In, signed with WWE before AEW properly got going Tessa Blanchard - was on All In, was locked up with Impact and then has completely dropped off Kylie Rae - the official story is she freaked out at the pressure and quit; given the similar thing that happened with Impact, I'm inclined to believe that Mercedes Martinez - signed with WWE Bea Priestley - seemed like a safety/attitude issue? Priscilla Kelly - no clue. Maybe her relationship with Darby ending had something to do with it? Allysin Kay - no clue, I think she'd be an asset I honestly don't remember Tenille doing anything with them, but frankly she's been pretty terrible every time I've seen her post WWE, so I don't think she's a loss.
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    Current New Japan

    Yeah, this has nothing to do with the booking and everything to do with New Japan trying to make up for capacity limits on big shows by running an endless series of Korakuen house shows. They must have made the decision that drawing whatever for these is profitable, but a New Japan house show without a title match is not a fair comparison to other companies' big shows.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    I think right now, it's especially appreciated. Look at someone like Alex Zayne - he was literally doing delivery to make ends meet during the pandemic. While I'm sure he'd love to get a push in NXT, a six-figure salary is definitely welcome, and if WWE outbid everyone else, I absolutely understand him taking that money even if its not the best for him artistically.
  21. The evil promoter is trying to put road blocks up before Low Ki can get to Xavier. The section with Abunai has some solid sequences before Ki puts him away with the Ki Krusher. The section with Devine is very quick. This does a very good job of selling Ki as a monster, as does the opening part of the next match where he really dominates Xavier. Xavier has a great counter to the Tidal Crush. The idiot announcer compares Ki and Xavier to Steamboat and Flair which is, uh, a bit excessive. But they do have terrific chemistry and this is a fast paced match that's a lot of fun. Messy finish with a bunch of interference, although the pin ends up being clean-ish, and it sets up the ladder match the next month.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    If that's what did it (and it might have - unopposed nights in the past haven't ascended nearly that high), this could be a real inflection point in the story of the company.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    As your resident tax guy, that's just the deadline for paying taxes on last year's income, so it's probably a coincidence. It's not like these cuts could even give them extra cash to pay their tax bill, since they usually pay people for the length of the non-compete.
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    AEW Dynamite - April 14, 2021

    That angle drew some crazy money in 2018, so clearly people want to see it, but it's a fair point that for anyone who's been following them for a bit, it's an absolute rerun (with Kenny playing heel instead of Cody this time).
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    AEW Dynamite - April 14, 2021

    They took a little too long getting there, but loving the flip back to the heel Bucks, especially without crowds. From a work perspective, they are much better heels than babyfaces (might be why they resisted properly turning in ROH for so long), and I thought the motivations made sense and followed through on the story nicely. They (and Omega) will get plenty of cheers still when there's a big crowd, but the Bucks thrive when there's a counter-energy to the cheers (see the old PWG chants - "Young Bucks!" "Fuck the" "Young Bucks!"). I was with the people last week who wanted the belts off them, but now I'm kinda in on seeing them defend against Uno/Greyson, SCU, Mox/Kingston, whoever.
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