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  1. Migs

    All Elite Wrestling

    I also like the fluidity there - AEW maybe had too many guys debuting to bring him in a few months ago, but he can go to Impact for a few months, freshen up, and come in when there's a bit more space to feature him.
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    Modern Indie Wrestling

    Yeah, ultimately it seems like it was something of a success business-wise (most FITE buys ever at a higher price, obviously a sold out live show). Now, whether it was enough of a success to justify the costs, I don't know. And it certainly wasn't a blow away show, although I enjoyed myself and thought it was a good effort. I'd certainly line up for tickets if they did the Hammerstein again. Even it wasn't their best effort, I'd think they exposed a lot of people to a product they were unaware of (not all that different from Barely Legal in a lot of ways).
  3. Most of 1989 NWA is fairly good. Apart from the main events, the first couple of months under George Scott are pretty weak, but then it's mostly gold until Ole gets the book in 1990.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Yeah, the obvious issue was that the Bucks were in the middle of turning heel, to the point where it hurt the build to that match. By the next PPV, the alignment wasn't right. My guess is they get back to it when the Bucks turn again (seemingly soon).
  5. Janela-Cardona was great for what it was, but that segment was a full half hour. Wondering if that was mis-timed, because I don't see how they'd have gotten everything into a shorter slot but I also don't know if the intent was for that to be quite so long. Was at the show and really enjoyed it. Was great to be back at the Hammerstein for wrestling and the hard PPV time slot in some ways makes for an overall better show than when they can run as long as they want. Nothing felt too flabby. I doubt the main event was meant to be an epic - they already seem to be setting up a rematch, probably in NJ where they can do a deathmatch style.
  6. Yeah, the sad thing was less the match losing some time and more that Emil Jay couldn't do the entire Gage intro. ("Representing the eastern bloc... representing the H8 Club...)
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Amazing that you could sign a contract for 3 years and get to be in that place for 3 years! Janela seems like he's going to seamlessly transition back into being an indy guy. (They set up him and X-Pac vs. Cardona and Myers last night at GCW.) Cage didn't get signed until 2020, so if it was a 3 year deal, they've got a long way to go on that one. I also wonder about the contracts of some of the guys who were much hotter at the start of AEW than now. Like, is Kaz taking a pay cut? Was his salary not enough to be worth negotiating him down in the scheme of things?
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    Under-the-radar wrestling book recommendations

    I picked the up the previews at the All Out fan fest. I enjoyed them, but given the forma, doubt we'll learn anything we didn't know already.
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    AEW Dynamite - January 12, 2022

    I thought the episode was mostly transitional, but I liked a lot of the moves. I've been a fan of Archer's ever since he went on that hot streak in New Japan in 2019. I think he's a great guy to give Page a fun Dynamite title match before he moves on to whoever the opponent is at Revolution. I'm a huge Brodie King fan, and in particular, I've found he's an awesome tag team worker (his stuff with PCO was fabulous). Very in for him and Malakai as a team and into them vs basically any of the high end tag teams AEW has. I also like that they're not screwing around too much with the Elite angle - feels like we're going to get to Young Bucks-ReDragon real soon to kickstart things. Wild that almost five years later they're finally circling back to what was supposed to be the big Elite angle (Kenny vs. Cole), which got nixed when Cole went to NXT.
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    AEW Dynamite - January 12, 2022

    I think the Varsity Blondes stuff has all been to set up Black and King murdering them in their team debut.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Hopefully they're just putting the old ECW show on the network.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    ROH actually announced a date and location for the April show and are putting tickets on sale. So I guess the reboot is happening in some form.
  14. I have this hunch more was supposed to happen last night but stuff got screwed up because of where we're at with COVID. Like, Mox is going to come back in two weeks and Meltz is going to be like, "oh, yeah, he was gonna come back in Newark but got COVID."
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    Wrestle Kingdom 16

    I don't know if I'd draw any final conclusions on Ospreay's drawing power after this weird-ass year, with New Japan being in the weird-ass place it's in. But I certainly don't think he's proved much yet. When New Japan added him to the Strong shows in the US... they did the same terrible numbers they'd been doing. But also maybe no one was saving those shows (Jay White was on those shows too, and Suzuki). Same can probably be said of where the British indies are at right now.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Don't need someone to scout the indies anymore, just watch college basketball games.
  17. I have Danielson-Hangman second all-time in terms of matches I was live at, ahead of Danielson-Omega. (#1 is Cody-Dustin.) Just a classic. Really paid off Danielson establishing so many finishers, gave the match real drama. Also, Danielson's blade job was perfect, working perfectly as an explanation of why he couldn't always capitalize in the final stretch, or was able to be knocked off by one strong shot. Just a master class.
  18. Mox in the Terry Funk judge role would *chef's kiss.*
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    Wrestle Kingdom 16

    I thought this was a pretty meh show by WK standards. Okada-Shingo was great, and the Shibata match was cool. Everything else felt fine but really lacking in emotional investment. The Jr and Tag divisions have been so diluted that the matches felt like rehashes for the sake of them rather than anything anyone cared about. Tomorrow doesn't look much better from that perspective, although I'm sure the main event will be awesome.
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    Wrestle Kingdom 16

    Doesn't help that SHO has become Jr. Evil. Hopefully for him this is the underwhelming early heel push version of HBK, because otherwise this break up is gonna have two Marties.
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    Wrestle Kingdom 16

    Charlton is really best as the third guy in a three man booth, like early Mike Tenay. When there's only two he's very exposed. When the world opens up again, we really need Don Callis back in that chair (and him ripping on Charlton would probably be great).
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    AEW Rampage - Holiday Bash - December 25, 2021

    But that wasn't a turn either. He got a huge babyface pop coming out for that match. He was a heel in the match because it looked like he might murder his brother. Then they got a massive response for getting back together. And that's the good version of the Cody character - a character that absolutely can swing between babyface and heel based on the situation, even within the same night. I think they're trying to get back there, and he'd be an incredibly valuable character if he can make it work again.
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    MLW Fusion, anyone watching it?

    I watched a few more episodes... got through Thanksgiving. As usual, liked the build for War Games but the match was terrible. Jeff Cobb comes out as Matanza and then was just kinda Jeff Cobb. Match had no flow and no real sense of escalated violence. The Hammerstone/Holliday dynamic is fun, though. Are they setting up Reed and Tankman as a new Injustice team? If so, I think that works pretty well - Tankman is a fun but very indy worker, and him and Reed together might work better as a team. I feel like Court is just ruthlessly avoiding overhead in generating content. It'll always kinda keep the promotion at a certain level, but it also feels like they can withstand a lot and keep going. It feels like he's just waiting out someone giving him real money for the promotion, and if it never comes, he's set himself up to be ok. Meanwhile, ROH is basically now chasing the MLW model, and New Japan USA is kinda doing the same thing with a few NJ top guys thrown in.
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    MLW Fusion, anyone watching it?

    I had dropped MLW from my rotation after the big title for title match, but MLW always plays better in a binge, so I've got it on while I'm working this week. Already like the way they are shooting the Duran segments, very LU. One other thing I'll note - he's not the best, but Rich Bocchini is very solid as an announcer, far stronger than Matt Striker (who is killing my ability to get into Impact at the moment).
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    AEW Rampage - Holiday Bash - December 25, 2021

    I think it all works if the responses are intentional and they're not fighting the audience. That means he probably does need to work mostly against faces, unless they can find a way to keep him a face in certain scenarios. If you look at the Omega feud from 2017-2018, Cody was able to play hell against Omega but be a face if he has teaming with the Bucks (which also happened less when they were ramping up to the blowoff with Omega). Right now he's struggling so badly to get cheers even against heels that I'm not sure how effective he'd be, although I think they'll at least take a swing with a Scorpio Sky match.
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