Jump to content
Pro Wrestling Only

Migs

Members
  • Content count

    2523
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Migs

  1. Migs

    Modern Indie Wrestling

    He tried to invoke a rematch clause to be added to Mox-Gage, but... there are no rematch clauses in GCW. Led to a match with him and Effy to try to win his way in, which he lost. The whole thing was a terrific bit of business - Cardona plays the whole role so well.
  2. Migs

    AEW Rampage - Grand Slam - Sep 24 2021

    Did they show any of Eddie's post-match speech? Homicide getting a pop bigger than Mox was pretty wild, although I'm guessing what was left of the crowd at that point skewed pretty hard to the NY indy gang.
  3. Migs

    AEW Rampage - Grand Slam - Sep 24 2021

    Tax used it for an off TV segment on Wednesday and it was great.
  4. Migs

    Modern Indie Wrestling

    Go out of your way to see Suzuki-Homicide. What a great slice of professional wrestling. Homicide was so important in the early stages of the NY indy scene for bring the Japanese strong style influence and pushing the style away from just flippy stuff and garbage wrestling. To see him, after all these years, get basically his perfect opponent on home soil... special night.
  5. Migs

    Current New Japan

    I hadn't looked too far ahead and realized next Sunday (10/3) is both ZSJ-Ishii and Shingo-Ibushi. So there's some real rough A block nights ahead.
  6. Migs

    Current New Japan

    Hoo boy was ZSJ-Shingo great. And Ishii-Ibushi is one of my favorite match ups - always really like the way their personalities clash, in particular what Ishii brings out of Ibushi. On the exceeding expectations... I do feel like I didn't realize how front loaded the A block was - after ZSJ-Ibushi on Sunday, we'll have burned through most of the best matchups of the top 4 guys (Ibushi-Shingo and Ishii-ZSJ are the last two top level matchups). Barring a really good Kenta evening, things could get rough.
  7. Yeah, I don't think it's really a red vs blue thing, because Cody's character isn't really about the jingoism most nights (other than the Ogogo match). My feeling is that toward the end of 2020 they were considering a heel turn with him (the stuff with Darby, teasing him aligning with FTR) and then when they decided not to pull the trigger, the character had completely lost its way. I also think he fell in love with his own promo ability too much, and began thinking he could cut one promo to heat up a feud instead of actually building a story. The Aldis match and the Dustin match didn't need a lot of build because the story was built in; not so much with Shaq, or even with Ogogo. (And I say this as someone who absolutely loved Cody's promo work in 2018-2019 and think it's an all-time classic run on the mic that is sadly over.)
  8. The whole night was surreal, so I'm not sure Rampage was "better," but it was awesome and I can't wait for everyone here to see it. Some real special hometown pops on that show.
  9. That was probably the greatest night of wrestling I've ever attended.
  10. Migs

    Current New Japan

    No one's slotting in for the tournament, they are doing special singles matches each night. (The most interesting one by far being Ishii vs Hiromu.) This also can't be great for whatever Gedo was going for, as Naito had O-Khan on the last night, which was likely a relevant match, given what happened in the NJ Cup. But I mean, who knows how much any of it will matter, with the way Japan's rules keep swinging and with New Japan's luck they could be taping Wrestle Kingdom at the dojo.
  11. Migs

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Didn't want to give him another attack by telling him about NXT 2.0.
  12. Migs

    Modern Indie Wrestling

    I thought MiSu-Gresham was good but not quite great. But very excited on the whole for the Suzuki US tour.
  13. Migs

    Current New Japan

    The stuff that we expected to be great this weekend was really great, like remembering how good the G1 is great. The 30 minute time limit helps a lot, as the top level stuff didn't have 10 minutes of stalling to start (Okada-Tana was slow at first, but they always start slow to milk the crowd energy, so I don't think it was stretching there). Also, it's amazing how much better Yano is in these settings, where his opponents are equally desperate to win - it really allows a heightening of the energy when the other guy plays the game, because they have to, because they need the 2 points.
  14. Migs

    All Elite Wrestling

    Improv would be a pretty obvious benefit for wrestlers (and there are plenty who've done it and are quite good at it). Working with your scene partner to build a world, understanding how to advance things forward, making strong choices and committing to them... a match is like an improv scene, and a dueling promo is almost exactly an improv scene. Would be invaluable.
  15. Migs

    AEW Dynamite - Sept 15 2021

    Was there last night. As noted, real good crowd, probably helped that I'd guess a huge chunk of the crowd is going to Ashe so they didn't mind that this was an all setup episode.
  16. Migs

    AEW Dynamite - Sept 15 2021

    They only really crossed paths from late 87 into 88. I know they were opposite in tags (Arn/Tully vs Sting/Nikita at Bash 88 for one) but I've watched a lot of 88 JCP and don't recall a single match.
  17. Migs

    AEW Dynamite - Sept 8 2021

    I think they could absolutely do Omega-Danielson going 60. No one felt cheated at the end of Omega-Okada II.
  18. Migs

    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    Impact seems like the right answer. I think ROH did well with him, actually, shot him up the card quickly based on the responses he got, gave him the title, backtracked when it didn't really work with him as champion. Almost immediately after the pandemic hit and he the border issues made him a non-player.
  19. Migs

    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    He has looked pretty washed after the pandemic break. Not sure if it's him not being in matches suited to him anymore or if age just finally caught up to him.
  20. Migs

    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    Maybe I was a little too pessimistic. I do think ROH has strung together some good shows, and there's certainly a flow to things even without any big angles. I like the decision to go all in on Bandido, who's not my favorite guy but at least has star potential and they didn't wait until it was too late. If I were them I'd go full lucha and do him vs Dragon Lee at the next major show, use Vincent as a bridge guy for whatever live show they do next month. At the very least Bandido-Dragon Lee might get some people talking.
  21. Migs

    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    After watching the last section, kinda bummed they didn't just give us a Brody-Bandido PWG singles match. As usual, perfectly good ROH show that it feels like will have no impact on anything.
  22. Migs

    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    Rok-C seems like a good babyface but pretty green. Guessing she was the best of the tournament group that ROH was actually able to sign full time.
  23. Migs

    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    I like that they went with Woods but I don't think that match hit the level it felt like it could have. The whole thing worked well in the sense that they did a great job of building Gresham up and then in building Woods to be a guy to beat him, but it still felt pretty cold in the moment.
  24. Migs

    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    Watching the ROH PPV in the background tonight while I do some work. - Looks like a decent crowd, although this is the upside of the 2300 - you can do about a 1000 or so and it will look full. - I've given up on ROH TV as long as they keep insisting on doing empty arena stuff, but on the other hand, if they do one show a month in front of fans, that's about the right amount of ROH for me at the moment. - I like Alex Zayne coming in and he was a good choice to win the rumble, but it feels like it tips the hand that Bandido is retaining, as they keep harping on him having beaten Bandido and that's the obvious match up. - Not sure what they're going for, but Flip Gordon going back to looking like he did two years ago is kinda interesting. - Always glad to see Dalton Castle, but him puttering around their midcard after where he was three years ago never fails to bum me out. - Atlas and Rust looked like they went home early on an injury, but both looked solid and I think ROH would be lucky to have either of them long-term. - The Vlnce Unlmtd six man was pretty enjoyable, although not sure why, with all the faction wars, they're wrestling a random assortment of dudes. Super awkward to hear the ROH announcers acknowledge Moriarty signing with AEW.
×