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    MLW Fusion, anyone watching it?

    Ah I figured it out - work laptop has restricted mode permanently on so it filtered them out.
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    MLW Fusion, anyone watching it?

    So I went to YouTube, searched for MLW Fusion, checked out MLW's channel, checked out BEIN sports playlists and videos, searching and searching and i couldn't find any TV episodes. That doesn't bode well for casuals finding the show or growing its exposure.
  3. With the show running short of time, they condensed this into an unbelievable 12 minute or so highlight reel. If someone outside wrestling wanted to see what it was all about, i'd absolutely show them this. ****1/2
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    All Elite Wrestling

    They clarified this saying it was based on position on the card.
  5. Man Tanahashi was so great here - I think I liked this more than their last Wrestle Kingdom encounter. This didn't hit the NJPW excess that can at times turn me off in a main event. LOVED the tombstone stuff as a career-long callback and Tanahashi eventually grasping for slaps to try to fend off the Rainmaker. ****1/2 +
  6. You're a made show now. Gabe was engaged on the ROH 50 GWE project we ran with VOW also. Respect.
  7. Certainly feels like these two will square off again, and possibly trade the belt a bit like Nak/Joe did. Almas was amazing and the pace was perfect, with the interference spots coming at great times and never making Black look foolish. And the selling was fine as well - if the move barely hit (like the tope con hilo at the end), Almas absolutely should be ready to DDT him when he comes back through the ropes. I thought those little touches were great. Would have bought that as the finish, but going for the cheating one more time only to backfire works to pay off the earlier stuff. This was tremendous ****1/2
  8. I'm with Loss on the psychology - really strong. The end was drawn out a touch much for my taste (although I loved Moon trying different ways to break, and going back to some also), but this was a great way to lay out a match with a badass like Baszler.
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    PTBN GWWE Results Thread

    For sure - our group that is putting together the roll-out is all volunteer and it's a mix of new voices too, which is a nice compliment to the melting pot of audio we had. Having people passionate about the project reach out to join our team has been the best part of this. We're going to be doing a number of projects like this so if anyone has any constructive critiques, we're all ears to make things better for the next time around. I'm less worried about semi-colon placement and am more focused on global/bigger picture stuff. Doesn't have to be public here, can be DM'd or whatever too. We appreciate everyone's participation.
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    PTBN GWWE Results Thread

    Send me an email at [email protected] and you can volunteer hours a week of your time like the four guys that have poured over this for the last month + and you can correct all the glaring errors you want. Also, some of the write-ups are tongue in cheek and have neat things like satire and hyperbole. I'm a big proponent of creative freedom when guys are sacrificing their free time because they're passionate about a project. Nothing is a *serious* matter here.
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    PTBN GWWE Results Thread

    Check back today - that was a weird backoffice glitch where it kept that picture even though we removed it.
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    [2018-01-04-NJPW-Wrestle Kingdom XII] Kazuchika Okada vs Tetsuya Naito

    I owe this a re-watch as I viewed it in choppy parts, however...I liked Naito's focus on the neck early - the stuff outside and then the constant clubbing. Any time guys just work the neck, I can reconcile the other bumps later and offense as being decent psychology. touchy selling - expected and not egregious for a NJPW main event. There's two interesting wrinkles for Naito on the go-forward: he kept going for Stardust, his super babyface move, and he got a touch cocky with the pickup off the third destino where he got reversed and ended the match. I didn't feel he was as buried as one would have thought he would be if they knew just this result a couple days ago. ****1/4
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    [2018-01-04-NJPW-Wrestle Kingdom XII] Kenny Omega vs Chris Jericho

    Yeah the enforcement of the stip was a little wonky and there were other smaller nitpicks for me, BUT, this is as perfect a Jericho performance as you could envision and this far exceeded what I thought coming in. I liked that they went with the lower body injury vs. the knee, as Omega used this to really keep his pace down, which fit the the flow. The brawling was the perfect length with innovative spots. The chair stuff was great - Omega taking them full flush in the corner is ridiculous, but that was his choice ya know? Great layout, and i'd imagine very re-watchable. ****1/4
  14. These two have great chemistry and Ospreay is a *good* seller and when his big matches focus around that, they're quite good. When all the flips and dives don't work, it turns really intense with the strike exchanges. Arm work builds perfectly (KUSHIDA is normally exceptional at this anyway), and when Ospreay won't tap and KUSHIDA goes for BttF, you think that's it, but it's a great swerve with the reversal and then Ospreay really cranks it up, kicking KUSHIDA flush in the face on the top rope. I didn't think they had another step up to go but they got there - top rope BttF and then another finishes. Easy MOTYC ****3/4
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    [2017-08-13-NJPW-G1 Climax] Kenny Omega vs Tetsuya Naito

    My least favorite kind of NJPW match is exactly what WWM outlined above: it's the excess beyond excessive that has no reason to go to those lengths as it just dilutes things. Every awesome V-Trigger is diluted by the next and they eventually lose their impact - despite how crushing they are and how well Naito did sell. And it's hard to be invested in a match layout that forgets incredible sequences 30 seconds later - like that piledriver outside, which was incredible. Omega/Ishii from the US is another example of this type of match, and I don't even want to watch that same dance Kenny did with Elgin in the G1. Still, the effort and execution was tremendous, near perfect. also outlined above - they did build and mix things up, with high impact stuff you don't see (like Naito just taking the turnbuckle bump on his face, and the ring post DDT). I just wish those meant more in the end. ****1/2
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