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  1. CarpetCrawler

    Dave Meltzer stuff

    Man...
  2. I think another part of the problem was it hit a little too close to home for people in the "this is getting a little tasteless" kind of way, because while the Attitude Era was all about T&A and everyone cheering it on, there was the uncomfortable thing that this really WAS the wife of Dustin that they were doing this with, and we literally saw them the year before do an angle where they were struggling with their marriage (culminating with a sitdown interview with Jim Ross where Dustin called her all sorts of shit and then walked off). The fans want to see T&A, but they also are adept enough to notice "whoaaaaaa you don't go after HIS wife." It was different with Yamaguchi-san because he was already a joke character for a joke stable that was being played for laughs and mocking Japanese stereotypes. It felt a little more real with Dustin, and I think Russo+co. just saw Terri as someone hot rather than how the fans saw her as "yeah, she's hot, but we literally just saw these two in a story where they were trying to repair their marriage". Also Johnny is right, the whole Goldust redemption angle was awesome. I look at the Dustin/Goldust angle as what really killed the mystique/value of Val's character to be honest though. It did so much damage to Val because he went from being "oh here's the goofy porn star and he's making silly porn movies with the clearly not real wife of the stereotype manager of a stereotype stable, and now here's John Wayne Bobbitt" to what fans saw and felt completely uncomfortable over. He clearly wasn't supposed to be the heel in the angle and the fans I think legitimately got kinda pissed over him over it, so they had no choice but to swap both sides around. Once they got Terri out of that angle it did wonders for her character because they kept her as far away from Goldust as possible and fans forgot and finally saw her as the hot T&A that Russo+co. envisioned her as.
  3. CarpetCrawler

    Dave Meltzer stuff

    He so badly wants to just talk and talk and talk which is very Jim and I love that he's already clearly antsy about getting back to normal. I needed that level of a pick-me-up and I'm so happy he's working towards recovery.
  4. CarpetCrawler

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Man, this is completely fucked.
  5. CarpetCrawler

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Adam Pearce got it too.
  6. CarpetCrawler

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Dave's been reporting it in The Observer for the past few weeks and people are finally starting to talk about it thankfully. I'm glad people are finally starting to bring it up because it felt like Dave was all alone in talking about it amongst the more mainstream wrestling press.
  7. CarpetCrawler

    Backlash 2020 - The one with the GREATEST MATCH EVER

    RIP Fink. That made me smile. I love that they even shone a spotlight over the MSG-replica mic.
  8. CarpetCrawler

    Backlash 2020 - The one with the GREATEST MATCH EVER

    Shawn Stasiak finally earning the big payday!!
  9. CarpetCrawler

    Backlash 2020 - The one with the GREATEST MATCH EVER

    that sounds like that rules though
  10. CarpetCrawler

    Backlash 2020 - The one with the GREATEST MATCH EVER

    Samoa Joe subtly smirking when he mentions AJ's family will be a reference to that weird Wendy angle to me and no one can tell me otherwise. Let me have my continuity damnit!!
  11. CarpetCrawler

    Backlash 2020 - The one with the GREATEST MATCH EVER

    I would rather listen to Mauro Ranallo scream modern pop culture references than Corey arguing with anyone ever.
  12. CarpetCrawler

    AEW Double or Nothing 2020

    100000%. I desperately needed this. Even outside of wrestling it's been a real shitty week for me and this was just what I needed.
  13. CarpetCrawler

    AEW Double or Nothing 2020

    This is the best fucking thing I have ever watched.
  14. CarpetCrawler

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    John Cena may have stealth-donated $40,000 to Shad Gaspard's family memorial fund to help it real its goal. This dude is too good for this world.
  15. CarpetCrawler

    Is Charlotte Flair the most overpushed WWE wrestler of the century?

    Yeah, I think people are being far more kind to Alexa's run than they should be. I like her and think she's an incredible talent, especially on the mic, but at one point she was getting the overkill push and just kept winning and winning while also burying the talent on the mic and some of her feuds weren't helping (dear god that writing team somehow killed Bayley, BAYLEY, when we all thought it was impossible to screw up Bayley). Capped off by that Nia Jax feud where, like it or not, that WrestleMania match with how it was built up with Alexa being a bully and Nia standing up for herself, should've ended with Nia squashing her in a minute in a feel good moment of someone finally standing up to the bully.
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