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  1. funkdoc

    All Elite Wrestling

    bruh. As i've already said, the point of the episode was that it wasn't "just flashing" - it was "he trapped me and wouldn't let me go". i know you like to whine about ~cancel culture~ but you ain't picking the best time here
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    Dark Side of the Ring: Viceland docu-series

    The thing you have to remember is a LOT of fans quit watching wrestling altogether in that period right before the plane ride - either because of WCW/ECW dying, or Austin turning heel. That's a decent chunk of the audience AEW has picked up, in my experience, so this would be genuinely new to a portion of the audience there. This is still wild to see in real time, though - the closest to this level of outrage i remember coming from DSOTR before was the Nick Gage episode and that was a drop in the bucket.
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    Dark Side of the Ring: Viceland docu-series

    PWInsider just reported Dreamer on indefinite suspension, too...
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    Dark Side of the Ring: Viceland docu-series

    Dude, you might want to try watching the episode in this case. The point here is that it wasn't "flashing", it was "he trapped me & wouldn't let me go".
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    Dark Side of the Ring: Viceland docu-series

    Reminder that Triplemania had everyone *happy* to see Flair since the likely alternative was Alberto. Quite the shift in such a short amount of time, huh? EDIT: And yes, to what joeg just posted, Scott Hall was also implicated in the same stuff as Flair. It's just the timing with Flair in particular being why he gets the heat, obviously, since Hall doesn't have any visible role in the business now.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Another good point a friend brought up: the flight attendant is British, so given how much more stringent their defamation laws are...not that i would've assumed she was bullshitting anyway, but that adds another layer to it.
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    Dark Side of the Ring: Viceland docu-series

    so um...the latest episode of this has already set off the biggest shitstorm i've ever seen from this series Plane Ride From Hell, with actual new information since they got the flight attendant there to give more details on what happened. That's now started a movement among the AEW fanbase to pressure them not to bring in Flair, and i had figured this could happen ever since that was announced as an episode. Remember that AEW *right now* is running a high-profile storyline built on the assumption that their audience watches DSOTR, so they can't just ignore this. Also Tommy Dreamer was a total victim-blaming asshole and appears to be getting almost as much shit as Flair atm. The ep brought up Brock doing sex-pest things as well but we know their fans won't care a fraction as much. BTW, one interesting bit from the flight attendant: Dustin was the only one who tried to stop Flair...
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    AEW Dynamite - Sept 15 2021

    i mean, running that prestigious of a venue on Vince's home turf pretty much forced them to put together a PPV-quality card, so i'm not surprised at what we're being offered next week. Just need the action to live up to the billing now!
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    AEW Dynamite - Sept 15 2021

    Also Starks might still be occupied with Cage
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Having lived through that time it’s easy - he got really bad with the GREATEST IN THE HISTORY OF OUR SPORT stuff, the fake laughing, having to sell segments he obviously didn’t believe in, etc. Those last few years of WCW were rough and most of those viewers weren’t familiar with his previous work at all. 100% with you though
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Yep, the way people often described him in the draft was "Michael Jordan but with the body of an NFL linebacker" so that tracks.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Tessa also tried to hold the Impact title hostage IIRC, that's the sort of thing that (for better or worse) matters more to promoters than racism. Remember that Ivelisse is one of the very few people to get fired from AEW, because she wouldn't job to Thunder Rosa. What i find funny is her dad has always gotten the same sort of treatment - was blackballed from the business and has everyone on podcasts imply he was a special kind of asshole without fully saying why. On a different topic, seeing Jade Cargill & how excited people are for her as a prospect has given me a couple thoughts... 1. College basketball might be a highly underexplored talent pool for wrestling. Traditionally the biz has looked to football, of course, but the NFL itself has recruited from college hoops for years now. Think of Antonio Gates - he got into the league after having never played college football at all (virtually unheard of at the time), and had a Hall of Fame career. The kind of size & athleticism that basketball demands is a very good fit for the direction wrestling's headed in these days, so i think there's potential here. 2. Chyna's reputation & historical stature will only grow over the years, as we're seeing more and more women break into the business after being inspired by her. i bring this up because Jade herself has mentioned Chyna as an influence. It's been really neat to see after so many years of her being considered a total joke among the fanbase. Also, as a bit of an aside, another smaller part of it might be younger generations of women being less judgmental toward porn/sex work - millennials & zoomers often know at least one friend with an OnlyFans if they don't have one themselves, so One Night in Chyna is nothing.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Bix speculated that, more so than Tessa, it's his public friendship with Redacted Penisman that keeps him from getting pushed more. That would make sense to me considering how important that kind of stuff is to the core AEW fanbase - he's a PR nightmare waiting to happen if he gets a belt. If you look at his recent W-L record AEW is basically using him as the Monster Job Guy a la Kane, and i'm OK with that. Give me Powerhouse Hobbs any day!
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Still feuding with Alabama Doink for all i know. OK, i'm joking but their matches span across a whole decade - including one in the GOLDEN CORRAL PARKING LOT
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    AEW Dynamite - Sept 8 2021

    Ratings came in and Dynamite got over 1.3m, 2nd highest ever. And for the first time, straight-up beat Raw in the 18-49 crowd!
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