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  1. joeg

    The Self Destruction of Jim Cornette

    Usually in the past when Cornette did or said something offensive, I always defended him as simply being unfiltered or politically incorrect. But this comment really can't be explained or reasoned away. Its just in poor taste and unfunny. It is the exact sort of joke or comment that gets people fired.
  2. joeg

    The Self Destruction of Jim Cornette

    I just looked up the Joey Ryan jokes, they made me laugh (and made me feel like a bad person for laughing at them). And no Memphis was not a territory full of shooters, legit athletes, or tough guys like Mid South or the AWA. Jerry Lawler had an athletic background, he played high school football and baseball. Not super impressive I know. But the thing is a lot of the guys out there now don't even have that modest sports background. I don't expect every wrestler to be a dangerous shooter or a stud former athlete, but there used to be a bare minimum of athletic background and being able to handle ones self that just doesn't exist any more. How can somebody break into wrestling never having played organized sports and never having been in a fight. It truly boggles my mind. What would happen to a guy like Janela or Jimmy Havoc if a drunk fan jumped the guard rail and went after them? They'd lose most likely. I think its why so many matches now look like a theatrical performance rather than a fight or athletic contest. As soooo many of these guys have no experience being in an athletic contest or being in a fight, how could they possibly put on a match that resembles a fight or athletic contest. Talk to people outside of the internet wrestling bubble who casually watch wrestling from time to time. See how those types view some of the indierific guys out there at the moment.
  3. joeg

    The Self Destruction of Jim Cornette

    I'm a hundred pounds over weight and after the footage from the Blink 182 concert, I'm 100% certain I would kick Joey Janela's ass let alone my childhood heros. Also the Justin Roberts joke is funny. People need to stop looking for things to be offended by. A lot of this thread reminds me of the calls for Netflix to cancel Dave Chappelle. My generation needs to have a sense of humor and stop taking every comment soooo fucking seriously. And even if you don't find the comment funny or in poor taste understand that its a fucking joke.
  4. joeg

    The Self Destruction of Jim Cornette

    No. It means he grew up in Kentucky during a time where that was considered acceptable language. It ceased to be acceptable language so hence he no longer uses the the term. If you look at anyone from that generation through a modern lense, they are going to look at best out of touch and at worst biggotted. His views on wrestling reflect that. He grew up going to the Louisville Gardens in the 70s. Memphis was the first territory he worked. So of course the pinnacle of great wrestling to him is Memphis is the 70s and early 80s. And the further any wrestling strays from what wrestling was to him, the less enthused he will be. Its like the South Park episode where the kids are all listening to teen wave music, but to their parents it just sounds like somebody taking a shit. The exception was Randy Marsh who insisted he loved the new teen music in a desperate attempt to seem cool and relevant to the kids. There are wrestlers of Cornette's era who will do anything to seem cool and relevant. He isn't one of them. He acts as he could give two shits if his opinions are cool or relevant. By having that attitude and sharing frequently unpopular opinions, Cornette has managed to keep himself relevant 30 years after the peak of his career.
  5. joeg

    The Self Destruction of Jim Cornette

    I love Cornette. He's incredibly knowledgable and he shoots straight giving his honest, unfiltered opinion on everything. Every other person with a wrestling podcasts is careful of what they say about other people in the business and rarely share their true opinions because they are fishing for a job somewhere or hoping to go back to WWE. With Cornette, its different, he burnt every bridge that there is to burn long ago and simply doesn't give a fuck. I mean I'm listening right now "Warrior was a piece of shit and shouldn't have been there in the first place", on Shawn Michaels "fucking egomaniac", on HHH "don't give a fuck about him as a person", on Vince Russo "fucking moron", on AEW "what moron is approving this fucking shit" "Cody Jericho is the only match I give a shit about right now". Seriously who is that unfiltered and open in the wrestling business where every other podcast is working the fans or angling for job? Cancel Culture isn't going to affect Jim Cornette. Anybody can sound bad when taken out of context and misquoted by some random website. I've personally never heard him say anything sexist, or homophobic or racist, or remotely biggotted. I've seen claims of bigotry by people in the "wrestling media." Now I'm not going to say calling people "fucking morons" or "stupid cunts" is socially acceptable in mixed company. There's a big difference between failing to use socially acceptable language and actual bigotry.
  6. Oh and IWRG ran a big show on Thursday that had Lucha Bros vs Los Traumas in one hell of a banger.
  7. It was a 3 day weekend in Japan. Today is Culture Day, so most schools and businesses are closed. Not only the 5 big shows in Japan this weekend, CMLL ran a pretty big show on Friday, the Crash ran their Aniversario this weekend, MLW had their PPV on Saturday. That's 8 major must watch shows in 3 days.
  8. joeg

    Current Lucha Talk

    The Crash Anniversary show is looking pretty great. Lucha Bros vs Munoz family, an apuestas match with a bunch of Tijuana locals, Los Traumas challenging for the tag titles, and a Solar vs Navarro maestro match.
  9. joeg

    NWA Powerrr

    See I'm not 100% sure I even agree with that. I mean hypothetically was he a better draw than Devitt or Styles? Was he a better draw than Jay White is now? Or was he just the only serviceable gaijin left when Okada and Naito got red hot? New Japan's attendance numbers didn't drop when he left, they stayed the same or increased. I'd argue that he was a draw on the US tours and ROH shows which drew a 3,000 to 6,000 but in Japan he was comparable to other guys who had that top gaijin spot in the past 8 years or so. I'd argue the attendance increases in recent years has to do more with Okada and Naito being promoted better and thus more over than Tanahashi and Nakamura were.
  10. joeg

    NWA Powerrr

    People need to stop saying Omega sold out the Tokyo Dome. Its something that is so easily disproven. In its smallest configuration, the Tokyo Dome holds 55,000. 26,000 is not a sell out. 43,000 with 34,000 paid is not a sell out. 38,500 is not a sell out. Its better than the 18,000 to 23,000 paid they had been doing previous to Okada coming on the scene, but its still less than the 50,000 plus they were doing twice a year in the late 90s/early 2000s or the 65,000 that Noah did twice.
  11. I think bringing in Fury is a bad idea. Fury has the Wilder rematch penciled in for February or March. He can't do a job before then or put anybody over or take a bumb. He can't do anything to jeapordize what will be the biggest PPV event since Kabib vs McGregor. So basically he's there to promote himself at the expense of Braun and by extension WWE.
  12. joeg

    NWA Powerrr

    I enjoyed Power. There wasn't anything on the show that was special or exciting but there wasn't anything on there that would make me embarrassed to say i watched wrestling. Every match was ok to good, most of the promos were good and there wasn't any hokey, corny, bullshit.
  13. joeg

    AEW Dynamite Week 1

    Keith Lee has the prototypical size and build of an NFL nosegaurd.... i wish there were more wrestlers who looked like that.
  14. joeg

    AEW Dynamite Week 1

    I've said that or something similar about half the guys in AEW. They have a lot of guys who are undersized and don't have an athletic build. Sammy Guevara may be small and look incredibly young, but he does have an athletic build, and he looks like he takes care of himself. I don't think its unreasonable to expect pro wrestlers to look like athletes and look like work out. Its hard to suspend disbelief when watching somebody who looks more like one of the fans then a collegiate wrestler or pro football player.
  15. joeg

    AEW Dynamite Week 1

    Agreed!
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