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  1. I wish this clicked with me more. This felt like they couldn't decided whether they wanted to do a explosive bloody brawl or a slow-burner technical bout, so they decided to meet in the middle and the result is a match that is lacking in urgency. The individual performances of both Flair and Race was solid, even if this was a drag to sit through. The most interesting part of this is the increasing tension between Race and guest referee Gene Kiniski. Kiniski has to physically pull Race from Flair. This might be No DQ, but Kiniski still wants Race to fight with honour! ★★½
  2. These two beat the shit out of each other in this bloody chain match. Piper is going into this with an ear injury and Valentine exploits it. Piper gets juice from the ear and expertly sells it by wobbling all over the place. How the hell do you get blood from an ear?! The image of Valentine's contorted face being wrenched against the chain will stick with me for a long time. Considering this is regarded as one of the best ever matches under the NWA banner, I do wish I liked this more than I did. Still, it's a brutal display of violence with convincing performances from both Valentine and Piper. ★★★★
  3. Every time I see a Bob Orton Jr. match. he always ends up impressing me with his Southern style of wrestling. Youngblood is here to be the pretty boy babyface who gets worked over by the heels until it's time to make the hot tag to Wahoo. Wahoo is looking rather washed up here, but he's only here to take the hot tag and land some weak looking chops, so he doesn't stink up the match at all. A beautifully executed float-over superplex is enough for the heels to take the victory. This gets a lot of time to breath, with the total match time clocking in at just under 15 minutes and it's very well paced. ★★★
  4. This match-up was banned in Puerto Rico according to the commentary, which isn't true as these two were regular foes there. There's not much to talk about here, but what were you really expecting? Abdullah straight away pulls a weapon out of his pants and this turns into a bloody garbage brawl. The referee gets taken out and Colon starts to take charge. He has Abdullah in the Figure Four, but Hugo Savinovich comes down and costs Colon the match. Blood can sometimes help a good match become great, but that wasn't the case here. Some of the blood splattering shots to the head might of been disgusting, but the match itself was a dull affair. ¼★
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    WWE Fastlane: The Peacock Era Begins!

    Decent main event. It went on a touch too long, but both guys brought their A game. There was no way Bryan was winning the title, but they made me second guess myself a few times. I'm assuming we get a triple threat at Mania. Pretty blah PPV overall.
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    WWE Fastlane: The Peacock Era Begins!

    I was expecting shite with that Bliss/Orton match and I got served shite. Bryan looks like he's been hanging with Richard Spencer with that new haircut. Reigns looks like a total hunk since he's turned heel.
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    WWE Fastlane: The Peacock Era Begins!

    The state of that match. No wonder wrestling fans get bullied.
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    WWE Fastlane: The Peacock Era Begins!

    This video package has been the highlight of the night so far. I genuinely think Sheamus would of been a big star if they didn't make him look like a walking caricature.
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    WWE Fastlane: The Peacock Era Begins!

    Even forgetting about Riddle's sexual assault accusations, his handling on the main roster has been atrocious. It's like RVD joining WWE and becoming a one-dimensional stoner x 10.
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    WWE Fastlane: The Peacock Era Begins!

    You could say the say the same for Strowman tbh. I take back what I said about Strowman looking good after reading this thread. The guy does look like a MAGA chud.
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    WWE Fastlane: The Peacock Era Begins!

    I was wondering who that was. That guy was way too small to be Abyss. Strowman looks the business.
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    WWE Fastlane: The Peacock Era Begins!

    I'm used to gray haired Shane, but he's looked like he's aged a decade since I've last seen him on WWE TV. Meh, that was a weak finish. I imagine that the rematch will be on the pre-show of Wrestlemania.
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    WWE Fastlane: The Peacock Era Begins!

    First sign point of the evening! That match left me cold. Everyone played their role well, but I'm well over wrestlers trying to tell a story by having a full-on conversation in the ring. Shane looks as old as Vince as did when I started watching wrestling. Christ, I feel old.
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    WWE Fastlane: The Peacock Era Begins!

    Being a UK pleb, I'm still enjoying the Network without having to deal with Peacock. I'll try and stay up for this. I'm expecting Bryan vs Reigns to kick all kind of ass.
  15. Claudio felt very polished here, and he was more than ready of joining the big leagues at this point. Every hold he locks on is kept interesting and his strikes look as good as ever. He works over Fish's back until Fish is able to use his strikes to turn the tide of the bout. Fish reminded me of a more competent Davey Richards. He got that faux-MMA style down, but he's nowhere near as offensive as Richards. After Fish nearly gets a victory after knocking Claudio down for the count, Claudio fights back with a barrage of uppercuts to wrap this one up. ★★★¼
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