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  1. Kadaveri

    Four (Singles) Matches In - Punk vs Danielson

    If anything Bryan seems to be stylistically limiting himself more in AEW than when he was in WWE. He's certainly cut his moveset down pretty drastically, doesn't really do much other than grappling and strikes now. But I don't think you can really compare the two because Bryan's been launched into a main event feud the moment he stepped into the company whereas Punk's just had midcard matches. Both are delivering the goods, but Punk is the bigger story because there was never any real reason to doubt Bryan would be good in AEW, whereas who could know what 7 years out of wrestling could have done to Punk. He's getting a little better with every match and vs. Sydal especially he didn't feel much different to 2012.
  2. Kadaveri

    WWE TV 10/11 - 10/17 All Is Not Well in the House of Riddle

    My favourite review of this:
  3. Kadaveri

    Watch Parties

    Tomorrow at 12pm EST we're going to be watching a 'Stan Hansen in the USA' compilation. Hansen finished 3rd in 2016 and is mainly known for his work in Japan, so this should help people see the full extent of his case. You can find the Discord group here: https://discord.com/invite/3F2CKuZYfx
  4. Kadaveri

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    The longest I can think of is the CM Punk Contract Signing segment on the go home to Money In The Bank 2011. It's a bit longer than Rock This Is Your Life.
  5. Kadaveri

    AEW Dynamite - Grand Slam - September 22, 2021

    I think the distinction is when Savage/Funk/Flair did those things they were portraying over the top wrestling characters. When the Bucks do a parody of babyface comeback spots they're not actually portraying any kind of wrestling character, they're making a joke of wrestling itself. People can like or dislike that line being crossed, I'm just arguing that it's a real thing and not just a natural continuation of Lou Thesz being funny or whatever. It's what distingushes the Bucks/Omega from still 'modern' wrestlers like Christian or Bryan.
  6. Kadaveri

    Current Joshi Talk

    My recs for the tournament: 07/31/21 - Giulia vs. Starlight Kid ***1/2 07/31/21 - Maika vs. Utami Hayashishita ****1/4 07/31/21 - Mayu Iwatani vs. Momo Watanabe ****1/4 08/01/21 - Saki Kashima vs. Starlight Kid ***1/2 08/01/21 - Saya Kamitani vs. Utami Hayashishita ***3/4 08/01/21 - Maika vs. Syuri ***3/4 08/01/21 - Momo Watanabe vs. Natsumi Maki ***1/2 08/01/21 - Giulia vs. Mayu Iwatani **** 08/07/21 - AZM vs. Syuri ****1/4 08/08/21 - Saya Kamitani vs. Tam Nakano ***3/4 08/13/21 - Konami vs. Saya Kamitani ***1/2 08/13/21 - Giulia vs. Koguma ***3/4 08/28/21 - Maika vs. Unagi Sayaka ***3/4 08/28/21 - Himeka vs. Mayu Iwatani ***3/4 09/06/21 - Himeka vs. Natsumi Maki ***1/2 09/06/21 - Koguma vs. Starlight Kid ***1/2 09/06/21 - Takumi Iroha vs. Tam Nakano ***3/4 09/11/21 - AZM vs. Utami Hayashishita ***1/2 09/11/21 - Himeka vs. Momo Watanabe **** 09/12/21 - Koguma vs. Momo Watanabe ***1/2 09/12/21 - AZM vs. Tam Nakano ***3/4 09/16/21 - Natsumi Maki vs. Saki Kashima ***1/2 09/16/21 - Mina Shirakawa vs. Momo Watanabe ***1/2 09/16/21 - AZM vs. Saya Kamitani ***1/2 09/16/21 - Takumi Iroha vs. Unagi Sayaka ***3/4 09/16/21 - Koguma vs. Mayu Iwatani ***3/4 09/18/21 - Mayu Iwatani vs. Mina Shirakawa ***1/2 09/18/21 - AZM vs. Takumi Iroha **** 09/18/21 - Himeka vs. Starlight Kid ***3/4 09/20/21 - Takumi Iroha vs. Utami Hayashishita ****1/4 09/25/21 - Himeka vs. Koguma ***3/4 09/25/21 - Mayu Iwatani vs. Starlight Kid ****1/4 09/25/21 - Syuri vs. Takumi Iroha ****1/2 09/25/21 - Tam Nakano vs. Utami Hayashishita **** 09/25/21 - Final ****1/2 Wrestler Of The Tournament - Tie between Syuri and Mayu. Syuri for having the best matches, Mayu for getting the best out of a much weaker block. Most Improved - AZM. She wrestles very logically for being 4'11 with endless stamina. Doesn't try to overpower opponents, just exhaust them with a thousand pinning variations and eventually one will work! See AZM vs. Takumi Iroha 9/18/21 Best Sprint - Mayu Iwatani vs. Starlight Kid 9/25/21. 6 minutes and felt like an epic! Most Overachieving Match - Maika vs. Unagi Sayaka 8/28/21 Loudest Smack In The History Of Pro-Wrestling - See Syuri vs. Takumi Iroha 9/25/21
  7. Kadaveri

    AEW Dynamite - Grand Slam - September 22, 2021

    If I were to sum up the difference it's that Bryan Danielson has the "I can't make anyone believe wrestling is real, but I can make them believe I'M real" attitude in how he presents himself. Kenny Omega is completely inauthentic in everything he does and revels in it, he's all about irony and meta. It's not really about what moves they do or whatever, it's the bigger picture things.
  8. Kadaveri

    AEW Dynamite - Grand Slam - September 22, 2021

    That really does show Dave's star ratings simply don't mean what they used to. Did anyone come out of that match saying "That was the greatest match of Bryan Danielson's career"?
  9. Kadaveri

    AEW Dynamite - Grand Slam - September 22, 2021

    I really think that's Bryan telling a bunch of fans who see WWE as the bad guy "Hey guys you know WWE really don't want you to do the "Yes!" chant. They think they own it. They'd be so annoyed if you all do it on AEW shows but there's nothing they can legally do to stop it."
  10. Kadaveri

    'Stone Cold' Steve Austin

    For 2001 I think it's Austin #1 and Meiko Satomura #2.
  11. Kadaveri

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I don't think it's even 1 big thing with Tessa, there's just a load of little bits of evidence for years that she is very disliked by other wrestlers even before the racist stuff came out. As early as January 2016 Meltzer was wondering why WWE hadn't signed Tessa and got tweets like this. I remember this tweet from Victoria for example complaining about her attitude. We had the weird Stardom incident when Isla Dawn left in the middle of a tour with rumours that she ran away from Tessa, and then in Tessa's last Stardom match Kagetsu no-sold her offense and stiffed the fuck outta her. And there was an incident in WWR where Tessa seemed to get into a shoot fight with Deonna Purrazzo in the middle of a battle royal. This isn't stuff you can ever really prove as it's mostly rumours, but if I had to guess with WWE/AEW won't sign her it's because they get so many reports from wrestlers in their lockerroom that she'd be a very toxic presence and she's just not worth the trouble.
  12. Kadaveri

    AEW All Out 2021 - September 5, 2021

    I bought the PPV like 3 minutes before it started so sorry about that.
  13. Kadaveri

    AEW Dynamite - Sept 8 2021

    I think you may be underestimating just how much AEW might have grown its audience in the last couple of months. I had a look at the ratings and Dynamite averaged 807k viewers from the start of 2021 until the episode Adam Page was last on the show, and the run when he was most prominently featured last year was a bit lower than that. Dynamite has averaged 1,109k viewers since Page last appeared and this week's episode did 1,319k. Obviously suddenly have more viewers is a good thing, but if they're gonna bring him back soonish to challenge Kenny for the title I think they're gonna have to keep in mind that there's gonna be a lot of people watching who aren't invested in that storyline yet. Doesn't mean they shouldn't do it, but he do with some kind of "reintroduction".
  14. Kadaveri

    Io Shirai

    Stardom World currently has every show from August 2017 - present and bit and pieces from 2011-17. They're slowly adding older shows in between tours.