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William Bologna

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  1. William Bologna

    AEW Dynamite - January 19, 2022

    Orange Cassidy isn’t a body guy either, but look at them.
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    AEW Dynamite - January 19, 2022

    So Cole’s just completely given up on the gym, huh?
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    ROH was on my local ABC affiliate at 5 pm on Sunday (DC area). That's not a normal thing, right? There's no indication on their website that I'd be able to see them there.
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    AEW Double or Nothing 2021

    Mark Henry is absolutely the #1 guy from the Attitude Era.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Fightmaster is a name in English, but apparently it’s garbled German referring to woodworking. It gained something in the translation.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    You mean when he was making the exact same referee-related gesture as the other referees, including a black guy? When he was obviously indicating a three count, and the same mania that got people all pissed off about a Jeopardy contestant took hold? No egg on my face; I'm not the one who got trolled into hysteria by 4chan.
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    In defense of Kaz Fujita

    I just re-read Seanbaby about talking Fujita's impossibly thick head, so I'm ready. What should we watch? I remember kind of liking a title match against Nagata, even though he was doing a Goldberg impression.
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    AEW Dynamite - March 10, 2021

    Thank goodness they got Mox and Kingston out of there to clear the way for the Canadian Dork Show.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I went looking for some Dick Murdoch content, and I found Murdoch vs. Steve Williams (which was great). Ross immediately - immediately - started talking about football. It wouldn't have been any different if it had been Ed Ferrara doing commentary.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I recently watched the Wrestling Classic. I wouldn't recommend it except that Ventura is just off the charts great through the whole thing. He's a heel, but he's always right. And there's just something about the way he says "Gorilla." They really did us a disservice when they had him edited off the tapes. You might be right about Heenan. I remember getting pretty annoyed at him in that Rumble, and I was shocked to see it talked about as an all-time announcing performance.
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    WWE Elimination Chamber 2021

    Edge looks like he’s 500 years old. Flair would look better in that spot.
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    Tatsumi Fujinami vs Bret Hart

    Kimura wrestled into the 21st century, but I was thinking more prime Hart time-traveling into prime Fujinami's position. I'm always surprised at how many people on PWO think so little of Bret. He did pretty well in the GWE voting, but the thread about him is a lot more negative than I would have guessed. I'd be interested to hear some detail on what you mean by dyed-in-the-wool WWF worker. He worked fine with Flair (I want to say better than Fujinami did, but it's been a while since I've seen Hart vs. Flair); he wasn't out of his element when Hakushi was doing Space Flying Tiger Drops on him. I can understand that Hart's character might not land for someone (I have a similar block with Kenta Kobashi), but your comment that he was subtle and nuanced gets to why I prefer him. I don't find any nuance in Fujinami's work. He does a pretty good fighting spirit babyface, and that's the extent of it. And as far as the actual work goes, I cannot imagine the guy who wrestled Owen at WM10 having a bad match with any of the more technically-minded NJPW guys. I'm thinking Hase as the dream opponent, and Hashimoto as the worst case. I don't know that I've ever seen a Hart match built around him getting potatoed, which is an area where Fujinami excelled.
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    Tatsumi Fujinami vs Bret Hart

    Why is that one bad match his fault and not Misawa's? The idea that Bret Hart couldn't have a good match against Kengo Kimura beggars belief. He wrestled Choshu a bunch of times. Maybe I missed it, but nothing in Fujinami's work suggested any progression in his character or his attitude toward his rival. The one time he's supposed to show anger, getting himself disqualified for being too vicious, he can't muster the fire he needs to make it convincing. In his matches with Choshu and Inoki, the other guys are a lot more memorable than Fujinami. For a top guy, he was too often a bystander in his own matches.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    Speaking of Shawn Michaels being a subtly unprofessional prick, did he undercut/sabotage Diesel at WM 11? I haven’t seen that match since it happened, and I don’t know the provenance of the claim.
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    WWE TV 02/15 - 02/21 Break the Capitol's walls down

    The whole OK sign thing is a damn semiotics class, with an emphasis on working a work and working into a shoot.