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    Winning streaks - good or bad?

    Wasn’t Taker knocked out and doesn’t remember that match? Has anyone written about what the original ending would have looked like? Well, maybe it still would have been three F-5s, but a better structure leading to it.
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    AEW Dynamite - December 30, 2020

    What got me was the back to back of Brodie Jr. being involved in a nice silly little angle (with an over the top heel acting so scummy I could only laugh) with Silver, moments later, in a heap in the ring, presumably sobbing. I, too, am wary of involving the family so much, but I think it's one of those things where there's no right answer or approach. For as weird and carny as the wrestling business can be, I thought things were pretty above board and hopefully helped prove cathartic for those involved.
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    R.I.P. Jon Huber (Brodie Lee/Luke Harper)

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CJVQkRCA0WT/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Not sure if that'll come through. If not, Randy Orton's thoughts:
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    R.I.P. Jon Huber (Brodie Lee/Luke Harper)

    Surprisingly gutted by this. What the hell.
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    Tommy Lister Jr. aka Zeus passes away

    That's a great story
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    AEW Dynamite - December 9, 2020

    Thank you. This is what I'm continuing to struggle with. No problem with Omega going full heel aligning with Don Callis. But I'm left scratching my head at continued references to this being a screwjob; planning this for years; the worst thing that Schiavone has ever seen in wrestling, etc. I get appearing on a competitor's show is bad, but Omega didn't align himself with Impact.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Even after watching Kenny and Don's interview last night, I continue to be puzzled over how this is a screwjob. No problem with a belt collector angle, but if they aren't affiliated or aligning themselves with Impact (or anyone else), it feels like something is missing in the execution. I can't recall if Callis had been on any previous episode of Dynamite (I feel like he was once?), but I'm still scratching my head over the melodrama surrounding him tossing Omega a microphone and the two of them running out of the arena. I get, in kayfabe, that AEW wouldn't want them to appear on a competitor's show, but why spring out of the arena with the announcers screaming about how this is bullshit? It was no more bs than any other match with interference (crying over the gentleman's agreement, or whatever, that Omega and Moxley had is a bit much). And hasn't Omega been acknowledged on-air as an AEW executive? I'm blanking on how this is part of any master plan. I worry this reads like a teen on twitter/youtube/reddit complaining about kayfabe machinations, but I'm really just trying to get my arms around the story they're attempting to tell.
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    GOAT actor stuff

    It’s a very solid case, I’m sold.
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    AEW Dynamite - October 21, 2020

    Agreed. Heel v. heel was a weird enough vibe, and then they do that injury angle. Generally a very good episode, in large part, I think, from keeping matches at a tolerable length. No FTR ~18 minute opener where they go 50/50 and win with some cheating. A crisp 10 minute opener was just what we needed.
  10. Can't believe this tweet is eight years old.
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    AEW All Out 2020

    I watched the PPV the way God intended - in fits and starts at my in-laws over the course of a holiday weekend, right before I went to sleep and just as I would wake up (their house is small and they never replaced my wife's single bed, so I'm on a pullout couch when we stay over). The $50 price tag is absurd, but I'm fortunate enough to be able to indulge a few times a year (mercifully, they have not yet gone to a PPV per month model). I skipped the last one, as that was right as the pandemic began (I think?), and I was able to catch a few matches on youtube the next day. I went for this one, interested in at least four of the matches, and having seen everything but the eight man tag...I don't regret it. Can't add anything to the Hardy discourse. Real bad stuff and hopefully they learn from this. Not letting Hardy wrestle again this year would be the minimum. I hate botch culture, too, but the Sydal thing was a big time woofer and took me out of the battle royal. As silly as it sounds, it may not have been as bad for me had his entrance video not flashed 'SSP' in giant block letters moments earlier. I think I knew his name, but had never seen him before, but immediately promoting him as a presumed SSP specialist only to lead to...that was no bueno. I should keep reminding myself that it's nuts they've all been wrestling in the peak of terrible Florida humidity for months, Saturday night included, and judge some matches accordingly. I liked the FTR match, but didn't think it hit that extra level, and maybe it couldn't given the heat. Moxley/MJF was real solid. Not a classic and not something i'm likely to revisit, but they told a good story and I was fine with the fuck finish. Don't know what they do with Archer to make the result any more obvious than what they did with Moxley/Lee earlier this summer. Oh yeah...this has applied for real sports the last few years for me, too, where everyone bitches about announcing all the time, but unless it's really obvious and grating (Mauro ), I'm able to tune it out. Same with JR in AEW. I'm sure the product would be improved by just letting Excalibur and Tony handle things, with the occassional third voice thrown in (Taz has been solid, from what I pay attention to), but I'm really not hanging on every word and really even paying attention that much. I know that's not feedback the company should rely on, of course.
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    The Arn Anderson podcast

    Is there any market at all to hear anyone, even Arn Anderson, talk about Fatal 4 Way 2010 and Battleground 2015?