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  1. PeteF3

    AEW Saturday Night Dynamite - October 16, 2021

    I'm going to have to go with Steenalized here. "If you're not here for the title, then why are you here?" was never a regular talking point that I've heard in any territory or promotion. Not that it was never said, but it certainly wasn't "every show." For goodness sake, in most of these promotions we're talking about there were almost never any heel-heel or face-face matches. It would be a particularly odd thing to say in the WW(W)F because babyfaces never got title shots against Hogan, Backlund, Pedro, or Bruno. So all that talking point would do is undermine longtime babyfaces like Strongbow, Steamboat, Rocky Johnson, et al. They knew they were never getting a World title shot, yet they still competed. And of course, in the WWF especially, feuds tended to exist in their own world, so anyone whether heel or babyface not directly feuding with Hogan was unlikely to make any noise over wanting his title. I also don't remember JR or Schiavone or Crockett talking up how the Valiant-Jones war would lead to possible title opportunities either for the Boogie Woogie Man or Teijo Khan depending on who won. That feud was entirely outside titles and yet it was still treated with importance.
  2. PeteF3

    All Elite Wrestling

    What? Any time I'm writing something on a pad and then stop, I always make sure to take time to flip the pad around first so my text is facing away from me as I hold it.
  3. PeteF3

    WWE TV 09/20 - 09/26 New Day vs Bloodline YESSIR

    This may be Stephanie overruling Vince, Bruce, et al. Supposedly the decision not to mention Trump was hers, and she may be more cognizant of the potential consequences and fallout of such a character than Vince and his cronies.
  4. PeteF3

    WWE TV 09/20 - 09/26 New Day vs Bloodline YESSIR

    So, WWE is already removing Joe Gacy references from Youtube and Twitter. That gimmick may already be on ice.
  5. PeteF3

    AEW Dynamite - Grand Slam - September 22, 2021

    Maybe it's just that my expectations weren't high but that was a full-on 4* tag match. I thought it was fucking awesome and Sting looked so good that I may just consider him a worthy WON HOFer after all.
  6. PeteF3

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Steve Martin knew the trick to aging gracefully--in the 1970's when he was in his early 30's, he looked middle aged. When he reached his 60s, he still looked middle aged. Now that he's in his mid-70s looks like a recent retiree.
  7. PeteF3

    All Elite Wrestling

    Christ, we hear about Ric Flair and Scott Hall sexually assaulting a flight attendant and somehow Dreamer came off the worst of anybody in that whole episode.
  8. PeteF3

    AEW All Out 2021 - September 5, 2021

    Some notes about The Final Countdown as I understand it: - Europe apparently asks for $50,000 per play--that means if Bryan wrestles and wins, that's $100,000. $150 if he comes out to do a promo first. - The band itself doesn't really like the song, so one reason the price is so high is the reason some old guys charge so much for indies: they don't really want to, but aren't going to say no to a stupid amount of money either. - I don't like Europe myself, but they're still big enough on the continent that they've put a lot of money away and can make more doing nostalgia tours every couple of years. - They had to send a cease-and-desist to Trump when he was using the song on his campaign without permission, so they may be even more leery about putting it out there. The bottom line is it's their song and they can do with it what they want, if anything. (As for music in the '70s and '80s...come on. Almost none of that shit was licensed.)
  9. PeteF3

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Fans are "smarter" now than they were in 1993. Roma was just seen as a longtime TV loser, whereas most guys today are seen by many as talented guys being held back by incompetent booking.
  10. PeteF3

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    That feels like more reason to wanting to see them jump, not less.
  11. PeteF3

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    So, Sean Ross Sapp just reported that Owens' contract was restructured during the pandemic and it actually expires in January now. Not 2023 as we long thought.
  12. PeteF3

    AEW Rampage - 20th August 2021

    Meltzer rather casually dropped a scoop on WOR that Bray Wyatt to AEW is not 100% done but may as well be. He compared it to when he first reported on Aleister Black going, weeks before it actually happened.
  13. Well, it was clear to me who was carrying whose sorry ass in that GCW main event. I don't have an issue with Gage being a former bank robber but as a fundamental worker he's painful to watch (and I'm not talking about the gore, I mean like how his sorry ass apparently doesn't even know how to execute running the ropes).
  14. PeteF3

    AEW Dynamite - July 7th, 2021 - On The Road Again

    I mean, Cornette probably has lots of strong opinions on comics too, but wrestling wasn't just his hobby, it became his livelihood and the livelihood of many of his friends.
  15. PeteF3

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I feel like WrestleMania IV-V is Hogan at his physical peak. It was definitely Savage at his.