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  1. PeteF3

    All Elite Wrestling

    He just main evented the damn show last week. He's clearly in a spot that a guy like, say, Shawn Spears or CIMA isn't at.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    In terms of guys not growing up fans who became true students of the game: Brian Pillman. He went to a Sheik show in Cincinnati once, but wasn't into wrestling until it opened up as a career option when he was playing football in Calgary. A few years later and he's reading up on Ray Stevens and begging Meltzer to find him footage to study. Personal life and car wreck notwithstanding, Pillman certainly seemed to play the political game better than many others with his background.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Hey, hey, baby steps: let's see if Joey Janela can at least eclipse Shane McMahon when it comes to throwing a damn punch, first.
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    AEW Dynamite Week 9 - 27 Nov 2019

    They said before the match it's going to be an annual event.
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    AEW Dynamite Week 9 - 27 Nov 2019

    Close. It was Dr. Mindbender from the GI Joe cartoon. That was a total misfire.
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    AEW Dynamite Week 9 - 27 Nov 2019

    Well, we'll see what JR is made of--no Schiavone tonight to carry him. I'm assuming Tony is in Hawaii with the Georgia basketball team.
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    AEW Dynamite Week 9 - 27 Nov 2019

    Ted Irvine's a little awkward on the mic but his delivery on, "IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK HERE IN NEW YORK CITY!" killed me.
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    The Self Destruction of Jim Cornette

    Russo getting Cornette fired from TNA is what really got the fiery hatred burning in Jim. Cornette says that, past differences aside, they were actually cordial with one another when working in TNA though they tried to avoid actually talking wrestling in order to maintain that. Then Russo goes behind his back and it all went back to shit.
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    AEW Dynamite Week 8 - 20 Nov 2019

    "Let's combine the two Rotunda kids' gimmicks."
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    The Self Destruction of Jim Cornette

    I was I was two seconds away from replying "Like Cornershop!" and then I remembered they're British.
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    The Self Destruction of Jim Cornette

    Isn't most of the objectivism stuff just from Peart, anyway? (I'm...about as middle-of-the-pack on Rush as it gets.) Neil Young can undo a lot of Canadian ills. And am I wrong for kind of still liking the Crash Test Dummies?
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    The Self Destruction of Jim Cornette

    I think Corgan might be more like the American David Icke but this is admittedly outside my area of expertise.
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    The Self Destruction of Jim Cornette

    Yeah, for a company outwardly begging to get a TV deal out of this, shit like that can't fly. One could wonder how in the name of fuck that line could sit in the can for a month and not get edited out before airing, but knowing Corgan's political beliefs and Lagana's too, apparently, they probably really didn't see anything wrong with it. https://twitter.com/KyleNotGuile/status/1196960269114712065
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    WWE TV 11/18 - 11/24 South American Coupamania

    Eric Bischoff did, though, and that was a big part, rightly or wrongly, of what made the Monday Night Wars what they were.
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    WWE TV 11/11 - 11/17 Dark days indeed

    '93 Noo Yawk attitude heel Joey Styles is THE, hands down, worst play-by-play man in wrestling history. Ever. Even if you throw in color guys I actually enjoyed him far less than Rob Bartlett when I was watching the '93 Yearbook, and Bartlett SUUUUCKED. More straight-ahead '94-'97 Joey is better, but still has flaws. I don't think he really "put himself over at the expense of the wrestlers" as Mauro quite rightfully has been accused of. My big issues with him are a.) being the announcer equivalent of a "spot monkey," who thinks that just reciting move names is play-by-play, particularly when he generally didn't have a color analyst with him, and b.) he telegraphed EVERYTHING, it seems like. If Joey declared that the Dudleyz were going to retain the tag titles or that Luna was going to tear apart Beulah or that Cactus Jack was coming in to help Tommy Dreamer, you could guarantee with your life that the exact opposite would happen. I can't tell you how many dramatic moments Joey killed for me (Masato Tanaka kicking out of the 3-D comes to mind immediately) because of that shit. Lots of announcers have done the "IT'S OVER! A NEW CHAMPION TO BE CROWNED!" act before a dramatic kickout, but Joey took it to a new level. I honestly didn't notice any precipitous decline in Joey as ECW fell apart. The product got a lot worse, but for all of his faults Joey never struck me as someone who was ever phoning it in. But that's also without having gone into 2000-early 2001.
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