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Ryan Faulconer

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  1. Ryan Faulconer

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Nick Khan is maybe crowd sourcing new WWE slogans. WWE: Then. Now. Forever…just doesn’t fit WWE’s current creative direction. WWE: We’re Not Active Yeah, that fits the current situation alright.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    It is reassuring to know that AEW aren’t clueless on the matter. I’m not sure that editing the lines out was the right answer though. Now they just need to help Platinum Max to sharpen up his game…yo.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    It isn’t hard to do four rhymes and slip in a quick “Julia, drop these dorks and we can work on our tumbling…” . There’s no need at all to be topically edgey. Max is on a real cold stretch with his rap game, yo. I’m starting to think that this Max Caster isn’t much of a poet. They could morph into the evil jocks that feels like 8% of their current gimmick anyway. Until they get better in the ring they will be stuck with the rapper gimmick for some time. The Acclaimed should watch some of The Briscoes’ matches. Once they get more personality in the ring the less they need the rapping, intro and boom box. Whether they become wild brawlers or athletic heels with flashy offense.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    How can Dave not see the booking for the trees when it comes to Page challenging at All Out? The storylines in AEW are about to take a turn for the stupid if Dave’s idea is followed through on. I have no gripes with the WON or Meltzer…beyond his formatting and grammar. He isn’t the evil genius intent on stealing everyone’s clicks or whatever his vocal critics accuse him with. He should really stick with the facts or his history pieces that were always the highlight when I subbed. His star ratings or “takes” hot or otherwise, have been hit or miss for almost twenty years now. He used to be the unquestionable leader in wrestling journalism. After this past week with Danielson and Punk stories all over the net. Meltzer does seem a bit behind the curve here…possibly. I hate that he sits on news until often the booking lines up with the information. He will barely break a story that he could have broken long before he eventually does. I’m fairly certain Dave said that he knew Danielson had signed with AEW way back in May. That is so good to hear, Mr. Journalist Man. When were you planning on sharing it with the rest of the class? I reckon he would eventually write on September 22 from Arthur Ashe Stadium… ”It is expected that Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan in WWE) will make his long awaited much anticipated AEW debut tonight…in a match with Orange Cassidy to introduce him to this audience. Attendance is seriously stimulating me sexually right now. It is incredible…oh yeah, 2X,XXX paid for a new erec…er, record for AEW events. Time to ask Kenny for a raise!” - I took some liberties with Meltzer’s hypothetical “update” at Grand Slam. He probably wouldn’t ask for a raise directly - in an article in his WON. You get the gist of it I hope.
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    AEW Dynamite - July 21, 2021 - Fyter Fest Night 2

    Probably with one of the US Tag Team Titles.
  6. Ryan Faulconer

    All Elite Wrestling

    I don’t think Coach Tony K needs to be saving Bryan for some future surprise pop. AEW seems to want to TRY and break with the format of televised wrestling of the last twenty or more years. He tries…sometimes not succeeding at all at his preferred booking plan. There was the older way of introducing debutants through Coming Soon…vignettes over a few weeks period. Punk and Bryan don’t need to be built up for most AEW fans. All AEW needs to do is announce the signing(a) on Dynamite or possibly Dark and Dark Jr. They might even get more eyes on the Dark programs by announcing that a big announcement will be made on a Dark episode. Wrestling has baited fans with convoluted ideas for surprises since at least the 80s. The new signee(s) can still show up on a PPV but this anticipation can sell more tickets that a secret surprise could not. Unless it starts to build excitement before tickets are put on sale then a big surprise won’t make them any more money at the gate. They also aren’t inclined to counter-program opposite competing channels on the same night and theoretically at around the same 15 minute segment as their competitor. Without airing simultaneously competing shows Tony K can just stick to putting on the most captivating wrestling TV for AEW fans. He can still be concerned with netting new fans at the same time. He is only human after all. AEW has fallen into such a unique situation that they can experiment with two philosophies at the very same time. One can be a surprise at their assumed debuts - All Out for Punk and Grand Slam: The New Batch for Brya…I mean Danielson. Poor JR should be unofficially instructed to ALWAYS call “DBry” by his longtime nickname of “The Dazzler”… I mean long lost nickname “American Dragon”. JR will awkwardly accept those terms before thanking NICK Khan for his patience and understanding. Hell, he might call the boss Chaka for all we know about how well JR follows 2021 WWE business practices. NEXT…Murphy, Ruby Soho and Samuray del Sol, eventually.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Dr. Britt broke her wrist on Wednesday…Ugh.
  8. Ryan Faulconer

    AEW Dark Megathread

    What the heck happened here? I have four consecutive posts but stretched out over a month’s worth of time. Anyhow…it’s Monday and I don’t know if this is a 45 minute show like last week or will we see every match listed from Miami’s taping last Wednesday in a two hour competitive squash-a-thon. The only thing I want to comment on is the gear worn by the usual loveable jobber-class in AEW. I have to question whether Baron Black, KiLynn King and El Fuego del Sol but were secretly signed without the usual fanfare. All three of the wrestlers’ contract status fans were most concerned about all had what appeared to be brand new gear. Perhaps it was a parting gift from our benevolent ruler, Tony K.? King, Black and Fuego are three of the hardest working wrestlers during the pandemic era at Daily’s Place for most of the last eightyish weeks. Perhaps they have been signed after all. Many fans online were concerned that when AEW left Daily’s Place they would be leaving those three unsigned talents behind. I made a post last week about some wrestlers’ weak gear game. I actually had King and Fuego in mind when I posted that thought. Fast forward to tonight (July 12) and those three unsigned talents all have new looking gear. King and Fuego just look to have upgraded the quality and colour palette on what they usually wear. Baron Black has gone from mostly black singlets to white tights for a rather striking change in appearance.
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    AEW Dynamite - July 7th, 2021 - On The Road Again

    I hate the leaps he takes when ranting about AEW. I really do enjoy whatever Corny says about wrestling for the period ending with whatever work he got cajoled into by Jeff Jarrett’s umbrella promotion. Now that he is quasi-out of the business pretty much everything he says about modern wrestling is ignorant at best. Most of the time the way that he demeans AEW wrestlers just seem waaay too personal for it to just be about wrestling. The scary thing is that it probably is just about wrestling. If it isn’t exactly wrestling related then he needs some counselling from one of his sponsors. This IS Jim Cornette we are talking about…of course ot is probably 100% about professional wrestling. That’s always what makes his stories so worth skipping past (or listen, because I do) the hatred for all that he can no longer comprehend in the wrestling business. He has great insight until maybe around the 2015-16. Will Ospreys and Ricochet might have been the straw to break Cornette’s brain.
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    AEW Dynamite - July 7th, 2021 - On The Road Again

    I think SRS has been lightly pushing that the former Buddy Murphy would be a good fit “anywhere”. Sapp doesn’t come off as someone who just does this to hear his own voice. Whether Buddy’s name is mentioned
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    AEW Dynamite - July 7th, 2021 - On The Road Again

    The new rankings go 1. Hangman, 2. Orange, 3. Jungle Jack 4. Darby 5. Matt Something… They started to build to an OC/Kenny 1-on-1 but seemingly gave up abruptly to do the Soylent Orange vs the Blade & Bunny. Trent? won’t be around to watch his back, unfortunately with the Elite making everything an orgy…of interference lately.
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    AEW Dynamite - July 7th, 2021 - On The Road Again

    Tommy Tommy Tommy Fucking End! He gets to job to Cody. Lucky bastard…. Actually, this is hopefully why Cody is unstoppable lately. It takes a man like…Malachi Blacks(?) to beat him, hopefully by beating him up in the process. I would have kept Tommy End as a name. Or maybe he will. JR makes it a little more confusing than it should be. I think it was that Mark fella who called him by his previous name - outside of WWE. Whatever it was we can say JR did it.
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    AEW Dynamite - July 7th, 2021 - On The Road Again

    Believe it or not the Young Bucks might be just as good at brawls as they are in those marathon-length sprints. They barely follow a tag format on their best days so these street fights and bunkhouse matches are just another regular day at the office for Matt & Nick. Is Rick Knox as impotent judiciously as he seems as a ref? Was he a different ref before he met the Bucks? I don’t notice him much unless he’s working a Bucks’ match. He really doesn’t do anything to enforce the rules at all…that I’ve seen over the last five or six years. Does Knox carry the majority of blame or are the other refs just as pointless?
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    AEW Dynamite - June 30, 2021

    The AEW Title is quite large normally. Just HOW BIG is that soccer/football/hitballwithfootsies player? Yes, I know it is a miniature.
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    AEW Dynamite - June 30, 2021

    They have two choices now… 1) Let JR retire from the booth 2) Change the name of the company. Maybe use one word like Evolve or Progress. They have those two choices and those two choices only! Poor JR. He was good tonight. Jericho seemed to make him less crotchety this week. His one liners we’re usually painful like every week but his commentary was better than it has been lately on Dynamite. At this point though on most nights JR reminds me of later years-Bob Cole on Hockey Night in Canada. The action is too modern and the newer or foreign names are too hard for them to pronounce. They don’t need to be out there at that point in their careers.
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