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  1. Tawren

    Is Impact the best promotion in wrestling history?

    TNA - the company that just won't die! Now featured in the AEW championship main event title scene with WON HOF Kenny Omega.
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    G1 Climax 30

    I've come around on Jay White. Outside of the constant interference, he is an excellent wrestler with a good moveset and awesome timing. I trust NJPW booking for the most part. But man...I don't see it in Evil. Even when Jay White sucked when he first got pushed, I could see some kind of potential and the look (thinking he needed a beard - and that really helped). But Evil just doesn't have it.
  3. Tawren

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I've always found Terry Funk's transition from mainstream AJPW/NWA/WCW etc to FMW/ECW/indies to be bizarre. But I just was thinking about it in relation to Dory Funk's longevity in his weird wrestling school that never produced anyone - why didn't Dory ever show up in any of these feds? Why did Terry not make his way back to WCW or AJPW in the 90s?
  4. Tawren

    Under-the-radar wrestling book recommendations

    I recall reading about this years ago and I'm interested in looking into purchasing- Is there a good "coffee table" book on lucha? Is that the Monda Lucha a-go-go book? I basically want a book with mask pictures and iconic "suits and masks" pics. Just finished the Pat Laprade Andre book and reading through Sabu's right now. Both are just fantastic - I'll post more thoughts when done Sabu's.
  5. Tawren

    Current New Japan

    Dick Togo showing up in 2020 IWGP title scene is certainly up there for WTF moments. Probably the same as some of the weird Jan 4 Tokyo Dome main event results, I get it and I trust Gedo has a plan or whatever, but it doesn't work for me and I'm not interested in EVIL as a champion and all the interference and bullshit in the main event. Not what I want in my pro wrestling and specifically NJPW. But that chicken has left the coop long ago.
  6. Tawren

    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    The numbers, like how many were they selling. I'd be really interested to know how much Danielson vs Liger sold compared to Joe vs Kobashi, or Joe vs Punk 2. Or how the CZW Cage of Death did, or Glory By Honor 2006. It would be interesting to know how many people were actually watching this back then.
  7. Tawren

    AJPW video quality

    What is Lynch's email again? Does he still have the same catalogue. I remember receiving that thing in the mail like a brick.
  8. Tawren

    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    I've been wondering this forever...has it ever come out what ROH's distribution was from 2004-2007 when they artistically and storyline peaked? For their DVDs and VHS releases. And how did that compare to 2002-2004 when RF was running and distributing the shows.
  9. Tawren

    PWO Appreciation Thread

    Just want to join in on the chorus...this is a great forum and I always enjoy checking in and reading everyone's opinions. I wish I had posted more over the years, maybe this is a good time to get more involved. It's always fun when I'm getting into a wrestler or match series or era and to come to PWO and check on what people said in the GWE forum on that person, or the match forum, or if there's a historical review with people who were there and know this stuff better than anyone. It's a real pleasure. Cheers everyone.
  10. Tawren

    Wrestlemania 34

    Just tuning in...I really like that set. Looks really good.
  11. Tawren

    The 10,000 person crowd

    How did ROH do when they brought in Blue Panther and other luchadores maybe 5 years ago? I recall the 'crossover' idea didn't really work - but I also doubt they promoted it well.
  12. Tawren

    Current New Japan

    Two things: 1) Jay White really sucks. He might get better. But right now he really sucks. No presence, no charisma, lame moves. But it feels like the hardcore audience is starting to get behind him, and NJPW is into him, so I wonder if we'll see the hardcore opinion shift and he'll turn into an 'underrated favourite'. Look for it. 2) NJPW needs to do some shorter main events or NEVER matches. Run a 10-minute Goto vs whoever bombfest or something, or Okada beats the NJ Cup winner with an early rainmaker. The crowd was dead for the early pacing of Okada vs Sanada, and it feels to me like they are nearing that cliff. Insane NJPW main events are still fun to me, but they need to have some earlier finishes or some of these crazy moves end a match to make the crowd buy into it.
  13. Yeah it's a weird list. It's interesting to pick through. I'm surprised some of the 'classic indy' matches aren't on there - Punk's major WWE matches vs Cena, Lesnar, Taker are on but not Punk vs Joe from 2004? And there's no way on a poll of that size, that the majory of people on R/SC have seen 29) PWG World Championship: Chris Hero © vs. Bryan Danielson - September 4, 2009 - there's just no way. Especially with how many modern WWE and NJPW matches are in the top 50. So it's interesting to see what matches are highly regarded as classics and get votes just because of that aura and I'm really surprised Hero/Danielson from 2009 PWG is there. It's really good though.
  14. Tawren

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Unmasked Dr Wagner Jr as an old-school well dressed luchador is one of my favourite weird things.
  15. Tawren

    Current New Japan

    Yeah, de-escalating the Hiromu push was strange to me. Especially after the 2 minute Kushida squash I thought they were going all-in on Hiromu as a dominant ace, and instead they had him as almost a pure comedy guy after.