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Matt D

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  1. Matt D

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Isn't she in charge of a Trump Super PAC. It's more her job to kiss ass than it was when she was in the administration.
  2. Matt D

    World Cast: A WCCW Review

    Hey, happy 50th @Johnny Sorrow
  3. Not really meaning this as a slight on Drake but some little guy publicly crying about how much WWE means to him probably checks a lot of boxes for Vince.
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    French catch

    We’ll get there in 2022, thank you very much.
  5. Won't it be Delaporte? Just from a sheer footage perspective? Or was he too much of a main eventer. The deal with Virus (who I was basically the high vote on at #10 so that feels a bit like a personal attack) is that we have basically over a decade worth of weekly footage from the guy plus another decade of more scattered footage and plenty of indy matches. I mean at least we have over 15 Petit Prince matches, right?
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    French catch

    That's two votes for Husberg vs Arroyo and that's enough to make me wonder if we either lack some distance, are still blinded by the novelty, or are just a little overwhelmed in general given the state of the world. It was the first match in the project that really felt like work to get through for me. I have my type and I have my preferences, and have traditionally, in other projects, been for nuance over flash more often than not, but in so many of these matches, we get both and I fully admit that I may not have appreciated Husberg as much being so used to Pellacani and Peruano and Oliver and Bernaert who are all much more overt and over the top.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    I don’t think that’s a fair comparison. Shows were built around Hogan in a way that isn’t at all the case with the part timers. It doesn’t mean there aren’t issues but it’s not apples to apples.
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    French catch

    I think he might have said that the poster was wrong or some such too, but come on, I couldn't even keep the wrestlers straight on that one.
  9. Matt D

    French catch

    We're watching the last match we have from 57 for Tuesday - Eric Husberg vs Jose Arroyo. They briefly show a poster with the card whereas this is second from top and Chaisne vs someone else I don't recognize is on top. He has the "De Fer" as part of his name so I was trying to figure it out and found this instead, from 1902. https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=SFC19020105.2.151.2&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1 By the way, the announcing calls Husberg someone with a reputation as being bad guy, in this case "mechant". Did we ever pin down if that's what heels are called? "Wrestling is not forbidden from time to time to be a very beautiful thing." might be the best line the youtube translate ever spit out, by the way.
  10. Matt D

    Desert Island Graps: PWO Edition

    You're looking for something with weight here, I think, something with a lot of small details to look out for. 1. Bockwinkel vs Hennig 11/15/86 It's an hour match with so much nuance and effort and struggle. There are a million things to see. 2. Atlantis vs Villano III It's probably not my favorite match and it doesn't have my favorite guys in it but it's lengthy and heavy with emotion and you can relive it again and again. I think, all else equal, I'd go with a Satanico match instead but I'm not sure which. The Koshikana one maybe? Cochise? I don't know. So I went with this. 3. Heenan Family vs... (Either Andre/Hogan or Warrior's Survivor Series Team) I want something lengthy and fun with a lot of shtick. Basically, either works. A 10-man NJPW tag might work as well. Lots to see. Lots of people in and out. Etc. Maybe the 92 War Games for the same reason.
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    1970s Apter Mag Match of the Year winners

    http://www.midatlanticgateway.com/2017/09/ric-flair-again-overcomes-giant.html This talks about some of the build at least.
  12. Matt D

    French catch

    BTW, this Japanese fellow is on the bandwagon: http://wrestlingheart.com/others/france/fcatch/fcatchanalysis.html
  13. Matt D

    WWE TV 05/18 - 05/24 The Last Dance was fucking incredible

    I love you guys but...
  14. Matt D

    French catch

    How much weirder is it than La Bete Humaine?