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Hello everyone, I figured I would post here first since, well since I am new here. I started watching wrestling around late 2009 ~ early 2010. I can say for a fact that I am significantly younger than everyone else here (lol). I discovered PWO a couple of years ago over the summer and I've been going through all the forums and all the matches and discovering so many new things. Discovering a whole site dedicated to wrestling from any promotion from any time period absolute rules, so for that, I am grateful. I ended up making a spreadsheet gathering all the matches that seemed interesting and some matches that even though I never heard of, but were highly praised in the forums. Prior to this, I would always watch wrestling from all over the world, but I would never even touch matches from the 80s or 90s. When going through the forums, I would see matches that I had no idea that was considered at an all-time level. Going through matches, researching, and discovering more and more made me go insane! Over the past few years, my tastes changed dramatically, and a large part is these forums. Something that I would like to get done is making a GME list of my own. I'm really excited to be a part of PWO now. Outside of wrestling, I like to ride my bike and watch some TV. I don't follow sports aside from MMA (even that I don't really follow).  

If I had to pick a GME right now, with my limited viewing (I haven't seen A LOT), I would pick any of the following: Cena/Lesnar (Extreme Rules), 06/09/95, Flair/Funk (GAB 1989), or Okada/Naito. I am wildly excited to watch a ton of wrestling over the next year. As far as favs go: Cena, Lesnar, Kobashi, Tanahashi and Naito. Thanks for your time!

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Hey everyone, I found PWO from the podcasts around GWE 2016 and I've been a lurker here ever since, but with GWE starting back up I thought it was a good opportunity to finally join the discussions. I’m 26 and live in Atlanta, Georgia. I started watching wrestling in 2012 and really branched out beyond WWE around 2014. The main modern stuff I watch is the American Indies and NJPW and Noah, but with the pandemic happening, i’ve really enjoyed going back and delving through old footage to build a better base of footage that I’m familiar with. 

My favorite three matches are probable Zach Sabre Jr - Roderick Strong from PWG 4/2/2015, Jumbo Tsuruta - Genichiro Tenryu AJPW 6/5/89 and Bret Hard - Steve Austin 3/23/1997. 


I’m in the middle of a big deep dive on Kiyoshi Tamura and going year by year in wrestling for the 2000s. The gaps I’m hoping to fill in the next few years are WoS, Joshi, and peak Ring of Honor. I really look forward to taking part in discussions and learning a lot!

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Hello,

Long time wrestling fan, happy to find this place.  Came up watching WWF in the 80s and 90s and beyond, but The Monday Night Wars made me go back into early NWA which got me into other territories and have spent the last 20 years discovering what I was missing.

Happy to find so many fans gathered in one place. 

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Hey everyone! I'm your friendly neighborhood nerdy wrestling girl with one leg ... Brynn!

Yeah, I know ... my name is weird. It's pronounced like "Ben" except with an "R" after the "B".

First off, big shout out to Loss for helping fix my registration issues!

I've been a fan of wrestling for as long as I can remember! I don't remember exactly how I came across it but it was WWF Raw sometime in 1995 and the first pay-per-view I remember being hyped was that years Survivor Series. I was an avid WWF watcher through the Attitude Era and beyond. I did watch WCW when it wasn't up against Raw. My first exposure to ECW was the TNN show and I watched that weekly until ECW shut down.

Since WCW and ECW shut down, I watched mostly WWE along with peeking in on TNA here and there. I also borrowed tapes from some friends and I watched mid 2000s NOAH, Ring of Honor, and short lived promotions in the 2000s like World Wrestling All-Stars. I also watched a lot of my hometown group HWA. I've spent a ton of time watching old stuff on Peacock/WWE Network that I missed out on. I also watch a ton of old stuff on Impact Plus and stuff on YouTube that catches my interest (I've been on a Stampede Wrestling binge on YouTube currently).

Fast forward to today ... I still watch tons and tons of wrestling. Dynamite and Rampage from AEW every week plus the majority of their PPVs, NXT on occasion when there's nothing else on or if it's a special episode. I also watch the big shows from Impact and I never miss a WWE "premium live event" (NXT included in that). 

When I'm not watching wrestling, I dig shows like Yellowstone, South Park, Bob's Burgers, Simpsons, Great North, any of the Star Wars specials on Disney Plus and also competition shows like Survivor and Big Brother! In terms of other sports, I'll watch hockey and football. Maybe some baseball if it's a team that interests me but they really lost me after the lockout this past winter.

Anyway, I've babbled on too long. I'm excited to be here and always up for learning more about the wild and wacky world of pro wrestling!

 

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Hi, my name is Cameron. I’m 26 years old living in Charlotte, North Carolina. I started watching wrestling at the end of the Attitude Era and was a HUGE Rock fan back in 02. I took a break from wrestling after from like 2003-2011, but got bored with the WWE programming at the time very quickly and took another break, but still kept up with things through Reddit and social media. Based off a recommendation, I watched Wrestle Kingdom 10 in 2016 and I’ve been back for good ever since. I found this website once I got interested in going back into the New Japan archives for recommendations and I’ve been thankful. This forum is a treasure trove of information for people like me and I’ve even created my own matchlists based off of recommendations from the site. I am now in my 90s New Japan and shoot style faze and look forward to continuing to learn from these forums and try to present what I learn and break it down even further into basically essentials for each era at least for Japanese wrestling. I do realize that this is essentially what Loss does but I want to break it down even further for someone who doesn’t want to go through 1000s of hours of footage and make it simple for all of the Neanderthals over on Reddit and the rest of social media (kidding kind of). 

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