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Title: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: ChicoTheTorch on August 04, 2021, 10:45:18 PM
I didnít see one, so Iím starting one
Iím a diehard wrestling fan, and I know that thereís some other fans here too (has to be, itís mostly a sausage fest here)

A couple topics to talk about
The Bray Wyatt release.
One word: moronic


Matt Cardona (Zack Ryder) in deathmatches, a video game scenario come to life. Iím still baffled by that one
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 05, 2021, 08:34:47 AM
I started a wrestling thread years ago, it might still exist somewhere on here, but definitely welcome to a new one. WWE is a damn shit show right now.

I could've done without The Fiend, but Bray Wyatt the cult leader from the swamp with Harper and Rowan was bad ass. The firefly funhouse had some great moments too.

Surprisingly, the two things I actually like are fucking Reginald and Baron Corbin.

AEW on the other hand....... so much good going on over there. Jericho and Juventud last night was OK. Judas Effect off the top rope was really nice.

Cody Rhodes got his fucking head kicked off last night and it was great.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Hinna on August 05, 2021, 08:48:29 AM
someone here speaks exclusively in wrestling gifs he would like this
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: ChicoTheTorch on August 05, 2021, 05:45:17 PM
someone here speaks exclusively in wrestling gifs he would like this

he is now my favorite slap pal
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: ChicoTheTorch on August 05, 2021, 05:47:16 PM
I started a wrestling thread years ago, it might still exist somewhere on here, but definitely welcome to a new one. WWE is a damn shit show right now.

I could've done without The Fiend, but Bray Wyatt the cult leader from the swamp with Harper and Rowan was bad ass. The firefly funhouse had some great moments too.

Surprisingly, the two things I actually like are fucking Reginald and Baron Corbin.

AEW on the other hand....... so much good going on over there. Jericho and Juventud last night was OK. Judas Effect off the top rope was really nice.

Cody Rhodes got his fucking head kicked off last night and it was great.

WWE is a joke nowadays, I just keep up with news and watch the old classics on Peacock and DVDs. I keep up with AEW news as well but where I have no cable (streaming services only) I cant watch weekly unless they have some kind of TNT on demand
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Kaiju Foster on August 06, 2021, 06:48:30 AM
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I started a wrestling thread years ago, it might still exist somewhere on here, but definitely welcome to a new one. WWE is a damn shit show right now.

I could've done without The Fiend, but Bray Wyatt the cult leader from the swamp with Harper and Rowan was bad ass. The firefly funhouse had some great moments too.

Surprisingly, the two things I actually like are fucking Reginald and Baron Corbin.

AEW on the other hand....... so much good going on over there. Jericho and Juventud last night was OK. Judas Effect off the top rope was really nice.

Cody Rhodes got his fucking head kicked off last night and it was great.
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WWE is a joke nowadays, I just keep up with news and watch the old classics on Peacock and DVDs. I keep up with AEW news as well but where I have no cable (streaming services only) I cant watch weekly unless they have some kind of TNT on demand

Itís pretty easy to find a livestream of them online somewhere when they air each week, thatís how my brother keeps up. Just gotta search around a little bit.

I was always more of an old-school ECW and FMW guy myself, but I fuck with AEW and shit here and there, as well. Moxley has been dope since his indie/deathmatch days.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: HeavyAndExpensive on August 06, 2021, 06:51:53 AM
In the late 80s, early 90s, my great grandmother used to watch WWF on her TV in the kitchen, while eating oreos, yelling and cursing and the wrestlers on screen.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Sila on August 06, 2021, 08:28:59 AM
I actually just read Bret Hart's book and am more of a fan after doing so. I watch some AEW, NJPW, and check out matches of smaller promotions from around the world. It's only been in the last year that i've started watching again since the mid 00's and i'm loving it.

Like skateboarding, there's just so much stuff to keep up with if you're a die hard fan. I'm appreciating it much more as an adult. What a unique, hilarious, and beautiful art form.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on August 06, 2021, 10:58:27 AM
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I started a wrestling thread years ago, it might still exist somewhere on here, but definitely welcome to a new one. WWE is a damn shit show right now.

I could've done without The Fiend, but Bray Wyatt the cult leader from the swamp with Harper and Rowan was bad ass. The firefly funhouse had some great moments too.

Surprisingly, the two things I actually like are fucking Reginald and Baron Corbin.

AEW on the other hand....... so much good going on over there. Jericho and Juventud last night was OK. Judas Effect off the top rope was really nice.

Cody Rhodes got his fucking head kicked off last night and it was great.
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WWE is a joke nowadays, I just keep up with news and watch the old classics on Peacock and DVDs. I keep up with AEW news as well but where I have no cable (streaming services only) I cant watch weekly unless they have some kind of TNT on demand

https://watchwrestling.in/

I watch everything on this website, aew, occasionally nxt and bigger wwe ppvs. Aew ppvs are hit and miss though, sometimes theyíll get taken down pretty quick.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Kaiju Foster on August 06, 2021, 11:32:34 AM
I actually just read Bret Hart's book and am more of a fan after doing so. I watch some AEW, NJPW, and check out matches of smaller promotions from around the world. It's only been in the last year that i've started watching again since the mid 00's and i'm loving it.

Like skateboarding, there's just so much stuff to keep up with if you're a die hard fan. I'm appreciating it much more as an adult. What a unique, hilarious, and beautiful art form.


Bret Harts book is so damn good.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on August 06, 2021, 12:20:13 PM
Check out u/brethartburiesthis (https://www.reddit.com/user/BretHartBuriesThis/) on Reddit, fucking hilarious
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: TheBoognish on August 06, 2021, 01:47:03 PM
I haven't watched WWE since Eddie Guerrero died (RIP). I was big into the independent scene (ROH, PWG, IWA-MS) for a while but haven't checked it out in a long time.

That being said, last night I got baked as fuck and watched some old Japanese matches I hadn't watched in 15 years.

You want some good matches ? Watch the matches from the Misawa/Kobashi rivalry. Some of the best and stiffest matches of all time. These guys were built different.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Phantasma Del Mar on August 07, 2021, 05:02:56 PM
Just wanted to second the love for AEW and for rewatching classic matches on peacock. Anybody else have any good old merch that brings up memories? I still have my LOD what a rush hat and Bret Hart sunglasses (see post my fit thread) from when I saw wwf live as a kid. Still fits! (https://i.ibb.co/3RtMWvW/9-DB1254-D-27-DB-4-CD1-8-FBA-66-F3-D61-EE2-B0.jpg) (https://ibb.co/3RtMWvW)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: franquietits on August 07, 2021, 06:00:12 PM
I agree with some of the sentiments about wwe. I followed them pretty consistently around 2017, but the constant insider news about wrestler frustration, dissatisfaction from fans, the tendencies to drop the ball and capitalize on certain wrestlers by playing to their strengths... it got tired after awhile. Vince is considered the stalwart and know-all for what's good, but really he's just one guy, and his arbitrary decision making and restrictive style on creativity and everything makes it sucks a lot. They still do some things that are great and captivating though, like this segment with Finn vs. Reigns from last night:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gCNP5Gy4hs

...it was pretty simple and got me psyched in a way that AEW promos aren't always able to. I mostly just feel bad for wwe talent -- very expendable. They're all just all trying to appease the guy at the top of the company. I haven't been watching enough of anything to really get a good feel, though.

This aew twist-segment from this week was also pretty good. But I preferred the one with Finn just cause he's in the spotlight again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBmKXTj4bhk
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on August 10, 2021, 09:24:47 AM
I watched the latest Dynamite last night and that Cody promo was fuckin weird, like most of them. I don't get how much is a character (and if so what that character is meant to be exactly), or whether he just really thinks he's that much of a big deal. It's odd.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on August 10, 2021, 10:51:03 AM
I watched the latest Dynamite last night and that Cody promo was fuckin weird, like most of them. I don't get how much is a character (and if so what that character is meant to be exactly), or whether he just really thinks he's that much of a big deal. It's odd.

Cody is definitely a mark for himself. Not hating, but he really does think heís that much of a big deal. Like his 5 minute long entrances through the middle tunnel with the whole nightmare factory. But the crowd eats it up so more power to him
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Uh Oh on August 10, 2021, 11:10:25 AM
Cody Rhodes gives me Steven Segal vibes.
Very masturbatory.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: krookedjuice on August 11, 2021, 11:33:54 AM
i tune in to wwe every now and then and will watch PPVs on Peacock if i'm home and bored.

AEW wasn't really my thing when it first started but it's growing on me a lot.

i did however go to a wwe live show a couple weeks ago and after a few beers that was the most fun i've had in a while. Floor seats were only 50 bucks and the crowd down there got you hyped up.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on August 11, 2021, 01:02:58 PM
Cody Rhodes gives me Steven Segal vibes.
Very masturbatory.

masturbatory is the word. At first I thought it was a gimmick where he'd get more and more arrogant with the entrances / promos etc until he eventually started to get heat from the crowd and turn heel, but seems he actually does just think he's some sort of god.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: friendly dave on August 20, 2021, 10:51:59 PM
The pop for CM Punk tonight was probably the craziest pop I've ever seen in all my years watching wrestling.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: tension on August 21, 2021, 01:59:19 PM
The pop for CM Punk tonight was probably the craziest pop I've ever seen in all my years watching wrestling.

Iím still buzzing from it
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 21, 2021, 02:31:58 PM
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The pop for CM Punk tonight was probably the craziest pop I've ever seen in all my years watching wrestling.
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Iím still buzzing from it

Missed Rampage but first thing I did when I woke up was watch the replay. What a pop. Daniel Bryant/Brian Danielsonís pop will be huge too. AEW is just blowing WWE out right now. Only good thing going for them is Roman Reigns.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: brycickle on August 22, 2021, 08:45:55 PM
CM pop Punk.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 23, 2021, 12:12:33 PM
I really like Becky Lynch, but damn they did Bianca Bel Air dirty as hell at SummerSlam.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 23, 2021, 01:43:25 PM
I bought lower level my ticket for AEW Grand Slam for $25. Last Friday made the stock shoot wayy up.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Mr. Kamikazi on December 10, 2021, 04:15:48 PM
Very happy to see this. So before I got into skateboarding, WWE (Then WWF) & WCW was all I cared about. The first match I ever saw was Eddie Guerrero (RIP) VS Rey Mysterio in WCW. I remember being mesmerized & just had to see more. My grandfather was a fan since the days of Ernie the Cat Ladd & Bruno Samartino, along with Freddie Blassie when he had the gimmick of filing his teeth. Anyway, wrestling was everything. Absolutely loved the Sting/NWO era & was happy to see the Attitude Era go on & then I think what would be considered the Ruthless aggression Era with the likes of Kurt Angle, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, John Cena all make their debut in WWE & become huge. I have quite a few action figures still sealed as I was collecting up until the 8th grade when I started skating. Since then, I sort of stopped watching regularly but always stayed in the loop as my grandfather would keep me posted up until he died. My grandmother too was into it & growing up with them was fun as when I would come downstairs for breakfast or come home, they would tell me what happened on RAW or Smackdown. Funniest thing I remember is the time my grandfather ordered a Pay Per View of when Sting beat Hollywood Hulk Hogan for the WCW title; I had a sneezing fit & my grandfather became visibly pissed because he couldn't hear Eric Bischeoff's announcement. I miss those days!



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Phantasma Del Mar on December 12, 2021, 03:49:48 PM
Love hearing great memories so I thought Iíd share this program I kept from when I saw WWF in 92. Piper, Hulk, Bret Hart, and Flair all on the same bill! I was also a big Sid Justice and British Bulldog fan. I was young, but I remember Crush from Demolition was debuting his Kona Crush persona which I donít remember lasting too long. Still a lot of kids seemed to be into it, hell his finisher was just like a 2 hand head crush maneuver, whatís not to love? (https://i.ibb.co/j3kZB5H/2-BAC4-BBA-88-F4-4-DDF-9-F66-A92-E8410-AEFA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/j3kZB5H)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on December 21, 2021, 07:05:33 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPwS9MNlhEP/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPovS9_FquL/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPjUxzglb28/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPRIJHkl5rc/

Check out these wrestling collages that I make. Holla at me for the Slap Pals discount. If you have a certain wrestler you would like immortalized in collage form, let me know and I can see what I can do.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on December 21, 2021, 08:36:07 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPwS9MNlhEP/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPovS9_FquL/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPjUxzglb28/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPRIJHkl5rc/

Check out these wrestling collages that I make. Holla at me for the Slap Pals discount. If you have a certain wrestler you would like immortalized in collage form, let me know and I can see what I can do.

These are awesome, really like the Flair and Foley ones
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on December 21, 2021, 10:30:24 AM
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https://www.instagram.com/p/CPwS9MNlhEP/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPovS9_FquL/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPjUxzglb28/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPRIJHkl5rc/

Check out these wrestling collages that I make. Holla at me for the Slap Pals discount. If you have a certain wrestler you would like immortalized in collage form, let me know and I can see what I can do.
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These are awesome, really like the Flair and Foley ones

THANKS!!!!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on December 25, 2021, 03:29:56 AM
Anybody here into the old stuff? Like territory days and the 80s/90s. I recently started watching AEW and seeing AA got me going on a nostalgia kick..

Also if anyone hasn't seen this yet or if you're a lapsed fan that's just wondering what's going on in the world of pro wrestling right now I HIGHLY recommend this little summary video series. It's so well done and perfectly encapsulates an awesome long term story. Start at part 1,light up a joint, and enjoy.

https://youtu.be/o0YJgm6Auz8
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on February 01, 2022, 09:45:44 AM
Well.

What did you guys think of the Royal Rumble?

I haven't been consistently watching WWE lately, and after watching on Saturday it was a really good reminder why.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: friendly dave on February 01, 2022, 10:28:36 AM
It was terrible.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on February 01, 2022, 11:01:28 PM
I thought the rumble sucked this year. But better news, Brian Kendrickís wwe contract is over and heíll be wrestling mox tomorrow on dynamite!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on February 02, 2022, 07:57:17 AM
Yeah it sucked, I watched it in a bar and haven't followed WWE since WM last year so I didn't really realise it at the time but it was pretty terrible. The two winners were just awful choices especially Brock. I liked Seth vs Roman and didn't mind the DQ finish necessarily. Can't remember much else tbh
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on February 02, 2022, 04:08:17 PM
I thought the rumble sucked this year. But better news, Brian Kendrickís wwe contract is over and heíll be wrestling mox tomorrow on dynamite!

Never mind
https://twitter.com/TonyKhan/status/1489022121917521927?s=20&t=h2zYzXtBB1a8zJESD9RJCg
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: biaherl on February 02, 2022, 04:34:31 PM
This is the second album I ever bought
(https://i0.wp.com/www.geeksandbeats.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/wwf-the-wrestling-album.jpg?fit=600%2C300&ssl=1)

And I went to the Rodman Vs Karl Malone match and that's all I've got

Oh! And I still sing a song from GLOW about eating raw meat and from M.O.M. the first rap song in wrestling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8sSd8bB_Iw
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Sightunseen on February 02, 2022, 04:40:07 PM
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I thought the rumble sucked this year. But better news, Brian Kendrickís wwe contract is over and heíll be wrestling mox tomorrow on dynamite!
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Never mind
https://twitter.com/TonyKhan/status/1489022121917521927?s=20&t=h2zYzXtBB1a8zJESD9RJCg

Goddamn that was quick! Those comments he made were horrendous though and good on AEW to sever their relationship immediately.
They just tweeted out they have a surprise for tonightÖ could it be Jeff hardy??
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: friendly dave on February 02, 2022, 05:38:43 PM
They did kind of tease Jeff on the last episode of BTE. Also Shane McMahon is apparently gone from the wwe.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Sightunseen on February 02, 2022, 06:22:06 PM
They did kind of tease Jeff on the last episode of BTE. Also Shane McMahon is apparently gone from the wwe.

Imagine Shane becomes All Elite, thatíll make dinner at the McMahon household interestingÖ

Man, the Rumble match was horrible too, and he was one of the main producers for it I read. Allegedly had a few matches scheduled for the next few PPVs too before getting canned. Who knows whatíll happen with him now.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 02, 2022, 07:45:25 PM
This is the second album I ever bought
(https://i0.wp.com/www.geeksandbeats.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/wwf-the-wrestling-album.jpg?fit=600%2C300&ssl=1)

And I went to the Rodman Vs Karl Malone match and that's all I've got

Oh! And I still sing a song from GLOW about eating raw meat and from M.O.M. the first rap song in wrestling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8sSd8bB_Iw

You and I would get along. I think like 3 slots on my current playlist are wrestling related, and oddly enough 2 are ravishing related. Bonnie Tyler - ravishing (the instrumental was briefly hogan's theme between survivor and real American), Simply Ravishing (Rick Rude's awesome WCW theme), and then Jushin Liger's theme.

The rumble blew and I'd be lying if I said there isn't a little bit of schadenfreude. It's kind of hilarious to watch them scramble for talent after firing 60 people or something in the last year.

AEW is pretty bloated now too but I think they'll slowly trim the fat like Janela and Cage rather than cutting off full limbs at a time (with maniacal glee) like Vince. I don't really see a spot for Kendrick after the initial few "wow this guy can still go!" spotfests that I'm sure he'll have with the bucks and jungle boy and whoever else wants to say they wrestled one of the OGs on TV. I kind of feel like Hangman has lost a little of the steam he had coming off winning the belt, but they've shown themselves to be pretty adept at long term booking so I'm still on the bandwagon for now.

Edit: Lol that was fast. Not surprised that Kendrick is a kooky Nazi simp. I get that vibe from Kazarian too.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on February 03, 2022, 08:08:19 PM
Yeah Kendrickís comments were super out of line. No idea he even said that stuff. Bummer because I was a fan of him, especially him and Paul Londonís tag team run.

Regarding trimming the fat, I believe some of the early signees contracts will be up this year, including Joey janela and Brian cage, assuming they donít re-sign or get an extension.

Whatíd yíall think about the mox/Danielson segment? When danielson first joined, I definitely thought about him taking either moriarty/Daniel Garcia/yuta under his wing, so Iím excited to see what TKs got planned for this.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: skate_bored on February 04, 2022, 07:31:22 PM
sick thread. havent watched anything "new" since like 2002 or 2003, but i was obsessed as a kid (just turned 35). i used to have all the wrestling figures and the ring and loved watch from like 93-2000 or so? grew up with 2 brothers and i cant believe we didnt kill each other emulating wrestling moves.

these days:
1. peacock - watching all kinds of old documentaries. nWo, bret hart, shawn michaels, undertaker, etc. Saturday and Sunday morning, i like to find an old PPV. right now i'm on a royal rumble kick. watched 1992 last weekend. im gonna watch ppv's from 1992 - til i get sick of it. i love the old blue steel cage. undertaker coming up through the ring, everything was so sick back then.
2. shoot interviews - when im stoned and/or my gf is asleep, im watching kevin nash tell stories from the road. its insane to hear how these guys lived. it reminds me a lot of skateboarding in a weird way. they were just fucked up and did the job as needed. so many good stories in the shoot interviews but kevin nash in particular is my favorite to listen to.
3. wrestling figures - i was obsessed as a kid but never got all the ones i wanted. now i have a spreadsheet of the ones that i wanted and i look on eBay at the prices. i still never buy them but i spend a weird amount of time looking.

life is so weird. but nostalgia is the best. i just dont think i can get into the current wrestling. but the stuff from when i was 5-15 years old was the coolest thing on the planet and the whole industry is fascinating to me. i dont tell anyone about any of the above lol.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: JugeL on February 04, 2022, 09:36:33 PM
Instead of following the "What would Jesus do", i follow the "What would Stone cold Steve Austin do" religiously
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: gabba ghoul on February 07, 2022, 02:18:26 PM
motherfuckas wanna act like they forgot about raven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5owYlsPcqrM
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 08, 2022, 10:21:50 PM
sick thread. havent watched anything "new" since like 2002 or 2003, but i was obsessed as a kid (just turned 35). i used to have all the wrestling figures and the ring and loved watch from like 93-2000 or so? grew up with 2 brothers and i cant believe we didnt kill each other emulating wrestling moves.

these days:
1. peacock - watching all kinds of old documentaries. nWo, bret hart, shawn michaels, undertaker, etc. Saturday and Sunday morning, i like to find an old PPV. right now i'm on a royal rumble kick. watched 1992 last weekend. im gonna watch ppv's from 1992 - til i get sick of it. i love the old blue steel cage. undertaker coming up through the ring, everything was so sick back then.
2. shoot interviews - when im stoned and/or my gf is asleep, im watching kevin nash tell stories from the road. its insane to hear how these guys lived. it reminds me a lot of skateboarding in a weird way. they were just fucked up and did the job as needed. so many good stories in the shoot interviews but kevin nash in particular is my favorite to listen to.
3. wrestling figures - i was obsessed as a kid but never got all the ones i wanted. now i have a spreadsheet of the ones that i wanted and i look on eBay at the prices. i still never buy them but i spend a weird amount of time looking.

life is so weird. but nostalgia is the best. i just dont think i can get into the current wrestling. but the stuff from when i was 5-15 years old was the coolest thing on the planet and the whole industry is fascinating to me. i dont tell anyone about any of the above lol.

I'm around the same age and grew up as a little hulkamaniac... I think most of my childhood toys were WWF based and I hid my first glass pipe in a torn seam in my million dollar man wrestling buddy for years when I was a teenager. I was a closet fan for years but I don't give a fuck since I got back into it, I listen to Jim Cornette's drive-thru (basically a years long running shoot interview with TONS of road stories) and watch parts funknown videos on YouTube at work.

Along with the aforementioned Cornette podcasts, if you're a fan of the era I highly recommend checking out OSW review on YouTube. It's 3 Irish dudes watching and reviewing old wrestling and it's hilarious and highly entertaining. There's a lot of long running inside jokes so if you enjoy it I'd start from the beginning. They do storyline arcs like hulkamania, world powers collide, the Lex express, they've done some TNA and ECW stuff, and currently they're doing the Warrior in WCW storyline. It makes for fantastic stoned binge watching.. Lots of interesting background info and crazy backstage stories and it's well made and edited.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Sila on February 09, 2022, 02:46:48 AM
Randy Savage had the best promos.

https://youtu.be/p7xTAnUCLek
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 10, 2022, 02:53:10 AM
Actually sat down and watched some of Dynamite live for the first time ever last night (kept trying to rewind to watch spots and fast forward through young bucks promos like I usually do haha).

These guys really are doing a cool job of blending smaller, athletic, indy style wrestling with attitude era WWF presentation and a touch of ecw/Japanese style hardcore. The Hangman Page vs Lance Archer deathmatch main event last night was brutal, bloody, had a nice creative twist, and Jake the snake looked awesome. Love seeing him living his best life. The buckshot spot was really cool, hangman is so fucking good at that sort of thing. He rarely messes it up despite how easy that would be to do... He reminds me a lot of AJ styles that way.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on February 10, 2022, 06:53:37 AM
Dynamite was amazing last night, fell asleep during the main event as it was 3am here but will watch it again later. I haven't seen much of Keith Lee in NXT but his debut was brilliant

To those showing an interest in wrestling again I'd recommend not listening to Jim Cornette or you will probably start hating everything very quickly
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: ok boomer on February 10, 2022, 07:40:42 AM
I grew up with AWA and NWA, did not really like the WWF. WWF seemed corny to me and my brother as kids. Then watched some early WCW (for Sting mostly). Took a break from watching there.. but I did enjoy WWF (Attitude era) and WCW (Nitro/Thunder era). LOVED ECW big time (I could go on for hours about that). KINDA stopped watching around when Cena was getting popular (2004?), but I did watch ROH (Ring of Honor) and was really hyped on that (CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Christopher Daniels, Austin Aries, etc.) Watched a bit of TNA, as they had some ROH guys and Raven, who I was a fan of from ECW/WCW. Watched a bit of WWE when CM Punk was in there, but legit stopped watching when he quit. I did see a few bits of him in AEW recently, got me hyped.

My fave dudes over the years...
-Road Warriors
-Ric Flair
-Randy Savage OH YEAAAH
-Curt Hennig
-Shawn Michaels
-Steve Austin
-Hollywood Hogan (I liked him as a heel only)
-Raven
-Kidman (underrated)
-Sting
-Foley
-Y2J (especially his WCW era)
-Steve Corino
-Tajiri
-Sabu
-CM Punk
-Kane
-Scott "BIG POPPA PUMP" Steiner (he made me laugh)
-Bret Hart
-Michael PS Hayes (Fabulous Freebirds!)
-the whole Von Erich family was awesome
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on February 10, 2022, 11:33:37 AM
Hangman vs. Lance Archer was amazing last night. Great match, lots of blood. I wasn't watching wrestling during CM Punk's WWE run so I'm not marking out as hard as everybody else about him. But he is doing some good shit, and I love MJF, so that storyline is pretty great. Cody needs to go away. Jericho needs to be phased into commentary position that occasionally gets pulled into the ring when a proper storyline permits. His podcast is great.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 12, 2022, 12:14:38 AM
Hangman vs. Lance Archer was amazing last night. Great match, lots of blood. I wasn't watching wrestling during CM Punk's WWE run so I'm not marking out as hard as everybody else about him. But he is doing some good shit, and I love MJF, so that storyline is pretty great. Cody needs to go away. Jericho needs to be phased into commentary position that occasionally gets pulled into the ring when a proper storyline permits. His podcast is great.

I love Cody. He knows exactly what he's doing and he's 100% old school carny deep down which I think wrestling needs in some form. My take is that he and Brandi are insufferable when they're on screen but that's the point - they're doing the Triple H/Steph thing but instead of smashing you over the head with it WWE style they let it happen slowly and grow organically. Plus if you like bloody old school southern wrasslin his match with Dustin back at the start of AEW is amazing.

I thought Hangman vs Archer was great too. Hangman never botches despite always doing these wild creative spots like that finish. Dude is so good, so smooth. Definitely has the potential to be this generation's HBK. Archer has gotten a lot better since his days as "that tall dude with a tramp stamp" too. I loved Jake the snake and Dan Lambert taking down the top rope to eliminate the buckshot lariat - kayfabe logic is seriously the best.

I also wasn't watching during Punk's run and he's not my cup of tea in the ring but I enjoy his promo battles. The Eddie Kingston program was good and I'm a huge MJF mark so obviously I'm enjoying the current stuff. Also love what they're doing with Wardlow.

Jericho I can't give an unbiased opinion on. He's a bloated egomaniac these days by a lot of accounts but he was my favorite cruiserweight in wcw even before he turned heel and I was so happy he finally got his due in the fed so I've been a fan of his for most of my life at this point. I'll probably always enjoy whatever he does. Dark side of the ring is a fucking masterpiece too.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Uh Oh on February 15, 2022, 12:18:42 PM
@SHAQUEEFA

Taken from Cody Rhodesí Twitter.


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Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 16, 2022, 01:23:51 AM
The fact I'm still not sure if this is actually happening or just Cody and TK creating an incredibly elaborate way to do an "unexpected return" moment at a future ppv is great. I honestly don't care if he goes back to the fed as I'm pretty indifferent towards everything he's done for the last year. If he does that I can't wait to see how Vince tries to cover up the awful neck tattoo because you know that thing would make his dinosaur blood boil.


Does anyone watch BTE? It's mostly shit but some of it is gold, the dark order stuff is always great and I'm curious to see how they integrate danhausen.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on February 21, 2022, 07:05:22 AM
Man, elimination chamber was pretty bad.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 21, 2022, 12:32:16 PM
Man, elimination chamber was pretty bad.

I didn't even bother. I haven't really fucked with the fed in months.. But I did see that madcap moss botch. Ouch. That was some 90s All-japan kings road shit.

Dynamite was meh.Dark and elevation both sucked this week too (still can't believe I'm regularly watching dark matches on YouTube) but I guess they can't all be bangers. I'm definitely looking forward to the big man ladder match with Keith Lee/Powerhouse Hobbs/Wardlow. Adam Cole vs Hangman could be great if they don't get too indy with it too.

I'm already sick of Danhausen.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 23, 2022, 07:23:44 PM
Gonna get stoned and try to watch Dynamite live. Let's see how long they hold my attention when I don't have a fast forward button. I missed the first half hour but let's go.

- MJF promo. He's actually fake crying on command. Real tears. This motherfucker is so good hahaha. Please don't be the jew boy promo. Fuck. It's the jew boy promo. Kinda. I guess they just wanted to get it out to a wider audience but I feel like he could have done that promo without including it. Really hope they aren't going to try to make him a tweener and this is just a setup for the most offensive and villainous thing he's done yet.

- Kings of the Black Throne vs Death Triangle? Holy shit this should be a banger. Kotbt new music and entrance is sick. Holy fuck Penta oscuro looks fucking insane. That's some papa shango shit and I love it. Match is kinda meh... Oh ok that's because it was an angle. Murphy's debut.. But now he's Buddy Matthews. And he's in the house of black? I don't love it, he doesn't fit with the spooky evil dudes. Best part about this segment was the entrances.

- Kingston vs Jericho promo now. Jericho definitely still has it on the mic. Truly one of the best to ever do it. Kingston is dressed like Kalis, l wonder if he's got a fakie flip. He's overmatched against Jericho on the mic though. The "tougher than thou new York guy" act doesn't really work for me in situations like this. Jericho looks like he's in better shape than he has in a while (probably juicing again), hopefully his performance in the ring matches.

- Ricky Starks vs 10 next. This seems like it should be on dark.  Starks wins by spinning 10's mask to break the full nelson. Creative finish, not a bad filler match.

- Jade Cargill vs The Bunny. This seems like it should be on elevation. I really don't want to watch this. I don't like Jade and Bunny is TNA quality at best. Thank God it went straight to commercial so I can take a piss and smoke a bong. Not even Matt Hardy and Smart Mark doing his best Jim Cornette impersonation can save this. The whole thing sucked but at least I got to see Anna Jay and her amazing butt at the end.

- OK wow Bryan Danielson vs Daniel Garcia next. This should be a treat for the marks. Danielson is so good at this point. Starting out hot going into the break but I feel like they're going to run out of time. A match like this needs 20-30 minutes for them to get all their shit in. Crowd is surprisingly dead. Can't tell if Garcia is great at selling or wrestling Danielson just hurts that bad. OK this is getting good. Those submission transitions with the little stomps and kicks were amazing. Damn it they ran out of time just as it was getting good.

- Moxley vs Danielson just got booked for revolution. That's someone's dream match, just not mine.

Overall that was actually enjoyable. I could have easily watched a few more matches. MJF promo, Danielson vs Garcia, and penta oscuro's entrance were the best parts of the show for me.





Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on February 24, 2022, 06:16:41 AM
Thanks for the recap!

I fell asleep during the tag match. Not from boredom, just tired and stoned.

MJF is fucking money. Mox vs. Danielson man, they gonna beat the shit out of each other.

Can't wait.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 24, 2022, 12:39:19 PM
Thanks for the recap!

I fell asleep during the tag match. Not from boredom, just tired and stoned.

MJF is fucking money. Mox vs. Danielson man, they gonna beat the shit out of each other.

Can't wait.

Honestly you didn't miss too much after that. If you get bored the last 10 minutes of Garcia/Danielson is worth seeking out but otherwise it was mostly a long revolution hype package.


I'm about to go skate to the store for some munchies but when I get back I'm gonna fire up some garlic cookies and watch dark. Its usually worth it just for taz and Excalibur but I'm enjoying watching some of the young talent develop. I might actually nut up and buy the ppv just to show some love to TK.

P.S. - speaking of nutting, apparently this week has both Julia Hart and Skye Blue.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Chris on February 24, 2022, 01:39:22 PM
 http://oswreview.com/episodes/ (http://oswreview.com/episodes/)

This is the best shit.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 24, 2022, 01:50:30 PM
http://oswreview.com/episodes/ (http://oswreview.com/episodes/)

This is the best shit.

Im a patreon patron haha. They're a big part of what made me get into wrestling again since they basically covered my entire childhood in the hogan/megapowers/Lex Express arcs.

Wrestling with wregret is good too, but it's shorter and more of a direct review with less side bits and background info.

I've also been enjoying these guys a lot

https://youtube.com/c/JarvisWashingmachine

Its basically like getting stoned and watching old wrestling with your friends.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Dante Bichette on February 24, 2022, 02:46:58 PM
If you guys are looking for podcasts/background noise I highly recommend Deadlock's Retro Reviews
. This and Cornette's show have been getting me through work for the past month or so.

https://youtu.be/42uLhQsB8FY
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 25, 2022, 12:55:49 AM
If you guys are looking for podcasts/background noise I highly recommend Deadlock's Retro Reviews
. This and Cornette's show have been getting me through work for the past month or so.

https://youtu.be/42uLhQsB8FY


Just added it to my podcast app. I wear a PAPR at work a lot so I'm basically in a space helmet with a fan blowing in my ear for hours at a time and I'm always listening to something. Lots of wrestling lately. I listen to the drive thru most of the time just because JCE is a little too heavy on fluff and it's hard for me to skip around when I'm all suited up.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 27, 2022, 08:08:05 PM
Anyone watch MLW? It was on my autoplay after watching dark and elevation so I watched a couple shows and enjoyed it. It's definitely inspired by lucha underground in terms of presentation and story but the actual wrestling is a weird blend of pure lucha and US indy.

Its pretty solid... I've heard Cornette verbally fellate Jacob Fatu plenty of times but had never seen him work until now. He's definitely got that "islander beast" style down pat, best I've seen it done since Umaga. Also really digging some of their monsters like Mads Krugger. It's such a lucha gimmick but it's tailored more to an audience that grew up on WWF style sports entertainment. Really interesting. Im gonna keep watching I think.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on February 28, 2022, 09:34:37 AM
https://twitter.com/DrainBamager/status/1498343208111075332?s=20&t=723u1Te3UgDHXaOvwnvYNQ

Any of you pals in the IE? Rampage is coming to Ontario on June 3rd. Pretty sure itís aewís first time west of Vegas. Iíll be going for sure
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on February 28, 2022, 12:16:48 PM
So I'm now reading two Wrestlemania matches planned are Vince McMahon vs. Pat McAffee and Kevin Owens vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin. And now Brock vs Roman will be to unify the titles.

Looks like they figured out their talent pool wasn't deep enough to carry 2 world champs. They don't even have a roster deep enough to put on Wrestlemania without the extra characters from outside. Logan Paul, Knoxville, now this? The whole show gonna be part timers and celebrities.

It should go back to one night, make it the best 4 hour show possible, whatever that means.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on February 28, 2022, 12:24:28 PM
Also,

I hosted Darby Allin on Friday night for a skate sesh. He's a real nice dude.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on February 28, 2022, 09:35:10 PM
Also,

I hosted Darby Allin on Friday night for a skate sesh. He's a real nice dude.

Dude! This is so fucking cool haha. Get him on slap!

I found his YouTube channel a little while back and he has 2 GIANT (like 7 foot tall) metal deathwish logos in his living room and a bunch of hockey/FA shit on the wall. Was he skating theeves? I always find myself pausing and trying to figure out what his setup is when he has his board on screen with him - It's like 2 of my nerdy hobbies colliding in one cluster fuck of weirdness. I think he has indys now but I'm almost positive I saw him on theeves at one point, it's such a weirdly specific thing to recall that I feel like it has to be true.

Glad to hear he was cool to you. When I watch behind the scenes stuff I sometimes think I'd get along with him, but others I kinda suspect he's got some kooky tendencies. No real concrete reason, just a vibe. He's fucking amazing in the ring though and I'm never not gonna cheer for a skating wrestler, especially when they make it part of their gimmick. Even Shane Douglas' bitter unlikeable ass would get a cheap nostalgia pop from me if he came out in full dynamic dude regalia. Also the dude did tail drop 5-0 a fucking ladder directly into a gnarly hill bomb, that was pretty impressive.

Edit: Just watched BTE... I think one of my favorite things about AEW right now is seeing Billy Gunn being this like legend that no one wants to fuck with. I guess it helps that he's fucking massive and still in ring shape somehow, but I crack up watching the scared younger guys interact with him. It's equal parts deference out of respect for his career and legit fear because he's still built like a brick shit house.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 01, 2022, 07:43:35 PM
Decent episode of elevation this week. Lance Archer vs Fuego was pretty awesome, really enjoying Archer since he came back. Hope he's working with Wardlow and some of the other huge dudes backstage because he's doing the "uncontrollable monster" thing really well on these underneath shows.

I'm actually interested if they're going to like use the fact the entire world hates Russia right now to try and get Layla Hirsch over as a heel (she's really not doing a good job of it herself) or do you think that kind of thing has been sort of "left behind"  by or wrestling (or that AEW will see itself as being "above" that)? Will they even acknowledge it? She does have a Russian flag on her tights. If this was the fed they'd bring back Nikolai Volkoff to manage her and have her wearing a bearskin hat and carrying a bottle of vodka with a hammer and sickle then put her into a squash program with Brooke Hogan.

Also just heard that AEW is coming back to the burgh... And they're doing it on 4/20 haha. I don't know anyone that will want to go with me and ringside/ramp tickets are stupidly expensive so I'll probably end up sitting in the bowl by myself but I think I have to go.

Edit: Holy shit Cain Velasquez shot someone. Like shoot shot someone.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on March 02, 2022, 05:50:16 AM
I think AEW are too smart to do the "foreign heel" gimmick. Especially doing it right now with a Russian, that would be in horrible taste. I don't think the world is against the Russian people right now, just a select few of them.

I wonder what's going to happen tonight. Tony K has been wanking himself silly with hype again. I want to stay up and watch it but it doesn't start till 1am here and I still need to watch last week's first.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 02, 2022, 09:21:05 AM
I think AEW are too smart to do the "foreign heel" gimmick. Especially doing it right now with a Russian, that would be in horrible taste. I don't think the world is against the Russian people right now, just a select few of them.

I wonder what's going to happen tonight. Tony K has been wanking himself silly with hype again. I want to stay up and watch it but it doesn't start till 1am here and I still need to watch last week's first.

I really wish they would put Dynamite and rampage full shows on the YouTube like a week later for this exact reason. I leave for work at 5am so I don't always have time to stay up and watch and the YouTube clips don't really cover as much as I'd like them to. I guess because they have a contract with turner for those shows it probably complicates things though. You can find torrents pretty easy and they tend to be very well seeded but like this is one of those times that I like a product enough to not want to pirate it haha.

I think I'm going to actually pony up for revolution just for that reason. To be honest the card really doesn't excite me other than the ladder match but I almost feel like I'm obligated to buy it because of how much enjoyment I've been getting out of it (for free) the last few months. I even legitimately popped for Adam Cole winning the BTE title on the last episode haha. He better have that belt on TV this week.

Actually you just reminded me that I still have half of the new Dark episode to watch. Gonna throw that on now while I set up a board.

Edit: A lot of people are predicting that the big announcement is AEW and NJPW partnering up so we can get AEW wrestlers in the G1. Isn't g1 usually a fall thing? I feel like the last one wasn't that long ago. I feel like it's going to be something else ... Maybe just another unexpected fed star or maybe they did something actually interesting like buying ROH and merging it with dark and elevation? Totally spitballing here btw.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on March 02, 2022, 11:25:38 AM
I think you can watch full episodes on tnt.com if the YouTube is not enough for you.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on March 02, 2022, 11:44:27 AM
Can't you watch the TV on Fite for $5 a month or something
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 02, 2022, 03:10:40 PM
Can't you watch the TV on Fite for $5 a month or something

I can watch it on TBS/TNT's site, I'd just rather have it be something where I'm directly monetizing them and just having it all in one place.

I actually bought an AEW t shirt but I'm not sure if I'm brave enough to wear wrestling stuff in public yet. I do have 2 pairs of vintage silk WCW boxer shorts (Goldberg and NWO Wolfpack lol) that I sometimes bop around in but I think the last time I wore a wrestling shirt was one of the original EC F'N W shirts when I was like 13 (so 97/98ish) . That was the last time I was this engaged and happy with wrestling.

Edit: missed the first hour of Dynamite, flipped it on just in time for Punk's promo. Fuck yeah... That was exactly what I was hoping for with the jew boy promo. Bloody, gross wrasslin with super baby face Sting making the save... strong 90s wcw vibes there. Wheres my Wolfpack boxers?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 02, 2022, 06:47:30 PM
Hahahaha holy shit I totally forgot about TK's big announcement and I can't believe it's actually exactly what I predicted as the "wild card" option.

Makes sense, there were lots of rumors that they were being sold but Sinclair was denying it. I didn't look too deeply into it yet, did they mention if they're going to have a broadcast deal if they want?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on March 03, 2022, 06:51:37 AM
I know they had a TV deal at least in Tampa it played on a local channel on either friday or saturday nights. I think they actually still playing reruns of it.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on March 03, 2022, 08:35:48 AM
I really like Wardlow and can't wait for his turn on MJF. Punk bled so hard last night.

I was very hyped on Danhausen but why hasn't he wrestled yet? They are overdoing the curse and I'm losing interest already.

My wife is big mad right now though. She hated the Undisputed Era and is pissed they are in AEW. "I stopped watching NXT for a reason and now these assholes are on my TV again!"

Darby, Sammy, and Andrade are gonna tear the fucking house down on Friday.

As of now NXT has one thing I like. Nikkita Lyons aka Yam Yam Bigelow aka Thicc Foley aka Thicky the Wagon Steamboat aka Claptus Jack aka PAWG Van Dam

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on March 03, 2022, 04:40:17 PM
I really like Wardlow and can't wait for his turn on MJF. Punk bled so hard last night.

I was very hyped on Danhausen but why hasn't he wrestled yet? They are overdoing the curse and I'm losing interest already.

My wife is big mad right now though. She hated the Undisputed Era and is pissed they are in AEW. "I stopped watching NXT for a reason and now these assholes are on my TV again!"

Darby, Sammy, and Andrade are gonna tear the fucking house down on Friday.

As of now NXT has one thing I like. Nikkita Lyons aka Yam Yam Bigelow aka Thicc Foley aka Thicky the Wagon Steamboat aka Claptus Jack aka PAWG Van Dam

this is too good hahahah
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 03, 2022, 06:22:22 PM
I really like Wardlow and can't wait for his turn on MJF. Punk bled so hard last night.

I was very hyped on Danhausen but why hasn't he wrestled yet? They are overdoing the curse and I'm losing interest already.

My wife is big mad right now though. She hated the Undisputed Era and is pissed they are in AEW. "I stopped watching NXT for a reason and now these assholes are on my TV again!"

Darby, Sammy, and Andrade are gonna tear the fucking house down on Friday.

As of now NXT has one thing I like. Nikkita Lyons aka Yam Yam Bigelow aka Thicc Foley aka Thicky the Wagon Steamboat aka Claptus Jack aka PAWG Van Dam

Dude I'm dying hahahhaha. Thicky the Wagon crumpled any resistance I could have had to actually laughing out loud.

You're just ahead of the curve on Danhausen. I found out about him from YouTube indy smark videos and was super hyped on him at first ("oh he's creepy but funny! I like those 2 things!") but he's actually kind of boring once you get past the funny voice and gimmicks. He wrecked his knee last fall so that's why he hasn't been wrestling but we aren't missing much there. He's not particularly athletic so basically it's just your standard" skinny indy dude with a day job" style with lots of thigh slaps and repetitive strikes.

I'm kinda with your wife on UE too. They stood out somewhat in NXT but AEW has plenty of guys who can do the same thing (and arguably do it better) and we really don't need another "strong" tag team that has to be protected and everyone will whine they're being buried if they lose a match. They don't really do much for me and O'Reilly has such a punchable face.

For sure watching Rampage too. Darby and Sammy are always a good show, and I've really come around on Andrade. Dude is a smooth operator between the ropes. If you ever get super bored or stoned check out some of the stuff from his lucha days as La Sombra, it's fun to watch even if I have no idea what they're saying. My only apprehension is that they all have to wrestle a PPV on Sunday so I don't know how hard they'll go or if it will turn into an angle. I feel like Sting and Matt Hardy's limitations mean they won't go balls out on Sunday and will probably want to put on a show on rampage, but I'm here for it either way.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 05, 2022, 08:10:07 PM
Ok just got around to watching the darby/sammy/Andrade match. Holy shit. That superplex powerbomb tower was fucking crazy. Andrade playing the power guy and being seriously called "the big guy" is hilarious. He's 5'9. Then again, it was Taz saying it. Really fun match even if it was a bit indyriffic. Some of those spots and transitions were really creative and goddamn can those 3 work. Andrade might legit be one of the best, most versatile wrestlers in the company. I don't think I've ever seen him have a bad match.

Fucking legit popped seeing Penta Oscuro break someones arm. I really hope they give him a chance to show what he can do on the biggest stage again because it's always awesome and dark armbreaking lucha underground penta is the best version of him.

Stoked for revolution.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: friendly dave on March 06, 2022, 07:07:05 PM
Just finished the dog collar match. Revolution has been a banger so far.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 07, 2022, 01:09:29 AM
Tuned in a little late, right around the middle of the tag match. Jesus what a spot fest. Great stuff.

Ladder match was sick. I wish they had more time but they paced that really well. Not a ton of wasting time slowly climbing a ladder which is always nice. Wardlow hit all his spots until that final one, I think starks dropped before he was ready but it still worked since he's a great seller. Definitely the right guy to win it.

Not really feeling Tay vs Jade, Jade does nothing for me. Gonna use this match to get very high. Tay looks hot as fuck with the face paint. Anna Jay has the best ass in wrestling right now. Not quite Thicky the Wagon but perfectly shaped and tight enough to bounce a quarter off of. That was mercifully short. Wish Tay won.

Oh fuck here we go, dog collar time. No bullshit from max?Holy shit ROH punk! What an amazing entrance, might be the first time I've been excited to hear AFI... MJF is so so good. Please no more indy woop woop chants, this match is better than that. Goddamn punk is just going full Flair in his old age isn't he haha? Dudes bleeding every time I see him these days. Now max is bleeding too. This is awesome, I feel like I'm watching a territory match with the pacing and blood. Cody must be so jealous. This is so good. The little shit, punk selling his knee and max selling his hand is great. Oh shit! Was that the Wardlow face turn? What. A. Fucking. Match. I had high expectations but they killed it. Obviously early but I feel like that will get MOTY hype.


OK I got up to piss and get food during Britt vs Thunder Rosa and quit taking notes and just got stoned and watched after that haha.


Mox vs Danielson was a masterpiece. I really enjoyed the commentary team during that match and it was just bloody and brutal even if the finish confused the live audience. Always gonna pop seeing William Regal too. Love that dude.

Tornado 6 man was chaos but I enjoyed it. Sammy is what Joey Janela would be if he had talent. That Spanish fly was nuts. Popped so hard seeing Sting take an ECW bump too hahaha. I better be doing shit like that when I'm 60.

Main event was great but the Adams are so talented it was almost impossible for it to not be. I was ready for it to be over at that point though.

Overall it was fun and I really enjoyed my first PPV in decades. Highlights for me were Wardlow, Sting, and that fucking dog collar match.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on March 07, 2022, 09:37:31 AM
OH FUCKING BOY!!!!

THAT SHIT WAS AWESOME!!!

I missed the women's match on the buy-in but holy shit Penta is one of the greatest. I'm over the mist in the eyes gimmick in all of wrestling though. It needs to go away.

Eddie and Jericho was decent enough, glad Eddie got the win.

Both women's match were whatever but Tay and Jay got some ass. It would be great to see Jungle Boy and Sammy Guevara somehow team up with their gimmick being they bonded over dating the two hottest women in AEW. Double date vignettes where they just argue with each other and somehow find common ground in the fact they get to smash the best cheeks in the business.They could just call themselves the Ass boys and create a fued with The Gunn Club over the silly name that the Gunn Club hate anyways. OK enough of that.

Wardlow is awesome.

I'm disappointed in how little MJF bled. Like he tried and it hardened to fast and covered his wound and just dried up. Punk on the other hand I thought might bleed out cuz they got him going hard early in the match. Crazy shit. Loved the finish.

The triple threat tag was fucking amazing. So many creative spots. The last one where Jungle Boy hit the frankensteiner of the top rope into the german suplex was special.

Moxley v Danielson was as violent as I hoped it would be with a great way to bring out Regal. I just finished reading the chapter in Mox's book about him so that was really cool to see.

Trios tag was mental. I was skeptical when Sting debuted because his WWE run was so blah but dammit the man can still go and is more than willing to take some gnarly bumps. Even though Darby missed the coffin drop. Sammy always goes big on the PPV's

Unfortunately this is where I fell asleep. Through repeated attempts by my wife to wake me up, I just couldn't fight it anymore. She woke me up one last time for the final buckshot lariat and the win. Bummed that I spent the $50 and can't rewatch it.

Great PPV.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 07, 2022, 06:29:56 PM
OH FUCKING BOY!!!!

THAT SHIT WAS AWESOME!!!

I missed the women's match on the buy-in but holy shit Penta is one of the greatest. I'm over the mist in the eyes gimmick in all of wrestling though. It needs to go away.

Eddie and Jericho was decent enough, glad Eddie got the win.

Both women's match were whatever but Tay and Jay got some ass. It would be great to see Jungle Boy and Sammy Guevara somehow team up with their gimmick being they bonded over dating the two hottest women in AEW. Double date vignettes where they just argue with each other and somehow find common ground in the fact they get to smash the best cheeks in the business.They could just call themselves the Ass boys and create a fued with The Gunn Club over the silly name that the Gunn Club hate anyways. OK enough of that.

Wardlow is awesome.

I'm disappointed in how little MJF bled. Like he tried and it hardened to fast and covered his wound and just dried up. Punk on the other hand I thought might bleed out cuz they got him going hard early in the match. Crazy shit. Loved the finish.

The triple threat tag was fucking amazing. So many creative spots. The last one where Jungle Boy hit the frankensteiner of the top rope into the german suplex was special.

Moxley v Danielson was as violent as I hoped it would be with a great way to bring out Regal. I just finished reading the chapter in Mox's book about him so that was really cool to see.

Trios tag was mental. I was skeptical when Sting debuted because his WWE run was so blah but dammit the man can still go and is more than willing to take some gnarly bumps. Even though Darby missed the coffin drop. Sammy always goes big on the PPV's

Unfortunately this is where I fell asleep. Through repeated attempts by my wife to wake me up, I just couldn't fight it anymore. She woke me up one last time for the final buckshot lariat and the win. Bummed that I spent the $50 and can't rewatch it.

Great PPV.

Ran into the exact same issue with running out of steam late in the show and after rewatching the main event so did the crown I think. I have a link to the 1080P download if you want, I can pm it to you. I don't think it's piracy if we actually paid for the ppv and just watch it ourselves right?

I watched the buy in when I got home from work today and I had literally the exact same reaction about the mist. It was only cool when Muta did it because it didn't happen every match. House of black doesn't do much for me, it seems like an NXT gimmick and not just because of who's in it. Dark motherfucking Penta oscuro breaking arms is awesome and I'm here for it..that nerd Abrahantes needs to chill out though. You're not a sith bro.

Felt the same about the blade jobs too haha. Max didn't go deep enough but Punk more than made up for it. I feel like it somewhat stole the spotlight from the mox/danielson match though, two hard hitting violent bloody hard to watch matches on the same PPV felt a little too stuffed. I'd rather they had saved it for the next ppv.

Also agree wholeheartedly about Sting. I was apprehensive at first because he was one of my childhood heroes (surfer, not crow) but man he seems like he's having a blast even if he could barely stand up after that match. Great form on the dive too.

Im once again cracking up at Sammy and Jungle Boy stealing the Ass boys gimmick hahaha. When Tay Jay do that little hip bump thing that makes both their asses jiggle in their entrance I slow-mo it 100% of the time.

Wardlow IS awesome. I can't believe no one knew about this dude.

Hit me up if you want the DL or daily motion links
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on March 08, 2022, 10:24:29 AM
I really like how they built up Wardlow. Love it when they introduce the big guys as bodyguards just to start establishing a character for when they are ready. Wardlow wasn't ready two years ago when AEW started. Much like how Diesel was built up with Shawn Michaels. He didn't wrestle for awhile but when he was ready to debut in the ring, the character work and establishing him as a big badass is already done. But I honestly think Wardlow will be a better worker than Nash was, he was never really super talented just had the look and the right people around him.

Vince will absolutely try to sign him once his contract is up. Vince nuts for dudes like this.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 08, 2022, 12:11:55 PM
I really like how they built up Wardlow. Love it when they introduce the big guys as bodyguards just to start establishing a character for when they are ready. Wardlow wasn't ready two years ago when AEW started. Much like how Diesel was built up with Shawn Michaels. He didn't wrestle for awhile but when he was ready to debut in the ring, the character work and establishing him as a big badass is already done. But I honestly think Wardlow will be a better worker than Nash was, he was never really super talented just had the look and the right people around him.

Vince will absolutely try to sign him once his contract is up. Vince nuts for dudes like this.

Oh dude all I could think of when I saw Wardlow jump up on that ladder was the gif of Vince falling back in his chair haha. In all honesty he's still probably not "ready" for a title run but the hype is there and they've built it up perfectly so they kind of have to give it to him. I think he's already better than Nash in the ring, but he definitely needs experience and polishing. I feel like as long as he's in there with the right people he'll be great but he's not quite ready to carry a match on his own yet. Honestly though I feel like Max is the perfect opponent for him in so many ways including the fact that he's usually smooth and composed beyond his years in the ring, I'm really excited to see how it plays out.

Just watched BTE. Cutlers shots of the tag match are worth checking out. Jungle boy is so good, he has to have the best balance of any non luchador and I'm going to go ahead and say he's got my favorite shooting star press since Liger. They also teased Hangman and the Bucks getting into a program together and made multiple not so subtle references to Jeff Hardy haha. That's gonna be so much fun when he debuts, if they go into a program with private party and Andrade we're probably gonna get some more awesome shit.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 09, 2022, 10:52:15 PM
Ok i was right, Jeff Hardy debuting was fun and campy as hell haha. So glad they did the classic music.

Also I could listen to William Regal talk for hours. Seeing him get choked up thanking Tony for whatever it was Tony did for him back in the day was pretty nice.

Wardlow is surprisingly eloquent on the mic, it's a little stiff and rehearsed and he needs to learn to slow down but this dude really is Vince's wet dream haha.

Keith Lee needs to get out of this team Taz storyline fast. I know him and Starks are boys so he probably requested it but he's not established enough to be feuding with AEW's 5th most powerful faction and make it seem like he's elevating them rather than them dragging him down the card.

Thunder Rosa freaking out as Tony announced that it was going to be a cage match next week was some nice old school territory stuff.

Sammy is fucking nuts. I may have said this before, but this is probably what Janela would look like if he had talent. That bump might have been even crazier than the one at revolution. Scorpio sky doesn't do anything for me, I doubt he's gonna get over so I hope the belt goes to someone like Keith Lee soon.

Edit: Just watched dark and elevation... They had Session Moth Martina on haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on March 11, 2022, 05:06:37 AM
I gotta quit getting so high on Wednesdays. Fell asleep again. Wifey woke me up to see Jeff Hardy come out. That was cool.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 11, 2022, 05:27:26 AM
I gotta quit getting so high on Wednesdays. Fell asleep again. Wifey woke me up to see Jeff Hardy come out. That was cool.

I did the same thing haha, and it always takes forever for them to put the replay up on the TBS site so this week I found a fan site that uploads the Fite and turner broadcasts as soon as the show is over.

Yesterday I started watching ECW hardcore TV, starting at the beginning of 96 because I was able to find most of the episodes with the original audio restored. It's pretty good, totally forgot Tully and Ron Simmons were there at that time haha. One episode has a killer Benoit vs 2 cold scorpio match, it was like something straight out of mid 90s new Japan.. High work rate with a bunch of stiff spots and false finishes. I always forget how  ahead of his time Scorpio was, the dude was doing crazy ass spins and flips in the early 90s and he had to be legitimately over 225 pounds so he wasn't just some indy ballerina either.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on March 11, 2022, 06:01:19 AM
2 Cold Scorpio was the fucking truth and his interviews in Dark Side of the Ring are fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Mr. Kamikazi on March 11, 2022, 11:38:27 AM
Iím praying Lesnar is slated to win versus Reigns. Just pulled out my Lesnar action figure, still sealed as itís the 1st one from 02/03? Ruthless aggression series if anyone remembers that.

Also, Orange Cassidy is terribleÖ..
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 12, 2022, 02:27:00 AM
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2 Cold Scorpio was the fucking truth and his interviews in Dark Side of the Ring are fucking hilarious.

For real, Mick's stories about him in his books are awesome too. He was one of my favorites growing up but since he was low on the card you only got to see flashes of how funky he was. Definitely one of those dude who influenced the modern style way more than most people realize.

Big E got his neck broken. He was the only reason I was still occasionally watching the fed... When I open peacock I'd rather rewatch old NWA/ECW than anything wwe is doing now. It seems like the consensus is that ridge fucked up and wasn't doing the move properly, which I guess will happen if you completely gut your roster of experienced and competent talent. Hopefully he's ok long term and can just use it to further his character like sabu, angle, scsa, Miro etc.

Fell asleep literally right after the title sequence on rampage so I'll have to watch it when I get home from work. Still working my way through 95 ECW TV as well, I just got to the ep where the Gangstas get arrested in the ring and its awesome.

Iím praying Lesnar is slated to win versus Reigns. Just pulled out my Lesnar action figure, still sealed as itís the 1st one from 02/03? Ruthless aggression series if anyone remembers that.

Also, Orange Cassidy is terribleÖ..

I really don't care who wins, but if I had to pick I'd go Roman just because I think his heel turn and subsequent development as the tribal chief is one of the only things they got right in the last few years. Happy Brock doesn't do anything for me. I'll probably try to watch Mania live just for the spectacle but I doubt I'll make it through the whole show.

Ruthless aggression is right around the time I stopped watching so I don't have a ton of wrestling memories from that era sadly. After ECW and WCW were gone and the fed got so bloated and stupid that there were barely any actual matches I just kinda lost interest. I did get into ROH for a minute around that time, partially because they were on one of the first HD channels we had so I would just watch that channel constantly because of how amazing HDTV seemed at the time haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on March 14, 2022, 09:49:50 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbEqfqau6zp/?utm_medium=copy_link

Nashís update on Scott hall. He had three heart attacks over the weekend  :'(

Scott will always be in my top 5 favs of all time
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on March 14, 2022, 10:09:00 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CbEqfqau6zp/?utm_medium=copy_link

Nashís update on Scott hall. He had three heart attacks over the weekend  :'(

Scott will always be in my top 5 favs of all time

Never been the biggest fan of either but that post is heartbreaking :(
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Genericwhitemale on March 14, 2022, 05:51:50 PM
Scott Hall passed away about 45mins ago. about 10 hours after being pulled off life support. RIP
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Fongstarr. on March 14, 2022, 08:06:21 PM
It's wild that all this happened when he had complications from hip surgery. Just figured it would be something else to get him like a relapse. Sucks......RIP.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: DaleSr on March 15, 2022, 06:21:42 AM
Rip to Scott. Razor Ramon one of the greats
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 16, 2022, 02:46:51 AM
Fuck. I mean its a miracle he made it this far (thank DDP) with the condition he was in. Dude cost a lot of people in pro wrestling death pools about a decade ago. Just a tough, no bullshit dude who seemed like the most humble member of the kliq. He was always really good about putting younger wrestlers over, obviously the 123 kid/x-Pac comes to mind first but he did the same thing for dudes like Sal E. Graziano in ECW and a very young Tanahashi in NJPW.

Really the wrestling world lost one of its most beloved and respected members. He had a hell of a real life storyline. Gonna be tough to watch the tributes that I'm sure the fed and AEW will do, but my favorite lesser known version of Hall is Big Scott Hall from the Territories.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAq60oKWAAAxR3f.jpg)

And Nash had the nerve to call himself "big sexy" while standing next to this dude...
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 16, 2022, 09:12:58 AM
Let's see if I can actually remember to turn Dynamite on when  it starts this week. Gonna be interesting to see what storylines they're gonna start to set up for the next ppv. Also expecting lots of love and recognition for the bad guy, Tony loves his surprise guests so it would be really cool if they brought in DDP or Nash or someone like that.

Watched Dark this morning when I got up. Pretty stacked episode - there was even a bucks match (albeit a 6 man house show special with cutler).

Watching elevation right now. I'm sure I've mentioned this before but Skye Blue is hot as fuck. She definitely deserves a booty related nickname from @SHAQUEEFA, I've watched like a dozen of her matches and honestly couldn't even tell you what her finish is because I'm so distracted by that thing looking like it's trying to eat her trunks.

Kilynn King is the generic Walmart version of NXT Becky Lynch.

They should book Serpentico vs  -1 vs Marko Stunt just to make Cornette's head explode. Luther is the worst but its still so hilarious that Jericho has his own Brutus the barber.

John Silver needs to be a single. Reynolds is good in the ring but really kind of a charisma vacuum. I don't see him ever getting past the mid card but I could see Silver getting over big in the right program.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: blowjobtofakie on March 16, 2022, 09:57:47 AM
Hardy Boyz together in aew has hit me right in the nostalgia feels.

Also, met Scott Hall and Sean Waltman outside of a venue a couple years ago in Jacksonville. Talked to them for about five minutes and Scott seriously was one of the nicest, humble people even just in that small interaction. RIP to a real legend.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 16, 2022, 11:53:17 PM
Hardy Boyz together in aew has hit me right in the nostalgia feels.

Also, met Scott Hall and Sean Waltman outside of a venue a couple years ago in Jacksonville. Talked to them for about five minutes and Scott seriously was one of the nicest, humble people even just in that small interaction. RIP to a real legend.

AEW in general feels like Monday night wars style pro wrestling at the moment. It really sucked me in a few months ago and they just keep stepping it up. It definitely helps when Vince serves up one of the most popular tag teams ever on a silver platter just in time for their retirement tour too haha.

Dynamite notes -

Only 5 minutes late this time!  What an opener, I'm not the biggest fan of undisputed era but they can definitely hold their own in matches like that. I would have rather seen it end in a fuck finish or dq than having them go over clean, especially after they let hangman and lucha express get so many big spots in.

I like them putting 2.0 with Jericho. That fits pretty well. What the hell are they doing with Jake Hager? I feel like he hasn't wrestled in months. Does he have an mma fight coming up or something?

Wardlow vs scorpio... Fuck that ending. I really don't want sky having a long title reign and I would be fine with them just strapping the rocket to Wardlow. I just see scorpio as like... Jay Lethal without a personality or charisma. Hes fine but boring, and that's not the kind of guy who should be holding the second most important belt in the company. Wardlow vs MJF is gonna be hype though.

Glad to see the hardyz busting out the jncos and spandex to really milk the nostalgia. Jeff looks great. Matt not so much haha. It's hard watching him try to stand up after he takes a bump.

Thunder Rosa should win this. It's time and its in Rosa's home town. And they have a brand new belt. And its in a cage. And it's the main event hahaha. And she does. Good match, nice moment for the fans. No idea why Dustin was out there but it's always nice to see one of my favorite wrestlers ever. I'm getting a little sick of the tacks on every show though. It kinda kills the gimmick when ref Aubrey jumps down and counts the 3 in the middle of them without selling it too.

Not the best Dynamite I've ever seen but pretty good. The hardyz nostalgia trip and the trios match were highlights for me.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 18, 2022, 04:28:58 PM
Fuuuuuck X-pac broke my heart. Apparently Hall actually relapsed during the pandemic and was in bad shape. His close friends knew, but they kept it out of the spotlight. Apparently he fell and broke his hip and couldn't move and was laying in his house for a few days until DDP went to check on him and found him. That started the chain of events that ultimately lead to the surgery, blood clot, and ultimately death.

This hurts on a couple levels... One because I'm an addict who's lost so, so much to it and no matter how far away I get from that lifestyle there's always the fear in the back of my head that I'm going to end up that way. The fact that even right up to the end he felt like he had to hide it because he didn't want to disappoint people who looked up to him hits home... That shame. That fear. It fucking sucks.

The other is because of my job I'm acutely aware of exactly what his last days entailed. That also fucking sucks, and I hate how clinically I processed it. It makes me wonder if I'm getting too callous, too used to watching people die, I feel like I'm still too young to be worrying about this stuff.

I know thats only tangentially related to wrestling but I guess I've been thinking about it a lot.

OK here's something on topic - Botchamania is back on YouTube! Still the best "wrestling content" on the internet after all these years.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5FOv7opRC5k


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: TheBoognish on March 18, 2022, 04:38:53 PM
Donít know how many of you are into Japanese wrestling, but Will Ospreay badly broke SANADAís eye socket two days ago. Botched standing shooting star press and landed with both knees on his face, match was immediately stopped. Bummer.

SANADAís going to be out for a while.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 18, 2022, 11:52:38 PM
Donít know how many of you are into Japanese wrestling, but Will Ospreay badly broke SANADAís eye socket two days ago. Botched standing shooting star press and landed with both knees on his face, match was immediately stopped. Bummer.

SANADAís going to be out for a while.

Man ospreay is getting big too so that had to suck so bad. If Vince was smart he would throw a bunch of money at him and just make him the British Rollins. Or the British Billy Kidman from the sound of it. Sanada doesn't do much for me but he has a lot of fans so that's a big blow going into the spring events. Hopefully he comes back with a phantom taker mask, or is that too close to Taichi's gimmick?

Tried to watch smackdown because I was bored. Turned it on to a really good women's match with rhea Ripley and Sasha banks starting to steal the show.... Then of course we get a run in and dq and it becomes a really stupid angle with everyone rigidly shuffling to their mark and worrying about hitting their cue, and then cut to Johnny Knoxville doing a terrible promo announcing his "match" at Wrestlemania is no dq now.

 I seriously can't watch this. Between the epilepsy inducing camera cuts and the way everyone acts and is presented it just reeks of pandering to the feds idea of all fans being dipshits with a miliisecond attention span. It feels so incredibly plastic and disposable if that makes any sense. Gross.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on March 21, 2022, 06:58:48 AM
Man I missed all of last week for AEW but psyched Thunder Rosa got the strap. They are indeed over-using the tacks though.

There was a New Japan Strong taping yesterday Kinda close to me and I should've gone but got pretty drunk on Saturday night. Bummed I missed that.

I still try so hard to support WWE, but it is really unwatchable for 90% of each episode. It's hard to get hyped for whatever Steve Austin is gonna do when you flip the channel and Sting is going through 3 tables.

Ospreay got a big match with Moxley booked next month in Chicago, that should be sick.

Buttfart, I am always here for you if you having personal issues, let me know if you want my phone number.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 22, 2022, 01:13:24 PM
Man I missed all of last week for AEW but psyched Thunder Rosa got the strap. They are indeed over-using the tacks though.

There was a New Japan Strong taping yesterday Kinda close to me and I should've gone but got pretty drunk on Saturday night. Bummed I missed that.

I still try so hard to support WWE, but it is really unwatchable for 90% of each episode. It's hard to get hyped for whatever Steve Austin is gonna do when you flip the channel and Sting is going through 3 tables.

Ospreay got a big match with Moxley booked next month in Chicago, that should be sick.

Buttfart, I am always here for you if you having personal issues, let me know if you want my phone number.

Yo dude I legitimately appreciate that and I'd give you a big hug and playfully grab your ass just for the offer but I'm aight. I have a solid support structure that keeps an eye on me and honestly just venting via text like that helps a lot. Writing forces me to slow down and organize my thoughts which makes things less chaotic and daunting. I think I can process the world better. I also try to be as honest and realistic with myself as I can which includes stuff that isn't always fun to think about, but I feel like it's necessary if you want to ever be truly happy and at peace.

For real though, it means a ton to me that that's where your mind went after reading it. You're a good dude and you crack me up.

I'm so in agreement about the fed. I want it to be the new Monday night wars, but it's more like 1997 wwf vs 2000 Vince Russo insanity wcw (aka TNA senior) right now. I can barely watch it and even when I can I can't really enjoy it because I know there's almost certainly something awful coming after the next break.

I'm kinda ambivalent about Rosa. She definitely deserves it and it was time for Britt to drop it, and they did it the right way, but I just don't care that much. I can't get excited for her vs Mercedes if that's the direction they go. I don't love Jade either but I would rather see Mercedes in a program with her.. The tough old vet vs the unstoppable young genetic freak. I'd be down for that. Rosa can be the female hangman and just be a super baby face that knocks down midcard heels for a minute.

I need to watch NJPW more. Especially strong. I recently signed up for njpw World and started catching up but then I found that ECW Playlist and got sidetracked. I do love Kevin Kelly though, hes so perfect for that job.

Actually you just inspired me. I'm gonna smoke a bowl and watch some NJPW.





Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 23, 2022, 09:28:01 AM
Finally got around to watching rampage. Darby vs PeteDunner was solid. Typical darby getting his ass beat for 5 minutes then doing something that would make cactus jack wince match. I liked the count out finish to be honest, sometimes it's nice when they mix it up a little and no one looks weak or dumb. They just had to get a cheap Hardy boys pop in didn't they?

Scorpio sky trying his very best to be the rock and failing miserably. He was better in SCU. It doesn't help that regular old white guy Dan Lambert standing beside him is bigger than him. Maybe have him stand closer to the camera or get him some lifts for his boots or something.

Is Leyla Hirsch getting even thicker or is it just the new gear? She looks like she's wearing a diaper. Decent match, hard hitting and they didn't fuck anything up but it didn't flow that well.

6 man was meh. I know it was a squash but still felt like they could have done more with the time.

The acclaimed is basically the modern version of the New Age Outlaws.

Not the best episode. Apparently darby has some kind of  jackass-ish "stunt" reality TV show in the works? Maybe he'll go back and try to roll in off that fucking enormous thing he flew off again.


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 24, 2022, 01:11:35 AM
I can't believe how entertaining and solid a match with sting and the Hardyz can still be in 2022. What a fucking spot fest, and I mean that in the very best way. Sting's cross body, darby getting thrown down the stairs, that fucking Swanton (lol at the empty one hour/pro wrestling tees boxes under the table), and then the ending sequence was sloppy but since Sting and Matt are so good they made it work pretty well. That was awesome, felt like I was a teenager again haha.

Glad they're putting Regal on commentary for the BD/mox matches. He's just the best. Only referring to Excalibur as "man in the mask" and never by his stupid name is a gimmick I can get behind. Not the biggest fan of the varsity blondes (pillman Jr reminds me of an overly enthusiastic but kinda dumb dog) but Julia Hart looks hot as fuck with the eye patch. They need to go to ROH when that opens, there's potential there but they need to work a lot more.

MJF is the best thing in wrestling right now for me and its not really close haha. He's like part Mr. McMahon, part Paul Heyman, and part Ted DiBiase. That wasn't even a good promo by his standards but he gets so much heat.

Cool to see Lethal on something other than YouTube for once. They really need to give him some wins though, he's too good to be the veteran jobber at this point. I'm assuming he'll be heading up ROH in some way, maybe even be the first champ to give the belt some instant legitimacy, so why not give him some momentum before he makes the switch? Book him against someone he can beat rather than against Cole who you know he's not beating.

Welp Dustin's promo made me really want to watch rampage this week.

Fuck Sammy. He's getting Cody heat from me. I don't care how crazy the shit you do is if you just roll around for 10 seconds then pop up and do some other flippy shit. At least the bucks make it flow and remember to hold their back occasionally when they do it.

Leyla and Red Velvet is way too high up the card. I've seen these two on dark about a dozen times and they just aren't ready so they'll probably die in this spot. Crowd doesn't seem to give a shit and JR and Tony are talking about turnbuckles.

What the fuck Jericho and Garcia vs the dork odor in the main event? Come on... I get you're trying to elevate Garcia but why not swap this with the tornado tag and move Lethal/Cole to the "hot start" match? It was a good match as you'd expect with these 4 but the only thing I would want to see going forward from this is Silver vs Hager with Silver getting his big brother 10 to come stand up to the bully for him.

Kind of a popcorn fart ending but fuck it I'm giving this episode a thumbs up just for the Sting/darby/Hardy Boyz match. That was a blast. I got one of my coworkers (a lapsed wwe fan) to watch some of the revolution match with the Sting table bump and he loved it, so I can't wait to show him this one. I want to take him to the show next month but he's scheduled to work.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on March 24, 2022, 09:39:27 AM
Buttfart.

I fall asleep on Wednesday nights easier now knowing that when I wake up I will have a nice review of the things I missed. I think I made it right up until they said leyla and red velvet were after the commercial break.

Dustin is still very good in the ring. HAd a great match with Bryan Danielson right after he debuted.

I loved Pilman Sr. so much that his kid will always get a pass from me. Agree that they would be great in ROH, just to much talent in that division in AEW for them to be a threat. Does it look like they are teasing Julia to turn on them? just still rocking the eye patch and during the match last night they kept cutting to her just sitting on the ring steps and not watching the match looking kind of brooding.

Regal is great. Anybody listen to Talk is Jericho podcast? Regal is latest guest and it gets pretty heavy with him talking about his health conditions.

I think Sammy is pretty good but he got a punchable face, and the jealosy of him clapping Conti's cheeks I just can't get past.

I liked Dark Order at the very beginning when it was just Uno and Grayson and the gimps all looked the same and didn't have names. All the cult recruiting and subversive vignettes were real cool. Then they made it a comedy act, which I liked a lot less. John Silver is a total badass though.

You are correct though, MJF is real young and already climbing up the list of greatest heels of all time, and greatest promo of all time.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Sightunseen on March 24, 2022, 10:55:44 AM
Just popping in to say Danhausen is the best thing in wrestling at the moment.  I canít wait for his leg to heel and see him back in the ring.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 24, 2022, 01:54:21 PM
Buttfart.

I fall asleep on Wednesday nights easier now knowing that when I wake up I will have a nice review of the things I missed. I think I made it right up until they said leyla and red velvet were after the commercial break.

Dustin is still very good in the ring. HAd a great match with Bryan Danielson right after he debuted.

I loved Pilman Sr. so much that his kid will always get a pass from me. Agree that they would be great in ROH, just to much talent in that division in AEW for them to be a threat. Does it look like they are teasing Julia to turn on them? just still rocking the eye patch and during the match last night they kept cutting to her just sitting on the ring steps and not watching the match looking kind of brooding.

Regal is great. Anybody listen to Talk is Jericho podcast? Regal is latest guest and it gets pretty heavy with him talking about his health conditions.

I think Sammy is pretty good but he got a punchable face, and the jealosy of him clapping Conti's cheeks I just can't get past.

I liked Dark Order at the very beginning when it was just Uno and Grayson and the gimps all looked the same and didn't have names. All the cult recruiting and subversive vignettes were real cool. Then they made it a comedy act, which I liked a lot less. John Silver is a total badass though.

You are correct though, MJF is real young and already climbing up the list of greatest heels of all time, and greatest promo of all time.

Haha I don't know why but wrestling is almost more fun to talk about than to actually watch sometimes.

I really like the Dark Order but they're kinda treading water. They're pretty good on YouTube stuff but I feel like they've kind of jobbed them out too much on the main shows to take anyone seriously. It seemed like they were starting to push 10 going into revolution then stopped, so it's like unless Hangman is there the "big star" of the group is Silver and that's not great. I almost think they need some new blood, but I have absolutely no idea who I'd want to see with them. I do love the idea of a cult ruled by an actual child though. I kinda wish they would do more than that but I guess you can't really take a 9 year old on cross country tours to promote storylines these days.

There's an amazing 90 minute interview with Regal where he talks about his early days and how he came up and his drug problems and everything... Hes such an insightful and passionate dude that you just get sucked in to whatever he's talking about. I would pay to be able to just ride around in a car and talk about life with him haha.

And yeah Pillman Sr. was one of my favorite WCW wrestlers when I was a kid. I made my mom buy me these tiger stripe underwear because they sort of looked like his trunks and then I'd run around doing splashes off anything I could climb. I guess I want his kid to do well but I'm not really confident he will if that makes sense. I guess theyre still teasing Julia turning but they don't feel like she's ready yet so they haven't pulled the trigger. She for sure needs some work but I think they see her as the next Alexa bliss. With that look and gimmick I can't imagine how creepy her DMs get.

Sammy had me until the revolution matches. He has potential but man he needs to learn to tone it down if he's gonna be a babyface. Very, very punchable face though. And I have that same kind of "fuck you I can't believe you get to have your way with that ass" jealousy for Jungle Boy.

I forgot they did the awards thing yesterday. Just threw it on while I was making food and it's super cheesy greenscreen pre-recorded segments. Not really worth watching. Also it has a lot of Britt Baker and she reminds me of like 40% of the chicks I went to high school with.

Danhausen reminds me of Beavis doing Cornholio










Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Dante Bichette on March 25, 2022, 10:13:18 AM
Now realizing Iím once again balls deep in my bi-yearly wrestling fan phase. Bought a peacock subscription to watch all the old Attitude Era shows and god that stuff is so good.

On the video game front if any of you are thinking of getting 2K22 the gameplay is the best itís been in years itís still buggy as all fuck (itís 2K after all) but Iím guessing within the next couple weeks everything will be ironed out with updates. The custom arenas and wrestlers are what really make the game shine, the modern WWE roster is beyond ass so Iíve been spending most my time playing with Attitude Era CAWís and arenas. Iím writing way too much about this but the point is 2K finally got the gameplay right and you can actually have fun without glitches this time around. Iíd honestly even say this years game feels pretty close to a remastered modern No Mercy.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 25, 2022, 12:06:17 PM
Now realizing Iím once again balls deep in my bi-yearly wrestling fan phase. Bought a peacock subscription to watch all the old Attitude Era shows and god that stuff is so good.

On the video game front if any of you are thinking of getting 2K22 the gameplay is the best itís been in years itís still buggy as all fuck (itís 2K after all) but Iím guessing within the next couple weeks everything will be ironed out with updates. The custom arenas and wrestlers are what really make the game shine, the modern WWE roster is beyond ass so Iíve been spending most my time playing with Attitude Era CAWís and arenas. Iím writing way too much about this but the point is 2K finally got the gameplay right and you can actually have fun without glitches this time around. Iíd honestly even say this years game feels pretty close to a remastered modern No Mercy.

Is it better than 2k16? I'm still playing that but I might grab the new one once it goes on sale. Believe it or not I actually still play the n64 thq/aki games on an emulator too... Mostly no mercy because I've got a career mode going but I played revenge the other day and it might actually have a better roster. I'm convinced AKI man is the inspiration for suicide in TNA.

I reactivated my peacock last week for the same reason, except I'm also watching old ECW and some of the 80s Crockett/NWA stuff is fun to throw on sometimes.

Are you watching AEW? It's the most fun I've had watching wrestling since the attitude era and they take a lot of inspiration from that period both in ring (particularly the blood and tables haha) and out, although it's obviously far less sexual and degrading to women since Vince Russo isn't booking it. Its worth checking out, you can watch like the last 6 weeks or something of Dynamite on the TBS site with a cable/satellite login. If you need an account shoot me a PM and I can probably find you one.

Also your username is bringing back fond memories of using the 95 rockies in every baseball video game that came out that year. Bichette, Galarraga, Castillo, and Larry Walker all hit 30 homers and I think all but the big cat hit over. 300. That was the first team that really put the rockies on the map as I remember it.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Dante Bichette on March 25, 2022, 01:31:02 PM
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Now realizing Iím once again balls deep in my bi-yearly wrestling fan phase. Bought a peacock subscription to watch all the old Attitude Era shows and god that stuff is so good.

On the video game front if any of you are thinking of getting 2K22 the gameplay is the best itís been in years itís still buggy as all fuck (itís 2K after all) but Iím guessing within the next couple weeks everything will be ironed out with updates. The custom arenas and wrestlers are what really make the game shine, the modern WWE roster is beyond ass so Iíve been spending most my time playing with Attitude Era CAWís and arenas. Iím writing way too much about this but the point is 2K finally got the gameplay right and you can actually have fun without glitches this time around. Iíd honestly even say this years game feels pretty close to a remastered modern No Mercy.
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Is it better than 2k16? I'm still playing that but I might grab the new one once it goes on sale. Believe it or not I actually still play the n64 thq/aki games on an emulator too... Mostly no mercy because I've got a career mode going but I played revenge the other day and it might actually have a better roster. I'm convinced AKI man is the inspiration for suicide in TNA.

In my opinion itís much better than 16, the only things really hampering it is the roster and bugs. The combat is much different now and feels way better than the past 2Kís I havenít tried the career/MyRise mode past the character creation but apparently itís pretty good but Iíll have to see for myself.

Lol AKI Man is absolutely the groundwork for Suicide it makes too much sense especially since Suicide literally spawned out of a video game.


Are you watching AEW? It's the most fun I've had watching wrestling since the attitude era and they take a lot of inspiration from that period both in ring (particularly the blood and tables haha) and out, although it's obviously far less sexual and degrading to women since Vince Russo isn't booking it. Its worth checking out, you can watch like the last 6 weeks or something of Dynamite on the TBS site with a cable/satellite login. If you need an account shoot me a PM and I can probably find you one.

I really need to start, Iíve been keeping up with AEW since itís inception and still havenít watched a full match. Darby and MJF are the main guys I really need to see. Iíve watched hours of MJF promos/interviews on YouTube and his heel work/dedication to the character is fucking great. If you got the hookup on TBS accounts Iíd gladly take one if itís not a hassle. Also itís been a minute since Iíve used it so Iím not sure how good it is now but if you do wanna watch free wrestling and ufc shows/streams unethically watchwrestling.in is the spot.  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Dante Bichette on March 25, 2022, 01:34:53 PM
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Now realizing Iím once again balls deep in my bi-yearly wrestling fan phase. Bought a peacock subscription to watch all the old Attitude Era shows and god that stuff is so good.

On the video game front if any of you are thinking of getting 2K22 the gameplay is the best itís been in years itís still buggy as all fuck (itís 2K after all) but Iím guessing within the next couple weeks everything will be ironed out with updates. The custom arenas and wrestlers are what really make the game shine, the modern WWE roster is beyond ass so Iíve been spending most my time playing with Attitude Era CAWís and arenas. Iím writing way too much about this but the point is 2K finally got the gameplay right and you can actually have fun without glitches this time around. Iíd honestly even say this years game feels pretty close to a remastered modern No Mercy.
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Also your username is bringing back fond memories of using the 95 rockies in every baseball video game that came out that year. Bichette, Galarraga, Castillo, and Larry Walker all hit 30 homers and I think all but the big cat hit over. 300. That was the first team that really put the rockies on the map as I remember it.

The Blake Street Bombers. Still waiting on The Show to add Gala to Diamond Dynasty mode.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Lame_Nigga on March 25, 2022, 01:36:52 PM
Yíall see HHH has officially announced his retirement due to heart complications?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 26, 2022, 01:49:05 AM

I really need to start, Iíve been keeping up with AEW since itís inception and still havenít watched a full match. Darby and MJF are the main guys I really need to see. Iíve watched hours of MJF promos/interviews on YouTube and his heel work/dedication to the character is fucking great. If you got the hookup on TBS accounts Iíd gladly take one if itís not a hassle. Also itís been a minute since Iíve used it so Iím not sure how good it is now but if you do wanna watch free wrestling and ufc shows/streams unethically watchwrestling.in is the spot.  ;)


Dude I was actually going to link you to watchwrestling haha. There's a couple other ones with similar layouts that I think are run by the same guy but sometimes have different links. Since Turner doesn't have a full archive up I use that to download older episodes or when I'm looking for a particular match. TBS site is faster and has better quality though obviously. I have a list of logins on my PC, I'll send you a couple when I get home from work. If I forget just remind me.

MJF vs Darby from Full Gear is definitely a good one to introduce the AEW product. The entire MJF vs Punk feud was awesome too, they just had a solid dog collar match to blow it off. Also basically any match Danielson has had. It's all good stuff, especially compared to what WWE is doing these days. Like I said, most fun Ive had since the attitude era and the fact that they have the Hardyz now (and Jeff is still doing absolute batshit stuff) makes it even easier to slip back into that frame of mind when watching.


Really sorry to hear about HHH, he's a big part of why I quit watching wrestling but he was always good on the big stage and NXT had a hand in developing like half the top end talent in all the main companies right now. Glad he has the sense to not even risk it and just snuff out any talk of him wrestling ever again right now. Probably saved a lot of people the trauma of watching their hero and one of the best to ever do it dying in the ring like poor Japanese fans did with Misawa or Mexican fans with that dude Rey Rey killed with a 619.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 27, 2022, 08:04:20 AM
Ok that Dustin vs Lance Archer match was fucking awesome. And not just because Dustin is one of my all timers, it was just a really good old school hoss fight. As soon as they came together outside the ring and started throwing those big overhead clubbing forearms I knew it was gonna be fun. Dustin legit looked like it was 1992 again at points during the match and Archer is a great vicious monster heel. I mean I can never take tramp stamp Lance Hoyt too seriously, but he's a very good big man.

My only complaint was the crowd was a little dead especially given that it's Dustin's hometown, they barely even popped for the drop down uppercut or some of his other signatures. Otherwise I loved it and I would be ecstatic if Dustin actually wants to come back and do a full storyline/feud. I know he has the school and everything but goddamn he can still go and, much like Dusty, he's probably the best fired up baby face promo in the company.


Gonna rewatch the rest of the show later today. I was drifting in and out of consciousness after this match so I know who won the other ones but I don't remember what happened.

Also I'm officially 100% on the fuck Sammy bandwagon. That shit with the belt was as heelish as you can get and he's making me want to cheer Dan Lambert. Go away for about 6 months and think about what you've done please
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on March 29, 2022, 09:32:47 AM
Dude. I fucked up and did that thing again where I tried to watch RAW. Holy shit. Big mistake.

I will say that I like this version of Brock Lesnar and although he ain't the best talker by far, I respect that he is actually trying to connect with the crowd and trying to cut a decent promo.

Having Omos destroy legit tag teams is bad news. Viking Raiders will be gone soon.

Ricochet has lost on TV at least 3 times since winning the IC belt. WTF?

Much more is wrong but I don't have the time or energy.

Oh wait, Sasha Banks is in a tag team with Naomi. Thats the best they got for Sasha right now? Bullshit.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on March 30, 2022, 07:44:57 PM
Dude. I fucked up and did that thing again where I tried to watch RAW. Holy shit. Big mistake.

I will say that I like this version of Brock Lesnar and although he ain't the best talker by far, I respect that he is actually trying to connect with the crowd and trying to cut a decent promo.

Having Omos destroy legit tag teams is bad news. Viking Raiders will be gone soon.

Ricochet has lost on TV at least 3 times since winning the IC belt. WTF?

Much more is wrong but I don't have the time or energy.

Oh wait, Sasha Banks is in a tag team with Naomi. Thats the best they got for Sasha right now? Bullshit.

Hahaha dude that Sasha Naomi shit is exactly what I thought when I turned it on last week. Like when she got in the ring with Rhea they were awesome and all I could think was how much better it would have been as a singles match. Everything else is spot on too.. A few weeks ago everyone was talking about how this was finally going to be Riccochet's push and shit and this is what we get. I can't wait for Vince to take him off the air, blame him for not getting over, and then try to turn him into a kid friendly break dancer.

And yeah I like this Brock. He's a throwback to all the marble mouth meatheads from the 80s and 90s when he talks, and that's endearing in its own way.

I fell asleep for the start of Dynamite but I'm downloading it now. I saw the last 40 minutes or so.. I turned it on during the Jericho - Kingston brawl. Main event was pretty good, I guess Darby's skating a hockey deck now, and maybe thunders? I'll have to check the tape.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 02, 2022, 10:28:55 PM
Ok. That was kind of awesome. Fuck the WWE but Austin can still go and Owens played his role perfectly. I was furious that Stone Cold was drinking PBR until I realized Austin wasn't courting the hipster audience and it was actually his new beer. They did a pretty good job of keeping people guessing as to what the whole thing would be but I don't think anyone expected a full 10 minute old school brawl through the crowd. They should have let Owens blade, that match deserved blood.
Him selling the last stunner by slumping over like he was dead and getting rolled out to the floor was poetry in motion.

I was almost positive I would be disappointed by this in some way but honestly the only thing I can complain about is the FUCKING CAMERA CUTS. It's so disorienting and just takes me out of the moment that it's seriously unwatchable at times. When they were in the corner they must have cut 50 times in about 30 seconds and I wish I was exaggerating. Holy shit. Fuck off Kevin Dunn. The match got so much better when they went into the crowd and they could only use the follow cam (although they sure as hell tried to mix the wide shot in) and that got me back into it enough to coast through the ending.

I slept through most of the card, I'm sure I'll go back and try to rewatch it at some point but it's going to be a slog. I did see most of Becky's match and she's on a different level. Also fuck you Seth Rollins.

Brock and Roman have a hard act to follow.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 03, 2022, 08:56:21 PM
Actually attempting to watch night 2 but I'm giving myself a 20 minute buffer so I can skip around when it gets rough.

Sami Zayn is awesome but that match would have been better if it ended with him heluva kicking wee man in the face. I hate it when celebrities win, it feels like such a sell-out.

After all this time Lashley still amazes me with how simultaneously impressive and boring he is.

Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan look like they're about to shoot a lesbian bondage scene.

Did AJ just accidentally punch himself in the face and bust himself open walking down the ramp? I'm pretty sure he did.

That new day match was awful. Pete Dunne as butch is stupid as fuck and they basically buried the new day again. You couldn't cut one of the 40 video recap packages and give them a few more minutes?

Pat McAfee is a blind spot for me. I think he's awesome but he could be awful and I wouldn't notice. It's like watching one of my big dumb jock Yinzer buddies living out our adolescent dream so of course I marked out huge for the entrance and win. Can't believe how over he is with this crowd hahaha. I'm also cracking up at evil old Mr. McBurns sitting there with a flirty homoerotic smirk every time his prize golden muscle twink does something good. Vince should probably never take his jacket off again, it's getting harder and harder for him to deny that he's a member of the reptilian illuminati.

Vince's segment with stone cold was predictable but I still popped. Definitely another blind spot because I know it's going to be terrible if I try to rewatch it.

Brock vs Roman in the Heyman on a pole match. I didn't really want to watch this until Brock did his own intro, I'm in. Nice little callback there when Roman rubbed his forehead and looked concerned when Brock took his gloves off. Is this honestly what they're going to do? Just do finishers back and forth over and over? This kind of sucks. Yeah that sucked. Pretty lame main event.

Edit: it's the morning after. Night 2 definitely wasn't as good as night one, although Pat McAfee tried his best. I think 2 nights is definitely the way forward but it still felt really bloated and uneven at times. They did better on the pacing this year but some matches were too short (new day match, main event could have been an actual match and not just spamming finishers) and some were too long (AJ - edge could have had a lot of fat trimmed). Overall this was a hell of a good event though. I wish it was a little more focused on the actual wrestling but I had fun and there were more hits than misses.

That being said, there's no way I'm even going to attempt to watch raw or smackdown. Even as much as I enjoyed this there were several points where I switched tabs and watched the last rampage or stuff I missed from night 1. It just doesn't hold my attention the way AEW or old ECW does, probably because I'm a salty old smark that craves blood and unprotected chair shots to the head. Other than the pure nostalgia stuff and Yinzer bias my favorite thing about mania was Cody doing his AEW entrance and move set, so it's going to be interesting to see how they manage to fuck up his booking this time around.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Mr. Kamikazi on April 04, 2022, 05:28:15 AM
Actually attempting to watch night 2 but I'm giving myself a 20 minute buffer so I can skip around when it gets rough.

Sami Zayn is awesome but that match would have been better if it ended with him heluva kicking wee man in the face. I hate it when celebrities win, it feels like such a sell-out.

After all this time Lashley still amazes me with how simultaneously impressive and boring he is.

Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan look like they're about to shoot a lesbian bondage scene.

Did AJ just accidentally punch himself in the face and bust himself open walking down the ramp? I'm pretty sure he did.

That new day match was awful. Pete Dunne as butch is stupid as fuck and they basically buried the new day again. You couldn't cut one of the 40 video recap packages and give them a few more minutes?

Pat McAfee is a blind spot for me. I think he's awesome but he could be awful and I wouldn't notice. It's like watching one of my big dumb jock Yinzer buddies living out our adolescent dream so of course I marked out huge for the entrance and win. Can't believe how over he is with this crowd hahaha. I'm also cracking up at evil old Mr. McBurns sitting there with a flirty homoerotic smirk every time his prize golden muscle twink does something good. Vince should probably never take his jacket off again, it's getting harder and harder for him to deny that he's a member of the reptilian illuminati.

Vince's segment with stone cold was predictable but I still popped. Definitely another blind spot because I know it's going to be terrible if I try to rewatch it.

Brock vs Roman in the Heyman on a pole match. I didn't really want to watch this until Brock did his own intro, I'm in. Nice little callback there when Roman rubbed his forehead and looked concerned when Brock took his gloves off. Is this honestly what they're going to do? Just do finishers back and forth over and over? This kind of sucks. Yeah that sucked. Pretty lame main event.

Edit: it's the morning after. Night 2 definitely wasn't as good as night one, although Pat McAfee tried his best. I think 2 nights is definitely the way forward but it still felt really bloated and uneven at times. They did better on the pacing this year but some matches were too short (new day match, main event could have been an actual match and not just spamming finishers) and some were too long (AJ - edge could have had a lot of fat trimmed). Overall this was a hell of a good event though. I wish it was a little more focused on the actual wrestling but I had fun and there were more hits than misses.

That being said, there's no way I'm even going to attempt to watch raw or smackdown. Even as much as I enjoyed this there were several points where I switched tabs and watched the last rampage or stuff I missed from night 1. It just doesn't hold my attention the way AEW or old ECW does, probably because I'm a salty old smark that craves blood and unprotected chair shots to the head. Other than the pure nostalgia stuff and Yinzer bias my favorite thing about mania was Cody doing his AEW entrance and move set, so it's going to be interesting to see how they manage to fuck up his booking this time around.

Pretty solid review. I too was wondering about AJ Stylesí face. Not a fan of him so this just added to me thinking this guy is a clown. I felt like the womenísí matches were solid & did well in terms of creating a powerful division of WWE. The RKBro match ruled & as for the rest, I enjoyed it BUT hated that Reigns won. Deep down I knew thatís going to be the case but Iíve been a fan of Lesnar since his original debut.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: krookedjuice on April 04, 2022, 07:04:46 AM
I'm definitely more of a casual wrestling fan these days, but Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania i always will tune in for.

not going to do a long review but i definitely thought this was a fun Wrestlemania. The Cody / Seth match was my favorite of the two nights. The Stone Cold / KO match was fun and the Johnny Knoxville / Zayn was way more entertaining than i anticipated.

Fun show, but the "biggest match in wrestlemania history" really fell short.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 05, 2022, 02:21:23 AM

Pretty solid review. I too was wondering about AJ Stylesí face. Not a fan of him so this just added to me thinking this guy is a clown. I felt like the womenísí matches were solid & did well in terms of creating a powerful division of WWE. The RKBro match ruled & as for the rest, I enjoyed it BUT hated that Reigns won. Deep down I knew thatís going to be the case but Iíve been a fan of Lesnar since his original debut.

Thanks! I was hoping someone would enjoy the golden muscle twink line. I can't believe I forgot to mention rkbro, that match was a lot of fun and the little yelp Ford made after Riddle jumped up on the ropes for the cutter was beautiful.

AJ's cut was like a rug burn with a tiny tear so I think he grazed himself with the punch part of his pose. I went back and slow-mo'ed it later and I'm pretty sure that's what happened. AJ is  very, very dumb but he's a savant in the ring. I haven't been impressed by him recently but I really enjoyed his NJPW run a few years ago.

Women's matches were overall very good, but I absolutely hate the contrived ass corner tower spot in the tag. It was impressive once, now its predictable and takes forever to set up and takes me out of the moment. I could watch Rhea and Sasha chain wrestle all day though. Becky vs Bianca was exactly what it needed to be... Bianca was already a star but it made her a bigger one and Becky is so fucking good I don't think you could bury her if you tried. She's the female HBK.

Reigns was inevitable, the match just sucked. I know Roman got hurt but there always seems to be something that goes wrong with him. I was actually kind of expecting Brock to retire for good afterwards but I guess the money is still too good to walk away from.

But yeah, having seen everything now I can't argue with your Cody - Seth pick for best match. If it weren't for SCSA it would have been my favorite part of the whole weekend. Rollins is Mr. Mania, the dude always has a great match so he was the perfect opponent and I loved how they blended the old school physical storytelling and limb work with modern high spots and flashy offense.

I'm definitely more of a casual wrestling fan these days, but Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania i always will tune in for.

not going to do a long review but i definitely thought this was a fun Wrestlemania. The Cody / Seth match was my favorite of the two nights. The Stone Cold / KO match was fun and the Johnny Knoxville / Zayn was way more entertaining than i anticipated.

Fun show, but the "biggest match in wrestlemania history" really fell short.

I would maybe watch survivor series if they went back to the all star team format from the early years but I'm at the same point - I just don't care about anything except the spectacle events. The storylines are so stale and boring and everything feels so rehearsed and inauthentic that everyone is basically interchangeable and no one really stands out.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 08, 2022, 10:43:58 AM
Fell asleep before Dynamite but watching it now. Gonna try to take a break from smoking for a while starting tomorrow so I'm getting good and ripped..

Starting things off with Christian Cage vs Adam Cole. I should be hyped for this but Christian has been pretty boring. Good match but I'm kinda sick of seeing Cole's skinny ass every week.

Oh shit forgot Samoa Joe vs Max Caster was happening. Not a bad verse but Joe is kinda hard to hate on haha. Joe lookin good, cool he busted out the dive and the crowd popped hard as fuck for the muscle buster. Looking forward to him and lethal having a program. I always thought Sonjay Dutt sucked and I guess I still do.

MJF on commentary.. This should be good. Ok yeah it was. Actually wish it was a longer segment. I could watch Wardlow throw security jobbers around all day.

I like Kingston and Santana/Ortiz but the generic "new York tough guy" thing doesn't do much for me. I guess when it's him and Jericho they could talk about anything and get it over so it doesn't really matter, but it feels a little lazy.

Jolly Green Jade Cargill. Did you know she's married to Brandon Phillips? That's probably the most interesting thing about her.

Up next is Hardy boyz vs the PeteDunner and the Blade in an elimination table match. Solid stuff.. Hardyz are nuts, Someone please tell Jeff he doesn't need to do the huge ladder swanton every week. Not just because I don't want him to die but it's also losing its impact a little.

Julia Hart vs Hikaru Shida. Interesting combo. Shida is really good, Julia is really hot. Pretty good match, I don't know if Hart is getting better or Shida just carried her but that was solid.

Swerve with another boring promo to start a segment that existed solely so Keith Lee could pounce someone through a wall (that definitely wasn't built that day for that exact reason).

OK bucks vs FTR 2. FTR has such a bangin theme. Really cool to see the ROH belts being defended on AEW. Nick Jackson has such good timing. That actually mostly lived up to the hype. I like the bucks best when they're working against someone they actually have to wrestle and it's not just a series of flips and dives one after the other. 1-1 now, looking forward to the rubber match..

Apparently sammy and Tay got booed out of the building in Boston when they came out for the sign gimmick and cheered when they left. They have to be leaning into this to get heat, there's no way he's actually this big of a douche right?

Also watched most of ROH supercard of honor. Didn't watch the FTR match because I hate the Briscoes. Minoru Suzuki having a North American title is fucking hilarious, I want him to be on TV every week but I'm honestly not sure if western audiences would "get" him at this point in his career. He just kinda looks like an old Japanese guy making funny faces if you don't know how legit he is.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 09, 2022, 10:12:00 AM
Haha just watched Rampage and Sammy and Tay got shit on by the crowd then diced up on the mic by Dan Lambert. It has to be intentional, there's no way they could be this oblivious.

Ricky Starks looks like the rock if he never took steroids.

Just heard they are actually doing Suzuki on TV and it's against Samoa Joe? I'm kinda worried it's going to be disappointing since they're both old but I'm gonna watch.

Main event was pretty good even though Yuta is a nerd. I have to say this though... they need to stop bleeding on every single show. This coming from a guy who binge watches ECW and the territories. Not necessarily here here because Mox is a notorious deathmatch brawler and they wanted to show Yuta being able to hang with him in that style but overall it just feels like that weird period in 97-98 where the WWF was trying to court the ECW fanbase by having blood and chair shots on every show. And as much as I hate to say it, it's kind of wasted on a rampage match. Not a lot of people watch it. Save it for PPV guys.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on April 11, 2022, 08:03:41 AM
Sorry Buttfart, been on vacation since Mania. Mostly agree with your Mania reviews, Stone Cold was awesome. Was that McAfee's first win in WWE? He's only had the matches with Adam Cole, right? I wish Smackdown was better because I like him on commentary.

Lashley. Man. What terrible booking. They just put in months of work on Omos to have him lose at Mania? Squashing tag teams to lose to Lashley? Unless Bobby taking the belt from Roman, this is pointless.

This may be a hot take, but the star/surprise of the weekend for me was Logan Paul. The kid is a natural heel and looked like he loved the hate. He moved real good in the ring as well. Kid can wrestle. Here's a quote from my wife, "Baby, am I high or was logan Paul's frog splash better than both Mysterio's?" Miz v Paul at Summer Slam could be great, but not sure how Paul would work as a babyface after Miz turned on him.

I actually was entertained by Knoxville, I thought it was great. Not surprised he got the W just because people are loving watching Sami lose. Feeds into the conspiracy gimmick. Props to Knoxville for thinking quick when that final rat trap didn't pop off when he hit the button. He had to spring it manually and almost got caught up in it.

Hope no one actually expected a good match between Brock and Roman.

IMO, the biggest Mania matches of all time are Hogan/Warrior and Hogan/Rock, but my favorite actual Mania match has to be Savage/Flair.

AEW has been real solid. Max Castor spits hard. Bucks v FTR was real sick. HOOK no selling the curse is funny. Agree with you on the blood and Hardy high spots. We don't need to see that every week.

Finally saw a Skye Blue match and holy shit you are right about that ass. She needs to join up with Tay-Jay. She had a decent match too. Still working on some good nicknames for her, right now all I got is "Thigh Blue"
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 12, 2022, 06:47:36 PM
Sorry Buttfart, been on vacation since Mania. Mostly agree with your Mania reviews, Stone Cold was awesome. Was that McAfee's first win in WWE? He's only had the matches with Adam Cole, right? I wish Smackdown was better because I like him on commentary.

Lashley. Man. What terrible booking. They just put in months of work on Omos to have him lose at Mania? Squashing tag teams to lose to Lashley? Unless Bobby taking the belt from Roman, this is pointless.

This may be a hot take, but the star/surprise of the weekend for me was Logan Paul. The kid is a natural heel and looked like he loved the hate. He moved real good in the ring as well. Kid can wrestle. Here's a quote from my wife, "Baby, am I high or was logan Paul's frog splash better than both Mysterio's?" Miz v Paul at Summer Slam could be great, but not sure how Paul would work as a babyface after Miz turned on him.

I actually was entertained by Knoxville, I thought it was great. Not surprised he got the W just because people are loving watching Sami lose. Feeds into the conspiracy gimmick. Props to Knoxville for thinking quick when that final rat trap didn't pop off when he hit the button. He had to spring it manually and almost got caught up in it.

Hope no one actually expected a good match between Brock and Roman.

IMO, the biggest Mania matches of all time are Hogan/Warrior and Hogan/Rock, but my favorite actual Mania match has to be Savage/Flair.

AEW has been real solid. Max Castor spits hard. Bucks v FTR was real sick. HOOK no selling the curse is funny. Agree with you on the blood and Hardy high spots. We don't need to see that every week.

Finally saw a Skye Blue match and holy shit you are right about that ass. She needs to join up with Tay-Jay. She had a decent match too. Still working on some good nicknames for her, right now all I got is "Thigh Blue"

All good, I hope you had a good vacay and that's a shoot brother. I've been busier with real life stuff so I've only been watching the main shows as well.

I think I heard on one of the podcasts that McAfee had 3 matches in his life going into that one, not sure if he won any though. You're for sure right about Logan Paul too. He's a natural douchebag heel and his whole Eddie impersonation was awesome. Definitely a better frogger than Dom and Rey too, he got tons of hang time and landed it perfectly. The jackass match was great, I know most people wanted Sami to lose and I don't think it was the worst decision but I'm a grouchy old mark who wants it to be somewhat believable and I think it would have been so fucking cool if he just pinned wee man after kicking the fuck out of him like that haha.

Lashley is kinda in the same boat as Jack Swagger for me. Big, athletic, legit, experienced, not great on the mic but can talk enough, looks great, but just boring for whatever reason. No charisma.

Savage/Flair might be the pick dude. I wouldn't have thought of it but now that I did I can't really argue with it haha.

AEW is for sure doing well right now. They've been hitting a lot more than missing. Really the only thing that irritates me is Sammy and Tay but like I said I have a suspicion they're aware and playing it up. I think I mentioned I'm already slightly sick of danhausen haha. Hook looks good in the ring but everything I've seen was pretty short and squashy.

And dude I'm telling you she has like my perfect, ideal ass. She's on dark and elevation all the time and every time I hear her music I'm like "fuck I better pause this and jerk off so I can actually watch the match". She's pretty good in the ring but when she's rolling around doing mat work there's zero chance I can think about anything except how badly I want to be her shorts.


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 12, 2022, 09:48:28 PM
CM Punk vs Penta Oscuro on Dynamite. Yes please. Tony playing fantasy match with his real life wrestler toys is always fun and if these two click its going to be amazing.

Edit: Holy shit they're also doing Samoa Joe vs Minoru fuckin Suzuki.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on April 13, 2022, 05:32:04 AM
Yeah I gotta remember not to smoke so much later so I can get through Dynamite tonight! HA!

I really like how these random awesome matches are happening with no build and no storyline reason other than to just showcase some amazing wrestling. Sometimes that can naturally create a great fued or storyline that nobody could ever write. Something organic happens in the ring and all of the sudden two guys that have never crossed paths now have a reason to hate each other. That's the shit you build on.

WWE is trying so hard to force these "moments" it just comes off as trash.

Also, they had Lashley beat Omos so now MVP has to turn on Lashley to help Omos get a W? THAT MAN SHOULD NOT NEED  HELP!!!!!

Also a side note, I live in Tampa and Omos played basketball at University of South Florida. My friend runs a tattoo shop in that area and has tattoo'd him a couple times and said he is a real nice guy.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on April 13, 2022, 07:55:56 AM
Also, not sure if you saw, but Thigh Blue is wrestling Marina Shaffir tonight on Dynamite so get the tissues ready!!!!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 13, 2022, 07:01:52 PM
Also, not sure if you saw, but Thigh Blue is wrestling Marina Shaffir tonight on Dynamite so get the tissues ready!!!!

Hahahaha fuck dude, I did see that but didn't get a chance to properly prepare. I'm going to take the opposite approach and smoke so much I'm too lazy to move my arm. I have some
motor breath that tested over 30% so it should be possible.

Punk vs Penta kicking off the show almost feels like a statement... Like our shit is so good we can use this as a kickoff match. Damn that's a hot crowd... Penta is so fucking good. Dude would be a PPV main eventer here too if he could speak English. The match wasn't amazing but it was good for weekly TV. You knew Punk was going to win but they told a good simple story and the finish was nicely done.

ReDragon vs Lucha Express now? This is like a PPV card haha. These 4 could put on a great match in their sleep so unsurprisingly I'm enjoying this haha. That falcon arrow/pin breakup was beautiful and jungle boy is a star even if he's a twink.

I think I'm going to make FTR's theme my ringtone. That shit is bangin.

As much as I make fun of people who signed up for Toni Storm's only fans, if Thigh Blue made one I'd whip my credit card out so fast I'd probably cut myself.

That MJF/Wardlow shit is gold. Wardlow just murdering a line of jobbers is beautiful but I want Max to go over in the end. I feel like that gives them more options.

Trios match should be good too. I feel like I haven't seen Hager wrestle in forever. The cameras finding the JR lookalike singing Judas and JR saying "wait a minute..." cracked me up. I'm going to be so sad when he's gone. Jericho is starting to get that Flair body where he simultaneously looks great and super weird.

Dude. MJF might legitimately be one of the best promos I've ever seen.

What the fuck, they didn't give my girl her entrance. That's bullshit, I actually like her song haha. OK we're not even 30 seconds in and I'm at half mast. Thank God that was a squash, I don't think I'd have made it through a full match.

Not even my hatred of Sammy and Tay can make me want to cheer for Scorpio Sky.

Cool moment there with Ricky Starks getting emotional at the response he got. He's really grown on me, I thought he belonged on dark but he's been really good on rampage. He's still too small and generic to be a main eventer but mid card heel is perfect for him.

I vote we change Keith Lee's leapfrog to the bullfrog. I thought Starks was actually going to get the pin there, it would have been cool to see the crowd explode. I get why they stuck to the script but if someone had called an audible there I don't think anyone would have been pissed.

I was feeling kind of tired until Suzuki walked through the curtain. Murder Grandpa and Joe working a strong style chop fest as the main event on TBS is giving me serious 90's wcw/njpw talent trade vibes. I hope someone goes back and counts the chops when this is all said and done. Good match even if it was obvious what would happen.

Oh cool AEW got a great Khali. As soon as I see a big guy do the head squeeze or the claw I instantly assume they suck and I have a feeling I'm right. What a terrible way to end a great show.





Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on April 15, 2022, 05:35:59 AM
i read yesterday that AEW Khali came out because AEW is doing a big push in India with it's TV partner Eurosport. This is happening after Warner Media merged with Discovery(who owns Eurosport). Satnam Singh and that other guy Sonjay Dutt(guy with Jay Lethal) will be doing a lot of promotion work on the channel in India so they wanted those dudes immediately in a storyline with a known star.

Kinda whack but business is business and if they wanna keep signing these big dudes, they gotta get the money from somewhere. Our darling little indy project is finally succumbing to media deals and corporate pressure.

Oh well, as long as we have Thigh Blue and a pack of tissues we'll be OK.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 15, 2022, 01:13:32 PM
i read yesterday that AEW Khali came out because AEW is doing a big push in India with it's TV partner Eurosport. This is happening after Warner Media merged with Discovery(who owns Eurosport). Satnam Singh and that other guy Sonjay Dutt(guy with Jay Lethal) will be doing a lot of promotion work on the channel in India so they wanted those dudes immediately in a storyline with a known star.

Kinda whack but business is business and if they wanna keep signing these big dudes, they gotta get the money from somewhere. Our darling little indy project is finally succumbing to media deals and corporate pressure.

Oh well, as long as we have Thigh Blue and a pack of tissues we'll be OK.

That makes sense, I think every major wrestling company in the last 2 decades has tried to break into India at some point (WWE with Khali and Kinder, TNA with all sorts of wacky shit like ring ka King, didn't ROH have a big tv deal over there too? ) but they all fail somehow. Every time they do this they try to make some bland Indian guy who can't wrestle into the star of the show but my theory is that Indians don't really want to watch Indian wrestlers. A lot of us watch wrestling for something outrageous and exotic, not to see some dude who looks like your neighbor (shout out to the Gargano lookalike down the hall though). I think I mentioned this before but I used to have an irrational hatred of Sonjay Dutt and it doesn't seem to have faded much with time. He just pisses me off for no good reason at all haha.

It does feel like AEW is getting so big so fast that it's lost some of that indy charm, but I guess the idea is that dark and ROH will feature the up and comers, elevation will be for squashes and record padding, and then Dynamite will obviously be the flagship show with rampage as Tony's fantasy match night. I'd much rather they do it this way than go to a 3 hour Dynamite, that would probably be really good sometimes (like when they have a card like they had Wednesday where some of the matches would have benefitted from going longer) but I could see it wearing me down fast. I don't even know if I could do 3 hours of classic ECW in one sitting regularly and that's my favorite wrestling ever.

Speaking of amazing wrestling asses, I wonder what ivelisse is up to these days.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 17, 2022, 04:02:58 PM
Holy fucking shit CM Punk vs Dustin Rhodes in Pittsburgh! I assume this is opening the show and both guys called it a dream match so I'm hoping Tony let's them have like 20 minutes. So stoked I get to see Dustin, he doesn't wrestle all that often anymore but when he does it's usually really good.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on April 18, 2022, 05:20:05 AM
I absolutely 100% DO NOT want a 3 hour dynamite. I usually don't make it to 10pm as it is, and I like it now because every minute on that show counts.

I forgot Rampage started early on Friday so I missed that, but Battle of the Belts on Saturday was pretty sick, even though I know you are pissed that Sammy G got the belt back. Gresham and Castle was pretty sick.

IvelASSe is the current champion in Shine Wrestling.

It's amazing how good in the ring Dustin still is at 53.

I heard a rumor that AEW is planning a big crossover show with NJPW coming up.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 18, 2022, 11:51:54 AM
I absolutely 100% DO NOT want a 3 hour dynamite. I usually don't make it to 10pm as it is, and I like it now because every minute on that show counts.

I forgot Rampage started early on Friday so I missed that, but Battle of the Belts on Saturday was pretty sick, even though I know you are pissed that Sammy G got the belt back. Gresham and Castle was pretty sick.

IvelASSe is the current champion in Shine Wrestling.

It's amazing how good in the ring Dustin still is at 53.

I heard a rumor that AEW is planning a big crossover show with NJPW coming up.

Yeah Tony is teasing one of his "huge announcements" for Wednesday and that seems to be the rumor that makes the most sense. I would love for it to be like Shaq vs Big Show or something that no one expects haha.

I missed rampage and BOTB but I downloaded and watched them yesterday instead. I actually don't mind them putting the belt on Sammy because I still don't think Scorpio is good enough to be champ and it looks like they're leaning into the "everyone hates sammy" thing pretty heavily. I don't really mind it as long as everyone keeps booing him. It would be really nice to have Keith Lee squash him like a bug for the belt next ppv though. I would suggest pouncing him out of the ring through a table but Sammy would just sell it for 10 seconds then pop up and do some flippy shit.

Dude words can't describe how excited I am for Dustin. The guy I was going to go with is probably going to have to work so I was thinking about giving my tickets away and just watching on tv but once they announced Punk vs Dustin there was no way Im missing it. I know he's going to lose but I don't care as long as I get to see the best powerslam in the business.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on April 19, 2022, 05:39:18 AM
Anybody listen to Talk is Jericho podcast? It's really good.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
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Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
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Can you do random WCW jobbers?

Damn that would be tough because I only have WWF/WWE magazines. And there probably aren't good printed photos of those dudes. I'll look through my supplies and see if I can come up with anything. Great idea!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
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Damn that would be tough because I only have WWF/WWE magazines. And there probably aren't good printed photos of those dudes. I'll look through my supplies and see if I can come up with anything. Great idea!

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Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on April 19, 2022, 12:00:32 PM
OH shit i do think I have some old PWI or other ones but damn they so old I would feel bad cutting them up.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 20, 2022, 01:38:41 PM
Tonight's the big night. They just released a batch of tickets on ticket master this morning, so I was actually able to sell the pair of seats i had for what I paid, then upgrade to a floor seat. I'm not sure which side the hard cam is on so I don't know if I'll be on camera much but keep an eye out for a generic white guy who looks like he hasn't gotten laid in a long time, I'm sure I'll be easy to spot.

I was thinking about making a shalom sign just to get a pop from SHAQUEEFA and any other pals that watch but I don't feel like explaining to strangers that it has nothing to do with MJF or the tree of life. Also really don't want to make myself any kind of target for MJF haha.

Looking forward to seeing how different Dynamite is in person, I haven't been to a major wrestling show in decades. Matches I'm most excited for in order

Darby vs Andrade coffin match - sk8r Boi wrestler vs one of the best but most underrated wrestlers in the company

Jungle boy vs Kyle O'Reilly - Jungle Boy is the future. KOR has an annoying doucheface but he can go. This is my dark horse for highlight of the night.

And obviously Punk vs Dustin is the reason I'm going. Childhood favorite vs the modern Randy Savage. I don't even care if it sucks but I'm pretty confident it won't.


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 21, 2022, 12:26:12 AM
What a night. Dustin vs Punk did NOT disappoint me at all. Wild shit though, did not think we were going to get a fucking balcony dive from the 63 year old stinger! I'm going to watch the broadcast and see what I missed. I took some notes but I was higher than I've been in a long time so everything is kind of a blur.

All I have right now is Britt talking about how great she is on the mic and then stumbling over her words is the most Pittsburgh thing I can think of. And Najee Harris is fucking THICK.

Edit - I didn't show up until Dynamite so I missed the surprise match. I don't want to spoil anything but if you're a smarky IWC  type like myself then it's worth watching Elevation this week.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on April 21, 2022, 08:25:58 AM
I missed the Punk match I was driving home. My friend texted me and said "Where the fuck is Dustin's blood?" He said it was short and kinda sloppy and Dustin hurt his knee early on and Punk had trouble lifting him up for the GTS.

Rest of the show was kinda ehhhhhh except for the coffin match.

Britt Baker fumbling her lines after she praised herself for mic work had me laughing. Her insults weren't very good either.

Having Adam Cole make the announcement was a miss. this huge announcement to partner with New Japan and its announced by a white dude. Then another white dude comes out (Jay White.) Like damn, let the Japanese guy make the announcement. They could have had him try to interrupt and then Ishii could have come out and knocked him out, setting up the match for Friday. But man, this PPV will be awesome as I'm not super familiar with the New Japan roster. I love Suzuki and one of his nicknames is Murder Grandpa. That Suzuki v. Samoa Joe match was fucking awesome.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 22, 2022, 06:00:08 AM
I missed the Punk match I was driving home. My friend texted me and said "Where the fuck is Dustin's blood?" He said it was short and kinda sloppy and Dustin hurt his knee early on and Punk had trouble lifting him up for the GTS.

Rest of the show was kinda ehhhhhh except for the coffin match.

Britt Baker fumbling her lines after she praised herself for mic work had me laughing. Her insults weren't very good either.

Having Adam Cole make the announcement was a miss. this huge announcement to partner with New Japan and its announced by a white dude. Then another white dude comes out (Jay White.) Like damn, let the Japanese guy make the announcement. They could have had him try to interrupt and then Ishii could have come out and knocked him out, setting up the match for Friday. But man, this PPV will be awesome as I'm not super familiar with the New Japan roster. I love Suzuki and one of his nicknames is Murder Grandpa. That Suzuki v. Samoa Joe match was fucking awesome.

Yeah you have no idea how pissed I was that I missed seeing a live Suzuki match. I was walking down the hill from where I smoked/stashed my board and heard Kaze Ni Nare but it was at the end so obviously everything was done by the time I got in.

Dustin vs Punk was great in my opinion, even removing as much bias as I can. It was old school storytelling and limb work, so that may be what turned your friend off. They worked both of the injuries into the story and the finish and did it well enough people in the crowd got worked and thought he was actually hurt. It actually went longer than I thought it would (I'm pretty sure they went over their slot) I would guess 12-15 minutes or so of actual wrestling and they did slow down and get a little sloppy at  the end but I felt like it worked really well with the finish. You should def watch it, I think you'll dig it. Also thought it was cool that Dustin came out last

I was fucking pissed KOR won but I guess they needed to give him some credibility. He was like no-selling stuff to transition into submissions and it kinda took me out of it. Jungle Boy was great as usual but I think their styles just don't work that well together in a singles match.

The NJPW announcement seemed like a bit of a cluster fuck, I'm wondering if they cut part of it because they were behind on time or something. Adam Cole doing his little "ah-ah" stutter before every other thing he says drives me crazy.

Here's some of my stoned notes from the night -

Incredible how much Eddie Kingston sounds like Bender from Futurama when you're in the bathroom.

Jake looks like shit. Holy fuck.

Hook is pretty fucking skinny. Danhausen is potentially skinnier.

Wardlow is fucking gigantic. His legs are legit the size of my waist.

Brock Anderson's spine buster was cringeworthy, Moxley kinda sucks in the ring, and Wheeler Yuta is apparently very popular with the leathery wannabe cougars chain-smoking misty menthols by the garbage can. Maybe he's like Thigh Blue for dirty old women?

I need to rewatch it because there's honestly a lot I don't remember/missed. I was on the other side from where most of the crowd stuff happened so I didn't see a lot of the coffin match.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on April 28, 2022, 07:28:00 AM
What did everyone think of Dynamite?

I wasn't paying good enough attention during the FTR singles match, I was still cooking dinner.

Poor Lance Archer. Dude is supposed to be this monster and they keep having him lose. Decent enough match and Wardlow is definitely improving, but damn. I thought it would be a DQ because the premise was MJF stating he did not care if Lance lost, as long as he decimated Wardlow. Figured that would be the story instead of the powerbomb symphony. Now Big Cass is coming to handle biz? It would be hilarious if just Enzo comes out and tries to fuck up Wardlow. At least I have a reason to wear my "You SAWFT" shirt now. HA!

So Hikaru Shida wants to be sexy now? I'm with it. But a "Philly Street Fight" should have made it outside the general ring area. There should have actually been a street involved.

Undisputed Elite is about the wackest shit I've ever heard. It sucks the Bucks are so good and I can't stand them just because of their association to Cole/KOR/Fish. 10 man was meh and I know Dante Martin is real good, but I want to punch is stupid looking face every time he tries to make a crazy facial expression.

So you telling me two dudes fell on that barbwire ladder and neither broke skin? I know we have said they bleed too much on Dynamite, but if you busting out the barb, you better make it worth it. Otherwise, it makes me think its plastic. Like how TF did Sammy not get cut? Bareback big drop right to the wire and nothing? And dude, I been paying attention to his selling, and Buttfart you are absolutely right. He takes the biggest bumps and no sells them and is immediately up and jumping and sticking that nasty tongue down a throat he does not deserve.

Glad Scorpio got a little pop when he won, but I think it was more of an anti-Sammy pop than a pro-Scorpio one.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: IusedToSkateMore on April 29, 2022, 08:53:17 PM
I haven't watched wrestling since the mid 90s but Mick Foley is gonna be at the local comedy club this weekend. Might go check him out and hear wrestling stories. Motherfuckin Mankind...
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 30, 2022, 06:04:21 PM
I haven't watched wrestling since the mid 90s but Mick Foley is gonna be at the local comedy club this weekend. Might go check him out and hear wrestling stories. Motherfuckin Mankind...


If you haven't read his first book it's one of the best autobiographies I've ever read and one of my favorite books ever. You don't even have to be a wrestling fan, it's just a really charming dude telling his story.

That being said I've been told his standup is pretty awful, but that's from smarky wrestling fans so it might be different for human beings.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on April 30, 2022, 06:36:49 PM
Forgot to post my Dynamite thoughts -

FTR match was OK. I enjoyed the predictable Bret - Owen callbacks but on the whole I think they get a little overhyped. I feel like a lot of other guys can basically do what they do but no one else made "nostalgia warriors" their gimmick the same way so we're stuck with these guys.

Punk vs Hangman should be fun. I'm not like super excited about it but Hangman doesnt miss and I'm confident Punk will show up if it's on PPV. I just hope they don't put the belt on him, at least not yet.

Nick Comorato is a beast, they should repackage him as a caveman and put him with jurassic express so jungle boy can be a singles star.

Rey Fenix being back popped me so hard. Dude is the best pure luchador in the world and he should be a star. Hopefully now we get some more banger lucha bros matches soon, love watching them.

Wardlow vs Archer was awesome. Wardlows senton was sick. His huricanrana was sicker. Archers tight rope walk moonsault was the best spot as usual though. He really is the most underrated big man in the business right now, hope they keep giving him TV time.

I'm already sick of Jericho appreciation society but I cracked up when they said "AEW galaxy".



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: wane brady on May 01, 2022, 07:32:42 PM
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Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 02, 2022, 10:34:00 AM
I heard over the weekend that a drinking game has been created at events that I announce. Every time I talk about pro wrestling, you take a shot.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 02, 2022, 12:05:23 PM
I heard over the weekend that a drinking game has been created at events that I announce. Every time I talk about pro wrestling, you take a shot.

You could turn that in your favor... Make everyone do a shot in honor of Thigh Blue for me.

I was going to @ you and tell you to watch the Darby vs Swerve match from Dynamite if you haven't already. I don't care for Swerve's promos but goddamn that dude can rassle and Darby is the perfect dance partner for him. Great match with a bump that would make Mick Foley wince thrown in there for fun.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 02, 2022, 12:38:34 PM
Yeah Swerve isn't doing much for me, but damn the suplex to the floor was brutal. Darby takes those bumps for fun.

Thigh Blue needs a win so bad. Don't want her to fade away.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 02, 2022, 11:44:55 PM
Yeah Swerve isn't doing much for me, but damn the suplex to the floor was brutal. Darby takes those bumps for fun.

Thigh Blue needs a win so bad. Don't want her to fade away.

I donít think sheís officially on yet.   Itís like how Yuta JUST got the All Elite graphic in April.


Might have missed anyone commenting on this, but Jamie Hayters been repping FA/Hockey a lot this year
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 03, 2022, 09:00:15 AM
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Yeah Swerve isn't doing much for me, but damn the suplex to the floor was brutal. Darby takes those bumps for fun.

Thigh Blue needs a win so bad. Don't want her to fade away.
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I donít think sheís officially on yet.   Itís like how Yuta JUST got the All Elite graphic in April.


Might have missed anyone commenting on this, but Jamie Hayters been repping FA/Hockey a lot this year

There's a few things that Swerve does exceptionally well, his kicks in particular are some of the stiffest looking in the company, hes got really good timing, and he gets a lot of height when he flies. It's just the persona/promos feel kinda forced and boring. Fuck it, stop giving him a mic and just let him put on great matches every week.

Darby seems to be going with hockey a lot more lately, though he still reps deathwish hard. I saw a picture of him with what I'm pretty sure was a foundation deck too but I don't know when it was from.

Yes I'm a fucking loser for paying attention/caring about this haha.

Atiba I'm pretty sure you're right about Skye still being am (to continue the skating/wrestling crossovers), but it seems like she's travelling with them now rather than just doing the YouTube shows. She does need a gimmick or something though, if you're not a dirty old man she probably doesn't stand out very much. Maybe put her in an odd couple tag with Abadon or something weird like that. Just please don't make her a "baddie".
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 03, 2022, 09:20:59 AM
Darby was riding a Heroin deck when I skated with him, but he definitely changes his shit up like a real skater would. It's great to see that he doesn't have a specific board for television like that chick in NXT who you could just tell they handed a board to and said "go buy some Vans, you're a skater now."

Yeah Swerve just comes across fake as fuck on the mic but he can fucking go in the ring. And he's not getting good wins to establish himself, so I care even less. He's not on the level of Darby or Orange where he is so over that losing isn't gonna kill his vibe. Like Darby and Orange could lose and still be loved cuz the character is so strong. Swerve, not so much.

#protectthighblue
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 03, 2022, 02:23:59 PM
Darby was riding a Heroin deck when I skated with him, but he definitely changes his shit up like a real skater would. It's great to see that he doesn't have a specific board for television like that chick in NXT who you could just tell they handed a board to and said "go buy some Vans, you're a skater now."

Yeah Swerve just comes across fake as fuck on the mic but he can fucking go in the ring. And he's not getting good wins to establish himself, so I care even less. He's not on the level of Darby or Orange where he is so over that losing isn't gonna kill his vibe. Like Darby and Orange could lose and still be loved cuz the character is so strong. Swerve, not so much.

#protectthighblue

Would you believe that they've recently had the nerve to put her in a tag team with Anna Jay? How the fuck am I supposed to concentrate on that match?

I guess she's replacing Tay, but if they start doing that thing where they turn to the camera and bop their hips together so asses jiggle I might just give up. I'm just imagining them coming out with Jungle Boy and dancing to Baltimora. That slender waist, flat stomach, hairless body and cute little butt would wiggling around would drive me nuts.... And he's dating Anna Jay too!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 03, 2022, 04:56:16 PM
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Darby was riding a Heroin deck when I skated with him, but he definitely changes his shit up like a real skater would. It's great to see that he doesn't have a specific board for television like that chick in NXT who you could just tell they handed a board to and said "go buy some Vans, you're a skater now."

Yeah Swerve just comes across fake as fuck on the mic but he can fucking go in the ring. And he's not getting good wins to establish himself, so I care even less. He's not on the level of Darby or Orange where he is so over that losing isn't gonna kill his vibe. Like Darby and Orange could lose and still be loved cuz the character is so strong. Swerve, not so much.

#protectthighblue
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Would you believe that they've recently had the nerve to put her in a tag team with Anna Jay? How the fuck am I supposed to concentrate on that match?

I guess she's replacing Tay, but if they start doing that thing where they turn to the camera and bop their hips together so asses jiggle I might just give up. I'm just imagining them coming out with Jungle Boy and dancing to Baltimora. That slender waist, flat stomach, hairless body and cute little butt would wiggling around would drive me nuts.... And he's dating Anna Jay too!

Skye Blue is dating Dante Martin - which could be why she travels a lot with them

(Also Charlie Romano is dating Hayter)


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 03, 2022, 10:04:13 PM
Guess I hate Dante Martin now. Too bad, I liked that kid.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 04, 2022, 01:39:50 PM
The way Dante Martin sells I bet his O-Face is absolutely insane.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 04, 2022, 03:29:24 PM
There were times when he was growing out his facial hair that Dante started to look a lot like Johnny Drama
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 05, 2022, 02:40:44 AM
Here's your weekly rasslin report. This week's edition is brought to you by the rough and tumble tag team of Biker OG (OG kush x blackberry kush) and Motor Breath (chemdawg x SFV OG).

Jeff Hardy might have a singles run left in him but I wish they'd change their gear or at least tweak it haha. They're starting to look like Michael PS Hayes when he managed them, especially Matt.

I'm just going to reiterate for the 20th time that MJF is the best thing about professional wrestling right now. Everything he touches is great. Big Cass looked really good, if the roster wasn't so bloated and they didn't already have Archer I would say bring him in full time. I cracked the fuck up at the "we want Enzo"/"NO WE DON'T" dueling chants. Wardlow needs to never do a moonsault again, that was slightly terrifying. I know he's trying to get his shit in but he needs to slow down and breathe a little bit in the ring, he's kinda got the young Brock vibe right now.

I guess they're turning Page heel against Punk? I don't like it unless he wins the match. That would really cement him as the man and Punk can definitely afford to take that loss.

Satnam Singh's ears are as big as Sonjay Dutt's peanut head. I know he's got acromegaly but that has to be the biggest caveman brow I've ever seen. I'm surprised Jeff Hardy hasn't tried to do a Swanton off it yet.

Never thought I'd see the day when a Jericho match was my piss break but here we are. Just can't get into this feud.

Oh great Dante Martin. He can jump high. Big whoop. My boy Fenix gonna beat his ass.

In all seriousness this is kind of a dream match and it mostly delivered. I think they held back a little which is good, save the really crazy shit for ppv. We don't need to lose Fenix for another 6 months because of some insane table spot and if they want to turn this (and lucha bros vs top flight) into a rivalry or straight up feud they have more freedom.

Muted it about 20 seconds into Rosa talking and fell asleep waiting for it to end since the segment took fucking forever. Went back this morning to see what I missed and the answer is not much.. ROH women's match as the main event? No thanks.

Overall kind of a weak episode but that's mostly because they've set the bar so high I think. The pacing was weird, it felt like all the most important people were on in the first hour. Jericho vs Santana or Wardlow - Cass should have been the main event, him and Max scheduling their contract signing would have been the perfect way to get me excited for next week.

Looking forward to Darby vs Jeff Hardy. Hope no one gets hurt. It would be kind of cool if they just wrestled a straight up clean, technical match and didn't do a bunch of high spots. Just subvert everyone's expectations but in a good way.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 05, 2022, 11:19:17 AM
Man I really think they missed the mark with Big Cass errrr I mean William Morrissey. That dude came out and looked 10 times better than he ever looked in WWE, absolutely JACKED. Made Wardlow look like Fuego del Sol. And they squashed him. He can never go back. He was supposed to be the next level up after Lance Archer, but lets have him only take one powerbomb when Wardlow had to use 4 last week to beat someone billed as a lesser opponent. I even found my old "U SAWFT" shirt in the closet and was reppin'.

What I don't like is that MJF constantly overstates the fact that he doesn't care if his guy loses as long as Wardlow gets hurt. Why not use that as a reason for a DQ or something other than a clean finish? Like this could have been the main event, with it going outside, maybe Archer and Butcher sneak attack since they are on MJF's payroll and owe him a favor for not getting the job done. MAybe the show could have ended with Wardlow and Cass just destroying all the security together. I don't know, but it just seemed like there could be a better way to get to the contract signing. We still need a moment where MJF heels up and Wardlow ends a segment on his back.

Next weeks Dynamite is in Long Island so maybe........... It will be interesting to see how the crowd is there because obviously they love MJF so lets see if they boo Wardlow.

You are right though, the bar is set pretty high for them so it is a let down when a week is kind of a miss.

i loved Jericho's jacket and now I'm kinda digging the whole "sports entertainment thing" because they are using fireballs as an obvious dig at WWE. This gimmick is just one big troll to Vince and I'm not mad at it. Still think 2.0 and Daniel Garcia are kinda whack, but the feeling is there.

"I'm surprised Jeff Hardy hasn't tried to do a Swanton off it yet." Holy shit dude I cracked up on that one.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 05, 2022, 09:11:19 PM
Man I really think they missed the mark with Big Cass errrr I mean William Morrissey. That dude came out and looked 10 times better than he ever looked in WWE, absolutely JACKED. Made Wardlow look like Fuego del Sol. And they squashed him. He can never go back. He was supposed to be the next level up after Lance Archer, but lets have him only take one powerbomb when Wardlow had to use 4 last week to beat someone billed as a lesser opponent. I even found my old "U SAWFT" shirt in the closet and was reppin'.

What I don't like is that MJF constantly overstates the fact that he doesn't care if his guy loses as long as Wardlow gets hurt. Why not use that as a reason for a DQ or something other than a clean finish? Like this could have been the main event, with it going outside, maybe Archer and Butcher sneak attack since they are on MJF's payroll and owe him a favor for not getting the job done. MAybe the show could have ended with Wardlow and Cass just destroying all the security together. I don't know, but it just seemed like there could be a better way to get to the contract signing. We still need a moment where MJF heels up and Wardlow ends a segment on his back.

Next weeks Dynamite is in Long Island so maybe........... It will be interesting to see how the crowd is there because obviously they love MJF so lets see if they boo Wardlow.

You are right though, the bar is set pretty high for them so it is a let down when a week is kind of a miss.

i loved Jericho's jacket and now I'm kinda digging the whole "sports entertainment thing" because they are using fireballs as an obvious dig at WWE. This gimmick is just one big troll to Vince and I'm not mad at it. Still think 2.0 and Daniel Garcia are kinda whack, but the feeling is there.

"I'm surprised Jeff Hardy hasn't tried to do a Swanton off it yet." Holy shit dude I cracked up on that one.

Dude the first time Satnam Singh turned sideways I swear to god I thought he was wearing some kind of star trek Vulcan prosthetic. I just assumed he was doing like a Giant Gonzalez style real life monster gimmick.

I love Jericho and his Appreciation Society, I'm just sick of seeing him against Eddie. I thought the match at the PPV was a great way to end it, but I have to admit I don't have any good ideas about what to do with them either. JAS vs Dark Order could be fun... 2.0 could do tags with stu/Uno and reynolds/silver and then have like 10 vs Hager as the meat match and Garcia vs 5 as the technical/workrate feud . You'd have to put Hangman back with them or give them a new star though because Jericho needs someone near his level and they don't have a singles guy whos there. It would be a perfect spot for Bray if they could somehow pull that off. Have -1 say he's sick of them losing and is bringing in one of dad's old friends to teach them how to "be a family" and then cut the lights... Can you imagine the pop?

I do really love the trolling Vince aspect of the JAS gimmick. When they said "AEW Galaxy" last week I legit almost choked on my drink. Also love that they both wanted to do a fireball and that they work for someone who's down to let them. And it wasn't any of that Halloween havoc 96 Hogan fumbling with the flash paper soaked in his ball sweat and then totally missing the mark shit, that was Lawler-esque accuracy.

I think they can still use Cass, they just have to wait a minute and find him a gimmick because "7 feet tall and you can't teach that" doesn't have much of a shelf life as we've seen before. I'd for sure have him on speed dial though, he looked really good and that was one of the better matches I've seen him have. Have Big Show work with him like he has been with Archer. I think Joey Janela is gone now but it would be hilarious to see them have to interact on a weekly basis knowing the history there.

I don't even care what MJF does anymore, I haven't seen someone who can get heat like him in a long time. I do feel like they're milking it a little bit but that's fine, this is really about making Wardlow and I'm not sick of seeing him kill monsters and security guards yet. I sometimes wish we'd see a bit more of the deranged MJF we saw in the Punk feud, but I kinda like that he's gone back to just being a rich prick.











And yeah they had to have a down show eventually. Glad it could happen in Baltimore, and only 2 weeks after a great Pittsburgh show though. Any reason to feel superior to them damnit!



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 06, 2022, 02:05:21 PM
Stu is unfortunately out of contract at the moment
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 07, 2022, 02:39:24 AM
(https://www.wrestlinginc.com/ezoimgfmt/i.imgur.com/nTRBOaI.jpeg?ezimgfmt=rs:360x450/rscb1/ng:webp/ngcb1)

Donít do 90's wrestling kids. It's gone from a kind of funny rock bottom (loudly farting during the climax of the porn you're shooting to cash in on your last tiny bit of fame) to tragic rock bottom as she apparently drunkenly rear ended someone and killed them. I hope they actually lock her up this time... She's proven time and time again that she's going to keep making the same mistakes and now it's cost someone their life.

At least we got an episode of OSW review so hilarious and raunchy that YouTube took it down. This is up there with some of the botchamania stuff for the hardest I've ever laughed at something wrestling related. No like hardcore nudity or anything but still not really safe for work -

https://vimeo.com/256324374



Stu is unfortunately out of contract at the moment

Yeah I saw that after posting :(. It sounds like he wanted a raise and they didn't want to give it to him or something but the message board smarks seem to think that he'll be back sooner or later so hopefully that happens. I wonder what Uno is going to do because I feel like he'll just be a jobber if he's not in a tag team. Maybe they move 5 into Stu's spot or put Reynolds with him and push Silver?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 07, 2022, 11:41:37 AM
Yeah DO is weird because they have 3 tag teams in it (og Dark rose, 5 and 10, silver and Reynolds).   Cabana COULD slot in there, but I feel like he and Uno are too similar. 
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 07, 2022, 01:26:52 PM
Yeah DO is weird because they have 3 tag teams in it (og Dark rose, 5 and 10, silver and Reynolds).   Cabana COULD slot in there, but I feel like he and Uno are too similar.

Yeah and I feel like hes always off doing his own thing the last half year or so. I almost wonder if it's because of his heat with punk, like he's exiling himself or something.

It's definitely going to be a weird few months, the roster is unreasonably bloated so I think they're going to look at these releases as almost an upgrade... Like now they have something better so they have no real incentive to give guys like Stu or Janela a raise and every time they trim one the average value of the roster increases. I'm hoping ROH helps clean house a bit too, although I'd be super happy if they bought Dalton Castle and the boys to the main roster.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 08, 2022, 12:45:49 AM
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Yeah DO is weird because they have 3 tag teams in it (og Dark rose, 5 and 10, silver and Reynolds).   Cabana COULD slot in there, but I feel like he and Uno are too similar.
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Yeah and I feel like hes always off doing his own thing the last half year or so. I almost wonder if it's because of his heat with punk, like he's exiling himself or something.

It's definitely going to be a weird few months, the roster is unreasonably bloated so I think they're going to look at these releases as almost an upgrade... Like now they have something better so they have no real incentive to give guys like Stu or Janela a raise and every time they trim one the average value of the roster increases. I'm hoping ROH helps clean house a bit too, although I'd be super happy if they bought Dalton Castle and the boys to the main roster.

I think it was just revealed Colt was gone because he was shooting the Young Rock where he plays The Brooklyn Brawler, but Iíd imagine itís gotta be weird having Punk around.  Sad that things havenít been patched up. 

The bloat is getting there but I almost think the answer is more show and less wrestlers.   I like the idea that some cycle in and out more so they donít get overexposed, though Iíd like to see more Andrade.   He was the guy that got me back into wrestling (the NXT takeover he beat Drew McIntyre for the title) and he was regaining his mojo in the ring.   
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 08, 2022, 01:42:42 AM
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Yeah DO is weird because they have 3 tag teams in it (og Dark rose, 5 and 10, silver and Reynolds).   Cabana COULD slot in there, but I feel like he and Uno are too similar.
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Yeah and I feel like hes always off doing his own thing the last half year or so. I almost wonder if it's because of his heat with punk, like he's exiling himself or something.

It's definitely going to be a weird few months, the roster is unreasonably bloated so I think they're going to look at these releases as almost an upgrade... Like now they have something better so they have no real incentive to give guys like Stu or Janela a raise and every time they trim one the average value of the roster increases. I'm hoping ROH helps clean house a bit too, although I'd be super happy if they bought Dalton Castle and the boys to the main roster.
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I think it was just revealed Colt was gone because he was shooting the Young Rock where he plays The Brooklyn Brawler, but Iíd imagine itís gotta be weird having Punk around.  Sad that things havenít been patched up. 

The bloat is getting there but I almost think the answer is more show and less wrestlers.   I like the idea that some cycle in and out more so they donít get overexposed, though Iíd like to see more Andrade.   He was the guy that got me back into wrestling (the NXT takeover he beat Drew McIntyre for the title) and he was regaining his mojo in the ring.

Yeah I think part of the issue lately is also that they seem to be trying to keep ROH on people's minds and build it up a bit by having a lot of title matches and ROH guys on, which further crowds an already crowded room. Once they get that up and running it will really help, is there a tv or anything in place yet?

Hangman - Omega and Darby/Sting got me fully back into wrestling but Andrade was one of the first dudes who like not just caught my eye but grabbed my attention to where I was like "holy shit... I need to see more of this dude". I looked him up and watched a bunch of stuff starting with La Sombra and he's easily one of the best pure workers in the company. He can do everything and make it look good. It's sometimes awkward when lucha guys transition to working the American style and TV matches, but he blends everything so seamlessly and has incredible instincts in the ring. Put him and Penta in there and I'll watch for 10 hours and never get sick of it.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 10, 2022, 02:25:46 AM
https://youtu.be/7CbZQpmacJI


If you want to speedrun one of the best feuds in a while this is incredibly well made. I sat down and clicked on the video and got sucked right back into it last night.

@SHAQUEEFA

https://twitter.com/HoganKnowsBest3/status/1523797421448335361?s=20&t=neAl1RWusI3aw1vRr3zPfQ

Have fun with this one. Abadonkadonk is easy but after that I got nothing.

The only way I'm ever going to cheer for the baddies section is if they put her in it. Have her sit at ringside with a slushie cup full of blood and occasionally scream and snarl but everyone acts like it's totally normal and even gets offended if you call her a "zombie" because the appropriate term is living dead girl. Have her not cheer for anyone except Penta. Have Thunder Rosa mention that Abadon vacations at the graveyard she's from in tijuana. Have Kiera Hogan show up looking like she just bit the head off a bat and say she forgot her makeup and had to borrow her friend's. Shit like that. It would be must-see TV for me.
 
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 12, 2022, 01:57:02 AM
Dynamite notes - CM Punk trolling the long Island crowd with a Tavares jersey was beautiful. He even worked heel haha. Was that a "Fuck your pizza" chant?

I popped so fucking hard for Britt Baker's super Mario shirt. I 100% shoot had that shirt when I was a kid and mine was just as faded.

Is this danhausens first match? Looks like he put on some weight. This is going to either be shtick or suck. I've seen him work before...HAHAHAHAHAHA I guess I was right. So now Hook and Danhausen are buds? I guess it works... One doesn't talk, the other won't shut the fuck up.

Yessss MJF. The "boo Wardlow" tron and Dark Side parody cracked me up. I did not expect to see Barry Horowitz tonight.  Him working this crowd is a thing of beauty, third feud in a row he's been amazing in.

Oh sweet it's that time of the week when jungle boy makes me question my sexuality.

Anyone ever notice how drop kicks are kind of like the kickflip of wrestling? Everyone does them but with slightly different styles and the really good ones stand out. Not a coincidence that I came to that revelation during a jungle boy vs Starks match.

Loved seeing Regal throw a left hand again.

Holy shit Darby. You could tell he was amped up coming out but I wasn't expecting that. That was one hell of a match. I wonder if the plan is to have Jeff Hardy in the finals?


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 12, 2022, 02:57:54 AM
My guess is Adam Cole vs Kyle OReilly in the finals.

Excited for the joker reveal
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 12, 2022, 06:46:21 AM
Punk v Page is going to be great

Toni Storm is a goddess. Still can't get caught with an OF account though.

My wife thinks HOOK is cute. I think he is badass. I named one of the neighborhood stray cats HOOK. I love that Tony is getting the rights to actual songs for people's intros. That riff on the beginning of the Action Bronson song is great.

Abadonkadonk is as good as its gonna get for that one.

Fully agree with the dropkick analogy. Would Reynolds be Shawn Michaels? While were on the topic of making basics look amazing, I always liked how Ted DiBiase took a back drop.

When Wrestlemania was in Tampa, I went to one convention and paid for 2 autographs. New Jack and BARRY FUCKING HOROWITZ! That Dark Side vignette was one of the best things AEW has ever done outside of the ring.

Regal was one of those guys where as a kid in kayfabe world, I knew he was a bad guy, but I secretly had no clue why I liked him so much. His style was so different from everyone else, and his look of British discontent was so money.

Darby said "Oh you made the swanton famous? Hold my non-alcoholic bev while I climb this ladder"

I'll say this again. Undisputed Elie is a whack ass name and KOR and Fish kinda suck as characters. I hope Jeff wins again in dramatic surprise upset fashion.

MJF is coming up on Rick Rude status as far as greatest heels of all time IMO. But I do love when he is full babyface in Long Island.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 12, 2022, 12:47:41 PM
I want Ricky Starks entrance music to be Juvenile - Slow Motion
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on May 13, 2022, 03:40:46 AM
Been trying to think of pros whose names would make great wrestler names

Arto Saari
Anthony Van Engelen
Rowan Zorilla
Frank Villani
Milton Martinez (maybe for a woman)
Not sure on Tony Hawk but maybe Anthony Hawk would make a good one
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 13, 2022, 05:36:02 AM
Been trying to think of pros whose names would make great wrestler names

Arto Saari
Anthony Van Engelen
Rowan Zorilla
Frank Villani
Milton Martinez (maybe for a woman)
Not sure on Tony Hawk but maybe Anthony Hawk would make a good one


Uhhh SLUGGO!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: os89 on May 13, 2022, 09:11:45 AM
I need to watch more wrestling. Iím fascinated by it, but never actually got into it. Iíve read a lot and watched some documentaries though and it always makes me want to start watching.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 13, 2022, 10:17:19 AM
Everyone remember that RAMPAGE is on at 5:30pm EST today because of NBA or NHL playoffs.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: 50mm on May 13, 2022, 11:16:25 AM
I just listen to the podcasts
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on May 14, 2022, 03:29:41 AM
Podcasts is what got me back into it. I was listening to JR, Steve Austin, Jericho and the Attitude Era podcast for nostalgia, and after hours of that was like hey maybe I should actually check out this thing I'm spending so much time on.

@os89 honestly check out AEW Dynamite, it's only two hours every week. They're leading up to their next PPV in a couple of weeks which will be well worth the watch.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 14, 2022, 04:33:54 AM
Been trying to think of pros whose names would make great wrestler names

Arto Saari
Anthony Van Engelen
Rowan Zorilla
Frank Villani
Milton Martinez (maybe for a woman)
Not sure on Tony Hawk but maybe Anthony Hawk would make a good one

Tony Hawk would 100% be the name some roided up American used in Japan if it wasn't for skateboarding. Who's the dude that does platipus again? Zarosh Egglestein? That would be an amazing annoying heel manager name. I'm thinking like modern day grand wizard. Alex Midler sounds like it came from the NXT babyface name generator.

Punk v Page is going to be great

Toni Storm is a goddess. Still can't get caught with an OF account though.

My wife thinks HOOK is cute. I think he is badass. I named one of the neighborhood stray cats HOOK. I love that Tony is getting the rights to actual songs for people's intros. That riff on the beginning of the Action Bronson song is great.

Abadonkadonk is as good as its gonna get for that one.

Fully agree with the dropkick analogy. Would Reynolds be Shawn Michaels? While were on the topic of making basics look amazing, I always liked how Ted DiBiase took a back drop.

When Wrestlemania was in Tampa, I went to one convention and paid for 2 autographs. New Jack and BARRY FUCKING HOROWITZ! That Dark Side vignette was one of the best things AEW has ever done outside of the ring.

Regal was one of those guys where as a kid in kayfabe world, I knew he was a bad guy, but I secretly had no clue why I liked him so much. His style was so different from everyone else, and his look of British discontent was so money.

Darby said "Oh you made the swanton famous? Hold my non-alcoholic bev while I climb this ladder"

I'll say this again. Undisputed Elie is a whack ass name and KOR and Fish kinda suck as characters. I hope Jeff wins again in dramatic surprise upset fashion.

MJF is coming up on Rick Rude status as far as greatest heels of all time IMO. But I do love when he is full babyface in Long Island.



Dude I said said the same thing about MJF to someone on a stream last week. He's got the arrogance and charisma of rude, the creativity of Jericho, gets heat like late 90s bubba ray, and delivers it all as smooth as the rock. Best promo and body language in the business right now and it's not close. I really, really hope that the rumors about him wanting more money and TK not wanting to pay it are mostly just him working the sheets. I might actually stop watching wrestling again if I ever see MJF reading scripted PG promos about how he's going to put someone in the local medical facility.

100% agree about undisputed elite. Their group names tend to suck (superkliq is good, I'll give them that one) and redragon is so vanilla. Im hoping the inevitable bucks vs redragon feud will maybe give them some kind of character? In a company like AEW being a technically sound, high workrate team means nothing so you better have some sort of identity (like FTR).

Hookhausen should be a good way for them to both get some seasoning and get comfortable working longer matches. Im hoping they put the actual matches on the YouTube shows and then just let them do gaga like this on Dynamite.

I love Regal so much man. I was just watching an old WCW ppv from 92 where he was super young but already so polished and smooth in the ring. I really didn't like him when I was a kid but I appreciate the little stuff so much more now.

HBK as Reynolds is perfect for this analogy haha. I definitely  pictured the DiBiase back drop bump perfectly in my head when I read this, so that works too haha. He was a big dude and got so way up there so it was always like he was floating for a second and then he would sell it like he just shot in the back. His atomic drop selling was always super money too.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 15, 2022, 08:32:16 AM
Podcasts is what got me back into it. I was listening to JR, Steve Austin, Jericho and the Attitude Era podcast for nostalgia, and after hours of that was like hey maybe I should actually check out this thing I'm spending so much time on.

@os89 honestly check out AEW Dynamite, it's only two hours every week. They're leading up to their next PPV in a couple of weeks which will be well worth the watch.

Yeah that's sort of what happened to me too. During the really bad parts of the pandemic I spent most of my day in a PAPR, so I needed something I could listen to and not have to mess around with too often so I started listening to the Cornette podcasts (the Jim Ross omnibus was the first thing that caught my eye). That lead to busted open and the old SCSA ones and then occasionally 83 weeks and some of the UK YouTuber ones. I need to start listening to the Jericho one more often, I like what I've heard but haven't had a chance to really get into it yet.

@os89  check out that video of the MJF - CM Punk feud I posted a few posts back if you want to get an idea of the style of storytelling that AEW does. They aren't afraid to take risks and somehow they hit a lot more than they miss. Honestly for a new fan the matches themselves might be the hardest thing to get into. It can sometimes be difficult for people to suspend their disbelief and ignore things like obvious cooperation or botched moves, but when you can do that it becomes magical. AEW wrestlers often work a high impact, fast style that is pretty easy to watch and engaging though, and they have great announcers.

Weed helps make it more interesting sometimes too haha.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 15, 2022, 05:24:00 PM
Any of you sweat hogs got a good classic PPV recommendation? I tend to favor the late 80s/early 90's stuff but I'm pretty open minded.

Been watching a lot of old WCW stuff on peacock lately... Today was a few episodes of Clash of the champions and great American bash 92. This was during that weird period when Flair went to the WWF and they had the NJPW partnership so there's all these weird ass tag team matches where the crowd has no idea who to cheer for haha. It's really awesome to hear a razor sharp young JR calling a 20 minute Pillman & Liger match though, I would say if you're going to watch any match on this show make it that one. Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham vs Rick Rude & Steve Austin is great too but takes a while to get going.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on May 17, 2022, 09:00:28 AM
Any of you sweat hogs got a good classic PPV recommendation? I tend to favor the late 80s/early 90's stuff but I'm pretty open minded.

Been watching a lot of old WCW stuff on peacock lately... Today was a few episodes of Clash of the champions and great American bash 92. This was during that weird period when Flair went to the WWF and they had the NJPW partnership so there's all these weird ass tag team matches where the crowd has no idea who to cheer for haha. It's really awesome to hear a razor sharp young JR calling a 20 minute Pillman & Liger match though, I would say if you're going to watch any match on this show make it that one. Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham vs Rick Rude & Steve Austin is great too but takes a while to get going.

Not 80/90s but WWECW One night stand 2005 and 2006 are probably the only two wwe ppvs from the last 20 years that I go back and watch throughout. Maybe WM XX too.

That Liger vs Pillman match is awesome. They had a good match on the first episode of nitro as well, worth checking out
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 17, 2022, 10:24:25 AM
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Any of you sweat hogs got a good classic PPV recommendation? I tend to favor the late 80s/early 90's stuff but I'm pretty open minded.

Been watching a lot of old WCW stuff on peacock lately... Today was a few episodes of Clash of the champions and great American bash 92. This was during that weird period when Flair went to the WWF and they had the NJPW partnership so there's all these weird ass tag team matches where the crowd has no idea who to cheer for haha. It's really awesome to hear a razor sharp young JR calling a 20 minute Pillman & Liger match though, I would say if you're going to watch any match on this show make it that one. Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham vs Rick Rude & Steve Austin is great too but takes a while to get going.
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Not 80/90s but WWECW One night stand 2005 and 2006 are probably the only two wwe ppvs from the last 20 years that I go back and watch throughout. Maybe WM XX too.

That Liger vs Pillman match is awesome. They had a good match on the first episode of nitro as well, worth checking out

This one was actually Liger & Pillman teaming against Steamboat (boi-oi-oi-oing) & the "Lithuanian" version of Nikita Koloff (lol).. It's a weird card haha. It's not as good as when they wrestled each other but 2 of the best workers of the era plus Steamboat is kind of hard to fuck up.

I actually do the same with ONS 2005. Even before I fully got back into wrestling I watched that (or at least Sandmans entrance) every now and then. ECW is my favorite promotion of all time so it's obviously near and dear to me. If you're interested I found a daily motion channel with bunch of episodes of Hardcore TV from the 90's that are video from the network but dubbed over with the original audio so you don't have to listen to the WWE music and get the authentic entrances.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: friendly dave on May 17, 2022, 12:58:42 PM
So Sasha and Naomi walked out of Raw last night. I wonder whats going to happen going forward.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on May 17, 2022, 02:12:34 PM
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Any of you sweat hogs got a good classic PPV recommendation? I tend to favor the late 80s/early 90's stuff but I'm pretty open minded.

Been watching a lot of old WCW stuff on peacock lately... Today was a few episodes of Clash of the champions and great American bash 92. This was during that weird period when Flair went to the WWF and they had the NJPW partnership so there's all these weird ass tag team matches where the crowd has no idea who to cheer for haha. It's really awesome to hear a razor sharp young JR calling a 20 minute Pillman & Liger match though, I would say if you're going to watch any match on this show make it that one. Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham vs Rick Rude & Steve Austin is great too but takes a while to get going.
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Not 80/90s but WWECW One night stand 2005 and 2006 are probably the only two wwe ppvs from the last 20 years that I go back and watch throughout. Maybe WM XX too.

That Liger vs Pillman match is awesome. They had a good match on the first episode of nitro as well, worth checking out
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This one was actually Liger & Pillman teaming against Steamboat (boi-oi-oi-oing) & the "Lithuanian" version of Nikita Koloff (lol).. It's a weird card haha. It's not as good as when they wrestled each other but 2 of the best workers of the era plus Steamboat is kind of hard to fuck up.

I actually do the same with ONS 2005. Even before I fully got back into wrestling I watched that (or at least Sandmans entrance) every now and then. ECW is my favorite promotion of all time so it's obviously near and dear to me. If you're interested I found a daily motion channel with bunch of episodes of Hardcore TV from the 90's that are video from the network but dubbed over with the original audio so you don't have to listen to the WWE music and get the authentic entrances.

Oh yeah send that my way please.

That Sasha/Naomi story is pretty crazy. Good on them for standing up to shit creative, if that is the case. Tons of wwe bootlickees popping up.

Anyone going to AEWís show at the forum or Ontario early June? I got tickets for rampage since im pretty close to Ontario. Canít wait
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 17, 2022, 02:47:56 PM
@rocko

https://www.dailymotion.com/totallyanon/videos

Scroll down til you hit around 3 years ago and you'll start seeing them pop up. They're not perfectly organized but it's pretty easy to keep things in order. If you were a fan back in the day it's like nostalgia crack... So far some of the best stuff I've found have been a bunch of the eddie/Benoit/malenko matches, the Cactus Jack saga including the famous "Cane Dewey!" promo, and the genesis of the Dudley boys (before either bubba or dvon joined haha).

I went to a live Dynamite/rampage taping in Pittsburgh last month and it was awesome. I ended up going by myself and still had a blast, we had a good hot crowd and they put on a hell of a show.

P.S. I know you said you already had tickets but for our building they held a batch of ringside seats (hardcam side) until the day before the event. My friend had to cancel last minute so I looked to see if I could upgrade and ended up getting 4th row for face ($110 + fees) the morning of the show which was actually less than we paid for 2 seats in the bowl. If you have any inclination to get close enough for MJF to spit on you then keep an eye on ticketmaster the night before the show.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 18, 2022, 05:48:18 AM
Got a quick story.

I work at The Boardr. They kinda knew about Darby Allin when he came and skated our park.

I showed them the Darby and Jeff Hardy match and it blew their minds. They had no clue what to think. One quote was "Is this what wrestling is now?"
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 18, 2022, 07:18:20 AM
Got a quick story.

I work at The Boardr. They kinda knew about Darby Allin when he came and skated our park.

I showed them the Darby and Jeff Hardy match and it blew their minds. They had no clue what to think. One quote was "Is this what wrestling is now?"

Hahaha I showed a couple of my friends a darby match and they were equally intrigued/horrified by some of the spots as well. It really is crazy how much he's done in AEW already, I know he's trying to speedrun his career and get out early but man I want him to stick around forever.

I'm really looking forward to Dynamite tonight. Hangman vs Takeshita has me marking out. NJPW Hangman matches were usually good so it'll be cool to see him against someone from DDT.

Not gonna guess on the jokers but I really hope it isn't the garganos. Maki Itoh would be fun though. Gonna be cheering for my boy Rey Fenix against Kyle O'Rimjob for sure too.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on May 18, 2022, 02:19:29 PM
Appreciate the link and the ticket lifehack mr. Buttfart!

A few months ago smackdown rolled into town and we got nosebleeds because they were the only tickets left. My buddy checked Ticketmaster about 30 minutes into the show and saw some seats that hadnít sold and marked up the tickets we bought on some photo edit app to match those better seats. So we had hardcam seats for about $20 haha. Just gotta make sure you werenít stealing anyones seats.

Iíve only seen Takeshitaís recent stuff but man is he good. Heís actually wrestling Lee moriarty at an indie show soon not too far from me.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 18, 2022, 02:53:29 PM
Appreciate the link and the ticket lifehack mr. Buttfart!

A few months ago smackdown rolled into town and we got nosebleeds because they were the only tickets left. My buddy checked Ticketmaster about 30 minutes into the show and saw some seats that hadnít sold and marked up the tickets we bought on some photo edit app to match those better seats. So we had hardcam seats for about $20 haha. Just gotta make sure you werenít stealing anyones seats.

Iíve only seen Takeshitaís recent stuff but man is he good. Heís actually wrestling Lee moriarty at an indie show soon not too far from me.

No problem dude, it's always cool to see other fans of the same stuff up in here! I usually pop on an episode of hardcore TV while I'm doing stuff around the house, Joey Styles gets forgotten sometimes but in my opinion he's on the same level as JR, Solie and those guys. He could call a figure skating routine and it would get me hyped haha.

I knew of Takeshita but hadn't really seen anything until like a month ago. I ended up watching his first aew match from last year and then some of the big DDT matches and a kinda cool match between a very young Takeshita and Omega. He's definitely legit. I always worry to some extent about Japanese guys working with Americans who haven't worked that style a lot but obviously that shouldn't be an issue with Hangman. And even if he didn't have that history I don't think I'd worry because as I've said before... Say what you will about the booking but when it comes to between the ropes Hangman doesn't miss. I wouldn't be surprised if we wake up tomorrow and that match is all anyone can talk about. Really hope they give it time and don't make it a Punk run-in finish or something.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 19, 2022, 12:31:44 AM
Ok gonna do my note taking thing again.

Joker #1 is John Hennigan or Johnny Elite now I guess. Hey I'm fine with it, he definitely fits the AEW style and has a little Owen to his style. Really nice to hear Joe's chops again and the crowd is hot as fuck for this. I really need Joe to stay healthy this time, he looks so fucking good right now.

Looks like Best Friends/Roppongi Vice are heading to ROH?

How is it that after 30 years Jeff Hardy still sounds so unnatural in promos?

Here we fucking go. Love Punk's shirt. Can't wait to see how many ignorant old wrestlers expose themselves whining about it. Glad it's going on early. Holy shit what a power bomb and stalling German suplex from Takeshita. I liked the finish, kept Takeshita strong without things getting fucky and they waited until the end to do the Punk stuff. That sure didn't disappoint, the only complaint I have is both popping right back up after getting nasty Germans but at least it was part of a sequence.

Anyone else think Swerve works like a heel? I think he would be amazing as that cocky confident heel type that Scorpio Sky or Starks try to be. That 3 man next week should be amazing. Jungle Boy vs Swerve is sploosh territory for me and I've come around on Starks too.

HAHAHAHA MJF. Every fucking week he amazes me. Just amazing how good he is at being a prick.

Fuck KOR and his shitty song. The only good thing he's ever done is being one of Dalton Castle's boys in PWG that one time. His style sucks and my favorite part of the match was Rey Fenix dropping him on his head with that crazy power bomb thing. Oh well at least I get to see Joe fuck him up now.

JAS vs BCC was hilarious. The idea of Regal walking around the locker room looking for things to stick up his ass absolutely creased me.

Yesss it's actually Maki Itoh! This is going kind of how I expected. Half the crowd is into it and half has no idea what to make of Maki Itoh haha. Pretty good. I hope they actually have her in a storyline, she's interesting with the way she weaves her actual real life history into her character.

Hardy vs Cole was decent, basically exactly what I expected it to be.

Overall good show.






Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 19, 2022, 03:58:53 AM
Love that AEW was mentioned on Hacks bc thatís just legitimizing more and more
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on May 19, 2022, 12:11:33 PM
I'll say this again. Undisputed Elie is a whack ass name and KOR and Fish kinda suck as characters.

I donít know why but I love Kyle OíReilly. I laugh every time he earnestly bobs his head completely off the beat to his entrance song and still love him for some reason. I think I just really liked his singles push and feud with Adam Cole in NXT? Great wrestler, terrible showman. Big fan of that goofball.

CM Punk showing up in an ďabortion rightsĒ shirt in Texas was awesome. And Excalibur complimenting him on it while JR and Tony Schiavone sat unsure how to respond. Never would have happened in WWE.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 19, 2022, 02:37:39 PM
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I'll say this again. Undisputed Elie is a whack ass name and KOR and Fish kinda suck as characters.
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I donít know why but I love Kyle OíReilly. I laugh every time he earnestly bobs his head completely off the beat to his entrance song and still love him for some reason. I think I just really liked his singles push and feud with Adam Cole in NXT? Great wrestler, terrible showman. Big fan of that goofball.

CM Punk showing up in an ďabortion rightsĒ shirt in Texas was awesome. And Excalibur complimenting him on it while JR and Tony Schiavone sat unsure how to respond. Never would have happened in WWE.

Kyle OReilly vs Samoa Joe is going to be great

And if you liked his feud with Adam Cole, I think thatís what the finals are shaping up to be
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on May 19, 2022, 03:03:52 PM
Iím over Jericho getting so much tv time, Jericho in 2022 is the equivalent of the sting interview every episode of dynamite after is debut. Just go away heat for me haha. But also props to him for constantly reinventing himself and still being over all this time
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 20, 2022, 12:52:05 AM
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I'll say this again. Undisputed Elie is a whack ass name and KOR and Fish kinda suck as characters.
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I donít know why but I love Kyle OíReilly. I laugh every time he earnestly bobs his head completely off the beat to his entrance song and still love him for some reason. I think I just really liked his singles push and feud with Adam Cole in NXT? Great wrestler, terrible showman. Big fan of that goofball.

CM Punk showing up in an ďabortion rightsĒ shirt in Texas was awesome. And Excalibur complimenting him on it while JR and Tony Schiavone sat unsure how to respond. Never would have happened in WWE.

Haha I hope it's clear that I'm half playing along when I post some of this stuff. I don't actually hate Kyle O'Rimjob with a passion, but he does annoy me so I cheer against him. Also Im a huge Rey Fenix mark so I always get salty when he has to lose haha.

KOR is definitely a goofball, and I think it's one of those things that either hits for you or it doesn't. I think part of it is that I got really burnt out on that indy mma style he works in a lot of his matches. I can't really talk shit though, back in the day I loved Brian Christopher/Grandmaster Sexy and my friends HATED him. Same with Norman Smiley.

And yeah can you imagine how bad Punks shirt must have chapped Linda McMahon's dusty old evil republikaren ass? I'm so, so glad there's a real legit (aka not TNA) alternative to the WWE.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 20, 2022, 04:44:50 AM
Dammit. I fell asleep. Probably won't make it through Rampage tonight either.

I think I'm in love with Maki. I love singing karaoke and can't believe that's actually a gimmick. I also love the dead weight delayed timber style tree fall that she does. Wish I could have stayed awake through the match. I vaguely remember wifey trying to shake me awake to see Sting getting his ass whooped.

Swerve definitely looks and moves like a heel.

I tried to like KOR, but I need the whole package. I don't care how well you can work a match if your character is whack.

I'm actually trying to think of someone with a shit character that I still liked to watch in the ring and all I got is Neville's babyface run as "The Man that Gravity Forgot." That man is soooo good and had to drop a belt to fucking Enzo Amore (who I actually loved as a character but he was total dogshit in the ring) He had some straight bangers vs. Cena and Rollins on RAW   in that time.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 21, 2022, 01:52:44 AM
Dammit. I fell asleep. Probably won't make it through Rampage tonight either.

I think I'm in love with Maki. I love singing karaoke and can't believe that's actually a gimmick. I also love the dead weight delayed timber style tree fall that she does. Wish I could have stayed awake through the match. I vaguely remember wifey trying to shake me awake to see Sting getting his ass whooped.

Swerve definitely looks and moves like a heel.

I tried to like KOR, but I need the whole package. I don't care how well you can work a match if your character is whack.

I'm actually trying to think of someone with a shit character that I still liked to watch in the ring and all I got is Neville's babyface run as "The Man that Gravity Forgot." That man is soooo good and had to drop a belt to fucking Enzo Amore (who I actually loved as a character but he was total dogshit in the ring) He had some straight bangers vs. Cena and Rollins on RAW   in that time.

Oh dude I remember at one point while I was away from wrestling I caught part of a Neville match and he blew my mind. I distinctly remember feeling like I was watching this generation's 2Cold Scorpio. He has such insane body control in the air. If you missed rampage they just formally announced House of Black vs Death Triangle for the PPV, so I'm super excited to see what crazy shit he and Fenix can cook up.

I actually didn't get Maki at all until I watched one of those backstory vids and now I'm hooked. All the little shit she does like the crying and the "big, ugly, hard head" makes sense now and I dig it. Plus her entire twitter is just her eagerly learning new dirty English words and terms (like creampie) so it's entertaining on its own haha. I REALLY can't wait to see what Cornette said about her segment haha.

KOR is a great example of what OSW review refers to as a "boy", as in "Test was my boy!"...Those guys who never win a major singles title and are in the background of every stable they're in but for some reason it just clicks with some people. Usually it's the character that gets me interested but I put a lot of emphasis on the matches too. I guess Bob Backlund must have properly instilled enough respect for the great sport in me during his absolutely fantastic 1994 title run!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees that with Swerve. Like he's cocky and violent as shit, his offense is absolutely brutal. I feel like if him and Starks were flipped then it would be perfect.

Oh they also announced the Hardyz vs Bucks dream match for the PPV.

Also I don't watch WWE much but I do follow the results/stories and the fact that the Sasha and Naomi walked out probably just killed the women's tag division right? I don't think they have enough talent left on the roster to do a legit tournament.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 23, 2022, 06:14:16 AM
Dude they actually addressed the Naomi/Sasha situation on Smackdown (I actually wanted to see USO's vs. RKBro and am really pissed at the finish. That should have been a clean victory for Uso's, but I should have known WWE would fuck that up.)

Michael Cole started it off with "On Monday night, Naomi and Sasha let us all down."

They also announced a tag team tournament but who the hell is gonna be in it? They literally split up every one of their tag teams as quick as they form them.

Gonna have to do some research on Maki Ito.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 23, 2022, 06:41:33 PM
Whole lotta he said she said about the Naomi/Sasha stuff right now. I know this has happened plenty of times before (I think what culture or pfk even did a top 10 times haha) but it really feels like there's a power struggle going on behind the scenes in Stamford. Ive read a lot of the "wrestling people" are leaving or losing power and Nick Khan's corporate greed machine is making all the calls.


So excited for the PPV.  DDP has some high praise for the MJF-Wardlow feud that I really agree with. They've been booking this thing slowly basically since the beginning of the company and we get to see what they've come up with for the big match.

https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2022/05/ddp-reveals-aew-double-or-nothing-match-hes-most-excited-to-see/

It's crazy how these AEW ppv cards are so stacked that the main event isn't even what I'm most excited for. It's like 3rd or 4th on the list haha.

With Maki, here's the videos that I watched that filled me in. It's a little weebish but it's still interesting to see a well fleshed out character.

https://youtu.be/IwaiTMYu7aU

https://youtu.be/f5ZuITjMO14

For all of y'all that have peacock (or can use google), next time it's a rainy day or lazy night and you don't know what to watch - Starcade 90 is a good classic PPV. It has the international tag team tournament with prime Steiner's and the usual "exotic" guys like Muta but also a very young Norman Smiley and a masked Konnan. Just a bunch of dudes you didn't get to see much back then. Also JR and Paul E on commentary and an appearance from a young and super hot Terri Runnels. Had a lot of fun watching that one tonight.

Speaking of which, @SHAQUEEFA who is your all time favorite wrestling chick? Terri is up there for me. I swear it isn't just because of Dustin either haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 24, 2022, 06:01:14 AM
Speaking of which, @SHAQUEEFA who is your all time favorite wrestling chick? Terri is up there for me. I swear it isn't just because of Dustin either haha.
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Man I will never forget the way 9 year old me felt when Miss Elizabeth hit the screen. I was in love.

Terri for sure is up there. I met her at Wrestlemania last year and she is still a straight up milfy smokeshow. And she was the biggest sweetheart.

I also remember going to a Monday Night Raw with a sign that said "SABLE 3:6D"
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 24, 2022, 06:52:16 AM
OH SHIT BUTTFART!!!!!

OUR GIRL THIGH BLUE GOT A WIN ON DARK LAST WEEK!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 24, 2022, 09:43:58 PM


I also remember going to a Monday Night Raw with a sign that said "SABLE 3:6D"

Hahahaha. Dude. I need you to understand that I spend way too much time during my days just making stupid wrestling jokes to myself so this shit makes me so happy to read.

Miss Elizabeth was like my ideal notion of femininity growing up. Like if we were playing a game where you had to rescue a princess, I was imagining it was her. I remember my little world crumbling during the Flair storyline because I saw the "she was mine before she was yours" pictures and Photoshop didn't exist back then so if there were pictures then it had to be real. And then they published the "real" ones in the magazine after mania and I could finally breathe again.

Dude I saw the thigh blue match. They even let her talk! I actually really liked the chick she was working with too..she cut a nice little no mic promo. If they start pushing Skye I'm going to have to find a way to give them even more of my money. I feel like she actually has potential, she has gotten better since I started watching but she's still got a little too much of that "I don't know what we're supposed to be doing so I'm just going to throw a forearm" thing you see on the indys a lot. She needs a better finisher too. I think highlighting her cuteness is a smart move though, make her like NXT Bayley with a hoodrat side and AEW fans will eat it up.

So you're watching dark now too haha. I love it, it reminds me of the old WCW Saturday night show. Just an hour of good wrasslin and character development without a lot of storyline. Taz and Excalibur's banter on commentary is great haha. I  enjoy seeing the bottom of the card guys get wins too. They're giving Lee Moriarty a mini push which is cool, he's from my part of Pittsburgh so I have to root for him.

Gonna get baked and watch some starcade now.

Edit: changed "naked" to "baked" in that last sentence. Interesting typo.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 25, 2022, 05:28:32 AM
Nah not watching too much Dark, just caught something on instagram, I follow that chick Amber Nova that THigh Blue beat. I met her at an indy show here in Tampa a few years ago and liked her gimmick. She has jobbed in NXT, Impact, and now AEW. "The girl from the garage" with the oily rag, I like it. She usually brings a big oversized wrench to the ring, hope she gets to use it sometime.

Flair v. Savage is probably my favorite feud of all time and looking back that was ten times better than any program with Hogan would have been, even though at the time everybody wanted to see Flair v Hogan. You are right, it broke my little heart to see the Flair and Elizabeth photos, I didn't want to believe it.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 25, 2022, 08:11:03 PM
New OSW review out is out. Now with even more Horace Hogan!

https://youtu.be/7-y7Pjdou4o


Haha SHAQUEEFA I love that Flair - Savage had such a long term impact on both of us. It's weird when I sit down and think about how many "life lessons" I was introduced to through wrestling haha. Like instead of jesus or Muhammad I try to be like Ricky Steamboat. He is the god of arm drags after all.

Aww I thought you had come over to the dark side, literally. I usually throw it on when I'm getting ready for work or folding laundry or something. That Amber Nova chick definitely caught my eye. If she put on like 10-15 pounds of muscle she would look like a superstar. Her little pre-match character work was really good too, she got the crowd into it and put Thigh Blue over really well. I can definitely see why she would be in demand as enhancement talent.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 26, 2022, 02:38:13 AM
Alright last Dynamite before the PPV let's fucking go.

MJF out right away. Smart. What a great opening match... This feud is so good. That was some top notch sportsertainment, strong attitude era vibes. Wardlow had his breakout at the last PPV, this one might make him a full blown star. Good on AEW and JR to say something about Texas too. Hopefully that disappointed Grampa stare he gave the camera gets through to a few people.

Jericho throwing fireballs in peoples faces and calling himself a wizard is now like his 15th gimmick that I'm 100% here for. He's just the king of it. I mean the dude got a list over twice (3x if you count the Owens list), so he legitimately can get people to cheer for a piece of paper. I put his really fucking sweet new shirt (https://www.shopaew.com/chris-jericho-the-wizard.html) in my cart but I want to see what he does at the PPV before I buy it.

Marq Quen out here lookin like the illegitimate son of Sir Mo from Men on a mission. Illegitimate because he's actually pretty good.

Holy shit United empire! I was just watching njpw the other day and thinking how bad I wanted to see Jeff Cobb in AEW and Great O'Khan is such a great throwback heel. That roppongi vice - FTR match was really good too, they actually got me with that finish haha.

Next up is the starks/jb/Swerve 3way. I feel like I should use modern language to describe such a modern match so that shit was lit yo....375 pounds of Keith Lee doing a corkscrew over the top to the outside is not something I thought I'd see today. I think he legit fucked Hobbs up there too, he didn't move much.

I have to laugh every time I see Britt wrestle because her tiny ass makes her a great example of what my coworkers refer to as a "Pennsylvania Longback". Our hospital is on the same hill as the dental school she went to and there's hundreds of them in pastel scrub pants roaming the area on any given day. Glad she won. I feel like she's gonna job to Ruby in the final though.

Joe vs Kyle O'Rimjob was basically what I expected. Joe is great, KOR is boring. Im glad we're gritting Joe in the finals but I fully expect him to put Cole over. I'll be very happy if I'm wrong about that one.

Anyways, looking forward to the PPV. Theres a countdown/review show on TNT tomorrow (Friday) night after the NHL game (rampage is at 630 this week) for people who need to get caught up on the storylines.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 26, 2022, 04:08:06 AM
Alright last Dynamite before the PPV let's fucking go.

MJF out right away. Smart. What a great opening match... This feud is so good. That was some top notch sportsertainment, strong attitude era vibes. Wardlow had his breakout at the last PPV, this one might make him a full blown star. Good on AEW and JR to say something about Texas too. Hopefully that disappointed Grampa stare he gave the camera gets through to a few people.

Jericho throwing fireballs in peoples faces and calling himself a wizard is now like his 15th gimmick that I'm 100% here for. He's just the king of it. I mean the dude got a list over twice (3x if you count the Owens list), so he legitimately can get people to cheer for a piece of paper. I put his really fucking sweet new shirt (https://www.shopaew.com/chris-jericho-the-wizard.html) in my cart but I want to see what he does at the PPV before I buy it.

Marq Quen out here lookin like the illegitimate son of Sir Mo from Men on a mission. Illegitimate because he's actually pretty good.

Holy shit United empire! I was just watching njpw the other day and thinking how bad I wanted to see Jeff Cobb in AEW and Great O'Khan is such a great throwback heel. That roppongi vice - FTR match was really good too, they actually got me with that finish haha.

Next up is the starks/jb/Swerve 3way. I feel like I should use modern language to describe such a modern match so that shit was lit yo....375 pounds of Keith Lee doing a corkscrew over the top to the outside is not something I thought I'd see today. I think he legit fucked Hobbs up there too, he didn't move much.

I have to laugh every time I see Britt wrestle because her tiny ass makes her a great example of what my coworkers refer to as a "Pennsylvania Longback". Our hospital is on the same hill as the dental school she went to and there's hundreds of them in pastel scrub pants roaming the area on any given day. Glad she won. I feel like she's gonna job to Ruby in the final though.

Joe vs Kyle O'Rimjob was basically what I expected. Joe is great, KOR is boring. Im glad we're gritting Joe in the finals but I fully expect him to put Cole over. I'll be very happy if I'm wrong about that one.

Anyways, looking forward to the PPV. Theres a countdown/review show on TNT tomorrow (Friday) night after the NHL game (rampage is at 630 this week) for people who need to get caught up on the storylines.


Hah whatís PA long back?   


Iíve loved Ricky Starks ever since he sold that move where he was thrown into the ropes and his opponent dropped down flat and instead of stepping over him like 99.9% of other wrestlers do, he tripped on the guy which is the intent of the move.   
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 26, 2022, 06:00:47 AM
Hey Buttfart, I forgot to address this comment from you.

"Hahahaha. Dude. I need you to understand that I spend way too much time during my days just making stupid wrestling jokes to myself so this shit makes me so happy to read."

I fully understand, I have an entire federation that plays out in my mind. My character is a suit wearing businessman named "Strictly Business" Scott Stevens. Sometimes he takes a break in the match to answer his cell phone. Other times he will just look at his watch, grab his briefcase, and leave. After getting counted out and losing, he will cut a backstage promo explaining he had a big meeting that netted him way more money than a match in (insert shitty town name here) could ever pay him.

I also have this crazy tag team where one guy is a paranormal medium and his tag team partner is a ghost. Because as the medium puts it, "You can't pin what you can't see" So homie will start the match, get his ass beat, and then tag in the ghost.  This is when the other tag team just starts selling punches and kicks with nobody there. It would be hilarious. Then all of a sudden, both guys are just beat to fuck, and the medium puts his hand out for a tag, sells the tag, gets in the ring and gets the pin.

Pennsylvania longback popped me hard. HAHAHAH!!! Hey Atiba! It means she has no ass!!! Just a long back!

Jeff Cobb wrestled one match against Cody Rhodes in the first couple months of AEW, but obviously Cody went over. Been hearing about this guy so I'm looking forward to it.

I really blew it not going to the NJPW Strong tapings here when I had the chance.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 26, 2022, 10:53:37 AM
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Alright last Dynamite before the PPV let's fucking go.

MJF out right away. Smart. What a great opening match... This feud is so good. That was some top notch sportsertainment, strong attitude era vibes. Wardlow had his breakout at the last PPV, this one might make him a full blown star. Good on AEW and JR to say something about Texas too. Hopefully that disappointed Grampa stare he gave the camera gets through to a few people.

Jericho throwing fireballs in peoples faces and calling himself a wizard is now like his 15th gimmick that I'm 100% here for. He's just the king of it. I mean the dude got a list over twice (3x if you count the Owens list), so he legitimately can get people to cheer for a piece of paper. I put his really fucking sweet new shirt (https://www.shopaew.com/chris-jericho-the-wizard.html) in my cart but I want to see what he does at the PPV before I buy it.

Marq Quen out here lookin like the illegitimate son of Sir Mo from Men on a mission. Illegitimate because he's actually pretty good.

Holy shit United empire! I was just watching njpw the other day and thinking how bad I wanted to see Jeff Cobb in AEW and Great O'Khan is such a great throwback heel. That roppongi vice - FTR match was really good too, they actually got me with that finish haha.

Next up is the starks/jb/Swerve 3way. I feel like I should use modern language to describe such a modern match so that shit was lit yo....375 pounds of Keith Lee doing a corkscrew over the top to the outside is not something I thought I'd see today. I think he legit fucked Hobbs up there too, he didn't move much.

I have to laugh every time I see Britt wrestle because her tiny ass makes her a great example of what my coworkers refer to as a "Pennsylvania Longback". Our hospital is on the same hill as the dental school she went to and there's hundreds of them in pastel scrub pants roaming the area on any given day. Glad she won. I feel like she's gonna job to Ruby in the final though.

Joe vs Kyle O'Rimjob was basically what I expected. Joe is great, KOR is boring. Im glad we're gritting Joe in the finals but I fully expect him to put Cole over. I'll be very happy if I'm wrong about that one.

Anyways, looking forward to the PPV. Theres a countdown/review show on TNT tomorrow (Friday) night after the NHL game (rampage is at 630 this week) for people who need to get caught up on the storylines.
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Hah whatís PA long back?   


Iíve loved Ricky Starks ever since he sold that move where he was thrown into the ropes and his opponent dropped down flat and instead of stepping over him like 99.9% of other wrestlers do, he tripped on the guy which is the intent of the move.

A tall, thin student with a small butt that doesn't protrude. Think stereotypical volleyball player or swimmer build. Their native habitat is the middle class suburban areas outside of the cities, but they migrate to the Pitt medical and dental schools every fall. They're strange creatures that make a grating high pitched "wooooo!" sound when they get excited, but they pose no threat.

I'm totally on the Starks bandwagon now. I thought he was just another generic athletic dude but he really won me over to the point I get excited when he's on commentary haha. I thought Keith Lee was doing him a favor by working with him (I think they're tight behind the scenes) but I was wrong. Starks is definitely performing on that level. He has that "it" factor you just can't really describe and I love how heelish he was in that match last night. That's obviously his bread and butter but I think he would make a really good sympathetic baby face if they had Hobbs turn on him or something like that. At any rate he's going places.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 26, 2022, 12:37:17 PM
Starks is tight. I like his music. Great worker. He got a huge babyface pop when Dynamite was in New Orleans and it was great.

Somehow I ended up in a group chat with a bunch of "in the know" fans. Like they regularly talk to wrestlers and own a wrestling podcast network. "Keepin' it Strong Style" is one of their bigger podcasts. That string of weeks at the beginning when they would bring in random indy guys to challenge Cody for the TNT title, these guys would already know who it was gonna be and they were the most pumped for Ricky. He had a really great match with Cody and I'm pretty sure that is what helped get him signed full time. Eddie Kingston went the same route. Somehow he was just instantly over with the fans.

But for real, Starks and Jungle Boy could be giving us banger matches against each other for the next 10-15 years.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 26, 2022, 02:04:23 PM
The TNT open challenge era with Cody was so good.   Itís like the complete opposite of his current WWE booking of feuding with Seth Rollins for three ppvs even though heís already beat him twice


Dang if you guys think volleyball players have no asses then we need to export someone of them from California to where you guys are!   
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 27, 2022, 07:40:34 AM
Hey Buttfart, I forgot to address this comment from you.

"Hahahaha. Dude. I need you to understand that I spend way too much time during my days just making stupid wrestling jokes to myself so this shit makes me so happy to read."

I fully understand, I have an entire federation that plays out in my mind. My character is a suit wearing businessman named "Strictly Business" Scott Stevens. Sometimes he takes a break in the match to answer his cell phone. Other times he will just look at his watch, grab his briefcase, and leave. After getting counted out and losing, he will cut a backstage promo explaining he had a big meeting that netted him way more money than a match in (insert shitty town name here) could ever pay him.

I also have this crazy tag team where one guy is a paranormal medium and his tag team partner is a ghost. Because as the medium puts it, "You can't pin what you can't see" So homie will start the match, get his ass beat, and then tag in the ghost.  This is when the other tag team just starts selling punches and kicks with nobody there. It would be hilarious. Then all of a sudden, both guys are just beat to fuck, and the medium puts his hand out for a tag, sells the tag, gets in the ring and gets the pin.

Pennsylvania longback popped me hard. HAHAHAH!!! Hey Atiba! It means she has no ass!!! Just a long back!

Jeff Cobb wrestled one match against Cody Rhodes in the first couple months of AEW, but obviously Cody went over. Been hearing about this guy so I'm looking forward to it.

I really blew it not going to the NJPW Strong, tapings here when I had the chance.

Hahahaha dude we need to get you a writing gig with AEW. I would absolutely watch Scott Stevens tell someone he's going to put them through an unpaid internship.... In pain. Have ever seen the Chuck Taylor "list of unused wrestler names" video? I feel like you and him might be kindred spirits.

https://youtu.be/ifolC4Nt140

Your ghost and medium tag team would be insanely over in Chikara or PWG but it may actually make Jim Cornette's head explode. You're right though the more I think about it with the right workers there's so much great shit you could do with that. Watch someone at AEW see this and steal it now haha.

So here's why I'm pumped about Cobb... Did you watch Lucha Underground at all? I wasn't super into wrestling at the time but I would sometimes watch it on YouTube and the one storyline/character that really stood out as top notch was the Matanza Cueto introduction. It was like this monster Kane character that was built like Rhyno, wrestled like Brock, and had an awesome mask. I saw him tossing dudes around for the first time and was wondering who the hell he was, so I looked him up and found out it was this Hawaiian dude named Jeff Cobb. I didn't really follow his indy or ROH runs but I heard he was good but suffered from lacking a convincing character beyond "thick strong guy". So I guess overall he's kind of a modern Scott Norton at this stage, but with the right gimmick he can be really good.

From what I remember he's got a reputation as being kind of a dildo backstage but hopefully he's smart enough to shut up and wrestle now. Japan won't last forever and I'm pretty sure AEW pays better than CYN.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 27, 2022, 08:28:03 AM
The TNT open challenge era with Cody was so good.   Itís like the complete opposite of his current WWE booking of feuding with Seth Rollins for three ppvs even though heís already beat him twice


Dang if you guys think volleyball players have no asses then we need to export someone of them from California to where you guys are!


Cody has that old school southern wrasslin carny blood in his veins and even though hes missed plenty of times when he hits there's really nothing like it in US wrestling today. I really like watching how he blends the modern indy influence and high spots with the classic storytelling and emotion that his dad was so famous for. He's a really good physical communicator.

I know it was cool to hate Cody for a while there (and I definitely joined in on the fun) but deep down I'm a massive Rhodes mark. All of them except Brandi. I've posted plenty about Dustin but Dusty was in polka dots by the time I started watching as a kid and oddly enough it was his very short ECW run (including a bloody ppv match with Steve Corino that was better than it had any right to be) that made me seek out a bunch of his old stuff and fall in love with it. I actually just watched an old Dusty vs Tully match I had never seen before the other day.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on May 27, 2022, 08:49:48 PM
I like Cody for the most part, but itís that WwE/HHH thing of ignoring the crowd and making the face go over the likes of Malachi Black for example that kind of grated on me

He can elevate people even winning as the tnt open challenge showed and his match with Wardlow, but that little ďpost-neck tattooĒ run where it just felt like he was on a different show, just got me a little bummed on him. 


Apparently Colt Cabana is going to ROH.  M
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: lickcakes on May 27, 2022, 09:52:56 PM
i love pro wrestling. but, just like, jacking off to it
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 28, 2022, 01:16:57 AM
I like Cody for the most part, but itís that WwE/HHH thing of ignoring the crowd and making the face go over the likes of Malachi Black for example that kind of grated on me

He can elevate people even winning as the tnt open challenge showed and his match with Wardlow, but that little ďpost-neck tattooĒ run where it just felt like he was on a different show, just got me a little bummed on him. 


Apparently Colt Cabana is going to ROH.  M

Dude I never really thought of it like this but it was right around the time of the neck tat that he started to get unbearable. We need to just start differentiating time periods as Cody BNT and Cody PNT. Absolutely agree about the booking souring his run and I think part of the problem for me was Brandi. She's pretty unlikeable and a lot of shit came off as a vanity project for her rather than her supporting Cody.

Colt in ROH makes sense. Seems like he's spent a lot of time on tour and kinda stayed away since Punk showed up anyways. It would be kind of cool if he did a character switch where he just drops the comedy stuff to focus on winning a belt or snaps and becomes a psycho if people don't laugh at his jokes. Kinda like an evil doink energy.

Do you watch BTE?

i love pro wrestling. but, just like, jacking off to it

Oh you'll fit in fine here. Heres a good one! See if YOU can last 10 minutes.

https://youtu.be/0-fiD8dT_5w
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on May 28, 2022, 11:32:56 AM
Shouldíve been Statlander. Her last couple matches have pushed her into my favorites at AEW. And now Ruby has an uphill road to win the crowd back over. MAN did they boo her. I felt bad.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 28, 2022, 02:07:36 PM
Shouldíve been Statlander. Her last couple matches have pushed her into my favorites at AEW. And now Ruby has an uphill road to win the crowd back over. MAN did they boo her. I felt bad.

Just watched it. The smark in me agrees but Ruby was brought in as a "big name" so they kind of have to do something with her. I think it's gonna be her and Cole sadly.
They seem to sometimes pit the AEW originals against Tony's new toys to get heat. I think they should probably kinda back off that because I feel like that's part of the reason why the crowd turned on Ruby there. If they have to pick between what they see as AEW vs ex-WWE then it's pretty obvious which way they'll go. It didn't help that Stat had a great match either, as soon as she hit that clothesline the crowd was hers.

I fucking LOST IT when the bucks came out. I legit popped for Gangrel but when I saw Cutler dressed as Lita, complete with whale tail, I did that thing where you laugh so hard you start coughing. The match itself was pretty awesome too, definitely some PWG shit there haha. Was cool to see Gangrel hit an impaler too, always loved that move.

Awesome to see how over the assclaimed boys are. "Scissor me Daddy Ass" might be my fantasy football team name this year. Platinum Max looks like a fucking star. If they're smart they'll give him a big push at some point. I don't like them jobbing him out to Dante but I've got a bit of bias there haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 29, 2022, 02:01:57 PM
DOUBLE OR NOTHING TONIGHT BOYS!!!! LET'S FUCKING GOOOOO!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 29, 2022, 04:02:31 PM
DOUBLE OR NOTHING TONIGHT BOYS!!!! LET'S FUCKING GOOOOO!!!!!!

Are you following the MJF shit? I'm 99.99% sure it's a work to get people to tune in and srs/alvarez/meltzer are either in on it or being manipulated. I feel like it all ends with him "no showing" and then Wardlow finds him and drags him to the ring and power bombs him through a table.

Edit: ROFL I love MJF. Just worked the entire smark world. Apparently there were multiple reddit megathreads and people were just losing their shit all day.

I just ordered some sushi and cleaned my bong - I have to be careful though, I've been on a big indica kick lately but if I hit this blueberry or golden pineapple now I feel like I'm not making it past the third match haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 30, 2022, 04:36:45 AM
Wow. Pretty crazy show. I was super baked and apparently took a LOT of notes so I'm going to have to edit them for brevity and clarity haha. Some high points (weyyyyy!)

- "Jungle Boy is a star but judging by those new tights we might have to change his name to Hungle Boy."

- "Samoa Joe's face is slowly turning into a catcher's mitt"

- "Matt Hardy moves like Hank Hill's dad. Nick Jackson looks like Lash Leroux."

Actual highlights were the Hardys vs bucks, HOB - DT match, the anarchy in the arena match, and the 3 way tag. MJF Wardlow was a great spectacle but not the best match I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on May 30, 2022, 12:01:54 PM
I'm so over following this MJF saga. Been stressing me out. I thought it was a work until I reflected on the match and was certain it isn't, but then just in the middle of typing this I saw this (https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/v0sr34/mjf_to_srs_i_showed_up_last_minute_i_left_after/). I don't know any more. I hope he can be happy and successful wherever he ends up, but the selfish part of me wants that to be in AEW cause he's my favourite part of the show and I'm not watching WWE just for him. Whatever, wrestling is more fun when you don't follow the BTS nonsense.

DoN was great I thought. Although WTF are they thinking making Britt and Cole the winners of the Owen tournament. Britt is on Charlotte levels of getting fed every other woman in the company. Adam Cole I just do not get why he's on tv every single week without fail while so many others miss out. Also if you're going to do this undisputed / redragon / bucks / elite / whatever storyline with them all then please just fucking get on with it.

Edit - if it was a work then they would've mentioned something about it on commentary, instead of saying nothing and sounding like they didn't want to be there while he's also in the ring legit looking like he doesn't want to be there either. Like what the fuck is the point in working allllllllll of these rumours and stories if you're not going to actually use it in storyline? Meltzer's point makes no sense. I stand firm.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on May 30, 2022, 12:40:54 PM
I'm so over following this MJF saga. Been stressing me out. I thought it was a work until I reflected on the match and was certain it isn't, but then just in the middle of typing this I saw this (https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/v0sr34/mjf_to_srs_i_showed_up_last_minute_i_left_after/). I don't know any more. I hope he can be happy and successful wherever he ends up, but the selfush part of me wants that to be in AEW cause he's my favourite part of the show and I'm not watching WWE just for him. Wrestling is more fun when you don't follow the BTS nonsense.

DoN was great I thought. Although WTF are they thinking making Britt and Cole the winners of the Owen tournament. Britt is on Charlotte levels of getting fed every other woman in the company. Adam Cole I just do not get why he's on tv every single week without fail while so many others miss out. Also if you're going to do this undisputed / redragon / bucks / elite / whatever storyline with them all then please just fucking get on with it.

So I kinda think this is just MJF working an injury or something else where he needed time off. He never publicly breaks character and I honestly don't see a planet where he's clueless enough that he genuinely thinks 18 months out is the time to play hardball negotiator. I've heard that he idolizes the era when strict kayfabe was in effect and dudes like Portland Piper and Dusty who could manipulate it so well. If you wanted to bring kayfabe back and make people feel genuine hate for you in the era of reddit and Twitter then this is exactly how you would do it. The timing of it is all so suspicious to me as well...it all happened to coincide with the PPV and get the entire wrestling world to tune in.

Cole was forever and always ruined for me when someone pointed out the little fake "eh eh" stammer he does before every other sentence. It's like how Lex Luger grunts and shouts every time he does a move... Once you hear it it's all you can hear and he does it every single time he's on TV. I also don't know how I feel about having a heel not only win the tournament but have him cheat to do so. It's even weirder since Britt just out wrestled Ruby and beat her clean/showed respect to her after. It almost makes me wonder if Ruby wasn't originally supposed to go over but they got cold feet after the fans turned on her vs Stat. Like did you really book Rancid to have her lose? That would also explain why they sent Rich Ward out there to look like the world's jackiest ass, they didn't want just the loser to get a special entrance and Jericho's buddy was the best they could do last minute.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: arrbee on May 31, 2022, 03:05:03 AM
If anyone is interested Vu did a rip on the NWO tees.

(https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/a665d50e-d9e0-40ed-9a06-fa7219691160/vu-world-order-tee-shirt.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&w=1000)

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Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on May 31, 2022, 08:42:02 AM
Double or Nothing kinda fell short for me.

Having the Hardy's beat the Bucks is just nonsense.

Booking Rancid to have Ruby Soho lose is nonsense.

The highlights for me were Thunder Rosa v. Deeb even though I felt that match went a little long.

Darby v KORimjob was one of the better matches.

Death Triangle v HOB was awesome except for the finish I am so fucking over people spraying mist in the eyes.

Triple threat tag was really good. HUNGLE BOY!!! HAHHAHAH!!!!!

Page v Punk wasn't that awesome and unless Page is hurt and needs some time off, the wrong dude won.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 01, 2022, 01:19:34 PM
Double or Nothing kinda fell short for me.

Having the Hardy's beat the Bucks is just nonsense.

Booking Rancid to have Ruby Soho lose is nonsense.

The highlights for me were Thunder Rosa v. Deeb even though I felt that match went a little long.

Darby v KORimjob was one of the better matches.

Death Triangle v HOB was awesome except for the finish I am so fucking over people spraying mist in the eyes.

Triple threat tag was really good. HUNGLE BOY!!! HAHHAHAH!!!!!

Page v Punk wasn't that awesome and unless Page is hurt and needs some time off, the wrong dude won.

Yeah overall it wasn't one of their best shows, the undercard kinda carried it really.

I loved the Bucks vs Hardys haha. I enjoy shtick sometimes and it was basically a PWG match. Apparently Jeff was in rough shape going into it (mostly from the Darby match, big surprise) and since Matt walks like he got his shins blown off in WW2 there wasn't too much they could do. I agree the Bucks should have won but I bet they wanted to job to their heroes.

The Rancid thing is one of the main reasons I'm leaning towards the "last minute change" theory. It's dumb on so many levels and all the other booking makes more sense with Ruby winning.

Rosa vs Deeb was pretty good but I'm starting to hate Rosa matches because of how loud she is haha. She's like Lex Luger and Vickie Guerrero rolled into one (not sure if I used that one yet). I vote we swap her and hook's gimmicks. He would look great in a Texican bodysuit. I do like watching Serena work, usually girls who are super skinny like that aren't believable for me (red velvet suffers from this) but I feel like getting tied up by one of her bony ass arms or leathery legs would really suck. I've noticed that Rosa matches tend to go a little too long or be unevenly paced, even the Britt matches were like that to some extent.

HOB vs death triangle was probably my highlight and yeah I'm pretty over the mist thing but that particular one didn't make me that mad. It would be cool if it was super rare and getting hit with it like guaranteed they'd be under Black's control instead of it just being the new eye rake. Maybe I'm just projecting because I would totally be down with Julia Hart spitting in my face.

I mostly hated Darby vs KOR. Especially since KOR won. His matches all feel kinda same-y to me and there's only so many times I can see him reverse something into a joint lock before I tune out. Also the storyline was laughable and I felt like it didn't need to be on the card.

Page vs Punk was pretty good. Hangman is really starting to remind me of prime HBK. Some dudes just move different in the ring and he's one of them. I agree that he should have won. Honestly I wanted him to have it for at least a year to really add some importance and gravity to the belt but Punk is the money draw so I'm sure Tony wants to see what he can do on top. I don't hate that Punk won so much as I hate that Hangman lost.

That anarchy match is going to go down in history. That was so well down for such a crazy fucking spectacle and my inner ECW fan was marking the fuck out the whole time. I had so much fun watching that and Jericho is just on an absolute tear right now.

That 3 way tag was just like... No way it could be bad with those 6 dudes in there but it still exceeded my expectations haha. Everyone in that match was great but Hungle Boy and Starks are stars and they need to get a singles feud going ASAP.

Did you watch the pre show at all? I genuinely think maybe the biggest pop I heard all night was for Hookhausen haha. Gotta say Tony Neese is a hell of a hand, he made Danhausen look legit. I have to say I haven't really been as high on Hook as most but man he's got his old man's snap.









Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 01, 2022, 01:50:47 PM
I really like the way Hook works. He does this little extra shit to make something from a small guy believable. His suplexes are masterful and watch his toes dude he like seriously is on some ballerina shit working for a few extra inches between the mat and his opponent coming down from a suplex.

 I also like how he was in the background for a very long time at Team Taz and they really didn't have him do much until he was ready to be amazing. I'm just glad that AEW values tag teams so these guys will be together for awhile and not just randomly split up for no reason like in the other place.

And yeah, if Ruby didn't get boo'd so bad on Friday night against Statlander, she fully wins. And then you can have Ruby and Cole doing the ceremony and maybe Ruby puts her arm around Cole for a photo and then BOOM! Out comes the Pennsylvanina longback to attack Ruby and keep the rivalry going on some keep yo hands off my man type shit.

Maybe the best thing about the whole PPV was "Wild Thing" playing on a loop until Jericho made it to the sound board and shut it off. Fucking incredible. It took me a second to actually realize the song was still playing but dammit that shit was funny.

And dude, I know you mentioned maybe starting to listen to Talk is Jericho, but you really need to. It is VERY good. He just did an episode with the whole JAS and those dudes are funny as fuck. Garcia straight up says he bit the backwards Kangol hat from Triple H to complete his "sports entertainment" look.

Jericho is a great storyteller and will fully break down the pychology of certain things he did and it really shows that he is truly one of the great ones.

And if you like bts stuff, he did a recent episode with a trademark attorney fully breaking down how wrestlers get to own their names and gimmicks and how certain things could get stolen when paperwork isn't filed right. Pretty interesting stuff. Jericho owns the name "Chris Jericho" but WWE own "Y2J" "The Millenium Man" "The List"  and anything Jericho created while at WWE is owned by WWE. They talk about how Dave Bautista was changed to "Batista" so WWE could own the name, and other shit like that. Pretty interesting stuff.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 01, 2022, 07:32:16 PM
I really like the way Hook works. He does this little extra shit to make something from a small guy believable. His suplexes are masterful and watch his toes dude he like seriously is on some ballerina shit working for a few extra inches between the mat and his opponent coming down from a suplex.

 I also like how he was in the background for a very long time at Team Taz and they really didn't have him do much until he was ready to be amazing. I'm just glad that AEW values tag teams so these guys will be together for awhile and not just randomly split up for no reason like in the other place.

And yeah, if Ruby didn't get boo'd so bad on Friday night against Statlander, she fully wins. And then you can have Ruby and Cole doing the ceremony and maybe Ruby puts her arm around Cole for a photo and then BOOM! Out comes the Pennsylvanina longback to attack Ruby and keep the rivalry going on some keep yo hands off my man type shit.

Maybe the best thing about the whole PPV was "Wild Thing" playing on a loop until Jericho made it to the sound board and shut it off. Fucking incredible. It took me a second to actually realize the song was still playing but dammit that shit was funny.

And dude, I know you mentioned maybe starting to listen to Talk is Jericho, but you really need to. It is VERY good. He just did an episode with the whole JAS and those dudes are funny as fuck. Garcia straight up says he bit the backwards Kangol hat from Triple H to complete his "sports entertainment" look.

Jericho is a great storyteller and will fully break down the pychology of certain things he did and it really shows that he is truly one of the great ones.

And if you like bts stuff, he did a recent episode with a trademark attorney fully breaking down how wrestlers get to own their names and gimmicks and how certain things could get stolen when paperwork isn't filed right. Pretty interesting stuff. Jericho owns the name "Chris Jericho" but WWE own "Y2J" "The Millenium Man" "The List"  and anything Jericho created while at WWE is owned by WWE. They talk about how Dave Bautista was changed to "Batista" so WWE could own the name, and other shit like that. Pretty interesting stuff.

Dude I know. It's on my list, I just haven't been listening to as many podcasts since I'm not in my full covid space suit as much these days. I'm actually downloading that episode right now so I can listen to it whenever. I love Jericho on commentary, its always a good indicator to me that someone "gets it" when they can put someone over as a threat without breaking character and he's great at that. Ive really liked the TIJ clips I've heard too, so I really don't have a good excuse for not listening haha.

Can't believe I forgot to mention the sound board spot. That's the kind of shit only Jericho can actually make work hahaha. I also have to say that I'm really enjoying him becoming a big gimmick match/deathmatch guy in the twilight of his career. He knows he's slowing down and can't do it with his workrate and epic matches anymore so he's finding other ways to entertain us. Kind of the Terry Funk route I guess.

Dynamite was really good I thought. Cool to see Hikuleo on there...a 7 foot Tongan dude raised by Haku is like a built in monster heel gimmick haha. MJF is the absolute best talker in the game right now hands down no questions asked.

Also Holy shit Punk vs Tanahashi at Forbidden door? They've both lost a step and I don't know how much experience Punk has working with NJPW guys but I'm expecting it to be really good.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 02, 2022, 06:02:23 AM
Dude that might have been the greatest promo of all time.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 02, 2022, 07:25:02 AM
Dude that might have been the greatest promo of all time.

OK so this might just be stoned rambling, but hear me out. I think I'm starting to piece some things together.  So we do know a few things about Max the person despite how incredibly well he blurs the lines that might give us some insight. One is that he loves old territory wrestling and the kayfabe days even though its not the era he grew up in. He was a big fan of something else when he was a kid... Another guy who loves the old days... CM Punk.

In fact, we know from their feud that he idolized him. Now I mentioned before that one of the main reasons I think this was a work is the timing...but there's something I didn't pick up on at first. Something that didn't make sense until I was sitting here sweating my balls off yesterday. It was June 1st. It was Summer (not officially I know).

We're witnessing the summer of MJF. This is his homage to what I have to imagine was a pretty special and impactful time for a 15 year old MJF. My only question is whether he goes face like Punk (he's going to get cheered no matter what because he's so good) or he uses it to make everyone hate him even more. There was a ton of truth in that promo and they say the best heels are the ones who are justified in their actions.

Behind the scenes I think Tony will give him whatever he wants. He has to know how special this dude is.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 02, 2022, 09:03:53 AM
Dude you are 100% on it.

This is completely a work.

Tony listened to that promo grinning ear to ear thinking about all the money he about to make. You think Tony gives the best talker in wrestling a live mic to voice his real life frustrations with the company? Hell no. he gave that man the mic and said "Let me have it"

And that genius MJF has the whole world already looking forward to something over a year down the line.

I just hope he gets to beat Punk for the title at some point.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on June 02, 2022, 09:16:12 AM
Timing is actually the main reason I thought it wasn't a work (at first) because it's pretty shitty to start all this right at Wardlow's crowning culmination of a 2.5 year story. Now after that promo I wouldn't be surprised if it was a work from the start that began when MJF couldn't make that meet and greet for whatever reason and they decided to make a story out of it. If that's the case then I still think it's sad to overshadow the Wardlow story with it but maybe it had to be done in order to have this promo happen in front of the network execs, because he just delivered a moment that will no doubt go down in wrestling history. It might've been ok if they'd kicked off something for Wardlow at the same time instead of just having him squash a 50 year old fat guy.

I don't quite know what the end goal is with MJF. He almost turned the entire company heel with a single promo which is a bad route to go down IMO. Maybe this is their plan to elevate him to major stardom. Shit like this is maybe what it takes these days to get non-fans' eyes on wrestling. If they get it right then everyone who knows anything about wrestling is going to know about MJF, and therefore AEW. Which is exactly what the company needs because they haven't become a household name yet. I think he's the only person in the world who has the potential to add his name alongside Hogan, Rock, Austin and Cena, if that's ever possible again. AEW would sure be better off if it was.

While I'm here I've heard others say they think it's heading towards either Summer of Punk III or Summer of MJF. I wasn't watching for the last one, what actually was it that makes it an "event"? I don't understand what the difference was between that summer and any other 4 month period where a bunch of shit happened for somebody
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 02, 2022, 01:40:08 PM
Did anyone see on RAW on Monday where Becky Lynch straight up said she was a wizard? She needs to check herself. Going after Ric Flair over who "The Man" is and now just saying she a wizard for no good reason. I haven't ever once seen her throw a fireball.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 02, 2022, 03:15:10 PM
Did anyone see on RAW on Monday where Becky Lynch straight up said she was a wizard? She needs to check herself. Going after Ric Flair over who "The Man" is and now just saying she a wizard for no good reason. I haven't ever once seen her throw a fireball.

I would give my entire savings account to see Jericho bust in on a Becks promo and throw a fireball in her face. We just need more fireballs really, i remember a period where everyone in WCW would try to throw them but fuck it up like 60% of the time. I always imagined that Bischoff bought like a huge carton of defective flash paper by accident and was like "well I paid for it so we're going to use it". You'd see like Brad Armstrong eating a shitty fireball on main event from some goof in a bodysuit and mask haha. It was kind of like the mist today but if they spit it all over their boots half the time.

Speaking of fire, did you see the Janela clip? He's so, so dumb. I may have mentioned this before but I watched his documentary and felt like the dude is in over his head but isn't smart enough to realize it. The fact he's been back on the indies for like 2 months and is already attempting flaming super kicks might support that opinion hahaha.

And speaking of mist, I was thinking the one person I would he fine with blowing it doesn't - Luchasaurus. It could be like a remnant of his lizard DNA that he's activated somehow. I know it's mostly a heel thing but I think you can switch him.... honestly I think I just I really want a match where Hook or a vengeful Hungle Boy works his neck to injure his "mist gland" and take it away. It's not quite ghost partner level, but I would still watch it.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on June 02, 2022, 03:43:31 PM
Someone on the wrestling Reddit hooked me up with last minute tickets to dynamite last night

Such as a crazy show. First time seeing punk wrestle live, tanahashi, mjf pipe bomb. It was a great time. Now rampage tomorrow!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 02, 2022, 03:50:08 PM
Timing is actually the main reason I thought it wasn't a work (at first) because it's pretty shitty to start all this right at Wardlow's crowning culmination of a 2.5 year story. Now after that promo I wouldn't be surprised if it was a work from the start that began when MJF couldn't make that meet and greet for whatever reason and they decided to make a story out of it. If that's the case then I still think it's sad to overshadow the Wardlow story with it but maybe it had to be done in order to have this promo happen in front of the network execs, because he just delivered a moment that will no doubt go down in wrestling history. It might've been ok if they'd kicked off something for Wardlow at the same time instead of just having him squash a 50 year old fat guy.

I don't quite know what the end goal is with MJF. He almost turned the entire company heel with a single promo which is a bad route to go down IMO. Maybe this is their plan to elevate him to major stardom. Shit like this is maybe what it takes these days to get non-fans' eyes on wrestling. If they get it right then everyone who knows anything about wrestling is going to know about MJF, and therefore AEW. Which is exactly what the company needs because they haven't become a household name yet. I think he's the only person in the world who has the potential to add his name alongside Hogan, Rock, Austin and Cena, if that's ever possible again. AEW would sure be better off if it was.

While I'm here I've heard others say they think it's heading towards either Summer of Punk III or Summer of MJF. I wasn't watching for the last one, what actually was it that makes it an "event"? I don't understand what the difference was between that summer and any other 4 month period where a bunch of shit happened for somebody

So I don't really mind it because to be honest, Wardlow was made before the match. The story was done and it was all but a foregone conclusion that he was going to destroy MJF and we still got that. This way MJF has moved onto his own (insanely hot) new storyline and Wardlow is free to start a new storyline as the hottest young beast on the roster. They can insert him wherever they need to, and I'm curious to see what they do with him.

And I know it may have left a sour taste in some people's mouths, but it's all anyone can talk about. That shit got people GENUINELY invested, maybe for the first time for newer fans, and that's the magic of it. I don't think the company cares if it's viewed as heels in the storyline... doing that lead to multiple huge runs for the fed, including the one that I think is inspiring the whole thing. The summer of Punk just refers to the run where he was so hot that it basically forced the WWE to put the belt on him in the course of a few months. That summer he made so many fans and gained so much momentum that in a lot of ways he's still riding to this day and it became a notable era of pro wrestling history. Anything else called "summer of x" now is just comparing it to that.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 02, 2022, 03:59:32 PM
Someone on the wrestling Reddit hooked me up with last minute tickets to dynamite last night

Such as a crazy show. First time seeing punk wrestle live, tanahashi, mjf pipe bomb. It was a great time. Now rampage tomorrow!

Dude you got to see a historic promo! That's so sick, I can't even imagine the energy in that room.

I got to go to a Dynamite in April....the Punk vs Dustin episode where they announced forbidden door. It's so much fun and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a chance. It wasn't nearly as expensive as I thought it was going to be either.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 02, 2022, 11:07:27 PM
Lanaís Twitter kinda spoiled the Miro return, but also I learned Ricky Starks was one of the soldiers for the WM entrance when Rusev came out in that tank he fucked Lana in. 


Also, I want Hobbs to have Nickatina as his entrance music
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 03, 2022, 05:20:00 AM
As far as live events go, I went to Double or Nothing at Daily's Place when it was the Omega v. Pac v. Cassidy triple threat match and the Inner Circle v Pinnacle Stadium Stampede. It was so sick. That spot where Jericho and MJF are fighting and almost go over the railing, they would have landed on me. My wife almost got hit by the blood of jericho.

I took her to RAW once and she hated it. Our seats weren't that good and she wasn't into watching the wrestling without the commentary.

After DON, she was like "OH I get it now, this is what its supposed to be like. I didn't need the commentary because the wrestling was so good."

Man that Daily's Place is a great venue for wrestling. I love that they still aren't in these huge places all the time, I think the crowd gets hotter that way.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 03, 2022, 05:24:26 AM
Oh and did everyone see that Noelle Foley is starting and Only Fans?

I used to think she was so hot until I watched that stupid Holy Foley reality show on WWE network. She was amazing right up until she opened her mouth and started talking. Most annoying voice and brain ever.

It was funny to see the comments on her official Twitter announcement. Here are some examples:

1. Nudes or GTFO Only Fans
2. Will there be nudes or just the same bikini pics you post on instagram.
3. You will make a lot of money for 2 months until people realize you aren't posting nudes.

HAHAHAAH get her Twitter!

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on June 03, 2022, 01:31:25 PM
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Someone on the wrestling Reddit hooked me up with last minute tickets to dynamite last night

Such as a crazy show. First time seeing punk wrestle live, tanahashi, mjf pipe bomb. It was a great time. Now rampage tomorrow!
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Dude you got to see a historic promo! That's so sick, I can't even imagine the energy in that room.

I got to go to a Dynamite in April....the Punk vs Dustin episode where they announced forbidden door. It's so much fun and I highly recommend it to anyone who has a chance. It wasn't nearly as expensive as I thought it was going to be either.

Yes! Energy was awesome. Crowd popped for everything. Especially cm punk and mox. They played wild thing probably 4-5 times throughout the show and every time >10k fans were singing. Hopefully tonight is the same. Tonightís rampage is the city over from where the bucks live. I think Brandon cutler and Brian cage too
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on June 03, 2022, 06:06:16 PM
Thigh Blue is wrestling a dark match against marina shaffir and I thought of yíall <3
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 03, 2022, 09:15:39 PM
Thigh Blue is wrestling a dark match against marina shaffir and I thought of yíall <3

Pray for my right forearm haha.

Wild rampage episode. Glad I stayed up for it. They really should have put the tag on last and had Dante vs Sky on first but they like doing this on rampage. I think Jericho even said "This IS the main event" in his you idiot voice when he was doing commentary. The spots and transitions are so smooth and creative every time and I feel like it's the kind of match only 2 sets of brothers can have. The dropkick into poisoned Frankensteiner spot, Pentas sick pumphandle, and the false finish with the step up Canadian destroyer were all insane. I had crazy expectations for that match and they still exceeded them.

Athena is kind of meh. She has a cool finish but that's about it. She's too small for me to really take her seriously against Jadeberg too. I almost feel like it has to be Stat that beats her but they keep pairing her with Red Velvet for reasons I don't understand.

The Punk thing sucks. I feel like the end goal for the MJF thing was going to be him (as Tony's boy) vs MJF for the belt and now I'm scared they'll have to pivot to something else or stretch it out way too long now. I think that might be why they didn't straight up strip/vacate and are going to do the interim title instead. Reallllly takes the wind out of the sails of Forbidden door too. Now we don't get to see a dream match because there's no way that both Punk and Tana are in the same place and healthy again while they still have something left in the tank. He looked pretty old and beat up tonight.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 04, 2022, 09:01:36 PM
Surprised Kiera Hogan isnít doing anything for you guys (in the Skye Blue way)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on June 04, 2022, 10:17:36 PM
Surprised Kiera Hogan isnít doing anything for you guys (in the Skye Blue way)

Oh she did last night haha

That punk promo was sad! It really took the wind out of the whole crowd. After that it got pretty dead, myself included.

The Lucha bros. Vs bucks was the loudest crowd Iíve ever heard. Hometown heroes vs Latin heroes and everyone in the crowd was on board. Got some fun dark matches with Chris daniels and another one with Frankie kaz, SCU chants the whole night.

I didnít think that the rampage show would be as good as dynamite but it definitely was
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 04, 2022, 11:05:42 PM
Yeah that match was awesome.   Young bucks can get a touch annoying (though I have a high tolerance than most it seems) but when they get in that ring, none of that other shit matters.  They always put on an awesome show
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 05, 2022, 05:11:14 AM
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Surprised Kiera Hogan isnít doing anything for you guys (in the Skye Blue way)
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Oh she did last night haha

That punk promo was sad! It really took the wind out of the whole crowd. After that it got pretty dead, myself included.

The Lucha bros. Vs bucks was the loudest crowd Iíve ever heard. Hometown heroes vs Latin heroes and everyone in the crowd was on board. Got some fun dark matches with Chris daniels and another one with Frankie kaz, SCU chants the whole night.

I didnít think that the rampage show would be as good as dynamite but it definitely was

You went to rampage too?!? Dude I'm so jealous. I guess the bucks wanted to put on a show for the hometown crowd so they picked Penta and Fenix and that was clearly the right choice haha. Crowd was definitely HOT for it on TV too, I thought it was a nice touch to have like jurassic express etc in the front row too.. Like even the boys knew this shit was going to be good and they wanted good seats.

I'm guessing they went way over time because it felt like they had Starks and Hobbs out for their entrance before the bucks had even made it to the back and they squashed the jobbers in like under ten moves haha.

I really hate that the Punk thing fucks up multiple storylines, at least for now. I assume they're going to make Mox the interim champ, he's probably the safest choice because he can work with basically anyone and he's very over. The Tana match would have been cool but I'm mostly concerned that it's going to be harder to strike while the irons at its hottest with MJF now, I saw the clip where after his promo in the commercial break Punk came out and ran him off so obviously he was part of the plan. I guess it really depends on how long he's going to be out for but man they opened the forbidden door and the NJPW curse came charging right on in. Apparently he hurt it jumping into the crowd during his entrance with FTR which is kind of funny though.



@SHAQUEEFA man dailys place is an awesome setting for wrestling just from a TV perspective. Outdoor venues are unique and I always liked those old world class stadium shows and Japanese super cards where its natural lighting for the first few matches. I would love to see an AEW show there some day, I feel like it's going to be remembered as the spiritual home of the promotion to some extent no matter how big they get.

@Atiba Applebum  Hobbs looks so fucking cool in his Harlem heat gear. I watched a grip of his matches over the last week or so and Im super impressed with him. It kinda sucks that hes constantly in there against dudes bigger than him like Keith Lee and Luchasaurus at the moment just because he works so well as an overwhelming powerhouse, but he's also versatile and adapts his moveset very well. He has really good ring IQ and paces his matches well too. He reminds me of a modern Big Cat/Mr. Hughes a little bit.

Kiera is aight but not really my type. I tend to have an aversion to women that are under 5 feet tall. Thigh Blue is an intersection of like 6 "my type" smashed together haha. Also with like Kiera (and Diamante) I know they aren't into dudes so I guess I kinda respect that even in my fantasy world haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 05, 2022, 05:24:06 AM
Fair enough.   My type was Dakota Kai when she first went heel and was wearing Cut offs and all and Iím conventional enough that Anna Jay is my top AEW female wrestler
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 05, 2022, 06:53:55 AM
Fair enough.   My type was Dakota Kai when she first went heel and was wearing Cut offs and all and Iím conventional enough that Anna Jay is my top AEW female wrestler

Anna is my #2 haha. She was the first one that caught my eye when I started watching dark and BTE. Julia Hart is potentially moving into challenger territory too with this HOB gimmick since I have a goth/emo chick thing. Freshly heel Dakota Kai is a solid pick too, I haven't watched much WWE for a while but I was quite fond of Shotzi last time I did.

I think Anna has gotten pretty good in the ring too, she still freezes up here and there but her offense looks solid and she lays it in there pretty good. I think she just needs to get more confident on the mic and some experience and she's got a very bright future ahead of her.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 06, 2022, 09:36:48 AM
Holy shit did anybody watch Hell in A Cell last night? Overall it was pretty mehhhhh but I got to give Cody some respect for going out there last night. They really did their best to have a sick match and they definitely did the best they could. Seth in the polka dots was pretty good and Cody busting out the bull rope was a nice homage to his old man.

Now back to the task at hand, which is properly rating the women of AEW.

The Bunny doesn't get near enough shine, she is sexy as hell.

And low key, Penelope Cruz is one of the most talented girls on the roster in the ring. She had some decent matches at the beginning but got lost in the shuffle once Kip Sabian disappeared and the angle/team up with Miro fell flat. She pretty cute too.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 06, 2022, 12:31:09 PM
Holy shit did anybody watch Hell in A Cell last night? Overall it was pretty mehhhhh but I got to give Cody some respect for going out there last night. They really did their best to have a sick match and they definitely did the best they could. Seth in the polka dots was pretty good and Cody busting out the bull rope was a nice homage to his old man.

Now back to the task at hand, which is properly rating the women of AEW.

The Bunny doesn't get near enough shine, she is sexy as hell.

And low key, Penelope Cruz is one of the most talented girls on the roster in the ring. She had some decent matches at the beginning but got lost in the shuffle once Kip Sabian disappeared and the angle/team up with Miro fell flat. She pretty cute too.

I didn't watch live but after reading about it I went and watched. It was an average match but under absolutely extraordinary circumstances that made it super compelling. I've probably said this before but Cody has gallons of carny blood running through his veins and it's one of the reasons I love him haha. He knew how disappointed Dusty would be if he had an injury that looked that gruesome and didn't make money off it haha. I wasn't a huge fan of the HHH references but it is what it is. I'm still on my 80s NWA/WCW PPV kick so I've been getting a healthy helping of Dusty so it was cool to see all the little things Cody took from him. I cracked the fuck up at Seth's entrance too hahaha.

Bunny I can't do but it's not really her fault... She looks almost exactly like this girl I was in the air force with who was a gigantic piece of shit so the sight of her just aggravates me. This chick also had the smelliest fucking snapper I've ever been around. Like straight up don't get downwind of it shit. Like I said, completely not her fault but the mental imprint is too strong to break for me haha. I also get slightly weirded out by chicks that have really wide set eyes. Tay has a mild case of it too. Penelope is definitely top 10 material (maybe even top 5) but I haven't seen her on TV for a while. I have a weird thing for Leva Bates but only in her librarian gimmick. Jamie Hayter looks kind of rough and tumble, I bet she would be fun to hang out with. I don't know if Vicky Dreamboat has wrestled enough dark matches to qualify for this, but if she does then throw her on my list too.

I guess top 3 are pretty firmly Thigh Blue, Anna Jay, then Julia Hart. Then there's kind of a toss up between PVZ, Toni Storm, and Penelope Ford.. they're kind of interchangeable so the rankings are fluid. Then comes the niche girls like Vicky, Hayter, and Statlander. I'll take Abadonkadonk or Thunder Rosa on mute to round out my top 10. I'm sure I'm forgetting some good wrestlers, so consider it a work in progress. Oh and I might have to move Hungle Boy up in there if he gets any bigger.



 



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 09, 2022, 05:29:53 AM
It's Wednesday night, you know what that means! Stoned musings about wrasslin'.

- Darby rocking a Powell reissue on fresh indys (169 I'm guessing) this week. It's so flat it can be used like a chair, amazing.

- Battle Royal was fun until about halfway through when I realized who was winning. This is your weekly "Fuck Kyle O'Reilly" reminder. We really didn't need a full acclaimed entrance in the middle... If you want to do that then have them out first. Did they just turn Swerve there? I hope so. He's going to be way better as a heel.

- New belt, but not really the one I wanted unless they're going to actually elevate the TNT belt and the all Atlantic functions like the wcw TV/WWF european titles. An international tournament for a lower mid card belt is a very early WCW thing to do so I kinda want to call it the all Atlanta title.

- PAC and Matthews in the mirror match. Took a while to get going but it ended up being a pretty good one and showed why NXT used to be great. I sometimes forget how great PAC can be, his selling and timing is top notch. Penta's new mask is fucking sick and I can't wait to see what Julia Hart's new ring gear looks like.

- Definitely didn't think I'd be seeing Ospreay tonight. Best friends vs united empire could be a killer 6 or 8 man opener to Forbidden door.

- silver and Reynolds have made it so that I can't hear Adam Coles song as anything but 'here comes the boobs" now

- forgot about Finlay vs Page. Hangman looks weird without the belt. Good match and as usual Hangman don't miss. I would be wayyyy more stoked for Okada vs Hangman one on one than I would for a 3 way with Cole but I guess they need a heel to take the pin.

- Wardlow is the perfect person to elevate the TNT belt to where it should be. Scorpio Sky is wcw TV title level at best, so let him compete for the new belt.

- Forgot about Marina Shafir when I was ranking the ladies. She's probably a candidate for the final spot, very close to Thunder Rosa on mute. Rosa's kill Bill gear looks awesome and she wasn't screaming into the camera for 20 minutes this time so I have to give her the edge, at least from this match. I don't know if they fucked up the finish or they actually planned to do 2 straight roll ups but either way it kinda ruined what was an otherwise decent match.

- I don't even want to watch the main event because I know they're going to book O'Rimjob to look strong in defeat here. Really hope he does a "reversal/transition to mma style joint lock" spot, those are pretty rare for him!....So I actually fell asleep like 5 minutes into this and watched the end when I got up this morning. Wasn't expecting to like it and I didn't. Blehhh.

Wasn't there supposed to be a Jericho segment? Guessing the BR went over or something.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on June 09, 2022, 06:15:59 AM
My boy Kyle OíReilly. Jobber to the stars. Heís like Sierra Fellers. Exceptionally good yet somehow anti-exceptional. Big fan of that goof.

Agreed Swerve needed a heel turn. Looking forward to him vs. Keith Lee.

I have tickets to Dynamite (and I think Rampage too?) in Detroit June 29. First Dynamite after Forbidden Door with Blood and Guts team Jericho vs. team Kingston. Never been to a TV level wrestling show and Iím excited.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 09, 2022, 08:20:48 AM
My boy Kyle OíReilly. Jobber to the stars. Heís like Sierra Fellers. Exceptionally good yet somehow anti-exceptional. Big fan of that goof.

Agreed Swerve needed a heel turn. Looking forward to him vs. Keith Lee.

I have tickets to Dynamite (and I think Rampage too?) in Detroit June 29. First Dynamite after Forbidden Door with Blood and Guts team Jericho vs. team Kingston. Never been to a TV level wrestling show and Iím excited.

Little rough on KOR.  He pinned Darby and Jungle Boy clean in the past few weeks. 
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on June 09, 2022, 09:44:06 AM
No offense intended. I sincerely love Kyle OíReilly and have come to accept that Iíve taken on no one elseís favorite as a favorite and am happy to see him in the main event, even though he was not going to win.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 09, 2022, 10:39:21 AM
No offense intended. I sincerely love Kyle OíReilly and have come to accept that Iíve taken on no one elseís favorite as a favorite and am happy to see him in the main event, even though he was not going to win.

Oh for sure he was never going to win - just felt calling him was a jobber was a little rough.   

Also, what do people think of his and Bobby Fishs entrance music?   I kinda dig the rip off Danzigness of it and might be the only entrance Iíd listen to on my own
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 09, 2022, 01:23:57 PM
Damn. I was travelling to Vancouver yesterday and missed the whole show.

Do they need another belt? I'm not sure.

Does anyone know what station/time I can watch Rampage tomorrow in Vancouver?

Once again, SLAP doing the real work and pretty much willed a Swerve heel turn into existence.

ANd to anyone still watching WWE, it's so funny to me how they try so hard to kill off tag teams and stables the minute they are actually getting in the zone. I was kinda turning the corner on Judgement Day when Finn Balor came out for them, but then just laughed my ass off when they started jumping Edge. Like they put a lot of effort into that group and Edge is really the only one that can talk in that crew. So now he a babyface again? Jesus. Vince changes his mind so much and the writers don't know what the fuck is happening because they hired reality TV writers to write wrestling storylines.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 09, 2022, 04:05:08 PM
Damn. I was travelling to Vancouver yesterday and missed the whole show.

Do they need another belt? I'm not sure.

Does anyone know what station/time I can watch Rampage tomorrow in Vancouver?

Once again, SLAP doing the real work and pretty much willed a Swerve heel turn into existence.

ANd to anyone still watching WWE, it's so funny to me how they try so hard to kill off tag teams and stables the minute they are actually getting in the zone. I was kinda turning the corner on Judgement Day when Finn Balor came out for them, but then just laughed my ass off when they started jumping Edge. Like they put a lot of effort into that group and Edge is really the only one that can talk in that crew. So now he a babyface again? Jesus. Vince changes his mind so much and the writers don't know what the fuck is happening because they hired reality TV writers to write wrestling storylines.


Supposedly itís because Edge didnít want the group to go spooky, but also RAW needs a baby face now that Cody is out
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 10, 2022, 08:52:26 AM
Damn. I was travelling to Vancouver yesterday and missed the whole show.

Do they need another belt? I'm not sure.

Does anyone know what station/time I can watch Rampage tomorrow in Vancouver?

Once again, SLAP doing the real work and pretty much willed a Swerve heel turn into existence.

ANd to anyone still watching WWE, it's so funny to me how they try so hard to kill off tag teams and stables the minute they are actually getting in the zone. I was kinda turning the corner on Judgement Day when Finn Balor came out for them, but then just laughed my ass off when they started jumping Edge. Like they put a lot of effort into that group and Edge is really the only one that can talk in that crew. So now he a babyface again? Jesus. Vince changes his mind so much and the writers don't know what the fuck is happening because they hired reality TV writers to write wrestling storylines.

I've been watching a little NXT just to see like the Creeds and Bron but man I can't do it for too long not even just because of the awful writing but the camera cuts absolutely fucking kill my immersion. Half the time I'm just going "what the fuck was that?" because I don't need to see Santos Escobar leaning on the ropes from 4 different angles in under a half second. AEW and old wrestling is infinitely more watchable just from a production standpoint.

I was ready to give the judgement day thing a look when Finn got involved but yeah between them booting Edge for not being edgy enough to pretend he's "supernatural" and the fact theyre continually giving us flaming bags of dog shit for storylines im definitely over it. I think you're right about the reality TV writers too, without actual wrestlers involved in the booking and keeping Vince in line this is what happens.

You didn't miss too much on Dynamite. It was mostly just storyline progression and no real surprise aside from Swerve maybe turning. New belt is the "all Atlantic" title and they kept mentioning how popular they are in the UK so maybe they're planning on expanding but either way it should hopefully help out some of the bloat and give some of the lower mid card guys something to feud over.

You can stream rampage from the TNT site, you might need to use a VPN to make it appear like you're in the US but I feel like they have TNT up there too. If you're in a hotel or somewhere with a TV it'll be on TSN, not sure what time or if you can stream though. If that doesn't work then try watchprowrestling.live or wrestlinglive.in they'll have the streams and links to replays after if you miss it

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 11, 2022, 12:18:57 AM
Ok so I may have made fun of Satnam Singh quite a bit but he just had a genuinely impressive debut match on rampage. He moves way better than I thought he would, he's not young Paul Wight or anything but he can at least run the ropes which is more than these guys can usually do. That finisher is absolutely insane looking but there's no way top guys are letting him do that to them. There's way too much time for things to go wrong from that height.

Statlander looks good but man they're just booking Anna Jay to look dumb as shit.

Speaking of dumb as shit, Will Ospreay match was fun. He's a great himbo heel and still has probably the best balance I've seen along with the bucks and Fenix.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 11, 2022, 12:26:20 AM
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No offense intended. I sincerely love Kyle OíReilly and have come to accept that Iíve taken on no one elseís favorite as a favorite and am happy to see him in the main event, even though he was not going to win.
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Oh for sure he was never going to win - just felt calling him was a jobber was a little rough.   

Also, what do people think of his and Bobby Fishs entrance music?   I kinda dig the rip off Danzigness of it and might be the only entrance Iíd listen to on my own

I'll call him a jobber. I mean he's not, but I wish he was so let's will this into existence.

I actually do like the song though. Danzig was the first thing that came to mind when I heard it. Darby's is pretty good too, although the artist is kinda cringey. I like Eddie's a lot even though I wouldn't normally listen to that stuff. Obviously Hook has a great theme too, but the last one I actually downloaded and listen to is actually the FTR theme. It's like a remix of the old Midnight Express song from the glory days of crockett/early WCW and I kinda wanna buy a keyboard just to learn it haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 12, 2022, 10:49:03 AM
No offense intended. I sincerely love Kyle OíReilly and have come to accept that Iíve taken on no one elseís favorite as a favorite and am happy to see him in the main event, even though he was not going to win.

@Bobby Peru

I love that on this weird little corner of a skate forum we have both a huge KOR fan, and me who fully despises him (his character, I'm sure he's a nice guy), like it's some sort of ultra divisive topic hahaha. I cracked up at your Sierra Fellers comparison, very apt.

I don't actually know what it is, he's just a target for me. Like Daniel Bryan wrestles the same style and I gobble it up but when it's O'Reilly I just bitch the whole time haha. Half of being a wrestling fan for me is just illogically loving or hating people based on something as simple as their ring gear or a promo.

When I went in April it was live Dynamite and they taped Rampage as well as stuff for dark elevation. I fucked up by not showing up until Dynamite and missed a surprise Minoru Suzuki match but it's a lot of wrestling if you stay for the whole thing. I had to go to the bathroom and hit my vape just to make it through Dynamite, I'd probably pack a lunch if I was doing the full card.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 14, 2022, 04:27:22 AM
We have definitely done this in other threads, but here is an updated list of of wrestlers who have a skateboarding counterpart.

Ronnie Creager - Bret Hart. Absolute technical perfection that was certainly top-tier, but should have been full on god level.

Antwuan Dixon - New Jack. Where you getting stabbed? The ring or the skatepark? Both loved coke,white women, and jail.

Andy Mac - John Cena. Pretty corny but it works. Very polarizing. If Cena ever skated I could absolutely see him rocking a
                 yellow helmet.

Andrew Reynolds - Shawn Michaels. Kickflip or dropkick, these guys perfected the most basic move and made it legendary.
                            Battled drug addiction and now is a mentor to the current youth uprising.

Leticia Bufoni - Tay Conti. Brazilian bubble butt with kind of an annoying voice.

Darby Allin - Darby Allin.

Tony Hawk - Hulk Hogan. Took an outsider sport and forced it into the mainstream. Most recognizable name in their
                   respected fields. Fame reached further into pop culture than ever expected.

Jason Lee - The Rock. One of the great ones that walked away to pursue Hollywood.

Heath Kirchart - Sting. Wore a lot of black. Doesn't talk much. I imagine vigilante Sting in the top of the rafters stalking the
                        nWo is much like the days when Heath would hide out at street spots and secretly film others skating his
                        spots.

Mike V. - Mankind. Find something high and jump off it. Sometimes the slam is better than the make.

Somebody add some more!


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 14, 2022, 04:44:07 AM
Who is Jeff Hardy? Trying to think of prominent fuckups but TK or Wenning seem too excessive and not a good fit. Maybe J. Casa. Nova. Uh., but Hardy is actually charismatic and likeable
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 14, 2022, 12:30:36 PM
Who is Jeff Hardy? Trying to think of prominent fuckups but TK or Wenning seem too excessive and not a good fit. Maybe J. Casa. Nova. Uh., but Hardy is actually charismatic and likeable

Heís Reynolds or an OG Baker guy.   Herman would almost work but he never seemingly let that shit get out of hand
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 14, 2022, 02:30:09 PM
Oh fuck I'm an idiot, Jeff Hardy is Bam.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 14, 2022, 05:08:36 PM
Bingo


Merlino is Joey Janela - jersey guys who put their lives on the line for the vast majority to not really care about

Sting - Heath

Eddie Kingston - Grosso (both give great promos on what they love)

Jericho - Koston you either really love or really hate them but theyíve been at the top for all of their modern eras and know how to stick around

Way/undertaker - classic skaters diminished by the revelation of their political views

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 15, 2022, 04:21:11 AM
Jeff Hardy - Dustin Dollin. Get drunk and go big. Slam hard. BAM also works.

Max Castor - J. Casanova.

R. Truth - Ron Allen.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 15, 2022, 07:31:57 AM
Hahaha these are great guys. With Sting as Heath I had a full on "wait.. What... Actually yeah that's perfect" response.

Tonight is the special Road Rager edition of Dynamite and its shaping up to be interesting.

I guess the plan to have Bucks vs Jurassic Express straight up in a ladder match now.. Which to be completely honest might be a better match. I just hope they don't feel like they need to go balls out and end up hurting themselves before the ppv. I'm also kinda wondering if they're going to switch the belts to try and court the NJPW/bullet club fans for the PPV.

Moxley and Tana are gonna have a face to face, curious to see what kind of reaction the ace gets.

Ospreay vs Dax. They sure do love the "half of a tag match" thing don't they?

Toni Storm vs Britt Baker. Hopefully it's a good match. Thoroughbred PA longback vs an impressive Australian "outback". I know she's technically kiwi but work with me here.

Wardlow vs 20 security guards should be fun. They should have Doug Dillinger as their manager.

And finally my sleeper pick for match of the night - Miro vs Ethan Page. Should be a mighty meaty meeting between a couple of beefy bros. Page was really good last time I saw him and Miro is awesome when he cares. Im so happy we're getting neck of sand promos again. Also wonder if we'll ever see Lana in AEW. I thought she was good (sometimes really good) as a heel manager and even though she's not really my type it's pretty hard to ignore how much of a genetic jackpot she hit....Tig Ole bitties.


Edit: Totally forgot about the hair match. I think Ortiz is losing, he probably just wants to cut his hair for summer. No way Jericho's wannabe rockstar ass is giving his up yet. Hes banging roids at his age so I would assume he'd just get plugs if he wants to get rid of the bald spot.

Also Darby gear update - I'm watching dark and he just did a run in with the worst Zumiez special I've ever seen... Thrasher flame grip, deathwish price point, some purple trucks that I'm assuming are krux and Nora related, and matching purple cruiser wheels. Wait he just gave it away to some kid in the front row... If those krux were k4 I'd have done the same Darby.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 15, 2022, 12:36:37 PM
elissa - lita - super talented women, slightly ahead of their time but not too far ahead that aren't able to currently still rip

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 15, 2022, 05:08:16 PM
Uh oh sounds like Vince is about to have his private life dragged into the public eye. That's gotta chap his leathery old ass so bad, especially since people actually still read the WSJ. Apparently he paid a staffer 3 mil in hush money, can't wait to hear all the sordid saggy balled details.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on June 15, 2022, 08:25:20 PM
 eddie Kingston looks like fat Wade Desarmo
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 16, 2022, 01:14:43 AM
Uh oh sounds like Vince is about to have his private life dragged into the public eye. That's gotta chap his leathery old ass so bad, especially since people actually still read the WSJ. Apparently he paid a staffer 3 mil in hush money, can't wait to hear all the sordid saggy balled details.


To coincide with this timing, rumors are gathering that Sasha Banks got released
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 16, 2022, 06:08:25 AM
Dude the Vince shit is way more fucked up and cynical than I thought it was going to be. Guess all the "Johnny Ace is a pervert and bad person" stories were true after all.

Dynamite kinda sucked except for the main event. They really tried to get everything in and it just felt rushed and uneven, but the ladder match was a definite banger. All hail Hungle Boy and his step-up springboard ranas.

Notes:

- fuckin knew Jericho wasn't shaving his head. Unfortunately now he has the Sammy stink on him. I hope the crowds just sandbag everything with Sammy and Tay in it. Don't boo, just sit on your hands. Legit go away heat for me. I don't want to see Sammy lose, I just don't want to see him period.

- Wardlow segment was an overbooked mess. Were we really supposed to buy 50 year old brain damaged Matt Hughes as some kind of threat?

- Speaking of brain damage, Will Ospreay had a great match with Dax.

- Kinda blew their wad early on the OC return, why not do a "mystery partner" promo and then let him get the massive PPV return pop?

- Somehow Moxley sounds drunker now that he's sober.

- Ethan Page vs Miro had a nice hard hitting match. Love how Page works and I had totally forgotten what a beauty of a dropkick Miro has. I'd love to see him win the tourney.

- Luchasaurus looks cool as fuck in white and gold but I can never get past his fucking vibram 5 finger shoes.

- Main event was pretty bonkers, it played out exactly like me playing a video game. Hungle Boy is a motherfuckin star and I only care about Christian turning if it leads to a singles title for Dylan McKay's son.
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Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 16, 2022, 09:16:36 AM
So yesterday I got to work at 7am, teed off at the golf course at 1pm (in the Florida heat), then after that I had to do some quick plumbing at a rental property, so I was pretty dead by the time dynamite rolled around. Slept through most of it.

Dax v. Ospreay was really really good. My first time seeing an Ospreay match. He makes the springboard stunner look really good.

I really can't believe they had Sammy join the JAS. That is just bad, JAS had the good kind of heat, now they have sammy and Tay Cunti making out heat.

Listened to Talk is Jericho with Toni Storm and another with Daniel Garcia. Both were solid.

Man, I don't know if Jeff Hardy comes back from this one. AEW is saying all the right things to support him and his recovery, but I can't see him being booked seriously anymore. It's too much of a liability at this point. And dude, Hardy's just did a Talk is Jericho where he fully explains his end in WWE and how they thought he was fucked up but he passed a drug test and all that. for this to happen. I would have gone to that convention they were at if I wasn't out of town.

I met Lana at the airport in LA once while at baggage claim. It's funny though because she wasn't wearing any makeup and looks totally different. I recognized her dog from instagram. I walked up to her and said "Happy Rusev Day" and she said same to you and we went our separate ways.

I'm bummed I won't be home to watch Forbidden Door.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on June 16, 2022, 12:02:41 PM
Will Ospreay is the truth and Iím glad heís finally on national tv (not nj strong reruns)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 16, 2022, 12:22:19 PM
Glad I went to the Philly NJPW show at the ECW arena. I had a hunch that it was a training show for everyone taking part in Forbidden Door.

Glad I got to catch Will Ospreay and Killer Kross in person.

Killer Kross would be perfect for the House of Black. With Scarlet, theyíd be a modern-day Army of Darkness.

Also Damian Priest is total basura. Sucks they have Finn Balor, the founder of Bullet Club, leading that crappy Judgement Day stable.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 16, 2022, 12:35:08 PM
Did anyone notice that Young Bucks were wearing Nike SB California Dunks? Thought that was a nice touch to their gear.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 16, 2022, 04:13:46 PM
Did anyone notice that Young Bucks were wearing Nike SB California Dunks? Thought that was a nice touch to their gear.

Yeah - they wore them at the LA shows when it made a bit more sense hah

Surprised everyone is reacting so strongly to Jericho/Sammy.   Theyíve been pretty linked together since the start of this whole promotion and I assume itís more of the same.   Sammyís likability plummets unless heís around Fuego del Sol
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 17, 2022, 12:33:24 AM
Shaqueefster brother it's like 92 with 63% humidity here today and I'm fucking dying when I'm not in the shade. I have no idea how you survive let alone skate and golf and whatnot. You didn't miss much, the Ospreay and Bucks matches were really the only thing worth watching.

Ospreay is going to be a revelation to some folks, guys been on a tear since he became a heavyweight. He's dumb as a box of rocks but an absolute savant in the ring... Kinda like a British AJ Styles. I would pay SO much money to see those two face off on some sort of trivia show.

Hardy has to be done. Too much of a liability for a nostalgia act that was already nearing it's expiration date. He's massively fucked up and embarrassed every major company he's worked for. Pretty sure he's going to jail this time too, I believe one of the charges is a mandatory minimum 30 days. I would assume once he's done with rehab and jail they'll quietly release him or let his contract expire. Sounds like the plan was to put the belts on them too, Matt must be pissed.

Dude I'm so annoyed about sammy in the JAS. It legit has the possibility of totally ruining an angle I was otherwise starting to really enjoy. Danny Garcia wrestling all his matches in a Kangol is good heat. Sammy and Tay is the worst "please just go the fuck away" heat I've experienced in a long time. It doesn't surprise me or anything, I just hate it.

Honestly the whole Forbidden Door build kind of sucks. I know shit got all fucked up with Punk getting hurt but this should have either been a straight up "NJPW vs AEW" theme or something.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 17, 2022, 04:34:09 AM
They could have done so much more with the build to this. Have some NJPW people team up with AEW Japanese stars.  A mixed tag with Shida and Riho on opposing teams with two NJ guys could have been cool.

Great Muta v Malakai Black in a mist to the eyes match where they both mist each other at the same time and some how each person getting hit with mist completely enables their ability to ever make mist again. NO MORE MIST!!!!

Injuries definitely fucked this one up with Punk and Danielson out(yea I know Cole is out but that doesn't affect me cuz I don't like him aside from his entrance.) YOu know Danielson is sooooo bummed he has to sit this one out he loves strong style chops and kicks.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 17, 2022, 06:31:26 PM
Glad I went to the Philly NJPW show at the ECW arena. I had a hunch that it was a training show for everyone taking part in Forbidden Door.

Glad I got to catch Will Ospreay and Killer Kross in person.

Killer Kross would be perfect for the House of Black. With Scarlet, theyíd be a modern-day Army of Darkness.

Also Damian Priest is total basura. Sucks they have Finn Balor, the founder of Bullet Club, leading that crappy Judgement Day stable.

Man I need to see a show at the ECW arena before I die. Ive posted about it here before but ECW is my favorite promotion ever so that's sacred ground to me.

I would be happy with Kross coming in as long as he brings his obscenely hot wife with him. Finn has been largely wasted ever since they made him a pumpkin. His NXT and early run was good but they just can't book the dude at all, remember when his super badass demon persona fell off the top rope and just died like the biggest dweeb in the universe?

They could have done so much more with the build to this. Have some NJPW people team up with AEW Japanese stars.  A mixed tag with Shida and Riho on opposing teams with two NJ guys could have been cool.

Great Muta v Malakai Black in a mist to the eyes match where they both mist each other at the same time and some how each person getting hit with mist completely enables their ability to ever make mist again. NO MORE MIST!!!!

Injuries definitely fucked this one up with Punk and Danielson out(yea I know Cole is out but that doesn't affect me cuz I don't like him aside from his entrance.) YOu know Danielson is sooooo bummed he has to sit this one out he loves strong style chops and kicks.



You're a fucking booking genius. Mist vs mist match is hilarious but I would do Muta winning via interferemist from Tajiri and then just going home and them announcing he had to have his mist glands removed after a cancer scare.

They really did fuck the build up and I'm worried its going to be another 5 hour show because everyone wants to get their shit in. I'm sure it's going to be absolutely amazing from an in ring standpoint, but I feel like it's not going to sell a ton of PPVs.

Oh and I wouldn't be so sure about BD sitting this one out... There's a good chance they're going to announce him vs Zack Sabre Jr. on Dynamite as long as he's healthy. If that happens I want an iso cam on Regal so I can see how many loads he blows. If they went to a time limit draw he could probably fill Garcia's Kangol with blackpool combat cum.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 17, 2022, 07:48:46 PM
Yeah I donít think theyíd have ZSJ call him out if heís injured.   

I think this PPV will set up some kind of faction split with BC and UElite (unfortunately with the Good Brothers likely coming back)

Iíd also love to see some kind of Kota/Kenny acknowledgement since I know Kenny isnít in shape to come back yet
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 17, 2022, 09:34:47 PM
Holy shit Vince is such a carny (and I mean that in the worst way possible) and I felt really gross watching him get a standing ovation for treating women like property.

Edit - I didn't watch the whole thing so I didn't even realize they're apparently doing Brock vs Roman AGAIN? What the fuck? Like the last one at mania didn't suck enough?

I wasn't watching the product anyways but I might actually cancel my peacock sub, as much as I like having a high res repository of the old NWA/wcw and territory stuff I should really probably pirate it on principle. Especially considering the wrestlers don't get royalties from it unlike DVD sales.

Also Holy shit moment on Rampage. Darby vs Fish was sick, I genuinely don't understand how they could have done that coffin drop spot without fucking his ankle up.

Oh and since we've been talking about both Ospreay and Forbidden door being cursed lately.....apparently the match we were SUPPOSED to get was fucking Ospreay vs Andrade. That match would be an absolute dream come true for me and I'm sure a lot of other people as well. I really don't care about Ospreay vs OC either. I'm sorry but a comedy gimmick just isn't the right person to put against one of the best pure workers in the world for a show like this. I hate to sound like Cornette but how am I supposed to take it seriously when the guy has his hands in his pockets?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 20, 2022, 10:58:09 AM
Yeah I agree with you on Orange even though I fucking love his gimmick, but the luster has kinda worn off because we know he can really wrestle. All the shit leading up to his first "real match" with PAC was great because you had no clue what you were going to get. Oh and I was OC for Halloween a last year. I'll find the clips.

Oh, anybody got any good photos of them as wrestlers for Halloween? I'll put up mine.

That Vince shit is so bad and now I hear he sold a lot of WWE shares right before the scandal broke so that now throws in a nice added layer of insider trading to this already juicy layer filled scandal.

Brock v Roman again...... So yawwwwwwwwn.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 20, 2022, 11:00:24 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CHDjDQTlpMy/
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 20, 2022, 11:12:59 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BpoK0vwFAlF/

Scroll through this one for Mankind, Cena, my homie as Jericho, Enzo Amore, Macho Man with my wife as Miss Elizabeth, and my gameday gear I call the "Who Dey Libre".

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 20, 2022, 11:47:41 AM
Am I the only one who thinks the build to Forbidden Door has been super rushed and creates a high likelihood for a mid ppv?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 20, 2022, 12:17:54 PM
I don't have anything against Orange, he's really good at what he does and I've got a huge soft spot for all the Chikara boys but at the end of the day it's still a comedy gimmick first and foremost. You can only work around that fact so much. I would be happy to see him on the card somewhere, just not against the guy who could legit put on a 6 star match with numerous guys on the roster. Andrade would have been sooooo perfect for it but I'd rather see Ospreay against even like Ethan Page or John Silver than OC.

Man there's a lot of stuff around Vince that just seems so grimy right now. The insider trading, the fucked up SD appearance, insulting his audience's intelligence (probably appropriately) for the umpteenth time, alongside all the misogyny and sham marriage stuff. Maybe the old rumors about him fucking Shawn as a power move are actually true too?

And yeah definitely not watching Brock and Roman spam finishers like a kid who got No Mercy and a GameShark for Christmas again.

I'm also wondering if the Bucks are turning face again, they've toned it down on BTE a little bit and seems like everyone hates Adam Cole so turning on him could be fun.

The Hardy arrest video is just sad. Apparently they were going to pull him from the ladder match anyways and he was actually on his way to get a brain scan because after the 20 minute PPV match vs the bucks he was all fucked up and couldn't remember the match. It sounds bad. I don't think I ever want to see the dude wrestle again and I hate that there'll be indy and overseas promoters lining up to book him when he gets out of jail.

I haven't dressed up as anyone for a long time, but I went to a college party as Papa Shango once and there was a while where I inadvertently looked and dressed like a really skinny Balls Mahoney, dunno if that counts haha. I have one of those full print dragon shirts that I refer to as my "Mikey Whipwreck shirt" too.

Edit: SHAQUEEFA you might currently be my favorite person I've never met haha. Very nice OC (you hit the shuffle perfectly) and your Miss Liz is definitely worthy of her dress. Your Enzo actually just reminded me that of that time when I started watching again for like 3 months before they lost me. Shinsuke at the height of his coolness is another "how did they fuck that up?!" as well. One of my favorite entrances ever.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 20, 2022, 01:50:45 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the build to Forbidden Door has been super rushed and creates a high likelihood for a mid ppv?

I think if you want storylines, yes, but if you want good wrestling, itíll be worth it
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 20, 2022, 08:59:22 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the build to Forbidden Door has been super rushed and creates a high likelihood for a mid ppv?

Nah I think a lot of us are in that boat. Things got funky with Punks injury and the lucha blood feud politics but I think there was always a danger of this happening to some extent. Instead of trying to cram everyone onto the already packed AEW TV they should have just done a NJPW special where they could do video promos and highlights and then actually debut the NJPW guys in ring at the PPV. I feel like that would have built just as much hype and it wouldn't have required trying to cram everything in alongside the AEW storylines. Just promote it as AEW vs NJPW to see who has the best wrestlers in the world,  WCW and NJPW did some stuff like that in the early 90s and it sold all over the world.

As for it being mid.. I think that's going to depend on your expectations and what you like. It's probably going to be top notch in terms of in ring work... There's too much talent in both companies to not have at least a couple bangers. That being said, 4-5 hours of strong style spots and 20 minute wars is enough to tire out anyone. If they try to let everyone get their shit in its probably going to drag after the first few matches.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 21, 2022, 07:06:33 AM
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Am I the only one who thinks the build to Forbidden Door has been super rushed and creates a high likelihood for a mid ppv?
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Nah I think a lot of us are in that boat. Things got funky with Punks injury and the lucha blood feud politics but I think there was always a danger of this happening to some extent. Instead of trying to cram everyone onto the already packed AEW TV they should have just done a NJPW special where they could do video promos and highlights and then actually debut the NJPW guys in ring at the PPV. I feel like that would have built just as much hype and it wouldn't have required trying to cram everything in alongside the AEW storylines. Just promote it as AEW vs NJPW to see who has the best wrestlers in the world,  WCW and NJPW did some stuff like that in the early 90s and it sold all over the world.

As for it being mid.. I think that's going to depend on your expectations and what you like. It's probably going to be top notch in terms of in ring work... There's too much talent in both companies to not have at least a couple bangers. That being said, 4-5 hours of strong style spots and 20 minute wars is enough to tire out anyone. If they try to let everyone get their shit in its probably going to drag after the first few matches.

I agree, I think strong style pace will be a bit much for new watchers. Not every match will be a Kenny Omega-Okada spot fest. Even strong style finishers might not be your average mainstream wrestling fanís cup of tea.

It would be nice if the ppv had some Cedric Alexander-Kota Ibushi or even Scorpio-Benoit paced matches.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 21, 2022, 09:23:39 AM
Yeah it blows my mind how WWE fucked it up with Shinsuke. He is sooooo much better than the spot he is in now.

As soon as they heel turned him the first time after losing to AJ Styles at WM it was kind of a wrap for him. He could have had a legendary feud with AJ (I've seen one of their matches from NJPW and it was so fucking good. Instead, we got Nakamura just kicking dude in the nuts a bunch of times.
I used to listen to Nakamura entrance theme to get me hyped in the mornings. So good. They purposely changed his music to make it so you couldn't really sing along to it when they turned him heel. Once the fans stopped singing, they stopped caring.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 21, 2022, 10:19:01 AM
Yeah it blows my mind how WWE fucked it up with Shinsuke. He is sooooo much better than the spot he is in now.

As soon as they heel turned him the first time after losing to AJ Styles at WM it was kind of a wrap for him. He could have had a legendary feud with AJ (I've seen one of their matches from NJPW and it was so fucking good. Instead, we got Nakamura just kicking dude in the nuts a bunch of times.
I used to listen to Nakamura entrance theme to get me hypedin the mornings. So good. They purposely changed his music to make it so you couldn't really sing along to it when they turned him heel. Once the fans stopped singing, they stopped caring.

That first heel promo he dropped with Renee Young was a clinic in body language and charisma overcoming a language barrier.

https://youtu.be/aoaF6I7q_pk (https://youtu.be/aoaF6I7q_pk)

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 22, 2022, 04:23:38 AM
Man I have this cable channel that used to play old episodes of New Japan with Jim Ross on commentary and I saw some great matches that way and its really the only exposure I've had to NJPW wrestlers besides this Facebook group chat that I randomly found myself in. But I saw some banger matches from Omega, Kota Ibushi, the Jericho/Okada match, and more.

I also love the story of Kota Ibushi coming to USA and being offered the world by WWE. They wanted him to win that Cruiserweight Classic and be the face of 205 Live and he said no thanks so they had him job to fucking TJ Perkins.

Once again, I really regret not going to the New Japan tapings when they were in Tampa a few months ago.

On another note, Ric Flair has fully moved to Tampa and is regularly seen around town. I haven't run into him yet, but when I do I will be showing him my wedding video.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHrRlIkAGkN/
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 22, 2022, 11:27:56 AM
Man I have this cable channel that used to play old episodes of New Japan with Jim Ross on commentary and I saw some great matches that way and its really the only exposure I've had to NJPW wrestlers besides this Facebook group chat that I randomly found myself in. But I saw some banger matches from Omega, Kota Ibushi, the Jericho/Okada match, and more.

I also love the story of Kota Ibushi coming to USA and being offered the world by WWE. They wanted him to win that Cruiserweight Classic and be the face of 205 Live and he said no thanks so they had him job to fucking TJ Perkins.

Once again, I really regret not going to the New Japan tapings when they were in Tampa a few months ago.

On another note, Ric Flair has fully moved to Tampa and is regularly seen around town. I haven't run into him yet, but when I do I will be showing him my wedding video.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHrRlIkAGkN/

Oh man I didn't even know that ibushi story. That's so dumb but not at all surprising coming from the company that's currently photoshopping Sasha signs out of their broadcasts. Let's job maybe the best wrestler in the world (I really won't argue with anyone who puts Ibushi as #1) out to the fucking flim flam flash.

I got into modern NJPW via Chikara actually. My GF passed away in late 2015 and I was super depressed and just laying in bed all day and somehow stumbled across the Matt Classic (colt cabana) and Darkness Crabtree vs Sara del Ray match and the humor just struck a chord with me. I started watching King of Trios 2015 which had AJ and the Bucks representing Bullet Club and they put on a hell of a show and won the tournament. I watched it for a few months but it was harder to find English commentary uploads back then and I ended up kinda getting away from it after WWE bought AJ and tried to make their own Bullet Club.

I love those old JR and Josh Barnett shows too, if you want a blueprint for how to treat it seriously on commentary these days that's a good place to start. As far as pure modern pro wrestling goes it doesn't get much better than that era of NJPW. Have you ever seen the match where Jay White accidentally slammed a guardrail into JR and knocked him out of his chair? Barnett jumps up ready to shoot beat the fuck out of him and White runs away from him and you can tell he's shitting himself haha.

If you run into Naitch after you show him the video I want you to challenge him to a helicopter contest. Tell him to show these kids nowadays how to do a real thigh slap.

Hopefully Dynamite will be better this week. I'm wondering whether BD's announcement is going to be an injury or an angle to book the ZSJ match. I'm hyped as fuck for Penta vs Malakai Black. I know Malakai is going to win but hopefully they'll stop jobbing the lucha Bros out soon. Main event is Jericho and my tramp stamp boy Lance Archer vs Mox and Tanahashi. I'm guessing they just want to showcase Tana a little so he'll probably pin Archer but I'm hoping for some Suzuki gun shenanigans.


PS - Shaqueefster if you're ever in Pittsburgh let me know. I'll get you ripped and take you to the toy stores and on a pilgrimage to Bruno's house.










Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 22, 2022, 06:09:43 PM
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Man I have this cable channel that used to play old episodes of New Japan with Jim Ross on commentary and I saw some great matches that way and its really the only exposure I've had to NJPW wrestlers besides this Facebook group chat that I randomly found myself in. But I saw some banger matches from Omega, Kota Ibushi, the Jericho/Okada match, and more.

I also love the story of Kota Ibushi coming to USA and being offered the world by WWE. They wanted him to win that Cruiserweight Classic and be the face of 205 Live and he said no thanks so they had him job to fucking TJ Perkins.

Once again, I really regret not going to the New Japan tapings when they were in Tampa a few months ago.

On another note, Ric Flair has fully moved to Tampa and is regularly seen around town. I haven't run into him yet, but when I do I will be showing him my wedding video.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHrRlIkAGkN/
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Oh man I didn't even know that ibushi story. That's so dumb but not at all surprising coming from the company that's currently photoshopping Sasha signs out of their broadcasts. Let's job maybe the best wrestler in the world (I really won't argue with anyone who puts Ibushi as #1) out to the fucking flim flam flash.

I got into modern NJPW via Chikara actually. My GF passed away in late 2015 and I was super depressed and just laying in bed all day and somehow stumbled across the Matt Classic (colt cabana) and Darkness Crabtree vs Sara del Ray match and the humor just struck a chord with me. I started watching King of Trios 2015 which had AJ and the Bucks representing Bullet Club and they put on a hell of a show and won the tournament. I watched it for a few months but it was harder to find English commentary uploads back then and I ended up kinda getting away from it after WWE bought AJ and tried to make their own Bullet Club.

I love those old JR and Josh Barnett shows too, if you want a blueprint for how to treat it seriously on commentary these days that's a good place to start. As far as pure modern pro wrestling goes it doesn't get much better than that era of NJPW. Have you ever seen the match where Jay White accidentally slammed a guardrail into JR and knocked him out of his chair? Barnett jumps up ready to shoot beat the fuck out of him and White runs away from him and you can tell he's shitting himself haha.

If you run into Naitch after you show him the video I want you to challenge him to a helicopter contest. Tell him to show these kids nowadays how to do a real thigh slap.

Hopefully Dynamite will be better this week. I'm wondering whether BD's announcement is going to be an injury or an angle to book the ZSJ match. I'm hyped as fuck for Penta vs Malakai Black. I know Malakai is going to win but hopefully they'll stop jobbing the lucha Bros out soon. Main event is Jericho and my tramp stamp boy Lance Archer vs Mox and Tanahashi. I'm guessing they just want to showcase Tana a little so he'll probably pin Archer but I'm hoping for some Suzuki gun shenanigans.


PS - Shaqueefster if you're ever in Pittsburgh let me know. I'll get you ripped and take you to the toy stores and on a pilgrimage to Bruno's house.

I got a photo with Bruno when I was a kid.

Youíre in Pittsburgh? We definitely have some of the same homiesÖ
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 22, 2022, 09:02:08 PM
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Man I have this cable channel that used to play old episodes of New Japan with Jim Ross on commentary and I saw some great matches that way and its really the only exposure I've had to NJPW wrestlers besides this Facebook group chat that I randomly found myself in. But I saw some banger matches from Omega, Kota Ibushi, the Jericho/Okada match, and more.

I also love the story of Kota Ibushi coming to USA and being offered the world by WWE. They wanted him to win that Cruiserweight Classic and be the face of 205 Live and he said no thanks so they had him job to fucking TJ Perkins.

Once again, I really regret not going to the New Japan tapings when they were in Tampa a few months ago.

On another note, Ric Flair has fully moved to Tampa and is regularly seen around town. I haven't run into him yet, but when I do I will be showing him my wedding video.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHrRlIkAGkN/
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Oh man I didn't even know that ibushi story. That's so dumb but not at all surprising coming from the company that's currently photoshopping Sasha signs out of their broadcasts. Let's job maybe the best wrestler in the world (I really won't argue with anyone who puts Ibushi as #1) out to the fucking flim flam flash.

I got into modern NJPW via Chikara actually. My GF passed away in late 2015 and I was super depressed and just laying in bed all day and somehow stumbled across the Matt Classic (colt cabana) and Darkness Crabtree vs Sara del Ray match and the humor just struck a chord with me. I started watching King of Trios 2015 which had AJ and the Bucks representing Bullet Club and they put on a hell of a show and won the tournament. I watched it for a few months but it was harder to find English commentary uploads back then and I ended up kinda getting away from it after WWE bought AJ and tried to make their own Bullet Club.

I love those old JR and Josh Barnett shows too, if you want a blueprint for how to treat it seriously on commentary these days that's a good place to start. As far as pure modern pro wrestling goes it doesn't get much better than that era of NJPW. Have you ever seen the match where Jay White accidentally slammed a guardrail into JR and knocked him out of his chair? Barnett jumps up ready to shoot beat the fuck out of him and White runs away from him and you can tell he's shitting himself haha.

If you run into Naitch after you show him the video I want you to challenge him to a helicopter contest. Tell him to show these kids nowadays how to do a real thigh slap.

Hopefully Dynamite will be better this week. I'm wondering whether BD's announcement is going to be an injury or an angle to book the ZSJ match. I'm hyped as fuck for Penta vs Malakai Black. I know Malakai is going to win but hopefully they'll stop jobbing the lucha Bros out soon. Main event is Jericho and my tramp stamp boy Lance Archer vs Mox and Tanahashi. I'm guessing they just want to showcase Tana a little so he'll probably pin Archer but I'm hoping for some Suzuki gun shenanigans.


PS - Shaqueefster if you're ever in Pittsburgh let me know. I'll get you ripped and take you to the toy stores and on a pilgrimage to Bruno's house.
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I got a photo with Bruno when I was a kid.

Youíre in Pittsburgh? We definitely have some of the same homiesÖ

I have a polaroid with Nikolai Volkoff at Butler High School when I was like 10 but never met Bruno. My dad didn't like driving in the city and my mom worked like 65 hours a week so I was kind of limited to those high school and moose lodge shows most of the time. Have you ever heard of a dude called Lord Zoltan? He was at like every fucking indy mud show in Western PA and scared the shit out of me when I was young...I guess King Diamond face paint and a pair of zubaz was just a bit too much for my 9 year old self to process.

I grew up in the sticks north of here but I've lived in Oakland for about a decade now.

I fell asleep for almost all of Dynamite so I'm going to order a pizza and smoke a joint and watch it in a few minutes here.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 22, 2022, 10:06:44 PM
I enjoyed it, crowd seemed into it too.   

Christianís promo I definitely watched through my fingers wonder if, but knowing he was going there

Didnít realize how tall -unspoiled name o f Japanese wrestler- was until he got in the ring.   Thought he might be tall for NJPW, but had a total Billy Gunn moment
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 22, 2022, 10:50:32 PM
Ok so the BD thing sucks. I wonder who they're going to get... I really hope it isn't Gargano.

Penta vs Malakai was really good as expected. I hate that the internet spoiled that one weeks ago when the stuff about Andrade came out. They really need to stop jobbing Penta out for a while..he's way too good to keep losing on TV

OH FUCK OKADAS HERE. Man this feels wrong without Kenny, I hope he's at FD somehow.

I'd let Statlander peg me and I'm not even into that. Shafir kinda sucks. If she's this green then why keep giving her TV matches

Oh shit Andrade vs Fenix on Rampage is actually going to make me watch.

OK Forbidden door is almost certainly going to be a cluster fuck. Jesus christ how many multi man matches are there? 
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 22, 2022, 11:56:49 PM
Ok so the BD thing sucks. I wonder who they're going to get... I really hope it isn't Gargano.

Penta vs Malakai was really good as expected. I hate that the internet spoiled that one weeks ago when the stuff about Andrade came out. They really need to stop jobbing Penta out for a while..he's way too good to keep losing on TV

OH FUCK OKADAS HERE. Man this feels wrong without Kenny, I hope he's at FD somehow.

I'd let Statlander peg me and I'm not even into that. Shafir kinda sucks. If she's this green then why keep giving her TV matches

Oh shit Andrade vs Fenix on Rampage is actually going to make me watch.

OK Forbidden door is almost certainly going to be a cluster fuck. Jesus christ how many multi man matches are there?

BD thing does suck, but the new member being part of Blackpool CC means it probably isnít Gargano.  Doesnít seem his vibe.   Internet thinks itís going to be Cesaro, I think it could be someone like Lee Moriarty who was on that initial list of names they called out who didnít find a long term slot elsewhere like Daniel Garcia

I canít ever talk shit on Gargano, no matter what.   Those two matches he had against Andrade for the NXT champ is what locked me back in (especially that Takeover match).   Maybe one of my favorite matches of all timeÖ

ÖMan, NXT now compared to what it used to be is fucking Plan B Skateboards 90s vs 00s

Penta has that ability to not feel like a jobber even when heís jobbing.    AEW has been good about maintaining auras so that no one feels like a Cedric or a Riccochet.   

I feel you on Kenny, buuuut hes got more history history with Kota so if theyíre going to save someone from NJPW for Kenny, then I think itís fine to have Okada here
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 23, 2022, 02:52:07 AM
Yeah you're right, saving him for Ibushi is probably worth it. I hope he at least like makes an appearance though, I would be fine with him interfering in that 4 way and I'll absolutely mark out if he's wearing aviators and carrying a broom.

Cesaro would be hype as fuck but I would be sooooo stoked if it was Moriarty since he's from my part of Pittsburgh. I don't know if they'd put him in a PPV match as a mystery opponent though, that seems like a popcorn fart pop waiting to happen. Objectively Cesaro is the right man for the job though, that would be a nuclear pop from the Chicago crowd.

I don't dislike Gargano, he was great on NXT but I feel like in AEW he would just get overshadowed right now.

I do like that they always book Penta strong in defeat and he's so good that he can pull it off, like how he told the back injury story from the (gorgeous) dive to the outside all the way to the end. I just want to see the dude get his flowers, he really is one of the absolute workhorses of the company. Don't think I've ever seen a bad Penta match.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 23, 2022, 03:06:22 AM
For all you 30-40 somethings who want some serious nostalgia I just found some more restored ECW stuff. It's a passion project made to be as close to the originals as possible, so basically undoing all the edits that WWE made when they bought the ECW tape library. Use the archive link to check it out, and if you think it's as cool as I do then there's a mega for all the PPVs in HD and a Google doc with a bunch more links. Not sure if it's updated but they seem to work. This is basically the holy grail.

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22RE-C-DUB+Project%22

https://mega.nz/folder/37QCiAKK#MnSXqE4oA3GEXD5FPiJnSQ


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1jhXN8eGz-T0udOFShp5FItx65iMNgikmuCkTdBXpeXQ/htmlview


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 23, 2022, 03:51:24 AM
Yeah you're right, saving him for Ibushi is probably worth it. I hope he at least like makes an appearance though, I would be fine with him interfering in that 4 way and I'll absolutely mark out if he's wearing aviators and carrying a broom.

Cesaro would be hype as fuck but I would be sooooo stoked if it was Moriarty since he's from my part of Pittsburgh. I don't know if they'd put him in a PPV match as a mystery opponent though, that seems like a popcorn fart pop waiting to happen. Objectively Cesaro is the right man for the job though, that would be a nuclear pop from the Chicago crowd.

I don't dislike Gargano, he was great on NXT but I feel like in AEW he would just get overshadowed right now.

I do like that they always book Penta strong in defeat and he's so good that he can pull it off, like how he told the back injury story from the (gorgeous) dive to the outside all the way to the end. I just want to see the dude get his flowers, he really is one of the absolute workhorses of the company. Don't think I've ever seen a bad Penta match.


Lance Archer is another one who is like Penta who is a super duper job doer and I just have to think that maybe itís because theyíre on the older side.   

I think Iíve thought why it doesnít bother me: itís not that bullshit WWE 50/50 booking.    Malachi doesnít win and then Penta wins next week, back and forth.   So I donít know if I like this way, but I like it wayyyy better than that alternative

Re: Gargano.  Def agree he would get overlooked and thereís not really any place that needs him there, esp now that ROH is startling to trickle in more and more.    When that brand split happens, Iíd be interested to see where he might fit on a cleaner roster, but him and his baby-just-born hair can sit out for a bit
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 23, 2022, 03:55:22 AM
For all you 30-40 somethings who want some serious nostalgia I just found some more restored ECW stuff. It's a passion project made to be as close to the originals as possible, so basically undoing all the edits that WWE made when they bought the ECW tape library. Use the archive link to check it out, and if you think it's as cool as I do then there's a mega for all the PPVs in HD and a Google doc with a bunch more links. Not sure if it's updated but they seem to work. This is basically the holy grail.

https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22RE-C-DUB+Project%22

https://mega.nz/folder/37QCiAKK#MnSXqE4oA3GEXD5FPiJnSQ


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Does this mean we get Gangstas with Natural Born Killaz?

I lived in Oakland for 4 years. Back when the Atwood lot was popping.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 23, 2022, 03:58:48 AM
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Man I have this cable channel that used to play old episodes of New Japan with Jim Ross on commentary and I saw some great matches that way and its really the only exposure I've had to NJPW wrestlers besides this Facebook group chat that I randomly found myself in. But I saw some banger matches from Omega, Kota Ibushi, the Jericho/Okada match, and more.

I also love the story of Kota Ibushi coming to USA and being offered the world by WWE. They wanted him to win that Cruiserweight Classic and be the face of 205 Live and he said no thanks so they had him job to fucking TJ Perkins.

Once again, I really regret not going to the New Japan tapings when they were in Tampa a few months ago.

On another note, Ric Flair has fully moved to Tampa and is regularly seen around town. I haven't run into him yet, but when I do I will be showing him my wedding video.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHrRlIkAGkN/
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Oh man I didn't even know that ibushi story. That's so dumb but not at all surprising coming from the company that's currently photoshopping Sasha signs out of their broadcasts. Let's job maybe the best wrestler in the world (I really won't argue with anyone who puts Ibushi as #1) out to the fucking flim flam flash.

I got into modern NJPW via Chikara actually. My GF passed away in late 2015 and I was super depressed and just laying in bed all day and somehow stumbled across the Matt Classic (colt cabana) and Darkness Crabtree vs Sara del Ray match and the humor just struck a chord with me. I started watching King of Trios 2015 which had AJ and the Bucks representing Bullet Club and they put on a hell of a show and won the tournament. I watched it for a few months but it was harder to find English commentary uploads back then and I ended up kinda getting away from it after WWE bought AJ and tried to make their own Bullet Club.

I love those old JR and Josh Barnett shows too, if you want a blueprint for how to treat it seriously on commentary these days that's a good place to start. As far as pure modern pro wrestling goes it doesn't get much better than that era of NJPW. Have you ever seen the match where Jay White accidentally slammed a guardrail into JR and knocked him out of his chair? Barnett jumps up ready to shoot beat the fuck out of him and White runs away from him and you can tell he's shitting himself haha.

If you run into Naitch after you show him the video I want you to challenge him to a helicopter contest. Tell him to show these kids nowadays how to do a real thigh slap.

Hopefully Dynamite will be better this week. I'm wondering whether BD's announcement is going to be an injury or an angle to book the ZSJ match. I'm hyped as fuck for Penta vs Malakai Black. I know Malakai is going to win but hopefully they'll stop jobbing the lucha Bros out soon. Main event is Jericho and my tramp stamp boy Lance Archer vs Mox and Tanahashi. I'm guessing they just want to showcase Tana a little so he'll probably pin Archer but I'm hoping for some Suzuki gun shenanigans.


PS - Shaqueefster if you're ever in Pittsburgh let me know. I'll get you ripped and take you to the toy stores and on a pilgrimage to Bruno's house.
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I got a photo with Bruno when I was a kid.

Youíre in Pittsburgh? We definitely have some of the same homiesÖ
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I have a polaroid with Nikolai Volkoff at Butler High School when I was like 10 but never met Bruno. My dad didn't like driving in the city and my mom worked like 65 hours a week so I was kind of limited to those high school and moose lodge shows most of the time. Have you ever heard of a dude called Lord Zoltan? He was at like every fucking indy mud show in Western PA and scared the shit out of me when I was young...I guess King Diamond face paint and a pair of zubaz was just a bit too much for my 9 year old self to process.

I grew up in the sticks north of here but I've lived in Oakland for about a decade now.

I fell asleep for almost all of Dynamite so I'm going to order a pizza and smoke a joint and watch it in a few minutes here.

If you grew up in Butler, you def knew the Panzaís.

That was a good Dynamite. I may actually order Forbidden Door now.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 23, 2022, 05:19:41 AM
I did one of the PPVs at a movie theater and it wasnít bad.   $25-$30 is a little easier to swallow imo
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 23, 2022, 06:46:46 AM
I did one of the PPVs at a movie theater and it wasnít bad.   $25-$30 is a little easier to swallow imo

I just bought my ticket for an AMC showing for $15 total. Thatís like $45 cheaper than the time I bought the CM Punk return ppv.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 23, 2022, 10:24:11 AM
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Man I have this cable channel that used to play old episodes of New Japan with Jim Ross on commentary and I saw some great matches that way and its really the only exposure I've had to NJPW wrestlers besides this Facebook group chat that I randomly found myself in. But I saw some banger matches from Omega, Kota Ibushi, the Jericho/Okada match, and more.

I also love the story of Kota Ibushi coming to USA and being offered the world by WWE. They wanted him to win that Cruiserweight Classic and be the face of 205 Live and he said no thanks so they had him job to fucking TJ Perkins.

Once again, I really regret not going to the New Japan tapings when they were in Tampa a few months ago.

On another note, Ric Flair has fully moved to Tampa and is regularly seen around town. I haven't run into him yet, but when I do I will be showing him my wedding video.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHrRlIkAGkN/
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Oh man I didn't even know that ibushi story. That's so dumb but not at all surprising coming from the company that's currently photoshopping Sasha signs out of their broadcasts. Let's job maybe the best wrestler in the world (I really won't argue with anyone who puts Ibushi as #1) out to the fucking flim flam flash.

I got into modern NJPW via Chikara actually. My GF passed away in late 2015 and I was super depressed and just laying in bed all day and somehow stumbled across the Matt Classic (colt cabana) and Darkness Crabtree vs Sara del Ray match and the humor just struck a chord with me. I started watching King of Trios 2015 which had AJ and the Bucks representing Bullet Club and they put on a hell of a show and won the tournament. I watched it for a few months but it was harder to find English commentary uploads back then and I ended up kinda getting away from it after WWE bought AJ and tried to make their own Bullet Club.

I love those old JR and Josh Barnett shows too, if you want a blueprint for how to treat it seriously on commentary these days that's a good place to start. As far as pure modern pro wrestling goes it doesn't get much better than that era of NJPW. Have you ever seen the match where Jay White accidentally slammed a guardrail into JR and knocked him out of his chair? Barnett jumps up ready to shoot beat the fuck out of him and White runs away from him and you can tell he's shitting himself haha.

If you run into Naitch after you show him the video I want you to challenge him to a helicopter contest. Tell him to show these kids nowadays how to do a real thigh slap.

Hopefully Dynamite will be better this week. I'm wondering whether BD's announcement is going to be an injury or an angle to book the ZSJ match. I'm hyped as fuck for Penta vs Malakai Black. I know Malakai is going to win but hopefully they'll stop jobbing the lucha Bros out soon. Main event is Jericho and my tramp stamp boy Lance Archer vs Mox and Tanahashi. I'm guessing they just want to showcase Tana a little so he'll probably pin Archer but I'm hoping for some Suzuki gun shenanigans.


PS - Shaqueefster if you're ever in Pittsburgh let me know. I'll get you ripped and take you to the toy stores and on a pilgrimage to Bruno's house.
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I got a photo with Bruno when I was a kid.

Youíre in Pittsburgh? We definitely have some of the same homiesÖ
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I have a polaroid with Nikolai Volkoff at Butler High School when I was like 10 but never met Bruno. My dad didn't like driving in the city and my mom worked like 65 hours a week so I was kind of limited to those high school and moose lodge shows most of the time. Have you ever heard of a dude called Lord Zoltan? He was at like every fucking indy mud show in Western PA and scared the shit out of me when I was young...I guess King Diamond face paint and a pair of zubaz was just a bit too much for my 9 year old self to process.

I grew up in the sticks north of here but I've lived in Oakland for about a decade now.

I fell asleep for almost all of Dynamite so I'm going to order a pizza and smoke a joint and watch it in a few minutes here.
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If you grew up in Butler, you def knew the Panzaís.

That was a good Dynamite. I may actually order Forbidden Door now.

I think used to see one of them (I think Henry, he's the older one right?) ripping back in the day at Fr. Marinaro but most of my friends didn't skate so I've always been kind of a loner in that regard. It didn't help that I was in a "gifted" program until I was like 16 so I didn't really have a ton of friends in general (shocking, I know.)

Oakland is rad for skating. Theres a cool little DIY in that little park down on Boundary St in the hollow now. In typical hilarious Pittsburgh infrastructure fashion, what was supposed to be a tennis or basketball court or something is actually significantly sloped so you don't even have to push going in the one direction. They built a big ass bank against the fence and no one has said anything so I'm assuming the city is just letting it slide.

Im kinda 50-50 on buying this one. On one hand I do want to support the company but it seems more like the kind of show I'm going to want to watch in multiple parts. Usually after a few multiman spotfests I start to get superkick and plancha fatigue haha. With the stuff they added it's gonna be another marathon show and I'm not sure if I can make it through this time. Maybe I'll change my mind though, I'll see how I feel on Sunday.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 23, 2022, 10:54:20 AM
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Man I have this cable channel that used to play old episodes of New Japan with Jim Ross on commentary and I saw some great matches that way and its really the only exposure I've had to NJPW wrestlers besides this Facebook group chat that I randomly found myself in. But I saw some banger matches from Omega, Kota Ibushi, the Jericho/Okada match, and more.

I also love the story of Kota Ibushi coming to USA and being offered the world by WWE. They wanted him to win that Cruiserweight Classic and be the face of 205 Live and he said no thanks so they had him job to fucking TJ Perkins.

Once again, I really regret not going to the New Japan tapings when they were in Tampa a few months ago.

On another note, Ric Flair has fully moved to Tampa and is regularly seen around town. I haven't run into him yet, but when I do I will be showing him my wedding video.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHrRlIkAGkN/
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Oh man I didn't even know that ibushi story. That's so dumb but not at all surprising coming from the company that's currently photoshopping Sasha signs out of their broadcasts. Let's job maybe the best wrestler in the world (I really won't argue with anyone who puts Ibushi as #1) out to the fucking flim flam flash.

I got into modern NJPW via Chikara actually. My GF passed away in late 2015 and I was super depressed and just laying in bed all day and somehow stumbled across the Matt Classic (colt cabana) and Darkness Crabtree vs Sara del Ray match and the humor just struck a chord with me. I started watching King of Trios 2015 which had AJ and the Bucks representing Bullet Club and they put on a hell of a show and won the tournament. I watched it for a few months but it was harder to find English commentary uploads back then and I ended up kinda getting away from it after WWE bought AJ and tried to make their own Bullet Club.

I love those old JR and Josh Barnett shows too, if you want a blueprint for how to treat it seriously on commentary these days that's a good place to start. As far as pure modern pro wrestling goes it doesn't get much better than that era of NJPW. Have you ever seen the match where Jay White accidentally slammed a guardrail into JR and knocked him out of his chair? Barnett jumps up ready to shoot beat the fuck out of him and White runs away from him and you can tell he's shitting himself haha.

If you run into Naitch after you show him the video I want you to challenge him to a helicopter contest. Tell him to show these kids nowadays how to do a real thigh slap.

Hopefully Dynamite will be better this week. I'm wondering whether BD's announcement is going to be an injury or an angle to book the ZSJ match. I'm hyped as fuck for Penta vs Malakai Black. I know Malakai is going to win but hopefully they'll stop jobbing the lucha Bros out soon. Main event is Jericho and my tramp stamp boy Lance Archer vs Mox and Tanahashi. I'm guessing they just want to showcase Tana a little so he'll probably pin Archer but I'm hoping for some Suzuki gun shenanigans.


PS - Shaqueefster if you're ever in Pittsburgh let me know. I'll get you ripped and take you to the toy stores and on a pilgrimage to Bruno's house.
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I got a photo with Bruno when I was a kid.

Youíre in Pittsburgh? We definitely have some of the same homiesÖ
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I have a polaroid with Nikolai Volkoff at Butler High School when I was like 10 but never met Bruno. My dad didn't like driving in the city and my mom worked like 65 hours a week so I was kind of limited to those high school and moose lodge shows most of the time. Have you ever heard of a dude called Lord Zoltan? He was at like every fucking indy mud show in Western PA and scared the shit out of me when I was young...I guess King Diamond face paint and a pair of zubaz was just a bit too much for my 9 year old self to process.

I grew up in the sticks north of here but I've lived in Oakland for about a decade now.

I fell asleep for almost all of Dynamite so I'm going to order a pizza and smoke a joint and watch it in a few minutes here.
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If you grew up in Butler, you def knew the Panzaís.

That was a good Dynamite. I may actually order Forbidden Door now.
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I think used to see one of them (I think Henry, he's the older one right?) ripping back in the day at Fr. Marinaro but most of my friends didn't skate so I've always been kind of a loner in that regard. It didn't help that I was in a "gifted" program until I was like 16 so I didn't really have a ton of friends in general (shocking, I know.)

Oakland is rad for skating. Theres a cool little DIY in that little park down on Boundary St in the hollow now. In typical hilarious Pittsburgh infrastructure fashion, what was supposed to be a tennis or basketball court or something is actually significantly sloped so you don't even have to push going in the one direction. They built a big ass bank against the fence and no one has said anything so I'm assuming the city is just letting it slide.

Im kinda 50-50 on buying this one. On one hand I do want to support the company but it seems more like the kind of show I'm going to want to watch in multiple parts. Usually after a few multiman spotfests I start to get superkick and plancha fatigue haha. With the stuff they added it's gonna be another marathon show and I'm not sure if I can make it through this time. Maybe I'll change my mind though, I'll see how I feel on Sunday.

Henryís the younger one.

I miss skating Milliones and the Atwood lot. I also miss $1 Yuenglings and whole pies from Antoonís for $5.

I figure if I went to the NJPW house show at the ECW arena, Iíd have to see the end result on Sunday. $13 + fees ainít bad either.

I think most of those matches will be technical, strong style matches. Cesaro vs Zack Sabre Jr should be great.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 23, 2022, 12:39:40 PM
Now that I think about it - since itís a technical wrestler boutÖitís going to be Jonathan Gresham.   Maybe be a let down name wise for some, but fills that role better than Cesaro
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 23, 2022, 01:51:33 PM
Gresham is a decent shout since he's already in the fold so to speak but I feel like it's kind of the same problem as Moriarty but to a slightly lesser degree. As long as they don't hype it too much I guess it could work, I'm just kind of afraid of it being another whomp whomp moment where the crowd is let down. The fact they're going to become part of BCC makes me wonder if Gresham would stop taking as many indy bookings and go on the road with AEW too. Totally spit balling here but I wonder if they'd make it someone from NJPW and try to do a spinoff BCC faction like NWO Japan or LIJ.

I just watched Dark and holy shit the main event was surprisingly good. Jay Lethal vs some guy named Blake Christian. Lethal was fantastic as always but even though the other guy looks like a backyard wrestler he does some really cool shit. He looks like a k-mart knockoff of Hungle Boy at points. Worth watching if you get bored.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 23, 2022, 02:21:15 PM
Now that I think about it - since itís a technical wrestler boutÖitís going to be Jonathan Gresham.   Maybe be a let down name wise for some, but fills that role better than Cesaro

Gresham is 5í4 and ZSJ is 6í. They donít match up well at all. Cesaro at 6í5 is a much better matchup up with ZSJ.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 23, 2022, 02:23:28 PM
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Now that I think about it - since itís a technical wrestler boutÖitís going to be Jonathan Gresham.   Maybe be a let down name wise for some, but fills that role better than Cesaro
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Gresham is 5í4 and ZSJ is 6í. They donít match up well at all. Cesaro at 6í5 is a much better matchup up with ZSJ.

Match up in terms of being the best technical wrestlers in the world
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 23, 2022, 04:42:46 PM
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Now that I think about it - since itís a technical wrestler boutÖitís going to be Jonathan Gresham.   Maybe be a let down name wise for some, but fills that role better than Cesaro
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Gresham is 5í4 and ZSJ is 6í. They donít match up well at all. Cesaro at 6í5 is a much better matchup up with ZSJ.
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Match up in terms of being the best technical wrestlers in the world

Greshamís shades of Dean Malenko for sure.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 23, 2022, 04:51:46 PM
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Now that I think about it - since itís a technical wrestler boutÖitís going to be Jonathan Gresham.   Maybe be a let down name wise for some, but fills that role better than Cesaro
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Gresham is 5í4 and ZSJ is 6í. They donít match up well at all. Cesaro at 6í5 is a much better matchup up with ZSJ.
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Match up in terms of being the best technical wrestlers in the world
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Greshamís shades of Dean Malenko for sure.

Heís the ROH Pure champ and married to that one impact wrestler Iím surprised doesnít get more mentions on here.   Jordan Grace or something like that
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Phantasma Del Mar on June 23, 2022, 05:18:37 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/CvYsYdr/D151-A045-19-CD-46-BD-8718-125-B1-E4-F1351.jpg) (https://ibb.co/CvYsYdr)

I def popped when they announced Stingís team as the ďDudes with AttitudesĒ reminds me of this era of WCW
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 23, 2022, 05:23:07 PM
Ishii injured and out
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 23, 2022, 06:12:05 PM
BTW, I watched NXT for the first time in ages the other night and it was horrible. Like 1995 Duke The Dumpster Droese vs Savio Vega bad.

I hope HHH takes over post-NDA main roster booking.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 23, 2022, 07:44:14 PM
BTW, I watched NXT for the first time in ages the other night and it was horrible. Like 1995 Duke The Dumpster Droese vs Savio Vega bad.

I hope HHH takes over post-NDA main roster booking.

I get that feeling from almost all modern fed stuff. I'd honestly rather watch Duke vs Savio (was he still Kwang at that point? Hahaha) than this week's Smackdown since I at least have some nostalgic affinity for it. NXT UK seems decent enough but between AEW and watching the old stuff I still want to get through I have enough to keep me busy.

Just watched Halloween Havoc 93 with the Cactus Jack vs Vader "spin the wheel, make the deal" match. I remember watching it on an Iggle Video VHS when I was a kid but didn't remember any of the specifics so it was pretty good. Totally forgot about Rick Rude's run with big hold, but I did remember every word of his amazing "simply ravishing" theme.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 23, 2022, 08:28:27 PM
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BTW, I watched NXT for the first time in ages the other night and it was horrible. Like 1995 Duke The Dumpster Droese vs Savio Vega bad.

I hope HHH takes over post-NDA main roster booking.
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I get that feeling from almost all modern fed stuff. I'd honestly rather watch Duke vs Savio (was he still Kwang at that point? Hahaha) than this week's Smackdown since I at least have some nostalgic affinity for it. NXT UK seems decent enough but between AEW and watching the old stuff I still want to get through I have enough to keep me busy.

Just watched Halloween Havoc 93 with the Cactus Jack vs Vader "spin the wheel, make the deal" match. I remember watching it on an Iggle Video VHS when I was a kid but didn't remember any of the specifics so it was pretty good. Totally forgot about Rick Rude's run with big hold, but I did remember every word of his amazing "simply ravishing" theme.

Most underrated entrance theme of all time.

https://youtu.be/UOBBFIhUj48 (https://youtu.be/UOBBFIhUj48)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Sightunseen on June 23, 2022, 08:38:08 PM
Met Scotty 2 hottie at a convention this past weekend. Really nice guy. The Bunny (AEW) was there too and she was also very nice. We talked Oreo flavors.

Thatís all I got for this thread since I havenít been keeping up much besides GCW and some DEFY
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 24, 2022, 11:21:01 AM
Dark horse opponent for ZSJÖ Timothy Thatcher.

That would be sick.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 24, 2022, 06:44:10 PM
Dark horse opponent for ZSJÖ Timothy Thatcher.

That would be sick.

That would be sick. I think Thatch is in NOAH right now though so I'm not sure how that would work with it being an NJPW show, but I know Japanese promotion relations are nowhere near as bitter as they used to be so maybe it could work, especially if he's technically a freelancer.

I actually set an alarm for Rampage tonight haha. I seriously can't wait for Andrade vs Fenix, two of the best luchadors in the world (and two of my favorite guys in the company) being given a showcase because they can't be on the PPV... I hope they're going to want to remind everyone what they're missing out on. Pretty sure it's going on first, someone said they're going to stream the entrances on YouTube. Let's go boys.

Edit: Holy fuck Fenix is unbelievable, that stalled springboard dropkick was just beautiful and Andrade might be one of the best at continuing to sell while getting in position for the next spot. Glad they gave them a full 20 and despite the overbooked finish I enjoyed it but I'm pretty fucking biased. Dear Tony, please give the Lucha Bros some wins.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Genericwhitemale on June 24, 2022, 07:11:45 PM
Does NJPW need AEW?
or does AEW need NJPW?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 24, 2022, 07:18:59 PM
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Dark horse opponent for ZSJÖ Timothy Thatcher.

That would be sick.
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That would be sick. I think Thatch is in NOAH right now though so I'm not sure how that would work with it being an NJPW show, but I know Japanese promotion relations are nowhere near as bitter as they used to be so maybe it could work, especially if he's technically a freelancer.

I actually set an alarm for Rampage tonight haha. I seriously can't wait for Andrade vs Fenix, two of the best luchadors in the world (and two of my favorite guys in the company) being given a showcase because they can't be on the PPV... I hope they're going to want to remind everyone what they're missing out on. Pretty sure it's going on first, someone said they're going to stream the entrances on YouTube. Let's go boys.

I could see him being a freelancer. Definitely dream match status.

AAA is tweaking. Andrade vs Ospreay wouldíve been amazing.

I really like United Empire even though AEW is making them look like a jobber stable.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 24, 2022, 07:47:04 PM
Does NJPW need AEW?
or does AEW need NJPW?

I donít think AEW needs to do it, but itís owner is a huge fan of pro wrestling and operates on a ďwhat would be cool for fansĒ mindset rather than WWE trying to dry fuck synergy at all times
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 24, 2022, 08:16:31 PM
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Dark horse opponent for ZSJÖ Timothy Thatcher.

That would be sick.
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That would be sick. I think Thatch is in NOAH right now though so I'm not sure how that would work with it being an NJPW show, but I know Japanese promotion relations are nowhere near as bitter as they used to be so maybe it could work, especially if he's technically a freelancer.

I actually set an alarm for Rampage tonight haha. I seriously can't wait for Andrade vs Fenix, two of the best luchadors in the world (and two of my favorite guys in the company) being given a showcase because they can't be on the PPV... I hope they're going to want to remind everyone what they're missing out on. Pretty sure it's going on first, someone said they're going to stream the entrances on YouTube. Let's go boys.

Edit: Holy fuck Fenix is unbelievable, that stalled springboard dropkick was just beautiful and Andrade might be one of the best at continuing to sell while getting in position for the next spot. Glad they gave them a full 20 and despite the overbooked finish I enjoyed it but I'm pretty fucking biased. Dear Tony, please give the Lucha Bros some wins.

If that match doesnít get a Meltzer 5-starÖ
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 25, 2022, 12:52:41 AM
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Dark horse opponent for ZSJÖ Timothy Thatcher.

That would be sick.
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That would be sick. I think Thatch is in NOAH right now though so I'm not sure how that would work with it being an NJPW show, but I know Japanese promotion relations are nowhere near as bitter as they used to be so maybe it could work, especially if he's technically a freelancer.

I actually set an alarm for Rampage tonight haha. I seriously can't wait for Andrade vs Fenix, two of the best luchadors in the world (and two of my favorite guys in the company) being given a showcase because they can't be on the PPV... I hope they're going to want to remind everyone what they're missing out on. Pretty sure it's going on first, someone said they're going to stream the entrances on YouTube. Let's go boys.

Edit: Holy fuck Fenix is unbelievable, that stalled springboard dropkick was just beautiful and Andrade might be one of the best at continuing to sell while getting in position for the next spot. Glad they gave them a full 20 and despite the overbooked finish I enjoyed it but I'm pretty fucking biased. Dear Tony, please give the Lucha Bros some wins.
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If that match doesnít get a Meltzer 5-starÖ

Haha he probably will just because he's an AEW mark but in all honesty I'd give it 4. For as good as that was I'm confident they could do better. Lucha Underground and some of the early AEW Lucha Bros vs Young Bucks/omega, SCU, and private party stuff really opened my eyes to how high the ceiling is for Fenix. The fucked up part is I always assumed they didn't push him because of the language barrier, but he's actually easier to understand than Andrade and he seems to be just fine cutting a promo in English.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 25, 2022, 06:48:15 AM
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Dark horse opponent for ZSJÖ Timothy Thatcher.

That would be sick.
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That would be sick. I think Thatch is in NOAH right now though so I'm not sure how that would work with it being an NJPW show, but I know Japanese promotion relations are nowhere near as bitter as they used to be so maybe it could work, especially if he's technically a freelancer.

I actually set an alarm for Rampage tonight haha. I seriously can't wait for Andrade vs Fenix, two of the best luchadors in the world (and two of my favorite guys in the company) being given a showcase because they can't be on the PPV... I hope they're going to want to remind everyone what they're missing out on. Pretty sure it's going on first, someone said they're going to stream the entrances on YouTube. Let's go boys.

Edit: Holy fuck Fenix is unbelievable, that stalled springboard dropkick was just beautiful and Andrade might be one of the best at continuing to sell while getting in position for the next spot. Glad they gave them a full 20 and despite the overbooked finish I enjoyed it but I'm pretty fucking biased. Dear Tony, please give the Lucha Bros some wins.
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If that match doesnít get a Meltzer 5-starÖ
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Haha he probably will just because he's an AEW mark but in all honesty I'd give it 4. For as good as that was I'm confident they could do better. Lucha Underground and some of the early AEW Lucha Bros vs Young Bucks/omega, SCU, and private party stuff really opened my eyes to how high the ceiling is for Fenix. The fucked up part is I always assumed they didn't push him because of the language barrier, but he's actually easier to understand than Andrade and he seems to be just fine cutting a promo in English.

Death Triangle is great. AEW does stables well for the most part. Only complaint is the lack of cohesiveness.

And speaking of stables, why did Brian Cage come back unheralded looking like a jabroni in Tullyís new stable?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 25, 2022, 12:03:26 PM
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Dark horse opponent for ZSJÖ Timothy Thatcher.

That would be sick.
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That would be sick. I think Thatch is in NOAH right now though so I'm not sure how that would work with it being an NJPW show, but I know Japanese promotion relations are nowhere near as bitter as they used to be so maybe it could work, especially if he's technically a freelancer.

I actually set an alarm for Rampage tonight haha. I seriously can't wait for Andrade vs Fenix, two of the best luchadors in the world (and two of my favorite guys in the company) being given a showcase because they can't be on the PPV... I hope they're going to want to remind everyone what they're missing out on. Pretty sure it's going on first, someone said they're going to stream the entrances on YouTube. Let's go boys.

Edit: Holy fuck Fenix is unbelievable, that stalled springboard dropkick was just beautiful and Andrade might be one of the best at continuing to sell while getting in position for the next spot. Glad they gave them a full 20 and despite the overbooked finish I enjoyed it but I'm pretty fucking biased. Dear Tony, please give the Lucha Bros some wins.
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If that match doesnít get a Meltzer 5-starÖ
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Haha he probably will just because he's an AEW mark but in all honesty I'd give it 4. For as good as that was I'm confident they could do better. Lucha Underground and some of the early AEW Lucha Bros vs Young Bucks/omega, SCU, and private party stuff really opened my eyes to how high the ceiling is for Fenix. The fucked up part is I always assumed they didn't push him because of the language barrier, but he's actually easier to understand than Andrade and he seems to be just fine cutting a promo in English.
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Death Triangle is great. AEW does stables well for the most part. Only complaint is the lack of cohesiveness.

And speaking of stables, why did Brian Cage come back unheralded looking like a jabroni in Tullyís new stable?

A too-early ROH teaser
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 25, 2022, 12:58:16 PM
So I've heard that Cage is not well liked backstage by some of the people in power (and by many accounts he is in fact an arrogant meathead), plus there was the shit with his wife last time around. I think I remember something about people don't want to work with him because he's unsafe as well but that might have been someone else. He was also probably trying to get more money but he has no real negotiating power since he's so juiced up even Vince won't touch him

He's kind of the same thing as Luchasaurus I guess... If you put him with someone charismatic and just let him do hot tags and high spots he's fine but I don't think he's going to get over on his own. He seems to have hit a hard ceiling at the "spot monkey" stage of development haha. He did, somehow, look even bigger during that promo though. I would love to see him take a piss test just for lols.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 25, 2022, 02:16:11 PM
So I've heard that Cage is not well liked backstage by some of the people in power (and by many accounts he is in fact an arrogant meathead), plus there was the shit with his wife last time around. I think I remember something about people don't want to work with him because he's unsafe as well but that might have been someone else. He was also probably trying to get more money but he has no real negotiating power since he's so juiced up even Vince won't touch him

He's kind of the same thing as Luchasaurus I guess... If you put him with someone charismatic and just let him do hot tags and high spots he's fine but I don't think he's going to get over on his own. He seems to have hit a hard ceiling at the "spot monkey" stage of development haha. He did, somehow, look even bigger during that promo though. I would love to see him take a piss test just for lols.

Yeah seems tailor made for WWE, but they even fucked up Karrion Kross and Scarlett who are seemed perfect for them.   

I remember seeing some Young Bucks IG the west coast wrestlers at a diner and Cage had a bowl of like 10 hard boiled eggs he was working through and it made me laugh.   (Also I think heís a right winger with no redeemable talent qualities to offset those views)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 25, 2022, 03:01:59 PM
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So I've heard that Cage is not well liked backstage by some of the people in power (and by many accounts he is in fact an arrogant meathead), plus there was the shit with his wife last time around. I think I remember something about people don't want to work with him because he's unsafe as well but that might have been someone else. He was also probably trying to get more money but he has no real negotiating power since he's so juiced up even Vince won't touch him

He's kind of the same thing as Luchasaurus I guess... If you put him with someone charismatic and just let him do hot tags and high spots he's fine but I don't think he's going to get over on his own. He seems to have hit a hard ceiling at the "spot monkey" stage of development haha. He did, somehow, look even bigger during that promo though. I would love to see him take a piss test just for lols.
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Yeah seems tailor made for WWE, but they even fucked up Karrion Kross and Scarlett who are seemed perfect for them.   

I remember seeing some Young Bucks IG the west coast wrestlers at a diner and Cage had a bowl of like 10 hard boiled eggs he was working through and it made me laugh.   (Also I think heís a right winger with no redeemable talent qualities to offset those views)

Heís got a decent kickflip though. 😂

I think heís a way better performer than Wardlow. Tullyís stable would be great for 3-minute Warning beatdown spots.

Iím kinda heated Swerve and Keith Lee are only on the buy-in show tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 25, 2022, 03:21:57 PM
Eh, I'm on the Wardlow bandwagon ever since the face of the revolution and Punk matches. They've done a great job of masking his shortcomings and accentuating what he does well. It's going to be interesting to see where he ends up without MJF because there's definitely a shelf life to a gimmick that boils down to "Ryback, but cool". He's another one that you can see Vince getting the meat sweats just thinking about too.

I understand both positions on the Swerve thing. The angle is kinda treading water so maybe this will be the implosion, or they may save it for after FD. I don't really mind since the card is so packed as is, although Swerve vs Despe could be interesting.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 25, 2022, 03:42:15 PM
Eh, I'm on the Wardlow bandwagon ever since the face of the revolution and Punk matches. They've done a great job of masking his shortcomings and accentuating what he does well. It's going to be interesting to see where he ends up without MJF because there's definitely a shelf life to a gimmick that boils down to "Ryback, but cool". He's another one that you can see Vince getting the meat sweats just thinking about too.

I understand both positions on the Swerve thing. The angle is kinda treading water so maybe this will be the implosion, or they may save it for after FD. I don't really mind since the card is so packed as is, although Swerve vs Despe could be interesting.

I feel like MJF carried that feud. MJF is my favorite wrestler on the AEW roster and the character I find most relatable.

I was at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam in Queens and got lots of dirty looks for cheering for MJF and chanting ďLetís go jobberĒ at Brian Pillman Jr (His dad is still one of my top 5 performers of all-time).

I love Swerveís psychotic trap rapper/producer gimmick. I wish theyíd bring Hit Row back, that was a great stable.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 26, 2022, 03:53:50 AM
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Eh, I'm on the Wardlow bandwagon ever since the face of the revolution and Punk matches. They've done a great job of masking his shortcomings and accentuating what he does well. It's going to be interesting to see where he ends up without MJF because there's definitely a shelf life to a gimmick that boils down to "Ryback, but cool". He's another one that you can see Vince getting the meat sweats just thinking about too.

I understand both positions on the Swerve thing. The angle is kinda treading water so maybe this will be the implosion, or they may save it for after FD. I don't really mind since the card is so packed as is, although Swerve vs Despe could be interesting.
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I feel like MJF carried that feud. MJF is my favorite wrestler on the AEW roster and the character I find most relatable.

I was at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam in Queens and got lots of dirty looks for cheering for MJF and chanting ďLetís go jobberĒ at Brian Pillman Jr (His dad is still one of my top 5 performers of all-time).

I love Swerveís psychotic trap rapper/producer gimmick. I wish theyíd bring Hit Row back, that was a great stable.

Oh if you go back a few pages you'll see how high I am on MJF. He's absolutely the most talented promo we've seen in decades and if he keeps it up he's going down with Flair, Piper, and Jake as an all timer in that regard. I am a complete and utter mark as soon as I hear his music hit and if this whole pipe bomb thing does end up with him winning the belt it's going down as one of the best storylines I've ever experienced.

MJF unquestionably carried the story, but I thought Wardlow played his part very well and I actually legit popped when he jumped up on the ladder to powerbomb Starks, though he kinda kid gloved the actual slam unfortunately. He reminds me of Batista and I'm sure that's not an accident because every time he does a shoot interview he talks about how much he loves the man attached to the most talked about dick in wrestling (at least until Joey Ryan came along! Hi-yooo! ). He needs to slow down a little bit and get some more experience but I think there's something there.

You should talk to our resident babyface champ @SHAQUEEFA about Flyin' Brian, that's one of his boys too. He even has cincy colored Zubaz pants, and he seems like the kinda dude who would wear them to family functions. I watched superbrawl 2 the other night and had totally forgotten that Pillman vs Jushin Thunder Liger was the opener. That match was at least 5 years ahead of its time and its kind of hilarious that it goes from that to like Van Hammer and fucking Tom Zenk (who the fuck thought z-man was a good nickname? might as well have called him khum) against Ricky Morton and Kevin Nash in a suit, which looked like something that a 5 year old would have with his wrestling buddy.

Swerve is fucking awesome in the ring and very easy to cheer against. Have you ever seen his stuff as Killshot in Lucha Underground? There's a wild ass deathmatch against AR fox that actually tells a really good story and was responsible for that scar you see on his back nowadays.


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 26, 2022, 09:37:02 AM
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Eh, I'm on the Wardlow bandwagon ever since the face of the revolution and Punk matches. They've done a great job of masking his shortcomings and accentuating what he does well. It's going to be interesting to see where he ends up without MJF because there's definitely a shelf life to a gimmick that boils down to "Ryback, but cool". He's another one that you can see Vince getting the meat sweats just thinking about too.

I understand both positions on the Swerve thing. The angle is kinda treading water so maybe this will be the implosion, or they may save it for after FD. I don't really mind since the card is so packed as is, although Swerve vs Despe could be interesting.
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I feel like MJF carried that feud. MJF is my favorite wrestler on the AEW roster and the character I find most relatable.

I was at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam in Queens and got lots of dirty looks for cheering for MJF and chanting ďLetís go jobberĒ at Brian Pillman Jr (His dad is still one of my top 5 performers of all-time).

I love Swerveís psychotic trap rapper/producer gimmick. I wish theyíd bring Hit Row back, that was a great stable.
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Oh if you go back a few pages you'll see how high I am on MJF. He's absolutely the most talented promo we've seen in decades and if he keeps it up he's going down with Flair, Piper, and Jake as an all timer in that regard. I am a complete and utter mark as soon as I hear his music hit and if this whole pipe bomb thing does end up with him winning the belt it's going down as one of the best storylines I've ever experienced.

MJF unquestionably carried the story, but I thought Wardlow played his part very well and I actually legit popped when he jumped up on the ladder to powerbomb Starks, though he kinda kid gloved the actual slam unfortunately. He reminds me of Batista and I'm sure that's not an accident because every time he does a shoot interview he talks about how much he loves the man attached to the most talked about dick in wrestling (at least until Joey Ryan came along! Hi-yooo! ). He needs to slow down a little bit and get some more experience but I think there's something there.

You should talk to our resident babyface champ @SHAQUEEFA about Flyin' Brian, that's one of his boys too. He even has cincy colored Zubaz pants, and he seems like the kinda dude who would wear them to family functions. I watched superbrawl 2 the other night and had totally forgotten that Pillman vs Jushin Thunder Liger was the opener. That match was at least 5 years ahead of its time and its kind of hilarious that it goes from that to like Van Hammer and fucking Tom Zenk (who the fuck thought z-man was a good nickname? might as well have called him khum) against Ricky Morton and Kevin Nash in a suit, which looked like something that a 5 year old would have with his wrestling buddy.

Swerve is fucking awesome in the ring and very easy to cheer against. Have you ever seen his stuff as Killshot in Lucha Underground? There's a wild ass deathmatch against AR fox that actually tells a really good story and was responsible for that scar you see on his back nowadays.

MJF should not go to WWE, his character would be watered down so much. Heís an Attitude Era guy and wouldíve been perfect for them in 1997, not now. I love  that heís the guy who stays in character 24/7, much like The Loose Cannon.

Brian Pillman started to click for me when he turned heel and teamed with Steve Austin in the Hollywood Blondes. Horseman Pillman is where it really came together. I caught his ECW debut promo on its original broadcast back in the day.

Swerve is brilliant in the ring and with psychology and character work. Heís everything we wished Velveteen Dream could have been. Heís got great finishers too.

Shame Patrick Clark and Scurll had to be kooks, they had such promising careers.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 26, 2022, 04:59:14 PM
Hahaha Danhausen just debuted a new Ass Boys theme song on the buy-in. It's definitely going to be a crowd favorite.

I'm going to try to stay up for the whole thing but I don't see me making it the whole way. I'll probably watch whatever I miss tomorrow when I get up. Not happy that Hikuleo isn't wrestling now but I watched the buy in and my first stoned musing is

- Why does Yoshi Hashi always look like he just ran a mile?

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 26, 2022, 05:01:13 PM
Iím calling itÖ ZSJ vs Killer Kross. Thatís his outline in the vs screen.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 26, 2022, 05:09:52 PM
Of course Jericho's narcissistic ass has to be the first thing we see haha. That Kaze Ni Nare was so fucking good, I'm pumped now.

Edit: Holy fuck that's a hot crowd. No way they can keep this energy up but goddamn does it feel good to see a big American crowd chanting Suzuki's name.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 26, 2022, 06:16:18 PM
Orange Cassidy is reporting a new entrance song todayÖwell, not technically new if know what I mean
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on June 26, 2022, 06:25:41 PM
It's STING!!!

great Kaze Ni nare, my NJPW favourites Ishii and Naito are both injured and resting so not the dream card I'd hoped for. Omega is my favourite all time in both promotions so I hope there's another joint show. Omega vs Okada on American soil would be the things dreams are made of
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on June 26, 2022, 07:18:46 PM
THE FUCKIN WRESTLER SHIBATA!!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 26, 2022, 07:40:33 PM
ďHeís a pro wrestler and not a sports entertainer.Ē
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 26, 2022, 07:42:28 PM
ďHeís a pro wrestler and not a sports entertainer.Ē

Shibata and Cesaro should both be in BCC
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 27, 2022, 06:54:30 AM
Wow. I actually made it the whole way, but just barely. That ended up being better than I thought it would although things got a little fucky at the end with Cole's injury and Rosa laying yet another PPV crowd killer down. It was unbelievably high level wrestling though, there was barely a rest hold all night and few noticeable botches which is wild given the amount of tech spots there were. Actually it was good enough that I barely took notes...this is all I had.

- Eddie Kingston's gut is a non-Newtonian fluid.
- Jeff Cobb's powerbomb is straight out of the N64 games
- I fucking love Sting
- Can't believe I'm seeing Shibata on a US PPV.
- Moxley is such a carny that he bladed on a move that made no contact with his forehead in a match that did not need blood.

I watched a PPV from 87 the other night that had JR and Tony calling a Sting match. They've been doing this as long as I've been alive and I'm not a young man. When I was a little kid like 5-6 years old wrestling became my favorite thing in the world and Sting was my favorite WCW guy by far. I cut my hair like him, I wore neon pants to the first day of kindergarten because of him, all that stuff. The fact that last night he was able to take me back to that same place... Even if it was just for a moment or two... its just beyond words. He looked amazing, not just the cross body but his sit out senton and stinger splash were vintage and I got absolutely giddy when he did the surfer Sting no-sell/hulk up/scream.

Genuinely surprised PAC won. I thought Miro was going to take that for sure @SHAQUEEFA I cracked up thinking about you when they did the mist spot. I hope it didn't ruin the night for you.

Please get the belt off Rosa. She just isn't good enough either in the ring or on the mic to make these matches interesting to me. Toni's offense looks really weak outside the "I wish it was me" hip smash.

The FTR injury thing was weird, I'm assuming that was a spot designed to draw what Scott Steiner calls "simpy", but it looks pretty awkward now with how the Cole match ended. Personally wish UE had won, I'm convinced Jeff Cobb is the result of Rhyno touring the islands in his youth.

Mox - Tana was good enough but honestly I'm getting sick of Mox bleeding in every match. He's just bleeding for the sake of bleeding, it didn't really add anything here and it's starting to get into poison most territory of overused.

Ospreay and OC was better than I thought it would be but Andrade would have still been better. There's sooooo many Ospreay dream matches that are possible if he sticks around.

Also thought it was pretty hilarious that after everyone shit on Booker T for "body shaming" Adam Cole by saying he needs to put on some weight or he's going to keep getting hurt, he goes out and gets hurt again and completely proves his point.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff as I'm still kinda brain dead from last night but overall it was a hell of a good show. Hopefully they do it again and don't have to rebook half the card last minute.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 27, 2022, 10:31:39 AM
Hah I donít think thereís enough weight you can put on to stop a concussion though
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 27, 2022, 10:50:30 PM
Hah I donít think thereís enough weight you can put on to stop a concussion though

No, but at any rate he needs to change something because he's just not built to take bumps as is. I think he hurt his back or shoulder too, so he's probably going to be out for a minute and all the charisma and perfectly timed super kicks in the world means nothing if you're on the shelf every few months. I don't know what they bill him at but I'd say as someone of a similar size and build he's 175-180 lbs at most right now which is maybe doable if you're compact and shredded, but he's not and has gotten noticeably smaller and less defined since he left WWE and NJPW. We've already seen that he's capable of looking good, and staying healthy, he just isn't doing the work anymore for whatever reason.

Like I can buy this dude  -

(https://i.redd.it/ot04pg185g341.jpg)

But I really struggle to take this one seriously

(https://i.redd.it/nnt3xo7z94e81.jpg)

I think it really stood out for me against 10 and guys like that who are billed at 230-240 but absolutely dwarf Cole in the ring. It's not like he's Marko Stunt or anything, but it definitely takes me out of the moment because they book Cole to hang with these dudes by doing 15 super kicks and never lose. I don't dislike him and I'd love to see him in the right spot but this booking is pretty terrible.

Anyways it was a hell of a show. Still amazed it turned out so well. I went back to rewatch some of the stuff I hadn't paid super close attention to and I can honestly say that with the exception of Rosa vs Toni and the 4 way that ended prematurely every match delivered. Without the high of the "surprise" entrance ZSJ vs Claudio kind of dragged on, but overall everyone delivered and it was apparently successful enough that NJPW wants to do one overseas now. Not sure what kind of timeline they're thinking but could it be Omegas return show perhaps?

Oh and the rumor mill is cooking again... The old rape allegations from the first female WWF ref that Vince buried with his money (back when you could still do that) have resurfaced in light of the recent revelations. Sounds like this is probably a pattern of behaviour and I would not be surprised if more people come forward. Guess we're going to get to see if McDeavitt can conjure up any more of his completely devoid of morality and humanity "old school" lawyer tricks in this century.





Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 28, 2022, 08:32:32 AM
https://socalskateshop.com/Deathwish-Darby-Allin-Guest-Collab-Gold-Deathspray-Skateboard-Deck-8-25x31-5.html#!?cc_decks=124827&c=cc_grip-tape

Anyone else getting one?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 28, 2022, 10:21:23 AM
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Anyone else getting one?

I thought about it, but I grabbed a Skate Mental instead. Maybe if itís still at that shop next time I walk in.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 28, 2022, 07:19:31 PM
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Anyone else getting one?
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I thought about it, but I grabbed a Skate Mental instead. Maybe if itís still at that shop next time I walk in.

I have a couple SM decks. I don't care if Staaba is a kook I'm always going to have some affinity for a company that makes juvenile humor a core part of their identity haha.

I actually prefer short 8.25s and I've skated the deathwish shape a few times so this is perfect, although I'm probably just going to look at it for now. Their mold is pretty steep (especially ones from the top of the stack) and I have old legs so I have to really be feeling it to get going but I would have skated the shit out of them if they were around when I was a kid. The birdhouse 8.25 is still better though.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 28, 2022, 08:29:18 PM
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Anyone else getting one?
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I thought about it, but I grabbed a Skate Mental instead. Maybe if itís still at that shop next time I walk in.
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I have a couple SM decks. I don't care if Staaba is a kook I'm always going to have some affinity for a company that makes juvenile humor a core part of their identity haha.

I actually prefer short 8.25s and I've skated the deathwish shape a few times so this is perfect, although I'm probably just going to look at it for now. Their mold is pretty steep (especially ones from the top of the stack) and I have old legs so I have to really be feeling it to get going but I would have skated the shit out of them if they were around when I was a kid. The birdhouse 8.25 is still better though.

I grabbed a Koston 8.25 with a 14 wb.

Canít wait for the continuation of Claudio vs Kingston.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 29, 2022, 01:33:45 AM
And Yuta vs Daniel Garcia feud is starting to pick up as seen on dark


Also, all you sky blue fans, surprised you havenít been talking more about Ashley díamboise
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 29, 2022, 07:08:47 AM
And Yuta vs Daniel Garcia feud is starting to pick up as seen on dark


Also, all you sky blue fans, surprised you havenít been talking more about Ashley díamboise

I love how IWC marks hate on Garcia so much. Iím a fan of the guy, even if I do call his current stable the Jobber Appreciation Society.

Heís the Aurelien Giraud of professional wrestling.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 29, 2022, 11:15:15 AM
And Yuta vs Daniel Garcia feud is starting to pick up as seen on dark


Also, all you sky blue fans, surprised you havenít been talking more about Ashley díamboise

I did see a match with her on youtube and thought she worked well but she's a little too muscle-y for me to get distracted the way I do with Skye, Anna Jay, Toni etc.

Apparently Alan Angels went dark on twitter, so he's probably gone and with Stu leaving earlier this year I can't help but think they're going to kill off the Dark Order. Anna seems to have gone back to her old gimmick as well sadly, I sure am gonna miss that look with the purple highlights in her hair and on the trunks that seemed to get smaller every week. I just hope they do something with 10...he gets a huge pop every time I see him and even though he definitely needs some polish I'm very much a believer that there's always room on the card for a masked muscle head.

Maybe this means Tony is going to start trimming some of the fat from his roster which is really kind of long overdue.

Blood n guts tonight guys! Who's gettin wizardized? They also announced OC vs Ethan Page which has potential to be really good. Page is at his best when he works big and its hard to imagine anyone working smaller against OC haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 29, 2022, 11:57:38 AM
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Also, all you sky blue fans, surprised you havenít been talking more about Ashley díamboise
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I love how IWC marks hate on Garcia so much. Iím a fan of the guy, even if I do call his current stable the Jobber Appreciation Society.

Heís the Aurelien Giraud of professional wrestling.

People shit on him? For what? I occasionally check r/squaredcircle and some of the news sites but I really kinda avoid paying too much attention to the smarks. Despite the fact my very first bookmark when I got the internet in 1998 was a wrestling site, I just can't willingly group myself with some of those people haha. I do have a dvdvr account from decades ago when I bought a bunch of ECW and deathmatch tapes (actual VHS tapes because I'm old) but I haven't posted in years.

Someone in this thread recommended listening to Garcia on Jericho's podcast and it made me really like the guy. He definitely gets it. The only thing I can think of to knock him would be his look but hes like early 20s and still growing into his body. The Kangol just cracks me up and he works like a proper old school "legit but chickenshit" type.

I tried to watch Raw again. And I actually genuinely wanted to watch it this time. I made it about a minute into the battle royal and had to turn it off because of the camera cuts. Seriously, how do people watch that shit?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 29, 2022, 12:23:30 PM
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And Yuta vs Daniel Garcia feud is starting to pick up as seen on dark


Also, all you sky blue fans, surprised you havenít been talking more about Ashley díamboise
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I love how IWC marks hate on Garcia so much. Iím a fan of the guy, even if I do call his current stable the Jobber Appreciation Society.

Heís the Aurelien Giraud of professional wrestling.
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People shit on him? For what? I occasionally check r/squaredcircle and some of the news sites but I really kinda avoid paying too much attention to the smarks. Despite the fact my very first bookmark when I got the internet in 1998 was a wrestling site, I just can't willingly group myself with some of those people haha. I do have a dvdvr account from decades ago when I bought a bunch of ECW and deathmatch tapes (actual VHS tapes because I'm old) but I haven't posted in years.

Someone in this thread recommended listening to Garcia on Jericho's podcast and it made me really like the guy. He definitely gets it. The only thing I can think of to knock him would be his look but hes like early 20s and still growing into his body. The Kangol just cracks me up and he works like a proper old school "legit but chickenshit" type.

I tried to watch Raw again. And I actually genuinely wanted to watch it this time. I made it about a minute into the battle royal and had to turn it off because of the camera cuts. Seriously, how do people watch that shit?

Garcia definitely gets it. If you check the IG comments on an AEW post with him in it, heís always getting hated on.

WWE right now is so bad. Finn Balor, Nakamura, Styles, Sami, KO, Rollins, and the Street Profits deserve better.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 29, 2022, 01:42:24 PM
Weird I thought people knew DG was for the future.   Speculation is that heíll face Yuta at the ROH PPV

Jade has an open challenge for tonight.   Maybe a new signing?   Sheís really impressed me of late and itís hard to see who could dethrone her just because sheís so much bigger than the rest of the roster

I think Alan is on a per appearance deal now.   I like him, but I think thereís plenty who can fill the same role skill wise.   10 is a Nightmare Factory guy, so I think heís either safe or has some kind of trainee deal
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on June 29, 2022, 09:25:30 PM
Just got back from Blood and Guts and god damn was it a blast. Wanted to share an angle I got of Sammyís dive with you:

https://hostingandshizz.tumblr.com/post/688455325374906368
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 29, 2022, 10:20:16 PM
Just got back from Blood and Guts and god damn was it a blast. Wanted to share an angle I got of Sammyís dive with you:

https://hostingandshizz.tumblr.com/post/688455325374906368


Thatís a rad angle.   Really shows the size of the drop.   How is it watching things through the cage for an hour?

That crowd was so hot at the beginning of the show I could barely hear the commentators!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 29, 2022, 11:39:41 PM
Holy shit. I missed the broadcast so I watched the fite version and it kinda felt like a PPV.

OC vs Page kinda sucked. Not much more to say. Orange mist spot was dumb and you just had one of your up and comers lose to a body slam.

Christian called them sweat hogs! That's my favorite wrestling insult! Dark Luchasaurus is lame. We have enough mean spooky dudes already. Just put him in a new tag team.

So Danhausen basically functions as a full size swoggle. I guess that works. Are we getting an ass boys vs the acclaimed (ft Billy Gunn) angle? Nice.

I love that boomer sooner gets an insta pop. JR is the best and I'm going to actually cry when he retires. Nice to see Dean Malenko too.

OK BnG time. Jericho DEFINITELY has a clockwork orange fetish. I bet he makes his psycho wife call him Alex in bed. Really, really, really disappointed that they didn't have a red Kangol for Garcia. I would have laughed so hard. Ortiz should have kept his hair, he's got a pea head. Mox got lost on his way to the ring and got a face full of hairy mark breath haha.

What a spectacle. Claudio and Hager were gracious enough to remind us that there's no substitute for being a human horse. Mox playing the death match greatest hits was fun. Anyone else catch Ang's blood hitting the canvas before he took the piledriver (my autocorrect keeps making that piled river lol) in the broken glass? I had to laugh at the conveniently oversized, flat, and bare "timekeepers table" set back into the crowd precisely where one would fall were they to be thrown from the top of the cage.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 30, 2022, 12:30:19 AM
Hah I donít mind the time keepers table.   Sammy already did that gnarly one winged Angel spot from the first Stadium Stampede and Jericho got injured on the last B and G (they canít have more injuries!). I donít personally need them going Mankind levels on a free show

I actually like Dark Luchasaurus!  Itís like he got a box from Jamie Thomas

Loved that Moxley was clearly annoyed with having to climb that cage



I googled the BR winner - I think itíll make an interesting Moxley match, but I know people will complain, which I donít really get bc you know this person isnít going to beat Mox so why job out a upper card guy.
     My problem with Royal Rumbles is that they always cater to the biggest stars and never give you much of a surprise over the winner
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 30, 2022, 07:18:19 AM
Oh I don't mind it either, I love that shit. Wrestling is so ridiculous in a lot of ways and that's why it's fun. I don't necessarily want guys taking czw bumps on free shows either (especially with how the Jeff Hardy thing played out) but as long as it's Sammy I'm down with it.

Haha Dyingtoliveasaurus looks cool, I just have no real faith in him wrestling interesting singles matches. Maybe he's gotten better at it since LU but he's one of those dudes who I feel like struggles in longer, less choreographed matches. I think he'll be fine and maybe even really good against Hungle Boy because they've been training together for ages but I feel like it could be ugly if he has to be the one to lead the match or work with guys he doesn't know. You could have said all the same things about the undertaker in 1991 though, so it's entirely possible I'm way off on this and he ends up being awesome.

I was giggling at Moxley climbing like broken foot taker too. Gotta lay off them post match lung darts Mox! It had to be awkward celebrating while Daddy Magic and Jericho were still up there selling too.

I kinda want to google the winner but you've actually intrigued me now so I'm not going to. I actually would be cool with it being someone from the lower/mid card that they want to book to hang with Mox and look good the same way they did with Yuta. As long as it's not KOR, Scorpio Sky, or setting up another Lucha Bros main event loss.. Then I'll definitely be pissed haha. I have no idea who was in it so I'm not sure who to pick from but someone like 10 who could have a hoss fight with him would be really cool. I'm assuming they want a heel though so my dark horse pick is..... Lance Archer. Trent would be cool too, but again there's the heel issue. Ok I'm going with Archer or Ten. Give me some beef baby.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 30, 2022, 08:39:03 AM
Oh I don't mind it either, I love that shit. Wrestling is so ridiculous in a lot of ways and that's why it's fun. I don't necessarily want guys taking czw bumps on free shows either (especially with how the Jeff Hardy thing played out) but as long as it's Sammy I'm down with it.

Haha Dyingtoliveasaurus looks cool, I just have no real faith in him wrestling interesting singles matches. Maybe he's gotten better at it since LU but he's one of those dudes who I feel like struggles in longer, less choreographed matches. I think he'll be fine and maybe even really good against Hungle Boy because they've been training together for ages but I feel like it could be ugly if he has to be the one to lead the match or work with guys he doesn't know. You could have said all the same things about the undertaker in 1991 though, so it's entirely possible I'm way off on this and he ends up being awesome.

I was giggling at Moxley climbing like broken foot taker too. Gotta lay off them post match lung darts Mox! It had to be awkward celebrating while Daddy Magic and Jericho were still up there selling too.

I kinda want to google the winner but you've actually intrigued me now so I'm not going to. I actually would be cool with it being someone from the lower/mid card that they want to book to hang with Mox and look good the same way they did with Yuta. As long as it's not KOR, Scorpio Sky, or setting up another Lucha Bros main event loss.. Then I'll definitely be pissed haha. I have no idea who was in it so I'm not sure who to pick from but someone like 10 who could have a hoss fight with him would be really cool. I'm assuming they want a heel though so my dark horse pick is..... Lance Archer. Trent would be cool too, but again there's the heel issue. Ok I'm going with Archer or Ten. Give me some beef baby.


Iíll spoil it enough to say itís not Archer.   Theyíve had enough battles recently that it wouldnít be novel for me, but youíre definitely onto something hoss wise
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 30, 2022, 10:35:41 AM
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Oh I don't mind it either, I love that shit. Wrestling is so ridiculous in a lot of ways and that's why it's fun. I don't necessarily want guys taking czw bumps on free shows either (especially with how the Jeff Hardy thing played out) but as long as it's Sammy I'm down with it.

Haha Dyingtoliveasaurus looks cool, I just have no real faith in him wrestling interesting singles matches. Maybe he's gotten better at it since LU but he's one of those dudes who I feel like struggles in longer, less choreographed matches. I think he'll be fine and maybe even really good against Hungle Boy because they've been training together for ages but I feel like it could be ugly if he has to be the one to lead the match or work with guys he doesn't know. You could have said all the same things about the undertaker in 1991 though, so it's entirely possible I'm way off on this and he ends up being awesome.

I was giggling at Moxley climbing like broken foot taker too. Gotta lay off them post match lung darts Mox! It had to be awkward celebrating while Daddy Magic and Jericho were still up there selling too.

I kinda want to google the winner but you've actually intrigued me now so I'm not going to. I actually would be cool with it being someone from the lower/mid card that they want to book to hang with Mox and look good the same way they did with Yuta. As long as it's not KOR, Scorpio Sky, or setting up another Lucha Bros main event loss.. Then I'll definitely be pissed haha. I have no idea who was in it so I'm not sure who to pick from but someone like 10 who could have a hoss fight with him would be really cool. I'm assuming they want a heel though so my dark horse pick is..... Lance Archer. Trent would be cool too, but again there's the heel issue. Ok I'm going with Archer or Ten. Give me some beef baby.
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Iíll spoil it enough to say itís not Archer.   Theyíve had enough battles recently that it wouldnít be novel for me, but youíre definitely onto something hoss wise

Damn. Ok no more spoilers, I feel like I'm going to be able to figure it out during the match but that's part of the fun of rumbles.

That may have been wishful thinking because I'm so high on Archer. He's another dude I really want to see get his flowers on a big stage. When I was in the military there was this one channel that randomly showed TNA in the middle of the night and I fucking HATED his shitty guitar hero gimmick. If you've ever watched OSW review, they still call him Tramp Stamp Hoyt because that was the only thing memorable about him back then. He was like a less talented version of Test. I'm not sure what happened in Japan to make it click but I legit think he's one of the best at working big guys in the company now. Even I can't believe I'm about to make this comparison but he reminds me of Taker sometimes and not just because they both do tightrope spots.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on June 30, 2022, 10:37:44 AM
I was out of town so i missed Forbidden Door. Real bummed on that. Can someone send me a link?

I thought I was good to go to make it until the end of Blood and Guts last night. I got real cocky when the BNG match started and I hadn't dozed off yet. So I went ahead and took a giant bong rip and put up the foot rest and reclined my lazyboy. BIG MISTAKE! I missed it. Wifey tried to wake me up for two things. Tay "The Culo" Conti rolling around on the ground with her ass out, and Sammy taking the big bump.

You really don't know what love is until your wife wakes you up and says "Babe, wake up! Tay's ass is completely out"
God I love that woman.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on June 30, 2022, 10:40:23 AM
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Oh I don't mind it either, I love that shit. Wrestling is so ridiculous in a lot of ways and that's why it's fun. I don't necessarily want guys taking czw bumps on free shows either (especially with how the Jeff Hardy thing played out) but as long as it's Sammy I'm down with it.

Haha Dyingtoliveasaurus looks cool, I just have no real faith in him wrestling interesting singles matches. Maybe he's gotten better at it since LU but he's one of those dudes who I feel like struggles in longer, less choreographed matches. I think he'll be fine and maybe even really good against Hungle Boy because they've been training together for ages but I feel like it could be ugly if he has to be the one to lead the match or work with guys he doesn't know. You could have said all the same things about the undertaker in 1991 though, so it's entirely possible I'm way off on this and he ends up being awesome.

I was giggling at Moxley climbing like broken foot taker too. Gotta lay off them post match lung darts Mox! It had to be awkward celebrating while Daddy Magic and Jericho were still up there selling too.

I kinda want to google the winner but you've actually intrigued me now so I'm not going to. I actually would be cool with it being someone from the lower/mid card that they want to book to hang with Mox and look good the same way they did with Yuta. As long as it's not KOR, Scorpio Sky, or setting up another Lucha Bros main event loss.. Then I'll definitely be pissed haha. I have no idea who was in it so I'm not sure who to pick from but someone like 10 who could have a hoss fight with him would be really cool. I'm assuming they want a heel though so my dark horse pick is..... Lance Archer. Trent would be cool too, but again there's the heel issue. Ok I'm going with Archer or Ten. Give me some beef baby.
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Iíll spoil it enough to say itís not Archer.   Theyíve had enough battles recently that it wouldnít be novel for me, but youíre definitely onto something hoss wise
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Damn. Ok no more spoilers, I feel like I'm going to be able to figure it out during the match but that's part of the fun of rumbles.

That may have been wishful thinking because I'm so high on Archer. He's another dude I really want to see get his flowers on a big stage. When I was in the military there was this one channel that randomly showed TNA in the middle of the night and I fucking HATED his shitty guitar hero gimmick. If you've ever watched OSW review, they still call him Tramp Stamp Hoyt because that was the only thing memorable about him back then. He was like a less talented version of Test. I'm not sure what happened in Japan to make it click but I legit think he's one of the best at working big guys in the company now. Even I can't believe I'm about to make this comparison but he reminds me of Taker sometimes and not just because they both do tightrope spots.

They need to bring back Lance Archerís jobber beatdown entrances lol
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on June 30, 2022, 03:06:22 PM
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Oh I don't mind it either, I love that shit. Wrestling is so ridiculous in a lot of ways and that's why it's fun. I don't necessarily want guys taking czw bumps on free shows either (especially with how the Jeff Hardy thing played out) but as long as it's Sammy I'm down with it.

Haha Dyingtoliveasaurus looks cool, I just have no real faith in him wrestling interesting singles matches. Maybe he's gotten better at it since LU but he's one of those dudes who I feel like struggles in longer, less choreographed matches. I think he'll be fine and maybe even really good against Hungle Boy because they've been training together for ages but I feel like it could be ugly if he has to be the one to lead the match or work with guys he doesn't know. You could have said all the same things about the undertaker in 1991 though, so it's entirely possible I'm way off on this and he ends up being awesome.

I was giggling at Moxley climbing like broken foot taker too. Gotta lay off them post match lung darts Mox! It had to be awkward celebrating while Daddy Magic and Jericho were still up there selling too.

I kinda want to google the winner but you've actually intrigued me now so I'm not going to. I actually would be cool with it being someone from the lower/mid card that they want to book to hang with Mox and look good the same way they did with Yuta. As long as it's not KOR, Scorpio Sky, or setting up another Lucha Bros main event loss.. Then I'll definitely be pissed haha. I have no idea who was in it so I'm not sure who to pick from but someone like 10 who could have a hoss fight with him would be really cool. I'm assuming they want a heel though so my dark horse pick is..... Lance Archer. Trent would be cool too, but again there's the heel issue. Ok I'm going with Archer or Ten. Give me some beef baby.
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Iíll spoil it enough to say itís not Archer.   Theyíve had enough battles recently that it wouldnít be novel for me, but youíre definitely onto something hoss wise
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Damn. Ok no more spoilers, I feel like I'm going to be able to figure it out during the match but that's part of the fun of rumbles.

That may have been wishful thinking because I'm so high on Archer. He's another dude I really want to see get his flowers on a big stage. When I was in the military there was this one channel that randomly showed TNA in the middle of the night and I fucking HATED his shitty guitar hero gimmick. If you've ever watched OSW review, they still call him Tramp Stamp Hoyt because that was the only thing memorable about him back then. He was like a less talented version of Test. I'm not sure what happened in Japan to make it click but I legit think he's one of the best at working big guys in the company now. Even I can't believe I'm about to make this comparison but he reminds me of Taker sometimes and not just because they both do tightrope spots.


I agree - I like Lance too and want him to get better than the NJPW he got off Moxley earlier this year.   Heís another one of those guys who doesnít seem to win much in the big matches,  I but it doesnít affect his luster
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on June 30, 2022, 10:41:49 PM
I was out of town so i missed Forbidden Door. Real bummed on that. Can someone send me a link?

I thought I was good to go to make it until the end of Blood and Guts last night. I got real cocky when the BNG match started and I hadn't dozed off yet. So I went ahead and took a giant bong rip and put up the foot rest and reclined my lazyboy. BIG MISTAKE! I missed it. Wifey tried to wake me up for two things. Tay "The Culo" Conti rolling around on the ground with her ass out, and Sammy taking the big bump.

You really don't know what love is until your wife wakes you up and says "Babe, wake up! Tay's ass is completely out"
God I love that woman.

http://watchprowrestling.org/video/watch-aew-x-njpw-forbidden-door-2022-ppv-6-26-22/

Daily motion HD is the best for streaming.. I open all 4 parts in a tab and then just quickly switch to the next one. If you want to straight up download it (best quality but it's a few GB) then use the 1fichier link, the others are either slow or you need a VPN to use in the states.  You can use that site for any of the other shows you miss too.

Yeah I remembered you said you were going to be traveling for the show. I'm legit jealous that you found a chick that watches the matches while you snore on the couch hahaha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 01, 2022, 09:05:28 AM
Yeah I definitely turned her into a fan.

I hadn't watched for a very long time and one night I was flipping channels and was just like "You know what babe, we're going to watch Monday Night Raw tonight. She obviously was not psyched but it happened to be a night a bunch of crazy shit happened. It was the night Rollins turned on the Shield, Bray Wyatt was in his big feud with Cena when he had the kids in the sheeps masks surrounding the ring singing he;s got the whole world in his hands, and some other shit. Obviously as a woman, she was drawn to the relationship/soap opera storylines that were pretty prevalent during that time. She was just like "Oh so this is a soap opera with fights? I'm in"

She hasn't turned back and now has actual formulated opinions on people's work rate and skills. She is one to also go down Wikipedia rabbit holes so she will come out with some crazy factoids every now and then.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 01, 2022, 08:01:15 PM
Yeah I definitely turned her into a fan.

I hadn't watched for a very long time and one night I was flipping channels and was just like "You know what babe, we're going to watch Monday Night Raw tonight. She obviously was not psyched but it happened to be a night a bunch of crazy shit happened. It was the night Rollins turned on the Shield, Bray Wyatt was in his big feud with Cena when he had the kids in the sheeps masks surrounding the ring singing he;s got the whole world in his hands, and some other shit. Obviously as a woman, she was drawn to the relationship/soap opera storylines that were pretty prevalent during that time. She was just like "Oh so this is a soap opera with fights? I'm in"

She hasn't turned back and now has actual formulated opinions on people's work rate and skills. She is one to also go down Wikipedia rabbit holes so she will come out with some crazy factoids every now and then.

Hey dude no offense but can I take your wife on a date?

Seriously that's so cool. I've always described it to non fans as "a soap opera for men" and I'm huge on the Wikipedia wormholes. You should show her the infamous dvdvr sleaze thread that Tony started when he was in college... It's only partially archived sadly but there's more than enough ridiculous shit to keep her (and any other fan) entertained for a while. Ring the Damn Bell's "wrestling with sin" articles are great too, kinda like a shitty blog version of dark side of the ring.

https://web.archive.org/web/20050308041405/http://board.deathvalleydriver.com/index.php?showtopic=19896&view=all

https://ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com/category/wrestling-with-sin/

Watching the rumble right now. Going off Atiba's hints I'm thinking it's gotta be Hobbs or The Butcher. OK Hobbs is gone.. Wait no way, Brody! I'm definitely cool with that and the elimination spot was SICK. Looked like someone subduing their little brother who was throwing a tantrum. He's the kind of meaty sweat hog that I'm totally down to watch fight Mox. Actually I'm kind of pumped. Let's get some big boy energy up in here!

Yoshi Hashi still looks like he just sprinted a mile to see his favorite ninja turtle, Donatello. Really good match though, reminded me of a bullet club bucks match, which I guess makes sense haha.

Marina Shafir sucks and so did that main event. I'd be a liar if I said I didn't slightly enjoy Nyla choking and fish hooking a screaming Toni Storm though.

Anyone else think OCs new theme is a fucking banger? It sounds like an unreleased ELO song.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on July 01, 2022, 08:17:43 PM
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Just got back from Blood and Guts and god damn was it a blast. Wanted to share an angle I got of Sammyís dive with you:

https://hostingandshizz.tumblr.com/post/688455325374906368
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Thatís a rad angle.   Really shows the size of the drop.   How is it watching things through the cage for an hour?

That crowd was so hot at the beginning of the show I could barely hear the commentators!

I had a pretty clear view of the ring closer to me but couldnít see the one closer to the entrance much at all and had to rely on the screen. The roof spots at the end made the partial coverage worth it.

And yeah, the crowd was hyped! Had lots of friends watching from lots of different seats. AEW is in their stride. The shows are great and you can really tell the wrestlers are enjoying what theyíre doing, compared to WWE where it sounds like everyone is waiting to leave or get fired.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on July 01, 2022, 08:22:30 PM
Anyone else think OCs new theme is a fucking banger? It sounds like an unreleased ELO song.

Itís Jefferson Starship. From what I heard, he actually used that song pre-AEW and itís a reference to its use in Wet Hot American Summer, as Paul Ruddís character in it is the inspiration for Orange Cassidy.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 01, 2022, 11:58:44 PM
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Anyone else think OCs new theme is a fucking banger? It sounds like an unreleased ELO song.
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Itís Jefferson Starship. From what I heard, he actually used that song pre-AEW and itís a reference to its use in Wet Hot American Summer, as Paul Ruddís character in it is the inspiration for Orange Cassidy.

It was too expensive for awhile then a connection finally worked out

Bryan Danielson used to come out to Europe,s Final Countdown but that was too expensive as well.   Maybe some day
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 02, 2022, 01:06:41 AM
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Anyone else think OCs new theme is a fucking banger? It sounds like an unreleased ELO song.
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Itís Jefferson Starship. From what I heard, he actually used that song pre-AEW and itís a reference to its use in Wet Hot American Summer, as Paul Ruddís character in it is the inspiration for Orange Cassidy.

Ahh OK I thought I'd heard it before but couldn't really make it out over the commentary. I kind of hate Paul Rudd though.

So I totally forgot about this when we were doing the mystery opponent thing but... I don't know if Kross is going to ever end up in AEW. At least not as long as he's with Scarlett or Don Callis still has a job there. Apparently Callis and Scarlett fucking hate each other and she accused him of sexual harassment and caused a huge issue backstage in impact. Like, investigators and NDAs huge. It's a lot of he said she said, but it sounds like it might not be the kind of person Tony wants around at the moment.


I think we're going to see Bucks vs FTR for a bunch of belts and the title of "best tag team" at some point soon. I would say the bucks are pretty clearly better and should get the win. I get that a cohesive and dedicated tag team in any form is a novelty these days, but I don't necessarily think FTR is all that special. Yeah they would have fit in back in the territories, but they would have been midcarders back then too. Also I just want it to play out like that so I can hear Cornette's reaction.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 02, 2022, 01:17:12 AM
Ftr are too hot to pull that move.   I prefer the bucks like you, but FTR are huge faces (plus I think they want Bucks free for Trios belt when Omega returns)

Love the Jane move came after the Osprey match as that really felt like OC leveled up in peoples eyes.   Thought the Wet Hot connection was just a coincidence but I totally get the Paul Rudd character connection now
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 02, 2022, 05:29:40 AM
Ftr are too hot to pull that move.   I prefer the bucks like you, but FTR are huge faces (plus I think they want Bucks free for Trios belt when Omega returns)

Love the Jane move came after the Osprey match as that really felt like OC leveled up in peoples eyes.   Thought the Wet Hot connection was just a coincidence but I totally get the Paul Rudd character connection now

I was thinking they would do it as a PPV main event or co-main, maybe for All Out. Basically make it out to be the most important tag team match of all time. They could build the Bucks back to tweeners and make it a "we're gonna have a good clean match out of respect for you" kinda ROH style deal, or just have them cheat to win if you want to keep them heel. Either way I don't think it would hurt FTR that much because they're so over. Plus you can always circle back and put the AEW belts on them once they start defending individual belts.

I'm hoping we get some MJF news soon.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 02, 2022, 06:08:24 AM
Good timing on MJF to disappear.   Left the focus on other stuff and I kinda forgot about him.   When he returns, itís gonna be huge.  I wonder if it will work out for him to screw Punk out of the title


Also, did anyone read the article in SI this week about a bunch of people realizing that the Rocks dad (Rocky Johnson) was their dad too
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 02, 2022, 07:11:58 AM
Good timing on MJF to disappear.   Left the focus on other stuff and I kinda forgot about him.   When he returns, itís gonna be huge.  I wonder if it will work out for him to screw Punk out of the title


Also, did anyone read the article in SI this week about a bunch of people realizing that the Rocks dad (Rocky Johnson) was their dad too

No, but that's kinda hilarious. Was he just travelling around the country knocking women up like the Dudley Boyz origin story? Guess we know why Rocky didn't stay in one territory too long now haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 02, 2022, 07:53:09 AM
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Good timing on MJF to disappear.   Left the focus on other stuff and I kinda forgot about him.   When he returns, itís gonna be huge.  I wonder if it will work out for him to screw Punk out of the title


Also, did anyone read the article in SI this week about a bunch of people realizing that the Rocks dad (Rocky Johnson) was their dad too
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No, but that's kinda hilarious. Was he just travelling around the country knocking women up like the Dudley Boyz origin story? Guess we know why Rocky didn't stay in one territory too long now haha.

Hah basically throughout the Canadian territories.   That Dudley connection is hilarious.

https://www.si.com/wrestling/2022/06/30/rocky-johnson-the-rock-daily-cover


Survivor Series really should be the Bloodline vs the Love Children
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 03, 2022, 02:45:25 PM
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Good timing on MJF to disappear.   Left the focus on other stuff and I kinda forgot about him.   When he returns, itís gonna be huge.  I wonder if it will work out for him to screw Punk out of the title


Also, did anyone read the article in SI this week about a bunch of people realizing that the Rocks dad (Rocky Johnson) was their dad too
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No, but that's kinda hilarious. Was he just travelling around the country knocking women up like the Dudley Boyz origin story? Guess we know why Rocky didn't stay in one territory too long now haha.
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Hah basically throughout the Canadian territories.   That Dudley connection is hilarious.

https://www.si.com/wrestling/2022/06/30/rocky-johnson-the-rock-daily-cover


Survivor Series really should be the Bloodline vs the Love Children


Omg that's hilarious. Man everyone was just kind of a piece of shit back then huh? I wonder if that story is buried in TK's old sleaze thread somewhere.


One of my coworkers told me to watch MITB so I'm going to make an attempt just because I want to see jacked up Montez Ford. I fantasize about him vs Dante Martin vs Marq Quen with one of those height meter thingies from the X-games vert ramp on the corner posts. I picked up some Dramamine to cope with the camera cuts. Wish me luck. I'm going in.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 03, 2022, 07:08:07 PM
Austin Theoryís facial hair will always make him a heel in my book.  He has such a Cheddar Bob energy to me.   


Cash-ins are so stupid.   Need to just be established as the Summerslam Main Event the way RR feeds Wrestlemania.   Congrats on finally getting the top belt and doing it with the least integrity possible!   And itís celebrated!    Imagine if that ever happened in boxing or MMA.   
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 04, 2022, 01:37:30 AM
Austin Theoryís facial hair will always make him a heel in my book.  He has such a Cheddar Bob energy to me.   


Cash-ins are so stupid.   Need to just be established as the Summerslam Main Event the way RR feeds Wrestlemania.   Congrats on finally getting the top belt and doing it with the least integrity possible!   And itís celebrated!    Imagine if that ever happened in boxing or MMA.

I'll boo him as long as he's named Austin Theory. I don't know why but that name is nails on a chalkboard to me. The facial hair is awful too. Also I'm not entirely comfortable with a muscly young guy being doted on by creepy rich septuagenarian, even in storyline haha.

I actually watched a couple matches. The Usos vs Profits match was good but it wasn't as amazing as I was lead to believe by my buddy. The Women's match was almost really good, but there's such a talent drop off when you get past Becky, Asuka, and to a lesser extent Alexa and it was really evident at certain times. Despite it being sloppy in places I have to admit I had sort of forgotten how good Becky Lynch is and it was nice to be reminded.

In recognition of the holiday I'm going to make today a Great American Bash day. When I was a kid I had one of them on VHS and it was my favorite NWA/WCW tape because it had Sting vs Muta which im sure you can imagine was just about the coolest fucking thing in the world for a 6 year old. I remember Sting being just fucking huge at that point both literally and figuratively, so let's once again all take a moment to appreciate that he's still kicking so much ass. He also might be the most chill evangelical I've ever seen.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 05, 2022, 02:15:11 AM
Damn Anna Jay just hasn't had a good match in a while. I just watched her match from elevation last night and it was a bit of a dumpster fire but not really her fault. The other chick had an interesting look but was really bad, so I'm hoping Anna getting fired up and screaming at her to get up was genuine.

Also Satnam Singh wrestled again. I'm warily hopeful about him. He's good for a few high spots but I don't know if he's going to be able to wrestle a full match any time soon. He looked pretty gassed working at that pace so he's probably gonna have to do a lot of rest holds (please please please don't do the fucking claw) or selling on the ropes or in the corner. Have we even seen him sell anything yet? That finisher is really insane though..I don't know if they've named it yet but commentary pointed out that it resembles a helicopter spin so I vote we call it the "Ric Flair bomb".

Haven't watched any of the other matches yet. Bobby did you get to see Big Satty Cool in person? I can't remember if you said if you watched the dark matches or not.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 05, 2022, 02:28:30 AM
I will say Satnam seems to have heaps more personality than Omos or Khali.   Not saying he has a ton of personality, but what he displays is more than those two

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 05, 2022, 06:36:59 AM
I will say Satnam seems to have heaps more personality than Omos or Khali.   Not saying he has a ton of personality, but what he displays is more than those two

Alright I watched the rest of it.

That thigh slap and point thing he does looks pretty cool. I love his gear too, but I'm a sucker for black and gold. I still don't see anyone except jobbers taking that bump though.

Does anyone else find it funny that the Best Friends wrestled a guy named Broner?

Had to laugh at the crowd having no idea who Yuka was and Tony sounding like he very much knew, but in a sort of creepy way. Speaking of creepy, Laynie Luck might make the list if she becomes a regular. She's got a hell of an Instagram.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on July 05, 2022, 01:13:04 PM
Haven't watched any of the other matches yet. Bobby did you get to see Big Satty Cool in person? I can't remember if you said if you watched the dark matches or not.

Aw man I got there shortly after his match ended and Iím bummed about it. Partially because I want to see how fuckiní huge that guy looks in person but mostly because the dudes he beat are local guys I watch live all the time, Ren ďSwag ChampĒ Jones being one of my favorites.

On that note, Iím not sure I ever brought it up in here but I go to a local indie show called Sanctuary Fight Club every month. Itís at a punk/hardcore/metal venue where the ceiling is about 4 feet over the top rope and all the wrestlers are legitimately great. Their championship belt is always held under falls count anywhere rules and they always use the whole venue each time. Itís a blast. Ren Jones once accidentally suicidad a woman standing right next to me there.

Hereís a little recap they made of the last show I saw there:

http://www.instagram.com/tv/CcTqty3jEFh/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 05, 2022, 06:29:26 PM
Anyone watch Control Your Narrative yet?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 06, 2022, 01:42:35 AM
Anyone watch Control Your Narrative yet?

Hahaha. Nah.

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Haven't watched any of the other matches yet. Bobby did you get to see Big Satty Cool in person? I can't remember if you said if you watched the dark matches or not.
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Aw man I got there shortly after his match ended and Iím bummed about it. Partially because I want to see how fuckiní huge that guy looks in person but mostly because the dudes he beat are local guys I watch live all the time, Ren ďSwag ChampĒ Jones being one of my favorites.

On that note, Iím not sure I ever brought it up in here but I go to a local indie show called Sanctuary Fight Club every month. Itís at a punk/hardcore/metal venue where the ceiling is about 4 feet over the top rope and all the wrestlers are legitimately great. Their championship belt is always held under falls count anywhere rules and they always use the whole venue each time. Itís a blast. Ren Jones once accidentally suicidad a woman standing right next to me there.

Hereís a little recap they made of the last show I saw there:

http://www.instagram.com/tv/CcTqty3jEFh/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

Yo that place looks rad. Indy bar wrestling definitely teaches you how to connect with the audience in a really cool way. I would totally go see a show there. We have IWC who are more of a traditional northeast high school gym indy fed so you can imagine what kind of crowd that draws. There's a lot of very nice but very fuckin awkward people haha.

Satnam wrestled on dark again. The jobber was like "fuck this shit I'm not taking that bump" and grabbed on when he picked him up for the Ric Flair bomb so the man called Singh just gave him a pretty fucking gnarly looking powerbomb instead. He looked really pissed about it and Jay Lethal was cracking up after the match. Totally worth checking out if you haven't already seen it. He also does a big boot and I had to laugh because he like barely picks his leg up and hes at head level.

Also I always forget about this guy but Bear Boulder is kind of cool. He's got that classic big man build (John Tenta, Vader, Tugboat/shockmaster etc) and moves pretty well. He's not amazing or anything but he can run the ropes and seems like he has a bunch of strongman spots. He's vanilla as fuck right now but put him in a silent hulking monster role like Braun and I bet he would get over Braun did.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 06, 2022, 04:44:10 AM
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Yeah I definitely turned her into a fan.

I hadn't watched for a very long time and one night I was flipping channels and was just like "You know what babe, we're going to watch Monday Night Raw tonight. She obviously was not psyched but it happened to be a night a bunch of crazy shit happened. It was the night Rollins turned on the Shield, Bray Wyatt was in his big feud with Cena when he had the kids in the sheeps masks surrounding the ring singing he;s got the whole world in his hands, and some other shit. Obviously as a woman, she was drawn to the relationship/soap opera storylines that were pretty prevalent during that time. She was just like "Oh so this is a soap opera with fights? I'm in"

She hasn't turned back and now has actual formulated opinions on people's work rate and skills. She is one to also go down Wikipedia rabbit holes so she will come out with some crazy factoids every now and then.
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Hey dude no offense but can I take your wife on a date?

Seriously that's so cool. I've always described it to non fans as "a soap opera for men" and I'm huge on the Wikipedia wormholes. You should show her the infamous dvdvr sleaze thread that Tony started when he was in college... It's only partially archived sadly but there's more than enough ridiculous shit to keep her (and any other fan) entertained for a while. Ring the Damn Bell's "wrestling with sin" articles are great too, kinda like a shitty blog version of dark side of the ring.

https://web.archive.org/web/20050308041405/http://board.deathvalleydriver.com/index.php?showtopic=19896&view=all

https://ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com/category/wrestling-with-sin/

Watching the rumble right now. Going off Atiba's hints I'm thinking it's gotta be Hobbs or The Butcher. OK Hobbs is gone.. Wait no way, Brody! I'm definitely cool with that and the elimination spot was SICK. Looked like someone subduing their little brother who was throwing a tantrum. He's the kind of meaty sweat hog that I'm totally down to watch fight Mox. Actually I'm kind of pumped. Let's get some big boy energy up in here!

Yoshi Hashi still looks like he just sprinted a mile to see his favorite ninja turtle, Donatello. Really good match though, reminded me of a bullet club bucks match, which I guess makes sense haha.

Marina Shafir sucks and so did that main event. I'd be a liar if I said I didn't slightly enjoy Nyla choking and fish hooking a screaming Toni Storm though.

Anyone else think OCs new theme is a fucking banger? It sounds like an unreleased ELO song.

Yes. I found a real winner. Appreciate the sentiment, but you can not take her out. If you ever find yourself in Tampa though, we will take you out. I'm gonna try hard to not smoke too much before 8pm tonight. Really make a go at staying up until 10.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 06, 2022, 04:49:07 AM
Also been listening to the new OC entrance song and I can't believe I forgot about that song. It's so fucking good. Jefferson Starship had some bangers for sure.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 06, 2022, 06:47:22 AM
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Anyone watch Control Your Narrative yet?
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Hahaha. Nah.

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Haven't watched any of the other matches yet. Bobby did you get to see Big Satty Cool in person? I can't remember if you said if you watched the dark matches or not.
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Aw man I got there shortly after his match ended and Iím bummed about it. Partially because I want to see how fuckiní huge that guy looks in person but mostly because the dudes he beat are local guys I watch live all the time, Ren ďSwag ChampĒ Jones being one of my favorites.

On that note, Iím not sure I ever brought it up in here but I go to a local indie show called Sanctuary Fight Club every month. Itís at a punk/hardcore/metal venue where the ceiling is about 4 feet over the top rope and all the wrestlers are legitimately great. Their championship belt is always held under falls count anywhere rules and they always use the whole venue each time. Itís a blast. Ren Jones once accidentally suicidad a woman standing right next to me there.

Hereís a little recap they made of the last show I saw there:

http://www.instagram.com/tv/CcTqty3jEFh/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
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Yo that place looks rad. Indy bar wrestling definitely teaches you how to connect with the audience in a really cool way. I would totally go see a show there. We have IWC who are more of a traditional northeast high school gym indy fed so you can imagine what kind of crowd that draws. There's a lot of very nice but very fuckin awkward people haha.

Satnam wrestled on dark again. The jobber was like "fuck this shit I'm not taking that bump" and grabbed on when he picked him up for the Ric Flair bomb so the man called Singh just gave him a pretty fucking gnarly looking powerbomb instead. He looked really pissed about it and Jay Lethal was cracking up after the match. Totally worth checking out if you haven't already seen it. He also does a big boot and I had to laugh because he like barely picks his leg up and hes at head level.

Also I always forget about this guy but Bear Boulder is kind of cool. He's got that classic big man build (John Tenta, Vader, Tugboat/shockmaster etc) and moves pretty well. He's not amazing or anything but he can run the ropes and seems like he has a bunch of strongman spots. He's vanilla as fuck right now but put him in a silent hulking monster role like Braun and I bet he would get over Braun did.

Reminds me of this.

https://youtu.be/thCQFZdpCok (https://youtu.be/thCQFZdpCok)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 06, 2022, 07:41:46 AM
The real Forbidden Door. I hope this happens. List your dream matches.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakeoestriecher/2022/07/06/tony-khan-open-to-aew-and-wwe-super-show/amp/ (https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakeoestriecher/2022/07/06/tony-khan-open-to-aew-and-wwe-super-show/amp/)

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 06, 2022, 07:46:02 AM
WOW!

So much bad in that video.

Sid was just awful. He fell on his own move. HAHHAHA

And man, if I were the skyscrapers, Mr. Blackwell would have gotten his ass kicked in the locker room for the no-selling he did. He popped right up after every move with no look of pain. Even the finish!

I'll never forget the Sid promo where he tries to start over and Mean Gene has to tell him they are live. His look and character should really be one of the all time greats but he was just so bad at wrestling.


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 06, 2022, 07:49:45 AM
Whoops didn't look at the full title of the video. Dude got what he deserved. Notice they weren't going after The Avalanche.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 06, 2022, 08:03:45 AM
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Yeah I definitely turned her into a fan.

I hadn't watched for a very long time and one night I was flipping channels and was just like "You know what babe, we're going to watch Monday Night Raw tonight. She obviously was not psyched but it happened to be a night a bunch of crazy shit happened. It was the night Rollins turned on the Shield, Bray Wyatt was in his big feud with Cena when he had the kids in the sheeps masks surrounding the ring singing he;s got the whole world in his hands, and some other shit. Obviously as a woman, she was drawn to the relationship/soap opera storylines that were pretty prevalent during that time. She was just like "Oh so this is a soap opera with fights? I'm in"

She hasn't turned back and now has actual formulated opinions on people's work rate and skills. She is one to also go down Wikipedia rabbit holes so she will come out with some crazy factoids every now and then.
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Hey dude no offense but can I take your wife on a date?

Seriously that's so cool. I've always described it to non fans as "a soap opera for men" and I'm huge on the Wikipedia wormholes. You should show her the infamous dvdvr sleaze thread that Tony started when he was in college... It's only partially archived sadly but there's more than enough ridiculous shit to keep her (and any other fan) entertained for a while. Ring the Damn Bell's "wrestling with sin" articles are great too, kinda like a shitty blog version of dark side of the ring.

https://web.archive.org/web/20050308041405/http://board.deathvalleydriver.com/index.php?showtopic=19896&view=all

https://ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com/category/wrestling-with-sin/

Watching the rumble right now. Going off Atiba's hints I'm thinking it's gotta be Hobbs or The Butcher. OK Hobbs is gone.. Wait no way, Brody! I'm definitely cool with that and the elimination spot was SICK. Looked like someone subduing their little brother who was throwing a tantrum. He's the kind of meaty sweat hog that I'm totally down to watch fight Mox. Actually I'm kind of pumped. Let's get some big boy energy up in here!

Yoshi Hashi still looks like he just sprinted a mile to see his favorite ninja turtle, Donatello. Really good match though, reminded me of a bullet club bucks match, which I guess makes sense haha.

Marina Shafir sucks and so did that main event. I'd be a liar if I said I didn't slightly enjoy Nyla choking and fish hooking a screaming Toni Storm though.

Anyone else think OCs new theme is a fucking banger? It sounds like an unreleased ELO song.
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Yes. I found a real winner. Appreciate the sentiment, but you can not take her out. If you ever find yourself in Tampa though, we will take you out. I'm gonna try hard to not smoke too much before 8pm tonight. Really make a go at staying up until 10.

Hahaha dude you for sure did, and so did she. I'll return the offer if you're ever in Pittsburgh!

I have major dental surgery coming up and took yesterday off because I had an appointment so I totally forgot today was Wednesday.

Just checked the card for tonight and holy shit we get Wardlow vs Scorpio Sky for the TNT title! I really, really hope they pull the trigger on a title change if for no other reason than they need to get the belt off Sky before he kills it completely. I'm sorry Tony, I know he's you and the bucks' boy but he's just not that good. He's only ever gotten over by proxy, first with teaming with some of the most respected wrestlers of the indy generation and then by letting Dan Lambert talk for him and that weird couple of weeks where people cheered him just because he was wrestling Sammy.

We're also getting Mox vs Brody, let's see if Mox blades from a body slam this week. Christian will also be cutting a turtleneck promo on Hungle Boy which is fun.

I usually try to take a nap when I get home but Im home by 230 most days so I have a lot of time to kill. It also doesn't always work haha. As long as I'm not smoking like some super indica powerhouse I can usually make it the whole 2 hours, but I have my strain lineup pretty well dialed in right now.

I listened to the OC theme in the shower this morning. It really is a great tune haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 06, 2022, 08:19:56 AM
WOW!

So much bad in that video.

Sid was just awful. He fell on his own move. HAHHAHA

And man, if I were the skyscrapers, Mr. Blackwell would have gotten his ass kicked in the locker room for the no-selling he did. He popped right up after every move with no look of pain. Even the finish!

I'll never forget the Sid promo where he tries to start over and Mean Gene has to tell him they are live. His look and character should really be one of the all time greats but he was just so bad at wrestling.

Apparently the beatdown was much worse when they got to the locker room.

Even Teddy long was egging them on.

Lives are gonna fade in Waylon Mercyís hands. Know what I mean?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 06, 2022, 09:08:19 AM
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Yeah I definitely turned her into a fan.

I hadn't watched for a very long time and one night I was flipping channels and was just like "You know what babe, we're going to watch Monday Night Raw tonight. She obviously was not psyched but it happened to be a night a bunch of crazy shit happened. It was the night Rollins turned on the Shield, Bray Wyatt was in his big feud with Cena when he had the kids in the sheeps masks surrounding the ring singing he;s got the whole world in his hands, and some other shit. Obviously as a woman, she was drawn to the relationship/soap opera storylines that were pretty prevalent during that time. She was just like "Oh so this is a soap opera with fights? I'm in"

She hasn't turned back and now has actual formulated opinions on people's work rate and skills. She is one to also go down Wikipedia rabbit holes so she will come out with some crazy factoids every now and then.
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Hey dude no offense but can I take your wife on a date?

Seriously that's so cool. I've always described it to non fans as "a soap opera for men" and I'm huge on the Wikipedia wormholes. You should show her the infamous dvdvr sleaze thread that Tony started when he was in college... It's only partially archived sadly but there's more than enough ridiculous shit to keep her (and any other fan) entertained for a while. Ring the Damn Bell's "wrestling with sin" articles are great too, kinda like a shitty blog version of dark side of the ring.

https://web.archive.org/web/20050308041405/http://board.deathvalleydriver.com/index.php?showtopic=19896&view=all

https://ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com/category/wrestling-with-sin/

Watching the rumble right now. Going off Atiba's hints I'm thinking it's gotta be Hobbs or The Butcher. OK Hobbs is gone.. Wait no way, Brody! I'm definitely cool with that and the elimination spot was SICK. Looked like someone subduing their little brother who was throwing a tantrum. He's the kind of meaty sweat hog that I'm totally down to watch fight Mox. Actually I'm kind of pumped. Let's get some big boy energy up in here!

Yoshi Hashi still looks like he just sprinted a mile to see his favorite ninja turtle, Donatello. Really good match though, reminded me of a bullet club bucks match, which I guess makes sense haha.

Marina Shafir sucks and so did that main event. I'd be a liar if I said I didn't slightly enjoy Nyla choking and fish hooking a screaming Toni Storm though.

Anyone else think OCs new theme is a fucking banger? It sounds like an unreleased ELO song.
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Yes. I found a real winner. Appreciate the sentiment, but you can not take her out. If you ever find yourself in Tampa though, we will take you out. I'm gonna try hard to not smoke too much before 8pm tonight. Really make a go at staying up until 10.
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Hahaha dude you for sure did, and so did she. I'll return the offer if you're ever in Pittsburgh!

I have major dental surgery coming up and took yesterday off because I had an appointment so I totally forgot today was Wednesday.

Just checked the card for tonight and holy shit we get Wardlow vs Scorpio Sky for the TNT title! I really, really hope they pull the trigger on a title change if for no other reason than they need to get the belt off Sky before he kills it completely. I'm sorry Tony, I know he's you and the bucks' boy but he's just not that good. He's only ever gotten over by proxy, first with teaming with some of the most respected wrestlers of the indy generation and then by letting Dan Lambert talk for him and that weird couple of weeks where people cheered him just because he was wrestling Sammy.

We're also getting Mox vs Brody, let's see if Mox blades from a body slam this week. Christian will also be cutting a turtleneck promo on Hungle Boy which is fun.

I usually try to take a nap when I get home but Im home by 230 most days so I have a lot of time to kill. It also doesn't always work haha. As long as I'm not smoking like some super indica powerhouse I can usually make it the whole 2 hours, but I have my strain lineup pretty well dialed in right now.

I listened to the OC theme in the shower this morning. It really is a great tune haha.



Has Jane been used in a skate part?   I can imagine Digital or something like that wasting it on some throwaway skating that doesnít deserve it
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 06, 2022, 10:53:15 AM
Hahahaha I love that Spivey shoot squash. What the fuck was Lodi's dad thinking?

I always remember Dr. Death breaking Steve Ray in half and Saturn trying to kill Mike Bell. I'm trying to think of other ones... Koji Kitao trying to eye gouge Earthquake, backing down because he knew he couldnt win straight up, and then getting on the mic and exposing the business in Japan was notable at one point. I know I'm missing a few others.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 06, 2022, 11:11:02 AM
Hahahaha I love that Spivey shoot squash. What the fuck was Lodi's dad thinking?

I always remember Dr. Death breaking Steve Ray in half and Saturn trying to kill Mike Bell. I'm trying to think of other ones... Koji Kitao trying to eye gouge Earthquake, backing down because he knew he couldnt win straight up, and then getting on the mic and exposing the business in Japan was notable at one point. I know I'm missing a few others.

Koko shooting on this jobber.

https://youtu.be/0KmTdsLMyG0 (https://youtu.be/0KmTdsLMyG0)

Acolytes vs Public Enemy mugging

 https://youtu.be/wSarumsUqWk  (https://youtu.be/wSarumsUqWk)

Great Sasuke vs Dirt Bike Kid

https://youtu.be/kBtTeNoSYro (https://youtu.be/kBtTeNoSYro)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 06, 2022, 12:41:49 PM
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Hahahaha I love that Spivey shoot squash. What the fuck was Lodi's dad thinking?

I always remember Dr. Death breaking Steve Ray in half and Saturn trying to kill Mike Bell. I'm trying to think of other ones... Koji Kitao trying to eye gouge Earthquake, backing down because he knew he couldnt win straight up, and then getting on the mic and exposing the business in Japan was notable at one point. I know I'm missing a few others.
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Koko shooting on this jobber.

https://youtu.be/0KmTdsLMyG0 (https://youtu.be/0KmTdsLMyG0)

Acolytes vs Public Enemy mugging

 https://youtu.be/wSarumsUqWk  (https://youtu.be/wSarumsUqWk)

Great Sasuke vs Dirt Bike Kid

https://youtu.be/kBtTeNoSYro (https://youtu.be/kBtTeNoSYro)

Oh my god I forgot how awesome Sasuke vs dirtbag skid is. Sasuke is a fucking legend, show some respect you fucking chav.

There's also Akira Maeda kicking the everloving fuck out of Riki Choshu while hes putting someone in a sharpshooter from old new Japan but the one I knew I was forgetting is one of the funniest ones - The great Antonio vs Antonio Inoki. Inoki just has enough of his shit and goes straight into pimp beatdown mode.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19xyfr

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 06, 2022, 01:03:10 PM
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Hahahaha I love that Spivey shoot squash. What the fuck was Lodi's dad thinking?

I always remember Dr. Death breaking Steve Ray in half and Saturn trying to kill Mike Bell. I'm trying to think of other ones... Koji Kitao trying to eye gouge Earthquake, backing down because he knew he couldnt win straight up, and then getting on the mic and exposing the business in Japan was notable at one point. I know I'm missing a few others.
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Koko shooting on this jobber.

https://youtu.be/0KmTdsLMyG0 (https://youtu.be/0KmTdsLMyG0)

Acolytes vs Public Enemy mugging

 https://youtu.be/wSarumsUqWk  (https://youtu.be/wSarumsUqWk)

Great Sasuke vs Dirt Bike Kid

https://youtu.be/kBtTeNoSYro (https://youtu.be/kBtTeNoSYro)
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Oh my god I forgot how awesome Sasuke vs dirtbag skid is. Sasuke is a fucking legend, show some respect you fucking chav.

There's also Akira Maeda kicking the everloving fuck out of Riki Choshu while hes putting someone in a sharpshooter from old new Japan but the one I knew I was forgetting is one of the funniest ones - The great Antonio vs Antonio Inoki. Inoki just has enough of his shit and goes straight into pimp beatdown mode.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19xyfr

The Acolyte - Public Enemy mugging was great since it involved one of my all-time favorite wrestlers who was legitimately feared backstageÖand JBL too.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 06, 2022, 03:07:32 PM

The Acolyte - Public Enemy mugging was great since it involved one of my all-time favorite wrestlers who was legitimately feared backstageÖand JBL too.

Part of my recent obsession with late 80s-early 90's WCW PPVs and supercards has been getting to truly appreciate prime Ron Simmons. First with Doom, where they did an unmasking angle as if everyone couldn't tell who the two ridiculously jacked black dudes doing powerslams were, and then his eventual title run.

I know he eventually found a niche but man the fed fucked his booking up so bad. Remember the ridiculous gladiator gimmick? Vince really had a fetish for muscly dudes dressed up as Romans back in the 90s didn't he?

Also had the only spinebuster that I would put in the same class as Arn.


Fuck JBL.
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Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 06, 2022, 07:34:25 PM
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The Acolyte - Public Enemy mugging was great since it involved one of my all-time favorite wrestlers who was legitimately feared backstageÖand JBL too.
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Part of my recent obsession with late 80s-early 90's WCW PPVs and supercards has been getting to truly appreciate prime Ron Simmons. First with Doom, where they did an unmasking angle as if everyone couldn't tell who the two ridiculously jacked black dudes doing powerslams were, and then his eventual title run.

I know he eventually found a niche but man the fed fucked his booking up so bad. Remember the ridiculous gladiator gimmick? Vince really had a fetish for muscly dudes dressed up as Romans back in the 90s didn't he?

Also had the only spinebuster that I would put in the same class as Arn.


Fuck JBL.

Ron, Arn, and CW Anderson had a great turnaround spinebuster.

Ahmed Johnson had a pretty good straightforward spinebuster.

Ron Simmons is in my top 5 all-time. I had his Galoob WCW figure as part of the Doom two pack.

APA Ron Simmons was great. I was pretty hyped on Nation Ron too.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 06, 2022, 08:02:01 PM
Powerhouse Hobbs used to show off a reeeal nice one in the beginning of his run
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 07, 2022, 09:57:56 AM
Decent episode last night. I wish they would stop putting title matches on first, I almost always miss at least some of it. Weekly ramblings:

- Glad they pulled the trigger on Wardlow. That pop was awesome. I figured he was winning as soon as he hit the Swanton the way he did... definitely added some extra pepper to it this week haha. Let's hope he has a solid reign, though im already wondering who's gonna beat him haha.

- the dark order thing was a little bit cringey in spots but I liked it, the pop Hangman got shows exactly why he should have the belt. If the punk thing doesn't end with MJF beating him for the belt then I'm going to always hate that decision.

-  Rush's mask looks fucking ridiculous, especially with his gear. He looks like a painter who found a creepy sex mask in the attic of a job and is trying it on to make his buddies laugh.. Did they seriously just job Penta out to the new guy? You had all that gaga at ringside and couldn't do a double dq or count out? Unfuckingbelievable how they treat one of the best wrestlers on their roster. 

- Ass Boys vs Acclaimed is super fun because the acclaimed is basically the modern NAO. That spot with the hurt and confused Bowens trying to scissor daddy ass was top shelf sports entertainment.

- Marina Shafir looked pretty bad again. JR saying she's going to be a future star is the clearest sign of his dementia he's shown yet.

- Main event was sick. I fell asleep but went back and watched it when I woke up. That one Brody chop sounded like a fucking firecracker. Obviously the result was never in doubt but still it was pretty good and I usually don't particularly care for Moxley matches. I think the elbows look hokey as shit when he does them though.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 07, 2022, 12:31:11 PM
I'm very happy to report that I stayed awake for the entire episode of Dynamite.

Like my friend Mr. Rapedick, I missed the first half of the TNT title match because I was finishing the last episode of Stranger Things, which was a fucking BANGER.

If QT and -1 actually wrestle in a few years then Tony Khan is the greatest booker of all time. Also interesting that Evil Uno said "the six of us are going nowhere" and Bray Wyatt recently trademarked the name "Wyatt 6." HMMMMMM.......... I feel like that would be the only spot I would like to see Bray come in for. The pop for Hangman is still so strong. The fact that they are keeping the belt on CM punk and doing all this interum shit has to mean they have something huge planned for when Punk drops the belt, hopefully to MJF. Then Punk can go away.

Wifey loves her some Hangman, but she refuses to scissor me. Even when i say "Scissor me phatty ass!!!!!" She fucking hates it but it pops me so hard.

It is actually starting to piss me off how they treat the Lucha Bros. Penta's gimmick don't work if he keeps losing. Kinda funy that Fenix and Malakai just watched the two managers go at it and didn't get involved.

Holy shit Fuego del Sol is small as fuck and I never realized it. He should have had a blood fued with Marko Stunt or Serena Deeb.

Shafir is trash.

Brody is so fucking big and gnarly but I hate that he has a nice haircut. He just looks like a nice guy hipster barber that drinks exactly 2 IPA's after work. Need a little more Bruiser Brody and a lot less Brody Jenner.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 07, 2022, 02:48:12 PM
This isnít WWE they arenít going to have the new guy lose or do DQs or Double Count outs except in rare instances.   Penta and Rey keep losing dirty to Los Ingobernales bc Rush and Andrade keep pulling shit like taking their masks off.    Itís building to that being a stipulation in some match between the 4 of them that will definitely be a MOTY candidate. 
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 07, 2022, 06:28:51 PM

Wifey loves her some Hangman, but she refuses to scissor me. Even when i say "Scissor me phatty ass!!!!!" She fucking hates it but it pops me so hard.




Dude. You might be the world champ of ass related wrestling puns. I have so much respect for that.

Hangman has Brett's attitude, Shawn's charisma, and Sunny's looks (too soon to joke about them both having a drinking problem?). Add an awesome theme and a gimmick that resonates with the audience and you have the perfect babyface, so wifey definitely knows how to pick em.

Kinda scared Wardlow is gonna fizzle out, but he's proven me wrong every time I've doubted him. Hopefully he can elevate the belt back where it belongs.

QT is one of my favorite parts of dark a lot of weeks. It's classic, timeless heel shtick and it gets me every time. I don't know if QT will still be actively competing by the time -1 is 19, but I would not be at all surprised if he ends up training him (assuming he wants to wrestle). Maybe he'll just do the Tim Storm thing where his head looks 60 but his body looks 40.

Man the Bray coming in and taking over the dark order thing is like a fantasy of mine at this point haha. I can't even imagine the pop he would get if there was a genuine surprise appearance. I would absolutely lose my shit. I feel like realistically he ends up back in WWE on a deal for less money and way less dates or tries to start his own thing... Which is going really well for authors of pain and the CYN crew hahaha..

I genuinely think Fuego and Serpentico could trade masks and gear and no one would notice.

The lucha Bros thing is really pissing me off. Especially with how good they are and how important they were to getting the company off the ground. At least give them some squash matches on tv... Fenix has a losing record overall and they're 1-3 as a tag team. If they job them out to the ass boys I might lose my mind.

I'm stealing that Brody Jenner line btw.

So I was sitting here with an old WCW tv from 1987 on and I look up and see a tag match this dude who looks exactly like a modern indy guy going for a "cool 80s wrestler" look and thought I vaguely recognized him. Then they said the name Chris Champion so I looked him up... It's fucking Yoshi Kwan! Here's the fucked up thing about him looking like a modern indy guy....apparently his gimmick was that he was a time traveler hahaha.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 08, 2022, 08:52:48 AM
Do any of you guys collect wrestling shit? I'd love to see some sick displays. I'll take some photos of my shit to post as well. My prized wrestling possession is probably a carded OG New Jack ECW figure that he signed for me maybe a month before he died. He was the scariest gentlemen I ever met.

RAW is in Tampa next week and I'm debating heavily if I even want to go. Could probably get in free. Last year at Wrestlemania I hung out afterwards with my rolling rack and about 50 wrestling tees. Ended up making enough money for a nice little post Wrestlemania strip club visit. I'll probably just do that and save myself the agony of actually having to watch an entire RAW.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 08, 2022, 02:08:05 PM
Do any of you guys collect wrestling shit? I'd love to see some sick displays. I'll take some photos of my shit to post as well. My prized wrestling possession is probably a carded OG New Jack ECW figure that he signed for me maybe a month before he died. He was the scariest gentlemen I ever met.

RAW is in Tampa next week and I'm debating heavily if I even want to go. Could probably get in free. Last year at Wrestlemania I hung out afterwards with my rolling rack and about 50 wrestling tees. Ended up making enough money for a nice little post Wrestlemania strip club visit. I'll probably just do that and save myself the agony of actually having to watch an entire RAW.

Not properly. I should. I remember you showing me your collage album and it was so awesome. I'm thinking of buying a box of Apter mags off ebay just to thumb through. I do have a few things but they're mostly buried in storage. Oh, I have some NWO wolfpack and Goldberg boxers...I'll take pics next time I find them haha.

I would love to see that New Jack figure! You know how I feel about ECW. That shit is like foundational to the person I became. My first email address and AIM screen name was related to the Gangstas and my first password was something to do with Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten haha.

Live wrestling is always fun, and at least you don't have to deal with the camera cuts in person. If its free and you can hustle the lot then I'd say go for it, but I don't know if I could get excited about Raw right now either. I'd say look at the card but who the fuck knows what kind of show you'll get with WWE these days.

Edit - HOLY SHIT. Ok maybe you should go, this is now going to be an infamous raw one way or the other. Jesus christ Vince, $12 million? And 7.5 of that was to a former wrestler he "coerced into oral sex" and then demoted and didn't renew her contract when she wouldn't play with his saggy old balls again. Anyone got a name yet? Atiba?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on July 08, 2022, 08:08:41 PM
I popped huge for the straight punch to the dick by Danhausen instead of the usual uppercut thru the legs or "inner thigh shot" as Jericho called it in his book.

Tony Neese really impressed me with his selling of the 3x dots I knew he could work but he made it look phenomenal, I wish it finished the match
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 08, 2022, 09:47:05 PM
I popped huge for the straight punch to the dick by Danhausen instead of the usual uppercut thru the legs or "inner thigh shot" as Jericho called it in his book.

Tony Neese really impressed me with his selling of the 3x dots I knew he could work but he made it look phenomenal, I wish it finished the match


Haha I loved that ď7-10 splitĒ punch too!

That orange punch/sell was maybe the best execution of that move Iíve ever seen.   Those two guys put on a hell of a match.   I love that Nese was picked up bc they knew he has talent enough to be on tv even if he isnít a main eventer
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 09, 2022, 02:04:36 AM
So the next step on the Jericho does Funk deathmatch tour is going to be a good old fashioned barbed wire match? I can definitely get behind that.

Serena Deebs music does not fit her at all hahahaha.

Haha JR's personal crusade against not making a proper cover and Tony trolling him is hilarious. Quite the little thinly veiled shot at Cornette during the OC match too.

I see Nese as like a Chris Sabin type. He's so good in ring he'll easily get over in smaller promotions but his character is just so generic it's an uphill fight in an arena setting. Hopefully they give him something better, he's definitely got the physical ability. He gets some really nice height on those springboard moonsault.

Might be controversial but I didn't like Eddie and Takeshita. It felt really uneven. Like they would just do a few moves then double down and sell, then get up and no sell a huge strike just to transition into the next spot and then lay down and sell for 30 seconds again. Just never really got into this one.


This Vince stuff is absolutely wild. I think he might be done, although he's going to have to do it voluntarily to try and save face. He owns like 85% of the voting power so it would be very difficult to force him out. I really hope shit keeps coming out and this completely changes the WWE culture. Brett Hart must be sitting at home with the biggest smile on his face right now.

Like I know Vince had a rough childhood, but man this dude turned out to be a real cynical piece of shit human being. Kinda hilarious he paid 3x as much for a BJ as he did for WCW though.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: nonickname on July 10, 2022, 05:38:07 AM
Full disclosure I'm not a wrestling guy so maybe this is already known - but at the recent NHL draft the head coach of the Canucks, Bruce Boudreau, was set up to meet one of his favorite wrestlers and his reaction and their chat was so damn cute/fun/joyful. Not sure if this would have got any airplay in the States so here's a link with a vid embedded (also has a quick clip of him being asked about wresting during an NHL interview).

https://www.google.com/amp/s/ca.sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/bruce-boudreau-shocked-to-meet-favourite-wrestler-at-nhl-draft-205845115.html

Have a great weekend everyone.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Baglady on July 10, 2022, 09:30:01 AM
Full disclosure I'm not a wrestling guy so maybe this is already known - but at the recent NHL draft the head coach of the Canucks, Bruce Boudreau, was set up to meet one of his favorite wrestlers and his reaction and their chat was so damn cute/fun/joyful. Not sure if this would have got any airplay in the States so here's a link with a vid embedded (also has a quick clip of him being asked about wresting during an NHL interview).

https://www.google.com/amp/s/ca.sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/bruce-boudreau-shocked-to-meet-favourite-wrestler-at-nhl-draft-205845115.html

Have a great weekend everyone.
How genuine his reaction. Kevin owens seems very down to earth. Haha dudes coworkers seemed to downplay his true passion and heís just stuck as an NHL commentator as a job.
Dude was as red as tomato 🤣
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 10, 2022, 05:52:56 PM
Full disclosure I'm not a wrestling guy so maybe this is already known - but at the recent NHL draft the head coach of the Canucks, Bruce Boudreau, was set up to meet one of his favorite wrestlers and his reaction and their chat was so damn cute/fun/joyful. Not sure if this would have got any airplay in the States so here's a link with a vid embedded (also has a quick clip of him being asked about wresting during an NHL interview).

https://www.google.com/amp/s/ca.sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/bruce-boudreau-shocked-to-meet-favourite-wrestler-at-nhl-draft-205845115.html

Have a great weekend everyone.

Hahahaha this is awesome. Thanks. Boudreau impressions and jokes were the hottest thing around Pittsburgh for a while after the Pens vs Caps 24/7 so this is hilarious. There was like a month where you couldn't mention donuts or ice cream without a bunch of high pitched fucks thrown in.

Love KO. I know you said you're not a wrestling guy, but I assume you're aware of Stone Cold Steve Austin and how big of a deal he is? This is the guy who he chose to come out of retirement to wrestle at this year's Wrestlemania and they put on a match that was far better than it had any right to be.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: nonickname on July 10, 2022, 09:09:40 PM
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Full disclosure I'm not a wrestling guy so maybe this is already known - but at the recent NHL draft the head coach of the Canucks, Bruce Boudreau, was set up to meet one of his favorite wrestlers and his reaction and their chat was so damn cute/fun/joyful. Not sure if this would have got any airplay in the States so here's a link with a vid embedded (also has a quick clip of him being asked about wresting during an NHL interview).

https://www.google.com/amp/s/ca.sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/bruce-boudreau-shocked-to-meet-favourite-wrestler-at-nhl-draft-205845115.html

Have a great weekend everyone.
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Hahahaha this is awesome. Thanks. Boudreau impressions and jokes were the hottest thing around Pittsburgh for a while after the Pens vs Caps 24/7 so this is hilarious. There was like a month where you couldn't mention donuts or ice cream without a bunch of high pitched fucks thrown in.

Love KO. I know you said you're not a wrestling guy, but I assume you're aware of Stone Cold Steve Austin and how big of a deal he is? This is the guy who he chose to come out of retirement to wrestle at this year's Wrestlemania and they put on a match that was far better than it had any right to be.

Yep, I know SCSA, but didn't know he still was in the business - as now he's doing laundry commercials (albeit clever ones).

Bruce Boudreau just seems like an all around awesome guy. Glad you got a kick out of the clip.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: j....soy..... on July 10, 2022, 11:03:02 PM
Is there any examples of a jobber shooting on a big dog?  I always felt bad for those guysÖ..
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 11, 2022, 12:22:25 AM
Is there any examples of a jobber shooting on a big dog?  I always felt bad for those guysÖ..

Closest I can think is a contestant on Tough Enough putting Kurt Angle in a legit hold on Smackdown


http://youtu.be/ewQZR2ecN4U (http://youtu.be/ewQZR2ecN4U)
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 11, 2022, 02:00:33 AM
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Full disclosure I'm not a wrestling guy so maybe this is already known - but at the recent NHL draft the head coach of the Canucks, Bruce Boudreau, was set up to meet one of his favorite wrestlers and his reaction and their chat was so damn cute/fun/joyful. Not sure if this would have got any airplay in the States so here's a link with a vid embedded (also has a quick clip of him being asked about wresting during an NHL interview).

https://www.google.com/amp/s/ca.sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/bruce-boudreau-shocked-to-meet-favourite-wrestler-at-nhl-draft-205845115.html

Have a great weekend everyone.
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Hahahaha this is awesome. Thanks. Boudreau impressions and jokes were the hottest thing around Pittsburgh for a while after the Pens vs Caps 24/7 so this is hilarious. There was like a month where you couldn't mention donuts or ice cream without a bunch of high pitched fucks thrown in.

Love KO. I know you said you're not a wrestling guy, but I assume you're aware of Stone Cold Steve Austin and how big of a deal he is? This is the guy who he chose to come out of retirement to wrestle at this year's Wrestlemania and they put on a match that was far better than it had any right to be.
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Yep, I know SCSA, but didn't know he still was in the business - as now he's doing laundry commercials (albeit clever ones).

Bruce Boudreau just seems like an all around awesome guy. Glad you got a kick out of the clip.

Hahaha SCSA isn't really in the business proper anymore, but one of the interesting things about his career was that no one really knew that his match against the Rock at Wrestlemania 03 was going to be his last match. He was pretty much forced into retirement by neck problems and didn't get the flowers and tears send-off he deserved. 

Coming into this year's Wrestlemania it was believed that his neck is still pretty fucked and WWE was deliberately vague about his appearance (they only advertised it as a "segment with Stone Cold") so even up to the night of the match there was a sizeable part of the crowd that didn't believe he was actually going to wrestle. When he walked through the curtain and everyone realized that he was wearing his knee braces and thus likely to get physical the crowd went absolutely bonkers. Even at that point I think most of us were expecting him to do a couple stunners, drink some beers, ask for a few hell yeahs, and call it day. What we got was a full 10 minute throwback to the attitude era, complete with a brawl through the crowd, and some of the most fun I've had watching wrestling.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 11, 2022, 06:08:03 AM
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Full disclosure I'm not a wrestling guy so maybe this is already known - but at the recent NHL draft the head coach of the Canucks, Bruce Boudreau, was set up to meet one of his favorite wrestlers and his reaction and their chat was so damn cute/fun/joyful. Not sure if this would have got any airplay in the States so here's a link with a vid embedded (also has a quick clip of him being asked about wresting during an NHL interview).

https://www.google.com/amp/s/ca.sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/bruce-boudreau-shocked-to-meet-favourite-wrestler-at-nhl-draft-205845115.html

Have a great weekend everyone.
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Hahahaha this is awesome. Thanks. Boudreau impressions and jokes were the hottest thing around Pittsburgh for a while after the Pens vs Caps 24/7 so this is hilarious. There was like a month where you couldn't mention donuts or ice cream without a bunch of high pitched fucks thrown in.

Love KO. I know you said you're not a wrestling guy, but I assume you're aware of Stone Cold Steve Austin and how big of a deal he is? This is the guy who he chose to come out of retirement to wrestle at this year's Wrestlemania and they put on a match that was far better than it had any right to be.
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Yep, I know SCSA, but didn't know he still was in the business - as now he's doing laundry commercials (albeit clever ones).

Bruce Boudreau just seems like an all around awesome guy. Glad you got a kick out of the clip.
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Hahaha SCSA isn't really in the business proper anymore, but one of the interesting things about his career was that no one really knew that his match against the Rock at Wrestlemania 03 was going to be his last match. He was pretty much forced into retirement by neck problems and didn't get the flowers and tears send-off he deserved. 

Coming into this year's Wrestlemania it was believed that his neck is still pretty fucked and WWE was deliberately vague about his appearance (they only advertised it as a "segment with Stone Cold") so even up to the night of the match there was a sizeable part of the crowd that didn't believe he was actually going to wrestle. When he walked through the curtain and everyone realized that he was wearing his knee braces and thus likely to get physical the crowd went absolutely bonkers. Even at that point I think most of us were expecting him to do a couple stunners, drink some beers, ask for a few hell yeahs, and call it day. What we got was a full 10 minute throwback to the attitude era, complete with a brawl through the crowd, and some of the most fun I've had watching wrestling.


Dont forget Stone Cold was supposed to job to Brock on an episode of Smackdown and he walked out because he thought it was stupid to waste the match on TV and that kinda ruined his relationship with WWE for a bit
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 12, 2022, 01:10:59 AM
Just watched elevation. Emo Julia Hart is ridiculously hot. She still kinda sucked, but it was a squash match. I'm assuming that it was even worse than we saw because it seemed like they chose their shots very selectively on some spots. Welp, there's still loads of time but it wasn't a promising start from an in ring perspective. The character is better for sure though.

JD Drake is the wish.com version of Kevin Owens. Hell of a hand though, I would give him a job if I had a territory.

Colin Delaney got an inexplicably big pop. Ethan Page is such a great old school heel. Maniacally shit talking individual members of the crowd while beating someone up is great. Brutal finisher too.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Phantasma Del Mar on July 12, 2022, 03:38:22 PM
Do any of you guys collect wrestling shit? I'd love to see some sick displays. I'll take some photos of my shit to post as well. My prized wrestling possession is probably a carded OG New Jack ECW figure that he signed for me maybe a month before he died. He was the scariest gentlemen I ever met.

RAW is in Tampa next week and I'm debating heavily if I even want to go. Could probably get in free. Last year at Wrestlemania I hung out afterwards with my rolling rack and about 50 wrestling tees. Ended up making enough money for a nice little post Wrestlemania strip club visit. I'll probably just do that and save myself the agony of actually having to watch an entire RAW.


(https://i.ibb.co/0GrbgmV/906333-FA-ADB2-4-D1-C-B3-D2-C1-F664146-FB5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0GrbgmV)

I have got some AEW figures collected (Orange, Anna Jay, Tay, Kris Statlander, Shida, Lucha Bros, Hangman, Darby, Mox, Luchasaurus) so far that is the only display I have! Had to take Anna Jay out of box to get the cards insides. Only kept them in box since I regret taking my old ECW figs out. Only one pack so far but I got some AEW cards and posted some old wcw ones a while pack in this thread. Also posted my Legion of Doom hat and old WWF program in this thread and my Bret Hart sunglasses on page 10 in the post your fit thread. When I display more stuff, I’ll share. Have a lot of old figs and I’m glad to see I’m not the only one! Seeing mentions of New Jack and Galoob Ron Simmons takes me back
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: friendly dave on July 12, 2022, 08:06:26 PM
Since you all were talking about Stone Cold I've got to drop what is my probably biggest wrestling flex. The first live wrestling show I got to see in person was KOTR 96 where Austin won and cut the first Austin 3:16 promo. I was 11 and did yard work to make money and buy two tickets at $15 a pop for my dad and I to go.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 12, 2022, 08:25:59 PM
Since you all were talking about Stone Cold I've got to drop what is my probably biggest wrestling flex. The first live wrestling show I got to see in person was KOTR 96 where Austin won and cut the first Austin 3:16 promo. I was 11 and did yard work to make money and buy two tickets at $15 a pop for my dad and I to go.

Wouldn't have been my first, but my cousin got us tickets to KOTR 98 in Pittsburgh. I got in trouble for something or other and got grounded to my room for my entire summer vacation, so the PPV (and the $70 I had saved for the ticket) was out. That was, of course, the night that Taker threw Mankind off the cell. Its one of the things I still haven't forgiven my father for.

Wait actually I just realized you have a connection to that moment too. 96 KOTR had the match where Mankind actually beat Taker for the first time iirc. That was one of the matches that really put Mankind over as a threat and made everyone stick their fingers in their mouth and try to paralyze themselves.

So weird how there was those little threads of what would become one of the biggest boom periods in wrestling mixed in with like the body donna's vs the new rockers. Fun fact - two of the guys you saw that night, Goldust and Billy Gunn, are still actively wrestling at a high level in AEW. Billy's sons (the ass boys) are one of the up and coming tag teams in the promotion and he's heavily involved in their storyline. Dustin (Goldust) just pops up from time to time, has an incredible match, then goes back to running his wrestling school.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 12, 2022, 10:01:11 PM
Orange vs Wardlow is a must watch tonight bc I canít figure how they book it.  (If this was WWE I know how theyíd do it)

Also, cool that the Mid Atlantic belt looks like a traveling belt to be defended in different promotions
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 13, 2022, 12:36:22 AM
I watched RAW the other night and didnít realize just how bad it got.

Damian Priest is awful and the Bloodline is stale.

Anyone catch the A&E specials?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 13, 2022, 02:32:17 AM
Nah I canít watch any wrestling doc that WWE produces.   Itís such fiction
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 13, 2022, 02:52:49 AM
Orange vs Wardlow is a must watch tonight bc I canít figure how they book it.  (If this was WWE I know how theyíd do it)

Also, cool that the Mid Atlantic belt looks like a traveling belt to be defended in different promotions

I'm gonna watch dark when I go back inside, but I kinda got that impression too. I read someone speculating that it's basically to both test the waters for moving overseas and to give PAC and others who don't want to move to the states something to fight over. Its kinda cool that our modern indy scene is starting to kind of resemble the territories in some ways, like you can actually have a touring champ who's a big star again. I just hope this isn't going to be one of those things where they came up with a belt with a particular guy in mind and then it becomes basically forgotten about after they lose it or leave.

Wardlow vs OC is definitely interesting because Tony doesn't usually book fuck finishes. He seems to prefer the pander bear route, especially at these feature shows, so maybe they do something with Smart Mark interference and them uniting to fuck him up. Or maybe they have a totally unexpected run-in and start a new angle?

This card is fairly stacked... We're also getting Mox vs Takeshita and Claudio vs Hager plus the 3 way tag. There's also Serena Deeb vs Anna Jay, hopefully Anna will have a good match. I don't see any way she wins but hopefully it's not just a 4 minute squash.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 13, 2022, 03:05:04 AM
I watched RAW the other night and didnít realize just how bad it got.

Damian Priest is awful and the Bloodline is stale.

Anyone catch the A&E specials?

Every time I try to watch raw or SD I'm just baffled by how people watch it. I guess a lot of their crowd is either kids too young to know or remember there's alternatives out there or older/more boomerish folks who resist change in any form. Last time I saw one of those ratings with the demo breakdowns there was a really surprising amount of retiree aged fans.

Haven't watched any of the bios except part of the Foley one. It's definitely puffball but I still enjoyed what I saw.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 13, 2022, 09:10:45 AM
I watched the "Rivals" doc for Bret v. Shawn and didn't learn a damn thing it was the exact same quotes and stories from every other doc that covers the Screwjob.

Looking forward to Dynamite but already dragging ass at work.

And I'm pissed because I usually really like the Meatball Sub from Subway and today it was trash. I could tell when the kid was making it that it wasn't going to be good.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 13, 2022, 12:46:09 PM
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I watched RAW the other night and didnít realize just how bad it got.

Damian Priest is awful and the Bloodline is stale.

Anyone catch the A&E specials?
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Every time I try to watch raw or SD I'm just baffled by how people watch it. I guess a lot of their crowd is either kids too young to know or remember there's alternatives out there or older/more boomerish folks who resist change in any form. Last time I saw one of those ratings with the demo breakdowns there was a really surprising amount of retiree aged fans.

Haven't watched any of the bios except part of the Foley one. It's definitely puffball but I still enjoyed what I saw.

The Undertaker one was really good. They talked about him getting scammed by Buzz Sawyer and how Heyman set the meeting up with Vince to meet Mark Callaway while they were both still under contract with WCW.

Oh, and Ole Anderson is an idiot (but his shoot interviews are entertaining).
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 13, 2022, 03:50:02 PM
https://www.si.com/.amp/wrestling/2022/07/12/vince-mcmahon-misconduct-allegations-wwe-future (https://www.si.com/.amp/wrestling/2022/07/12/vince-mcmahon-misconduct-allegations-wwe-future)

Iím thinking Vince McMahonís mystery woman is Mae YoungÖ
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 13, 2022, 05:09:34 PM
Isnít it refreshing Wardlow doesnít use the spear
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 13, 2022, 08:18:48 PM
Isnít it refreshing Wardlow doesnít use the spear

That being said, Ricky Starks owns that move
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 13, 2022, 11:27:33 PM
Holy fuck Wardlow looks like a star. That was such good shit pal! There was maybe a bit too much gaga but I still laughed at the Danhausen spot. Wardlow's selling impressed the hell out of me and I really liked the finish. I hadn't even considered that he doesn't do a spear but now that you mention it, I do really like that. Refreshing, as you said Atiba.

Anyone catch Christians tron saying "worked everyone."? He really has taken MJF's gimmick...I also love that the worst thing he was willing to say about Pillman Sr. was that he might be overrated.

Anyone else feel like Castagnioli's song doesn't fit him? I guess I just don't like Claudio's audio.

Anna Jay looked better but they need to stop jobbing her out at some point. Like you let her lock in her finish middle of the ring and Deeb just calmly breaks out of it and beats her? Why would I want to watch that match again?

Tag match was fun but I don't know if I would call it good. I'm glad they put the a belt on Keith Lee though.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 13, 2022, 11:44:23 PM
Claudio will take time to get the WWE stink off of him the same way Danielson needed a little time for me to get used to him not being Daniel Bryan

Agree about Jay.   Seeds were planted with her turning heel/leaving DO with Tay so hopefully that leads to her doing something more.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 14, 2022, 12:33:12 AM
Damnnnn. How can you not like this guy? Everyone should have a friend like Keith Lee.

https://youtu.be/hAp6UfTbeCE
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 15, 2022, 05:34:32 AM
I'll be your Keith Lee. Hit me up if you ever having trouble.

I took some photos of my wrestling collection yesterday, I'll get them up soon.

Fell asleep during the entrances to the Claudio/ Hager match.

Even though I like Swerve/Lee, I just think Young Bucks should be dominating right now to set up a big match with FTR. Maybe a "four corners tag title belts on a pole match" with a set of tag titles on a ten foot pole in each corner. The match wouldn't be over until all four sets of belts are retrieved. It could get kinda fucky but it could end with each team with two sets of belts that sets up a final battle for all the gold.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 15, 2022, 04:21:28 PM
I'll be your Keith Lee. Hit me up if you ever having trouble.

I took some photos of my wrestling collection yesterday, I'll get them up soon.

Fell asleep during the entrances to the Claudio/ Hager match.

Even though I like Swerve/Lee, I just think Young Bucks should be dominating right now to set up a big match with FTR. Maybe a "four corners tag title belts on a pole match" with a set of tag titles on a ten foot pole in each corner. The match wouldn't be over until all four sets of belts are retrieved. It could get kinda fucky but it could end with each team with two sets of belts that sets up a final battle for all the gold.

Aww thanks dude thats actually cool as hell of you.

I kinda feel you about the Bucks, but I have a feeling they basically just booked themselves into the spot the Hardys were supposed to be in (basically transitional champions) after the Jeff thing and as much as I hate to say it I feel like giving the belts to Keith and Swerve is a sympathy move so Keith can take the belt home to his sick friend. I have to imagine that FTR knock off the Briscoes and then somehow circle back around to the bucks to set up the showdown match.

 I know people are clamoring for Starks and Hobbs too but I feel like it's not their time yet. If they get the belts now they'll hold them for like 2 weeks.

I'm pretty pumped for this barbed wire match. The last one was good up until the botched explosion and I feel like they'll try to top it. I'm sure Jericho has some elaborate but super safe spot like jumping onto an airbag planned.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 16, 2022, 01:12:19 AM
Dude I think Brody King might be a star in the making. He's nasty stiff, like Vader level stiff. He just had another match on rampage where he kicked the shit out of the dark order and I'm really impressed with everything I've seen this dude do, including powerbombing the everloving fuck out of Darby through a table in a hot topic last week. Hopefully that rumble win is a sign of things to come and they're going to push him. I'm salivating at the thought of him vs Joe or him vs Wardlow.

I kinda wish theyd just make rampage a proper 2 hour show. Everything feels rushed and it ends right as I'm getting really into it.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 16, 2022, 05:54:43 AM
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I'll be your Keith Lee. Hit me up if you ever having trouble.

I took some photos of my wrestling collection yesterday, I'll get them up soon.

Fell asleep during the entrances to the Claudio/ Hager match.

Even though I like Swerve/Lee, I just think Young Bucks should be dominating right now to set up a big match with FTR. Maybe a "four corners tag title belts on a pole match" with a set of tag titles on a ten foot pole in each corner. The match wouldn't be over until all four sets of belts are retrieved. It could get kinda fucky but it could end with each team with two sets of belts that sets up a final battle for all the gold.
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Aww thanks dude thats actually cool as hell of you.

I kinda feel you about the Bucks, but I have a feeling they basically just booked themselves into the spot the Hardys were supposed to be in (basically transitional champions) after the Jeff thing and as much as I hate to say it I feel like giving the belts to Keith and Swerve is a sympathy move so Keith can take the belt home to his sick friend. I have to imagine that FTR knock off the Briscoes and then somehow circle back around to the bucks to set up the showdown match.

 I know people are clamoring for Starks and Hobbs too but I feel like it's not their time yet. If they get the belts now they'll hold them for like 2 weeks.

I'm pretty pumped for this barbed wire match. The last one was good up until the botched explosion and I feel like they'll try to top it. I'm sure Jericho has some elaborate but super safe spot like jumping onto an airbag planned.

I keep thinking theyíll find a way to do a Bucks FTR Briscos 3 way match, but maybe there is t that history there

Apparently they couldnít do a winner takes all bc they donít really have the say so when it comes to the Mexican belts


I hear you on rampage although Iíd counter with 1.5 hr for each show. 
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 16, 2022, 06:25:20 AM
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I'll be your Keith Lee. Hit me up if you ever having trouble.

I took some photos of my wrestling collection yesterday, I'll get them up soon.

Fell asleep during the entrances to the Claudio/ Hager match.

Even though I like Swerve/Lee, I just think Young Bucks should be dominating right now to set up a big match with FTR. Maybe a "four corners tag title belts on a pole match" with a set of tag titles on a ten foot pole in each corner. The match wouldn't be over until all four sets of belts are retrieved. It could get kinda fucky but it could end with each team with two sets of belts that sets up a final battle for all the gold.
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Aww thanks dude thats actually cool as hell of you.

I kinda feel you about the Bucks, but I have a feeling they basically just booked themselves into the spot the Hardys were supposed to be in (basically transitional champions) after the Jeff thing and as much as I hate to say it I feel like giving the belts to Keith and Swerve is a sympathy move so Keith can take the belt home to his sick friend. I have to imagine that FTR knock off the Briscoes and then somehow circle back around to the bucks to set up the showdown match.

 I know people are clamoring for Starks and Hobbs too but I feel like it's not their time yet. If they get the belts now they'll hold them for like 2 weeks.

I'm pretty pumped for this barbed wire match. The last one was good up until the botched explosion and I feel like they'll try to top it. I'm sure Jericho has some elaborate but super safe spot like jumping onto an airbag planned.
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I keep thinking theyíll find a way to do a Bucks FTR Briscos 3 way match, but maybe there is t that history there

Apparently they couldnít do a winner takes all bc they donít really have the say so when it comes to the Mexican belts


I hear you on rampage although Iíd counter with 1.5 hr for each show.

I can watch Briscoes promos all day.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 16, 2022, 05:55:11 PM
As I'm sitting here watching the rest of the stuff from Rampage I didn't watch I realized that Statlander could basically be the female Wardlow if they booked her right. Keep the promos short and infrequent and just have her fucking destroy jobbers. Also I kinda like the renegade twins... They seem like the type of memorable jobbers that pop into your head randomly 15 years later.

Also Penta is so fucking cool. Didn't understand a word of his promo and didn't care. Still got the point across. I know I'm a huge mark for the Lucha Bros but Fenix's hot tag sequence was so cool. The springboard arm drag to stomp spot was beautiful. Was nice to see them get a (really weird) win but it could have been a better match. They didn't seem to have very much chemistry and it got sloppy a couple times plus it looked like Fenix and Kassidy were stiffing each other pretty good there too, I watched him ram Fenix's face into the turnbuckle about 20 times haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 16, 2022, 06:27:03 PM
Private Party are in need of something.   Theyíre kinda stagnating.    They got that huge win over the Young Bucks in that first year and then theyíve kinda fizzled as the roster has filled out.   Canít blame the Hardy Office on them, but thatís likely a lot of theyíre cooling off
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 16, 2022, 07:35:21 PM
Private Party are in need of something.   Theyíre kinda stagnating.    They got that huge win over the Young Bucks in that first year and then theyíve kinda fizzled as the roster has filled out.   Canít blame the Hardy Office on them, but thatís likely a lot of theyíre cooling off

I think Marq Quen got hurt last year and that kind of cooled off the push along with all the AHFO shit that just got dropped basically as soon as Jeff got released from WWE.

When I go back and watch early pandemic empty building stuff they're super fun but they definitely need some refreshing. I wouldn't be against breaking them up. They've both had very good singles matches and going against each other might elevate both. I think I've mentioned this before but Quen has my favorite shooting star press since Liger.

Also I just read that Michael Elgin missed a NOAH booking because he's in jail for stealing protein powder in Japan. I can't stop laughing about it. I'm picturing this brick shit house American trying to run away with two Tubs of ico-pro while a bunch of Japanese cops chase him Benny Hill style. The music is yakkity sax but done up in that slightly racist "Oriental" style that the WWF and WCW used for all vaguely Asian wrestlers in the 80s and 90s.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 16, 2022, 10:02:35 PM
Hahah or chopsticks sped up on a piano


ROH PPV shaping up nicely.   Claudio winning title belt?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 17, 2022, 05:41:40 PM
Hahah or chopsticks sped up on a piano


ROH PPV shaping up nicely.   Claudio winning title belt?

I feel like they're gonna use a fuck finish to get Gresham and Tully over as heels but it wouldn't be the first time Tony let his inner Dixie out and threw everything in the lap of the new guy. As good as Claudio is I almost feel like it would be such a transparent "notice me senpai" moment that it might become an example of a belt bringing a guy down the card rather than him elevating it. Kinda like when Big Show or Matt Hardy were WWECW champions.

Kinda want FTR to lose but they're really pushing them so I doubt they will. I don't really like the whole cramming ROH matches onto AEW shows thing and I'd really prefer they keep them kind of separate entities. I know Tony loves showing off how progressive he is because he gets multiple promotions to work together but I think everyone gets it at this point. Either give them a YouTube show at universal or if you have a cable deal in the works just run spot shows until its up and running. Everything is so crowded as is and one of the cool things about ROH was the small buildings and passionate fans, so why ruin that by putting them in 10k seat buildings where half the fans don't know or care about them?

I guess I just want him to show that he's able to separate Tony the booker from Tony the supermark. If he's putting what's supposed to be a prestigious belt on a guy who just got there and moving all the titles to "AEW guys" then it really does kinda look like a billionaire playing with his real life wrestling toys.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 17, 2022, 09:49:33 PM
I hear you on Claudio, but I would say the only difference between that an Big Show is Claudio has a history with ROH and he never won the belt before.     

I think I learned with Orange Osprey to give TK the benefit of the doubt.    What makes The World Title match interesting is that you could argue it either way - there isnít a clear cut winner.   Yuta isnít losing, FTR probably not losing, Joe is probably losing, but this one Iím so 50/50 on.

  The nice thing about AEW acknowledging the world outside of his own promotion is that Claudio isnít presented as some new guy off the street, heís presented with his history.   So if he wins the belt right away itís not as insulting as when other promotions do it but pretend Finn Balor is doing it in his second match ever
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 18, 2022, 07:17:15 AM
Update: one of those Observer guys was hypothesizing that Claudio is basically just being slotted in where Bryan Danielson was supposed to be and they havenít changed any story to accommodate.    Facing ZSJ then Gresham was supposed to be ďthe best technica wrestlerĒ storyline for BD
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 18, 2022, 09:00:30 PM
Update: one of those Observer guys was hypothesizing that Claudio is basically just being slotted in where Bryan Danielson was supposed to be and they havenít changed any story to accommodate.    Facing ZSJ then Gresham was supposed to be ďthe best technica wrestlerĒ storyline for BD

That actually makes perfect sense. They did say early on that he was the hand picked replacement and I'm fairly certain they did the same thing with the Bucks adopting the Hardyz storyline. So I guess Claudio is definitely winning this then, there's no way they'd book Gresham over BD.


I just saw the Ric Flair last match announcement. It definitely shouldn't happen, but since it's going to I guess Andrade/Lethal/Jarret is about the safest, best working combo you could ask for. Jay and Andrade can carry the match, Flair can do the promo off with Lethal, take some sympathy shots from one of the best worked punchers ever in double J and then take a hot tag to hit some chops and a figure 4 and hopefully not die in the process. I just hope his carny ass doesn't blade and try to do the turnbuckle spot.

The rest of the card is wild. Definitely a southern wrasslin flavor to it which makes sense if it's a Crockett show

(https://i.redd.it/bnx8lc04uec91.jpg)

Kross vs DBS Jr., Guns vs Wolves, Fatu vs Alexander, and the AAA guys all look intriguing to me. Love that they're trotting out the RnR express and Arn and made sure to put a "Von Erichs vs Briscoes" match on the card just to draw in a few dozen senile southerners who still pine for the glory days and think it's real. Thats some classic carny marketing I can get behind. I might actually watch this shit haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 19, 2022, 12:11:19 AM
That is a fuck ton of 2nd generation+ wrestlers on that card.   
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 19, 2022, 01:55:58 AM
Yeah and it's way more legit than I expected. I'm kind of surprised that the big feds are letting their guys work it. I guess Conrad called in a bunch of favors and probably assured people that they're going to keep Flair on a leash, though it looks like Tony still didn't want the AEW/ROH logo on the poster.

From what I gather I guess this is kind of an attempt at relaunching JCP with Conrad doing the promoting and maybe the booking? It would be pretty rad if they would make it modern wrestling but incorporating the heritage, like do all their shows in historic wrestling towns/venues and theme them around it. I'm thinking like an Amarillo card with a 60 minute 2 out of 3 falls mat classic like the Funks were famous for, but also a barbed wire match and 3 way ladder match like Terry was known for in his later years. It could be a cool way to revisit (and hopefully innovate on) some old storylines and match types and I think it would be really fun in places with lots of history like Portland or San Fran.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 19, 2022, 02:24:31 AM
Whatís the deal with this Conrad guy?   Is he cool?   I see him and this adfreeshow shit around the place but I have no idea about who he is other than he does a bunch of pods, married to someoneís daughter, and does mortgages
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 19, 2022, 10:51:17 AM
Yep, you nailed it. Podcaster, married Ric Flair's daughter (obv not Charlotte), and does mortgages.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 19, 2022, 10:55:16 AM
Did anyone see how they opened RAW last night? Sent Titus out there to do some classic Vince McMahon written promos about how great WWE is and how everyone needs to be nice and how WWE does all this charity work. Basically a huge fluff for WWE to try and make the fans forget what's happening with Vince.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNalOV-ORBQ&t=9s
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 19, 2022, 04:09:10 PM
Yep, you nailed it. Podcaster, married Ric Flair's daughter (obv not Charlotte), and does mortgages.

Is he seemingly a good dude or a shill?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 19, 2022, 09:16:39 PM
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Yep, you nailed it. Podcaster, married Ric Flair's daughter (obv not Charlotte), and does mortgages.
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Is he seemingly a good dude or a shill?

Little from column A, little from column B, but I like him. He's a mark that has more money than most old wrestlers, so he started out paying guys to come to his house and tell him stories and eventually that became podcasts. Somehow that turned into him being buddies with Flair and through him networking with anyone he wants to. Now he's married to the homely Flair daughter, has like 80 podcasts, and runs events.

Basically he kinda paid his way into the game but played it incredibly well once he was in. He's a smart dude and seems pretty cool, I don't love his hosting sometimes but I can't think of any gratuitous kook stuff off the top of my head. He's about the same age as me and watched a lot of the same stuff growing up so I tend to agree with him on a lot of stuff... he's an ECW mark and donated enough to some ECW documentary to hit the highest Kickstarter reward, so thats always gonna score points with me. Overall if I'm being honest he's kinda living the dream.

That being said, he's a fat white mortgage broker from Alabama who hangs out with a bunch of old wrestlers, so I would not trust him or be at all surprised to see him go down on some kind of embezzlement or fraud charges some day. Not like DiBiase "posing as a spiritual leader to facilitate stealing millions from welfare recepients" level scumbaggery or anything, but it just seems like being successful in his world is done through grift or deceit far more often than just working hard and following the rules.

Did anyone see how they opened RAW last night? Sent Titus out there to do some classic Vince McMahon written promos about how great WWE is and how everyone needs to be nice and how WWE does all this charity work. Basically a huge fluff for WWE to try and make the fans forget what's happening with Vince.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNalOV-ORBQ&t=9s

I've heard a lot of speculation that this is supposed to be a "get in front of the controversy" move, either just as a general PR stunt or because there might be more crazy shit coming. Are we about to see grainy footage of Vince sitting on the side of a bed saying "look pal, they're fine if they have money... Like rappers and basketball players..."?

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 19, 2022, 10:30:37 PM
Thanks for the heads up - never heard anything bad about Conrad but was curious if he was a Ryan Satin level of disreputable access-chaser
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 20, 2022, 12:08:17 PM
OK guys! Real excited for Dynamite tonight and will try to stay awake for the barb wire match.

I took some photos of my collection. I'd love to see some others. I really want to get all the Hasbros so if you have ones I don't have and want to trade for some of my non Hasbro stuff, shoot me a message.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CgPrHVNpvj3/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CgPrmTjJv2g/

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 20, 2022, 12:12:10 PM
Anyone watching G1 Climax?

Jeff Cobb is my new favorite wrestler now that HBKís retired.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 20, 2022, 12:40:22 PM
Thanks for the heads up - never heard anything bad about Conrad but was curious if he was a Ryan Satin level of disreputable access-chaser

I guess there's probably some parallels but the fact that he focuses so much on the classics and indys rather than just the fed makes me think he's in it more for love of wrestling than a weird social climbing or attention seeking thing like Satin. I don't listen to enough Conrad podcasts to consider myself super knowledgeable about him though, our resident cheek merchant SHAQUEEFA may have more insight.

Just semi-watched Dark (was on the phone for part of it). Pretty average episode but you do get Danhausen, Takeshita, the man Taz occasionally calls Wheela Yooter, and the highlight of the show for me was Jay Lethal as usual. There's also an ECW joke/reference in the women's tag match that got a full pop from me

There was also a new chick called J-Rod who looked like she could be something. She's tall and athletic and honestly she looked better than Mercedes at times. She also had a severe case of her ass trying to eat her trunks, so that was fun too.

@Bobby Peru your boy Ren was on again

Tonight is gonna be a banger.

- Varsity Blondes vs Christian and Luchasaurus
- Brody vs Darby is almost guaranteed to have some disgusting spots
- BCC vs Best Friends
- and of course Barbed Wire Everywhere..

No Wardlow but I did hear something about him bringing back the TNT title open challenge.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 20, 2022, 01:01:59 PM
Anyone watching G1 Climax?

Jeff Cobb is my new favorite wrestler now that HBKís retired.

Dude he popped me so fucking hard with his stealing protein powder line in a promo 2 days before the Elgin story broke.

Haven't been following the G1 as much this year, I usually watch the finals at some point though. Cobb needs to get to AEW at some point while he's still in his prime. I think I've probably mentioned this before but go watch his Lucha Underground run as Matanza Cueto if you haven't seen them. I'm pretty sure he's the offspring of Rhyno and Kimona Wannalaya, conceived high atop the ECW arena and then sent to the islands to live with his mom while Dad was out spearing people through tables.

OK guys! Real excited for Dynamite tonight and will try to stay awake for the barb wire match.

I took some photos of my collection. I'd love to see some others. I really want to get all the Hasbros so if you have ones I don't have and want to trade for some of my non Hasbro stuff, shoot me a message.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CgPrHVNpvj3/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CgPrmTjJv2g/



Me too haha. Haven't been this excited for a single match for a while. I already took a nap but I'm setting an alarm for 8pm and then another one for 9pm just in case. They don't have a ton scheduled so I could see them giving it like 30 mins.

Dude. Your collection is amazing. I'm not just chiefing you up because you're a pal either, I'm super fucking impressed! There's so much good shit in there I don't even know where to begin but the Barry Horowitz picture, Ramones poster w/Razor, and TNA poster all popped me. Your figs are sick too, Papa Shango is my favorite "bad" gimmick of all time, and do I see Nikolai Volkoff up there? Also all 3 members of Demolition, very tasteful.

Seriously man I would get stoned and just play with your toys for hours hahaha.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 20, 2022, 01:16:19 PM
Thanks man, I've worked real hard on it. Once again, wifey allowing this type of behavior is a main reason i put a ring on it. Really amped up my hasbro collection during COVID because I was able to keep my job, get all the stimulus checks, and was killing it at online poker.

Nikolai Volkoff was a thrift store find and my homie found the TNA poster at a flea market and bought it for me for $30. Also notice it is signed by every guy on it. Some fucking LEGENDS on there.

I met Horowitz at the same meet and greet that New Jack was at. Out of all the dudes there, 3 men got my money. New Jack, Horowitz and fucking Virgil. For some reason, me and my dad always loved Barry. We would always pat each other on the back before his matches and be like "this is the one! He's gotta win this one!" I told him I remembered when he finally won a match and he laughed. He told me he had a pretty decent record at house shows but just got dogged on TV.

I also showed wifey a few old Virgil matches and then explained the "lonely Virgil" meme and she got really sad for him. His commentary on the Ted DiBiase shit is hilarious.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 20, 2022, 01:54:07 PM
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Thanks for the heads up - never heard anything bad about Conrad but was curious if he was a Ryan Satin level of disreputable access-chaser
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I guess there's probably some parallels but the fact that he focuses so much on the classics and indys rather than just the fed makes me think he's in it more for love of wrestling than a weird social climbing or attention seeking thing like Satin. I don't listen to enough Conrad podcasts to consider myself super knowledgeable about him though, our resident cheek merchant SHAQUEEFA may have more insight.

Just semi-watched Dark (was on the phone for part of it). Pretty average episode but you do get Danhausen, Takeshita, the man Taz occasionally calls Wheela Yooter, and the highlight of the show for me was Jay Lethal as usual. There's also an ECW joke/reference in the women's tag match that got a full pop from me

There was also a new chick called J-Rod who looked like she could be something. She's tall and athletic and honestly she looked better than Mercedes at times. She also had a severe case of her ass trying to eat her trunks, so that was fun too.

@Bobby Peru your boy Ren was on again

Tonight is gonna be a banger.

- Varsity Blondes vs Christian and Luchasaurus
- Brody vs Darby is almost guaranteed to have some disgusting spots
- BCC vs Best Friends
- and of course Barbed Wire Everywhere..

No Wardlow but I did hear something about him bringing back the TNT title open challenge.


I hope Darby and Brody is the new Darby Ethan Page (they did some gnarly shit in MLW). 

Anyone have opinion on the Renegade Twins on the Dark shows.  Been hear others hype them up but I havenít really gotten around to catching up on the YouTube shows
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 20, 2022, 02:07:47 PM
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Thanks for the heads up - never heard anything bad about Conrad but was curious if he was a Ryan Satin level of disreputable access-chaser
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I guess there's probably some parallels but the fact that he focuses so much on the classics and indys rather than just the fed makes me think he's in it more for love of wrestling than a weird social climbing or attention seeking thing like Satin. I don't listen to enough Conrad podcasts to consider myself super knowledgeable about him though, our resident cheek merchant SHAQUEEFA may have more insight.

Just semi-watched Dark (was on the phone for part of it). Pretty average episode but you do get Danhausen, Takeshita, the man Taz occasionally calls Wheela Yooter, and the highlight of the show for me was Jay Lethal as usual. There's also an ECW joke/reference in the women's tag match that got a full pop from me

There was also a new chick called J-Rod who looked like she could be something. She's tall and athletic and honestly she looked better than Mercedes at times. She also had a severe case of her ass trying to eat her trunks, so that was fun too.

@Bobby Peru your boy Ren was on again

Tonight is gonna be a banger.

- Varsity Blondes vs Christian and Luchasaurus
- Brody vs Darby is almost guaranteed to have some disgusting spots
- BCC vs Best Friends
- and of course Barbed Wire Everywhere..

No Wardlow but I did hear something about him bringing back the TNT title open challenge.
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I hope Darby and Brody is the new Darby Ethan Page (they did some gnarly shit in MLW). 

Anyone have opinion on the Renegade Twins on the Dark shows.  Been hear others hype them up but I havenít really gotten around to catching up on the YouTube shows

Darby-Brody such be a good one.

Hope they donít do Brody dirty like ROH did by having Gresham go over on him clean.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 20, 2022, 04:51:06 PM
Thanks man, I've worked real hard on it. Once again, wifey allowing this type of behavior is a main reason i put a ring on it. Really amped up my hasbro collection during COVID because I was able to keep my job, get all the stimulus checks, and was killing it at online poker.

Nikolai Volkoff was a thrift store find and my homie found the TNA poster at a flea market and bought it for me for $30. Also notice it is signed by every guy on it. Some fucking LEGENDS on there.

I met Horowitz at the same meet and greet that New Jack was at. Out of all the dudes there, 3 men got my money. New Jack, Horowitz and fucking Virgil. For some reason, me and my dad always loved Barry. We would always pat each other on the back before his matches and be like "this is the one! He's gotta win this one!" I told him I remembered when he finally won a match and he laughed. He told me he had a pretty decent record at house shows but just got dogged on TV.

I also showed wifey a few old Virgil matches and then explained the "lonely Virgil" meme and she got really sad for him. His commentary on the Ted DiBiase shit is hilarious.

The stories of Virgil living in a subway (the restaurant, not the trains) and aggressively panhandling by demanding people take a picture with him and then pay him $10 for it are the stuff of legend. He is like purebred carny. I don't know if he has children but if he does I'm 100% sure he'd eat them alive for the right price, and that price is also probably depressingly low.

I think I read this in one of Foley's books but apparently Virgil has a big ol dick and used to walk around the locker room swinging it around and showing off. Then one of the Fullers got signed and showed up with an absolute cannon in his trunks and Virgil was never quite the same...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeI7KnJWoBELRWo.jpg)

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 20, 2022, 04:53:23 PM
Whoís still got their LJN figures though?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 20, 2022, 05:04:08 PM
Yessssss boys and girls let's go. Darby and Brody kicking it off!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 20, 2022, 06:04:40 PM
Cole Karterís drop kick was beautiful.

Witnessing a good drop kick is like witnessing a good tre flip.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 20, 2022, 06:21:50 PM
That FTR promo was great. Dax matched Jay Briscoeís promo intensity there.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 20, 2022, 07:36:30 PM
Holy shit. A lot to get through but this is what I can remember...


Darby and Brody didn't disappoint at all. What a fucking beating. Sting still moves like he's 30 as soon as he steps through the ropes.

Christian is the fucking best. I don't like them turning Luchasaurus back already, but seeing Hungle Boy chasing Christian through the stadium while Baltimora blares was awesome.

People might be surprised at that rampage rap battle. I don't know if he's going to bust it out or just do a comedy spot but if their YouTube channel is to be believed Austin can actually rap.

Jade was fucking sick. She's getting better. The timing is still a little bit off at times but she's doing more complicated spots and sequences. Definitely giving me heel Goldberg vibes and I'm down with it. That fall away slam was fucking beautiful.

Pennsylvania Longback sighting! Was she wearing JNCOs?


Main event. Phew. Aside from them missing a sick fucking backdrop and lion tamer spot on a barbed wire table because they just had to go PIP (please give us a no commercial paid stream in the US Tony), it delivered for sure. That was gruesome, nasty, and amazing. Jericho really fucking dialed back the years there, I'm shocked at some of the spots he did. The kick out on the barbed wire was funk-esque and he looked completely in his element after that chair almost certainly broke his nose. Dude even took a barbed wire spiderweb bump after the match just for shits n giggles. I seriously think that was a legendary performance from him, I hope it doesn't get forgotten. Kingston continues to be the modern day Dusty Rhodes, hell of a gutsy performance and he definitely got fucked up worse by the wire. When he finally gets his clean win over Jericho the pop is going to be seismic.

They definitely made up for the omega match here. I'm going to watch the Fite version in the morning and see how good it is without the commercial break, but I think that might have been one of the best BW matches I've seen. Jericho is painting an absolute masterpiece for the last chapter of his in-ring career.


BTW elevation has a Thigh Blue match. It's a tag where she brings her goth friend along for an ass kicking, but man what an ass to kick...
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on July 20, 2022, 07:38:54 PM
The  key not working made me laugh out loud on in wrasslin
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 20, 2022, 08:45:21 PM
The  key not working made me laugh out loud on in wrasslin

It never fails hahahaha. You'd think they'd have some like comically large brass lock and skeleton key that a 2 year old could use but nope.

I'm baffled by the people whining that Jericho won. Yeah, they're gonna give that Kingston win away on regular TV... that's brilliant booking. This is clearly building to a showdown at the PPV. It's so weird to me how people always claim to want long term booking and then complain when they get it.

That being said, fuck Sammy. Stop trying to force him into the main event, he needs to fuck off for a while and come back with something new because this ain't working.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 21, 2022, 12:28:41 AM
It is funny that Sammy fucked his image over with the whole Tay Conti personal life stuff.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 21, 2022, 03:23:13 AM
@SHAQUEEFA I had to go digging in the closet for something and look what I found..

(https://i.imgur.com/0esu5l0.jpg)


The Mario is my OG one, the DiBiase is one I got about a decade ago cleaning out someones attic but I had one when I was a kid too. I had warrior too but at some point I ended up ripping a hole in the DiBiase one so when I hit my teens and started doing bad kid shit it became the perfect place to hide my weed and pipe. Of all my hiding spots I think it might be the only one my dad never found. I kept that shit on my bed until I was 20 and no one knew the real reason haha. It was pretty fucking grody by the time I threw it away.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on July 21, 2022, 08:20:03 AM
It is funny that Sammy fucked his image over with the whole Tay Conti personal life stuff.

What is it exactly that happened here again? I think I have the gist of it but Iím not sure. Sammy cheated on his real life girlfriend with Tay Conti and then was an asshole to her on Twitter or something?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 21, 2022, 11:25:14 AM
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It is funny that Sammy fucked his image over with the whole Tay Conti personal life stuff.
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What is it exactly that happened here again? I think I have the gist of it but Iím not sure. Sammy cheated on his real life girlfriend with Tay Conti and then was an asshole to her on Twitter or something?

So basically last year when Sammy was being all smiley young babyface he proposed to his longtime gf in the ring on-air for a cheap pop. Like 3 months later he suddenly announces that they've broken up and then a month after that he's openly dating Tay. He claims he didn't cheat but no one is dumb enough to believe that and they both look like complete scumbags. Think Edge and Matt Hardy but Sammy is Lita and Tay is Edge. It doesn't help that the original chick is.. I don't know a polite way to say this... Not nearly as hot as Tay.

So basically Sammy dumped his high school gf that stuck by him and supported him all through the years he was on the indys for a hot dumb Brazilian chick as soon as he started to find a little success. It's not a very babyface move but just one of the things that makes it so easy to hate him. He comes off as a slimeball social climber in addition to being a non selling spot monkey with no respect for the business.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 21, 2022, 11:30:35 AM
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It is funny that Sammy fucked his image over with the whole Tay Conti personal life stuff.
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What is it exactly that happened here again? I think I have the gist of it but Iím not sure. Sammy cheated on his real life girlfriend with Tay Conti and then was an asshole to her on Twitter or something?


I think itís just that Sammy had a very normal looking girlfriend that he featured on his vlog and had been together with for a long time and then does a big proposal thing on tv for her and then after that she disappears from the vlog and ďprettyĒ tay starts featuring more and more and then it becomes apparent that heís left his gf and now Sammy and tay are that gross couple that are joined at the hip PDAing everywhere (which is now their gimmick) and heís engaged to Tay now.   


Edit: you explained it better than me.   Itís very 1st wife, 2nd wife of any musicianís biopic
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 21, 2022, 11:50:22 AM
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It is funny that Sammy fucked his image over with the whole Tay Conti personal life stuff.
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What is it exactly that happened here again? I think I have the gist of it but Iím not sure. Sammy cheated on his real life girlfriend with Tay Conti and then was an asshole to her on Twitter or something?
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I think itís just that Sammy had a very normal looking girlfriend that he featured on his vlog and had been together with for a long time and then does a big proposal thing on tv for her and then after that she disappears from the vlog and ďprettyĒ tay starts featuring more and more and then it becomes apparent that heís left his gf and now Sammy and tay are that gross couple that are joined at the hip PDAing everywhere (which is now their gimmick) and heís engaged to Tay now.   


Edit: you explained it better than me.   Itís very 1st wife, 2nd wife of any musicianís biopic

Tay was married too.

Also, Sammy has punchable face so that adds to it.

I think I may shell out for the ROH ppv at home. Itís too hot to go anywhere here.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 22, 2022, 01:42:57 AM
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It is funny that Sammy fucked his image over with the whole Tay Conti personal life stuff.
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What is it exactly that happened here again? I think I have the gist of it but Iím not sure. Sammy cheated on his real life girlfriend with Tay Conti and then was an asshole to her on Twitter or something?
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I think itís just that Sammy had a very normal looking girlfriend that he featured on his vlog and had been together with for a long time and then does a big proposal thing on tv for her and then after that she disappears from the vlog and ďprettyĒ tay starts featuring more and more and then it becomes apparent that heís left his gf and now Sammy and tay are that gross couple that are joined at the hip PDAing everywhere (which is now their gimmick) and heís engaged to Tay now.   


Edit: you explained it better than me.   Itís very 1st wife, 2nd wife of any musicianís biopic
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Tay was married too.

Also, Sammy has punchable face so that adds to it.

I think I may shell out for the ROH ppv at home. Itís too hot to go anywhere here.

I actually was thinking about it myself but I don't know if I'm going to drop the $40 on it. I might just download it later or try to find a stream. I know Gresham vs Claudio is big but my heart says Lethal and Joe should be the main even if it's for the TV belt.

I don't really like the Briscoes (they remind me of a lot of the white trash I grew up with) but I'm not a big FTR mark either so I don't really care about that match.

Garcia vs Wheela Yuter will be dramatic and probably pretty good but I'm not super hyped for it. Hope they put the belt on Garcia though.

Really all I want to see is Dalton Castle & the Boys. Dalton has kind of a modern day Goldust thing going on and I love it. He's got this weird, flamboyant, effeminate gimmick but then the bell rings and everything he does looks great and believable. Castle & the boys have been great for a long time and are the number 1 ROH act I'd like to see make the jump to AEW.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 22, 2022, 01:29:45 PM
Holy shit Vince just announced his retirement. Something big must be coming
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 22, 2022, 01:33:44 PM
Holy shit Vince just announced his retirement. Something big must be coming

 https://mobile.twitter.com/VinceMcMahon/status/1550572700959121408?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet (https://mobile.twitter.com/VinceMcMahon/status/1550572700959121408?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet)

I hope to God HHH takes over booking.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 22, 2022, 02:11:22 PM
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Holy shit Vince just announced his retirement. Something big must be coming
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 https://mobile.twitter.com/VinceMcMahon/status/1550572700959121408?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet (https://mobile.twitter.com/VinceMcMahon/status/1550572700959121408?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet)

I hope to God HHH takes over booking.

Full statement

https://mobile.twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1550575567900123139?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet


Yeah so apparently Steph and Nick Khan are taking over. Which means Vince is still calling the shots. Maybe they bring HHH back to creative, but I'm not holding my breath on anything changing until Vince is either dead or Snukafied and living in a home. My conspiracy theory is there's either more WSJ shit coming or Steph just convinced him to do this and he's planning to come back in a few months "when it all blows over pal".

I have a funny feeling this is going to be like when Russo was very obviously writing for TNA and Dixie denied it for months until she fucked up and forwarded the wrong email or something.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 22, 2022, 02:47:53 PM
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Holy shit Vince just announced his retirement. Something big must be coming
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 https://mobile.twitter.com/VinceMcMahon/status/1550572700959121408?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet (https://mobile.twitter.com/VinceMcMahon/status/1550572700959121408?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet)

I hope to God HHH takes over booking.
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Full statement

https://mobile.twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1550575567900123139?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet


Yeah so apparently Steph and Nick Khan are taking over. Which means Vince is still calling the shots. Maybe they bring HHH back to creative, but I'm not holding my breath on anything changing until Vince is either dead or Snukafied and living in a home. My conspiracy theory is there's either more WSJ shit coming or Steph just convinced him to do this and he's planning to come back in a few months "when it all blows over pal".

I have a funny feeling this is going to be like when Russo was very obviously writing for TNA and Dixie denied it for months until she fucked up and forwarded the wrong email or something.

Yeah, I can see him running the booking like Keyser Soze.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on July 22, 2022, 04:43:55 PM
PWInsidering claiming he is stepping away from creative and Prichard and Dunn running the show tonight
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: friendly dave on July 22, 2022, 04:54:40 PM
Looks like Brock left too. Raw on Monday is going to be an interesting one.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 22, 2022, 07:11:23 PM
Looks like Brock left too. Raw on Monday is going to be an interesting one.

Yeah they're off to a hot start hahaha. 

I've heard that Brock fucking hates everyone backstage and basically dealt with Vince one on one, so I can't say I'm surprised.

Prichard and Dunn is basically just as bad as Vince, they're the biggest stooges he's got left since he burned Johnny Ace to try and save himself. At least if HHH was running creative there's some hope, if it's Brother Love and Bucky Beaver then it's pretty much a given Vince is still in charge behind the scenes.

Guess they gotta change Theory's gimmick now. Do they give him a "mysterious benefactor" that never reveals himself and make him the Conspiracy Theory? Hah!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: blurst_of_times on July 23, 2022, 01:46:08 PM
I didn't watch Smackdown last night, but apparently Brock came back at the end of the show?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 23, 2022, 05:02:52 PM
Something big must be happening later if they just made the ROH championship the opening match.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 23, 2022, 06:42:58 PM
I didn't watch Smackdown last night, but apparently Brock came back at the end of the show?

Yeah. Rumor on the smark boards is that Vince called or texted him and got him to go back and finish the storyline (I'm sure money was involved). Don't know how much truth there is in that, but some of the sheets are also reporting they're thinking about bringing in Goldberg to replace him at Summerslam. I guess we'll find out but from what I gather it sounds the plan now is finish the storyline at the PPV and then he's done.

Something big must be happening later if they just made the ROH championship the opening match.

I don't get why Tony does that. He books his second biggest match as his opener all the time. This makes sense to me if Joe and Lethal go on last given their history and importance to the promotion but I'm going to be annoyed if they do like an hour tag in front of a dead crowd for the main, regardless of how hot FTR are right now.

Edit: as soon as I posted that Lethals music hit. Fuck me.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 23, 2022, 06:53:29 PM
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I didn't watch Smackdown last night, but apparently Brock came back at the end of the show?
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Yeah. Rumor on the smark boards is that Vince called or texted him and got him to go back and finish the storyline (I'm sure money was involved). Don't know how much truth there is in that, but some of the sheets are also reporting they're thinking about bringing in Goldberg to replace him at Summerslam. I guess we'll find out but from what I gather it sounds the plan now is finish the storyline at the PPV and then he's done.

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Something big must be happening later if they just made the ROH championship the opening match.
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I don't get why Tony does that. He books his second biggest match as his opener all the time. This makes sense to me if Joe and Lethal go on last given their history and importance to the promotion but I'm going to be annoyed if they do like an hour tag in front of a dead crowd for the main, regardless of how hot FTR are right now.

Edit: as soon as I posted that Lethals music hit. Fuck me.

Thoughts so far:

Claudio-Gresham was a good technical match with good storytelling. The foot difference in height definitely helped with some spots.

Dalton Castle and The Boys have the zestiest entrance ever. Match was pretty sloppy.

Jimmy Wang YaóI mean Wheeler Yuta put on a great match with Garcia. I gotta support my fellow Philadelphian in Wheeler. Garcia is a great performer and pulls his character off to perfection. He also looks like a dude who slides into DMís and pulls the wrestler card.

Mercedes Martinez is better in the ring than Punishment Martinez. Serena is goat status.

I would want to take a Muscle Buster about as much as Iíd want to get color in a match.

Briscoes-FTR should be a fight forever match.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 23, 2022, 07:41:05 PM
Hahahaha Jimmy Wang Yuta...im stealing that. Hell of a match by the kids. Garcia is really fucking good, he definitely gets the business and his psychology and pacing are far beyond his years. Btw  Jimmy Wang Yang is actually an awesome dude by all regards. Dude was really good in the ring and he's mentoring his daughter Jazzy who's apparently a bit of a prodigy as well.

Castle and the boys was a lil clusterfucky but its all about the entrance and theatrics. Loooove that dude.

Gresham and Claudio was really good. I still don't really agree with it but if you're gonna do it then that's the right way.

I don't really like Mercedes and Deeb being married to Marty Scurll while cutting promos about perverts in wrestling is still super weird to me but it was a good match.

The pop Joe got when he won is what should have closed the show. Lethal is legit like post hiatus Shawn Michaels level in terms of consistently making his opponent look good. I really liked the story with them jumping him before the bell and I'll be damned if Satnam Singh doesn't seem to be turning into a real pro wrestler before our eyes. He already seems to get it better than Kali ever did.

 I always struggle to get past what carny trash the Briscoes are. They look like the result of the bushwackers doubling up on some meth head after a show in one of the territories. That bell shot was legit though.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 23, 2022, 07:53:02 PM
Hahahaha Jimmy Wang Yuta...im stealing that. Hell of a match by the kids. Garcia is really fucking good, he definitely gets the business and his psychology and pacing are far beyond his years. Btw  Jimmy Wang Yang is actually an awesome dude by all regards. Dude was really good in the ring and he's mentoring his daughter Jazzy who's apparently a bit of a prodigy as well.

Castle and the boys was a lil clusterfucky but its all about the entrance and theatrics. Loooove that dude.

Gresham and Claudio was really good. I still don't really agree with it but if you're gonna do it then that's the right way.

I don't really like Mercedes and Deeb being married to Marty Scurll while cutting promos about perverts in wrestling is still super weird to me but it was a good match.

The pop Joe got when he won is what should have closed the show. Lethal is legit like post hiatus Shawn Michaels level in terms of consistently making his opponent look good. I really liked the story with them jumping him before the bell and I'll be damned if Satnam Singh doesn't seem to be turning into a real pro wrestler before our eyes. He already seems to get it better than Kali ever did.

 I always struggle to get past what carny trash the Briscoes are. They look like the result of the bushwackers doubling up on some meth head after a show in one of the territories. That bell shot was legit though.

Cash Wheeler said it bestÖEnzo on meth.

Is Marty Scurll finished? He was on the rise for quite a bit. I know Deeb dated Marty for a bit. Not sure if theyíre still together. She doesnít seem to have facial features.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 23, 2022, 08:12:29 PM
Satnam is def better than Khali already.   I donít want to be offensive in case itís related to a health thing,  but Khali never seemed present mentally.   Always felt like his mind was miles awAy
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 24, 2022, 03:44:19 AM
Danielson vs Garcia on Dynamite.   That will be rad



The Lit nerd in me just realizes how much I want Virgil to manage Dante just for the 5 people that would appreciate the Inferno reference
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 24, 2022, 06:10:28 AM
Danielson vs Garcia on Dynamite.   That will be rad



The Lit nerd in me just realizes how much I want Virgil to manage Dante just for the 5 people that would appreciate the Inferno reference

I always appreciated The Authors of Painís names being a nod to Occamís Razor.

Also The Eliminators names being a bit to Roman and Greek Mythology.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 24, 2022, 06:35:29 AM
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Hahahaha Jimmy Wang Yuta...im stealing that. Hell of a match by the kids. Garcia is really fucking good, he definitely gets the business and his psychology and pacing are far beyond his years. Btw  Jimmy Wang Yang is actually an awesome dude by all regards. Dude was really good in the ring and he's mentoring his daughter Jazzy who's apparently a bit of a prodigy as well.

Castle and the boys was a lil clusterfucky but its all about the entrance and theatrics. Loooove that dude.

Gresham and Claudio was really good. I still don't really agree with it but if you're gonna do it then that's the right way.

I don't really like Mercedes and Deeb being married to Marty Scurll while cutting promos about perverts in wrestling is still super weird to me but it was a good match.

The pop Joe got when he won is what should have closed the show. Lethal is legit like post hiatus Shawn Michaels level in terms of consistently making his opponent look good. I really liked the story with them jumping him before the bell and I'll be damned if Satnam Singh doesn't seem to be turning into a real pro wrestler before our eyes. He already seems to get it better than Kali ever did.

 I always struggle to get past what carny trash the Briscoes are. They look like the result of the bushwackers doubling up on some meth head after a show in one of the territories. That bell shot was legit though.
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Cash Wheeler said it bestÖEnzo on meth.

Is Marty Scurll finished? He was on the rise for quite a bit. I know Deeb dated Marty for a bit. Not sure if theyíre still together. She doesnít seem to have facial features.

They've been smart enough to keep their mouths shut and heads low, especially after all the speaking out shit happened, but yeah Marty and Serena are more than likely married. They have a mortgage together and the public filings refer to them as married in it, but I don't think anyone's actually found the license yet.

I kinda wanted the Briscoes to win but it was pretty clear from how they booked the match FTR was winning. It was very good, but I got real sick of Caprice screaming that it was the greatest match in history, especially because he started saying it before the match was half finished. There was a little too much forced drama for me, like them pretending to be exhausted or that ridiculous looking pin at the end. The best part for me by far was the bell shot and table bump.
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 24, 2022, 05:24:58 PM
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Danielson vs Garcia on Dynamite.   That will be rad



The Lit nerd in me just realizes how much I want Virgil to manage Dante just for the 5 people that would appreciate the Inferno reference
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I always appreciated The Authors of Painís names being a nod to Occamís Razor.

Also The Eliminators names being a bit to Roman and Greek Mythology.

Well since you guys are bringing up classical intellectual pursuits in wrestling I figured I'd share that I've changed my fantasy football team name to one inspired by one of the most genius, sublime wordsmiths and orators of our time and any... Taz.

We are shifting from "scissor me daddy ass" to "Sliced up yambag city" in an attempt to pay tribute to this great man.

I dunno how many of you are BTE watchers but they occasionally have some really cool shit on there. This is one of those weeks. Starting at 17 minutes they have almost 8 minutes of "cutler cam" ringside footage of the tag title 3 way between the bucks, Starks and Hobbs, and Keith Lee/Swerve. Super cool to see and hear a match like that up close.

https://youtu.be/rKRLwFeVfQw

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Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 24, 2022, 11:56:27 PM
Iím getting so stoked on the likely trios tournament (happening when omega and bucks are healthy).  These four alone in any combo will be MOTY candidate to me

Bucks + Omega
Malakai/Brody/Buddy
Penta/Fenix/PAC
Andrade/Rush/Dragon Lee


Maybe an FTR/CM Punk thrown in the mix

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 25, 2022, 04:56:18 PM
RAW tonight should be a good one.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 25, 2022, 08:13:50 PM
RAW tonight should be a good one.

Iíve hated WWE and everything about it (NXT was Macmahon free for a time and was free on Hulu) that it will be hard to ever actually foresee going back to it as a viewer.   
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 25, 2022, 08:44:13 PM
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RAW tonight should be a good one.
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Iíve hated WWE and everything about it (NXT was Macmahon free for a time and was free on Hulu) that it will be hard to ever actually foresee going back to it as a viewer.

Aside from the moral objections, I just straight up can't watch it because it's a bad wrestling show. I still watch the old stuff, but likewise unless something fundamentally changes I don't see myself watching a full show any time soon. I still have peacock but I'm trying to find an alternative. Maybe I'll steal a marks login so they aren't getting my money anymore or something.

Just watched the new elevation. It was taped at fyter fest so it's got a good crowd and the performers respond well. Theres a solid tag match between Uno/10 and Solo/Comorato. Qt Marshall gets a huge pop and proves that classic heel shtick still works if you do it well. Comorato needs to get brought up to the big show soon. Dude looks straight out of the 80s and he can work.

Oh and I forget who asked about the Renegade twins but they seem to be getting a mini push as jobber heels. I think they even got promo time on one of the YouTube shows. On this episode Robin has a match with Hikaru Shida that's really good. I kinda dig them, Robin has good chops and they seem to be able to work at a pretty high level so they could easily be part of a women's tag scene. Also I'm not sure where they're from but they have pretty severe Longback syndrome.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 25, 2022, 09:08:55 PM
Agreed.   The announcer style is what truly ruins WWE for me.   I did like Mauro (unpopular opinion I know) and Nigel as a team, but TAz and Excalibur when theyíre goofing off is def my favorite
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 26, 2022, 01:51:43 AM
Agreed.   The announcer style is what truly ruins WWE for me.   I did like Mauro (unpopular opinion I know) and Nigel as a team, but TAz and Excalibur when theyíre goofing off is def my favorite

I actually like McAfee and Cole, but I'm pretty biased since McAfee is basically like listening to my big dumb Yinzer buddies call it. I would love to get him on AEW some day. I like Mauro too but he needs the right partner and situation or he can get a little too wound up and irritating. I think he's really good in like NJPW style promotions, especially with his mma credentials and knowledge.

I remember when Taz started doing commentary back in the day I thought he sucked. I don't know if he actually was that bad or I was just bitter about seeing an ECW original and favorite of mine not wrestling anymore. Him and Excalibur now are probably the most entertaining and likeable commentary duo I've heard since Joel Gertner and Joey Styles back in the later stages of ECW. I actually prefer him to Tony and JR for undercard matches, though he still can't touch them for the main event stuff.

Speaking of Joey Styles, he's probably the best overall commentator I've ever heard. Subjectively speaking he's definitely my favorite (sorry JR, you're still the GOAT). He called the bulk of prime ECW by himself and its some of the most memorable and entertaining stuff in my opinion, though im sure old guys say the same thing about like Gordon Solie and Lance Russell. I do think Styles' style holds up even today when I rewatch, actually I think part of the reason I really like Excalibur is because he reminds me of him.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 26, 2022, 02:12:15 AM
Yeah I like him but Cole slips into canned WWE verbiage too much for me.   Granted I havenít listened to them in a while so it could change. 

I know there are people like Bobby Heenan who have done it well in the past, but I canít stand the overtly heel announcer anymore.   Taz admits his biases (when storyline appropriate - though I think Team Taz is basically done) but still gives credit where credit is due.   Corey Graves was refreshing for a nanosecond but he killed the whole enterprise for me
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 26, 2022, 05:46:55 AM
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan will forever be my favorites. Their comedic timing was untouchable.

I really like it when Jericho gets in the booth and calls matches, he will have a place in wrestling until the day he dies. When they were running the empty arena he did such a great job filling in when needed. The shit with "Pineapple Pete" was hilarious and actually led to some unknown guy getting a little shine and a good match with Jericho.

People talking shit on Jericho for beating Kingston, but that man has been instrumental in getting a lot of dudes over and cementing big moments in important stories in the company. Him being the first champ was real smart. It brought instant credibilty to that belt and set up Hangman for one of the longest running stories in all of pro wrestling.

And all of the inner circle vignettes they did during quarantine were just funny as fuck.

Before AEW i liked him, but now he in my Mt. Rushmore. Truly a GOAT.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 26, 2022, 05:48:01 AM
Oh and Buttfart, MDM wrestling buddy is tight. My parents never got me one. What a great weed hiding place!
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 26, 2022, 11:45:53 AM
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan will forever be my favorites. Their comedic timing was untouchable.

I really like it when Jericho gets in the booth and calls matches, he will have a place in wrestling until the day he dies. When they were running the empty arena he did such a great job filling in when needed. The shit with "Pineapple Pete" was hilarious and actually led to some unknown guy getting a little shine and a good match with Jericho.

People talking shit on Jericho for beating Kingston, but that man has been instrumental in getting a lot of dudes over and cementing big moments in important stories in the company. Him being the first champ was real smart. It brought instant credibilty to that belt and set up Hangman for one of the longest running stories in all of pro wrestling.

And all of the inner circle vignettes they did during quarantine were just funny as fuck.

Before AEW i liked him, but now he in my Mt. Rushmore. Truly a GOAT.

Yeah Bobby was amazing with anyone but him and Gorilla is next level. Brain's one liners will never be beat.. I think it was either the Bret Owen match or the survivor series where they mention the entire Hart family is sitting in the crowd and without missing a beat he deadpans "Is that what that smell is?!"

Cole is fine when he's with the right partner but he's definitely a corporate robot and he's pretty insufferable when he's with the wrong partner.

I think the people bitching about Jericho going over are mostly either indy marks who see Kingston as "their guy" or newer fans who aren't used to actual long term storytelling. The same people that start talking about how they need to switch the belt 2 weeks after someone wins it and whine when they don't get a major title change on free TV. They're used to binge watching wrestling on the internet so they lose perspective and can't handle a feud playing out in real time. This is classic southern "against all odds" babyface booking and I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was ripped straight from some southern territory or 90's Japan (which was heavily influenced by the southern gaijin) feud that Kingston nerds out on. I feel like half these people will change their minds and say it was genius move when it ends with a legendary PPV match. He's obviously gonna put him over but he's going to do it properly, which means the right time and place. Dynamite shark week gimmick match ain't that time.

I'm also not sure why people think this is Jericho demanding to go over and not Eddie's idea, like you said Jericho has put tons of people over and I'm sure TK has ultimate say and would quash that in a second if it was the case. I fucking love that they're doing these escalating consequences matches and I don't understand why people can't just give them credit for a very well done match because they thought the wrong guy won.

Jericho also puts people over on commentary all the time, and manages to do it while staying heel which as Atiba mentioned is rather difficult to do well (Jesse was always surprisingly good at that too). He has plenty of faults but not knowing or respecting the business sure as hell ain't one of them.

I totally agree about putting the belt on him being one of the best moves they've made. I think people also forget that he got a TON of western eyes on NJPW with his run there, I know it caught my attention even though I wasn't really watching much wrestling at the time.

Glad you liked my wrestling buddy, it was definitely the best hiding spot I ever came up with. I got tons of shit from my friends about having basically a man shaped pillow with a hole in it, so maybe my dad just thought I was fucking it.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on July 26, 2022, 12:05:39 PM
Admittedly weird opinion but I think Taz/Cole is an underrated commentator team. I watched some Smackdowns from 2003 recently and they were clearly having a lot of fun taking shots at each other throughout that period.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 26, 2022, 01:12:04 PM
Admittedly weird opinion but I think Taz/Cole is an underrated commentator team. I watched some Smackdowns from 2003 recently and they were clearly having a lot of fun taking shots at each other throughout that period.

That's a good oddball one. Like I said I thought Taz sucked back in the day, but that was mostly just me being bitter about the demise of ECW and hating anyone that wasn't King/JR. With the passage of time and gaining perspective I can say he's always been a solid commentator.

He didn't do much commentary, but I feel like the "Quintessential Stud Muffin" Joel Gertner doesn't get the love he deserves. His innuendo and one liners were legendary, dude was smart as shit (he was a legit ivy league law student) but just wanted to make pussy and dick jokes and that really resonated with me for obvious reasons haha. He was also a big part of that absolutely nuclear heat that the Dudley's had for a while there.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 26, 2022, 01:28:55 PM
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Admittedly weird opinion but I think Taz/Cole is an underrated commentator team. I watched some Smackdowns from 2003 recently and they were clearly having a lot of fun taking shots at each other throughout that period.
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That's a good oddball one. Like I said I thought Taz sucked back in the day, but that was mostly just me being bitter about the demise of ECW and hating anyone that wasn't King/JR. With the passage of time and gaining perspective I can say he's always been a solid commentator.

He didn't do much commentary, but I feel like the "Quintessential Stud Muffin" Joel Gertner doesn't get the love he deserves. His innuendo and one liners were legendary, dude was smart as shit (he was a legit ivy league law student) but just wanted to make pussy and dick jokes and that really resonated with me for obvious reasons haha. He was also a big part of that absolutely nuclear heat that the Dudley's had for a while there.

Joel Gertner was the best.

Him, Joey Styles, and even Lance Wright were a great talking head trio.

ECW Taz was the best. WWE ruined his character and nobody wanted to get dropped on their heads with a German or head and arm Taz-plex.

I miss old ECW. Biggest regret is I never caught a show at the ECW arena, only a house show in the suburbs.

Any old Wrestlecrap readers in the mix?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 26, 2022, 03:56:07 PM
I also didnít know that Tully Blanchard left AEW/ROH and that Jonathan Gresham asked for his release and is apparently done with wrestling for a while.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 26, 2022, 04:23:18 PM
I also didnít know that Tully Blanchard left AEW/ROH and that Jonathan Gresham asked for his release and is apparently done with wrestling for a while.

Yeah I saw that. Really weird. Wonder if the Vince stuff spooked him because of some skeletons in his own closet or something. Hope it's nothing bad but the timing seems so weird with him recently getting back on TV and having his own stable.

His Daughter is a real piece of work too which is a shame because she might actually be better in the ring than he was. I have no idea if this was ever proven or debunked but it's one of the weirder modern wrestling sleaze stories so here goes... apparently when she was on the indys some perv money mark on the internet offered her a couple of grand to make an audio recording of her taking a dump while talking dirty. She must have needed the money, because a quick google search will lead you to the recording in question and it does sound like her. You can also find Cornette and Last listening to/discussing it on one of the drive thrus and its fucking gold.

I'm getting new teeth tomorrow. I told them when they do the thing where they show them to you in the mirror I want Rick Rude's "simply ravishing" WCW theme playing. Then I'm going to gather all the dental assistants around and call them sweat hogs and gyrate my hips before leaving the office.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 26, 2022, 04:47:35 PM
I also didnít know that Tully Blanchard left AEW/ROH and that Jonathan Gresham asked for his release and is apparently done with wrestling for a while.

I donít know that Tullys out - they just changed up Tully Enterprises to be without him.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 26, 2022, 11:05:09 PM
If anyones paying attention to the first song the in wknd video/the 411 it originally was used in - AJ Styles used to use a remix of that as his entrance music in ROH/indies.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 27, 2022, 06:59:12 AM
I saw HHH heads up creative for all WWE now. This should be good.

Wonder who heíll poach from AEWÖ

Also, I hope he brings back most of the released talent, especially Killer Kross and Bray.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 27, 2022, 06:12:05 PM
I saw HHH heads up creative for all WWE now. This should be good.

Wonder who heíll poach from AEWÖ

Also, I hope he brings back most of the released talent, especially Killer Kross and Bray.

I have a feeling that Vince still has more say than anyone is letting on. HHH is still his son and law and he still owns 83% of the company and using it as inheritance blackmail is definitely something Vince would do.

Bringing Bray back seems like a very real possibility but I don't know if he wants to come back for less money. He was making a LOT in his last contract. Kross and Scarlett I think are pretty over the fed after they fucked him up the first time.
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Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 27, 2022, 06:33:54 PM
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I saw HHH heads up creative for all WWE now. This should be good.

Wonder who heíll poach from AEWÖ

Also, I hope he brings back most of the released talent, especially Killer Kross and Bray.
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I have a feeling that Vince still has more say than anyone is letting on. HHH is still his son and law and he still owns 83% of the company and using it as inheritance blackmail is definitely something Vince would do.

Bringing Bray back seems like a very real possibility but I don't know if he wants to come back for less money. He was making a LOT in his last contract. Kross and Scarlett I think are pretty over the fed after they fucked him up the first time.

RAW last night seemed somewhat different.

I especially loved Romanís ďyour daddy ainít here no moreĒ shot at Theory. Iím a Theory stan and a Tribal Chief fan and that interaction was gold.

I can see them trying to switch the feel of the product up a little. They are going to TV-14 now.

Speaking of which, Jungle Boyís promo was surprising. Especially with how he started it. Itís like AEW is trying to match it.

Also love Hook winning his dadís title and love the Ricky Starks face turn to what I hope is a singles push. I think Hobbs will benefit greatly too.
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Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 27, 2022, 07:06:23 PM
Tonightís Dynamite was the showcase of the future. I absolutely loved Garcia going over on Danielson. He needed that win more than the American Dragon did. This episode was to Hook, Dante, and Garcia what Hockey X was to Diego and Campos.
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 28, 2022, 04:13:19 PM
Tonightís Dynamite was the showcase of the future. I absolutely loved Garcia going over on Danielson. He needed that win more than the American Dragon did. This episode was to Hook, Dante, and Garcia what Hockey X was to Diego and Campos.

I watched it but was still pretty beat up from surgery so I didn't take any notes but yeah the Starks + Hobbs turn and then Garcia going over BD relatively cleanly were definitely not what I expected and I'm down for it.

I didn't like Anna leaving DO for the JAS though. I'm not sure why people are making such a big deal about her... She's hot  but she can't cut a promo (or even keep a straight face while someone else cuts theirs) and she's average at best in the ring. Her finish is a fucking goofy looking sleeper that she barely locks in. Im sorry but AEWs womens division in general just fucking sucks and they need to either overhaul it or stop giving it prime TV time. Statlander vs Jade could be like Bayley vs Sasha was for NXT a few years ago but were gonna keep getting Marina Shitfire and Julia Hart even though they cant work and awkward rambling 10 minute promos from Rosa even though she can't talk. Get it together Tony, I'd really love to not instantly look for the fast forward button every time I hear your women's champs music hit.

Oh the rematch vs Yamashita was boring as fuck too.
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Post by: WPG on July 28, 2022, 10:04:32 PM
I've been going on a couple trips around Canada lately and haven't been able to watch AEW for a couple weeks. Watching the latest dynamite on tape and I actually found myself appreciating Sammy and Tay they are the annoying couple that everyone hates. I think it needs a tweak in some way... idk if making them fight and show cracks in the realationship or if making them try to be less outright annoying but still be annoying. It's missing something
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 28, 2022, 10:37:54 PM
Did I get dropped on my head or is there a passing resemblance between Sammy and Steve-O (a pristine condition SteveO of course
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 29, 2022, 02:14:16 AM
I've been going on a couple trips around Canada lately and haven't been able to watch AEW for a couple weeks. Watching the latest dynamite on tape and I actually found myself appreciating Sammy and Tay they are the annoying couple that everyone hates. I think it needs a tweak in some way... idk if making them fight and show cracks in the realationship or if making them try to be less outright annoying but still be annoying. It's missing something

I think Eddie Kingston just summed up exactly how I feel about Sammy... Im paraphrasing a bit but

"He does the same moves as the bucks, except he's worse at them."

Maybe it's because he's been on TV way too much since I started watching, but I can't even get behind him as someone I enjoy hating. For me he's just a boring spot monkey who doesn't understand ring psychology. He has to mostly rely on being a real life scumbag to get heat and I've never been a fan of that.


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 29, 2022, 02:04:53 PM
Missed Dynamite. Watched highlights on YouTube. After that Dark Order promo a few weeks ago where Uno claimed "We aren't going anywhere" I'm pretty bummed they just moved Anna Jay to JAS for no real reason. Like now they have 6 dudes and two women in a stable. That's way too much.

Jobhausen leading into Hook was pretty sick.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 29, 2022, 02:21:37 PM
Missed Dynamite. Watched highlights on YouTube. After that Dark Order promo a few weeks ago where Uno claimed "We aren't going anywhere" I'm pretty bummed they just moved Anna Jay to JAS for no real reason. Like now they have 6 dudes and two women in a stable. That's way too much.

Jobhausen leading into Hook was pretty sick.

6 guys and 2 women in a stable is shades of Kevin Sullivanís Army of Darkness from the Florida territory back in the day.

One of those women was Woman herself. The other was Luna Vachon.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 29, 2022, 03:53:00 PM
Missed Dynamite. Watched highlights on YouTube. After that Dark Order promo a few weeks ago where Uno claimed "We aren't going anywhere" I'm pretty bummed they just moved Anna Jay to JAS for no real reason. Like now they have 6 dudes and two women in a stable. That's way too much.

Jobhausen leading into Hook was pretty sick.


Agreed but itíll be better for Annaís professional development to be around most of those guys.   
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 29, 2022, 04:27:52 PM
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Missed Dynamite. Watched highlights on YouTube. After that Dark Order promo a few weeks ago where Uno claimed "We aren't going anywhere" I'm pretty bummed they just moved Anna Jay to JAS for no real reason. Like now they have 6 dudes and two women in a stable. That's way too much.

Jobhausen leading into Hook was pretty sick.
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6 guys and 2 women in a stable is shades of Kevin Sullivanís Army of Darkness from the Florida territory back in the day.

One of those women was Woman herself. The other was Luna Vachon.

That angle was so far ahead of its time. Smack dab in the midst of the satanic panic too. Sullivan got jobs he didn't deserve for the next 30 years because of that angle and even today you see its influence in like house of black or Wyatt family types groups.

Nancy was SO fucking hot back then. Like Im not even exaggerating when I say 80s Florida "fallen angel" Nancy is perhaps the single hottest valet ever, right up there with like 1996 sunny.

(https://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/a/armyofdarkness/02.jpg)

Then they being in Luna as a "local reporter" named Trudy, looking incredibly plain and innocent. Sullivan hauls off and fucking slaps her on TV, then kidnaps her and brainwashes her and shaves her head and turns her into another of his slaves

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAq5STNXoAAAlur.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/67/5b/a8/675ba82d84378a4fe15564e0c997a83f.jpg)

It's corny as fuck when you watch it now, but that shit actually scared the hell out of parents. The 80s were fucking wild man.
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 29, 2022, 04:24:50 PM
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Missed Dynamite. Watched highlights on YouTube. After that Dark Order promo a few weeks ago where Uno claimed "We aren't going anywhere" I'm pretty bummed they just moved Anna Jay to JAS for no real reason. Like now they have 6 dudes and two women in a stable. That's way too much.

Jobhausen leading into Hook was pretty sick.
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6 guys and 2 women in a stable is shades of Kevin Sullivanís Army of Darkness from the Florida territory back in the day.

One of those women was Woman herself. The other was Luna Vachon.

That angle was so far ahead of its time. Smack dab in the midst of the satanic panic too. Sullivan got jobs he didn't deserve for the next 30 years because of that angle and even today you see its influence in like house of black or Wyatt family types groups.

Nancy was SO fucking hot back then. Like Im not even exaggerating when I say 80s Florida "fallen angel" Nancy is perhaps the single hottest valet ever, right up there with like 1996 sunny.

(https://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/a/armyofdarkness/02.jpg)

Then they being in Luna as a "local reporter" named Trudy, looking incredibly plain and innocent. Sullivan hauls off and fucking slaps her on TV, then kidnaps her and brainwashes her and shaves her head and turns her into another of his slaves

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAq5STNXoAAAlur.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/67/5b/a8/675ba82d84378a4fe15564e0c997a83f.jpg)

It's corny as fuck when you watch it now, but that shit actually scared the hell out of parents. The 80s were fucking wild man.
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 29, 2022, 04:25:44 PM
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Missed Dynamite. Watched highlights on YouTube. After that Dark Order promo a few weeks ago where Uno claimed "We aren't going anywhere" I'm pretty bummed they just moved Anna Jay to JAS for no real reason. Like now they have 6 dudes and two women in a stable. That's way too much.

Jobhausen leading into Hook was pretty sick.
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6 guys and 2 women in a stable is shades of Kevin Sullivanís Army of Darkness from the Florida territory back in the day.

One of those women was Woman herself. The other was Luna Vachon.

That angle was so far ahead of its time. Smack dab in the midst of the satanic panic too. Sullivan got jobs he didn't deserve for the next 30 years because of that angle and even today you see its influence in like house of black or Wyatt family types groups.

Nancy was SO fucking hot back then. Like Im not even exaggerating when I say 80s Florida "fallen angel" Nancy is perhaps the single hottest valet ever, right up there with like 1996 sunny.

(https://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/a/armyofdarkness/02.jpg)

Then they being in Luna as a "local reporter" named Trudy, looking incredibly plain and innocent. Sullivan hauls off and fucking slaps her on TV, then kidnaps her and brainwashes her and shaves her head and turns her into another of his slaves

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAq5STNXoAAAlur.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/67/5b/a8/675ba82d84378a4fe15564e0c997a83f.jpg)

It's corny as fuck when you watch it now, but that shit actually scared the hell out of parents. The 80s were fucking wild man.
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 29, 2022, 04:26:02 PM
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Missed Dynamite. Watched highlights on YouTube. After that Dark Order promo a few weeks ago where Uno claimed "We aren't going anywhere" I'm pretty bummed they just moved Anna Jay to JAS for no real reason. Like now they have 6 dudes and two women in a stable. That's way too much.

Jobhausen leading into Hook was pretty sick.
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6 guys and 2 women in a stable is shades of Kevin Sullivanís Army of Darkness from the Florida territory back in the day.

One of those women was Woman herself. The other was Luna Vachon.

That angle was so far ahead of its time. Smack dab in the midst of the satanic panic too. Sullivan got jobs he didn't deserve for the next 30 years because of that angle and even today you see its influence in like house of black or Wyatt family types groups.

Nancy was SO fucking hot back then. Like Im not even exaggerating when I say 80s Florida "fallen angel" Nancy is perhaps the single hottest valet ever, right up there with like 1996 sunny.

(https://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/a/armyofdarkness/02.jpg)

Then they being in Luna as a "local reporter" named Trudy, looking incredibly plain and innocent. Sullivan hauls off and fucking slaps her on TV, then kidnaps her and brainwashes her and shaves her head and turns her into another of his slaves

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAq5STNXoAAAlur.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/67/5b/a8/675ba82d84378a4fe15564e0c997a83f.jpg)

It's corny as fuck when you watch it now, but that shit actually scared the hell out of parents. The 80s were fucking wild man.
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 29, 2022, 04:26:26 PM
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Missed Dynamite. Watched highlights on YouTube. After that Dark Order promo a few weeks ago where Uno claimed "We aren't going anywhere" I'm pretty bummed they just moved Anna Jay to JAS for no real reason. Like now they have 6 dudes and two women in a stable. That's way too much.

Jobhausen leading into Hook was pretty sick.
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6 guys and 2 women in a stable is shades of Kevin Sullivanís Army of Darkness from the Florida territory back in the day.

One of those women was Woman herself. The other was Luna Vachon.

That angle was so far ahead of its time. Smack dab in the midst of the satanic panic too. Sullivan got jobs he didn't deserve for the next 30 years because of that angle and even today you see its influence in like house of black or Wyatt family types groups.

Nancy was SO fucking hot back then. Like Im not even exaggerating when I say 80s Florida "fallen angel" Nancy is perhaps the single hottest valet ever, right up there with like 1996 sunny.

(https://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/a/armyofdarkness/02.jpg)

Then they being in Luna as a "local reporter" named Trudy, looking incredibly plain and innocent. Sullivan hauls off and fucking slaps her on TV, then kidnaps her and brainwashes her and shaves her head and turns her into another of his slaves

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAq5STNXoAAAlur.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/67/5b/a8/675ba82d84378a4fe15564e0c997a83f.jpg)

It's corny as fuck when you watch it now, but that shit actually scared the hell out of parents. The 80s were fucking wild man.
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 29, 2022, 04:27:14 PM
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Missed Dynamite. Watched highlights on YouTube. After that Dark Order promo a few weeks ago where Uno claimed "We aren't going anywhere" I'm pretty bummed they just moved Anna Jay to JAS for no real reason. Like now they have 6 dudes and two women in a stable. That's way too much.

Jobhausen leading into Hook was pretty sick.
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6 guys and 2 women in a stable is shades of Kevin Sullivanís Army of Darkness from the Florida territory back in the day.

One of those women was Woman herself. The other was Luna Vachon.

That angle was so far ahead of its time. Smack dab in the midst of the satanic panic too. Sullivan got jobs he didn't deserve for the next 30 years because of that angle and even today you see its influence in like house of black or Wyatt family types groups.

Nancy was SO fucking hot back then. Like Im not even exaggerating when I say 80s Florida "fallen angel" Nancy is perhaps the single hottest valet ever, right up there with like 1996 sunny.

(https://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/pictures/a/armyofdarkness/02.jpg)

Then they being in Luna as a "local reporter" named Trudy, looking incredibly plain and innocent. Sullivan hauls off and fucking slaps her on TV, then kidnaps her and brainwashes her and shaves her head and turns her into another of his slaves

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAq5STNXoAAAlur.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/67/5b/a8/675ba82d84378a4fe15564e0c997a83f.jpg)

It's corny as fuck when you watch it now, but that shit actually scared the hell out of parents. The 80s were fucking wild man.
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 30, 2022, 04:50:13 PM
I have nothing better to do than watch Summerslam but I still don't know if I will. I wish the Flair thing was tonight and SS was tomorrow.

Yes, I'd rather watch Ric Flair wrestle with a pacemaker than I would the 3rd biggest WWE PPV.

Alright, I watched the Becky and Bianca match. Even with the camera cuts and awful commentary, comparing that to the Anna Jay vs Ruby match from Rampage is night and day. AEW has a loooong way to go before their women are on this level. Becky might be top 5 wrestlers (of any gender) of this generation. She's so fucking good. Reminds me of a female Jericho in that you could give her anything and she'll get it over.
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Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 30, 2022, 05:34:51 PM
I have nothing better to do than watch Summerslam but I still don't know if I will. I wish the Flair thing was tonight and SS was tomorrow.

Yes, I'd rather watch Ric Flair wrestle with a pacemaker than I would the 3rd biggest WWE PPV.

Alright, I watched the Becky and Bianca match. Even with the camera cuts and awful commentary, comparing that to the Anna Jay vs Ruby match from Rampage is night and day. AEW has a loooong way to go before their women are on this level. Becky might be top 5 wrestlers (of any gender) of this generation. She's so fucking good. Reminds me of a female Jericho in that you could give her anything and she'll get it over.

Bayley, Shirai, and Dakota Kai? HHHís impact already being felt.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 30, 2022, 05:45:27 PM
I have nothing better to do than watch Summerslam but I still don't know if I will. I wish the Flair thing was tonight and SS was tomorrow.

Yes, I'd rather watch Ric Flair wrestle with a pacemaker than I would the 3rd biggest WWE PPV.

Alright, I watched the Becky and Bianca match. Even with the camera cuts and awful commentary, comparing that to the Anna Jay vs Ruby match from Rampage is night and day. AEW has a loooong way to go before their women are on this level. Becky might be top 5 wrestlers (of any gender) of this generation. She's so fucking good. Reminds me of a female Jericho in that you could give her anything and she'll get it over.

Thatís fair but Iíd compare Anna Jay to NXT wrestlers.   Sheís only like 21 or 22.   Beckyís been doing this for like 15 years
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Post by: blurst_of_times on July 30, 2022, 06:26:09 PM
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I have nothing better to do than watch Summerslam but I still don't know if I will. I wish the Flair thing was tonight and SS was tomorrow.

Yes, I'd rather watch Ric Flair wrestle with a pacemaker than I would the 3rd biggest WWE PPV.

Alright, I watched the Becky and Bianca match. Even with the camera cuts and awful commentary, comparing that to the Anna Jay vs Ruby match from Rampage is night and day. AEW has a loooong way to go before their women are on this level. Becky might be top 5 wrestlers (of any gender) of this generation. She's so fucking good. Reminds me of a female Jericho in that you could give her anything and she'll get it over.
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Bayley, Shirai, and Dakota Kai? HHHís impact already being felt.
I'm so fucking pumped about this. I'm at a concert but saw it on IG between sets. Psyched that Bayley is back, more than anything. Was scared that Io was going to leave WWE after not seeing her on NXT for a minute, so happy she's on the main roster. And Dakota is also great.
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Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 30, 2022, 06:31:00 PM
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I have nothing better to do than watch Summerslam but I still don't know if I will. I wish the Flair thing was tonight and SS was tomorrow.

Yes, I'd rather watch Ric Flair wrestle with a pacemaker than I would the 3rd biggest WWE PPV.

Alright, I watched the Becky and Bianca match. Even with the camera cuts and awful commentary, comparing that to the Anna Jay vs Ruby match from Rampage is night and day. AEW has a loooong way to go before their women are on this level. Becky might be top 5 wrestlers (of any gender) of this generation. She's so fucking good. Reminds me of a female Jericho in that you could give her anything and she'll get it over.
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Bayley, Shirai, and Dakota Kai? HHHís impact already being felt.
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I'm so fucking pumped about this. I'm at a concert but saw it on IG between sets. Psyched that Bayley is back, more than anything. Was scared that Io was going to leave WWE after not seeing her on NXT for a minute, so happy she's on the main roster. And Dakota is also great.

Iím willing to bet thatís not the last surprise for Summerslam.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 30, 2022, 06:34:31 PM
I think Becky was going for Bowie but ended up looking like the Heat Miser

I like the idea of these two getting called up/rehired - but the group seems weird.    Not digging Dakotaís hair/look.   

Apparently Shirai is Iyo Skye now. 
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 30, 2022, 07:31:48 PM
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I have nothing better to do than watch Summerslam but I still don't know if I will. I wish the Flair thing was tonight and SS was tomorrow.

Yes, I'd rather watch Ric Flair wrestle with a pacemaker than I would the 3rd biggest WWE PPV.

Alright, I watched the Becky and Bianca match. Even with the camera cuts and awful commentary, comparing that to the Anna Jay vs Ruby match from Rampage is night and day. AEW has a loooong way to go before their women are on this level. Becky might be top 5 wrestlers (of any gender) of this generation. She's so fucking good. Reminds me of a female Jericho in that you could give her anything and she'll get it over.
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Thatís fair but Iíd compare Anna Jay to NXT wrestlers.   Sheís only like 21 or 22.   Beckyís been doing this for like 15 years

All the more reason why she shouldn't be in the main event for the next decade. I'd love nothing more than to be able to say Tony is a genius and does everything right and he's gonna put the fed out of business but his women's booking is atrocious. Jade has been about the only good thing this year, but even that has been semi-bungled at points.

Anna is hot as fuck but I genuinely think she's at about the same level as Lana. Actually not even at that level because at least Lana was a good promo. As such, they deserve the same level of criticism I'd give the fed if they put Lana in a main event singles match. I've watched a lot of Anna Jay matches due to my dark/elevation habit and I genuinely can't think of a good one. Not even I can justify putting someone over just because they have a 11/10 ass, not nowadays at least. They need to send her to Japan for a while or something.

I might actually watch WWE just for the women's division if Bayley comes back full force. I thought that whole staredown thing was kinda weird and super forced, but I'm definitely going to watch if it's Bayley vs Becky in any capacity.

McAfee nearly necked himself like 4 times in that match.

Jeff Jarrett is an awesome ref. Every time he does his count I half expect him to cut it off and start strutting across the ring.
Can't wait to see him mix it up with Andrade tomorrow.

Liv is wearing some shit leftover from her rhea BDSM gimmick I guess? She has a full on crotch zipper. Pretty good match with her and Ronda, could have done without the dusty finish though.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 30, 2022, 07:49:51 PM
I agree with all points Anna and I think thatís why sheís with JAS now, to get better at all that stuff by being around vets all the time.   She was basically elevated when their female stars got stuck in their home countries during the pandemic and they likely donít want to bail on her completely due to people liking her.    But knowing AEW, sheís not likely to have a solo match again for a bit.   That one with Ruby was just to cement her new character


Sheís basically Liv when Liv first got called up skill-wise.   If sheís passionate (I believe Lance Storm is a family friend that trains her) she could mirror Livís journey (without the Vince/creative fuckery)
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 31, 2022, 06:06:59 AM
That main event was fucking WILD. I wasn't expecting much after mania, but man they kinda killed it. If that was actually Brock's last match then man what a way to go. I can't believe they let him do that shit with the ring, that seems like a lot of things could have gone very wrong, including him flipping it into the crowd or killing their champion and biggest star. Unless they gimmicked it somehow, but I didn't see anything when they were showing the underneath shots.

Gotta say Brock knocked it out of the park there. His selling and timing were great and he took some beefy fucking bumps. Both dudes knocked lumps out of each other but Brock stole the show for me. Watching those tables just explode under the weight of those two big beefy boys was beautiful. Let's get more of that shit and less Miz vs Logan Paul please.
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Post by: SHAQUEEFA on July 31, 2022, 10:18:00 AM
Complete matches i missed due to falling asleep:

Lashley v Theory
Liv v Ronda
Roman v Brock
Uso v street Profit (Saw their Titans entrance though, pretty cool)

I actually kinda liked the logan paul v miz match. He definitely has some work to do with the basic mechanics of a match, but he has the sports entertainment on lock. Miz is a great heel and made him look pretty good. The frog splash might be 3rd all time behind Eddie and Montez Ford.

I liked Dakota Kai since she was in the first Mae Young tournament, so glad to see her back. Iyo almost jumped and danced herself into a nip slip. If a photo of Bayley in a thong ever hit the internet I would have no need for porn hub ever again.

I woke up to see the pin in the main event and was so confused when I saw the aftermath of the ring. I'll probably rewatch that match and maybe Liv.

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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 31, 2022, 03:13:41 PM
Complete matches i missed due to falling asleep:

Lashley v Theory
Liv v Ronda
Roman v Brock
Uso v street Profit (Saw their Titans entrance though, pretty cool)

I actually kinda liked the logan paul v miz match. He definitely has some work to do with the basic mechanics of a match, but he has the sports entertainment on lock. Miz is a great heel and made him look pretty good. The frog splash might be 3rd all time behind Eddie and Montez Ford.

I liked Dakota Kai since she was in the first Mae Young tournament, so glad to see her back. Iyo almost jumped and danced herself into a nip slip. If a photo of Bayley in a thong ever hit the internet I would have no need for porn hub ever again.

I woke up to see the pin in the main event and was so confused when I saw the aftermath of the ring. I'll probably rewatch that match and maybe Liv.

Dude I say this as someone who lives to shit on the fed these days... You need to watch the main event like ASAP. Its going to go down as one of those legendary spots and what I loved about it most was that it seemed unsafe as fuck.

Dude Bayley was looking stacked as fuck. I would totally give her the creepy way too long hugs. Liv made it difficult to concentrate on the match at times too.

Anyone else watching Ric Flair's final match? This shit is actually going to be good I think. Tony Schiavone is doing commentary with Ian Rickyboner and holy shit they have the old set from the Crockett years! Unfortunately David Crockett is also there on commentary. Hopefully he won't be there all night. Here's a link if you don't have any Fite credits.

http://watchprowrestling.org/video/watch-jcp-ric-flairs-last-match-ppv-7-31-2022/

Edit: Holy shit this is like bad 90s wrestling clusterfucky and it's beautiful. There's a gigantic indy battle royale with fucking Devon Storm/Crowbar and Wolfie D and Bully Ray and Joey Janela and Kizzarny and no one has any idea what's going on. Please let this whole show be this insane. Dave Prazak and Tony trying to rapidly explain modern indy wrestling gimmicks (including Effy) to fat old David Crockett as they fly over the top rope is the kind of thing I could get used to.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on July 31, 2022, 04:12:10 PM
Itís only a matter of time before Montez goes the HBK route and makes a singles run to the world title. Heíd make a good cocky heel.

I wouldnít be mad if they threw us for a swerve and gave Dawkins the singles run.

Also canít wait to see when Theory cashes in and wins the belt. I donít think theyíd have him cash in on Reigns though.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: blurst_of_times on July 31, 2022, 08:40:39 PM
Itís only a matter of time before Montez goes the HBK route and makes a singles run to the world title. Heíd make a good cocky heel.

I wouldnít be mad if they threw us for a swerve and gave Dawkins the singles run.

Also canít wait to see when Theory cashes in and wins the belt. I donít think theyíd have him cash in on Reigns though.
I hope he doesn't cash in for like another 9 or 10 months just so we can see the continual destruction of that briefcase
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on July 31, 2022, 08:47:40 PM
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Itís only a matter of time before Montez goes the HBK route and makes a singles run to the world title. Heíd make a good cocky heel.

I wouldnít be mad if they threw us for a swerve and gave Dawkins the singles run.

Also canít wait to see when Theory cashes in and wins the belt. I donít think theyíd have him cash in on Reigns though.
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I hope he doesn't cash in for like another 9 or 10 months just so we can see the continual destruction of that briefcase

Royal rumble dictates Wrestlemania championship.   MITB should dictate Summerslam in the same way. 

 Cash ins are just cheap now and itís hard to be stoked, especially for a face, to finally win the belt In The sneakiest of ways.   Itís basically the 24/7 title then
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on July 31, 2022, 11:47:09 PM
That Flair show was a blast. Honestly one of the best shows I've seen all year. Literally not a bad match on the card except for the predictably awful/awesome main event.  Of course Flair fucking bladed haha. He looked like he tried to actively die in there before it got to the interview but then, in true Flair fashion he killed the promo.

They did it really smart, they had a commentator from the promotion that the match was from and did it as like a celebration of all the different styles of modern wrestling. Watching the AAA guys totally win old David Crockett over and have him marking out by the end was a highlight for me personally, but absolutely everyone delivered. Kross/DBS was probably my least favorite but I think they were short on time. Was a nice reminder how good Scarlett is though.

Andrade looks really good in trunks. I don't think I've ever seen him wear them before. He was wearing his old fed knee pads too haha. It was refreshing to see him work as a babyface again, his timing is absolutely impeccable.

But yeah I figured I'd like it but not nearly as much as I did, If you missed it it's absolutely worth seeking out.

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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 01, 2022, 12:28:42 AM
I heard good things about Bandido Taurus.   Will definitely check it out.  The card is nuts
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 02, 2022, 06:52:30 PM
I heard good things about Bandido Taurus.   Will definitely check it out.  The card is nuts

In true WCW Saturday night fashion, the luchadors stole the show for me. That was the first Black Taurus match I've seen and he got over huge with me. Brick shit house in the coolest bull mask I've ever seen doing crazy lucha shit? Yes please. Definitely gonna try to find some more English commentary stuff with him.

I have to say even on going back and kinda skimming some of the stuff I missed that I don't think there was a bad match. There was only one like straight up banger (the lucha match) but even stuff like Pillman Jr and Brock vs the rock n roll that I figured was gonna be all shtick ended up being solid. It really is a buffet show though, and I think they did a really good job of balancing the modern high-spot super work rate stuff with classic storytelling. Wolves vs Guns takes a second for Davey and Eddie to find their rhythm but it builds to a really good early indy boom style match by the end.

Oh and Jacob Fatu is ALWAYS must watch. I know he's not super well behaved backstage and can't travel certain places because of his record and he's not the best promo, but holy fuck is he a force in the ring. He's like Haku and Umaga rolled into one and sprinkled liberally with "make a difference" Fatu haha. Watch his match just for his moonsault. You won't regret it.
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Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 04, 2022, 05:14:42 PM
I've been out of town and only watched a few highlights, but just talked to wifey and she filled me in on Dynamite last night. Page and the Bucks will 100% be first trios champ. Hopefully Adam Cole and his worthless friends go away after that. Hungle Boy v Cage will be real good and hopefully elevates Jungle Boy as a singles act as well as his tag work.

Jericho once again shows how to use a mic properly. Does Kingston get involved in the match against Mox?

Why put your women's world champ in a tag team every week and essentially not use her belt for any storylines? Oh, because she not super exciting in the ring and is complete garbo on the mic. Please let this lead to Toni Storm taking the belt. That is the only good reason for this.

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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 04, 2022, 07:15:44 PM
I've been out of town and only watched a few highlights, but just talked to wifey and she filled me in on Dynamite last night. Page and the Bucks will 100% be first trios champ. Hopefully Adam Cole and his worthless friends go away after that. Hungle Boy v Cage will be real good and hopefully elevates Jungle Boy as a singles act as well as his tag work.

Jericho once again shows how to use a mic properly. Does Kingston get involved in the match against Mox?

Why put your women's world champ in a tag team every week and essentially not use her belt for any storylines? Oh, because she not super exciting in the ring and is complete garbo on the mic. Please let this lead to Toni Storm taking the belt. That is the only good reason for this.

Was wondering when you'd pop in. That's hilarious she's giving you show rundowns while you're out of town haha. If you missed the main event from Summerslam it's as good as the mania one was bad.

Was stoked to see Lethal and OC kick it off and Lethal to get the win. Lethal has been everywhere this week, he killed it (almost literally) at Flair's last match and as usual put on a great match with orange, so it's always cool to see him win on TV. Wardlow vs Lethal should be awesome too. I laughed so fucking hard when the best friends came out on each other's shoulders with a trench coat over them to face off with Satnam.

Christian and Hungle Boy is a crowd pleaser for sure. Heel Christian is just next level. I really want him and MJF to have a "world's biggest asshole" feud at some point.

The dumpster match was wild. They really are doing all the NAO spots haha. The bump off the stage looked really fucking gnarly, much respect to them for taking that.

Kingston and Mox are boys both in real life and storyline so it would fit. Kingston vs Jericho is definitely not done despite what the marks seem to think.

I was thinking they need to either turn Rosa heel or get the belt off her. She could maybe salvage it if she just embraced the fact people are over her and turned, but I doubt she will. Toni would definitely be a better champ. Has there been a major champ with an onlyfans before?

Live rampage and battle of the belts this weekend.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 04, 2022, 08:23:13 PM
I really want mox to lose the title back to Eddie at the Arthur Ashe stadium in NY and then set up him fighting CM pUnk for it continuing that feud

Or some combination that involved those three and Eddie winning it in NY
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 06, 2022, 04:48:51 AM
Killer Kross back in WWE. I hope HHH doesnít botch  this one. Glad I caught him in NJPW.

https://youtu.be/fe9UsbdYGVc (https://youtu.be/fe9UsbdYGVc)
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 06, 2022, 09:31:25 AM
I always thought this guy (and Scarlet) was tailor made for  Vince to know how to use.   Was shocked he fucked it up so bad
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 06, 2022, 11:12:55 AM
Killer Kross back in WWE. I hope HHH doesnít Bitch this one. Glad I caught him in NJPW.

https://youtu.be/fe9UsbdYGVc (https://youtu.be/fe9UsbdYGVc)


Haha my coworker just told me about this and I thought of you. He's a better fit for WWE than AEW so this makes sense all around. I wonder if Vince tried to get frisky with Scarlett (she's DEFINITELY his type) and that had something to do with the departure.

Live rampage was so-so, Mance Warner and Mox had a decent old fashioned brawl. Lots of taters and weapons. I was half asleep so I don't remember much of the rest of the show. The crowd seemed kind of worn out so hopefully that means whatever they taped for Battle of the Belts tonight was good. REALLY looking forward to Wardlow vs Lethal. Huge fan of both dudes for entirely different reasons.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 06, 2022, 09:39:51 PM
I hope he didnít, that was a problem Scarlett had at TNA with Don Callis supposedly
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 07, 2022, 01:41:22 AM
Oh shit I completely forgot about the Callis thing. I was just watching the Flair thing the other day and it dawned on me that she kinda looks like Sable who has been rumored to have earned her push on her knees and I figured Vince would probably have tried it on her too.

The newest botchamania has a couple absolutely legendary Vince bits, including one of the funniest ending segments in a long time.

https://youtu.be/qmuoPmkqodM



Watched Battle of the Belts. Now I get why the crowd was a little dead for Rampage. That Takeshita - Claudio match was absolutely tremendous. 25 minutes of two big dudes just going at it with like a dozen false finishes and they had the crowd into it. Shit, they got a huge pop on a monkey flip of all things. Won't spoil the winner if you haven't watched it, but I highly recommend it.

The only bad thing was the 4 man booth is a bit of a cluster fuck but I still smile every time I hear Regal refer to Taz as "Mr. Maniac" on commentary. I don't know if I'm ever going to get sick of it.

Hayter vs Rosa was surprisingly good. I haven't quite hopped on the Hayter hype train but she's a lot better than I realized. Really solid work from her and Rosa had a good night, she only botched like 2 spots.

Sadly Lethal vs Wardlow was a bit underwhelming. I know it was mostly just an angle but I never really got into it. Would have popped so hard if Wardlow had actually power bombed Satnam. He looked almost comical setting it up, really drives home just how big Satnam really is.

I would not be surprised if HHH tries to snag Takeshita at some point. I don't know if he's under contract with AEW or its just a per appearance deal since he's on excursion, or how it would all work with DDT but he just strikes me as type of dude HHH would pop a chub over. I could totally see him going around having amazing matches with everyone, like a male version of Asuka.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 07, 2022, 02:26:05 AM
Hah well one of those Rosa botches was breaking Hayterís nose.   

I donít HHH will get Takeshita.   He probably will get locked up with Tony now if he hasnít already.    The commentators seem like they are legit in love with him and heís been wrestling all the top guys and main eventing and over as fuck without one promo.   Frankly, if I was Tony, Iíd ship HHH Sammy and Tay.   They seem better suited for over there

I think HHHís main concern is bringing back all the NXT guys Vince never ďgotĒ.   Raw is in Gargano-land Monday.  Iím expecting a reunion of the ďFamilyĒ or whatever that gargano/Candace/indie/theory faction was.   
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Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 07, 2022, 10:06:57 AM
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Killer Kross back in WWE. I hope HHH doesnít Bitch this one. Glad I caught him in NJPW.

https://youtu.be/fe9UsbdYGVc (https://youtu.be/fe9UsbdYGVc)
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Haha my coworker just told me about this and I thought of you. He's a better fit for WWE than AEW so this makes sense all around. I wonder if Vince tried to get frisky with Scarlett (she's DEFINITELY his type) and that had something to do with the departure.

Live rampage was so-so, Mance Warner and Mox had a decent old fashioned brawl. Lots of taters and weapons. I was half asleep so I don't remember much of the rest of the show. The crowd seemed kind of worn out so hopefully that means whatever they taped for Battle of the Belts tonight was good. REALLY looking forward to Wardlow vs Lethal. Huge fan of both dudes for entirely different reasons.

Mance Warner is a young Terry Funk.

Iím trying to decide if I want to go to AEW Grand Slam again. Iím already going to the US Open and Dime Glory Challenge a few weeks before.

Grand Slam was cool, but the lines for everything were ridiculously long. I didnít get to eat until 11:15 when they were filming Rampage.

Iím glad WWE isnít dead in the water now. Iím convinced their product might end up being better than AEW with HHH running creative. Canít wait for The Fiend and Sasha Banks to return. I also donít think heíd botch MJF.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 08, 2022, 11:36:14 PM

Mance Warner is a young Terry Funk.

Iím trying to decide if I want to go to AEW Grand Slam again. Iím already going to the US Open and Dime Glory Challenge a few weeks before.

Grand Slam was cool, but the lines for everything were ridiculously long. I didnít get to eat until 11:15 when they were filming Rampage.

Iím glad WWE isnít dead in the water now. Iím convinced their product might end up being better than AEW with HHH running creative. Canít wait for The Fiend and Sasha Banks to return. I also donít think heíd botch MJF.

Somewhere in Kentucky, Jim Cornette's blood pressure just went up 50 points since you put that into the world hahaha.

Grand slam should be sick but no sense running yourself ragged. Take this year off and watch it on the couch with a joint and a pizza like the rest of us degenerates.

I guess I was wrong about WWE not changing dramatically. Johnny Ace just got shit canned and apparently Sasha and Naomi are coming back. It sounds like they actually managed to root Vince out and exile him back to his mansion where he can pump iron and longingly sniff his black tank top until we inevitably hear he's signed a contract to wrestle Flair in a hell in a cell match.

Haven't heard anything about Bray but I'm sure it's in the works too. He was making crazy money before (4 mil salary plus a cut of merchandise is what I've read) so I'm not sure how it'll all play out but I think he's gotta go back eventually. Apparently they're considering Dexter Lumis too.

Apparently Vice is doing a dark side of the ring style show called Tales from the Territories that will focus on all the crazy shit that used to happen when wrestling was still a regional game. The Rock is one of the producers so I'm guessing they won't be delving into the really crazy degenerate stuff (like the rock n roll express/Jimmy V glass table story) but whatever, I love old wrestling stories so I'm stoked.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 09, 2022, 12:52:20 AM
And they def wonít be diving in to the trail of bastards Rocky Johnson left throughout Canada hah

Btw Dexter Lumis came back tonight.  It was done in what looks like a super subtle and non-WWE way.   Maybe someday Iíll get over my revulsion of the Fed, but it might take the Miz retiring first.   
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on August 09, 2022, 11:17:28 AM
WWE hasnít really held up their end of the bargain on actually trying to compete with AEW. Summerslam and the long overdue NXT bump-ups are a major move in the right direction. We may finally get to see some Monday Night Wars power moves after all.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 09, 2022, 11:54:26 AM
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Mance Warner is a young Terry Funk.

Iím trying to decide if I want to go to AEW Grand Slam again. Iím already going to the US Open and Dime Glory Challenge a few weeks before.

Grand Slam was cool, but the lines for everything were ridiculously long. I didnít get to eat until 11:15 when they were filming Rampage.

Iím glad WWE isnít dead in the water now. Iím convinced their product might end up being better than AEW with HHH running creative. Canít wait for The Fiend and Sasha Banks to return. I also donít think heíd botch MJF.
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Somewhere in Kentucky, Jim Cornette's blood pressure just went up 50 points since you put that into the world hahaha.

Grand slam should be sick but no sense running yourself ragged. Take this year off and watch it on the couch with a joint and a pizza like the rest of us degenerates.

I guess I was wrong about WWE not changing dramatically. Johnny Ace just got shit canned and apparently Sasha and Naomi are coming back. It sounds like they actually managed to root Vince out and exile him back to his mansion where he can pump iron and longingly sniff his black tank top until we inevitably hear he's signed a contract to wrestle Flair in a hell in a cell match.

Haven't heard anything about Bray but I'm sure it's in the works too. He was making crazy money before (4 mil salary plus a cut of merchandise is what I've read) so I'm not sure how it'll all play out but I think he's gotta go back eventually. Apparently they're considering Dexter Lumis too.

Apparently Vice is doing a dark side of the ring style show called Tales from the Territories that will focus on all the crazy shit that used to happen when wrestling was still a regional game. The Rock is one of the producers so I'm guessing they won't be delving into the really crazy degenerate stuff (like the rock n roll express/Jimmy V glass table story) but whatever, I love old wrestling stories so I'm stoked.

Jim Cornette is the Stephen A Smith of wrestling, except I like Stephen A whenever the Dallas Cowboys lose.

Laurinaitis officially got canned. There has to be more to his involvement in all this.

I loved Max Casterís Laurinaitis line that he rapped at Bryan Danielson before their match ďI end more careers than your father in law.Ē

The drive up to and back from Queens on a weeknight alone makes me think Iíll just catch AEW at the Liacouras Center like I did the week after the last Grand Slam.

AEW really needs Punk and Omega back. I hope HHH signs MJF and takes Miro back from AEW too.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 09, 2022, 06:04:17 PM
A funny tweet I saw - Vince has paid more in hush money (19M) than the Rock did for the XFL (15M)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 09, 2022, 07:55:16 PM
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Mance Warner is a young Terry Funk.

Iím trying to decide if I want to go to AEW Grand Slam again. Iím already going to the US Open and Dime Glory Challenge a few weeks before.

Grand Slam was cool, but the lines for everything were ridiculously long. I didnít get to eat until 11:15 when they were filming Rampage.

Iím glad WWE isnít dead in the water now. Iím convinced their product might end up being better than AEW with HHH running creative. Canít wait for The Fiend and Sasha Banks to return. I also donít think heíd botch MJF.
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Somewhere in Kentucky, Jim Cornette's blood pressure just went up 50 points since you put that into the world hahaha.

Grand slam should be sick but no sense running yourself ragged. Take this year off and watch it on the couch with a joint and a pizza like the rest of us degenerates.

I guess I was wrong about WWE not changing dramatically. Johnny Ace just got shit canned and apparently Sasha and Naomi are coming back. It sounds like they actually managed to root Vince out and exile him back to his mansion where he can pump iron and longingly sniff his black tank top until we inevitably hear he's signed a contract to wrestle Flair in a hell in a cell match.

Haven't heard anything about Bray but I'm sure it's in the works too. He was making crazy money before (4 mil salary plus a cut of merchandise is what I've read) so I'm not sure how it'll all play out but I think he's gotta go back eventually. Apparently they're considering Dexter Lumis too.

Apparently Vice is doing a dark side of the ring style show called Tales from the Territories that will focus on all the crazy shit that used to happen when wrestling was still a regional game. The Rock is one of the producers so I'm guessing they won't be delving into the really crazy degenerate stuff (like the rock n roll express/Jimmy V glass table story) but whatever, I love old wrestling stories so I'm stoked.
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Jim Cornette is the Stephen A Smith of wrestling, except I like Stephen A whenever the Dallas Cowboys lose.

Laurinaitis officially got canned. There has to be more to his involvement in all this.

I loved Max Casterís Laurinaitis line that he rapped at Bryan Danielson before their match ďI end more careers than your father in law.Ē

The drive up to and back from Queens on a weeknight alone makes me think Iíll just catch AEW at the Liacouras Center like I did the week after the last Grand Slam.

AEW really needs Punk and Omega back. I hope HHH signs MJF and takes Miro back from AEW too.

I love Corny though I totally get why others hate him. He's a grumpy, out of touch old man but he's also one of the best heels and mic workers I've ever seen. I don't agree with a lot of his opinions on individual wrestlers but that's mostly subjective and I'm sure people would say the same about me if they cared enough to listen to mine. I definitely identify with his passion for wrestling history and I mostly listen to the shows for that and the crazy road stories. I have a newfound appreciation for him as a performer since I started my whole "watch hours of southern 80s wrestling every night" phase too. I grew up on goofy WWF heavenly bodies Corny, so I missed his prime but holy fuck did people want to kill the Midnight back in the day. It's between him and Bubba for the most "this might turn into an actual riot" moments I've seen haha.

I legit think Max Caster could be a huge star with the right booking. This is probably sacrilege but he reminds me of young Rocky or Cena... Looks like a million bucks, crowd loves him, has a unique charisma and can obviously work a mic.

I don't want MJF in WWE. I don't necessarily think they'd waste him, but I don't think they'd give him the same freedom or nearly as much attention as Tony will. I could definitely see them trying to give him a gimmick or something stupid like that. I'm fine with the rosters being like they are as long as they actually spin ROH off into its own entity and clear some of those matches off AEW TV.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 10, 2022, 12:47:33 PM
I'm finally home and excited for Jericho v Moxley tonight.

Darby v King in the coffin match should be good too. Maybe we get the Sting return to help him get the win.

Oh wow I clicked it on NXT last night and two dudes were boxing. With like really bad Mike Tyson Punch Out audio dubbed in when the punches landed. It was so weird. I'm like "I'm confused" and then wifey said "Yeah I'm confused as to why we are watching NXT!"


Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 10, 2022, 12:51:28 PM
Hey fellow skate/wrestling fans just a heads up skate warehouse has the Enjoi classic WWF decks on sale for 34.98 and free shipping over $50. I got the green deedz for skating purposes a while back but I'm gonna grab a Jake the Snake and maybe a Taker for the wall. Good decks too once you get used to how stiff they are.

Also tonight is Quake by the Lake. Can't wait to watch Jericho botch his old lionheart move set. Real talk though everyone should be hyped to watch this solely for Brody King vs Darby Allin in a coffin match. Hoping for some skate related spots in this one!

Edit: great minds think alike Stone Cold SHAQUEEF Austin. Great to have you back bud. Tell wifey I said she has better taste than 90% of the marks on the internet.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on August 10, 2022, 05:18:17 PM
Another win for the 60 year old and the 5í7Ē 120lber

Oh shit ospreay and dragon Lee in the trios tourney, good shit tony
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on August 10, 2022, 05:25:20 PM
In my mark ass opinion they botched the suicide dive and king was supposed to fall into the coffin, but I liked the second finish more because I can believe lil Darby could beat a giant by hanging him with a steel chain
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 10, 2022, 06:05:54 PM
Does AEW use fake blood when someone gets color? It looks too bright.

That lucha match was very underwhelming.

Garcia seems to be coming into his own cutting promos now. Anna Jayís promos are terrible.

Miroís promos are amazing.

Why is Nick Comoroto dressing like Billy Jack Haynes?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on August 10, 2022, 06:31:23 PM
In my mark ass opinion they botched the suicide dive and king was supposed to fall into the coffin, but I liked the second finish more because I can believe lil Darby could beat a giant by hanging him with a steel chain
Edit: 2 time Jericho tonight baby, Lionheart putting on for the city, the hart dungeon and the whole of Canada
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 10, 2022, 11:32:21 PM
In my mark ass opinion they botched the suicide dive and king was supposed to fall into the coffin, but I liked the second finish more because I can believe lil Darby could beat a giant by hanging him with a steel chain

Eh I think that was the planned finish, Brody has been doing the hang Darby off the apron and choke him out thing the last few weeks so it's a callback to that. They even briefly teased him doing it again before Darby hit him with the chain, plus that whole spot seems way too complicated to call on the fly that fast.

Here's what I thought of the show 

I kinda loved and kinda hated Darby and Brody. It would have been really good without the HOB-Sting thing. That really ruined the flow of what was otherwise a good match. I'm glad we got the skate related spots, I never knew how much I needed to see bloody corpse paint Brody focus a deck until it happened. The Sting pops out of the coffin spot would have been way better after the match or something, we didn't need 3 minutes of storyline gaga in the middle of the match.

I thought LFI vs Lucha Bros was predictably great. I'm a mark for 3 of the 4 guys and lucha in general so I was always going to like it though. Rush and Andrade look pretty rad in their entrance suits and masks and that stereo dive was absolutely gorgeous. Not as good as the Lucha Bros one, but still great. Not their best but a good match, even if the crowd ruined the finish. Andrade, Rush, and Dragon Lee vs the Bucks trio is gonna be amazing.

Parker Boudreau has future "speaking out" twitlonger written all over him as well.

What the fuck did they do to Nick Comorato? He shaved his beard and wears velour sweat suits and has a stupid hat and lollipop now? Who's idea was that, because it's a really fucking stupid one.

Wardlow is a goddamn star. Had my doubts but dudes killing it.

Goddamn Milfison Rayne looking really good. You can tell she taught Jade some of those spots and probably booked that match since it was very TNA, right down to the completely silent crowd for a large part of the match.

Holy shit BD vs Garcia 2/3 falls should be good.

Woah Jericho got TK to pay for Zombie for one entrance hahaha. That was an awesome match. I don't get why Mox has to bleed in every single match when he can just wrestle. Jericho is so fucking good. Can't believe he pulled all those spots off successfully and then fucking hard-way'ed himself on the turnbuckle. Dude is absolutely one of the best ever and if you disagree I'll throw a fireball in your face. If that was a PPV main event it would go down as legendary.

HOLY SHIT HE'S BACK. LET'S FUCKIN GO. Please God let this end with Max coming back at All Out now. Let's get this train back on the tracks.


Does AEW use fake blood when someone gets color? It looks too bright.

That lucha match was very underwhelming.

Garcia seems to be coming into his own cutting promos now. Anna Jayís promos are terrible.

Miroís promos are amazing.

Why is Nick Comoroto dressing like Billy Jack Haynes?

Billy Jack Haynes meets Die Antwoord is a solid way to describe whatever the fuck that look is.

They don't use fake blood, I doubt Tony would say no if someone wanted to do it but these guys are definitely all about gigging themselves. Moxley and Kingston barely even try to hide it when they do it and Jericho seems to just be determined to find new ways to legitimately bust his face open every match (and I'm enjoying the hell out of it). I did notice that Brodys was thick but I think that's just because he cut deep and his blood is 20% gravy.

Anna's "sucking on a lemon" face during group promos because she can't keep a straight face is as distracting to me as Adam Cole's fake stutter. I noticed it once and now it's all I see.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 11, 2022, 10:43:09 AM
Ahhhhhh shit. Fell asleep pretty early on.

I liked Darby v. Brody but the Sting appearance was so predictable. It would have been very cool if Miro was waiting in the coffin. His promo would have had a lot more meaning if he just got done beating their asses.

Shame on whoever caught Penta's mask and didn't throw it back. That match was pretty cool though. Andrade and Rush look awesome in their entrance.

Everything else is a blur. Wifey tried to wake me up for main event but I was toast. Woke up again to see Punk come out.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 11, 2022, 02:43:50 PM
Ahhhhhh shit. Fell asleep pretty early on.

I liked Darby v. Brody but the Sting appearance was so predictable. It would have been very cool if Miro was waiting in the coffin. His promo would have had a lot more meaning if he just got done beating their asses.

Shame on whoever caught Penta's mask and didn't throw it back. That match was pretty cool though. Andrade and Rush look awesome in their entrance.

Everything else is a blur. Wifey tried to wake me up for main event but I was toast. Woke up again to see Punk come out.

I know you're a Jericho mark like myself so I highly recommend you go watch the main when you get a chance. If you need a link just let me know. He legit wrestles it like Lionheart Jericho for the most part and hits his classic spots. It was weird seeing old Jericho playing young Jericho at first but I got into it pretty quick. I usually don't like Mox matches (especially long ones) but he played his role perfectly in this one.

I can't believe I was convinced Jericho was washed up 6 months ago. Seeing the flashes of the ECW/WCW version of him brought back so many good memories of watching wrestling on a 13 inch CRT TV/VCR combo. I had a bootleg copy of extreme warfare vol 2 with Sabu vs Jericho that I used to watch religiously. That tape and ICP stranglemania are seared into my grey matter.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 12, 2022, 05:43:25 AM
Yeah I definitely want to watch the match.

Did you notice in the pre match promos that he actually looked like he was 35? They must have gave him hella makeup he looked like a young Jericho.

I don't think I could name another wrestler whose supposed twilight of their career was this impactful. Like he is still putting on meaningful bangers that cement his GOAT status while also putting an entire company over. When you think about Undertaker wrestling once or twice a year for the last 5-10 with no real reason to be there except that its wrestlemania season, it really puts this man's greatness into perspective. His feud with AJ was OK but other than that he hasn't had a good storyline since the streak ended. And he didn't look near as good in the ring as Jericho still does.

That being said, Mox does not need to bleed so much, its starting to get Cody Rhodes comical and losing the effect.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 12, 2022, 06:39:48 AM
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Ahhhhhh shit. Fell asleep pretty early on.

I liked Darby v. Brody but the Sting appearance was so predictable. It would have been very cool if Miro was waiting in the coffin. His promo would have had a lot more meaning if he just got done beating their asses.

Shame on whoever caught Penta's mask and didn't throw it back. That match was pretty cool though. Andrade and Rush look awesome in their entrance.

Everything else is a blur. Wifey tried to wake me up for main event but I was toast. Woke up again to see Punk come out.
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I know you're a Jericho mark like myself so I highly recommend you go watch the main when you get a chance. If you need a link just let me know. He legit wrestles it like Lionheart Jericho for the most part and hits his classic spots. It was weird seeing old Jericho playing young Jericho at first but I got into it pretty quick. I usually don't like Mox matches (especially long ones) but he played his role perfectly in this one.

I can't believe I was convinced Jericho was washed up 6 months ago. Seeing the flashes of the ECW/WCW version of him brought back so many good memories of watching wrestling on a 13 inch CRT TV/VCR combo. I had a bootleg copy of extreme warfare vol 2 with Sabu vs Jericho that I used to watch religiously. That tape and ICP stranglemania are seared into my grey matter.

2 Cold Scorpio vs Chris Jericho was another good one.

Also his match with Taz where he took a head and arm Taz Plex and the 4-way dance with Scorpio, Pitbull 2, and The Franchise.

Even Flow Jericho in WCW was where he really started to shine as a character. Man of 1,004 holds lol.

I think he ends up finishing his career in WWE. That would be great.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 12, 2022, 07:59:37 AM
ARMBAR!!!!!!!

The man of 1,004 holds was amazing work. He goes into that a bit when he was on the Stone Cold Podcast and it was hilarious.

Also, one of my best friends grew up with Dean Malenko as a neighbor.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 12, 2022, 08:07:23 AM
ARMBAR!!!!!!!

The man of 1,004 holds was amazing work. He goes into that a bit when he was on the Stone Cold Podcast and it was hilarious.

Also, one of my best friends grew up with Dean Malenko as a neighbor.

Thatís so sick. Dean Malenko was one of my favorite people to watch in WCW. Pair him with a luchador like Psicosis and you have instant gold, even on WCW Worldwide.

I think of Gresham as a modern Dean Malenko.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 12, 2022, 08:53:20 AM
The man of 1,004 holds remains to this day one of the funniest things I've seen in wrestling. I used to walk around doing the "never.....eeeeeeeeeever" thing and popping myself constantly when I was like 12 too.

Since we're reminiscing about his glory days, when I get home I'll see if I can find a link that super J Cup that had super young Jericho and Benoit along with like Ultimo Dragon and Alberto Del Rio's dad and some other oddities. It's a weird but super fun tournament.

Growing up next to Malenko would be interesting haha. Ask him if he ever peeked through the windows and saw him putting the cloverleaf on a hooker or something.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on August 12, 2022, 07:20:05 PM
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4vaq1y
https://fb.watch/eSMMJSsxLn/

Facebook is way better quality (but ik fb shares links weird sometimes) Jericho is my all time goat, with Vince gone I don't really see him going back to WWE. I think he will comentate and podcast when he retires maybe work behind the scenes at AEW. Beyond excited for what I hope is Kenny's return next week. My brother bought me an Omega shirt for Christmas and I have been saving it for his return. I don't wanna jinx it by wearing it all day but I might have to
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 13, 2022, 04:12:01 AM
Hit Row is back. HHH does it again.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 13, 2022, 05:42:04 AM
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4vaq1y
https://fb.watch/eSMMJSsxLn/

Facebook is way better quality (but ik fb shares links weird sometimes) Jericho is my all time goat, with Vince gone I don't really see him going back to WWE. I think he will comentate and podcast when he retires maybe work behind the scenes at AEW. Beyond excited for what I hope is Kenny's return next week. My brother bought me an Omega shirt for Christmas and I have been saving it for his return. I don't wanna jinx it by wearing it all day but I might have to

That's the one. I think that was also the show Liger (one of my all timers) worked heel against a crab man and it was every bit as amazing as it sounds.

My stance on Jericho is I don't necessarily think he's the goat, but I can't argue with anyone that does. He's making a real case for himself lately though, this run has been awesome. When I rank him ge's in that weird spot where he's not the absolute best at anything, but he's like very close to the top of everything. Kurt Angle is kind of the same thing... They can get anything you give them over, pop any crowd, and have a 5 star match with a sack of potatoes.

For those who didn't watch rampage... we got a mixed tag with Sammy/Tay vs Dante Thigh Blue. The girls put on a hell of a show, they have great chemistry together. Granted I needed a cold shower before I could go to bed, but a really fun match.

Poor Statlander blew her other knee out. Probably out close to a year. Should have put the strap on her or let her win the Owen, hopefully there's still some heat in the iron when she comes back but man they blew that one.

Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 16, 2022, 02:14:26 AM
On the new episode of BTE the Bucks did a not very subtle tease of Kenny Omega returning on Wednesday. I don't think they'd do it just to pop a rating, but I do feel like with Tony you always have to sort of think he might be bringing in some new indy darling or fed castaway. I hate that it's gotten to that point, so please let this be the start of Omega, Punk, and MJF coming back and them trimming the fat and concentrating on their stars again. Make ROH it's own thing or keep it on Rampage/dark and stop having pointless dream matches all the time. It's fine once in a while but you did a whole PPV of those, it's time to build some storylines that get people invested again.

I might be being impatient but I kind of want Mox vs Punk to be MJF's return. Have him cost Punk the match, then beat Mox for the belt so we get Punk having to chase a chickenshit heel champ. I feel like that dynamic would work a little better than him cheating to beat his hero directly.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 16, 2022, 05:07:17 AM
On the new episode of BTE the Bucks did a not very subtle tease of Kenny Omega returning on Wednesday. I don't think they'd do it just to pop a rating, but I do feel like with Tony you always have to sort of think he might be bringing in some new indy darling or fed castaway. I hate that it's gotten to that point, so please let this be the start of Omega, Punk, and MJF coming back and them trimming the fat and concentrating on their stars again. Make ROH it's own thing or keep it on Rampage/dark and stop having pointless dream matches all the time. It's fine once in a while but you did a whole PPV of those, it's time to build some storylines that get people invested again.

I might be being impatient but I kind of want Mox vs Punk to be MJF's return. Have him cost Punk the match, then beat Mox for the belt so we get Punk having to chase a chickenshit heel champ. I feel like that dynamic would work a little better than him cheating to beat his hero directly.

Didnít both BTE and Raw reference that promo where Rey breaks the cabinet heís doing pull ups on in the background?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 16, 2022, 07:55:46 PM
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On the new episode of BTE the Bucks did a not very subtle tease of Kenny Omega returning on Wednesday. I don't think they'd do it just to pop a rating, but I do feel like with Tony you always have to sort of think he might be bringing in some new indy darling or fed castaway. I hate that it's gotten to that point, so please let this be the start of Omega, Punk, and MJF coming back and them trimming the fat and concentrating on their stars again. Make ROH it's own thing or keep it on Rampage/dark and stop having pointless dream matches all the time. It's fine once in a while but you did a whole PPV of those, it's time to build some storylines that get people invested again.

I might be being impatient but I kind of want Mox vs Punk to be MJF's return. Have him cost Punk the match, then beat Mox for the belt so we get Punk having to chase a chickenshit heel champ. I feel like that dynamic would work a little better than him cheating to beat his hero directly.
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Didnít both BTE and Raw reference that promo where Rey breaks the cabinet heís doing pull ups on in the background?

Not sure, I actually only watched the Bucks ending bit because I heard that they did the tease. Usually I save all the YouTube stuff - BTE, dark/elevation, and now Hey-E-W (R.J. City is great)  for Wednesday morning and then get stupendously high and watch it all. Its my day off so it kind of replicates the old Saturday morning wrestling programming of my youth where they would have like Superstars, WCW pro, and USWA/Memphis wrestling all one after the other (on different channels).

It wouldn't surprise me though, they love doing smarky shit like that on BTE and in interviews. I do enjoy when they have the good Bros on and make Festus references. I'm still not interested enough in WWE to watch raw or SD regularly so no idea if they did it 
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 16, 2022, 09:21:52 PM
They did, Rhea did it and posted it on Twitter. 

Hey E W has been on a hot streak lately.  Regal was really good, but this Taz was found it in its sweet spot.  It doesnít quite work when baby faces have to act affronted by him (OCassidy didnít quite work right) but  RJ seems like heís figured out the formula well.    Not quite Between Two Ferns mixed with some not quite Narduwar.   
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 17, 2022, 05:30:55 AM
IT'S WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!!! YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!!!
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Post by: WPG on August 17, 2022, 08:13:56 AM
IT'S WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!!! YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!!!

KENNYS HOME!
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Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 17, 2022, 09:33:34 AM
IT'S WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!!! YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!!!

Tony Kahnís going to try and be a little bit nicer backstage?
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 17, 2022, 12:52:25 PM
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IT'S WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!!! YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!!!
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Tony Kahnís going to try and be a little bit nicer backstage?

Ricky The Dragon is Guest Timekeeper tonight
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 17, 2022, 01:42:44 PM
Loving the hype boys. Just stopped by the grocery store and dispensary and grabbed my supplies. I got a blueberry muffin at both places!

8pm can't get here fast enough!

If any of y'all need to pass the time they had Daddy Magic do commentary on Elevation. It's entertaining as hell.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 17, 2022, 06:07:34 PM
Iím sure there are exceptions, but watching Dynamite so far makes me love how AEW doesnít insult my intelligence.   Every betrayal/turn has believable and well set up  justification.   

Super stoked Dragon got his moment, but that it didnít involve stopping shenanigans in the match.


Worth noting (mentioned to me by someone else) Luchasaurus hasnít laid hands on Christian once in the time he returned to JBs side
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 17, 2022, 06:28:06 PM
I guess we're going to get a quick Toni piss break match and then 20-25 for the big reveal? I've enjoyed the pacing of this episode so far. I think not kicking it straight off with a dream match and then trying to cram everything in really helps.

Damn those belts look amazing.

KENNY FUCKIN OMEGA.

And he has creepy Callis with him. Let's fuckin go.

Wait is he going to wear a shirt? I guess it's not as bad as Flair's tunic but let's see how he looks.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 17, 2022, 07:02:37 PM
I guess we're going to get a quick Toni piss break match and then 20-25 for the big reveal? I've enjoyed the pacing of this episode so far. I think not kicking it straight off with a dream match and then trying to cram everything in really helps.

Damn those belts look amazing.

KENNY FUCKIN OMEGA.

And he has creepy Callis with him. Let's fuckin go.

Wait is he going to wear a shirt? I guess it's not as bad as Flair's tunic but let's see how he looks.

Iím glad AEW knows (as they showed with Punks debut) donít fuck with fanís expectations about someone they love arrivingÖ

Not to mention, giving us the unification match next week!   Never thought theyíd have the balls to make that a free match.   
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Post by: Sightunseen on August 17, 2022, 08:14:59 PM
So glad to see Omega return.
That punk - mox segment was great too.
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Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 17, 2022, 08:49:15 PM
I hope Daniel Garcia joins Blackpool Combat Club. Heís the future.

I loved how the cameras cut off right as Dragon Lee took a hammerlock DDT and got unmasked. I got a good chuckle out of that one.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 17, 2022, 09:07:04 PM
So glad to see Omega return.
That punk - mox segment was great too.

Punk was better on the mic, but Mox crushed with that running out of money comment
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Post by: WPG on August 17, 2022, 09:15:49 PM
I hope Daniel Garcia joins Blackpool Combat Club. Heís the future.

I think that was the original plan but Jericho really saw something in him and wanted him in JAS. I think with Vince leaving WWE they are gonna end JAS ASAP cause it doesnt make sense anymore.(Jerichos IG post after his mox match basically said I'm a pro wrestler fuck all that sports entertainment  bull shit) I think Garcia will get his rightful place in BCC eventually as well.


Also Kenny the GOAT is back couldn't be happier, although I hope he isn't coming back too soon with the shirt and shoulder brace thingy
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 17, 2022, 09:37:25 PM
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I hope Daniel Garcia joins Blackpool Combat Club. Heís the future.
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I think that was the original plan but Jericho really saw something in him and wanted him in JAS. I think with Vince leaving WWE they are gonna end JAS ASAP cause it doesnt make sense anymore.(Jerichos IG post after his mox match basically said I'm a pro wrestler fuck all that sports entertainment  bull shit) I think Garcia will get his rightful place in BCC eventually as well.


Also Kenny the GOAT is back couldn't be happier, although I hope he isn't coming back too soon with the shirt and shoulder brace thingy


Naw, theyíre doing Kenny perfectly.   Theyíre selling his ring rust on commentary, not doing that ďcoming back stronger than everĒ.   

Itís a little like CM punk at comic con talking about how fucked up his foot was then appearing on dynamite later that week and hopping on his bad foot.   Beautiful beautiful carny shit
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 18, 2022, 04:25:38 AM
Rumors are circulating that there will be an AEW presence at Wrestle Kingdom
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 18, 2022, 05:03:33 AM
So funny I had NFL Network on yesterday and its a Jaguars preseason game and Tony Khan is in the booth chopping it up with the commentators.

Last nights Dynamite was great.

CM Punk certainly won the mic battle IMO. I had a perfect comeback for Mox after Punk was saying shit about him being the 2nd best John and Eddie is the 3rd best Eddie and 2nd best kingston and him being the 3rd best in his own group.

Mox shoulda said something like "Well you will be the 8,352nd Punk I've destroyed so what the fuck you gonna do?"

I'm blown that they are doing the match next week for free its gonna be a bloodbath.

As soon as the Ass Boys turned on Daddy Ass I knew the Acclaimed would come in for the save and I legit popped for it. Wifey pointed out that Max has some fucking tree trunk calves and she's right.

Toni better get the belt. I love the Sweet Cheeks Music. Remember when she had some nudes get leaked? Her Only Fans shit is awesome.

Andrade and Rush look so fucking money on their entrances man.

This is actually a great way to bring Kenny back slowly. He doesn't have to do everything and The Young Bucks can kinda carry the weight while Kenny gets back in ring shape. He barely looked like he was gonna get Dragon Lee up for the One Wing Angel. Maybe Kenny is actually such a god at wrestling that he is selling ring rust and selling that he is still recovering with the brace and compression shirt?

I love when a wrestling show cuts out at the end while something is still happening and you get that little pop of excitement for next week.

Great job Tony, you nailed it this week.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 18, 2022, 07:48:46 AM
So funny I had NFL Network on yesterday and its a Jaguars preseason game and Tony Khan is in the booth chopping it up with the commentators.

Last nights Dynamite was great.

CM Punk certainly won the mic battle IMO. I had a perfect comeback for Mox after Punk was saying shit about him being the 2nd best John and Eddie is the 3rd best Eddie and 2nd best kingston and him being the 3rd best in his own group.

Mox shoulda said something like "Well you will be the 8,352nd Punk I've destroyed so what the fuck you gonna do?"

I'm blown that they are doing the match next week for free its gonna be a bloodbath.

As soon as the Ass Boys turned on Daddy Ass I knew the Acclaimed would come in for the save and I legit popped for it. Wifey pointed out that Max has some fucking tree trunk calves and she's right.

Toni better get the belt. I love the Sweet Cheeks Music. Remember when she had some nudes get leaked? Her Only Fans shit is awesome.

Andrade and Rush look so fucking money on their entrances man.

This is actually a great way to bring Kenny back slowly. He doesn't have to do everything and The Young Bucks can kinda carry the weight while Kenny gets back in ring shape. He barely looked like he was gonna get Dragon Lee up for the One Wing Angel. Maybe Kenny is actually such a god at wrestling that he is selling ring rust and selling that he is still recovering with the brace and compression shirt?

I love when a wrestling show cuts out at the end while something is still happening and you get that little pop of excitement for next week.

Great job Tony, you nailed it this week.


According to the observer - they were just really rushed for time at the end

ALSO
That hangman punk stuff was completely unexpected.  Punk apparently was going into business for himself there
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 18, 2022, 09:24:09 AM
So funny I had NFL Network on yesterday and its a Jaguars preseason game and Tony Khan is in the booth chopping it up with the commentators.

Last nights Dynamite was great.

CM Punk certainly won the mic battle IMO. I had a perfect comeback for Mox after Punk was saying shit about him being the 2nd best John and Eddie is the 3rd best Eddie and 2nd best kingston and him being the 3rd best in his own group.

Mox shoulda said something like "Well you will be the 8,352nd Punk I've destroyed so what the fuck you gonna do?"

I'm blown that they are doing the match next week for free its gonna be a bloodbath.

As soon as the Ass Boys turned on Daddy Ass I knew the Acclaimed would come in for the save and I legit popped for it. Wifey pointed out that Max has some fucking tree trunk calves and she's right.

Toni better get the belt. I love the Sweet Cheeks Music. Remember when she had some nudes get leaked? Her Only Fans shit is awesome.

Andrade and Rush look so fucking money on their entrances man.

This is actually a great way to bring Kenny back slowly. He doesn't have to do everything and The Young Bucks can kinda carry the weight while Kenny gets back in ring shape. He barely looked like he was gonna get Dragon Lee up for the One Wing Angel. Maybe Kenny is actually such a god at wrestling that he is selling ring rust and selling that he is still recovering with the brace and compression shirt?

I love when a wrestling show cuts out at the end while something is still happening and you get that little pop of excitement for next week.

Great job Tony, you nailed it this week.

I typed up a few things last night after the show but didn't save them but as usual we see things similarly.

BD vs Garcia was predictable as a match but I definitely didn't see the swerve coming. Gonna be interesting to see where they go with it. They really, really didn't need to bleed in that match though. It's getting to be ECW levels of ridiculous and meaningless and that match would have been way better as a straight technical/submission showcase. When's the last time we got a full Dynamite with no color?

Toni actually just posted a couple bare ass shots on her OF yesterday. She almost refuses to show her boobs (I'm assuming she just doesn't want to deal with all the incels giving her shit for not having implants) so the entire thing is like a temple to her booty. That thing is a work of art, so no wonder she's proud of it. I really hope she wins the belt too, she's easily their best female worker in my opinion. Her selling and timing are a cut above and everything on offense is crisp and looks good. I also love her bridge on her suplexes, it's the best I've seen since Medusa. She's a babyface the fans will actually cheer too.

Punk definitely won the mic battle but when Mox stormed out later in the show I thought he sounded awesome, real sweaty shouty 80s vibes and I loved it. Im surprised they're giving it away on free TV too. I really, really, really hope that's because they're going to do the MJF interference and then beating Mox for the belt so Punk can chase it thing. Or even have Punk win, then MJF comes out and bloodies him to set up a title match at the PPV. There has to be something afoot because I think everyone would have been fine paying money to see the Mox vs Punk match, especially in Chicago.

I popped for the Daddy Ass turn too, but we better not have him betray them and go back to the ass boys in like 3 weeks. And yeah I've been saying that about Caster for a while... Dude is fucking THICK and his legs are maybe even bigger than his upper body. Again I know this is sacrilege but he reminds me a little of young Rocky... Great physique and look, has that funny cocky charisma, and he's getting better in the ring. He definitely has plenty of room to improve his wrestling but so did Rocky so if he works at it the same way I think there's something there. If anyone can get an elbow drop finisher over in 2022 it's this dude.

I really hope that was Kenny selling the difficulty in getting dragon Lee up for the OWA. He wasn't in best bout machine form for sure but he can at least hit his striking moves if nothing else. He looked fine doing the snap dragons so hopefully he was just playing it up. Definitely the right way to bring him back, go slow and save the epics for the big show. He has nothing to prove to anyone at this point, so let's play it safe this time around.

Andrade and Rush definitely look like goofy campy wrestling badasses, I fucking love it and kinda wish they'd wrestle in the masks as like a powerup gimmick although I'm sure Rush's would be hard to work in. Black Taurus pulls it off though so it's possible. That dragon Lee flying suicide dive  spear off the guard rail spot was insanity too, highlight of the match for me. Nick Jackson is one of the smoothest workers I've seen since HBK too.

Definitely a good show this week. Much better pacing and gave things a little time to breathe rather than just one match after another with rushed promos in between. Was cool to see a little flash of Ricky Steamboat fire too even if he struggled through the promo. My only complaint was the crowd... A bunch of West Virginia redneck marks trying to get themselves over doing the "what" thing during Hungle Boy's promo don't deserve a show that good.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 18, 2022, 11:32:28 AM
At least BD and DG didnít gig themselves.   I was annoyed when they started bleeding too, but it seemed like they just happened over the course of the match (and thankfully never gushed) so I was ok with it. 

Funny that Punk called that out about Moxley too
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 18, 2022, 04:05:34 PM
At least BD and DG didnít gig themselves.   I was annoyed when they started bleeding too, but it seemed like they just happened over the course of the match (and thankfully never gushed) so I was ok with it. 

Funny that Punk called that out about Moxley too

Danielson was a blade job I'm 99% sure. I watched the Fite stream (no commercials) and they did the roll back the mat DDT, then the camera goes off Danielson for a good 20-30 seconds while Garcia goes in the ring and starts playing to the crowd, then you can see Danielson slip the blade under the ring just before he gets back in.

I think he just didn't go full Flair style carny and do 3 deep cuts and they're definitely getting better about hiding it. I probably wouldn't have noticed it if I weren't specifically looking for it after the bare floor spot. Garcia might have been hard way though, I'd have to go back and watch it again to be sure.

Funny we're talking about this, I just watched a battle of fucked up foreheads - Abdullah vs The Sheik (the Detroit one, Sabu's uncle) from 1980 in Japan and holy shit was it bad. Its 5 minutes of the Sheik grinding a spike into Abdullah's bloody head while he kneels and "sells" and then Abby does the lamest hulk up I've ever seen and just legit stabs the fuck out of Shieks arm/shoulder with a fork a bunch of times. There's blood just streaming from all the little holes. I like hardcore but this was just pure carny violence with no story or even wrestling moves. Its just a fat guy in dumb shoes stabbing an old man. Awful, awful stuff.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 18, 2022, 05:07:51 PM
Ok that makes sense - i think DG def got it the hard way from the ring post when they were pulling each other into it
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 19, 2022, 08:22:23 AM
I had an entertaining thought this morning while taking  a walkÖ

Imagine how epic the trios tournament would be with past and present trios thrown into the fray with the current AEW tourney trios, a la The King of Fighters meets G1:

Demolition

Original NWO

The Triple Threat

The Dudleyís (Buh Buh Ray, DVon, and Big Dick)

3 Man Band

The Bloodline

The Fabulous Freebirds (Hayes, Gordy, Buddy Jack Roberts)

The Von Erichís

Team Angle

The Shield

The Wyatt Family

Degeneration X (Michaels, HHH, and Chyna)

Every faction in that racist WWE gang wars feud (NOD, Los Boricuas, DOA)

Original NOD (Faarooq, Crush, Savio Vega)

New NOD (Rocky, Kama, DLo)

Camp Cornette

Lawler, Sabu, and RVD

Bullet Club (AJ or Devitt & The Good Brothers)

Los Ingobernables de Japon (Naito, Bushi, and Takahashi)

Kaientai

J.O.B. Squad

The Oddities

BWO

Ravenís Flock

Too Cool and Rikishi

The Four Horsemen (Flair, Anderson, Pillman/Ole/Tully/Windham/Benoit/Paul Roma lol

The Mexicools

The Spirit Squad

Mean Street Posse

Ministry of Darkness (Mideon and The Acolytes)

The Brood

The New Day

Disciples of the New Church

Sanity (Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe, Sawyer Fulton/Killian Dain)

Imperium

Evolution

Lucha House Party

Legacy

Million Dollar Corporation (Volkoff/IRS/Tatanka/Bam Bam/King Kong Bundy)

Hart Foundation (Brett, Owen, Neidhart)

The Cabinet (JBL/Orlando Jordan and The Bashams)

The New Breed (Marcus Cor Von, Elijah Burke, Kevin Thorn)

The Truth Commission



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on August 19, 2022, 09:10:16 AM
I don't have the energy for another work-shoot-shoot-work-shoot-work or whatever this thing with Punk is turning out to be. Hopefully it's just another attempt at kayfabe in the modern era by AEW that's been blown out of proportion by the dirt sheets, but if Punk really is unhappy enough to be considering no-showing Dynamites already then he should probably just go home because there's no accounting for his misery
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 19, 2022, 01:55:09 PM
I don't have the energy for another work-shoot-shoot-work-shoot-work or whatever this thing with Punk is turning out to be. Hopefully it's just another attempt at kayfabe in the modern era by AEW that's been blown out of proportion by the dirt sheets, but if Punk really is unhappy enough to be considering no-showing Dynamites already then he should probably just go home because there's no accounting for his misery

It has to be a work. How can anyone not like Adam Page? The dude is like the ultimate real life baby face in addition to being an incredible one on-screen.

I kinda suspect SRS and some of the other wrestling "journalists" are in on it and just pushing these stories as some sort of weird attempt at resurrecting kayfabe. Maybe TK is paying them, maybe they just feel like it's the right thing to do. Or maybe they're all just full of shit. It does feel like they rarely hit the mark with AEW "scoops" though.

How funny would it be if they did like a parallel to the MJF leaving thing and have everyone actually turn on them and then bring them back as a heel duo ala Edge and Christian. There would be marks actually frothing at the mouth haha.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 19, 2022, 04:38:57 PM
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I don't have the energy for another work-shoot-shoot-work-shoot-work or whatever this thing with Punk is turning out to be. Hopefully it's just another attempt at kayfabe in the modern era by AEW that's been blown out of proportion by the dirt sheets, but if Punk really is unhappy enough to be considering no-showing Dynamites already then he should probably just go home because there's no accounting for his misery
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It has to be a work. How can anyone not like Adam Page? The dude is like the ultimate real life baby face in addition to being an incredible one on-screen.

I kinda suspect SRS and some of the other wrestling "journalists" are in on it and just pushing these stories as some sort of weird attempt at resurrecting kayfabe. Maybe TK is paying them, maybe they just feel like it's the right thing to do. Or maybe they're all just full of shit. It does feel like they rarely hit the mark with AEW "scoops" though.

How funny would it be if they did like a parallel to the MJF leaving thing and have everyone actually turn on them and then bring them back as a heel duo ala Edge and Christian. There would be marks actually frothing at the mouth haha.

Apparently a lot of the Punk heat stems from how the well-liked Colt Cabana was erased from TV after Punk arrived.  Page had a promo that alluded to that. 

The irony is if Punk didnít mention page, no one would even be talking about this now.   Classic Streisand Effect

It is weird how wwe used to have the rep for this kind of shit and aew was seen as harmonious and the narrative for each switched roughly as the same time. 
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Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 21, 2022, 12:54:04 PM
Just watched Rampage finally. Holy shit Dustin vs Claudio is going to absolutely rock. I know Claudio is winning it but just like the Punk match I don't even care. Obviously biased here but I think they should put the ROH belt on Dustin at some point before he retires. And not just a week long sympathy hot-shot run, let him do the PCO thing and go out and just whup these kids asses for a few months.

The finish of the best friends vs trust busters was pretty fucking awesome. I have never seen that before and they pulled it off incredibly smoothly.
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Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 21, 2022, 01:23:28 PM
People have been talking about Slim J a lot lately.   Good to see him wrestle.   Trustbusters is one of those things that just kind of works despite itself. 


Love this era of Dustin.   He hasnít had a bad match since he left WWE.  He definitely deserves to hold the gold (though Iíd kinda like him with the NWA belt)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Sightunseen on August 22, 2022, 02:33:14 PM
People have been talking about Slim J a lot lately.   Good to see him wrestle.   Trustbusters is one of those things that just kind of works despite itself. 


Love this era of Dustin.   He hasnít had a bad match since he left WWE.  He definitely deserves to hold the gold (though Iíd kinda like him with the NWA belt)

Went to the Dynamite tapings last night and really appreciated the trustbusters as heels. Slim J was a great worker and Iím a fan of Davari.

Was cool meeting John Silver before the show, and the team formally known as Bear country after.
Got to chat with Tony Khan and grab a photo with him too.

That was my first live event in probably 6 or so years. I used to attend the nxt events in Tampa before I moved and I forgot how fun they are, definitely going to grab tickets for more AEW events.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 22, 2022, 08:07:11 PM
People have been talking about Slim J a lot lately.   Good to see him wrestle.   Trustbusters is one of those things that just kind of works despite itself. 


Love this era of Dustin.   He hasnít had a bad match since he left WWE.  He definitely deserves to hold the gold (though Iíd kinda like him with the NWA belt)

I'm on a dedicated wrestling forum too and we were discussing the fact that Dustin and Steamboat were peers in WCW during that period their roster was insane but no one was watching. Someone posted this and brought back a huge memory I'd totally repressed. It's got a little bit of everything for the discerning fan - hilariously bad 90s gimmick gear, 4 incredible workers, prime pre-palsy JR and Tony on commentary, and a super hot crowd. Really fun match

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xz8eb9

Not sold on the trustbusters. Tony sure does love his factions. I'm fine if they want someone for the factory and dork order to battle on the YouTube shows but I don't want them in main events when there's already so much underused talent on the roster. Boudreaux is the only one I see anything in but even he needs a lot of work and a better gimmick than "guy who looks like Brock's little brother and sneers a lot".

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People have been talking about Slim J a lot lately.   Good to see him wrestle.   Trustbusters is one of those things that just kind of works despite itself. 


Love this era of Dustin.   He hasnít had a bad match since he left WWE.  He definitely deserves to hold the gold (though Iíd kinda like him with the NWA belt)
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Went to the Dynamite tapings last night and really appreciated the trustbusters as heels. Slim J was a great worker and Iím a fan of Davari.

Was cool meeting John Silver before the show, and the team formally known as Bear country after.
Got to chat with Tony Khan and grab a photo with him too.

That was my first live event in probably 6 or so years. I used to attend the nxt events in Tampa before I moved and I forgot how fun they are, definitely going to grab tickets for more AEW events.

Live wrestling is so much fun and AEW is the best live show I've seen, I'm so pissed they didn't hit Pittsburgh on this leg but  it's probably because they're doing a bunch of construction on/around the building they run. Definitely getting ringside seats next time they come.

Did Silver smell like beef jerky? How fucking enormous is the bear country guy in real life?  Dude looks like he's the size of an SUV on TV. Did Tony give you the crazy eyes and steal part of your soul?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on August 22, 2022, 08:52:55 PM
Don't really care for wwe these days but triple hhhunter brought back gargano tonight which was a surprise
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 22, 2022, 10:27:28 PM
Don't really care for wwe these days but triple hhhunter brought back gargano tonight which was a surprise

I wonder how corporate is justifying releasing so many people just to hire them back.   Makes it seem like it was just some weird/hateful Vince move that everyone else was too afraid to speak against rather than a Nick Kahn cost-cutting power move that was speculated
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on August 24, 2022, 07:05:43 PM
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Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 24, 2022, 07:42:18 PM
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PPV in ChicagoÖ
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: IusedToSkateMore on August 24, 2022, 09:55:50 PM
https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7b77x/brian-gewirtz-wwe-head-writer-interview-tales-from-the-territories (https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7b77x/brian-gewirtz-wwe-head-writer-interview-tales-from-the-territories)

This was kinda neat and made me think of you nerds
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 24, 2022, 11:43:03 PM
So, I'm not sure that the "sports entertainment vs wrestling" storyline works as well with Vince gone. I don't really care about Danielson vs Jericho at the PPV but I do hope they swerve it somehow.

Dax vs Lethal was fantastic, love when Lethal wins. Wtf its Lethal and the MCMG now? What happened to Satnam? I thought the whole selling point of the match was to see if Wardlow could powerbomb him. I like the Guns but I don't give a shit about another TK 6 man dream match if I'm being honest. I'm sure it will be good, I'm just over it on big shows.

Did Rosa just pull an HBK and suddenly get mysteriously injured when they tell her they want her to drop the title? Can she just not come back please?

Moxley going over Punk was a disappointment. I guess rematch at the PPV is the plan? If that's the case it really looks like they just wanted to pop a rating and have Punk win at the PPV in his hometown. Kinda lame. You'd think they'd want to get the belt off Mox before he embarrasses the company on one of these mudshow indys again. People say he's a touring champ like Flair, but I never saw Flair making out with his opponent or anyone jerking themselves off in the figure four.

But again I'm really thinking/hoping it's leading to MJF coming back soon. It's just not the same without him.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 25, 2022, 02:10:06 AM
https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7b77x/brian-gewirtz-wwe-head-writer-interview-tales-from-the-territories (https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7b77x/brian-gewirtz-wwe-head-writer-interview-tales-from-the-territories)

This was kinda neat and made me think of you nerds

If you haven't watched it yet I seriously recommend Dark Side of the Ring. Even for non wrestling fans it's just like a really well done documentary series with some wild ass stories. The Jimmy Snuka, Bruiser Brody, and Ric Flair episodes all had interviews that were quite memorable for one reason or another too. Next time you get ripped on a nice indica and the couch starts eating you throw an episode or two on. It's very binge-able and since it's basically a true crime series that sometimes ventures into tabloid territory, I've heard that a lot of women enjoy it as well.

There's a lot of good compilation videos on YouTube of some of the crazy ass territory stories from guys like Jim Cornette and Terry Funk and Jim Ross who are just good storytellers as well. When I drive long distances or do something at work where I'm in my space suit for a long period of time that's what I listen to. Its perfect background noise when you have something monotonous you need to focus on.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 25, 2022, 03:32:28 AM
Love the Kip Sabian thing finally paid off and the crowd was into it.   

Elite vs Osprey and Co is quite the match for next week
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 25, 2022, 08:21:35 AM
Finally got a Moxley match with no blood.

Would have been funny if Mox hardwayed himself after the match and just stood over punk and bled on him.

In my fantasy spoof wrestling Fed that I book and watch in my head, I have a character named DM Punk. He is a social media guy that sends crazy shit to his opponents via DM. All his promos end with "See you in the DM's" in a low whispery voice. It's a whole thing when other people are cutting promos and they get an alert and check their phone and its an insane message that freaks them out. Kind of a social media stalker type of thing. He would say things in his promos that allude to the fact he was watching you when you were filming your dog last tuesday and then send photos of the exact same shit his opponent posted in his story, just from a different angle (behind a bush, through a window, etc.)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on August 25, 2022, 08:38:48 AM
If that trios match didnít get a Meltzer 5, Iíd be disappointed. Will Ospreay and Rey Felix had the best chain to open the match.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 25, 2022, 03:22:22 PM
Love the Kip Sabian thing finally paid off and the crowd was into it.   

Elite vs Osprey and Co is quite the match for next week

I liked it but I'm not sure about the wisdom of doing that for the main (and again, I'm so sick of Lucha Bros/DT losing). I guess if they had done the title squash last it would have been obvious from the time left in the show but they were already pushing the "we're going to stay with these matches no matter how long they go" thing and I think you could have just had a longer afterbirth and/or the mox promo directly afterwards to close the show.

Maybe I'm nitpicking but I guess I just prefer a traditionally structured wrestling show. No matter how huge of a mark I am for the guys involved, a 6 man tag belt tournament match should not go on after a world title unification match between two of the biggest names on the card.

And yeah Ospreay is a fucking star. Him and PAC put on quite the show, they really pulled out some crazy shit. Fenix obviously had his usual show stealing spots too.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 25, 2022, 07:45:17 PM
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Love the Kip Sabian thing finally paid off and the crowd was into it.   

Elite vs Osprey and Co is quite the match for next week
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I liked it but I'm not sure about the wisdom of doing that for the main (and again, I'm so sick of Lucha Bros/DT losing). I guess if they had done the title squash last it would have been obvious from the time left in the show but they were already pushing the "we're going to stay with these matches no matter how long they go" thing and I think you could have just had a longer afterbirth and/or the mox promo directly afterwards to close the show.

Maybe I'm nitpicking but I guess I just prefer a traditionally structured wrestling show. No matter how huge of a mark I am for the guys involved, a 6 man tag belt tournament match should not go on after a world title unification match between two of the biggest names on the card.

And yeah Ospreay is a fucking star. Him and PAC put on quite the show, they really pulled out some crazy shit. Fenix obviously had his usual show stealing spots too.


I agree - but I think for them to pull off the 5 minute match due to injury, you canít have that going last otherwise people are going to know somethingís going on due to the time.   In theory, everything going on after the unification match was there to be cut in case the world title match was a broadway.   Kind of a canít have your cake and eat it too scenario
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 26, 2022, 06:43:27 AM
I was really confused when the world title match went on at 9pm.

I really hope they don't just have Punk win it back at the PPV.

MJF interfering in chicago to make Punk lose might actually start a riot.

Man I been reading a lot about the backstage drama and I guess Thunder Rosa didn't want to put Toni over and there is heat on her. She also broke Hayer's nose in there match and Hayter wanted to legit fight her backstage and Rosa hid from her. THunder could have been awesome if she knew how a mic worked.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on August 26, 2022, 08:21:41 AM
I agree with yíall not wanting the trios match over the world title match, but it sort of makes sense as a top of the hour viewer ratings boost.

I donít care about ratings though.

Iím all for this Sammy Eddie beef.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on August 26, 2022, 12:38:57 PM
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Love the Kip Sabian thing finally paid off and the crowd was into it.   

Elite vs Osprey and Co is quite the match for next week
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I liked it but I'm not sure about the wisdom of doing that for the main (and again, I'm so sick of Lucha Bros/DT losing). I guess if they had done the title squash last it would have been obvious from the time left in the show but they were already pushing the "we're going to stay with these matches no matter how long they go" thing and I think you could have just had a longer afterbirth and/or the mox promo directly afterwards to close the show.

Maybe I'm nitpicking but I guess I just prefer a traditionally structured wrestling show. No matter how huge of a mark I am for the guys involved, a 6 man tag belt tournament match should not go on after a world title unification match between two of the biggest names on the card.

And yeah Ospreay is a fucking star. Him and PAC put on quite the show, they really pulled out some crazy shit. Fenix obviously had his usual show stealing spots too.
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I agree - but I think for them to pull off the 5 minute match due to injury, you canít have that going last otherwise people are going to know somethingís going on due to the time.   In theory, everything going on after the unification match was there to be cut in case the world title match was a broadway.   Kind of a canít have your cake and eat it too scenario

Yeah I agree. The mid-card placement made it obvious it would be bad, but following it up with the best match Iíve seen in a while is a much better outcome than building it up for the main event only to be crap.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 26, 2022, 11:01:19 PM
I was really confused when the world title match went on at 9pm.

I really hope they don't just have Punk win it back at the PPV.

MJF interfering in chicago to make Punk lose might actually start a riot.

Man I been reading a lot about the backstage drama and I guess Thunder Rosa didn't want to put Toni over and there is heat on her. She also broke Hayer's nose in there match and Hayter wanted to legit fight her backstage and Rosa hid from her. THunder could have been awesome if she knew how a mic worked.

I think it's one of those things where she's good enough to be an indy star but once you put her on the big stage and turn on the lights all her flaws become obvious. Didn't she have issues with Ivellise at one point too? She had chemistry with Britt at one point but shes not good enough to work through bad matches or opponents and by God there's only so much screaming and shrieking selling I can take. Just nowhere near as good as she apparently thinks she is and has that stupid "I'm a strong independent woman so I won't take any criticism" attitude that is like the worst thing you can have in wrestling.

TK dropped the ball on that one for sure and it's going to take some work to fix how badly he's fucked up his women's division. Good on him for apparently doing the right thing and sending her home though .. It's gonna be real interesting to see how fast this "back injury" clears up and she starts working Mexico. I wouldn't be surprised if they put the belt on Hayter and try to refresh things, which I'd be fine with. Hayter is pretty fucking good. Just please don't put the title saddle back on the PA Longback.

For the title match what I meant was just have it go on at the same time as the trios went on so it doesn't give anything away, do long entrances or an extended faceoff before the match to pad time, then have the 5 minute squash and fake injury gaga, then have Mox cut his promo in the ring over an "injured" Punk to close the show. Same run-time total, looks less planned,  and you get to end the show on the surprise and get everyone talking. It would have taken nothing away from the trios match and added so much to the title match.

Rampage kinda blew. Dark order vs HoB and the Miro stuff was fun but then it fell off a cliff. Wardlow squashed Dolph Zigglers brother. I muted it and did something else during the sammy match. The Dustin match was either (hopefully) the start of an angle for him or some of the worst superman booking I've seen in a long time. Claudio needs a new theme bad. You've got this 6'6 muscle god and you have him coming out to some wimpy 90s anime theme sounding shit? He's not Jushin Liger.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 28, 2022, 09:03:37 PM
Theory I saw posted I kinda dig:

MJF returns to help Punk win.  Cues Punk heel turn
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Rocko on August 28, 2022, 09:57:54 PM
Punk mjf two man power trip
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on August 29, 2022, 07:14:41 PM

 Claudio needs a new theme bad. You've got this 6'6 muscle god and you have him coming out to some wimpy 90s anime theme sounding shit? He's not Jushin Liger.

I gave it a Google and it's a classical music remix.
https://youtu.be/VbxgYlcNxE8

I agree that it sucks, he needs something intimidating.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 29, 2022, 08:48:48 PM
Theory I saw posted I kinda dig:

MJF returns to help Punk win.  Cues Punk heel turn

Actually makes sense with how much worky-shooty through the media stuff they seem to be doing. Like if you wanted to get the smarky AEW fans to hate Punk, having him oppose Page and be a "locker room cancer" is definitely a good way to do it. It is pretty suspect that these issues seem to keep cropping up a week or two before PPVs and seem to tie directly into the on-screen storylines.

The theory I've seen posited and seems to be the most likely on paper (which means least likely to actually happen) is that Max is going to be the joker in the Casino ladder match and win that, then have him cash in after punk has a long, grueling match against Moxley to win the belt back. I really don't care what they do as long as it involves MJF and a Chicago crowd that wants to kill him.

Its interesting that one finalist of the trios tourney is either dark order or best friends. It almost makes me think they're going to do the Elite vs Dark Order and make everyone think it's a foregone conclusion then put the belts on DO. If it somehow elevates 10 I'm down for it and it'll definitely engender some goodwill from the fans.

Apparently Takeshita is moving to the US so obviously Tony is gonna sign him. Gotta collect em all after all. Let's hope it goes better than when ROH brought in that chubby japanese guy that was supposed to be the next Terry Gordy. Dude can wrassle good but you kinda have to put a manager with him or give him a stable or something. I have a bad feeling he's gonna end up as  AEW nakamura/male Shida where they'll give him a push and run with a belt then have no fucking idea what to do with him and he'll just have bangers on dark every week.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 29, 2022, 10:13:59 PM
I think 10 gets work injured and Page replaces him in the finals.   Heís coming along nicely though

Sets up the possibility for Page to do what Roddy Strong did when joining the Undisputed Era, but unlikely since Elite arenít really positioned as heels at the moment.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 30, 2022, 12:45:39 PM
I think 10 gets work injured and Page replaces him in the finals.   Heís coming along nicely though

Sets up the possibility for Page to do what Roddy Strong did when joining the Undisputed Era, but unlikely since Elite arenít really positioned as heels at the moment.

That also makes perfect sense, they were working a knee injury angle on 10 last match so you might have picked up the scent there. I like it. Gonna guess they do the injury in the finals? They should make it the result of a Danhausen curse haha. I would almost rather they replace Reynolds since he's a black hole of charisma but that would really fuck things up for Silver and even though I hate how over he's gotten I have a soft spot for that little muscle pervert.

Its gonna be an interesting go home show for sure.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: SHAQUEEFA on August 31, 2022, 01:30:37 PM
OH SHIT!!! IT'S WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!! YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!!!

In all seriousness, I watched NXT last night and it wasn't terrible. The go home show for When Worlds Collide actually made me want to watch the PPV, even more than I care to watch Clash at The Castle. I like Tyler Bate. All the main roster cameos were done well and the women's tag team champs are quite good in the ring and have some creative tandem moves. And their gimmick is shaking their ass? I'm fucking in.

I told myself I would give Hunter a chance, even though wifey rolled her eyes at me and said "you know where I stand with this." HAHAHAHA



 
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on August 31, 2022, 07:00:13 PM
The open contract thing is pretty lazy but whatever, it was a shitty ride but were there. Audible MJF chants during the Moxley segment. I wonder if Vince was flipping channels and heard "this is Chicago, where we kill and eat the weak" and thought to himself "well that's just human instinct pal, especially the ones in wheelchairs."

Can't wait to hear the twitter and reddit marks whine about Punk body shaming a fan too.

Hayter got absolutely spiked on her head on a rana. She's really taking her licks lately. Really hope they have the balls to put the belt on her to kinda reset the division but I feel like it'll be Toni.

Was nice seeing a pretape interview package with JR. I wonder if they're gonna move away from the Jungle Boy name and just make him Jack Perry for his inevitable push.

Damn Cass looks good. Bononi is a huge dude and he looked small next to him. I don't think I like calling him W. Morrissey but maybe it'll grow on me. I like the look and general vibe though.

Seems like a waste to do the hangman reveal like that. Could have been a huge pop at the PPV. They just really wanted to try and pop a rating for rampage huh?

I don't get the Wheeler Yuta hype. He's not awful but there's way better people to push. I guess Tony just identifies with the weak sounding geeky guy?

Main event was predictably awesome even if they got sloppy at the end. Omega and Ospreay still have that incredible chemistry with each other, if they do end up bringing in Ospreay full time that has to be the first feud. I don't think I've ever seen a stalled double superplex like that before. Was nice to see Kenny at something approaching 100% again too.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on August 31, 2022, 07:54:46 PM
I think Omega / Osprey is going to be at the big NYC event (Grand Slam?)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: WPG on August 31, 2022, 10:16:06 PM
Got a lil fucked up at a soccer game, but what an episode of wrasslin. Main event blew me away and I've seen just about every omega match and most of the YB matches (not a brag I'm a fecking nerd) some of the best I've seen since Omega vs Okada.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 01, 2022, 02:27:27 AM
Got a lil fucked up at a soccer game, but what an episode of wrasslin. Main event blew me away and I've seen just about every omega match and most of the YB matches (not a brag I'm a fecking nerd) some of the best I've seen since Omega vs Okada.

If he hadn't narrowly missed the shooting star indy-taker thing Ospreay would have been damn near flawless in that match which is insane given the degree of difficulty in some of those spots. Those in-air transitions and position switches were slicker than the analog sticks on your ps4 controller when you forget to wash your hands after whackin it. I can't help but think of prime AJ when I watch him right now.

Edit: thought I was having weird deja vu watching that match and I was... 2016 pwg haha

https://twitter.com/i/status/1565208716802109440

I've probably watched most of the bucks AEW work but only the big stuff from overseas. I have to admit that I do occasionally enjoy a TNA generation me match or their goofy PWG/chikara style indy stuff as well. Omega I've seen a lot of highlights but I've only watched the full Okada and Naito matches from overseas recently. I did get into him briefly during his cleaner run but I didn't stick with it very long. I like watching speedo twink Omega/Ibushi matches sometimes too but it's hard to find English commentary ones.

Since I know Kenny's your boy, have you ever seen the super eyepatch wolf video about wrasslin? Its very good overall albeit maybe a bit basic for marks like us but the last 10 minutes are about the Golden Lovers and its captivating.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BQCPj-bGYro


Apparently Bobby Fish has been released. He's definitely been there less than a year so I feel like he either asked for it or did something fucked up backstage. Hopefully O'Reilly isn't far behind.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Lame_Nigga on September 03, 2022, 01:43:13 PM
Overall a real good show, but Gunter and Sheamus had match of the night. Just two meaty men slapping meat.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on September 03, 2022, 01:45:55 PM
Incredible main event. Terrible finish that no doubt will have been a massive kick in the nuts to the crowd that I don't think can be fixed by Tyson Fury singing. I guess in hindsight though Drew wasn't going to win, but they probably should've just had Roman win clean.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 04, 2022, 05:08:33 AM
Incredible main event. Terrible finish that no doubt will have been a massive kick in the nuts to the crowd that I don't think can be fixed by Tyson Fury singing. I guess in hindsight though Drew wasn't going to win, but they probably should've just had Roman win clean.

As much as I like Drew, I think that was the right choice. You can't end a title reign like this at a one-off PPV for a slightly pandering hometown hero pop. You almost have to do it at mania and I just don't think Drew is a big enough star for it to work at the moment anyways. I know it's repetitive but they've booked themselves into a corner and it's going to take time to clear the Vince stench out build a believable opponent.

Twitter marks seem to think it's going to be the Rock at mania and that has to be the absolute worst idea I've ever heard. Yeah.. Let's put the most important belt in wrestling on an old, roided up, injury plagued movie star who hasn't had a proper match in a decade....im sure that would turn out great. 

I think Cody in a grand "fulfilling my father's destiny" storyline is probably the best person right now. This is pure fantasy booking but if they somehow got Dustin out of his contract and had him make a surprise return to nullify the bloodline and allow Cody to win I would mark out so hard. I would also be down with Bray coming back and winning but they better have an actual plan for where to go from there if they do that. And if almost rather it be just bray and not the fiend and his papa shango tribute act.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on September 04, 2022, 09:11:23 AM
Roman vs Rock would be amazing but youíre right that Rock shouldnít go over. I donít know where theyíd go from there because of the age old WWE problem of not having any credible opponents, but with Vince gone I donít think that will be as much of a problem. HHH has plenty of time to start building people for after that.


Havenít seen last weekís Dynamite yet but I do not understand whatís going on. I figured the world title squash was because Punk was going to be out for longer than they thought so it was a way to write him off and can the interim thing, but now heís back already. Why advertise Punk vs Mox at All Out, then hastily change it to a TV match, then do it at All out anyway? Iím hoping thereíll be a payoff tonight but Iím getting increasingly less confident in TKís booking, itís getting so erratic   
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 04, 2022, 09:33:14 AM
Roman vs Rock would be amazing but youíre right that Rock shouldnít go over. I donít know where theyíd go from there because of the age old WWE problem of not having any credible opponents, but with Vince gone I donít think that will be as much of a problem. HHH has plenty of time to start building people for after that.


Havenít seen last weekís Dynamite yet but I do not understand whatís going on. I figured the world title squash was because Punk was going to be out for longer than they thought so it was a way to write him off and can the interim thing, but now heís back already. Why advertise Punk vs Mox at All Out, then hastily change it to a TV match, then do it at All out anyway? Iím hoping thereíll be a payoff tonight but Iím getting increasingly less confident in TKís booking, itís getting so erratic

Punk heel turn.   

Word is that they were doing all this to build more of a story than just two guys wrestling.   I think itís spiced it up a little.   Iíll admit that the build up hasnít been the best for the PPV, but itís not like this company canít put on a good wrestling show
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 04, 2022, 04:49:17 PM
Roman vs Rock would be amazing but youíre right that Rock shouldnít go over. I donít know where theyíd go from there because of the age old WWE problem of not having any credible opponents, but with Vince gone I donít think that will be as much of a problem. HHH has plenty of time to start building people for after that.


Havenít seen last weekís Dynamite yet but I do not understand whatís going on. I figured the world title squash was because Punk was going to be out for longer than they thought so it was a way to write him off and can the interim thing, but now heís back already. Why advertise Punk vs Mox at All Out, then hastily change it to a TV match, then do it at All out anyway? Iím hoping thereíll be a payoff tonight but Iím getting increasingly less confident in TKís booking, itís getting so erratic

Oh I'd be absolutely down to see Roman vs Rock in a stone cold vs Owens type spectacle match, but there is no way in hell Rocky should win that match. Not in 2022.

The buildup for All Out has been messy at best for sure. If it pays off then I'm sure all will be forgiven but it's been the worst booking stretch I've seen since I started watching for sure. It's gonna be another one of those ď5 hours of spot fest matches" so it'll be entertaining if nothing else but I'd rather have cohesive storylines than a bunch of 5 star 25 minute epics back to back. And if the booking isn't working don't just try to stuff it down people's throats week after week... adapt.

Speaking of which... I'm watching the pre-show now and they just had Sammy and Tay go over Ruby and Ortiz. Straight go away heat. Also hilarious that they had Action Bronson make an appearance and he arguably had better ring presence just doing a couple spots than Hook did in the whole match. It was pretty good though.

Still hoping for the best but if they don't bring Max back or make meaningful changes I'm going to start losing interest again. It's too chaotic and unfocused, they just keep bringing in more people rather than using the ones they have. Obviously Punk is going to get a huge reaction in Chicago no matter what but I honestly think this show could have a huge influence on the future of the company. Especially with the fed actually putting out somewhat a compelling product again. AEW have a pretty fucking stellar batting average on PPVs though.

Let's go boys
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 04, 2022, 05:20:16 PM
Ok Fenix's frog splash made me actually clap and get giddy but that was not a good way to start the show. Fucking awful, TNA level booking.

Almost positive that wasn't MJF? The mannerisms were all wrong. Ricky Starks maybe? Either way feels like a really dumb way to book it unless they pay it off tonight. I don't think I'd want a Stokely/MJF stable anyways. He's too good to have a bunch of jobbers around him.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on September 04, 2022, 06:03:10 PM
Haha I loved that, that sort of shit is what I enjoy about wrestling. It seemed like MJF to me, I think heíll reveal himself in the main event. Coming back to join Stokelyís group seems weird, but remember MJF is never on his own. He always has other people to protect him and do his bidding while he rarely wrestles. Heís been getting Stokely to recruit a group for him while heís been away. Or itís someone else IDK

Edit - https://twitter.com/aew/status/1514411797910011904?s=21&t=Cl6RTDOZRdlfAnx2vcGyww

https://v.redd.it/jyrh28pnrxl91
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 04, 2022, 06:38:51 PM
Haha I loved that, that sort of shit is what I enjoy about wrestling. It seemed like MJF to me, I think heíll reveal himself in the main event. Coming back to join Stokelyís group seems weird, but remember MJF is never on his own. He always has other people to protect him and do his bidding while he rarely wrestles. Heís been getting Stokely to recruit a group for him while heís been away. Or itís someone else IDK

Edit - https://twitter.com/aew/status/1514411797910011904?s=21&t=Cl6RTDOZRdlfAnx2vcGyww

https://v.redd.it/jyrh28pnrxl91

It makes sense but it just looked off to me when he was climbing the ladder. Plus half the people who've ever been to an indy wrestling school wipe their feet before they get in the ring. It's one of those weird things you don't usually notice but it's supposed to be a respect thing. I don't like the booking either way, seems way overdone and ruins the ladder match. Just have the music hit and bring him out, we don't need the spirit halloween runway show.

I usually hate crowds getting themselves over but I had to crack up at the "oh, scissor me daddy" chant there.

Edit: OK nevermind they ruined the match.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on September 04, 2022, 07:01:56 PM
Meh I donít really care about the ladder match. The IWC has been fucking insufferable over the last few weeks, Iíve kinda checked out and itís nice just enjoying things at face value because I havenít spent hours speculating about everything. Iíll judge based on where they go next.

Is it me or is this PPV dragging quite a bit. That tag match went on for about a week.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 04, 2022, 07:13:48 PM
Meh I donít really care about the ladder match. The IWC has been fucking insufferable over the last few weeks, Iíve kinda checked out and itís nice just enjoying things at face value because I havenít spent hours speculating about everything. Iíll judge based on where they go next.

Is it me or is this PPV dragging quite a bit. That tag match went on for about a week.

Oh man you're done for now with a 4 way womens match for an interim belt haha. I'm taking the opportunity to smoke a joint and eat something. Hayter and Storm are good but I can't do a full 5 hours of wrestling.

I was into the tag match even if Bowens just gave up on selling his knee halfway through. The crowd got me into it then ruined it. Fucking Chicago crowds are both the best and worst thing about wrestling. Bunch of marks more worried about getting themselves over than the story being told. Yeah Lee was a little late on the breakup but it was pretty obvious what was supposed to happen. I get that the acclaimed are over but you didn't have to shit on the post match respect segment.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Billy Bitchcakes on September 04, 2022, 09:02:36 PM
Ok well that entire 4 hours just paid off
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: PatrickSkateman on September 04, 2022, 10:59:00 PM
I need to catch the replay of this ppv. Iím guessing it totally dunked on WWEís Castle ppv.

MJF is back and Iím hyped.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 05, 2022, 01:35:12 AM
Ok well that entire 4 hours just paid off

I still think it's overbooked and kinda stupid but I'm just glad to have him back. My guess is down the road we'll find out he had an injury that he needed time off for and they used the opportunity to make him even more popular. As Cornette always says, How can I miss you if you don't go away?

I am enjoying all the marks who argued with me and were absolutely 100% convinced Max would think 2 years out was the time to play hardball and "Tony totally gave genuinely disgruntled talent a hot mic on live tv and didn't know he was going to call him a fucking mark guys!". Like I've said from the beginning - srs and those guys are definitely pushing storylines for TK (whether they realize it or not) because that's how you basically have to do kayfabe in 2022. You have to seize the means of production and use it against the population so to speak. Its pretty genius to be honest and I can't wait to hear who's idea it was in 20 years when they're all broke and doing shoot interviews with AI Sean Oliver. In a world where everyone is always so concerned with letting people peek behind the curtain, it's nice to see someone who still keeps theirs shut.

Lmao @ the media scrum too. Either punk is turning heel and theyre doing more "work in a public setting made to look like a shoot" shit or TK needs to seriously cock slap that dude and remind him who's in charge.

I need to catch the replay of this ppv. Iím guessing it totally dunked on WWEís Castle ppv.

MJF is back and Iím hyped.

I have links if you need one. It was kind of uneven... Certain stuff took forever and the middle of the show dragged pretty hard. I dozed off during Danielson and Jericho's submission marathon and woke up and it still wasn't over and BB up there was feeling the same about the tag title match. Theres a lot of stuff to get through but watch all 3 trios matches for sure. They're all different - the bucks and DO was a workrate banger, Wardlow and FTR had the feel good traditional match, and Sting vs HOB was tons of fun for me as a 3 decade Sting mark. 
I thought the tag title match was awesome but the crowd ends up kinda ruining it. Sneaky evil Swerve is the truth and I was surprised how easy Keith Lee was to buy as a monster heel, thought he had a really good match and I think I might like him better heel too haha. Oh Hungle Boy takes a fucking killer bump too, but that's more of an angle than an actual match. Obviously don't miss the close of the show but Mox and Punk never really hooked me, I was pretty worn out by that point. Not on the main card but Eddie Kingston vs Ishii from the pre-show put on a pretty good show. Fuck leg slaps, they just smack the fuck out of each other for real.

There's like 3 matches that could have been cut as usual but it has its highlights. Tony doesn't seem to agree with me that 3 hours is kind of the sweet spot for a PPV.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 05, 2022, 01:45:50 AM
Itís just so weird that immediately when WWE starts to be a shitshow is when AEW starts falling apart behind the scenes.   

I think Iím definitely going to take a break from all the wrestling Twitter I can look at as a non-user.  A lot of wild shit seems to be happening behind the scenes, not the least of which is Malachi Black apparently blowing the crowd a kiss and bowing after his match, which seems ominous. 

(I donít want to go back to WWE even if Alistair returns.   Even though hunter NXT is what got me back - I just thoroughly loathe that company as an entity)
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 05, 2022, 02:36:13 AM
Itís just so weird that immediately when WWE starts to be a shitshow is when AEW starts falling apart behind the scenes.   

I think Iím definitely going to take a break from all the wrestling Twitter I can look at as a non-user.  A lot of wild shit seems to be happening behind the scenes, not the least of which is Malachi Black apparently blowing the crowd a kiss and bowing after his match, which seems ominous. 

(I donít want to go back to WWE even if Alistair returns.   Even though hunter NXT is what got me back - I just thoroughly loathe that company as an entity)

I honestly think they're working to some extent, at least with the Punk stuff. I don't know if he's clueless enough to let his supposed baby face champion shit talk the cornerstones of his company without them giving it the OK. I think that part of the whole storyline is going to be Tony being a mark and Punk abusing and manipulating that to get what he wants. Maybe he is just a clueless, spineless mark but I feel like he would have jumped in with one of his stimmy rambling derailments if he was actually shook there. I could be grasping at straws but I think If they set it up for insecure, bitter, entitled
karen Punk and sycophant fanboy TK  then MJF gets to be the cool anti-hero that acts like a complete prick and we adore him for it (kinda like Stone Cold or Rocky or Punk himself). The inverse summer of punk storyline that seems to have been derailed by the injury could still be the plan, though positioning MJF with a stable that big seems weird if they do that. There's a lot of dead weight that could easily drag him down and just generally get in the way in Stokely's band of merry men and I really hope they drop that soon. Cass as the new Wardlow is a great fit but I would jettison the others asap before they become the new retribution.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 05, 2022, 02:40:41 AM
Idk that shot of a security guard racing backstage and reports of the Elite being super pissed about Punks comments and threatening to walk make me wonder. 

I donít know if itís more damning or less if itís not mentioned on BTE tomorrow
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Sightunseen on September 05, 2022, 10:13:04 AM
Welcome back MJF! Should be interesting to see if thereís a double turn down the line? MJF is great as a heel, best in wresting at it IMHO, so I donít know if a face turn would last long.
What does this mean for Mox though?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 05, 2022, 10:17:33 AM
Maybe it's wishful thinking but i'm just kind of assuming they're operating under the old "anything said on camera is a work" principle with the Hangman and Punk stuff. Both guys are pretty smart and seem to have their heads on straight in other ways so I just don't necessarily buy that they'd be sniping at each other in promos instead of talking it out backstage if there was legit heat. Again, I suspect they're deliberately using the stuff we as fans have become accustomed to trusting ("insider" reports, "shoot" interviews etc) to blur the lines and bring back some semblance of realism. Not sure how advisable it is as a long term strategy but it definitely gets people invested in the present. For as much supposed discontent as there is backstage they run a pretty tight ship in terms of stuff actually getting out. It seems like the vast majority of these rumors and leaks end up being wrong, and the stuff that actually happens like Cody leaving doesn't really get leaked beforehand and is handled professionally and in-line with how you'd expect a major company to act.

I guess I feel like the devils in the details in the same way that the timing was a major giveaway to me with the MJF thing originally. It looks legit at first glance but I'm not sure if it passes the sniff test. I won't be surprised if the storyline for this next PPV cycle is Punk slowly becoming bitter and turning heel while MJF surpasses him. Like I said before, if you want to get AEW fans to really boo and dislike you then going after Hangman is the way to do it. Also wonder if the "no extension" part of the voicemail could be them planting the seeds for MJF to do the leaving while champ story too if the idea is to go full Punk tribute act. They love planting little seeds like that as we're now seeing haha.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Sightunseen on September 05, 2022, 10:28:04 AM
Maybe it's wishful thinking but i'm just kind of assuming they're operating under the old "anything said on camera is a work" principle with the Hangman and Punk stuff. Both guys are pretty smart and seem to have their heads on straight in other ways so I just don't necessarily buy that they'd be sniping at each other in promos instead of talking it out backstage if there was legit heat. Again, I suspect they're deliberately using the stuff we as fans have become accustomed to trusting ("insider" reports, "shoot" interviews etc) to blur the lines and bring back some semblance of realism. Not sure how advisable it is as a long term strategy but it definitely gets people invested in the present. For as much supposed discontent as there is backstage they run a pretty tight ship in terms of stuff actually getting out. It seems like the vast majority of these rumors and leaks end up being wrong, and the stuff that actually happens like Cody leaving doesn't really get leaked beforehand and is handled professionally and in-line with how you'd expect a major company to act.

I guess I feel like the devils in the details in the same way that the timing was a major giveaway to me with the MJF thing originally. It looks legit at first glance but I'm not sure if it passes the sniff test. I won't be surprised if the storyline for this next PPV cycle is Punk slowly becoming bitter and turning heel while MJF surpasses him. Like I said before, if you want to get AEW fans to really boo and dislike you then going after Hangman is the way to do it. Also wonder if the "no extension" part of the voicemail could be them planting the seeds for MJF to do the leaving while champ story too if the idea is to go full Punk tribute act. They love planting little seeds like that as we're now seeing haha.

While I also wanted to believe this logic, it leaves me wondering what angles theyíd be setting up? Iíve heard that the backstage environment there is ďvery toxicĒ at the moment.
Why in the hell would they give punk 10 mins to talk about colt boom boom cabana?
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 05, 2022, 10:59:05 AM
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Maybe it's wishful thinking but i'm just kind of assuming they're operating under the old "anything said on camera is a work" principle with the Hangman and Punk stuff. Both guys are pretty smart and seem to have their heads on straight in other ways so I just don't necessarily buy that they'd be sniping at each other in promos instead of talking it out backstage if there was legit heat. Again, I suspect they're deliberately using the stuff we as fans have become accustomed to trusting ("insider" reports, "shoot" interviews etc) to blur the lines and bring back some semblance of realism. Not sure how advisable it is as a long term strategy but it definitely gets people invested in the present. For as much supposed discontent as there is backstage they run a pretty tight ship in terms of stuff actually getting out. It seems like the vast majority of these rumors and leaks end up being wrong, and the stuff that actually happens like Cody leaving doesn't really get leaked beforehand and is handled professionally and in-line with how you'd expect a major company to act.

I guess I feel like the devils in the details in the same way that the timing was a major giveaway to me with the MJF thing originally. It looks legit at first glance but I'm not sure if it passes the sniff test. I won't be surprised if the storyline for this next PPV cycle is Punk slowly becoming bitter and turning heel while MJF surpasses him. Like I said before, if you want to get AEW fans to really boo and dislike you then going after Hangman is the way to do it. Also wonder if the "no extension" part of the voicemail could be them planting the seeds for MJF to do the leaving while champ story too if the idea is to go full Punk tribute act. They love planting little seeds like that as we're now seeing haha.
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While I also wanted to believe this logic, it leaves me wondering what angles theyíd be setting up? Iíve heard that the backstage environment there is ďvery toxicĒ at the moment.
Why in the hell would they give punk 10 mins to talk about colt boom boom cabana?

For the same reason that he randomly went after a reporter for wearing a Penguins hat, he's turning heel.

All the media outlets reporting on a "melee" and all the backstage drama are the same ones that said MJF was no-showing and booked a plane ticket and was going to Hollywood and so on and so forth. They're either working with them or just getting worked by them, but either way I don't buy Punk suddenly going from a smiling baby face mentoring all the young talent to a bitter locker room cancer publicly feuding with the cornerstones of the company organically over a few weeks time.

I do think it's somewhat telling that apparently one of the tweets Cabana liked after the whole thing said

"An event where pro wrestlers answer questions 'in character' is not a press conference. It is a performance portraying a press conference. If you ask questions at such an event, you are not a reporter. You are a performer taking part in the portrayal."

So I don't think he's taking it personally at the very least.



Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 05, 2022, 11:20:14 AM
On the positive side for AEW: they donít employ The Miz or Dominik, so thatís a win
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Buttfart Rapedick on September 05, 2022, 12:27:37 PM
On the positive side for AEW: they donít employ The Miz or Dominik, so thatís a win

And they do employ Sting. Still the highlight of damn near every show he's on. I don't give a shit if he dresses like he's terrified of skin cancer and walks like Darkness Crabtree now, I still buy him when he hits the stinger splash. This might be controversial but I think he's got just as good, if not better a claim to the title of GOAT as Jericho. I think most younger people gloss over him because no one watched TNA and all they ever show now is the lowlights (victory road vs Hardy, the awful Russo booked casket match against abyss where he got hard wayed on a Halloween decoration etc) but even during those years he had some really good matches. And I still contend that crow Sting randomly attacking people and not wrestling a single match for like a year was one of the best long term storylines maybe ever.

I'm watching one of those twitch channels that just streams old wrestling VHS tips and they're showing the time Sting tagged with Booker T and they tried to get him over with the "urban demographic" by having them do an interview where they both wear sunglasses indoors. Then they made them wrestle the road warriors in a 30 minute (not exaggerating) Chicago street fight that was one of the worst, most stretched out walk n brawls I've ever seen. Goddamn the Road Warriors were brutal in the 90's, and I don't mean how stiff they worked.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Atiba Applebum on September 05, 2022, 12:38:12 PM
No BTE todayÖ
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Sightunseen on September 05, 2022, 07:08:14 PM
No BTE todayÖ

After all the news of backstage drama and the locker room fight Iím really hoping this turns out to be a work  :-[
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on September 05, 2022, 09:11:21 PM
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Incredible main event. Terrible finish that no doubt will have been a massive kick in the nuts to the crowd that I don't think can be fixed by Tyson Fury singing. I guess in hindsight though Drew wasn't going to win, but they probably should've just had Roman win clean.
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As much as I like Drew, I think that was the right choice. You can't end a title reign like this at a one-off PPV for a slightly pandering hometown hero pop. You almost have to do it at mania and I just don't think Drew is a big enough star for it to work at the moment anyways. I know it's repetitive but they've booked themselves into a corner and it's going to take time to clear the Vince stench out build a believable opponent.

Twitter marks seem to think it's going to be the Rock at mania and that has to be the absolute worst idea I've ever heard. Yeah.. Let's put the most important belt in wrestling on an old, roided up, injury plagued movie star who hasn't had a proper match in a decade....im sure that would turn out great. 

I think Cody in a grand "fulfilling my father's destiny" storyline is probably the best person right now. This is pure fantasy booking but if they somehow got Dustin out of his contract and had him make a surprise return to nullify the bloodline and allow Cody to win I would mark out so hard. I would also be down with Bray coming back and winning but they better have an actual plan for where to go from there if they do that. And if almost rather it be just bray and not the fiend and his papa shango tribute act.

Agreed that a Drew win would have been pandering. I was dreading it the whole match and relieved when it didnít happen.

Just throwing it out there, I really think the Austin Theory Money in the Bank storyline could pay off great. Heís been getting tossed around despite having the golden ticket, placing him bottom of the ladder of respectability. On top of that, daddy Vince is gone. Heís being beaten down and degraded, but heís got almost a full year to build a credible fight from the bottom to the top, rather than just being handed the belt, as Vince may have made happen.
Title: Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
Post by: Bobby Peru on September 05, 2022, 09:24:03 PM
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Maybe it's wishful thinking but i'm just kind of assuming they're operating under the old "anything said on camera is a work" principle with the Hangman and Punk stuff. Both guys are pretty smart and seem to have their heads on straight in other ways so I just don't necessarily buy that they'd be sniping at each other in promos instead of talking it out backstage if there was legit heat. Again, I suspect they're deliberately using the stuff we as fans have become accustomed to trusting ("insider" reports, "shoot" interviews etc) to blur the lines and bring back some semblance of realism. Not sure how advisable it is as a long term strategy but it definitely gets people invested in the present. For as much supposed discontent as there is backstage they run a pretty tight ship in terms of stuff actually getting out. It seems like the vast majority of these rumors and leaks end up being wrong, and the stuff