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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1410 on: May 26, 2023, 01:03:33 AM »
I'm working in Tokyo this week and I'm going to New Japan Best of Super Juniors tonight and Sunday. I'm so fucking stoked.  to see Okada and Ishii.

Thatís so awesome!    I was really hoping to see some wrestling in international settings before the thing I was working on got the plug pulled on it the week before I was supposed to go to WM.   At least I got to go to a few tv taping and a PPV event. 

Isnít Connors shaping up to be the next big thing or is that a different LA dojo guy?


PS dark side of the ring starts this week and apparently a Pal who doesnít post much produced the Candido ep.   Iíve told them to post in here, but I think theyíre more in lurk mode these days as many graduate to doing

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1411 on: May 26, 2023, 05:28:42 AM »
Shelton Benjamin cuts better promos than Adam Cole.
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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1412 on: May 26, 2023, 06:11:50 PM »
Did just watch Cole vs Gargano in NXT & I have developed some respect for Cole. But AEW ColeÖ..


Also, @Atiba Applebum even if MJF is writing them, itís not good.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1413 on: May 26, 2023, 06:15:07 PM »
LA Knight looking good tonight. YEAH.

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« Reply #1414 on: May 26, 2023, 07:02:25 PM »
Did just watch Cole vs Gargano in NXT & I have developed some respect for Cole. But AEW ColeÖ..


Also, @Atiba Applebum even if MJF is writing them, itís not good.

Hah itís valid to not like it - I just meant MJF probably isnít checked out since itís his doing 


Does anyone watch the Fed regularly?   Curious why LA Knight is such hot shit all of a sudden.   Donít remember him moving the needle much in NXT

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1415 on: May 27, 2023, 01:03:13 AM »
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I'm working in Tokyo this week and I'm going to New Japan Best of Super Juniors tonight and Sunday. I'm so fucking stoked.  to see Okada and Ishii.
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Thatís so awesome!    I was really hoping to see some wrestling in international settings before the thing I was working on got the plug pulled on it the week before I was supposed to go to WM.   At least I got to go to a few tv taping and a PPV event. 

Isnít Connors shaping up to be the next big thing or is that a different LA dojo guy?


PS dark side of the ring starts this week and apparently a Pal who doesnít post much produced the Candido ep.   Iíve told them to post in here, but I think theyíre more in lurk mode these days as many graduate to doing

I got there towards the end of that first match so I missed Clark Connors but I think you are correct. Fujita got the pin on Gedo on that one.

I'll be posting a bunch of videos to my insta story in a lil bit @bodychrons

Mike Bailey and Master Wato fucking killed it.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1416 on: May 27, 2023, 06:56:16 AM »
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Did just watch Cole vs Gargano in NXT & I have developed some respect for Cole. But AEW ColeÖ..


Also, @Atiba Applebum even if MJF is writing them, itís not good.
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Hah itís valid to not like it - I just meant MJF probably isnít checked out since itís his doing 


Does anyone watch the Fed regularly?   Curious why LA Knight is such hot shit all of a sudden.   Donít remember him moving the needle much in NXT

I do. Heís been getting a push from the fans. Heís solid on the microphone & is solid in the ring. His finisher Blunt Force Trauma is a better stunner too. Ever since he left Maximum Male Models, people love it. Honestly, he can be a big guy with his ďsmart assĒ attitude & look. Dare I say he has potential to be on Stone Coldís level? He honestly reminds of Steve Austin breaking in the ďStone ColdĒ persona.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1417 on: May 27, 2023, 07:16:15 PM »
Asuka beats Belair!

Rollins is the new Heavyweight champ (predictable but a good thing; makes too much sense)

Gunther retains

Lesnar beats Rhodes

Bloodline is doneÖ.


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« Reply #1418 on: May 27, 2023, 07:18:39 PM »
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Did just watch Cole vs Gargano in NXT & I have developed some respect for Cole. But AEW ColeÖ..


Also, @Atiba Applebum even if MJF is writing them, itís not good.
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Hah itís valid to not like it - I just meant MJF probably isnít checked out since itís his doing 


Does anyone watch the Fed regularly?   Curious why LA Knight is such hot shit all of a sudden.   Donít remember him moving the needle much in NXT
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I do. Heís been getting a push from the fans. Heís solid on the microphone & is solid in the ring. His finisher Blunt Force Trauma is a better stunner too. Ever since he left Maximum Male Models, people love it. Honestly, he can be a big guy with his ďsmart assĒ attitude & look. Dare I say he has potential to be on Stone Coldís level? He honestly reminds of Steve Austin breaking in the ďStone ColdĒ persona.

Body type wise he always reminds me of a mid card late 80s Fed guy.  Almost want to photoshop a mullet on him to see bc he kinda has that steroid belly.   I saw him in some clip from NWA where he botched a line and played it off with the fans that made me see the charisma.   

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1419 on: May 28, 2023, 06:19:53 PM »
NXT Battleground for the win. Great showing thus far.


Dragunov VS Dijak was one hell of a match. Back & forth beatings & really playing into Dragunovís lust for brutality. Never saw Dijak perform in ring & enjoyed. His character is a perfect mix between Big Boss Man & Steve Blackman. Dragunov with the perfect win. Also, Dragon Lee took a wild spill on a botched hurricarana attempt on the ring apron.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1420 on: May 28, 2023, 07:18:24 PM »
I'm working in Tokyo this week and I'm going to New Japan Best of Super Juniors tonight and Sunday. I'm so fucking stoked.  to see Okada and Ishii.

Card looks good, hyped you get to see the Stone Pitbull. BOSJ semis sounds nuts.

This is the first maybe second aew ppv I haven't bought. Did a bunch of yard work and napped through the start of the show. Missed the jericho match heard the ending was dumb and it might be why the crowd is kinda shit
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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1421 on: May 28, 2023, 07:26:32 PM »
NXT Battleground for the win. Great showing thus far.


Dragunov VS Dijak was one hell of a match. Back & forth beatings & really playing into Dragunovís lust for brutality. Never saw Dijak perform in ring & enjoyed. His character is a perfect mix between Big Boss Man & Steve Blackman. Dragunov with the perfect win. Also, Dragon Lee took a wild spill on a botched hurricarana attempt on the ring apron.
I winced hard at that, could have been so bad. Are you watching the Main Event? Bron saved Melo from breaking his neck on a suicide dive

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1422 on: May 28, 2023, 07:30:12 PM »
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Did just watch Cole vs Gargano in NXT & I have developed some respect for Cole. But AEW ColeÖ..


Also, @Atiba Applebum even if MJF is writing them, itís not good.
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Hah itís valid to not like it - I just meant MJF probably isnít checked out since itís his doing 


Does anyone watch the Fed regularly?   Curious why LA Knight is such hot shit all of a sudden.   Donít remember him moving the needle much in NXT
I enjoyed him on NXT, and as has been said, once he left MMM and went back to the LA Knight gimmick, he has been killing it every week. One of the best in WWE on the mic in a long time, in my opinion. Has the crowd in the palm of his hands most of the time

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1423 on: May 28, 2023, 08:15:20 PM »
Darby on Dressen Rose's or was it one of those Powell Peraltas with the aboriginal art style?

Great 4 way match, I popped huge for the mentors finisher spot, and the ending was well done too
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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1424 on: May 28, 2023, 08:53:03 PM »
Woof saw some of the Wardlow Christian highlights and those were some brutal spots that Christian had to take (and Wardlow executed nicely)

Glad Statlander came back and finally did the thing.   Feel bad she got injured so much because she could have been the pre-Hayter

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1425 on: May 29, 2023, 09:07:02 AM »
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NXT Battleground for the win. Great showing thus far.


Dragunov VS Dijak was one hell of a match. Back & forth beatings & really playing into Dragunovís lust for brutality. Never saw Dijak perform in ring & enjoyed. His character is a perfect mix between Big Boss Man & Steve Blackman. Dragunov with the perfect win. Also, Dragon Lee took a wild spill on a botched hurricarana attempt on the ring apron.
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I winced hard at that, could have been so bad. Are you watching the Main Event? Bron saved Melo from breaking his neck on a suicide dive


YES! That was terrifying. Melo also missed a couple kicks & honestly looked a tad off. I guess thatís since Bron has been getting him each week.

Match of the payperview goes to Dragunov. Easily the best one of the night.

YEAH!

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1426 on: May 29, 2023, 01:23:10 PM »
Darby on Dressen Rose's or was it one of those Powell Peraltas with the aboriginal art style?

Great 4 way match, I popped huge for the mentors finisher spot, and the ending was well done too

It was flat as a 2x4 so I assumed Powell. When they did the Elvis skit he holds it up sideways for a second and there's zero nose or concave to be seen. It kinda looked like he almost ate shit dropping in on his entrance too haha.

I haven't been watching for a while so I wasn't really invested emotionally and it was the worst AEW ppv I've seen so far. Not sure if it was how they mic'ed it or my new TV or what but the crowd sounded dead most of the night and the card was pretty weak to begin with.

Surprisingly my highlight of the night was Statlander. There's a loud contingent of people complaining about how there was no storyline.. Did they miss the build they were doing before she got hurt? Like I know it was delayed by 9 mos but they basically just unpaused that storyline and finished it. I went nuts when she came out and their little match was enough to get me excited for a feud. The rematch should be the female equivalent of a beef battle.Taya looked better than I expected too.

Still sick of FTR but I enjoyed the TNA guys and Mark Briscoe. It's a little silly but they're dedicated to the schtick and I'll go to my grave saying that more people need to acknowledge how good Lethal is.

The casino battle royales always just remind me of how much unused talent is on the roster. Penta vs Big Bill was sick though. I'd pay to see that match.

Cole and Jericho was pretty terrible but seeing sabu do the old man belly flop through a table got a pop out of me.

House of Black match was good. Brody King is one of my favorite workers at the moment. Everything looks brutal.

4 way match was no bueno for me. It was paint by numbers Indy spots one after another and not even MJF could rescue it, though his timing and chicken shit heel work was great as usual.

The rest of it ranged from meh to wtf (Arnibal Lecter) to insufferable for me. I turned the main event off after 5 minutes of that awful wild thing cover from the dude in the blackface mask. Literally couldn't take it anymore and didn't bother finishing the ppv.

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« Reply #1427 on: May 30, 2023, 08:55:46 AM »
I still watch AEW just to keep an eye out but itís really me doing them a favor.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1428 on: May 30, 2023, 09:24:37 AM »
I donít know if it was the placement of the announce table or what but the commentary definitely took a dive on Double or Nothing. Iím still an AEW mark and enjoyed the PPV overall but I do think a lot of it is Iím rooting for them more than blown away by them. Sometimes itís ok to see the cracks in things but it feels more and more like late WCW bloat and chaos.

Also just wanted to echo the sentiment that LA Knight looks like an 80s wrestler and talks like an Attitude Era wrestler. Love that dude. Glad the Max Dupri bit got the axe.

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« Reply #1429 on: May 30, 2023, 09:55:41 AM »
I donít know if it was the placement of the announce table or what but the commentary definitely took a dive on Double or Nothing. Iím still an AEW mark and enjoyed the PPV overall but I do think a lot of it is Iím rooting for them more than blown away by them. Sometimes itís ok to see the cracks in things but it feels more and more like late WCW bloat and chaos.

Also just wanted to echo the sentiment that LA Knight looks like an 80s wrestler and talks like an Attitude Era wrestler. Love that dude. Glad the Max Dupri bit got the axe.

Spot on, especially with the WCW chaos. It's sort of sad as the chaos came really quick for AEW as opposed to WCW....

YEAH!

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1430 on: May 30, 2023, 10:39:22 AM »
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I donít know if it was the placement of the announce table or what but the commentary definitely took a dive on Double or Nothing. Iím still an AEW mark and enjoyed the PPV overall but I do think a lot of it is Iím rooting for them more than blown away by them. Sometimes itís ok to see the cracks in things but it feels more and more like late WCW bloat and chaos.

Also just wanted to echo the sentiment that LA Knight looks like an 80s wrestler and talks like an Attitude Era wrestler. Love that dude. Glad the Max Dupri bit got the axe.
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Spot on, especially with the WCW chaos. It's sort of sad as the chaos came really quick for AEW as opposed to WCW....

YEAH!

But the big difference between them and late WCW is AEW is improving business-wise.   The brand split will help, but they really need to get their PPVs on MAX the way Peacock is showing all of the Feds.   

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1431 on: May 31, 2023, 03:38:32 AM »
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I'm working in Tokyo this week and I'm going to New Japan Best of Super Juniors tonight and Sunday. I'm so fucking stoked.  to see Okada and Ishii.
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Thatís so awesome!    I was really hoping to see some wrestling in international settings before the thing I was working on got the plug pulled on it the week before I was supposed to go to WM.   At least I got to go to a few tv taping and a PPV event. 

Isnít Connors shaping up to be the next big thing or is that a different LA dojo guy?


PS dark side of the ring starts this week and apparently a Pal who doesnít post much produced the Candido ep.   Iíve told them to post in here, but I think theyíre more in lurk mode these days as many graduate to doing

Connors is their desperate attempt to make the next Kenny/Jay White (I think they even put him in bullet club) but he's been distinctly average every time I've watched him and he just looks weird to me. Part of it is the male stripper look but he also has one of those faces that I think will hold him back from ever being a star. Paul Roma and Mike Rotunda are other famous sufferers of jobber-face.

Granted maybe he's gotten much better in the last few months but I have yet to see anything hype worthy from that dude.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1432 on: June 01, 2023, 09:51:14 AM »
I love finding old matches from Japan with people I never knew wrestled there.

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« Reply #1433 on: June 01, 2023, 09:52:31 AM »
The seemingly only time WCW did a televised dream match with no DQ finish.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #1434 on: June 02, 2023, 06:05:02 AM »
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I'm working in Tokyo this week and I'm going to New Japan Best of Super Juniors tonight and Sunday. I'm so fucking stoked.  to see Okada and Ishii.
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Thatís so awesome!    I was really hoping to see some wrestling in international settings before the thing I was working on got the plug pulled on it the week before I was supposed to go to WM.   At least I got to go to a few tv taping and a PPV event. 

Isnít Connors shaping up to be the next big thing or is that a different LA dojo guy?


PS dark side of the ring starts this week and apparently a Pal who doesnít post much produced the Candido ep.   Iíve told them to post in here, but I think theyíre more in lurk mode these days as many graduate to doing
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Connors is their desperate attempt to make the next Kenny/Jay White (I think they even put him in bullet club) but he's been distinctly average every time I've watched him and he just looks weird to me. Part of it is the male stripper look but he also has one of those faces that I think will hold him back from ever being a star. Paul Roma and Mike Rotunda are other famous sufferers of jobber-face.

Granted maybe he's gotten much better in the last few months but I have yet to see anything hype worthy from that dude.

Yeah he is in Bullet Club but what does that even mean anymore? They lost in the opening match and Fujita was the best looking dude in that one.

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« Reply #1435 on: June 02, 2023, 11:26:28 PM »
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I'm working in Tokyo this week and I'm going to New Japan Best of Super Juniors tonight and Sunday. I'm so fucking stoked.  to see Okada and Ishii.
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Thatís so awesome!    I was really hoping to see some wrestling in international settings before the thing I was working on got the plug pulled on it the week before I was supposed to go to WM.   At least I got to go to a few tv taping and a PPV event. 

Isnít Connors shaping up to be the next big thing or is that a different LA dojo guy?


PS dark side of the ring starts this week and apparently a Pal who doesnít post much produced the Candido ep.   Iíve told them to post in here, but I think theyíre more in lurk mode these days as many graduate to doing
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Connors is their desperate attempt to make the next Kenny/Jay White (I think they even put him in bullet club) but he's been distinctly average every time I've watched him and he just looks weird to me. Part of it is the male stripper look but he also has one of those faces that I think will hold him back from ever being a star. Paul Roma and Mike Rotunda are other famous sufferers of jobber-face.

Granted maybe he's gotten much better in the last few months but I have yet to see anything hype worthy from that dude.
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Yeah he is in Bullet Club but what does that even mean anymore? They lost in the opening match and Fujita was the best looking dude in that one.

I think the fine folks at the NJPW office just think it means "gaijin money" but don't really understand why it was cool in the first place. It's kinda like when WCW tried to make Hennig a Horseman...they just have no original ideas for the kid I guess. Either that or they're just trying to milk every last drop out of the merch but I feel like they should preserve what little legacy remains for the inevitable nostalgia run.


Pat I'm gonna watch those matches when I get a chance. A while back I downloaded a pack of Paul Boesch stuff and it includes some very early tape of the blade runners in the UWF. I believe the story is that Hellwig didn't like the south so he left pretty quick and Eddie Gilbert and Sting became a team. Most of the matches are Sting and Gilbert but there's some stuff with Warrior. Anyways the matches have no commentary but there is live sound and the house is hot. It's pretty fun to watch and Sting was insanely huge at that point. Like one of those cows that has the mutant muscle gene. I think he might have even been bigger than Hellwig. He's so swollen he looks like he's got one of the fans from Bayley's tube people inflating him. It's so weird to watch it and think "this guy is going to have a 40+ year career and go down as one of the greatest and most respected wrestlers in history."

I gotta say the AEW game is looking pretty awesome. I really hope they put it on gamepass at some point but I'll probably buy it anyways. WCW/NWO Revenge and later No Mercy were some of my most played games of all time and honestly probably some of the most impactful. Those old AKI games were the first time I had a true "I can do anything I want" experience with a video game. My buddy isn't even a wrestling fan anymore but he's pumped to play it just because those games were so important to us growing up.

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Anyone have good suggestions for jobbers going into business for themselves.   Iím talking like Danny Puder or that Blackwell guy who refused to job to Sid Vicious and Dan Spivey.   Appreciated!