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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #180 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.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #181 on: May 13, 2022, 11:16:25 AM »
I just listen to the podcasts

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #182 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.
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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #183 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.


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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #184 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.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #185 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.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #186 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

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #187 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.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #188 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.
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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #189 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 AEW’s show at the forum or Ontario early June? I got tickets for rampage since im pretty close to Ontario. Can’t wait

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #190 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.




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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #191 on: Today at 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?"

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #192 on: Today at 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.

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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #193 on: Today at 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 hadn’t 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 weren’t stealing anyones seats.

I’ve only seen Takeshita’s recent stuff but man is he good. He’s actually wrestling Lee moriarty at an indie show soon not too far from me.


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Re: The Official Professional Wrestling Thread
« Reply #194 on: Today at 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 hadn’t 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 weren’t stealing anyones seats.

I’ve only seen Takeshita’s recent stuff but man is he good. He’s 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.