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by Thelone
Mar 21st, '20, 13:06
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: AEW & NXT ratings: Dynamite tops 900k viewers for closed set episode
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: AEW & NXT ratings: Dynamite tops 900k viewers for closed set episode

It kinda didn't help that WWE already showed twice what you're going to get from those empty arena shows and started with a glorified documentary for a feud that's way past its expiration date at this point. I'm currently watching the Haru sumo tournament and yes, the lack of crowd was jarring at fi...
by Thelone
Mar 10th, '20, 13:29
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: David Starr bids farewell to wXw
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: David Starr bids farewell to wXw

wWe iSNt hURtInG tHE eUroPeAn sCeEEenN! WOS and 5* did a lot more to hurt the UK scene than WWE if you ask me. Frankly, they probably did the scene a favor by poaching a bunch of talent who were hogging the spotlight in 16-18. As for Starr burning more bridges with SHOCK VALUE, he'll either end up ...
by Thelone
Mar 5th, '20, 16:19
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Your 5 star matches
Replies: 363
Views: 77958

Re: Your 5 star matches

Like, I get why it's not your cup of tea. There's a mythos behind Orange Cassidy that is unconventional to professional wrestling,, in that he's a monstrously good wrestler, he's just too apathetic to care except when provoked , which is part of why I like it. And here's your problem because what w...
by Thelone
Mar 5th, '20, 07:57
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 3/4/2020 Dynamite
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: BRM Reviews the 3/4/2020 Dynamite

That was quite the memorable debut for Archer, huh? Anyway, feels like the storylines are more of the same with Inner Circle vs. some mash-up of the Elite and Moxley/Allin for Totally-Not-Wargames, Swole vs. Rose in what feels like the worst women's match they could book (and that's saying something...
by Thelone
Mar 2nd, '20, 15:07
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews AEW Revolution (frustrating, bordering on bad)
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: BRM Reviews AEW Revolution (frustrating, bordering on bad)

AEW are in the position where they have to sign what they can in order to bulk out their roster , they do have a lot of relative unknowns and younger talent, so a smattering of over 40's is okay. If Bischoff, Nash, Hall and Hogan sign, then we'll start worrying. Yes and no. Their roster is already ...
by Thelone
Mar 2nd, '20, 04:38
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews AEW Revolution (frustrating, bordering on bad)
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: BRM Reviews AEW Revolution (frustrating, bordering on bad)

Take Dynamite a week or two ago for example when he asks Excalibur about Statlander's origin and then cuts him off and asks him to stop after like one sentence. To be fair, I think Excalibur started talking about how Statlander came from the Andromeda Galaxy or some shit and JR basically told him t...
by Thelone
Feb 28th, '20, 16:16
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 2/26/2020 Dynamite (very bad)
Replies: 51
Views: 1551

Re: BRM Reviews the 2/26/2020 Dynamite (very bad)

Marko doesn't actually bother me. He's not bodyslamming Big Show. I am fine with him using traditional little-man offense that relies on speed, leverage, and hitting hard. I have the same stance with him as I do with Cheeseburger : he's not believable in any way, no one should ever sell for him, an...
by Thelone
Feb 28th, '20, 13:14
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: Goldberg wins Universal title at WWE Super ShowDown
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: Goldberg wins Universal title at WWE Super ShowDown

But... Roman's billionth coronation and stuff. We swear it'll work this time!
by Thelone
Feb 27th, '20, 17:47
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 2/26/2020 Dynamite (very bad)
Replies: 51
Views: 1551

Re: BRM Reviews the 2/26/2020 Dynamite (very bad)

Orange Cassidy is the problem with wrestling nowadays. It's not just him though. It's also the Marko Stunts of the world and Best Friends' dumb hugging spot and Pentagon glove shit/endless posing/Cero miedo and Aubrey Edwards overacting during matches and Statlander being an alien and countless oth...
by Thelone
Feb 26th, '20, 09:13
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 2/19/2020 Dynamite
Replies: 4
Views: 352

Re: BRM Reviews the 2/19/2020 Dynamite

This is the same promotion which had a 10-second rule for the illegal man to get out after a tag that was ignored during the very first tag match.
by Thelone
Feb 19th, '20, 08:10
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: AEW viewership down 12 percent this week, NXT narrows ratings gap
Replies: 38
Views: 1151

Re: AEW viewership down 12 percent this week, NXT narrows ratings gap

AEW uses the same 20 guys to fill their shows each week. Depth will always win. The thing is that they do have depth, they just choose to use it on their Youtube B-show instead of mixing it up for Dynamite so it doesn't become stale, which is what has been happening lately. The show this week will ...
by Thelone
Feb 14th, '20, 09:02
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 2/12/2020 Dynamite
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: BRM Reviews the 2/12/2020 Dynamite

If Kong shooting GLOW was the reason they dropped the angle, then that's all on them because how the f*ck could they have possibly not know that this would be an issue. For once, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and say that the storyline being ass and not over in the slightest is why they p...
by Thelone
Feb 13th, '20, 09:40
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 2/12/2020 Dynamite
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: BRM Reviews the 2/12/2020 Dynamite

MJF vs. JUNGLE BOY- 6.75/10 Brandi is on commentary and is a total babyface now. Her leaving/being kicked out of the Nightmare Collective has still not been mentioned to those of us who only watch Dynamite (which is exactly what Cody told us was the only thing we needed to watch to keep up with the...
by Thelone
Feb 10th, '20, 14:29
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: Taynara Conti leaves NXT following disagreement
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Taynara Conti leaves NXT following disagreement

The exclusivity is just so silly though. I can understand saying "hey, here's a list of promotions you CAN'T work for", but I think moral would be so much better if they got to work even just one date a month somewhere else if they're not being used. Some wrestlers want to actually wrestle... I don...
by Thelone
Feb 9th, '20, 06:42
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: Taynara Conti leaves NXT following disagreement
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Taynara Conti leaves NXT following disagreement

Wasn't she teased to be in UE when they formed, and it went nowhere? Again, the roster is so ridiculously overbloated that they just don't have time to feature everyone on a regular basis, which is crazy considering they tape at least almost TEN HOURS of content every week. Hell, there's barely enou...
by Thelone
Feb 7th, '20, 03:30
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 2/5/2020 Dynamite (meh)
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: BRM Reviews the 2/5/2020 Dynamite (meh)

Alright, I looked it up and there were the three matches before Dynamite, then you have : 1) Fenix vs. Nick Jackson on November 29th 2) LB vs. Omega and Page on December 18th 3) Elite vs. LB and PAC on January 1st 3.2) Cody and Dustin vs. LB on January 8th (I guess this one is debatable) 4) This wee...
by Thelone
Feb 6th, '20, 08:12
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 2/5/2020 Dynamite (meh)
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: BRM Reviews the 2/5/2020 Dynamite (meh)

ADAM PAGE & THE ELITE (Kenny Omega & the Young Bucks) vs. LUCHA BROS. & THE BUTCHER & THE BLADE (w/the Bunny)- 7/10 Much action happened. The important thing you need to know is that Page could have tagged out but didn’t, resulting in him getting pinned by Pentagon Jr. Is it just me, or do we have ...
by Thelone
Feb 5th, '20, 18:05
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Day-to-Day Quote Topic
Replies: 814
Views: 107316

Re: Day-to-Day Quote Topic

Did they mostly "revolve around the babyfaces' story?" Yes. But to jot see the stories in their matches is utterly baffling to me. They ALWAYS worked a limb. I actually think the complete opposite of that. Outside of that random jobber match, the only big match I can recall where they work a body p...
by Thelone
Feb 4th, '20, 10:51
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Day-to-Day Quote Topic
Replies: 814
Views: 107316

Re: Day-to-Day Quote Topic

I don't understand how any one can watch their NXT work and not see their brilliance. They're a solid, consistent midcard tag team. I get what they're going for, but I never bought it because they aren't pulling it off. The Revival always came up to me as a barely improved version of Blake and Murp...
by Thelone
Feb 3rd, '20, 12:25
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Day-to-Day Quote Topic
Replies: 814
Views: 107316

Re: Day-to-Day Quote Topic

#3 seems a bit premature, but that could definitely bite them in the ass soon enough. By signing random low level wrestlers to those "500k a year for 5 years™" deals, WWE is basically saying that this is the base pay on the main roster now. I didn't want to comment on the Revival thread because I wa...