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by XIV
May 11th, '20, 01:48
Forum: WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment / Federation
Topic: BRM Reviews WWE Money in the Bank 2020 (WORST SHOW OF THE YEAR?!)
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: BRM Reviews WWE Money in the Bank 2020 (WORST SHOW OF THE YEAR?!)

You sir, just saved me many hours of my life. This sounds horrible. I saw a screenshot this morning of Otis with the briefcase and I immediately lost any tiny interest I had because they'll either screw him out of the case OR he'll fail his cash in because he's not someone they'd give the title to. ...
by XIV
May 11th, '20, 01:29
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: Stephanie McMahon Sells More Than $1 Million In WWE Stock
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: Stephanie McMahon Sells More Than $1 Million In WWE Stock

Kevin Dunn also sold a lot of stock in the last 30 days.

Is something afoot? Or are they all just protecting themselves financially?
by XIV
May 8th, '20, 04:49
Forum: NXT & 205Live
Topic: BRM Reviews the 5/6/2020 NXT (bad)
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: BRM Reviews the 5/6/2020 NXT (bad)

It's weird because while I like what they're doing with him and am intrigued by him, I don't actually think he has that much potential as a character. Over the past few years I've become a big believer in the idea that certain characters have a limited shelf-life if they don't get changed up. When ...
by XIV
May 7th, '20, 02:51
Forum: NXT & 205Live
Topic: BRM Reviews the 5/6/2020 NXT (bad)
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: BRM Reviews the 5/6/2020 NXT (bad)

Killer Kross's debut would be much better with fans. But the whole "mysterious phrases that you need to decypher" gimmick has been overdone in recent years and I agree, it makes this a little bit of a damp squib. I'm liking how they're beginning to use Dexter Lumis, he definitely has some serious po...
by XIV
May 6th, '20, 01:34
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: WWE Raw ratings reach new all-time record low this week
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: WWE Raw ratings reach new all-time record low this week

It's the no people thing. Having zero atmosphere really dulls the show down and makes it harder to watch because all these guys are trained at the Performance Centre to play to crowds, look out to crowds etc. That's where AEW is much better, because I'd rather have Billy Gunn and his son shouting th...
by XIV
May 5th, '20, 12:47
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 4/29/2020 Dynamite (worrying)
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: BRM Reviews the 4/29/2020 Dynamite (worrying)

That works for kayfabe, but I don't see how you can ignore someone's body of work as a worker and just assign all credit to the other person by saying they were carried and needed to be "led through" the match. Because that’s how it came across to me. It’s not just Kayfabe, it’s saleability. I base...
by XIV
May 5th, '20, 06:45
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 4/29/2020 Dynamite (worrying)
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: BRM Reviews the 4/29/2020 Dynamite (worrying)

I think you're being highly unfair for Archer. This isn't someone hav9ing to work around a guy like Giant Gonzales. Archer is pretty darn good, and he's been wrestling for twenty years. I don't feel I was being necessarily critical of Archer, but certainly complimentary of Dustin. Archer isn't esta...
by XIV
May 4th, '20, 09:34
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 4/29/2020 Dynamite (worrying)
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: BRM Reviews the 4/29/2020 Dynamite (worrying)

Dustin looked a million dollars compared to Lance Archer, now it was obvious that he bumping his ass off and trying to make Lance Archer look as good as he possibly could and Archer certainly needs these kinds of matches where a real veteran is leading him through the thing and telling the story, b...
by XIV
May 4th, '20, 04:22
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 4/29/2020 Dynamite (worrying)
Replies: 8
Views: 1385

Re: BRM Reviews the 4/29/2020 Dynamite (worrying)

Dustin looked a million dollars compared to Lance Archer, now it was obvious that he bumping his ass off and trying to make Lance Archer look as good as he possibly could and Archer certainly needs these kinds of matches where a real veteran is leading him through the thing and telling the story, bu...
by XIV
May 1st, '20, 01:58
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: WWE Releases Curtis Axel
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: WWE Releases Curtis Axel

Big Red Machine wrote:
Apr 30th, '20, 15:25
cero2k wrote:
Apr 30th, '20, 14:19
didn't realized he was already 40. Feels like he wasted his career collecting paychecks, he could had been a bigger deal if he had gone somewhere else.
This.
I can only second / third this.

For me, he needs to have one good run with the Hennig name (AEW, NWA, ROH)
by XIV
Apr 28th, '20, 04:51
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: Gerald Brisco part of recent WWE releases
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Re: Gerald Brisco part of recent WWE releases

I imagine it was "Hey, Gerry, it's time to retire, pal"
by XIV
Apr 27th, '20, 11:12
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: HHH: Two-night WM more enjoyable than eight-hour extravaganza
Replies: 20
Views: 1546

Re: HHH: Two-night WM more enjoyable than eight-hour extravaganza

2. I wasn't thinking along the lines of having someone refuse the match so much as just start the story but don't heat it up until after Mania. There are definitely ways to make it part of a storyline, though (but I'd avoid using the term "WrestleMania Moment(tm)" like the plague). 3. See... if you...
by XIV
Apr 27th, '20, 05:34
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: HHH: Two-night WM more enjoyable than eight-hour extravaganza
Replies: 20
Views: 1546

Re: HHH: Two-night WM more enjoyable than eight-hour extravaganza

Or... wait for it... how about you do one show of about 5h (5:30 if you REALLY must), and just BOOK A TIGHTER SHOW?! 1. Don't waste half an hour of everyone's time with two completely pointless participation trophy battle royales that everyone watching knows won't mean sh*t. If you want to give the...
by XIV
Apr 24th, '20, 07:35
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: HHH: Two-night WM more enjoyable than eight-hour extravaganza
Replies: 20
Views: 1546

Re: HHH: Two-night WM more enjoyable than eight-hour extravaganza

KILLdozer wrote:
Apr 24th, '20, 01:55
To add to the above, cut AT LEAST one match-Corbin and Elias shouldn't even be on WM at this point.
That doesn't even scream pre-show to me. Definitely cutable.
by XIV
Apr 24th, '20, 01:27
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: HHH: Two-night WM more enjoyable than eight-hour extravaganza
Replies: 20
Views: 1546

Re: HHH: Two-night WM more enjoyable than eight-hour extravaganza

Or... wait for it... how about you do one show of about 5h (5:30 if you REALLY must), and just BOOK A TIGHTER SHOW?! 1. Don't waste half an hour of everyone's time with two completely pointless participation trophy battle royales that everyone watching knows won't mean sh*t. If you want to give the...
by XIV
Apr 22nd, '20, 15:18
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship: A Rant
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Re: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship: A Rant

I don’t watch most Japanese wrestling anymore, because I don’t particularly enjoy it. I will be the first to admit I prefer a more western presentation of wrestling. I just want stuff to make sense and I grew up watching wrestling full of goofy stuff that there is the key, focus on what you like an...
by XIV
Apr 22nd, '20, 04:17
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 4/15/2020 Dynamite
Replies: 1
Views: 546

Re: BRM Reviews the 4/15/2020 Dynamite

Jake Roberts has absolutely nailed how to do a manager promo! I love Britt Baker's shtick right now. It's great. In the ring, she's alright, but this character is fucking great. At last Shawn Spears is finally being given the opportunity to start finding character (even if it is him being obnoxious ...
by XIV
Apr 21st, '20, 23:19
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship: A Rant
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Re: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship: A Rant

Not true. As usual, my point is entirely missed. To my knowledge and understanding, none of that group you mention have done anything that have exposed wrestling as pure bullshit by wrestling the invisible man, blow up dolls or children and none of those have lost a championship to an inanimate obj...
by XIV
Apr 21st, '20, 12:56
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship: A Rant
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Re: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship: A Rant

Credited champions of this title include: Chopsticks, a camera crane, a can of beer, the belt itself and some wrestlers underwear. Notable title changes include an entire audience "tapping out" by clapping, being traded for toilet paper, being drunk and in a dream. I don't get it. I don't want to ge...
by XIV
Apr 21st, '20, 12:46
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship: A Rant
Replies: 21
Views: 1488

Re: The Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship: A Rant

I can never buy in to an inanimate object being a champion! I get your point that it requires a "buy-in" to the universe like CHIKARA etc. but it's difficult to then take any competitors seriously once they move from DDT to any other promotion where a level of seriousness is expected. i'm sad you'l...