Author Topic: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era  (Read 51092 times)

boki

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Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2940 on: August 09, 2019, 11:28:41 AM »
Gonna have to start watching NJPW, in't I?  How's the user interface for their English site these days?

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2941 on: August 09, 2019, 12:24:23 PM »
Dunno about other people, but I find NJPWWORLD dead easy to use. It uses Google Translate, which is good enough. If you select All Videos from the Options menu, everything’s in date descending order so it’s easy to keep up, you just need time to watch!

Cool new NJPWWORLD feature: every IWGP title match ever, with footage where available: https://njpwworld.com/feature/champions-iwgp#

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2942 on: August 09, 2019, 01:28:59 PM »
Shingo Ishii is incredible.  I can see how the wrestling review world will rate the Naito match higher but it’s exactly what I want from a wrestling match: 5 stars and 9 bags of popcorn

yeah. a great war. I hope they don't put too low a ceiling on Shingo.

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2943 on: August 09, 2019, 01:49:19 PM »
yeah. a great war. I hope they don't put too low a ceiling on Shingo.

Will echo the praise for that match. Hopefully he’ll step up to heavyweight. The Conjunctivitis Dragon’s surely over the weight limit already isn’t he? Hopefully considering the result of Ishii/Shingo, we’ll get a rematch at the London show.

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2944 on: August 09, 2019, 07:19:32 PM »
Busy day.

Just asked and the Monkey Barrel 345 is going to be a crazy golf.

Luke Rollason - loves last year’s show and loved this. He is such a likeable performer. It get a bit messy about 2/3rds way in but overall it is great silly fun.

Amy Matthews - 30min stand up. Not really for me I’m afraid.

Ben Target - overall i liked it but it the vibe is so laid back I can see how some people could get very bored. Almost zen-like at time and I assume his claim there is a free structure to the show is accurate. I enjoyed the 50 mins but would recommend it with big caveats.

Sean Morley - this is excellent. Sean’s calm manner always shines through but in bits this can be as manic and anarchic as anything else the fringe has to offer. Really loved it.

Privates - Luke Rollason’s other show is about sperms. It is very high energy, very silly and lots of big laughs throughout from packed room. Highlights as with his other stuff is when the physical stuff really gets a chance to shine through. All his stuff is a must see for me. Lucy Pearman vibes is probably closest comparison but even then it is really quite different in style.

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2945 on: August 09, 2019, 07:59:52 PM »
hang on is that Val Venis Sean Morley? was this meant to be in wrestling?

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2946 on: August 09, 2019, 08:23:58 PM »
Busy day.

Just asked and the Monkey Barrel 345 is going to be a crazy golf.

Luke Rollason - loves last year’s show and loved this. He is such a likeable performer. It get a bit messy about 2/3rds way in but overall it is great silly fun.

Amy Matthews - 30min stand up. Not really for me I’m afraid.

Ben Target - overall i liked it but it the vibe is so laid back I can see how some people could get very bored. Almost zen-like at time and I assume his claim there is a free structure to the show is accurate. I enjoyed the 50 mins but would recommend it with big caveats.

Sean Morley - this is excellent. Sean’s calm manner always shines through but in bits this can be as manic and anarchic as anything else the fringe has to offer. Really loved it.

Privates - Luke Rollason’s other show is about sperms. It is very high energy, very silly and lots of big laughs throughout from packed room. Highlights as with his other stuff is when the physical stuff really gets a chance to shine through. All his stuff is a must see for me. Lucy Pearman vibes is probably closest comparison but even then it is really quite different in style.


Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2947 on: August 09, 2019, 08:50:13 PM »
Eek yeah. Shingo.

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2948 on: August 09, 2019, 09:07:37 PM »
Meltzer went 5 stars for Sanada-Okada, Shingo-Naito, and 5.5 for Shingo-Ishii.

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2949 on: August 10, 2019, 01:22:01 AM »
Meltzer went 5 stars for Sanada-Okada, Shingo-Naito, and 5.5 for Shingo-Ishii.

Which is correct. :)

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2950 on: August 10, 2019, 04:07:41 PM »
super A block final day. Archer had a really good showing against EVIL. Sanada v Fale was a strange one, but a good match. Sabre-Kenta was a good match up of the ex-NOAH technical guys, striking v submission, very satisfying. Top two matches were approaching greatness and I can't say that one of Tanahashi-Ospreay and Ibushi-Okada was definitively better. Both world class.

up_the_hampipe

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Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2951 on: August 10, 2019, 11:57:34 PM »
Third fall for tonight’s NXT main event is going to be a barbed wire hardcore steel cage.

Mobius

  • he who hingeth aboot getteth hee haw
Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2952 on: August 11, 2019, 12:05:47 AM »
I haven’t watched NXT in like a month but I’m sure this will be a solid show as always.

Anyone else find Mia Yim not very good? Can’t get into her matches or character at all

up_the_hampipe

  • Crowd appeaser
Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2953 on: August 11, 2019, 12:26:20 AM »
The Street Profits are quite great.

up_the_hampipe

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Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2954 on: August 11, 2019, 12:34:22 AM »
Io Sharai’s heel theme is awesome.

Ja'moke

  • based on the novel Push by Sapphire
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Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2955 on: August 11, 2019, 12:51:17 AM »
Io v Candice best NXT women’s match in ages.

up_the_hampipe

  • Crowd appeaser
Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2956 on: August 11, 2019, 12:57:34 AM »
What a strangely paced brawl this is.

up_the_hampipe

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Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2957 on: August 11, 2019, 01:06:17 AM »
Velveteen Dream’s entrances are always fantastic and he exudes more star power than anyone right now.

Ja'moke

  • based on the novel Push by Sapphire
    • Inside Survivor
Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2958 on: August 11, 2019, 02:49:33 AM »
These guys kick out of everything.

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2959 on: August 11, 2019, 01:41:15 PM »
watched a couple of matches from NXT. main event bored me and I switched it off midway through fall 2, but Io-LeRae was super.

B Block final night from G1 was really good and has rattled a LOT of people. No one will be surprised to hear that Ishii and Shingo had great matches against their respective opponents.

Re: Wrestling: The Baron Corbin Era
« Reply #2960 on: August 11, 2019, 06:07:37 PM »
Possibly being overly optimistic thinking we'll go over 100 pages with Summerslam tonight, but I've made a new thread https://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=74611