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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2640 on: March 21, 2020, 03:36:18 PM »
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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2641 on: March 21, 2020, 06:31:50 PM »
So part 1 of Dark Side of the Ring's episode on Benoit has been put online https://vimeo.com/399331089

Disappointly (but not surprisingly) it continues the narrative of Benoit being this wonderful, kind, harmless family man, using Eddie's death (and by the looks of part 2 the concussion stuff) to paint this picture of a man who snapped over the course of one meticulously planned weekend of murder-suicide. It wasn't Chris Benoit, he didn't know what he was doing, he was possessed by a CTE demon that took control of his body. Doesn't bring up the numerous stories of his nasty treatment to other wrestlers, as well as Nancy filing for divorce AND a restraining order against him in 2003. I'd expect this kind of bias from a WWE documentary but not something that's supposed to be more legit.

Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2642 on: March 21, 2020, 07:36:26 PM »
I guess it's a fucking nightmare to hit the middle ground, the dude was a fucking psycho but the combo of his body falling apart (the head injuries definitely played a part, in fairness), loads of his contemporaries dying and the system totally failing him deserves some sympathy too.


Think it's one of those tricky cases where the mainstream narrative is so far behind in the details that they're hitting the points the wrestling community was hitting within the first few years of his death.

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2643 on: March 21, 2020, 09:29:57 PM »
His one this week was great too. "Has been social distancing for months". Along with Adam "Handwash" Page, of course.

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2644 on: March 21, 2020, 10:01:31 PM »
Not sure on the Gronkman. Seems a tit for the ages.

Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2645 on: March 22, 2020, 05:56:29 PM »
Mania taped from the performance centre is just mental, isn't it? Couldn't they just have merged it with Summerslam or some shit

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2646 on: March 22, 2020, 06:06:25 PM »
Yeah, AEW made the right choice not to have the Blood &Guts match, you need a crowd for that to work. At least theyre showimg a bit of common sense and not having a 7 hour mentalfest all in one go. Them taping the RAW after Mania doesnt bode well though, the only reason that became a thing was because of the crowd, I dread think how WWE will handle 'Bizarrro' RAW with no crowd there to shit on them.

Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2647 on: March 22, 2020, 11:05:35 PM »
Mania isnt going to be 7 hours in one go. Its gonna be two nights.

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2648 on: March 22, 2020, 11:11:25 PM »
that's what bfm said tho

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« Reply #2649 on: March 23, 2020, 10:57:46 AM »
Won't Roman Reigns have to come off the card as he has only just recovered from Leukaemia?

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2650 on: March 23, 2020, 11:28:22 AM »
You would have thought so, people have been saying he should have been self-isolating for a while already because his health puts him at risk of dying if he gets it. But he's a professional wrestler so fat chance of that, the show must go on and all that.

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« Reply #2651 on: March 23, 2020, 04:41:32 PM »
Renee Young toilet roll challenge. Watch to end.

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« Reply #2652 on: March 23, 2020, 05:00:40 PM »
Funny that Matt Hardy has gone from WWE right before they tape this Wrestlemania, as I've been hearing rumours of them shooting it to look cinematic, with the Taker/AJ match perhaps taking place in a graveyard. Sounds like this Mania is going to be a very long Final Deletion.

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2653 on: March 23, 2020, 06:08:23 PM »
Renee Young toilet roll challenge. Watch to end.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-D0kUND_Tq/?igshid=1l5pjhdw55bq7

Amazing stuff, properly laughed at that.

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« Reply #2654 on: March 23, 2020, 09:25:11 PM »
Street Profits vs Andrade & Garza for the Raw Tag Titles and Aleister Black vs Bobby Lashley added to WrestleMania for some reason.

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2655 on: March 23, 2020, 10:10:12 PM »
US Champ in a meaningless tag match? That makes sense.

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2656 on: March 24, 2020, 12:20:43 PM »
I've just realised we were supposed to have AEW in the UK this year weren't we? *sigh*

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2657 on: March 24, 2020, 02:49:03 PM »
Glad to see WWE took note from AEW and moved the hard cam to face the stage (and got rid of the seats).

Also, great promo from Rollins.

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« Reply #2658 on: March 24, 2020, 04:13:23 PM »
Aleister Black vs Bobby Lashley added to WrestleMania for some reason.

Forgive me, because I'm sure I've told this story before, but TNA were in the middle of a UK tour when Hogan and Bischoff came on board. Due to some disagreement with the new management, Lashley quit the morning of the Bournemouth show. When we arrived at the BIC, there were tons of signs up saying "Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bobby Lashley will not be appearing tonight. Please contact the box office for refunds." They started announcing the same message over the tannoy and everyone in the foyer cheered, getting louder and louder each time they made the announcement.

When we got into the hall, Jeremy Borash comes out to welcome us all and apologises for Lashley not being there and the roof absolutely came off the place. Only Kurt Angle got a bigger pop all night.

Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2659 on: March 24, 2020, 06:27:47 PM »
Haven’t caught a few of the WOR episodes lately, has Dave addressed the fact that he clearly brought coronavirus into America yet? Fellas been coughing non stop since the Tokyo Dome

Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2660 on: March 24, 2020, 09:08:01 PM »
Jim Valley has addressed that. Claims he was ill before he arrived in Japan. In Jim’s defence it sounds like his underlying health problems who make him serious risk of dying if he did get it so was likely something else. Jim does point out that the US épicentre of this is a mile from his house mind. :)

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« Reply #2661 on: March 24, 2020, 09:31:56 PM »
More like Death Valley, right guys?

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2662 on: March 25, 2020, 09:58:59 AM »
Ah man, the first part of that Benoit doco is really hard going. I feel so bad for Vicki and Chavo. I actually didn't realise Eddie died in Chavo's arms - I just thought Chavo had discovered him. Fucking grim.

What's with Jericho in his interviews? Speaking with a blocked nose and looks almost soma'd out?

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2663 on: March 26, 2020, 01:42:49 PM »
Jericho cut a promo on a drone and it was great.

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2664 on: March 26, 2020, 02:26:50 PM »
Jericho cut a promo on a drone and it was great.

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2665 on: March 26, 2020, 03:24:28 PM »
Jericho cut a promo on a drone and it was great.

Didn’t mind that bit at all, but I’m not having that teleportation stuff. I don’t think I’ve ever really got the broken gimmick in all honesty.

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2666 on: March 26, 2020, 05:03:07 PM »
Didn’t mind that bit at all, but I’m not having that teleportation stuff. I don’t think I’ve ever really got the broken gimmick in all honesty.

Me either. What accent is he supposed to be doing? Hes still a charismaless void, that promo was awful, Jericho cut a better promo on a fucking drone. Didnt like the teleportation, but it might have worked better if Jericho kept his head still so it looked less like a poorly-edited video package.

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« Reply #2667 on: March 26, 2020, 05:37:05 PM »
The teleportation stuff was fine. If you don't want Matt Hardy to be actually magic just imagine he has set up a bit magic trick before the show. It's a like how they have exposed Dark Order as not actually being a religious cult but that they are using cultism to brainwash people. Subtle but I approve.

AEW was very good for what it was I thought. Jericho cutting a promo on a drone is something none of us will ever forget and for what should really be throwaway shows in the circumstances they really are trying.

Speaking of which I enjoyed Dark this week. The no crowd doesn't affect the vibe of these shows as much as you know they not really meant for huge crowd reactions so fair play to the talent involved. I does all feel a bit icky if someone get ill though. Is it worth it?

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Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2668 on: March 26, 2020, 06:52:50 PM »
Speaking of which I enjoyed Dark this week. The no crowd doesn't affect the vibe of these shows as much as you know they not really meant for huge crowd reactions so fair play to the talent involved. I does all feel a bit icky if someone get ill though. Is it worth it?

Dark had a bit of a feel as if they'd been round all the local indie shows with a big butterfly net scooping up jobbers didn't it?

I do wonder if they've maybe tested everyone before letting them take part in the show at the moment.

Also, Kip Sabian's dog!

Re: Wrestling: Probs mostly about AEW TNT debut and Smackdown on Fox
« Reply #2669 on: March 26, 2020, 07:24:38 PM »
It's so good seeing Jake back looking well and cutting decent promos.

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