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Re: Wrestling 2021: The Big Thread Machine
« Reply #2220 on: September 13, 2021, 05:51:15 PM »
He's made me laugh my ass off twice on Twitter recently.

He posted a pic of "Methanie" today too. Respect to the Pillman's for being up for all this (presumably).

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« Reply #2221 on: September 13, 2021, 06:10:47 PM »
He posted a pic of "Methanie" today too. Respect to the Pillman's for being up for all this (presumably).

I imagine they are. Brian Sr was synonymous with bleeding reality into fiction. No doubt his son would understand the potential benefit of doing the same.

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« Reply #2222 on: September 13, 2021, 06:49:02 PM »
they're all but saying please watch tonight, we're changing the title https://twitter.com/WWEBigE/status/1437458929198542850

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« Reply #2223 on: September 13, 2021, 07:07:38 PM »
Can't wait for the reaction if he doesn't. Anyway, they should have Big E to be the first wrestler to announce ahead of time he's going to get his title shot at Wrestlemania and have him beat Roman clean. But they won't.

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« Reply #2224 on: September 13, 2021, 07:41:30 PM »
Somehow the Big E tweet led me to this. Big E cracking up the room with Big Meaty Men Slapping Meat.

https://twitter.com/wiretap804/status/1437468040871006215

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Re: Wrestling 2021: The Big Thread Machine
« Reply #2225 on: September 13, 2021, 10:02:49 PM »
they're all but saying please watch tonight, we're changing the title https://twitter.com/WWEBigE/status/1437458929198542850

"intends" ... so there'll be some fuckery

Lashley Vs Orton for the title, for fans of restholds. I assume there's some interference and they do the same match at the next PPV..

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« Reply #2226 on: September 13, 2021, 10:28:17 PM »
Really enjoying some of these Suzuki Incident tweets.

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« Reply #2227 on: September 14, 2021, 01:01:03 AM »
SRS reporting that Gargano’s contract is up in December.

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« Reply #2228 on: September 14, 2021, 01:28:52 AM »
Well he's older than 30 and under 6 foot, so I can see him leaving. Triple H obviously loves him and he's been a big NXT for years, but who knows what the fuck NXT is gonna be going forward.

Another old indie friend of the AEW guys, I can see him coming over.

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« Reply #2229 on: September 14, 2021, 01:33:25 AM »
Gargano is a great wrestler obviously, but he is one I don’t think AEW needs. They have so many guys on his level or better at this point. And he isn’t big name like Bryan or Owens.

But yeah, he’s probably coming over. Like you say, he’s old friends with the Bucks and when they did a Reddit AMA years ago they listed Gargano in the first five wrestlers they’d sign if they had their own promotion.

I’d be more interested in DIY coming in as a tag team than a Gargano singles run.

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« Reply #2230 on: September 14, 2021, 04:57:48 AM »
Big E champion then.

Probably get Kofi'd soon but may as well enjoy the moment whilst it lasts.

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« Reply #2231 on: September 14, 2021, 06:29:47 AM »
I like Big E, so very happy for him. But yeah, all depends on what they do with him as champion. Not a fan of the babyface cashing in on the injured heel, but that's modern wrestling for you.

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« Reply #2232 on: September 14, 2021, 06:56:13 AM »
The whole point of wresting is seeing a face battle to the summit against insurmountable odds. That way, not only do you get the pay-off, there’s weeks/months/years of build to that pay off that keeps the punters watching.

This isn’t that. This is just desperately shoving the belt onto someone loved in a fit of panic. Short termist hotshot booking to stave off a ratings crisis.

Why would you watch any further? They’ll bungle the fuck out of this, just as they have every other non “main guy” title run of the past 10 years.

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« Reply #2233 on: September 14, 2021, 01:01:25 PM »
The whole point of wresting is seeing a face battle to the summit against insurmountable odds. That way, not only do you get the pay-off, there’s weeks/months/years of build to that pay off that keeps the punters watching.

This isn’t that. This is just desperately shoving the belt onto someone loved in a fit of panic. Short termist hotshot booking to stave off a ratings crisis.

Why would you watch any further? They’ll bungle the fuck out of this, just as they have every other non “main guy” title run of the past 10 years.
Cant think of an example off the top of my head but I feel like WWE have a track record of abruptly giving someone their first title, having them lose it and making a narrative out of a chase for them to reclaim it. They're definitely really really bad at appreciating the value of a build into a first title reign.

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« Reply #2234 on: September 14, 2021, 03:52:50 PM »
I'll never understand why people call Vince a creative genius, the man is fucking clueless. He goes on about how WWE make movies but he hasn't got a clue about story or character. And it's so frustrating because you have a company filled with talented people that are being hamstrung by an old out-of-touch carny.

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« Reply #2235 on: September 14, 2021, 04:23:59 PM »
Happy for Big E, he seems like such a good guy.

What's the deal with Dynamite this week? Only three matches announced and none of them "major," which is surprising given this is one of the biggest crowds they've been in front of, their first show in the Tri-State area, and the show that was originally meant to have Blood & Guts. I expected a big main event.

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« Reply #2236 on: September 14, 2021, 04:55:56 PM »
I really hope they give Big E a chance as champion. Honestly, it's hard to picture him as a legit main event star, but he's charismatic, funny and extremely likeable, so I want to see what he can do in that spot.

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« Reply #2237 on: September 14, 2021, 05:15:25 PM »
I think it is an interesting move but yeah in terms of 'wrestling logic' it is daft. The thing with WWE for me is not that the stories are bad (and they really stink) but the whole experience feels like homework drenched in corporate talk. WCW at its dying worst was far better than WWE is now. Maybe now there's a war on Vince will make more weird and interesting moves that gather some energy around the show. But I doubt it. They're in fealty to appearing sellable rather than trying to defeat AEW on their terms.

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« Reply #2238 on: September 14, 2021, 05:27:35 PM »
It definitely feels like selling is WWE's priority at the moment, not their product.

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« Reply #2239 on: September 14, 2021, 09:45:56 PM »

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« Reply #2240 on: September 15, 2021, 01:02:32 AM »
What's the deal with Dynamite this week? Only three matches announced and none of them "major," which is surprising given this is one of the biggest crowds they've been in front of, their first show in the Tri-State area, and the show that was originally meant to have Blood & Guts. I expected a big main event.

They've added Mox and Eddie vs 2.0, seemingly as part of what is now the Suzuki Incident storyline. Which isn't really main event material either. Darby vs any other of The Pinnacle would probably be main event level, but probably not Spears. Have they ever done Darby vs MJF?

I do think there's a > 0 chance that Leyla goes over Jade.

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« Reply #2241 on: September 15, 2021, 02:16:42 AM »
Leyla and KiLynn King had a really good match on DARK tonight.

Not watching new NXT but seeing the live tweets and it sounds hilariously messy. Random no name big guys showing up with dumb new names replacing the previously announced NXT originals in tonight’s title match.

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« Reply #2242 on: September 15, 2021, 02:37:41 AM »
Yeah at work so can't watch, but sounds like not my cup of tea.

Kyle O'Reilly just being removed from the match and replaced with "Von Wagner" is hilarious though. I know it's a new show, but just literally shove some no-name into your main event? LA Knight is in the match, despite having a pointless match for no reason earlier in the show, losing to the Steiner kid who was having his first match ever.

They've also got an Italian mafia stereotype character called Tony D'Angelo

And they've already renamed that Steiner kid from Rex Steiner, to Bron Breaker

They're putting the NXT title match before the wedding.

Mobius

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« Reply #2243 on: September 15, 2021, 02:53:56 AM »
Ciampa champ

New era, NXT 2.0

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« Reply #2244 on: September 15, 2021, 04:15:06 AM »
So funny Vince/Bruce/Dunn decided NXT was too dark so now they've lit the place up like it's a game show instead. Incredible company

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« Reply #2245 on: September 15, 2021, 10:22:33 PM »
Yeah at work so can't watch, but sounds like not my cup of tea.

Kyle O'Reilly just being removed from the match and replaced with "Von Wagner" is hilarious though. I know it's a new show, but just literally shove some no-name into your main event? LA Knight is in the match, despite having a pointless match for no reason earlier in the show, losing to the Steiner kid who was having his first match ever.

They've also got an Italian mafia stereotype character called Tony D'Angelo

And they've already renamed that Steiner kid from Rex Steiner, to Bron Breaker

They're putting the NXT title match before the wedding.

I suspect someone tipped off the Steiner kid that if he wants to be a Steiner anywhere else after WWE, he can't let them trademark it.

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« Reply #2246 on: September 15, 2021, 10:40:19 PM »
Dan Lambert is bringing Paige VanZant to Dynamite tonight. Can we get Thunder Rosa vs PVZ?

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« Reply #2247 on: September 15, 2021, 10:49:00 PM »
They're now teasing a Hurt Business reunion to battle New Day. Which actually sounds quite good

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« Reply #2248 on: September 16, 2021, 02:22:51 AM »
Just watching clips on reddit, but really enjoyed Jericho and Lambert going at each other.

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« Reply #2249 on: September 16, 2021, 02:57:33 AM »
The cards for next week are insane. Can’t believe we’re getting Bryan v Omega this soon, but glad they’ve kept it non-title.

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