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by Thelone
Nov 21st, '19, 07:46
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: Jim Cornette Resigns From NWA Following Racist Commentary
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Jim Cornette Resigns From NWA Following Racist Commentary

I've read three reviews of the show before this all blew up (Csonka, Hall and cero's here), and not a single one mentionned that line. Yes, it was a very stupid line and Cornette should know better judging by the amount of trolls he has to deal with every day on Twitter. Yes, he should also notice t...
by Thelone
Nov 19th, '19, 08:14
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: Oney Lorcan Requests WWE Release
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Oney Lorcan Requests WWE Release

In the sense that you're thinking, in the current landscape you're absolutely right. The days of the huge WWF/WCW talent jumps are never going to happen again. Barring one-off situations like Moxley, WWE has done such a shitty job that nobody would care unless it were an Orton/Rollins/Reigns/Lesnar...
by Thelone
Nov 18th, '19, 11:06
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: Oney Lorcan Requests WWE Release
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Oney Lorcan Requests WWE Release

I'm not saying that those guys would be worthless elsewhere, just that they wouldn't be major acquisitions and change a thing in the overall current wrestling landscape. Sure, they could reinvent themselves somewhere else and become more important, but no one would be like "OMG, IT'S JOE HENNIG/BO R...
by Thelone
Nov 17th, '19, 09:47
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: Oney Lorcan Requests WWE Release
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Oney Lorcan Requests WWE Release

At some point, they'll have to grant some releases. AEW isn't going to sign everyone like they're WWE or something, and I kinda doubt people like Hunico, Mike Bennett, B-Team, Ascension, other jobbers/lower midcarders are gonna move the needle in any capacity, even for the lower tier of promotions l...
by Thelone
Nov 11th, '19, 13:22
Forum: Did You Know...
Topic: Did You Know: The "Pepper" Angle
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Did You Know: The "Pepper" Angle

And we know how much Fuji loved his salt.
by Thelone
Nov 11th, '19, 09:53
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: AEW Releases Official Rankings
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: AEW Releases Official Rankings

The bigger issue is that it's not clear which matches are counting for this thing. It took me a while to find out that they counted the 4-way at FF in Page's record for example. Also Spears was 2-2, so you'd think he would be above Moxley since it's a bigger sample than just two matches. The sample ...
by Thelone
Nov 7th, '19, 15:14
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: NWK posts the results of AEW Dark 11/5
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: NWK posts the results of AEW Dark 11/5

Absolutely incorrect. You're right, that would imply that he's funny, which he isn't. One-note jobber is a more apt description. I get why people sleep on Shawn, but I LOVE his presentation in AEW. I love his entrance, I love the chemistry between him and Tully. He has potential to be a great heel,...
by Thelone
Nov 6th, '19, 16:35
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: NWK posts the results of AEW Dark 11/5
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: NWK posts the results of AEW Dark 11/5

Basically the only things of interest on this show were Janela and Havoc as a team, and MJF on commentary. 95 percent of the show was Full Gear hype, which, understandable, and I really hope Shawn gets a post Full Gear push, as he's way better than wrestling a comedy jobber. Like being a comedy job...
by Thelone
Nov 6th, '19, 16:20
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews wXw World Tag Team Festival 2019: Night 3
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: BRM Reviews wXw World Tag Team Festival 2019: Night 3

1/2. none of those Joshi promotions use gaijins, the only other than Stardom is Sendai Girls, which has also been at the same level since before the UK got dried up, they haven't grown at all. You can't blame Joshi on this. The female talent is still out there, wXw is just not using them, and from ...
by Thelone
Nov 4th, '19, 08:13
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews wXw World Tag Team Festival 2019: Night 3
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: BRM Reviews wXw World Tag Team Festival 2019: Night 3

wXw WOMEN’S TITLE MATCH: Amale Winchester(c) vs. LuFisto- 5.75/10 LuFisto did the best she could with Amale. I’m sorry, but Amale is just SOOOOO sub-par when you compare her with the other women in this company that the decision to put the belt on her was baffling and the decision to keep it on her...
by Thelone
Nov 2nd, '19, 14:35
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 10/30/2019 Dynamite (one POTYC and a whole bunch of sh*t)
Replies: 27
Views: 517

Re: BRM Reviews the 10/30/2019 Dynamite (one POTYC and a whole bunch of sh*t)

One could say they're making a huge mistake letting him cool down, but he's also simmering in a spot where he could step in to the position very easily. I feel like they've got their fingers on the pulse and know their smarky fanbase would turn on them quickly if the company turned into a circle je...
by Thelone
Oct 31st, '19, 17:21
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 10/30/2019 Dynamite (one POTYC and a whole bunch of sh*t)
Replies: 27
Views: 517

Re: BRM Reviews the 10/30/2019 Dynamite (one POTYC and a whole bunch of sh*t)

This was the worst episode of Dynamite yet, with the majority of it being indyriffic spots-fests, dumb comedy, and self-indulgent, barely-logical Cody bullsh*t. Unfortunately, this is pretty much what I've been saying all along. I also think that the show is incredibly top-heavy so far and I keep r...
by Thelone
Oct 30th, '19, 08:52
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Day-to-Day Quote Topic
Replies: 741
Views: 88491

Re: Day-to-Day Quote Topic

I wasn't going to comment because... well, I don't particularly care about ACH's crazy tantrum over a crappy t-shirt and THE WORLD, but his little quip about Lethal there reminded me of that match he was supposed to have against him for the TV title at ASE in 2014 and missed because of nebulous reas...
by Thelone
Oct 29th, '19, 16:25
Forum: Alternative Wrestling
Topic: Thelone Reviews MLW Fusion Episode 81
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Thelone Reviews MLW Fusion Episode 81

It's the go-home show for Superfight . We start with a video about Contra attacking Hijo de LA Park last week, then a promo with Samael and Fatu who say that they'll destroy Park at the PPV. The Hart Foundation (Brian Pillman Jr. and Davey Boy Smith Jr.) vs. Extreme Tiger and Dragon Lee – *** Hey, l...
by Thelone
Oct 25th, '19, 09:11
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: AEW Dynamite and NXT on USA viewership continues its week to week decline
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: AEW Dynamite and NXT on USA viewership continues its week to week decline

But AEW set out from the beginning to have a more sports-related product, and if that's their goal, then non-wrestling segments ARE the plague! You care, or don't care, about Britt Baker or Riho or Adam Page because you like their matches, want to see them win (or lose), and move closer to a title ...
by Thelone
Oct 22nd, '19, 17:41
Forum: Alternative Wrestling
Topic: Thelone Reviews MLW Fusion Episode 80
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Thelone Reviews MLW Fusion Episode 80

It's the Havoc show... We start with the whole "Dynasty got out of their title defense with legal bullshit" angle, then here are the Von Erichs who say that Dynasty are afraid and should start acting like champions. They announce that they'll get their match at Superfight in a Texas Tornado match. H...
by Thelone
Oct 22nd, '19, 09:33
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: AEW Dynamite and NXT on USA viewership continues its week to week decline
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: AEW Dynamite and NXT on USA viewership continues its week to week decline

It's more that a wrestling-heavy wrestling show isn't going to attract much more than the hardcore fans. The in-ring (as in the MOVEZ) really isn't an issue in today's pro wrestling, but storytelling/character building very much are major ones. AEW is acting like non-wrestling segments are the plagu...
by Thelone
Oct 16th, '19, 17:33
Forum: Wrestling News
Topic: Maria Manic's ROH contract expires, receives WWE tryout
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Maria Manic's ROH contract expires, receives WWE tryout

Even when I think they can't get any lower, ROH still manages to surprise me. Like, I thought she was injured or recuperating and that was why she wasn't wrestling, but of course not, they just had nothing for her for six months besides endlessly beating up security and a few wrestlers.
by Thelone
Oct 16th, '19, 16:43
Forum: Alternative Wrestling
Topic: Thelone Reviews MLW Fusion Episode 79
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Thelone Reviews MLW Fusion Episode 79

It's probably just another full week with the Havoc show, then whatever they have left from Dallas and Tijuana, then a one-hour live pre-show on BeIN before the PPV. It's still not particularly interesting and next week's show sounds like a dumpster fire, but at least this cycle will be kinda short.
by Thelone
Oct 16th, '19, 11:04
Forum: Alternative Wrestling
Topic: Thelone Reviews MLW Fusion Episode 79
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Thelone Reviews MLW Fusion Episode 79

We start outside "friday" with Salina who bumps into the Dynasty making fun of Mexico. They argued a bit, then SDR told them that if they're so great, why not face the Parks? MJF and Holliday are trying to get out of it, but Hammerstone (who was with them for the first time in a long while) accepts ...