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by Big Red Machine
Mar 11th, '20, 19:31
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Your 5 star matches
Replies: 363
Views: 78117

Re: Your 5 star matches

And if you look and listen other places (a lot of Keller's people, Jason Powell and his people, people like me... and, yes, people more in the Jim Cornette mindset) he's a huge turn-off. You are making this assumption that everyone who dislikes these things "hates AEW because it's AEW" and is thus ...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 11th, '20, 14:53
Forum: AEW - All Elite Wrestling
Topic: BRM Reviews the 2/26/2020 Dynamite (very bad)
Replies: 51
Views: 1577

Re: BRM Reviews the 2/26/2020 Dynamite (very bad)

AEW need to learn to cater to the masses if they want to achieve their goals. they already did, they already got the TV extension with more and more money. And so did WWE despite clearly declining ratings and attendance. If the last few years have proved anything, it's that TV people and Wall Stree...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 11th, '20, 14:49
Forum: RAW w/RAWTalk
Topic: BRM Reviews the 3/9/2020 Raw (DREW MCINTYRE IS A HORRIBLE PERSON!)
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: BRM Reviews the 3/9/2020 Raw (DREW MCINTYRE IS A HORRIBLE PERSON!)

Oh stop it. That spider was clearly just a dalr from a Halloween store and everyone knows it. that doesn't mean Rowan didn't love it! I was hoping he'd become Hagrid from Harry Potter I was hoping for the Wade Keller theory, which was that the pet was actually a cactus and Rowan bled because he was...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 11th, '20, 14:47
Forum: WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment / Federation
Topic: BRM Reviews WWE Elimination Chamber 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: BRM Reviews WWE Elimination Chamber 2020

Oh I can 100% appreciate that, it drives me mental. And I have a threshold for botching too but I just felt like it was happening left right and center the whole match. Maybe I am being too critical though lol Lucha House Party had the one big screw-up, but the fact that nothing else leapt out at m...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 10th, '20, 20:41
Forum: RAW w/RAWTalk
Topic: BRM Reviews the 3/9/2020 Raw (DREW MCINTYRE IS A HORRIBLE PERSON!)
Replies: 8
Views: 286

BRM Reviews the 3/9/2020 Raw (DREW MCINTYRE IS A HORRIBLE PERSON!)

BECKY LYNCH PROMO- not good Yeah, she put over Shayna’s in-ring prowess to build up the match and said she was going to overcome Shayna, her “toughest challenge yet,” but most of the individual pieces here was not good at all. Becky Lynch called Shayna Baszler a “black hole of charisma” and said tha...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 10th, '20, 20:05
Forum: WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment / Federation
Topic: BRM Reviews WWE Elimination Chamber 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: BRM Reviews WWE Elimination Chamber 2020

You rated the tag team chamber match way higher than I would have. It felt like a botch fest the whole time. I have a different threshold for botches than other people. To me, slipping and mis-timing are natural occurrences and would happen if this were real. I'm more bothered by people selling pha...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 10th, '20, 17:18
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Your 5 star matches
Replies: 363
Views: 78117

Re: Your 5 star matches

They are making a mockery of the business. You said it yourself: I think you're looking at Orange exclusively on a surface level. And yeah, if you see a guy doing apathetic shin kicks, that is a mockery. But underneath that, when he's provoked, he taps into whatever power allowed him to almost beat...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 10th, '20, 17:05
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Your 5 star matches
Replies: 363
Views: 78117

Re: Your 5 star matches

He's the Arliss principle in reverse. Arliss was one of HBO's lowest-rated shows, but HBO kept it going because enough of Arliss' viewers were subscribing only for Arliss. If there are enough people for whom OC and the like are a breaking point, then he needs to be phased out from TV. You don't hav...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 9th, '20, 08:30
Forum: WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment / Federation
Topic: BRM Reviews WWE Elimination Chamber 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: BRM Reviews WWE Elimination Chamber 2020

You rated the tag team chamber match way higher than I would have. It felt like a botch fest the whole time. I have a different threshold for botches than other people. To me, slipping and mis-timing are natural occurrences and would happen if this were real. I'm more bothered by people selling pha...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 8th, '20, 21:03
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Your 5 star matches
Replies: 363
Views: 78117

Re: Your 5 star matches

But OC isn't make-or-break for those people. Cody, Omega, the Bucks, Page, Pac, Lucha Bros., Jericho, Moxley, MJF: These are people who are make-or-break for fans. Or guys like Jungle Boy, Darby, and Guevara, where not using them feels like you're screning up with the next generation of stars you s...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 8th, '20, 20:43
Forum: ROH - Ring Of Honor
Topic: BRM Reviews ROH Gateway to Honor 2020 (a bad show, but one that has me optimistic)
Replies: 0
Views: 794

BRM Reviews ROH Gateway to Honor 2020 (a bad show, but one that has me optimistic)

ROH Gateway to Honor 2020 (2/29/2020)- St. Charles, MO THE BRISCOES & SLEX vs. VILLAIN ENTERPRISES (Marty Scurll, Flip Gordon, & Brody King)- 7/10 A great, all-action opener. Slex actually got to look impressive tonight, but he was pinned yet again, which makes me wonder why ROH would want to sign t...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 8th, '20, 20:25
Forum: WWE - World Wrestling Entertainment / Federation
Topic: BRM Reviews WWE Elimination Chamber 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 747

BRM Reviews WWE Elimination Chamber 2020

WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 (3/8/2020)- Philadelphia, PA DANIEL BRYAN vs. DREW GULAK- 7.75/10 We started with Gulak working over Bryan’s knee and some actual WRRRRRESTLING going on. It was beautiful. Graves and even Cole were pointing out that Gulak was working over a body part that is key to Bryan...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 7th, '20, 19:25
Forum: ROH - Ring Of Honor
Topic: BRM Reviews ROH Bound By Honor 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 384

BRM Reviews ROH Bound By Honor 2020

ROH Bound By Honor 2020 (2/28/2020)- Nashville, TN MARTY SCURLL vs. SLEX vs. BANDIDO- 6.75/10 Bandido was introduced as “representing MexiSquad.” So is he not a member of LifeBlood anymore? Wasn’t the idea of LifeBlood that they were all dedicated to this set of ideals about what ROH should be? How ...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 7th, '20, 17:17
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Your 5 star matches
Replies: 363
Views: 78117

Re: Your 5 star matches

But those fans already like AEW, or at least know enough about it to make an informed decision. AEW already has all of those people watching. Yes, people don't have to like 100% of the acts, but I think there are some acts that are-on their own- enough to turn people off to everything. For people w...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 6th, '20, 12:40
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Your 5 star matches
Replies: 363
Views: 78117

Re: Your 5 star matches

Some indy gimmicks are fine, some need tweaks, some need to be scrapped. No different than anything else. But if you're trying to appeal to new/lapsed fans, I think it's a lot safer to just not have Orange Cassidy at all than to have him and try to evolve him, because you run the risk of turning pe...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 6th, '20, 12:14
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Your 5 star matches
Replies: 363
Views: 78117

Re: Your 5 star matches

The natural conclusion of the story you propose results in Orange Cassidy eventually phasing out all of the spots that get him his easy pops. I don't see him doing that, dont see AEW wanting him to do that, and the only fans who are going to cheer him more than they do now after that has happened a...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 6th, '20, 12:08
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Your 5 star matches
Replies: 363
Views: 78117

Re: Your 5 star matches

It's kind of the same thing with Statlander. They shouldn't have debuted her with the indy gimmick of being a fucking alien, but she's clearly a space nerd so you can name a bunch of signature moves around that (have a submission hold named the Tidal Lock, her big finisher the Big Bang, and just us...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 6th, '20, 11:56
Forum: Blogs / Columns / Rants
Topic: Your 5 star matches
Replies: 363
Views: 78117

Re: Your 5 star matches

Like, I get why it's not your cup of tea. There's a mythos behind Orange Cassidy that is unconventional to professional wrestling,, in that he's a monstrously good wrestler, he's just too apathetic to care except when provoked , which is part of why I like it. And here's your problem because what w...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 5th, '20, 20:30
Forum: NXT & 205Live
Topic: BRM Reviews the 3/4/2020 NXT
Replies: 0
Views: 416

BRM Reviews the 3/4/2020 NXT

STEEL CAGE MATCH: Tegan Nox vs. Dakota Kai (w/Raquel Gonzalez)- 6.75/10 I have very mixed feelings about this match. I liked the grudge-match intensity they had, and the way they built it up. I thought their opening bit did a wonderful job of feeling like a grudge match while not immediately going t...
by Big Red Machine
Mar 5th, '20, 16:27
Forum: 2 Cents
Topic: 2 Cents: Cody's neck tattoo
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: 2 Cents: Cody's neck tattoo

It's really fugly, but I think the thing that puts it over the top into Icarus territory is the brightness of the color.