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aew was my favorite thing about 2019 and i’m excited for what they have in store next. i love the new-to-me talent, especially darby allin and kris statlander, as well as the faith they seem to have in their audience. anyone else watching?

maura, Friday, 3 January 2020 15:03 (one year ago) link

I fell out of regularly watching Dynamite towards the end of the year because it felt a bit too idk Indie Wrestling The TV Show

Just enzuigiris and cutters and superkicks and kicking out of head drops regardless of card placement etc, you know? It was all just blending together a bit, especially with all the stables, and they didn't seem to be using their top talent very effectively outside of Mox/Jericho

I thought the New Year's Day episode was fantastic though, just a procession of rock solid TV matches with good stories

Also it is really nice hearing Tony Schiavone on TV seemingly enjoying himself, and it's the only place you can (contemporaneously) watch Dustin Rhodes doing punches

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 3 January 2020 19:28 (one year ago) link

this week’s episode made it clear that they’re really taking the (constructive) criticism to heart. i’m excited for the next few weeks, especially the cruise episode. i think they should use more unconventional venues, too.

maura, Friday, 3 January 2020 21:46 (one year ago) link

oh i'm so thrilled maura made an aew thread

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 January 2020 14:58 (one year ago) link

between dynamite and the current iteration of nxt.... i'm a huge wrestling fan now

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 16 January 2020 14:59 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

They've really hit their stride with Dynamite now. People were excited for an episode of TV tha wasn't even the big PPV to finally come round! And then it delivered! Feels weird

They also just blew through having the first trans world champion like it wasn't really a thing, and the old man commentators were (justifiably) really excited about the match

Everything Dustin Rhodes does looks good, including standing up slowly

Elsewhere, Matt Hardy should probably just retire but if he does turn up in AEW I have a firm and possibly inexplicable belief that he should continue to sell his neck injury from WWE

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 24 February 2020 22:00 (one year ago) link

That was a good PPV

Give me ten minute Dustin Rhodes matches that come in at the exact three snowflakes the show requires...for the rest of time

What do you do with Anxious Millennial Tweener Cowboy after that (frankly incredible) piece of business, I wonder

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 1 March 2020 05:33 (one year ago) link

darby v. sammy was so great, even appreciated commentary's selling of allin's botched dive. i love the idea of vince agonizing over how to get his next star to pop like orange cassidy.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Monday, 2 March 2020 06:11 (one year ago) link

i hope darby and sammy have a rivalry for the next decade.

page wasn’t even on bte this week!! what will he do

maura, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 04:13 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

last night’s episode really came through. i loved this moment especially. best friends!!!


https://streamable.com/4hwih

maura, Thursday, 19 March 2020 16:58 (one year ago) link

prowling the streets in search of neighborhood grandmas to burn in sacrifice to our lord and savior The Market. may the aroma of their charred lungs please Him and may He bless us with a torrential downpour of dividends. For ever and ever. Amen.

— HANGMAN PAGE (@theAdamPage) March 24, 2020

Anxious Millennial Comrade

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 23:14 (one year ago) link

wfh means i can have wrestling on all the time so i'm catching up from the start (except BTE you can't pay me to watch that)

halfway through double or nothing, absolutely incredible PPV so far constantly on the verge of being ruined by alex marvez, the worst possible person for the job

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 29 March 2020 02:47 (one year ago) link

after cody/dustin:

https://i.ibb.co/d0D86Vw/alexmarvez.png

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 29 March 2020 02:48 (one year ago) link

"well i guess that was a happy ending..."

https://i.ibb.co/18wGRc2/alex2.png

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 29 March 2020 02:50 (one year ago) link

Hopefully they shut this stuff down soon for health reasons, but hopefully it also gives them some time to reflect and confront the sad reality that this Matt Hardy stuff is garbage

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 29 March 2020 15:40 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

the street fight tonight was everything

maura, Thursday, 7 May 2020 03:52 (eleven months ago) link

orange cassidy will be right back pic.twitter.com/8mS3nXtkEv

— ceo of orange cassidy (@jonmoxIeys) May 14, 2020

maura, Thursday, 14 May 2020 16:41 (eleven months ago) link

Not really AEW but STARDOM's Hana Kimura has died aged 22, apparently taking her own life amid some inexplicably vicious reality TV-related cyerbullying

I saw her wrestle for EVE in Bethnal Green in 2018 and she had subsequently pivoted to this cyber-goth look and had a ton of charisma and potential

She opened the wrestle kingdom card in a dark match this year and would almost certainly have become a much bigger star

A stunningly miserable situation

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Saturday, 23 May 2020 13:30 (ten months ago) link

it’s so awful :(

maura, Saturday, 23 May 2020 15:21 (ten months ago) link

really enjoyed double or nothing. i’m rewatching the stadium stampede now

maura, Sunday, 24 May 2020 15:21 (ten months ago) link

yeah, really great show top-to-bottom, can't remember when I saw a better. it had a little bit of everything.

MJF and Jungle Boy were a total revelation - I had preemptively pigeon-holed MJF as a better, funnier version of the Miz which is to say not that good a wrestler as such, and Jungle Boy I figured at age 22 was gonna be mostly energy and high spots without much substance. but that match was an absolute clinic! smartly worked, great pacing, strong character beats, awesome counters, the whole shebang. they both came off as a big time stars.

i definitely need to rewatch the Stadium Stampede. in the moment it felt like pretty much the greatest wrestling anything that I'd ever seen and I am pretty confident I won't be revising that opinion on repeat viewings. it was already a 10/10 just from the entrances, the cheerleaders, the Inner Circle coming out in full uniforms, Kenny immediately breaking his broom over Ortiz's helmet and so on. then Hangman riding in on the horse sent the whole thing into the stratosphere. the entire sequence with Matt Hardy, Santana and Ortiz in the swimming pool absolutely sent me, i couldn't breathe for laughing. the whole thing lived up to the expectations and then some. just incredible.

Windsor Davies, Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:18 (ten months ago) link

every single stray thought i had during the stampede "oh wouldnt it be awesome if they did that" they went right ahead and did, with brilliant execution. such a joy. the opposite in every respect of the way that WWE does things (Boneyard match excepted I guess)

Windsor Davies, Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:22 (ten months ago) link

The company’s been running laps around WWE in terms of handling the characters/storylines during these audience-free shows.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Monday, 25 May 2020 13:42 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

finally made it to the 2020 dynamites... few weeks ago was a benefit for the australia fires, last episode had all the kobe tributes... gonna be fun reliving this whole year

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 12 July 2020 01:35 (nine months ago) link

series of darby allin promos where he just coughs

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 12 July 2020 22:05 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

every so often to cheer myself up i rewatch the best friends getting dropped off at ringside by sue

maura, Wednesday, 29 July 2020 18:32 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

join the dark order

maura, Sunday, 23 August 2020 14:56 (seven months ago) link

Yong buck look like marti pellow

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 6 September 2020 00:41 (seven months ago) link

watching this late and just cringing through hardy/sammy, shameful rookie shit to let that go on

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 7 September 2020 00:55 (seven months ago) link

miro!!

maura, Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:59 (seven months ago) link

Miro, with his easy charm, and his preternaturally convincing limb selling

Will there be any survivors at all from poor Kip's stupid wedding? Only Miro can decide this

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 10 September 2020 23:18 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Le Debonair Dinner certainly gave Festival of Friendship a run for most bonkers Jericho segment.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 25 October 2020 00:00 (five months ago) link

I’m a week behind that. First I need to ask, how is Cody Rhodes a face with his shiny cameo cod piece tights?

a hoy hoy, Sunday, 25 October 2020 13:19 (five months ago) link

That, and his roasted pumpkin skin being 30 shades darker than the billy idol. He looks terrible.

a hoy hoy, Sunday, 25 October 2020 13:22 (five months ago) link

been enjoying dark more and more. the camaraderie between excalibur and taz is a lot of fun and it’s good to see so many wrestlers!
here’s last night’s https://youtu.be/wjL-fKTuKqw

maura, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 14:29 (five months ago) link

i haven’t been a wrestling fan for very long but full gear is the best ppv i’ve ever seen

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 12 November 2020 02:12 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

aew dynamite best tv show of 2020

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 December 2020 02:28 (four months ago) link

I wish I didn’t see spoilers for last nights show before watching it later today. I’m so excited to see it though

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 3 December 2020 06:39 (four months ago) link

"Moxley, instead of winning after your finishing move - no seriously, hear me out - you get some chairs out and sit around like an episode of Frasier?" "Fucking genius!"

I've not seen the rest of this match but that is one of the stupidest fucking things I've ever seen. Feel myself going full Cornette. Who the fuck does their finishing move and gets chairs out to sit with their opponent and let them hit them first? What a fucking moron.

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 3 December 2020 12:40 (four months ago) link

Still a bloody good match/show in the end though. lmao at how it ends.

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 3 December 2020 12:47 (four months ago) link

idk the chairs thing was so fun imo

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 December 2020 14:33 (four months ago) link

Would've worked better if the match had set it up with other pissing contest exchanges at least [/smark voice] but w/e

I am not crazy about Impact being a thing I have to care about in 2020 but I was certainly swerved lol

, Thursday, 3 December 2020 20:41 (four months ago) link

Is Cody Rhodes still on the roster? I absolutely loved him in WWE and thought he was criminally under-utilised as a tame legacy storyline.

I’ve never watched AEW. How does it compare to WWE/RoH/Impact etc? This thread makes it sound so great. And it’s just on Wednesdays? That sounds like a reasonable investment level.

tangenttangent, Thursday, 3 December 2020 21:02 (four months ago) link

I can’t think of an episode they’ve done in the past year-plus that I’d give below a B. To be where they’re at amid the pandemic, generally advancing good storylines (minus the women’s division, sadly) and what looks like a great pipeline of up-and-comers (POWERHOUSE HOBBS) is pretty remarkable and has made it a good investment of two hours. Plus they have Dark episodes if you need more. Women’s division is still a big issue and I’m not sure how they’ll fix that without expanding the program time/adding another show.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 3 December 2020 21:12 (four months ago) link

recent women's division developments have been great though i get that that might feel undermined by the cross-promo with nwa

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 December 2020 21:14 (four months ago) link

i was a very casual wrestling fan before aew debuted and now i'm fully in. pisses on raw from a very fucking great height imo. it's technically once a week but you can go deep into the free, online side-programming (dark, being the elite, sammy guevara's vlog) if you so choose, it's often great

and yes cody's still a huge part of the roster. he got the worst neck tattoo on earth recently but he's great

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 December 2020 21:16 (four months ago) link

dark has the added value of taz and excalibur constantly sniping at each other in the commentary

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 3 December 2020 21:19 (four months ago) link

I back up other peoples sentiments. Hangman Page is on to be the best baby face since Bryan before he first retired.

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 3 December 2020 21:20 (four months ago) link

If they stick the landing with Hangman finally being ready to just whip literally all their asses in 2021 it will be sensational

I don't get how Taz can go from the weeks of confused funny dad commentary on Dark to cutting these stone cold word perfect promos on behalf of his boys on Dynamite

Good show last night!

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 3 December 2020 22:31 (four months ago) link

i love AEW though. the last two weeks of dark have been really encouraging on the women's front. the division was thinner to begin with because it was late to the game with wwe/nxt and the impact build-up, and the pandemic (which kicked off the joshi, save shida) and injuries (baker, statlander) left a lot of green people standing. i'm hopeful that kenny spearheading this impact crossover, whatever it might be, means that the knockouts division will be brought in somehow. that said? abadon kicks ass and the way anna jay has grown since her debut has been pretty hope-inducing.

but there's so much detail in even the bad storytelling and it's impressive. little things pay off in big ways, and i'm not talking about BTE stuff.

maura, Friday, 4 December 2020 23:07 (four months ago) link

Adding to what maura said, there are SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES for the Knockouts division to really help build up some of the less established stars in the women's division. I think about Su Yung or Rosemary going up against Shida or Baker, and I get so excited about it. A lot of people have been buzzing about Grace vs. Rose as well, and that's 100% a match I would love to see.

I know a lot of people have been wondering what AEW could possibly get out of teaming with IMPACT, and the clearest thing is a boost to their women's division. The Knockouts division is STACKED. Seriously.

Also, Jordynne Grace posted a list of her dream crossover matches, and now I cannot stop thinking about Eddie Edwards vs. Mox.

hourspass, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 18:48 (four months ago) link

And sorry to doublepost, but I have no idea where to put this aside from starting a new thread:

In other news, BOSJ 2020 finals are Hiromu Takahashi vs. El Desperado, and WTL 2020 finals are Guerrillas of Destiny vs. FinJuice. Anyone else caught up on NJPW?

hourspass, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 18:55 (four months ago) link

Wardlow's eyebrows are the real world champion imo

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 11 December 2020 12:51 (four months ago) link

I unsubscribed from New Japan World because I realised I was never going to have the energy to keep up with the G1 this year

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 11 December 2020 12:51 (four months ago) link

Same. I feel as though my interest in current NJPW has fallen precipitously since AEW got up and running, there’s only so many hours in the week I can commit to the grappling.

I gather Gedo’s booking has been pretty batshit crazy throughout 2020? In fact I think that whole “DICK TOGO” situation was the last time I tuned in

Windsor Davies, Friday, 11 December 2020 14:01 (four months ago) link

NJPW has suffered from the pandemic and some weird title booking (EVIL as champ was a disaster, moxley can't defend his, the top two titles need to be decoupled ASAP, etc)

tag league is probably the least interesting annual tournament, but the BOSJ final last night was tremendous

now is a pretty good time to catch up on everything, since wrestle kingdom is just a few weeks away and all, and the naito/ibushi/white storyline is plenty interesting

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 11 December 2020 17:30 (four months ago) link

they're also in one of those weird transitional periods where they're bringing a lot of guys in from excursions and trying to create new talent and it isn't always working (lol master wato) - it'll be fine in the end but it's important to remember that this is a regular thing that happens every few years with NJPW

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Friday, 11 December 2020 17:32 (four months ago) link

I actually really love all of NJPW's tournaments, but I do agree, it is a hell of a task to keep up. I really tried to commit myself to it this year, and I still found I fell behind on the G1 near the end. This year, with everything going on, has been really weird. I feel for Master Wato, who I adore, but who has really suffered from a lack of audience with his debut. I feel like he's making steps, and he had a decent BOSJ this year (he actually got a win over Desperado!), but he hasn't quite hit the level of RPG3K or Hiromu Takahashi with instant popularity upon return.

World Tag League was pretty fun this year, I thought. As a person who identifies with EVIL, watching his matches against fellow Bullet Club members was really interesting. Some of the storytelling in that specific faction, and how they've rebuilt after The Elite left has been really cool, honestly.

Desperado vs. Hiromu is a serious MOTY contender, I felt. Both of them know each other so well, and MAN, they sure did leave an impact.

He's right about now being the time to catch up, since everything is so fresh, there are plenty of WK matches that they have built pretty well. EVIL vs. SANADA has serious potential to steal the show, as do the Jr. Heavyweight matches, and even Shingo Takagi vs. Jeff Cobb for that NEVER Openweight title. Hoping that KENTA has some sort of match or really anything to do on either night; he's been holding that challenge briefcase for the IWGP U.S. title since August.

If you want a quick sort of review, I would watch Nights 2, 3, 5, 9, 17, & 18 of the G1. A little from the beginning, middle, and end. Some really fun matches in there, depending on who you like from NJPW. You could probably pick any of the nights from the split tour of World Tag League and Best of the Super Juniors, since I thoroughly enjoyed the tour throughout, and since it was greatly reduced (1 block instead of 2, 2 top scorers face each other at the end), it felt like a much more manageable task than the G1. Super J-Cup, they did in one night, and does feature some talent from IMPACT and GCW as well (Lio Rush vs. El Phantasmo in a first round match!).

I think it's pretty clear in the AEW/NJPW divide, I'm pretty solidly NJPW. I also love AEW (hell, I'm wearing an AEW hoodie as I type this, and I've been to two of their PPVs live!), but I also find it harder, weirdly, to keep up with AEW, since they don't really have an affordable way to replay anything since I'm usually at work when it plays over here in Hawai'i (plus PPVs are ~50 on BR Live, the Hulu add-on to get AEW Dynamite was ~$30 a month, and I don't have DVR).

Anyway, sorry for the block of text! I just love wrestling.

hourspass, Monday, 14 December 2020 18:21 (four months ago) link

Don’t say sorry! I love hearing about njpw and wish I had more time in the day to commit to something like g1 but I’ve really wanted to watch this weeks aew and still not found the 2 hours. Thank god wwe is so bad and fascist that I don’t have to pretend to care about that too (think it might be the first year I’ll even skip the rumble/mania)

a hoy hoy, Monday, 14 December 2020 19:34 (four months ago) link

xp Yeah no apologies necessary for puroresu chat! Master Wato is intriguing, isn't he? Him and the Great-O-Khan lol. what's going on there then? listen up kid, i've had a total brainwave. this gimmick will make you. you're gonna be a marketing machine. merchandise dollars out the ass. IWGP champ within the year. can't miss. i've seen a fair bit of whinging online about NJPW and about Gedo in particular this year but from a distance this all seems totally hilarious?

the best thing of course about this modern era of AEW and globally-revered NJPW is how WWE and its fans have at last been completely siloed from the rest of wrestling. shunned. beyond the pale. Large red cross on the door. it's been a long time coming of course (almost 40 years now lol) but it does seem as though only the cultists are left. no one under the age of 50 watches that garbage.

Windsor Davies, Monday, 14 December 2020 21:15 (four months ago) link

just realised i am upthread praising WWE for the Boneyard match - possibly I am a hypocrite but look I AJ Styles so much. i just love him so much.

Windsor Davies, Monday, 14 December 2020 21:20 (four months ago) link

I have a soft spot for Master Wato, because he was my favorite young lion of his class. Honestly, that whole class was great, though I miss Katsuya Kitamura so much. That guy was just hilarious. O-Khan...I'm interested to see where this goes; I can only hope it ends up with him overtaking The Empire for himself (I mean, with his Khan gimmick, he needs a khaganate). I'm a little bummed that Bea Priestly can accompany Ospreay to the ring, but Miho Abe and Pieter are NOWHERE to be seen (but that is another thread post in of itself).

I have to admit, I have been slacking on watching WWE, though I still love my main man, Mustafa Ali. I really hope he's able to spin some sort of gold with Retribution. I know he's trying to with the supplemental material (social media posts and videos), but it's been rough, to say the least. I haven't watched RAW, NXT, or SMACKDOWN consistently in months, because I'm usually at work when it's on (comes on at 6pm over here). I hear Sami Zayn's been doing some fun stuff, so I'm glad for that.

And eh, there's still a lot of good to be found in WWE in individual talents! Asuka is a treasure wherever she is. Bayley has really embraced her heel status and has been much more solid on standing alone after Sasha turned face. Io Shirai solidly at the top of the mountain in NXT, with no forseeable contenders until maybe next year. It's 100% okay to "stan your faves" as the kids say. I think that there are lots of bright spots that haven't had as much of an opportunity to shine this year, what with how they curate audience responses now in the Thunderdome. I have a few friends that have done it, and basically, they prompt the audience between matches on who they need to boo and cheer, with the implication that they can disconnect you if they want, should you not follow those prompts.

AEW, to me, is a mixed bag. Yes, I love Kenny Omega and I'm glad that he's champ, but man, oh man, I was kind of bummed with how that title match went, because I LOVE my King of the Deathmatch. It was absolutely the smartest choice, though, out of anyone in AEW. Nobody else would have made sense to me at this point. I'm excited about some people, but then it feels like things are starting to get a little more crowded, and I'm concerned that they'll get lost in the shuffle. Admittedly, I also haven't had as much time to watch this, either, as I'm usually working when it's on as well. AEW Dark, I could get into, but the task just seems so daunting. I'd need a full day off, at least, to go through and catch up (though I do plan on watching the episode that Maxx Stardom was on. I love that dude so much.)

hourspass, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 18:00 (four months ago) link

the boneyard match was amazing and i too love aj styles

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 18:41 (four months ago) link

and i think it's possible to square that with "wwe is one of the worst organizations on the planet"

i no longer have time to watch nxt but before the pandemic i loved it nearly as much as aew, albeit more for the incredible wrestling than any of their attempts at storylines

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 18:44 (four months ago) link

impact last week kept showing old championship matches on their twitch during commercial breaks and one involved aj styles with short hair and i barely recognized him

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 18:45 (four months ago) link

I have to admit that I miss short hair Styles, though I can't deny that his current hair makes him a Tanahashi-like idol to moms.

hourspass, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 19:05 (four months ago) link

it's too bad WWE frowns on third-party endorsements because he could land a killer conditioner deal

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 19:08 (four months ago) link

Tony Khan’s paid adverts are my favourite thing in the world right now.

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 20:25 (four months ago) link

Tony Khan has always come across to me as earnest and nerdy whenever I've seen him address live crowds. He had a speech at ALL OUT, FULL GEAR, and on the Jericho Cruise, and just seemed really likable. I really like how his on-screen persona is shaping up, and I'm interested in where it could go.

hourspass, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 20:35 (four months ago) link

I really hope it isn’t as a proper on screen role, especially not a gm / authority type figure. I’m hoping for more meme jack tunney

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 21:02 (four months ago) link

he has also hilariously experimented with cutting promos on footballers in the English press when his team Fulham F.C. has underperformed. pretty funny but not very clever.

Windsor Davies, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 21:12 (four months ago) link

feeling very good about wrestling when the highlight of my week is a six-way hug

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 17 December 2020 02:01 (four months ago) link

i really love thunder rosa

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 17 December 2020 02:10 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc85_efX59c

If this doesn't get you hyped for WK15, I don't know what will.

hourspass, Friday, 18 December 2020 19:40 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AmbimArBAs

prob the first bte i've watched where it felt like every bit succeeded

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 22 December 2020 00:25 (three months ago) link

also dark last night was very good

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 24 December 2020 01:45 (three months ago) link

Brodie Lee/Luke Harper has died of a lung condition aged 41

what the fuck

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:06 (three months ago) link

:((((((

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:07 (three months ago) link

god i'm fucked up over this

, Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:22 (three months ago) link

Same

Just completely blindsided by it. His poor family

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:24 (three months ago) link

feels like jose fernandez, like i know he was 41 but it feels like he was just getting started

what the hell happened

, Sunday, 27 December 2020 02:25 (three months ago) link

This is terrible news. He seemed like he was loving life again for the past year.

a hoy hoy, Sunday, 27 December 2020 08:20 (three months ago) link

The card for this Wednesday's tribute show is quite the testament to his charisma, guidance, and talent. The last show of last year, the Dark Order was in everyone's crosshairs. This year's last show, they're being celebrated across the board. (The New Year's shows have been bumped by a week.) (Also -1 is Jon Huber's son Brodie; he appeared on Dark last week.)

• -1’s Favorites Team For One Night Only: Cody Rhodes, Orange Cassidy & 10 (Preston Vance) vs. Team Taz
• Young Bucks and Colt Cabana vs. Matt Hardy/Private Party
• Hangman/Silver/Reynolds vs. MJF/Santana/Ortiz
• Anna Jay/Tay Conti v. Dr. Britt Baker/Penelope Ford
• Lance Archer/Uno/Stu v. Kingston/Butcher/Blade

maura, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 18:44 (three months ago) link

It is really sweet they let -1 pick a team. I’ve been thinking a decent amount about his death this week. He was never my favourite wrestler, although I had a soft spot for him. I’ve honestly been thinking more about him dying at a relatively young age, and 9 years younger, already thinking about the need to drink less and exercise more, maybe I need to. If Brodie dying is the inspiration, then great. I’ll think about that Wyatt v. Shield match every attempt at a run I try in the recent future.*

I heard WWE ended their tribute episode with Randy Orton committing arson to another person, which is not great.

*I think it would be in my top 20 wrestling matches ever, to take it away from my own feelings.

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:22 (three months ago) link

Seriously though, how great was that 6 man? In the past ten years there is

Punk cena mitb
Bryan Hunter wm30
That 6man
Omega okada
Zayn nakamura

I guess I don’t watch enough njpw I feel like naito tana or styles should be in that list

a hoy hoy, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 22:27 (three months ago) link

tonight's show has been amazing, like the matches have all been excellent and they don't even need to be, all of them packed with loving winks to brodie, and intercut with wrestler tributes that are almost hard to watch they're so emotional and raw, feel like someone is constantly flipping the laughing/crying switch inside me

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:44 (three months ago) link

got a bit worked up when anna jay started choking up mid-match, but oof that ending segment really got me.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 31 December 2020 03:00 (three months ago) link

yeah i was a mess for those last 10 minutes

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 31 December 2020 03:03 (three months ago) link

Oh god Brodie Jr leaving his dad's boots in the ring

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Thursday, 31 December 2020 18:21 (three months ago) link

That was brutal. I’m not usually someone who gets sad when celebrities die, but them doing so much for his eight year old son slayed me. -1 having the TNT title was a nice touch; that’s some good long term booking. Loved his cane shot too! Best episode of any tv this year.

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 31 December 2020 18:36 (three months ago) link

it was difficult, i dragged out watching the whole thing until 4:30 AM and then i couldn't fall asleep for 3 hours because the dark order theme was stuck in my head

, Friday, 1 January 2021 00:29 (three months ago) link

silver crying after his match broke me more than anything

, Friday, 1 January 2021 00:32 (three months ago) link

Silver, Rowan, basically all the bits where the Dark Order were struggling to keep it together were all just ow ow ow

Also the incongruous nostalgia ambush of seeing Bray/Seth/E/Becky popping up in the tribute montage and feeling kind of bad that they were required to be elsewhere

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 1 January 2021 01:08 (three months ago) link

The new Talk is Jericho is a two-plus hour tribute to Brodie featuring interviews with Cody/Brandi/Arn, the Bucks, Excalibur/Bryce, and others. Say what you will about Jericho (and there was a lot to say last year) he knows how to get the boys to open up. Love Uno and Stu's bit in this (I haven't gotten to Reynolds and Silver's piece yet).

https://www.webisjericho.com/talk-is-jericho-brodie-lee-a-celebration-of-life/

The interview with him from when he first signed is a good listen too.

https://www.webisjericho.com/talk-is-jericho-the-exalted-escape-of-brodie-lee/

Also AEW re-released his AEW Unrestricted episode with a new intro.

https://omny.fm/shows/aew-unrestricted/mr-brodie-lee-encore-presentation?in_playlist=aew-unrestricted!podcast

maura, Friday, 1 January 2021 20:06 (three months ago) link

I rewatched the Silver and Reynolds and Hangman match this morning and i shed a lot of tears.

maura, Friday, 1 January 2021 20:07 (three months ago) link

Should we have a new thread?

Rolling non unionised people not allowed on twitch 2021 or rolling don callis’s sunglass game is on point 2021 or something

a hoy hoy, Friday, 1 January 2021 21:30 (three months ago) link

yes! also feel free to start a new nooj one

maura, Friday, 1 January 2021 21:52 (three months ago) link

aew 2021: don callis’s sunglass game is on point

maura, Friday, 1 January 2021 21:53 (three months ago) link


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