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

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coming off the most emotional show in recent wrestling history and heading right into shaking up the foundations of rasslin'. shawn spears is totally going to show up in the impact zone soon, right?

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

wednesday's show will be really fun but i'm most excited for this because wardlow is so... swoony

The big men of the #InnerCircle collide as it's @RealWardlow vs. @RealJakeHager during Night One of our New Year's Smash this Wednesday on #AEWDynamite!

Tickets for Night One go on-sale TOMORROW at 10am EST via https://t.co/UN1cNj1kQq pic.twitter.com/cV6S1Mwppf

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 1, 2021

maura, Friday, 1 January 2021 22:06 (seven months ago) link

I hope they just stare until one of them can’t take it anymore and gets knocked out by the other ones smouldering eyes

a hoy hoy, Friday, 1 January 2021 22:09 (seven months ago) link

rolling extra-tight suit jackets 2k21

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Saturday, 2 January 2021 00:25 (six months ago) link

Yeah the build to Wardlow / Hager has been great. starting off with ppl online noticing that “lol Hager and Wardlow eyeballing each other again” every time a picture or a screen grab got posted and letting it build from there was smart.

Also Wrestle Kingdom!! Been a few months since I watched any NJ but it will be checking back in here for sure. Cards both look a little light to me at first glance but I’m sure they’ll knock it out the park as always

Windsor Davies, Saturday, 2 January 2021 10:33 (six months ago) link

there’s a new japan thread!

New Japan Pro-Wrestling 2021: Protect Naito and Ibushi's Necks

maura, Saturday, 2 January 2021 14:39 (six months ago) link

Eddie Kingston’s locker room promo in this week’s BTE is an all timer

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 00:30 (six months ago) link

Mox is advertised as being back for New Year's Smash, which broke all of our little hearts since so many of us thought that he would be showing up at New Year's Dash instead. I think it'll be his first time back in since he's lost the title to Omega?

hourspass, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:26 (six months ago) link

hoo boy did i need some wrestling tonight

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 January 2021 01:02 (six months ago) link

just watched it knowing the big spoiler because i always do that

they sorta spoiled it right before the match didn't they? showing this and announcing kenny will be appearing "with the elite" next week, even though they haven't been on screen together in months....

https://i.postimg.cc/MpFqmqgV/image.png

quite the goof!!! i'm never watching again

, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:23 (six months ago) link

that was all supposed to be behind the spoiler tag idk what happened

, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:24 (six months ago) link

did i fuck up or did it fuck up

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f8/42/bc/f842bc9b5ee2c27104bb9eba44270a59.png

??

, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:25 (six months ago) link

turns out you can't hide images

, Saturday, 9 January 2021 03:27 (six months ago) link

the elite wrestled a few times over the summer. the last time was in august. (also, stadium stampede??)

maura, Saturday, 9 January 2021 15:02 (six months ago) link

i don't think they've been associated at all since kenny's turn though right? they've been doing their own thing as face champs

, Saturday, 9 January 2021 21:24 (six months ago) link

Face champs who kick random people in the face?

Maybe their message is mixed but fuck guys who super kick Tony schiavone

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 9 January 2021 22:24 (six months ago) link

i'm sure they'll incorporate that into the current thing but they pretty sharply turned away from it ("we needed to get our edge back") when they started building to the FTR match

they literally apologized for the superkick spree and have been playing pretty pure babyfaces for a couople months now

, Saturday, 9 January 2021 22:42 (six months ago) link

kenny’s turn was a month ago. aew books long term.

maura, Sunday, 10 January 2021 03:23 (six months ago) link

i know... my only point is that i believe "the elite" graphic was meant to be used for promotion after the episode ended, not before the ending. if they'd promoted "the elite" for next week without the episode ending like it did, it would've been bemusing and a little bit intriguing given that the three of them haven't interacted since kenny's turn, but now it obviously makes sense knowing that they re-formed

just a wee and extremely insignificant gaffe not an unusual thing on dynamite

, Sunday, 10 January 2021 06:56 (six months ago) link

like the ending made sense but it was still a "twist"

, Sunday, 10 January 2021 07:04 (six months ago) link

Hey yeah you’re right! I wish they would clear up some of these gaffes but it’s not so bad as to stop me enjoying the show

a hoy hoy, Sunday, 10 January 2021 08:39 (six months ago) link

i find it endearing if anything

, Sunday, 10 January 2021 09:01 (six months ago) link

I think the twist is more about who The Elite will be - there’s a promo Callis cut announcing the match where it could be read as either The Bucks or Good Brothers would join Omega.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 10 January 2021 13:23 (six months ago) link

I kept wanting someone on commentary to yell "The Young Bucks want answers!" in a callback to one of my favorite calls of all time ("Machine Gun wants ANSWERS" from New Year Dash 2017, which was the last time they were all together, I believe?

hourspass, Monday, 11 January 2021 18:28 (six months ago) link

i've been on a random fec filings kick and if my love for the hangman page wasn't at 100% by then it was now.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 15 January 2021 05:26 (six months ago) link

he’s very very good

maura, Sunday, 17 January 2021 02:06 (six months ago) link

I really like how the rest of The Elite (Young Bucks, Kenny, & Cody) all seem really invested in making Hangman a star. Hell, not to cross promotions, but even Hiroshi Tanahashi likes Hangman. Dude just has a really natural charisma that makes it incredibly hard to not cheer for him.

hourspass, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 18:24 (six months ago) link

A+++++ on the Omega/Callis painting

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 21 January 2021 04:44 (six months ago) link

i want one

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 January 2021 04:49 (six months ago) link

COMING SOON!#AEW Women's World Championship Eliminator Tournament!
Who will be the number one contender? pic.twitter.com/oM4I3OGrRn

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) January 21, 2021

Oh man, I am stoked for the possibilities in the upcoming Women's tournament. Seems like there might be more joshi talent competing? Though I may be reading too far into the Japanese flag on the bracket.

hourspass, Thursday, 21 January 2021 21:49 (six months ago) link

bringing Riho back?

Windsor Davies, Thursday, 21 January 2021 21:54 (six months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYj9WrCcn5s

wednesday's show seems pretty stacked

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 January 2021 01:16 (six months ago) link

the eddie/lance archer promo in that.... exquisite

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 26 January 2021 01:17 (six months ago) link

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

this week's dark is the best one i've seen yet. 34 minutes in there is a stellar rey fenix/baron black match; pretty peter avalon's walk off is amazing; and this is all before negative one joins the commentary booth

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 03:17 (six months ago) link

I've been really liking how much they have been including -1 in programming lately. I hope that it has been helping the family to get through their loss, knowing that they have an extended family in the Dark Order, and in the promotion at large.

Plus, that kid is just too cool. Cut a great promo on Marko Stunt saying that at least he's still going to grow some more. I hope they allow that kid to keep working with them if that's what he wants.

hourspass, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 18:20 (six months ago) link

his promo on luther was hilarious

, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 18:29 (six months ago) link

Hey Brad....

Get your piece of history today! Poster and shirts available!#AEWDynamite pic.twitter.com/UOpK6WX1e8

— ShopAEW.com (@ShopAEW) January 23, 2021

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 28 January 2021 00:14 (six months ago) link

lol thank you i am literally thinking about buying a poster

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 28 January 2021 01:40 (six months ago) link

anyone else hyped as hell for the women's eliminator tournament

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:58 (five months ago) link

also tonight's thunder rosa/britt baker match was so awesome

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 February 2021 01:59 (five months ago) link

uhh really stunning main event as well with a pretty big surprise at the end, no spoilers

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 February 2021 03:02 (five months ago) link

hard for me to tell when dynamite is outdoing itself at this point but that was... one of the best episodes

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 February 2021 03:02 (five months ago) link

How was the wedding?

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 4 February 2021 07:37 (five months ago) link

not a dry eye in the house

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 February 2021 14:03 (five months ago) link

Yeah the thread should remain a spoiler free zone but everything about this is excellent and exciting.

Leaving the ending to one side, the brackets of the women’s tournament are intriguing. Looking like a very fun spring all things considered.

Windsor Davies, Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:16 (five months ago) link

Should clarify, the thread should remain a spoiler free zone for a bit on Thursdays just to give us Britishers the chance to catch up

Windsor Davies, Thursday, 4 February 2021 15:17 (five months ago) link

I didn't get to watch since I was at work, but MAN a great surprise, followed by some great announcements for the Women's Eliminator tournament!

hourspass, Thursday, 4 February 2021 18:27 (five months ago) link

I kno the surprise but I don’t think I’m gonna watch until the weekend

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 4 February 2021 18:33 (five months ago) link

I just watched the short clip from social media and it was enough to satisfy me. I'm glad there seems to be a very interesting story branch to their current IMPACT partnership.

hourspass, Thursday, 4 February 2021 19:13 (five months ago) link

"no spoilers" was me telling myself not to post any spoilers, not really trying to rein in anyone's behavior itt lol

the door is open

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 February 2021 20:02 (five months ago) link

There was a good Cabana podcast with the PWT/One Hour Tees guy just before AEW became a thing that got into a lot of the inside baseball of merch. So crazy how much that Cabana’s hustle (pre pipe bomb!) has been the catalyst for in wrestling.

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 20 May 2021 19:00 (two months ago) link

Cabana is the man. I know he's not as popular as he used to be (since his falling out with CM Punk, and essentially joining Dark Order), but he cares so much about the business and his fellow wrestlers, and you can absolutely see it with everything he does. His partnership with prowrestlingtees is great. Their doors to the "employees only" areas in their shop literally say "Employees & Colt Cabana Only." It was the best.

hourspass, Monday, 24 May 2021 19:52 (two months ago) link

lol Sting fuckin ruled!

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 31 May 2021 04:02 (two months ago) link

Excellent, varied, fun show overall, including the pre-show match featuring Serena Deeb, the best worker currently active in North America

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 31 May 2021 04:10 (two months ago) link

yeah really solid ppv. britt vs. shida was wonderful and emotional. highlight of the night was orange vs. pac vs. omega, like... wow

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 31 May 2021 04:27 (two months ago) link

Taking aside the embarrassment that is Cody Rhodes, I think that was my favourite wrestling show since WM30.

The women’s title match and the 3 way had me so hooked. I think I need to rewatch it this weekend. So many great moments outside of those matches too, like how over Jungle Boy is, or how much of a bastard brute Miro is*

*Thank god they seem to be getting him back to being a killer and not a gamer nerd

a hoy hoy, Monday, 31 May 2021 23:40 (two months ago) link

did not expect shawn spears and sammy guevara to do a wrestling scene that could've fit in "Dancer in the Dark."

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 05:40 (two months ago) link

It's been a long road, but I think last night finally sold me on Guevara. I always knew that he was good, but he really had a great moment to shine, here.
Seeing the crowd pops for Hangman and Jungle Boy made me smile. They're the future.

hourspass, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 17:41 (two months ago) link

Sammy was like Jackie Chan at times. Also loved the sexy chair dancer set up

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 08:05 (one month ago) link

friday night dynamites really throwin' my schedule off... friday was a really great post-ppv show tho

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 01:23 (one month ago) link

however i'm here to talk about the fucking main event on tonight's dark

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 01:23 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOYTQszA85w

dante martin vs. matt sydal, at the 1:28:00 mark.... essential match

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 01:24 (one month ago) link

Just been looping Tarzan Boy since Jungle Boy won. Feels good.

hourspass, Friday, 11 June 2021 05:30 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDWR7cjYXSM

the dark order bit on this week's bte... you gotta watch it if you have any investment in hangman adam page

whole episode is great tho, one of their best

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 21 June 2021 18:43 (one month ago) link

cabana’s trip had me laughing

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Monday, 21 June 2021 19:38 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2G2HIVsuJw

saturday was like a major ppv from start to finish + the eddie promo above is also very nice and makes me feel like a mark

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Sunday, 27 June 2021 23:10 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ffw8lyafYM

i know i'm always like "elevation was amazing this week" but elevation was amazing this week, the card is wild

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 17:20 (one month ago) link

also this happened https://unbornwhiskeyy.tumblr.com/post/655346724814143488

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 17:22 (one month ago) link

well i’m not the only person i know who cried at the hangman/dark order promo on dynamite tonight

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 1 July 2021 01:13 (one month ago) link

Wtf is Bear Country’s serial killer skin face mask ting? They are the faces in this match against Sky/Page* as the guy from Silence of the Lambs?

*im a week behind

a hoy hoy, Friday, 2 July 2021 11:03 (four weeks ago) link

hahaha i was watching with a bunch of friends who don't watch wrestling and i was like "what i like about these dudes is that they're really hot," referring to ethan page and scorpio sky, but bear country had just come out in their skin masks

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 2 July 2021 16:43 (four weeks ago) link

bear country are also really hot tbf

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 2 July 2021 16:43 (four weeks ago) link

ethan stoking up his rivalry with darby has been a huge highlight of the past two weeks

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 2 July 2021 16:44 (four weeks ago) link

Excited to see AEW’s first coffin match. Hope Darby does 93 Taker promos and gets the carpentry tools out.

Also why is Vickie Guerrero on tv in 2021? She was crap 10 years ago, she sure ain’t better now. Andrade deserves better.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 2 July 2021 16:48 (four weeks ago) link

i love vickie :(

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Friday, 2 July 2021 18:04 (four weeks ago) link

Yeah Vickie Guerrero is and always has been superb, people love booing her and also she seems really nice

Windsor Davies, Friday, 2 July 2021 18:32 (four weeks ago) link

Vickie in AEW is probably also partially a product of Jericho wanting her to have a decent job after WWE treated her like shit for years

hiroyoshi tins in (Sgt. Biscuits), Friday, 2 July 2021 22:00 (four weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqhytLvbim4

can't explain why this is the best dark ever without spoiling but this is the best dark ever

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 23:58 (three weeks ago) link

Looks like Dynamite was a corker with *spoilers*

*waits patiently until I have some free time next week*

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 8 July 2021 07:53 (three weeks ago) link

it was such a major episode

hangman ;_;

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 8 July 2021 12:13 (three weeks ago) link

lmao at andrade's male stripper suit outfit. surely he can do better.

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 10 July 2021 15:02 (three weeks ago) link

the coffin match was so fucking awesome

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 July 2021 04:15 (two weeks ago) link

just body after body busting out of shit wood and hitting pavement

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 15 July 2021 04:15 (two weeks ago) link

Rare opportunity for me to watch next day, so excited for it. Think it’s coming up next.

I AM SO INVESTED IN HANGMAN/DARK ORDER

THEY ARE DOING A SURVIVOR SERIES MATCH. ITS GONNA BE AWESOME

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 15 July 2021 07:58 (two weeks ago) link

god that was such an awesome episode top to bottom

maura, Thursday, 15 July 2021 11:57 (two weeks ago) link

I just came here to say EVE-RY-BO-DY DIIIIIIIIIIIES!

hourspass, Thursday, 22 July 2021 06:03 (one week ago) link

I live in a time where i can unashamedly be overjoyed at Sting/OC appearance. Glorious idiocy.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 22 July 2021 06:36 (one week ago) link

surprised at how hyped i am for the remaining labors of jericho. the spears match was really fun

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 22 July 2021 14:54 (one week ago) link

A lot of extremely exciting rumours flying around about AEW acquisitions atm. They’re in a great spot because if the rumours turn out to be untrue then the response is simply “o well, never mind, may as well continue enjoying this excellent wrestling company with their many excellent wrestlers. But if the rumours are true then things look likely to start approaching towering new heights of excitement

Pleased with the result of the main event, feel like the winner there really really needed a big win and this felt big. Speaking of big, will be great to see haku’s giant son on dynamite next week. The AEW/NJPW relationship is gonna deliver big time once travel becomes a bit easier

Windsor Davies, Thursday, 22 July 2021 15:29 (one week ago) link

Also Jericho’s next challenge ought to be quite a thing, after the last year of Eddie Kingston I’ve got a lot of faith that they’re gonna give their latest big indie veteran signing the platform he needs to shine

Windsor Davies, Thursday, 22 July 2021 15:30 (one week ago) link

I’m gonna try not thinking about the rumours because I don’t wanna get too disappointed if they don’t happen. But if even one of them is true, holy fucking god. also if this helps punk and cabana be best mates again, that would be the best. It’s such a shame that wwe fucked them up with that giant lawsuit

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 22 July 2021 16:02 (one week ago) link

Watching dynamite now and MJF will have a great post wrestling career as Bobby Heenan

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 22 July 2021 16:56 (one week ago) link

Fucking hell, is Luke Gallows v Kazarian the most boring match up they could put on? Even Omega looks embarrassed, can’t remember his lines and has the lamest full forehead plaster

a hoy hoy, Thursday, 22 July 2021 17:16 (one week ago) link

Welcome to the team…@ThunderRosa22 is #AllElite pic.twitter.com/GcvAds6ANx

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 22, 2021

my favorite wrestler is finally, officially all elite

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 22 July 2021 20:29 (one week ago) link

think it’s fair to say when gage appearing is maybe top 3 stories in yr news cycle things are going good.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 23 July 2021 05:43 (one week ago) link

Kinda loving this box-checking ride of Jericho

Burying the led of GODDAMN TANAHASHI

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 29 July 2021 06:08 (three days ago) link

the opening match last night kinda stole the show, and the upset ending apparently gave everyone in wrestling fandom an anxiety attack

gage was awesome though, i love that the labors of jericho is sort of an excuse just to have this gauntlet of awesome wrestlers come through

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 July 2021 12:54 (three days ago) link

well, that was meant to be a spoiler tag instead of a strikethrough, so i'm sorry if i ruined it for anyone <3

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 July 2021 12:54 (three days ago) link

This is officially the best picture in picture commercial in professional wrestling history. @dominos @thekingnickgage #AEWDynamite pic.twitter.com/FoGCIQgun2

— ⌨️ Patches Chance 💖💜💙 (@patcheschance) July 29, 2021

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 29 July 2021 14:15 (three days ago) link

Not sure I’ve ever seen a promotion on such an absurd hot streak. Between the entrances for the 5vs5 match, the tease re: Darby’s opponent for the First Dance, the next challenger for the IWGP US title (and who knows what could maybe come next after that?), Nick Gage and the plate glass hurricanrana, the third of Jericho’s labours, Miro continuing to be the most gripping wrestler in the world, Tarzan Boy and of course the ongoing speculation over the mooted arrival of Daniel Bryan Danielson, it’s seriously like these guys can do no wrong at the moment.

Which isn’t to say that it’s all perfect, there’s definitely stuff to work on. But theyve got so much momentum right now and I think the expansion to Rampage next month is going to help so much with spacing the cool stuff out a bit and giving things room to breathe. That United Centre show on august 20th is going to be unmissable

Windsor Davies, Thursday, 29 July 2021 15:59 (three days ago) link


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