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Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 8:52 PM
QT marshall > Chico Adams

Hopefully they're saving QT Marshall for Brodie Lee tonight. They could probably have a really good match.

ckauffman28
March 25th, 2020, 8:56 PM
Most words said by Brodie Lee than hes said his entire wwe career

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 8:57 PM
This feels like a real "cult leader" skit.

But damn, are they taking a shot at Vince McMahon? The blue suit, nobody eats before him, hates sneezing.

That's a really "insider" parody.

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:01 PM
Damn, love that Brodie's discus lariat setup is the starting grapple for Sister Abigail.

Horatio
March 25th, 2020, 9:02 PM
Hell yeah. Fuck Bray.

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:22 PM
Say whatever you want about her, but Brandi does pull some great facial expressions.

:eek:

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:30 PM
Cody riding the line of kayfabe and non-kayfabe on commentary tonight. Unlike his old man, Cody actually knows the names of moves and how to talk psychology.

Instead of shouting about "plunder" and saying "he's tryin' to uncle 'em there!".

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:42 PM
That was a damn fine little match.

Shame they had to hold it for an audience of nobody.

Horatio
March 25th, 2020, 9:43 PM
Kenny does have a Big in Japan vibe

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:48 PM
Kenny does have a Big in Japan vibe

Kenny's quiet spoken demeanor coupled with his killer body and wrestling ability makes him the perfect wrestler for Japan. A culture where they value politeness to a fault and athleticism in their wrestling to the exclusion of almost anything else.

It just doesn't translate 1-to-1 to an American audience.

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I like Jericho using the Britney Spears mic, but he needs to make sure the damn thing works beforehand.

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:49 PM
This is hilarious but its also awful.

Its WrestleCrap, but like the best kind of WrestleCrap.

Horatio
March 25th, 2020, 9:49 PM
Kenny's quiet spoken demeanor coupled with his killer body and wrestling ability makes him the perfect wrestler for Japan. A culture where they value politeness to a fault and athleticism in their wrestling to the exclusion of almost anything else.

It just doesn't translate 1-to-1 to an American audience.

Word. He's a little too aggro even though his heart seems to be in the right place, he's got scummy heel written all over him.

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:50 PM
We just saw Chris Jericho have a mental breakdown on live TV.

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:51 PM
Great trick with Matt Hardy teleporting.

Love to see how they did it. I'm assuming they green-screened that somehow?

JuveLeo
March 25th, 2020, 9:52 PM
That was so bad lol

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You could see Jericho's hair move when Matt teleported lmao

Beer-Belly
March 25th, 2020, 9:52 PM
Great trick with Matt Hardy teleporting.

Love to see how they did it. I'm assuming they green-screened that somehow?

They just paused filming while he moved from spot to spot.

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:54 PM
They just paused filming while he moved from spot to spot.

So, they literally "I Dream Of Jeannie'd" him?

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Matt Hardy talks like an angry stroke victim.

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:58 PM
This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen.

Horatio
March 25th, 2020, 9:58 PM
Maximillian? Does he mean Maximus?

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 9:58 PM
Kenny Omega and Sammy Guevara should have just wrestled until 10.

Stop the pain.

JuveLeo
March 25th, 2020, 10:01 PM
Lmao some of the worst acting I've ever seen. Not too fond of Matt's broken character.

Horatio
March 25th, 2020, 10:04 PM
Lmao some of the worst acting I've ever seen. Not too fond of Matt's broken character.

If only he could keep a straight face while channeling Damascus...

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 10:05 PM
I feel like you keep Broken Matt away from long promos, put the character in video packages and skits, and maybe let him talk for a couple minutes at a time. In a very controlled environment.

Broken Matt isn't the kind of character who should be doing a 20-minute back-and-forth with somebody who does traditional promos, especially like Jericho.

That came across like Jericho was a social services worker and he was trying to talk Broken Matt into admitting himself into an institution. When you're dealing with the mentally ill, sometimes you feed into their delusion to gain their trust.

Jericho might as well have showed up in a white suit with a net to send Matt back to the loony bin.

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 10:06 PM
Cornette's review of that segment is going to be the funniest thing in human history and I can't wait.

Morrison
March 25th, 2020, 10:23 PM
Cornette's review of that segment is going to be the funniest thing in human history and I can't wait.

great, more unfunny shit for you to word vomit onto the forums constantly.

Spudz Mackenzie
March 25th, 2020, 10:29 PM
great, more unfunny shit for you to word vomit onto the forums constantly.

Just because I’m going to enjoy it doesn’t mean I’ll agree with it.

BGMaverick
March 25th, 2020, 11:54 PM
I think Jake Roberts has had some pretty good stuff since he's come on board but it feels like most of his promo stuff is unintentionally getting over how cool of a promo Jake is rather than the imposing threat Archer should be. Not liking that disconnect in this early stage.

Moxley's promo was good but it feels off for why he's going for Hager. I know Hager powerbombed him through the table but Jericho was pretty much the instigator, but I guess the rerouting is due to the fact Jericho and Hardy are off on their own island now.

It's early but the different layers of Lee seemed confusing. Was the mocking of McMahon working with the sense that Lee is going to be a dick to his followers just because he can?

Guevara/Omega was very entertaining. The cuts to Brandi as Guevara was making out with the drawing of her were hilarious.

The whole confrontation was something else. Jericho cutting a promo on Vanguard 1, ending with Jericho trying to persuade Vanguard 1 to joining the Inner Circle, was something squarely in his wheelhouse. This is clearly a battle to see who is more delusional. The back and forth promo would have taken forever, as is, if it was in front of a crowd. I can't imagine the segment was everyone's cup of tea but it was definitely more in the vain of Impact's Broken Matt character.

Was good to see they were smarter with their personnel (mainly JR). The Omega seemed hot and cold to me with his commentary. Cody was solid in the same role. Tough cut to break during the Allin/Sabian match lol. Having the live look-ins backstage was a creative way to maybe work around having too many people ringside. I think the problem with that, though, was the constant cutaways to them.

Matthew
March 26th, 2020, 1:17 AM
Just because I’m going to enjoy it doesn’t mean I’ll agree with it.nah it just means you'll just regurgitate more shit he said in an attempt to look witty and fun

Tainted Eclipse
March 26th, 2020, 11:07 AM
That final promo segment was terrible

BGMaverick
March 26th, 2020, 11:12 AM
That final promo segment was terrible

It's going to be radically hit or miss among the viewing audience. If there's any question about Jericho's promo ability, though, I think that's been laid to rest because he was quite good over the duration of the segment. It all comes down to Hardy. It's just going to make AEW that much more diversified in terms of it genres within the show. I presume Hardy is going to stay on this course, and I'm guessing that the overall persona is likely a bridge too far for a lot of people.

Psycho666Soldier
March 26th, 2020, 11:27 AM
I think there's an argument that Matt spent so much time away from the true Broken character that he hasn't found his groove with it again, yet. Ending segment was awkward, but only for the promo parts. Him teleporting through the crowd was the perfect kind of cheesy yet fascinating I was hoping for.

Here's hoping Matt gets his groove back, and we get some more pre-taped segments where he tends to knock it out of the park.

NWo4LifeOr2Years
March 26th, 2020, 11:40 AM
wholesome evangelizing commercial

WWE advertising on AEW station again?

Which is it this time?

The Fiend?
Rollins?
Becky Lynch quoting Johnny Cash songs about Jesus lol?

NWo4LifeOr2Years
March 26th, 2020, 11:43 AM
That final promo segment was terrible

You shall fade away and be classified as
OBSOLETE

OBSOLETE

OBSOLETE

Horatio
March 26th, 2020, 12:04 PM
I think Jericho's reaction to Hardy's wonkiness was just as silly and scripted as Hardy's was silly and wack...
Overall it was not good, but maybe it was out of left field enough to satiate the innerchildren of wrestling. Hardy may be onto something being the Delete of the Elite.

Matthew
March 26th, 2020, 12:29 PM
jericho's promo on vanguard one was great. the rest of the segment was meh. not sold on brodie lee yet. i want him to do the yeahhhh yeahhhh yeahhhhh thing

Chris Scott
March 26th, 2020, 1:06 PM
Jericho’s promo on vanguard was funny only a selected few could get that to work in an empty arena.

Cheesy teleportation was what it was, I didn’t mind it. Probably to long Hardy and Jericho going back and fourth. Hopefully Hardy finds that character again soon and it will be a lot smoother.

Sammy G/Omega very good match as expected. Defo thing they could go better again.

JuveLeo
March 26th, 2020, 3:50 PM
Hahaha

BGMaverick
March 26th, 2020, 4:19 PM
Week one: 1,409,000 viewers
Week two: 1,018,000 viewers (plus 122,000 on TruTV)
Week three: 1,014,000 viewers
Week four: 963,000 viewers
Week five: 759,000 viewers
Week six: 822,000 viewers
Week seven: 957,000 viewers
Week eight: 893,000 (first week to lose to NXT)
Week nine: 663,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 10: 851,000 viewers
Week 11: 778,000 viewers (tie)
Week 12: 683,000 viewers
Week 13 (after being off the week prior): 967,000 viewers
Week 14: 947,000 viewers
Week 15: 940,000 viewers
Week 16: 871,000 viewers
Week 17: 828,000 viewers
Week 18: 928,000 viewers
Week 19: 817,000 viewers
Week 20: 893,000 viewers
Week 21: 865,000 viewers
Week 22: 906,000 viewers
Week 23: 766,000 viewers
Week 24: 932,000 viewers
Week 25: 819,000 viewers

Chris Scott
March 26th, 2020, 5:39 PM
Steady numbers

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Hahaha

Why is it funny?

Tim
March 26th, 2020, 7:14 PM
I did enjoy the Jericho/V1 segment. The dark order just isnt working for me.

I have to give AEW credit, with the coronavirus effect they are putting on the most entertaining shows in wrestling right now.

Chris Scott
March 26th, 2020, 9:01 PM
Dark Order yes I’m not sure on them yet but it’s like 2 weeks, still only young yet.

Chris Scott
March 26th, 2020, 9:10 PM
I’ve actually just got onto the whole concept is taking a shot at Vinnie Mac. He has the... as Cody put it "Daddy eats first" rule and also he hates it if you sneeze. So the whole thing was making fun of the first out of touch old man to not believe in the Brodie Lee

Chris Scott
March 27th, 2020, 10:34 AM
Whatís a good site to watch all episodes of Dynamite and the ppvís?

NWo4LifeOr2Years
March 27th, 2020, 6:59 PM
I’ve actually just got onto the whole concept is taking a shot at Vinnie Mac. He has the... as Cody put it "Daddy eats first" rule and also he hates it if you sneeze. So the whole thing was making fun of the first out of touch old man to not believe in the Brodie Lee

If you got explain your satire then it's way too innie to work

Psycho666Soldier
March 29th, 2020, 3:41 AM
If you got explain your satire then it's way too innie to work

I don't think you have to grasp the satire to appreciate it. It makes for an interesting character regardless of the source. I think there's just more to get from it if you know the rumors about Vince.

BGMaverick
March 29th, 2020, 3:08 PM
Interesting revelation provided by Jericho.

Jericho discussed the closing segment from this week’s episode of Dynamite. He acknowledged the teleportation entrance of Matt Hardy was Jericho’s idea. They filmed the segment on Tuesday, but Jericho wasn’t happy with it, so they decided to redo it on Wednesday prior to the airing. However, it wasn’t dark yet as Daily’s Place is an open-air facility and the light would be visible. The solution was to re-tape the segment as Dynamite was on the air and they had to do it during the airing of the Darby Allin vs. Kip Sabian match, which was a taped match. They shot the segment, edited it within fifteen minutes and aired it during the last segment of the show.


He also noted that the move to have them use lapel microphones instead of handheld ones was a decision to go for a different look and they did not require handheld microphones with no fans in attendance.

NWo4LifeOr2Years
March 29th, 2020, 4:48 PM
Interesting revelation provided by Jericho.

Jericho discussed the closing segment from this week’s episode of Dynamite. He acknowledged the teleportation entrance of Matt Hardy was Jericho’s idea. They filmed the segment on Tuesday, but Jericho wasn’t happy with it, so they decided to redo it on Wednesday prior to the airing. However, it wasn’t dark yet as Daily’s Place is an open-air facility and the light would be visible. The solution was to re-tape the segment as Dynamite was on the air and they had to do it during the airing of the Darby Allin vs. Kip Sabian match, which was a taped match. They shot the segment, edited it within fifteen minutes and aired it during the last segment of the show.


He also noted that the move to have them use lapel microphones instead of handheld ones was a decision to go for a different look and they did not require handheld microphones with no fans in attendance.

Great use of what they had in this situation.

Let's hope WWE learned something and made good use of such tactics for the only Wrestlemania too big for one nap.

Sasori
March 29th, 2020, 8:16 PM
I find it amusing that Jericho called out Matt for how ridiculous his new persona is, yet in IRL the teleportation was his idea :lol:

BGMaverick
March 30th, 2020, 7:05 PM
AEW has announced that they are introducing a TNT Championship. The champion will be crowned via tournament that will start next month.

Ringo
March 31st, 2020, 3:12 AM
Cool!

I never really thought of the Best Friends as a gay gimmick. Just two straight dudes who are comfortable being affectionate with each other. :dunno:

Sasori
March 31st, 2020, 1:31 PM
Doing a tournament is a great way to fill TV time over the next couple months. I wonder if they moved up the introduction of the TV title because of the crisis?

As far as the Best Friends, I've always seen their gimmick as just being "Dude Bros". Sounds like people are projecting more than anything else.

Sasori
April 1st, 2020, 2:14 AM
There's more to Matt's teleportation than meets the eye.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DemQ8oMt64E

Ringo
April 1st, 2020, 11:01 AM
Outstanding. Vanguard 1 never gets enough credit.

Matthew
April 1st, 2020, 12:06 PM
excellent west coast correspondent

Matthew
April 1st, 2020, 12:09 PM
first tournament matches announced:

Cody vs Shawn Spears
Darby Allin vs Sammy Guevara

BGMaverick
April 1st, 2020, 12:47 PM
first tournament matches announced:

Cody vs Shawn Spears
Darby Allin vs Sammy Guevara

Other half announced tonight and I believe these four are involved in a tag match tonight.

Jordo
April 1st, 2020, 3:18 PM
I just realized spudz and slutty are two different posters.

Neat

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 7:39 PM
Aww yeah.... who's ready for another night of hot, wrestling action? We're live from AEW's Doomsday Bunker in an "undisclosed location" for yet another night of empty arena action. The crowd would be electric, but they're not here! But TV never dies... so let's get ready for AEW Wednesday Night...

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1154465197312106497/z8GD0Lw3_400x400.jpg

https://media2.giphy.com/media/3orifbAauhoHIr7Yqc/giphy.gif

https://frinkiac.com/video/S06E14/n54_eSEWmcKpNJnCcJsA-0V_Lj8=.gif

And on tonight's jam packed episode of AEW Dynamite we'll see...

https://66.media.tumblr.com/d8ef430a948a036940aab27881104a59/tumblr_ox8gdyWRy41vbcnq8o1_400.gifv

- The in-ring debut of "The Murderhawk" Lance Archer.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b5/3a/8c/b53a8cd54167630b54943d11045b48ff.gif

- Kenny "Jazz Hands" Omega straps his tap shoes on as he hopes to dance all over Trent? No Last Name Given in a singles match.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/21/cb/fc/21cbfcf1993b9ec1cee547a5c5a933e5.jpg

- In a tag-team grudge match, Cody Rhodes and Darby Allin take on the exciting team of Sammy Guevara and Shawn Spears.

https://media1.giphy.com/media/xT5LMzhPidE8EbiBhK/source.gif

- Tonight, the brackets will be announced for the upcoming TNT Championship Tournament. It's going to be explosive!

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:01 PM
Good Christ, Tony sounds like he's been gargling broken glass.

You alright, Mr. Ski-A-Vone?

Tainted Eclipse
April 1st, 2020, 8:02 PM
OMG please let archer vs. dustin be the second round match

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:03 PM
Shida was in lockdown doing home bound karaoke.

Check out her Insta, she's fun.

ckauffman28
April 1st, 2020, 8:03 PM
Cody vs archer at ppv in finals ...

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:04 PM
OMG please let archer vs. dustin be the second round match

That would be so excellent.

Go all the way to Cody/Archer at the next pay-per-view.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:06 PM
Trent's been wrestling for 16 years and never found a last name?

Tainted Eclipse
April 1st, 2020, 8:07 PM
this ring is smaller than normal right?

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:11 PM
this ring is smaller than normal right?

That's all they could fit in their doomsday bunker. It looks like an old WCW ring.

ckauffman28
April 1st, 2020, 8:12 PM
Looks like a abandoned warehouse

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:14 PM
Billy Gunn has asthma, dude probably shouldn't be there. He's definitely a risk case.

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Sort of makes sense that a guy named Kenny Omega would be wrestling at the end of the world. He's literally The Omega Man.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:19 PM
Trent might be the most underrated guy on the roster. He carries that fuckface, invisible hand grenade fuck Chuck Taylor kicking and screaming through decent tags. And he always delivers on his end of any singles matches he's in.

Trent's the kind of guy who deserves elevating toward that Nitro Title level.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:22 PM
I wonder how many average wrestling fans realize that Kenny's "V-Trigger" knee is a Street Fighter 5 thing?

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:25 PM
That looked rough.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:26 PM
Bad botch at the end, but still that was a really good match.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:27 PM
Matt Hardy is here as Dumbass Kiss.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:33 PM
Hikaru Shida is actually starting to win me over. She looks like a fighting game character, she's not the size of a 4th grader, and she's not a bad wrestler.

Also... she's fun. Again, check her damn Insta.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:37 PM
Add Britt Baker to the list, right there with Madusa, of women Tony Schiavone would rather fuck than Louis.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:38 PM
"Trained by Glacier" is just another reason to love Hikaru Shida.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:54 PM
Lance Archer gets to murder the Make-A-Wish cunt Marko Stunt?

Throw him through the ceiling, Lance.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:56 PM
Jake's talking about casinos and gambling. Hopefully this doesn't go all "Heroes of Wrestling" on us.

"Wanna play 21? Well, I got 22. You got 22? I can beat that, too."

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 8:57 PM
Somebody call CPS.

This shit looks like child abuse live on TV.

Peter Griffin
April 1st, 2020, 8:59 PM
Will you shut the fuck up.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 9:02 PM
Will you shut the fuck up.

Nah. This is too much fun.

I'm not saying anything racist or wrong. I'm just enjoying the show.

JuveLeo
April 1st, 2020, 9:03 PM
Will you shut the fuck up.
Lmao!

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 9:06 PM
Lmao!

Well, if you think I should, then I will.

I don't mind you.

Peter Griffin is a vaguely human shaped pile of talking feces that shits out forum posts through his fingers.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 9:08 PM
I liked these guys better when they were still Villano 4 and Villano 5.

JuveLeo
April 1st, 2020, 9:09 PM
Well, if you think I should, then I will.

I don't mind you.

Peter Griffin is a vaguely human shaped pile of talking feces that shits out forum posts through his fingers.

Nah, you can do whatever you want, lol.

Anyway lol... I've enjoyed the show so far. I thought omega/trent match was solid

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 9:11 PM
Omega/Trent was Trent's best match.

I know AEW has some equity in The Best Friends, but Trent would be so much better on his own.

lotjx
April 1st, 2020, 9:11 PM
I like this new Corporate Dark Order.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 9:13 PM
Hey look, Jimmy Havoc's here.

Havoc doesn't travel. He just coalesces in a dirty gutter near the arena and shows up ready to work.

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I wonder who Dark Order 8 and Dark Order 9 actually are?

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 9:21 PM
God, Jericho's moobs are looking really flabby in that hot tub.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 9:23 PM
Nice timely and relevant Fonzie joke, Chris.

All the kids watching are really gonna get that one.

Peter Griffin
April 1st, 2020, 9:29 PM
I like Spudz calling my posts faeces when he made 12 unanswered posts ffs.

lotjx
April 1st, 2020, 9:47 PM
Jericho is a National Treasure. I love the Fonzie bit

Horatio
April 1st, 2020, 9:51 PM
Darby is my new favorite tag guy

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 9:51 PM
Britt Baker with the shoe --

https://media.giphy.com/media/jmbvMkbWSkfiE/giphy-downsized-large.gif

Spudz Mackenzie
April 1st, 2020, 10:00 PM
Wow, that was some fun shit.

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Darby Allin heel turn?

Nah. Not a heel turn. Probably more of a "frustrated babyface" sort of thing.

Horatio
April 1st, 2020, 10:02 PM
I think Darby is just mad that Cody is such a jabroni, so I guess my new favorite tag wrestler won't be trusting any new teammates for awhile...

Interesting and smart that they had him do that in front of no audience

lotjx
April 1st, 2020, 10:05 PM
AEW is doing better at weathering this no arena storm, because there is a sense of fun to it. WWE being wrapped in the Mania build that for the last few years has been stoic and dramatic for their big matches had been very dry.

BGMaverick
April 1st, 2020, 11:29 PM
Was that ring smaller? Considering they tried to keep the location of the taping secret, I'm wondering if this was the gym QT/Cody have in Georgia. That would also lend credence to the women's performer, who was from Georgia, on the show against Hikaru Shida. Having some of the roster out there during the entire show, to make noise and interact with the matches, adds so much to the atmosphere for the show. They tried something different last week, to their credit, but it didn't really work. Good on them tinkering.

It's smart on AEW's part to let Kenny cook. They need to fill time and they're letting one of their best guys get plenty of time in matches with quality opponents. Hard to argue with the logic there.

Good debut for Archer.

It was obvious that they were going to double down on Jericho and Vanguard 1. It paid off as it was an amusing segment.

I didn't take Allin's actions after the match as a turn. I just saw it as frustration with the tournament on the horizon and getting burned after doing the right thing. He didn't want to be consoled and just got caught up in the moment, but it's convenient since Allin and Cody are squaring off next week.

Ringo
April 2nd, 2020, 4:10 AM
Got to be Spears/Allin and Archer/Dustin in the semis. Then Allin/Archer final. That sounds like an amazing tournament. Probably with Archer going over and then Allin chasing? But Darby could also just win this and that'd be good too. I want a full on Archer/Dustin feud too.

BGMaverick
April 2nd, 2020, 9:56 AM
Jericho calling Hardy Dumbass-cus was hilarious.

Matthew
April 2nd, 2020, 9:58 AM
faboo andre was ridiculous. hope he stayed around. modern day jimmy del ray

Chris Scott
April 2nd, 2020, 3:21 PM
Quality opening match and solid main even tag match, of course funny Jericho stuff again with Vanguard.

Chris Scott
April 2nd, 2020, 3:27 PM
Got to be Spears/Allin and Archer/Dustin in the semis. Then Allin/Archer final. That sounds like an amazing tournament. Probably with Archer going over and then Allin chasing? But Darby could also just win this and that'd be good too. I want a full on Archer/Dustin feud too.

I’d go with this yes, sounds spot on.

BGMaverick
April 2nd, 2020, 4:26 PM
Week one: 1,409,000 viewers
Week two: 1,018,000 viewers (plus 122,000 on TruTV)
Week three: 1,014,000 viewers
Week four: 963,000 viewers
Week five: 759,000 viewers
Week six: 822,000 viewers
Week seven: 957,000 viewers
Week eight: 893,000 (first week to lose to NXT)
Week nine: 663,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 10: 851,000 viewers
Week 11: 778,000 viewers (tie)
Week 12: 683,000 viewers
Week 13 (after being off the week prior): 967,000 viewers
Week 14: 947,000 viewers
Week 15: 940,000 viewers
Week 16: 871,000 viewers
Week 17: 828,000 viewers
Week 18: 928,000 viewers
Week 19: 817,000 viewers
Week 20: 893,000 viewers
Week 21: 865,000 viewers
Week 22: 906,000 viewers
Week 23: 766,000 viewers
Week 24: 932,000 viewers
Week 25: 819,000 viewers
Week 26: 685,000 viewers

Grayson Kills
April 2nd, 2020, 9:48 PM
I think it will be Archer / Cody in the finals since Archer came in wanting to face Cody but Cody said he had to work up the ladder. Also glad Brodie Lee is in AEW now but the mocking of Vince is boring in my opinion. I was cool with the Cody smashing of the HHH throne because of NXT VS AEW but it’s not WWE VS AEW. It just amateur to me. When they just concentrate on their own stuff they do a good job and are entertaining. Darby Allen I wasn’t feeling at all when he first came onto the scene and his character has completely won me over. How they were handling their rumble at double or nothing and then the women’s one later was a awesome concept as well. In my opinion. Not sold on Hardy yet because I liked AEW being more reality based and I thought Impact was a better fit for the broken one but it’s good seeing him with the creative freedom regardless. Quarantine rant over.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 3rd, 2020, 9:32 AM
For those who didn't know, because its the internet and nobody can keep a secret a secret - AEW's Doomsday Bunker/their "undisclosed location", is in fact a training gym owned by QT Marshall, somewhere in the wilds of Georgia.

Sasori
April 3rd, 2020, 12:47 PM
I love how they wanted to keep the location a secret so fans wouldn't show up to the tapings, but every site revealed it. From what I understand, they taped a months worth of shows, so AEW will have plenty of content for a while. If they do have to go back to the gym next month, they're going to have to be extra careful and not announce it until they're finished.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 5th, 2020, 2:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYWpb4zztYg

I know it seems weird to post an MLW episode in here. But its relevant. Mance Warner beats MJF in a "Loser Leaves MLW" Empty Arena Match. So yeah, sure looks like MJF is going full-time on AEW and won't be making anymore shots for MLW.

Peter Griffin
April 5th, 2020, 10:04 AM
Just saw a guy on Matts twitter claim WWE copied the boneyard match from AEW.

Of all the hot takes from AEW uber marks that may be the most ridiculous yet.

Matt has been there 2 weeks, They don't own the rights to his previous body of work.

Morons.

Tainted Eclipse
April 8th, 2020, 6:57 PM
aew twitter says jericho is doing commentary all night tonight, which is a big plus.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 7:50 PM
Awwww, here it goes.... Who's ready for another hot night of wrestling action? WWE just held their explosive two-night "Too Big For One Night", Empty High School Gym-A-Mania and it was a banger. But who does "Explosive" better than AEW, live on TNT? Light the fuse, and get ready to duck and cover. Live, from Parts Unknown aka The Best Little Whorehouse Not in Texas, its time once again for AEW....

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- And we're live from AEW's doomsday bunker once again. Broadcasting live from the badlands of Parts Unknown... Broadcasting using over-the-air, military hardware...

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- We'll see...

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- Cody Rhodes take on "The Chairman" Shawn Spears - In A First-Round Tournament Match For The TNT Championship!

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- Hikaru Shida takes on "The Dentist" Dr. Britt Baker DMD in a match pitting two of AEW's highest ranked women against each other. And that's the "tooth". (Oops, I left the gas on.)

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- Kenny "The Omega Man" Omega and Michael Knock-It-Da-Fuck-Off aka The Baby Oil Cunt take On The Ambiguously Gay Best Friends in exciting tag-team action.

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- Brodie Lee is in singles action.

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- Chris Jericho promises to lend his dulcet tones to the entire show, joining the usual crew for a night of insightful (and incisive) commentary.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 8:09 PM
Is Nyla Rose immune compromised because of her hormone treatments? She hasn't been on TV or AEW Dark since this C-Virus thing started.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 8:13 PM
Tony Schiavone wanting to bone Britt Baker.

Truly a man of the people.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 8:23 PM
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Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 8:27 PM
The Doctor is out!

That was pretty good stuff. Very fortunate juice there. Britt Baker looked all kinds of dangerous and crazy with the bloody nose and teeth and that terrifying look on her face.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 8:29 PM
People say AEW takes a lot of cues from WCW.

Now they're doing the feud over who gets "Harlem Heat", only its "The Best Friends".

If anything, these four should be wrestling to not be called that.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 8:49 PM
Michael Baby Oil Dumbfuck is a lot like the Coronavirus.

He should have just stayed on the other side of the ocean and the fuck out of the United States.

JuveLeo
April 8th, 2020, 8:52 PM
I'm enjoying Jerichos commentary so far. The dude is funny and has been for a very long time lol.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 8:54 PM
I'm enjoying Jerichos commentary so far. The dude is funny and has been for a very long time lol.

"When's the last time you saw a good Mongol Trail?"

:lol:

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 9:03 PM
Chris Jericho's doing commentary like someone has a gun to his family just off-screen, he sounds so fucking fake.

Meanwhile, Jim Cornette and wrestling's other old men are having an aneurysm at how stupid this lousy match is.

Go the fuck home and end this mess.

JuveLeo
April 8th, 2020, 9:07 PM
"He's gonna puke!!!" Jericho channeling his inner Vince McMahon, lol.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 9:08 PM
Between the baby oil stupidity and the underwear thing, I don't think there's a wrestler in AEW I want to see fuck off and never come back more than Michael Nakazawa.

Charlie Brown looking dumb fuck cunt.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 9:10 PM
I see The Dork Odor's jobbers and I just see extras from an El Santo monster movie.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 9:15 PM
Didn't we already see the Stepford wife talk about Jake Lisper and his MMA shit?

Are they really that stretched for time?

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 9:22 PM
This feels racist somehow....

Matt Hardy accused a guy of not being a "real Spanish person" and threatened to eat two Puerto Ricans.

#Cancelled

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 9:36 PM
"(I) don't like the scarf type attire he's wearing."

Jericho has been great all night, hasn't he?

Brandi out dressed like some kind of Daisy Duke hooker. Not bad.

lotjx
April 8th, 2020, 9:41 PM
I love Matt's promo. Everything he is bringing is so good.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 9:43 PM
I love Matt's promo. Everything he is bringing is so good.

Matt's better when he gets to ramble in a pre-taped promo. He shouldn't be doing in-ring back-and-forths with anybody.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 9:55 PM
At a glance, Cody's neck tattoo looks like some kind of horrible tumor.

lotjx
April 8th, 2020, 9:55 PM
I admit the fake Latino and the dumpster fire jokes got me

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 9:59 PM
Wow. That's innovative and stupid as Hell.

I never thought I'd see the day somebody would be pinned by a Figure-4.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 8th, 2020, 10:02 PM
Good stuff.

That was a pretty fun show. Even though everything on it felt pretty meaningless except the main event. We're in full-on Corona-booking now. So I guess we can expect some filler shows. They probably don't want to blow too much off or book too much of anything important without fans there to see it. Its maintenance booking for right now.

Cody/Spears have some real chemistry. Probably helps that they're buddies in real life.

BGMaverick
April 9th, 2020, 12:02 AM
Jericho was as entertaining as I thought he would be. There were a few moments where his mouth was moving faster than his brain but he was able to recover nicely.

Baker was losing a ton of blood from her nose. Good grief. That was a pretty engaging match. It feels like AEW has gotten a little better with their women's division, from a quality standpoint, over the last few weeks. It's not heavy exposure for that division, but it's certainly watchable...which seems like a notable improvement.

The video for Moxley/Hager seemed like it had a poor man's HBO Sports vibe, but I give them credit for presenting things in a different way and it was good in the sense of building anticipation for the match. I don't have a lot of optimism towards the match actually being good but we'll see.

I didn't get the fact that Cody was so quick to get to the finish after the nice table spot, then Spears kicked out of back-to-back finishers. The match was definitely on the long side but it was a decent enough bout. Feels like it's been quite a while since a figure four pin was actually used.

If they don't book Jericho versus Pineapple Pete, they're dropping the ball.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 9th, 2020, 1:32 AM
Who did the voice over for the Mox/Hager video packages? That definitely wasn't Tony, JR, or The Masked Jackass.

That Britt Baker/Shida match was going fine. But damn, that was some fortunate juice. Really added to the drama. Bitch looked like a total horror movie psycho killer by the end. And then the interview she gave with the dried blood all over her face. Yeah... Britt was a badass.

Matthew
April 9th, 2020, 10:50 AM
i lost half of my blood out there

BGMaverick
April 9th, 2020, 4:21 PM
Week one: 1,409,000 viewers
Week two: 1,018,000 viewers (plus 122,000 on TruTV)
Week three: 1,014,000 viewers
Week four: 963,000 viewers
Week five: 759,000 viewers
Week six: 822,000 viewers
Week seven: 957,000 viewers
Week eight: 893,000 (first week to lose to NXT)
Week nine: 663,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 10: 851,000 viewers
Week 11: 778,000 viewers (tie)
Week 12: 683,000 viewers
Week 13 (after being off the week prior): 967,000 viewers
Week 14: 947,000 viewers
Week 15: 940,000 viewers
Week 16: 871,000 viewers
Week 17: 828,000 viewers
Week 18: 928,000 viewers
Week 19: 817,000 viewers
Week 20: 893,000 viewers
Week 21: 865,000 viewers
Week 22: 906,000 viewers
Week 23: 766,000 viewers
Week 24: 932,000 viewers
Week 25: 819,000 viewers
Week 26: 685,000 viewers
Week 27: 692,000 viewers (NXT higher)

Peter Griffin
April 9th, 2020, 4:43 PM
Yeah suck on that Meltzer

Sasori
April 9th, 2020, 5:06 PM
I have a hard time believing Spears could kick out of one Cross Rhodes, let alone two in a row.

Peter Griffin
April 9th, 2020, 5:16 PM
Yeah suck on that Meltzer

Alvarez wiping tears writing the tweet lol.

Fans are nuts though

Er well WE won the demo

WE

Ffs

Donald
April 10th, 2020, 12:07 PM
What were the numbers for RAW and Nitro during the late 90s? I'm gonna guess much, much higher than these?

Spudz Mackenzie
April 10th, 2020, 12:19 PM
My God, yes.

We’re talking peak Monday Night Wars numbers at 3 or 4 million weekly. Every week.

Badger
April 14th, 2020, 4:52 AM
If they don't book Jericho versus Pineapple Pete, they're dropping the ball.

They've got to do Jericho vs Vanguard One first! Pineapple Pete interferes and we get that next.

Jericho is miles away the best on the mic in AEW and hopefully we get more stints of him on commentary.

Britt/Shuda was great and the blood just added to it.

Spears/Cody was fine but Spears kicking out of a double Cross Rhodes then being pinned by a figure four? That's just weird and when was the last time anyone got pinned by a figure four?

Donald
April 14th, 2020, 8:13 AM
It's not too difficult a task of being the best on the mic in a company full of 2nd tier talent.

BGMaverick
April 14th, 2020, 9:47 AM
Spears/Cody was fine but Spears kicking out of a double Cross Rhodes then being pinned by a figure four? That's just weird and when was the last time anyone got pinned by a figure four?

I'm pretty sure it happened in the 80s or 90s via Flair...but it's obviously been a while.

Murphy
April 14th, 2020, 10:15 AM
Does Kenny Omega have to be in the longest match on every show? Like, is it in his contract or something.

Maybe I've imagined it, but all his matches seem to go super long and have more kicking out of finishers than most AEW matches, which is already a lot.

And yes, Shawn fucking Spears of all people, who hasn't featured in weeks, kicking out of a double Cross Rhodes was indeed super dumb.

Badger
April 14th, 2020, 1:56 PM
Kicking out of not one but two finishers from the most over face in the company yet gets pinned by a submission which has not happened in 20-30 years? Plus the fact the dude is solid but nothing special?

It's like AEW try too hard to be different and alernative. Sometimes needlesdly long matches, spotfest matches, Marko Stunt lasting 10 minutes + in matches and everything to say they're not WWE. Too much spots and not enough psychology.

Don't get me wrong, there is stuff I like about it (Jericho being the number one reason being funny as fuck, the tag matches) but sometimes it's too OTT,p.

Horatio
April 14th, 2020, 2:01 PM
I think they're trying to make Shawn Spears seem relevant because Killer Kross is gonna debut soon and they look very similar.

BGMaverick
April 14th, 2020, 2:12 PM
Kicking out of not one but two finishers from the most over face in the company yet gets pinned by a submission which has not happened in 20-30 years? Plus the fact the dude is solid but nothing special?

It's like AEW try too hard to be different and alernative. Sometimes needlesdly long matches, spotfest matches, Marko Stunt lasting 10 minutes + in matches and everything to say they're not WWE. Too much spots and not enough psychology.



I'm guessing their perspective and placement of the match added to the idea of the finish in regards to Spears. I doubt he would have kicked out of two finishers if this was a match in the middle of the first or second hour, but it may make sense for the first match of the night, the first of the second hour, or the actual main event.

Badger
April 14th, 2020, 2:18 PM
I'm guessing their perspective and placement of the match added to the idea of the finish in regards to Spears. I doubt he would have kicked out of two finishers if this was a match in the middle of the first or second hour, but it may make sense for the first match of the night, the first of the second hour, or the actual main event.

Srill though, it's against Cody in a TV match and he lost in a fashion against a move rhat nearly everyone manages to reverse or get to the ropes. Really surviving double finishers like that should be saved for PPV and a hot opponent. Spears is meh.

BGMaverick
April 14th, 2020, 2:21 PM
Srill though, it's against Cody in a TV match and he lost in a fashion against a move rhat nearly everyone manages to reverse or get to the ropes. Really surviving double finishers like that should be saved for PPV and a hot opponent. Spears is meh.

I originally said it was dumb the night it happened, so I'm just looking from the other perspective. They tried something different due to the match being the main event and a tournament match. It wasn't executed well, but I see the thought process.

Badger
April 14th, 2020, 2:42 PM
Just as long as they do Jericho vs Vanguard One in the ring at some point. Jericho trashtalking and fighting a drone he coukd definitely make work.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 14th, 2020, 4:07 PM
Cody vs. Shawn Spears with Spears kicking out of two of Cody's finishers is just an example of Cody being too nice. Since he and Spears are buddies, Cody letting Shawn kick out of his move doesn't feel like too big of a deal, but it buries the next guy on the totem pole who gets planted and beat by one.

Hell, if Shawn Spears kicked out of two, it should take 17 to beat Archer. And a machine gun.

Morrison
April 14th, 2020, 7:57 PM
It's not too difficult a task of being the best on the mic in a company full of 2nd tier talent.

lol

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 7:58 PM
Okay, it might be Spring Cleaning time in the WWE. They've "Future Endeavored" more wrestlers than AEW can fit into their fallout bunker. But that doesn't matter. Not one lick. Indeed, its time, once again to light the match, strike the catch, prick her snatch, and get ready for another night of live - and baby this is LIVIN' - wrestling action - Its time, once again, for AEW....

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- Live from a little bomb shelter in "Parts Unknown", we'll see...

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- "The Murderhawk" Lance Archer vs. Colt ".45" Cabana in a First Round Match For the New TNT Championship

- And in our main event...

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- AEW World Champion Jon "Doesn't Have A Pox" Moxley defends his World Title against Bellator MMA standout, the seemingly impregnable and unstoppable - Jake "Has Some Real Swagger" Hager - In An Empty Arena Match

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- And oddly enough, that's all that's previewed on AEW's site. So unless those two matches go a combined two hours, you can probably expect more.

I don't know.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 8:06 PM
The "Far East".

Is Lance Archer going to return from his travels to the Mysterious Orient with a menagerie of silks and spices?

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 8:20 PM
I hate going to the dentist.

I might not mind, if Britt Baker was my dentist.

Open wide... :D

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 8:24 PM
Okay, when was the last time you saw a commercial for a damn comic book?

Horatio
April 15th, 2020, 9:11 PM
Are there really people that identify with Chuck Taylor?

VHS
April 15th, 2020, 9:34 PM
I try to like Chuck, but it's so dang hard.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 9:34 PM
Fell asleep during the underneath junk. Did I miss anything cool?

Awake in time to see Mox/Hager Empty Arena.

So far, AEW is doing this better than WWE. The company known for cinematic bullshit is shooting and presenting this one pretty straight. I dig it.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 9:38 PM
Nice of JR to put over Mox’s knees, even though they were just clearly not connecting.

Horatio
April 15th, 2020, 9:42 PM
I was watching and noticed Hager still sucks. Now I am watching TIMOTHY THATCHER ON CABLE


I try to like Chuck, but it's so dang hard.

He has an accidental Dexter Lumis vibe.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 9:55 PM
If it’s No-Holds Barred, why do they break in the ropes?

Jordo
April 15th, 2020, 9:56 PM
I've enjoyed this match.

Hager as a MMA monster is better than swagger was imo.

This is a lot more of what I wanted from edge and randy at mania.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 9:57 PM
That was a Hell of a fight.

Good shit.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 9:59 PM
I've enjoyed this match.

Hager as a MMA monster is better than swagger was imo.

This is a lot more of what I wanted from edge and randy at mania.

Not having a match that can end anywhere really made them stick more to the ring. Where it felt more like two guys trying to cripple each other with holds, instead of trying to find props to fuck with and tall things to jump off of.

That was the 2020 equivalent of Funk/Lawler.

Mikey73181
April 15th, 2020, 10:01 PM
Isn’t a empty arena match pretty stupid at this point of basically a month of mostly or fully empty arenas? Same with Gargano/Ciampa on NXT last week. I’m sure that match was supposed to be the end of that feud, and would have made sense if everything was normal, but it was just a DIFFERENT empty arena than Full Sail.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 10:04 PM
Isn’t a empty arena match pretty stupid at this point of basically a month of mostly or fully empty arenas? Same with Gargano/Ciampa on NXT last week. I’m sure that match was supposed to be the end of that feud, and would have made sense if everything was normal, but it was just a DIFFERENT empty arena than Full Sail.

It was empty because the other wrestlers weren’t even there. That’s the difference.

Horatio
April 15th, 2020, 10:14 PM
I'm taping the replay. I liked what Mox was trying to do, but Hager didn't seem all too receptive to it. I could see the match getting better as it kicked into second gear, but I had to see NXT tonight ( and maybe from now on).

Spudz Mackenzie
April 15th, 2020, 10:37 PM
I'm taping the replay. I liked what Mox was trying to do, but Hager didn't seem all too receptive to it. I could see the match getting better as it kicked into second gear, but I had to see NXT tonight ( and maybe from now on).

The worst thing for their TV ratings WWE ever did was decide to add NXT to the Network the same week it airs on TV. I haven't watched a live TV NXT since Dynamite started. I just go back and binge watch them without commercials on the Network on the weekend.

Especially since the C-Virus lockdown, I've got more free time on the weekends and not much else to fill it with, besides Saturday night garbage food night and wrestling. Its like I'm 14 again.

BGMaverick
April 15th, 2020, 11:53 PM
Jericho still throwing fastballs from the commentary table. He's fantastic.

I don't think I liked the fact the opening match was as long as it was but I'm digging what they're doing with Archer. His transition from NJPW is working well and he's got the momentum he built up there carrying over to AEW.

Did Britt wrestle immediately after getting her nose busted up or were the matches taped out of order? Either way, Britt has really come a long way since she debuted on AEW. Good for her.

I think The Bubbly Bunch was kind of hot and cold in terms of comedy. Jericho taking Pineapple Pete to task once again was welcomed.

Sabian/Taylor was actually a really good match.

Seems like in retrospect, they tried to hotshot a match that really had no sizzle when it came to actual execution of Moxley and Hager. I appreciate the fact they tried to make it different with the promo videos last week and then the predictions this week, but the match just didn't work for me. The name of the company doesn't matter, you probably shouldn't do slow and long matches in an empty arena. Out of everyone we saw in non-traditional matches over the last 10 days, Hager is likely near the bottom of the list in terms of interest/engagement. We've seen the likes of Michael Cole and Mauro Ranallo call matches on their own in WWE. JR probably does not need to be in that category. I think this period is also shining a light on the fact that AEW has a lot of good commentators (even if they're filling in) and JR is falling further down the list.

Unrelated to everything but still relevant: Penelope Ford. Sheesh.

G-Fresh
April 16th, 2020, 3:14 AM
I refuse to watch AEW as long as they push Nyla Rose over real women.

BGMaverick
April 16th, 2020, 8:29 AM
She hasn’t been on TV for weeks.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 16th, 2020, 9:07 AM
She hasn’t been on TV for weeks.

What's up with that? Is she hurt?

Does her hormone therapy make her immune compromised?

BGMaverick
April 16th, 2020, 4:18 PM
Week one: 1,409,000 viewers
Week two: 1,018,000 viewers (plus 122,000 on TruTV)
Week three: 1,014,000 viewers
Week four: 963,000 viewers
Week five: 759,000 viewers
Week six: 822,000 viewers
Week seven: 957,000 viewers
Week eight: 893,000 (first week to lose to NXT)
Week nine: 663,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 10: 851,000 viewers
Week 11: 778,000 viewers (tie)
Week 12: 683,000 viewers
Week 13 (after being off the week prior): 967,000 viewers
Week 14: 947,000 viewers
Week 15: 940,000 viewers
Week 16: 871,000 viewers
Week 17: 828,000 viewers
Week 18: 928,000 viewers
Week 19: 817,000 viewers
Week 20: 893,000 viewers
Week 21: 865,000 viewers
Week 22: 906,000 viewers
Week 23: 766,000 viewers
Week 24: 932,000 viewers
Week 25: 819,000 viewers
Week 26: 685,000 viewers
Week 27: 692,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 28: 683,000 viewers (NXT higher)

Tim
April 17th, 2020, 8:52 PM
Guevara is growing on me. Archer is not.

Archer/Roberts is making me think of Curtis Axel/Heyman.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 17th, 2020, 8:56 PM
Guevara is growing on me. Archer is not.

Archer/Roberts is making me think of Curtis Axel/Heyman.

Except for the fact that Heyman was never a wrestler, doesn't make any of his men look average sized by being 6'5 with an athlete's frame, and that Archer has more talent than Axel ever had and he already has more charisma and more big match experience than Axel will ever live to get.

Chris Scott
April 18th, 2020, 8:10 AM
Dam

Spudz Mackenzie
April 22nd, 2020, 7:47 PM
Aww yeah, its time, its time once again for everybody to climb aboard the weekly Wednesday night hype train. Now departing Covid Station, next stop - The wild and untamed lands of Parts Unknown. The Destination - AEW's war bunker, their fallout shelter, their home away from home - As its time to get ready, light the wick, stick it, brick it, prick it, collate it or fellate it - The candle burns on both ends, but its not a candle, its a stick of AEW...

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- And live from the Best Little Fallout Shelter In Parts Unknown, we'll see a hot night of exciting wrestling action. Keep your (social) distance, because things are gonna get nuts as...

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- Dustin "Not Gold, Just Golden" Rhodes takes on Kip "Superbad" Sabian - In a TNT Championship Tournament First Round Match - Dustin promises to retire if he can't polish off Sabian. Will we see Dustin's ignominious end, in front of an audience of none tonight?


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- In tonight's other exciting TNT Championship Tournament Match - Darby "Hot Topic Cashier By Day" Allin takes on Sammy "Not Gay, They Just Say My Name That Way" Guevara.


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- Orange "Still Better Than The Purple Stuff" Cassidy vs. Jimmy "Immune To Covid-19 Because Of His Many Other Infectious Diseases" Havoc - In A Match That Many Wards Of The State, Mental Patients, Lobotomy Enthusiasts, And Other Assorted Delinquents, Are Calling A "Dream Match".


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- Fresh off of killing comedy and the concept of laughter for everyone watching last week, Kenny "This Is Bad Comedy" Omega will be in action. Hopefully he'll leave the Baby Oil Cunt home this time.


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- Your Exalted One. The Grand High Poohba of The Order of The Loyal Water Buffaloes, the guy who can convince any grocery store to take an expired coupon - The Dark Order's Leader - Brodie Lee will be in action.


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- "The Wardog" Wardlow will be in action.


- That's it. So rip it and zip it and get ready for some action. Oh yeah!

JuveLeo
April 22nd, 2020, 8:52 PM
Dustin Rhodes saying Kip is the real deal makes me laugh a little, lol. I kinda hope Dustin stays for a while. The dude can still put on a good match

lotjx
April 22nd, 2020, 9:53 PM
I expect Lance to end Dustin. Great build for this match and gives some heat in a Tournament for a glorified TV Title.

Horatio
April 22nd, 2020, 10:04 PM
I expect Lance to end Dustin.

I hope he ends him like Drago ended Balboa.
Archer/Rhodes could be the great Lashley/Finlay of our day.

BGMaverick
April 23rd, 2020, 12:14 AM
Allin/Guevara have fantastic chemistry. I love how they have had both of their matches with super hot starts. It's a shame one of them had to lose as it's unlikely neither are going to be in the Finals but this was a good showing for them and it's not hard to imagine that these two will be battling each other for the big championship further down the road.

Seems like Omega was more interested in showing that he can produce a good match in any scenario rather than just get a simple squash. Not sure if this was actually productive for him.

Cassidy match seemed weird in comparison to what we've actually seen for him for wrestling in AEW (mainly the PAC match).

Did I miss something in terms of the stakes for Rhodes/Sabian in the sense that the stip wasn't announced on TV last week? It seemed inflated for someone who really hasn't done anything of significance on Dynamite so that was a stretch. I guess that was their attempt to sizzle up an incredibly stale main event setup. If that were the case, they should have just done Allin/Guevara for the main event.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 23rd, 2020, 12:17 AM
Allin/Guevara have fantastic chemistry. I love how they have had both of their matches with super hot starts. It's a shame one of them had to lose as it's unlikely neither are going to be in the Finals but this was a good showing for them and it's not hard to imagine that these two will be battling each other for the big championship further down the road.

Seems like Omega was more interested in showing that he can produce a good match in any scenario rather than just get a simple squash. Not sure if this was actually productive for him.

Cassidy match seemed weird in comparison to what we've actually seen for him for wrestling in AEW (mainly the PAC match).

Did I miss something in terms of the stakes for Rhodes/Sabian in the sense that the stip wasn't announced on TV last week? It seemed inflated for someone who really hasn't done anything of significance on Dynamite so that was a stretch. I guess that was their attempt to sizzle up an incredibly stale main event setup. If that were the case, they should have just done Allin/Guevara for the main event.

Should have switched up the brackets and had Sammy Guevara/Dustin Rhodes - At least Guevara's been getting a solid push as an Inner Circle guy. Sabian is just an underneath dork.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 23rd, 2020, 2:24 AM
The old-timers of the wrestling world are going to hate it, for the lack of logic behind it, but man - Omega really carried that jobber through to a good match tonight. Very pleasantly surprised.

Guevara/Allin have amazing chemistry. Loved the lack of a finishing move ending the match.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 23rd, 2020, 2:43 AM
Ha, nice Bray Wyatt reference in the Dark Order vignette. Dude sending the e-mail, said "I had the whole world in my hands" but they obfuscated part of the phrase.

Ringo
April 23rd, 2020, 5:25 AM
Show was enjoyable enough. I want Jericho and Tony on commentary forever. Jericho's vendetta against "Pineapple Pete" has be rolling.

Sammy/Darby was a blast once again. I liked the call back to their Revolution match. That splash onto the ladder was absolutely disgusting. Good win for Darby but Sammy has come a long way since his debut.

Kenny's match was far too competitive obviously but I guess that's Omega's thing.

The Orange Cassidy/Jimmy Havoc match was a little odd with Havoc having so much offence. Havoc biting Cassidy's hands and putting them into his pockets was great though.

Wardlow looked impressive. Jericho did a good job selling it.

Dark Order vignette was nice. The backstory for Preston Vance (favourite for the Heisman trophy, aspring model, career ended through injury) is a good one. Brodie's squash was solid with that brutal finish but I'm not really a fan of his ring gear. Brodie/Stunt could be a lot of fun though.

Loved the Bubbly Bunch with Jericho getting pissed off and throwing the hand sanitiser at the phone :lol:

Main was good with the right man getting the win.

Jordo
April 23rd, 2020, 11:29 AM
Watching Guevara/Allin is starting to feel like those midcard rock/HHH matches but with two high energy guys. I'd love for both of them to bulk up as time goes on and become one of those career long fueds.

BGMaverick
April 23rd, 2020, 5:14 PM
Week one: 1,409,000 viewers
Week two: 1,018,000 viewers (plus 122,000 on TruTV)
Week three: 1,014,000 viewers
Week four: 963,000 viewers
Week five: 759,000 viewers
Week six: 822,000 viewers
Week seven: 957,000 viewers
Week eight: 893,000 (first week to lose to NXT)
Week nine: 663,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 10: 851,000 viewers
Week 11: 778,000 viewers (tie)
Week 12: 683,000 viewers
Week 13 (after being off the week prior): 967,000 viewers
Week 14: 947,000 viewers
Week 15: 940,000 viewers
Week 16: 871,000 viewers
Week 17: 828,000 viewers
Week 18: 928,000 viewers
Week 19: 817,000 viewers
Week 20: 893,000 viewers
Week 21: 865,000 viewers
Week 22: 906,000 viewers
Week 23: 766,000 viewers
Week 24: 932,000 viewers
Week 25: 819,000 viewers
Week 26: 685,000 viewers
Week 27: 692,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 28: 683,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 29: 731,000 viewers

lotjx
April 23rd, 2020, 6:42 PM
I guess WWE's fire talent , said talent puts up posts and podcasts with AEW talent, may have backfired. Also teasing Dream/Finn match only to be turned to a Teddy Long tag team match with Russo booking may have had something to do with it too. Anyway, AEW has been a better product to watch since this nightmare started, so they should get rewarded.

Chris Scott
April 25th, 2020, 9:30 AM
Watching Guevara/Allin is starting to feel like those midcard rock/HHH matches but with two high energy guys. I'd love for both of them to bulk up as time goes on and become one of those career long fueds.

Agreed, good point. I’m hoping it becomes this. They do click together although the match on Wednesday was probably their worst one yet.

Badger
April 25th, 2020, 10:38 AM
God they need to book Jericho vs Pineapple Pete soon. I’d actually have Pete get the first win either due to shenanigans or Jericho not taking him seriously then getting rolled up just to see his tantrum.

Ringo
April 25th, 2020, 11:14 AM
:yes:

Tainted Eclipse
April 25th, 2020, 11:23 AM
jericho on commentary has by far been the MVP of corona-era wrestling

Badger
April 25th, 2020, 11:34 AM
His constant making fun of Angels’s name was just a delight. Flashes of WCW and early WWF Jericho.

Nash Diesel
April 25th, 2020, 4:30 PM
If AEW could let go of the WWE's cock for one show I'd love it even more.

Jericho on commentary was awesome.

Luke Harper....Trim the beard and shut the fuck up about the WWE my guy. One of the only wrestlers I know who is a fan of the Skins and he's just letting me down every episode. And it's funny because my best friend, 2 minutes into that segment goes "I like him more doing this than what he was in WWE" He likes the little shots he takes at the WWE but he did agree that it's very strange coming from a guy who was injured most of his run.....So you can't really knock Vince for your run not being what you thought when you're not there. Probably doesn't help this guy is the epitome of glass half empty. Listen to any interview he's ever done, the guy hates himself more than anything.

I'm interested to see who will win the TNT tournament. I have a feeling it'll be Dustin v. Cody in the finals and then Dustin gets the W.

Sinner
April 27th, 2020, 12:22 AM
I really wouldn't mind seeing Heath Miller (Slater) as the one to team up with Shawn Spears

JuveLeo
April 29th, 2020, 8:52 PM
jericho on commentary has by far been the MVP of corona-era wrestlinglol, He has been awesome. I wouldn't mind seeing him do full time commentating once he retires in ring.

JuveLeo
April 29th, 2020, 9:11 PM
Man, if Britt Baker develops some really solid ring work, she can be one of the best in the world. She plays that bitchy/snobby heel role well.

ckauffman28
April 29th, 2020, 9:17 PM
Thought they postponed double or nothing...

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 9:21 PM
Damn self-quarantine. I forgot what day today was.

Uh... welcome to AEW...

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And the whole deal.

- Loved Cody/Darby - Those two have some immense chemistry. Two guys who always bring the best out of each other. Darby showing some flashes of working heel makes me excited to see him go full heel. I think he'll be a great psychotic, killer asshole. He'd be the kind of violent, sadomasochist heel that Jimmy Havoc wants to be.

- Wardlow is fantastic. Last week he was "The Wardog", this week he's "Mr. Mayhem". Pick a nickname, "Mr. Wayrhemdog".

- The Ambiguously Gay Best Friends vs. Superbad British Bastards was the kind of sloppy, ugly indie fun I'd expect from a match where two-fourths of the participants are indie cunts who can't work. Chuck Taylor is a Frankenstein monster with bad hair and no body who looks like he should be parking cars, not wrestling- and Jimmy Havoc is a walking puddle of crotch rot made sentient. But Trent No Last Name Given, Kip Sabian, and Penelope Ford were good enough to hold things together.

- That Britt Baker segment was cute. Basically a retread on the first one. I'm looking forward to Britt Baker vs. Tony Schiavone in the future.

- Shawn Spears has less direction than a broken GPS unit. Obviously, Tully Blanchard is great with him, but Tully is Corona-Compromised. So, Shawn's on his own for now and he's just "a guy" filling time.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 9:24 PM
Brodie Lee is going to murder a Make-A-Wish kid tonight.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPvifUq98mY

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 9:27 PM
Jericho throwing more shade at WWE.

"(Brodie Lee) Isn't some goofy Southerner or something."

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Damn... that was the best possible use of Marko Stunt.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 9:34 PM
Damn, John Moxley wrestling on TV and Matt Hardy making his in-ring debut for AEW - both on free TV.

They're really not saving anything for a post-Corona world, are they?

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 9:35 PM
Brandi always finds a way to get on TV.

Tonight, she found a way twice.

Tainted Eclipse
April 29th, 2020, 9:45 PM
dustin rhodes vs. lance archer with a BLADEJOB. my dreams are coming true

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 9:47 PM
I saw the red face paint getting in Dustin's nose and thought it was hard way for a minute.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 9:52 PM
Man, this match would have been excellent in front of a real audience.

JuveLeo
April 29th, 2020, 9:58 PM
Pretty impressive off the top rope move by Archer. I thought he was going to pull an undertaker old school... lol. Dudes pretty athletic

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 9:59 PM
Fuck me, that's how you put a guy over.

That seemed like a writing a guy off TV kind of match for Dustin Rhodes.

Don't be surprised if we don't see Dustin Rhodes for a few weeks. Maybe a month or two.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 10:13 PM
Pretty impressive off the top rope move by Archer. I thought he was going to pull an undertaker old school... lol. Dudes pretty athletic

Back when Archer first debuted, when he was Lance Hoyt in TNA, all that he had before he developed the personality, the gimmick, the good moveset he has now, and all that - was basically a moonsault. He got over for being a big guy who could do a half-assed moonsault and because he had a name - "Hoyt!" - that was easy to chant.

Its amazing how far he's come since then. He was a charisma vacuum and a joke of a wrestler, whose TNA "career highlights" included teaming with Jimmy Rave, being managed by Christy "WrestleCrap Used To Call Me The Tranny" Hemme, and carrying a Guitar Hero plastic guitar controller to the ring.

Yeah. Now he's the guy who basically bludgeoned Dustin Rhodes into retirement. He's come a long, long way.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 10:17 PM
https://i.imgur.com/KG695ah.jpg?1

Never forget where you came from.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 29th, 2020, 10:27 PM
Also, found out recently that "Pineapple Pete" is actually Sugar Dunkington?

I've heard that name for years, but I've never seen the guy wrestle a match. Somehow, I've never caught a show he was on.

BGMaverick
April 29th, 2020, 11:37 PM
Really good package to start the show with Allin/Cody. Spears kicking out of Cross Rhodes a couple of weeks ago put that finisher on notice and I think tonight finally sealed its fate as Allin used it, Cody used it (and Dustin used it in the main event) and none of them led to the actual finish. Creative enough finish but it looked like Allin's left shoulder was kind of up.

The second Britt gets consistently above average in the ring, she'll be one of the biggest all-around stars in AEW. She's come extremely far with her character development and delivery since her turn happened, which was around the time of the Jericho cruise.

Moxley's promo was really good. I liked how he covered a bunch of different things but it all made sense. I imagine he's a bit frustrated by not being able to really spread his wings as a champion with the empty arena shows so I'm sure he's ready to let loose.

Probably would have shaved 6-8 minutes off the main event but I thought it served its purpose in making Archer a major deal. There was good storytelling with the finish for Rhodes, but Aubrey was awfully lax with enforcing a DQ for the finish haha. The finish definitely had a Rocky IV vibe to it (minus the death, and all).

Sasori
April 30th, 2020, 1:43 PM
That was a really good episode. Two big matches and they both delivered. Nice of Brandi to change outfits for her second match at ringside. Almost like they were filmed on different days :chin: Marko Stunt gave a nice heartfelt promo. He's been used pretty effectively in recent weeks. Wtf was that Manitoba Melee, lol :lol:

BGMaverick
April 30th, 2020, 4:29 PM
Week one: 1,409,000 viewers
Week two: 1,018,000 viewers (plus 122,000 on TruTV)
Week three: 1,014,000 viewers
Week four: 963,000 viewers
Week five: 759,000 viewers
Week six: 822,000 viewers
Week seven: 957,000 viewers
Week eight: 893,000 (first week to lose to NXT)
Week nine: 663,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 10: 851,000 viewers
Week 11: 778,000 viewers (tie)
Week 12: 683,000 viewers
Week 13 (after being off the week prior): 967,000 viewers
Week 14: 947,000 viewers
Week 15: 940,000 viewers
Week 16: 871,000 viewers
Week 17: 828,000 viewers
Week 18: 928,000 viewers
Week 19: 817,000 viewers
Week 20: 893,000 viewers
Week 21: 865,000 viewers
Week 22: 906,000 viewers
Week 23: 766,000 viewers
Week 24: 932,000 viewers
Week 25: 819,000 viewers
Week 26: 685,000 viewers
Week 27: 692,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 28: 683,000 viewers (NXT higher)
Week 29: 731,000 viewers
Week 30: 693,000 viewers

JuveLeo
April 30th, 2020, 7:41 PM
I thought it was a great episode. It's obvious that AEW and WWE's shows are taking rating hits due to the pandemic. Having no fans present really hurts the overall product.

Spudz Mackenzie
April 30th, 2020, 7:53 PM
I thought it was a great episode. It's obvious that AEW and WWE's shows are taking rating hits due to the pandemic. Having no fans present really hurts the overall product.

More people are worried about watching every second of end of the world Coronavirus coverage on CNN or Fox News than they are about who wins the TNT Championship.

Tainted Eclipse
May 1st, 2020, 10:50 AM
Ratings rebounding off Dustin Rhodes main events. He’s a draw brother

Nash Diesel
May 1st, 2020, 11:07 AM
Jericho and Tony on commentary is the bomb.

Donald
May 1st, 2020, 1:39 PM
Ratings rebounding off Dustin Rhodes main events. He’s a draw brother

Two weeks ago people tuned in hoping to see him retire.

This week ago they tuned in to see him get squashed.

JuveLeo
May 2nd, 2020, 3:57 AM
More people are worried about watching every second of end of the world Coronavirus coverage on CNN or Fox News than they are about who wins the TNT Championship.
Yeah, that's basically it. I keep in touch on what's going, but I'd rather not think about it 24/7... that's where some good ol wrasslin comes in lol

lotjx
May 2nd, 2020, 7:57 AM
AEW has been putting on some really good shows. I actually love the wrestlers as fans. Brit hitting Cody with a shoe is great. I also like Brit's assistant Rebel..I assume she is an Indy girl. Archer has really impressed me. Honestly, this tournament has been great even though it has been pretty predictable. I want Jericho on commentary all the time. He has a Jesse Ventura vibe. The Bubbly Bunch has been awesome. AEW has really done a good job all things considered and it sucks it is not in front of a live crowd.

Spudz Mackenzie
May 2nd, 2020, 7:59 AM
I misheard Rebel as "Reby" at first and I thought Matt Hardy got his cunty wife a job with AEW.

NWo4LifeOr2Years
May 3rd, 2020, 4:02 AM
I misheard Rebel as "Reby" at first and I thought Matt Hardy got his cunty wife a job with AEW.

No, only Cody not Rhodes is allowed to do that gimmick.

NWo4LifeOr2Years
May 3rd, 2020, 4:07 AM
Jericho and Tony on commentary is the bomb.

indeed they are....
Did you catch Tony saying that Orange Cassidy was " the greatest manager in wrestling history" and then Jericho going ballistic on him? Tony backed up and says "I still stand by what I said: Orange Cassidy is ONE of the greatest mangers in wrestling..." :hic:

Badger
May 3rd, 2020, 4:12 AM
Man, if Britt Baker develops some really solid ring work, she can be one of the best in the world. She plays that bitchy/snobby heel role well.

You mean she’s not solid already?

I don’t know if it’s clear but was Dustin only going to retire if he couldn’t beat Kip in the first round or if he didn’t win the TNT title?

Spudz Mackenzie
May 3rd, 2020, 6:50 AM
You mean she’s not solid already?

I don’t know if it’s clear but was Dustin only going to retire if he couldn’t beat Kip in the first round or if he didn’t win the TNT title?

Britt Baker is like a few good matches in a row from being really "solid" in the ring. She needs a veteran to help put her through her paces and work with her in a feud on every show. Sort of like how Fit Finlay dragged Bobby Lashley kicking and screaming into a decent run on TV, despite Bobbo being so green he glowed in the dark. Its just, among the AEW women's roster, who's their veteran? It should've been Mercedez Martinez, but that's out. It could have been Awesome Kong, but they wasted her and then turfed her when that Nightmare Collective thing shit the bed.

So right now, Britt's there on the cusp of getting really good, but she's going to have to learn on her own because there's nobody to teach her.

JuveLeo
May 3rd, 2020, 6:59 PM
You mean she’s not solid already?

I don’t know if it’s clear but was Dustin only going to retire if he couldn’t beat Kip in the first round or if he didn’t win the TNT title?I think her ring work is decent at the moment, but i think it will be solid soon. None of her matches have anything memorable in them and her matches within the first few months of Dynamite weren't the good. Her promos and the way she plays a heel are very good though.

Badger
May 4th, 2020, 4:45 AM
None of her matches have anything memorable in them? I think her bleeding recently was pretty memorable (even if accidental) and they capitalised on it.

Maybe there is a slight lack of a veteran but she's really stepped it up in the ring already since going heel. She's noticeably more mean and aggressive in the ring.

Murphy
May 4th, 2020, 5:23 AM
The Manitoba Melee was excellent. :lol:

Actually, the last 2 weeks, Dynamite has been excellent. 2 very good semi-final matches, Britt continuing to develop into the best heel in the company and getting the monster heels of Lee and Wardlow over nicely in amongst it.

:yes:

BGMaverick
May 4th, 2020, 9:34 AM
None of her matches have anything memorable in them? I think her bleeding recently was pretty memorable (even if accidental) and they capitalised on it.

Maybe there is a slight lack of a veteran but she's really stepped it up in the ring already since going heel. She's noticeably more mean and aggressive in the ring.

The easy correlation is Austin from Mania with Hart. The issue, where the point loses its foundation, is that the Mania match where that moment came was really good. The Baker match, other than that spot, was not memorable.
I think her character development is considerably ahead of her in-ring work but both are trending in the right direction.

Matthew
May 4th, 2020, 12:07 PM
i liked when she 'knocked' that lady's teeth out.

she's okay

Badger
May 4th, 2020, 3:41 PM
I also loved her hitting Cody with a shoe. She should just hit a random face with a shoe every week.

Horatio
May 4th, 2020, 7:44 PM
I liked that she made it out to be Cody's fault. That's fair heeling...

Spudz Mackenzie
May 4th, 2020, 7:50 PM
Next time, Britt should poke Cody in the eye with a high heel.

I'd love to hear Jericho's reaction on commentary to that.

"She got that idea from me, Skee-A-Vone!"

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 8:02 PM
Jim Ross is back.

:yes:

Nyla Rose is back.

:blah:

Cunty Nutella is back.

:getout:

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 8:04 PM
Oh man, I know its just the Daily Center, but after six-months of being trapped in QT Marshall's gym in the Phantom Zone, this setup looks like fucking Wrestlemania.

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 8:13 PM
Joey Janella is a Pornhub user comment made into a human being.

Joey Janella is what happens when a backyard wrestler sneaks into the locker room and nobody notices until its too late.

Joey Janella looks like the kind of guy who'd be jealous of Enzo Amore for running a Hooters.

Joey Janella is just like a proctologist - He started at the bottom and stayed there.

Joey Janella is like a proctologist's patient - He's an asshole with something wrong with him.

Joey Janella bought his tights from Joe Exotic. He didn't pay with money.

Joey Janella's dad sent him out for smokes when Joey was 10, when he got back, the house was gone.

Joey Janella developed a smoker's cough, even though he doesn't smoke. His lungs are embarrassed to be a part of him.

JuveLeo
May 6th, 2020, 8:17 PM
I don't know what it is, but i just don't like Janela. Realistically, Cody should be able to beat him in 5 minutes.

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 8:19 PM
I don't know what it is, but i just don't like Janela. Realistically, Cody should be able to beat him in 5 minutes.

"Realistically" Cunty Nutella would be parking cars or sitting the Coronavirus out at home, watching this on TV.

Joey Janella looks like a college frat "rape room" made into a human being.

Cody looks and comports himself like a top-level athlete and an executive.

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 8:27 PM
This promo didn't just miss a step. It fell down the whole staircase.

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Where the Hell can a person legally wrestle at 14, in the United States?

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 8:52 PM
Yay! They're bringing back the picture-in-picture.

Man, everything is back tonight. Except the actual paid live audience.

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 9:02 PM
God damn, I was skeptical of Kazarian. He's good, but he felt like such a random opponent for Mox. But that was pretty fantastic.

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 9:13 PM
A Brandi Rhodes heel turn on Cody would be straight fire at this point.

Can you imagine if Miss Liz turned heel on Randy Savage and teamed with Jake Roberts in the WWF?

Psycho666Soldier
May 6th, 2020, 9:16 PM
The people under the masks actually look like wrestlers and :gasp: intimidiating!

This was the first time a Dark Order attack felt truly impactful. Closer to the Nexus kind of attack. Brodie Lee's promo was a bit hit or miss, but he ended strong, and looks good in the position of controlling the lackeys. He's just gotta work on nailing the live promo a bit better.

Regardless, even though it's probably too soon for a title run, I'm much more intrigued in the direction of The Dark Order than I was a month or two ago.

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 9:19 PM
That line about "somebody who wears a mask tends to stand out backstage" really doesn't work in the current climate.

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The people under the masks actually look like wrestlers and :gasp: intimidiating!

This was the first time a Dark Order attack felt truly impactful. Closer to the Nexus kind of attack. Brodie Lee's promo was a bit hit or miss, but he ended strong, and looks good in the position of controlling the lackeys. He's just gotta work on nailing the live promo a bit better.

Regardless, even though it's probably too soon for a title run, I'm much more intrigued in the direction of The Dark Order than I was a month or two ago.

Not using the big tub of guts and including Dark Order #10 was a good choice.

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 9:21 PM
Jake Roberts wandering out here, wearing a Coronamask and then spending this match sitting down is really making him show his age.

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 9:25 PM
Jake "The Date Rape" Roberts?

Spudz Mackenzie
May 6th, 2020, 9:31 PM
So, AEW is actually doing their own empty arena pay-per-view?

Wrestlemania is Wrestlemania. Its an institution and they did some crazy, experimental shit on it to make it worth seeing.

Money In The Bank is this weekend and they're wrestling their way, The Raid style, through WWE's headquarters.

WWE has done nothing but silly gimmicks and stupid "cinematic wrestling".

This is just a traditional pay-per-view.

Good luck with that.